“There should be a Pulitzer Prize category specifically created so that filmmakers like William Gazecki can be properly recognized”
~ Roger Ebert
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 five Emmy nominations (two for Hill Street Blues, two for St. Elsewhere, and one for the Movie Made for Television, Foxfire), and his first Emmy win for St. Elsewhere. Having transformed 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.
– Directors Guild of America
– Documentary Director, Documentary Award Committee
– Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
– Documentary Branch, Best Documentary Selection Committee
– International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
– Picture Editor, Sound Designer