RICH SCHLANSKER, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
AS A DIRECTOR/PRODUCER YOU HAVE WORKED WITH COUNTLESS ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS ON LIVE FORMAT CONCERTS ALL OVER THE WORLD. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST THRILLING PROFESSIONAL MOMENT AND WHICH ARTIST HAS SURPRISED YOU THE MOST?
I have worked with many and tend to forget more than half of them. The one that truly stands out is the Canadian artist Loreena McKennitt. She is an incredible musician and seeing one of her performances is awe-inspiring. There are very few artists that surround themselves with the caliber of artists that she does. Filming a multi-cam performance with her at the Place Des Artes in Montreal will truly stand out as one of the most memorable professional experiences of my life.
DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM PROJECT.
An original music series I created three years ago which has been accepted by public television. The show celebrates the history of American music through the eyes of major contemporary artists. I only call this a dream, because it has not been realized yet. As someone who has totally lost faith in television, ie: reality tv, this represents a return to what I hold hope in for both the television and music industries in general. We have been trying to get sponsors for over a year now. It’s been a tough fight, but we will get there!
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
Developing several projects right now. In post production on a multi-cam stand up comedy show which I filmed in Atlanta just a week ago.
WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY?
Morning. Enjoying my first cup of iced coffee as I watch my daughter emerge from the bedroom with a huge smile on her face and her stuffed piggy in tow.
COMB OR BRUSH?
My hair is so short that neither will have an impact.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR NAME?
I love it. I am named after the man who most inspires me.
FINISH THIS SENTENCE: MY AGE IS…………….
WHAT’S FOR DINNER TONIGHT?
Left over tikka masala kabobs. Yummy!