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Gale Anne Hurd was born on 25 October 1955, in Los Angeles, California USA, of Jewish descent. Gale is a film producer, best known for being the current recording secretary of the Producers Guild of America. She also founded Pacific Western Productions which would later become Valhalla Entertainment. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Gale Anne Hurd? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $60 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a film producer. She’s helped create many box office and television hits over the years. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Gale Anne Hurd Net Worth $60 million

Hurd grew up in Palm Springs, California and would later attend Stanford University, and graduated in 1977 with a degree in economics and communications. She also had a minor in political science.
One of her first steps to a career in film was joining New World Pictures as an executive assistant, under the company president Roger Corman, and would slowly work her way up through numerous administrative positions. Eventually, she found her way into production, then formed her own production company called Pacific Western Productions in 1982. The company would be responsible for creating numerous box office hits, including 1984’s “The Terminator” which helped launch both James Cameron’s and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s film careers. The company also produced “Aliens” which would earn seven Academy Award nominations, including wins at the Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects categories. In 1989, the production company then worked on “The Abyss” which is about a search team trying to recover a sinking submarine in the Caribbean, then encountering something else.

Thanks to her work, Gale Anne was rewarded with the Women in Film Crystal Award which is given to women who help expand the role of females in the entertainment industry. In 1991, she produced the HBO film “Cast a Deadly Spell” which was written by Joseph Dougherty, and continued making notable projects including “Terminator” sequels, ‘Dante’s Peak”, and “Armageddon”. In 2003, she received the Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology alongside Arthur C. Clarke. She produced films such as “Aeon Flux” and “Punisher: War Zone”, before in 2010 helping to create the hit show “The Walking Dead” which started airing on AMC, receiving a lot of critical acclaim and awards. In 2011 Hurd became governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a year later was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2013, she received a Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award which is given to women in the film industry. Her latest recognition, the Fangoria Lifetime Achievement Award was given in 2017 and was thanks to her work in the horror and science fiction genres.

For her personal life, it is known that Gale was married to James Cameron from 1985 to 1989. Two years later she married director Brian De Palma and it lasted for two years; they have a daughter. In 1996, she married director Jonathan Hensleigh. Gale is a supporter of Arsenal FC.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 25, 1955
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height:5' 4" (1.63 m)
Profession:Producer, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew
Education:Stanford University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Jonathan Hensleigh (m. 1995), Brian De Palma (m. 1991–1993), James Cameron (m. 1985–1989)
Children:Lolita de Palma
Parents:Lolita Hurd, Frank E. Hurd
Awards:PGA David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Very good friends with actress Sybil Danning.
2Is an avid supporter of Arsenal Football Club.
3Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6621 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 3, 2012.
4Designated 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) as her favorite film for an American Film Institute poll.
5Ex-sister-in-law of Mike Cameron and John David Cameron.
6Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1988.
7Has one daughter with Brian De Palma: Lolita De Palma (born September 19, 1991).
8Received her Bachelor's degree in Economics and Communications from Stanford University (1977).
9One of her hobbies is scuba diving and she set up two live-aboard dive boat businesses, the Truk Aggressor and the Palau Aggressor, both based in Micronesia.
10Is close friends with Martha Coolidge and goes to her ranch sometimes to ride the horses she keeps there.
11Owns a yacht named Double Feature.
12Is an only child of Lolita and Frank E. Hurd, an investor.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on the appeal of The Walking Dead (2010)] It's not about the zombies, really. People far wiser than we are... talk about a primal fear that we have as human beings - being dead but not dead, with no control, shuffling around with no awareness. And then you become a cannibal and eat your family.
2A lot of producers now are people who stay in their office and never go to the set. I don't know how you can be the advocate of the movie if you're not there in it every day.
3(on the benefits of shooting on real locations) When you're on a sound stage -- which I have to tell you everyone prefers -- it's easier. But you don't have the same tension, the same energy level. You can tell a film that has been shot at a brisk pace with lots of energy. It comes through in the dynamics of what you see on the screen. Somehow, it's easier to create when you're out there in real places on real streets, no matter what the hardships are while you're shooting. There's much more camaraderie when you're out there in the elements.
4(from a 1988 interview) Filmmaking is a business and at the bottom line people who don't make fiscally responsible decisions end up going into another line of work. You've seen several independent companies go bust recently. There's every reason in the world to put your money behind a sure bet and if you check the business sequels do it's really one of the surest bets around.
5A lot of my films have dealt with the dark side of technology and stress that you have to examine the ramifications of progress.
6I'm just attracted to the action element of science fiction. It's great to sit in the editing room with the director and sound engineers and to create the feeling where your heart is racing and you're sitting at the edge of your seat and you find yourself holding your breath.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker AwardLos Angeles Film Festival
2015Distinguished Service AwardSociety of Camera Operators
2012Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn October 3, 2012. At 6621 Hollywood Blvd.
2007Muse AwardNew York Women in Film & Television
2004President's AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

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2003Producers AwardNational Board of Review, USA
2003Action Movie Producer AwardWorld Stunt Awards
1998Crystal AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards
1994Enzian AwardFlorida Film FestivalFor creative achievement.
1993President's AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1993Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureThe Waterdance (1992)· Neal Jimenez (director)
· Michael Steinberg (director)
· Marie Cantin (producer)
· Guy Riedel (executive producer)
1985Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingThe Terminator (1984)· James Cameron

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary (New for DVD)Aliens (1986)· James Cameron
· Michael Biehn
· Jenette Goldstein
· Carrie Henn
· Christopher Henn
· Lance Henriksen
· Pat McClung
· Bill Paxton
· Dennis Skotak
· Robert Skotak
· Stan Winston
1999Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst PictureArmageddon (1998)· Jerry Bruckheimer
· Michael Bay


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lore2017TV Movie executive producer announced
Hellfestproducer pre-production
Falling Water2016TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Fear the Walking Dead2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
Hunters2016TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Talking Dead2015-2016TV Series consulting producer - 9 episodes
The Walking Dead2010-2016TV Series executive producer - 71 episodes
Horizon2013TV Movie executive producer
Very Good Girls2013executive producer
Last Man Standing2011TV Movie executive producer
Choctaw Code Talkers2010Documentary producer
The Wronged Man2010TV Movie executive producer
The Pirate Code: Real Pirates2009TV Movie documentary executive producer
Punisher: War Zone2008producer
The Incredible Hulk2008producer
Welcome to the Jungle2007Video producer
Æon Flux2005producer
Breadwinners2005TV Movie executive producer
The Punisher2004producer
The Coven2004TV Movie executive producer
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines2003executive producer
Hulk2003producer
Adventure Inc.2002-2003TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
True Whispers2002Documentary producer
Clockstoppers2002producer
Dick1999producer
Virus1999producer
Dead Man on Campus1998producer
Armageddon1998producer
Switchback1997producer
Dante's Peak1997producer
The Relic1997producer
The Ghost and the Darkness1996producer
Sugartime1995TV Movie executive producer
Safe Passage1994producer
Witch Hunt1994TV Movie producer
No Escape1994producer
Raising Cain1992producer
The Waterdance1992producer
Cast a Deadly Spell1991TV Movie producer
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991executive producer
Tremors1990executive producer
Downtown1990executive producer
The Abyss1989producer
Alien Nation1988producer
Bad Dreams1988producer
Aliens1986producer
The Terminator1984producer
Smokey Bites the Dust1981co-producer - as Gale Hurd

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Terminator Genisys2015characters
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles2008-2009TV Series characters - 31 episodes
Terminator 3: Redemption2004Video Game characters
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines2003Video Game characters
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines2003characters
The Terminator: Dawn of Fate2002Video Game characters
The Terminator1984written by

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tremors II: Aftershocks1996Video executive consultant
Alien Nation1989-1990TV Series consultant - 21 episodes
The Georgia Peaches1980TV Movie production coordinator - as Gale Hurd
Alligator1980production assistant - uncredited
Humanoids from the Deep1980production assistant - as Gale Hurd
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979production assistant - uncredited

Location Management

Location Management

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screamers1979location manager: Maui, additional sequences, US version - as Gale Hurd

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Punisher2004executive soundtrack producer

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Battle Beyond the Stars1980assistant production manager - as Gale Hurd

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Maudie2016special thanks
Under Construction2015TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
CinemAbility2013Documentary special thanks
Final Run2010Short thanks
Creating a World: Aeon Flux2006Video short special thanks
Hulk2003Video Game special thanks
Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator'2001Video documentary special thanks
Post No Bills1991Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché2016Documentary post-productionHerself
Today2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Talking Dead2011-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Panelist / ...
Face Off2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
The 2nd Annual Geekie Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Award Recipient
Inside the Walking Dead: Walker University2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
CinemAbility2013DocumentaryHerself
Birth of the Living Dead2013DocumentaryHerself - Film Producer
The Con2011DocumentaryHerself
9th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
These Amazing Shadows2011DocumentaryHerself
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel2011DocumentaryHerself
Aliens: Enhancement Pods2010Video documentaryHerself
The Making of The Walking Dead2010Documentary shortExec. Producer
The Making of 'Punisher: War Zone'2009Video shortHerself
The Incredible Hulk: Becoming the Hulk2008Video documentary shortHerself
The Making of 'The Incredible Hulk'2008Video shortHerself
Film '722008TV SeriesHerself
Into the Wild: The Making of Welcome to the Jungle2007Video shortHerself
Creating a World: Aeon Flux2006Video shortHerself - Producer
The Locations of 'Aeon Flux'2006Video shortHerself - Producer
The Terminator: Closer to the Real Thing2005Video documentary shortHerself
Unstoppable Force: The Legacy of 'The Terminator'2005Video documentary shortHerself
Keepin' It Real: Punisher Stunts2004Video documentary shortHerself
War Journal: On the Set of 'The Punisher'2004Video documentary shortHerself
The Making of 'Hulk'2003Video documentary shortHerself
Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens'2003Video documentaryHerself
Evolution of the 'Hulk'2003Video shortHerself
The Incredible Ang Lee2003Video shortHerself
Hulk: Behind the Scenes2003Video shortHerself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator'2001Video documentaryHerself - Producer
Virus: Ghost in the Machine1999Video documentary shortHerself
The Making of 'Dick'1999Video documentary shortHerself
Cinefile: Reel Women1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss'1993Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Women1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Making of 'Alien 3'1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Making of 'The Abyss'1989Video documentary shortHerself
The Media Show1989TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesHerself
Moyers & Company2013TV SeriesHerself - Film Producer

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