Richard Guay is an independent producer and consultant based in New York. He began his career as a CPA and has worked for 36 years as a producer, writer, studio executive, assistant director, production manager, post-production supervisor and production accountant.
“True Love”, Guay’s first writing and producing effort, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. He has been nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards – two for Best Feature Film (“True Love” & “Ghost Dog”) and one for Best Screenplay (as co-writer of “Household Saints”). He was also nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Teleplay as co-writer of “Dirt”. He is currently producing “El Gato” a documentary on jazz tenor sax legend Gato Barbieri.
Guay was a Vice President at Entertainment Partners for five years. He also consults on production finance and accounting issues for companies in the US and abroad, working most recently in Colombia. As a teacher, Guay conducted producing workshops in Amsterdam, Berlin, Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Jordan and Mumbai. He served for two years as Artist-in-Residence at the City College of New York and has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate Film School and at New York University.