Hammer Films Acquisition

  • Posted On:September 05, 2023

John Gore, is a 20-time Tony, Emmy and Olivier-winning entertainment producer and he is known for his live theater company the John Gore Organisation, which owns Broadway.com and Broadway Across America a leading presenter, distributor and marketer of Broadway theater worldwide. 

John Gore is cited in Variety 500, which is an index of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global media industry.

John Gore will now lead a new team as chair and CEO of Hammer Films.

Founded in 1934, Hammer Films is synonymous with horror, after defining the genre in Britain with classics including ‘Dracula’ (1958) ‘The Curse of Frankenstein’ (1957) and ‘The Mummy’ (1959), amongst many more. Hammer Films has  also produced classics including ‘One Million Years B.C’ (1966), ‘She’ (1965) just to name a couple.

Hammer Films has a vast library of content including ‘The Woman in Black’ (2012), ‘Let Me In’ (2010), ‘The Abominable Snowman’ (1957) and ‘The Quatermass Experiment’(1953), the list goes on and on.

The first film under John Gore’s preserved studios to be released will be B Good Picture Company’s ‘Doctor Jekyll’ which is due for a theatrical release later this year.

John Gore said: “Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve been enchanted by the magic of Hammer Films. Its stories, its characters and its unique place in British heritage and cinema have been a source of inspiration and wonder. Today, as I stand at the helm of this iconic studio, my commitment is twofold: to celebrate and preserve the unmatched legacy of Hammer and to usher in a new era of storytelling that captivates audiences worldwide. With significant investment and a fresh creative vision, we will ensure that the spirit of Hammer not only endures but thrives in the modern age.”