Lisa Marie Boykin: “Failure, Resilience, Persistence”

Lisa Marie Boykin ’95 is Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs/Television Group at Annapurna Pictures. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Boykin grew up in Sumter, SC, where she attended Sumter High School. She holds a BA in Government/Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from NYU School of Law. Boykin started her legal career as a lawyer at the Wall Street law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. In her current role in the newly formed television group at Annapurna Pictures, she’s responsible for negotiating the talent deals with the writers/directors/performers on Annapurna’s television series as well as the deals to distribute these series on premium cable and new media platforms. Prior to joining Annapurna Pictures, she worked in the legal department at The Walt Disney Company. She’s also served as production and legal counsel at Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. and PBS. Boykin lives in Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles, CA.