PAUL GERTZ

President & COO

PAUL GERTZ

President & COO

Paul Gertz brings a unique combination of business acumen, legal training, and creative experience to his role as President and Chief Operations Officer of Network Entertainment.

 

Paul holds a B.A. in Economics from UCLA and both a law degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. He began his film career as the Associate Director of Business Affairs at leading animation studio Ruby-Spears Productions, was then recruited by George Lucas to become the Director of Business Affairs for Lucasfilm Ltd. at Skywalker Ranch, and ultimately returned to Los Angeles when he was named Senior Vice President of Production at famed animation house Hanna-Barbera. Paul then moved over to the creative side and became the Showrunner and Executive Producer of Gene Roddenberry’s live-action television series Earth: Final Conflict for five seasons and 110 episodes.
 
Upon his move from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Paul was appointed Executive Vice President of internationally acclaimed studio Rainmaker Animation. Since joining forces with Network over a decade ago, Paul has produced or executive produced the Company’s entire output of premium, award-winning unscripted productions for international television and theatrical distribution.