NBA star, helmer launch multi-media company Webber Productions
Turner Sports analyst and former NBA all-star Chris Webber and Emmy-winning director/producer Peter Gilbert are launching Webber Productions, a multimedia production company that plans to produce a series of feature films and documentaries focusing on the intersection of sports, culture and society.
Company plans a diverse content portfolio, including live events, cultural exhibitions, music and film projects relevant in the U.S and abroad.
Pre-production has begun several projects, including an untitled documentary about Webber’s life and “The Dickerson Project,” a documentary and multi-platform media project that follows Earl Dickerson, the first African-American to graduate from the University of Chicago’s Law School.
“I am happy to start a company with a man like Peter Gilbert, who has proven to be one of the best in documentary film work,” said Webber, who met Gilbert during the making of Oscar-nominated documentary “Hoop Dreams.” “I look forward to learning from him and telling great stories around my passions, my community and my world with him.”
“Chris’ knowledge, access and fan base within the sports world will allow us to produce cross-platform media projects that will examine the complexity of how sports and society reflect one another,” said Gilbert, who produced and served as director of photography on “Hoop Dreams.”
In February, Webber launched “The Chris Webber Show” (aka “Get Game”) on Sirius XM, where he discusses topics ranging from music and entertainment to politics and current events.
Gilbert’s recent work includes “At the Death House Door,” TCM’s “There is No Place Like Home” and Showtime’s “A Time For Dancing.”