Two-time Academy Award® nominated film producer Richard Gladstein is the Founder & President of the Los Angeles based motion picture production company FilmColony and the Marion Knott Filmmaker-in-Residence at Chapman University.
Most recently, Gladstein produced writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s 70mm post-civil war western The Hateful Eight. He enjoys an extensive and fruitful collaboration with Tarantino, serving as Executive Producer of Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown
In post-production is Dominion, directed by Steven Bernstein, about the last days in the life of poet Dylan Thomas in New York City in 1953. The film stars Rhys Ifans and John Malkovich, amongst others.
Gladstein’s two Academy Award® nominations for ‘Best Picture of the Year’ were for his films The Cider House Rules and Finding Neverland. His other producer credits include; The Time Being (which he also co-wrote the screenplay), Expecting, Paper Man, Killshot, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, She’s All That, The Nanny Diaries, The Bourne Identity, HurlyBurly, and The Crossing Guard and 54, amongst others.
Gladstein’s films have received 25 Academy Award® nominations, won 5, and worldwide theatrical gross receipts in excess of US$ 1 Billion.
Prior to the formation of FilmColony, Gladstein was Miramax Films’ Executive Vice President / Head of Production supervising the companies development and production activities and Vice President of Production & Acquisitions at LIVE Entertainment, the home-video division of Carolco Pictures.
Outside of the film business, Gladstein is deeply involved and committed to philanthropic endeavors to greatly reduce the prevalence of Jewish Genetic Diseases through education, awareness and medical research. He is Co-Chair of the Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium, Founder & President of the Bloom’s Syndrome Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bloom’s Syndrome Association.
Gladstein is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and serves on the National Board of Directors of The Producers Guild of America, The Leadership Committee of Creative Future, and the Board of Mentors at The USC Peter Stark Producer Program.
He is a graduate of Boston University with a BS in Communications.