Bruce Orosz: Biography
Born in New York City and educated at Hunter College and New York University, Bruce Orosz’s start in the entertainment industry was a natural expansion from the specialty services provided in the travel business he owned in New York into a full-service production company – ACT Productions in 1981. Then and now, ACT facilitates the careers of models, photographers, actors, musicians, and global advertising and communications clients. ACT Productions clients have included MCI, Coca-Cola, M&M Mars, Mercedes-Benz, Canon, Elle, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Diesel, A/X Armani Exchange, Otto Versand, Neiman Marcus, Macys, Target, the Inte Awards, the CLIO Awards, the Islands of the Bahamas, FIU, Art Basel, Miami Beach Arena Polo, Roberto Cavalli and the 2006 Orange Bowl pre-game and halftime shows for ABC televised to 18.7 million viewers.
ACT Productions, founded in 1981, evolved into bases in New York, Miami Beach, and Phoenix. It is now a multi-dimensional, commercial production company with a film division that can provide editing to clients. Being an established events company, the events division has produced and provided all logistics for political, music, sports, fashion events and more. ACT has an internet division and services clients in all media. ACT Productions’ primary production business involves fashion, editorial and advertising production, imaging brands, music videos and televised events.
ACT Events has been a leader in premiering worldwide events and in producing annual events like the Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach, Maverick Records - "Cafe Del Mar" Sunset Set at The Shore Club featuring Paul Oakenfold and Jose Padilla, Smirnoff Ice Bungalow - at The Shore Club featuring DJs 24/7 during the WMC and many other Shore Club events. Recent events include: Miami Beach Arena Polo 2005 and 2006, The Clio Awards annual Miami Awards Festival 2003-2006, In Style Magazine’s spring 2005 Beauty Event and the Celebration of the Sea premiere concert July 2005 in Key Largo, and the Delano New Year's Eve Party. Televised events include: The Orange Bowl, Ford Supermodel 2001 International Finals, MIDEM Americas Music Festival, official Super Bowl events, Miami Beach 2000- the Millennium Concert, telecast live around the globe to 65 countries, with ABC, PBS and BBC starring the Gypsy Kings and Blondie, and Revelations en Vogue a couture show on the Delano pool. ACT has provided the production for the Recording Academy’s events; the annual Florida Heroes Awards since 2000 featuring top musical talent, as well as the Governor’s Awards. HBO hired ACT to produce the Miami Beach premiere for the 2000 season of Sex & the City. ACT produced major political events for the White House with top musical talent including: all staging and talent for the ’93 & ’97 Clinton Inaugurals in D.C., The Denver World Summit, DNC functions nationally, and national Saxophone Club events. ACT’s start in the music world involved travel and logistics for rock tours domestically and internationally with rock stars, Springsteen and later Billy Joel, visiting Russia for the first time in the early 80’s.
Mr. Orosz is the co-chair of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Entertainment Task Force. He is also an Executive Committee member of the GMCVB, on the board of the Beacon Council and involved with the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association and other entertainment community involvement.
Bruce and his wife Kathryn reside in Miami, along with their son Misha, a sophomore at the University of Florida.