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Also Known As: Leonard Franklin Hill, Len Hill Died: June 7, 2016
Born: October 11, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: producer, executive

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A former network executive who turned producer, Leonard F Hill has executive produced more than three dozen TV longforms and a handful of series since he became an independent producer in 1980. Although few of Hill's projects have been touted by the press as "prestige," his works have been well-produced entertainment fare and some of them have been standards of the genre, such as the biographical film "Mae West" (ABC, 1982), starring Ann Jillian, and the miniseries "The Long Hot Summer" (NBC, 1985), which earned Hill an Emmy nomination.

A former network executive who turned producer, Leonard F Hill has executive produced more than three dozen TV longforms and a handful of series since he became an independent producer in 1980. Although few of Hill's projects have been touted by the press as "prestige," his works have been well-produced entertainment fare and some of them have been standards of the genre, such as the biographical film "Mae West" (ABC, 1982), starring Ann Jillian, and the miniseries "The Long Hot Summer" (NBC, 1985), which earned Hill an Emmy nomination.

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Wrote episodes of TV series "Adam 12"
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Worked as executive for Universal TV, MTM and Paramount
1976:
Served as vice president, movies for TV at ABC Entertainment
1980:
Formed Hill/Mandelker Films with producer Phil Mandelker
1981:
Executive produced first project, "Freedom" (ABC)
1982:
Executive produced the CBS series "Tucker's Witch"
1985:
Executive produced the NBC miniseries remake "The Long Hot Summer"
1988:
Joined with other independent producers to form ACI, an alternative distributer
1993:
Formed Hill/Fields Entertainment, a partnership with long-time associate Joel Fields
1997:
Executive produced "Detention: Siege at Johnson High" (ABC)
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Education

Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1969
Stanford University: Palo Alto , California - 1970
Stanford University: Palo Alto , California - 1970

Notes

In 1988, Hill with other independent producers to create ACI, an alternative distribution company formed, in large measure, so independent producers would not be held over a barrel by large distributors taking huge fees and percentages. As TV-movies and miniseries remain one of the last bastions of independent producers in TV, ACI had become the distributor for many, and some say the largest source of TV-movies and miniseries worldwide. Hill has served as chair of the enterprise since its inception.

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wife:
Ann Daniel. Producer, former ABC executive.
husband:
Ann Daniel.

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father:
Herbert Hill. Banker.
mother:
Edith Hill. Psychoanalyst.
brother:
Andrew W Hill. Born in 1950.
brother:
Richard T Hill. Born in 1954.
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