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Richard Koenigsberg: BTS at Frederator

February 12th, 2009

Richard Koenigsberg

When you’re an independent producer like I am, it’s easy to forget that you’re actually dependent on dozens of people around you to survive. The most obvious ones are the talented people who draw, write, and produce our films, but behind the scenes there are a lot of others that aren’t instantly visible. Like Richard.

Richard Koenigsberg has probably been my longest lasting, steady work companion. As a partner-on-the-door at Spielman, Koenigsberg, & Parker, he’s been a trusted adviser as my accountant and personal business manager for …could it be?… 25 years. Alan Goodman and I met Richard through our friends David Picken and Tom Clack when I’d gotten our company in a jam by not paying attention to the right things; Richard cleaned up the mess in a heartbeat. He’s helped me to stay focused and smart by putting leading his crack team to work with every aspect of my various enterprises ever since.

It probably doesn’t seem like a big deal to you, but at one of our first lunches together Richard told me he was absolultely sure we were going to do really well, that we would succeed beyond our wildest dreams, that he thought we were really good. I’m not sure why, but here was this guy I barely knew championing my crazy plans, and I bought it. He’s been that way ever since being right there wherever I needed his brains and support, becoming along the way much more than a business associate. He’s become a friend. Thanks bud, it’s great to be in the foxhole with you.

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