In 2002, The Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama presented two public lectures by Emmy-award winning producer and acclaimed acting teacher and film producer Robert Benedetti. Mr. Benedetti spoke on two different occasions delivering addresses on The Digital Revolution in Film: Myth and Reality and Hollywood Ethics: Behind the Oxymoron. Both lectures were sponsored by the Ralph L. Collins Memorial Lecture Fund.
Emmy award winning producer, writer, teacher, Robert Benedetti has won Emmys among other prestigious awards as a producer (MISS EVERS BOYS, HBO 1997, A LESSON BEFORE DYING, HBO 1999, and ALDRICH AMES: TRAITOR WITHIN, Showtime 1999) working with stars like Alfre Woodard, Laurence Fishburne, Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Timothy Hutton, Joan Plowright, and Elizabeth Pena. From 1974 to 1981, Benedetti was Dean of the School of Theatre at the California Institute of the Arts. Before that, he served as Head of the Acting Program at the Yale Drama School, Chairman of Theatre at York University in Toronto, and Master Teacher at Carnegie-Mellon University. He has also been a Master Teacher at the National Theatre School of Canada, the National Institute of Dramatic Art and the Victorian College of Art in Australia, and the O’Neill Theatre Institute. His 1970 book, THE ACTOR AT WORK, Foreword by Ted Danson, is now in its Eighth Edition. He also wrote THE DIRECTOR AT WORK, with a Foreword by John Houseman, and in 1999 a new book appeared, THE ACTOR IN YOU, and the second edition will be out in the fall of 2002. In 2000, Allyn & Bacon published his books, ACTION! ACTING FOR FILM AND TELEVISION, and FROM CONCEPT TO SCREEN: AN OVERVIEW OF FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION.