Adrian Politowski né Murshid (born October 1978) is a Swedish film producer and entrepreneur. He co-founded and was a co-CEO of Umedia (formerly Motion Investment Group) from 2004 to 2019. He currently is CEO of the production and financing group Align that he co-founded. He has produced and financed films such as: Academy-Award Winning The Artist (2011), Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022), Grace of Monaco (2014), Mandy (2018), Paramount's Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022) and 2022 Official Cannes Film Festival Selection and Annency Crystal Winner Little Nicholas Le Petit Nicolas (2022) . He also produced the HBO TV series My Brilliant Friend. Politowski was born in Sweden. His birth name is Murshid, and he is of Polish and Bangladeshi descent. On the paternal side, he is the grandson of Nurjahan Murshid and Khan Sarwar Murshid. On the maternal side, he is the grandson of Mieczyslaw Politowski.
Politowski attended Oxford University / Somerville College from 1996, receiving a Master of Engineering in 2000, and a Master of Philosophy in Economics in 2002.
Politowski married fellow producer Nadia Khamlichi. Together with his ex-wife, they have one son, born 2012.Adrian is currently with Swedish model/influencer Amanda Gyllensparv. He "currently splits his time between Los Angeles, Brussels and Stockholm".
Politowski and his partners Nadia Khamlichi (his ex-wife) and Jeremy Burdek founded Motion Investment Group in 2004 in Brussels, Belgium. In 2010, the group rebranded as Umedia (formerly stylized uMedia), with business divisions of "uFund (fundraising), uFilm (production and investment), uDream (distribution) and uFX (visual effects)."
In 2019, Politowski and Khamlichi co-founded and launched the production company Align Pictures, resigned as CEO and sold his remaining stake in Umedia in 2020.
At his departure from Umedia, the group had grown into a $100M+ turnover international production group with 200 staff. From 2004 onto 2020, it had raised and financed over $630M, produced over 400films and its VFX division has grown into the largest in Benelux.
Politowski is on the Board of Directors of publicly traded gaming/VFX company Goodbye Kansas, is a member of the Advisory Board of WIFTI (Women in Film and TV International) and is Chairman of Nordic Executive Medicine.
Source: Article "Adrian Politowski" from Wikipedia in English, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.
Known For : Production
Birthday : 1978-10-08
Place of Birth : Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden