Lisa Godfrey has over 25 years experience in the television industry both in production and broadcasting. As VP of Original Content at Corus Entertainment, Lisa oversees Original Content development and production for Drama, Lifestyle and Factual for Corus’s portfolio of channels including, Global, HGTV Canada, FOOD Network Canada, W Network, Slice and History. In addition to Corus Originals – Lisa is growing the portfolio of content for Corus Studios which is the leader in the development, production and distribution of Unscripted Content with a focus on Lifestyle and Factual Series.
Lisa’s career in television began working on Canada’s first daytime talk show,The Shirley Show. Following that she spent several years working in the United States producing Universal Television’s Sally Jesse Raphael, Paramount Pictures The Montel Williams Show and was development producer for Telepictures and Pearson Television.
In 2001 Lisa transitioned to broadcasting, joining Specialty broadcaster Alliance Atlantis as Director of Original Content for a number of their specialty channels including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Slice, History Television, and National Geographic Channel. In 2010 her focus shifted when she took on the role of Director of Programming and Scheduling at Shaw Media, developing programming and scheduling strategies for some of the country’s biggest specialty services including HGTV Canada, Slice, History Channel, Lifetime Canada, DIY Canada, FYI Canada and more.
As a mother, wife, television executive and TV enthusiast, Lisa approaches her personal and professional life with passion, vigor and unwavering commitment.
At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch. - Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures