Michelle Laird is a NYC-based filmmaker with a passion for exploration while attempting to document and illuminate stories that encourage open dialogue.


1/14 – 2/14

Development Assistant Development

NATGEO — Reality/Doc (TV) Details
1/14 – 2/14

• Immersed in the development and production of documentary television while working on the conception of new shows.

8/13 – 12/13

Intern Brain Games 3

NATGEO — Reality/Doc (TV) Details
8/13 – 12/13

• Prepped and worked on-set with the production and digital deliverables crew. • Researched in-depth concepts and fact-checked scripts against academic journals • Submitted expense reports and discovered scouting locations • Interacted frequently with the PostWorks team of Producers and APs managing calenders, licensing music, clearing on-air graphics, locating stock footage and archiving drives.

8/12 – 12/13

Intern Documentary

Film (Theatrical) — Know Productions Details
8/12 – 12/13

• Worked at a documentary film company housed in Morgan Spurlock’s office to oversee film festival submissions, draft grants for funding and conduct research. • Credits: DANCING IN JAFFA, COCAINE PRISON, THE BOLIVIAN CASE, NUMBERED • Generated press materials and managed company website/social media. • Transcribed and assisted with post-production editing.


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Class of '14

New York University

BFA in Film and TV


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  • InDesign
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  • Research
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