Gale Anne Hurd


Gale Anne Hurd is the first recipient of the SFAM award for outstanding contributions to speculative fiction across media.

Gale Anne Hurd is a multi-award-winning producer—and the founder of Valhalla Entertainment—whose producing credits include such iconic feature films as Aliens, The Abyss, Armageddon, Tremors, Alien Nation, The Ghost and the Darkness, The Terminator (which she co-wrote) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which was recently added to the National Film Registry by the US Library of Congress.

She is most recently known for the global cultural phenomenon, Emmy®-winning and record shattering TV series, The Walking Dead, and its multiple spin-offs, including Fear the Walking Dead, Dead City, Daryl Dixon, and the upcoming The Ones Who Live, among others. Hurd’s feature, The YouTube Effect, is an eye-opening documentary, directed by Alex Winter, which presents a thoughtful, troubling look at YouTube, a site with humble origins that has gone on to change how we experience the world. The film premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival and was released in the US theatrically by Alamo Drafthouse Films. Her additional producing credits include Mankiller, an award- winning documentary on the late Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, as well as Sundance Audience Award winner The Waterdance.