Lisa Y. Garibay
Lisa Y. Garibay 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, and magazines including Filmmaker, Dazed and Confused, SOMA, and Written By. 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 is credited as a producer on award-winning films including "Robbing Peter", which was nominated for four Film Independent Spirit Awards, and the graffiti documentary "Bomb It" by digital film pioneer Jon Reiss. She has also been a music supervisor and publicist 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 the NATPE global television convention. In addition, she founded LARGetc., a firm that provided grassroots marketing and business strategy for artists, companies, and nonprofits spanning the globe. Currently, Lisa is the director of strategic communications and marketing for The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, implementing innovative and powerful ways to raise support for performers, composers, teachers, and trailblazers in the musical arts. She was born in El Paso, Texas, and attended Amherst College.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Elena Poniatowska, Jeanette Winterson, Lily Wachowski