Tarak Ben Ammar

Businessperson, TV Producer

1949 –

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Who is Tarak Ben Ammar?

Tarak Ben Ammar is an international movie producer and distributor, He is famous for his interest in artistic movies, especially when they are related to Mediterranean culture or require North African locations. His producing credits include the Franco Zeffirelli film adaptation of La Traviata and Claude Chabrol's Death Rite. On 19 May 2010, he announced a "strategic relationship" with the Weinstein Company.

Ben Ammar became well known in France at the beginning of 2004 when he decided to distribute The Passion of The Christ after everybody else declined. He appeared on television talk shows, defending the movie. He is also known as the advisor of international investor Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, and French businessman Vincent Bolloré. He was raised in the Muslim religion.

In August 2010, Ben Ammar was accused of signing a text supporting the Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali regime in Tunisia, and he has denied it in international media

Ben Ammar currently lives in France, with two of his three sons, Neil and Tarak Jr., and his daughter Sonia. The children currently attend the American School of Paris.

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Born
Jun 12, 1949
Tunis
Also known as
  • Tarak ben Ammar
Parents
Siblings
Children
Nationality
  • Tunisia
  • France
Profession
Education
  • Georgetown University
Lived in
  • Tunis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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