MIMI LEDER (Director) debuted as a feature film director
with DreamWorks' first theatrical release "The Peacemaker,"
starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. "Deep Impact"
marks her second feature film.
In 1995, Leder was honored with an Emmy Award for directing the
powerful and critically acclaimed "Love's Labor Lost"
episode of "ER" for Warner Bros. television. Her work
on "ER" earned Leder her second Emmy (as co-executive
producer) and earned her three Directors Guild of America nominations
for Best Direction of a Dramatic Series.
She began her directing career with an episode of "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 Award
Leder is also credited for having directed several television
films and pilots. Prior to producing and directing television,
Leder had been a script supervisor for six years on telefilms
and the series "Hill Street Blues." She began her career
as the first woman cinematographer accepted to study at the prestigious
American Film Institute after attending the Los Angeles City College.
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