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Mimi Leder

Most recently, Mimi Leder directed Deep Impact, which grossed more than $350 million worldwide, making it one of 1998's most profitable films. Her first film, The Peacemaker, starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman, was DreamWorks' first theatrical release. Leder came to feature films after distinguishing herself as one of television's most versatile and accomplished producer-directors. In 1995, she received an Emmy Award for directing the powerful and critically acclaimed Love's Labor Lost episode of ER. Her work on ER - as a director and co-executive producer - earned her a second Emmy and three Directors Guild of America nominations for Best Direction of a Dramatic Series.

She began her directing career on L.A. Law and went on to direct several other Emmy Award-winning dramatic series, including China Beach, where she also served as producer for two seasons, which earned her four more Emmy nominations.

Leder has also directed numerous television films and pilots. Prior to producing and directing, she was a script supervisor for six years on telefilms and the series Hill Street Blues. She has the distinction of being the first woman cinematographer accepted to study at the American Film Institute.

Producers Peter Abrams and Robert Levy recently produced the hit teen film She's All That, starring Freddie Prinze Jr., and Rachael Leigh Cook, and are the producers on the forthcoming romantic comedies TheWedding Planner," starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey, and Serendipity, starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale.

Abrams and Levy, along with Tapestry Films partner J.P. Guerin, also produced Walt Disney Pictures' A Kid in King Arthur's Court, as well as A Kid in Aladdin's Court for the Disney Channel. In addition, Levy and Abrams's producing credits include Point Break, Full Eclipse, Warlock: Armageddon, The Killing Time and Kid. They also served as executive producers on Tangled, The Last Time I Committed Suicide, Denial, Swing, Black and White, Dark Tide and Payback.

As part of the Broadway on Showtime series, Abrams produced A Talent for Murder, starring Sir Laurence Olivier and Angela Lansbury. Levy also executive produced the phenomenally popular Smokey and the Bandit, which was based on his original screenplay.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Mimi Leder Facts

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