K. LEE ANDERSON
Producer • Line Producer
A television producer and filmmaker for the past two decades, K. Lee Anderson began her career first as a commercial producer, then later --- as a news producer, capturing true stories for broadcast in Maryland. Since that time, she has been a FILMSTERS principal. FILMSTERS, LLC is a production and development company that develops stories, characters and produces documentaries, reality TV, independent films and digital content creation for multiple formats.
Anderson’s credits have appeared on ABC, CBS, Lifetime, Discovery, Turner, Discovery Health and others. She has produced everything from wildlife shows to wedding series, reality TV to hard-hitting issue driven, human-interest indie docs; Lee is the recipient of a Christopher Columbus Award and a CINE Golden Eagle award. She has also been nominated for a CableACE Award and has won several numerous film festival awards at top tier festivals. As one of the producers on ABC primetime show Extreme Makeover, Anderson handled field logistics and production for three seasons. She was also a producer on a LIFETIME reality TV pilot, THE BIG SECRET in 2010. Anderson is an Executive Producer of the 2016 feature-length documentary, REVOLVING DOORS, which explores the cycles of incarceration and re-offending for non-violent convicted felons. FILMSTERS production company credits include the 2013 indie feature, JAMESY BOY, starring James Woods, Mary Louise Parker and Ving Rhames, based on James the real-life character from their award-winning doc feature IF I COULD.
Some of FILMSTERS national corporate clients include Google, Synergics, Pfizer and AT&T. Lee has overseen the creative for a government campaign for the United States Patent & Trademark Office. FILMSTERS has created and runs the multi-pronged, TV, Radio, OOH, social media, and gaming ad buys for the entire media campaign for the National Crime Prevention Council. They are spearheading an anti-counterfeit campaign designed to warn kids about the dangers of counterfeit goods and products. They are currently working to reintroduce McGruff the Crime Dog to a new generation of kids in 3D and just completed a live-action/3D shoot at the Jim Henson Studios in Los Angeles.
Anderson produced the short doc, DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH in 2022 about a shallow water blackout event that took place in North Carolina. When newly married 26-year-old Chandler Watson vacations with his family on a tiny, remote island off North Carolina’s coast, he experiences a near-tragic event. This competitive, athletic young man, who sees himself as invincible, meets his match on a perfectly sunny day, quietly enjoying himself at a pool resort with his family. This cinematic and hybrid documentary short takes you through the families’ experiences and personal descriptions when it all comes crashing down. The gusto, the grief, and the guilt surface as we learn for the first time about a random, but dangerous and little-known incident that can happen to anyone.
She was an Executive Producer of the 2016 feature-length documentary, REVOLVING DOORS, which explores the cycles of incarceration and re-offending for non-violent convicted felons. White’s other notable credits include writing, producing, and directing the award-winning feature-length documentary, IF I COULD, narrated by Sally Field. The production follows an at-risk teen featured in White's "CBS Reports" film, THE WAGON TRAIN TRIAL, twenty years later. White wrote and produced the award-winning doc, AMERICA AT RISK: SEEDS OF HOPE for Turner Broadcasting and the Tribune Co., focusing on an abandoned generation of youth, drug and alcohol abuse, and the breakdown of the American family. White has earned a reputation for dealing thoughtfully with current event-driven issues concerning the human predicament.
She oversees all aspects of production management. Lee is actively involved in budgeting, field production, logistics, hiring crew, post-production workflow and scheduling, casting, program development and rights aggregation of properties for development into feature films, documentaries, scripted programming and reality TV series.
In 2002, Anderson created and co-founded FILMSTERS Academy, a hands-on experiential summer program for youth between the ages of 11-18 that teaches the art of filmmaking. This summer will be its 20th year in existence.
In 2012, she co-founded and produced the Annapolis Film Festival along with her producing partner Patti White. She is currently, along with her producing partner, Patti White, one of the Festival Directors and a former member of Board of Directors.