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Ms. Murphy’s involvement in the industry in the past several years has included producing and directing two pilots for Cable television, producing foreign broadcast specials for Asahi & Nippon Networks in Japan for Shin Koyamada on The Last Samurai and producing two independent features The Retreat 2004 winner of the Woods Hole Film Festival and Telluride Arts Festival and Constellation 2005 Winner of the Denver PAFF Film Festival, Urbanworld MTV Audience Winner, BMW Film Series Selection, Boston /Roxbury Urban Festival and Nominated Chicago, London and Cannes Agouras Lumieres Film Festivals. Constellation had a theatrical release in 2007 with Fox Studios and now is distributed by Warner’s Home Video. Murphy then Executive Produced Wine Road of the Samurai a documentary for Nippon Networks in Japan
Ms. Murphy also developed and co-produced in 2006 The Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, for the Disney Channel 2007 summer release which is now being made into a sequel for a 2009 release.. She is currently in active development on the feature film Joe Jitsu a for a 2009 theatrical release. Ms. Murphy was also Executive Producing with Phoenix Pictures a television pilot for CBS and Sony entitled Georgetown which she created for the 2008 mid season. For 2009 she is currently in development with The Secrets of Cain’s Castle a trilogy of children’s feature movies based on the 8 novels owned by Encounter Studios for a 2009 publishing by Action Publishing where Encounter Studios has an imprint and is also being developed for MOW releases in 2009.