About the Author
Author, teacher, global media and entertainment executive, director, producer and screenwriter, John J Lee, Jr. is a man of many accomplishments. His book, "The Producer's Business Handbook" is used by film schools the world over and is a standard professional media reference. During his twenty-seven years as an entertainment and media executive, John successfully led the vision, launch and/or expansion of several entertainment and media entities and provided business, funding and distribution services for scores of major studio released motion pictures, television network series and specials, with combined production costs of over $470 million and global rights earnings exceeding $4 billion.
John began his career in 1968 as a business consultant with the NCR Corporation. John executive produced his first motion picture in 1976 and in 1977 became Business Affairs Vice President for global motion picture sales company Howard Goldfarb Distribution and subsequently in the same position for Heart Entertainment. John led multiple new media companies including the direct broadcast satellite entity Impression Delivery Corporation (acquired by CapCities) and advanced the ad sales units of Times Mirror Cable Television (acquired by Cox Communications).
In 1996, he accepted a full time faculty position at BYU’s Film School, where he initiated their Business of Film curriculum, authored "The Producer's Handbook", and is currently co-authoring its third edition.
In 1999 John founded and served as CEO of Entertainment Business Group, a motion picture global finance, distribution and business services entity, until its acquisition by The Gillen Group. In 2004, John became the co-founder and CEO of iCommunication Dynamics, LLC, an Internet television technology entity.
John currently serves as Dean of Whistling Woods International, the largest film school in Asia, participates in global entertainment and new-media initiatives, writes and speaks at events.
John is a founder of The San Diego Repertory Theatre. John and Darylann, his wife of forty-two years, have six children and twenty grandchildren.