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Next Gen 2013: Hollywood's New Class

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    Issue 40 Next Gen Michelle Lee - P 2013
    Christopher Patey
    Michelle Lee
    True Jack Productions, head of development

    Lee got an early education in television production during her multi-year run with producer Mark Gordon.

    More recently, the Orange County native with degrees from UCLA and USC did a stint with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, where she was integral in bringing Fox its fall breakout Sleepy Hollow via co-creator Phillip Iscove, before joining Jason Katims' True Jack Productions.

    The exec has been heavily involved with NBC's midseason comedy About a Boy -- half-hours have been a priority for Lee and the Parenthood showrunner -- and has three high-profile projects in development.

    IF I'M NOT WORKING: I'm practicing hot vinyasa yoga, which I do almost every day, or cooking, baking and trying new restaurants.

    FAVORITE MOVIE: Anything Cameron Crowe or Ang Lee, or the Chinese film In the Mood for Love. I love it so much I keep the poster, which I tracked down from Japan, in my office.

    MUST-SEE TV: My obsession right now is Orange Is the New Black. It's exemplary of what Jason and I would love to do in the cable space.

    IN MY BIOPIC, THE ACTOR PLAYING ME WOULD BE: John Cho. With a wig.

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