Donna Brown Guillaume is a television producer whose diverse
taste and talents lead her to various types of projects. Her most recent series,
"Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Child", was an award-winning
animated program that featured an ethnically diverse cast of voices provided by
superstar talent. Guillaume served as Executive Producer of this unique
multi-cultural series for three seasons, on HBO. "The Sissy Duckling",
another show executive produced by Guillaume for HBO, written by Harvey
Fierstein, won the Humanitas Prize in 2000.
Guillaume began her television career in the Channel 2
Newsroom at KCBS, then moved to "The CBS Evening News", in the Los
Angeles bureau. After a brief stint, she was hired to produce and direct
segments for "Two On The Town", an Emmy award winning, 5-day a week news
magazine show for the Los Angeles CBS station.
In addition to producing and directing segments in exotic
locales, Guillaume herself received an Emmy nomination for the KCBS documentary
special on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "A Look Back, A Look Forward,"
which she wrote, produced and directed.
Next, she co-founded the Confetti Entertainment Company, which
published children’s books and companion audio-cassettes, and an additional
production entity, Longridge Enterprises, with actor Robert Guillaume.
A member of both the Writers’ Guild and the Directors’ Guild
of America, a few of her other television credits include the PBS films,
"Wonderworks: You Must Remember This", and "Passion and Memory." She
recently executive produced two documentaries for HBO Family, "Reading Their
Hearts Out" and "Middle School Confessions." A third documentary for
HBO, (made in association with the Library of Congress), titled "Unchained
Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives", premiered at the Sundance
Film Festival in January 2003, and aired on HBO in 2003. "Unchained Memories"
received four Emmy award nominations, including Best Documentary. Last year it
received an NAACP Image Award nomination, a NAMIC Award nomination, and won a
Ms. Guillaume, a graduate of Harvard is currently a consultant
on the Cuba Youth Festival Documentary Project. She is executive producing a
documentary on domestic violence for the California Women’s Law Center called
"Murder at Home" and is in development on a project dealing with obesity in
Her activities outside of the world of television include
being a supporter of Big Sisters of Los Angeles, Girls, Inc., and a member of
Women in Film. She is a founder of Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) and has
been its Board Chair since 2002. ANSA's official mandate is to fight AIDS in
South Africa and to raise funds and public awareness of the AIDS pandemic