Millennium Films is one of the longest-running independent film companies in the history of Hollywood, with 20 years and more than 300 movies to its credit. The company now produces, finances and handles international sales for 5-8 star-driven movies per year, generally with budgets between $20 million and $80 million.
It is best known for such films as “The Expendables” (a $273 million worldwide hit), “Righteous Kill” (reteaming Robert De Niro and Al Pacino) and Werner Herzog’s “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.”
Millennium Films is run by co-founders Avi Lerner and Trevor Short, and a senior executive team that includes Mark Gill (president), Boaz Davidson (head of development and creative affairs), John Thompson (head of production), John Fremes (head of international sales) and Lonnie Ramati (head of business affairs).
The company’s current slate includes Gabriele Muccino’s “Playing the Field” starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman and Dennis Quaid; “The Big Wedding” starring Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Topher Grace, Amanda Seyfried and Robin Williams; and “The Paperboy” directed by Lee Daniels and starring Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, and Zac Efron.
Millennium also operates full-service studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Sofia, Bulgaria. The company was founded in 1992 under the name Nu Image, Inc.
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