ARNON MILCHAN (Producer) is widely renowned as one of the most prolific and successful independent film producers of the past 25 years, with over 100 feature films to his credit. Born in Israel, Milchan was educated at the University of Geneva. His first business venture was transforming his father's modest business into one of his country's largest agro-chemical companies. This early achievement was a harbinger of Milchan's now-legendary reputation in the international marketplace as a keen businessman.
Soon, Milchan began to underwrite projects in areas that had always held a special interest for him -- film, television and theater. Early projects include Roman Polanski's theater production of Amadeus, Dizengoff 99, La Menace, The Medusa Touch and the mini-series Masada. By the end of the 1980s, Milchan had produced such films as Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy, Sergio Leone's Once Upon at Time in America and Terry Gilliam's Brazil.
After the huge successes of Pretty Woman and The War of the Roses, Milchan founded New Regency Productions and went on to produce a string of successful films including J.F.K, Sommersby, A Time to Kill, Free Willy, The Client, Tin Cup, Under Siege, L.A. Confidential, The Devil's Advocate, The Negotiator, City of Angels, Entrapment, Fight Club, Big Momma's House, Don't Say a Word, Daredevil, Man on Fire, Guess Who, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Big Momma's House 2, Date Movie, Firehouse Dog and the recent box-office hits Alvin and the Chipmunks and Jumper.
Upcoming projects include: Meet Dave, a fish-out-of-water comedy starring Eddie Murphy; They Came From Upstairs, a comedy-adventure about teens who defend their vacation home in Michigan from aliens; and Mirrors, a thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland.
Along the way, Milchan brought on board two powerful investors and partners who share his vision: Nine Network and Twentieth Century Fox. Fox distributes Regency movies in all media worldwide (excluding an output arrangement Regency has in Germany), including on U.S. pay television, and international pay and free television.
Milchan also successfully diversified his company's activities within the sphere of entertainment, most specifically in the realm of television through Regency Television ("Malcolm in the Middle," "The Bernie Mac Show"). Regency recently acquired a stake in Channel 10, BabyFirstTV, and an Israeli TV network. In addition, Regency holds television rights to Sony Ericsson Women's Tennis Association events.