StarStream names Lauren Russell
Vice President of Production and Development
Los Angeles, CA (February 2, 2016) – StarStream announced today that Lauren Russell has been promoted to Vice President of Production and Development. Russell has been a key figure in bringing three productions to this year’s Sundance Film Festival; Jeff Beana’s, Joshy, Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers and short film by Frankie Shaw’s Too Legit. Prior to joining Starstream, Russell produced several short films and web series including Janicza Bravo’s Pauline Alone and Caroline Fox’s This Old Thing.
StarStream premiered Kevin Smith’s Tusk sequel Yoga Hosers at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as Jeff Baena’s film Joshy and Frankie Shaw’s short Too Legit.
“Lauren Russell started at StarStream 2 years ago, as my assistant,” says StarStream CEO Kim Leadford. “In this short period of time, Lauren has: optioned a script that made it onto the Black List (Big Time Adolescence); helped produce 3 films and 1 television pilot; closed a complicated debt deal; and became a steady force in helping to shape the company’s operations. This year, Lauren is producing Jason Orley’s Big Time Adolescence with Mason Novick and Michelle Knudsen, while, also assisting StarStream’s executive team with building out its distribution and television businesses.”
StarStream is a television and motion picture production and financing company focused on producing and financing edgy, high quality content with top story tellers, strong casts and lean budgets for a commercial audience.
Starstream has produced Life of Crime (Lionsgate) (Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes, Will Forte and Mos Def), Life After Beth (A24 Films) (Aubrey Plaza, Dane Dehaan, John C Reilly and Molly Shannon), Joshy (Sundance Film Festival 2016, U.S Dramatic Competition) (Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally, Alex Ross Perry, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate and Brett Gelman) and Yoga Hosers (Sundance Film Festival 2016, Midnight section) (Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez).
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