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Jennifer Lee is an entertainment professional, a feminist, a writer and a filmmaker. She works towards developing a stronger female narrative in American culture through media and politics. Her work was published in American Dreamers: Optimists, Mavericks and Mad Inventors Share Their Dreams for Brighter Futures. The title of her chapter in this collection is My Daughter Can Be President. She shows parents how to avoid the sexist imagery and language in modern society by taking tangible steps every day that show their young daughters women are leaders.
With an extensive background in the feature film industry, she has held the title of producer, editor, visual effects compositor, and documentary filmmaker. She began her career at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic. Her many credits include, “Ghost,” “Back To The Future 2,” “Hook,” “Forrest Gump,” “The Ring,” “Pirates Of The Caribbean,” “Beowulf.”
Jennifer’s recently completed documentary “Feminist: Stories From Women’s Liberation,” won “Best of the Festival” for documentary at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival. It is a film about the women’s liberation movement in the United States from 1963-1970 As a mother Jennifer understands how important it is for girls to understand the significance of the feminist revolution and its affect on women’s lives. The film includes interviews with NOW founder Betty Friedan, authors and activists Gloria Steinem, Frances M. Beal, Robin Morgan, Sonia Pressman Fuentes, Betita Martinez, and many other feminists.
As a prominent speaker, Jennifer works to connect the importance of history as women along with seeing women as leaders. Speaking engagements include the Berkshire Conference on Women’s History, Hampshire College, The Women, Action and Media National Conference, UCLA, and the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan. She was the keynote speaker at the first annual Women’s Summit hosted by the Los Angeles Women’s Business Council in Century City.
In addition to working with such Hollywood studios as Warner Bros. Studios and Technicolor, she has an extensive background in independent filmmaking. Her first documentary film Mary Jane Colter: The Desert View, narrated by Ellen Burstyn, was an official selection at many film festivals including the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and won the Bronze Apple Award from the National Educational Media Network.
Dedicated to moving the Hollywood film industry into a greener way of making movies, Jennifer is on the Board of Directors for an environmentally sustainable LED lighting system for the feature film industry and beyond.