Anthony Katagas Biography

Wiki Biography: Anthony Katagas is a producer working in American independent film. In 10 years he has produced over 25 films and worked with a slew of innovative and Oscar-winning filmmakers, including Steve McQueen, Andrew Dominik, Paul Haggis, John Singleton, Wes Craven, James Gray, Vadim Perelman, Lasse Hallström, Ben Younger, Nanette Burstein, Michael Almereyda and Sofia Coppola. In 1999, Katagas formed Keep Your Head Productions, committed to the development and production of homegrown New York films.Through Keep Your Head, Katagas has produced films by visionary filmmaker Michael Almereyda: Happy Here and Now (IFC Films 2001), This So-Called Disaster (IFC Films 2002) and William Eggelston in the Real World (Palm Pictures 2005). Keep Your Head also produced Blackbird by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Adam Rapp (2007) and James Gray's The Immigrant (The Weinstein Company 2013).Katagas also worked on 54 (Miramax), Michael Almereyda's Hamlet 2000 (Miramax), Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (Focus Features), Jay Anania's Long Time Since, Deny Arcand's Stardom (Alliance Atlantis) and the Robert Evans documentary The Kid Stays In The Picture (USA Films).In 2004, Katagas was nominated for an IFP Independent Spirit award, honoring filmmakers who, despite limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce high-quality independent films.Since then he has co-produced, Ray Mckinnon's Chrystal (First Look 2004), Adam Rapp's Winter Passing (Focus Features 2005), and Ben Younger's Prime (Universal 2005).Also, he has produced or executive-produced, Lasse Hallström's The Hoax (Miramax 2006), Vadim Perelman's The Life Before Her Eyes (Magnolia Pictures 2007), James Gray's two Palme d'Or and César-nominated films We Own the Night (Columbia Pictures 2007) and Two Lovers (2008), Marc Lawrence's Did You Hear About the Morgans? (Columbia 2009), Wes Craven's My Soul To Take (Universal 2010), Paul Haggis' The Next Three Days (Lionsgate 2010) and John Singleton's Abduction (Lionsgate 2011).Most recently Katagas produced Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly (The Weinstein Company 2012) starring Brad Pitt; Justin Zackham's The Wedding (Lionsgate) starring Robert DeNiro, Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon and Diane Keaton; and James Gray's The Immigrant (The Weinstein Company 2013) starring Joaquin Pheonix, Jeremy Renner and Marion Cotillard.As of Spring of 2013, he is in postproduction on Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave (New Regency 2013) starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor; and in production on Rupert Goold's True Story (New Regency 2013) starring Jonah Hill and James Franco.

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Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Long Time Since Younger Man 2002 Crime, Mystery