Rich Raddon

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Rich Raddon
Born Northbrook, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Occupation Entrepreneur, film producer
Years active 1993-present
Relatives Kaskade (Brother)

Rich Raddon is an American entrepreneur who recently sold his first venture MOVIECLIPS to Fandango, and works in the media technology space. Currently, Raddon is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ZEFR, a company that provides technology solutions for content owners and brands on YouTube.

Early life[edit]

Raddon grew up in Northbrook, Illinois and is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Finance. Raddon began his career as an assistant to the late writer/director/producer John Hughes (filmmaker) in Chicago.[1]

Career[edit]

Raddon is an American entrepreneur and film producer. He is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ZEFR, a company that provides technology solutions for major content owners and brands on YouTube. Raddon is also responsible for leading overall strategy and operations as well as overseeing the content and distribution strategy, partnering with Hollywood studios and other media companies.[2][3][4]

In December 2009, along with investment banker Zach James, Raddon co-founded MOVIECLIPS, a movie clips sharing Web startup company located in Santa Monica, CA. In April 2014, MovieClips sold to Fandango (ticket service).[5][6]

Raddon's producing credits include five short films and movies[7] as well as A Slipping-Down Life, Shooting Lily and The Making of '...and God Spoke.

Raddon served as the director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and as a media producer. He resigned his position with the LA Film Fest in November 2008 after it was disclosed that a donation was made, through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to pass Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage in California.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Raddon resides in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California with his wife and three children. Raddon is the brother of house DJ Ryan Raddon, better known as Kaskade.

Filmography[edit]

Film credits
Year Title Role Notes
1999 A Slipping-Down Life Producer
1998 A Hollow Place Producer Short Film
1996 Shooting Lily Steven Also producer
1996 The Woman in the Moon Producer
1993 The Making of '...And God Spoke'" Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuo, Benjamin (November 17, 2010). "Interview with Zach James and Rich Raddon, MOVIECLIPS.COM". SocialTech. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Shaw, Lucas (June 28, 2013). "12 Innovators Who Are Changing Hollywood". TheWrap. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Silicon Beach Power 25: A Ranking of L.A.'s Top Digital Media Players". The Hollywood Reporter. May 28, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ Chowdhry, Amit (February 26, 2014). "Social Media Startup ZEFR Raises $30M". Forbes. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ Schuker, Lauren A.E. (December 3, 2009). "Site Brings Movies to Social Media". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved December 16, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Movieclips.com launches with studio deals". The Associated Press. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Richard Raddon". IMDb. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ Abramowitz, Rachel (November 26, 2008). "Film fest director resigns". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 16, 2009. 

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