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I was retired for eight years, but they kept pulling me back in. I started out at Paramount, spent some amazing quality time learning at ACT III with Norman Lear, and ran the well attended 5th Network dinner events for three years. Having worked for Triad, William Morris and ICM, my exhusband and I opened ACME Talent & Literary in 1993 in Los Angeles and added an east coast office in 1996. We grew each of the ten years I was CEO, adding a sports department, tv lit, voice over, musical theater, adult talent, children's department, and full service commercial departments on both coasts. I concentrated on film lit, selling ELF, SAVE THE LAST DANCE, and WORLD TRADE CENTER, the Nicolas Cage film, before stepping down and retiring and moving to Maui in 2006. 2007, you could find me walking Final Draft and Script Magazine through the festival circuit; i.e. Sundance, Tribeca, and Cannes. 2008, I helped that year's Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner, FIELDS OF FUEL with press and promotions until it was screened in Washington D.C. for the U.S. Senate.
Started a movement of The Useful Generation: Those of us who are not looking for a job, are happy being retired, and are still Useful. We are baby boomers who worked hard in the 80's and 90's and LOVED it. We were preppy and yuppy and now we sit around and smoke cigars and talk about the good old days, before the internet and reality television. Now don't get me wrong. These days, National Geographic, BBC, The History Channel, and Discovery own my evenings. And with what I now know about Dinosaurs...I'm became even more useful.
Fast forward to 2011. Spent the last eight years studying politics as if I was going for a doctorate degree. Picked up, left Maui, moved to D.C. and developed a following on Facebook for fellow aggregators of policy issues and legislative campaigns.
- Full time
- Part time
- One time
Research Project Coordinator
Black Boys Thriving In Public Schools (BBTIPS)
July 2011 - September 2011
Edit, proof, and brainstorm support for 25 page proposal for the grant funding of a 4 year study in Education Science Research to be carried out by BERC/Capstone under the Socio/Behavorial branch of IES, if all goes well.
August 2010 - November 2010
Became a team member of an enthusiastic, family oriented organization dedicated to managing and maintaining this brand new state-of-the-art rental community. With environmentally friendly features, Palisades of Towson boasts the largest innovative automated garage in the United States. Since 1965, the name Southern Management has been synonymous with quality, service, and value, assuring the highest standards in the business. This privately held company owns and manages 70 exceptional apartment communities throughout Virginia and Marlyland.
The Problem with Pine Ridge -- Documentary
March 2009 - December 2010
Documentary on the current status of the Lakota Reservation in South Dakota which is still referred to by its POW Camp name from 1872 by the United States government. We discuss their version of history, what it is like to live there now (high rates of suicide, diabetes, alcoholism, drug abuse, poverty, black mold, birth defects, sex abuse, etc. etc.). Then we talk about the great programs that are just getting off the ground to restore and protect the Lakota culture and save their youth from the gangs taking over the Reservation. Lastly, we take a look at what our new Administration, and how their new Recovery Plan can help out here in the areas of Greening our Tribal Lands, EPA protections, after school programs, education reform, and the possibility of restoring our Countries reputation by going back and repairing the treaties that have been broken.
Producer on Shepard Fairey's VOTE FOR CHANGE Redux
October 2008 - October 2008
Want to see Obama back in 2012? Support Vote For Change Redux.This campaign will highlight the accomplishments of President Barack Obama so far, versus the People's Hopes for Change. This direct action celebrity campaign will re-engage the American people with the political process and help counter the misinformation and rhetoric from opponents.
Shepard Fairey's Vote For Change Redux is a multi-media art time capsule featuring exclusive never-before-seen footage from the world-famous Shepard Fairey's Vote For Change Video Postcard Campaign, alongside a recap from select celebs celebrating the achievements of America's First Black President. In light of these trying economic times, it is important to remind ourselves of the Hopes for Change that led to the election of the First Black President of the United States in 2008. We must remain engaged in the very process that we Hoped to Change in order to see those Changes take place. Through this multi-media project (powered by the people for the people), we hope to re-engage The Peoples' Hopes For Change and reconnect our President with the American People.
Social Innovations Strategist & Policy Advocate
March 2008 - March 2008
Strategy Development for Programs, Resource Development, Outreach, Social Media, Cause Marketing, Branding, Constituency Building and Policy Development, Advocacy, Convening, Networking, Connecting, Collaborations/Partnership, Coalition/Team Building, Strategic Alliance Formation, and general herding of cats.
VP, Business Affairs
January 2008 - May 2010
Connect potential clients to the Producers, Associate Produced, Line Produced, On Camera Interviewer, Script Notes, Production Secretary, you name it pretty much.
If The Buck Stops Here, Shoot It
August 2008 - November 2009
Your one stop source for all things surrounding Elections '08 and doing your own research. Here you can get your eagle on by finding links to video clips, articles, bios, and speeches as well as add your own comments and links. A well informed public can make well informed decisions. Those from both sides of the aisle are welcome to visit. Check it out at: www.IfTheBuckStopsHereShootIt.com
You Made Me Love You!
November 2008 - May 2009
With a vast variety of personalities and views, we meet at USA.CAN, a list serve that lives within www.barackobama.com.
Under this tent, we gaze at the wonderfully woven network we've created of pro Obama postpartisan grassroots groups of community organizers. Meeting Monthly, in each County/Parish, in every State and D.C. our goal is to discuss local issues and work on solutions.
We then blog about those solutions, or unresolved issues, in MyBO thereby empowering each other with that assembled knowledge. We roll up our sleeves, and put on our tool belts, 'cause there's gonna be some hard work ahead, and are eyes are on the prize.
Different People all working for the greater good. Each of us calling parts of this great land home. We may just as easily be looking out over amber waves of grain or surf's up waves at sunset in Hawaii. And when we do, we all see something more. We see freedom. We feel pride. We are Americans and we know that there is nothing in this world we can't accomplish when we work on it together!!! Different Counties, Different People, Different Needs, One Voice, One President.
Published Newsletter at: http://usacanthenewsletter.org
International Special Events
Final Draft & Script Magazine
January 2007 - October 2007
For more about this position see "Style and Substance with Lisa Lindo" article (http://www.castlesandestates.com/documents/C&E_Spring%202007.pdf)
Maui Action Oversight Committee
December 2005 - November 2008
Active board member working directly with the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure the proper distribution of the one million dollars provided to clean up the lead pollution in the upcountry drinking water of Maui.
Designer & CEO
MIssing Links, Limited Edition Lines from Lindo Exclusive
May 2003 - May 2003
To see one-of-a kind handcrafted pieces, please visit: MissingLinksFound.com
Missing Links, limited edition collections from Lindo Exclusive, was created to combine art with philanthropy and sustainability. Starting in January, 2010, 25% of each and every sale from the "She Sells Seashells By The Seashore" Exhibit goes to the 501(c)3 nonprofit orgnization Global Green USA, supported by some of our favorite celebrities, including Sheryl Crow, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rosario Dawson, Heather Graham, Rosie Perez and Maria Menounos.
Moving forward, each month, we are proud to spotlight a DIFFERENT charity and focus awareness to raise funds through wearable art. Each piece inspires and evokes dialogue about the regions and histories of these semiprecious stones. Whether a gift for you, or someone you care about, your purchase, lets you feel good about being fashion forward while making the world a more beautiful place.
September 11th Fund
January 2003 - January 2003
Funded by the September 11th Fund, this Documentary followed the lives of 30 survivors of 9/11 who were just beginning to get their lives back on track (2 years later) thanks to Safe Horizon's groundbreaking work with those who have experienced emotional or physical trauma. Shot and produced in English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese & Cantonese, this effort resulted in a total of four (4) documentaries.
Lindo Educational Corporation
January 2000 - January 2000
Bringing Instant Phonics to classrooms worldwide. Dr. Benice Lindo holds the patent on Instant Phonics, teaching teachers to teach children everywhere the basic reading sounds in 20 minutes.
Acme Talent & Literary
June 1993 - June 2003
Having worked for Triad, William Morris and ICM, my exhusband and I opened ACME Talent & Literary in 1993 in Los Angeles and added an east coast office in 1996. We grew each of the ten years I was CEO, adding a sports department, tv lit, voice over, musical theater, adult talent, children's department, and full service commercial departments on both coasts. I concentrated on film lit, selling ELF, SAVE THE LAST DANCE, and the TWIN TOWERS Nicolas Cage film before stepping down and retiring and moving to Maui in 2006.
Martin Erlichman & Associates
January 1992 - June 1993
Project Managed, wrote scripts and generated Day out of Days, Budgets, et al. for first eight interactive games made anywhere for Sony. Oversaw eight Avid bays of editing clips from Sony’s vast library for the Make Your Own Video series with Marky Mark, C + C Music Factory, etc.. (see Mobygames.com)
Assistant to President & CEO
January 1992 - December 1992
The Incorporated Television Company (or ITC Entertainment as it was more commonly referred to on-screen) was a British television company largely involved in production and distribution. It was founded by television mogul Lew Grade in 1954 (as the Incorporated Television Production Company). For almost thirty years ITC was active in producing television and film content. ITC continued to distribute its past library, before ceasing operations in 1998 with the death of its founder. The large library of ITC productions continues to be popular around the world with new audiences discovering ITCs original output through television repeats, books and DVD releases.
ITC is best known for being the company behind many successful British cult TV programmes during the 1960s and 1970s, such as The Saint, Danger Man, The Baron, The Champions, The Prisoner, Thunderbirds, Man in a Suitcase, Strange Report, Department S, The Persuaders!, Jason King, The Adventurer, The Protectors and Return of the Saint. It was also the production company for The Muppet Show and Julie on Sesame Street. In 1964 Gerry Anderson's AP Films became part of ACC and produced the hugely successful children's series Thunderbirds. As well as television programming ITC also produced several films - including On Golden Pond, Capricorn One, The Eagle Has Landed, The Boys from Brazil, The Return of the Pink Panther, The Last Unicorn, Sophie's Choice and a number of Jim Henson Company productions: The Dark Crystal and the first two Muppet films - The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper. It was also behind Franco Zeffirelli's Biblical mini-series Jesus of Nazareth. As a distribution company, ITC was also the world-wide distributor for Thames Television's The Benny Hill Show.
Founder & Head Networker
The Fifth Network
January 1990 - June 1993
For three years, once a month, gathered Production and Development Executives from TV & Film to attend a sit down dinner for networking purposes in venues all over Los Angeles. With over 600 members, we rotated the list to accommodate from between 80 and 120 people per month. We included cinematographers, writers, producers, directors, composers, and almost no actors. Our criteria? You had to be nice. You had to be nice, believe in responsible programming, and making a difference in the Entertainment Industry. CNN came to our events twice, and the Hollywood Reporter and LA Times covered our events often. This positively formed group was responsible for many business ventures and launching of companies that are still productive to this day, as well as a couple of weddings.
Assistant to Executive Vice President
January 1990 - January 1991
Assisted in the development and packaging of longform projects (MOWs, MFTs & Miniseries). Drafted and processed deal memos and contracts, rights research, client servicing, script coverage, heavy phones, heavy scheduling, trade coverage, banking, heavy filing, dictation date processing.
Asst. to Executive Vice President
ACT III Productions
January 1989 - December 1990
Assistant to Executive Vice President in Charge of Production on STAND BY ME and THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Also worked on several television and feature projects in different stages of development and production. Performed administrative and secretarial duties, research and subjective evaluations for Business, Legal and Production Affairs. Handled payments on features, facilitated casting, script coverage, organization and maintenance of show files, heavy phones, heavy typing, dictation, transcription. Production Coordinator: PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY, "Flag Spot", Production Secretary: "WOOMAN, LOVELY WOOMAN, OOH WHAT A SEX YOU ARE!"
January 1987 - January 1989
Working for two lawyers; Preperation of contracts & litigation reports, legal billing (accounts payable), maintenance of Station, Form, Contract & Litigation files (including ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and ARSENIO HALL show files), design and organization of computer filing system for Legal Affairs, Office Manager duties including requisitioning supplies, dictation, fast notes, correspondence, heavy filing, heavy phones.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
June 1987 - June 1988
Provided timely translation and bulk document coding work for litigation department of international law firm.
Qualifications & Certifications
Leadership Programme Completion
United Nations Development Programme Leadership Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
Mira Costa High School
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