Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor
Richard Lewis has worked as an editor, producer, director, and/or writer for companies including National Geographic Television, Channel 4 (UK), A&E, PBS, Sierra Club Productions, and Devillier-Donegan Enterprises. His most recent script, Acceleration, a finalist for a Sundance Sloan grant, is currently under option. His recent feature script, Small Fryes, was optioned by Broken Road Productions (The Zookeeper, Knight & Day). Richard also wrote the treatment for and worked as a creative consultant on The Living Weapon, an episode of American Experience for PBS which won an Emmy for research in 2008. Richard’s documentary, Chimp Rescue, premiered on National Geographic Explorer and won a Genesis Award as the year’s Best Cable Documentary. His editing credits include Nick Broomfield's Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of A Serial Killer. Additional experience includes three years as a story analyst in Los Angeles and three years as a management consultant with Andersen Consulting in Atlanta and London.
Richard currently teaches as an Associate Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas. His primary teaching areas are producing and screenwriting. He is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina.