Booker T. Mattison

Associate Professor, Entertainment and Media Studies
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Office: Journalism Bldg. 101-J


Booker T. Mattison teaches Screenwriting and Directing for the Screen courses, in addition to creative jobs as an author and filmmaker.

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Master of Fine Arts, Film and Television, New York University
B.A., Mass Communication, Norfolk State University


Booker T. Mattison is an author, filmmaker and professor who wrote and directed the BET+ original film, “The Sound of Christmas” starring Ne-Yo, Serayah, and Draya Michele. The New York Times called the movie “a charming, new holiday film.” The film is an adaptation of Tiffany L. Warren’s novel "The Replacement Wife" and was submitted for Emmy consideration for Outstanding TV Movie for 2023.

Mattison wrote and directed the film adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's short story "The Gilded Six Bits" which aired on Showtime. It stars Chad L. Coleman, T'Keyah Crystal Keymah, and Wendell Pierce. The Hollywood Reporter said, "Mattison's direction and feel for her characters match up to Hurston’s sterling piece of fiction...full of atmosphere and strongly developed characters."

Mattison’s next film, “Twisted Marriage Therapist,” is a Tubi original film that he wrote and directed. The psychological thriller stars Marija Abney, Pha'Rez Lass, and Jennifer Sears.

Mattison's debut novel "Unsigned Hype" was published by Revell Books (Baker Publishing Group) in 2009 and was nominated for a South Carolina Book Award in the Young Adult Category. His second novel Snitch was published by Revell/Baker in 2011. The ebook reached #1 on and received a starred review in Publishers Weekly that said, "Author and filmmaker Mattison's sophomore outing reads like it's ready for screen adaptation... Mattison has a superb ear and his skills keep on growing."