Leonard Hill

Producer, Executive
A former network executive who turned producer, Leonard F Hill has executive produced more than three dozen TV longforms and a handful of series since he became an independent producer in 1980. Although few of Hill's ... Read more »
Born: 10/11/1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Producer (52)

Dorfman in Love 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Detention: Siege at Johnson High 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Women of Spring Break 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dead Before Dawn 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

I Can Make You Love Me: The Stalking of Laura Black 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frank Nitti: The Enforcer 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Day to Day 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mirrors 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Prince of Bel-Air 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Insiders 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Long Hot Summer 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Girls of the White Orchid 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

High School U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

High School, U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Parade 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tucker's Witch 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dream House 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dreams Don't Die 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Freedom 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Deadly Vision (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Matter of Justice (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Baby of the Bride (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Children of the Bride (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cross of Fire (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Deadly Whispers (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Earth Angel (TV Show)

Executive Producer

False Arrest (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Freefall: Flight 174 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Gone in the Night (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Having It All (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hijacked: Flight 285 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

In Self Defense (TV Show)

Executive Producer

In the Deep Woods (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jack the Ripper (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Justice in a Small Town (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mae West (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Manhunt: Search For the Night Stalker (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mother of the Bride (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Passion and Paradise (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rags to Riches (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Shootdown (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Stolen From the Heart (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Stolen Innocence (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Cartier Affair (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Lady Forgets (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Last Fling (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tricks of the Trade (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Vows of Deception (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Other (1)

The 1991 Miss America Pageant 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

A former network executive who turned producer, Leonard F Hill has executive produced more than three dozen TV longforms and a handful of series since he became an independent producer in 1980. Although few of Hill's projects have been touted by the press as "prestige," his works have been well-produced entertainment fare and some of them have been standards of the genre, such as the biographical film "Mae West" (ABC, 1982), starring Ann Jillian, and the miniseries "The Long Hot Summer" (NBC, 1985), which earned Hill an Emmy nomination.

Relationships

Ann Daniel Executive Producer

Wife

Herbert Hill

Father

Edith Hill

Mother

Andrew Hill

Brother
born in 1950

Richard Hill

Brother
born in 1954

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut 1969
was a member of Phi Beta Kappa

Stanford University

Palo Alto, California 1970
graduated summa cum laude

Stanford University

Palo Alto, California 1970
graduated summa cum laude

Milestones

1997

Executive produced "Detention: Siege at Johnson High" (ABC)

1993

Formed Hill/Fields Entertainment, a partnership with long-time associate Joel Fields

1988

Joined with other independent producers to form ACI, an alternative distributer

1985

Executive produced the NBC miniseries remake "The Long Hot Summer"

1982

Executive produced the CBS series "Tucker's Witch"

1981

Executive produced first project, "Freedom" (ABC)

1980

Formed Hill/Mandelker Films with producer Phil Mandelker

1976

Served as vice president, movies for TV at ABC Entertainment

Wrote episodes of TV series "Adam 12"

Worked as executive for Universal TV, MTM and Paramount

Bonus Trivia

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In 1988, Hill with other independent producers to create ACI, an alternative distribution company formed, in large measure, so independent producers would not be held over a barrel by large distributors taking huge fees and percentages. As TV-movies and miniseries remain one of the last bastions of independent producers in TV, ACI had become the distributor for many, and some say the largest source of TV-movies and miniseries worldwide. Hill has served as chair of the enterprise since its inception.

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