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Biography of Tarak BEN AMMAR

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Born on 12/06/1949 (format : day/month/year)

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Tarak Ben Ammar (b.June 12,1949), is a Franco-Tunisian international movie producer , distributor and businessman
The "Sam Goldwyn of Tunis" BORN June, 1949, in Tunis. Uncle is the late independence hero and President Habib Bourguiba. 1975 Sets up Carthago Films outside Tunis. Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars made there. 1978 Meets Leo Kirch, who buys rights to Zeffirelli's La Traviata, which Ben Ammar produces. 1983 Produces miniseries with Italy's Silvio Berlusconi. By 1989, the pair set up film company Quinta Communications. Kirch buys 10% stake in Quinta in 1993. 1995 Plays key role in $1 billion investment in Berlusconi's television interests by Kirch, Saudi Prince Alwaleed, and others. 1997 Advises Alwaleed on $400 million investment in Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. 1999 Arranges for Berlusconi, Alwaleed, and Lehman Brothers to invest $1.3 billion in KirchMedia and for Murdoch's BSkyB to invest $1.4 billion in Kirch-owned pay TV.

Last update : 06/23/2008

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