Ted Hartley

Favorite RKO Film: Citizen Kane

In a dual role as Chairman and CEO, Ted Hartley is responsible for RKO’s development and production of both stage and screen.

Ted Hartley is a graduate of Annapolis with graduate studies at Georgetown University and Harvard Business School. A jet fighter pilot off aircraft carriers; a Presidential White House aide; a Wall Street executive and an actor, staring in film roles opposite Cary Grant, Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood, and in two television series, Mr. Hartley fills his life with results.

Mr. Hartley's combined skills in investment banking and entertainment have aided in refinancing and rebuilding RKO Pictures Corporation with its award-filled library. He has produced six of the RKO films released in the past ten years including Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Are We Done Yet?, Mighty Joe Young, Shade, Laura Smiles and Milk and Money. He was the Executive Producer on the made-for-television movies The Gin Game and The Magnificent Ambersons. His stage productions on Broadway won Tonys three years in a row. He is also a published poet.

He is a founding board member of the Steadman-Philippon Sports Foundation, The Story Project and sits on numerous corporate and charity boards.