Mary Mazzio


Mary Mazzio, producer and director, CEO, 50 eggs inc.

Mary Mazzio is an American award-winning documentary filmmaker, attorney, and olympic athtlete who participated in Rowing at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Sbe is currently the president and founder of the independent film company 50 Eggs Inc.

Background

Mazzio received her B.A. in philosophy and political science from Mount Holyoke College in 1983 and a J.D. from Georgetown University in 1987. She was also a graduate student at Boston University where she studied film production. She is a former attorney and law firm partner with the firm Brown, Rudnick, Freed, and Gesmer.

Filmmaker

A Hero For Daisy (1999)

Her 1999 film, A Hero for Daisy,[3],called "a landmark film" by The New York Times[4], is about Olympian Chris Ernst, who (in 1976) led her Yale University rowing team in a protest which ultimately enhanced athletic opportunities for women. This film, which won a Gracie and a Women's Foundation Journalism Award, aired nationwide on ESPN, Oxygen, and WTSN (Canada), was invited to screen at The Smithsonian, and is in thousands of classrooms across the nation.

Apple Pie (2002)

Mazzio followed up this film with Apple Pie in 2002, featuring Drew Bledsoe, Mia Hamm, Shaquille O'Neal, Grant Hill, Kenny Lofton, and other athletes, which was called "illuminating... told with deftness and emotion...priceless" by The New York Times.

Lemonade Stories (2004)

She recently produced Lemonade Stories, featuring Richard Branson, Arthur Blank, Russell Simmons, and other entrepreneurs, which was the subject of a USA Today cover story and is being shown throughout the world on television and in classrooms, board rooms, business schools, and consulting firms.

Awards

* The Gracie Award
* Women's Sports Foundation Journalism Award,
* Myra Sadker award
* Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship (Korea)
* Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship (France)
* Rhode Island Film Festival - 1st Place Judge's Commendation for Best Documentary (Credit: Wikipedia)

Websites

50 Eggs Productions

Lemonade Stories

Mary Mazzio blog

Profiles

50 Eggs

Lemonade Stories