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Randall Emmett

One of the entertainment industry's most prolific film producers, Randall Emmett has produced over 40 feature films. Combining an innate financial sensibility with an equally natural eye for great filmmaking, Emmett is a partner and owner of Emmett/Furla Films, a production company with a ten-picture distribution and financing deal with Nu Image/Millennium Films, that he and his partner, George Furla, rolled into the publicly traded company Family Room Entertainment, for which they serve as co-chairmen.

With a reputation for packaging movies and actually getting them made - no small feat in a town full of good intentions - Emmett's films have been seen around the world, at festivals such as Sundance, Berlin and Toronto, and many have been nominated for Independent Spirit Awards.

Emmett's most recent films include The Amityville Horror, with Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George; Edison, starring Justin Timberlake, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and LL Cool J, which premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival; and Control, a project starring Willem Dafoe, Ray Liotta and Michelle Rodriguez. Among the films currently in post production are the thriller 88 Minutes, starring Al Pacino for director Jon Avnet; a remake of the 1973 horror film The Wicker Man, starring Nicolas Cage, Leelee Sobieski and Ellen Burstyn, directed by Neil LaBute. The Contract, starring John Cusack and Morgan Freeman, directed by Bruce Beresford; and Borderland, a crime drama with Sean Astin.

Other upcoming films that Emmett is producing include Lonely Hearts, starring John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Salma Hayek, Laura Dern and Jared Leto, and Rambo IV, starring Sylvester Stallone.

Emmett was raised in Miami and graduated from the prestigious performing arts high school, New World School of The Arts. From there he headed to New York to attend The School of Visual Arts for film school with a major in producing. Among his many public speaking engagements, he served as keynote speaker at his high school alma mater commencement ceremony in 2002 and as guest speaker at the Miami Film Festival and UCLA Extension ("Indie Film Business: Getting It Made, Getting It Sold").

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Randall Emmett Facts

BirthdayMarch 25, 1971 (51)
BirthplaceMiami, Florida, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.