Millicent Shelton is an award-winning Director. In a very short time, she has established herself a noteworthy director in Television having directed an array of comedies and dramas, including, Empire, American Crime, The Flash, Black-ish, Ballers, Scandal, 30 Rock, Parenthood, and the pilot episode of Awkward. Originally the St. Louis native enrolled in Princeton University to become a lawyer. In her junior year, Shelton signed up for a “hands on summer film course at NYU, where she quickly discovered her passion for directing. While at NYU, Shelton received the Willard T.C. Johnson fellow award for her outstanding student work, which landed Shelton her first music video directing job for the Salt-N-Peps hit, “Expressions.” That groundbreaking video led to a decorated music video producing and directing career creating over 100 music videos.
In 2009, Shelton was the first African American woman to receive a primetime EMMY 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 Awards for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for The Bernie Mac Show. In 2010, Ms. Shelton won a Peabody award and a second NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series for an episode of Men Of A Certain Age. In 2014, she won a third NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for The Hustle.
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