|Producer Anatoly Fradis|
Anatoly Fradis was working as a film director for the largest and oldest studio in Europe and the U.S.S.R., Mosfilm Studios in Moscow, from the time he was twenty until he departed for the United States in 1979. Upon his arrival to the United States 25 years ago, Mr. Fradis began his career as a promoter and an impresario. He promoted primarily Eastern European films and live shows from former U.S.S.R., Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia and toured them throughout the United States, Canada and Western Europe.
Since 1987, Mr. Fradis and his company has represented Mosfilm Studios, Russia, in the United States and Canada, serving as a liaison between Mosfilm and several production companies in the United States and Europe, arranging co-productions and service deals, including Back in the USSR for 20-th Century Fox/Largo Entertainment and The Inner Circle for Columbia Pictures. Mr. Fradis was instrumental in bringing the first major U.S. motion pictures for private distribution in the U.S.S.R., including Rambo: First Blood, Gone with the Wind, Wanted Dead or Alive, Stella, and many others. Since 1990 Mr. Fradis became one of the major suppliers of American films to the U.S.S.R., selling to Russia as many as 60 films per year.
Using his extensive contacts in Russia and Eastern Europe, Mr. Fradis produced in 1992-1993 two films in partnership with Roger Corman's Concord-New Horizons, Haunted Symphony and Burial Of The Rats, as well as, in 1994 - an action thriller Beyond Forgiveness for Showtime/Nu Image.
In 1996 Mr. Fradis produced two films, Marquis De Sade for Showtime and Termination Man for Saban Entertainment.
Also, in 1996-1997 Mr. Fradis financed and produced film Business for Pleasure in partnership with Zalman King Productions for Showtime.
In 1998 Mr. Fradis produced several episodes of Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries for Showtime and an action thriller "Black Sea-213" for HBO/Playboy International.
In 2002 Mr. Fradis together with his long time associate, entertainment banker Joseph Cohen, established new financing and production entity, which financed and executive produced Bob Dylan’s Masked and Anonymous, distributed in the United States by SONY PICTURES CLASSICS.
Presently, Mr. Fradis produced Return of the Living Dead 4 & 5 in Bucharest, Romania and the United States.
An INTERVIEW with Anatoly Fradis is here.
Additional biographical information on Mr. Fradis at imdb.com.
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