Hardart, Paul

Paul Hardart

Paul Hardart
MBA, Northwestern University
Associate Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Graduate Media Management Program, School of Media Studies

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Areas of Expertise:
Media management, film production, film distribution
Paul Hardart is the founder of and a partner in the New York-based production company Adirondack Pictures. Adirondack has produced and financed the films Mary and Max, Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens, Beyond the Gates, Before the Rains, and The Night of the White Pants and the PBS series Uncorked! Mr. Hardart co-wrote the screenplay for Santosh Sivan’s Tahaan, which won the UNICEF Best Picture Award in 2008.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Hardart oversaw strategic planning for Universal Pictures and helped develop the studio’s five-year and strategic plans. In 1999, he created Universal Focus, the specialty film division of Universal Pictures, which he ran until 2002. During his tenure, he oversaw the release of such films as Being John Malkovich (nominated for three Academy Awards), Pitch Black, Nurse Betty (a Golden Globe winner), and Billy Elliot (nominated for three Academy Awards and a BAFTA Award for Best Picture). He also created Universal Pictures’ library management program, overseeing the restoration and re-issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil.
Courses Taught:
  • Film Distribution and New Media
  • The Producer’s Craft 

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