Derek Gibson

Executive, Producer, Production manager
This British born executive began his career in 1962 when he joined Associated British Cinemas (the forerunner of EMI) as an assistant manager in exhibition. Two years later, Gibson began a ten- year association with ... Read more »
Born: 07/07/1945 in Huyton, England, GB

Filmography

Producer (32)

Highway to Hell 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland 1992 (Movie)

("presents") (Producer)

Bright Angel 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Chattahoochee 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Don't Tell Her It's Me 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hidden Agenda 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blood Red 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Criminal Law 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miracle Mile 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Out Cold 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shag: The Movie 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Staying Together 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Vampire's Kiss 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

War Party 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Boost 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Best Seller 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hotel Colonial 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Love at Stake 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Breed Apart 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

At Close Range 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Body Slam 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hoosiers 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Made in U.S.A. 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Platoon 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

River's Edge 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Salvador 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scenes From the Goldmine 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Return of the Living Dead 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Terminator 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

El Triunfo de un Hombre Llamado Caballo 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Death Ship 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jaguar Lives! 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)
Executive (1)

The Silent Flute 1978 (Movie)

(Production Executive)

Biography

This British born executive began his career in 1962 when he joined Associated British Cinemas (the forerunner of EMI) as an assistant manager in exhibition. Two years later, Gibson began a ten- year association with the commercial distribution firm of Pearl & Dean. He also worked in various capacities (assistant director, production manager, etc.) on feature films produced in Asia, Africa and throughout Europe. By 1975, Gibson had moved to Los Angeles and worked as a producer for Sandy Howard Productions and spent one year as head of production at Astral Bellevue Pathe in Canada. Returning to the US, Gibson joined Hemdale Film Corporation in 1982 as head of production, eventually becoming its president. Among the films on which he served as either producer or executive producer are James Cameron's "The Terminator" (1984), Oliver Stone's "Salvador" and "Platoon" (both 1986), Tim Hunter's "River's Edge" (1987) and Kenneth Loach's "Hidden Agenda" (1990).

EDUCATION

Wigan College

Wigan

Milestones

1995

Resigned as president of Hemdale Communications

1993

Under Chapter 11 reorganization, Gibson was forced to resign as president of NSB Corp.

1992

Helmdale Film Corporation forced into involuntary bankruptcy; company renamed NSB Film Corp.

1986

Served as executive producer for the Academy Award winning "Platoon"

1984

Debut as executive producer, "The Terminator"

1982

Joined the Hemdale Film Corporation as head of production

1979

First feature as producer, "Death Ship"

1975

Relocated to L.A.

1964

Worked at Pearl & Dean, a commercial production house

1962

Began working in film industry as Assistant Manager in Exhibition for Associated British Cinemas

Worked in various capacities in film productions in Asia, Africa and Europe

Served as head of production at Astral Bellevue Pathe of Canada

Was producer and headed production at Sandy Howard Productions

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