About 50 Eggs
Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film director, Olympic athlete, and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company dedicated to making socially impactful films. Mazzio wrote, directed, and produced highly-acclaimed and award-winning films, including I AM JANE DOE (which catalyzed bipartisan federal legislation); Underwater Dreams (which raised $100 million dollars in public and private partnerships with the White House for underserved students); TEN9EIGHT (called “one of the most inspirational films you will ever see”- The New York Times); A Hero for Daisy (which inspired a Title IX lawsuit on behalf of high school female athletes that prevailed, years later, in a US Supreme Court decision); The Apple Pushers (with an innovative partnership with Whole Foods); Apple Pie (called “priceless” by The New York Times and “fantastic” by NPR), and I am Little Red (an animated short written with Academy-Award nominee, Alec Sokolow (Toy Story) and narrated by Academy-Award nominee Jessica Chastain.) Mazzio’s newest documentary film, A Most Beautiful Thing, is narrated by Academy Award-winning artist, Common, and executive produced by NBA stars Grant Hill and Dwyane Wade, along with Grammy-winning producer, 9th Wonder. Featured on the TODAY Show and called “amazing” by the Chicago Sun-Times’s Richard Roeper; one of the best documentaries to unveil at South by Southwest by Roger Ebert, an “absolute must watch” by Deadspin; “a film we could really use right now” by The Hollywood Reporter, and “one of the best films this decade” by ChicagoNow, the film’s theatrical release was postponed due to COVID and pivoted to NBC’s new streaming platform, Peacock, in September of 2020. The film will be presented later in 2020 on Amazon Prime, along with a companion soundtrack produced by Amazon Music.
An Olympic athlete (1992 Olympic Games – Rowing), Mazzio is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown Law School. She is the recipient of several awards including an honorary degree from Mount Holyoke College; the Ricky Martin Foundation Humanitarian Award; the 2017 Hope Award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; the Women’s Sports Foundation Journalism Award; a Gracie Award; a Myra Sadker Gender Equity Curriculum Award; a Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship (to Korea); a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship (to France); and an American Heritage Award (from the American Immigration Council). Mazzio, formerly a partner with the law firm of Brown Rudnick in Boston, has served on several Boards of Directors including Shackleton Schools, Sojourner House (a homeless shelter); The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras; The Head of the Charles Regatta; The National Rowing Foundation; and World T.E.A.M Sports (supporting disabled athletes). She will be inducted into Mount Holyoke College Athletics Hall of Fame and The Schlesinger Library at Harvard University has requested all of Mazzio’s papers for its collection.
Mazzio and her work have been featured on The TODAY Show, The Colbert Report, NBC Nightly News, and in The New Yorker, Esquire, Vogue, Cosmo, People Magazine, Elle, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Fortune, Time Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal; Business Week, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, The Economist, WIRED, CBS Early Morning, ABC News Now, CNN Sunday Morning, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Variety, The Daily Beast, Town and Country, Saturday Evening Post, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, The Dr. Oz Show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Atlantic.com, The Hollywood Reporter, The Film Journal, AP, MTV.com, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times; The Christian Science Monitor, The Seattle Times, St. Paul Pioneer Press, The Village Voice, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Marie Claire, Deadspin; CNN Headline News, BBC World News, NPR, Al-Jazeera, Bloomberg, CNN’s This Hour, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business News, PBS Nightly News Report, MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes, Telemundo, mun2, Oxygen, ESPN’s Sports Center, Baseball Tonight, and Cold Pizza, GOOD Magazine, Yahoo News, Washington Times, Huffington Post, Fusion, among others. Mazzio’s story has been chronicled in the books One Person, Multiple Careers (by former NY Times columnist Marci Alboher) and 168 Hours (by USA Today writer Laura Vanderkam).
Mazzio has given keynote addresses for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW); the YPO Global Convention (South Africa); Aspen Ideas Festival; Clinton Global; convenings at the White House; the OECD (Paris); the GEAR UP Convention; The McCain Institute Human Trafficking Symposium; the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance Annual Conference; the State of Nebraska Convention on Economic Development; the NCAA Title IX Convention; the Women’s Sports Foundation Convention; the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools Convention; the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletic Administrator’s Convention, the Ad Club Women’s Leadership Forum, among hundreds of other events.
Mazzio’s work has been supported by The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Bezos Family Foundation, The Angel Foundation, CoStar; Comcast/NBCUniversal; The Lovelight Foundation, New Balance, BlackRock, Welch’s, 3M, Campbell’s Soup, The John Templeton Foundation, Staples, The Virginia Piper Charitable Trust, Babson College, Life Is Good, Nike, Clif Bar, Staples, Wellesley College, The Massachusetts Department of Education, the Kauffman Foundation, the Sahsen Foundation, among others. She is currently Filmmaker-in-Residence at Babson College.
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