Eric Beckman

About Eric Beckman

CEO / Founder, GKIDS

Eric Beckman is founder and CEO of GKIDS, a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an unrivaled ten Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections. In 2017 GKIDS launched Animation Is Film, an annual LA film festival dedicated to animation. Eric is also founder of New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying event and North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens.