Alex Gibney Biography
An Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director, Alex Gibney recently produced LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE a film directed by Antoine Fuqua, which premiered in 2004 at the Berlin Film Festival and which was released by Sony Classics last October. Gibney is executive producing "Exiles on Main Street," a series of short films directed by Wayne Wang, Mira Nair, Sherman Alexie, among others.
In 2003, Gibney served as the series producer for THE BLUES, an Emmy-nominated series of seven films in association with executive producer Martin Scorsese. The directors for The Blues were: Charles Burnett, Clint Eastwood, Mike Figgis, Marc Levin, Richard Pearce, Martin Scorsese and Wim Wenders. Gibney also produced THE SOUL OF A MAN, Wim Wenders' entry in that series (also an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival), and was awarded a Grammy for producing the 5-CD box set based on the series.
His recent credits include the theatrical documentary for the BBC and First Run Features THE TRIALS OF HENRY KISSINGER (writer/producer); JIMI HENDRIX AND THE BLUES (director/producer); the HBO documentary, SOLDIERS IN THE ARMY OF GOD, (senior producer), about the radical fringe of the anti-abortion movement; SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER (producer), a PBS special about human rights defenders starring Alec Baldwin, Sigourney Weaver, John Malkovich and Kevin Kline; BROOKLYN BABYLON, (executive producer) a feature film directed by Marc Levin and featuring the Grammy Award-winning, hip-hop group The Roots; THE HUNTRESS (executive producer) a TV movie written by Bruno Heller (HBO's Rome) and, subsequently, a TV series for the USA Network; SEXUAL CENTURY, (writer, director, series producer), a six-part documentary series for ITV and the CBC; THE FIFTIES (writer/director/producer), an 8-hour documentary mini-series based on the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam; and THE PACIFIC CENTURY (writer/director/producer), a 10-hour documentary series that was honored with an Emmy, two Emmy nominations and the prestigious DuPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. His work has also appeared on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series ESPN's Sports Century, and the Emmy Award-winning series FRONTLINE, for PBS.
A member of WGA and DGA, Gibney is a graduate of Yale University (B.A.), and also attended the UCLA Graduate School of Film and Television.
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