Hollywood Ending: How Richard Baratta went from playing jazz to producing movies

Richard Baratta knows movies. Starting in 1984, when he worked as a location scout for Desperately Seeking Susan, Baratta steadily worked his way through the ranks to production manager (Spider-Man, Donnie Brasco) and ultimately executive producer of two of 2019’s most talked-about films: Joker and The Irishman. He also knows music. Before getting into the film business, Baratta was a

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