Cream Productions has appointed veteran documentary producer Corey Russell to the position of executive VP as it launches its new film division, Cream Films.
In his new role, Russell will oversee all creative for the division and be tasked with developing and producing music, sports and documentary specials. Russell will report directly to David Brady, chief executive officer and co-owner, and Kate Harrison Karman, president and co-owner.
Previously, Russell co-founded Fadoo Productions. Among the company’s many critically acclaimed documentaries are the Kiefer Sutherland-narrated Names on the Cup, about the history of the Stanley Cup, as well as the Paul Rudd-narrated Rush: Time Stand Still, about the legendary rock band Rush and the band’s final tour. Russell also produced a companion concert film, R40 Live, that debuted at number one on the Billboard DVD chart.
In 2019, he produced Killing Patient Zero. Directed by Laurie Lynd (Breakfast with Scot), the film tells the true story of the AIDS crisis in America. Russell’s latest documentary about 1980s rock icons The Go-Go’s is directed by Alison Ellwood (History of the Eagles) and will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.
“Corey is a longtime friend and widely respected producer in the documentary space,” said Brady. “His expertise in premium storytelling, his ability to find unprecedented access and strategically connect leading talent is a perfect synergy for Cream as we prioritize music, sports and documentary specials.”
Russell added: “I’ve been a fan of Cream Productions for a number of years. Their work and reputation in the industry is first class. I’m looking forward to working closely with Dave and Kate and the rest of the team.”