Lisa Gray

New Frontier Consultant &TV-EP Tier1 Exceptional Talent visa

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

Lisa Gray is an award-winning Executive Producer and content creator with extensive experience across both television and multiplatform technologies. Audience driven entertainment has been a critical feature of Lisa’s successes. The founder has worked across a diverse range of genres in television broadcast over the years including drama, documentary, branded entertainment, light entertainment, reality, music, and live studio television. Lisa has a deep appreciation for the power of good, old-fashioned storytelling, whatever the form using Technology to innovate these stories. Originally from Australia, Lisa was invited to apply for the Tech City on a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in 2015 based on her extensive experience working in global markets in the interactive entertainment industry. At that time, the visa was only awarded to 200 a year globally. A passionate advocate for social media and interactive storytelling, she is highly regarded for her ability to facilitate cross-industry collaborations and driving property diversification across new media. Lisa’s expertise and unique international perspective have been sought for numerous industry panels, presentations, and correspondent and mentoring roles globally. She has also judged for both the International Emmys and the International Digital Emmys. Black Meteor is a bridge to businesses looking to engage younger demographics with their message, product or idea. Black Meteor has helped blue-chip organisations including No 10 Downing Street, Global Citizen, Johnny Carson Center of Emerging Media Arts and The Guardian. Black Meteor acts as a bridge to connect your brands' message, product or idea too, and engage with the influential today. Black Meteor has been instrumental in co-developing I.P that connects their core messages with their established and growing invested communities. Black meteor works with a variety of talent, including influencers, experts and celebrities. Black Meteor has been successfully consulting for the best of breed of production companies (Wizz Kids, Maker Studios, and Elton John's Rocket Pictures, 4th Floor Entertainment Group), networks (BBC, CBBC, Sky News, NBC and Channel 5), agencies (RG/A, Fold7) and brands (Hilton Hotels, TrueLinked) for 4 years. The founder of Black Meteor, Lisa Gray, has extensive experience in the entertainment with Impact Space in the UK, US and Australian Markets. A passionate advocate for convergence of media and technology, she is highly regarded for her ability to facilitate cross-industry collaborations and driving property diversification in new ways. Black Meteor has been working with clients to co-develop I.P. that connects their messages they are passionate about to their established and growing committed communities. Only recently, Black Meteor has extended to relevant businesses looking to engage younger demographics to their message, product or idea. The client list includes BBC, NBCU, Channel 5, Sony Music, No 10 Downing Street, Global Citizen, and The Guardian. Black Meteor thoroughly enjoys working with these clients to enable younger generations of stories to be heard. Ultimately, it will inspire our global community can be inspired by them to do better and be better. Lisa’s expertise and unique international perspective has been sought for numerous industry panels, presentations, and correspondent and mentoring roles both locally and internationally for the likes of MIPTV, MIPCom, SPAA, Mumbrella 360, X Media Lab and AFTRS. She has also judged for both the International Emmys and the International Digital Emmys.

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Skills

  • Development
  • Executive Producer
  • Producing Digital Content
  • Digital Expertise
  • Creative Storytelling
  • Creative Producer
  • Innovation
  • Interactive Art
  • Mobile Consulting
  • Mentor

Companies I’ve worked with

  • AKQA

    AKQA

    • Design
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    The Feds

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      channel 10

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        Nine Entertainment Company - Channel 9

        Work history

        Currently

        Founder: Executive Producer & Content Consultant

        Black Meteor Media

        Jun 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Black Meteor brings together lateral thinking creatives who know how to connect and inspire today's global audiences through responsive, effective and strategically-conceived storytelling. We believe, in this rapidly evolving, audience-driven landscape, entertainment properties regardless of scope or focus need to engage their audience, customers and users in engaging and fulfilling ways if they are to survive and thrive. Black Meteor is focused on helping content makers better understand their audience's needs and expectations by providing creative support and breaking down perceived barriers to strategic, scalable solutions. We can show you how to start a meaningful conversation with your audience and how to maintain that engagement well into your property's future. Black Meteor is available for consulting, creative or production advice for your next project to ensure you make the right connections, realise your vision and organically reach your audience. Clients include: NBC Universal, Sony Music International, Channel 5, Rocket Entertainment UK, Grumpy Sailor, Red Bull TV, BBC Worldwide, Screen Australia, Screen West, The projects*, RG/A, Fold7, The Guardian UK, Nickelodeon US and CBBC

        2015

        Head of Content & Executive Producer

        The Feds

        Oct 2007 - Jun 2015
        • Sydney, Australia
        • Freelance
        • Lisa has been responsible for leading the development and production on all television and interactive initiatives for a range of clients, as well as developing and producing original IP in-house, a number of which have garnered both industry recognition and commercial popularity for their innovation. She has expanded her role to include an international focus and as such has established and maintained ongoing relationships with numerous international broadcasters including Channel 4 and MTV International in the UK, and Nickelodeon, A&E, Travel Channel, Esquire, MTV and Red Bull in the US, regularly receiving commissioning briefs and pitch invitations. In the branded entertainment space, she has been both brand liaison and concept creator/director on numerous projects for high profile clients such as Woolworths, Optus, Universal Music, AMP and Mastercard. She has been invited to participate in numerous industry engagements in various roles including speaker and mentor. She has championed a number of cross-media collaborations, and has extensive experience developing online and interactive projects in collaboration with broadcasters such as Australia’s ABC. She has developed an extensive knowledge of Australia’s government funding programs and regulations, having helped to secure numerous grants for the company, including the prestigious Screen Australia Enterprise Program in 2013. Highlights have included: Executive Producer Soundtrack Of The World Interactive Data/Music Installation and Online Experience Executive Producer Stay Tuned Interactive Music Format, S1 (2011) & S2 (2012) for ABC – includes 15-part online extension InTune through Screen Australia Winner MIPFormats International Pitch Prize for Zombie Bootcamp Executive Producer The New Crowd Factual Pilot for MTV Network USA Executive Producer The Other Stage documentary (Nine 2013) and online series for Red Bull TV Format Creator Hardware Challenge Factual Entertainment Format sold to Electus International Development Producer & Director Yes Coach Interactive Online Series, M&C Saatchi for Optus Producer Wildspace Interactive Online Mash-Up & Game for ABC Producer Empire of the Sun iPhone Game for EMI Group Producer The Gruen Video Mash-Up Tool Interactive Experience for ABC’s The Gruen Transfer

        2007

        Senior Video Producer

        3 Mobile

        Jan 2007 - Oct 2007
        • Sydney, Australia
        • Full Time
        • In this role, Lisa oversaw all internal video production and development of in-house mobile television shows for 3 Mobile. She produced, directed and interviewed major music acts for mobile TV programming, and established an internal green screen studio to expand the production of in-house content. As well as Director and Producer of Now On Planet 3, 3 Mobile’s first internal daily news magazine program, she also produced numerous consumer promotions for both in-store and handset distribution.

        2007

        Locations Manager & Development Producer

        Beyond Productions

        Oct 2006 - Jan 2007
        • Sydney, Australia
        • Freelance
        • American Chopper U.S. Reality Series

        2006

        Jul 2006 - Oct 2006
        • Sydney, Australia
        • Full Time
        • 20-1 Series 3 Factual Entertainment Series for the Nine Network Australia

        2006

        Producer & Director

        Landmark TV

        May 2006 - Jul 2006
        • Sydney, Australia
        • Full Time
        • Branded Entertainment Interstitials for the How To Channel – the first ever branded content initiative for Foxtel

        2006

        Field Producer

        channel 10

        Mar 2006 - May 2006
        • Sydney, Australia
        • Freelance
        • Australian Princess Reality Competition Series for the Ten Network

        2006

        Associate Producer

        Beyond Productions

        Jul 2005 - Jan 2006
        • Sydney, Australia
        • Freelance
        • Chasing Nature Factual Entertainment Series for Discovery Networks International

        2005

        Script Department Manager

        Millennium Productions

        Nov 2003 - May 2005
        • Sydney, Australia
        • Full Time
        • McLeod’s Daughters Drama Series for the Nine Network

        2003

        Assistant Producer

        Channel 7

        Nov 2002 - Nov 2003
        • Sydney, Australia
        • Freelance
        • Wedding Switch Reality Competition Series; The Mole Reality Competition Series; The Chat Room Late Night Talk Show (Internet Coordinator)

        Education

        2001

        Media and Communications

        Macquarie University

        Feb 1998 - Mar 2001
        • Sydney, Australia
        • Bachelor of Media

        Awards

        2014

        2014 MIPFormats International Pitch Prize

        MIDEM awards

        • Winner for Zombie Bootcamp Hybrid Format

        2014

        Finalist 2013 ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Pitch, Power To The Pixel

        Power to the Pixel

        • For Soundtrack of The World

        2011

        Best Kids Factual Entertainment, ATOM Awards

        ATOM awards

        • for Stay Tuned Interactive Music Format

        2010

        Winner 2010 Bronze, ADMA Awards

        Atom Books

        • for Yes Coach Interactive Online Series, M&C Saatchi for Optus Telecommunications

        2010

        Finalist- MIP360 Pitch Competition

        MIPCOM

        • Habitat