Misan Sagay


Screenwriter Misan Sagay, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture for Fox Searchlight’s critical box office hit “Belle”. Also nominated for a Humanitas Prize, Sagay’s screenplay 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 award-winning, critically acclaimed ABC television movie “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” starring Halle Berry and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey. She is currently writing “Black The O,” a feature film for Netflix, “Sharon,” a feature film for Amazon starring Viola Davis and Ada Johnson, a three-part series for the BBC, and “The Knick Renaissance” for HBO.

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