Melissa Haizlip
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As a Peabody Award-winning producer, director and writer, Melissa Haizlip’s work has been featured on Netflix, HBO Max, Peacock, CNN, PBS, and E! Her work responds to pressing social issues at the intersection of racial justice, social justice, activism, and representation. Female transformation and empowerment are at the core of her ideas; to advocate and amplify the voices of women and people of color. A Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film and 4x-NAACP Image Award Nominee, Melissa has been recognized with a writing achievement award from the NAACP Image Awards, and is the recipient of the 2020 Critics Choice Documentary Award for Outstanding Debut Feature for her film Mr. SOUL! The film premiered at Tribeca (2018), aired on PBS and is now streaming on MAX. Mr. SOUL! won the 2022 Peabody Award and the IDA Best Music Documentary Award, was nominated for a 2022 News & Docs Emmy and shortlisted for the Oscars. She is Co-Exec. Producer of two 4-part limited series; LADIES FIRST: A STORY OF WOMEN IN HIP-HOP (Netflix) and Executive Producer alongside Steph Curry on BLACK POP: CELEBRATING THE POWER OF BLACK CULTURE (Peacock). Melissa is Co-EP / Director of the behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of EMANCIPATION, starring Will Smith (Apple TV+). Her film SATISFIED, which she directed and produced for Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment, illuminates the life of the Tony award-winning actress Renée Elise Goldsberry, from the Broadway hit musical Hamilton.

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