Andrew Vajna

Producer
Andrew Vajna began his entertainment career in film exhibition by purchasing theaters in the Far East. He later moved into acquisition and distribution, mainly through his Panasia Films Limited, which he founded in Hong ... Read more »
Born: 08/01/1944 in Budapest, HU

Filmography

Producer (32)

Terminator Salvation 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Freedom's Fury 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Szabadsag, Szerelem 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Spy 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Holocaust Szemei 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Die Hard With A Vengeance 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Judge Dredd 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Scarlet Letter 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Color of Night 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tombstone 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Medicine Man 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Air America 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jacob's Ladder 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mountains of the Moon 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Narrow Margin 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Total Recall 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

DeepStar Six 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Johnny Handsome 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Iron Eagle II 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rambo III 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Red Heat 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Angel Heart 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Extreme Prejudice 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

First Blood 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Victory 1981 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Amateur 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Changeling 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Silent Partner 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (2)

My America 2011 (Movie)

(Himself)

Masters of Fantasy: Paul Verhoeven 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Andrew Vajna began his entertainment career in film exhibition by purchasing theaters in the Far East. He later moved into acquisition and distribution, mainly through his Panasia Films Limited, which he founded in Hong Kong. While in business there, he met Mario Kassar, with whom Vajna would make the move to the big time in Hollywood. In 1976, Vajna sold Panasia to Raymond Chow's Golden Harvest Company, and he and Kassar founded Carolco Pictures.

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

1998

Reteamed with Mario Kassar

1997

Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Inc liquidated; Disney purchased the film library

1992

First Cinergi release, "Medicine Man"

1991

Created the Summit Group, a joint venture among Cinergi, Constantin Films (headed by Bernd Eichinger) and Regency Intl. (headed by Arnon Milchan) to handle foreign distribution rights for films they produce, as well as select other films

1990

Formed Cinergi Productions Inc.

1990

Arranged an exclusive five-year distribution and co-financing deal with Disney

1990

Release of last Carolco Productions he was associated with as executive producer: "Air America", "The Narrow Margin", "Mountains of the Moon", "Total Recall" and "Jacob's Ladder"

1989

Sold interest in Carolco to Kassar (Decemember)

1982

Founder and first president of American Film Marketing Association

1978

First feature as producer, "The Silent Partner" (also first Carolco production)

1976

Founded Carolco, financing and distribution company with Mario Kassar (later moved into production)

Formed Intercom, a Budapest-based distribution and production company

Founded Panasia Film, Ltd., distribution, acquisition and film representation company, in Hong Kong (sold to Raymond Chow's Golden Harvest Company, 1976)

Began career as exhibitor in Far East

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