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Improbable Success Productions ™ is a documentary film producer, specializing in telling the stories of successful countries and enterprises. It was formed by Richard W. Rahn and Emerald Robinson.



Richard W. Rahn  is an economist, syndicated columnist, and entrepreneur.  Currently he is Chairman of Improbable Success Productions and the Institute for Global Economic Growth.  He writes a syndicated weekly economic column which is published in The Washington Times, Real Clear Markets and many other places, and is a member of  the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review.  Previously, he served as: the Vice President and Chief Economist of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States; the Executive Director of the American Council for Capital Formation; as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority; as the U.S. co-chairman of the Bulgarian Economic Growth and Transition Project (1990-91); as a member of the Quadrennial Social Security Advisory Council (appointed by President Reagan in 1982); and as an economic advisor to President G.H.W. Bush (in the 1988 Presidential campaign).  In 1990, he founded the Novecon companies, which included Novecon Financial Ltd., Novecopter, and Sterling Semiconductor (now owned by Dow Corning).  He has taught in graduate schools at several universities, and for the U.S. Air Force.  He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and has served as a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, the Hudson Institute, and the Discovery Institute; and a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation.  He has written more than a thousand articles for newspaper, magazines and professional journals, such as the Wall Street Journal..  As an economic commentator, he has appeared on such programs as the Today Show, Kudlow and Co., the PBS Newshour and Crossfire, and was a weekly commentator for Radio America.  He has testified before the U.S. Congress on economic issues more than seventy-five times.  He earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by Pepperdine University.


Richard W. Rahn, PhD

Chairman, Executive Producer

Emerald Robinson

Creative Director, Producer

Emerald Robinson is an actress, writer, producer and personality who has been in the media industry for over 10 years.  As the host and writer for’s daily video news program, The Daily Orbit, Emerald combined her journalistic skills with her trademark style to write and deliver a daily dose of the latest science and technology news to Red Orbit’s global audience of more than 7.6 million unique monthly visitors.  In addition to the daily newscast, Emerald solely wrote, produced, and edited a weekly television segment called the Red Orbit Report. She has also written, produced, hosted, and edited a daily entertainment news segment, PopSocial News.  Her producing credits include a feature length psychological thriller and several short films.


General Counsel:  Dan Mastromarco, J.D.

Chief Financial Officer:  Richard A. Miles, CPA

Production Manager: Taisia Bullard




Film // Documentary

Story // Education// Inspiration

Available for freelance and contract jobs

on location 

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