Final Cut is excited to welcome Lisa Sabatino Lange of Ready Set as our new West Coast Sales Rep! We thought it would be fun to take a moment to catch up with Lisa, and figure out what her deal is… So, without further ado…
Final Cut: Hi Lisa! Welcome to the club.
Lisa Sabatino Lange: Hi! Good to be here.
FC: Tell us, Lisa, where do you hail from originally?
LSL: Was born in Rockford, Illinois and moved to San Diego when I was only 8.
FC: Wow, so you are ostensibly a native Californian. What L.A. neighborhood are you living in now? And what’s your favorite thing about the neighborhood?
LSL: I’ve lived in the valley for the past 5 years, currently in Sherman Oaks. I have a 2-year old, so I love the parks, the family vibe, the dogs, the fact that I can get into restaurants without a reservation.
FC: That’s awesome! Especially being able to walk-in to a restaurant… And what excites you most about representing Final Cut?
LSL: Final Cut is such an exciting mix of pedigreed talent and fresh new faces. I’m impressed by the range of accomplishments over the years and the willingness to continually reinvent and push things forward.
FC: Aw, thank you! We’re blushing. Tell us a bit more about yourself – personally and professionally?
LSL: Personally, I’m a mom of an almost 2-year-old girl and the wife of an actor. Professionally, I spent the bulk of my 12-year career as in-house sales for Anonymous Content. I recently launched my company Ready Set in April of this year.
FC: Nice! What was your first job? And what, would you say, was your favorite job?
LSL: First job: slinging burritos at a Mexican food cart at the Del Mar Fair. I’ll never forget going to my friend’s house after work one day to find her family glued to the television, watching the now infamous OJ white bronco chase. All I could think about was how embarrassed I was to be smelling like rice and beans in someone else’s house. Favorite job: college student.
FC: Good answers. We miss college too! What’s your favorite project you’ve ever worked on? Most proud of?
LSL: I think I would have to say that it’s my current business! I was on staff at a company for so many of my formative career years. I’m so grateful for what that experience taught me, but I have to say that I’m proud of myself for branching out on my own and putting together a company that’s creative, fun and exciting.
FC: We’re proud of you too! Are you hungry? Speaking of, what’s your favorite food?
LSL: Mexican! (see answer above)
FC: Taco ’bout it! And what do you do when you’re not working? Hobbies? Talents? Super powers?
LSL: I can make pancakes and write emails at the same time. Also, I can solve the Monday NY Times crossword. Usually. I’m also morbidly obsessed with true crime and serial killers. I was possibly a crime reporter in another life.
FC: Undoubtedly talented. Bonus round: If you were stuck on a desert island and had to get some work done, what would you absolutely need.
LSL: Laptop, 8″ x 11″ hardbound Moleskin notebook, Google Docs and a hot cup of somethin’!