Founded the Intl. Film Office

Indie film vet Richard Glasser, who founded the Intl. Film Office, died Feb. 23 in Los Angeles following a stroke. He was 50.

Glasser had just returned from the European Film Market in Berlin.

The son of industry vet Bernard Glasser, Glasser was a well-known figure in international sales circles. The 28-year biz vet worked at New World, the Movie Group, Penta Pictures and the Samuel Goldwyn Co. before starting his own sales company in 1991. IFO reps global indie buyers from territories such as Germany, Portugal, Argentina, Poland and the Middle East at markets including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and AFM.

Survivors include his wife, Giovanna, and three daughters.

Donations may be made to Dude’s Ranch Equine Rescue Center ( in Acton, Calif.

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