Daniel Sladek is originally from Denver and studied film at the University of Colorado at Boulder. From there he accepted a producer fellowship at the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies in Los Angeles. An award-winning producer and talent manager, Sladek received an Emmy Award best picture nomination and a Producers Guild of America award nomination as executive producer of the GLAAD and PRISM award-winning movie Prayers For Bobby, starring Sigourney Weaver. The film earned Weaver Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe awards nominations.
As a talent manager, Sladek has represented numerous celebrities and most notably is longtime manager to iconic concert tour director Jamie King (who most recently directed Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show and Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson - The Immortal World Tour). Sladek currently serves as consulting producer on King's new Fox reality series Q'viva - The Chosen, starring King, Jennifer Lopez, and Marc Anthony. He has produced numerous films including Thank Heaven; Dimension Films' Tale of the Mummy and Hidden Assassin; USA Pictures' Sub Down; and HBO's Silent Trigger.
A lifelong activist, Sladek served as a board member of the Jewish National Fund of Los Angeles and as chair of PFLAG National's "The LA Event" gala in 2010. That same year he also received the PFLAG National Entertainment Industry Leadership award. A member of the Producer's Branch of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Sladek resides in Los Angeles. He is currently developing a motion picture about civil rights legend Bayard Rustin.