DIRECTOR

RICHARD DIPIRRO

Credits

executive producer


THE NEW ENGLAND

EMMY AWARDS

NATAS Live Specials

4 Emmy Nominations     

Executive produced the annual award ceremony for the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Boston/New England chapter for three consecutive years.  Wrote, produced and staged the live broadcast in a historic theater venue.  Cast Host, Presenters and entertainment.  Produced all clip packages.



co-executive producer


THE GAME OF LIFE

Hasbro Productions / Hub Series

Was part of the development team that created and successfully pitched this virtual reality competition series to the network. Worked on the creation of all games and rules. Produced 3D graphics for games. Conducted network run-thrus and host casting rehearsals.  Worked with team to create physical challenge stunts and games.


TIME OUT!

Zig Zag Productions / Yoshimoto / Kansai TV

Working with UK, Japanese, and American teams to develop this new game show format for international sales. Formatted program, wrote scripts, developed question styles, cast and pre-interviewed contestants.  Coordinated with Japanese staff and crew.  Will direct pilot show in Tokyo.



producer


AMERICA’S LUCKIEST

Yoshimoto / Pilgrim Studios / TV Asahi

Worked with Japanese and American teams to develop series for international sales. Coordinated with a Japanese staff and crew and directed the pilot show.  Formatted program, wrote scripts, cast and pre-interviewed contestants


SPORTS EXCHANGE

Synergy Productions / Synd. Series

Emmy Nomination


INSIDE OUT  

WQTV Documentary Series

Emmy Nomination


THE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION

Popular Arts. Entertainment / Infomercial



creative consultant


ANYTHING FOR LOVE  

Buccieri Ent. / Fox Series

Worked with producers and writers to craft compelling storytelling by way of studio confrontations, surprise reveals, host wraps and field packages. Assisted writers in crafting introductions heightened by studio graphics.  


supervising producer


HELP AT HOME     

Weller-Grossman / HGTV Series

Worked with team to develop series format and launch inaugural season of new series for HGTV.  Served as Supervising Producer for second season.

format development


DEAL OR NO DEAL

Endemol / NBC Series

People’s Choice Award

Worked with US team to develop the American format for this International game show that went on to be NBC’s #1 series.  Developed stadium-in-the-round presentation which serves as the template in foreign territories.    Consulted on episode specific producing elements for series.


1 VS. 100

Endemol / NBC Series

Collaborated to reformat this international program to appeal to US audiences.  Worked with designers to create a massive staging and electronic presentation

for which serves as a template for versions around the world.  Participated in game development, rules, and presentation to the network.  


SHOW ME THE MONEY

Endemol / ABC Series

Participated in the creation of game play, rules, and presentation for this new international format from Endemol USA.  Was part of initial US team to develop game rules and series format.  Worked with Production Designers in creation of unique staging for show.  Produced graphics and music along with Executive Producer.   Assisted in creating materials for video gaming version of the show.


SET FOR LIFE

Endemol / ABC Series

Worked with game creator and production company to create a new game format for international distribution and for air on US Network TV. Part of initial US/UK team to develop game rules and series format.  Worked with Production Designers, Music Composes and Graphic Designers.  Coordinated with Producers to create unique electronics game presentation.


FAMILY GAME NIGHT

Hasbro Productions / Hub Series

Worked with development executives to consult on creation of games based on Hasbro board games. Consulted on format development in terms of gameplay, staging, visual elements, and execution of studio game show. Coordinated producers needs with electronic game system programmers.


MTV’s SHAFTED

MTV Development Project

Worked with senior management to create the format for a new reality-based team competition series.  Developed a storyboard-based presentation, wrote script.


series development


Consulted and directed the launch seasons of 43 television series and 21 pilots for Broadcast and Cable Networks.


BET ON YOUR BABY

5 x 5 Media / Electus

Worked with executive producers to develop and direct a new original format for ABC-TV and International distribution.


THE PRICE IS RIGHT     

Fremantle / CBS Series

3 Emmy Nominations      

Hired to direct & modernize the presentation of this TV game show institution, which experienced significant ratings increases after premiere of the updated presentation.  Created new workflow for producers and production staff to strengthen communication and streamline production.  Produced a complete redesign of graphics respectful of the historical sprit of the show.

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