Derek Anderson is a film and television director and producer and co-founder of The Halcyon Company and Halcyon Games.
Owner of the Terminator franchise, Anderson produced one of the biggest blockbusters of Summer 2009,” TERMINATOR SALVATION” starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington, which grossed almost $1.5 billion worldwide. In addition to “Terminator Salvation”, The Halcyon Company also co-owned and produced Fox’s television show “Sarah Connor Chronicles”. He also produced the first Machinima series based on a major film franchise, as well as produced numerous comic books, graphic novels as well as web based content and soundtracks. Anderson also produced the highly acclaimed motion picture “COOK OFF”, winner of the coveted HBO Aspen Comedy Award for Best Comedy Performance. The film stars “Bridesmaids” alums Wendi McClendon- Covey, Melissa McCarthy and Kristin Wiig. Anderson made his directorial debut with acclaimed documentary feature “In God We Trust” which gets to the truth of the Madoff scandal, told through the eyes of Bernie Madoff’s longtime secretary Eleanor Squillari. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was also screened at the prestigious HotDocs and IDFA festivals among others.
Anderson also owns the rights to the Philip K. Dick library including Mission Impossible, Scanner Darkly, Blade Runner, and Minority Report, among others.
Anderson was honored at Toronto Film Festival as “Top 10 Producers to Watch” in 2008 by Variety. He also rang the opening bell of the NASDQ in 2009. He has been featured in numerous publications and media outlets including- The New York Times, The New York Observer, The NY Post, The LA Times, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, V magazine, Another Magazine, Script, Forbes, Bloomberg TV, The Daily Mail, The Observer London, Hollywood Life, Us Weekly, People and Fox News among many others.