Regarded as one of the leading marketing experts in Hollywood, Dean McFlicker is a top-level TV executive and international keynote speaker.
Currently as Senior Vice President and Creative Director for the most watched media company in the world, Comcast/NBCUniversal, Dean’s marketing impact extends across all media platforms and includes oversight of promotional programs and original production for the NBCUniversal Entertainment Marketing group. Dean also helped launch Peacock streaming service and recently wrote, directed and executive produced the first-ever Minions Holiday Special. He is an award?winning producer and director of countless campaigns for some of the most successful shows on television, including The Voice, This Is Us, World of Dance, America’s Got Talent, Chicago Fire, ER, Law & Order, SVU, Smash, Heroes, The Apprentice, The West Wing, The Biggest Loser, Friday Night Lights, Days of Our Lives, Las Vegas, Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, American Dreams, Nashville Star, and all of NBC’s live musicals from the original ratings phenomenon The Sound of Music Live to the Emmy award-winning Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.
Dean has also produced for CNN, HBO, Entertainment Tonight, E! News Daily, and Good Morning America and was the writer, director and producer of Hairspray Live‘s half hour syndicated “making of” special. He was the writer and executive producer of the television special Heroes: Countdown to the Premiere, which was an innovative combination of an advertiser sponsored premiere party, a publicity/press red-carpet event and a highly rated hour of original primetime programming.
On Broadway, Dean choreographed Sha*Bang (Lincoln Center), Gypsy of the Year (Virginia Theater), Upfront (Radio City Music Hall) in addition to original dance productions at Studio 54, the Palladium and the Los Angeles Wilshire Theatre, Universal Amphitheater, Royce Hall and The Geffen. He is also proud to be one of the creators of the cult hit Octomom: The Musical.
In Hollywood, he has done countless TV shows, music videos and international concerts with Tina Turner, Prince, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Kool and The Gang, The Pointer Sisters, Debbie Reynolds, and Carol Channing to name a few.
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He has been one of Twyla Tharp’s dancers, an instructor at Broadway Dance Center and also a private dance teacher to the stars (with Rita Wilson, Kelly Preston, and Maria Shriver among his clients). Contributing to his success is a diverse education from UCLA (BA degree, English Literature) and NYU’s Tisch Graduate School of Film (MFA degree, Film Production). Now a high-level entertainment executive, Dean is at the forefront of some of the industry’s biggest projects with many of the world’s biggest stars. Dean uses his one-of-a-kind perspective to create educational and entertaining keynote speeches around the world.
And, perhaps if you’re quick, you can spot a young Dean as one of the original Newsies.