Jacqueline Lesko

Founding Company Member

 

Writer, Producer, Director

More about Jacqueline: www. JacqLesko.com

 

 

Jacqueline Lesko graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Film Production and Screenwriting. She then went on to work as an executive assistant to such actors, producers and directors as Paul Reiser, Blake Edwards, Tom Shadyac, Denise DiNovi, and Todd Lieberman.

Lesko balanced these demanding positions while producing and directing short films, plays, documentaries and features. In 1999, Jacqueline was the executive producer on the award-winning short film George Lucas in Love. And a few years later she produced, co-wrote and co-directed the feature length documentary Kiss My Grits: The HERstory of Women in Punk and Hard Rock.

Lesko directed and produced the 35mm short film The Vision, starring Sheeri Rappaport (CSI) and Jason Lewis (Sex and The City). The Vision premiered at the Los Angeles Intl. Shorts Film Festival and screened at various film festivals, as well as Women in Film’s Independent Film Series and IFP/LA Cinema Lounge.

Lesko then went on to produce the one-woman play My Journey to Becoming a Super Woman, written and performed by Nafeesa Monroe and showcased at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Jacqueline also produced the micro-budget feature film Finding Focus, directed by David Henri.

In 2011, Lesko wrote, produced and directed two commercial parodies that were featured on the websites Huffington Post Comedy, Jezebel, and College Candy.

 

Most recently, she produced the theatrically released and award winning documentary film, Spinning Plates. Lesko currently works with feature film screenwriter Craig Mazin as his creative associate.

 

When she is not working behind the scenes on film projects, Jacqueline can be found rock climbing and hiking in the backcountry. 

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