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1 Oscar Nomination
1 Golden Globe
2 Emmy Awards
30 Emmy nominations in all categories
5 NAACP Image Awards
3 Peabody Awards
Women in Film Crystal Award
The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award
The AWRT (American Women in Radio and Television) Silver Satellite Award (1999)
Revlon Business Woman of the Year Award (1994)
Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (1990)
Essence Award (1989)
Women in Film Crystal Award (1988)
Ebony Magazine’s highest honor, 2004 Madame C. J. Walker Award
2003 Whitney M. Young Award; Los Angeles Urban League’s highest accolade
Essence Magazine Trailblazer Award, Women in Hollywood


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Lifetime Member
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Honorary Member
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Member
American Film Institute, Former Trustee
American Society of Composers and Publishers, Member
Caucus of Writers, Producers and Directors, Steering Committee
Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Board Member
Humanities Prize, Former Board Member
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Member
Los Angeles Opera, Former Board Member
National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences, Member
National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, Member
New York City Ballet, Former Board Member
Producers Guild of America, Member
Writers Guild of America, Member
Morehouse College, Former Board Member
California Motion Picture Counsel, Former Commissioner
Time Warner Endowed Chair Johnson School of Communications, Howard University

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