Monty Ross is an industry vet with 35 years of experience as an actor, producer and director.
His production experience runs the gamut from studio features to lower budgeted independent productions shot on locations ranging from Brooklyn, NY and New Orleans, LA to Pamplona, Spain and Saudi Arabia. After attending Clark Atlanta University, Ross starred in Spike Lee's award winning thesis film, Joe's Bed Stuy Barbershop (We cut Heads). Moving from acting to production supervising, Ross managed day to day operations for Spike Lee's award winning, indie blockbuster film, She's Gotta Have it. Ross was promoted to Vice President of Production at 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Inc., a production company co-founded by with Spike Lee. As a member of Spike's production team, Ross helped turn out such hits as: School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo Betta Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Crooklyn and Clockers. Ross went on to produce former Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.'s story, Keep the Faith Baby for Showtime/Paramount Television. Most recently Ross directed the award winning film, The Opera Game for Ken Mask Studios, and served as producer for Love Dot Come and executive producer for 1 Angry Black Man for Soulidify Productions. He also served as line producer for the Sweet Unknown Studios recent release, River Runs Red, directed by Wes Miller, starring George Lopez, Taye Diggs and John Cusack.