Chick Russell is executive writer-producer at Chick Russell Communications, an innovative creative development company specializing in concept, design and production of world-class entertainment, enrichment and marketing experiences. He has a passion for combining next generation media and gameplay with story-driven experiences that are thrilling and highly repeatable.
For Universal Studios, Chick was writer-producer on a number of groundbreaking projects including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter land, Transformers: The Ride 3-D, the Fast & Furious: Supercharged ride, and The Simpson’s Springfield land. For Walt Disney Imagineering, Chick was writer-producer on several large projects including Tokyo DisneySea, Disney Studios Park Paris and Epcot in Orlando.
Chick enjoys applying his theme park design experience to museum exhibits. He wrote the U-505 U-boat exhibit for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and the Your Brain exhibit for the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia. And he wrote and produced interactive media exhibits for the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and Industry.
Chick also wrote Battle Stations 21, a hyper-realistic missile destroyer simulator with real fire and flooding for the U.S. Navy in Chicago. And he was vice president of interactive strategy at Young & Rubicam Advertising in Irvine, California.
Chick has worked on projects that have won an American Association of Museums Award, an International 3D Society Lumiere Award for 3D Technology, a TAM President’s Award for Extraordinary Concept and Design, a Design-Build Institute Award of America Best Overall Award, a White House Commendation Letter and 10 Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement.
Chick holds a Master’s degree in media producing and a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles. He has a media management certificate from USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and a scriptwriting certificate from UCLA. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America.