Seasoned Executive Producer Sue Lee has joined the new Stardust family and will be re-launching the company’s New York operations. The announcement was made this morning by the company’s new leadership, Managing Director Dexton Deboree and Director Seth Epstein. Having spent the last few years running The Mill’s highly respected Design and Director Division, as well as producing for Lobo’s stateside efforts, Lee brings with her a wealth of experience collaborating with world-class talent on high-profile brands across a diverse range of projects and clients.
“Sue and I have a long and successful history together working on such projects as The ‘James Bond’ feature film title sequence; Grammy-nominated music videos; and large brand campaigns and shoots in cities around the world,” says Deboree. “As Stardust travels its path of re-birth, we are demanding excellence from ourselves and from every member of our new family. Sue embodies the perfect balance of taste, class, integrity, work ethic, and just enough fun to make work a true pleasure. I’m thrilled to be reuniting with her, and bringing her onto what has developed into a very strong team.”
Lee takes on the role of Stardust’s New York Executive Producer, working closely with Deboree and Epstein to re-launch the company’s New York creative team and service east coast clients closer to home. “Sue further demonstrates our commitment to exceptional work and service,” adds Epstein. “We do so much work out of New York City. We are excited to have such strong talent leading the charge.”
Before joining Stardust, Lee was most recently at The Mill where she served as Executive Producer heading up their Design/Animation content department. While at The Mill, Lee honed her experience in CG and VFX animation. Prior to The Mill, she worked with Stardust’s Deboree for many years at The Ebeling Group, where she actively led and managed many renowned international design and animation studios: MK12 (USA), Caviar (Tokyo), Tennant (South Africa), Studio AKA (UK), Boolab (Spain), Lobo (Brazil), and XYZ (Australia), to name just a few. Lee started at The Ebeling Group when its roster included just three directors. Over the seven years she worked with TEG, the roster grew to include nine international directors/animation studios. Lee helped shape the company by supporting its top talent, and overseeing hundreds of high-profile productions, which have garnered recognition from Cannes Lions, DGA, AICP, D&AD and others. A key career highlight was Lee’s production of the main title sequence for James Bond’s “Quantum of Solace.” She called on her extensive knowledge for main titles design, which she gained at Imaginary Forces. Lee’s humble beginnings started at a traditional branding/graphic design studio Jager DiPaulo Kemp Design. From there, she learned the importance of traditional graphic arts training. Over the past 10 years, Lee has been involved in a wide variety of projects, both small and large, domestic and international, ranging from Coca-Cola and AT&T commercials to music videos, Burton Snowboard graphics to main title sequences.
“As the industry has evolved, Stardust has succeeded in creating a partnership with the clients while allowing their creativity to evolve,” concludes Lee. “I admire the versatile approach Dex and Seth have recently taken to support their clients and their creative team. The talent at Stardust has been producing truly creative/multi-faceted work for years; and I’m looking forward to fostering the growth and expansion of the company in addition to assisting with the development of even more creative diversity.”