Marc Abraham - Details


MARC ABRAHAM is president of Beacon Communications, one of the industry’s most innovative and aggressive production companies. Abraham formed Beacon in 1990 with Armyan Bernstein, the company’s chairman. Abraham also spearheaded the formation of Beacon Records, which has released five soundtracks that have sold over 4 million copies worldwide.
In 1997, Abraham executive produced the action-thriller Air Force One starring Harrison Ford, a worldwide hit which has earned $230 million to date. He produced A Thousand Acres, based on Jane Smiley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Abraham also produced Playing God with David Duchovny, star of the hit television series The X-Files.

Abraham recently executive produced The Hurricane, starring OscarÒ nominee Denzel Washington, End of Days, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and For Love of the Game, starring Kevin Costner. He also produced Trippin,’ released by October Films in 1999 and The Family Man, starring Nicolas Cage for director Brett Ratner, which will be released later this year by Universal.

Beacon Communications is known for critically-acclaimed, award-winning films such as The Commitments, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Picture in 1991 and went on to win four BAFTA awards; and Keith Gordon’s well-received A Midnight Clear, starring Ethan Hawke. In a co-venture with Turner Pictures, Abraham executive produced David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre, which won a Cable ACE Award for Best Dramatic or Theatrical Special. Beacon also produced Sugar Hill, starring Wesley Snipes; Princess Caraboo, starring Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline, for which Abraham was a Golden Halo winner; The Road to Wellville, directed by Alan Parker and starring Anthony Hopkins; and The Baby-Sitters Club, based on the best-selling series of books from Scholastic Magazine.
Abraham’s entry into film began with the documentary Playing To Win, an inside look at the Cuban athletic system. He authored several screenplays for such companies as 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and CBS and wrote for the popular series 21 Jump Street and Moonlighting. In 1990 Abraham won a Writer’s Guild Award for The Earth Day Special.