Lemon Andersen, Lemon, PBS, Latino Public Broadcasting, Voces
In 2011, Lemon was selected to join The Sundance Institute's Playwrights Retreat and the TED organization invited him to perform at their inaugural TEDYouth event which was live streamed to 16 countries. In the spring of 2012, Lemon traveled to Australia and New Zealand where he participated in the Sydney Writers Festival and the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival.
On the big screen, Lemon appeared opposite Denzel Washington in Spike Lee's Inside Man and in The Soloist, with Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. Lemon's engaged YouTube audience totals upwards of one million video views. Awards, accolades and successes aside, Lemon Andersen is all about the work - be it scene, chapter or verse. A native New Yorker, Lemon proudly represents Brooklyn.
Laura Brownson (Producer/Director) began her film career working with producer David Hamburger and director Sean Penn on The Crossing Guard, after which she continued working for Penn's company, Clyde Is Hungry Films. She then spent several years as an in-house production executive for Michael Douglas and Steve Reuther's Paramount based Douglas/Reuther Productions where she helped oversee films by acclaimed directors Sydney Pollack, John Woo and Francis Ford Coppola. Venturing on her own, she produced the award-winning short film Wonderland for first time director Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound). In 1998, she reunited with Penn and director Anthony Drazan to help develop and adapt the theatrical play Hurlyburly for the screen. After several years partnering in Drazan's Milandro Pictures, she re-located to New York where her focus turned to television. She produced two films for CBS and developed countless others for HBO, Showtime, Lifetime and others. She is currently developing Brother of The Pilot with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Richard Friedenberg and producer Anthony Mastromauro.
Beth Levison (Producer/Director) is an independent producer/director based in New York City with nearly two decades of documentary and television experience. She has worked on projects for such outlets as ABC News, MTV, and National Geographic Television, and has enjoyed long-term relationships with both HBO and PBS. Levison was one of the creators and the Story Editor of EGG the arts show, a weekly national PBS series on contemporary visual and performing arts that received a 2002 Peabody and four 2002 national Emmy Award nominations. She was a producer on HBO's Classical Baby, which won the 2005 national Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program and a 2005 Peabody. She was a producer on HBO's A Child's Garden of Poetry that won the 2010 Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program. Levison spent a year at Sundance Channel overseeing various original programming, was the senior producer and a director of the PBS series e2 design, and is currently working as the supervising producer of documentary shorts for Etsy.com.
Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader in the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. Latino Public Broadcasting provides a voice to the diverse Latino community throughout the United States and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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