Damon Lee (I)

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KNOWN FOR 
Obsessed (2009) | Undercover Brother (2002) | Executive Decision (1996)
AWARDS 
1 win More »
BORN 
Jan 8, 1969 (age 49)
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https://www.imdb.me/www.deaconentertainment.com
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  • * DAMON LEE
    1810 14th Street, 203A SANTA MONICA, CA 90404
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    damon@deaconentertainment.com

    MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION PRODUCER
    Damon Lee is an award-winning producer, accomplished executive, and talented filmmaker with almost 20 years experience in the entertainment industry and a proven track record for creating acclaimed and high-grossing projects for film and television. He is currently the CEO and founder of Deacon Entertainment, a Hollywood production company where he develops and produces projects for urban audiences and its crossover segments.
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    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

    2011 NAACP Image Award winner as executive producer for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Sins of the Mother. Star Jill Scott won the Outstanding Actress award in the same category.

    Executive Producer of two of the top five most successful African-American themed films of the past decade, Obsessed starring Beyoncè and ensemble comedy This Christmas featuring Idris Elba, Loretta Devine, Chris Brown, Regina King, and Mekhi Pfiefer.

    Internet Pioneer who was instrumental in creating and developing animated web-series Undercover Brother and turning it into a live-action, $100 million grossing feature film for Universal—the first and only such web-to-big screen endeavor to date.

    AREAS OF EXPERTISE
    Entertainment industry veteran with established contacts at all the major studios, literary & talent agencies, and management companies, along with personal relationships with acclaimed writers and performers.

    Strategic marketer with an understanding of audiences that has translated into consistent success, specifically among, but not limited to African Americans.

    Innovative executive with demonstrated ability to identify and capitalize on business opportunities and on emerging trends and technologies.

    Committed humanitarian and education advocate who is actively involved in organizations dedicated to developing strong, smart, confident young people.
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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    President, Deacon Entertainment Los Angeles, CA, 2008-Present
    Writer, Director and Producer of video series for television broadcast and
    the Internet featuring celebrity and non-celebrity talent in connection
    with the TEACH PSA campaign for the U.S. Department of Education.
    Responsible for all aspects of fulfilling government contract, including
    securing talent, making all personnel hiring decisions, supervising
    physical and post-production, consulting on strategic marketing, branding
    and the campaign-related website.

    TAKEN FROM ME: THE TIFFANY RUBIN STORY, Lifetime Television
    Co-Executive Producer 2011
    Developed the script, supervised casting and marketing strategy.

    SINS OF THE MOTHER, Lifetime Movie Network
    Executive Producer 2010
    Developed the script, supervised casting, production, post, and marketing strategy for the second most successful original production in channel’s history.

    OBSESSED, Sony/Screen Gems
    Executive Producer 2009
    Developed the script and marketing strategy for urban-themed thriller that starred Beyoncé and grossed over $70m world-wide and is the 7th highest grossing psychological thriller of all time.

    THIS CHRISTMAS, Sony/Screen Gems
    Executive Producer 2006
    Developed script and consulted on casting for successful urban family ensemble comedy that grossed $50m domestically.

    UNDERCOVER BROTHER, Universal Pictures
    Producer 2002
    Developed the screenplay, supervised production and consulted on casting, hiring key personnel, marketing and distribution strategies for critically acclaimed comedy spoof that grossed over $100m world-wide.
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    EXECUTIVE POSITIONS
    Our Stories Films
    Hollywood, CA
    Executive Vice President 2007–2008
    Found, acquired, and developed material; supervised casting, hiring key personnel and production for all company projects along with consulting on marketing and distribution strategies.

    Urban Entertainment
    Los Angeles, CA
    Executive Vice President, 2000–2002
    Oversaw all aspects of development and creation of internet content for multi- platform production including ground-breaking animated web series Undercover Brother; oversaw all aspects of adapting UB for Universal Pictures, the first and only such cross-over endeavor from web series to feature film to date.

    MGM
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vice President of Production 1999
    Acquired and developed material, consulted on financing, marketing strategies and casting; hired key personnel and supervised production for multiple projects including Disturbing Behavior.

    Silver Pictures
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vice President of Production 1997–1998
    Supervised development, hired key development personnel and helped develop projects including The Matrix, Conspiracy Theory and Double Tap.
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    PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGNS

    “Teach,” U.S. Department of Education
    Writer, Director & Producer 2009—Present
    Responsible for all aspects of campaign including securing the involvement of and shooting with Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and President Barak Obama.

    “100 Years of Naval Aviation,” U.S. Department of Navy
    Writer, Director & Producer 2009—Present
    Responsible for all aspects of production for commemorative military video.

    “Youth Violence As Health Problem,” California Endowment
    Producer 2011—Present
    Received grant to research potential documentary; research phase is almost completed.

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    EDUCATION

    Master of Fine Arts, Peter Stark Producing Program, University of Southern
    California, Los Angeles, CA-1994

    Bachelor of Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA - 1991

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