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Lisa Callif

Lisa Callif, named by Variety as one of The Best and The Brightest (2011), is an entertainment attorney whose primary focus is on representing independent filmmakers in all aspects of their moviemaking, including development, production and distribution. As part of her practice, Lisa does a significant amount of clearance work for documentaries as... See full bio »

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 2017 John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs (Documentary) (clearance counsel) (filming)
 2016 Shimmer Lake (production counsel) (post-production)
  American Dream American Knightmare (Documentary) (legal counsel) (announced)
  Power (Documentary) (production legal) (post-production)
 2016 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Documentary) (production counsel)
 2016 Snowden (clearance counsel)
 2016 Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond (Documentary) (attorney)
 2016 For the Love of Spock (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2016 LoveTrue (Documentary) (production counsel)
 2016/II Kicks (clearance counsel)
 2016 Tickling Giants (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2016 Weiner (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2016 Jim: The James Foley Story (Documentary) (clearance counsel - as Lisa Callif Esq)
 2015 Making a Murderer (TV Series documentary) (clearance counsel - 10 episodes)
- Fighting for Their Lives (2015) ... (clearance counsel)
- Lack of Humility (2015) ... (clearance counsel)
- The Great Burden (2015) ... (clearance counsel)
- Framing Defense (2015) ... (clearance counsel)
- Testing the Evidence (2015) ... (clearance counsel)
 2015/I Thank You for Your Service (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2015 Reversion (production legal)
 2015 He Named Me Malala (Documentary) (production counsel)
 2015 Time to Choose (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2015 Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2015 The Seventies (TV Series documentary) (clearance counsel - 1 episode)
- Television Gets Real (2015) ... (clearance counsel)
 2015 Almost Holy (Documentary) (Clearance Counsel)
 2015 The Hunting Ground (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2014 It Happened Here (Documentary) (clearence counsel)
 2014 21 Years: Richard Linklater (Documentary) (legal services)
 2014 The Culture High (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2014 Merchants of Doubt (Documentary) (production counsel)
 2014 The Sixties (TV Mini-Series documentary) (clearance counsel - 10 episodes)
- Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll (2014) ... (clearance counsel)
- The Times They Are A-Changin' (2014) ... (clearance counsel)
- 1968 (2014) ... (clearance counsel)
- The Space Race (2014) ... (clearance counsel)
- The British Invasion (2014) ... (clearance counsel)
 2014 The Past is a Grotesque Animal (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2014 Behaving Badly (production legal)
 2014 Mad As Hell (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2014 Meet the Patels (Documentary) (legal counsel) / (legal counsel: Donaldson + Callif) / (production counsel)
 2014 Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (Documentary) (production counsel)
 2014 About Alex (production legal: Donaldson + Callif)
 2014 SlingShot (Documentary) (production counsel)
 2014/I Boyhood (clearance counsel: Donaldson + Callif)
 2013 Devil's Knot (clearance counsel: Donaldson Callif - as Lisa A. Callif)
 2013 Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2013 Brave Miss World (Documentary) (production counsel)
 2013 Herblock: The Black & the White (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013 Code Black (Documentary) (production counsel)
 2013 Money for Nothing (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013 Felix Austria! (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013 The Motivation (Documentary) (clearance counsel) / (legal services)
 2013 Family Weekend (legal services)
 2013 The Short Game (Documentary) (additional counsel: Donaldson + Callif)
 2013 I Am Divine (Documentary) (legal services)
 2013 Upaj: Improvise (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013 Blackfish (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013 The World According to Dick Cheney (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2012-2013 The Untold History of the United States (TV Series documentary) (legal counsel - 10 episodes)
- Chapter 10: Bush & Obama - Age of Terror (2013) ... (legal counsel)
- Chapter 6: JFK - To the Brink (2012) ... (legal counsel)
 2012 The Black Kung Fu Experience (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2012/II The Bay (legal counsel)
 2012 State 194 (Documentary) (production legal)
 2012 How to Make Money Selling Drugs (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2012 Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out (Documentary) (production legal)
 2012 Navajo Cops (TV Series documentary) (clearance counsel - 6 episodes)
- Gangs, Guns and Guts (2012) ... (clearance counsel)
- Axe Attack (2012) ... (clearance counsel)
- Family Feuds (2012) ... (clearance counsel)
- Shallow Grave (2012) ... (clearance counsel)
- Eyes of the Howler (2012) ... (clearance counsel)
 2012 Pretty Old (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2012 An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (clearance counsel)
 2012 The Invisible War (Documentary) (production legal: Donaldson & Callif)
 2012 Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 Vito (Documentary) (clearance services)
 2011 Last Call at the Oasis (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2011 The Lost Kennedy Home Movies (TV Movie documentary) (legal clearance)
 2010-2011 Bloomberg Game Changers (TV Series documentary) (clearance counsel - 9 episodes)
- Koch Brothers (2011) ... (clearance counsel)
- Craig Newmark (2011) ... (clearance counsel)
- Larry Ellison (2010) ... (clearance counsel)
- Jay-Z (2010) ... (clearance counsel)
- Henry Kravis (2010) ... (clearance counsel)
 2011 Manny Pacquiao (Featuring Dan Hill): Sometimes When We Touch (Video documentary short) (clearance counsel)
 2011 Like Water (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2011 How to Die in Oregon (Documentary) (legal services)
 2010 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (legal services - 1 episode)
- Art & Copy (2010) ... (legal services)
 2010/I I'm Still Here (legal counsel - as Lisa 'It's Ok' Callif)
 2010 With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (Documentary) (clearance attorney)
 2010 Beautiful Darling (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2010 Inside Job (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2010 Countdown to Zero (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2010/I Lucky (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2010 Waiting for 'Superman' (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2010 Bhutto (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2010 Chow Down (Documentary) (business & legal affairs)
 2010 Eddie Macken: True Legend (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2009 Bitch Slap (clearance counsel - uncredited)
 2009 South of the Border (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2009 I'm No Dummy (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2009 Into Temptation (production legal: CA)
 2009/I Outrage (Documentary) (production legal: Donaldson & Hart)
 2009 Best Worst Movie (Documentary) (clearance counsel - uncredited) / (legal services: Donaldson & Callif)
 2009 Art & Copy (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2008 Around June (legal advisor)
 2008 The Real Shaolin (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2008 Walt & El Grupo (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2008 Mardik: Baghdad to Hollywood (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2008 Herb & Dorothy (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2008 Bigger Stronger Faster* (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2008 I.O.U.S.A. (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2007 Indie Sex: Extremes (TV Movie documentary) (legal services - as Lisa A. Callif)
 2007 Indie Sex: Teens (TV Movie documentary) (legal service - as Lisa A. Callif)
 2007 Indie Sex: Censored (TV Movie documentary) (legal services - as Lisa A. Callif)
 2007 Angels in the Dust (Documentary) (legal advisor)
 2007 America the Beautiful (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2007 Frank and Cindy (Documentary) (production counsel)
 2006 This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Documentary) (production legal)
 2006 Who Killed the Electric Car? (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
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