Writer/Producer – CEO
Russ was influenced by a love of film and began storytelling, writing and producing at age ten. His first films were shot on a Christmas gift, an 8mm Bell & Howell. Later, after attending the USC School of Television and UCLA screenwriting programs Russ became involved in varied businesses that include founding an international interactive entertainment company that created leading edge games for major airlines.
Today, Russ heads TwinStar joined by a group of talented writers and filmmakers and continues to write and seeks true life inspirational stories for television film.
Judy A. Carbino-Hicks
Judy Carbino-Hicks early career began as a consumer marketing assistant at MCA/Universal Studios. During a fifteen year tenure, Judy devoted additional time to learn the craft of story development and analysis and forged relationships with many creative artists and filmmakers of the time. Judy was later hired by Walt Disney Studios Consumer Products division, however, continued her studies and freelance work in the creative field.
In 2012, Judy returned to MCA/Universal and was hired as a Reader and Script Analyst for an independent production company. Her additional duties included a position as a Publicity Research Coordinator.
As an avid historian, Judy has substantial knowledge of a wide base of produced films that allows her to provide professional script coverage with a keen eye on story and structure. Her work at TwinStar includes story research and development, script coverage and creative input on all feature and television projects.