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Gary Gilbert is an Academy Award nominated producer, and founder and CEO of Gilbert Films, a feature film and television production company based in Los Angeles, which partners with innovative filmmakers and showrunners to tell character-driven stories that are accessible to mainstream audiences. Gilbert has produced more than a dozen feature films which collectively have been nominated for 18 Academy Awards, 11 Golden Globes, 15 BAFTAs and 7 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Gilbert most recently produced the highly acclaimed award-winning film La La Land. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the film's world premiere served as the opening of the 2016 Venice Film Festival and went on to screen at both the Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. The film was distributed worldwide by Lionsgate, and ultimately went on to receive 14 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, winning 6 Oscars including Best Director and Best Actress. La La Land also made history by receiving 7 Golden Globe nominations and then winning all 7 nominated categories including Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay. The film was also lauded by the American Film Institute, BAFTA, The National Board of Review, among many others.
Gilbert is executive producing his first television series Counterpart, for Starz!. The sci-fi thriller was created by Justin Marks (The Jungle Book), stars Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and the first two episodes are directed by Academy Award nominee Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game). Gilbert Films developed Counterpart from its early inception along with showrunner Marks.
In 2010, Gilbert produced the Academy Award-nominated film The Kids Are All Right, written and directed by Lisa Cholodenko, and starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. Following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the film was acquired by Focus Features, a division of Universal Studios. In addition to earning four Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay, the film also received honors from the Producers Guild of America, American Film Institute, Film Independent Spirit Awards and went on to win two Golden Globe Awards in the Best Actress (Bening) and Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) categories.
Gilbert is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where just prior to his senior year, he partnered with his brother Dan Gilbert to co-found Rock Financial, a mortgage banking company the duo eventually took public in 1998. Rock Financial traded publicly for approximately eighteen months when Intuit/Quicken acquired the company in December of 1999, which is now called Quicken Loans.
Along with Dan Gilbert and recording artist Usher, Gilbert is also a co-owner of the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers, which won the 2016 NBA Championship.
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