List of Famous Film Distributors

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List of famous film distributors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top film distributors in the world? This includes the most prominent film distributors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable film distributors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic film distributors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned film distributors.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Mohanlal to Adam Yauch.

From reputable, prominent, and well known film distributors to the lesser known film distributors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the film distributor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous film distributors ever?" and "What are the names of famous film distributors?" then you're in the right place. (12 items)
Adam Yauch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Film Distributors
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Adam Nathaniel Yauch was an American rapper, musician, film director, and human rights activist. He was best known as a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. He was frequently known by his stage name, MCA, and sometimes worked under the pseudonym Nathanial Hörnblowér. Yauch founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, an independent film production and distribution company based in New York City. As a Buddhist, he was involved in the Tibetan independence movement and organized the Tibetan Freedom Concert. ...more on Wikipedia

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Mohanlal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Film Distributors
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Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair better known as Mohanlal is an Indian actor, film producer, singer and writer best known for his work in Malayalam films. Film critics, contemporaries, and other experts consider him as one of the greatest living actors in Indian cinema and apart, for his versatile and natural acting. Widely regarded as a cultural icon, he also holds a matinee idol status in the popular culture of Kerala. Mohanlal made his acting debut in Thiranottam, but the film got released only after 25 years due to censorship issues. His first film to be released was Manjil Virinja Pookkal in which he acted as the antagonist. He became a superstar with the commercial success of Rajavinte Makan ...more on Wikipedia

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Ava DuVernay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Film Distributors
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Ava Marie DuVernay is an American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, DuVernay won the Best Director Prize for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first African-American woman to win the award. For her work in Selma, DuVernay is the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. With Selma, she is also the first black female director to have a film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ...more on Wikipedia

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Sunil Bohra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Film Distributors
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Sunil Bohra is an Indian producer, distributor, and exhibitor. He is the son of Surendra Bohra and Shanti Bohra; his sister is Sunita Bohra Vyas. He is the grandson of actor, producer and filmmaker Ram Bohra who was president of Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association for 15 years. His great uncle is Ramkumar Bohra, co-founder of Bohra Bros. ...more on Wikipedia

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