Mark Amin founded Sobini Films in 2001 to produce specialized and mainstream theatrical motion pictures. Most recently, Amin produced the Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions release GIRL MOST LIKELY starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Benning and Matt Dillon, FILTH, based on the acclaimed novel by Irvine Welsh and starring James McAvoy, and Nu Image's ELIZA GRAVES, starring Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine. Amin's past credits with Sobini include THE PRINCE AND ME and the new age classic PEACEFUL WARRIOR. Under Amin's direction Sobini Films has a strong record of making quality movies including Sundance award winner STREETS OF LEGEND and DGA Award nominated and National Parenting Publications Gold Award winner AN AMERICAN GIRL STANDS STRONG. Amin is producing a number of exciting projects that are currently in development including ZORRO: REBORN, a theatrical reboot of the lucrative Zorro franchise, and A MOMENT TO REMEMBER, a remake of the Korean hit by the same name, with Ben Lewin (THE SESSIONS) attached to direct.
In addition to his work at Sobini, Amin served as Vice Chairman of Lionsgate Entertainment. During Amin’s nine year term as Vice Chairman and member of the board of Lionsgate, the company’s revenues grew from $184M to $1.2B and the company’s market cap grew from $80M to $1.5B. During the same period, Lionsgate produced and distributed such critically acclaimed films as MONSTER’S BALL, which earned Halle Barry an Academy Award for Best Actress, and CRASH, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Prior to his work with Lionsgate and Sobini, Amin founded Trimark Holdings, Inc. and served as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until the company merged with Lionsgate. Under his leadership Trimark soon developed into one of the entertainment industry’s leading publicly traded, independent production and distribution companies. Amin’s past credits include the critically acclaimed EVE’S BAYOU starring Samuel Jackson, the Emmy Award winning THE SIMPLE LIFE OF NOAH DEARBORN starring Sidney Poitier, and FRIDA, distributed by Miramax Films, which garnered six Academy Award nominations.