Co-President, IFC Films

Lisa Schwartz

Lisa Schwartz is the co-president of IFC Films, a division of AMC Networks, and manages the company’s day to day operations, including oversight of all domestic and foreign distribution for the company’s distribution labels, IFC Films and IFC Midnight.  In 2019 she developed and oversaw the launch of IFC Films Unlimited, the brands first SVOD service in the US and Canada. Schwartz was also a key executive in the development and launch of IFC Films simultaneous theatrical and VOD day and date distribution model in 2006, which has since become an industry standard in film distribution. Schwartz played an integral role in leading the distribution for the Oscar winning film “Boyhood” as well as numerous other IFC Films Oscar nominees including “45 Years,” “Two Days, One Night,” “In The Loop,” “Finding Vivian Maier,” “Dirty Wars,” and “How to Survive a Plague.”  Previously to being named co-president, Schwartz served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development for IFC Films.

She is a voting member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Television Academy and New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIF). She has been named Multichannel News/WICT Wonder Woman in 2011 and Woman to Watch in 2010 and was named to Variety500 in 2017-2019, an index of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global media industry.