GILBERT FILMS is a Los Angeles-based production company dedicated to producing and financing both independent and studio films. With an eye for character-driven independent stories, Gilbert Films remains filmmaker-focused, ensuring unique films for mainstream audiences.
Founder and CEO Gary Gilbert produced the Oscar®- nominated film THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, earning recognition from the PGA, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Awards with nominations for Best Picture. The film won Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) and was nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.
Upcoming for Gilbert Films is LA LA LAND, written and directed by Damien Chazelle (WHIPLASH), starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The film will be released in the US by Lionsgate in December 2016.
Other recent credits include SAVE THE DATE, the 2012 Sundance Narrative Competition film directed by Michael Mohan and starring Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, and Martin Starr, which was released by IFC Films in Fall 2012; YOU ARE HERE, the feature directing debut from Matthew Weiner (MAD MEN) and starring Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, and Amy Poehler; THE KEEPING ROOM, a period thriller written by Julia Hart and directed by Daniel Barber. The film stars Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, and Sam Worthington.
Gilbert’s first feature, writer/director Zach Braff’s GARDEN STATE, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was honored with the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. Gilbert also produced MARGARET, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, which Gilbert financed and produced with Fox Searchlight; FROM PRADA TO NADA, the first film released by Pantelion Films, Lionsgate’s co-venture with Mexican media giant Televisa; Mark Pellington’s HENRY POOLE IS HERE; and MEET MONICA VELOUR, starring Kim Cattrall.
Currently in production is COUNTERPART, a sci-fi thriller series for Starz! starring J.K. Simmons.