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Margaret Byrne

Chicago, Illinois

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Margaret Byrne, Director / Producer, tells stories that uncover hidden truths and break down stereotypes. Margaret worked on several projects for Rada Film over the past decade including Official Sundance 2013 Selection AMERICAN PROMISE (2012), a thirteen-year project following the education of two African American boys from New York City, and SLAYING GOLIATH (2009), a feature documentary following an inner city youth basketball team. Margaret lived and worked in Lagos, Nigeria at which time she produced and edited a music documentary series, “MTV Base 100th Live” which launched MTV across Africa in 2005. Margaret was a Creative Director at Universal Music and directed live concerts and music videos before moving back to her hometown, Chicago, to focus on developing her own film projects. She also works closely with Mary J Blige’s foundation FFAWN (The Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now) to develop content and branding opportunities to help further their work with inner city women.

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