Martin Katz

Prospero Pictures Founder and President Martin Katz has produced or executive produced numerous award-winning feature film and television productions, notably the Academy Award and Golden Globe multi-nominee Hotel Rwanda, written and directed by Terry George; David Cronenberg’s award-winning Spider, which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival; and Bronwen Hughes’ Stander, which the London Observer called “the greatest heist film since Reservoir Dogs”.

Martin Katz is Founder and President of Prospero Pictures. One of the most prolific feature film producers in Canada, Martin’s credits include Hotel Rwanda, which was nominated for three Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, and four films with celebrated director David Cronenberg, including Spider, A Dangerous Method, Cosmopolis and Maps to the Stars, for which Julianne Moore received the Best Actress Palme d’Or at Cannes. Martin’s television projects include Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…, an award-winning music and performance series co-produced with Rocket Pictures and Ice Road Truckers, now in its tenth season, one of History Channel’s highest-rated documentary series. Martin holds degrees in law from the University of Toronto and the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, a Director of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and Chair of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

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