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Meet Tiffany Spriggs of What’s The Tiff? Productions in South Central LA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany Spriggs.

Tiffany, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
First and for most, I am from Oakland, California where every school I went to was diverse with culture and creative outlets for me to explore. I started off working as a stage manager for plays when I was in the 8th grade that later had me as a stage manager and Assistant Director for some High School plays. Fast forward to 2016 when I transferred to San Francisco State when my true love with all things entertainment production fascinated me and called out my true talents of telling stories and helping others bring theirs to life. My main loves are writing due to the fact that every great film, television show, commercial, even radio started with a pen and someone’s imagination. Behind the Camera; anyway I can be I will.; Producer, Production Assistant, 1st Assistant Director, Crafty, babysitter, etc. I am down to do it to the best of my ability and have a great time doing it. I would not be where I am today in my career and towards my goal of having a What’s the Tiff? Productions Company if it wasn’t for some dope female writers and directors in Los Angeles. Miah Harris, Mimi Lee, Nicole Thompson, Assata Jackson, and Zoe Salnave have helped turn my struggle of not knowing into an achievable dream. I am currently in progress of writing and bringing my stories to life and making great relationships.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I definitely had some rocks in my shoes and a view scars left in my 28 years of life. After graduating high school, I went through a series of colleges to find my right collegiate path. During that time, I lived on my sister’s couch and worked two sometimes three jobs at a time to live life and finish school. I went through a 10-year relationship break up, family feuds, and graduating college with my BA when I first moved to Los Angeles, California to work at Dr.Phil. I went from being homeless at times to struggling paying rent in the midst of me really finding my true calling. If it wasn’t for my father teaching me the importance of friendship and building solid relationships, I would not have had such great friends/family to hold me up during that life transition. Sleeping on couches, losing sleep due to working a few jobs, and doing homework in between was all worth it to get me to this space of serenity I currently sit in. Learning how to live off $20 dollars a day helped me understand the beauty of working hard for myself and how to gain monetary stability in various ways that continue to add to my skills.

Please tell us about What’s The Tiff? Productions.
What’s the Tiff? Productions is a production company that brings together creatives from all platforms to create unique stories while giving back to the youth with growth opportunities. I am a woman of many talents, tricks, and trades. I started off as a babysitter when I was about 13 years old. My mother had a daycare growing up so my love for kids runs deep. When times did get tough, having multiple families I care for, care for me helped in many ways. I also am a “get shit done” guru of sorts when it comes to admin work and organization tasks of any sort. I found my true calling for Producing and Assistant Directing when Mimi Lee gave me an opportunity to do both for two of her films Firebird and Moonchild. From there, the connections I made allowed for my production career to advance by working as a production coordinator for various departments behind the camera.

I am most known for as a nanny, Producer, and Assistant director. Being a natural hustler moving to Los Angeles allowed me to tap into my workaholic spirit to the max. Set days are long and sometimes gruesome but worth it because of the stories we get to tell. I connect well with everyone while helping meet certain production needs. Multitasking and keeping things organized so others can thrive is something I learned I was really good at when I worked as a sample coordinator for an online company called Touch of Modern. I also use to manage a woman basketball team for three years. All my experience has helped me even build content with my roommates/sisters of TraphowseLA. I have been able to bring all my skills to this group and see them thrive through triumphs and conflicts. the relationships I have been able to build through every job I have ever have had sets me and my production company away from the rest because my content and work will always bring people together while helping individual growth from young to old.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I would be nothing if it wasn’t for my Mother and Father. Thaon Jackson and Michael Spriggs both passed on their best traits to me which is why I am exactly who I am meant to be. Both my parents created their own path in life the way they wanted to and made tremendous sacrifices. Playing sports, I often bonded like family with my coaches. Every single one of my basketball coaches has imprinted a level of discipline in my life. Coach Tiffany, Coach Greg, and Coach Freeway taught me the fun in competition and being a true team player. All my coaches at my high school showed me my strength and my ability to lead and help push others to their limits.

Coach Berry and Coach Chambers, both strong women, taught me the importance of keeping your word and staying disciplined for greatness. My siblings taught me how to deal with people who are different than me and still find the beauty in loving them for them. My cheerleaders, confidants, advocates, and teammates in life are all thanks to my family and my ride or die friends. so many to name but they all know who they are! Each and every one of the people I say I love and that will be at my first screening have added to my personality, mind, work ethic, and most importantly my soul. I would be nothing if it wasn’t for the people that love me daily, weekly, and monthly. What I pour into others is what gets poured back into me and I am grateful that I have the support system that I have.

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Image Credit:
Zay Monae Photography IG: @zaymonaephotography (jump rope, couch with dog, outside ladder, melanin sisters), GiovannixDubose IG: @geebose (denim sisters)

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