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Roland Emmerich

German Film Director, "Independence Day," "White House Down", Screenwriter & Producer

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Roland Emmerich Biography

Roland Emmerich was born on November 10, 1955.

His films have grossed just over $1 billion in the United States, making him the country's 14th-highest grossing director of all time.

His most successful films have been disaster films, including "Independence Day." He plans to direct a sequel in the future.

Emmerich is openly gay and a financial supporter of U.S. progressive politics.

He has been nicknamed Das Spielbergle aus Sindelfingen which is German for "Little Spielberg from Sindelfingen." He also lists "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), "The Towering Inferno" (1974) and "Earthquake" (1974) as his favorite films.

With "The Patriot" (2000), Emmerich took on a completely different genre. Starring Mel Gibson, the film was a period piece, depicting the American Revolution. It grossed over $130 million domestically, and was shown worldwide as well. Emmerich returned to sci-fi for his next screenplay, "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004), which he also directed. Starring Dennis Quaid, the story revolves around a scientist who tries to save his son when the world is subjected to a new ice age

Emmerich began his career in his native Stuttgart, Germany. As a youth he pursued painting and sculpting. While in the director's program at film school in Munich, his student film, "The Noah's Ark Principle," went on to open the 1984 Berlin Film Festival. It would also become the highest budgeted film school examination film (DEM 1,000,000) in Germany. The feature became a huge success and was sold to more than 20 countries.

Emmerich subsequently formed his own production company, Centropolis Film Productions, and under its aegis, he produced his movies. His next film was "Making Contact" (a.k.a. Joey), about a boy suffering from his father's death who finds a way to communicate with him via his toys. The movie showcased the young filmmaker's vast knowledge of special effects and his propensity to use them.

His next film was" Ghost Chase," a comedy he co-wrote with Oliver Eberle about two young film fanatics and their struggle for success in Hollywood. Emmerich also served as producer on "Eye of the Storm," which starred Dennis Hopper. He went on to direct the futuristic action-adventure "Moon 44," which he co-wrote with Oliver Eberle, starring Michael Pare, Malcolm McDowell, Lisa Eichhorn and Dean Devlin.

Emmerich decided to remain with the sci-fi genre for his next four films, all of which became big money makers. First, he directed the 1992 action-adventure "Universal Soldier," starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. He would then go on to helm 1994's epic science fiction adventure "StarGate," which he also co-wrote. In 1996 Emmerich would strike gold with the box office phenomenon Independence Day, which he directed, executive produced and co-wrote. He also directed, executive produced and co-wrote the big budget ($125 million) "Godzilla" (1998), which earned over $135 million at the domestic box office.

Emmerich owns homes in Los Angeles, Manhattan, London and Stuttgart. Emmerich likes to decorate his homes in a self-described "outlandish" manner, adorning them with rare Hollywood memorabilia, murals and portraits of dictators and Communist figures, and World War II-Militaria.

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    Speaking fees for Roland Emmerich, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Roland Emmerich are $200,000 and above for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Roland Emmerich, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Roland Emmerich speak about?

    Roland Emmerich is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Arts & Humanities, Producers and Directors.
  • Where does Roland Emmerich travel from?

    Roland Emmerich generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Roland Emmerich for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Roland Emmerich for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Roland Emmerich or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Roland Emmerich Biography

Roland Emmerich was born on November 10, 1955.

His films have grossed just over $1 billion in the United States, making him the country's 14th-highest grossing director of all time.

His most successful films have been disaster films, including "Independence Day." He plans to direct a sequel in the future.

Emmerich is openly gay and a financial supporter of U.S. progressive politics.

He has been nicknamed Das Spielbergle aus Sindelfingen which is German for "Little Spielberg from Sindelfingen." He also lists "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), "The Towering Inferno" (1974) and "Earthquake" (1974) as his favorite films.

With "The Patriot" (2000), Emmerich took on a completely different genre. Starring Mel Gibson, the film was a period piece, depicting the American Revolution. It grossed over $130 million domestically, and was shown worldwide as well. Emmerich returned to sci-fi for his next screenplay, "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004), which he also directed. Starring Dennis Quaid, the story revolves around a scientist who tries to save his son when the world is subjected to a new ice age

Emmerich began his career in his native Stuttgart, Germany. As a youth he pursued painting and sculpting. While in the director's program at film school in Munich, his student film, "The Noah's Ark Principle," went on to open the 1984 Berlin Film Festival. It would also become the highest budgeted film school examination film (DEM 1,000,000) in Germany. The feature became a huge success and was sold to more than 20 countries.

Emmerich subsequently formed his own production company, Centropolis Film Productions, and under its aegis, he produced his movies. His next film was "Making Contact" (a.k.a. Joey), about a boy suffering from his father's death who finds a way to communicate with him via his toys. The movie showcased the young filmmaker's vast knowledge of special effects and his propensity to use them.

His next film was" Ghost Chase," a comedy he co-wrote with Oliver Eberle about two young film fanatics and their struggle for success in Hollywood. Emmerich also served as producer on "Eye of the Storm," which starred Dennis Hopper. He went on to direct the futuristic action-adventure "Moon 44," which he co-wrote with Oliver Eberle, starring Michael Pare, Malcolm McDowell, Lisa Eichhorn and Dean Devlin.

Emmerich decided to remain with the sci-fi genre for his next four films, all of which became big money makers. First, he directed the 1992 action-adventure "Universal Soldier," starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. He would then go on to helm 1994's epic science fiction adventure "StarGate," which he also co-wrote. In 1996 Emmerich would strike gold with the box office phenomenon Independence Day, which he directed, executive produced and co-wrote. He also directed, executive produced and co-wrote the big budget ($125 million) "Godzilla" (1998), which earned over $135 million at the domestic box office.

Emmerich owns homes in Los Angeles, Manhattan, London and Stuttgart. Emmerich likes to decorate his homes in a self-described "outlandish" manner, adorning them with rare Hollywood memorabilia, murals and portraits of dictators and Communist figures, and World War II-Militaria.

Roland Emmerich Videos

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  • How do I book Roland Emmerich to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Roland Emmerich for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Roland Emmerich, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Roland Emmerich or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Roland Emmerich

    Speaking fees for Roland Emmerich, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Roland Emmerich are $200,000 and above for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Roland Emmerich, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Roland Emmerich speak about?

    Roland Emmerich is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Arts & Humanities, Producers and Directors.
  • Where does Roland Emmerich travel from?

    Roland Emmerich generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Roland Emmerich’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Roland Emmerich for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Roland Emmerich for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Roland Emmerich or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Roland Emmerich is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Roland Emmerich for your event is $200,000 and above. Roland Emmerich generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Zack Snyder, Jonathan Levine, Francis Lawrence, Michael Stuhlbarg and Liev Schreiber. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Roland Emmerich for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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