Lisa Knapp has enjoyed a very diverse career in the television industry. Having worked in advertising, the music industry, as an executive producer and a development executive, Lisa has honed her skills in every aspect of developing, producing, selling and marketing television.
From 1998 to 2008, Lisa was executive producer and show runner for a wide range of critically acclaimed shows, including The Bachelorette, Momma’s Boys, Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels, Knievels Wild Ride, Bands Reunited, Your Chance to Dance, Celebrities Undercover, Death By Gossip and Wendy Williams: How You Doin’ Broadway?!.
In 2008 she became head of development for 44 Blue Productions, overseeing projects for Vh1, Bravo, Spike, Own, Style and Trutv. Part of her success as a development executive comes from her extensive knowledge of production and her ability to bridge the gap between the production company and the network effectively. A creative at heart, she’s also proven herself as a salesperson and business executive as well.
In 2013, Lisa helped form Wendy Williams’ Productions, a production company dedicated to developing and producing reality programming consistent with Wendy’s phenomenally popular brand. The company went on to develop projects for multiple networks as well as the special Wendy Williams: How You Doin’ Broadway?! on TV Guide Network and series’ Celebrities Undercover at Oxygen and Death By Gossip at Discovery ID.
Lisa joins Anvil 1893 after consulting with the company on development. In her role as EVP of Programming & Business Development she will work to develop and sell compelling, engaging programming for traditional media broadcast outlets as well as digital platforms, as well as to explore additional revenue streams to expand Anvil’s business model as an entertainment company.