Hargrove Entertainment is a full service entertainment company established in 1988. The company specializes in marketing and distribution, obtaining production financing, licensing and supplies program publicity to both producing entities and licensees. Some of the projects the company has launched include:
RICH LITTLE ONE'S A CROWD MUTANTS IN PARADISE
Edith Massey, Brad Greenquist, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini
STARSTRUCK NUMERO DEUX
Directed by Gillian Armstrong Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL
LEGEND OF SURAM FORTRESS
Directed by Liliana Cavani Directed by Sergei Paradjanov
STOPPED AT EBOLI
Directed by Chen Kaige Directed by Francesco Rosi
IN THE WIND
Directed by Nanni Moretti Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
THE LAST OF ENGLAND
Directed by Derek Jarman Directed by Paul Leduc
AMERICAN SHORT STORY SERIES THE FRANTICS
KATHY'S KITCHEN MATINEE AT THE BIJOU
BROADWAY ON FILM
STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S FOLLIES TRUE WEST
Carol Burnett, Mandy Patinkin, Lee Remick, John Malkovich, Gary Sinise
George Wearn, Elaine Stritch, Barbara Cook Written by Sam Shepard
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU HEARTBREAK
Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst, George Rose Rex Harrison, Amy Irving, Rosemary Harris
BREAKFAST WITH LES & BESS ROCKET
TO THE MOON
Dick Van Dyke, Cloris Leachman, Shawn Cassidy John Malkovich, Judy Davis, Eli Wallach
JEN'S PLACE INTRODUCING...JANET
Megan Follows Jim Carrey
RICH LITTLE'S ROBIN HOOD RICH LITTLE'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
YUGOSLAVIA, THE AVOIDABLE WAR HOW TO CREATE A RUMBA
FALUN GONG'S CHALLENGE TO CHINA DEATH & TAXES
SALVAGED LIVES LAST
IMAGES OF WAR
Hosted by Edward James Olmos Emmy Winner
THE VENTURES: 40 YEARS OF ROCK TOONS GONE WILD!
INDIAN TIME AND STILL WE DANCE
CLIENT ROSTER & SERVICES
Hargrove Entertainment has represented artists, producers and other entities and, in the course of launching projects, has booked offers and/or closed deals with entertainment companies worldwide. A partial list of clients include: Caridi Entertainment, RAI Trade, Anagram International, Panorama Entertainment, International Film Circuit, CinemaSource, Globalvision, African Diaspora Images, Scientific Machines Filmworks.
Since 1988, Mr. Hargrove has served as founder and President of Hargrove Entertainment Inc., an entertainment company focused on the production, co-production and worldwide distribution of independent feature films and television properties. In this time period Mr. Hargrove has marketed over 40,000 hours of product, all of which have generated a profit for Hargrove Entertainment.
Mr. Hargrove has represented the works of many internationally acclaimed directors such as: Chantal Akerman, Yves Allegret, Gianni Amelio, Michelangelo Antonioni, Francesca Archibugi, Gillian Armstrong, Olivier Assayas, Pupi Avati, Bruno Barreto, Jacques Becker, Marco Bellocchio, Bertrand Blier, Robert Bresson, Luis Bunuel, Charles Burnett, Marcel Carne, Liliani Cavani, Claude Chabrol, Vera Chytilova, Souleymane Cisse, Rene Clair, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Luigi Commancini, Axel Corti, Salvador Dali, Jacques Demy, Raymond Depardon, Marguerite Duras, Atom Egoyan, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Marco Ferreri, Milos Forman, Georges Franju, Nils Gaup, Jean-Luc Godard, Sacha Guitry, Werner Herzog, Agnieszka Holland, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Benoit Jacquot, Derek Jarman, Chen Kaige, Elem Klimov, Andrei Konchalovsky, Alexander Korda, Robert Kramer, Paul Leduc, Andre Malraux, Djibril Diop Mambety, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jiri Menzel, Marta Meszaros, Mario Monicelli, Nanni Moretti, Maurizio Nichetti, Ermanno Olmi, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Marcel Pagnol, Sergei Paradjanov, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Raoul Peck, Satyajit Ray, Jean Renoir, Marlon Riggs, Marco Risi, Jacques Rivette, Francesco Rosi, Jean Rouch, Raul Ruiz, Kathe Sandler, Carlos Saura, Fred Schepisi, Pierre Schoendoerffer, Ettore Scola, Ousmane Sembene, Mrnal Sen, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Alexander Sokurov, Jan Svankmajer, Jean Charles Tacchella, Andrei Tarkovsky, Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, Maurice Tourneur, Francois Truffaut, Agnes Varda, Margarethe von Trotta, Lina Wertmuller and Tian Zhunanghuang.
In addition, Mr. Hargrove has marketed numerous television programs from around the world including titles from the acclaimed PBS series: American Playhouse, Great Performances, Theatre In America, American Masters, American Experience and the American Short Story Series.
In the early 1980's Mr. Hargrove forewent a promising career with the investment banking firm J.P. Morgan to become involved with Group W Satellite Communications in the launch of the basic cable services Satellite News Channel and The Nashville Network. Mr. Hargrove ankled GWSC to become involved in film production where he worked on films by acclaimed filmmakers John Sayles, Jonathan Demme and Woody Allen, to name a few; while at the same time producing and directing over three dozen music videos. After Mr. Hargrove opened the firm of Hargrove Entertainment he joined forces with Carmella Caridi, a co-founder of HBO and MTV, to expand her company Caridi Entertainment, where he was responsible for increasing the company's programming library over 600% while acting as Vice President of Sales & Acquisitions. Other industry experience includes stints with Troma, Independent Feature Project, American Film & Video Festival, the Collective For Living Cinema, and acting as U.S. rep for the Sao Paulo (Brasil) International Film Festival. Mr. Hargrove has also served as Industry Review Editor for the Film Festival Reporter and has been a contributor to the North American Film Review.