Rick Hawkins is an Emmy-winning screenwriter whose career in Hollywood includes successes as a producer, studio executive and international media consultant. Beginning with The Carol Burnett Show – where his now iconic “Went With the Wind” sketch contains the longest-sustained laugh in television history – Hawkins went on to pen the ABC telefilm, The Love Boat, which piloted the long-running series. Hawkins’ writing credits include landmark variety series and top-rated sitcoms and dramas, for which he has earned seven Emmy Award nominations and five WGA Award nominations. Hawkins has served as lecturer and teacher at the University of California Los Angeles and the University of Moscow, as well as the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Warner Brothers Comedy Writing workshops. Rick is a Senior Teaching Artist at Point Park University in Pennsylvania and teaches Screenwriting Workshops for USPA.