Speakers Profile - Lisa Fineberg

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With experience in acting, presenting and more recently stand-up comedy, Lisa is a mixed bag of talent. Her cute and cheeky personality has made her a hit on the red carpet scene. Lisa has interviewed some of the biggest names in Australia's music and television industries, with her friendly nature appealing to many celebrities alike. Not just a pretty face, Lisa also has produced, edited and written a number of her own monologues, comedy skits and short plays. She has also produced and edited many of her presenting segments.

Originally from Melbourne, Lisa has been living in Sydney for the past three years and is lucky enough to have homes in both cities. Performing from a young age, Lisa has had guest spots in a number of T.V. shows including 'The Secret Life of Us', 'Stingers', 'Short Cuts', 'Comedy Inc' as well as appearing in a number of television commercials.

Lisa has had a range of lead roles on stage including playing Estella in 'Great Expectations', Julia in George Orwell's '1984' and Julie in 'Cosi'. where she won a Victorian Drama League Award for best supporting actress. In 2003, Lisa performed an 80 minute one woman show at LaMama at the Carlton Courthouse Theatre. She has also performed in plays for the Fringe and Comedy festivals.

As a presenter she has been hitting the red carpet at all the major events such as the MTV Awards, The Aria Awards, The AFI Awards, Film Festivals and numerous fashion parades. She has done a number of presenting spots for 'EWTV' on Foxtel, as well as web shows ?The Vine' and ?Insight TV'.

Lisa has a Bachelor Degree in Media Arts majoring in Screen Studies as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She has had acting training at various schools around Melbourne and Sydney and has studied at TVI Actors Studio in New York Cityand TV Presenting at SAFTV.

Lisa has recently discovered a love for stand-up comedy. She has been performing at small comedy rooms around Sydney and Melbourne which she hopes to further pursue. When asked 'Why she would want to take on Stand-Up Comedy and risk humiliation on stage?', Lisa replied 'Bombing on stage is no big deal, I'm 28 and I've never learnt to ride a push bike- now that's humiliating.'

Having travelled extensively through Asia, Europe and America, Lisa loves adventures and exploring new places. She has a fun-loving personality, and has no problems making a complete fool of herself for a laugh!

"Lisa ticks all boxes. Apart from being one of the finest presenters I have worked with, it is her producing skills - writing, organising, team- work and her ability to clinch sponsorships - that really sets her apart. Destined to succeed, I recommend Lisa highly.' - Ben Rose, Director of EWTV and Sydney Academy of Film and Television (SAFTV)