Creative Gumbo


Richard Wentz

Copywriter, Consultant, Raconteur

About Me

Pondering the mysteries of life.

My Bio

Film and Television

Richard has had the opportunity to work in almost every facet of film and video production. He began in independent films on the production staffs of directors including the Coen Brothers, John Sayles and Louis Malle. He then transitioned to multi-camera television as a production stage manager for the Sesame Workshop and Jim Henson Productions. Beginning in 2000 he transitioned into a highly successful Creative Director in the infomercial industry earning his clients more than 500 million dollars in total sales. His proudest moment in infomercials was when a clip of a show he wrote and directed (and produced by Chris Bonanno) entitled “Obama, Coin of Change” starring Montel Williams was shown on The Colbert Report.    


Creative Writing 

After infomercials Richard decided to turn to writing full time, first with the novella “A Tropical Depression”, then several works for the theater. His first NYC theatrical production was a collection of one act plays entitled “Night of the Working Dead”, produced Off-Broadway by the New Perspectives Theater Company.  Since 2015 Richard has largely focused his writing on film and television.    


Marketing and Consulting:

From August of 2013 until January 2017 Richard was a marketing, communications and community engagement consultant with the NYC Department of Education. His work included creating materials and communication streams to improve outreach to the DOE's approximately 1.2 million public schools parents. He along with his colleague Lora-Lynn Byfield created two successful outreach programs: Pop-Up DOE a mobile communications and engagement vehicle and The Family English Initiative, a specialized language program to engage K-2 students and their parents 


Richard is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America

Marketing and Consulting

From politics, to community engagement to all forms of direct marketing

Creative Work

Books, Scripts, Plays et al.

Video Work

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Contact Me

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Creative Gumbo

554 West 53rd Street, Apt 7E, New York, NY 10019

(917) 710-4277