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Charles Band
Band at Festival de Cinema de Sitges in 2019
Born
Charles Robert Band

(1951-12-27) December 27, 1951 (age 72)[1]
Los Angeles,[1] California, United States
Other namesCarlo Bokino
Robert Talbot
James Amante
Occupation(s)Film producer, film director
Years active1973–present
Spouses
  • Meda Band
    (m. 1977⁠–⁠1983)
  • Debra Dion
    (m. 1984⁠–⁠2004)
    (m. 2023)
Children4, including Alex Band
Parent
RelativesRichard Band (brother)
Websitecharlesband.com

Charles Robert Band (born December 27, 1951) is an American film producer and director, known for his work on horror comedy movies.[2]

Career

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Band entered film production in the 1970s with Charles Band Productions. Dissatisfied with distributors' handling of his movies, he formed Empire Pictures in 1983. At its height, Empire would release an average of two films a month, one theatrically and one on home video. Movies released by Empire included Ghoulies and Ghoulies II, and the cult classic Re-Animator.

Empire folded in 1988, due to financial difficulties. Band would found Full Moon Productions the same year. Full Moon releases include the Puppet Master and Subspecies series. Full Moon's family-oriented label Moonbeam Entertainment released the Prehysteria! trilogy.

Personal life

Band was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of director-producer Albert Band, and brother of composer Richard Band. Band's grandfather was the artist Max Band. With his former wife Meda, Band had two children, including Alex, the vocalist for the band The Calling. He had two sons with his former wife Debra Dion.[citation needed]

Fictional Example of Mount Rushmore portrayed with Characters from Charles Band's Puppet Master

Filmography

As director

Bibliography

List of Full Moon films

Charles Band Productions

Empire

Full Moon

Pulp Fantasy

Action Xtreme

Filmonsters!

Alchemy Entertainment/Big City Pictures

References

  1. ^ a b "Charles Band Biography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. March 3, 2022.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Charles Band Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. March 3, 2022.[dead link]