Richard Zampella

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Richard Zampella
Richard C. Zampella

(1966-03-30) March 30, 1966 (age 53)
OccupationFilm Producer
Years active2006–present

Richard Zampella is an American film and multimedia producer, who has collaborated with John Mulholland (director) on three documentaries films including; Sergeant York of God & Country (Warner Home Video—Narrated by Liam Neeson), Inside High Noon (Lions Gate Entertainment—Narrated by Frank Langella) and Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen (Narrated by Sam Waterston). Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen was reviewed by The New York Times film critic Andy Webster on October 11, 2013 and was named an NY Times Critics’ Pic[1] by Manohla Dargis, A. O. Scott and Stephen Holden. Webster said the picture was proof that the work of these two men "endures and so does what they stood for".[2]

Zampella also produced the 110th Anniversary Birthday Celebration of Jazz Legend Duke Ellington in conjunction with the Mayors Office of the City of NY [3] and the MTA when Michael Bloomberg Mayor designated "Duke Ellington Day"[4] to celebrate the anniversary of the jazz legend’s birth.

On September 11, 2015, Zampella received an Editor's Pic from CNN[5] for his ireport/photo essay on the 14th anniversary attack on September 11, 2001.

Zampella was born in Pompton Plains, NJ, and resides in New York City .


Richard Zampella began his collaboration with Director John Mulholland as his producing partner in 2006 and has served as Producer for the following John Mulholland Films.

Zampella & Mulholland's most recent documentary Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen, narrated by Sam Waterston, Len Cariou as Ernest Hemingway.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

Zampella & Mulholland began work in February 2015 on a documentary entitled Elmore Leonard: The Dickens of Detroit [14] on author Elmore Leonard. The documentary film explores how Leonard started, why he wrote what he did and how he arrived at his lean, terse, minimalist trademark.[15]

ICONS Radio Hour[edit]

Zampella served as Producer of a radio podcast show, ICONS Radio Hour, for four years, from 2007 to 2010. He produced interviews with both current Hollywood artists and those with first-hand knowledge of the Classic Hollywood era. Zampella hired author and film historian Meir Z. Ribalow to co-host the podcast with Mulholland.[16]


Richard Zampella is the owner & operator of Idylease Inn, a former resort hotel located in Newfoundland, which is a historically significant example of early 20th century resort architecture in Northwest, New Jersey.


  1. ^ "Coop and Papa, Manning Up in Good Times and Bad NY Times Critics Pic".
  2. ^ "IMDb Critic Review Highlights: NY Times".
  3. ^ "Taking Subway Directions, Literally, From a Song of the City: NY Times".
  4. ^ "Richard Zampella introduces Duke Ellington Day - Named by Michael Bloomberg in the City of New York".
  5. ^ "Richard Zampella iReport Receives Editors Pic from CNN".
  6. ^ "American Society of Cinematographers review, Inside High Noon".
  7. ^ Birdwell, Michael (2000). Celluloid Soldiers The Warner Bros. Campaign Against Nazism, NYU Press, NYC, NY. ISBN 9780814798713
  8. ^ "Mariel Hemingway Introduces John Mulholland & Richard Zampella at the Sedona International Film Festival".
  9. ^ "NY Times Review".
  10. ^ "True Gen review, James Van Maanen".
  11. ^ "Photo Gallery: Mulholland/Zampella True Gen On-Camera Participants".
  12. ^ "Mulholland, Zampella and Patrick Hemingway JFK Library Boston".
  13. ^ McFarland, Ron (2014). Appropriating Hemingway: Using Him As A Fictional Figure, p 188. McFarland Books, Jefferson, NC. ISBN 978-0-7864-7977-1.
  14. ^ "John Mulholland & Richard Zampella Filming Elmore Leonard Documentary Interviews in Detroit".
  15. ^ "Elmore Leonard: The Dickens of Detroit".
  16. ^ "ICONS Radio Hour". Archived from the original on May 18, 2015.

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