Nicole L Thompson

Nicole L. Thompson is a filmmaker born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. Nicole L. Thompson is the Director of Lifetime Network's film Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story. Nicole is featured on Forbes Magazine about directing Suitcase Killer. Nicole is also the Producer for Nickelodeon's Noggin Emmy nominated animated children's show Rhymes Through Times featuring Nick Jr. characters. Nicole graduated from USC with a MFA in Film & TV Production. Recently, Nicole served as the 2nd Unit Director of Lifetime Television Network Original Film Envy. Nicole also received her Bachelor of Arts from The College of New Jersey where she majored in Communications Studies with a concentration in Radio/TV/Film. In addition she has studied filmmaking at Northumbria University in England. Nicole is a world traveler who has filmed her journey to over 26 countries and has been to 6 continents. Currently, Nicole L. Thompson is the Producer of HBO Max and Cartoon Network's TV series Iyanu: Child of Wonder for Lion forge. In 2015, Nicole began her career at SAG-AFTRA working in the Communications and Marketing Department as a Production Coordinator, Digital Strategies, where she served as an in house cinematographer and editor. She has filmed panels, interviews on the red carpet, and behind the scenes footage for the 22nd SAG Awards. While at SAG-AFTRA Nicole has filmed interviews of Kerry Washington, Carol Burnett, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and much more. In the years to come, Nicole departed to pursue a MFA at USC and create films.    While she was a student at USC Nicole focused on directing and screenwriting at the School of Cinematic Arts. At USC she proudly served as the president of the African American Cinema Society for two years. Following this Nicole worked in the camera department for Season 2 of HBO show Euphoria in the Warner Brothers Access to Action program. In the fall of 2019 and 2021, Nicole was hired by SAG-AFTRA as a Director and Producer. She was responsible for overseeing the creation and production of several videos for the Communications & Marketing department. She also was the lead Producer and the Director for the American Scene Awards. Nicole's films Blackbird, Between The Pages, and Harlem Blues are broadcasting on Aspire TV. Nicole's animation Between the Pages has also been licensed by Fox Soul TV. Most recently, Nicole L. Thompson was featured as a film Director in Variety Magazine’s Power of Women issue with the Lifetime Television Network.