Richard N. Gladstein

Richard N. Gladstein
Born (1961-06-04) June 4, 1961 (age 61)
OccupationFilm producer

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.


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). In 2000, his FilmColony company renewed a deal with Miramax.[2]

Personal life[edit]

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]


He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Credit Notes
1989 Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! Executive producer Direct-to-video
1990 Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation Direct-to-video
1991 Lonely Hearts Executive producer
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker Direct-to-video
1992 Reservoir Dogs Executive producer
Only You Executive producer
Dark Horse Executive producer
1993 A House in the Hills Executive producer
The Young Americans Executive producer
1994 Pulp Fiction Co-executive producer
1995 The Crossing Guard Executive producer
The Journey of August King Executive producer
1997 Jackie Brown Executive producer
1998 54
1999 She's All That
The Cider House Rules
2002 The Bourne Identity
2003 Levity
Duplex Executive producer
2004 Finding Neverland
2006 Journey to the End of the Night
2007 The Nanny Diaries
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best British Film
2008 Killshot
2009 Paper Man
2012 The Time Being
2013 Expecting Executive producer
2015 The Hateful Eight
2016 Dominion
As an actor
Year Film Role Notes
1989 Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! Detective Direct-to-video
1990 Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation Woody
1991 Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker Driver Dad
As writer
Year Film Notes
1990 Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation Direct-to-video
2012 The Time Being
Year Film Role Notes
1991 Drop Dead Fred Thanks
1993 Frauds The producers would like to thank
1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Special thanks Direct-to-video


Year Title Credit Notes
1993 Beyond the Law Executive producer Television film
1998 Since You've Been Gone Television film


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.



  1. ^ a b Jewish Daily Forward: "'Neverland' Producer Searches for a Cure to Son's Bloom's Syndrome" by Ariella Cohen August 5, 2005
  2. ^ Lyons, Charles (2000-06-26). "Gladstein reups first-look deal with M'max". Variety. Retrieved 2021-05-23.
  3. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Quentin Tarantino: The Inspiration For Pulp Fiction". YouTube.

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