John Lesher is the founder and President of Le Grisbi Productions, an independent film and television production company. Earlier this year, he won an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year for producing BIRDMAN, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. In addition to producing Scott Cooper’s BLACK MASS, starring Johnny Depp, Lesher produced FURY, starring Brad Pitt and END OF WATCH, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Lesher has over 25 years of experience in the film business. At Endeavor and UTA, he represented some of the industry’s best writers and directors. In 2005, Lesher formed Paramount Vantage where he was responsible for such films as BABEL, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. Recently, Lesher joined forces with LBI's Rick and Julie Yorn in all future film and television production.