The LSL creative team of David Leaf and John Scheinfeld
produces critcially-acclaimed music, comedy and documentary programming
for broadcast, cable and theatrical exhibition. Most recently, Leaf wrote and directed Beautiful
Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of SMiLE, which had its world premiere in fall 2004 on Showtime.
With Scheinfeld writing and directing, production is now complete on the feature-length documentary
Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? The film had its World Premiere
at the 2006 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
LSL Receives Grammy® Nomination!
On December 8, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences announced nominations
for the 48th Annual Grammy® Awards. LSL is proud that its work for Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE
(which includes our film, Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of SMiLE) was honored
with a nomination for Best Long Form Video.
In Theaters Now!
The U.S. vs. John Lennon. This groundbreaking documentary film, which has the support and cooperation of Yoko Ono, covers the period
from 1966-1976. It tells the story of John Lennon’s transformation from beloved musical artist to anti-war
activist to iconic inspiration for peace, and recounts the story of the U.S. Government’s efforts to silence
him. The U.S. vs. John Lennon also shows that this was not just an isolated episode in American
history, but that the issues and struggles of that era remain relevant today. The film was produced by David Leaf and John Scheinfeld
under their Authorized Pictures banner for Lionsgate Films.