Dede Gardner

Best known as the Oscar-winning producer of "12 Years a Slave" (2013), Dede Gardner was responsible for putting together critically acclaimed films as president of Plan B Entertainment. Although Plan B Entertainment was ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (26)

Feud 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Voyage of Time 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hitting the Apex 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Resurrection 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Big Short 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

True Story 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Big Men 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blonde 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Deadbeat 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Selma 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Normal Heart 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Normal Heart 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

12 Years a Slave 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nightingale 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

World War Z 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Killing Them Softly 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Tree of Life 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Eat Pray Love 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Time Traveler's Wife 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Mighty Heart 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Year of the Dog 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Running with Scissors 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Gray Man (Movie)

(Producer)
Executive (4)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

(Studio Executive)

The Fighting Temptations 2003 (Movie)

(Studio Executive)

Orange County 2002 (Movie)

(Studio Executive)

Down to Earth 2001 (Movie)

(Studio Executive)
Production Management (2)

Mac 1993 (Movie)

(Location Assistant)

Three of Hearts 1993 (Movie)

(New York crew) (Location Manager)

Biography

Best known as the Oscar-winning producer of "12 Years a Slave" (2013), Dede Gardner was responsible for putting together critically acclaimed films as president of Plan B Entertainment. Although Plan B Entertainment was originally founded by Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, and Brad Grey in 2002, Gardner was brought in when the founding trio split ways in 2006. Her first film under Plan B Entertainment was adapting Augusten Burroughs' memoir "Running with Scissors" into a film. Although it featured an impressive cast that included Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin and Gwyneth Paltrow, "Running with Scissors" (2006) was poorly received by critics. However, Gardner followed it up with a string of critically-acclaimed films that established Plan B Entertainment a top quality production company. She was nominated for Best Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards for the war drama "A Mighty Heart" (2007) and in the following year she received her first Academy Award Best Picture nomination for Terence Malick's experimental drama "Tree of Life" (2008), which also starred Brad Pitt. Gardner continued to work with Pitt in her next three productions, all film adaptations of previous literary work. They filmed the neo-noir crime film "Killing Them Softly" (2012), followed by the summer blockbuster "World War Z" (2013), the zombie-infested horror flick based on the graphic novel of the same name. Later that year, Gardner and Pitt brought the historical drama "12 Years a Slave" (2013) to the big screen to near universal acclaim. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as an free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, "12 Years a Slave" received numerous awards, including Gardner's first Oscar for Best Picture.

Milestones

2014

Received Best Picture Oscar for "12 Years a Slave"

2013

Produced "12 Years a Slave"

2008

Received first Academy Award for Best Picture nomination for "A Mighty Heart"

2006

Produced first film, "Running with Scissors"

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