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Cyrille Phipps

Cyrille Phipps has been a media educator and video documentary maker for almost twenty years. She received a B.F.A. in Film Drama from Syracuse University and M.A. in Media Studies from The New School University. Recently, she was a Video Producer for, where she was responsible for developing a comprehensive vision for video usage throughout the entire site. Before joining, she was a Coordinator/Instructor for the Education and Outreach department at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the largest public access facility in the country. In 2003, she returned to Manhattan Neighborhood Network to serve as the Director of Production Services. After serving as the Acting Executive Director in late 2005, she was promoted to Managing Director of Access Services. Currently, she is the Senior Editor of Post Production at TV Land Online, where she oversees all post-production for web-broadcast.

Working in film and video, she has collaborated on various documentaries that have aired on PBS, TNT and the BBC. She was the co-founder of Black Planet Productions, which produced the award winning grassroots series Not Channel Zero- the revolution, televised. As a member of this collective, she co-produced a number of critically acclaimed documentaries including, “Black Womyn, Sexual Politics and the Revolution.” She also produced and directed a number of documentaries and community-oriented programs dealing with issues such as AIDS, homophobia, sexism and racism. As a producer, videographer and editor, she has received several awards such as The BRIO Award from the Bronx Council of the Arts, an Honorable Mention at the National Black Programming Consortium's Annual International Video and Film Award for “Respect is Due”. She's also received Third Place in Non- Fiction at the SONY Visions of U.S. video competition for “Black Womyn, Sexual Politics and the Revolution.” She was the recipient of a Fellowship Award from the New York Foundation for the Arts and most recently from The Urban Arts Initiative/NYC. Much of her work has been featured in national and international festivals from New York to Hong Kong.

Ms. Phipps has dedicated her personal and professional life to promoting and producing uplifting and positive images of women and people of color.


Respect is Due
Cyrille Phipps
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1992, 10 min., Color, US
In keeping with the doctrines of Wall Street and Madison Avenue, sex sells rap music. In this video, Black youth examine the ways women of African descent are frequently portrayed in rap lyrics and mu...

Seen, But Not Heard: AIDS and the Untold War Against Black Women
Cyrille Phipps
2008, 12 min., Color, US
SEEN, BUT NOT HEARD is a short documentary that will explore the historical antecedents, current trends, and emerging activism concerning HIV/AIDS and women of African descent. Through raw and reveal...

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