RICHARD SAPERSTEIN (Executive Producer) has run or co-run the production activities for three of the most successful independent film companies of the last 15 years. Most recently, he served as president of production of The Weinstein Company's Dimension Films, turning out the hit movies 1408, starring John Cusack, and Rob Zombie's Halloween, starring Malcolm McDowell and Brad Dourif. Upcoming Dimension films which Saperstein acquired and packaged include Youth in Revolt, starring Michael Cera, the remake of Scanners, as well as the three-D remake of Piranha.
Prior to Dimension, Saperstein served as president of production for independent studio Artisan Pictures. Previously, he was senior executive vice president of worldwide production at New Line Cinema, which he was instrumental in building into a mini-major studio. In addition to his managerial responsibilities within the production division, Saperstein served as executive producer on numerous New Line films including Seven, John Q and Frequency.
Saperstein began his career as a motion picture literary agent at ICM. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1985.