Magness at the 82nd Academy Awards
Gary Magness is an American businessman and film producer. He is a large stockholder in Tele-Communications Inc. He also chairs the Magness Investment Group, whose portfolio includes Magness Land & Cattle, Fortrust, a Denver-based state-of-the-art data center, and aquaculture breeding farms. In 2007, he founded Smokewood Entertainment with his wife, Sarah Siegel-Magness. He has produced three films and was nominated for various industry awards for the film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. He is very charitable with his fortune and is involved in many philanthropic ventures.