CEO | VEGA BABY INC.
Award-winning filmmaker Adam Ripp is CEO/President of Vega Baby Productions which sources, packages and produces 2-3 features per year for Singapore based film financier Vega Baby.
In 1992 Ripp produced his first feature film, Public Access and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. That same year he developed the script Writing Home which was invited to the 1994 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and began writing Beat Cop, a character driven story about an idealistic young man who joins the LAPD and discovers his true heart of darkness. In order to capture the true essence of this world, Ripp decided to join the LAPD and become a cop. He went on to graduate in January of 1995 at the top of his class.
Vega Baby Productions is currently packaging Beat Cop with Ripp attached to direct and Stanley Tucci attached to co-star. Ripp used personal experiences in order to help him write, produce and direct the feature film Gang Tapes, a coming of rage story about a young boy chronicling his descent into gang life with a stolen video camera, which was financed and distributed by Lionsgate and released in 2002. Ripp won multiple awards including Best Director at the DVD Premiere Awards and the Melvin Van Peebles award at the San Francisco Black Film Festival. In addition, Gang Tapes won Best Ensemble Cast at the New York Underground Film Festival.
In 2004 Ripp created Hollywood Vice for Fox Television, which he wrote, executive produced and directed. He also developed SWAT for TNT which tells the true story about the creation of the very first SWAT team. In 2005 Ripp wrote the feature film Scavenger for Arnold Rifkin and Beacon Pictures and in 2006 he created the scripted television series Darius for MTV. He also developed and executive produced the animated movie review series The Cowboy Critic for CinemaNow.com. Ripp produced a number of reality television series including: Inside American Jail for TruTV, Busted for MTV, Speeders for TruTV, Jail for MyNetTV and Speeders Fight Back for TruTV. He also served as an Executive Producer on Matched By Design for Style Network.
In 2010 Ripp assembled the financing and produced a remake of Gambit written by Academy Award winners Joel & Ethan Coen and starring Academy Award winner Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci. CBS Films preemptively acquired US distribution rights at the European Film Market in Berlin. In 2013 Ripp wrapped production on Black List script Everly, an action tour de force starring Academy Award nominee Salma Hayek. RADiUS-TWC/Dimension preemptively acquired North American distribution rights at the 2013 American Film Market and are preparing for a first quarter 2015 release. In 2014 Ripp launched Vega Baby Releasing, a boutique feature film distribution company that will acquire, market and distribute up to 10 films per year across all platforms in North America. Ripp serves as Chief Creative Officer/Co-President of Vega Baby Releasing while retaining his post as CEO/President of Vega Baby Productions.
Ripp is a member of the WGA and represented by UNDERGROUND FILMS MANAGEMENT.