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Richard Barton Lewis
Producer Richard Lewis for the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Lewis 2004 Eulogy Event
Born (1953-09-20) 20 September 1953 (age 68)
OccupationProducer, Writer
Known forAugust Rush

Richard Barton Lewis is an American film producer and writer. He is the founder and CEO of Southpaw Entertainment and co-founder of Trilogy Entertainment.


Lewis is a graduate of UC Berkeley's department of Biological Anthropology, and received his master's degree from UCLA's School of Motion Picture and Television Production.


Lewis has produced 16 films, 11 soundtracks, and over 300 hours of prime time television. Lewis's productions have received more than 135 Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and other entertainment awards. He has developed and produced Oscar nominated films such as August Rush, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Backdraft as well as the Emmy Awarding winning MGM/UA series The Outer Limits.

Lewis led production on Warner Bros' film August Rush, producing both the film and its Oscar and Grammy nominated soundtrack, as well as the Broadway musical adapted by director John Doyle. His most recent release was the sci-fi love story, The Space Between Us. Asa Butterfield starred in this interplanetary adventure based on a story co-written by Lewis about the first human born on Mars who dreams of coming to Earth.

In 2020, Lewis co-produced the thriller feature film Inheritance for his company Southpaw Entertainment.[1]


Year Title Role Episode Count
2021 Every Breath You Take Producer
2020 Inheritance Producer
2017 The Space Between Us Producer
2014 Some Kind of Beautiful Producer
2007 August Rush Producer
2007 Brooklyn Rules Producer
2004 Eulogy Producer
2004 House of D Producer
1995-2001 The Outer Limits Executive Producer 75 episodes
1996-1999 Poltergeist: The Legacy Executive Producer 70 episodes
1998 Houdini Executive Producer
1998 Creature Executive Producer
1998 The Magnificent Seven Executive Producer 9 episodes
1998 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Executive Producer
1997 Buffalo Soldiers Executive Producer
1997 Fame L.A. Executive Producer
1997 Larger Than Life Executive Producer
1996 Moll Flanders Producer
1995 Tank Girl Producer
1994 Blown Away Producer
1993 Taking Liberty Executive Producer
1993 Lifepod Executive Producer
1993 Space Rangers Executive Producer 1 episode
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Producer
1991 Backdraft Producer
1990 A Gnome Named Gnorm Producer
1988 The Kiss Producer
1985 The Zoo Gang Co-producer
1984 Best Revenge Associate Producer

Awards and nominations

Year Award Television series Award/nomination shared with Result
1995 CableACE Award for Dramatic Series The Outer Limits Maribeth Derry, Tom Snow, Robbie Buchanan Won
1996 Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Series The Outer Limits, episode "Sandkings" John Watson, Pen Densham, Justis Greene, James Nadler Nominated
1997 Gemini Award forBest Short Dramatic Program The Outer Limits, episode "A Stitch in Time" James Nadler, Brad Wright, Brent-Karl Clackson, Pen Densham, John Watson Won
Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Series The Outer Limits Jonathan Glassner, Sam Egan, John Watson, Brent-Karl Clackson, Brad Wright, James Nadler, Pen Densham Nominated
1998 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Fame L.A. Won
2000 Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Series The Outer Limits season 4 Sam Egan, Brent-Karl Clackson, John Watson, Pen Densham Nominated
2001 Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Series The Outer Limits John Watson, Mark Stern, Brent-Karl Clackson, Pen Densham, Sam Egan Nominated


  1. ^ "Kate Mara, Simon Pegg Tapped for Thriller 'Inheritance' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. November 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-11-02. Retrieved 5 March 2019.