End of Watch Interview with producer John Lesher





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Published on Oct 11, 2012

John Lesher chats about Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña on police ride-alongs while training for End of Watch, their great chemistry in the movie, his new movie Missippi Grind with Jake Gyllenhaal & directed by Half Nelson's Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden. Watch interview with Michael Peña http://youtu.be/3I1N9IFwZig on End of Watch

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End of Watch is directed by David Ayer and the cast stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña and featuring Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera, Cody Horn, Natalie Martinez, and Frank Grillo.

End of Watch trailer preview clip spoiler song scenes soundtrack and teaser http://youtu.be/TYGXe5ggBx0

John Lesher, producer, founder and President of Le Grisbi Productions, an independent film and television production company, served as the producer of End of Watch. Most recently, Lesher produced Blood Ties, co-written and directed by Guillaume Canet. Set in New York during the 1970s, the film chronicles the relationship between two brothers on opposite sides of the law, who are forced to reunite when the eldest is released from prison and returns to a life of crime. Starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, James Caan, and Marion Cotillard, the film is currently available for distribution.
Lesher founded Le Grisbi Productions in 2009. The production company currently has a first look deal for original series at HBO. Projects set up there include The Landlord, written by Dan Clowes for Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris to direct; Keys to the City, written by Academy Award winner William Monahan; Muscle, written and to be directed by Derek Cianfrance; Hobgoblin, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon for Darren Aronofsky to direct; and T-Cell, written and to be directed by End of Watch's
David Ayer.
Lesher is developing feature projects at multiple studios, including Warner Bros, where he has set up Cicero, written by Walon Green for Tom Hardy to star, and Satori, written by Shane Salerno & Don Winslow for Leonardo DiCaprio to star. Lesher is a graduate of Harvard University and began his career as an agent at the Bauer-Benedek Agency. He then went on to become a partner at United Talent Agency, followed by the Endeavor Agency. He worked with such diverse talent as Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Walter Salles, Fernando Meirelles, Sydney Pollack, Bennett Miller, Judd Apatow, Adam McKay, Harrison Ford, and Ben Stiller.
In 2005, Lesher left Endeavor to form Paramount Vantage, where he was responsible for such films as An Inconvenient Truth, Babel, There Will Be Blood, and No Country for Old Men. In 2008, he was appointed President of Paramount Pictures, working on such studio titles as Star Trek, Up In the Air, Benjamin Button, Transformers, and Shutter Island, among others. During that time, he guided the studio to 49 Academy Award nominations, 13 wins, and 1 Best Picture.

Thanks to London Film Festival http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff


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