Designation: U.N. India Goodwill Ambassador and CEO Hyde Park Entertainment Group
Award Name: Leaders of the Decade in Entertainment & Societal Empowerment
An internationally renowned award-‐winning producer, Ashok Amritraj has made over 100 films during the span of his 30-‐year career, with worldwide revenues in excess of $2 billion. He has partnered with every major studio in Hollywood and produced films starring the likes of Bruce Willis, Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Dustin Hoffman, Andrew Garfield, Steve Martin, Antonio Banderas, Robert De Niro, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jennifer Aniston, Nicolas Cage, and many more.
As Chairman and CEO of the Hyde Park Entertainment Group, Amritraj has grown the Company into a cutting-‐edge independent alternative to the traditional Hollywood system, fully realizing his vision for a progressive global company that incorporates the most essential elements of a full-‐fledged studio. Hyde Park’s mandate encompasses feature film, television, digital, documentary, and cross-‐ cultural content, with the Company possessing development, production, and financing capabilities in addition to handling worldwide sales and marketing.
Currently in post-‐production is THE SEAGULL based on the acclaimed play by Anton Chekhov and starring Annette Bening and Soarse Ronin. Also, in post-‐production is PREY, a co-‐production with Blumhouse Productions and directed by Franck Kalfoon (AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING). Amritraj has had box office hits such as GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE, starring Nicolas Cage, BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE, starring Steve Martin, PREMONITION, starring Sandra Bullock, WALKING TALL starring The Rock, and many more, as well as critically acclaimed titles including 99 HOMES starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, BLUE VALENTINE, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, and SHOPGIRL, starring Steve Martin and Claire Danes.