Lisa Cortés, CEO of Cortés Films was the Executive Producer of the Academy Award and Sundance winning film, Precious. Her productions have received over 70 international awards and nominations.
Prior to her film career, Cortés was one of the driving forces behind the launch of Def Jam Records. She was Vice President of Artists and Repertoire at Mercury Records, where she discovered and worked with many multi-platinum and Grammy Award winning artists. Cortés also founded and served as President of Loose Cannon Records, a subsidiary of Polygram Records.
She recently wrapped production on Double Play, which was directed by Ernest Dickerson.