Remembering Lisa Gewirtz
By Anthony Vazquez |
In April we lost a dear friend and colleague, Lisa Gewirtz. She was a leader, a connector and a friend to so many in the Production Accounting community and beyond. After sharing the unbearable news, the response was swift and heartfelt, coming from people who had known and loved Lisa for decades as well as those who knew her kindness only through emails and phone calls. The responses echoed our own, ranging from deep sadness and disbelief to a feeling of good fortune at having had the opportunity to know her and work alongside her as she made plans for a very bright future.
Lisa loved connecting and helping others. By combining that passion with her superior knowledge of the Production Accounting industry, she helped further the careers of thousands of people.A true matchmaker in every way, she was a self described “professional relationship creator.” Above all else, she wanted to have a positive impact.
“I always knew that if I could help people in the Entertainment Production Accounting world, and leave the industry a little better than when I started, I would have fulfilled one of my life’s missions,” Lisa said in January when we announced her new role at Extreme Reach.
Mission accomplished Lisa. We are so fortunate to have known you and worked with you and we will miss you greatly.
The outpouring was swift and voluminous. A sampling of words from her friends:
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To view a video tribute to Lisa, with music she wrote and performed, visit this page. https://youtu.be/21gXbB2IyNs
If you would like to make a donation in Lisa’s memory, her family invites you to make a donation, on this page, to ALYN Hospital in Israel, a warm, caring place for disabled children of any religion or nationality. Your donation will be dedicated to increasing the music in therapies helping the children. Lisa always believed that music could make a difference. Lisa was a living legend.