Richard Warren Rappaport, Esquire
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, Media Law, Communications Law,
Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law and International Law and Trade
Mr. Rappaport has dedicated many performances to civic or charitable causes.
Mr. Rappaport's film, "An American Artist, Richard Warren Rappaport," was filmed in 2014 before a live audience at the WRPBiTV Studios in Boca Raton, Florida, and premiered at the 2016 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Mr. Rappaport and René Katz co-produced "Concert, A Short Film," in 2014 at Multivision Studios, Miami. The film premiered in 2015 at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Mr. Rappaport performed in a live concert at Multivision Studios, Miami, for the docu-concert / documentary, CONCERT, which had its world premiere at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival in 2011. He also performed at the DOC Miami International Film Festival in 2012. Other performances in support of the arts have included the DocMiami Florida Documentary Film Festival Awards Gala, the Dade Legal Aid Battle of the Bands, "An American Artist: Richard Warren Rappaport in Concert," Boca Raton, and "A Concert by the Sea: the Music of Richard Warren Rappaport," in support of the Highland Beach Library Arts Series, all in 2014.
In earlier events, Mr. Rappaport performed in concert at the 2010 First Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports at the Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, presented by the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. The performance was dedicated to the H.O.P.E. program within the Public Interest Resource Center at the University of Miami School of Law, with special guest Professor Marni Lennon.
Mr. Rappaport performed at Chrystal Hartigan’s Songwriter’s Showcase at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the Fall of 2009. He also performed as a special guest as part of the Books and Books Coral Gables concert series.
Mr. Rappaport co-hosted the Artists’ Showcase at the Miami Museum of Science in early 2009, as part of a series of BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) showcases at the museum. The showcases have been planned to raise awareness about the museum and to support the Music/Musica Exhibit, which opened in October 2008.
The Music/Musica exhibit is a combination of two exhibits, respectively titled “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music,” which covers the history of Latin music in the United States, and “Access All Areas,” which analyzes music and technology. Mr. Rappaport chaired the Music/Musica Advisory Board for the museum and also worked closely with BMI to assist the museum in bringing Latin music artists to perform at the exhibit. Mr. Rappaport is a volunteer for the museum.
Mr. Rappaport has dedicated his release, “Sail Into The Sun,” to the H.O.P.E. program (Helping Others through Pro Bono Efforts) within the Public Interest Resource Center at the University of Miami School of Law. The program provides education and direct service opportunities to law students so they may engage in legal outreach within the community for those who are most in need, such as children, the homeless or those with disabilities. Since its inception in 1998, HOPE has grown to include over 400 volunteers a year and provide much-needed support to the community. Mr. Rappaport supports the program and is a volunteer for it.
Mr. Rappaport was able to secure an electric guitar to be donated for the auction at the Nova Royale Gala held by the Young Friends and Families of the South Florida Science Museum in benefiting the comprehensive campaign of the museum. Mr. Rappaport is a volunteer for the museum.
Mr. Rappaport was able to secure a drum set as an auction item for the Tico Torres Golf Classic Charity Gala. Mr. Rappaport has been a volunteer for the event and is on the Gala Committee. The golf tournament and gala are held for the purpose of raising funds for children’s charities.
Photo By: Lynn Parks
Mr. Rappaport was a guest at the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Art for Life Gala in Palm Beach. The foundation raises funds to support arts and education programming for urban youth in New York City and elsewhere.
Mr. Rappaport was a guest on the television program “Hello Hollywood,” hosted by Rene’ Katz, and discussed topics in film, television, music and art. At the request of the host, Mr. Rappaport also performed his release “Louisiana Way.” The song had been placed in the soundtrack of the CBS Television Movie of the Week, “The Madam’s Family: The Truth About The Canal Street Brothel.” “Louisiana Way” was subsequently nominated for consideration for an Emmy for soundtrack music within the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS).
Mr. Rappaport was a guest on a special edition of the “Palm Beach Rox” radio show and discussed the current state of the motion picture, television and music industries. At the request of the host, Mr. Rappaport also performed his music on the show.
Mr. Rappaport co-hosted the Steinway/BMI Music & Arts Showcase series at Steinway & Sons in Coral Gables, Florida. The showcases were by invitation and featured emerging and established artists in various music genres. Mr. Rappaport also performed his composition “Great Rock ‘N’ Roll” at the showcase.