Richard Van Syckle

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Nashville, Tennessee


About Me

Veteran Writer / Producer / Director / Executive Producer.

As a writer, I tell creative, emotional stories that have some sort of edge to them. As a Field Producer & Director, I believe in the lost art of Listening To People to draw out important and / or emotional story beats. As an Executive Producer, I have managed staffs ranging from 4 to 24 and have taken talented young people who came in as interns and left as Emmy-award winning producers.

I'm a very collaborative, business-minded person open to new endeavors that will utilize the skills I already have as well as help me develop new ones.

I have been in the industry since 1988.


Added on 10/25/2012

Field Producing & Directing Reel

This is the second part of my online portfolio. This segment has samples highlighting my Field Producing and Directing. If you would like to see the reel for Writing, it can be found at…


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2005 Regional Emmy: Executive Producer – Best One-Hour Special, Children’s Programming – “H20 Heroes” 2003 Humane Society of America’s Genesis Award: Executive Producer - Best Local Feature – “A Beef With Dairy” 2003 GLAAD Media Award: Executive Producer – Outstanding Television Journalism – “The Killing Of Gwen” 2003 RTNA Golden Mike: Executive Producer – Best Entertainment Reporting – “We Love Lucy!” 2002 APTRA Award: Executive Producer - Best Television Documentary – “The Day That Changed America” 2002 Regional Emmy: Writer / Producer – Best Short Informational Programming – “From The Streets” 2002 Regional Emmy: Writer / Producer – Best Light News, Multi-Part Series – “The New Space Race” 1999 Regional Emmy: Writer Producer – Best Half-Hour Special, Art & Culture – “The New Las Vegas”