Combining his financial sensibility with an eye for filmmaking, RANDALL EMMETT (Producer) has produced over 50 feature films in less than 10 years. With a reputation for packaging movies and getting them made – no small feat in a town full of good intentions – Emmett’s films have been seen around the world, debuting at such festivals as Sundance, Berlin and Toronto, with many being nominated for Independent Spirit Awards. Emmett is a partner with George Furla and owner of Emmett/Furla Films, a production company with a distribution and financing deal with Nu Image/Millennium Films, that rolled into the publicly traded company, Family Room Entertainment, for which they serve as co-chairmen.
Emmett’s most recent films include King Of California, starring Academy Award-winner Michael Douglas and Evan Rachel Wood, and Home Of The Brave, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel and 50 Cent. He also produced the upcoming thriller 88 Minutes with Al Pacino, Major Movie Star, starring Jessica Simpson, and John Rambo, all due for release in 2008. He’s currently in pre-production with Red Sonja. Other features that Emmett has brought to the big screen include The Wicker Man, starring Nicolas Cage, 16 Blocks, starring Bruce Willis, Edison, starring Justin Timberlake, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and LL Cool J., Bruce Beresford’s The Contract, starring John Cusack and Morgan Freeman, and Borderland, a crime drama with Sean Astin.
As Executive Producer, Emmett is responsible for the critically acclaimed Wonderland, starring Val Kilmer and Kate Bosworth, A Love Song For Bobby Long, starring John Travolta, and Narc, starring Ray Liotta. He also co-executive produced The Amityville Horror, and Alec Baldwin’s The Devil and Daniel Webster. Emmett started producing in 1995 with Eyes Beyond Seeing.
Emmett was raised in Miami and graduated from the prestigious performing arts high school, New World School of The Arts. From there he headed to New York to attend The School of Visual Arts for film school with a major in producing. Among his many public speaking engagements, he served as keynote speaker at his high school alma mater commencement ceremony in 2002, and as guest speaker at the Miami Film Festival and UCLA Extension (“Indie Film Business: Getting It Made, Getting It Sold”).