Gladstein was Executive Producer of the Danny DeVito directed film, Duplex, a satirical black comedy about a young couple, played by Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore, who buy a duplex in Brooklyn, only to be tortured by their elderly upstairs tenant
Released in Spring-2003, Levity, tells of the dramatic journey a man takes as he attempts to resolve his dark past. It was written and directed by Ed Solomon, produced by Gladstein, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, and Kirstin Dunst. Levity had its world premiere as the Opening Night film at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
Gladstein is most proud of having produced The Cider House Rules, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards in 2000, including one for himself for Best Picture. Michael Caine won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and John Irving won for his screenplay adaptation of his own best-selling novel. The film was directed by Lasse Hallström and stars Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd and Michael Caine.
Gladstein has additional Producer credits for She's All That, Hurlyburly and 54. He has Executive Producer credits for Jackie Brown, The Crossing Guard, Pulp Fiction, The Journey of August King and Reservoir Dogs.
Prior to the formation of FilmColony, Gladstein served as the Head of Production for Miramax Films, from 1993 thru 1995, supervising the company's motion picture development and production slate. While there, he was the Executive Producer of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, Sean Penn's The Crossing Guard, and John Duigan's The Journey of August King. He supervised the productions of Robert Altman's Ready to Wear, Wayne Wang's Smoke and Blue in the Face, David O. Russell's Flirting with Disaster, Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk 'Till Dawn, Gary Fleder's Things to do in Denver When You're Dead and Four Rooms, the ensemble film from writer/directors Alison Anders, Alex Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Tarantino.
Prior to joining Miramax, Gladstein was Vice President of Production and Acquisitions at LIVE Entertainment from1987 thru 1993. During those years, he was involved in the production and acquisition of such films as Bob Roberts, King of New York, Light Sleeper and The Bad Lieutenant, as well as serving as Executive Producer of Reservoir Dogs.
Previously, Gladstein was the Director of Acquisitions and Distribution for Angelika Films in New York and prior to that, worked freelance on various television and film productions in New York.
Gladstein and his wife Lauri, a musician, reside in Los Angeles with their son Milo.
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