Rick Bieber

Rick Bieber

During his career, Rick has been a high-profile film and television executive, and an award winning director, writer and producer.Just completed is "The Other," which Rick directed, wrote and produced under the banner of the new production company, MiNDS i CiNEMA, which he formed with partner, Ken Clark. The youthful demonic love story st... Show more »
During his career, Rick has been a high-profile film and television executive, and an award winning director, writer and producer.Just completed is "The Other," which Rick directed, wrote and produced under the banner of the new production company, MiNDS i CiNEMA, which he formed with partner, Ken Clark. The youthful demonic love story stars Cary Elwes, Drea de Matteo, Jill Hennessy, Alex Rocco, and newcomers Dominic Sherwood and Charlbi Dean.Previously, Fox released the feature film, The 5th Quarter, which Rick also wrote, directed and produced. Starring Aidan Quinn, Andie McDowell and Ryan Merriman, the film recounts the true and inspirational story of Jon Abbate, who led his Wake Forest Demon Deacons to the ACC Championship after dedicating the 2006 collegiate football season to the memory of his fifteen year-old brother Luke. The film garnered over a dozen festival awards, and has been endorsed by The Dove Foundation.Prior to The 5th Quarter, Rick also directed, co-wrote and produced the feature film "Crazy." Inspired by the controversial and legendary guitarist Hank Garland, "Crazy" stars Waylon Payne and Ali Larter. The film gathered seventeen major festival awards, including eleven Best Picture nods.Rick also directed, co-wrote and produced the independent psychological thriller, "Rehab," starring Josh Stewart, Gale Harold, Michele Hicks and Chris Mulkey.Previously, Rick produced or executive produced several feature films including "Aurora Borealis," starring Josh Jackson, Juliette Lewis and Donald Sutherland; "Flatliners," directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt; "Made in America," starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson; "Radio Flyer," directed by Dick Donner and starring Elijah Wood, Lorraine Bracco and John Heard; "Hard Promises," starring William Peterson and Sissy Spacek; and "The Illusion," starring Michael Goorjian and Kirk Douglas.He has also produced or been responsible for the production of over 30 television and cable movies including "Caught In The Act," starring Lauren Holly; "Mandela," starring Danny Glover and Alfre Woodard; "Last Innocent Man," directed by Roger Spottiswood and starring Ed Harris; "Clinton and Nadine," starring Andy Garcia and Ellen Barkin; "Long Gone," starring William Peterson and Virginia Madsen; "Baja Oklahoma," produced by Ray Stark and featuring Julia Roberts, Lesley Ann Warren and Peter Coyote; "Apology," starring Peter Weller and Lesley Anne Warren; "The Man Who Broke 1000 Chains," starring Val Kilmer; "Act of Vengeance," starring Charles Bronson; "12:01," starring Jonathan Silverman and Helen Slater;" "Lifepod," starring Ron Silver and Robert Loggia; John Landis's remake of "The Munsters"; and "Hostage for a Day," in which John Candy directed his first and only movie.Rick has owned and operated his own independent companies as well as serving as the chief executive of several, prominent entertainment companies. They include the aforementioned Stonebridge Entertainment, a company that he formed in partnership with Michael Douglas; HBO Pictures; Fox West Pictures; and Harmony Pictures.Rick began his career in the New York offices of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., after receiving a J.D. degree from Vermont Law School and an undergraduate degree from Hofstra University from which he was awarded the prestigious George M. Estabrook Alumni Distinguished Service Award. Rick had formally served as consultant to the international board of Population Services International, a Washington DC based non-profit organization and their worldwide YouthAIDS program.Today, Rick serves as a member of the Board Of Directors of Extended Families, Los Angeles' leading non-profit organization enhancing the lives of children and families involved in the foster system.Rick and his family reside in Southern California. Show less «