Brian Gerber, the 41-year-old film producer behind Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental docu “The 11th Hour” and other docs and a producer of the Digital Hollywood conference series, died Wednesday, Los Angeles County Coroner Ed Winter told Variety.
His body was recovered Wednesday morning after being found near a vehicle that plunged from a mountain highway northeast of Los Angeles. His death is being investigated as a possible suicide. Gerber had been reported missing over the weekend.
Gerber was the founder of Pasadena-based digital media consultant Gerber Rigler, which programmed, booked and executed the Digital Hollywood Content Summit, held twice annually in both New York and Los Angeles.
He produced docus including “The Dungeon Masters,” which screened at the 2008 Toronto Film Fest, and produced 2002 indie comedy “Bug.” Pic won the audience award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
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He also served as as director of development at Alphaville Films for four years, during which time the shingle launched the The Mummy franchise.
Gerber started his career in his native Atlanta, working on musicvideos for R.E.M., before moving to Los Angeles and attending the American Film Institute.
Survivors include his wife, actress Arabella Field, and two children.