Lisa Y. Garibay
Lisa is a Film Independent Spirit Award nominee, a Sundance Institute Arts Writing fellow and a Think Write Publish Science and Religion fellow who has reported for Backstage, The El Paso Times, Filmmaker magazine and Written By magazine. In 2000, Lisa created ThenItMustBeTrue, one of the first online outlets presenting meaningful discussions between artists and journalists. Participants included filmmakers Pedro Almódovar, Michel Gondry and Lars von Trier and musicians ranging from Radiohead to Gustavo Santaolalla. Lisa produced award-winning films including "Robbing Peter", nominated for four Spirit Awards and the graffiti documentary "Bomb It" by digital film pioneer Jon Reiss. Her credits include music supervision and publicity on many other independent films. Lisa also managed marketing and communications for Film Independent and NATPE, creating multimedia content for their websites and print publications while covering the Los Angeles Film Festival, Spirit Awards and NATPE global television convention. She founded LARGetc., a firm that provided grassroots marketing and business strategy for artists, companies and nonprofits spanning the globe. Lisa was born in El Paso, Texas and attended Amherst College. She is currently the public relations manager for UCLA’s Division of Physical Sciences, creating innovative and powerful ways to connect science with the public.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Elena Poniatowska, Jeanette Winterson, Lily Wachowski