THE CLEANING LADY

MELISSA CARTER

Executive Producer

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Melissa Carter got her start in Hollywood when her M.F.A. student film, “Used Cars,” which she wrote and directed at Florida State University, was chosen as a Student Academy Award finalist in 1997.  Her first screenplay was optioned by Ricardo Mestres and John Hughes and later sold to Revolution Studios, which made it into the film “Little Black Book,” starring the late Brittany Murphy, Holly Hunter and Kathy Bates in 2004. She wrote the TV movie “Deliverance Creek,” which won a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Long Form Drama in 2015. 

She’s worked in both television and features, but most recently served as the executive producer and showrunner of the first season of “Queen Sugar,” alongside Ava DuVernay. The series won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series in 2017.  Carter served as executive producer and co-showrunner of “Famous in Love” and “Stargirl.”

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Melissa Carter got her start in Hollywood when her M.F.A. student film, “Used Cars,” which she wrote and directed at Florida State University, was chosen as a Student Academy Award finalist in 1997.  Her first screenplay was optioned by Ricardo Mestres and John Hughes and later sold to Revolution Studios, which made it into the film “Little Black Book,” starring the late Brittany Murphy, Holly Hunter and Kathy Bates in 2004. She wrote the TV movie “Deliverance Creek,” which won a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Long Form Drama in 2015. 

She’s worked in both television and features, but most recently served as the executive producer and showrunner of the first season of “Queen Sugar,” alongside Ava DuVernay. The series won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series in 2017.  Carter served as executive producer and co-showrunner of “Famous in Love” and “Stargirl.”