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2019 Speaker: Richard Saperstein | TV and Film Finance Forum

Richard Saperstein

Richard Saperstein
Founder and CEO, Bluestone Entertainment

Richard Saperstein is the founder and CEO of Bluestone Entertainment, a production and financing company focused on elevated, mid-budget feature films. Bluestone recently signed a first-look deal with Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris and Rob Quadrino’s Lexicon, and will jointly produce Jekyll & Hyde, adapted by Dinelaris from the worldwide hit stage musical, among other projects. Saperstein is also developing features with Robert Rodriguez at Studio 8; Benedict Cumberbatch at Studio Canal; and Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman at Universal, among others. Formerly, Saperstein ran or co-ran the production activities for New Line Cinema, Artisan Pictures, and The Weinstein Company’s Dimension Films – three of the most successful independent film studios of the past quarter-century. In addition to overseeing these companies’ production divisions, he served as executive producer on films including SevenFrequencyJohn QThe Punisher1408The Mist, and Sony’s hit Hancock, which he had originally acquired for Artisan. A native of New York, Saperstein attended Wesleyan University and began his career in the film industry as an agent at ICM.