|Name Sigurjon Sighvatsson|
Role Film producer
|Children Thor Snaer Sigurjonsson|
|Born 15 June 1952 (age 63) (1952-06-15) Reykjavik, Iceland|
Spouse Sigridur Thorisdottur (m. 1974)
Parents Sigurborg Sigurjonsdottir, Sighvatur Karlsson
Education University of Iceland, University of Southern California
Movies Killer Elite, Z for Zachariah, Wild at Heart, K‑19: The Widowmaker, Kalifornia
Similar People Steve Golin, Gary McKendry, Craig Zobel, Frederick Elmes, Michael Boughen
Interview with sigurjon sighvatsson grand jury rozhovor s sigurjonem sighvatssonem velk poro
Sigurjón Sighvatsson (born 15 June 1952), also known as Joni Sighvatsson, is an Icelandic Hollywood film producer and businessman.
- Interview with sigurjon sighvatsson grand jury rozhovor s sigurjonem sighvatssonem velk poro
- Producer selected filmography
Sigurjón Sighvatsson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, the son of Sigurborg Sigurjonsdottir and Sighvatur Karlsson. He immigrated to the United States in 1978. He graduated with a BA in English and literature from the University of Iceland and an MFA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
He began his professional film career as a co-founder of Propaganda Films, which revolutionized the commercial and music video industries before moving into feature film production. While at Propaganda, he worked with future directing stars such as David Fincher, Michael Bay and Spike Jonze and produced such films as David Lynch's Wild at Heart, Madonna: Truth or Dare, Kalifornia, Basquiat, Candyman, Red Rock West and A Thousand Acres. Additionally, he produced the modern television classic David Lynch's Twin Peaks and was one of the original producers on the original Beverly Hills 90210 series. He then served as the first president of Lakeshore Entertainment, where he oversaw and/or executive produced such films as Arlington Road, Runaway Bride, The Mothman Prophecies, 200 Cigarettes, Homegrown, and Polish Wedding.
He is the principal of Palomar Pictures, an independent film production company in Los Angeles. His current project Killer Elite was released September 23, 2011. He also produced Brothers, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, Screaming Masterpiece, A Little Trip to Heaven, K-19: The Widowmaker and The Weight of Water, The Good Heart, The Last Winter, Destricted and Pretty Persuasion. He will produce the Julie Kagawa young adult fiction novel Blood of Eden.
Sigurjón is the Icelandic Consul General in Los Angeles (honorary). He owns clothing manufacturer 66°NORTH.