Donna E. Lusitana is an Emmy Award winning television producer with over 20 years experience in factual and documentary programs. Ms. Lusitana has produced hundreds of hours of episodes for both broadcast and cable networks with programs airing on NBC, CBS, History, the A & E Network, the Food Network, Discovery Networks, MSNBC, FX and many others.
Lusitana’s credits include the “Spirit of Yosemite,” a destination film that currently runs in the Visitor Center at Yosemite National Park in Northern California and “We Fight For Freedom” another destination film that plays in the Visitor’s Center of George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia. Other notable projects outside of the broadcast arena include “The Pepsi-Cola Story: The First 100 Years”, a corporate video project that celebrates Pepsi’s one hundred years of its global brand and museum interstials that run throughout the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
Lusitana has also received Emmy nominations for programs exploring the pyramids of Egypt and the life of President Theodore Roosevelt, both for the History Channel. These projects were created during Ms. Lusitana’s tenure as a founding partner in Greystone Communications.
Ms. Lusitana’s production company, Extant Media, has a theatrical documentary entitled “ City Slickers Can’t Stay with Me: The Bob Larsen Story” playing in select theatres around the country. This project tells the unique story of U.S Olympic Silver medal distance runner and Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezghi and his long-time mentor and former UCLA track and field coach, Bob Larson, as they strive to improve the level of long distance running in America.
Ms. Lusitana is at present is producing a feature length documentary on one of America’s most influential presidents, George Washington. “The First American” is being produced with famed documentarian, Kevin Knoblock, and is currently being shot at various historic locations throughout the United States.