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As chairman of Davis Entertainment, JOHN DAVIS (Producer) presides over a motion picture and television company, which in the past twelve years has produced nearly sixty movies.
Davis has set up three distinct divisions at his company — feature film, classics, and television — to specifically develop and produce its numerous projects. His feature film division currently has a production deal at Twentieth Century Fox, and along with the other two divisions has over 30 projects in development at various major motion picture studios, as well as at the four major television networks.
Davis recently produced the Twentieth Century Fox comedy hit "Dr. Dolittle 2," plus "Heartbreakers," starring Sigourney Weaver, Gene Hackman and Jennifer Love Hewitt. For New Regency, Davis is producing the comedy-drama
"Life Or Something Like It," starring Angelina Jolie and Edward Burns.
Davis produced the 1998 "Dr. Dolittle," starring Eddie Murphy. His other film credits include "Out to Sea" (also for Fox), starring the venerable comedic pair of Jack Lemmon and Walter
Matthau; the blockbuster film "The Firm," which starred Tom Cruise and won a People's Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film; "Grumpy Old Men," which was a People's Choice Award winner for Best Comedic Film; "Grumpier Old Men," whose re-pairing of Lemmon and Matthau (and box-office success) has been influential in the production of films targeted for an older generation; Fox's "Courage Under Fire," starring Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan; "The Chamber," the screen version of John Grisham's best-seller starring Gene Hackman and Chris O'Donnell; "Daylight," starring Sylvester
Stallone; "Watcrworld," starring Kevin Costner; and "Richie Rich," starring Macaulay
Davis's other feature credits include "Predator," "The Thing Called Love," "Fortress," "Gunmen," "Storyville," "Shattered," "Little Monsters," "The Last of the Finest," "License to Drive," "Three O'Clock High" and "The Hunted."
For the small screen, Davis recently produced the television films "The Jesse Ventura Story," "The Little Richard Story" and last year's "Miracle at Midnight,"
starring Sam Waterston. Davis's other television credits include "Asteroid," a mini- series that received the highest ratings for a mini-series, made-for-television movie or feature film presentation on television during the 1996-97 season.
Davis Entertainment also produced the widely watched made-for-television movie "Volcano: Fire on the Mountain," the highly rated movie Truman Capote's "One Christmas," starring Katharine
Hepburn; and the popular CBS movie "This Can't Be Love," starring Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn. In addition, Davis produced "Tears and Laughter," which staffed Joan and Melissa Rivers, and the film "The Last Outlaw," featuring Mickey Rourke and Dermot
Davis's other television and cable credits include "Silhouette," "Voyage," "Irresistible Force," "Wild Card." "Dangerous Passion," "Curiosity Kills" and "Caught in the Act."
Davis is a graduate of Bowdoin College, attended Amherst College and received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
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