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Debra Martin Chase

Debra Martin Chase is an Academy Award and Emmy nominated motion picture and television producer and the president of Martin Chase Productions, her Disney-based company.

Chase produced The Princess Diaries for Disney, which has grossed over $109 million in domestic box office receipts and sold over 17 million video and DVD units. She also produced its sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, which grossed over $95 million dollars at the domestic box office.

Chase also executive produced the most successful movie in the Disney Channel's history, The Cheetah Girls, an original musical based on the Hyperion book series, which stars Raven, Sabrina Bryan, Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams, of the platinum selling group 3LW, and Lynn Whitfield. She also executive produced its platinum-plus soundtrack.

Chase was also the producing partner of singer/actress Whitney Houston in BrownHouse Productions. She was an executive producer of ABC's Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, which was nominated for seven Emmys and won for art direction. She previously ran Denzel Washington's production company, Mundy Lane Entertainment, where their first movie was Devil in a Blue Dress. She was an executive producer of the Oscar and Emmy nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. She executive produced Courage Under Fire and co-produced The Preacher's Wife.

Chase began her career as an attorney and worked at several major law firms and Fortune 500 corporations in Houston and Manhattan. She received her J.D. from the Harvard Law School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

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