Lisa France

Set of The Cleaning Lady
Lisa France - Producing Director - Queen Sugar
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Lisa France is an entertainment veteran with over 25+ years in the business as a writer, director and producer. She began her film and TV career from the ground up. PA, AD, set dec, camera operator, props, 2nd AD, driver, stand-in, extra, etc.  She attributes her extensive entertainment job resume to her ability to think quickly in difficult production situations.  Eventually she landed a stunt gig with Spike Lee in He Got Game and a stunt acting job on The Summer of Sam and did stunts on a variety of other TV shows and films, most notably, The Sopranos. France spent time in front of the camera for several years before moving to the other side of the lens where she directed, co-wrote and produced her first feature film, Anne B. Real in 2003, which won more than 40 film festival awards and nominations around the world, including two Independent Spirit Award nominations. She then filmed two more award-winning independent films in rapid succession, both were distributed on Netflix, Starz and AMC theaters.  Her first documentary, Roll with Me, also garnered numerous awards, debuted at The Woodstock Film Festival and was a 2018 Slamdance Official Selection, later acquired and distributed by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing.  France has directed numerous thrillers and Christmas movies for Lifetime, BounceTV, OWN Hulu and Tubi. During the height of the pandemic, France directed and produced on Season 5 and 6, the critically acclaimed, award winning series Queen Sugar by creator Ava DuVernay.  France recently directed episodes of the hit FOX series The Cleaning Lady and Naomi currently streaming on HBO MAX.  Most recently, France produced The Herricanes which just debuted and won a Special Jury Prize and the Audience Award at SXSW.  The story chronicles the diverse and unknown story of the first women’s American Football Pro Football league of the 1970s as it parallels the timeline of the 50 year anniversary of Title IX.  France received a full Division I basketball scholarship and went on to play pro basketball in England. She graduated from Brooklyn College Cum Laude and received her Masters from The Ohio State University. France is a proud member of AWD, the LGBTQ+ community, the DGA, WGA, and SAG-AFTRA.  She is an avid traveler, hiker, camper, boater, house party entertainer, food & wine geek, pickle baller, basketball nut, brain games, all games really, football freak, holistic body repair, is excited by all new things she can learn, loves voice acting, dubbing directing, medicine 3.0, tech curious, Vipassana old student, lover of her cat Willow, lover of her family, lover of her friends, and lover of her wife Lee who she says is the best part of her



MERRY KISS CAM – 2022 –  Hulu- Director 


A CHRISTMAS MISSION – 2021 – Lifetime Original – Peacock – Director 

GREYSON FAMILY CHRISTMAS– 2020 – BounceTV – Amazon Prime – Director 

HER SECRET FAMILY KILLER – 2019 – Lifetime Original – Director 

WHO WANTS ME DEAD – 2019 – Lifetime Original – Director 

FATAL FRIEND REQUEST – 2018 – Lifetime Original – Director 

KILLER IN A RED DRESS – 2018– Lifetime Original – Director

HER BOYFRIEND’S SECRET– 2018 – Lifetime – Director

THE UNSEEN – 2005 – Starz/Netflix – Director/Producer/Writer

LOVE & SUICIDE  –  2005 – AMC theaters –  Director/Co-Writer/Producer

ANNE B. REAL** –  2003 – Showtime/Netflix –  Director/Co-Writer/Producer


NAOMI – EP 107 – 2022 – HBO MAX – Director

THE CLEANING LADY – EP 104 – 2022  – Director 

QUEEN SUGAR –  2021 – EPS 502, 507, 608 – Director (Producing Director S6)


THE HERRICANES – 2023 – Producer

ROLL WITH ME – 2017 – Netflix – Director/Producer/Writer

SPECIAL BLOOD  – 2016 – Rare & Potentially Fatal – Consulting Producer

IF I DIE TONIGHT – 2009 – Indican Pictures – Associate Producer



SXSW – Audience Award Winner & Maverick Special Jury Award, Mountainfilm Festival – Women In Film Award.


– Woodstock Film Festival – Carpe Diem Award, Virginia Film Festival – Audience Award, MIFFA – Best Documentary, Best Film Overall


Black Reel AWARD, Two Independent Spirit Award Nominations, Urban World – Best Film, Santa Monica Film Festival – Best Feature, Dubrovnik – Best Feature.