Rick Magder

Rick Magder

CEO at Bright River Media Inc.
Filmmaker, Marketing/pr and Producer

New York City, New York

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April 2022
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About Rick

Rick Magder is no newcomer to the world of media and entertainment. Together with his father and two brothers, the Magder's built one of the largest entertainment companies in Canada. Magder Studios was the largest independent production studio facility in the country and home to many television and feature productions including: Stanley and Iris starring Jane Fonda and Robert DeNiro, The Freshman starring Marlon Brando and Mathew Broderick, Suspect starring Cher and Dennis Quaid, SCTV and many more productions for all the major Hollywood studios.
After attending film school in Hollywood where he studied filmmaking with directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci (1900, Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), Rick began a career which encompassed a variety of areas pertaining to film and music production, marketing and distribution.
The Magder's also founded Magder Film Productions, a television commercial production company that produced commercials for every major national brand as well as documentaries and other programs. They created Motion Picture Video Corporation, the first electronic post-production facility of its kind in North America, Magder Entertainment, a feature film production company, and Magder/ADN Pictures, a foreign sales and distribution company responsible for acquiring foreign rights to such films as: "The Milagro Beanfield War", directed by Robert Redford, "The Great Outdoors", starring Dan Akroyd and John Candy, "Almost an Angel", starring Paul Hogan and "Flight of the Intruder", starring Willem Defoe and Danny Glover.
For many years, Rick has been developing and producing television, feature films, special interest programs and corporate films and interactive media. Some of his projects include: The Galucci Brothers starring Tony Sirico and Bobby Costansa, Mikhail Barishnikov's - Stories From My Childhood, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Rob Lowe, Shirley Maclaine, and Gene Hackman. The award winning - Home-Safe starring Martin Short distributed by Disney and The IBM Family Guide To The Internet. His documentary work led him to interviewing such politicians as President Carter, President Ford,Hillary Clinton, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Ted Kennedy, Rudolf Giulliani, Jean Kirkpatrick and many others.
Rick was responsible for creating the department of Media and Broadcasting for the Orthodox Union where he developed a variety of educational programs including: The Prince Of Egypt Family Haggadah in association with Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks SKG and Tinker Shop Tales, an animated pilot that teaches positive character traits and values to children. As the director of OU.org, one of the largest websites in the Jewish world, Rick was responsible for quadrupling the traffic to the website to between 400,000- 500,000 unique visitors each month. He continues to work with many non-profits creating effective marketing campaigns to create awareness and broaden their reach.
Working with the Israel Ministry of Tourism, Rick produced and directed several film which to stimulate travel to Israel. Having a desire is to create projects and programs that inspire positivity and goodness in the world, Rick recently produced and directed the documentary film “Everyday a Memory” designed to connect people around the world with the memory of fallen Israeli soldiers. In conjunction with the film, a website was created to inspire people to do an act of kindness in their memory. As a result, in just 3 months, close to 40,000 acts of kindness have been done around the world.
Rick is is currently in production of a feature documentary connecting spirituality and science and their collective impact on world unity. It features some of the biggest scientists and theologians of our time.


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