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Freedman, Robert L. 1957–

FREEDMAN, Robert L. 1957–

PERSONAL

Full name, Robert Levi Freedman; born July 27, 1957, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Eric E. and Shirley (maiden name, Nakelsky) Freedman; married Jean Kauffman, July 3, 1983; children: Max. Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.F.A., theatre arts, 1979; New York University, M.F.A. (Paulette Goddard Remarque Scholarship), dramatic writing and musical theatre.

Addresses:

Agent—Paradigm, 360 N. Crescent Dr., North Bldg., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Contact—Abrams Artists, 275 Seventh Ave., 26th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Career:

Writer and producer. New York University, instructor of screenwriting, 1986.

Member:

Writers Guild of America West, Dramatists Guild, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors:

ASCAP Popular Awards, music theatre, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, 1983 and 1984; Edgar Allan Poe Award nomination (with Richard DeLong Adams), best television feature or miniseries, Mystery Writers of America, 1993, for Honor Thy Mother; Writers Guild of America Award, children's script, 1994, for "A Deadly Secret: The Robert Bierer Story," Lifestories: Families in Crisis; Silver Plaque, Chicago International Television Festival, 1996, for What Love Sees; Writers Guild Award nomination, 1999, for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella; Humanitas Prize finalist, GLADD Award, best TV film, 2001, both for What Makes a Family; Emmy Award nominations, outstanding miniseries (with others) and outstanding writing for a miniseries, Television Critics Association Award, best movie or miniseries, Broadcast Critics Association Award, Golden Globe Award nomination, best TV movie or miniseries, Golden Satellite Award, best TV movie or miniseries, 2001, Writers Guild of America Award nomination, adapted long form, 2002, all for Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows.

CREDITS

Television Work; Movies:

Coproducer, Unlikely Angel, CBS, 1996.

Coproducer, What Love Sees, CBS, 1996.

Coproducer, What Makes a Family, Lifetime, 2001.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Coproducer, In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride and Madness (also known as Bitter Blood), CBS, 1994.

Producer, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (also known as Judy Garland: L'ombre d'une etoile), ABC, 2001.

WRITINGS

Television Movies:

The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, CBS, 1982.

Taken Away, CBS, 1989.

Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (also known as Other Side of Love), CBS, 1991.

Woman with a Past, NBC, 1992.

Honor Thy Mother, CBS, 1992.

What Love Sees, CBS, 1996.

Unlikely Angel, CBS, 1996.

Our Son, the Matchmaker, CBS, 1996.

Mrs. Santa Claus, CBS, 1996.

Cinderella (also known as Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella), 1997.

The Long Way Home, CBS, 1998.

Murder at 75 Birch, CBS, 1999.

What Makes a Family, Lifetime, 2001.

Television Episodes:

"A Deadly Secret: The Robert Bierer Story," Lifestories: Families in Crisis, HBO, 1992.

Television Specials:

Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne, PBS, 1987.

Television Miniseries:

In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride and Madness (also known as Bitter Blood), CBS, 1994.

Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (also known as Judy Garland: L'ombre d'une etoile), ABC, 2001.

Plays:

Banana Split, 1979.

Frantic, 1981.

(With John Bayless) Grand Duchy, produced at Charger Theatre, CA, 2003.

(With Steven Lutvak) Campaign of the Century, produced at American Musical Theatre, San Jose, CA, 2003–2004.

Also wrote Broadway Sings the Music of Jule Styne, produced at Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT; also wrote (with Lutvak) Kind Hearts and Coronets (adapted from the film of the same title).

OTHER SOURCES

Electronic:

Robert L. Freedman Official Site,http://www.robertlfreedman.com/, November 15, 2004.

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