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New York, Los Angeles & Miami
Bronx born Lisa Leone began her career as a photographer, shooting musicians like Nas, Lauryn Hill, and Maxwell. She then segued into cinematography, shooting music videos for artists like TLC, Heavy D, D'Angelo, and The Brand New Heavies. From there, Lisa went on to work with her mentor Stanley Kubrick on his last film Eyes Wide Shut. Upon Kubrick’s death Lisa dived into a deeper study between the relationship of cinema and imagery. She continued her cinematography with work on independent films and shows for directors: Nancy Savoca’s "Dirt", for Showtime and “Union Square”, theatrical released, Michael Kang’s "The Motel"; Sundance and “Citizen Reno” for Bravo.
Her debut film as a writer, director, and cinematographer, Exactly, starring Rosie Perez and Sarita Choudhury, premiered at Tribeca, London and Sundance Film Festivals. She has directed episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, as well as multiples of both Step Up: Highwater and Greenleaf. In 2020 she directed an episode of the new show, Power III: Raising Kanan and was invited back to shoot an additional episode in 2021.
In 2019 Lisa won a Suncoast Regional Emmy for the documentary, “Remembering Surrounded Islands”, which was commissioned by the Perez Art Museum.
Lisa also serves as Vice President of Artistic Programs for The National YoungArts Foundation.