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Millicent Shelton

Millicent Shelton

Millicent Shelton makes her feature debut with RIDE, a Hip Hop road comedy with heart. Shelton, herself a sought after music video director, based the story on a real­life, out­ofcontrol bus ride bringing young Harlem talent to a video shoot in Florida.

A native of St. Louis and graduate of Princeton University, Shelton got her start in 1988 when she became a production assistant on Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing. She moved on to be a production assistant on The Cosby Show, before starting classes in the prestigious graduate film program at NYU. While at NYU, she began assisting on music videos as a way of getting paid experience ­­ and because she loved the whole Hip Hop culture. Eventually, producer Hurby Luv Bug Azor let her direct her own video ­­ Expression, for the platinum­selling female rap trio Salt­n­Pepa.

She has gone on to direct videos for Mary J. Blige, MC Lyte, R. Kelly, Aaliyah, Heavy D and Ce Ce Peniston among others.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

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