For over 45 years, Lee Rose has been designing lighting for TV, Film, Music and Theater. Starting in theater and dance, then moving on to touring concert lighting in the mid-1970’s, Lee then moved into television and film lighting. In 1984 Lee and partner Richard Ocean formed Ocean, Rose & Associates and started lighting tv shows in Hollywood including The Golden Globes and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
In 1998 Lee came aboard as a partner at Design Partners, Inc., an award winning association of entertainment Lighting Designers and Directors of Photography. With the dissolution of that firm at the end of 2015 Lee started Lee Rose Designs. He is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, USITT and the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Lee’s television design work was seen regularly on The Chelsea Lately show, The MDA Telethon, Larry King Live and he continues to light the Hollywood party of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve. His lighting design talents were tapped for feature films including “Bringing Down the House”, "Vanilla Sky" and “Almost Famous” and “Southland Tales”. His past work includes series and specials for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, CNN, MTV, VH1 and Cinemax. Lee has also designed the lighting for music specials for various artists including; Garth Brooks, Natalie Cole, Johnny Lang, Roy Orbison, Les Paul, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, N-Sync, John Tesh, Bruce Willis and Wynonna.
Lee has been twice nominated for Emmy Awards for his work with Yanni, including the "Yanni: Live at the Acropolis" concert at the nearly 1500 year old Herod Atticus theatre. He was again nominated for his lighting design work on "Yanni: Tribute". A show that featured concerts taped at the Taj Mahal, in Agra India, which was the first time in history that the Taj was illuminated, and The Forbidden City in Beijing China. In addition Lee was awarded Lighting Dimensions "Lighting Designer of the Year" for his lighting design work on that project.
A believer in giving back, Lee has donated his time to hold seminars on lighting and technology for CNN and the International Cinematographers Guild as well as speaking on panels for various events. Lee has always supported up and coming people in the industry, especially through mentoring and internships on various projects he is designing.
Dr. Zacariah Hildenbrand
Dr. Zacariah L. Hildenbrand received his bachelors of science and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso, where he also played on the men’s intercollegiate golf team. Dr. Hildenbrand’s doctoral research focused on the molecular architecture involved in hormone-dependent cancers and was awarded the best doctoral dissertation in the College of Science for the year 2010. Dr. Hildenbrand continued his training as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he contributed to the development of a novel therapy for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia; a blood-borne cancer that afflicts small children.
Dr. Hildenbrand has published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and textbook chapters in the fields of cancer biochemistry, environmental science, and natural products. He is also an editor of a new textbook with Elsevier titled ‘Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection’, and was recently nominated for the Humanity in Science Award, which recognizes scientists for their altruism and innovation (awardee TBD). Dr. Hildenbrand enjoys new research challenges that carry deep social significance.
Mark Rosenblum graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Fisheries Biology from the School of Natural Resources in Ann Arbor.
Mr. Rosenblum is a senior level executive with more than 35 years experience leading international business concerns in the US, Latin America and SE Asia. His entrepreneurial background includes the start-up and development of four successful companies (>$100 Million in cumulative revenue) since 1990. He is a versatile, multi-talented professional with expertise across a broad spectrum of business management.
Mark began his career in the late 1970s in Ecuador where as Chief Biologist for Marfrut, SA, he became one of the very first pioneers in the shrimp farming industry. There, he was the first to strongly promote the use of inorganic fertilizers in shrimp ponds - a practice that is still in wide use today.
He continued in Panama as President of Crustaceos Chiricanos, SA and as director of Aquachame, SA through most of the 1980s, where he constructed some of the first shrimp ponds, hatcheries, algae production systems, and other related facilities.
In the late 1980s, he migrated to northwest Mexico, where as General Manager of Maritech, SA de CV, he founded and built the largest single consolidated shrimp farm in North America (in 1996 and 1997). As President of Super Shrimp, SA de CV, he founded and built the world’s largest shrimp hatchery business (in 1998). This company supplied up to 95% of the Mexican shrimp seed requirements with a disease resistant strain, during a challenging time when a viral epidemic eliminated most farmers that used other strains. During this period, he also designed, installed and operated one of the world’s first closed, intensive re-circulating aquaculture systems for shrimp.
Mark Rosenblum continues his work in closed intensive aquaculture systems, and is expanding his fields of interest. He founded companies involved in other segments of the aquaculture industry, in modern algae production systems, in alternative energy, water, and other fields. One current focus is how modern, solid state lighting could improve many aquaculture, hydroponic, and algae production systems. He has recently founded a non-profit devoted to the improvement of environmental conditions in the Gulf of California -- an area that is home to the endangered vaquita and the totoaba.