Talent Guide

Leon Hendrix

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Project Involve 2016


Writer-director Leon Hendrix was born and raised on the southside of Chicago. Hendrix found his way into theater and journalism as an undergrad. He created news packages for Dan Rather Reports and the New York Times Student Journalism Institute. An Academy of TV Arts and Sciences fellow, and Fox HBCU Media Alliance member, Hendrix entered Columbia University in 2011, where he developed his pilot, Wake. The script was a semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival in 2014. Leon has developed stories with Levinson/Fontana, 2929 Productions, and CBS. Leon writes dramas and genre stories that push new cultural perspectives to the mainstream. In his spare time, Leon works with at-risk youth and families with special needs and nerds out like a boss.