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Richard Baker
President, US Operations
Silk Factory

NEW YORK, USA // Richard is an accomplished entertainment marketing and creative advertising professional. He currently serves as President, US Ops at global creative studio Silk Factory. With offices in NYC, LA and London, Silk Factory crafts award-winning marketing and original content for the biggest brands in entertainment.

Prior to Silk Factory, Richard served as Executive Vice President, Marketing & Creative Advertising at FilmNation Entertainment for the better part of a decade. He was instrumental in building the FilmNation brand and oversaw the global marketing and release of over a hundred high profile projects including titles such as The Big Sick, Arrival, Under The Skin, Room, The King’s Speech, Looper, Magic Mike, The Imitation Game, Mud and the films of Almodóvar and Malick.

Before his role at FilmNation, Richard served as VP, International Marketing at The Weinstein Company and, prior to that, Head of Marketing at Edinburgh International Film Festival back in his native UK.

Richard is also an adjunct professor at New York University Stern School of Business where he teaches an advanced course on Movie Marketing and Creative Advertising.

His lovely wife, Annalisa, and two young daughters live with Richard in their Connecticut home, where the main topic of conversation is currently about getting a puppy.