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Andras Hamori

Andras Hamori

Andras Hamori was born in Hungary and received his doctorate in law from the Budapest University and a diploma in Film and Theatre Journalism in 1977. He moved to Toronto, joined RSL Entertainment Corporation and worked on Joshua Then and Now, starring James Woods and Alan Arkin (Fox) and Heavenly Bodies (MGM).

In 1985, Hamori became a founding partner and Senior Vice President of Alliance Entertainment where he produced the television series, NightHeat (CBS/CTV) which received the TV Guide Award for Most Popular Program of the Year (1987, 1988), Never Talk to Strangers, starring Rebecca De Mornay and Antonio Banderas (TriStar Pictures), The Gate, and The Gate II.

In October 1989, Hamori formed Accent Entertainment Corporation and produced a number of television movies including: CBS's Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris starring Angela Lansbury, and Mesmer which won the 1994 Montreal Film Festival's Best Actor Award for its star Alan Rickman.

In 1995, Hamori returned to Alliance Communication Corporation as President of Alliance Pictures. In the first year, he put into production David Cronenberg's Crash which won the Prix Special du Jury at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, and served as executive producer on Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes (1997), and earned Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

He also produced David Cronenberg's eXistenZ starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jude Law, (Miramax/Dimension Films) and executive produced Strike!, starring Kirsten Dunst and Lynn Redgrave (Miramax), and A Room For Romeo Brass with Bob Hoskins (USA Films).

In 1999, Hamori produced Academy Award-winner Istvan Szabo's Sunshine, starring Ralph Fiennes, which was nominated for three Golden Globes in 2001, including Best Picture, and won Best Picture at the Canadian Academy Awards. Sunshine was the top grossing independent film of 2000.

In June 2000, Hamori formed H20 Motion Pictures, Inc. and started production on the quirky, action comedy, The 51st State, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Carlyle. Hamori is also executive producer of Movern Callar starring Samantha Morton, the second film from director Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher).


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Andras Hamori Facts

OccupationProducer
BirthplaceHungary

Selected Filmography

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