Richard N. Gladstein

Richard N. Gladstein (born June 4, 1961) is a two-time Academy Award nominated film producer. His production company is FilmColony. He served as the Dean of the American Film Institute Conservatory from 2017–2018.

Richard N. Gladstein
Born (1961-06-04) June 4, 1961
OccupationFilm producer


Gladstein was born to an American Jewish family[1] and received his bachelor's degree in film from Boston University's College of Communication. From 1993 through 1995, he served as executive vice president of production for Miramax Films after which he founded his own production company, FilmColony. His films include The Hateful Eight, Finding Neverland, The Bourne Identity, Pulp Fiction, She's All That, Reservoir Dogs, Hurlyburly, and The Cider House Rules. He received Academy Award nominations for both Finding Neverland (2004) and The Cider House Rules (2000).

He currently sits on the National Board of Directors for the Producers Guild of America.[2]

Personal life

He founded The Bloom's Syndrome Foundation which is dedicated toward medical research on Bloom's Syndrome, an Ashkenazi Jewish genetic disease with which his son was diagnosed in 2004.[1]



In a 1994 interview with Charlie Rose, Quentin Tarantino states that he owes his career to Gladstein.

[Gladstein] was the guy at the company (...) that, like, said: "I'm gonna take a chance on this kid", you know. I really owe my career to him.



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