WILLIAM BRADFORD ROSS, III
Mr. Ross has been engaged in the real estate and mortgage business for the past 25 years.
In 1998, he retired and began a new endeavor managing Maiden Point Farm where he raises purebred Angus cattle and breeds horses.
In 2006, Mr. Ross started with his wife, Robinette, the multimedia company, Highlands Productions, that specializes in historic documentaries and short films. He has also raised funds for numerous joint ventures.
ROBINETTE DAVIS ROSS
Robinette Davis Ross was Vice President and Publisher of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc. since July 1994. Ms. Ross first joined The Chronicle of Higher Education in 1978, and was responsible for leading the 40-year-old title to its most profitable years in the publication’s history. In 1988, she successfully launched The Chronicle of Philanthropy which quickly became the leading publication serving the nonprofit sector.
Under Ms. Ross's leadership, she led The Chronicle's online Careers service -- ChronicleCareers.com -- to win the 2006 EPpy Award for Best Internet Classified Service for the third time in the past five years. The EPpy Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek magazines, are the highest honors for newspaper Web sites.
In the 1980’s she built display advertising in The Chronicle of Higher Education from scratch and created a professional sales department. She was responsible for market research and was deeply involved in the business aspects of almost every new project of the last three decades, including the introduction of color advertising, the entry into Internet advertising, and site licenses.
She also worked on the creation of the Communications Department to manage both Chronicles’ public-relations efforts for the editorial side, and the business departments’ marketing, promotion, and conference activities. Robin and Bradford live in rural Maryland and enjoy their three children and two grandchildren. In 2006, after nearly 30 years at The Chronicle, Ms. Ross retired to pursue other endeavors.
"The most amazing thing about Mrs. Ross' life, to me as a story-teller,
is that she touched three centuries of American history," says
writer/producer/director Kevin R. Hershberger. "Being born in 1876,
at the grand centennial of the nation, she touched our first century
- the veterans of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars... then she lived
the nations' second one-hundred years, passing in 1977 while touching
the face of the third American century."
"She was born when U.S. Grant was President, and passed away when Jimmy Carter was in the White House... from the horse and buggy to men on the moon, " adds Hershberger.
Kevin R Hershberger's films have won 24 national and international industry awards, five awards as "Best Director."
The film will showcase original archival materials, original artifacts, photographs, and family mementos. It will also include High-Definition recreations of events in her life, interviews with noted female politicians of today, and experts on this period of Wyoming and U.S. history.
The film will be shot in Wyoming, Missouri, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
The film is scheduled to be completed in October 2007, followed by gala premieres in Wyoming and Washington, D.C.
Please continue to check this site for updates on the film's progress, exclusive behind-the-scenes clips, interviews, news and photographs.
Executive Producer: William Bradford Ross III
Writer/Director/Producer: Kevin R. Hershberger
Co-Producer: Robinette Ross
Director of Photography: Stephen M. Lyons
1st Assistant Director/Producer: John D. Bert
Sound: William Britt
Music: David G. Russell
Casting: Annie Chapman
Production Designer: Andrew Carnwath
CAST (to be announced soon)