Ronald F. Maxwell (born January 5, 1949) 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 and Gods and Generals
In 2007, Maxwell optioned the film rights to novelist Speer Morgan's 1979 book Belle Starr. Starr was a legendary female outlaw of the Old West.
A New Jersey native, Maxwell attended Clifton High School. He graduated from New York University (NYU) Institute of Film 1970. Fluent in French, Maxwell is a member of the Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.