William Gazecki’s career in the entertainment industry embodies a diverse and eclectic mix of talents and skills. Beginning as a recording engineer in the music business, he soon established himself as a talented record producer, earning Gold and Platinum Record Albums for Bette Midler’s The Rose, The Doors’ Alive She Cried and The Doors’ Greatest Hits Vol. 2.
After The Rose, he moved on to build a successful career in sound mixing for television and film, earning three Emmy nominations (two for Hill Street Blues and one for the mini-series, Foxfire) and his first Emmy win for St. Elsewhere. Havingtransformed himself from a recording engineer to a record producer, making the jump from film sound mixer to film producer/director seemed a natural career move. William turned his talents to documentary filmmaking, earning an Academy Award nomination and a second Emmy win for his first feature documentary, WACO: The Rules of Engagement. William is also a recipient of the International Press Academy’s Golden Satellite Award for Outstanding Feature Documentary — an honor he receivedfor his second feature documentary, Reckless Indifference.
With five completed feature length documentaries, several educational series and numerous awards under his belt, William Gazecki is showing no signs of slowing down. After completing his work as the Picture Editor for the feature-length documentary Vanishing of the Bees in September of 2009, he has relocated from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Just prior to leaving Los Angeles, William was invited into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. He now sits on the judging committees for both the Oscars and the Directors Guild of America Best Documentary Director award.