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 Ric Burns Biography

Burns is best-known for his Emmy award-winning, eight part PBS series, New York: a documentary film, which Variety called “nothing short of gripping” and “a monumental series that raises the bar for this kind of work.” His other award-winning films include Ansel Adams, Coney Island, and The Way West, which the Los Angeles Times called “a breathtaking masterpiece of history television.”

Known for their dreamlike intensity, narrative drive and uncompromising emotional and intellectual force, Burns’ films are exhilarating studies of the fabric of the American experience — illuminating both the bright promise and the dark possibilities of the American dream. “[He] is less interested in celebrating American history than in giving it to us honestly,” wrote The Boston Globe, which called Burns’ The Donner Party, “one of the most powerful documentaries you will ever see.

Bringing the same passion, commitment and storytelling gifts to his public speaking as he does to his filmmaking, Burns, has explored such diverse discussion topics as the history of the American frontier, the nature of art and creativity, the craft of filmmaking, New York City’s history and culture of transformation, and the rise and fall of the World Trade Center.

His most recent film, Eugene O’Neill, which first aired on PBS in March of 2006, was called “a superbly told narrative of America’s greatest playwright” by The Wall Street Journal. Vogue called it “the kind of film you will want to keep and play again for anyone who has ever contemplated taking on the terrifying mandate of the artist.”

Burns began his career working alongside his brother Ken, as co-producer and co-writer of the landmark PBS series The Civil War. He formed his own company, Steeplechase Films, in 1989, and since then has produced some of the most highly regarded films on Public Television.

Ric Burns is among the most engaging speakers I have ever heard. He not only charms an audience with entertainment but enlightens. He can translate the most complex subjects and personalities into vivid narrative.

George Polk Awards for Journalism 

Burns’s forthcoming film profile of Andy Warhol – to be broadcast as a part of the PBS series American Masters in the fall of 2006 – will be the first to explore the complete spectrum of Warhol’s astonishing artistic output, stretching across five decades.

He is also beginning work on a two-part, four-hour documentary about The New York Times for national broadcast on Public Television in 2008. The film will closely scrutinize the power and importance of the press in a democratic society, while exploring the history of one of the most influential news gathering organizations in the world.

In addition to his award-winning films, Burns is the co-author with James Sanders and Lisa Ades, of New York: an Illustrated History, and co-author, with Geoffrey C. Ward of the companion volume to PBS series The Civil War.

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Ric Burns

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Ric Burns Biography

Burns is best-known for his Emmy award-winning, eight part PBS series, New York: a documentary film, which Variety called “nothing short of gripping” and “a monumental series that raises the bar for this kind of work.” His other award-winning films include Ansel Adams, Coney Island, and The Way West, which the Los Angeles Times called “a breathtaking masterpiece of history television.”

Known for their dreamlike intensity, narrative drive and uncompromising emotional and intellectual force, Burns’ films are exhilarating studies of the fabric of the American experience — illuminating both the bright promise and the dark possibilities of the American dream. “[He] is less interested in celebrating American history than in giving it to us honestly,” wrote The Boston Globe, which called Burns’ The Donner Party, “one of the most powerful documentaries you will ever see.

Bringing the same passion, commitment and storytelling gifts to his public speaking as he does to his filmmaking, Burns, has explored such diverse discussion topics as the history of the American frontier, the nature of art and creativity, the craft of filmmaking, New York City’s history and culture of transformation, and the rise and fall of the World Trade Center.

His most recent film, Eugene O’Neill, which first aired on PBS in March of 2006, was called “a superbly told narrative of America’s greatest playwright” by The Wall Street Journal. Vogue called it “the kind of film you will want to keep and play again for anyone who has ever contemplated taking on the terrifying mandate of the artist.”

Burns began his career working alongside his brother Ken, as co-producer and co-writer of the landmark PBS series The Civil War. He formed his own company, Steeplechase Films, in 1989, and since then has produced some of the most highly regarded films on Public Television.

Ric Burns is among the most engaging speakers I have ever heard. He not only charms an audience with entertainment but enlightens. He can translate the most complex subjects and personalities into vivid narrative.

George Polk Awards for Journalism 

Burns’s forthcoming film profile of Andy Warhol – to be broadcast as a part of the PBS series American Masters in the fall of 2006 – will be the first to explore the complete spectrum of Warhol’s astonishing artistic output, stretching across five decades.

He is also beginning work on a two-part, four-hour documentary about The New York Times for national broadcast on Public Television in 2008. The film will closely scrutinize the power and importance of the press in a democratic society, while exploring the history of one of the most influential news gathering organizations in the world.

In addition to his award-winning films, Burns is the co-author with James Sanders and Lisa Ades, of New York: an Illustrated History, and co-author, with Geoffrey C. Ward of the companion volume to PBS series The Civil War.

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  • How to book Ric Burns?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ric Burns for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ric Burns, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ric Burns or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ric Burns?

    Booking fees for Ric Burns, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ric Burns, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ric Burns?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ric Burns for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ric Burns for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ric Burns or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ric Burns or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ric Burns is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ric Burns for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Ric Burns generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ken Burns, Bjarke Ingels, Carly Zakin, Sarah Hendrickson and James Redford. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ric Burns for an upcoming event.

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