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HERstory In The Making: Debra Martin Chase

We salute Debra Martin Chase for our Women's History Month Campaign, HERstory In The Making.

Debra Martin Chase is an American Producer for television and Motion Pictures. Her production company Martin Chase Productions, is affiliated with Universal Television, a division of NBC Universal Television Group. Most recently Chase produced the motion picture Harriet(2019) inspired by the biography of Harriet Tubman.

Chase was Born in Great Lakes Center, Illinois and at a young age moved to Pasadena,California where she was raised. Before her production career she practiced law and was a freelance writer For Houston City magazine .

Debra followed her interest in film and joined Columbia Pictures legal department. Debra was able to move up and eventally become the head of Denzel Washington’s production company Mundy Lane Entertainment, producing Devil In a Blue Dress , The Preachers Wife and many others. Soon after she became Vice President of Whitney Houston’s Brown House Productions which produced Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and The Princess Diaries.

Chase went on to produce Disney’s The CheetahGirls, Miracle (2004), and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005).

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