ADAM RICHMAN is a co-founder of Double Nickel Entertainment with his partner, Jenette Kahn. Richman is a Producer or Executive Producer on all Double Nickel Properties, including GRAN TORINO, starring and directed by Clint Eastwood. GRAN TORINO is Clint Eastwood’s second most successful film of his career both in the United States and internationally (only behind AMERICAN SNIPER). The film has grossed over $270,000,000 worldwide in its theatrical window. GRAN TORINO was optioned, developed, creatively and financially packaged all within Double Nickel.
Double Nickel’s most recent release was A KID LIKE JAKE starring Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, and Octavia Spencer. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018 and was one of a handful of films to sell at the festival. IFC Films released the movie theatrically in the summer of 2018.
The company’s previous film was THE BOOK OF HENRY that Colin Trevorrow directed after his mega-smash JURASSIC WORLD. Naomi Watts and Jaeden Lieberher (the leading young man in the hit IT) star alongside Jacob Tremblay (the pint-sized breakout of ROOM). Universal/Focus Features released the film. Other releases include the award-winning and acclaimed LA CHISPA DE LA VIDA, starring Goya nominated Salma Hayek and Jose Mota.
Double Nickel’s next films are the Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright’s THE BURIAL, and LONESOME WHEN YOU GO, with Daouda Coulibaly (WULU) directing, Henry Zaga (13 REASONS WHY) and Helena Howard (MADELINE'S MADELINE) starring.
In television, Double Nickel is under a development deal with Sky Studios, a division of Sky Networks, part of the NBC-Universal family. The Company has various scripted series set-up at networks, studios, and streamers that they are Executive Producing, including….. MAD, about the madmen who created MAD MAGAZINE; BLUFORD HIGH, based on the popular series of YA books; and others.
Richman previously served as Senior Vice President of Production and Development for Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA), where he directly supervised more than thirty projects in development. He was also in charge of all acquisitions for the Company and was integrally involved in the marketing and distribution of every film. Richman also represented MPCA at various film festivals, including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, and the Aspen Comedy Festival, and was actively involved in international co-productions and financing, including private equity and film funds. In addition, he was instrumental in building the Company’s television roster: during Richman’s tenure, MPCA produced many films at various networks, including HBO, Starz/Encore, Sci-Fi Channel and Fox Family. After almost four years, Richman left MPCA with producing credits on ten films, including the critically acclaimed “Joe and Max” and “The Breed.” He was responsible for overseeing the marketing, distribution and production/development on all ten of these projects for the Company.
Prior to MPCA, Richman was at United Talent Agency, where he was a part of the film finance group and assisted in the domestic and international distribution sales of three independently produced features, including the Sundance Film Festival’s centerpiece premiere of Allison Anders’ “Sugar Town,” sold to October Films, and the world premiere of Jim Fall’s “Trick,” purchased by New Line. He brought in a roster of entrepreneurial financing/production entities for the agency to use as alternative financial sources for projects.
He has also served as a consultant for various game and publishing entities, including The Onion, and Strat-O-Matic Media, LLC, where he executed the Company’s hugely successful 50th-anniversary campaign and closed large-scale digital content deals with organizations such as The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated Kids. Richman closed just shy of $1 million in funding for the beloved sports brand and completely overhauled its digital presence—relaunching Strat-O-Matic’s website; changing all of its software distribution over to a modern, digital downloadable system; launching the Company’s first apps, casual games and licensed digital product. Richman is credited with transitioning Strat-O-Matic from a fifty-year-old mail-order company to a thriving internet organization showing 30% revenue growth in the last years while having cut expenses at the Company by 25%. Adam sits on the Board of Directors at Strat-O-Matic Media and currently serves as the Company’s President.
In the late 1990s, he created and produced BUILDING CAREER FOUNDATIONS, a longitudinal multi-media study tracking the careers of ten Harvard Business School graduates over thirty years, with updates filmed every five years. Published through Harvard Business School Press, multi-media and other digital products from BUILDING CAREER FOUNDATIONS have been taught at and sold to universities around the world. A long-form documentary and interactive book are currently in the works.
Richman graduated with honors from Tufts University with a double major in English and Drama and later received his MBA from the Harvard Business School. During this time, he also began his producing career when he founded the professional equity theater company Next Stage Productions, Inc. at age 19. Richman produced thirty-eight productions and developed twelve new projects under the Company’s banner at resident theaters in New York City and in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. He was managing between fifty and sixty people annually through Next Stage. After college, he also worked at Home Box Office (HBO) as a line producer in the Visitor Information Network Group.
He is married to Yadey Yawand-Wossen. The couple lives in New York City with their daughter, Tsega, and son, Eyasu. Adam grew up in Port Washington, New York.