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Marc Abraham

Marc Abraham

Marc Abraham founded Strike Entertainment, a development and production entity, in early 2002. Strike is based at Universal, where the company enjoys a comprehensive first-look, four-year production agreement. Their first production was the recent action-adventure The Rundown, starring The Rock and Seann William Scott.

Previously Abraham served as the President of Beacon Communications, a company which he co-founded. While there, Abraham also spearheaded the formation of Beacon Records, which released five soundtracks that sold over four million units worldwide.

Abraham recently produced Universal's The Rundown with Kevin Misher and Karen Glasser, starring The Rock and Seann William Scott. Prior to that, he produced Universal's The Emperor's Club, starring Kevin Kline, and Tuck Everlasting, starring Oscar winners Ben Kingsley, William Hurt and Sissy Spacek. He also produced (with Doug Wick) Spy Game, directed by Tony Scott, and starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt.

In 2000, Abraham produced The Family Man, starring Nicolas Cage and Téa Leoni, and the summer blockbuster hit Bring It On, starring Kirsten Dunst. He also produced A Thousand Acres, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange and Jennifer Jason Leigh; and Playing God.

Abraham served as executive producer on the action-thriller Air Force One, starring Harrison Ford, a worldwide hit which earned $330 million; The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Norman Jewison; For Love of the Game, starring Kevin Costner; and End of Days, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

During its first few years, Beacon produced such award-winning films as The Commitments, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture in 1991 and went on to win four BAFTA awards; and Keith Gordon's well-received A Midnight Clear. In a co-venture with Turner Pictures, Abraham executive-produced David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, which won a Cable ACE Award for Best Dramatic or Theatrical Special. Beacon also produced Sugar Hill; Princess Caraboo, starring Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline, for which Abraham was a Golden Halo winner; Alan Parker's The Road to Wellville, starring Anthony Hopkins; and The Baby-Sitters Club.

Abraham's entry into film began with the documentary Playing to Win, an inside look at the Cuban athletic system. He authored several screenplays for such companies as 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and CBS and wrote for the popular series 21 Jump Street and Moonlighting. In 1990 Abraham won a Writer's Guild Award for The Earth Day Special.

Abraham began his career as a copywriter for Young & Rubicam in New York City after graduating from the University of Virginia. He left advertising to concentrate full-time on a writing career and freelanced as a sportswriter for many newspapers and magazines and wrote two books on the International Olympic Games for Universal Press. Abraham is a member of the Writers Guild, the Producers Guild, and on the board of the Virginia Film Festival and the Violence Policy Center.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Marc Abraham Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

Wes Craven Presents: They
Dog By Dog
Bring It On Again
The Last Exorcism Part II Unrated
Babylon AD
I Saw The Light
The Last Exorcism Part II
Playing God
Hot Shots!
Flash of Genius
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