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Michelle MacLaren Receives Queen's Honorary Degree

 

Be grateful. I am grateful to Professor Peter Baxter and Professor Blaine Allan of the Film Department, to Queen's University for teaching me that film reflects the world, past, present, and future, to think out of the box, open my eyes and see the world in new ways, to remember the importance of friendship, and for starting me on my storytelling journey.

Michelle MacLaren

Michelle MacLaren

Before she was the Emmy-winning producer of Breaking Bad, Michelle MacLaren, Artsci’86, was a film studies student at Queen’s who spent three years as a waitress at the Quiet Pub.
Since graduating, she has become one of TV’s most successful directors working on Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, Westworld, The X-Files, and The Walking Dead.
Today she came back to Queen’s for the first time in 30 years to receive an honorary degree.
Hear the lessons she has learned while working on the sets of TV’s most popular shows.


Michelle Talks with Film and Media Students

Michelle MacLaren 

Director Producer Michelle MacLaren

Film students

Students gather to talk to Michelle                                                               

Film students

Students at the Meet & Greet

 Michelle with Blaine Allan

Michelle with Professor Blaine Allan