About Mary Mazzio

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Mary Mazzio wrote, directed and produced the critically acclaimed and award-winning films, "Lemonade Stories," "A Hero for Daisy" and "Apple Pie." She also produced "we are BlackRock," a film which chronicles the entrepreneurial spirit and history behind the wildly successful asset management firm, BlackRock. Mazzio has recently released a new film, "TEN9EIGHT," and is working on a new film to be released in 2011, and another film to be released in 2012.

"TEN9EIGHT" chronicles the stories of several inner city students (from Harlem to Compton and all points in between) as they compete in a nationwide business plan competition. What they learn in the process of becoming entrepreneurs indelibly changes their lives and destinies.

Released theatrically in a first-of-its-kind partnership with AMC Theatres (opening in New York, LA, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and Kansas City), the film was called “inspiring… should be compulsory viewing in high schools around the country” (Lael Lowenstein, Variety), “very well made” (Mike Hale, The New York Times), “important,” (Marshall Fine, Huffington Post), “gripping” (Nancy Colasurdo, FoxBusiness.com), “balanced with a raw truth telling” (Daryl Lockhart, The Black Box Office), “uplifting” (Siobhan O’Connor, GOOD Magazine), and “simply marvelous” (Curt Schleier, Film Soundoff). The film has received extraordinary press in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Fortune Small Business, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek.com, TheAtlanticWire.com, ABC News, MSNBC, Fox News, CNBC, NPR, and others.

"A Hero for Daisy," which profiled the Title IX demonstration at Yale in 1976 by two-time Olympian Chris Ernst, was hailed as a "landmark film" by The New York Times, "remarkable" - NPR; "fantastic" - Sports Illustrated, "inspirational" - TV Guide, aired on ESPN Classic, Oxygen, WTSN-Canada, and was invited to screen at the Smithsonian. This film is in thousands of classroom across the nation.

"Lemonade Stories," which chronicles the impact of mothers of wildly successful entrepreneurs, debuted on CNNfn to tremendous press and acclaim (including cover stories in USA Today, Forbes.com, Christian Science Monitor, ABC News.com, CNN Money, UPI, NPR, Bloomberg Radio, Fast Company, Boston Globe, CNN Headlines News) and won the 1st Place Judge's Commendation for BEST DOCUMENTARY from the Rhode Island International Film Festival, one of the few festivals to qualify films for Academy Award consideration. "Lemonade Stories" aired nationwide in Israel, Hong Kong, the UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the Middle East in 2007 and 2008.

"Apple Pie," a film about high profile athletes and their moms which aired on ESPN, was called "warming and illuminating, told with deftness and emotion" - New York Times; "fantastic" - NPR; "excellent" - CNN; "heartwarming" - Los Angeles Times, and was also a recommended pick by Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide.

An Olympian (1992 - Rowing), and a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown Law School, Mazzio has received the Gracie Award; a Women's Sports Foundation Journalism Award; the Myra Sadker award; a Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship (Korea); and a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship (France). A former law firm partner with Brown, Rudnick in Boston, Mary has served on a number of Boards of Directors including Shackleton Schools, Sojourner House (a homeless shelter), The Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, The Head of the Charles Regatta, and the National Rowing Foundation. The Schlesinger Library at Harvard University recently asked for all of Mazzio's papers.

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'The Apple Pushers' Mary Mazzio & Laurie Tisch: Making the Film (VIDEO)

‘The Apple Pushers’ Mary Mazzio & Laurie Tisch: Making the Film (VIDEO)

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Watch Mary Mazzio & Laurie Tisch at the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival spend ‘2.5 Minutes With genConnect.’ We connected with the women behind ‘The Apple Pushers’ film.

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