George Lee - Sunday, Sept 22 - AM (2019)
Best known for Danger Close (2019), and Animal Crackers (2017), and currently prepping Beyond the Velvet Rope.
Join George in a Producers Panel to discuss Production in Canada vs Hollywood and the International Markets. An expert in Asian Co-productions George will also be shedding light on collaborations with the east.
Geroge Lee is a Co-Founder and CEO of Venture 3D and Storyoscopic Films. As CEO of Venture 3D, he accepted the prestigious Dari Award in 2011 from KOCCA for Korean Business of the Year. In May 2013, Mr. Lee was one of 15 prominent businessmen in the United States to meet with Madame President Park to discuss expanding Korean business in the global marketplace. Mr. Lee’s experience in the motion picture business include co-production, financing, foreign distribution and licensing of major Hollywood studio films in Asia. In addition, Mr. Lee was President and Founder of Sports Deal Incorporated, a sports marketing company that focused on developing and licensing major sporting events and branded product driven projects in South Korea and Japan.
His body of work includes producing the animated feature films "Animal Crackers" directed by Tony Bancroft (Mulan) and starring Sylvester Stallone, Emily Blunt, Sir Ian McKellen, and Danny DeVito, “Charming” featuring Sia, Demi Lovato, Gem, Wilmer Valderrama and Avril Lavigne and “Trouble” starring Big Sean, Jason Mraz, Snoop Dog and Lucy Hale.
Currently he is exec-producing the action film Valet which was written by Academy Award nominee Jason Hall (American Sniper) and the War epic “Danger Close” starring Travis Fimmel and Luke Bracey and producing the musical, Beyond the Velvet Rope written by Academy Award winner Ron Bass (Rainman, Dangerous Minds and My Best Friends Wedding).
In January 2016, Mr Lee became partners with one of Hollywood’s biggest directors, Michael Bay (Transformers, The Rock, Armageddon) in a new company, 451 Media Group.
He is currently a partner with Storyoscopic Films in Los Angeles.