Gary Barber

Gary Barber

  • Birthday: 1957-01-01
  • Place of birth: Johannesburg - South Africa

Biography

Gary Barber is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM),  a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally.  He joined the company in December 2010. After emerging from bankruptcy in 2010, with Mr. Barber at the helm, MGM produced the 23rd James Bond adventure, “Skyfall,” along with Eon Productions and Sony Pictures, which made over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office and became the highest-grossing Bond film of all time. Just one month later, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” a production of New Line Cinema and MGM, was released and went on to surpass $1 billion worldwide, earning MGM the impressive distinction of being the first studio with back-to-back billion dollar releases. Under Mr. Barber’s leadership, MGM has also financed or produced highly successful films such as “21 Jump Street” and “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.”  Also thriving under Mr. Barber’s direction is MGM’s television division. The company has been responsible for new programs such as the drama series “Vikings” with HISTORY, “Teen Wolf” with MTV and a new series based on the Oscar®-winning film “Fargo” for FX.  Mr. Barber co-founded the production, finance and distribution company Spyglass Entertainment in 1998.  Mr. Barber continues to serve as Co-Chairman of the Board of Spyglass. Spyglass’ slate of films has grossed over $5 billion in worldwide box office to date and has amassed over 34 Oscar® nominations, including four wins. Spyglass produced such films as “The Sixth Sense,” “Bruce Almighty,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “27 Dresses,” “Wanted,” “Four Christmases,” “Star Trek,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Invictus,” “Leap Year,” “Get Him To the Greek,” “Dinner For Schmucks,” “The Tourist,” “The Dilemma,” “No Strings Attached,” “The Vow” and the “Footloose” remake. Mr. Barber has produced numerous feature films and has run business entities in feature film production, foreign distribution, music and exhibition. From 1989 to 1997, Mr. Barber was with Morgan Creek and served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, Mr. Barber served as President of Vestron International Group. Mr. Barber received his undergraduate and post graduate degrees from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. Earlier in his career, he practiced as a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant in both South Africa and the USA with Price Waterhouse. /Biography provided by MGM.com/

Production

True Romance

1993

As Producer

Bruce Almighty

2003

As Executive Producer

The Recruit

2003

As Producer

The Legend of Zorro

2005

As Executive Producer

The Pacifier

2005

As Producer

Dragonfly

2002

As Producer

Stay Alive

2006

As Executive Producer

Stick It

2006

As Executive Producer

Evan Almighty

2007

As Producer

Seabiscuit

2003

As Executive Producer

The Count of Monte Cristo

2002

As Producer

Shanghai Knights

2003

As Producer

Reign of Fire

2002

As Producer

Invictus

2009

As Executive Producer

Underdog

2007

As Producer

27 Dresses

2008

As Producer

The Lookout

2007

As Producer

Shanghai Noon

2000

As Producer

The Happening

2008

As Executive Producer

The Love Guru

2008

As Executive Producer

Wanted

2008

As Executive Producer

Eight Below

2006

As Producer

Freejack

1992

As Executive Producer

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1995

As Executive Producer

Ghost Town

2008

As Executive Producer

Balls of Fury

2007

As Producer

Unbreakable

2000

As Executive Producer

The Invisible

2007

As Producer

Four Christmases

2008

As Producer

Mr. 3000

2004

As Producer

Bad Moon

1996

As Executive Producer

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

2013

As Executive Producer

RoboCop

2014

As Producer

The Tourist

2010

As Producer

Flash of Genius

2008

As Producer

Major League: Back to the Minors

1998

As Executive Producer

Major League II

1994

As Executive Producer

Footloose

2011

As Executive Producer

The Crush

1993

As Executive Producer

Communion

1989

As Executive Producer

Chasers

1994

As Executive Producer

Trial by Jury

1994

As Executive Producer

No Strings Attached

2011

As Executive Producer

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

1991

As Executive Producer

Incognito

1997

As Executive Producer

Dinner for Schmucks

2010

As Executive Producer

The Vow

2012

As Producer

Pacific Heights

1990

As Co-Executive Producer

White Sands

1992

As Executive Producer

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

1994

As Executive Producer

Leap Year

2010

As Producer

Two If by Sea

1996

As Executive Producer

Midnight Crossing

1988

As Executive Producer

Scream

2022

As Executive Producer

Stay Tuned

1992

As Executive Producer

Out Cold

2001

As Executive Producer

Spy Kids: Armageddon

0000

As Executive Producer

Keeping the Faith

2000

As Executive Producer

The Ranch

2004

As Executive Producer

Imaginary Crimes

1994

As Executive Producer

Glass

2019

As Executive Producer

Scream 6

2023

As Executive Producer

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

2008

As Executive Producer

Hellraiser

2022

As Executive Producer

Incoming

0000

As Executive Producer

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