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Richard Schenkman is an award-winning author & filmmaker who began his career at MTV and went on to work in television, film, live theatre, video games, & more.
He’s sold pilots to VH1 & 20th TV, directed episodes of Dick Wolf’s Arrest and Trial, wrote & directed VH1 original A Diva’s Christmas Carol – a perennial ratings blockbuster – and wrote sitcom pilot “Drama Queen” for NBC. He also taught a Master Class at the Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival, taught directing at Columbia College, and guest-lectured at USC and Cal Arts.
His movies range from the hilarious & heart-rending festival hits Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God & The Pompatus of Love, to the international cult-smash Jerome Bixby’s The Man from Earth, consistently ranked among IMDB’s top sci-fi films of all time. His romantic comedy And Then Came Love features Eartha Kitt in her final role. He also wrote & directed Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Mischief Night, and the long-awaited sequel Man from Earth: Holocene.