BIOGRAPHY

Laticia Headings is a television and documentary producer & writer with over 13 years of experience.

Laticia's interest in television began at the age of 12.  In Pennsylvania, where she grew up, Laticia was selected from over 300 children to be one of six on-camera field reporters for a weekly news show called Action News for Kids (WTAJ-10 Altoona, PA).  This experience lasted for six years and was what ultimately led to her focus behind the camera.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College in 1995, Laticia spent a year living and working in both London and Dublin. During this time she backpacked extensively throughout Europe, an experience that broadened her horizons and instilled a passion for travel.  In 1997, Laticia moved to Washington, D.C. and worked as a Project Coordinator for the Discovery Channel (at Henninger Video). Two years later, she became part of a production team producing various television specials, including A Very Special Christmas at the White House (TNT), the American Music Awards (ABC), and 71st & 72nd Academy Awards (NBC).

Laticia moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and started working as a production assistant for E! Entertainment Television on the Emmy-nominated flagship program, E! True Hollywood Story. She was quickly promoted to associate producer and then to segment producer.  During her three years at E!, she wrote and produced over a dozen one and two-hour shows, including E! True Hollywood Story: OJ Simpson; Anna Nicole Smith; Jaws; Batman: Adam West; Village People; Rodney Harvey (Prism Award winner); Gia; Billionaire Boys Club; Claus Von Bulow; The Price is Right; Welcome Back, Kotter; Fast Times at Ridgemont High; Dave Draper (Prism Award nominee); Scott Hamilton; Ginger Lynn (Prism Award nominee).  

Laticia was also one of six people chosen to produce E!'s first reality show, Vegas Showgirls: Nearly Famous, during which she spent a month on location in Las Vegas with the cast of Bally’s Jubilee!

In July of 2002, Laticia resigned from E! and took a break from television to go on a five-week teaching trip to China with her mother, a third grade teacher.  Laticia was one of 33 teachers who taught English and American culture to 400 children of various ages. She also served as the group’s videographer and documentarian, shooting over 20 hours of footage for an educational video.

Laticia returned to television as a freelance producer in late 2002 and worked on a variety of television shows in the reality, beauty, fashion and lifestyle genres before transitioning into the documentary film world.  In 2004, she established and managed an emerging documentary department at Participant Media (Syriana, Good Night, and Good Luck, An Inconvenient Truth, The World According to Sesame Street), a company dedicated to using the power of media to harness positive social change. 

During this time, she became affiliated with the Everest Peace Project (EPP), an organization arranging expeditions around the world to inspire peace, promote interfaith and multi-cultural dialogue and build a global community of compassion.  Laticia was one of nine people to participate in EPP's "Climb for Peace 2005" to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa.  She also served as co-producer and project coordinator for EPP's first film, Everest: A Climb for Peace.  Narrated by actor ORLANDO BLOOM, the film has been hailed by the Dalai Lama as a "tremendous achievement."   Finished in 2007, the documentary highlights peace, war and the human spirit.  The film premiered on PBS in October of 2010.  DVD's are available at www.everestpeaceproject.com.

In 2006, Laticia was recruited to work for the National Geographic Channel...in San Francisco. She produced two shows, Fantastic Food Factories: Sweet Tooth & Snack Attack, and what was to be a temporary move to the Bay area resulted in a love affair with San Francisco, and ultimately, a new home.

Laticia revisited her position in front of the lens at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, hosting, producing, writing, and directing segments, and a promo spot, for Mobi TV.  To view: http://www.youtube.com/user/lheadings.

Her next project took her to the Arizona desert to spend six weeks in Maricopa County’s Estrella Jail with the only all-women chain gang in the country.  Chain Gang Girls, an intensive two-hour documentary she produced for We TV (Women's Entertainment), premiered in June of 2008 and garnered the second highest ratings in the network’s history. 

During 2008-09, she produced 13 episodes for the PBS series, MoneyTrack (Season Three). Laticia continues to freelance for television and documentary projects she finds inspiring, in particular, ones that shed light on social issues.  She has also expanded her focus to include using unique branding, marketing and new media strategies to create and promote top-quality programming.  These multi-media platforms have allowed Laticia to broaden her scope of expertise in the ever-changing world of media. 

Laticia's other passions include travel, photography, advocacy of animal rights, greening the planet, horseback riding, hiking, camping, scuba diving, the great outdoors and anything that includes adventure!  She is the co-chair of the San Francisco Dickinson College Alumni Committee and an active member of the Producer's Guild of America, San Francisco chapter.

For more information on Laticia’s job experience, please go to “Resume/Credits.” 

Laticia interviewing Herm Rowland, Sr. Chairman & CEO of Jelly Belly - Fairfield, CA.

Shooting at the Twinkies factory, located in Kansas City, Missouri.