Address: 2021 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ, 85719-5937
Rick was born in NYC and grew up in suburban New York. Following graduation from the University of Denver's Film program, he was invited to join the prestigious Director's Guild of America in L.A. Although this represented a tremendous opportunity, it required working in the highly structured Union environment of Los Angeles, so Rick reluctantly declined the offer, packed up his dog and everything he owned, and headed towards Tucson, where he had previously enjoyed filming the Tucson Rodeo for NBC.
Rick initially found a job shooting News for the local CBS affiliate, but found it to be too limiting in terms of creativity, so after 6 months, he left CBS and established Film Creations, Ltd. in 1977. Today, after more than 40 years in the business, Rick's film and television credits literally fill three pages (with really small type).
Rick has been a long-time member of the American Advertising Federation of Tucson and served as a board member for over 15 years. In addition, he has served on numerous other non-profit boards including United Way, JFCS, and is a Chairman’s Circle member of the Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Rotarian, and a member of the DM50. For 5 years, Rick served as Vice-Chairman of the Tucson Film Commission under Old Tucson Studios founder Bob Shelton and is the youngest member ever appointed to the Commission.
Over the years, Film Creations, Ltd, has donated nearly $1,000,000 in production time to local non-profits and was awarded the prestigious “Copper Cactus Award for Community Service” in 2008.
In 2011, AAFT awarded Rick the “Advertising Professional of the Year Award” and in 2014, Rick was again recognized by the AAFT with their highest honor, the “AAF Silver Medal Award”.