About Gil L. Robertson, IV
During a 20+ year career in the media, Gil Robertson IV has played a vital role in helping to shape the careers of some of the most successful people in America. Using his gift as a communicator, Robertson has established a reputation for delivering results for a long list of clients in Hollywood and corporate America.
A graduate of Cal State Los Angeles, with a degree in Political Science, Robertson has penned over 50 national magazine covers on A-list stars like Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and others. As a media consultant, he has also developed and implemented successful media and brands strategies for entertainment giants that include Viacom, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures, as well as notables in entertainment, sports, business and medicine.
Robertson is the founder and president of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the most prominent organization representing film journalists of African descent. He is also the producer of the organization’s annual award show, the AAFCA Awards, which is a lead in event for the Academy Awards season.
He is the author of three bestselling books, “Writing as a Tool of Empowerment,” “Not in My Family: AIDS in the African American Community” and “Family Affair: What it Means to be African American Today,” of which the latter two were nominated for NAACP Image Awards. His next two projects, “Where Did Our Love Go? – Personal Essays on Love & Relationships in the African American Community,” and the Children’s book “21st Century African-Americans in Politics” will be released in 2012/13.
A frequent multi-media contributor who has appeared on CNN, BET, E Entertainment and National Public Radio among others, Robertson is also a popular fixture on the lecture circuit where he motivates corporate and academic audience’s with valuable insights on how they can grow in their professional and personal lives.
Robertson is a professional member of the National Press Club, the Atlanta Press Club, The National Association of Black Journalists and the Recording Academy and the Television Academy.
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