Arnon Milchan
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Israel

New Regency Productions

Arnon
Milchan

Founder

Milchan, a billionaire who turned his family fertilizer business into one of his Israel’s largest agro-chemical companies and a former secret agent, had already had a full life before he came to Hollywood, where early successes like “Brazil” and “Pretty Woman” led him to found New Regency Productions as a company that would champion uncompromising new voices. Recent years have brought successes like “Birdman” and “The Revenant” as well as controversies, including a lawsuit over the flop of “Rules Don’t Apply” and a lingering attachment to an Israeli political scandal. Still, his output has continued unabated with films like the Queen behind-the-music tale “Bohemian Rhapsody” and starry Steve McQueen project “Widows.” Meanwhile, “Pretty Woman” opened on Broadway with New Regency on the list of producers.

Career

  • Regency International Pictures (DEFUNCT)
  • Embassy International Pictures

Education

  • University of Geneva (Switzerland)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Arnon Milchan Questioned Again in Israeli Corruption Probe

Arnon Milchan Questioned Again in Israeli Corruption Probe

Producer Arnon Milchan was questioned by Israeli investigators in London this week, as part of a sprawling probe into alleged official corruption.Milchan has given testimony before about the gifts that he gave to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, which included champagne, cigars, and jewelry. According to Haaretz, this is the first time that Milchan has been questioned "under caution" -- meaning as a potential suspect in criminal bribery.Israeli media reports have alleged that Netanyahu intervened with the...

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