Lee is not one to sit back in her office every day. She has provided on the ground production support for all shows in production at IFC, including “Brockmire,” “Documentary Now” and “Portlandia.” She’s also been at the forefront of innovation at the network, even implementing a company-wide system of production asset sharing with remote cloud-based collaboration. Lee is certainly blazing her own trails, but early professional advice continues to guide her today. “One of the principals of a production company once told me ‘take every opportunity to learn about every & any aspect of producing content—but know & remain mindful of what you want to actually do.’”
What attracted you to this industry?
During college, I would go to comedy clubs, watching stand-up multiple times a week/every week—appreciating the nuanced process of how a joke evolved over time, the diverse approaches to “storytelling”, etc… I realized I wanted to be part of this process (in any way that I could) – helping with bringing stories to life and being part of something that has potential to evoke emotions (especially laughter) & provide overall entertainment to an audience
Best piece of professional advice you’ve received?
I’ve been fortunate enough to have been offered a wealth of professional advice throughout the years. However, the one that still resonates with me (and I still try to practice) is something told to me as an intern (while still figuring out the focus/direction of my career): One of the principals of a production company once told me, “take every opportunity to learn about every & any aspect of producing content – but know & remain mindful of what you want to actually do.”
What is your favorite app these days?
[Any productivity app].