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Roy Lee
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United States
2018

Vertigo Entertainment

Roy
Lee

Producer

With a longstanding affinity for horror as evidenced in movies like “The Ring” and remakes of “Poltergeist” and “Blair Witch,” Lee helped get the two-part “It” to the screen, with the second installment poised to hit the jackpot after the first chapter exploded at the box office. There are a lot more scares where those came from, with upcoming projects including 2019’s “Polaroid” and “Grudge.” An affinity for frightfests notwithstanding, he’s keeping one foot in the kid-friendly animation arena, backing the hit “Lego Movie” franchise. Meanwhile, in 2017 his Vertigo Entertainment signed a multi-year first-look deal with Sony TV for network, cable and streaming. The pact comes on the heels of Vertigo’s previous overall deal with Warner Bros.

Career

  • IT
  • THE LEGO MOVIE
  • BATES MOTEL

Education

  • George Washington University (DC, USA)
  • American University (DC, USA)

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Roy Lee Lands Hollywood Spec House (EXCLUSIVE)

Roy Lee Lands Hollywood Spec House (EXCLUSIVE)

Two separate snitches swear, and property records certainly suggest, it was super-producer Roy Lee (“The Departed,” “The Lego Movie”) who shelled out close to $2.5 million for a brand-spanking new, spec-built, five-bedroom and 5.5-bathroom contemporary on a briskly gentrifying block in the up-and-coming border ’hood between Hollywood and its ritzier neighbor to the south, Hancock Park. The approximately 4,300-square-foot abode, composed of a tan stucco central core framed by angled extrusions clad in horizontally applied wood planks, is unquestionably luxurious,...

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