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Scott Thigpen is a Producer, Director and Chief Operating Officer for Crazy Legs Productions. After a start in sports programming in 1990, Thigpen shifted his focus to documentary work and social issues, becoming a producer for CARE, one of the world's leading non-governmental organizations in 1993. During that period, he developed projects for the International Trachoma Initiative, the Captain Planet Foundation and other organizations as well. In 1999, Thigpen co-produced and edited the Emmy Award-winning Holocaust documentary, "Burning Questions." In 2004, he wrote, produced and directed the television documentary, "The Last Child," distributed worldwide by PBS International. In 2008, Thigpen produced the documentary feature, "A Powerful Noise," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is now available on Netflix, iTunes and other digital channels. In 2009, Thigpen produced the ground-breaking International Women's Day event, "A Powerful Noise LIVE." Simulcast to 450 theaters nationwide, the event featured the film and a live post-screening discussion with Ann Curry, Madeleine Albright, Natalie Portman, Christy Turlington Burns, Nicholas Kristof and others. The following year, he co-wrote and produced "Half the Sky," an inspirational one-night event based on the NY Times best-selling book by authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. "Half the Sky" was simulcast in over 500 theaters throughout North America and featured performances by Marisa Tomei, Maria Bello, India Arie, Angelique Kidjo, and the Duchess of York. In 2011, Thigpen resigned his position as Director of Media Production & Advertising for CARE and joined Crazy Legs Productions. Since then, he has contributed to the company's explosive growth in non-fiction television while also directing many episodes of its series "Hidden City" and "Faked Out" for Travel Channel, as well as "Swamp Murders," "Bloodlands" and "Your Worst Nightmare" for Investigation Discovery. Thigpen is also Co-Chair of the Atlanta chapter of the Producer's Guild of America.

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