Len Gibson

Atlanta, GA

Gibson's long list of accolades began well before he earned a diploma from Manning High School in South Carolina (1997). Between 1996 and 1997, Gibson used discipline to both complete National Guard Basic Training and serve as Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper (The Monarch).

(2001) He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Media from High Point University in North Carolina leading to a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix, (2005). Both universities acknowledged and honored his potential with multiple scholarships.

Not satisfied with the status quo, Gibson used his experience and education to develop two important contributions to American culture. In 2000, he launched GIPP. Museums, Inc. The acronym stands for Getting Into People's Perspectives, a philosophy that drives both the African American Cinema Museum and the Hispanic Cinema Gallery. With Gibson's guidance, these museums have completed national tours of 20 states and 50 cities.

Communities are increasingly recognizing Gibson's contribution and inviting his perspective. His recent speaking engagements include the High Point Boys & Girls Club, Ashland University, Dunbar Educational Community Center and Talent Link's 1st Annual Industry Expo. In 2006, Gibson produced the first Sweet Auburn International Film Festival which took "Celebrating Cultures in Motion" as its apt subtitle. The film festival was attached to the world renowned Sweet Auburn Springfest which is more than 20 years old and is the largest festival in the South East. Gibson and his executive team rebranded the festival and created the Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF) which debuted under the new brand in 2009. Gibson also extended his talent internationally and was hired as a consultant for the Barbados Cinefest Film Festival in Barbados which took place in August, 2007.

Gibson's qualifications as a cinema expert also extend to both sides of the camera. In front, he's guest starred on American Centre Street. Gibson has also done various production and camera work with MTV, VH1, producers from Spike Lee's 40 Acres and A Mule and more. Currently Gibson is in pre-production as Associate Producer with new film entitled "Destined" starring Omar Epps and Mekhi Phifer. Gibson is also in the process of creating an online film school which is expected to launch in 2013.

References are available upon request.....

  • Work
    • PVIFF
  • Education
    • High Point University