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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 27 December 1951Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameCharles Robert Band

Mini Bio (1)

The son of filmmaker Albert Band, Charles Band followed in his father's shoes. After several years as an independent filmmaker, he started Empire Pictures in the mid-'80s. That company collapsed due to the falling Italian currency--the company's studio was headquartered in Italy--Band established Full Moon Pictures. Full Moon has grown into an empire with several subsidiary companies, including Pulsepounders, Surrender Cinema, Pulp Fantasy, Action Xtreme, Alchemy, Filmonsters, Moonbeam, Torchlight, Monster Island and Cult Video.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tim Hayes <tim.hayes2@sympatico.ca> (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (2)

Debra Dion (8 August 1984 - 21 September 2004) (divorced) (2 children)
Meda Band (? - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

[small hostile threats] In his films he likes to feature small living creatures or inanimated objects that came to life and have the will to kill.

Trivia (5)

Son of Albert Band. Brother of Richard Band. Father of Alex Band (lead singer of band The Calling) and Taryn Band with his first wife. Has sons Zalman Band and Harlan Band with his second wife, Debra Dion.
In approximately 2002, his company Full Moon Pictures name was changed to Shadow Entertainment because he thought its latest films didn't seem to have that "Full Moon magic" that the company had in the early '90s.
Full Moon Entertainment's tenure at Paramount Pictures ended in bitter acrimony following a disagreement over the actual budget of Lurking Fear (1994), based on the H.P. Lovecraft story. Band claimed the budget to be around $300,000, but Paramount executives didn't buy it; that was the end of Full Moon's direct-to-video heyday. The actual budget, as it turned out, was well below $100,000.
While Paramount's distribution of Full Moon's horror films ended in 1994, it did continue to distribute Full Moon's children's/family films through 1997.
Lives in Newport Beach, California.

Personal Quotes (1)

There's no formula for making a good genre film. Everybody seems to come up with one, but you really can't create anything that's going to have value four or five years from now. This is a business that changes every year. Everybody is looking for the next trend, but nobody can predict it.

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