Pamela Sherrod is a Christian author, producer, screenwriter and speaker. With Sammy Davis Jr.: The Writer Who Saved His Estate, she provides readers with the unforgettable backstory of her amazing, but stormy, journey to filmmaking.
A witness in one of Hollywood’s longest and most vicious legal battles, Pamela offers an extraordinary account of the historic events that led to the final outcome of the Sammy Davis Jr. Estate. Her book reveals the stunning incidents that took place between 2005 and 2010, and their impact on her life and others.
Pamela is the founder of RisingStar31, a ‘team’ which consists of professional videographers, on air talent, and a post production crew which includes an Emmy Award winning editor. It's an outgrowth of Lil' SamHat Productions, the company that she co-founded with the late Mrs. Sammy Davis Jr.
Pamela has written and produced inspirational documentaries such as Team Success, a Motivational Program and The Witness to Miracles and Angels, which was hosted by actor, Geoffrey Owens, from The Cosby Show.
A graduate of Howard University, Pamela served as a Congressional Intern during her senior year, where she attended congressional hearings and helped prepare legislative briefings for U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker. In the following year, she scheduled group tours of the White House, Capitol and FBI Building. She later took a position at the ABC News Washington Bureau. As a news assistant, she helped produce Nightline, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, This Week with David Brinkley and Sunday World News with Carole Simpson (and Sam Donaldson).
Pamela has written several books and articles which have appeared in Black Enterprise and other publications.
After managing a Crisis Intervention Program for women, she became an advocate for women and children.
As a screenwriter, Pamela partnered with Altovise Davis to produce inspirational and educational films for young people. The first screenplay that they coauthored was A Detour to Mexico, which is a musical, family-oriented film.