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Lauren Hollingsworth is an Emmy-nominated documentary director and producer focused on authentic storytelling and complex human characters. Her critically acclaimed film Mothers in the MIddle, an exploration of the challenges faced by working mothers in America today, earned her recognition as a creative voice who inspires viewers to reexamine familiar aspects of their lives from a fresh perspective.

During her time as Senior Director of CNN Original Series, Lauren oversaw several acclaimed series including Giuliani: What Happened to America's Mayor, Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal, and The Decades. She also oversaw the Emmy-winning United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, which explores social and cultural issues in America, giving voice to those whose perspectives are too often left out of the conversation.

Prior to her tenure at CNN, Lauren served as a Director and Creative Director at MasterClass, where she brought a documentary feel to the content. She directed and produced classes featuring prominent figures including Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice, Gloria Steinem, Pharrell Williams, Tony Hawk and Alex Honnold, capturing each subject's unique stories and insights.

After obtaining her MFA in Film and Television Production at USC, Lauren spent a decade producing non-fiction and documentary television. Notable projects include R. J. Cutler's Apple TV+ series, Dear..., the Pivot TV/Participant Media production Welcome to Fairfax, the CBS film Summer Dreams, and the Emmy-nominated It Gets Better.

Lauren's talent for innovative storytelling and commitment to excellence have solidified her reputation as a respected director and producer.


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