Bradford L Schlei - Founder
Stone Canyon Founder Bradford L. Schlei is an acclaimed filmmaker and financier who was born and raised in Los Angeles, attended Harvard School, Bennington College, and Yale Law School. Previously, he worked for the law-firm of Herman and Wallach and the legal department of CAA.
As Co-founder of the film finance fund Stone Canyon Entertainment and of Lindemann Entertainment Group, Schlei was responsible for the financing and production of such indie powerhouse films such as Swingers and Slingblade. For the past 15 years, Bradford has served as partner and Head of Production of Muse Productions - creators of such critically acclaimed films as: American Psycho, Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut Virgin Suicides, Buffalo 66, Irreversible, and Bully.
As a producer, Schlei’s credits include Spun, Some Folks Call It A Slingblade, Swingers, Dogtown, Welcome To Hollywood and, The Killer Inside Me starring Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Simon Baker, and Casey Affleck. Most recently Schlei produced The Trust (2016) with Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood. Bradford is currently developing two new features Music For Torching—based on the A.M. Homes novel (with Buck Henry adapting); and Mama Black Widow by beloved urban novelist Iceberg Slim.
A frequent guest speaker on the subjects of Film, Literature, and Art, Schlei has guest lectured at USC Film School MFA writing program and Columbia University Film School. Schlei is a well-known contemporary art collector and critic.
Rob Levine - Executive V.P.
Stone Canyon Executive Rob Levine has been a Production Executive in the film and television industry for the past twenty years. A native New Yorker and graduate of Columbia University and NYU Film School, Rob has worked for a variety of production companies including WOLF FILMS (Emmy Award Winning Producer of the Law & Order franchise), NEW LINE CINEMA, and NBC/UNIVERSAL where he ran three-time Emmy Award winning actor Peter Falk’s production company.
While working for Mr. Falk, Rob was responsible for developing the last three Columbo movies for ABC. A voting member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Steering Committee member of the Caucus for Producers, Writers, and Directors , Rob has also produced and directed a variety of music videos, commercials, television pilots and indie film projects and has written more than a dozen screenplays and teleplays including the inspirational golf movie Seven Days In Utopia starring Academy Award Winners Robert Duvall and Melissa Leo. In 2011, Rob received a Telly Award as Producer of the Mortal Kombat 3D game trailer.
"There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness."
– Frank Capra
– Andrei Tarkovsky