The Conservancy Board of Advisors

Crystal McCrary

Award-winning Film, Television Producer, Director and Author

Crystal McCrary
Crystal McCrary

Crystal McCrary is an award-winning film, television producer, director and author. She began her career practicing entertainment law with the New York City firm of Paul Weiss before leaving to pursue a full-time career in writing, directing and producing. Since that time, she has written for several magazines, published two New York Times best-selling novels, and produced original programming for TV & Film including HOMECOURT ADVANTAGE, GOTHAM DIARIES and INSPIRATION: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World. She also produced the independent film DIRTY LAUNDRY (FOX Films) and for six seasons Ms. McCrary served as co-creator/executive producer for the NAACP Image Award nominated BET documentary series LEADING WOMEN and LEADING MEN which profiled women and men who have impacted the country socially, politically and culturally. She also created and executive produced the three-part documentary series INSIDE: Black Culture profiling The Studio Museum in Harlem, Evidence Dance Company and Abyssinian Baptist Church.

Most recently, Ms. McCrary directed and produced the feature-length documentary along with Amar'e Stoudemire and Lupe Fiasco, LITTLE BALLERS, which premiered on Nickelodeon Sports this past February. She has just begun production on 2 new films, LITTLE BALLERS-Indiana with Skylar Diggins and a short film on the NAACP Legal Defense Fund for their 75th anniversary.