Ric's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Destination Unknown

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Los Angeles, CA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 1

  • ON DVD:

RIC BIRCH

Executive Producer
Olympic Ceremonies

“Life has to be discovered all the time.”

INTERESTS:

Acting & Theatre Sports

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Inspiration Opportunity Family Passion

FOUNDATION:

Accomplishing Goals

TAGS:

air force, challenges, change, growing up, importance, influence, maturity, music, olympics, responsibility, student theater, theater, unhappy, unpredictable

BIOGRAPHY:

  • When he was growing up, his father was in the Air Force, so his family moved around a lot.
  • As a result, he's never been scared to move for a job, which has been crucial to his job in the entertainment industry.
  • His first experience with production was working backstage in the student theater at his university.
  • Quickly realized that his work at the theater gave him more fulfillment than his law classes...and it was a great place to meet girls.
  • Today, he's widely considered an "expert" on producing the Olympics-he's been involved with the broadcasts of five different Olympic Games.
  • He's also produced major cultural events, like Sydney's New Year's Eve Celebrations at the turn of the millennium.
  • He likens finding the perfect job to falling in love-you won't know how to describe it, but when the right job comes along, you'll know.
  • Says the worst thought you can have is, "it's time for me to grow up and be sensible"; instead, you should be constantly exploring and discovering life.

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