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Portraits of Diversity - Debra Martin Chase

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 1, 2013

In this millennial generation, the collective power of diversity resonates more than ever throughout our broadcast spectrum. The Producers Guild of America East Diversity Committee is proud to pay tribute to producers of diverse backgrounds who have achieved excellence in our industry. Throughout the year, producers will share some of their insights on producing with an emphasis on a greater understanding of why diversity is so important in this global, multi-platform entertainment market.

Debra Martin Chase is an Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning television and motion picture producer whose company, Martin Chase Productions, has been affiliated with the Walt Disney Company since 2001.

In the 1990s, Ms. Chase ran Mundy Lane Entertainment, the Sony Pictures based production company of Denzel Washington and subsequently was the producing partner of Whitney Houston in the Disney based BrownHouse Productions. She began her career as an attorney and worked at several major law firms and Fortune 500 companies.

In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Ebony Magazine named her one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans in America. In December 2012, Black Enterprise Magazine named her one of the Ten Most Bankable African American Movie Producers in Hollywood based upon worldwide box office, the only woman on the list. In January 2013, she was honored with the Entertainment Award from the Trumpet Awards Foundation for her career achievements.

Her filmography includes The Princess Diaries, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Cheetah Girls, Sparkle, Just Wright, Courage Under Fire and The Preacher's Wife.  Her television credits include the Emmy winning "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderlla", the Lifetime TV series "Missing", which had the most watched series debut in the network’s history; "Lemonade Mouth", and the Oscar and Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning documentary "Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream." 

 PGA Diversity Committee East Presents: A Spotlight on Debra Martin Chase

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