2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Richard Lewis

associate professor of Radio-Television-Film, UT Austin
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. Most recently, his feature script, Acceleration, was optioned by Endgame Entertainment, and feature script Small Fryes, was under option to Broken Road ProductionsRichard 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 US Cable Documentary.  His editing credits include Nick Broomfield's Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of A Serial Killer, which premiered at Sundance.  Additional experience includes three years as a story analyst in Los Angeles and three years as a management consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in Atlanta and London.  Richard currently teaches as an Associate Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas.  He is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina.