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Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Richard Litvin

Richard Litvin
Associate Arts Professor

Phone: 212 998 1728

Office: 721 Broadway #1039
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-6:00 pm


Summer High School Filmmaker's Workshop
Language of Film
Fundamentals of Sight and Sound: Film
Intermediate Narrative Production
Short Commercial Forms
Advanced Production


New York University (B.F.A.)


Rick Litvin has worked as a director, editor, writer and producer in the film, television and music industry. He has directed or produced over 150 music videos including Shawn Colvin's Grammy Award Winning Sony Records debut, "Steady On." His work has been distributed internationally, screened at The Museum of Modern Art and his original cable television series, Cityvision, was distributed daily on Time Warner Cable.

As a songwriter, he has collaborated as co-author on 6 Lucy Kaplansky albums (The Tide, Flesh and Bone, Ten Year Night, Every Single Day, The Red Thread, Over the Hills). Both Ten Year Night and Every Single Day won the Association of Independent Music's Best Pop Album Category in 2000 & 2002. His songwriting work has been featured on National Public Radio (All Things Considered w/Noah Adams and Melissa Block, Weekend Edition w/Scott Simon and Liane Hansen, Mountain Stage, West Coast Live), the BBC, the CBS Early Show, NBC's Television Series "Ed," Amos Poe's Empire II and a variety of CD anthologies.

Rick has taught at Bennington College, lectured on video production in a variety of seminars across the country and taught Documentary Production in Ireland through Tisch International. He has been the recipient of multiple teaching award nominations, grants, commissions, and has been recognized with the Cine Golden Eagle and the Silver Prize at the Houston International Film Festival. He has been a member of ASCAP since 1994.