Richard James Baker

Adjunct Instructor

Based in New York City, Richard Baker is Executive Vice President, Marketing & Creative Advertising at FilmNation Entertainment.

Working closely with founder Glen Basner, Baker has helped establish the FilmNation brand and brings a truly innovative approach to international marketing & distribution. FilmNation has quickly become a major force in the film industry and is the destination for many of the world’s most renowned filmmakers including Steven Soderbergh, Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Jeff Nichols, Sofia Coppola, Alexander Payne and Woody Allen.

Prior to FilmNation he served as VP, International Marketing at The Weinstein Company for a number of years and was previously Head of Marketing at Edinburgh International Film Festival. His career began in the UK non-profit arts sector. Baker joined NYU as an adjunct professor in 2016 and teaches an advanced course on Marketing and Creative Advertising for the Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program.