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This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Mimi Leder

Interviewed by: Lesli Linka Glatter

Director Mimi Leder considers her volume of television and film titles, her growth alongside the early days of digital, and the distinct Directorial tactics that have defined her success.

On Her Process of Developing Characters

Director Mimi Leder takes us through her process of working with Actors, understanding and building an arc for their characters.

On Being a Working Director During the Pandemic

Leder reflects on the restrictions and tactics adopted by Directors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Location Scouting for The Peacemaker

Leder reminisces on how she knew nothing about trains before scouting for the train sequence and how a director must become an expert in the fields their film encounters.