GTP founder Richard Brian DiPirro is known as one of the industry’s most creative and involved television directors with many #1 rated series on network, syndication and cable. He has recevied multiple EMMY nominations for Outstanding Direction. His current projects include ABC’s #1 rated prime-time revival of game show classic THE $100,000 PYRAMID and the upcoming reboot of THE JOKER'S WILD for TBS.
Richard DiPirro has directed all the major game show franchises of the past 15 years including the #1 prime-time hits DEAL OR NO DEAL and THE $100,000 PYRAMID, Syndication's WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE and daytime’s top rated THE PRICE IS RIGHT. In addition to hit game shows, DiPirro directed competition series THE SINGING BEE and AMERICA’S MOST TALENTED KIDS as well as reality franchises SPY TV for NBC, THE BACHELOR for ABC, and the VH-1
Specializing in start-up shows, DiPirro brings far more to each project than simply cutting the live programs. His participation in set design, graphics and music production starts early in the creative process and has resulted in some of today's most successful formats.
He has worked extensively with Endemol in the development of their primetime hits on NBC. At Fremantle, he was brought in to help modernize daytime’s #1 gameshow THE PRICE IS RIGHT, which reaped immediate ratings increases for CBS. This year he worked with Sony and ABC to re-imagine THE $100,000 PYRAMID for new generations to enjoy.
For three consecutive years, Glass Tower Productions produced, and DiPirro directed, live broadcasts of the Boston/New England Emmy Awards for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The production received five Emmy nominations itself - including nods for Excellence in Directing.
Recently he co-executive produced the children’s game show THE GAME OF LIFE for Hasbro Productions.
Top Rated Programs
DiPirro is very involved with the importing and exporting of television formats, working to translate them into successful programs for local audiences.
DiPIrro joined with Japan’s largest talent agency, Yoshimoto, to produce and direct English versions of a TV Asahi variety/competition program and a game show with Kansai TV. Both were shot in Tokyo.
In Toronto, he directed DEAL OR NO DEAL-CANADA, wich was the highest rated TV series premiere ever on Canada’s Global TV network.
Currently, his original directing formats for DEAL OR NO DEAL, 1 vs.100, THE SINGING BEE, BET ON YOUR BABY, SEPARATION ANXIETY and WHAMMY are being reproduced, in some cases shot-by-shot, in territories around the globe.