Lisa Marie Boykin

Born in Philadelphia, PA and raised by Cuban and African American grandparents, Lisa Marie Boykin grew up in Sumter, SC where she attended Sumter High School.  She holds a BA in Government/Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from NYU School of Law.

Lisa started her legal career as an associate in the Banking & Institutional Investment group at the Wall Street law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.  In her current role in the newly formed television group at Annapurna Pictures, she’s responsible for negotiating the above-the-line talent deals with the writers/directors/performers on Annapurna’s television series.  She also handles the day-to-day production matters for the television group and negotiates the deals to distribute the Annapurna television series premium cable and new media platforms.

Prior to joining Annapurna Pictures, she worked in the legal department at The Walt Disney Company.  She’s also served as production and legal counsel at Nuevo TV, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. and PBS.

One of Lisa’s proudest professional accomplishments is the NY Emmy award-winning documentary film she worked on called PastPort: Cuba—The Search for Nicolita, which follows a fashion designer’s trip with her parents back to Cuba, a country they left over 50 years ago.

Lisa lives in the Baldwin Hills section of Los Angeles, CA.


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