Creator and Executive producer, Disney's Elena of Avalor

Emmy Award winner Craig Gerber is creator and executive producer of Disney's "Elena of Avalor."

Gerber also developed and serves as executive producer of Disney Junior's hit animated series "Sofia the First," for which he won an Emmy Award for writing the series' theme song. He has also written for the Disney Fairies film franchise.

A graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, Gerber's career took off after he participated in a screenwriting showcase at the university that led to a major Hollywood studio optioning the first script he had ever written.  Gerber is also an award-winning short film director whose comedic short "Hang Time," won Best Narrative Short at the Sonoma Valley Film Festival and Best Digital Short at the Sedona Film Festival in 2003.

Originally from New York, Gerber currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.



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