Alyss Dixson received a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale. She attended Columbia University School of the Arts, MFA in Film before leaving to work in the film business where she ran Rat Entertainment for five years as principal executive and producer working on Rush Hour I&II (New Line Cinema), Family Man (Universal), Paid in Full (Dimension/Miramax) and as an Associate Producer on Double Take (Disney). Later, she joined Paramount Pictures as a Vice President of Production, Worldwide. Now a writer-producer, she also consults for film and television. Mollie Gregory featured Ms. Dixson in her book Women Who Run the Show (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). She is hard at work on her forthcoming debut novel: A Place Called Paradise and a collection of poems, Fukuoka Woman.