Ross Novie grew up making videos in Northern New Jersey. Now he does it in Los Angeles.
Mr. Novie created, executive-produced and directed all six episodes of the comedy series “Secret Girlfriend” for Comedy Central (2009), based on the internet hit that ran for over one hundred online episodes. He also co-executive-produced the comedy pilot “Me and Roland” for TBS (2012). Mr. Novie has also sold comedy pitches to MTV and Fox with his writing/producing partner, Jay Rondot, as part of Rondovie Industries.
Mr. Novie has also written, directed and produced hours of content for the internet, including series for Sony’s “Crackle,” FremantleMedia’s “Atomic Wedgie,” Break.com and Turner’s “Superdeluxe” sites, as well as numerous commercials, film trailers, and industrials. In 2008 he was nominated for a “Webby” award for a set of comedic voter registration PSA’s that starred Rosario Dawson and Wilmer Valderrama for the non-profit group, “Voto Latino.”
As a First Assistant Director, he worked on some of the best television comedies including “Arrested Development,” “The Office,” “Entourage,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Happy Endings,” “Monk,” and “Even Stevens.”
Mr. Novie spent a month in February, 2010 in Abuja, Nigeria teaching local filmmakers directing and producing for the New York Film Academy.
Mr. Novie also created the film scheduling program now known as “Showbiz Scheduling” in 2003. He sold it to Media Services three years ago but continues to consult on the software’s development.