Dede Gardner
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United States

Plan B Entertainment

Dede
Gardner

Co-President

As co-president (with Jeremy Kleiner) of Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B Entertainment, Gardner has had an astonishing run at the Oscars, with best pictures “Moonlight” and “12 Years a Slave.” She’s one of Hollywood’s top indie producers, championing narrative and filmmaker-driven projects, often with strong sociopolitical elements. Gardner has also racked up some serious box office with commercial fare such as Marc Forster’s 2013 zombie blockbuster — and Pitt starrer — “World War Z” and the 2010 Julia Roberts drama “Eat Pray Love.” While her big-screeners continue with the upcoming “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins’ take on James Baldwin’s book about the fallout of a false arrest — a TIFF special presentation — she’s also got Starz’s “Sweetbitter” and Netflix’s “The OA.”

Career

  • WORLD WAR Z
  • 12 YEARS A SLAVE
  • MOONLIGHT

Education

  • Columbia University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Women's Impact

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