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Born: October 10, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lebanon Profession: Producer ...
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1995:
Carolco filed Chapter 11 in November
1981:
First credit as associate producer, "Victory"; first film with Sylvester Stallone
1978:
First film as producer (also first Carolco production), "The Silent Partner"
1998:
Reteamed with Andy Vajna
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Successfully established offices in Rome and Paris
1989:
Bought Vajna's interests in Carolco; became sole chair of Carolco
1995:
Kassar resigned as chairman of Carolco
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Met distribution company owner Andrew Vajna while on a trip to Hong Kong
1991:
US TV debut, "Robin Hood" on Fox (released theatrically abroad)
1987:
First collaboration with writer-director Walter Hill, "Extreme Prejudice"
1995:
Kassar signed non-exclsive three-year first look deal with Paramount (announced in January 1996)
1969:
At age 18, formed Kassar Films International, a company specializing in the sale, distribution, and exhibition of films in Asia and Europe
1976:
Became partners with Vajna and formed Carolco to distribute films worldwide
1982:
Breakthrough Carolco production, "First Blood", the first Rambo movie (also executive produced two sequels)
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Expanded Carolco into the production and financing end of independent films
1979:
First credit as executive producer, "The Changeling"
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Formed MK Prods.

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