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Lee Callister
Lee Callister, is a web and video producer and Project Manager with expertise in a broad spectrum of multimedia and internet technologies and a focus on converging media.

Lee is currently Content Project Manager at MediaZone.com, a company that distributes video and television programs via broadband internet, where he manages content for company websites including the Xtreme Sports and China Window channels and the World of Collector Cars and Raven Recording mini-sites, and acts as content liason between companys offices in Redwoord Shores and Shanghai, China.

Previously he worked on a number of special projects merging broadband web applications and television for Link TV and Internews Interactive; and managed the production of web sites and CD-ROMs for an interactive agency called the Young Group as well as Digiville, a company he founded and operated for several years.

The driving force behind the creation of the North Bay Multimedia Association, Lee was president of the organization for over two years, during which time he also published and edited the Multimedia Reporter and produced a monthly lecture series featuring top multimedia producers, artists and philosophers. He has organized and produced a variety of events including the Electronic Picnic at the Digital Village, the multimedia competition at the Marin County Fair, and the Mill Valley Film Festival's first Interactive Showcase.

Lee was a planning partner for the Digital Village Project at the College of Marin where he has consulted on curriculum development, and taught courses in multimedia. He has also organized and taught courses on the Internet at the Digiquest Learning Center in San Rafael.

He co-authored Java Web Magic , published by Hayden Books, which explains how Webmasters can add flash and functionality to their Web sites with Java applets, and collaborated on TV-HTML for Charles River Media, which covers site optimization for Internet television distributors like Web TV.

A former television and video producer, Lee has won a number of awards for his work, including two Northern California Emmys. At Videwest Productions and Crossroads Media he produced original television programming which aired on MTV, ABC Arts (now A&E), USA Network, Showtime, HBO and syndicated broadcast outlets.

When not working he enjoys hiking, camping, dancing, singing, studying ancient history, and genealogy. In former lives, he was a missionary, cab driver, and cop.