Elwes began his producing career with 1983's "Oxford Blues" starring Rob Lowe and Ally Sheedy and quickly went on to make another 29 films, including "Men At Work," with Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen, and "The Chase" with Sheen.
In 1995, Elwes joined William Morris and headed William Morris Independent for 15 years. His first effort was the long stalled project "The English Patient" which won best picture that year. He financed such indie hits as "Slingblade" and "The Apostle,” both of which were nominated for multiple Oscars. "Monster's Ball" was their follow up, which won the Oscar for Halle Berry.
Elwes is considered an expert in the field of arranging financing and distribution for independent films having done so for 283 films during his tenure at William Morris Independent.
Since leaving William Morris Independent 3 years ago, Elwes has been involved in arranging financing and distribution for 24 films including “Lawless,” directed by John Hillcoat (“The Road”), starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy, and the thriller “The Paperboy,” directed by Lee Daniels (“Precious”), starring Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron. Elwes’ current slate includes period drama “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” by Lee Daniels, which features a huge ensemble cast including Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber and Robin Williams, among others. Additionally, he is also producing “Dallas Buyers Club” starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster, and “Hateship, Loveship” which stars Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld and Nick Nolte.
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