Tim Gibbons is an award-winning television producer, director and writer, best known as Executive Producer of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Kevin Hart’s Real Husbands of Hollywood, and Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, among many other series. His latest comedy, The Return of the Mac, is currently airing on Pop.
Intermingled during his Curb run, he also produced, set up and/or wrote: a one-hour pilot for HBO (I’m With The Band, starring Zooey Deschanel; a one-hour pilot for Lifetime (Alice McAlister, starring Molly Ringwald); a one-hour dramedy pilot for the CW (It Girls); co-executive produced HBO’s single camera comedy, The Unsuccessful Thug; executive produced and directed A&E’s hidden camera dramatic series, Spying on Myself; and produced HBO’s The Comeback, starring Lisa Kudrow.
Before Curb, he was Producer and Director of the hidden camera sketch comedy series The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, and Supervising Producer and Director for Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, among many others. In 1998, Gibbons pitched and sold the film In the Company of Spies to Paramount Pictures, which he co-executive produced. It aired on Showtime as a backdoor pilot. Gibbons was the first producer to gain full CIA cooperation for a film production, including filming at their Langley, Virginia headquarters (using CIA personnel as extras). Its world premiere was at the CIA.
Gibbons serves as Vice President, TV, for the Producers Guild of America, having previously served as President (with Kathleen Kennedy), as well as sixteen years on its National Board of Directors. He is also a Governor (representing producers) at the Television Academy (Emmys), a position he’s held for nine years. He’s also a member of the DGA and WGA.
During his career, he’s won two PGA Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Awards (plus five additional nominations), a Golden Globe plus an additional nom), an NAACP Image Award (plus additional nom), two DGA awards (plus five additional noms), a Monte-Carlo Television Festival Outstanding Producer of the Year Award (plus additional nom), and has been nominated for six primetime Emmys. In 2009 he received the PGA’s most prestigious award, the Charles B. FitzSimons Award, bestowing lifetime membership in the guild.
Gibbons started his television career as a PA at Dick Clark Productions, where he worked for 4 years, rising though the ranks and learning his craft. Through the years he’s delivered more than 1,400 hours of television on more than 135 series, specials and pilots, including a four-year stint as Executive in Charge of Production for Lorimar/Telepictures. In the business for over three decades, he still loves learning about the art, craft and wonder of producing, directing and writing.