This is a photo of Robin Forman Howard. CONTACT & LOCATION INFO
  • M.A. Syracuse University
  • B.A. Brooklyn College

Robin Forman Howard

Director, Los Angeles Semester Program Television, Radio & Film

Robin Forman Howard has worked in almost every field of feature film and television production over her 25-plus-year career in the entertainment industry. She was named director of the Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester Program in 2013.

Beginning her career in post-production, Robin worked her way up to producing, eventually serving as executive vice president for Sydney Pollack’s Mirage Productions and then for Mark Rosenberg & Paula Weinstein’s Spring Creek Productions. Culminating her entertainment career as president of Spring Creek Television, she developed and served as executive producer on HBO's "Iron Jawed Angels," which was nominated for five Emmys, three Golden Globes and the prestigious Humanitas award.

Robin began her career as a post production supervisor for Marble Arch Productions, where she worked on both features and television. After leaving Marble Arch she continued as post production supervisor on many high-profile feature films including Sydney Pollack’s Academy Award winning epic "Out of Africa." In 1985, Pollack asked Robin to join the new company he was forming for Universal Pictures with his partner Mark Rosenberg, former head of production for Warner Bros. As executive vice president of Mirage Productions, she ran the day-to-day operations of the company and served as associate producer on "The Fabulous Baker Boys" and "White Palace."

When Mirage Productions was dissolved in 1989, Robin moved on to line produce the feature film "Crisscross." In 1990, she was reunited with Mark Rosenberg when he and his wife Paula Weinstein formed Spring Creek Productions for Warner Bros. and asked her to join their executive team to run their company as well as produce movies. As vice president for Spring Creek, she managed all the company’s financial, contractual, personnel, organizational and business affairs. At the same time, she co-produced the feature film "Fearless" as well as several television movies.

In 1997, Robin created Spring Creek Television for Weinstein and in 1999 was promoted to the position of president. The company produced "Giving Up the Ghost" and "If You Believe" for Lifetime. 

Robin has taught for the SULA Semester since the program's inception. Her classes are designed to expose students to the many facets of the industry and provide them with meaningful interactions with accomplished professionals. Robin has maintained connections to many working professionals and former colleagues in the industry, whom she calls upon regularly to speak in her classes. She has also taught at the University of California, Los Angeles.

She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and The Paley Center for Media, and a graduate of the Newhouse School.  


back to top