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Motion picture company executive

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


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


  • Other Interests

    Bicycling, woodworking, cooking.


Married Brenda Carol Felt, July 1, 1961. Children: Jeffery, Kevin, Leanne, Andrew.

Aksel Sorensen

Anna (Hansen) Sorensen

Brenda Carol Felt

Jeffery Sorensen

Kevin Sorensen

Leanne Sorensen

Andrew Sorensen