An accomplished producer and media executive, Laura Michalchyshyn has programmed and managed channels in the U.S. and Canada, including Sundance Channel, Discovery’s Planet Green, Showcase and IFC Canada. She works with a variety of talented directors and creators producing scripted and non scripted series and documentaries. Recently, Michalchyshyn partnered with director/producer Dawn Porter on the Netflix documentary series Bobby Kennedy for President. In 2012 Michalchyshyn co-founded Sundance Productions with Robert Redford and together they executive-produced AMC’s The American West, Discovery’s All The President’s Men, Animal Planet’s Ocean Warriors, Chicagoland for CNN; and the feature documentary Momentum Generation (2018), by directors Mike and Jeff Zimbalist. She executive produces the Jigsaw/Sundance Productions CNN series Death Row Stories going into a fourth season, and is in development on Ten Restaurants that Changed America with Radical Media.
She was part of the production team on Caroline Suh’s Jigsaw digital series The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem (2016). Her awards include two Emmys, a GLAAD, Real Screen, Banff TV Award and a Peabody.