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Christopher Eberts

Christopher Eberts

Producer Christopher Eberts teamed up with Chris Roberts in 2002 to form Ascendant Pictures, an independent film production, finance and foreign distribution company. With Roberts and co-founder Kia Jam they created one of the most promising upstart film companies with an experienced team that is uniquely qualified to develop projects from conception through its worldwide release.

Since his successful production of The Punisher, directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and featuring John Travolta released in 2004, opening #1 in domestic the box office, Eberts has gone on to complete several projects including The Big White starring Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Woody Harrelson and directed by Mark Mylod; Ask The Dust written and directed by Robert Towne and starring Colin Farrell, Lord of War Starring Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke and directed by Andrew Niccol.

Recently completed is their production of the noir crime thriller Lucky Number Slevin starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Sir Ben Kingsley and directed by Paul McGuigan, Eberts has a wide portfolio of films in various stages of pre-production. Among them are Taming Ben Taylor Starring Kevin Costner; Seasons of Dust, an original Steinbeckian tale written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson and starring Kate Bosworth; a contemporary remake of the George Cukor classic The Women, written and directed by Diane English and the original science fiction action adventure Outlander and many others.

Prior to founding Ascendant, Christopher Eberts was CEO and President of ScreenWorks Media. With twelve years experience as a producer, Eberts has made seven films. He executive produced a documentary film, Prisoner of Paradise, which was nominated for a 2002 Academy Award for Best Documentary. Other credits include Half Past Dead, starring Steven Seagal and Ja Rule; The Watcher, starring Keanu Reeves, James Spader, Marisa Tomei and Chris Ellis; Chasing Holden, starring DJ Qualls and Rachel Blanchard; and Woman Wanted, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Holly Hunter. The Watcher opened #1 at the domestic box office and held that position for two weeks.

Prior to forming his own production banner, Eberts was Vice President of Production at Twentieth Century Fox where he was responsible for all phases of feature film development and production, including: solicitation of screenplays and other source material; screenplay analysis and development; assignment of director, cast and other creative elements; the securing of production financing and distribution arrangements, as well as the physical supervision of all aspects of the production process. With Twentieth Century Fox, Eberts was involved in the production of My Cousin Vinny, Rising Sun and Aliens III, among others.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Christopher Eberts Facts

OccupationProducer, Director
BirthdayMay 27, 1968 (54)
BirthplaceRedwood City, California, USA

Selected Filmography

Hex Hollow: Witchcraft and Murder in Pennsylvania
The Watcher
Already Dead
Lord of War
The Education of Little Tree
War of The Worlds
Liar Liar
Lucky Number Slevin
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