Virtual Mentor: Lisa Hennessy

Location: Los Angeles or Remote
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*Applications are private and seen only by Lisa.

At DreamJobbing, we believe strongly in the power of mentoring. Throughout her career, co-founder Lisa Hennessy has guided aspiring talent in both the entertainment and tech industries.


Lisa Hennessy is an Emmy nominated TV Executive Producer, entrepreneur and co-founder and managing partner of DreamJobbing.

Hennessy's career began in Television in 1995. For 14 years, she served as one of the driving forces behind Mark Burnett Productions (MBP). As an original member of the company, Hennessy played an integral role in the development and production of MBP television programs. Over the course of her tenure, Hennessy helped propel MBP from a small production company to global powerhouse. Hennessy served as the Co-EP on the adventure series Eco-Challenge from 1995 to 2002. In 2001, she was recognized for her work on Eco-Challenge: Borneo with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

In 2003, Hennessy EPed the surfing series Boarding House: North Shore for the WB. That same year, Hennessy entered the world of scripted television to produce the WB pilot Are We There Yet?, a single-camera comedy shot entirely in Barcelona, Spain. In 2005 and 2006, Hennessy EPed the staged series Rock Star: INXS and Rock Star: Supernova (CBS). She simultaneously served as the EP on the unscripted drama the Contender (NBC and ESPN). For her work on Contender, she was nominated for a Sports Emmy.

In 2007, Hennessy EPed Pirate Master, a CBS summer adventure series shot in the island country of Dominica. Also in 2007, Hennessy was a consulting producer for the documentary feature film “Running the Sahara" narrated by Matt Damon. In 2009, Hennessy EPed the NBC summer series The Great American Road Trip for BBC America. In 2011, Hennessy EPed the adventure series Expedition Impossible (ABC). In 2012 and 2013, Hennessy EPed the hit series Biggest Loser for NBC.

In late 2014, Hennessy launched DreamJobbing, a next generation career platform that is changing the way students get opportunities. A graduate of the University of Illinois, she also studied international relations at the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria. In her free time, Hennessy travels the world. She has lived, worked or travelled to 58 countries.


Lisa will be available for a 15 minute, 5 question Skype or Phone call for interested students. Apply with a one minute video explaining why you want to learn more from Lisa!

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