James Carreras

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Sir James Carreras MBE (30 January 1909[1]–1990) was a British film producer, who, together with William Hinds, founded the legendary British film company Hammer Film Productions.

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Hinds managed the Oxford cinema Manchester before entering the distribution side of the film industry in 1934, when he joined Exclusive Films, formed by his father Enrique and William Hinds.[1] During World War II Carreras saw combat and rose to Lieutenant-Colonel.[1] In 1946 he returned as managing director of Exclusive Films, where he co-produced Who Killed Van Loon? (1947).

From 1949 to 1980 he was chairman of Hammer Film Productions. He oversaw the growth of the privately owned company into the most successful British film company in the world.[1]

In 1944 he received an MBE. He was knighted in 1970. His son was the film director and producer Michael Carreras.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Carreras, Sir James (1909–1990) Biography". BFI Screenonline. 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 

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