Posts Tagged ‘Mary Mazzio’

Contrarian: Mary Mazzio’s Next Film

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Filmmaker, Olympian, and Kaizen interviewee Mary Mazzio’s new documentary about John Templeton, Contrarian, is coming soon.

“CONTRARIAN is a new film which chronicles the life of legendary investor, John Templeton, who ranks among the top investors of all time, alongside Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch. John’s resilience and his meteoric rise as an entrepreneur and investor can be attributed to lessons learned in his youth: think differently, live frugally, be willing to bet against conventional thinking, and, above all, be honest.”

Watch the trailer for Contrarian below.

Contrarian Trailer: 50 Eggs Films from 50EGGS on Vimeo.

Learn more about Contrarian at 50 Eggs Films.

Related: Our interview with Mary Mazzio.

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Kaizen interviewee Mary Mazzio writes an article for Time that explores whether entrepreneurs are born or made. Left: Entrepreneur Richard Branson with his mother.

Read the article here.

Mary Mazzio Profiled in Forbes

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Kaizen interviewee Mary Mazzio was profiled last month in Forbes. The piece covers her various careers: Olympian, lawyer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur.

Read the article here.

Read our in-depth interview with Ms. Mazzio here.

Trailer for Mary Mazzio’s New Film “The Apple Pushers”

Monday, June 20th, 2011

THE APPLE PUSHERS, narrated by actor Edward Norton and underwritten by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, is the latest film from writer/director and Kaizen interviewee Mary Mazzio. The film follows immigrant street cart vendors who are rolling fresh fruits and vegetables into the inner cities of New York (where finding a fresh ripe red apple can be a serious challenge.) These pushcart vendors (who all have immigrated here from all parts of the world for different reasons and who have sacrificed so much to come to this country (near death crossing the Mexican border, as an example) — are now part of a new experiment in New York to help solve the obesity crisis in the inner city. COMING SOON

Interview with Mary Mazzio

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Mary Mazzio is an award-winning independent filmmaker, Olympic rower, and former law firm partner with Brown Rudnick. She received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College, a law degree from Georgetown University, and studied film production at Boston University. Her company, 50 Eggs, LLC, has produced five independent films shown across the United States on television, in classrooms, and in theatres. We met with Ms. Mazzio outside of Boston, Massachusetts, to explore her thoughts on entrepreneurship and the challenges and excitement of making documentaries.

Kaizen: You’ve been a lawyer, an Olympic rower, and now a documentary filmmaker. When you were young, did you have any idea your adult life would be so varied?

Mazzio: Not at all. Although as a kid I remember always having a sort of boundless enthusiasm for whatever it was that I was doing. So I always thought that good things would happen in the end but I had no idea.

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October 2010 Issue of Kaizen

Monday, October 11th, 2010

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with Mary Mazzio, award-winning documentary filmmaker, Olympic rower, and former law firm partner with Brown Rudnick.

Also featured in Kaizen are student essay contest winners Rebecca Logan, Jaime Binning, and Joshua Branch, and guest speaker Douglas B. Rasmussen.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Ms. Mazzio.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at] Rockford.edu.

Ten9Eight: inspiring young entrepreneurs

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

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Check out this documentary to be released this fall: Ten9Eight. Directed by Mary Mazzio, it is about a dozen instant-classic American success stories — and entrepreneurship’s power over poverty and adversity.

In an upcoming issue of Kaizen we interview Steve Mariotti, founder and CEO of the impressive Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Several of the young entrepreneurs in Ten9Eight are graduates of NFTE.