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Gil Sorensen

Gil Sorensen, American motion picture company executive. Recipient Edinburgh Film Festival award, 1969, Gold award International Film and television Festival, 1965, Golden Eagle award Council on International Non-theatrical Events, 1978. Pack leader Boy Scouts American, Oak Park, Illinois, 1975-1978; judge Chicago International Film Festival, 1984-1985.


  • Sorensen, Gil was born on November 17, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Aksel and Anna (Hansen) Sorensen.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Grand View College, 1959. Student, University Illinois, 1961.


    • Assistant director Fred A. Niles Communications, Chicago, 1961-1963. Production manager The Kerbawy/MPO Company, Detroit, 1963-1967. Vice president Film Group I of Michigan, Southfield, 1967-1970, Topel and Associates, Chicago, 1970-1975.

      President Sorensen Productions, since 1975, Verve Chicago Film Company, Chicago, since 1986. Director Chicago New Playwrights, 1987. Principal The Arc Group, Inc., since 1990.


    • Producer: (films) Ark, 1970 (San Francisco Film Festival award 1971), Awareness, 1968 (Gold award 1969), Lazarillo, 1969 (American Film Festival award 1970), (television pilots) Listen to the Children, Illionis Land.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Pack leader Boy Scouts American, Oak Park, Illinois, 1975-1978. Judge Chicago International Film Festival, 1984-1985.



    Bicycling, woodworking, cooking.


    • Married Brenda Carol Felt, July 1, 1961. Children: Jeffery, Kevin, Leanne, Andrew.
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    Born November 17, 1935
    • 1959
      Grand View College
    • 1961
      University Illinois
    • 1961 - 1963
      Assistant, director Fred A. Niles Communications
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1963 - 1967
      production manager, The Kerbawy/MPO Company
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1967 - 1970
      vice president, Film Group I of Michigan
      Southfield, Michigan, United States
    • 1975
      president, Sorensen Productions
    • 1986
      president, Sorensen Productions
      Chicago, Illinois, United States