Atit Shah

CEO/Producer
Create Entertainment

Atit Shah is an independent film producer and the CEO of Create Entertainment based in NYC. He recently wrapped filming the rom-com Remember Me on which he led a co-production between the US, Spain, and France. The film stars two-time Oscar Nominee Bruce Dern, Brian Cox, and Sienna Guillory and releases theatrically fall of 2019. In 2016 Netflix released Brown Nation a TV show he had both helped independently produce and line produce. His recent films as lead producer include the global 20th Century Fox and Netflix 2016 release Money, starring Jesse Williams, Kellan Lutz, Jamie Bamber, and Jess Weixler. The film won 23 awards worldwide including 9 Best Picture awards. In 2014 he produced and line produced The Crash starring Oscar Nominee Minnie Driver, Ed Westwick, Frank Grillo, Dianna Agron, AnnaSophia Robb, Maggie Q, and John Leguizamo. The Crash was sold by CAA and released theatrically January 2017. His debut feature An Act of War won four awards during its festival run and was released on Netflix June 2015. His other recently released titles include Monsoon and the WW2 documentary Forgive Don’t Forget, available on Amazon Prime and Hulu respectively. Other 2019 releases include Norman a thriller, What We Found starring Oona Lawrence, Elizabeth Mitchell, Brandon Larracuente and James Ransone. Shah completed his education at George Washington University in Washington, DC where he majored in International Business. He held various product managerial roles at global finance and technology firms including Thomson Reuters prior to his plunge into the world of cinema. Atit created the Film Finance and Packaging class at the Independent Filmmakers Project (IFP) in NYC and regularly teaches there.



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