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Leslie Combemale

Senior Contributor, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists

Leslie Combemale is a film journalist and film critic, producer, and curator/gallerist. Her writing, which is focused on women and diversity in film, can be seen on the MPA’s The Credits and on the Alliance of Women Film Journalists site, where she is senior contributor. She has a passion for screen artisans, celebrating them as owner of ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery, now in its 31st year. An expert on the history of animation and film, she is dedicated to amplifying the careers of animators important to classic animated features and tv shows, production artists integral to tentpole franchises like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Lord of the Rings, as well as filmmakers bringing smaller indie features to the screen. She has produced panels at conventions and film festivals around the world since 1999, including at Comic-Con International. Since 2015, she has produced the SDCC panel Women Rocking Hollywood, which highlights the projects and careers of female filmmakers, and has featured Gina Prince-Bythewood, Hanelle Culpepper, Victoria Alonso, Catherine Hardwicke, Nisha Ganatra, and dozens of other talented women in film.