Leslie McDonald has worked as Production Designer and Art Director for the Hollywood Motion Picture Industry for over 25 years. She is a member of the ADG (Art Directors Guild) and AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences).
Leslie’s current projects include Cop Shop (Joe Carnahan) and The Tomorrow War (Chris McKay). Last year, Leslie completed work with Production Designer Jean Vincent Puzos on Disney’s Jungle Cruise (Jaume Collet-Serra) creating a port town on the Amazon in 1918 which opens summer of 2021. Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriquez) opened January 2019, depicting an anime world set in the year 2230.
Leslie McDonald has worked as the Production Designer on Hollywoodland (Allen Coulter) Jingle All the Way (Brian Levant), Indian in the Cupboard (Frank Oz), and Intolerable Cruelty (Joel & Ethan Coen).
Leslie’s previous award-winning films, include Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, and Hudsucker Proxy (Joel and Ethan Coen), The Grifters and Hero (Stephen Frears), Field of Dreams (Phil Robinson), and Bugsy (Barry Levinson) Academy Award for Best Production Design. Leslie was also the Art Director for: Shy People (Andrei Konchalovskiy), Forrest Gump (Robert Zemekis), and Lincoln Academy Award for Best Production Design) and Minorty Report (Steven Speilberg).