Arnon Milchan

Founder and Chairman

Arnon Milchan (PRODUCER) is widely renowned as one of the most prolific and successful independent film producers of his time, with over 100 feature films to his credit. Born in Israel, Milchan was educated at the University of Geneva. His first business venture was transforming his father’s modest business into one of his country’s largest agro-chemical companies. This early achievement was a harbinger of Milchan’s now-legendary reputation in the international marketplace as a keen businessman.

Soon, Milchan began to underwrite projects in areas that had always held a special interest for him – film, television and theater. Early projects include Roman Polanski’s theater production of “Amadeus,” “Dizengoff 99,” “La Menace,” “The Medusa Touch” and the mini-series “Masada.” By the end of the 1980s, Milchan had produced such films as Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy,” Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America” and Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil.”

After the incredible successes of his films “Pretty Woman” and “The War of the Roses,” Milchan founded New Regency Productions and went on to produce countless critical and box office successes including “J.F.K,” “A Time to Kill,” “Free Willy,” “The Client,” “Tin Cup,” “Under Siege,” “The Devil’s Advocate,” “The Negotiator,” “City of Angels,” “Entrapment,” “Fight Club,” “Big Momma’s House,” “Don’t Say a Word,” “Daredevil,” “Man on Fire,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “What Happens in Vegas,” “Love and Other Drugs,” “Noah” and “Gone Girl.”

In 1998, Milchan received an Academy Award® nomination for producing the film “LA Confidential.” He served as producer of back-to-back Academy Award® Best Picture winners “12 Years A Slave” (2013) and “Birdman” (2014), as well as this years’ multiple Oscar® winner “The Revenant” (2015) and “The Big Short” (2015). Upcoming on New Regency’s slate is “Assassin’s Creed” with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and the Gore Verbinski directed “A Cure For Wellness”.

Along the way, Milchan partnered with Twentieth Century Fox and has taken advantage of the growing television and new media marketplace. Milchan has also successfully diversified his company’s activities within the sphere of entertainment, most specifically in the realm of television through Regency Television (“Malcom in the Middle” and “The Bernie Mac Show”), and sports where the company was once the largest shareholder of PUMA, the worldwide athletic apparel and show conglomerate based in Germany, which was later sold after a successful re-branding in 2003.

LA Confidential

Darren Aronofsky on the set of Noah

Runaway Jury

Man On Fire

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Steve McQueen on set of 12 Years a Slave

The terms “Regency,” “New Regency,” “Monarchy” and the “R Logo Regency” as used in this website refer to a number of domestic and foreign entities transacting business in California, in interstate commerce and outside the United States.