We made our first International venture in 1963 by offering film production services to an American partner for the «Lum and Abner» series. Continuous co-productions and partnerships with foreign companies started strongly in the early 60 s.
After filming Orson Welles «The Trial», and several films for Dino de Laurentis, we also filmed with partners from France, Germany, and Italy, and extended our partnership with US companies filming the famous film «Isidora Duncan» and «Fiddler on the Roof».
We succeeded in having foreign partners join our domestic projects, like «The Assassination in Sarajevo» with Franco Nero, and more others. In 1975 in cooperation with Jadran Film, Sam Peckinpah s «Cross of Iron» was produced starring James Coburn, James Mason, and Maximilian Shell; in 1977 Guy Hamilton directed «Force ten from Navarone» with Harrison Ford and Robert Shaw.
In 1979 Voelker Schlendorff s «The Tim Drum» won the ACADEMY AWARD for the best foreign film; also awarded the Golden Palm, the first prize at the Cannes Festival.
Long years of work and experience have confirmed our reputation for producing some of the world s largest film projects. Hence in 1980, Paramount, in cooperation with Jadran film produced the greater part of their mini-series «The Winds of War». Other films that followed included such hits as Allan Pakula s «Sophie’s Choice» (Academy Award for Meryl Streep), Brian Hutton s «High Road to China», and the mini-series «The Lost Hero – Wallenberg Story» for Paramount (Emmy).
In 1986 ABC produced with Jadran film the world s most expensive television project of the year, «War and Remembrance», with a budget of over 100 million US Dollars.