Leslie Greif

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Leslie Greif (born July 30, 1954) is an American director, writer, and film and television producer[1] in Hollywood, California.


Greif began his career as an NBC Page out of NBC-Burbank. He later was a producer with the television series Sins in 1986.[2]

Greif's first film as a director was Keys to Tulsa in 1997.[3] The film was not well received by critics.[4][5]

In 2007 he both wrote the screenplay and directed the comedy film 10 Rules for Sleeping Around.[6]

Greif's works include Walker Texas Ranger,[citation needed] Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Hatfields & McCoys,[7] Brando,[8] Funny Money, Mounted in Alaska, Meet Wally Sparks[4] and Monday Night Mayhem. He has worked extensively in TV mini-series, reality television, full-length features and scripted television. Greif's production team includes Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Herb Nanas, Joanne Rubino and Aaron Semmel at his production company ThinkFactory Media in Santa Monica.[9] In 2012 Hatfields & McCoys, for which Greif was executive producer, won several Emmy Awards[2][10] including Kevin Costner for best actor in a miniseries and Tom Berenger for best supporting actor.


  1. ^ Robert Bauval; Ahmed Osman (26 July 2012). Breaking the Mirror of Heaven: The Conspiracy to Suppress the Voice of Ancient Egypt. Inner Traditions / Bear & Co. pp. 251–. ISBN 978-1-59143-813-7.
  2. ^ a b "EMMYS: 'Hatfields & McCoys' Producer Leslie Greif" Nellie Andreeva Co-Editor-in-Chief, TV June 23, 2012 Deadline
  3. ^ `Keys To Tulsa' Just Never Seems To Click - Philly.com
  4. ^ a b Edmond Grant (1998). The Motion Picture Guide, 1998 Annual: The Films of 1997. CineBooks. ISBN 978-0-933997-41-7.
  5. ^ Leonard Maltin (2 September 2014). Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide. Penguin Publishing Group. pp. 1251–. ISBN 978-0-698-18361-2.
  6. ^ "10 Rules for Sleeping Around | Influx Magazine". Archived from the original on 2015-01-28. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  7. ^ Interview: Producer Leslie Greif talks Historys [sic] Hatfields & McCoys
  8. ^ One More Tango for Brando and His Golden Mumble. New York Times By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN May 1, 2007
  9. ^ Leslie Greif shingle relaunches as Thinkfactory | Variety
  10. ^ "ITV: Global Entertainment Unit Preps New Dramas for International Market". Variety.

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