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. Mary wrote, directed and produced the highly-acclaimed films: Underwater Dreams, TEN9EIGHT, The Apple Pushers, A Hero for Daisy, Contrarian, Apple Pie, and Lemonade Stories. Her newest documentary film, I AM JANE DOE, narrated by Academy Award nominee, Jessica Chastain, opened in select cities with AMC Theatres on February 10, 2017. I AM JANE DOE’s companion film, an animated short called I AM LITTLE RED, premiered in October 2017 at an event in Washington, D.C. hosted by the US Department of Education and the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Mazzio, an Olympic athlete (1992-Rowing), is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown Law School. She is a recipient of several awards including an honorary degree from Mount Holyoke College; 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). Mary, 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 has also served as a judge for the Sports Emmys. The Schlesinger Library at Harvard University has requested all of Mazzio’s papers for its collection.
Mary and her work have been featured on The Colbert Report, NBC Nightly News, and in The New Yorker, Esquire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, People Magazine, Elle, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Fortune, Time Magazine, USA Today, Business Week, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, The Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Variety, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic.com, The Hollywood Reporter, The Film Journal, AP, MTV.com, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, the Seattle Times, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Village Voice, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes.com, MSNMoney.com, Al-Jazeera, Bloomberg, CBS Early Morning, Morning Joe, ABC News Now, CNN Sunday Morning, CNN’s This Hour, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business News, Fox News Latino, PBS Nightly News Report, CNN Headline News, BBC World News, NPR (On Point, The Connection, It’s Only A Game, Here and How), 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. Mary’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’s work has been supported by The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The Bezos Family Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 3M, The Angel Foundation, The Lovelight Foundation, New Balance, Welch’s, BlackRock, 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 resides in Massachusetts with her husband, Jay Manson, and two children.
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