As we gear up for next month's Making Your Media Matter Conference on February 11 & 12 (if you haven't yet registered, you still can here), we're looking forward to hearing what Lisa Cortes, producer of Precious, is going to have to say on our Fiction for Change panel. Since its debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Precious has been making waves for its gripping portrayal of 16 year-old Precious, an obese, illiterate and pregnant teenager who is struggling to change the direction of her life.
As SVP of Production for Lee Daniels Entertainment, Lisa Cortes is responsible for finding and developing new projects and directors. Her other producing credits include Shadowboxer and The Woodsman, but she began as a member of the team that founded Def Jam Records. Check out this short interview with her below, and make sure to get to Making Your Media Matter to see her and all our other great panelists!