Laura Michalchyshyn

Laura Michalchyshyn
Expert Guests
United States of America
President and Co founder of Sundance Productions
Talk: Brief introduction to film funds in the US market.

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. 

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