Lisa Ferrell is CMII Professor of Practice. In that role, she serves as a principle liaison between the Creative Media Industries Institute and the wider media industries, and coordinates projects that bring media production companies to the Institute, working with GSU students and taking advantage of the new performance capture systems available in the CMII core studio. She heads the curricular area in CMII that aims to prepare students for careers in media producing.
Ferrell brings many years of industry experience to her work at GSU. She has worked in series and telefilm development for such companies as CBS, Lifetime Television/Hearst Entertainment, NBC and TBS. While at motion capture studio Giant Studios, she was involved in the post-production of films that include New Line Cinema’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and Sony Imageworks animated holiday feature “Polar Express” directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks. She was also instrumental in creating the pilot episode for the long-running “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” series for TBS and the series “America’s Greatest Pets” for UPN. Ferrell was also an account executive at ECG Productions.
With Darius Evans and Travis Morgan, Ferrell formed Chattahoochee Studios, an independent media production company. Longtime industry veterans, the three have been able to tap into their varied industry experience and complimentary skill-sets to turn media ideas into distinct and beautiful productions. Chattahoochee Studios produces top quality media – feature films, episodic television, broadcast commercial campaigns, digital, social media – on time and on budget, by using cutting edge production techniques and the most accomplished talent.
Ferrell is the current Past-President of Georgia Production Partnership, a leading advocate for Georgia’s film and television industries. She also serves on the Board of Directors for a number of industry associations that include ASIFA South (the animation association), Film Impact Georgia and re:imagine/ATL, the education and workforce solution to train and connect talented young people to the creative industry.