Leader, mentor, visionary: TFTV alumna Megan Donnelly is a 2020 Reel Woman

Megan Donnelly is the Technical and Educational Development Manager at AbelCine as well as a Director of Photography and Local 600 Camera Operator. Originally from Mesa, Arizona, Megan Donnelly graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Media Arts with a concentration in Cinematography.

Once in Chicago, she started out as a PA on commercials and interning at Ebel Productions. Determined to be in the camera department, Megan started working at Fletcher Camera and Lenses.  She was fortunate to become the Technical Manager, where she provided technical and workflow support for multiple features and television series, working with and being mentored by amazing cinematographers along the way. She also helped to develop the curriculum for the International Cinematographer’s Guild Digital Loader Workshops, which she taught nationwide.

Megan is an accomplished Director of Photography for commercials, music videos, and narratives. Her narrative short, Before The Fall, directed by Kamelya Alexan, has screened internationally and at 19 film festivals, winning five awards.  Previously, one of her television pilots was a finalist in the New York Television Festival in 2013, while another television pilot won the Chicago Television Pilot Competition in 2014.  Her favorite work however has been her work telling real people’s stories.  Since joining the Union, she has camera operated on the new HBO show Run, premiering in April, as well as FOX’s Empire.  View her work at

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