Richard Brown is a Scottish born NYC based film and tv producer with production and management company Anonymous Content, and has most recently produced the multiple award winning HBO anthology series TRUE DETECTIVE.
Brown began his career at Island Records in London as an A&R executive, where he worked with artists including Massive Attack, The Cranberries, Nine Inch Nails, Julian Cope and U2. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1993 where he began the transition to film while working for Nick Wechsler’s Industry Entertainment – initially creating a music department, then subsequently working as a development and production executive.
During this time Richard worked on Industry Entertainment productions including REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, QUILLS and THE YARDS. After moving to New York in 2001 Richard re-teamed with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell to head productions for Palm Pictures, where he created and produced THE DIRECTORS LABEL DVD SERIES with filmmakers Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry. The series generated 7 editions, selling almost 2 million copies worldwide. At Palm, Brown also acquired numerous international films for US distribution.
Richard joined Anonymous Content as a producer in 2006. He has worked on many films and tv series’ since then, beginning with 2008’s 44 INCH CHEST, starring Ray Winstone, Iain McShane, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson, and culminating in developing and producing the multiple award winning ongoing HBO anthology series’ TRUE DETECTIVE.
Brown’s current projects include a limited series adaptation of CATCH-22, written and directed by David Michôd (ANIMAL KINGDOM, WAR MACHINE), a James Ellroy original series called GEMSTONE, which David Mackenzie (HELL OR HIGH WATER, STARRED UP) will direct, a new multi season series entitled THE TARGET, written and to be directed by Stephen Gaghan (TRAFFIC, SYRIANA, GOLD), and a US adaptation of the Danish tv series FOLLOW THE MONEY, currently being written by Oren Moverman (LOVE AND MERCY, THE MESSENGER, RAMPART).