Lesli Linka Glatter

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Lesli Linka Glatter
Lesli Linka Glatter.jpg
Glatter in 2015
Born (1953-07-26) July 26, 1953 (age 68)
OccupationTelevision director
TelevisionTwin Peaks
Mad Men

Spouse(s)Clayton Campbell

Lesli Linka Glatter (born July 26, 1953) is an American film and television director. She is best known for her work on the American drama series Homeland.

Life and career[edit]

Glatter was born in Dallas to Jewish parents.[1] She began her career as a dancer and choreographer. Her early choreography credits include William Friedkin's To Live and Die in L.A and the music video for Sheila E.'s "The Glamorous Life".[2][3]

Her first film, Tales of Meeting and Parting (1984), produced by Sharon Oreck, was nominated for an Academy Award in the Live Action Short Film category.[4] She made the film as part of the American Film Institute Directing Workshop for Women, of which she is an alumna.

In 1995, Glatter directed her first feature film, Now and Then, a coming-of-age story about four 12-year-old girls during an eventful summer in 1970.[5]

She has made several television films for cable networks, but the majority of her work is in television series. Glatter has received five nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, for the Mad Men episode "Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency" (2009), and the Homeland episodes "Q&A" (2012), "From A to B and Back Again" (2014) and "The Tradition of Hospitality" (2015) and "America First" (2016).[6]

In 2018 it was announced that Glatter would serve as chair on the advisory council for NBC's Female Forward. An annual initiative to give ten women directors the opportunity to shadow a director on one of NBC's scripted television series for up to three episodes. The experience concludes with an in-season commitment for each finalist to direct at least one episode of the series they shadow.[7]

Glatter is married to Clayton Campbell, a visual artist and consultant. The couple has one child and currently reside in Los Angeles.[8]

On February 5, 2019, it was announced that Glatter will be credited as an executive producer alongside Bruna Papandrea and Charlotte Stoudt in the upcoming Netflix thriller series, Pieces of Her.[9][10][11] More recently, she and Cheryl Bloch launched Backyard Pictures with a first look deal at Universal Television.[12]

In 2021, Glatter was elected president of the Directors Guild of America.[13]

Partial filmography[edit]



  1. ^ Yelles, William. "Finding Faith — Jewish Journal". Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  2. ^ Birnbaum, Debra (12 September 2017). "Lesli Linka Glatter: 'It's Time That This Isn't an Issue Anymore'". Variety. Los Angeles.
  3. ^ "Lesli Linka Glatter". IMDb. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  4. ^ "List Of Academy Award Nominations". Los Angeles Times. February 7, 1985. Retrieved October 11, 2009.
  5. ^ "From 'Homeland' to 'Mad Men,' Lesli Linka Glatter calls the shots". Los Angeles Times. January 14, 2017. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Lesli Linka Glatter". Emmys.com. Retrieved July 15, 2016.,
  7. ^ "NBC Sets Advisors, Submission Process for Female Forward Directors Initiative". Variety. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Women Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Lesli Linka Glatter". NGTV. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Pedersen, Erik (February 5, 2019). "'Pieces Of Her': Netflix Orders Novel-Based Series From Lesli Linka Glatter, Charlotte Stoudt & Bruna Papandrea". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  10. ^ Elise Sandberg, Bryn (February 5, 2019). "Netflix Orders 'Pieces of Her' Thriller Series Based on Novel". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "Netflix orders thriller series pieces of her from #1 international bestselling author Karin Slaughter". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2021-04-01). "Lesli Linka Glatter & Cheryl Bloch Launch Production Company With First-Look Deal At Universal Television". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  13. ^ Littleton, Cynthia; Maddaus, Gene (September 18, 2021). "Lesli Linka Glatter Elected President of Directors Guild of America". Variety. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  14. ^ "The 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards". Women In Film. Retrieved 1 October 2018.

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