Mary Bissell is an Executive Producer, Showrunner, and Writer/Director based in LA and represented by ICM. As a specialist in the true crime genre, she tells compelling stories with a compassionate perspective. To that end, Mary served as Co-Executive Producer for the critically acclaimed and highly rated six-part docu-series Surviving R Kelly for Lifetime Television. She is Executive Producer for the second season of A Wedding and a Murder, after shaping the series to become a breakout hit for Oxygen Television in Season 1. Her additional crime credits include: The Devil You Know (ID); Diabolical Women (LMN/A&E Television); Very Bad Men (ID); and A Question of Innocence (ID).

Prior to re-locating to Los Angeles, Mary lived in Canada and traveled the world writing and producing a variety of independent documentary programs for CBC Canada and Knowledge Network on far-ranging topics from socio-economic issues to environmental concerns. She is the recipient of multiple Canadian Leo Awards, including Best Director, Best Writer, and Best Information series. She is also a past President of Women in Film and Television (Vancouver), and proudly looks to advance the role of women in the international television industry.

Recently, Mary partnered with Executive Producer David Leepson, CEO of Leepson Bounds Entertainment to produce original pilots, series and specials for network and cable television. (source: IMDB, May 24, 2021)

Awards & Nominations


Surviving R. Kelly (documentary series)
2020 Nomination, Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television, PGA Awards