Los Angeles County resident Keith Samples got his start in the sports field, graduating from Texas Tech University with a degree in journalism. He advanced to work in the university’s athletics department, first as Sports Information Director, then as Assistant Athletic Director. Keith Samples then joined Sports Productions, Inc., producing more than 150 live sporting events.Keith Samples has a track record exceeding 25 years in the television and motion picture industry, including executive, directing, sales, and writing roles. Throughout his career, he has sold more than $3 billion in programs and more than $750 million in program advertising.Keith Samples founded Rysher Entertainment in 1991 and acted as its CEO, hiring and managing a staff of more than 150 professionals. Keith Samples’ company produced and distributed more than 500 hours of scripted content, and he oversaw the hiring and managing of the national barter sales team, as well as the international and domestic distribution departments. Keith Samples joined Los Angeles-based Media Rights Capital in 2007, developing and selling 12 projects within 13 months to ABC, CBS, Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO), Comedy Central, and other major networks.Now founder, Consultant, Producer, Director, and Writer for Toronto-based Echo Park Entertainment, Keith Samples has more than a dozen active television projects with several major networks. He also consults with clients in the television industry in the United States and Canada; some of Keith Samples’ clients include NCIS, Monk, Ally McBeal, and The George Lopez Show.Keith Samples is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Directors Guild of America, and the Writers Guild of America.