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Bill Gerber

Bill Gerber

University of California, Santa Cruz, alumnus Bill Gerber started his entertainment career in the music business, promoting concerts in Los Angeles. In 1979 he joined Elliot Robert's Lookout Management where he oversaw the careers of Devo, The Cars, Heaven 17 and ABC. In 1984, Gerber began his producing career with projects at Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount, and in 1985 formed Gerber/Rodkin, a management production company that represented Judd Nelson, Robert Downey Jr., Billy Zane, Sarah Jessica Parker and Dan Hartman.

In 1986, Gerber left his firm to join Warner Bros. as Vice President of Theatrical Production. He remained there for 12 years and was successively promoted to President of Worldwide Theatrical Production in 1996. While at the Studio, Gerber supervised the films L.A. Confidential, Unforgiven, Twister, Selena, GoodFellas, Heat, JFK, Disclosure, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, You've Got Mail, Analyze This and Three Kings and helped develop The Perfect Storm and Space Cowboys.

In May of 1998, Gerber ventured out to form his own production company, Gerber Pictures, which is tied to a first look deal at Warner Bros. Pictures. Gerber served as executive producer on Warner Bros. Pictures/Franchise Pictures' Get Carter, and produced the Warner Bros. Pictures/Morgan Creek Productions films Juwanna Mann and American Outlaws. He was executive producer on the Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures film Queen of the Damned and on the Emmy-nominated TNT movie James Dean, An Invented Life.

Gerber most recently produced The In-Laws, starring Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks as well as the hit film starring Amanda Bynes, What a Girl Wants.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Bill Gerber Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

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