Speaker Alan Gasmer - Scripted 2017

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November 7-8, 2017

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Speaker Alan Gasmer

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Alan Gasmer


Alan Gasmer & Friends / Veritas Entertainment Group

Alan Gasmer is an Executive Producer of the award-winning History Channel series Vikings, now in its fifth season. As a principal in the entertainment management company Alan Gasmer & Friends and the newly formed Veritas Entertainment Group, Gasmer executive produces You Me Her, the DirecTV comedy that’s going into its third season. He currently has Fahrenheit 451 shooting for HBO and Crash & Burn shooting for Hulu.

His company’s production arm has many projects in development at broadcast, cable, and digital networks and also for the stage. Among them are Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad at TNT and BBC, The Distributor with Allen Coulter directing, and Elvis, a four hour documentary at HBO in addition to many other projects setup in various stages. Alan is also producing the feature remake of Cannonball Run at Warner Brothers, Barnes starring Jeff Bridges, and Brilliant with Morgan Freeman as well The Honeymooner’s at the Paper mill Theater. In 2017, former CAA and Paradigm literary agent, Bob Bookman formed a joint venture with Gasmer and Peter Jaysen called Veritas Entertainment Group to adapt intellectual properties from his long list of clients including John Irving and Michael Crichton into film and television projects. Together, the three of them recently sold Hotel Honolulu based off the well-known book by Paul Theroux to Fox as well as The Mosquito Coast to Fremantle and All the Shah’s Men to Amazon.

In addition, his company represents many well-known television and motion picture writers and represents several libraries of intellectual property.

Before opening his own firm, Gasmer was a highly regarded William Morris film agent, described in Vanity Fair as “the King of Specs” for his part in creating and supplying the spec screenplay marketplace. As such, he was responsible for bringing many feature films to fruition including Rush Hour, Soul Food, Cowboys & Aliens, Mousehunt, and Empire Records. In his 24 years at the powerhouse agency, Gasmer rose from the mailroom to head the Motion Picture Literary Department representing writers and directors of major motion pictures and Broadway musicals including Jersey Boys and The Addams Family.

A well-respected member of the Hollywood community, Gasmer is known as a man of his word — and of discerning literary taste. He is a member of AMPAS (Motion Picture Academy), BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television), HRTS (Hollywood Radio and Television Society) and a participant at the Banff World Media Festival. He loves ice hockey and classic rock. A native of Philadelphia, Gasmer resides in Los Angeles, where he roots for The Kings except when they are playing The Flyers.

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