Richard Allen

Professor 817-257-6695 r.allen@tcu.edu

M.F.A., Indiana University at Bloomington
B.F.A., New York University

Fields of Expertise

Daytime Television Writing, Careers in Entertainment/Broadcasting

Courses Taught

  • Analysis of Screen Performance
  • Dramatic Style and Structure
  • Dramatic Writing
  • Freshman Seminar in FTDM
  • Introduction to Film/TV Aesthetics
  • Media Adaptations-Musicals Broadway to Hollywood
  • Producing
  • Senior Seminar in FTDM
  • Survey of Film
  • TV Studies for Non-Majors

Richard J. Allen is Professor in Film-Television-Digital Media. He won Emmy Awards in 2001 and 2002 as Associate Writer for CBS’s daytime drama, As the World Turns. Formerly he was Head Writer at NBC’s Days of Our Lives and has also written for ABC’s General Hospital, One Life to Live and NBC’s Another World. In addition to his Emmy Awards, Richard also received an Emmy nomination in 1987 for Days of Our Lives. Richard is a three-time Writers Guild Award nominee, and winner of a Soap Opera Award, a Media Access Award and the Environmental Media Award. As a professor, Richard has received the 2002 Dean’s Research and Creative Activity Award, the 2001-2002 Wassenich Award for mentoring on the TCU campus, and the 1999 Delta Gamma Foundation Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Richard’s play, The Man Who Killed Rock Monnenoff , was produced by Atlanta’s Theatre-in-the-Square in 1989. His comedy Seducing Sally was produced at Fort Worth Theatre in 1999. In addition, his collection of 54 short plays, Parashah Plays, was published in 2000 by ARE Publishing. In 2002, he wrote, produced and co-directed a stage musical based on the film Mildred Pierce. Mildred! was funded in part by a grant from TCU. In 2003, he produced a workshop production of a one-act musical, Audition, for which he also wrote the book and lyrics. Richard has also written a teleplay, which was broadcast in 1997. Big Shots stars Ed Asner, Bonnie Franklin, Steve Landesberg, Lawrence Pressman and Jonathan Prince and was broadcast on PBS in South Florida as well as on JTN in Southern California. His screenplay, The O’Hare Affair, was optioned by Segue Productions in 1995.