FAVS Welcomes New Faculty Lisa Thrasher

Join me in welcoming our newest full-time FAVS Faculty member to the program, Professor Lisa Thrasher – Assistant Professor of Producing and Business.
Professor Thrasher brings with her 20 years of industry experience in Los Angeles. For ten years, she led production and education efforts at the independent production organization Power Up Films as President of Film Production and Distribution. For five years prior, Thrasher worked in the legal team of Fox Entertainment in their international anti-piracy litigation and international relationship division, and worked on their trademark prosecutions and appeals.  She has produced nine fiction feature / short films that have screened at the Berlinale, Sundance, Frameline, SXSW, and hundreds of juried film festivals. She earned her JD from the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, specializing in Intellectual Property and Media and Entertainment Law, and has a BFA in photography (minor in Film) from VCU. She has been instrumental in bringing the location CINE Shoots together as Producer and helped create a truly innovative collaboration between Hans Charles’ Cinematography classes and her Producing courses. This year, Thrasher produced two short films, now in post-production.