As a key member of the team behind Pasadena’s Vertical Wine Bistro, Gale Anne Hurd has created a casually elegant destination that one might find in wine country. Alluding to the receptive atmosphere vital to Vertical's concept, “I was looking for a venue in Pasadena that didn’t exist – now it does,” she says.
Best known for her contributions to the film community, Hurd brings a proven blend of creative talent and shrewd business skills to the table. One of the most innovative and respected producers in the entertainment industry, she has distinguished herself by producing award-winning box office hits and championing technological innovations. Hurd’s first film, The Terminator, launched the career of director James Cameron, and was followed by the Oscar-winners Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2, and Armageddon, among many others.
In the television arena, Hurd developed and executive produces the AMC original series, The Walking Dead, which made basic cable history as the medium’s most watched dramatic series. Named one of the ten Best TV Series of 2010 by the American Film Institute, The Walking Dead earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Drama Series, a Saturn award for best TV presentation as well as Directors Guild and Writers Guild of America nominations. The series continues to break ratings records in more than 130 countries around the globe, and returns for a third season in October 2012. As a volunteer, Hurd serves on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as an Officer of the Producers Guild of America and on the Advisory Boards of Heal the Bay, First Star and Reef Check. Closer to home, she is an Old Pasadena Management District Board Member.
Hurd was honored with Global Green USA’s Entertainment Industry Environmental Leadership Award, the Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology, the Crystal Award from Women in Film, the New York Women in Film & Television’s Loreen Arbus Award, and the PGA’s Charles Fitzsimons Award for her service to the Guild.
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