Lisa Swain


  • Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Arts

Before coming to Biola, Lisa Swain worked in the entertainment industry for over fifteen years as a production supervisor on film projects ranging in budget from 15 million to 150 million. Her credits include the commercially successful movies Big Fish, Anger Management, America’s Sweethearts, Face-Off, Varsity Blues and Mars Attacks among others. She has worked with such notable producers as Richard Zanuck, Barrie Osborne, Bruce Cohen and David Permut and directors Tim Burton and Gore Verbinsky. Lisa has also worked in dramatic television as the production coordinator on Amblin Entertainment’s SeaQuest and in the sitcom world on the Family Channel’s Big Brother Jake. Early in her career, Lisa won the prestigious student silver Oscar for Best Dramatic Picture awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Turtle Races, a film she produced while working on her masters degree at Regent University. Lisa is an active member in the Producer's Guild of America, the University Film and Video Association and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. She teaches classes in production and criticism.

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