Alyss Dixson

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Alyss Dixson grew up in Portland, Oregon. She went to Yale University for comparative literature and linguistic anthropology, then spent a year at Columbia University’s MFA in film program before leaving New York to work at New Line Cinema. She was Head of Film Production and Development for director Brett Ratner’s company, Rat Entertainment, where she worked on Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Family Man, Double Take, and a number of other films. She left to work at Paramount Motion Picture Group as a vice president of production before starting Alyss Dixson Entertainment. She’s traveled to West Africa with T-Pain and Kanye West, worked with Ludacris, written and produced projects for BET as well as independent productions, and most recently gifted herself with an MFA in fiction from San Francisco State University. She is the 2015 recipient of the Joseph Henry Jackson Award from the San Francisco Foundation, a graduate Fellow of Cave Canem Foundation, a Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Poetry Fellow and received an Honorable mention in the Hurston/Wright Foundation College Writer awards for her short story, Palestine. She is working on a digital narrative project for Plympton and a collection of poems about growing up Blasian entitled Fukuoka Woman. Her life motto is the Buddhist saying “fall down seven, stand up eight

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