Richard Abramowitz is an innovative leader with more than 35 years of experience in the distribution and marketing of independent films. His company, Abramorama, takes a personalized, focused form of film marketing and distribution that bypasses traditional film studios and their methodology, providing valuable distribution alternatives to content makers and owners. Abramowitz’s many distribution projects include Ron Howard’s Grammy-winning documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years; Laurie Anderson’s acclaimed Heart of a Dog, Peabody Award-winner Listen to Me Marlon, Banksy’s Spirit Award winner and Academy Award nominee Exit Through the Gift Shop, Sacha Gervasi’s Spirit Award-winning music documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil, and Spike Lee’s 4 Little Girls. Abramowitz was a co-founder of Stratosphere Entertainment, the independent distribution and production company financed by Carl Icahn. Previously, he was President/COO of RKO Pictures Distribution. Prior to that, as a senior executive at Cinecom he distributed films by Jonathan Demme, Tom Stoppard, Volker Schlondorff, Mira Nair, John Salyes, Robert Bresson and Merchant Ivory, including the multiple Academy Award-winner A Room with a View. Abramowitz currently teaches at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Institute of Film and Television, and the film conservatory at Purchase College.