Richard Zampella

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Richard Zampella
Born Richard C. Zampella
(1966-03-30) March 30, 1966 (age 52)
Pompton Plains, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Film Producer
Years active 2006–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 an architecturally and historically significant example of early 20th century resort architecture in Northwest, New Jersey.


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