Member, Board of Advisors
Ron Maxwell is an award-winning filmmaker. History has been of primary interest to Ron throughout his life, and so has the nature of American identity. Ron’s major debut as a director was a tender but unsentimental love story set in his parents’ era that secured him an Emmy nomination: “Verna: USO Girl” (1978). His first theatrical release as director, “Little Darlings” (1980), opened at #1 on Variety’s Top Hundred Grossing Films and has since become a classic of the genre. Ron produced, wrote and directed the landmark film “Gettysburg” (1993), which has been hailed as one of the greatest war movies in the history of film. His most recent movie is “Copperhead,” (2013). Ron is a graduate of NYU’s School of the Arts, Institute of Film and Television. He is also a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.