|Intro||American businessman, film producer, and philanthropist|
|Is||Businessperson Film producer Philanthropist|
|From||United States of America|
|Field||Business Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||7 June 1984|
Sam Slater (born June 7, 1984) is an American businessman, film producer, and philanthropist based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Sam Slater was born on June 7, 1984, in West Palm Beach, Florida. At the age of 10, he moved to Newton, Massachusetts, and went through the Newton public school system ultimately graduating from Newton North High School in 2002. Slater attended George Washington University, graduating in 2006, with a BA in History. He completed his Masters in Public Administration in 2017, from Suffolk University.
Growing up, Slater was brought into the real estate business, learning from both his grandfather and father. After acquiring a bachelor's degree, Slater began the real estate business with his first acquisitions in Montreal, Quebec, and soon after, in the Southeastern United States. The business has grown under Slater's stewardship to a stabilized portfolio of over 3,000 class A residential units, office properties, parking facilities, and agricultural properties across the United States and Canada. Currently, the business both owns and operates real estate, but also develops, with active multifamily and mixed-use developments in various stages across the country.
Philanthropy and Politics
Slater serves as director of the Slater Foundation, a private family charitable foundation established in 1998. the foundation supports a multitude of causes including, but not limited to medical and cancer research, educational institutions, Veterans groups, Jewish organizations, local Grassroots social justice organizations, and advancement and access to the arts. Slater is also on the board of directors and is the development chair for the Lenny Zakim Fund, a prominent Boston based Grassroots social justice nonprofit.
In 2012, Slater was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of The Massachusetts Cultural Council, the state agency which funds cultural, arts, and interpretive science programs throughout the state. Slater previously served on the finance committees for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, and as a Board Member for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston.
In 2012, Slater co-founded Burn Later Productions and has since produced twenty films. Initially making his rounds through the mumblecore film genre and beyond, Slater has worked with filmmakers such as Andrew Bujalski, Joe Swanberg, Mark and Jay Duplass. His first commercial success, Drinking Buddies, had an SXSW Premiere and was released by Magnolia Pictures and Sony Pictures.
He has also co-produced 'Results' and attended industry events, such as The Future of Film: Hollywood, Independent films and Documentaries for the Next Generation' at Northeastern University, UnMask Cancer fund-raiser, and Sarasota Film Awards.