Carolyn McDonald

Carolyn McDonald

Author, Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Port Chester, New York

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December 2012
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About Carolyn

Carolyn is the award-winning executive producer of HBO’s “America’s Dream”, the National Geographic documentary, “Bearing Light”, TNT’s “Buffalo Soldiers” + “Freedom Song”. Beginning her career out of NYU in the marketing division of Warner Bros TV, Carolyn was a production executive at Cinecom Entertainment Group, and executive vice president of Danny Glover’s Carrie Productions. She has scripted works for 20th Century Fox and a variety of indie producers. Carolyn directed & produced the short film P.N.O.K. featuring Danny Glover + Elle Fanning, the documentary “Design Your Neighborhood”, and an array of music videos, short films, and corporate films for Nissan, the Nashville Civic Design Center and ‘Big Kenny’s’ . An alumni of Judith Weston’s Actor/Director Lab, Carolyn studied acting with the late Geraldine Page and Uta Hagen. Carolyn also wrote a memoir, INFLUENTIA, and a book of her photographs, NOUNS IN THE ROAD, vol 1. She is presently working on a variety of projects including her first feature, a romantic dramedy EVERGLOW, 5 EAST BROADWAY, a coming of age film based on her own life; and several series. More to come...



  • Finally Here

    Finally Here (2015)
    Film (short) by Nashville Film Festival Director

  • Design Your Neighborhood

    Design Your Neighborhood (2011)
    Documentary by Nashville Civic Design Center Director, Producer

  • Who's Real

    Who's Real (2009)
    Film (short) by Nashville Film Festival Director, Producer

  • P. N. O. K.

    P. N. O. K. (2005)
    Film (short) by Indie Director, Exec. Producer

  • Freedom Song

    Freedom Song (2000)
    Television by TNT Executive Producer

  • Buffalo Soldiers

    Buffalo Soldiers (1997)
    Television by TNT Co-Producer

  • America's Dream

    America's Dream (1996)
    Television by HBO Executive Producer


  • NAACP Image Award, Best Made for TV Film, "America's Dream" HBO


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