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  Profile:  Richard Uhlig
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Linked under Writers in USA New York/New Jersey.
I am an award-winning screenwriter, novelist and director based in New York City. I enjoy collaborating and have always made deadlines.
Credits: Dead Simple (FF), Kept (FF), Can't Dance (SH).
Contact: [send email]  [view map]   Tel: 212-920-4325

Richard Uhlig, M.F.A.

Cell: (212) 920-4325


Bachelor of Arts in Filmmaking, 1992 - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting, 1994 - American Film Institute


Cappa Productions -  archival work in Martin Scorsese's film restoration library

Screenwriting Credits:

DEAD SIMPLE (original title VIVA LAS NOWHERE), starring James Caan and Daniel Stern.  Produced by Eli Samaha, directed by Jason Bloom.  Released by Artisan Home Entertainment.

KEPT, starring Ice-T.  Released by Columbia Tri-Star.

CAN'T DANCE, short film starring Karen Lynn Gorney.  Available on IndieFlix.

MY KANSAS, memoir-documentary.  Currently on the film festival circuit.

THE DEATH OF INNOCENCE, thirty-minute documentary about the impact of Truman Capote's IN COLD BLOOD on Holcomb, Kansas.  Smoky Hills Public Television.

ONE LAST LOOK, documentary about a forgotten B-29 airbase.  Smoky Hills Public Television.


LAST DANCE AT THE FROSTY QUEEN, Random House/Knopf, released 2007.

BOY MINUS GIRL, Random House/Knopf, released 2009.

MYSTERY AT SNAKE RIVER BRIDGE, Wild Child Publishing, to be released late 2013.


CAN'T DANCE, short film comedy, released by IndieFlix.

MY KANSAS, thirty-minute memoir documentary.

THE DEATH OF INNOCENCE, thirty-minute documentary, Smoky Hills Public Television.

ONE LAST LOOK, historical documentary, Smoky Hills Public Television.

Screenwriting and Fiction Teaching:

Wilkes University low-residency M.F.A. program -- 2003 to present.

Gotham Writers Workshop - on-and-off since 2002.

Consulted and mentored numerous screenwriting and novel-writing students independently.

Guest speaker at Emporia State Univeristy, The New School, American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Presented and discussed own films at The New Hope Film Festival, The Feel Good Film Festival, Troma Dance, Queens World Film Festival, Kansas City Film Fest, New York Independent Film Fest, New Directors New York 2012.

On Set:

Continuity, DETOUR, feature film written by Martin M. Goldsmith and directed by Wade Williams III.

Stand In for Peter Jennings, ABC news anchorman.


Honors and Awards:

Student Council President - Herington High School, Herington, Kansas.

Dean's Honor Roll - Emporia State University, New York University.

Two time Kansas Broadcaster's Award for Best Documentary.

Graduated with Honors, New York University.

Writer of DEAD SIMPLE, winner of the Critic's Choice Award Seattle International Film Festival.

Writer and Director of CAN'T DANCE, winner of Founder's Choice Award Queens World Film Festival.

Winner Best Narrative Film Short. Sweet. Film. Fest.

Nominee for American Library Association Best Young Adult Novel.

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