Tangent Productions produces immersive museum exhibitions, compelling documentaries and powerful educational materials that turn stories into experiences. Based in San Francisco and New York City, Tangent’s Creative Directors both have more than 20 years of experience developing content and producing projects for major museums, television networks, businesses and non-profit organizations.
Principals Lisa Landers and Paisley Gregg first met as staff members at National Geographic Television and reconnected several years later while working at the American Museum of Natural History. Since then they have worked collaboratively and individually on multiple projects for notable institutions around the country. Their work is supported by an extensive network of talented designers, fabricators, cinematographers, programmers and others who are called upon to meet the needs of each project.
Lisa and Paisley joined forces because of a shared passion for creating experiences around good stories. There is so much to learn from a good story. A good story can expand your mind or open your heart. It can connect communities. It can change your life.
Tangent Productions is dedicated to presenting stories across multiple platforms so that they can engage and inspire a broad spectrum of the population, including people of diverse ages, backgrounds, education levels and interests.
Nobody should miss out on a good story.
PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & WRITER
Lisa is the founder of Tangent Productions and a producer and writer whose body of work includes museum exhibitions, television documentaries and educational multimedia. Over the past 20 years her productions have covered a diversity of subject matter including natural history, cultural exploration, social and environmental issues, architecture, music and more. Her work as an exhibition content developer, writer and multimedia producer has been featured at institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History, the National Building Museum, the Tech Museum and most recently, Papalote Museo del Niño in Mexico City. As a documentary producer/director she’s created films for channels including Discovery Networks, National Geographic, the Smithsonian Channel and others. She also served as the managing editor and series producer for QUEST, an award-winning PBS (KQED) multimedia science series. Lisa received a national Emmy nomination as one of the producers of a Discovery film and educational series (Year On Earth) that chronicled some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social issues. Lisa holds a B.A. in Architectural Studies from Tufts University and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
EDUCATIONAL MEDIA PRODUCER
Paisley has over a decade of experience as an educational media producer, exhibition developer, writer, and production manager for a range of notable institutions. She has produced award-winning educational materials and exhibition programs for the American Museum of Natural History, developed documentary video programming for the National Geographic Television Explorer series, and managed educational programs at the Museum of Modern Art. Paisley’s extensive experience collaborating with designers has produced a range of printed materials, from history and essay books to teacher and student guides. In 2012, she completed research and production on Anthropology Unmasked, a two-volume book covering the 100-year history of one of America’s leading Departments of Anthropology and of the growth of the American Museum of Natural History. Paisley has developed both traveling and permanent exhibitions, such as Space: A Journey to Our Future for Evergreen Exhibitions, The Green House for The National Building Museum, and The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Paisley holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Ohio Wesleyan University and lives in New York City.