Russ' first management of a media asset was a $9 million acquisition of the local television broadcast signal for KWBP-TV in Portland, Oregon. During the three years he and his partners owned and operated Portland’s WB affiliate, they put the station on the map in terms of ratings and revenue performance, turning the station into one of the leading performers in the early years of the WB Network. The station’s rapid growth drew the attention of WB Network Founder and CEO Jamie Kellner, who formed his own broadcast group and purchased the asset for $27 million.
Russ’ passion for television production and the great outdoors led to investments in media companies and later his own production venture OMG Multi-Media, (“OMG”). OMG has since created and distributed award-winning television programs including Fishing the West, America's Outdoor Journal, Camp YMCA, Inside Passage and Western Sport Fishing with Lee Horsley which broadcast on national cable networks Versus, Outdoor Life Network, Fox Sports Network, Outdoor Channel and Comcast Sports Net to name a few. Russ earned multiple Telly® Awards (the cable industry equivalent to the Emmy®) for his work, including Best Cable Outdoor Program in 2001 and 2005.
Russ has traveled the world to capture high-definition images of extreme athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, breathtaking landscapes and creatures great and small. Russ was one of the first producers to provide exclusively high-definition content to cable networks.
Specialties: Film Production & Distribution, Long & Short Format TV Production & Distribution, Training Video's, Marketing Video's, Commercials, Point-Of-Purchase Video's