Graham King

Graham King

Highest Rated: 96% Argo (2012)

Lowest Rated: 0% Delirium (2018)

Birthday: Dec 19, 1961

Birthplace: England, UK

Known among directors for his willingness to gamble and trusted by financiers for his impeccable taste, Graham King is one of modern cinema's most successful producers. As the President and CEO of Initial Entertainment Group (IEG), an independent finance, production, and distribution company, King has been the force behind several of cinema's riskiest and biggest pictures, often keeping them from never being made. He saved Steven Soderbergh's Academy Award-winning Traffic after Harrison Ford dropped out of the drug czar role (which King eventually filled with Michael Douglas). He salvaged Michael Mann's Ali by buying the film's foreign rights and he rescued Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York by underwriting the film for 65 million dollars.Raised in London, King came to the United States in 1981 on a student visa to study at the University of California in Los Angeles. He landed a summer job in the international television distribution wing of Twentieth Century Fox, where he began his career. Working under the guidance of industry veteran and fellow Brit William Saunders, King developed his skills as a salesman by promoting foreign sales of B-pictures during a time when the American film and television industry was opening up to the foreign market. In 1987, he left Fox for the international sales company Cori Films, where he worked for five years. King then transferred to the Beverly Hills Producers Group, where he met future business partner Cindy Cowan, whose wealthy father had owned Miami's Diplomat Hotel. The two formed Initial Entertainment Group in 1995, and began producing such films as Robert Altman's Dr. T & the Women. Shortly afterward, King purchased Cowan's share of the company and began taking chances on pricier films like Traffic, Ali, and Gangs of New York. He signed an exclusive in-house production deal with Catherine Zeta-Jones' Milkwood Films and co-produced The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys with Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures. In the summer of 2001, King inked a three-year first-look production agreement with Gangs of New York star Leonardo Di Caprio's company, Appian Way. According to the arrangement, Di Caprio will develop, produce, and star in their joint projects.


Highest Rated Movies



60% Bohemian Rhapsody Producer 2018
51% Tomb Raider Producer 2018
0% Delirium Producer 2018
50% Year by the Sea Luke 2017
60% Allied Producer $40.1M 2016
15% The 5th Wave Producer 2016
51% Jersey Boys Producer 2014
66% World War Z Executive Producer $202.4M 2013
96% Argo Executive Producer $136.1M 2012
35% Dark Shadows Producer $79.8M 2012
No Score Yet Shoot the Moon: The Making of 'Hugo' Actor 2012
57% In the Land of Blood and Honey Producer $0.4M 2011
93% Hugo Producer $73.9M 2011
38% London Boulevard Producer $11K 2011
51% The Rum Diary Producer $13.1M 2011
88% Rango Producer $123.2M 2011
20% The Tourist Producer $67.7M 2010
93% The Town Actor Producer $92.2M 2010
56% Edge of Darkness Producer $43.3M 2010
76% The Young Victoria Producer $11M 2009
61% Gracie Executive Producer $3M 2007
28% Next Producer $18M 2007
No Score Yet First Born Executive Producer 2007
63% Blood Diamond Producer $57.4M 2006
91% The Departed Producer $132.4M 2006
52% An Unfinished Life Executive Producer $8.6M 2005
47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose Executive Producer $0.6M 2005
86% The Aviator Producer $102.6M 2004
73% Gangs of New York Executive Producer $77.7M 2002
77% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Executive Producer $1.6M 2002
29% Desert Saints Executive Producer 2002
68% Ali Executive Producer $58.2M 2001
93% Traffic Executive Producer $123.9M 2000
No Score Yet Ping! Executive Producer 2000
No Score Yet Changing Habits Executive Producer 1997


44% Camelot
Executive Producer Producer 2011
No Score Yet Camelot
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