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Expertise:
  • African-Americans in Broadcast Journalism
  • Career Development in Film
  • Directing
  • Film Industry
  • Screenwriting for Film
  • Media and Diversity
  • Media Diversity
  • Spirituality and Media
  • Career Development in Television
  • Television Development
  • Television Programming
  • Screenwriting for Television
  • Comedy Writing

Richard Dubin

Professor of Practice Television, Radio & Film

Richard Dubin is a writer/producer/director who joined the Newhouse faculty in the fall of 2000 after a long stint in network television. He has written, produced or directed primetime programs for ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. His studio affiliations include Disney, Warner Bros., Viacom, TriStar, HBO Productions, Fox TV and MTM, and he has had long-term, exclusive business relationships with MGM and Columbia Pictures Television.

Dubin has been honored with many awards. For his work on the landmark CBS program "Frank's Place," he received an Emmy nomination and Humanitas and Mentor Awards. He is also a B'nai B'rith Humanitarian Award winner.

Prior to his television career, Dubin was involved first in music and then in theater. As a professional trumpet player and protege of Clark Terry, he appeared or recorded with such diverse artists as Otis Redding, The Crystals, Ray Charles, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett and Dizzy Gillespie as well as Alvin and the Chipmunks.

In the theater, he participated prominently in the early Off-Off Broadway movement, acting and directing at Theater For A New City, Theater Genesis, Café Cino, Hunter Playwrights Project and La Mama. He was the co-founder and artistic director of the JazzTheater Workshop and the director of its internationally acclaimed production, "Bebop."

Concurrent with his work at JazzTheater Workshop, Dubin taught actors in his New York studio and is a noted acting coach on both coasts. He has also been a consultant to business in the systematic application of the creative process for enhanced communication and innovation. His clients have included IBM and Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity Association and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and has been elected to The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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