Television Producer / Director

Most people know me as presentation and media interview coach here in Europe, but many don’t realize my back ground in the television business back in the U.S. and how that has helped me to be very good at helping you today.

Leadership, teamwork and on-camera presentation coach

On-camera presentation coaching/directing in English is my forte! Most people have no idea how to behave when presenting to camera or using a teleprompter. I can help transform you into a captivating on-camera performer!


Instructor Pilot

I learned all about developing leadership and communication skills firsthand as a United States Air Force Captain, aircraft commander and instructor pilot. However, I’ve spent most of my life as a television producer/director. This means years of performing on-camera presentation coaching for all kinds of people, both professional and non-professional, to communicate their story in the best possible way.


International Television Productions

Over the years, I’ve done just that at local public television stations in the Mid-West. After that in Chicago and later in the “Big Time” in Hollywood, New York and London. I directed and national produced programs for CBS, ABC, PBS, HBO, Showtime, Arts & Entertainment Channel, The Disney Channel and more.

I’m a member of the Directors Guild of America & the American Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

In addition, some of my productions have been recognized internationally.



ACE Awards
Gold, Silver, Bronze – International Film/TV Fest of NY
Bronze Hugo – Chicago International Film Festival
Best Documentary – Los Angeles Film Awards
Award Winner – International Wine Film Festival Santa Barbara, California
Gold Video Award – RIAA
Winner – Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
Gold Winner – International Independent Film Awards
Gold Award- Broadcaster’s Promotion Association
Silver Award – Houston International Film Festival

on-camera presentation coaching/directing - English
David L. Simon
Media & Entertainment Expert - Los Angeles, California

“I had the rare opportunity of working with Rudi when I ran Disney’s International Production Company in London. Rudi is a talented, detail-oriented and collegial individual. I would always look forward to working with Rudi again.”

Dick Hiner
Former Station Manager - WHA-TV - Wisconsin Public Television

“That voice I’ll never forget, listening to your creative program ideas, your enthusiasm, so far above what others were even close to imagining.”

Louise B ANDREW (Briggs)

I know Rudi to be a superb film maker as well as an effective communicator and teacher. So I would highly recommend him in any case, but perhaps ESPECIALLY if your presentation needs to be on camera! This is a rare combination of skill sets.

Emilia Langtry
Owner - EM Vision Visual Design

“Rudi has a clear vision of how best to present material while keeping the storyline front and center. He has a keen eye in identifying pain points and opportunities, using his skill as presentation coach to bring people further in becoming better communicators.”

Jan Klein
Owner - Staffelter Hof, Mosel Winery

“Even when you’re not used to be in front of a camera much, he makes you feel at ease and behave naturally in order to generate maximum authenticity of people and places.”

Directing and personal on-camera coaching are my forte!

Book a short phone or video call, so that I can learn about your specific needs to see how I might be of benefit to your production.