DONNA BROWN GUILLAUME

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 Christopher Award.

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 children.

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 worldwide.





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