In her most recent role as Senior Vice President of Content Acquisitions for Warner Bros. Discovery, HBO/HBOMAX, Leslie was responsible for acquiring films from major studios, independent suppliers and international partners. During her tenure, Leslie curated Latin/DEI content including feature films, concerts, comedy specials, and series as well as artist-forward films for Warner Bros. Discovery 150.
Leslie expanded and organized the acquisitions team to help lead the evolution of HBO brand portfolio programming from linear to streaming, and led the relationship with HBO Latam acquiring the first ever Spanish language series, Epitafios, to air on the HBO main channel as well as the first International Emmy Award winner Sr. Avila.
Leslie is currently Executive Producer on the 150 award winning project Brownsville Bred
(Audience Award at SXSW and Urban World 2022, Jury prize at Newport FF 2022).
Leslie serves as an Advisory Board Member for Florida’s Gasparilla International Film Festival, Emeritus Board Member of the Picture House Regional Film Center in New York and nominated member of the International Television Academy of Arts and Sciences.
She holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.
2022 Academy Award Winner.
Best Foreign Language Film.
Sourced and negotiated HBO Latino's first original Spanish-Language series, Epitafios.
Acquired HBO's first International Emmy Award winner, Sr. Avila.
1st “Behind the Music” series featuring top Latin Artists. Nominated for International Emmy 2021.
HBO Branded Comedy Series.
Latin Grammy Winner. Best Long Form Video 2021.
Latin Grammy Winner. Best Long Form Video 2019.
Nominated for 2019 International Emmy.
"I'm so grateful to have been able, along with my fantastic team, to curate and acquire the best films, shorts, concerts, series and standup comedy and help bring this amazing content to SVOD as we launched HBO Max."
"I'm proud to have helped break ground for so many artists and partners - so many nominated and winning feature, short and concert films, and international series. All while discovering the next wave of emerging talent. What a gift to provide a platform for your stories and voices."