Assistant Professor of Film Business and Producing, Film and Video Studies, CVPA
Building: College Hall
On Sabbatical Fall 2019
Producer Lisa Thrasher is an entertainment lawyer and Producer with 20 years of experience in Hollywood. Lisa has produced fiction films with some of Hollywood’s top female film and TV creators including Jamie Babbit, Angela Robinson, Andrea Sperling, Colette Burson, Nefertite Nguvu, and Tina Mabry. Lisa’s films have achieved critical and commercial success receiving domestic and international, commercial distribution; screening at over 900 film festivals; winning over 80 awards, including a local Emmy and, a Student “Academy Award” Nomination.
For over a decade, Lisa co-headed POWER UP Films, a Los Angeles film production company for women and the LGBTQ community. As President of Film Production & Distribution, Lisa oversaw development, production and distribution of all filmed entertainment, including: the romantic-comedy features “Girltrash: All Night Long” and the award-winning “Itty Bitty Titty Committee” (Berlinale “Teddy Award” Nominee, South by Southwest “Best Narrative Feature Jury Award); “Get to Know Us First” PSA (NBC, ABC, CBS); “Little Black Boot,” (Sundance); “Billy’s Dad is a Fudge-Packer” (Sundance); “Stuck” (Sundance “Honorable Mention”); and “DEBS” (Sundance, Berlinale “Best Short”).
As a lawyer for 20th Century Fox, Lisa conducted International Anti-Piracy Litigation, Trademark Prosecution, and International Anti-Piracy Affairs with foreign Heads of State to protect the studio’s films.
Lisa holds a JD from Southwestern University School of Law and BFA in Photography & Film from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2010, Go Magazine named Lisa as one of the “Women We Love.”
- JD, Law, Southwestern University School of Law
- BFA, Photography and Film, Virginia Commonwealth University