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Melissa Haizlip

Melissa Haizlip is an award-winning filmmaker born in Boston and raised in the US Virgin Islands, Connecticut and New York. Melissa is the 2016 Artist in Residence at the National Black Programming Consortium, a 2016 Flaherty Seminar Fellow, and also participated in the 2015 ARC NALIP Diverse Women In Media Residency. She is a Chaz and Roger Ebert... See full bio »

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Bojangles Blackbirds' Dancer / 'Stormy Weather Dancer
Bleeding Hearts
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 2014 Mira Mira (Short)
Ruth Freeman (voice)
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Local Reporter
- All the News Fit to Print (2004) ... Local Reporter
 2004 Pretty Dead Girl (Short)
Alive Dancer
 2001 The Old Settler (TV Movie)
Swing Dancer (uncredited)
 2001 Bojangles (TV Movie)
Blackbirds' Dancer / 'Stormy Weather Dancer
 1999 Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (Video)
Miss Twinkle
 1994 Bleeding Hearts
 1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Weekend Update Dancer
- Jerry Hall/Stevie Ray Vaughan/Jimmie Vaughan (1986) ... Weekend Update Dancer (uncredited)
- Ron Reagan/The Nelsons (1986) ... Weekend Update Dancer (uncredited)
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 2018 Mr. SOUL! (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 You're Dead to Me (Short) (producer)
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 2018 Mr. SOUL! (Documentary)
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 2018 Mr. SOUL! (Documentary) (writer)
 2013 7 Day Gig (Short) (second assistant director)
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 2009 40 (casting director: Los Angeles)
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 2013 You're Dead to Me (Short)
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 1999 Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (Video) (assistant choreographer)
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 2013/I Baby Steps (Short) (special thanks)
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 1992 Great Performances (TV Series)
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 2004 Great Performances (TV Series)

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Sang on the motion picture soundtrack of "Tears of the Sun," orchestrated by Hans Zimmer, starring Bruce Willis See more »

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Directing and producing a documentary about her uncle Ellis Haizlip, the pioneering producer/host of the groundbreaking black arts television series "Soul!". See more »

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