Since graduating from The American Film Institute to pursue a career as a writer/producer, Rick has written over one hundred hours of television. His script for the Road To Avonlea episode "Incident at Vernon River" won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program. He has developed five series for television for Universal Television, Warner Brothers International, Ivan Reitman Productions and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He is currently developing a one-hour police drama for Global Television. In addition to teaching screenwriting at the Vancouver Film School, he has contributed articles on screenwriting and filmmaking to international publications.