Ruth Caruso is the Vice President Studio Liaison for all of Pacifica’s studio holdings. She works closely as a liaison between the Los Angeles and international production community and our facilities. She is a passionate advocate for both our production partners and the incentive programs they utilize aiming to make programs the best they can be to suit our clients’ needs while working hard to educate those in each state to better understand what will attract the film business to their region. She is focused on outreach, marketing and fostering relationships.
Ruth has been working in the Hollywood Entertainment Industry for over 15 years. Prior to joining Pacifica’s management team, she worked under a producing deal at NBC Universal where she produced and developed television shows for primetime network television, late night and cable long after she started in the mailroom of United Talent Agency in 1993. While there, she developed strong relationships with some of the biggest rising stars in the comedy business including performers, writers and directors. She was quickly recruited by the soon-to-be President of Entertainment and segued to the burgeoning WB Network. After working on many high impact pop culture projects, Ruth moved onto a new business model that would soon change the television landscape: importing and redeveloping British formats. As the VP of Development for Pearson Television she was charged with packaging international formats for the domestic marketplace. Next up: Henson Television. Ruth became the Head of Primetime Development during a new phase for the company. The creative reins had just been turned over by the family and it was time for the brand to be reinvigorated. After successfully landing numerous network projects and producing two films the company was resold and Ruth moved on and up to a start up production company Embassy Row at Disney. Ruth worked closely with the company’s principal to launch the shingle where she could stretch her storytelling abilities into non-fiction long form development as well as tread on her experience in scripted programming.
From a BA in Political Theory and a minor in Cinemas Studies from New York University to ABQ Studios, Ruth has always been drawn to new ventures fueled by a passion for ideas and the instincts to make them happen.