Carolyn McDonald has been the catalyst behind some of the most prestigious projects and artists in film & television. She executive produced and directed P.N.O.K., a film featuring Irma P. Hall, Danny Glover, Robert Ri’chard and Elle Fanning. As partner of Danny Glover at Carrie Productions, she executive produced the Emmy-nominated TNT civil rights saga, FREEDOM SONG, the critically acclaimed TNT Western BUFFALO SOLDIERS and the landmark HBO trilogy AMERICA’S DREAM, winner of 4 Cable Aces and an NAACP Image Award for Best Made-for-TV Movie. A prolific screenwriter, she co-wrote the comedy RETURN OF THE SWEETBIRDS from her story for 20th Century Fox. She recently directed and produced the documentary, DESIGN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD for the Nashville Civic Design Center, and has produced and directed four documentaries for the Nashville Film Festival's Youth Outreach Film Project. Carolyn studied acting with Uta Hagen, Earle Hyman, the late Geraldine Page, and at SUNY Purchase, and is an alumni of Judith Weston’s Actor/Director’s Lab. An avid photographer, her NOUNS IN THE ROAD collection has been exhibited in galleries around the country.
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Influentia: 50 Years on Earth as it is in Carolyn
By Carolyn McDonald
Published: May 22, 2012.
A cleverly written memoir comprised of a collection of colorful essays, "Influentia: 50 Years on Earth as it is in Carolyn" celebrates the 50 most influential people, places and things in the life of award winning producer Carolyn McDonald.
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