2016 Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year: Robin Greenspun

Robin Greenspun has never been one to limit herself.

She has enjoyed a varied and diverse career in the media and arts spanning 40 years. Greenspun began working in the television industry in college, working on network and syndicated television programs in various production roles. In her 20s she owned a dance studio, worked in television production and owned and ran a small advertising agency

In the early 80’s, she and her husband Danny owned and ran a bookstore and art gallery while she continued her work in the TV industry, raised her children, and was a dedicated community and arts advocate. In the early 1990s, Greenspun was an instructor in Communication Studies while pursuing her Masters Degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and produced video projects for non-profit agencies.

Ms. Greenspun recently made her documentary directorial debut with SEMICOLON; THE ADVENTURES OF OSTOMY GIRL, which follows Dana, a feisty, funny and charming 25 year old with Crohn’s disease during a crossroads in her life.

Along with her husband Danny, Greenspun owns the internationally acclaimed CineVegas Film Festival. She served as President of the festival until the festival’s hiatus in 2010. In addition, Greenspun and her husband were partners in Stone Village Pictures, a production company specializing in adapting literary works into motion pictures, including LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, EMPIRE FALLS, PENELOPE and THE LINCOLN LAWYER.

Ms. Greenspun has a long history as a community and arts advocate. From 1989 – 1997, she served on the Nevada Arts Council and was Chair for three years. In 1995, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Kennedy Center President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts, where she served as treasurer of the organization until the spring of 2001. In 1999, she received the Governor’s Arts Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts. She has served in leadership positions on numerous community boards including The Las Vegas/Clark County Library District Board of Trustees and Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. She was the co-founder and Founding President of the Discovery Children’s Museum which recently honored her with the “GREAT FRIEND TO KIDS” award. She currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

Greenspun attended San Diego State University where she was an art major and has a degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.