Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film director, Olympian, and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company, dedicated to creating films having social impact. Mary wrote, directed and produced the highly-acclaimed award-winning films, TEN9EIGHT, A Hero for Daisy, Lemonade Stories, Apple Pie. She recently completed The Apple Pushers, narrated by Academy Award nominee Edward Norton and funded by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, which was picked up for distribution by Oscilloscope, and Contrarian, a film about legendary stock investor John Templeton, which aired on Bloomberg Television. Her newest film, Underwater Dreams, narrated by Michael Pena, was released in 2014. The film screened at the White House this Spring, coming on the heels of a new coalition of corporate funders, educational institutions and non-profits, all galvanized together to fund STEM education for under-represented students. Called the Let Everyone Dream Coalition, we are at $90 million and counting. Underwater Dreams was featured on the Colbert Report, was broadcast on the NBC family of networks, and is currently featured on EPIX.
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), the Mary Lyon Award (from Mount Holyoke College), and a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship (to France). Mary, formerly a partner with the law firm of Brown Rudnick in Boston, MA, has served on a number of Boards of Directors including Shackleton Schools (which serve high school students in danger of dropping out of high school), 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.
Mazzio has been the keynote speaker at numerous events and ceremonies (both corporate and educational) across the nation, including: the State of Nebraska Convention on Economic Development; the NCAA Title IX Convention; The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools Convention; the Women’s Sports Foundation Convention; the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletic Administrators’ Convention; USA Hockey’s Patty Kazmaier Awards (celebrating the best collegiate hockey player in the country); as well as hundreds of events at universities and high schools across the country.
Mary is willing to disclose her height and true hair color – but refuses to disclose her golf handicap, particularly after her performance at the Drew Bledsoe Celebrity Golf Tournament where she participated as a celebrity (whom nobody knew). She was, however, heckled by real celebrities –NFL great Lynn Swann and producer Bobby Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary) for having brand new golf shoes. She heckled back.
Mary and her work have been featured on The Colbert Report and in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Fortune, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, The Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Variety, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic.com, MTV.com, The Boston Globe, The Film Journal, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Forbes.com, MSNMoney.com, Al-Jazeera, Bloomberg, Morning Joe, ABC News Now, CNN Sunday Morning, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business News, PBS Nightly News Report, CNN Headline News, BBC World News, NPR (On Point, The Connection, It’s Only A Game, Here and Now), Telemundo, mun2, Oxygen, ESPN’s Sports Center, Baseball Tonight, and Cold Pizza, HuffingtonPost.com, GOOD Magazine, Yahoo News, Washington Times, Fusion, among others. Mary’s story has been chronicled in the books One Person, Multiple Careers (by former New York 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; The John Templeton Foundation, New Balance, Welch’s, BlackRock, The Virginia Piper Charitable Trust, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Staples, CVS, Babson College, Life Is Good, Nike, Clif Bar, The Kauffman Foundation, among others.
She resides in Massachusetts with her husband, Jay Manson, and two children.