A journalism graduate from the University of Oklahoma, Monroe began his television career in Atlanta as a CNN news writer for Headline News and Newsnight. He has since become an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose theatrical credits include: Writer, The Cove (‘Best Documentary Feature’ 2010 Academy Awards & winner ‘Best Documentary Script’, W.G.A. 2010); writer, Last Play at Shea; writer, the critically-acclaimed film, The Pat Tillman Story; writer, Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos, (W.G.A. nomination Best Documentary Script, 2007); writer Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, and writer/director, Morning Light, Disney Pictures 2008. In addition, Monroe has produced over fifty hours of biography-style television including: Fearless (Outdoor Life Network); Beyond the Glory (Fox Sports Net); Behind the Music (Vh1); Intimate Portrait: Oksana Baiul (Lifetime); Project Greenlight (HBO/Miramax); Titanic: Secrets Revealed, LA Medical, The Greatest: Muhammad Ali (nominated for NAACP Award); Commander in Chief: Richard Nixon, George Bush & Bill Clinton (Discovery/TLC); Extra (Warner Brothers TV); and Feed Your Mind (TBS). Currently, Monroe is working on numerous documentary feature films including: the seminal documentary film about Formula 1 Racing called 1 for Spitfire Pictures; a hard-hitting emotional tale about Somali pirates called Stolen Seas; The Summit, which chronicles the deadliest season on K2, the second highest and the most dangerous mountain to climb in the world; Mission Blue, a documentary about renowned ocean activist Sylvia Earle’s wish to save our oceans and our planet; My Decision, a feature length doc about human nature and the decision making process; Chasing Ice, which profiles one photographer’s quest to document climate change worldwide in action by time lapse of melting glaciers; and The Singing Planet, academy award winner, Louis Psihoyos’ follow-up film to The Cove.
Monroe is the winner for Best Documentary Script, The Cove 2010 W.G.A. Other awards include Grammy Awards nomination Best Long-form Music Video Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, WGA nomination “Best Documentary Script” Jan 07, Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos, Slamdance Top 10 Scripts 2007, My Name is Sue (narrative screenplay), Best Screenplay October 2006 My Name is Sue La Femme Film Festival Beverly Hills, NAACP nomination for The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, Austin Heart of Film Festival Audience Choice Best Documentary for Mutzie’s Wedding. www.diamonddocs.net