Leslie Morgenstein, executive producer of the stylish drama Gossip Girl, has served as president of Alloy Entertainment and its predecessor, 17th Street Productions, Inc., since 1999, overseeing the company's operations, strategy and creative mission. He produces or executive produces Alloy Entertainment's television and feature film projects. In addition to Gossip Girl, Alloy is currently in production on the new drama series The Vampire Diaries and the web series Private. Morgenstein additionally served as executive producer on the critically acclaimed series Privileged, the ABC Family six-hour series Samurai Girl and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants feature films. He produced the feature film Sex Drive and the DVD-premiere movie The Clique.
In addition to film and television, Alloy is the most successful independent packager of fiction in the world. Approximately 50 of the company's titles have achieved New York Times bestseller status, including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Gossip Girl, The Clique, The Luxe and Pretty Little Liars. Their newest book launch, Hollywood Is like High School with Money, is set for release in summer 2009.
Morgenstein has an undergraduate degree in writing and photography from Sarah Lawrence College, a MBA in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business and completed his master's work in English and creative writing at the City College of New York. He lives in New York with his wife and two sons and is an avid runner.