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Gertz, Paul

Gertz, Paul

PERSONAL

Full name, Paul M. Gertz; married; children: three. Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., economics, 1977; University of Southern California, law degree and M.B.A., 1981.

Addresses:

Office—CIS Vancouver, 50 West Second Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 1B3, Canada; Rainmaker Entertainment, 2025 West Broadway, Suite 500, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Z6, Canada.

Career:

Producer and writer. Ruby Spears Productions (animation house), worked in the business affairs department, including serving as the associate director of business affairs, beginning 1982; Lucasfilm, CA, worked in the production department and other areas, including serving as the associate director of business affairs, beginning 1986, and serving as a lawyer on various film productions; Hanna-Barbera Productions (animation house), senior vice president of business affairs, beginning 1990, then vice president of production for four years; CIS Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, executive vice president (animation); Rainmaker Entertainment (formerly Mainframe Entertainment), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, executive vice president (animation), beginning 2007; Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, director of business affairs, beginning 2003; Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, guest lecturer, 2003; also a public speaker at various venues.

Member:

Writers Guild of America, West.

Awards, Honors:

Annie Award nomination (with David Kirschner), best individual achievement: producing in a feature production, International Animated Film Society, 1997, for Cats Don't Dance.

CREDITS

Film Work:

Executive producer, Once upon a Forest (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.

Producer, The Pagemaster (live action and animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Producer, Cats Don't Dance (animated musical), Warner Bros., 1997.

Executive producer, Titan A.E. (animated; also known as Planet Earth, Titan, Titan A.E.: After Earth, Titan: After Earth, and Titan—Depois da destruicao da terra), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Executive producer, By the Hour (short film), 2006.

Executive producer, Barbie as the Island Princess (animated), MCA Universal Home Video, 2007.

Executive producer, Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (animated), MCA/Universal Home Video, 2007.

Executive producer, Barbie Mariposa and Her Butterfly Fairy Friends (animated), Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008.

Worked on other projects.

Television Work; Series:

Co-executive producer and executive story consultant, Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's "Battleground Earth," Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict," Invasion planete Terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), syndicated, 1997-98.

Executive producer and executive story consultant, Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's "Battleground Earth," Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict," Invasion planete Terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), syndicated, 1998-2001.

Executive producer, Making the Cut 2: Last Man Standing (also known as Making the Cut), CanWest Global Television, beginning 2006.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

(With others) Thru the Moebius Strip (animated; also known as Through the Moebius Strip), Fantastic Films International, 2005.

Author of the screenplay The Letter of the Law.

Teleplays; Episodic:

Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's "Battleground Earth," Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict," Invasion planete Terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), syndicated, multiple episodes, 1997-2002.

Also wrote, with others, an episode of The Practice, ABC.

Teleplays; Pilots:

With others, wrote Heroic Trio, F/X Network.

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