Distinguished by nearly two decades as a producer of motion pictures which have collectively grossed over $1 billion worldwide, Charles Roven
is co-founder of Atlas Entertainment and its affiliated company Atlas/Third Rail Management, which in 1999 became part of Mosaic Media Group, an integrated multimedia film, television and management company where he serves as a founding principal. Having recently overseen the $275 million box office hit Scooby-Doo a live-action version of the classic cartoon starring Freddie Prinze Jr.
, Sarah Michelle Gellar
, Matthew Lillard
and Linda Cardellini
Roven is currently leading pre-production efforts on the sequel. He's also in preproduction on the action fantasy Brothers Grimm to be directed by Terry Gilliam
Roven took the reins of Atlas after an eight-year partnership with music manager Robert Cavallo, who left in 1998. The company's success also benefited from the talents of Roven's now deceased wife, Dawn Steel, who joined the venture from her former post as president of Columbia Pictures. One of the industry's most diverse filmmakers, Roven has spearheaded a broad slate of projects, overseeing production or serving as producer of Final Analysis, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, Cool Runnings, Man's Best Friend, Sister Act II: Back in the Habit, Angus, Twelve Monkeys, Fallen, City of Angels, and Three Kings. Previously, as an independent producer, he shepherded such films as Cadillac Man, Johnny Handsome, The Blood of Heroes, Made in the USA and his first project, Heart Like A Wheel. Roven began his career as a talent manager, subsequently bringing an attuned sensibility of working with artists to the realm of production.
While focusing on Mosaic's feature film activities, Roven also participates in the music management division. He was involved in the production of the Scooby-Doo soundtrack, utilizing one of the division's most prolific bands, Outkast, for the debut single in connection with the film's release. He is also noted for facilitating other synergy between the organization's music and film divisions. In 1998, the soundtrack for the motion picture City of Angels garnered three Grammy Awards, the coveted title of best-selling soundtrack of the year, and #1 singles for Atlas/Third Rail clients Alanis Morissette and The Goo Goo Dolls.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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