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Emmy Award winner Robert Halmi Jr. currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of RHI Entertainment. His career as a film producer began in 1980 with "Wilson's Reward," which garnered numerous awards, including a gold medal at the Houston Film Festival. He has produced more than 100 movies and miniseries for television, including "Dreamkeeper," "Dinotopia," "Arabian Nights," "The 10th Kingdom," "Cleopatra," "Alice in Wonderland," "The Baby Dance and Lonesome Dove," which earned seven Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries.
Recent Halmi, Jr. "event" productions include "Earthsea," "Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven," "King Solomon's Mines," "La Femme Musketeer," "Frankenstein," "Frederick Forsyth's Icon," "Supernova," "Jules Verne's Mysterious Island" and "The Poseidon Adventure. His other productions include such miniseries as "Pandemic," "Final Approach," and the very successful and Emmy Award-nominated "Tin Man. In addition to the upcoming noir, sci-fi, action thriller miniseries "The Storm" and another upcoming dramatic sci-fi miniseries "Meteor," he also executive produced two other recent miniseries, "The Last Templar" and "Knights of Bloodsteel.
In 1984, at age 26, Halmi Jr. became President of RHI Entertainment Inc. (RHI), a publicly traded entertainment company founded by his father.In 1994, RHI was sold to Hallmark Cards Inc. and Halmi Jr. became President and CEO of Hallmark Entertainment, the successor to RHI. For over the past decade, Hallmark Entertainment has remained the largest supplier of movies and miniseries in the television industry, garnering more Emmy nominations for television movies than any other production company in the history of television. Under Halmi Jr.'s guidance, Hallmark Entertainment produced over 2,000 hours of television programming. These shows received 458 Emmy nominations and have garnered 105 Emmy Awards.
In January 2006, Halmi Jr., along with members of senior management and affiliates Kelso & Company, a private investment firm, acquired all the ownership interest in Hallmark Entertainment, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Hallmark Cards) and re-launched the company as RHI Entertainment, LLC. Under Halmi's leadership, RHI Entertainment became a public company on June 18, 2008, and is now known as RHI Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RHIE).