Dan Friedkin
Courtesy of 30West
United States
2020

30WEST

Dan
Friedkin

Executive Chairman

Friedkin’s 30West scored big as owner of a majority stake in Neon, which distributed Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” the first foreign-language film to win an Oscar for best picture. It also exec produced and packaged the much-talked-about Netflix docuseries “Tiger King” in the early days of the pandemic. His Friedkin Group consortium, encompassing everything from auto distribution to golf, owns Imperative Entertainment (producer of Clint East­wood’s “The Mule”), which partnered with Apple and Paramount to distribute Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” set for 2021 with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Not only a money man, Friedkin helmed the thriller “The Last Vermeer,” picked up by Sony Classics.

Career

  • PARASITE
  • THE LAST VERMEER
  • TIGER KING: MURDER, MAYHEM AND MADNESS

Education

  • Georgetown University (DC, USA)
  • Rice University (TX, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Green teamed with billionaire Dan Friedkin in 2017 to launch 30West, an investment company specializing in entertainment. It has already enjoyed major success as the majority stakeholder in film distributor Neon, which scored out of the gate with Oscar winner “I, Tonya” then hit a grand slam with Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” the first non-English-language film to claim the Oscar for best picture. In 2020, 30West acquired a significant stake in British studio Altitude Media Group  and packaged and sold...

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