Gabriel Gornell

gabe_masksEntertainment Architect

A seasoned, results-driven, corporate-process anarchist—Gabriel creates disruptive strategies and solutions for artists and entertainment businesses by offering unconventional approaches to concept development, entertainment branding, 360° distribution, and production. As a passionately independent content creator—Gabriel is a Sundance winner, 2x Worldfest Gold winner, Adweek BestSpots winner, and a featured filmmaker at the MoMA.

As Executive Producer, Gabriel has worked closely with such entertainment brands as Discovery, HBO, History, Lionsgate, Marvel (including Avengers, Hulk, Spiderman, X-Men), Nat Geo, NBC, Scripps, Starz, and Turner—as well as with music icons including DeBarge/Bunny DeBarge, Doug E. Fresh, Il Volo, InnerPartySystem, Chris Isaak, Wynonna Judd, Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw, Oscar the Grouch & Anderson Cooper (Emmy duet), Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, and The Rolling Stones.

In 2012, Gabriel was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to be Executive Producer of “The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” (broadcast live on Turner/HLN) to reinvent the classic Emmy brand—overseeing every element of the event, production, telecast (distribution), and branding. Also in 2012, Gabriel served as Executive Producer along side Spike Lee on the music-themed hip hop horror movie “You’re Nobody til Somebody Kills You” distributed by Lionsgate. In 2013, Gabriel returned as Executive Producer of “The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” to record media impressions.

As a distributor, between 2011 and 2016, he acquired such pictures for sales & distribution as “For Greater Glory” with Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria, “Hotel Noir” with Danny DeVito, Mandy Moore, and Rosario Dawson, “Girl Walks Into A Bar” with Carla Gugino, Zach Quinto, Danny DeVito, Josh Hartnett and Emmanuelle Chriqui, “The Hot Potato” with Ray Winstone and Jack Huston, and “Roadie” with Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, and Jill Hennessy.

Other executive credits include “Last Stand of the 300” (Top 10 Best Sword Fighting Movie of All Time, Star Wars Insider Magazine, Feb 2012), “Kenny Rogers First 50 Years” (GAC & BBC International 2011), “Tyrannosaurus Sex” (Top 10 Must List, Entertainment Weekly, 2010), “Battle BC” (3 of 4 Stars, People Magazine, 2009), “Journey to 10,000 BC” (History, 2008), “The Wire” (HBO, 2007), and “Rome Engineering an Empire” (Emmy Winner, 2005).

Branding highlights include roles as advertising Creative Director for Mudd Jeans from 2004- 2005 helping the brand peak in sales to almost $1 billion per year at retail. He was also Creative Director for The Rolling Stones overseeing their merchandising marketing in 2005-06 during the album and tour A Bigger Bang which delivered almost $250 million in merchandising sales. In varying agency and direct-to-client capacities, Gabriel has worked with such brands as Canon, Ford, Godiva, Hasbro, Shiseido, Starbucks, Mercedes-Benz, and more.

Presently, Gabriel maintains both indie and high-profile clients in music, television, and technology. Notable projects include developing NY Times bestseller “I’m with the Band” by Pamela Des Barres into a feature film and representing the highly acclaimed music documentary following the The Rolling Stones through South America and Cuba entitled Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America. Gabriel’s process and involvement directly led to the 2017 television distribution deal in the US.

About LocoDistro

In both consulting and “full-service” capacities we develop & deliver 360º solutions to entertainment brands that are achievable, measurable, and strategically based.

We offer free consultations to see if we’re the right fit for each other.

And we do this by providing boutique attention that combines the strongest attributes of an international sales/distribution company, a brand identity firm, and a creative production company.

In varying capacities we’ve worked with A&E, Bright, Discovery, GAC, HBO, History, Lionsgate, Marvel, Nat Geo, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), National Foundation To End Epilepsy, NBC, Shangri-La Entertainment, Starz, and Turner.  As well as with music icons including:

– Big Daddy Kane
– DeBarge / Bunny DeBarge
– Doug E. Fresh
– Il Volo
– InnerPartySystem
– Chris Isaak
– Wynonna Judd
– Alison Krauss
– Tim McGraw
– Oscar the Grouch & Anderson Cooper (Emmy duet)
– Dolly Parton
– Smokey Robinson
– Kenny Rogers
– Lionel Richie
– The Rolling Stones