Lisa has worked in various film and television roles for over twenty years including producer, writer & director for entities such as VH1, MTV, A&E, BET, The Gates Foundation, Sundance Institute and the stage. Her screenplay “Girl Named Sue” is being produced by Laura Bickford, Jean-Marc Vallee and Nathan Ross. Her screenplay “Matadora”, recently won Best Original Screenplay at the Ojai Film Festival. Currently, Lisa is in pre-production on the docu-fiction feature she co-wrote entitled “Queen of Newburgh” set in Newburgh, New York. Accolades include: “Rock Doc of the Year”, LA Music Awards; “Samuel Arkoff Filmmaking Award’, and award-winning shorts and scripts.

Lisa’s work has taken her all over the world including the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Korogocho slum of Nairobi, Kenya.

A board member of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Lisa is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television and resides in Los Angeles.

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Awards and Nominations


LIONESS
Jury Prize, Best Short Documentary, Newport Beach Film Festival
Best Directing, Women’s Independent Film Festival
Best Feminism on Film, Women’s Independent Film Festival
Best Cinematography, Women’s Independent Film Festival
Best Editing, Women’s Independent Film Festival

DEBRIS
Best Short Film Script, 5th Annual Page Int'l Screenwriting Awards
Winner, 6th American Gem Short Screenplay Competition

SISTER CITIES
Pick of the Week, Backstage West

DO IT FOR THE BAND:  THE WOMEN OF THE SUNSET STRIP
Rock Doc of the Year, FAME LA Music Awards

BUFORD GOMEZ
Audience Choice Award, Cinefest

GLASS
Samuel Arkoff Filmmaker’s short film Award

SERENDIPITY LANE
Finalist 22nd Annual Student Academy Awards
Director’s Citation, Black Maria Film Festival
Audience Choice, Albany Film Festival

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