Christina Lee has a heart for missions, and when she was younger went to China to follow her heart. Prior to that she had worked in Hollywood but felt compelled to share the gospel with people on the other side of the world. While there, however, she had a revelation that Hollywood was as much a mission field and in need of the gospel as any country on earth, and she followed her heart back. She realized then and still does, that the influence of Hollywood around the world, for good and ill, is something Christians cannot afford to ignore.
Now she is the President of Act One, a community of Christian professionals in the entertainment industry. In addition to ministry work, it is also a training program for aspiring filmmakers, providing in-class instruction from professionals, internships, and practical experience. The program is divided into two branches: the Writing Program (with several advanced tiers for mentorship-driven workshops) and the Executive Program, which trains students in the development and production side of the business. Both programs typically take place side-by-side in the summer.
In addition to her work with Act One, she is also an international independent producer who has collaborated with filmmakers from around the world. Her most recent producing credits include To Save A Life, The Least of These, and Flesh: Bought & Sold in the U.S., a documentary about the widely overlooked yet widespread practice of human trafficking in the United States. Christina was Production Supervisor for the highly acclaimed, 2012 Oscar-winning film The Artist. She was Manager of Digital Production at Rhythm & Hues Studios (R&H), which recently won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for their ground-breaking visual effects work on Life of Pi. While at R&H in digital production management, Christina also worked on over a dozen films including The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Happy Feet, and most recently Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Christina has a passion for making films with profound themes. She is an alumnus of Act One: Writing for Hollywood program and has served on its Advisory Board for the Executive/Producing Program. She is also a member of the Producers Guild of America and has been serving on the guild’s National Board of Directors and AP Council Delegates for the last 6 years. She recently received the AP Council Commitment Award, the highest award given by the AP Council.