Lesley Cessna-Kontowicz

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LesleyCessna-Kontowicz

Shortly after earning her BFA in Cinema Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Lesley Kontowicz served as script-supervisor on the 1993 Oscar-nominated short film The Lady in Waiting and then was lured away from NYC with the draw of a regular paycheck in Tucson, Arizona. That led to a successful 20-year career in advertising and publishing. In 2010, Lesley left her executive position at Madden Media to return to her roots in filmmaking and her love of writing.

Today, she writes travel articles for her bank account, short stories for her soul, and screenplays for her visual imagination. Her travel writing appears on many destination marketing organization websites; her short story Trichloris was published by The Sunlight Press; her short screenplay, Bright Omen from a Black Raven is currently in pre-production. Lesley also occasionally takes a gig as a script supervisor. When she’s not writing, she edits.

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