To be a good entrepreneur, it takes
you believing in yourself, even if
nobody else does.
— Tatyana Blackwell, Just Cheer Uniforms


Mary Mazzio, an award-winning director, Olympian, and former law firm partner, is Founder
and CEO of 50 Eggs, an independent film production company. Mary wrote, directed and
produced the highly-acclaimed award-winning films, Lemonade Stories, Apple Pie, A Hero
for Daisy
, and we are BlackRock. Her most recent project is TEN9EIGHT.

Mary’s interest in the subject of entrepreneurship was piqued after she made Lemonade Stories,
an award-winning film about extraordinary entrepreneurs and their mothers – featuring Richard
Branson, Arthur Blank, Russell Simmons, Tom Scott, and Kay Koplovitz among others. Mary’s first film, A Hero for Daisy, tells the story of Title IX pioneer and two-time Olympian Chris Ernst, who galvanized her rowing team to storm the Yale athletic director’s office in 1976, protesting the lack of athletic facilities for women. The film was hailed by The New York Times as a “landmark film,” was invited to screen at the Smithsonian, and is in thousands of classrooms across the country. This project was followed shortly by Apple Pie, an intimate film about star athletes and their moms. It serves as a tribute to the often-invisible strength, courage and power of mothers, a resounding theme in Mary’s projects.

Mazzio, an Olympic athlete (1992-Rowing), is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and
Georgetown Law School. A recipient of several awards including the Women’s Sports
Foundation Journalism Award, a Gracie Award, a Myra Sadker Gender Equity Curriculum
Award, a Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship (to Korea); the Mary Lyon Award (from Mount
Holyoke College); and a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship (to France), Mary, formerly a
partner with the law firm of Brown Rudnick in Boston, MA, has served on a number of
Boards of Directors including Shackleton Schools (which serve high school students in danger of
failing in traditional high schools); Sojourner House (a homeless shelter); The Greater Boston
Youth Symphony Orchestras, The Head of the Charles Regatta, The National Rowing
Foundation, and World T.E.A.M Sports (supporting disabled athletes). She has also served on
the Advisory Board for The Rhode Island International Film Festival as well as serving as a
judge for the Sports Emmys. The Schlesinger Library at Harvard University has requested all of
Mazzio’s papers for its collection.

Mazzio has also been the keynote speaker at numerous events and ceremonies (both corporate
and educational) across the nation, including: the State of Nebraska Convention on Economic
Development; the NCAA Title IX Convention; The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
Convention; the Women’s Sports Foundation Convention; the National Association of Collegiate
Women’s Athletic Administrators’ Convention; and USA Hockey’s Patty Kazmaier Awards
(celebrating the best collegiate hockey player in the country) as well as hundreds of events at
universities and high schools across the country. She is a frequent guest on NECN, speaking on
issues of the day. Mary is willing to disclose her height and true hair color – but refuses to
disclose her golf handicap, particularly after her performance at the Drew Bledsoe Celebrity Golf
Tournament where she participated as a celebrity (who nobody knew). She was, however,
heckled by real celebrities – NFL great Lynn Swann and producer Bobby Farrelly (There’s
Something About Mary) for having brand new golf shoes. She heckled back.

Her work has been supported by New Balance, Welch’s, BlackRock, Staples,
CVS, Babson College, Life Is Good, Nike, Clif Bar, The John Templeton Foundation, the
Kauffman Foundation, among others. Mary and her work have been featured in The New York
Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, The Los Angeles
Times, Business Week, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Paul Pioneer
Press,,, CNN Sunday Morning, CNN Headline News, NPR (On
Point, The Connection, It’s Only A Game), Oxygen, ESPN’s Sports Center, Baseball Tonight,
and Cold Pizza.

Mazzio resides in Massachusetts with her husband, Jay Manson, and two children. For more about her films, please visit: Click here for her blog. Click here to follow Mary on Twitter.


Richard Klug is an award-winning cinematographer. In addition to his work for 50 Eggs Films
(Lemonade Stories, we are BlackRock, and Ten9Eight), Richard has shot commercials for
Gillette, ESPN, Hummer, McDonald’s, Hewlett-Packard, Volkswagen, and Ocean Spray. His
work has won Gold awards at the One Show, Communication Arts, the Telly Awards, the
International Film & TV Festival of New York, Boston’s Hatch Awards, Hugo, Cindy and Cine
Golden Eagle festivals, as well as Minneapolis’ The Show. Richard lives in Wellesley,
Massachusetts with his wife, Kate. They have two sons, Nate and Sam.


Richard Schultz has been shooting professionally for almost 20 years and has worked on various
projects all over the world for National Geographic, Time, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair,
Fortune, as well as for numerous corporate and advertising clients. He is a recipient of a World
Press Photo Award as well as winning numerous Addy and Communication Arts awards. He
currently lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with his wife and two beautiful boys.


Paul has been editing since his Dad threatened he’d have to join the family business if he didn’t
get a job soon. So he fled New Jersey for Emerson College, where he found a love for crafting a
story from raw footage and big ideas. Paul began his career working for various post houses in
Boston and NYC, editing commercials, music videos and cable shows. He opened Paul’s Place
Editorial in 1993, and quickly gained a reputation for being an expert craftsman by working on
national and local advertising campaigns, documentaries and new media projects with clients
such as Volkswagen, Nikon and Comcast. His work has earned Paul Hatch Awards, Telly
Awards as well as many sleepless nights.


Alex Lasarenko, a classically trained pianist who began playing at the age of three, is a New
York-based film scorer and sound remixer, who has won critical acclaim for his writing and
arranging of original music and vocal remixing. Since founding Tonal Sound in New York City
2002, Alex has collaborated on a wide range of projects with advertisers, network television,
motion pictures, record labels and designers, recently remixing hits for Britney Spears, Jordin
Sparks, David Archuleta and R. Kelly. He has scored numerous films starring Stockard
Channing, Julia Stiles, Mary Louise Parker and Danny Aiello. Alex has been honored with
numerous industry awards for best original music for clients including Audi, Levi’s, Nike,
Mercedes Benz, National Geographic, HBO, and Volkswagen. Under his hand, Tonal has won
awards for its work with HBO, Paramount Studios and The Disney Channel.

This project was made possibility by the generosity of:


With Special Thanks to


Writer/Director/ Producer
Mary Mazzio

Paul Gattuso

Director of Photography
Richard Klug

Alex Lasarenko

Still Photographer
Richard Schultz

Story Editor
Jay Manson

Line Producer
Lucy Benini

Additional Cinematography
Martin Albert
Bestor Cram
John Paulson
Ralph Renick

Additional Still Photography
Jin-Sup Lee

Assistant Camerapersons
Chris Dame
Brett Frey
Thomas Greco
Nick Huynh
Patrick Kelly
Mike Krebs
Damon Lemay

Sound Recordists
Don Barto
Steve Bores
Terry Campbell
Dwayne Dell
Paul Flinton
Curt Frisk
David Gaffney
Christopher Kellett
Mark Mandler
Eric Moorman
Alex Riordan
Gary Silver
Bob Sullivan
John Zecca

Jeffrey Confer
Bill Frye
Sean Gray
Sean Herlihy
Alan Maxwell
Ken Perham
Scott Perryman
Tomo Sasaki
Graham Willoughby

Eric Metcalf

Production Assistants
Krisztina Lee Botond
Katherine Broderick
Teresa Buscemi
Adriana Campos
John Cassidy
Khadene Foote
Dennis Gomez
Ysaia Guevara
Chris Heike
Patrick Hines
Jennifer Hughes
Christine Knowlton
Tim Kossa
Mike Krumholz
Corey Lincoln
Lewis Lozano
Fernando Madrigal
Daniel Marcus
Matthew Rozek
Kevin Schroeder
Patrick Stinson
James Willis

Erica Rose
Katherine Broderick
TJ Kent

Graphic Designer
The 47th


Bruce Bolden

Online Editor
Tim Montgomery

Sound Engineer
Brian McKeever

Assistant Editor
Dan Bromfield

Teaching Guide
Professor Elizabeth Thornton, Babson College

Online Facility
Finish Editorial

Film Processing
Duart Film and Video

Film Dailies
Rob Bessette

Paul’s Place

Music Mix and Mastering
Warren Wolfson, David Little, and Tonal

Sound Mix Facility
The Soundtrack Group

Legal Services
Paul Hartnett, Esquire
Ellen Steifler, Esquire

Accounting Services
Dave Health and Melanson Heath

Music Clearances
Jeanne Fay

Footage Clearances
Cheryl Van Grunsven

Public Relations
Elizabeth Kirk

Poh Hui
Linda Gilbert

Mulberry Studios

Voice Over Facility
Captive Sound

35mm Film-out Team
David Hays, Vanessa Galvez, Hugo Gordillo and eFILM
Steve Van Anda, Tim Kirkhuff and DELUXE Labs
Jim Young, Doug Johnson, Mike Reilly, and Chace Audio
Chris Page and NT Audio

Print Management
Marty Zeidman, Jennifer Wilkinson, and Slowhand Releasing
Nazi Azby, Denis Jones, and Deluxe Media Management

Ja’Mal Wills and Andre Wills
William Mack and Edna Mack
Laura Lee D’Anna, Principal – Patterson High School
Anné Montague, Purcell Montague
Beverly Montague, Sophia Coles
Alexander Niles, Anabel Niles, Jim Niles
Stephanie Niles, Milton Garcia, Jr.
Ernestina Garcia, Milton Garcia, Sr., Steve Colyer
Jessica Cervantes, Barbara Alvarez, and Jorge Cervantes
Rodney Walker, Ronald Walker, Vincent J. Walker
Michael McGrone, Joshua Mercer, Melanie Vaughn
Gabriel Echoles, Mary Walker, and Yolanda Walker
Shan Shan Huang, Feng He Mai
Juan Juan Huang, Jessica Angell
Robbie Martin and Jeanne Martin
Diane Carpenter, Linda Gilbert, Fred Pimental
Amanda Loyola, Cesar Loyola, Iona Loyola
Macalee Harlis, Jr., Macalee Harlis, Sr., Roxanne McConn
Charlie Harlis, Kevin Bass, Tony Porter
Tatyana Blackwell and Celeta McDowney
Mena Lofland
Jimmy Lynn
Melanie Treanor Coburn and the
Washington Redskins Cheerleading Organization
Howard Stubbs
Jasmine Lawrence, April Lawrence, Crystal Lawrence
Evelyn Espinoza, Jeffrey Sanchez, Jesus Villegas
Gabrielle Green, Huong Cheng
Naomi and Noemi Romero
Steve Mariotti, Phyllis Rawley, Gerald Richards

Kenneth Banks
Brian Bedol
Arthur Blank
William “Dougie” Douglass
Bruce Dunbar
David Fialkow
Wyc Grousbeck
Ray Hamel
Kay Koplovitz
David Pfeffer
Ralph Schlosstein
Tom Scott
Beth Westvold


Jerome Addison, Damion Alexander, Milan Alexander, Ippy Amatul-Wadud,
Mari Angel, Doris Bakana, Nancy Barboza, Zaccary Belliveau, Alisha Bender,
Bianca Bennett, Josh Bonnenburg, Sade Brown, Jonathan Bryson, Ashley Cabriales,
Jarod Caiaccia, Max Calhoun, Shaunequa Carter, Vivian Chau, Jesse Chianelli,
Sharleen Clark, Geneva Cornelius, Jeremy Cornell, Maria Cortez, Imani Cupe,
Correy Dammons, Christine Dawson, Vince De Fazio, Raven Donley, H. Garrett Dorn,
Ariana Drummond, David Duong, Samuel Espinosa, Glenn Evans, Megan Flohr,
Kristal Flores, Akeem Forbes, Myisha Ford, Matt Freedman, Richard Futrell,
Christian Garcia, Marvin Georges, Daniel Ginsberg, Lauren Golston, Mickel Golya,
David Gordon, Surya Green, Kelly Gronsky, Brett Hahalyak, Luichy Hernandez,
Robin Hernandez, Kaimara Herron-July, Nick Hilgert, Tyree Jenkins, Natalie Johnson,
Darionne Jones, Evan Kaufman, Stephanie Kear, Davion Kirk, Michael Kirshenbaum,
Thomas Krapp, Dionisio Lainez, Edith Leiva, Derrick Lyman, Darius Mathis,
Gregory Miller, Jaye Money, Adria Morris, Marco Nuñez, Ugo Ogamba, Esther Pianim,
William Potter, Briana Procacina, Amber Ravenel, Eva Resnick-Day, Bryan Riley, Rachel Rodgers, Jeff Rogosz, Shantae Romain, Claudia Sanchez, Michael Scott, Brian Sessions, Kailya Shuey, Jacob Silverman, Kayla Stadelman, Autumn Taylor, Ray Tebout,
Danina Thompson, Mandy Tice, Brandon Trecki, Marnise Tucker, Jeanette Udave,
DaMarra Underwood, Ashlei Warnock, Morvelin Washington, Dominic Williams, Delishia Yelverton

Melanie Treanor Coburn
Tiffany Bacon
Anabel dela Cema
Maria Falkenstein
Toccara Hilliard
Khristena E. Jones
Eileen Lopez
Anna Smith
Dawn Washkewicz

Eric Foster
Rahfeal Gordon
SeKeithia Johnson
Edwin King

Jerry Barry, Christopher Graham,
LeRoy McIntosh, Sadeek Morrison

Harry Jefferson
Lorena Aquino
Lissette Aquino
Jose Avila
Sandra Bonilla
Idele Castro
Aldho Enciso
Adrian Fortes
Jeffrey Gomez
Grace Jefferson
Stacey Miranda
Chris Nanetti
Samantha Signorelli
Jarrett Thomas
Edwin Tola

Amirdh Austin
Ryan Johnson
Travon D. Smith
Treva Smith

Shawn Coleman
Paul Glenn
Michael Little

Dennis Gomez
Denise Haygood
Corey Lincoln
Juan Nunez
Jobie Overton
Gloria Rodriguez
Jeanette Torres
Bryan Ware

Cristina DeMoura
Paul Hinkston
Kathrynn Stamoulis
Kaitlynn Stamoulis

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