Speaker Dee Harris-Lawrence

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Dee Harris-Lawrence

Showrunner and Executive Producer

Denitria“Dee” Harris-Lawrence serves as executive producer/showrunner on the Warner Bros. Television drama series “All Rise” for CBS and executive producer/showrunner on the Peabody Award-winning lyrical drama “David Makes Man” for OWN. For her work on the critically acclaimed first season of “David Makes Man,” she and the show’s creative team won the prestigious Peabody Award and were nominated for both a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Drama and an IFP Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series –Long Format. “David Makes Man” was also named to several critics’ year-end “best of television” lists for 2019 including Time magazine. And just this year, "All Rise" received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. 

Prior to joining “All Rise” and “David Makes Man,” Harris-Lawrence  was  co-executive producer and writer on “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.,” “Shots Fired” and “Star.” Before that, she served in the same capacity on series such as “Zoo,” “Detroit 1-8-7,” and “Saving Grace” starring Academy-Award-winning actress Holly Hunter.” Her other writing credits include “Any Day Now,” for which she won a Prism Award, “Kevin Hill” starring Taye Diggs, “New York Undercover” and more. In her other life, she also worked with the likes of the mega-producer Quincy Jones and the multi-hyphenated, Suzanne de Passe.

Speaking on: Master Class: David Makes Man

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