2016 INDUSTRY JURY
PRESIDENT OF MILLENNIUM FILMS
Former Miramax Films and Warner Independent president Mark Gill was named President of Millennium Films in July 2011, with particular focus on development, packaging, production and marketing. Gill has 25 years of film business experience and a production track record of more than $1 billion at the box office. He most recently was the CEO and co-founder of The Film Department, an independent movie production and finance company, which produced the worldwide hit Law-Abiding Citizen. In the three prior years, Gill served as the founding president of Warner Independent Pictures. During his tenure, the company produced 15 films and earned 11 Oscar nominations, notably for March of the Penguins and Good Night, and Good Luck. Gill previously spent eight years at Miramax Films as President of Miramax/L.A. He was involved in the production or acquisition of more than two dozen films, among them were The Talented Mr. Ripley, Central Station, Apocalypse Now Redux, In the Bedroom, Amelie, The Quiet American, Frida, Rabbit-Proof Fence, City of God and Under the Tuscan Sun. He joined Miramax in 1994 and served three years as the company’s marketing chief, based in New York. Among the films he marketed: Pulp Fiction, Scream, Good Will Hunting, Trainspotting, The Postman/Il Postino, The English Patient, Life is Beautiful and Shakespeare in Love. Before joining Miramax, Gill worked for six years at Columbia and TriStar Pictures, culminating in a three-year tenure as Senior Vice President in the marketing department. He worked on such films as The Age of Innocence, Awakenings, Boyz N the Hood, Bram Stoker's Dracula,In the Line of Fire, A League of Their Own, The Prince of Tides, The Remains of the Day, A River Runs Through It, and Terminator 2. Prior to joining Columbia, Gill worked for nearly four years at Rogers & Cowan, the publicity agency. Before that, he served as a general assignment reporter for Newsweek magazine and for the Los Angeles Times.