Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee is an independent producer based in Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Melissa graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Literature from Harvard University, after which she worked in investment banking, specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions, with Morgan Stanley. She then went on to receive her MFA in Producing from University of Southern California. In 2008, Melissa produced the feature film, Dear Lemon Lima. The film premiered at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival where it garnered the jury acting prize, and has continued to be nominated for and win awards at festivals all over the world, including Woodstock, London, Sao Paolo, and Rome. The film will be released theatrically by Phase 4 Films in March 2011. Under the umbrella of her production company, Bago Pictures, Melissa is in development on several feature film projects. Melissa has been a Film Independent Project: Involve Fellow, was a

selected participant for the Sundance Institute’s inaugural Creative Producing Summit, and serves as a Judge for the UCLA Screenwriters MFA Showcase.