Bite-sized blog post: Mimi Leder

Mimi Leder

MIMI LEDER was the first female graduate of the AFI program in 1973.

She directed the hit film Deep Impact (1998) and has a long list of credits despite having opportunities curtailed because of her gender.

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Where to watch her films:



Read more about her:


Mimi Leder on the Struggles of Being a Female Director
Heroines of Cinema: Mimi Leder and the Impossible Standard for Women Directors in Hollywood
Lesli Linka Glatter & Mimi Leder Team With Indigenous Media For Made By Women Incubator
The Paley Center for Media biography

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

Dirty Rules (Short) (completed)
 2014-2015The Leftovers (TV Series) (7 episodes)
I Live Here Now (2015)
Axis Mundi (2015)
Gladys (2014)
 2011-2015Shameless (TV Series) (6 episodes)
Drugs Actually (2015)
A Great Cause (2012)
Three Boys (2011)
 2014Almost Human (TV Series) (1 episode)
Perception (2014)
 2013Full Circle (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Celeste & Tim (2013)
Stanley & Jace (2013)
 2012-2013Smash (TV Series) (2 episodes)
The Workshop (2012)
 2012Nashville (TV Series) (1 episode)
Lovesick Blues (2012)
 2012Luck (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2011Heavenly (TV Movie)
 2010The Quinn-tuplets (TV Movie)
 2010Human Target (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2009U.S. Attorney (TV Movie)
 1994-2009ER (TV Series) (11 episodes)
 2009/IThick as Thieves
 2006Vanished (TV Series) (4 episodes)
Resurrection (2006)
The Tunnel (2006)
Pilot (2006)
 2006The West Wing (TV Series) (1 episode)
Election Day: Part 1 (2006)
 2005Related (TV Series) (1 episode)
Pilot (2005)
 2005Jonny Zero (TV Series) (4 episodes)
Lost and Found (2005)
Pilot (2005)
 2002-2003John Doe (TV Series) (6 episodes)
The Rising (2003)
Ashes to Ashes (2003)
The Mourner (2002)
Blood Lines (2002)
Pilot (2002)
 2001The Beast (TV Series)
 1999Sentimental Journey (Short)
 1994The Innocent (TV Movie)
 1994Baby Brokers (TV Movie)
 1993House of Secrets (TV Movie)
 1993Rio Shannon (TV Movie)
 1993There Was a Little Boy (TV Movie)
 1993Marked for Murder (TV Movie)
 1992Woman with a Past (TV Movie)
 1991A Little Piece of Heaven (TV Movie)
 1988-1991China Beach (TV Series) (13 episodes)
Rewind (1991)
100 Klicks Out (1991)
You, Babe (1990)
Phoenix (1990)
Magic (1990)
Independence Day (1989)
Skin Deep (1989)
 1990Sisters (TV Movie)
 1989Nightingales (TV Series) (1 episode)
Episode #1.2 (1989)
 1988Midnight Caller (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1988Nightingales (TV Movie)
 1988The Bronx Zoo (TV Series) (1 episode)
On the Land, on the Sea and in the Halls (1988)
 1988Crime Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
The Hearings (1988)
 1988A Year in the Life (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Glory Days (1988)
The Little Disturbance of Man (1988)
 1987L.A. Law (TV Series) (2 episodes)