Lee Lew-Lee production consultant
Lee has been a TV news cameraman for PBS, NBC and CNN. Over the years, Lee has interviewed such world personages such as: The Dalai Lama of Tibet, Live Magazine journalist Gordon Parks, Former US Defense Secretary, Robert F. McNamara, South African President, Nelson Mandela, etc.
Lee produced, scripted, directed and shot All Power to The People! The Black Panther Party and Beyond. (ZDF/Arte 1997) A chilling documentary on America's "Secret War", All Power to the People! has been broadcast in 24 major nations on 12 networks and been viewed by many millions globally, thus becoming one of the most widely influential human rights documentaries ever.
Lee has been on the boards of The International Documentary Association and The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, and is a senior judge of the Roy W. Dean Film and Video Awards. Lee is a 12 year member of The International Cinematographers Guild.
Lee's Key Awards:
2000 "Congressional Screening" (The Congressional Black Caucus, Washington, D.C.)
1999 "The Critics Award" (Southern Film Festival / Memphis Black Writer's Conference)
1998 "Grand Prize, Historical Documentary" (National Black Programming Consortium Awards, ITVS / PBS)
1998 "The Black Filmworks Award" (Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame)
1998 "The Best Director, Finalist" (Gordon Parks Awards, MTV / IFP)
1997 "The Paul Robeson Award for Excellence in Filmmaking" (Newark Black Film Festival)
1997 "The Robert Townsend Tenacity Award'" (Roy W. Dean Foundation)
1997 "The Paul Robeson Grant Award" (Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media)
1997 "Honorable" (Windy City Int'l Documentary Festival, Columbia College, Chicago)
1995 "The Grand Prize" (The Roy W. Dean Award for Socially Conscious Film & Video)