‘Gilbert’ Gottfried’s Tribeca Docu Lands At Gravitas


Gravitas Ventures  has acquired North American rights to Gilbert, the Neil Berkeley-directed documentary about zany comedian Gilbert Gottfried. The film, which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, will have its theatrical release with Submarine Deluxe in September followed by a digital and DVD rollout. Gilbert, who came into fame in the 1980s, is known for his brash personality, unique vocal tone, and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has reinvented himself…as a family man. The docu features other comedy heavyweights like Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Belzer, Lewis Black, Susie Essman, Arsenio Hall, and Anthony Jeselnik. Berkeley co-wrote the film with James Andre Leche. The two also produced  along with David Heiman, and Maggie Contreras. Executive producers are Eddie Schmidt, Clay Tweel and Bart McDonough. Nolan Gallagher negotiated the deal on behalf of Gravitas with Josh and Ben Braun of Submarine Deluxe repping the filmmakers.