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Russ Nickel co-wrote and co-produced Bear with Us (starring Christy Carlson Romano and Cheyenne Jackson), which garnered many awards on the festival circuit before being distributed by Comedy Dynamics.

He and his writing partner, William Stribling, also recently finished post production on a sci-fi comedy digital series for Adaptive Studios, set to air sometime in 2019.

Russ was one of 10 comedy writers featured in The Black List 2016 TV Staffing book, and his screenplays have won numerous awards.

He’s also written scripts for multiple video games, a WWE wrestler, and the people behind “Baywatch,” and he's sold a number of short stories.

Russ is a member of the Sci-fi Writers of America, and has attended both the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the NASA-funded Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop.

Russ has taught screenwriting at Stanford University, where he received his BA, and currently teaches screenwriting at Chapman University, where he received his MFA.