COMPANY MISSION: Falcon Picture Group, LLC. (FPG) is an Illinois Corporation owned and operated by Carl Amari. Founded in 2002, FPG's mission is to produce, develop and distribute a full line of family-friendly audio/video/DVD products for sale through retail, mail order, and direct marketing channels of distribution.
Falcon Picture Group's Product Line of Audio / Video / DVD:
• FPG controls the exclusive home video and DVD licensing rights to several classic TV programs including:
The Real McCoys
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
The Adventures of Jim Bowie
Hopalong Cassidy (TV and Movies)
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
Man With a Camera
• FPG has an exclusive license with CBS Enterprises and the Rod Serling estate to create fully dramatized radio adaptations of Rod Serling's Emmy-award winning TV series “The Twilight Zone.” The Twilight Zone™ Radio Dramas are hosted by Stacy Keach and feature Hollywood celebrities in fully dramatized radio recreations.
The Twilight Zone™ Radio Dramas is syndicated on hundreds of radio stations from coast-to-coast and on XM satellite and SIRIUS satellite radio reaching millions of listeners each week. The Twilight Zone™ Radio Dramas recently won numerous awards of excellence including AFTRA's American Screen Award and the XM Nation Award for Best Radio Drama.
Episodes of The Twilight Zone™ Radio Dramas can be downloaded at the official Twilight Zone™ Radio Dramas website www.twilightzoneradio.com.
• In association with Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world's largest
publisher/seller of Bibles, FPG produced "The Word of Promise Audio Bible."
4 years in the making, "The Word of Promise Audio Bible" is a word-for-word
audio drama of the NKJV Bible featuring 600 actors, an original music score
by prolific Italian composer Stefano Mainetti and movie-quality sound
effects. All 66 books of the Bible are fully dramatized in this 98-hour
production that stars Jim Caviezel (Jesus), Jon Voight (Abraham), Richard
Dryefuss (Moses), Stacy Keach (Paul/Job), Lou Gossett, Jr. (John), Gary
Sinise (David), Jesse McCartney (Daniel/Young David), Marisa Tomie (Mary,
Magdalene), Max von Sydow (Noah), Marcia Gay Harden (Esther), Joan Allen
(Deborah), Luke Perry (Judas), Sean Astin (Elihu), Ernie Hudson (Peter),
Jason Alexander (Joseph), Martin Jarvis (God), Malcolm McDowell (Solomon),
John Rhys-Davies (Saul), Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Mary, Mother of Jesus)
with Narration by Michael York.
"The Word of Promise" is the #1 selling audio Bible in the world and has won
numerous awards of excellence including the top Evangelical award, "The
Christian Book of the Year."
To learn more about this landmark audio Bible (and to hear and see audio and
video clips) visit its resource site at
http://wordofpromise.thomasnelson.com or to purchase, visit
FPG is the producer of "The Truth & Life Audio New Testament Bible" a celebrity-voiced audio drama of the RSV-CE New Testament. It was granted an Imprimatur by The Vatican and a foreword by Pope Benedict XVI. It features Neal McDonough (Jesus), Stacy Keach (John), Blair Underwood (Mark), Kristen Bell (Mary Magdalene), Malcolm McDowell (Caiaphas), Michael York (Luke), Sean Astin (Matthew), Julia Ormond (Mary Mother of God), Brian Cox (Voice of God) and John Rhys-Davies (Narrator). To learn more about this audio New Testament or to purchase a copy, visit www.truthandlifebible.com.
President / CEO
Amari is the Founder of Radio Spirits, the world’s largest marketer and distributor of classic radio programs. Amari spent 20 years licensing more than 60,000 original radio programs from the estates of the creators. Amari created the nationally syndicated radio show When Radio Was (hosted by Art Fleming and later Stan Freberg) to feature these gems of radio’s past. CD collections of these golden-age radio dramas are sold in retail store chains everywhere. Under Amari’s leadership, Radio Spirits was twice named to the INC. 500 list of fastest growing privately held companies. In 1998, Amari was featured on the cover of INC. 500 Magazine. His business accomplishments have also been highlighted in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Tribune, Variety, The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, The LA Times and The New York Post. Tribune Broadcasting named him as one of “Chicago’s Very Own.”
In 1998, Amari sold Radio Spirits to the public company Audio Book Club and in 2001 he formed Falcon Picture Group, a company that specializes in the development of family-friendly projects. Through Falcon Picture Group, Amari exclusively licensed the brands AMC and TV Guide to release classic movies and TV programming on DVD. Falcon’s classic TV series include favorites like: “Family Affair,” “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” “The Real McCoys,” “The Adventures of Jim Bowie,” “Bozo’s Circus,” “Suspense,” “Hopalong Cassidy,” and “Sergeant Preston of the Yukon.”
In 2007, Amari parlayed his experience and passion for audio and radio drama into the creation of the award-winning Word of Promise audio Bible published by Thomas Nelson, Inc. The NKJV New Testament was released in October 2007 and won 2008’s top Evangelical award, The Christian Book of the Year. The Word of Promise is the #1 selling audio Bible in the world and stars Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) as Jesus, with Michael York, Terence Stamp, Lou Gossett, Jr., Marisa Tomei, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ernie Hudson, Kimberly-Williams Paisley and many other celebrities voicing roles of the New Testament.
In October of 2008, Amari produced a youth edition of the New Testament entitled The Word of Promise Next Generation. This recording features many young Hollywood stars including Cody Linley, Emily Osment, Marshall Allman, Corbin Bleu, AnnaSophia Robb, and Jordin Sparks. The Word of Promise Next Generation won the 2009 Audie Award for Best Inspirational Audio Non-Fiction.
In October 2009 Amari produced and released The Word of Promise Old Testament featuring more than 400 actors including: Jon Voight, Gary Sinise, Richard Dreyfuss, Max von Sydow, Malcolm McDowell, Joan Allen, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Astin, Marcia Gay Harden, Jesse McCartney and Stacy Keach. The Old Testament was combined with the New Testament and released as The Word of Promise Complete Bible in 2009. The Complete Bible has won numerous awards, including 3 Audie Awards.
Amari is the host and producer of Hollywood 360, a live 5-hour weekly radio program of showbiz entertainment heard on Chicago’s WIND AM 560. He is the creator/producer of the nationally syndicated radio series The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas. The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas has won numerous awards of radio excellence including The Audie Award, AFTRA’s “American Scene Award” and the XM Nation Award for “Best Radio Drama.” Launched in 2002, the series features radio adaptations of Rod Serling’s Emmy-Award winning TV series and is licensed to Amari by CBS and The Rod Serling estate. Hosted by actor Stacy Keach, each hour-long radio drama features Hollywood celebrities in the title roles. The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas are produced in Chicago and broadcast each week via radio (on 185 stations, including WIND-Chicago); Internet; XM and SIRIUS satellite radio and the BBC.
Amari is the Producer of The Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible: New Testament, a Catholic audio New Testament from the RSV-CE that features Neal McDonough, John Rhys-Davies, Malcolm McDowell, Kristen Bell, Blair Underwood, Julia Ormond, Brian Cox, Sean Astin and other celebrities. It was released by HarperCollin’s religious arm, Zondervan Corporation, in November 2010. The Truth & Life Audio Bible: New Testament is endorsed with an Imprimatur by The Vatican and features a foreword by Pope Benedict XVI.
To date, Amari has produced four fully-dramatized award-winning audio plays of The New Adventures of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer starring Stacy Keach. Two of the four audio plays were written by “Road to Perdition” author Max Allan Collins. They are available through Blackstone Audio.
Amari is also a feature film producer. He produced the father/son action-drama Madison starring Jim Caviezel, Jake Lloyd, Mary McCormack, Bruce Dern, Paul Dooley and John Mellencamp. (Robert Redford invited Amari to present Madison as the opening/premiere film at the prestigious Sundance film festival.) Madison was theatrically released by MGM in April of 2005. In 2006, Amari produced the romantic-comedy Eden Court starring Thomas Lennon and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.