Anthony Katagas

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Anthony Katagas is a Greek-American Academy Award-winning film producer. He is an alumnus of Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts.[1]

Anthony Katagas is one of the most prolific producers working in American independent film. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture for his role in producing "12 Years a Slave," he has produced nearly 35 films in the last twelve years. He has worked with a variety of innovative and award-winning filmmakers, including James Gray, John Hillcoat, Steve McQueen, Andrew Dominik, Paul Haggis, Brad Pitt, John Singleton, Wes Craven, Vadim Perelman, Lasse Hallstrom, Ben Younger, Nanette Burstein, Denys Arcand, and Sofia Coppola.

Along with his Oscar, Katagas' awards include a BAFTA, Golden Globe, Broadcast Critics' Choice Award, Independent Spirit Award and the coveted Darryl F. Zanuck PGA Award for Best Picture. He has had four films nominated for the Palme d'Or and two films nominated for César Awards. Additionally, his films have garnered nominations or awards from the DGA, SAG, National Board of Review, Gotham Awards, New York Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics and appeared on the prestigious AFI list for achievement in film.

In 1999 Katagas started Keep Your Head Productions, geared towards producing independent films in his hometown of New York City. Through Keep Your Head Productions, he has produced films by visionary filmmaker Michael Almereyda: "Happy Here and Now" (IFC Films, 2001), "This So-Called Disaster" (IFC Films, 2002), "William Eggelston in the Real World" (Palm Pictures, 2005) and "Cymbeline" (Benaroya Pictures, 2014). He also produced James Gray's, "The Immigrant" (The Weinstein Company, 2013), which competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and James Gray's "The Lost City Of Z."

Katagas' credits include: Ray McKinnon's "Chrystal" (First Look, 2004), Adam Rapp's "Winter Passing" (Focus Features, 2005), Ben Younger's "Prime" (Universal, 2005), 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" (2929 Productions, 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), John Singleton's "Abduction" (Lionsgate, 2011).


Filmography[edit]

2016 Nerve (producer) 
2016 Triple 9 (producer) 
2015/I Unfinished Business (producer) 
2015/I True Story (producer) 
2014 Cymbeline (producer) 
2013 12 Years a Slave (producer) 
2013 The Immigrant (producer) 
2013 The Big Wedding (producer) 
2012 Killing Them Softly (producer) 
2011/I Abduction (executive producer) 
2010 The Next Three Days (executive producer) 
2010 My Soul to Take (line producer - uncredited) / (producer) 
2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? (executive producer)

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