Yale in Hollywood 2020 Festival Jurors

From Left to Right: Chris Lee, Sara Gilbert, Melissa Haizlip and Ran Aubrey Frazier

The alumnae jury of 2020 Yale in Hollywood Fest is headed by Chris Lee, veteran producer and Founder and Director of the University of Hawaii’s Academy for Creative Media (ACM). Chris is the former President of Production at Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures, the first Asian American to run production at a Hollywood studio. Chris holds a BA in Political Science from Yale.

Sara Gilbert is an American actress, director, and producer known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne, for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Sara graduated from Yale University majoring in art.

Ran Aubrey Frazier is a manager at Authentic Talent and Literary Management. An acting student in performing arts schools outside Baltimore, Ran graduated magna cum laude from Yale in Film and Theater Studies, before matriculating at Harvard Law School, where he was the Coordinating Editor, Outreach Editor, and Diversity Chair of the Harvard Law Review.

Melissa Haizlip is an award-winning filmmaker who went to Yale and is now based in New York. Her work responds to pressing social issues at the intersection of racial justice, social justice, activism, and representation. Melissa’s feature documentary, Mr. SOUL!, won the Critics Choice Documentary Award 2020, and was a finalist for the 2019 inaugural Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, a new, annual prize that recognizes a filmmaker whose documentary uses original research and compelling narrative to tell stories that touch on some aspect of American history.