Don Ross is an entertainment entrepreneur and industry career veteran with more than 40 years hands-on experience and know-how. He is a fiscally responsible strategic senior executive with vast international experience and a unique background that includes the creative, technical, financial and production segments of the entertainment industry. He possess keen insight, practical experience and highly motivational leadership skills that promote growth and development of effective financial structures and operations that are risk adverse maximizing financial and product growth of corporate entities as well as the projects that comprise such corporate operations. His experience and know-how includes, without limitation, senior level corporate executive management, feature film production, finance, television broadcasting and program production, television station management and operations, television program syndication, motion picture finance, production, post production management, distribution and production studio operational management.
Don Ross is the Chief Executive Officer of Del Mar EPS, Del Mar Entertainment (“Del Mar”) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EPR Holdings. Del Mar provides independent theatrical release motion picture and television program producers executive production services that include, without
limitation, procurement of film production distribution (prints and advertising) financing, strategic development and packaging services, animation production, visual effects production, and licensing and merchandising. Del Mar seeks to produce and/or support the production of commercially viable family entertainment product. While keenly supporting the creative process, Del Mar focuses on the acute need for financial risk adverse strategies, both for the benefit of the financier and the motion picture producer.
Additionally, Del Mar’s business operations include divisions dedicated to development, construction and management of motion picture studios, new product and technology development and management/production consultation services. Del Mar’s business offices and production facilities are located in Marina Del Rey California, Burbank California, New York, South Korea and Japan with strategic affiliations in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Pakistan and India.
Prior to establishing Del Mar, Ross was Co-Chairman and CEO of Digital Pyramid Company, LTD, a company he co-founded with five-time Academy Award visual effects recipient, Richard Edlund. Based in Yokohama Japan, Digital Pyramid’s business model was designed to capture early stage emergence of
digital technology for the production of motion pictures and television programs worldwide. With offices in Japan and the USA, the company amassed a slate of high quality computer generated and live action motion picture projects. In 2005, Ross acquired Digital Pyramid. Digital Pyramid operations are now an integral part of Del Mar. In 2006, Del Mar expanded its services to include animation and visual effects production supported by its strategic affiliations in South Korea.
Don Ross is the recipient of two news program Emmy Awards, he is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Digital Magic Company and the Four Media Company. He also served on the Board of Directors of the UCLA Dashew International Student Center for Students and Scholars. Ross is a member of the Radio Television News Directors Association, American Film Institute, the Directors Guild of America (retired) and a former member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. Among his Theatrical Film credits (not subject to Del Mar confidentiality agreements) are Airforce One, Turbulence, Multiplicity, Desperate Measures, Cliff Hanger, etc. Ross is a graduate of Howard University and he attended Columbia University School of Journalism and New York University School of Law.