Graham King
Film producer
Graham King
Graham King, OBE is a British film producer. He is also President and CEO of Initial Entertainment Group. He is best known for his Academy Award winning 2006 crime thriller film The Departed, which was awarded the Best Picture Oscar at the 79th Academy Awards. He has had two major commercial successes, The Departed (which grossed $289,847,354 internationally) and The Tourist (which grossed $278,346,189 internationally).
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Graham King, innovator in electronic medical records, dies at 75
Chicago Times - about 1 year
Graham King was a pioneer in health-care information technology, helping to drive innovations in electronic medical records. "Graham was a tough leader with very high expectations of the businesses he ran and the people who worked with him," said Pam Pure, a health-care information technology executive...
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Joel Edgerton in talks to replace Johnny Depp in WB's ‘Shantaram'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "The Great Gatsby" star Joel Edgerton is in talks to replace Johnny Depp in Warner Bros.' adaptation of Gregory David Roberts' novel "Shantaram," an individual familiar with the long-gestating project has told TheWrap. Depp remains onboard to produce the movie along with Christi Dembrowski through their Infinitum Nihil banner, along with Graham King of GK Films. Warner Bros. paid a steep price of $2 million to acquire rights to "Shantaram" in 2004, though the project languished in the wake of the Writers Strike. ...
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‘AVENGERS’ SETS 2ND WEEKEND RECORD $104M – Still #1 Phenom Nearing $1B Global; Anemic ‘Dark Shadows’ Creeping To $28.5M
Deadline Hollywood - almost 5 years
SATURDAY PM, 7TH UPDATE: My sources say North American grosses are coming in exactly as expected. Marvel’s The Avengers from Disney is looking to break $100M in its second weekend for the first time in movie history (beating Avatar‘s 75M). Saturday’s number is about $44.5M after Friday’s was $29.1M for an estimated weekend total of $104M. That’s down only 50% from its massive opening a week ago. The projected domestic cume now is $374M for its first 10 days of release. The international figure is $555.2M so far. Disney still thinks $1B is possible worldwide through Sunday for Avengers which is playing in almost every movie territory. Yowza! Meanwhile there was no dramatic turnaround for Warner Bros’ Dark Shadows even though it went up a decent 12% from Friday’s $9.7M to Saturday’s $10.8M. That should yield only a disappointing $28.5M total for the weekend. No day-and-date international numbers yet. Top Ten below. SATURDAY AM, 6TH UPDATE: How do you know your new movie is in troubl ...
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Stephen Frears frontrunner to direct the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic
Flickering Myth - almost 5 years
According to Variety, British filmmaker and twice Academy Award-nominee Stephen Frears looks set to deliver a second Queen biopic, having emerged as the frontrunner to helm the upcoming film based on the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Although negotiations are yet to get underway between Frears and producer Graham King (Hugo), Variety's source suggests that "several other filmmakers remain in the mix for the coveted gig, but Brit helmer Frears appears to have the inside track for the job". The as-yet-untitled feature film is set to explore Queen's formative years, culminating with their legendary appearance at 1985's Live Aid, and the producers have secured the rights to a number of Queen's hits, including classics such as 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are The Champions'. British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen (The Dictator) is expected to secure the role of Freddie Mercury, but there's no word yet on possible candidates for the roles of Mercury's fellow band m ...
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Brandon Graham’s King City: One of the Best Comics Ever
Boom Tron - almost 5 years
Steve Aylett has written some comics. I have read them. Yet, I haven’t felt like I read a Steve Aylett comic until I read Brandon Graham’s King City. You may have not heard of Steve Aylett. This is a huge compliment. I LOVE King City, and it ascends to my post-nostalgia top shelf along with such titles as Planetary, Maxx, Seven Soldiers, Morrison’s New X-Men, Skyscrapers of the Midwest, Lemire’s Essex County, Warriors of Plasm, and One Piece.  King City, my new shit, the best of my best of 2011 for me, the cream of the crop — the Val Kilmer and Barry Tubb. This is the one comic you need to read if you haven’t yet done so. King City has everything. What you don’t see is just a page away, invisible, or something Graham just doesn’t think you deserve to see. It’s not like any other book out there and uses the unlimited visual budget uniquely afforded to the medium, an amalgamation of everything awesome: science fiction, ninjas, femme fatales, safe breaking, cannibals, foreign zo ...
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HURT PEOPLE, William Petersen. CSI Star Goes Noir
Boom Tron - almost 5 years
Exciting three-part news in a single, rather unassuming press release: William Petersen, Gil Grissom of CSI fame, is slated for a lead role in an upcoming crime drama. If you still don’t know who William Petersen is, or you’re not excited, please get back on your spaceship and go back to your ice planet. In addition to that happy ass-kick of a news item, William Petersen’s upcoming show will be on Cinemax. That’s right, an hour-long drama with an award-winning actor on Cinemax! Take that, other pay channels. Cinemax will no longer be your ugly sister who trades cheap sexual favors for attention. Third, and best of all, is the title and concept of the show: Hurt People. That just gives me tingles. It’s a title that works two ways, and neither of those ways are comfortable or pleasant. The minds behind Hurt People, GK-tv, vouch for this. The production company takes its name from its leader, Graham King. The name Graham King not setting off any bells? Maybe some of his films ...
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David O. Russell’s latest turn: New England city politics
LATimes - almost 5 years
The very busy David O. Russell has another story to occupy his post-"Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" time: He’s officially involved with a biopic about longtime Rhode Island mayor Buddy Cianci that will be produced by  the New York-based production company of Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal (“Little Fockers,” “Being Flynn”). Based on Cianci’s elaborately titled “Politics and Pasta: How I Prosecuted Mobsters, Rebuilt a Dying City, Advised a President, Dined With Sinatra, Spent Five Years in a Federally Funded Gated Community and Lived to Tell the Tale," the new untitled biopic tells of the 21-year mayor who — oh yes — went to jail for nearly five years on racketeering charges after a career rooting out corruption in his New England hometown. Cianci has had more lives than a bungee-jumping cat; there's even talk he will run for public office again. About a year ago, Rosenthal had mentioned informally that she’d like Russell to come aboard the film. Now it's official. According to his ...
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FilmDistrict gets back into theatrical distribution
LATimes - almost 5 years
Independent studio FilmDistrict is getting back into the theatrical distribution business with the hiring of a veteran MGM and Paramount executive. The company behind "Insidious," "Drive" and this weekend's science-fiction thriller "Lockout" has been without a distribution operation since the former chief of that department, Bob Berney, unexpectedly left last November. As a result, FilmDistrict partnered with Open Road Films and Sony Pictures to release most of its 2012 movies, including November's remake of "Red Dawn." Its new president of distribution, Jim Orr, previously oversaw domestic distribution at MGM from 2006-2011. From 1987 until 2006 he worked in domestic distribution at Paramount, leaving as senior vice president of the department. Most recently he was a consultant whose clients included FilmDistrict. The move comes soon after FilmDistrict hired the well-respected Christine Birch away from DreamWorks Studios as its president of marketing. Birch replaces Berney's ...
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Hollywood flop sweat: What caused the latest box-office duds?
LATimes - almost 5 years
What do A-listers Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, David Milch and Andrew Stanton have in common as of late? If you said major Hollywood duds, you’ve been paying attention. Disney on Monday said it expects to lose $200 million on Stanton’s “John Carter” — a huge disappointment from the wizard who co-wrote or directed an amazing string of Pixar hits, including the “Toy Story” films, “Wall-E” and “Finding Nemo.” HBO canceled “Luck” last week after the death of three horses during production. Making matters worse, the costly racetrack drama by the veteran TV writer Milch (“NYPD Blue,” “Deadwood”) and filmmaker Mann (“Heat,” “The Insider”) wasn’t connecting with viewers, with recent episodes drawing 500,000 viewers, barely half of what HBO gets for its unsung “Eastbound & Down” comedy series. This follows the cancellation of Spielberg’s “Terra Nova,” the hugely ambitious Fox TV dinosaur drama — its pilot alone cost $15 million — that flamed out after one season, vic ...
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Graham King, 'Hugo' Producer, On Disappointing Box Office: 'It's Been Painful'
Moviefone Blog - about 5 years
The knee-jerk reaction to hearing a movie producer whine about money woes is usually annoyance -- or worse. After all, how could you feel bad for someone who finances Hollywood garbage like "Bucky Larson" or other films of its ilk? However, what about the folks who actually take risks on good projects? The ones who care more about making movies than just the bottom line? Meet <a class="fplink fp-460038" href="/graham+king+1">Graham King</a>, a producer known for taking gambles on films no one cared about in the first place ("Traffic" and "Gangs of New York," to name two). Unfortunately, it looks like King's time in Hollywood has turned his enthusiasm into concerned apathy. In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, King spoke candidly about his work on "Hugo," and how poorly it has performed at the box office -- despite its numerous accolades, including 11 Academy Award nominations. (The Oscar-nominated flick has grossed only $62 million on a very expensive $156 million b ...
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Golden Globes: Producer Graham King hits a triple
LATimes - about 5 years
Producer <a class="fplink fp-460038" href="/graham+king">Graham King</a> has won an Oscar ("The Departed"), worked on any number of critical and commercial hits ("The Town," "Traffic," "Rango") and supports one of the better soccer teams in Barclays Premiere League (Chelsea). But the feat he pulled off in Thursday's Golden Globe nominations bears special mention, because King's productions were nominated in three top categories: drama, animated movie and foreign language film. "It was quite a morning," King said. "It was surprising to have all three — three filmmakers doing three totally different genres. I'm not sure when it's been done before." PHOTOS: Golden Globe top nominees King financed "Hugo," which not only was nominated for dramatic motion picture but also for director (Martin Scorsese) and score (Howard Shore). King produced  "Rango," nominated as best animated film, and co-financed "In the Land of Blood and Honey," a foreign-language movie directed and written by f ...
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Can Hollywood risk-taker Graham King survive 'Hugo'?
Yahoo News - about 5 years
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - <a class="fplink fp-460038" href="/graham+king">Graham King</a>, one of Hollywood's most fearless figures, has taken his biggest risk yet as distributor of indie films and producer of big-budget projects. But the results of his latest foray may leave him teetering on the financial edge. "Hugo," GK Films' latest and most ambitious project to date, is struggling at the box office despite critical acclaim. ...
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Johnny Depp's 'The Rum Diary' New Poster Revealed (Photo) - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
After several versions of the film did not move past development in the early 2000s, producer Graham King aquired the rights in 2007 and brought in Depp and Heard. Principal photography began in 2009
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Hollywood Film Awards to fete Rango - Screen International
Google News - over 5 years
Gore Verbinski directed and the voice cast features Johnny Depp, Ray Winstone, Alfred Molina and Timothy Olyphant. Verbinski&#39;s Blind Wink Productions, Graham King and John Carls produced. You must sign in to make a comment
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TRANSPORT REPORT TO DERAIL HS2 - Government told: Rethink tunnels and route of ... - West End Extra
Google News - over 5 years
Although City Hall supports the project in principle, its head of strategic planning and transportation Graham King has highlighted serious concerns including blight of properties and possible subsidence. The council&#39;s final response to the
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    FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 44
    He is best known for his Academy Award winning 2006 crime thriller film The Departed, which was awarded the Best Picture Oscar at the 79th Academy Awards. He has had two major commercial successes, namely The Departed which grossed $289,847,354 at the world wide box office, and The Tourist which grossed $278,346,189 at the worldwide box office. King was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on December 19, 1961.
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