Dean McFlicker is a marketing expert and a Senior Vice President, Creative Director for NBC Marketing’s Original Production Group. He has created campaigns for some of the most successful shows on TV, including This Is Us, The Voice, America’s Got Talent and all of NBC’s live musicals. As an award-winning director, producer and SVP, Dean has a unique role that combines creativity and executive leadership. As a speaker, he uses his insider perspective to translate techniques from film, television and Broadway into practical business tools applicable to any industry. Dean shows organizations how to refine their brand story and find their ideal place in the rapidly evolving media landscape and beyond. Additional marketing credits include World of Dance, Chicago Fire, ER, Law & Order, SVU, Smash, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, Days of Our Lives, Survivor, and many more.
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.
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.
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And, perhaps if you’re quick, you can spot a young Dean as one of the original Newsies.