Writer/Producer – CEO
Russ’s interest in film started at an early age during summers at his family’s home in the Malibu Movie Colony. Armed with a 8mm camera, Russ soon began writing and shooting his own shorts that later lead to developing original feature stories and screenplays while attending the School of Television at USC and writing programs at UCLA.
Influenced over a span of thirty years by many of Hollywood’s most prolific writers and producers, Russ continues to create and develop original feature and animation projects along with adaptation of true dramatic stories for both film and television.
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.