My name is Leslie and I moved to Los Angeles in 2002 from upstate NY. It took me four days to get here in my red Hyundai Elantra, and I have been mostly happy to be here since.
I came here only knowing two people and enough money to get me by for one month. All I ever wanted was to work on a film set, but somehow most of the work I did when I first arrived was in post-production as an assistant.
In 2005, I opened my own business called Every Problem Solved where I literally do just that, solve other people’s problems so they don’t have to. It’s too long to get into the ins and outs of my day and who I work with, but essentially I have worked with everyone from CEO’s of multi-million dollar corporations to producers of adult content (porn). I have helped people purchase homes, purchase condoms, and purchase cars. I have taught people how to manage their offices, organize their closets and found a great chimpanzee to perform at a Bar Mitzvah (all true).
Opening my business was my way to pursue my ultimate goal and why I moved here in the first place, to produce feature films. I now co-own a production company with my business partner, and we have several projects in development (film, tv and a few web series). We hope to start shooting our first feature in June of ’09.
This blog is a detailed account of my experiences in Los Angeles, just simply trying to do what I love each and every day with some really talented people. Occasionally I am triumphant, a lot of the time I fall flat on my face. If I have learned anything while living here, it’s there is never just one way to do something. I am pretty much willing to try it all until I accomplish what it is I set out to do, and you get to read about all of my experiences here.
Thanks for reading!