Leider, Jerry 1931–

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Leider, Jerry 1931–

(Gerald Leider)


Full name, Gerald J. Leider; born May 28, 1931, in Camden, NJ; son of Myer and Minnie L. Leider; married Susan Trustman (an actress), December 21, 1968; children: Matthew Trustman, Kenneth Harold. Education: Syracuse University, B.A., 1953; University of Bristol, M.A., 1954.

Addresses: Office— Jerry Leider Productions, 11661 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 608, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

Career: Producer and executive. Affiliated with MCA Inc., 1955; CBS–TV, director of special programs, 1960–61, director of program sales, 1961–62; Ashley Famous Agency, Inc., New York City, vice president for worldwide television operations, 1962–69; Warner Bros. Television, Burbank, CA, president, 1969–74; Warner Bros. Pictures, Rome, Italy, executive vice president of foreign production, 1975–76; GJL Productions, Los Angeles, president, 1977–82; ITC Productions, Inc., Studio City, CA, president, 1982–87; ITC Entertainment Group, Studio City, president and chief executive officer, beginning 1987; Jerry Leider Productions, Los Angeles, principal. Visiting professor at University of Southern California and University of California, Los Angeles; guest lecturer at Syracuse University.

Member: American Film Institute, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Caucus of Producers, Writers and Directors (past chair), Hollywood Radio and Television Society (member of board of directors; president, 1975–76).

Awards, Honors: Fulbright fellow, 1954; Arents Alumni Medal, Syracuse University, 1979.


Television Executive Producer; Movies:

And I Alone Survived, NBC, 1978.

Willa, CBS, 1979.

The Hostage Tower (also known as Alistair MacLean's "The Hostage Tower"), CBS, 1980.

Morning Glory, 1993.

(As Gerald Leider) Home Song (also known as LaVyrle Spencer's "Home Song"), CBS, 1996.

Trucks, USA Network, 1997.

Family Blessings (also known as LaVyrle Spencer's "Family Blessings"), CBS, 1999.

Fall from the Sky, CBS, 2002.

Cadet Kelly, The Disney Channel, 2002.

Coast to Coast, Showtime, 2003.

Mayday, CBS, 2005.

Television Work; Other:

Co–executive producer, The Sands of Time (miniseries; also known as Sidney Sheldon's "The Sands of Time"), 1992.

Executive producer, Payne (series), CBS, 1999.

Film Producer:

The Jazz Singer, Associated Film, 1980.

Trenchcoat, Buena Vista, 1983.

Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

My Favorite Martian (also known as My Favourite Martian), Buena Vista, 1999.

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (also known as Bekenntnisse einer highschool diva), Buena Vista, 2004.

Stage Producer:

Ages of Man (solo show), Forty–Sixth Street Theatre, New York City, 1958–59, then London production.

Also producer of The Visit, New York City, and Garden District.