Marcia Lewis Smith

Marcia Lewis Smith
Lecturer
Los Angeles Internship Program

Marcia Lewis has produced or written hundreds of hours of broadcast television that span everything from network specials to reality series. Immediately after graduating from Boston University, she went to work for David Frost and the BBC. Lewis was part of the creative team that developed Entertainment Tonight, and stayed on for the first year as the Coordinating Producer and produced the Weekend Edition. From Paramount she went to Disney, to help start up the Disney Channel as one of its original producers. She have done network specials with Phil Donahue and Mary Tyler Moore and The Paley Center for Media, original programming for HBO and Showtime, as well as several years with Bob Hope, traveling with his shows to New York, China, and Australia, and the deck of an aircraft carrier. Lewis was Creative Consultant to the Academy Awards for two years. In addition, she has produced many pilots, including a memorable adventure with Ringo Starr. Most recently, she has been directing documentaries and creating media strategies for political campaigns.