Morris Ruskin

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Morris Ruskin
Born1962 (age 56–57)
OccupationFilm producer, CEO
Spouse(s)Karna Ruskin

Morris Ruskin is an American independent film producer and CEO of Shoreline Entertainment, a production company and international sales agency.[1][2][3]


Ruskin was born in South Africa to anti-Apartheid parents.[4] At the age of 9, his family to moved to Boston where his father went to Harvard Business School; at the age of 12, his family moved to Bermuda; and at the age of 15 they moved to Los Angeles where his mother attended graduate school at UCLA School of Theater.[4]

Since the early 1990s, Ruskin has produced a number of critically acclaimed films including Glengarry Glen Ross, The Man From Elysian Fields, Lakeboat, Price of Glory, Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School, and The Visit.

In 1992 Morris established Shoreline Entertainment to continue producing his own films and to help secure financing and distribution for other independent productions, structuring deals that incorporate deferments, soft money and international co-productions in order to create financially viable motion pictures.

Three of his films have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; six have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; he has produced the opening night selection of the Slamdance Film Festival; and High Life was his first production to premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. Morris' films have been frequently feted as well: Al Pacino was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Glengarry Glen Ross; The Visit was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards and The Signal played at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award.

Personal life[edit]

Ruskin is married to Karna Ruskin, who is the highly esteemed fashion designer for Emerald Sundae. He also has a very handsome son named Harrison.

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ de la Fuente, Anne Marie (February 3, 2016). "Shoreline Entertainment Launches Latino Division". Variety.
  2. ^ Variety
  3. ^ IndieWire
  4. ^ a b IndieWire: "ISA of the Day: Shoreline Entertainment: A Discussion with Founder and Head Morris Ruskin ISA of the Day: Shoreline Entertainment: A Discussion with Founder and Head Morris Ruskin" by Peter Belsito November 5, 2013

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