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Meet AFF’s founding members and Co-Creative Directors, Patti O. White and K. Lee Anderson.

pattiPatti has been a producer/director/writer in the fields of TV, journalism and film for over 30 years and is co-owner of Filmsters, a TV and film production company in Annapolis, which is currently developing and producing several documentaries and series.

For three seasons, she was Producer and Senior Producer for ABC’s Extreme Makeover, a People’s Choice Award-winning show. She spent over 15 years at CBS News in New York where she produced 60 Minutes and CBS Reports and received three National Emmy Awards, three additional Emmy nominations and the coveted George Foster Peabody Award. Patti produced and directed the multi-award winning 2001 feature documentary, If I Could, narrated by Sally Field. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County for 17 years.


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Lee is a Producer and Line Producer who began her career as a news and commercial producer for ABC and CBS affiliates in Maryland before joining Filmsters in 1994. Her credits have appeared on ABC (Extreme Makeover), CBS, TBS, Lifetime TV, Discovery Health and Current TV.
Lee just completed production of a national event for Google. As a producer on the award-winning documentary, If I Could, Lee spent many months on the festival circuit.

Lee and Patti are co-founders of Filmsters Academy, an annual filmmaking program for young people between the ages of 11-20.