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Graham King

Graham King

Graham King is President and CEO of Initial Entertainment Group, one of Hollywood's leading independent film companies, which acquires, produces or co-produces films for the worldwide market. King, who founded Initial in 1995, has emerged as a formidable producer of both major motion pictures and independent features.

King most recently produced the crime drama The Departed, which marked his third collaboration with director Martin Scorsese. In 2004, he produced Scorsese's widely praised Howard Hughes biopic, The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, which earned 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and won a BAFTA Award for Best Picture. King was honored by the Producers Guild of America with a Golden Laurel Award for Producer of the Year. He had earlier been a co-executive producer on Scorsese's epic drama Gangs of New York, starring DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz.

Under the Initial Entertainment banner, King has also served as an executive producer on such films as The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, produced by and starring Jodie Foster; Michael Mann's biographical drama Ali, starring Will Smith in the title role; and Steven Soderbergh's Oscar-winning ensemble drama Traffic.

A native of the United Kingdom, King moved to the United States in 1982 to join the international distribution department at Twentieth Century Fox. Several years later, he formed Initial Entertainment Group, which now fosters projects with some of the industry's leading creative talents, including Johnny Depp and his company, Infinitum Nihil.

Recently, Initial Entertainment Group signed a first-look producing deal with Warner Bros. Pictures, where he will produce Shantaram, together with Infinitum Nihil. Among the many other projects presently in various stages of production and development are Next, starring Nicolas Cage, Benighted, and Prince of Thieves.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Graham King Facts

OccupationProducer
BirthdayDecember 19, 1961 (55)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceEngland, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.