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Dyllan McGee

Founder and Executive Producer, MAKERS

Twitter: @dyllanmcgee

Dyllan McGee is a two-time Emmy-award winning filmmaker and Founder and Executive Producer of AOL’s MAKERS. She is also the founder of McGee Media, a documentary film company dedicated to producing content that inspires a more fair and equitable world. McGee most recently directed, MAKERS: Once and For All, a feature documentary presented by AOL, that tells the story of the 1995 UN Conference on Women in Beijing. Executive Producer credits include: the Emmy Award-nominated 6-part MAKERS series on women in space, Hollywood, politics, war, comedy, and business (AOL/PBS); Emmy Award-nominated documentary, Gloria: In Her Own Words (HBO); Emmy and Peabody Award-winning, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (PBS); Emmy Award-winning, Teddy: In His Own Words (HBO); Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS); This Emotional Life (PBS); African American Lives (PBS); Oprah’s Roots (PBS); and Emmy-nominated, In Memoriam; 9/11/01 (HBO).

Dyllan served as the Director of Content and Operations for the International Freedom Center at Ground Zero in New York, a cultural institution that was proposed as part of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. In 2014, McGee was presented with the New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Award and the Planned Parenthood Visionary award for her work preserving women's stories. She served on the boards of The Gordon Parks Foundation and The Taft School. She lives in Katonah, NY, with her husband and two sons.