Dev Ross

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Dev Ross is a screenwriter, children's book author, performer,[1] director, and producer in theater, film, and television industries.[2]

Dev Ross

Writing credits[edit]

Ross is a writer in print, animation, and theater,[3] for several media content providers including Disney,[4] ABC, FOX KIDS, Universal Cartoon Studios, Cartoon Network, TLC, The Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, Mattel, the Web, and PBS.[4] Ross worked as story analyst for film production companies and then became a staff writer at Disney Studios in 1991,[5] where she also served as a voice director and "story doctor".[6] During 2007, Ross worked for the Samsung Corporation in South Korea teaching university courses in digital screenwriting at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.[4]

Ross wrote for several popular shows during the 1990s. These included Land Before Time, Darkwing Duck, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, Winnie the Pooh and Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers,[6]Return of Jafar, Monster High, Clifford's Puppy Days,[4] and the Adventures from the Book of Virtues.[4] She helped bring movies characters to television with Aladdin and The Little Mermaid,.[7]

Children's books[edit]

Ross wrote a number of children's books for the popular “We Both Read” series.[8]

Television and animation awards[edit]

Award Nomination/
Win
Award Category Show Title Credit Date Channel/
Distributor
Action in Children’s Television (ACT) Win Excellence in Television Writing The Great American Hero Show Writer September 10, 1992 PBS
Annie[9][10][11] Win Best Animated Home Video Release Return of Jafar Writer[4] May 20, 1994 Walt Disney Home Video
Daytime Emmy[12] Nomination Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program[13] Raw Toonage[14] Writer May 22, 1993 CBS
Daytime Emmy Win Outstanding Animated Program[15] New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh[16] Writer June 24, 1989 ABC
Humanitas[17] Win Excellence in Screenwriting Balto II: Wolf Quest[18] Writer February 19, 2002 Universal Cartoon Studios

Straight to video releases[edit]

Performing arts[edit]

Before turning to animation, Ross was the Artistic Director of the "Twelfth Night Repertory Company", a tri-city educational theatre and three time Emmy award winning television troupe from 1980-1982 where she was a writer, director, and performer.[2] Ross wrote and directed more than 70 plays for TNRC and Educational Theater Company, before leaving the schools. She even created a "synthesis of movement, text and sound", for which the schools became noted.[citation needed]

Prior to 2013, Ross's Theatrical awards include:

As of 2013, Ross is the creator and head writer of her own original web show called "The Rocks."[19][20][21]

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