Derik Murray is the founder of Network Entertainment. He began his career as an advertising photographer and television commercial director before switching his attention to television, film and publishing projects. His credits include producing the Academy Award shortlisted Facing Ali, a feature documentary made with Lionsgate Entertainment, and I Am Bruce Lee, which had its US television premiere on Spike TV where it garnered the highest ratings for a documentary in the network’s history. Derik also produced I Am Steve McQueen, produced and co-directed I Am Evel Knievel, I Am Chris Farley (which surpassed I Am Bruce Lee ratings for Spike TV), Johnny Cash - American Rebel for CMT, and The Cowboy for Discovery. Derik recently produced and directed the feature documentary I Am JFK Jr. and is executive producing and co-directing the seven-part series Facing for National Geographic. In 2017 he produced the feature film I Am Heath Ledger.
Past projects include the television series Making the Cut, the award-winning ten-part series Legends of Hockey, and Stanley’s Game Seven 3D - a theatrical 3D film that premiered at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Additional producing credits include CBC Life and Times Biographies featuring Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Gordie Howe. He was named as one of the ‘Top 100 People of Power and Influence’ in 2001 by The Hockey News. Over the past 25 years he has also worked with various broadcasters, advertising agencies and publishing houses. His publishing projects include the large format pictorial books Arnold Palmer - A Personal Journey, Joe Montana with Dick Schaap and Muhammad Ali - In Perspective.
Derik’s work has been screened at various festivals, including: Washington D.C. Silver Docs, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, the International Film and Television Festival of New York, Vancouver International Film Festival, Banff Television Festival, The Leos and The Geminis.