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Gravity Media Appoints Lisa Smith as Rental Manager for Broadcast and Post Production

Lisa joins to oversee the company's Manchester HQ

Gravity Media Appoints Lisa Smith as Rental Manager for Broadcast and Post Production

Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, has recently hired Lisa Smith as rental manager for broadcast and post production. 

Lisa’s hire follows on from other important recent Gravity Media team appointments - Jason Tomkins as post production promotion and development manager and Fiona Burton as head of post production to work closely with the senior leadership team and Gravity’s managing director, EMEA - Ed Tischler.  

With over 21 years of experience in broadcast rental, media production and digital media Lisa will be focused on looking after all client relationships, oversee all creative projects, as well as growing the wide range of new opportunities which Gravity Media can support across the broadcast and post-production markets in the North of England. Lisa will work closely with Jamie Brewer and the wider team to ensure the highest level of client experience. 

Lisa has previously held roles at BBC Sport, MCL Create, Gearbox, Presteigne Broadcast, ES Broadcast, and Procam Take 2.

Some of her career highlights include being responsible for coordinating and managing equipment and crew for the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games, which involved 80 crew at 17 venues, and attracted a Worldwide TV audience of 1 billion.

Ed Tischler, managing director of Gravity Media for EMEA commented: “The expansion of our existing Manchester operation is a proud moment for the business, more news of which I look forward to sharing early next year. Lisa will further bolster our world leading team - looking after all our regional broadcast and post production rental relationships. Lisa’s warm personality, energy, passion and likeability coupled with her experience, expertise and wide-ranging client relationships made her the obvious choice to join our growing team. She will undoubtedly continue to secure the most creative projects, supported by the innovation and tech pipeline which sits at the heart of the business.”  

Lisa Smith, Gravity Media’s new rental manager comments on overseeing Gravity Media North: “It’s an extremely proud moment for me to be joining the global player that is Gravity Media and have the opportunity to help shape and grow the Gravity Media’s regional offering at such an important time for the business. 

In the last 21 years I have gained invaluable media and broadcast experience which feels perfectly placed to bring to this role as I ensure Gravity Media is the go-to rental and postproduction solution for the film, TV and broadcast industry in the North of England.  I look forward to ensuring the highest level of client service and working with Jamie Brewer and the wider team”.

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