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Gary Michael Walters
Co-PresidentGary Michael Walters is the Co-President of Bold Films and is actively involved in all aspects of the company including production, development, distribution and finance. In early 2004, European industrial mogul Michel Litvak founded Bold Films along with Walters and hired him as President of the company. Since that time, Walters has played a vital role in the growth and success of the company, establishing Bold Film’s International Sales division and redefining the direction of company’s slate, placing a firm focus on studio caliber features with top tier filmmakers and A-List talent.
Walters was born in New York, the son of legendary music agent, Norby Walters. He was educated at both Princeton University, where he majored in Statistics and Fordham Law School, where he graduated cum laude. In addition to his academic achievements, Walters also has the rare distinction of being a winner on JEOPARDY. After working on Wall Street as a financial consultant for Johnson & Higgins and serving as a corporate lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Walters moved to Los Angeles and entered show-business via the entertainment law division of Loeb & Loeb. Following several years of solo law practice, Walters commenced his film producing career in 2003, specializing in the financing of independent features. During this period, he produced a number of features including STANDING STILL starring James Van Der Beek, Mena Suvari and Colin Hanks; and I LOVE YOUR WORK starring Vince Vaughn, Christina Ricci, Giovanni Ribisi, Jason Lee and Franka Potente.
He has served as Executive Producer on all of Bold’s pictures, most notably the critically acclaimed DRIVE directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and the Golden Globe Nominated RFK drama BOBBY, featuring a star studded ensemble cast that included Anthony Hopkins, Sharon Stone, Shia LaBeouf, Demi Moore and Martin Sheen. Other Executive Producing credits at Bold include the Sony release, LEGION starring Paul Bettany, THE HOLE 3D from visionary director Joe Dante, 2008 Toronto Film Festival Official Selection MIDDLE OF NOWHERE starring Susan Sarandon and Anton Yelchin, MINI’S FIRST TIME starring Nikki Reed, Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Carrie Anne Moss & Jeff Goldblum and 2006 Sundance Official Selection COME EARLY MORNING starring Ashley Judd. Walters will continue his role as Executive Producer for Bold’s recently announced theatrical slate, including the UNTITLED true crime thriller with director James Mangold, ABOVE SUSPICION with director Philip Noyce, the body-switch comedy OPPOSITES ATTRACT.
Walters maintains a bicoastal presence with residences in both Los Angeles and his native New York City. He remains committed to producing meaningful films and empowering filmmakers to bring their singular visions to the screen.