Misan Sagay


Misan Sagay is an award-winning screenwriter and producer. She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture for Fox Searchlight’s “Belle.” The “Belle” script, also nominated for a Humanitas Prize, was inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a British admiral who was raised by her aristocratic aunt and uncle. Sagay’s producing and screenwriting credits include “Secret Laughter of Women,” starring Colin Firth and Nia Long, and the ABC television movie “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” starring Halle Berry and executive-produced by Oprah Winfrey. Sagay wrote on “Guerrilla” with John Ridley for Sky Atlantic and Showtime. She is writing “Battersea Rise” for BBC, “Imprinted” for ITV, adapting the life of Dame Daphne Sheldrick, “Life, Love and Elephants” and FELA for Focus Features for the screen. Misan Sagay is also a medical doctor specializing in haematology.

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