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Television production executive

Robert Homer Guenette, American television production executive. Member Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors, International Documentary Association (board directors 1980-1986, president 1986-1987), Directors Guild American, Writers Guild American, Producers Guild American.

Background

Guenette, Robert Homer was born on January 12, 1935 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Alfred Guenette and Mary (Graham) Atwell.

Education

Graduated from the high school, Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Career

Film editor, various production companies, New York City, 1952-1961;freelance news director, producer, writer, all major networks, New York City, 1961-1967;vice president creative affairs, Metropolitan Broadcasting, New York City, 1964;writer, Seven Arts Prodns., Los Angeles, 1964;president, Robert Guenette Prodns., New York City, 1967-1971;president, Los Angeles, since 1975;producer, director, writer, Wolper Prodns., Los Angeles, 1971-1975.

Achievements

  • 1972: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Any Area of Creative Technical Crafts (for The Plot to Murder Hitler)1978: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Entertainment Special (for the episode "I Can" from the series Winners)1978: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Entertainment Special (for the episode "Journey Together" from the series Winners)1982: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Special (for Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark)1982: Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary (for Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark)2001: International Documentary Association Pioneer Award.

Works

Religion

Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983).

Membership

Member Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors, International Documentary Association (board directors 1980-1986, president 1986-1987), Directors Guild American, Writers Guild American, Producers Guild American.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: horse racing.

Connections

Married Frances Gudemann, February 22, 1961. 1 child, Mark David.

father:
Alfred Guenette Atwell

mother:
Mary (Graham) Atwell

spouse:
Frances Gudemann

child:
Mark David Guenette