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Ashok Amritraj

Ashok Amritraj

As Chairman and CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment, Ashok Amritraj produced the box office smash Bringing Down the House, starring Steve Martin and Academy Award-winner Queen Latifah. Regarded as one of the most successful producers working in Hollywood today, Amritraj's recent releases are Dreamer, starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, and Shopgirl starring Steve Martin and Claire Danes.

Currently in Post-Production is Amritraj's action film Death Sentence, directed by James Wan (SAW) and starring Kevin Bacon, Kelly Preston and John Goodman, and the horror/thriller Asylum, directed by David Ellis (Snakes on a Plane, Final Destination 2); both films to be released in 2007. Additionally, Amritraj enjoyed a successful box office in 2004 with the Kate Hudson feature Raising Helen, which was directed by Hollywood legend Garry Marshall and Walking Tall, which starred The Rock.

Amritraj has grown Hyde Park Entertainment into a cutting-edge option to the traditional Hollywood studio system for filmmakers by making it one of the few progressive independent companies that encompasses most elements of a full-fledged studio. The Company is capable of developing, producing and co-financing projects as well as handling their international sales and marketing.

Amritraj recently released the critically acclaimed drama/romance Moonlight Mile, directed by Brad Silberling, starring Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon and Holly Hunter. He also produced Original Sin starring Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas and the Golden Globe nominated Bandits, directed by Barry Levinson starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and Cate Blanchett. The Vision Awards recently recognized Amritraj as their 2004 Producer of Vision. In the same year, Amritraj also received the prestigious Pride Of India Lifetime Achievement Award from the American India Foundation.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Ashok Amritraj Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

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