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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).

Ronald F. Maxwell
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, producer,
Years active1976 – present

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.[1] He graduated from New York University (NYU) Institute of Film 1970.[citation needed] Maxwell is a member of the Writers Guild of America,[citation needed] Directors Guild of America[citation needed] and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[citation needed]

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

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.[2]



  1. ^ Biography: Ronald F. Maxwell – Narrator, Horses of Gettysburg. Accessed June 17, 2007. "Ronald F. Maxwell is the son of a World War II veteran and a French war bride. He grew up in New Jersey where he graduated from Clifton High School."
  2. ^ Vlessing, Etan (May 28, 2012). "Copperhead Shoot Embraces New Brunswick". PlayBack. Brunico Communications Ltd.]]

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