Oberlin College and Conservatory

Afrikan Heritage House Lecture Series Presents Lisa Cortés

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7:30pm

Virtual Event

Learn about navigating a career in film through this special Afrikan Heritage House Lectures Series presentation hosted by Caroline Jackson Smith. 

LISA CORTÉS is an Academy Award–nominated producer whose credits include Precious and The Apollo.

Her work with trailblazing companies such as Rush Artist Management, Def Jam Records, and Lee Daniels Entertainment has been distinguished by her commitment to empowering inclusive voices, and giving light to challenging visionary stories.

She has collaborated with directors including Ernest Dickerson and Gabourey Sidibe, producing innovative features, documentaries, and short films that assert the centrality of diverse and untold stories while delighting audiences.

Cortés recently co-directed and produced the documentary, The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion.

She serves on the Boards of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, ITVS, Yaddo, and the Trajal Harrell Dance Company.

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Signature Programs, Black History Month, Virtual Events


Academic, Africana Studies





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