ANDREW LAZAR (Producer) is one of the entertainment industry's new risk- taking, untold-story-seeking entrepreneurs. Lazar' s passion-driven, wide-ranging approach matches the tenor of contemporary motion picture production just as it is undergoing a series of revolutions. Lazar's films share one major defining element:
originality. He has produced the controversial erotic thriller "Bound"; the existential action thriller "Assassins"; the Shakespeare-influenced hit teen comedy "10 Things I Hate About You"; and the sophisticated homage to psychological terror, "The Astronaut's Wife." Two other films due for release in 2000 include Nora Ephron's lottery comedy "Numbers," starring John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth, Ed O'Neill, Michael Rapaport and Bill Pullman; and, on the other side of the spectrum, the independent black comedy "Panic," starring William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland and Tracey Ullman.
Lazar currently has over 30 projects in active development, not to mention several television and internet productions on the horizon. He expects to see more than a
handful go into pre-production this year, including "Like Cats and Dogs," a live action film with groundbreaking CGI elements, for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Born in New York City, Lazar later moved to Los Angeles and attended Beverly Hills High School. After returning to the East Coast to attend New York University, Lazar discovered his passion for making movies. After making several student films, he went to work for Academy Award-winning producer Richard Zanuck while he was producing such acclaimed films as "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Rush." He next joined Dino De Laurentiis Communications in Los Angeles. ascending through the ranks to become Executive Vice President of Production. He earned his first major film credit serving as executive producer on John Dahi's provocative film, "Unforgettable," starring Ray Liotta.
After a string of successes, Lazar formed his own production company, Mad
Chance, through which he produced "10 Things I Hate About You," "The Astronaut's
Wife" and "The Maker." The company has a non-exclusive first look deal with
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