Tamarisk Media Group, Inc. is one of the pre-eminent media companies specializing in public affairs programming in the western United States. Its work has been broadcast on national network television and by local PBS affiliates nationwide, online via webcast, webisode and vlog, via satellite, and as part of an emerging network of wireless communications.


TMG productions have garnered over two dozen EMMY awards for excellence in television production, including the standing record for most EMMYs awarded to a single regional program, recognition by the American Film Institute for outstanding work on contemporary issues, and acceptance for consideration by the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.


In addition to its broadcast work, TMG has produced programs for various independent networks and government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Safety Administration, the California Department of Public Health, the California Department of Justice, and local government agencies in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida.


TMG corporate clients have included Hewlett-Packard, Jack-in-the-Box, STAR Systems, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Nissan Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.


Tamarisk Media Group is currently attached to developing projects in the areas of public service communications, Native American culture (historical), child obesity, and disease investigation (historical).



Stuart Craig Smith, Principal

Stuart Craig Smith, BA, MA, is a multiple-EMMY award winning television producer whose work has been recognized by The National Academy of the Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the American Film Institute, the annual TELLY competition for television & film, the New York Television & Film Festival, and various other film, TV and media competitions. His documentary production of The Poverty Trap was also accepted for consideration by the National Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, while his production of the regional television program, First Tuesday, was included as part of AFI's national traveling exhibition of outstanding public issues programming.


He is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (aka the National Television Academy), has served twice on the Board of Governors of NATAS/Southwest Region, is a member of the National Telly Competition Silver Council, and serves on various boards and advisory councils.


In addition to his skills as a television producer, he is a national award winning journalist and author, syndicated columnist, freelance writer and former university lecturer in the field of economics. He has received certification from the Center for Effective Performance, as a member of the American Honda instructional design team. He is a frequent contributor to various online information sites, and is currently developing a book series entitled Leaps of Faith: The Jesse Foster Chronicles.


He has been included for recognition in Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in Entertainment, and International Personalities.


Stuart Craig Smith is a principal in the media production company Tamarisk Media Group, Inc. He is married with four children, and resides in San Diego, CA. He may be contacted at ssmith@tamariskmedia.com



The desert tamarisk tree is the scruffiest of evergreens, yet is unequaled in its ability to adapt, endure and thrive. Like the tamarisk tree, Tamarisk Media strives to achieve unparalleled excellence in production using minimal resources.



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