LES WELDON (producer) Writer/producer whos diverse portfolio includes action films, thrillers, comedies, and network television.
Les credits include 13 films starring such actors as Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, Dolph Lundgren, and Charlton Heston among others. He has written on location in five continents and seven countries, including the USA, Canada, England, Israel, Hong Kong, Venezuela, and Bulgaria.
Born and raised in Brazil, by age twelve Les had already won a junior Pan-American writing contest. At seventeen, he had his first short story, The Book, published in Sandstone Magazine.
Les attended the University of Southern California where he majored in Business Administration, with a minor in Film. Upon graduation, Les was commissioned to write two features for Sony Studios. Following that, Les began writing for the CBS series Dangerous Curves. Les most recent credits include the critically acclaimed Replicant which garnered Van Damme a Best Actor nomination at the DVD Premiere awards, Hidden Agenda, a Dolph Lundgren action-thriller, and The Order, where he worked once again with Van Damme.
Recently, Les formed a new company Tosca Pictures with partner Danny Lerner. Their first effort Target of Opportunity was written by Les and directed by Danny. Les and Danny followed it up with Raging Sharks a sci-fi action film.
Les Weldon is currently in the middle of the production for multiple titles including The Code starring Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas; Terror Train remake with Thora Birch; and the latest John Cusack movie War, Inc. starring Ben Kingsley, Marisa Tomei and Hillary Duff.