Leslie Cohen is Vice President of Film Programming at HBO, celebrating 24 years with the network in 2018. She is responsible for the acquisition of Spanish language films, concerts, specials and series for HBO Latino as well as acquisition of films from the major studios for both HBO and Cinemax. Previously at HBO, Leslie worked on the launch of HBO’s international ventures in Asia and Central Europe and performed financial forecasting and deal analysis in HBO’s strategic planning group.

Leslie represents HBO at the major film festivals, judges various film competitions, serves as an Advisory Board Member for Florida’s Gasparilla International Film Festival, and is a past Board Member of the Picture House Regional Film Center in New York.

Leslie holds a BA in English from Dartmouth College and an MBA from New York University. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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Leslie will be Attending Festival 2018!