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487: What It’s Like to Be a Hollywood TV and Film Director With Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland [Main T4C Episode]
Lesli Linka Glatter is a Director of film, network, and premium cable television drama, with both pilots and episodes to her credit. Lesli’s TV work includes Homeland, The Newsroom, The Walking Dead, Justified, Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex, True Blood, Mad Men, The Leftovers, The Good Wife, The West Wing,..
“I wish I had taken more advantage of that time just as a learner because I was so anxious to get out in the real world.”
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“With all the ‘no’s’ you get, it only takes one person to say yes. So you have to remain very tenacious.”
“I was doing a pilot for a network and they insisted on hiring an actor that I thought was wrong for the project, but they basically said, unless you hire this actor, we won’t make the project. So of course I did. I was scared, hadn’t been directing all that long, and I felt like I had no choice. So I directed the pilot and it did not come out well. And I was blackballed from that network and had a really hard time getting hired again.”