Dyllan McGee

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Dyllan McGee
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active 1993- present
Spouse(s) Married
Children 2

Dyllan McGee is a documentary filmmaker and founder of McGee Media. In partnership with Peter Kunhardt, McGee produced "Gloria: In Her Own Words” (HBO), “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” (PBS), "MAKERS: Women Who Make America” and many more. McGee is the Founder and Executive Producer of AOL’s MAKERS.

Her films include the documentary, Gloria: In Her Own Words (HBO), The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (PBS); Teddy: In His Own Words (HBO); Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS); This Emotional Life (PBS); African American Lives (PBS); Oprah’s Roots (PBS); and In Memoriam; 9/11/01 (HBO). McGee was the Founding Executive Director of the Meserve Kunhardt Foundation and the Gordon Parks Foundation. From 2003 to 2005 Dyllan served as the Director of Content and Operations for the International Freedom Center on Ground Zero in New York, a cultural institution that was proposed as part of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. [1] [2]

McGee is the recipient of many awards including two Emmy awards, a DuPont Journalism award, a Peabody award, the New York Women in Communications Matrix Award, and Planned Parenthood’s Women of Valor award. She also served on the Board of Directors for The Taft School from1997 to 2007. She lives in Katonah, NY with her husband and two boys.


Year Title [1] Type
2013 Makers: Women Who Make America Mini-series
2012 Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Series documentary
2011 Gloria: In Her Own Words Documentary short
2010 Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. Series documentary
2010 This Emotional Life Series documentary
2009 Teddy: In His Own Words Movie documentary
2009 Benjamin Latrobe: America's First Architect Movie documentary
2009 Looking for Lincoln Movie documentary
2008 African American Lives 2 Mini-series
2007 Til the River Runs Clear Movie documentary
2005 The Search for Eternal Egypt Movie documentary
2003 Freedom: A History of Us Series documentary
2002 In Memoriam: New York City Movie documentary
2005 Echoes from the White House Movie documentary
1999 Radio City Music Hall: The Story Behind the Showplace Movie documentary

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  1. ^ "Dyllan McGee", IMDb, retrieved Nov 16, 2013 

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