Leslie Belzberg, Senior Vice President, Scripted Production
Veteran film and TV producer Leslie Belzberg was named Senior Vice President, Scripted Production, at Shine America in March 2013.
Belzberg, who reports to Carolyn Bernstein, Executive Vice President, Scripted Programming, Shine America, will oversee day-to-day scripted production for the studio, including production oversight for Peabody Award-winning series The Bridge (FX) and upcoming drama Gracepoint (FOX).
Belzberg most recently produced the Scorpion King: Rise of the Dead and served as executive producer on the film Crazy Heart, which earned Jeff Bridges an Academy Award® for Best Actor.
Belzberg has enjoyed an extensive working relationship with director John Landis, having co-created St. Clare Entertainment with him, a TV production company that produced such series as HBO’s Dream On, USA Network’s Weird Science, Fox’s Sliders, Disney’s Honey I Shrunk The Kids and the Action Adventure Network’s The Lost World.
Belzberg also worked closely with Landis on the feature film side, serving as a producer on Susan’s Plan, Blues Brothers 2000, The Stupids, Beverly Hills Cop III and Oscar. She also executive produced Coming To America and was an associate producer on Spies Like Us, Three Amigos and Into The Night.
She was an associate producer for the Academy Award®-winning documentary Genocide, produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, now the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.
In long-form television, Belzberg produced the made for television mini-series Category 6, Day Of Destruction and Spring Break Shark Attack.
She also has served as a producer of MTV Network’s All You’ve Got and Sweet 16: The Movie, as well as a co-executive producer on The America Mall. For Country Music Television, Belzberg produced Broken Bridges and executive produced Beer for My Horses, both starring Toby Keith.
She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Fordham University, New York and a B.A. in English Literature and Contemporary Drama from York University, Toronto, Canada.