Marilyn Gill is an Emmy nominated and 3-time NAACP Award-winning Executive Producer and Showrunner, whose work has appeared on BET, ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney, FOX, Aspire and Syndication among others. She is currently an Executive Producer on the documentary series Faith & The Frontlines, with breakthroughideas.tv about the Black Church and the social justice movement.
Other current projects include the unscripted series, Overcomers and Healers, 50 States of Black and Crawdad Country as well as other impactful content that examines the lives of ordinary people living extraordinary lives, from the bayou to medicine to pop culture.
Marilyn produced several music series for BET, including the acclaimed tentpole music competition, Sunday Best for 8 successful seasons, Celebration of Gospel for 6 seasons and Bobby Jones Gospel, which was the longest running show in cable television history. She also oversaw the inspirational version of BET’s top ten video countdown series, 106 & Park, entitled Generation Gospel. The series featured a live audience, inspirational music videos, celebrity guest interviews/features and choir battles.
She has produced some of the most iconic programs on Black Entertainment Television, including Live from LA with Tanya Hart, where the series taped the late Tupac Shakur’s first interview. She went on to produce Oh Drama, which set the template for talk formats with multiple female hosts. Other series at the network included, the comedy competition series, Coming to The Stage, Comic View, BET Live, Apollo Live, and Saving Ourselves: Telethon for Hurricane Katrina amongst others. She won the NAACP Award for Celebration of Gospel, Sunday Best and The Mo’Nique Show.
As Director of Development for Eddie Murphy Productions, she was instrumental in films such as, The Golden Child, Coming to America, Beverly Hills Cop II, Beverly Hills Cop III, Harlem Nights, concert films Delirious, Raw and the HBO Special, Uptown Comedy Express.
Other producing credits include, Butter & Brown, Oprah, Rolonda, Roseanne, Montel Williams, Terry Bradshaw, Magic Johnson, Marsha Warfield, D. C. Follies, Comic Relief, At the Movies, and the holiday special, An Ashanti Christmas.
A short film early in her career, brought her to the attention of the Oscar winning Director, William Friedkin, who was instrumental in her formative years of television. She was then mentored by the famed King World brothers, Roger and Michael King, who took her under their wing after a short period of being a Producer on one of their flagship television series, Oprah. They promoted her to her first Executive Producer position on Rolonda, followed a few years later on Roseanne.
She is a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences, Producers Guild, Women in Film, Women Impact Network, Humanitas, NAACP and the former President of Catholics in Media (CIMA.)