Arthur Gorson, also known as Arthur H. Gorson is a film and record producer. He also has experience as a cinematographer, screenwriter, cameraman and composer. He is currently (2014) active in film and commecial production. As a record producer, he produced over 20 albums for major labels with artists such as Golden Earring, Phil Ochs and Tom Rush. His photographic work with artists such as Bob Marley is widely known. A series of his photos were included in the 2012 authorized documentary " Marley" directed by Kevin Mcdonald ("Last King of Scotland.) Before moving to Los Angeles, he headed production companies, based in New York; working in the areas of film production, soundtrack & post-production supervision, and concert production.
Upon relocating to Los Angeles he assumed the position of feature producer for Dreamstreet, Inc., with offices at Universal and Paramount Studios, and working with directors such as Tony Scott, Taylor Hackford and Andrei Konchalovsky. Gorson has several feature film credits as producer. These include Cronos, directed by Guillermo Del Toro and shot by Academy Award winner Guillermo Navarro; its many awards include the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix of Critic's Week and 9 Ariel del Oro awards (Mexico's Academy Awards). Better Watch Out!, directed by Monte Hellman and starring Robert Culp and Richard Beymer, was produced by Gorson from a story by Hellman, Gorson and Carlos Lazlo; it was distributed by Carolco/LIVE Entertainment with cable rights through HBO. He was a producer of the historical epic Cabeza de Vaca, directed by Nicolas Echevarria and made for American Playhouse Theatrical Films (US), IMCINE (Mexico) and Producciones Iguana (Mexico); the film had its world premiere in competition at the Berlin Film Festival. He is credited as executive producer (for US post-production) on Timur Bekmambetov's groundbreaking 2005 film Night Watch. That film broke all box office records in Russia and led to Bekmambetov's current partnership with Universal Studios. He had a long-running creative relationship with the late Jamaican Filmmaker Perry Henzell (The Harder They Come) and is credited as a producer on Henzell's recently completed film No Place Like Home.
Turning his attention to short-form activities, Gorson's recent commercial credits include: LG Phones, Health Care, Mazda Automobiles, Frito-Lay, Gillette, Bank Imperial, Cutty Sark, Gatorade, Woolrich, Super Bock Beer, Veet, The Palms Hotel, Universal Orlando, Mortal Kombat, Mars Bars, and Tommy Hilfiger. He has produced over 50 top music videos for artists such as: Dave Matthews Band, lisa Marie Presley, Evanesence, Marilyn Manson, Stevie Nicks, Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Lee, Dr. Dre, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Everlast, Damian Marley, Daughtry, Shooter Jennings, Velvet Revolver, and Cypress Hill. In these areas he has worked with directors such as Dean Karr, Zac Snyder, Patricia Riggen, Timur Bekmambetov and Moshe Brakha.
He has recently produced a series of long-form interactive concert DVDs including Iron Maiden at Rock in Rio, Megadeth's Rude Awakening, Wu Tang Clan's 36 Chambers, and Ernest Ranglin's Order of Distinction.
Gorson is currently Executive Producer at Wild Indigo, LLC.
- American Troubadour (producer)
- The Circle Game (producer)
- When in Rome music video (producer)
- Phil Ochs in Concert (concert producer)
- Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (screenwriter)
- Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (producer)
- Cronos (producer)
- Cabeza De Vaca (consulting producer)
- Night Watch (executive producer)
- No Place Like Home (consulting producer)
- Roots of Reggae (producer)