Award-winning film maker, Misan Sagay

Misan Sagay is an award-winning film maker, screenwriter and producer. She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture for Fox Searchlight’s box office hit, BELLE.

The Belle script, 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 award-winning, critically acclaimed ABC television movie, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD, starring Halle Berry and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey.

Misan Sagay is a member of the Academy’s Class of 2016.

Why you should write | Misan Sagay | TEDxMarunouchiWomen

Featured Media

Pride and Racial Prejudice – Written By Misan Sagay

Pride and Racial Prejudice – Written By

Posted on Categories Media

Profile of Misan Sagay’s screenwriting process for the film ‘Belle’.

Read more
Sagay Academy

Misan Sagay celebrates Academy nomination at Misty Meadows Farm

Posted on Categories Insights

Friends and loved ones of Misan Sagay throw surprise party to celebrate the screenwriter’s milestone year.

Read more

Sagay features as panelist at Islanders Write event

Posted on Categories Insights

Misan Sagay sat on a panel of literary figures during a discussion about race, identity and the written word at The Grange Hall in West Tisbury.

Read more