Me (red jacket) with Director John Boorman shooting "Where The Heart is" with Uma Thurman.
The quick bio (stop at the end of this section if you don't want to hear a woman ramble): Lisa Girolami has been in the entertainment industry since 1979. She holds a BA in Fine Art and an MS in Psychology. Previous jobs included ten years as production executive in the motion picture industry and another two decades producing and designing theme parks for Disney and Universal Studios. After six years as the Director of Creative Development for a firm in
The longer bio (I warned you): Writing has been a passion for me since I wrote and illustrated my first comic books at the restless age of six. My imagination usually gets the best of me and plotting my next novel during boring corporate meetings keeps me from going stir crazy.
But waaaaay before that, I got into the movie business, kind of on a fluke. A wonderful woman who was the script supervisor for Michael Landon helped me get certified in script supervising. Through that job, I learned all the parts of shooting a film and how all the pieces got edited together.
That's me a long damn time ago with Director Beth Brickell (as an actress, she played the wife on the Gentle Ben TV series in the 70's) on the PBS film "Summer's End"
After a few years of script supervising, I moved on to being an assistant director, production coordinator, and production manager.
Jump a few years ahead, I was then hired to be an in-house production executive for
Disney (Touchstone Pictures). I was the first female production executive ever at
Disney. Kinda cool given the good ol' boys clubs that ran so strongly in the studios.
With Bette Midler after a
long day of filming.
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Me (red jacket) with
Director John Boorman shooting
"Where The Heart is" with Uma Thurman.