Shine Names Leslie Belzberg SVP, Scripted Prod.
Veteran film and TV producer Leslie Belzberg has been named Senior vice president, scripted production, at Shine America.
Belzberg will oversee day-to-day scripted production for the studio, including production oversight for the upcoming drama series The Bridge, which is slated to launch this summer on FX.
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. 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 miniseries 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 an MBA from Fordham University and a B.A. in English Literature and contemporary drama from York University, Toronto.