Born and raised in New York City, Risa started her career in entertainment as a Playwright and Producer in Europe where she has lived and worked for more than 35 years. She worked as both an executive producer and completion guarantor for video games and films with clients that include Disney, Squaresoft, Namco, Universal Studios, Warner Bros, ABC television, among others. Her game credits include: “Lucky Luke”, “Smurf Adventure”, “Loony Tunes Racing”, “Adventures of Tintin”, “Dead to Rights”, “Piglets BIG Game”, “Alias with JJ Abrams”, “Urban Chaos2”, “Rogue Trooper”, “Alone in the Dark5”, “Gothic4”, “SineMora”, “RiME”, “The Sexy Brutale”, “The Invisible Hours”, a VR game and “Mission to Mars” VR experience. Her film credits as Production Executive / Guarantor for the animated films include “Deep”, “Ozzy” and 2018 Oscar nominated “The Breadwinner” and 2020 “Wolfwalkers” with Cartoon Saloon. She is currently working as an EP for “Zsa ZSa Zaturnnah” with Rocket Sheep Studios in the Philippines. Passionate about entertainment and helping the industry grow to be prosperous and welcoming to new talent, Risa works as a visiting professor at the Institute International Multimedia in Paris and ETIC Algarve to continually improve and grow the animation and game development community.