Renowned Hollywood executive producer and musician
Renowned Hollywood executive producer Richard Baratta will deliver the Commencement address for all four ceremonies and receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts. Baratta has worked on some of the highest-grossing films in recent years, including “Joker” (2019), which was one of the highest-grossing R-rated movies of all time and one of the top 10 highest-grossing films in 2019. He was also an executive producer on Martin Scorsese’s recent film, “The Irishman,” and he co-produced “Wolf of Wall Street” and “Across the Universe” and has worked on five Spider-Man movies, as well as “Big” and “Working Girl,” to name just a few of his many credits.
Baratta first visited FDU’s Florham Campus in 2019 while serving as an adviser for Aaron Sorkin’s Academy Award-nominated film, “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” which was partially filmed on campus. A talented musician as well, Baratta is now focusing heavily on his musical career.
View Baratta’s full list of credits on IMDB here.