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television and cable director

Wendy Robbins, American television and cable director. Recipient 2 Emmy awards Academy television Arts & Sciences, 1989, 90, National Endowment Arts award National Education Association, 1991, Gold award Houston Film Festival, 1988.

Background

Robbins, Wendy was born on January 12, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Robert and Elaine (Abrams) Hoffman.

Education

Graduate, Julliard School, 1984.

Career

Teacher University of California at Los Angeles, 1989-1993, Art Center, Pasadena, California, since 1993.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Director television series for Public Broadcasting Service, 1986-1990, Fox, 1991, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1990-1991, NBC, 1991-1992, also television documentaries for Public Broadcasting Service, 1986-1990, ABC, 1991-1992, cable documentary for Discovery Channel, 1988, film for Lifetime, 1992, also cable series, commercials, music videos for Music Television, 1992-1993, cable pilot for Home Box Office, 1993. Director Kids Saving Kids (Emmy award), Mysteries of the Mind, Ozone Danger Zone (Emmy award), Hollywood: A Town Remembered (Emmy nomination), Ode to a Bit Player, Grasping the Last Branch, It's A Big Country. Director (with Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw) Shattered Lullabies.

      (series) Celebrations, Fantastic Facts, Best of the Worst, Encounters, Take 5, The Big Picture. Segment producer Trauma Center. Co-developer Mickey Mouse Club.

      Author: Folk Tales From Outer Space, 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Active National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, Washington, 1993, Amnesty International, San Francisco, 1981-1993, Didget Fund, Gorilla's Diane Fossey, Colorado, 1989-1993, Reading is Fundamental, New York, 1990-1993. Member Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild American, International Documentary Association (vice president 1988-1991), Women in Film, Indiana Filmmakers Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: painting, writing, travel, diving, archeological digs.

Connections

father:
Robert Hoffman

mother:
Elaine (Abrams) Hoffman