About Alison

Alison McDonald
Writer/Director Bio

After selling her She Got Problems pilot to ABC, Alison teamed up with prolific film and TV producer Will Packer, and sold a pilot to NBC.  Alison's writing credits include: A+E's remake of Alex Haley's Roots, Garry Trudeau's Alpha House, Chris Rock's Everybody Hates Chris, Nurse Jackie, and American Dad!

A Fulbright Scholar and Upright Citizens Brigade alumna, Alison is also a veteran director of short films, including The Life & Times of Little Jimmy B., which aired on PBS, and won a Directors Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award.  Alison’s other awards include fellowships from New York Women in Film & Television and the U.S. Department of Education.  She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and Columbia University’s Film Division.