Richard Hutton - Producer
Richard Hutton oversees the feature film and documentary teams at Vulcan Productions. Features produced or co-produced under Hutton's direction include Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas (premiered at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and South-by-Southwest Film Festival in March 2006), Hard Candy (released by Lions Gate in April 2006) as well as the award-winning Far From Heaven (2002).
In documentaries, Hutton oversaw production of the Emmy and Grammy-winning Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues (2003); the Peabody Award-winning Black Sky: The Race for Space; Black Sky: Winning the X-Prize; and the concert film Lightning in a Bottle (all 2004). In 2005, Vulcan Productions had three series on PBS: Strange Days on Planet Earth, a four-part series on the environment, co-produced with National Geographic (April 2005); Rx for Survival, a six-part series on global health, co-produced with WGBH (November 2005); and the Grammy-Award Winning series No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, directed by Martine Scorsese.
Hutton was the executive producer of the critically acclaimed PBS series, Evolution (2001), co-produced by the WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Vulcan Productions.
Before Evolution, Hutton was senior vice president of creative development at Walt Disney Imagineering. Prior to Walt Disney Imagineering, Hutton was vice president and general manager of the Disney Institute, where he directed the transition of the organization from an idea into an operating business.
Before Disney, Hutton was senior vice president, television programming and production, for WETA Television in Washington, D.C., and, earlier, Director of Public Affairs Programming for WNET Television in New York. There, his projects included the award-winning The Brain (1984) and The Mind (1988). Hutton has authored or co-authored nine books and medical texts, as well as articles for national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Omni and Cosmopolitan.
Hutton holds a B.A. degree in history from the University of California at Berkeley.