Mark Amin

Film Producer
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Mark Amin has earned credit in over 50 feature films ranging from low budget independents to television films and major studio productions as vice chairman of Lionsgate Entertainment and CEO of Sobini Films. He founded what became Trimark which later merged with Lionsgate Entertainment. Under Amin’s leadership, Trimark Holdings, Inc. developed into one of the entertainment industry’s leading publicly traded, independent production and distribution companies. His film credits as executive producer included Eve’s Bayou and he spearheaded the acquisition and distribution of Swimming with Sharks, starring Kevin Spacey and Frank Whaley. In 2002, Mark executive produced Frida with Miramax Films, which has garnered six Academy Award nominations.  Sobini Films has produced independent films including The Prince and Me(2004), starring Julia Stiles and Peaceful Warrior (2006), starring Nick Nolte. Current films in production include Hemingway and Fuentes (2010). He established the Mark Amin Scholarship in Film for Iranian students within KU’s Film and Media Studies Department.  Amin earned his undergraduate degree in economics from KU in 1972 and an MBA from UCLA.


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