Craig Gerber

Creator / Executive Producer: Firebuds

Emmy® Award winner Craig Gerber is creator and executive producer of Disney Branded Television’s upcoming animated series “Firebuds,” about a team of young kids, who are the children of first responders, and their talking vehicle sidekicks as they embark on adventures together and learn what it truly means to be a hero.

He is also creator/executive producer of Disney’s “Elena of Avalor,” which follows Princess Elena, Disney’s first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore. Gerber received his second Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program for his work on the series.

Gerber also developed and served as executive producer of Disney Junior’s hit award-winning animated series “Sofia the First,” for which he won an Emmy Award for writing the series’ theme song. He has also co-authored many of the “Sofia the First” storybooks.

Gerber has also written for the Disney Fairies film franchise. His prior work includes writing screenplays for Rogue Pictures, Radar Pictures and Intrepid Films.

A graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television, Gerber’s career took off after participating 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 City, Gerber currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three young sons, Miles, Desmond and Beau.