SCOTT ROSS

Profile Updated: July 30, 2015
my favorite school 1966
Occupation: Film Director/Producer
Children: Shannon(35); Dylan (29); Molly (25)
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Short bio.... seems a bit pompous, but way easier than typing something new!

As one of the pioneers in digital media, Scott Ross’ career in entertainment and technology has spanned three decades. From 1993 until 2006, Scott Ross was the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Digital Domain, Inc., one of the largest digital production studios in the motion picture and advertising industries.

An eight time Academy Award nominee, Digital Domain received its first Oscar in 1997 for the ground breaking visual effects in TITANIC. That success was followed by a second Oscar in 1998 for WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. Digital Domain received additional nominations for TRUE LIES, APOLLO 13 and I, ROBOT and has won three Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Awards for its proprietary software.

Digital Domain’s Commercials Division has continually established itself as the premiere visual effects studio in the advertising industry. With Fortune 500 clients such as Nike, American Express, Gatorade, Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola and Mercedes Benz, the Commercials Division has garnered dozens of Clio Awards.

In addition to the visual effects divisions, Mr. Ross launched Digital Domain Films, a feature film production division. The first feature film produced by Mr. Ross was the New Line Cinema release SECONDHAND LIONS which achieved both critical and box office success.

A native of New York City, Mr. Ross began his career in Media Studies at Hofstra University where he graduated with a BS in Communication Arts. He returned to Hofstra in June of 1997 to receive an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater.

During the 70’s, Ross toured with numerous bands such as the Miles Davis group and The Allman Brothers Band. In the 80’s Ross was General Manager of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic and VP of the LucasArts Entertainment Group, which was comprised of Skywalker Sound, LucasArts Commercial Productions, LucasArts Attractions, Editdroid/Soundroid and ILM.

Mr. Ross is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (OSCARS); The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (EMMYS) and has spoken extensively about the creative process, content and technology in over 30 countries around the world.

School Story:

I can barely recall yesterday let alone 1966..... though there were those three really cute girls... and their names I'll never forget .... Janice Slays; Lorraine McMahon and Donna Samborsky..

And of course, Nov 22, 1963. I was in 7th grade taking a math test in last period from Mrs. Rose... we heard the bell ring early and we were sent to our homerooms... mine was on the third floor with Mr. Holland, as we walked up the three flights of stairs, all the kids were abuzz with what happened in Dallas. There was rumor that JFK had been shot and killed but no one knew for sure. We were all sent home and as I was leaving 67, I turned to wait for my buddies only to see that flag at half mast... and then I knew it was true.

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