Jack Liechtung

Jack is a born and bred New Yorker having grown up on the upper east side of Manhattan. Jack attended college at the University of Miami where he double majored in film and business law; he remains a loud, proud and (too) loyal Hurricanes fan. After undergrad, Jack worked at WME’s New York office in the non-scripted television department before attending Brooklyn Law School. Jack graduated with honors and worked as a corporate M&A associate at Davis Polk and Freshfields before transitioning his practice to entertainment law and working at the very reputable entertainment shop, Grubman Shire, where he assisted clients including The Weeknd, Usher, Bruce Springsteen and others.

Jack first got involved in producing several years ago on a basketball documentary, The Spoils: Selling the Future of American Basketball, while also juggling life as an associate at a prestigious New York law firm. Jack quickly learned that producing was the perfect marriage of his interests and skill set and wanted to put all of himself into it, which he did after leaving law altogether at the end of 2023. During that time, Jack and his producing partner, collectively acting under their production company – Red Apple Productions – have become involved in several other features primarily in the documentary space including Scott Cummings’ “Realm of Satan”, which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Red Apple brings immediate value in a multitude of ways, including fundraising and devising pitch materials, and at different stages of a project’s life cycle but prefers to get involved with creators and artists at the development stage and render creative and calculated production services.

Rather than chase the predatorial traditional distribution route, Red Apple is independently distributing The Spoils thereby retaining complete ownership and decision-making as they work alongside many contractors and influencers to ensure that the film has a longer life span and is seen and enjoyed by the right audiences. Though this strategy remains uncommon and far more work, it enables filmmakers to better monetize their work and continue to steer the direction of their projects even after production has finished.

Given his years of legal experience, Jack also wears the general counsel hat for Red Apple. Jack and Red Apple have high hopes for the rest of the 2024 calendar year and 2025 as they have already identified several sports documentaries that they will be working on in addition to their first scripted feature.

In his spare time, Jack can be found in an aisle seat at the local theater, reading, running, hanging with his wife and adorable mini bernedoodle – Vinny – or playing golf or basketball. Some of Jack’s favorite films include “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, “The Social Network” and “Superbad”.