Our Founder


Lisa Maria Falcone founded Everest Entertainment to develop films focusing on important and sometimes difficult issues, the quality of writing and strong, complex characters. Her motion picture credits include executive producing Danny Boyle’s acclaimed film 127 Hours, which was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Motion Picture. She also produced the upcoming 'Mud', directed by Jeff Nichols, Thomas McCarthy’s Win Win, which stars Paul Giamatti, and produced Rodrigo Garcia’s Mother and Child starring Naomi Watts and Annette Bening. On the music side, Lisa Maria produced Grammy Award-winning artist Swizz Beatz upcoming album titled Haute Living, featuring such artists as Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Coldplay.

Her childhood in Spanish Harlem was enriched by her access to the arts. Today, Lisa Maria is committed to making the arts accessible to all individuals. Besides her work as a producer of film, television and music, Lisa Maria is very involved in New York City arts and community organizations. She is on the board of the New York City Ballet, serves as a chairwoman of numerous galas including that of the Natural History Museum, and is a major supporter of both Friends of the High Line, which is responsible for New York's first elevated public park, and the Signature Theater, which seeks to make Broadway plays more affordable and accessible to all New Yorkers.