Co-ProducerTed Hartley

Tom Chambers

Ted Hartley combined a background in investment banking and entertainment in rebuilding RKO Pictures Corporation with its award-filled library. He has produced six of the RKO films released in recent years, including Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Are We Done Yet?, Mighty Joe Young, Shade, Laura Smiles and Milk and Money. He executive produced the television movies The Gin Game and The Magnificent Ambersons. His stage productions on Broadway have won Tonys three years in a row. Ted is a graduate of Annapolis with graduate degree studies at Georgetown University and Harvard Business School. In his naval career, he had shore assignments as a congressional liaison officer for the Pentagon and as a Presidential aide at the White House under Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. As a jet fighter pilot he flew missions off carriers in both hemispheres. That all ended abruptly with a landing accident off the China Sea. Thrown from his plane, Commander Hartley broke his back and received other injuries. Once out of the hospital and unable to return to flying, he was given medical retirement. Transitioning to civilian life, he moved to investment banking and then to a childhood interest, acting, starring in film roles opposite Cary Grant, Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood, and in two network television series. He is a founding board member of the Steadman-Philippon Sports Foundation, the Story Project and serves on other corporate and charity boards.

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