Garland Mclaurin


Garland McLaurin is a Peabody-Award winning filmmaker; His current project POPS, is a web-series exploring fatherhood for African American men and funded by ITVS Digital and Black Public Media.

He co-directed/produced the Peabody winning documentary series, “180 Days A Year Inside An American High School and 180 Days Hartsville” that aired on PBS. Recently he worked on Stanley Nelson’s HBCU documentary “Tell Them We Are Rising” as one of the cinematographers. He worked on an & PBS project “Breaking Big” as a 2nd camera. He served as co-cinematographer on Wes Moore’s "Coming Back" documentary series, highlighting veterans, and for award-winning documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen's "The New Black", which explores the fight for marriage equality in the African American community.

His other professional credits include: field producing on CNN’s Black in America 4, producer/shooter for WAMU 88.5 American University, BET’s special “Homecoming: The Killing of DJ Henry”. Additional past digital media work includes work for, NY Times video division and video editing at the National Geographic digital news division.

In 2015, he served on the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund Panel. In 2017, he was selected as a judge for the Emmy's News and Documentary category. In the past, he's also served on the US INPUT selection committee for the global public television film and television showcase. This summer he'll be attending the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.

He holds a BA in Radio-TV-Film from Howard University and an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduate film school.

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