Assistant Professor SHANDRA L. MCDONALD is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer with more than 30 years of experience in the television and film industry. Her projects have earned accolades from the Director's Guild of America, Atlanta Film Festival, IFP Film Festival, Hollywood Black Film Festival, Showtime Black Filmmakers Showcase, American Black Film Festival, AFI, and the 48-Hour Film Festival. Shandra has written, directed, and produced original content that has aired on networks including, Showtime, Oxygen, TV One, CBS, BET, NBC, TLC, The Discovery Channel, The Fine Living Network, Aspire/UP TV, and the Turner Networks. Shandra's film projects have screened at international festivals including the British Film Institute, Cannes Film Festival in France, and the Fespaco Film Festival in Ouagadougou, Africa. She has projects streaming on Amazon Prime and Itunes. She is currently in development with award-winning production company Screen Lloyd for a feature film she co-wrote and is slated to direct titled Awake O Sleeper. Ms. McDonald continues to grow her film-production company Kiss the Limit Productions, Inc. producing various types of content including web series, television pilots, documentaries, short and feature films while teaching graduate students writing, directing, and producing at the University of Georgia.