Vice-President, Industry and Business Affairs
Lisa is responsible for providing strategic advice to CMPA members with respect to industry matters, business affairs, and production financing.
As a member of the CMPA’s senior leadership team, Lisa develops and executes strategies and advocacy related to sources of production financing, provides advice to members regarding industry and business affairs, builds relationships with industry stakeholders, and engages in government relations efforts relating to industry and business affairs matters.
Prior to joining the CMPA, Lisa was Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & Production Financing with Boat Rocker Media, and before that she was Director, Production Finance and Operations with DHX Media (now Wildbrain). She has also been an Executive Producer in commercial film production, a producer and production manager for documentary feature films and television, and a business affairs and finance professional in documentary, scripted drama, factual, and animated productions. She has been an instructor in Production Accounting and Tax Credits for Women in Film and Television – Toronto since 2020. She is also co-chair of Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute’s School Council.
Lisa has a BA and MA in English Literature from McGill University.
Lisa’s favourite Canadian television program is Letterkenny – because her credit in the first two seasons is the thing that she is most famous for! Her favourite Canadian film is Jésus de Montréal, because it’s a beautiful film that reminds her of her university days.