Producer and Head of Story - Baobab
Multi-Emmy Award-winning producer Kane Lee heads content for Baobab Studios and has served as executive producer for the immersive studio’s groundbreaking works directed by animation luminary Eric Darnell, including 2017 Emmy Award winner Invasion! featuring Ethan Hawke, 2018 Emmy Award winner Asteroids! featuring Elizabeth Banks and, most recently, Crow: The Legend, starring John Legend and Oprah Winfrey. He also serves as producer of the studio’s VR immersive theater multisensory narrative, Jack, directed by Mathias Chelebourg, the first part of which premiered to great acclaim at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
Lee has always led at the intersection of technology and media. He masterminded the first-ever adaptation of VR IP (Invasion!) into a traditional feature film. With new technology mediums, IP is usually adapted the opposite way, from Hollywood to new medium, but Roth Kirschenbaum Films (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) signed on to partner with Baobab to bring Invasion! to the silver screen. Lee is lead producer of 20th Century Fox’s feature film based on the Academy Award-nominated short, The Dam Keeper, and is on producing teams for projects ranging from The School for Good and Evil at Universal Pictures to Frozen writer/director Jennifer Lee’s The Way Between to the international award-winning children’s series Spooksville. Previously Lee was Vice President of Development and Production for Jane Startz Productions and worked on Horton Hears A Who!, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and Robots for Blue Sky Studios. He is an advisor in interactive media for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.