Bunyik Entertainment presents
10th Anniversary Hungarian Film Festival
of Los Angeles
November  18 - 28  2010
Andrew G. Vajna, one of the motion picture industry's most experienced and
dedicated executives, is an expert in the financing, development, marketing and
selling of motion pictures for worldwide audiences. Vajna launched his career
in the entertainment industry with his purchase of motion picture theaters in the
Far East. After Vajna negotiated the sales of Panasia to Raymond Chow's
Golden Harvest Company in 1976, he and Mario Kassar formed Carolco,
specializing in sales, financing and distribution of films worldwide. In less than
four years, Carolco became one of the top three foreign sales organizations in
motion pictures.

In 1982, Vajna was a founder and then president of the American Film Marketing
Association. During that same year, Vajna and Kassar made their film
production debut with First Blood. Starring Sylvester Stallone, First Blood
became a phenomenal success, grossing $120 million worldwide. It also
rocketed Carolco into the forefront of independent production companies.
Rambo: First Blood Part II was released in 1985, generating more than $300
million worldwide, making it one of the most profitable films in the history of

Vajna was executive producer with Mario Kassar on such films such as Alan
Parker's Angel Heart, Rambo III, and Johnny Handsome. Other projects
included Music Box, Mountains of the Moon, Total Recall, Air America, Narrow
Margin and Jacob's Ladder. Vajna and Kassar financed the production of these
pictures overseas by pre-selling the foreign rights.

In December 1989, Vajna sold his interest in Carolco and founded Cinergi
Productions, Inc. Cinergi Productions was engaged in the financing,
development, production and distribution of major event motion pictures. As part
of its business plan, Cinergi formed a strategic alliance with The Walt Disney
Company for distribution of Cinergi motion pictures in the United States,
Canada and Latin America. Vajna's strategy was to develop long term
relationships with certain talent and to produce a steady supply of two to four
event pictures each year and pre-sell them overseas using output and other

Medicine Man, starring Oscar winner Sean Connery and directed by John
McTiernan, was Cinergi's first production in 1992. Christmas 1993 saw the
release of Tombstone, a portrayal of the Wyatt Earp/Doc Holiday legend starring
Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, directed by George Cosmatos. In 1994, Cinergi
released Renaissance Man, starring Danny DeVito and directed by Penny
Marshall, as well as Color Of Night, starring Bruce Willis and Jane March,
directed by Academy Award-nominated director Richard Rush.

The summer of 1995 saw the release of two Cinergi productions. The first was
Die Hard: With a Vengeance, which is the third installment of the highly
successful Die Hard series. The film starred Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons and
Samuel Jackson and was directed by John McTiernan. The film grossed over
$365 million worldwide. The second summer release was Judge Dredd
starring Sylvester Stallone and directed by Danny Cannon.

Also in 1995, Cinergi released two more highly-anticipated films. The first was
The Scarlet Letter starring Demi Moore, Gary Oldman and Robert Duvall. Based
on Nathaniel Hawthorne's story of illicit love in Puritan New England, the film
was directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Roland Joffe. Next to be
released was Nixon, starring Anthony Hopkins as the beleaguered president.
The film chronicles the life and controversial career of Richard M. Nixon, and
was directed by Academy Award winner Oliver Stone. Nixon was released in
December and received four Academy Award nominations.

Another Cinergi release, Evita, which starred Madonna and Antonio Banderas,
won the Golden Globe for Best Picture of 1996. The story of Evita Peron, the wife
of Argentina's former dictator Juan Peron, was directed by Alan Parker. Together
with Summit Entertainment, Andrew Vajna financed the above pictures overseas
by pre-selling the foreign rights.

In 1998, Vajna took Cinergi private by buying out the public stockholders.
Thereafter, he re-teamed with his former partner, Mario Kassar, to form C2
Pictures. Together, they intend to once again develop, produce and sell the
event-oriented motion pictures for which they are both known. Last year, they
produced I Spy starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson, and have many other
pictures on their current slate.
Andrew G. Vajna