Rich Raddon

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Mormon Richard Raddon

Rich Raddon is an American entrepreneur who works in media technology. He is also a film producer.

Raddon, who was born in Northbrook, Illinois, earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Brigham Young University and began his career as an assistant to famed writer, director, and producer John Hughes. Raddon is cofounder and co-CEO of ZEFR, a company that provides technology solutions for leading content owners and brands on YouTube. He cofounded MOVIECLIPS in 2009 and sold the business to Fandango in April 2014.

Raddon produced five films: The Making of ‘. . . And God Spoke’ (1993), The Woman in the Moon (1996), Shooting Lily (1996, in which he also had a role), A Hollow Place (1998), and A Slipping-Down Life (1999). He served as director of the Los Angeles Film Festival until November 2008.

In 2008 Raddon heeded the direction of the LDS First Presidency and donated to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign in California. Raddon resigned from his LA Independent Film Festival position following the passage of Proposition 8, saying he was "profoundly sorry for the negative attention that my actions have drawn to Film Independent".[1] Raddon was one of the most prominent Latter-day Saints to lose his job as a result of following the counsel of the First Presidency to support Proposition 8.

He and his wife, Katie, and their children live in Pacific Palisades, California. He is the brother of house DJ Kaskade.