Monica Lee Bellais

Monica Lee Bellais
Titles and Organizations

Adjunct Faculty, Film and Video Studies, CVPA

Contact Information

Email: mbellais@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-3287
Campus: Fairfax
Building: de Laski Performing Arts Bldg
Room A109E
Mail Stop: 5D8

Biography

Monica Lee Bellais' professional memberships include the Writers Guild of America, East, the Producers Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Documentary Programming Peer Group, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and The National Press Club, in Washington, D.C.

She is a Council member for the Writers Guild of America, East (AFL-CIO), and serves on the Advisory Committee for Women in Film & Video in Washington, D.C. Monica collaborated with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention to create "Recommendations for Depicting Suicide" in television, journalism, and digital media; it's a collaborative, concise and well-vetted by top mental health experts. She received an award from Veterans in Media & Entertainment for her contribution to helping veterans transition from military carriers into the entertainment industry.

As a TV and Film screenwriter/producer, Monica has worked in development, financing, production, and post-production. Monica worked at James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment; in the Office of Jeffrey Katzenberg at DreamWorks; Warner Bros. Records; Discovery Communications; Smithsonian Networks; Public Broadcasting Service; and TeleProductions International. She has international production experience in Canada, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Monaco, Pakistan, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

Monica holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from New Mexico State University. 

Degrees

  • BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, New Mexico State University