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Richard M. Landau is an independent documentary maker and broadcasting executive known for creating and developing original public affairs TV content that deals with matters of ethics, journalism, multiculturalism and faith. He is a blogger, columnist and a member of the Rogers OMNI TV Advisory Council.

He has conceived and produced a range of documentaries. Richard’s projects in development include documentaries about: the revised status of males; and the apparent disappearance of long-term thinking. He recently completed a feature film screenplay All for Julie and he has a feature dramatic action TV series in development.

Richard also excels as an entrepreneur and digital marketing strategist, founding a thriving advertising agency. He is also a principal of WebVideo Associates an organization that is exploring new methods of distributing news and information.

Richard hosted and produced a variety of TV programs, earning more than 40 international awards for TV excellence and creating programming that reflects diversity. For 20 years, with two national broadcasters, Richard was responsible for upholding a broadcast Code of Ethics aimed at guaranteeing access for a multiplicity of voices and communities.

 

 

Richard is an authority in conflict resolution and dialogue. He is the author of the e-book What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue. In the wake of the September 11, Beliefnet, the internet’s foremost site for faith and religion, selected this e-book for companion material to its online interfaith dialogue mini-course.

Richard has been consulted by the White House and the UK Home Office on such issues. The Washington DC-based Interfaith Alliance has consulted him on matters pertaining to the practical side of dialogue and collaboration. Richard has also been called upon by civil authorities to adjudicate disputes. He is a strategist and speechwriter for elected officials.

He is author of articles about equity and diversity issues, including one recent academic paper for Canadian Diversity written at the request of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

He possesses a Master’s degree from Carleton University in Ottawa.