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Electronically Ours

EP16: Bill Gerber

Season 1, Ep. 16

Today’s Patreon-only episode features one of Martyn’s oldest and best friends, Bill Gerber. 

Bill was Heaven 17’s US manager in the early 80’s, protégé of legendary artist manager Elliott Roberts (Neil Young,  Crosby, Stills and NashAmericaTom PettyTracy ChapmanBob Dylan and The Cars amongst many others). 


Since then, Bill has become a major player in Hollywood, as a film and television producer. He was President of Production at Warner Bros. Pictures, before establishing an existing and long-standing producing deal with the studio. Bill is known for producing A Star Is Born (2018), Gran Torino (2008), A Very Long Engagement (2004) and Grudge Match (2013). As an executive, he supervised a significant number of films that went on to garner 47 Academy Award nominations and 14 Academy Award wins. These films include Good Fellas (1990), Reversal of Fortune (1990), JFK (1991), Unforgiven (1992), Heat (1995), L.A. Confidential (1997), You've Got Mail (1998), Three Kings (1999), The Iron Giant (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000), and the Harry Potter series.


Ladies and gentlemen - welcome to Hollywood – Bill Gerber...