Russ Krasnoff, Producer

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 1:00pm

Penn students meet and greet

Russ Krasnoff
Executive Producer of NBC’s series COMMUNITY, Producer of The Soloist

Russ Krasnoff formed Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment with Gary Foster in 2006 focusing on the production of feature films and television series. Krasnoff/Foster’s recent productions include the DreamWorks feature film The Soloist starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx as well as the NBC series Community starring Joel McHale and Chevy Chase. Previously, Krasnoff served as the President of Programming and Production at Sony Pictures Television and was responsible for scripted and reality programming for network, cable and syndicated television. The diverse slate of projects under his purview included the original primetime series The King of Queens, Rescue Me, The ShieldJoan of Arcadia as well as top-rated syndicated daytime programs Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Ricki Lake, and Judge Hatchett, among others. On the animated programming front, the series The Boondocks, Dragon Tales, Harold and the Purple Crayon, and Spider-Man represent a sampling of the projects developed and produced under Krasnoff’s supervision. Krasnoff graduated from the University of Denver with BSBA degrees in Finance and Marketing. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Hollywood Radio and Television Society. Krasnoff lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

This program is open to Penn students only.

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