Lea Umberger has been working in Stage and Film for more than 20 years. After graduating NYU Tisch School of the Art with an MFA in set and costume design she set out to build a design career that covers Theater, Film, Television in Production Design, Set Design and Costume Design. Lea has also worked for the past 14 years as a production designer/art director for film with two features, 17 short films and eight years as the Managing Art Director at HSN, where she created and managed set designs for network events, partnerships and brands including Disney, Universal, Dreamworks, Ford, Toyota, Lancome, Sofia Vergara, Michael Bolton, Rod Stewart, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, Queen Latifah, Nate Berkus, Vern Yip and more. Lea was one of the four original owner/producers for Et Cutlura St Pete- a Music, Film, Art and Interactive Festival that was active in St. Petersburg, FL from 2015-2018.
Lea is serving as the producer for the documentary Little Satchmo and is the Programmer for Listen Up Film Series and works with Daddy Kool Records to present a free monthly film series that encourages the independent spirit by bringing the rich and raucous world of music and art house films to the Tampa Bay area.