After graduating from Harvard with a degree in Biochemistry, Georgia Lee worked for management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. While at McKinsey, Lee was selected by Martin Scorsese to apprentice on Gangs of New York after he saw Lee’s first short film, The Big Dish: Tiananmen ‘89. Her subsequent short film, Educated, showed in over 30 festivals around the world. Lee’s first feature film, Red Doors, won the Best Narrative Feature Award in the NY, NY Competition at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. Red Doors has gone on to win the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting at CineVegas, as well as the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Award for Screenwriting at Outfest. Lee has been a juror for both the Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. Red Doors will be coming out in theaters September 2006.
Jane Chen was most recently Vice President of Strategy at American Vantage Media, the parent company of Hypnotic (producers of The O.C.) and YaYa (video game developer). Prior to AVM, Jane was Director of Research at <kpe>, an interactive marketing agency for the media and entertainment industry serving clients such as Sony, Carsey-Warner-Mandabach, and World Wrestling Entertainment. She has written numerous articles and reports on entertainment marketing and is one of the foremost experts on the subject within the interactive space. She has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, The Industry Standard, The Harvard Business Review, and The New York Times. In 1999, she was involved in the production of Georgia Lee’s short film Bloom. In 2001, Jane co-wrote and co-produced the short film Educated. She also served as Executive Producer on Lee’s most recent short Diagnosis. Jane graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University.
Mia Riverton has worked in film, television and theater as both an actress and producer. Feature film acting credits include 13 Dead Men, The Last Race, Recoil and CEO, by acclaimed Chinese director Wu Tian-Ming for Beijing Film Studios. Recent TV appearances include One on One for UPN and Strong Medicine for Lifetime. Mia has also performed on stage in New York, Los Angeles, and Boston; recent work includes Voices We Remember at the Geffen Playhouse, Street Psalms at the American Repertory Theater, and the Ovation Award-winning musical bare, currently running Off-Broadway. As a producer, Mia has created and/or worked on a number of programs and features for Fox Entertainment, including Malcolm in the Middle, Son of the Beach and The Crasher. Her cross-media producing approach has been featured in Variety and the Los Angeles Times. She is also the founder and president of Harvardwood, a nonprofit arts and entertainment association. Originally from Indianapolis, Mia attended Park Tudor School and was honored as a Presidential Scholar in her senior year. She graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University.
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