Monday, February 17th, 2020
Lisa Cortés is an Academy Award®–nominated producer and director whose credits include Precious and The Apollo. Her career has been distinguished by her work with trailblazing companies; Rush Artist Management, Def Jam Records, and Lee Daniels Entertainment, and by her commitment to empowering inclusive visionary storytellers.
Since launching her production company, Cortés Films, she has collaborated with directors including Ernest Dickerson and Gabourey Sidibe, producing innovative features, documentaries, and short films that assert the centrality of diverse and untold stories while delighting audiences.
She recently produced with Academy Award Award®-winning director, Roger Ross Williams, a feature-length documentary about the legendary Apollo Theatre and produced and directed the documentary, The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion. Both films opened at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival to great acclaim.
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