Industry Relations Assistant
Lisa is a new addition on the Professional Development side in the Office of Student Industry Relations.
Born and raised in the Big Apple, Lisa's entertainment background is vast and varied. Prior to joining USC, Lisa was an agent at the Kaplan Stahler Agency, where her clients included production companies, showrunners, directors and on-camera talent.
Before going to the agency side, Lisa was Vice President of Development at Motion Picture Production, Inc, where she created, sold and produced several shows in the cable landscape. Prior to that, she was Director of Development at LMNO Productions where she oversaw several television series. Lisa got her start at GRB Entertainment as Manager of Development and is especially proud of creating GRB Entertainment’s internship program for highly motivated students pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. Due largely to Lisa’s passion for helping others achieve their dreams, the skills obtained during her internship program provided a platform for all of her interns to take their careers to the next level. Today many of them are producers, directors and writers that hold executive positions at major networks, studios and production companies.
During her career in alternative television, Lisa has been instrumental in selling projects to CBS, TLC, Discovery, A&E, History, Bio, Spike, VH1, E!, Lifetime, Travel Channel, TruTv, and Discovery ID, to name a few.
Before entering the world of alternative television development, Lisa was a Talent Manager at the McConnell Management Group, and is a graduate from the University of Florida at Gainesville, School of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts.