Mable Haddock has spent the past four decades advocating for and supporting social issue media and media makers of color. In her role as Founding Director of The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC, 1980-2005), Ms. Haddock was instrumental in developing and producing several award-winning programs for the public television schedule including Matters of race, unnatural causes, Mandela, the Fannie Lou Hamer story, and the state of black America, I and II. Through the NBPC RFP and Discretionary fund, Ms. Haddock provided development and production funding to hundreds of producers whose work subsequently aired on PBS. After retiring from NBPC in 2005 after 25 years, Ms. Haddock helped to develop and implement the Firelight Producers Lab, which provides professional development, mentoring, and support to help producers of color complete documentaries. 

Ms. Haddock has served on the board of the Columbus Cable Advisory Board, the Pittsburgh and Columbus Public Access Boards, the PBS Programming Board, the CPB Multi-cultural advisory board, and the Ohio Arts Council multicultural advisory board. She has served as a panelist/reader for ITVS, POV, NEH, NEA, The Ohio Arts Council (3 year appointment), The Jerome Foundation (3 year appointment) and is an emeritus board member of NBPC. She has written and lectured nationally and internationally on the aesthetics, politics and role of black film. Awards include The Founders Awards from the Black Women’s Preservation Project, three CEBA Awards, the Leo Award from the Flaherty International Film Seminars, a New York Women in Film Award, Women of Achievement Award from the Columbus YWCA, a Trailblazer Award from Blackfilm.com, and a leadership award from NAMAC.

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