President of Sunn Classic Pictures, Inc.
In l967, Lang Elliott played minor league baseball for part of one season before being drafted into the military. Elliott served in the Vietnam War and was injured and received an Honorable Discharge. He attended Regis University, and graduated with a Doctorate in Finance. He utilized his education and learned to raised production and distribution financing through investment bankers on Wall Street and regional brokers around the country.
In l972, Elliott got his first job in the entertainment industry and his career was underway. In l973, Elliott went to Atlanta, Georgia to make a film for Columbia Studios entitled “The Farmer”. He served as a production manager and associate producer. Six months later, Elliott relocated to Atlanta and co-founded The International Picture Show Company, and served as the company’s executive vice president and co-owner. His involvement with the company earned him an Academy Award nomination for “Soldier of Orange” and “The Magic of Lassie”.
Elliott financed, produced, and distributed over 190 films and television series episodes so far in his career. 1977, Lang founded and established his company TriStar Pictures, Inc., and served as the owner and CEO of the company. Elliott produced and directed most all of TriStar’s films including “The Prize Fighter” and “The Private Eyes”, both starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts. Elliott later sold the TriStar company to entertainment attorney Victor Kaufman who represented Columbia Pictures, HBO and CBS television. After the sale was completed, Elliott and Tim Conway formed a company called Longshot Enterprises, and continued to work together making the comedy “Dorf” video series (i.e., “Dorf On Golf” etc.) and “The Longshot” for Orion Pictures, and “ScueMe” for Columbia Television. He also produced and directed the motion pictures entitled “Cage,” which created a $3 billion per year industry of televised Cage Fighting. He directed “Cage II”, and was a writer on “Boys Will Be Boys” a Fox TV series. Elliott then purchased Sunn Classic Pictures, Inc. and became the president and CEO of the company. He produced and directed films and oversaw the staff and corporate financing of the company, story development for motion pictures, television, and a theme park studio called, Sunn Classic’s Pictures Studio. Elliott had another publicly traded company at the time and he merged the assets into Sunn Classic Pictures. Elliott was a member of Directors Guild of America for over 38 years, and spent eight years as executive producer for the televised production of The American Veterans Award Show (AVA) in conjunction with The Veterans Foundation, Inc., and raised money for our American Veterans for housing, clothing, cars, and employment. Hollywood celebrities participated every year to support our veterans. In 2021, Elliott was Executive Producer of two documentaries entitled “Max Patkin, The Clown Prince of Baseball” and “Ramree” a WW II true story. Elliott has worked with Academy Award Winning producers/directors such as Mike Nichols (“The Graduate” & “Working Girl”), Blake Edwards (the “Pink Panther Films” and “10”) and the Legendary King of Horror, Roger Corman (“The Little Shop of Horrors”, “Piranha”, “Scream” and hundreds of others).