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|Born||December 17, 1953
In 1978, Hadida co-founded the company Metropolitan Filmexport with his brother Victor. The company later became a successful independent distributor of films in the French-speaking world. Metropolitan Filmexport is the current French distributor for films by Lionsgate and, formerly, New Line Cinema (Warner Bros. now releases New Line films).
In 1990, Hadida formed a new company, Davis Films. Since 1993, the company has produced more than thirty Hollywood films, with True Romance being the first.
Though Hadida has contributed to the film industry over many decades, his work in spearheading the Resident Evil film franchise is what he is best known for. When Hadida learned the project was struggling, he reached out Constantin Film and offered a 50/50 venture deal. This project, as well as his work with the film adaptation for Silent Hill, has contributed to his recognition within the realm of video game adaptations.
In 2011, Davis Films signed an agreement to create a film adaptation of the book series House of Night. Hadida and his film did not follow through on producing the film, yet still hold licensure until 2020. This has upset the series' fanbase, and caused tension between Hadida and the series' authors, P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
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