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Years active
1976 – present

Ronald Maxwell

Film director

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Film director, screenwriter, producer,

Olivia Maxwell, Jonathan Maxwell

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing In A Special Program - Drama or Comedy

Gods and Generals, Gettysburg, Copperhead, Little Darlings, The Parent Trap II

Brian Mallon, Joseph Fuqua, Patrick Gorman

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Ronald “Ron” F. Maxwell is an independent film director and writer from Clifton, New Jersey. He is most famous for writing and directing the American Civil War epics Gettysburg (1993), Gods and Generals (2003), and Copperhead (2013).


In 2007, Maxwell optioned the film rights to novelist Speer Morgan's 1979 book Belle Starr about the legendary female outlaw of the Old West.

A native of New Jersey, Maxwell attended Clifton High School. He graduated from New York University (NYU) Institute of Film 1970. Maxwell is a member of the Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In May 2011, Warner Bros. released director's cuts of Gods and Generals and Gettysburg.

In 2012, Maxwell produced and directed his third Civil War feature, Copperhead, with a screenplay by Bill Kauffman. Filming was completed in New Brunswick, Canada in June, 2012.

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  • Sea Marks (1976) (TV)
  • Verna: U.S.O. Girl (1978) (TV)
  • Little Darlings (1980)
  • The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)
  • Kidco (1984)
  • The Parent Trap II (1986) (TV)
  • In the Land of the Poets (1987)
  • Gettysburg (1993)
  • Gods and Generals (2003)
  • Copperhead (2013)
  • References

    Ronald F. Maxwell Wikipedia