Meet Ammon Lyle.
Ammon Lyle is a producer, screenwriter and entertainment mogul specializing in Music, Television and Film. He graduated from Howard University with his degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance after becoming Usher Raymond’s inaugural scholarship recipient.
He began his career at The Walt Disney Company in Los Angeles managing celebrity deals held between Disney’s A-list writers, directors, producers, composers and actors while also distributing over $100 million in royalties to them. Ammon was then promoted to a Deal Analysis manager which made him responsible for doing strategy on 9 figure deals in order to supply large cable networks and new streaming platforms with television shows like Shark Tank, Castle and Futurama.
After Disney, Ammon Joined Amazon as a Manager of Content Acquisition and Development where he currently buys, negotiates pricing for and creates original shows for Amazon’s emerging new media properties.
He believes in giving back to the community which is why he decided to serve as the President of UNCF’s Young Black Professional Society. The organization focuses on connecting affluent Black professionals and creatives through philanthropy and curated social experiences. His dream is to recreate the Black Wall Street and then eventually go on to change the world by eradicating Racism.
GET TO KNOW AMMON.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TGS?
I love the sense of community, family and excellence that the organization fosters. This is more than a location. This is a movement, a zeitgeist–and I am truly honored to be a part of this experience.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Being the first one of my family to graduate from college with honors and debt free. I broke the cycle of poverty.
If you could have dinner with 3 people, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
Malcolm X – His philosophy on Racism and protection from Racism is relevant now more than ever before.
Martin Luther King – His final phase of revolution urged Black Americans to congregate economically. I would love to learn was the trigger for his final speech.
Toni Morrison – Such a lovely and prolific writer, artist and scholar. She vigorously attacked Racism unapologetically. I would love to learn more about her writing process and what the source of her inspiration was.
What is your favorite quote or mantra?
I’m crazy enough to to challenge the system, but also gifted enough to win.