André Robert Lee
Film Viewing of The Prep School Negro
André has taken a unique path from teaching in the NYC public School system, to Graduate school and then the Ford Foundation before finding his way to the entertainment business. André had his first taste of feature film while working on the set of The Best Man. After The Best Man, André took every freelance job possible in the entertainment world until landing at Miramax Films in the Academy-driven Marketing Department. André then held the post of Director of Marketing for Urbanworld. Following Urbanworld, André joined Film Movement where he produced two short films: Friday Night Fever, which was created in a partnership with Donna Karan, and The Ecology of Love (Sundance 2004), starring Pharrell Williams, which was produced in partnership with Visa. André’s work as a freelance producer has included a music video for The Churchills and numerous segments for German television.
In the Summer of 2005 André worked with Effie T. Brown (Real Women Have Curves; Producer) and Jeffrey Blitz (Academy Award Nominee Spellbound; Director) on their feature Rocket Science. André was in charge of all clearances and product placement for this film. André then produced Rupaul’s latest feature film project entitled Starrbooty Reloaded. In the Spring of 2006 André produced Dirty Laundry, which stars Rockmond Dunbar, Loretta Divine, Terry Vaughn, Jenifer Lewis and Sommore.
André currently serves on the Connecticut College Alumni Board of Directors, is on the Advisory Board of the Topsoil Film Festival (Rotterdam), is a Jury/Selection Committee Member of the Rap-It-Up/Black Aids Short Subject Film Competition as well as serves on the Executive Committee of Film In the City. André lives and works in New York City.