University School of Milwaukee was pleased to welcome André Robert Lee, director of “The Prep School Negro,” to campus for a screening of the film followed by a Q&A session with Lee in the Virginia Henes Young Theatre. The event was supported by the Cindy Zautcke Memorial Endowed Fund, and individuals from USM and the greater Milwaukee communities were invited to attend at no cost.
About André Robert Lee
Lee wrote, directed, and produced the educational version of “The Prep School Negro.” Currently he has embarked on a national, and soon to be international, workshop tour. There have been more than 200 workshops at high schools, colleges, universities, gatherings, and conferences. After talks with members of the Academy Awards, Lee agreed to go back into the edit room and expand the current version of the film to feature length. There is now a theatrical version of “The Prep School Negro,” which has premiered at film festivals. Negotiations are in process with networks and distribution entities.
Lee serves as a board member for the Doe Fund Inc.; a consultant and advisor for Connecticut College’s Mellon Undergraduate Research Program in the Arts and Humanities; a Reader for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program; a speaker at the Gates Millennium Scholars Program Leadership Conferences; and on the Program Committee for Life After the Ford Foundation. He also has served on the jury for the Academy Awards Student Competition; host committee for the Black House Foundation; the Advisory Board of the Blacksoil Film Festival (Rotterdam); Jury/Selection Committee member of the Rap-It-Up/Black Aids Short Subject Film Competition; numerous film festival juries; and on the Executive Committee of Film In The City.
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