Leslie's Bio

Leslie Kolins Small hails from the New York theatre and dance world, which serves the various roles in her diverse career as a tv and film producer, stage and screen director, and an emmy nominated executive producer. 

Most recently Leslie served as Supervising Producer/Director of Disney+ new hit series about the roller skating culture, “Saturdays,” created by Norman Vance Jr. (Roll Bounce)-filmed in Chicago.  Previously, she directed 3 episodes of Tracy Oliver's dramedy "First Wives Club’’ filmed in Atlanta, where she also directed multiple episodes of Will Packer's production of "Bigger." In Vancouver, Leslie has filmed multiple blocks of Disney's SPFX/VFX drivenGabby Duran and the Unsittables.’  In multi-camera, Leslie directed episodes of Netflix’s music-themed comedy ‘Country Comfort’ starring Katharine McPhee. Leslie was also thrilled to return to Fox’s ‘Last Man Standing’ with Tim Allen for its final season.

Leslie’s love of story telling is equally served in multi or single cam, or long form such as her TV Movie, the action/sleuth "Bixler High Private Eye" starring Jace Norman, Ariel Martin, and Ed Begley, Jr.  Other directing credits include: Reba, Girlfriends, All of Us, Titus, What I like About You, Abby and Disney’s hit drama Andi Mack. Leslie's classic theater training informs her thoughtful approach to both comedy and drama. 

Leslie’s work as an Executive Producer garnered an Emmy Nomination for CBS's "The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special" which garnered over 17 million viewers. And while President of George Lopez's company she developed, sold and produced multiple projects including one of Stan Lee’s last developments, “Rage!” as well as producing the award winning feature “Spare Parts” for LionsGate with George Lopez, and Academy Winners Marisa Tomei, and Jamie Lee Curtis. 

Earlier in her career, as Vice President of Alternative Comedy and Late Night at FOX Network, she discovered and developed Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy," as well as other seminal series such as "MADtv" that ran for 14 seasons. But, it was her work at MTV Networks that shaped her dexterity in developing, producing, and directing which were just a swap of the hat. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her writer husband and canine crew.