Lisa Colburn began working in film production on the set of THE EXECUTIONER’S SONG with Tommy Lee Jones in 1980. She has written eleven screenplays, many of them award winning screenplays. Her first, CLOUDS OF TRAGEDY, was a finalist in the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights competition in 1994. THE JOURNEY was produced in 1997 starring Roshen Seth and won many national and international film festival awards. She wrote and produced a television series, NIGHTS TO IMAGINE, and co-produced the documentary film THE BODY ELECTRIC.

Lisa recently produced and executive produced a feature length documentary, SACRED STAGE: THE MARIINSKY THEATER which premiered at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center in New York City.

For 10 years Lisa served as a member of the Board of Trustees for The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts where she conceptualized and organized their outreach programs for select alumni to participate at the Sundance Theatre Lab in Utah and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. She was appointed by the President of the United States to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Arts, and for many years Lisa served on the boards of the Metropolitan Opera’s Advisory Board, the White Nights Foundation of America, the Henry Mancini Institute, Ojai Music Festival, the American Youth Symphony, Orange County Performing Arts, the Sculpture Institute and the Colburn Foundation. Currently, Lisa serves as a board member for the Los Angeles Opera, and the Byrd Hoffman Foundation. Lisa currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Documentary Association.  Lisa’s late husband was Richard D. Colburn, founder of the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles. Currently, Lisa resides in Los Angeles, CA.




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