Les Perkins has won more than 80 awards creating bonus features
for DVDs, such as Walt Disney’s Mary
Poppins; editing the PBS-TV series Jay
Jay the Jet Plane; and celebrity tributes. Broadcast projects
have included Discovery Channel, PBS, Disney Channel, and webisodes
for Disney’s Internet Group. A member of the Producer’s
Guild of America (PGA), Les is that unusual creative and technical
blend of Producer/Editor, humorously known as a “Preditor,”
infusing his editing with engaging storytelling qualities, problem-solving
and economy. Please click Portfolio
and Demos for more info.
Prior to forming Les Is More Productions in 1997, Les was a Creative
Executive at The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros., supervising more
than 1500 projects. In an entrepreneuring effort, working with Disney
top management, Les created Disney Character Voices to ensure quality
and consistency of audio production across the corporation. That expanded
internationally, setting a new standard throughout the entire dubbing
industry worldwide. In 1996, he was sought by Warner Bros. to establish
a similar operation.
Les began his career in the Disney Studio Archives, quickly becoming
a Producer in Disney’s educational division. Expanding a Writer
job at Walt Disney Imagineering, he went on to produce all the audio
for The New Fantasyland upgrade at Disneyland in the mid-1980s. This
led to Directing and Casting the first season of The
Real Ghostbusters series for DIC/ABC-TV, a couple of NBC-TV specials,
and became the genesis for Disney Character Voices.
He was subsequently promoted to Creative Director, Consumer Products,
Disney Ice Shows, a position created to acquire his special talents.
Additionally, Les is an entertainment historian and researcher, often
finding rare film and sound elements. He has contributed to books, CDs,
and video projects, including The Age of Believing
recently produced by FitzFilm for Turner Classic Movies.
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