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Lisa Hansen has emerged as one of the most prolific and successful producers in Los Angeles, having produced more than 70 movies to date, and working at a pace likely to cause that number to double soon.

As Executive Vice President, Hansen has been with CineTel since its inception in the mid 1980s. In addition to helping to transform the company into one of the largest independent film studios, Hansen also heads Cinetel Pictures, a separate production operation which she created. With Cinetel making six to eight pictures annually, Hansen is not only concerned with overseeing the day-to-day operations of development, production and post-production, but also with creating an atmosphere of creative freedom to nurture quality filmmaking.

Under Hansen's guidance, this environment has flourished, bringing CineTel a wealth of talent. Among the writers and directors who have worked with Hansen are multiple-Oscar-nominee Quentin Tarantino, Brian Helgeland, Roger Simon, Robert Downey, Roger Avary, Bruno Barreto, Dolph Lundgren, Steven Seagal and the late Marc Rocco.

In addition to I Spit On Your Grave, Hansen has shepherded many prestige features including A Rumor of Angels with Vanessa Redgrave, Carried Away with Dennis Hopper and Amy Irving, and the now-classic Where the Day Takes You, Marc Rocco's study of kids living in the shadow of the Hollywood sign.

In addition to the familiar names already mentioned, CineTel's films have starred Will Smith, Rutger Hauer, Famke Janssen, Jaime Pressley, Lou Diamond Philips, Sharon Stone, Peter Coyote, Alyssa Milano and a long list of others, many of whom were given their first featured roles on Hansen's productions.

A native of Chicago, Hansen began her career as a radio DJ in Gillette, Wyoming. Upon returning to Chicago, she joined Spectrum Pay-TV as Program Manager. In 1981 Hansen left that firm for a position of Chicago Teleproductions, the company that later morphed into today's Cinetel Films, Inc. Within three years, she had been made Executive Vice President, the position from which she has been making an impact on the industry for almost thirty years.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anchor Bay

Trivia (2)

Frequently works with Paul Hertzberg.
Founded Cinetel Films in 1985.

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