Ellen Goldsmith-Vein

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Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
Born 1963
La Jolla, San Diego, California, U.S.
Residence Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater Hollins University, UCLA
Occupation CEO, The Gotham Group
Spouse(s) Jon F. Vein
Children 1 son, 1 daughter

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein is an American television and film producer. She is the founder and CEO of the Gotham Group, a management company. As the only woman to own her own management company, with over 40 employees, Goldsmith-Vein was the first talent manager ever featured on the cover of the “Power 100” special issue of The Hollywood Reporter in 2006.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein was born in 1963 in Los Angeles, California.[3] She graduated from UCLA in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Hollins College in 2014.[4]


Goldsmith-Vein founded the Gotham Group, a diversified management and production company serving the entertainment industry, in 1993, after the death of her partner in Atlas Management, Stuart Kaplan.[3][5] Five years later, in 1999, Gotham Group merged with Michael Ovitz's Artist Management Group.[3] As CEO of The Gotham Group, she signed a $300 million contract with the government of South Korea to make eight animated movies in 2008, in conjunction with The Weinstein Company.[6]

Goldsmith-Vein is also a television and film producer. She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2008 for her work on the television series Creature Comforts, which went on to win an Annie Award.[7] She recently produced The Maze Runner film series which has garnered over $650 million at the box office worldwide. The third installment of the series, "The Death Cure," will be released January 26th, 2018.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Goldsmith-Vein is married to entrepreneur and founder of MarketShare Jon F. Vein.[10] They have a son, Jack, and a daughter, Caroline, and [11] reside in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California.[10][12] They hosted a US$2,700 fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign on February 22, 2016.[10][13]

She currently serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and P.S. Arts and on the advisory boards for Young Storytellers, an arts education nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, and 826LA, founded by Dave Eggers. [14]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Creature Comforts Executive Producer TV Series
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Producer
Dead Space: Downfall Executive Producer Video
2010 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Executive Producer
2011 Dead Space: Aftermath Executive Producer Video
Abduction Producer
2014 Life of Crime Producer
No Good Deed Executive Producer
The Maze Runner Producer
Camp X-Ray Executive Producer
2015 Go with Me Producer
2015 Stephanie Producer
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Producer
2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Producer


  2. ^ "Women in Entertainment Power 100".  Hollywood Reporter
  3. ^ a b c Eller, Claudia (January 25, 1999). "Gotham Animation Group Joins Ovitz's New Company". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ "FROM HOLLINS TO HOLLYWOOD: ALUMNA WHO HEADS TOP ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY TO SPEAK AT 172ND COMMENCEMENT". Hollins University. February 24, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ Horst, Carole (November 11, 2014). "10 Producers to Watch: The Gotham Group". Variety. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ Verrier, Richard (December 6, 2008). "S. Korea animation venture set". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ellen Goldsmith-Vein". Emmy Awards. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Maze Runner".  Box Office Mojo
  9. ^ "Maze Runner".  Box Office Mojo
  10. ^ a b c Johnson, Ted (January 31, 2016). "Thomas Tull, Haim Saban Give Seven-Figure Sums to Pro-Clinton SuperPAC". Variety. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Jon Vein". MarketShare. Archived from the original on February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.  (Internet Archive)
  12. ^ Reyes, Emily Alpert (April 14, 2015). "L.A. council candidate Ryu takes aim at council 'secret slush funds'". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  13. ^ Johnson, Ted (February 10, 2016). "Bernie Sanders' Blowout Elicits Hope and Anxiety Among Hollywood Democrats". Variety. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Our Team - Young Storytellers". Young Storytellers. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 

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