Sydney Chandler

Filmmaker, Writer, and Journalist in Los Angeles, California

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Sydney has written, produced and filmed documentaries on military challenges for the US ARMY ROTC/ARMY and received the Commander's Award from the University of Southern California and the US Army, recognizing her work on the documentary “A Ranger's Challenge". Sydney also received a special pin and acknowledgment from the Department of Defense.

She's written and filmed additional documentaries; "The Nighthawk", chronicling the life and career of NASCAR driver Felix Giles; a four part documentary - "The Forgotten Women - A Series of Firsts" and currently in development on documentaries - "They Don't Know What We Do", "The Invisible Royals", "The Truth In Music" and "The Fair Play, Fair Pay Act".

In addition to documentaries, Sydney has written and executive produced a Sci-Fi TV series titled "The Becks" and a period drama set in Hollywood during the late 50's, a noir drama titled "The Flesh Peddlers"; short films -"The Friend Corps." and "The Type-A Murderer's Handbook"; feature films - "The Cote", an action/adventure film set on the French Riviera that spans from the 60's to the 70's; "The Maids of Saragossa"; Empress Wu"; "The Orbiters", a horror film; and a Sci-Fi drama "The Timekeeper's Handshake" and Simply Salsa TV, a hybrid reality, dance and travel series. Sydney is at the helm of SCM Entertainment and Media,​ Peach Productions and served on the Board of Directors of the Global Doo Wop Coalition/Doo Wop Music Hall of Fame. She is the chief negotiator for a contingent to bring the Doo Wop Hall of Fame to Los Angeles. Sydney also manages and serves as a publicist for various music, film and TV professionals, as well as artists and entertainment related organizations.

As a journalist, she's covered award shows, movie premieres, red carpets, the Summer and Winter Olympics, in addition to the Special Olympics and general assignments. Sydney is the host of "The Chatter", a site dedicated to entertainment, politics and human interest stories. She's a special projects consultant in sports and entertainment and has a background in film editing, marketing, PR, event planning and producing, broadcast journalism, international business practices, business management, risk management, foreign affairs and Egyptology.

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    • SCM Entertainment & Media