Monica Lee Bellais

Monica Bellais
Titles and Organizations

Adjunct Faculty, Film and Video Studies, CVPA


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. 


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