After making her mark as one of the premiere female Music Video directors, Millicent Shelton has become an award-winning director for television and film. She has directed over 100 episodes of television which include an array of comedies and dramas working with such noteworthy actors including Al Pacino on Hunters, Octavia Spencer on Truth Be Told, Brie Larson on Lessons in Chemistry and Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon on The Morning Show. She also directed the pilot episode of the Starz comedy hit, Run the World. Most recently, her work can be seen in Netflix’s No.1 film, End of The Road, starring Queen Latifah and Ludacris.
Shelton has earned attention for her picturesque cinematic style, nuanced work with actors, and a deep storytelling sensibility that transcends both Drama and Comedy. She was the first African-American woman to receive a Primetime Emmy Awards nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for the “Apollo Apollo” episode of NBC’s 30 Rock. She was also the first recipient of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for The Bernie Mac Show. In addition, Shelton has won a Peabody Award and multiple NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Directing in both a Dramatic and a Comedy Series.
Shelton’s expansive career also includes: Hit shows, “Insecure,” “Locke & Key,” “P-Valley,” “9-1-1,” “The Equalizer,” “The Flash,” “The Walking Dead,” “Ballers,” “Jessica Jones,” “Preacher,” “American Crime.” In addition to her television and film work, Millicent’s commercial work has included a series of comic spots for Old Spice.
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