Lookalike Productions. Imagine that.
Lookalike Productions represents the diverse collaborative efforts of identical-twin sister filmmakers, Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters. Collectively, their television and film productions have earned them 16 Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and multiple CASE, Christopher, Cine Golden Eagle, Davey, Gracie, International Monitor, Telly and Sabre Awards. A full-service production company, Lookalike produces short and long-form documentary films; television specials and series; live events; award shows; commercials; and films for schools, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations. Lookalike also offers expertise in marketing, creative design, music composition and scriptwriting. But perhaps, this says it best:
"What does a Lookalike production have in common with me? Original, unexpected, sassy, colorful, layered, complex, inspiring, complete. Simply the GREATEST!"
— Muhammad Ali
After building illustrious careers at rival networks -- Nancy at ABC producing Wide World of Sports and directing Soap Operas — and Lisa at NBC Sports directing, producing and managing the production of over 500 short films & profiles for the Atlanta, Sydney & Salt Lake City Olympic Games -- they fulfilled a life-long dream of working together by joining forces in 2002.
Leveraging their vast experience and invaluable connections in television, sports, and entertainment, together, they’ve brought The Lookalike Productions mission to life:
“We exist to tell compelling and transformative stories through a deep immersion in the subject matter, putting passion and commitment into every phase of the process, from treatment development to filming to editing - until the piece is ready to be seen.”
Their work has covered a wide variety of subjects and has been seen in theaters, all major television networks and cable outlets, and diverse digital platforms. Their clients include Oprah Winfrey, The Sesame Workshop, ESPN’s 30for30 series, The George H.W. Bush Foundation, CNN, and most recently - the Kennedy Center Honors on CBS.
Amanda Postel, Coordinating Producer
In 2008, Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters experienced another milestone, one that would impact their work and their lives: they hired a young college graduate named, Amanda Postel. With a degree in Child Development from Tufts University and a long-held interest in film, Amanda was brought on to assist with a special series that Lookalike was producing for Sesame Street.
Ten years later, Amanda is Coordinating Producer at Lookalike Productions with an influence that transcends her title. A self-taught editor and gifted storyteller, she has produced, directed and edited stories that have taken her from Europe to Africa and from Asia to Jersey. Her piece about Israel Del Toro for the Invictus Games has received an Emmy Nomination - and is a profound example of Amanda’s ability to connect with her subjects.
Lookalike Productions was founded by identical twin sisters, Nancy and Lisa. But it was made better by the wit and wisdom of their “third twin” Amanda Postel.