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Hey! I'm Elisa - a three time Emmy-less producer, writer, and host with over 10 years of experience creating video and podcast franchises at the intersection of politics and popular culture.

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ABOUT ELISA

About ELISA

I currently lead the Digital Department at Full Frontal with Samantha Bee where I scale Sam’s voice and vision across social platforms. Before joining the show, I was an Executive Producer at Refinery29 where I launched seven original series, including the company’s fastest growing franchise, the video and podcast series, Strong Opinions Loosely Held.

Prior to working in media, I was a practicing video artist and free speech advocate. With a background in media, art, and activism, I love telling big, intersectional stories with a light touch for new and emerging formats, platforms, and business models. 

HEAD OF DIGITAL

Full frontal WITH

sam bee

 In 2019, I reestablished the digital department at Full Frontal with Samantha Bee with a focus on scaling the show’s IP with original content and getting Sam's voice into social feeds. In two years, we launched five new series, achieving the highest social engagement of any Late Night show in 2020.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

ReFinery 29

I produced and hosted several video series at Refinery29 including The Ladies Room, a weekly celebrity-driven talk show live from the office bathroom, where all good revolutions start. In 2017, I launched the podcast division with the politics and pop culture show, Strong Opinions Loosely Held. I adapted it into a weekly video series and by 2018, it was the fastest growing franchise at the company reaching 3 out of 4 women on Facebook. It was syndicated to Facebook Watch, Amazon and Snap and had brand partnerships with Spotify, ESPN, Lean Cuisine and NPR. 

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MULTIMEDIA & POP CULTURE

video

artist

As an appropriation artist, my practice lies at the intersections of pop culture, LGTBQ activism, and fair use law. My work has been screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Museum for Film & Television Berlin, Tempelhof Berlin, Dresden Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art, MIP Cube Cannes, and The Hammer Museum. My 2010 US Copyright Office testimony helped legalize memes, GIFs, and digital sampling, setting the stage for video to dominate across social platforms.

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LEt's Talk

I speak and consult frequently on the power of using social media and community-created video to make meaningful change most recently at MIT, Harvard Law School, and Savannah College of Art and Design, where I also co-created their Social Media and Content Strategy major in 2020.