Dr. Garby Leon, President of Worldwide Production
...Dr. Garby Leon , President of Worldwide ProductionAs a principal of Originaliti Media Inc., Dr. Leon is responsible for operations, the selection, development, and production of the Company's and its affiliates' motion picture projects, internet projects, and its worldwide web activities.
After two years on the UCLA Music Faculty, Garby Leon
turned a strong interest in film into a new career, quickly winning attention as a top studio story analyst writing sets of notes for a string of greenlit projects at Columbia under Amy Pascal including "Wolf
," "To Die
For," "Dracula," "A League of Their Own
," "First Knight," "Geronimo," and many others.Moving to Warner Brothers, Mr. Leon became Joel Silver's top development executive at Silver Pictures where Mr. Leon developed "The Matrix" with Larry and Andy Wachowski, "Exit Wounds" with Chris Bertolini, "Lethal Weapon IV," "The Manchurian Candidate" in association with Tina Sinatra, "Demon Night" and "Fair Game" as well as overseeing a slate of over seventy projects.Elevated to Vice President of Production in 20th Century Fox's Family Film Division, Mr. Leon developed Drew Barrymore's "Ever After," "Home Alone III," "Anastasia" (animated feature), and worked with writers including Steve Soderbergh, Steve Pink and D.V. DeVincentis, Mike Binder, Rob Schneider, and directors Andy Tenant, Geoffrey Wright, Mike Binder, Henry Selick and others.