Jon Avnet and Lesli Linka Glatter








Jon Avnet

Jon Avnet has directed, written, and produced more than 60 motion pictures, television movies, and Broadway plays over the last 30 years, winning most of the major awards: Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Peabodys, DGA, the Humantis, and the AFI's Franklin Shaffner Medal.  He isVice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the American Film Institute ... In addition, he serves on the Board of Overseers of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Avnet participates as a mentor in the Director's Lab at Sundance and its sister program Emergence in France. He also lectures on film and holocaust studies at numerous universities worldwide and has supported a diverse range of charitable organizations.(IMDb)

Avnet's Director, Producer, and/or Writer credits include Black Swan (2010) (the film received five Oscar nominations in total, including Best Picture, as well as multiple nominations and wins from the PGA, WGA, SAG, BAFTA, AFI, and the Golden Globes), Pleading Guilty (2010) (TV), Bunker Hill (2009) (TV), The Starter Wife (2007, 6 episodes), Land of the Blind (2006), Brave New World (2005), Conviction (2005), Boomtown (2002 - 2003, 24 episodes), Uprising (2001) (TV), A House Divided (2000) (TV), Steal This Movie (2000), Inspector Gadget (1999), Up Close and Personal (1996), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), The Three Muskateers (1993), The Mighty Ducks (1992), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Risky Business (1983), and No Other Love (1979).

Lesli Linka Glatter

Lesli Linka Glatter's first short film, Tales of Meeting and Parting (1985), was nominated for an Academy Award. She made her feature film directorial debut with New Line's successful coming-of-age comedy Now and Then (1995) featuring Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Rosie O'Donnell, Christina Ricci. She directed HBO's much-acclaimed State of Emergency (1994) (TV) and other HBO films including Into the Homeland  (1987) (TV) and Vietnam War Story II(1988) (V) (segment: The Promise) ...  Lesli has directed multiple episodes of The Good Wife (2009), Weeds (2005), House (2004), Heroes (2006/II), The Closer (2005), The Mentalist (2008), and NBC's miniseries Revelations (2005) ... 

Lesli presently serves on the American Film Institute's Education and Training Board, the Western Director's Council of the Director's Guild of America, and is a Board Member of the Director's Guild of America. Lesli has been an advisor at the Sundance Director's Lab and is also a member of The Trusteeship. (IMDb)