Billy Rapaport’s career began with behind-the-scenes interviews at Saturday Night Live and has taken him to coverage of the Olympic Games with NBC. His long list of producing credits includes The Rascals: One Upon a Dream on Broadway, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning SportsCentury: The Fifty Greatest Athletes on ESPN. As well as the Emmy nominated Breeders’ Cup film series on NBC.
Billy’s directorial experience has followed a similarly diverse and accomplished path. The World’s Funniest Commercials for TBS, The Instant Beauty Pageant pilot for E! and New York stage productions of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This and Sam Shepard’s Simpatico are among the projects he has directed in the past.
Throughout his career Billy has served as the idea generator behind first-of-their-kind productions such as television coverage of the Olympic Torch Relay and the Kentucky Derby Red Carpet Show.
Currently Billy is producing and directing a documentary on the life of legendary Los Angeles photographer George Rodriguez.