Ashok Amritraj - Details


ASHOK AMRITRAJ is Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment and has fast become one of the most prolific Producers in Hollywood today.

In the past three years alone, Amritraj has Produced or Executive Produced more than twenty films, including the Sony Classics release The Third Miracle starring Ed Harris & Anne Heche, The White River Kid starring Antonio Banderas & Bob Hoskins, The Confession, starring Alec Baldwin & Ben Kingsley, A Murder Of Crows starring Cuba Gooding Jr. & Tom Berenger, and Entropy starring Stephen Dorff & U2.

Today, Amritraj is Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment in Los Angeles. Formed in 1999, Hyde Park has a first look deal at MGM and a second-look deal at Disney for domestic rights. Hyde Park Entertainment also has a long-term pan-European deal with Epsilon, the powerful European media consortium. Hyde Park intends to produce four to six major motion pictures each year for about $40 - $80 million apiece.

Amritraj is the Executive Producer of the action-thriller remake of Get Carter starring Sylvester Stallone that was released through Warner Brothers in October of 2000. In partnership with MGM, presently in Post-Production is Original Sin, starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie, and What's The Worst That Could Happen? starring Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito. Currently shooting in Portland, Oregon is the much-anticipated Bandits, to be directed by Oscar®-winner Barry Levinson and starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett.

Amritraj also produced Jean Claude Van Damme's breakout action adventure picture, Double Impact that was released by Columbia Pictures and became one of the most successful films of 1991.

Amritraj's film, Jeans, was selected by the Film Federation of India as the country's sole nomination for Best Foreign Film in the 1998 Oscar® race. This led to his being voted "Spirit Of India's Man Of The Year."

He currently serves on the board for Foreign Films at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

He is a former professional tennis player and during his nine-year career, played in every major tennis tournament, including Wimbledon and The U.S. Open. In 1978, he was a member of the team that won the World Team Tennis Championship and in 1974 he was a finalist at the Wimbledon Junior Tournament.