Heinrichs, Rick

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(Richard Heinrichs)


Born in San Rafael, CA; married, wife's name Dawn. Education: California Institute of the Arts, graduated; Boston University, B.F.A.; attended School of Visual Arts, New York City; studied with cartoonists Will Eisner and Harvey Kurtzman.


Manager—Sandra Marsh Management, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 220, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Production designer, art director, and set designer. WED Enterprises, sculptor for audio–animatronic figures for theme parks, 1979; Walt Disney Studios, assistant animator and model creator, beginning 1979; Greenlite, worked as stop–motion animator; also worked as animation effects and models supervisor and as visual consultant; frequent collaborator with filmmaker Tim Burton.

Awards, Honors:

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, best production design, 1999, Academy Award, best art direction or set decoration (with Peter Young), Film Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, best production design, Golden Satellite Award, best art direction or production design (with others), Sierra Award, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, best production design, and Art Directors Guild Award, excellence in production design for a feature film (with others), all 2000, all for Sleepy Hollow; Art Directors Guild Award, excellence in production design for a period or fantasy feature film (with others), and Academy Award nomination, best achievement in art direction (with Cheryl Carasik), both 2005, for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.


Film Work; Production Designer:

Fargo, Gramercy, 1996.

The Big Lebowski, Gramercy, 1998.

Sleepy Hollow, Paramount, 1999.

Bedazzled (also known as Teuflisch), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2000.

Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2001.

Hulk, Universal, 2003.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Paramount, 2004.

Film Work; Art Director:

Batman Returns, Warner Bros., 1992.

Last Action Hero, Columbia, 1993.

Film Work; Set Designer:

Ghostbusters II, Columbia, 1989.

Edward Scissorhands, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1990.

Joe Versus the Volcano, Warner Bros., 1990.

The Fisher King, TriStar, 1991.

Film Work; Other:

Producer and sculpture designer, Vincent (animated short film), 1982.

Stop–motion animator, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1984.

Associate producer, Frankenweenie, 1984.

Animation effects supervisor, Pee–Wee's Big Adventure, Warner Bros., 1985.

Models and miniatures supervisor, Nutcracker: The Motion Picture, Atlantic, 1986.

Supervising art director, Tall Tale (also known as Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill), 1995.

Television Work:

Stop–motion animator, Hansel and Gretel, 1982.

Art director, To the Moon, Alice (special), Showtime, 1990.

Production designer, Fallen Angels (series), Showtime, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Making of "Planet of the Apes," 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Planet of the Apes," HBO First Look, HBO, 2001.



Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend, Mandalay/Paramount, 2000.



Washington Post, December 18, 2004, pp. C1, C2.

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