Ross Cibella – Production Director
Along with a team of production professionals, NewsLink brings you a wealth of experience and technical skill to provide you with the highest quality results for your live shot, Satellite Media Tour, video and news production needs.
Ross Cibella is an Emmy Award winning producer who has over 35 years experience producing and directing news, sports, talk shows, entertainment programs and commercials. Ross earned accolades in the Boston and New York City markets before transferring his business interests to Florida. He has managed production facilities for 30 years, including leading one of his companies, Century III TeleProductions in NYC, to become one of “the 10 best production and post production companies in the United States” (Millimeter Magazine, 1988).
Ross created and built the cutting edge, large scale, state of the art Southeast production and post production facility at Universal Studios, Florida, and pioneered the first digital facility in the Southeast, the first tapeless audio facility on the East Coast, and the first use of HDTV in Florida.
He founded the broadcast design and animation company, Digital Images (the DI Group) that designed and created graphics on more than 400 local broadcasting stations and cable networks.
During his career with CBS and United Artists Broadcasting in Boston, Ross directed the Pulitzer Prize winning “Paul Benzaquin Show”, the nationally acclaimed television program “Evans and Novak”, was the Executive producer/director of “Skittle Alley,” an award winning weekly one hour children’s program, and was the director of the “White House Transcripts,” the Nationally Acclaimed two hour drama for PBS and CBC. He was Executive Producer for the “Race to Riches” game show hosted by Larry King, and he directed “Newsmakers” and “The New England Experience” for Colgate Palmolive. He was the Commercial director for RKO East, directing commercials for Hood, Marshall’s, Zayres, Hills, T. J. Maxx, David Brudnoy, Joe Kennedy and numerous political candidates. He has been a Director of the Directors Guild of America since 1972.
Clio Award (1), Regional Emmy (3), New York Film Festival (2), National Addy (1), Regional American Advertising Awards (10), Telly (11), One Show (2), Cine Golden Eagle (2), Chicago Film Festival (1), Mobius (2), New England Broadcasting Assoc.(4), Hatch (4), International Film & TV (9), FMPTA (12), Virgin Islands Film Festival (1) and numerous industry honors.