Lesli Linka Glatter is one of today’s most accomplished directors of film, network, and premium cable television drama, with both pilots and episodes to her credit. Lesli’s TV work includes Homeland, The Newsroom, The Walking Dead, Justified, Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex, True Blood, Mad Men, The Leftovers, The Good Wife, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, ER, Freaks and Geeks, and Twin Peaks. Lesli has also directed numerous pilots including Gilmore Girls, Pretty Little Liars, and SIX. Her films include Now and Then, The Proposition and for HBO, State of Emergency.
Most recently, Lesli was the Executive Producer/Director of the award-winning series, Homeland. She began her directing career through the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women, in which her film Tales of Meeting and Parting was nominated for an Oscar. Lesli received her 8th Emmy nomination for directing the Series Finale of Homeland, 7 Directors Guild Award nominations, winning twice for Mad Men and Homeland, as well as a Humanitus Award nomination for HBO’s State of Emergency. Lesli is currently developing projects for Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Epix, and HBO. Her next project is Ashley’s War for Universal Pictures.
Lesli serves as the 1st Vice President of the Directors Guild of America, is on the DGA’s Western Directors Council, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Directors Branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is also an advisor at the Sundance Institute’s Director’s Lab. Lesli has been committed to mentoring for many years and most recently helped develop the successful NBC program, Female Forward. Lesli has received the Caucus Foundation Award, the Dorothy Arzner Directing Award from Women in Film and the Franklin Schaffner Award from the American Film Institute, and most recently, an Honorary Degree from the American Film Institute.
Prior to her work as a director, Lesli was a modern dance choreographer who worked throughout Europe, Asia, and the U.S.