Heart Ranch Inc. Announces Key Appointment to Board of Directors from
21, 2004, Point Roberts, WA, Wild Heart Ranch Inc. is pleased to
announce the appointment of Mr. Russell Naftal to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Naftals's broad spectrum of experience and relationships within
the entertainment industry will compliment the company's growth
strategy moving forward. The Company currently owns several original
creative properties and related toy lines that are in various stages
of development for the entertainment industry.
winning producer; Russell Naftal has a wide-ranging background.
With a degree in advertising he first used his skills in the garment
industry as a Designer/creative director designing children's clothing
for companies such as Nautica, Calvin Klein Kids, Absorba, and Doe
Spun. Russell also designed and implemented those company's advertising/marketing
campaigns and personally helped increase revenues to over 85 million
dollars. After ten years of success, Russell moved to Los Angeles
utilizing his talents as an illustrator and cartoonist, to position
his way into the entertainment industry.
Naftal started as a segment producer for NBA entertainment and produced
several projects including the NBA and NBC program "NBA Hollywood"
featuring Jerry Sienfeld, Mathew Perry and Michael Jordan. Simultaneously
Russell founded a Broadband Distribution company called FuelNetworks,
which was a pioneer in the unique implementation of video on demand,
and had supporting partners such as Sun Micro Systems, Oracle, Exodus
and Excite at Home. Russell used the combination of his relationships
and strong experience in branded programming, and quickly found
himself producing for Mandalay Entertainment in their Sports division.
Mandalay Russell had produced and consulted a variety of programming
including the highly popular "WCW Superstar video series"
for Warner Bros. A top-selling biographical series that focused
on the stars of World Championship Wrestling. This video series
won him several Telly Awards and Videographer Awards; Russell is
currently developing and producing several projects for television,
animation and features. Recent completed projects include "Shoot
Out Online" featuring Peter Guber and Peter Bart. "The
Catch" a short film by Philip Atlakson edited the highly acclaimed
hip-hop documentary, "Street Dreams": Volume One for Chinavision
Films, "Dogg Pound Uncut" the true story of the hugely
successful west coast rap group, wrote, produced and edited two
national commercials for "Strana Racing" and for ABC Family
39 episodes of the award winning children's game show called "Go
For IT TV" the number one rated kids program on the ABC Family
network. In 2002 Russell partnered with professional BMX rider and
action sports producer, Todd Seligman to develop a Core Sports and
Youth Culture Division Focusing on television, film and live events.
Up coming programming for 2004 includes an extreme sports game show
called "X-It Ramp", a feature film "SLEDGE"
starring Brad Pit and Ben Stiller and a surf documentary for Billabong
the largest action sports company in the world.
five years at Mandalay, he has formed a new company as a developer,
producer and distributor of action sports entertainment, including
television, live event, theatrical and home entertainment programming.
Heart Ranch is currently launching the new Lucky Stars Collection
of mini plush horses with lights, as well as a brand new complimentary
product line to the No More Night Mares line, never seen before
by retailers or customers. This new line will include the identifying
brand characteristics of magic, light and legend. We are sure that
this new line will make a splash at Toy Fair.
will be available for viewing at:
Toy Fair, Feb 15-18, 2004
K. Javitz Convention Center
Dolls, Minatures & Plush
Heart Ranch Inc.
Heart Ranch Inc. www.wildheartranch.com is a content driven toy
company that creates innovative non-violent toys and products based
on original ideas and characters.
more information contact Jennifer Randle at 888-889-9213 or email