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Jim Lecesne

Academy Award-Winning Writer and Actor

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Jim Lecesne Biography

James Lecesne has been telling stories for over 25 years.

His short film, "Trevor," won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short and went on to inspire the founding of The Trevor Project, the only nationwide 24-hour suicide prevention helpline for LGBT and questioning teens. James is also the founder of The After The Storm Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering support to community centers in New Orleans that are working with youth and the arts. Following Hurricane Katrina, James organized a group of artists to travel to New Orleans, and he produced the feature length documentary directed by Hilla Medalia. "After The Storm" spotlights the lives and struggles of twelve young adults who are living in the storm-ravaged city.

An actor as well as a writer, Mr. Lecesne’s solo show WORD OF MOUTH was presented Off Broadway by Mike Nichols and Elaine May and directed by Eve Ensler; he was awarded the NY Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for best solo performance as well as the LA Theater Weekly Award. His acting credits include the original NYC production of CLOUD 9 by Caryl Churchill. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES, written and directed by Eve Ensler, and the 30th anniversary production of BOYS IN THE BAND by Mart Crowley. He also starred in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, I AM MY OWN WIFE at Hartford Stage Company.

As a writer James adapted Armistead Maupin’s FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY as a mini series for SHOWTIME (Emmy nomination) and wrote one of the final episodes of the TV series, WILL & GRACE. He created the stage play, THE ROAD HOME: Stories of the Children of War, a play based on interviews with survivors of wars in Tibet, Bosnia and Cambodia and presented at the International Peace Conference at The Hague. James has taught at The NYU School of Continuing Education, The New School, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and The New York Film Academy. He was a Distinguished Guest Speaker at The Heller Graduate School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where his Pro-Seminar “Sharing the Truth: Effective Storytelling for Social Justice Activists” included 30 participants from 11 countries.

His young adult novel, "Absolute Brightness," was published by Harper Collins and was awarded The William Morris Award by the American Librarian Association as well as a nomination by The Lambda Literary Awards. His new novel, "Virgin Territory," was published by Egmont USA in 2010.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jim Lecesne for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jim Lecesne, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jim Lecesne or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Jim Lecesne?

    Booking fees for Jim Lecesne, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jim Lecesne, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Jim Lecesne?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim Lecesne for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jim Lecesne for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jim Lecesne or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jim Lecesne or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Jim Lecesne Biography

James Lecesne has been telling stories for over 25 years.

His short film, "Trevor," won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short and went on to inspire the founding of The Trevor Project, the only nationwide 24-hour suicide prevention helpline for LGBT and questioning teens. James is also the founder of The After The Storm Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering support to community centers in New Orleans that are working with youth and the arts. Following Hurricane Katrina, James organized a group of artists to travel to New Orleans, and he produced the feature length documentary directed by Hilla Medalia. "After The Storm" spotlights the lives and struggles of twelve young adults who are living in the storm-ravaged city.

An actor as well as a writer, Mr. Lecesne’s solo show WORD OF MOUTH was presented Off Broadway by Mike Nichols and Elaine May and directed by Eve Ensler; he was awarded the NY Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for best solo performance as well as the LA Theater Weekly Award. His acting credits include the original NYC production of CLOUD 9 by Caryl Churchill. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES, written and directed by Eve Ensler, and the 30th anniversary production of BOYS IN THE BAND by Mart Crowley. He also starred in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, I AM MY OWN WIFE at Hartford Stage Company.

As a writer James adapted Armistead Maupin’s FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY as a mini series for SHOWTIME (Emmy nomination) and wrote one of the final episodes of the TV series, WILL & GRACE. He created the stage play, THE ROAD HOME: Stories of the Children of War, a play based on interviews with survivors of wars in Tibet, Bosnia and Cambodia and presented at the International Peace Conference at The Hague. James has taught at The NYU School of Continuing Education, The New School, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and The New York Film Academy. He was a Distinguished Guest Speaker at The Heller Graduate School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where his Pro-Seminar “Sharing the Truth: Effective Storytelling for Social Justice Activists” included 30 participants from 11 countries.

His young adult novel, "Absolute Brightness," was published by Harper Collins and was awarded The William Morris Award by the American Librarian Association as well as a nomination by The Lambda Literary Awards. His new novel, "Virgin Territory," was published by Egmont USA in 2010.

FAQs on booking Jim Lecesne

  • How to book Jim Lecesne?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jim Lecesne for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jim Lecesne, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jim Lecesne or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jim Lecesne?

    Booking fees for Jim Lecesne, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jim Lecesne, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jim Lecesne?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim Lecesne for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jim Lecesne for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jim Lecesne or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jim Lecesne or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jim Lecesne is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jim Lecesne for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Jim Lecesne generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Finn Wittrock, Cheyenne Jackson, Simon Lovell, Adam Pascal and Michael Shannon. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jim Lecesne for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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