Donna Brown Guillaume brings an unusual depth of experience and creativity to her projects in media and politics. An Emmy-nominated television producer, Ms. Guillaume began her career in the Channel 2 Newsroom, then moved to the Los Angeles CBS Network Bureau of “The CBS Evening News”, becoming a top-notch researcher and interviewer, unafraid of powerful or controversial material.
She was then a producer on a newsmagazine show, “Two on the Town” for five years at KCBS. Ms. Guillaume is a founder and former board chair of Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA). She’s also a former board member of the TransAfrica Forum and contributed to its steady growth in membership, co-chairing numerous successful events.
Her documentary work, as an executive producer includes “Reading their Hearts Out,” “Middle School Confessions, “Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives,” all on HBO, and she served as coordinating producer on the PBS film “Passion and Memory” and as consulting producer on “John Lewis: Get in The Way” now on PBS. She is currently in development on “Tip of the Spear: The Story of the Congressional Black Caucus.” A graduate of Harvard University, Donna’s work has garnered a Cable Ace Award, a Christopher Award, an IFFF (International Family Film Festival) Award, and multiple Emmy nominations.
She is a member of the Directors’ Guild of America, NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists), and BAD West (Black American Documentary Filmmakers). She is also a supporter of Big Sisters of Los Angeles, the National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI), and Girls Inc.