Associate Professor, School of Theatre, Film and Television
Marshall Bldg, Room 224
B.A. in English from U.C. Berkeley; M.A. in Cinema from San Francisco State University
Lisanne Skyler is the writer/director of the critically acclaimed HBO Documentary Film BRILLO BOX (3 ¢ OFF) following an iconic Andy Warhol sculpture as it makes its way from her own family's living roomto a Christie's auction. BRILLO BOX (3 ¢ OFF), an official section of the 54th New York Film Festival, debuts August 7 2017 exclusively on HBO and is now streaming on HBO GO and HBO NOW.
Skyler is the writer and director of numerous award-winning fiction and documentary films, including the feature GETTING TO KNOW YOU (1999 Sundance Film Festival, 1999 Venice Film Festival), the South Central LA documentary NO LOANS TODAY (1995 Sundance Film Festival) and the short fiction film CAPTURE THE FLAG (Hamptons International Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival, Showtime Tony Cox Award),
Skyler is the recipient of a FIPRESCI award, a Film Independent Spirit Award “Someone to Watch” nomination, and the Showtime Tony Cox Award for her 1970s coming of age film, Capture the Flag. She has appeared on KCRW’s The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell, and been profiled on the PBS series, Independent View. In 2013, NO LOANS TODAY was released on all digital platforms, inspiring Skyler's TEDX talk on making films for the digital age.
Skyler recently wrote and directed the short film A FEW THINGS ABOUT ROBERT IRWIN for the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala, co-chaired by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film was an official selection of the Los Angeles Film Festival and AFI DOCS.
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