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Mary Mazzio
Mary Mazzio
Film Producer, 50 Eggs Productions & Olympic Athlete

Mary Mazzio, an award-winning director, Olympian, and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, LLC, an independent film production company. Mary wrote, directed and produced the highly-acclaimed award-winning films, Lemonade Stories, Apple Pie and A Hero for Daisy and recently completed we are BlackRock. She has begun production on a new film, Ten 9 Eight.

A Hero for Daisy was hailed by The New York Times as a “landmark film” and “fantastic” by Sports Illustrated; “remarkable” by NPR; aired nationwide on ESPN, Oxygen, WGBH, and WTSN-Canada; was invited to screen at the Smithsonian, and is in thousands of classrooms across the country. Apple Pie aired nationwide on ESPN to critical acclaim, and was called “illuminating – told with deftness and emotion… priceless” by The New York Times; “heartwarming” by Los Angeles Times; “fantastic”- NPR, and “excellent: - CNN. Lemonade Stories, which aired nationwide on CNNfn (and which aired nationwide in Latin America, the UK, Israel, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Hong Kong in 2007 and 2008),was the subject of cover stories by USA Today(complete with a trailer and photos on USA Today’s splash page),, The Christian Science Monitor, ABC, as well as featured on NPR, Bloomberg Radio, and in Fast Company. We are BlackRock is a documentary film which chronicles the founding and entrepreneurial path of BlackRock, a wildly successful asset management firm.

Mazzio, an Olympic athlete (1992-Rowing), is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown Law School. A recipient of several awards including 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, Freed, and Gesmer in Boston, MA, has served on a number of Boards of Directors including Shackleton Schools (which serve high school students in danger of failing in traditional high schools); Sojourner House (a homeless shelter); The Greater 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 served on the Advisory Board for The Rhode Island International Film Festival as well as serving as a judge for the Sports Emmys. The Schlesinger Library at Harvard University has requested all of Mazzio’s papers for its collection.

An entertaining and energetic public speaker, Mary is in great demand. She 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; and 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. Mazzio was also selected by the US Olympic Committee as its commentator for the 2000 rowing competition on She is a frequent guest on NECN, speaking on issues of the day.

Mary is willing 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 (who 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.

Mazzio resides in Massachusetts with her husband, Jay Manson, and two children.

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