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JOHN DAVIS (producer), recently acknowledged by The Hollywood Reporter as the film industry's most prolific and successful producer (August, 2005), has produced more than 75 motion pictures and movies for television that have earned more than $4 billion worldwide.

Chairman of Los Angeles-based Davis Entertainment, Davis' three divisions – feature film, independent film and television – develop and produce film and television projects for the major studios, independent distributors, networks and cable broadcasters. Established in 1985, the company has enjoyed a long-term first-look production deal at 20th Century Fox. Davis currently has over 30 motion picture projects in development at the various major studios.

Davis has produced an impressive slate of motion pictures, including the two "Dr. Dolittle” films starring Eddie Murphy; the Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau trilogy "Out to Sea,” "Grumpy Old Men” and "Grumpier Old Men”; the blockbuster "The Firm,” starring Tom Cruise; "Courage Under Fire,” starring Denzel Washington; "The Chamber,” John Grisham's bestseller starring Gene Hackman; "Daylight,” starring Sylvester Stallone; "Waterworld,” starring Kevin Costner; "Predator,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; and "Predator 2.”

Most recently Davis produced "Garfield 2: A Tale of Two Kitties,” "When a Stranger Calls,” a remake of the 1979 horror classic, which opened at number one at the box office, "Flight of the Phoenix,” a retelling of the classic Robert Aldrich-directed film starring Dennis Quaid, and the live-action "Fat Albert.”

The company's two 2004 summer releases opened at number one, the sci-fi thriller "I, Robot,” starring Will Smith and "Alien Vs. Predator,” an action thriller. Other 2004 releases included "First Daughter,” starring Katie Holmes; the hit live-action/CGI feature comedy "Garfield,” featuring the voice of Bill Murray; Paramount/DreamWorks' John Woo action film "Paycheck,” starring Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman, and the $100 million-plus hit Eddie Murphy comedy "Daddy Day Care,” also starring Steve Zahn, Jeff Garlin and Angelica Huston.

Now playing in theaters is Davis' production of "Eragon,” a fantasy epic based on the best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini.

Davis has proven to have a canny knack for securing the rights to projects long but unsuccessfully sought after by others, including the Garfield films, "Fat Albert,” "Dr. Dolittle,” "Flight of the Phoenix,” the two Grisham novels The Firm and The Chamber, and for television the life stories of Jesse Ventura and Little Richard, among others.

Davis' career is characterized by the fact that his films are routinely produced for responsible budgets and thus earn domestic and international box office success. "Garfield,” for example, was produced for $42 million and will earn in excess of $150 million worldwide.

Other Davis productions include "Life or Something Like I,” starring Angelina Jolie, and the hit action film "Behind Enemy Lines,” starring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman. The Davis-produced feature, "Dr. Dolittle 2” starring Eddie Murphy, grossed over $113 million domestically, and "Heartbreakers,” starring Sigourney Weaver, Gene Hackman and Jennifer Love Hewitt, also opened as the number one film in the country.

Davis Entertainment Television produced the NBC made-for-television movies "The Jesse Ventura Story” and "Little Richard,” as well as the ABC made-for-television movie "Miracle at Midnight,” starring Sam Waterston. His television department has series and made-for-television movies set up with all of the major television networks and cable broadcasters.

Davis produced "Asteroid,” the NBC mini-series that received the highest ratings for a mini-series, telefilm or feature film presentation on television during the 1996-1997 season. Davis En

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