Ellen Goldsmith-Vein

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Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
Born 1963
La Jolla, San Diego, California, U.S.
Residence Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater Hollins University, UCLA
Occupation Businesswoman, producer
Spouse(s) Jon F. Vein
Children 1 son, 1 daughter

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein is an American television and film producer. She is the founder and CEO of the Gotham Group, a talent management agency. As the only woman to own her own entertainment management agency completely, Goldsmith-Vein was the first talent manager ever featured on the cover of the “Power 100” special issue of The Hollywood Reporter in 2006.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein was born in 1963 in Los Angeles, California.[3] She graduated from Hollins University in 1984 and UCLA in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology.[4]


Goldsmith-Vein founded the Gotham Group, a diversified management and production company serving the entertainment industry, in January 1994.[3][5] Five years later, in 1999, Gotham Group merged with Michael Ovitz's Artist Management Group.[3] As CEO, she signed a $300 million contract with the government of South Korea to make eight animated movies in 2008.[6]

Goldsmith-Vein is also a television and film producer. She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2008 for her work on the television series Creature Comforts.[7] She recently produced The Maze Runner film series which has garnered over $660 million at the box office worldwide.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Goldsmith-Vein is married to Jon F. Vein.[10] They have a son, Jack, and a daughter, Caroline.[11] They reside in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California.[10][12] They hosted a US$2,700 fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign on February 22, 2016.[10][13]

She currently serves on the advisory board of directors for Young Storytellers, an arts education nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Creature Comforts Executive Producer TV Series
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Producer
Dead Space: Downfall Executive Producer Video
2010 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Executive Producer
2011 Dead Space: Aftermath Executive Producer Video
Abduction Producer
2014 Life of Crime Producer
No Good Deed Executive Producer
The Maze Runner Producer
Camp X-Ray Executive Producer
2015 Go with Me Producer
2015 Stephanie Producer
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Producer
2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Producer


  2. ^ "Women in Entertainment Power 100".  Hollywood Reporter
  3. ^ a b c Eller, Claudia (January 25, 1999). "Gotham Animation Group Joins Ovitz's New Company". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ "FROM HOLLINS TO HOLLYWOOD: ALUMNA WHO HEADS TOP ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY TO SPEAK AT 172ND COMMENCEMENT". Hollins University. February 24, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ Horst, Carole (November 11, 2014). "10 Producers to Watch: The Gotham Group". Variety. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ Verrier, Richard (December 6, 2008). "S. Korea animation venture set". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ellen Goldsmith-Vein". Emmy Awards. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Maze Runner".  Box Office Mojo
  9. ^ "Maze Runner".  Box Office Mojo
  10. ^ a b c Johnson, Ted (January 31, 2016). "Thomas Tull, Haim Saban Give Seven-Figure Sums to Pro-Clinton SuperPAC". Variety. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Jon Vein". MarketShare. Archived from the original on February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.  (Internet Archive)
  12. ^ Reyes, Emily Alpert (April 14, 2015). "L.A. council candidate Ryu takes aim at council 'secret slush funds'". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  13. ^ Johnson, Ted (February 10, 2016). "Bernie Sanders' Blowout Elicits Hope and Anxiety Among Hollywood Democrats". Variety. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Our Team - Young Storytellers". Young Storytellers. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 

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