Talent Manager & Award-winning producer Daniel Sladek was nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award & the Producers Guild of America Award as Executive Producer of PRAYERS FOR BOBBY, the critically acclaimed film starring Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Sigourney Weaver (as gay rights activist Mary Griffith). The film won the 2010 GLAAD AWARD and the Entertainment Industries Council PRISM AWARD, among others.
Prayers for Bobby (a Once Upon A Time Films in association with Sladek Taaffe Productions & Permut Presentations production for AETN) is now available on DVD in retails stores globally and via Amazon.com.
Sladek most recently served as Consulting Producer on the FOX Latin talent series Q'VIVA! THE CHOSEN starring Jamie King, Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony (produced by Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment). Sladek was also Consulting Producer on Q'VIVA LIVE! AT MANDALAY BAY ARENA.
Other credits include Co-Executive Producer of the independent feature film THANK HEAVEN starring Jenny McCarthy.
Prior to the 1998 creation of Daniel Sladek Entertainment Corp., Sladek and Silvio Muraglia launched Cine Grande Corporation where they together produced Dimension Films' RUSSELL MULCAHY'S TALE OF THE MUMMY starring Jason Scott Lee, Louise Lombard, Christopher Lee, Gerald Butler, Jack Davenport, Lysette Anthony, Shelley Duvall and Michael Lerner (Fantafestival Rome Film Festival; Special Jury Award "Best Production" - Daniel Sladek & Silvio Muraglia, Producers - Dimension Films' Talos The Mummy); USA Pictures SUB DOWN starring Stephen Baldwin, Tom Conti, Gabrielle Anwar, Kevin Connolly, Chris Mulkey and Tony Plana (from a Story by Muraglia and Sladek); HBO's SILENT TRIGGER starring Dolph Lundgren and Gina Bellman directed by Russell Mulcahy; and Dimension Films' HIDDEN ASSASSIN starring Dolph Lundgren and directed by Ted Kotcheff.
MANAGEMENT - DIRECTOR JAMIE KING
Daniel Sladek is also the longtime manager of acclaimed director Jamie King. King is the iconic writer & director of the new Las Vegas spectacle Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay as well as the ongoing blockbuster global arena tour Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.
Also a television personality and acclaimed choreographer, King has directed nineteen superstar tours for artists including Madonna, Britney Spears, The Spice Girls, Pink, Christina Aguilera and Ricky Martin and is the creator of the Nike Rockstar Workout and author & creator of Rock Your Body™, the best-selling dance fitness DVD and book.
Having represented numerous celebrities over a period of fifteen years, current DSEC management clients include celebrity designer RYAN BROWN (star of Bravo’s FLIPPING OUT and TLC's MAD ABOUT THE HOUSE), Peabody Award and multiple Emmy Award winning writer/director STEVE FELD and is co-manager (with Martin Biallas / SEE) of German iconic fashion designer & television personality HARALD GLOOCKLER's global brand business.
Daniel Sladek is a member of the Producers Branch of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He studied film at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a Producer Fellow of the American Film Institute. Over a period of fourteen years, Sladek served as a faculty member at UCLA’s Film and Television adult education program (UNEX).
Prior to creating Cine Grande, Sladek served as Executive Vice President of Quinta Communications USA where he was Executive in Charge of Production of Quinta's 1991 - 1993 programming slate: USA Networks' VOYAGE starring Rutger Hauer, Eric Roberts and Karen Allen; USA Networks critically acclaimed NOBODY'S CHILDREN starring Ann Margret, Dominique Senna, Jay O. Sanders and Clive Owen; and Universal Pictures' FOREIGN STUDENT starring Robin Givens and Marco Hofschneider.
From 1987 to 1991, Sladek was Vice President of Creative Affairs at Ed Snider and Michael Jaffe's Spectacor Films where he served as Executive in Charge of Production on HBO's WEDLOCK starring Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen and Mimi Rogers; Co-Producer of NBC's SHATTERED TRUST starring Melissa Gilbert; and Co-Producer of MAD AT THE MOON starring Mary Stuart Masterson and Hart Bochner. Over a period of four years, Sladek participated in the development and production of over 20 television movies and mini- series including NBC's THE HIJACKING OF THE ACHILLE LAURO, NBC's mini-series THE GREAT ESCAPE II and NBC's THE TAI BABILONIA STORY while also supervising in-house production deals and international distribution.
In 1987, Sladek founded (along with actress Alexandra Paul) and was president of entertainment industry philanthropy Young Artists United, uniting celebrities and other industry professionals in a non-profit organization dedicated to helping teens in need nationwide.
A lifelong community and political activist, Sladek was the recipient of the PFLAG National Entertainment Industry Leadership Award in 2010 and named one of the Top Ten Community Activists by Los Angeles' Frontiers Magazine. He has participated in numerous conferences as a guest speaker & panelist including the 2012 annual Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder.