Television Producer, Film producer
Who is Teddy Zee?
Teddy Zee is an American producer and entertainment executive in Hollywood. Perhaps the most visible and vocal champion of Asians in Hollywood, Zee has over twenty years of experience as President of Overbrook Films and Davis Entertainment, as a studio executive for Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures, and as an independent producer. Most recently, he has focused on doing co-productions that bridge Hollywood with China and Asia.
Zee is producing Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, a computer animated, 3D, large format movie that Zee is producing for Taiwan's Digimax. The film is being made in cooperation with NASA and Jet Propulsion Lab. Zee was also the Executive Producer of The Pursuit of Happyness, a Columbia Pictures film starring Will Smith. The film has earned $300 million in worldwide ticket sales. Zee produced West 32nd, a CJ Entertainment film starring John Cho, Grace Park and Jeong Jun-Ho. It was one of 18 films selected for World Narrative Competition at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
In 2005, Zee produced Hitch, a Columbia Pictures release starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes and Kevin James that earned over $365 million in worldwide ticket sales. He also produced Saving Face starring Joan Chen, official selections of the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals. It won the 2005 Golden Horse Audience Award, Taiwan's Oscar equivalent. Previously, as President of Davis Entertainment, Zee was the Executive Producer of Life or Something Like It, a New Regency release starring Angelina Jolie.