LeRon LeeResident Artist, Community Media Center
LeRon Lee is a Newark, NJ native and graduate of Howard University. His early film career began assisting in the editing room at Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule. Since then, he has worked as crew on various films, directed short films, music videos, and commercials. Recently, his short film, Ugly, was acquired by HBO and all of its platforms. He has won 6 “Best Short Film” awards including the “BET Best Short Film Award”. It was also featured in over 40 film festivals, including a premiere at Cannes Film Festival and the HBO Short Film Competition as a finalist. This year, he directed BTS promos for this year’s release of Marvel’s Black Panther. He is currently in development of the NEWART Film School in Newark catered to exploring filmmaking as a tool for youth in underserved communities.