|Ana de la Reguera
Ana de la Reguera grew up in the tropical state of Veracruz, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. She began her performance arts studies in the Cultural Institute of Veracruz, then left for Televisa's Center for Artistic Education (CEA) and TV Aztecas' artistic institute (CEFAC) in Mexico City, later taking study with Lisa Robertson and Aaron Spicer in Los Angeles and acting coach Juan 'Carlos Corzza in Spain. In theatre she participated in "El Cartero" ("Il Postino") for which she received two awards: one for "Best Actress" from the Association of Theatre Journalists in Mexico and the other for the year's "Most Promising Actress" from the Association of Theatre Critics and Journalists.
De la Reguera's professional career began with her role in the telenovela Azul, followed by Pueblo chico, infierno grande--for which she received the Heraldo Award for "Best Breakout Female Actress"--and Desencuentro, which was her third telenovela under the direction of the internationally recognized Ernesto Alonso. _"Tentaciones" (1998)_ marked her beginning with powerhouse Argos Comunicación. She was immediately offered roles in _"Destino" (1998)_ and Todo por amor, for which she received "The Golden Palm Award." After that, it was non-stop work for de la Reguera. In 2002 she starred in Cara o Cruz, which was the first telenovela co-produced by Argos Comunicación and Telemundo, made exclusively for the Hispanic audience living in the US. The following year she played María in the telenovela Por tí for TV Azteca and the mini-series that followed up on Pedro el escamoso, Como Pedro por su casa, which was a co-production between Colombia's Caracol and Telemundo. Additionally, de la Reguera also had the lead role in the Peruvian soap opera Luciana y Nicolás.
De la Reguera's introduction into film began with Dust to Dust, which earned her two nominations: "El Heraldo de la Revelación Femenina" (Best New Actress) and "Eres Mejor Actriz" (Best Actress). Later she acted in A Beautiful Secret with Oscar nominee Katy Jurado. In 2003 Ana starred in the highly acclaimed comedy Ladies' Night, alongside Ana Claudia Talancón. The movie became the box-office success of the year and won her three major awards: "the Latin America MTV's Favorite Actress Award," the Mexican movie industry Award for Best Actress of the year, "CANACINE," and the "Diosa de Plata (Silver Godess) Award" for Best Supporting Actress (2003).
In 2005 she played the starring role in Gitanas, which aired on Telemundo in the US and now has been seen as far away as Ukraine, Spain and Argentina. In 2006 de la Reguera had the lead in the powerful Así del precipicio, which earned her her second "Diosa de Plata [Silver Goddess] Award" for best actress. In addition, she also starred in Paraiso Travel, playing the role of Milagros, singing and dancing for the first time in a movie. John Leguizamo and Colombian star Margarita Rosa de Francisco were also in the cast. The film was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival and later released throughout the US and Latin America. That same year Ana received her big break into American cinema when she landed the role of Sister Encarnación in the comedy Nacho Libre. The film by Jared Hess--director of Napoleon Dynamite--and co-starring Jack Black gave her the opportunity to be seen around the world.
In 2008 she became the new face for Cover Girl worldwide, alongside celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Queen Latifah, Ellen DeGeneres and Rihanna. From there her career springboarded into many other impressive endorsements, including campaigns with Pantene, Special K and Flip, Macy's, Coca-Cola (Ciel), Pepsi (Be Light) and Caress, among many others. She began 2010 with a worldwide publicity campaign for Lipton Tea alongside actor Hugh Jackman. Most recently, she did an international campaign with Kahlúa benefiting her hometown of Veracruz, Mexico, left demolished after the resent destruction of Huricaine Karl.
In the action-thriller film Sultanes del Sur, filmed mainly in Argentina, she plays Monica Silvari, a mean and sophisticated bank robber alongside Spanish actors Jordi Mollà and Tony Dalton. In the spring of 2008 Ana began filming Capadocia, an HBO mega-production TV show about the chaotic and miserable life in a women's prison in Mexico. The show aired with record-breaking ratings in Mexico and Latin America, and was released in the US in the fall of 2008 for HBO OLE. Three of the most recognized directors in Latin America participated in this HBO original production: Epigmenio Ibarra, Jorge Aragón and Luis Peraza. The successful series got three International Emmy nominations for its first season, and this fall marked the opening of "Capadocia"'s second season.
In 2009 she shot _Di Di Hollywood (2009)_, from famed _Jamón, Jamón (2000)_ director Bigas Luna. That same year she went back to the Mexican theatre for six months where she played "Desdemona" in William Shakespeare "Othello". The play was hugely successful in Mexico's renowned Juan Ruiz de Alarcón theater, and she was named "Best Actress" by the Journalist Theatre Association at the annual Bravo Awards and by the ACTP. Later that year she filmed the extremely moving Mexican film Backyard, in which she played a cop in an outlaw border city controlled by drug traffickers and killers. Directed by Carlos Carrera (The Crime of Father Amaro, nominated for an Oscar for "Best Foreign Film"), the picture was chosen to represent Mexico in the 2010 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category, and earned de la Reguera the "Best Actress Award" at the Imagen Awards and the CANACINE Awards, and won the "Silver Plaque" in the Chicago Film Festival.
The beginning of 2010 brought the opening of her Hollywood film Cop Out, co-starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan and directed by Kevin Smith. She played Gabriela, a strong-willed woman with very picante and colorful language, who gets rescued by Willis and Tracy--and gets them in trouble in the process. In that same year brought the release of her film Hidalgo - La historia jamás contada., about the controversial life of Mexico's independence hero, priest Miguel Hidalgo. She plays Hidalgo's second wife and shares credit with Demián Bichir (Weeds, Che: Part One).
In the US she also had a recurring role on the USA Network's series Royal Pains, and starred in the critically-acclaimed, Will Farrell-produced HBO comedy Eastbound & Down co-starring Danny McBride as down-and-out baseball player and love interest Kenny Powers. She also had a role in the Jon Favreau-directed Cowboys & Aliens starring Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Sam Rockwell, produced by Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The film crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in its story about a lone cowboy leading an uprising against murderous aliens from outer space.
As if her busy acting career isn't enough, de la Reguera is also heavily involved with charity work. Most recently she uploaded a video to YouTube in order to help raise awareness for Veracruz, her home state, affected by heavy rains and a devastating Hurricane Karl. In the video she speaks about a variety fo options for support and help that victims of the Hurrcane can utilize, and offers methods to make donations. The viral campaign went all over Twitter and other online sites, raising much needed money for the victims of the hurricane. She also founded the organization VeracruzANA AC, which is a philanthropic organization whose mission is to raise funds and build a tourist boulevard of Antigua--something that has been promised by political organizations for years. Antigua is one of the most important and historical communities in Veracruz, and also one of the areas the most damaged by the hurricane. This June marked the culmination of her hard work and the grando Opening ceremony for the touristic boulevard.
Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor is currently appearing in The Slap, The Flash, Motive and Web Therapy. He will soon star in Greg Berlanti's new Untitled DC Comics Superhero series for Warner Bros/CW. He has shared in two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast, the latest for Milk (2008), and previously as a member of the cast of Titanic (1997) as well as winning with the cast of Argo (2012). Garber received three Emmy® nods for his role on Alias (2001-2006) and has also earned Emmy® nominations for Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001), and his guest roles on Frasier (2000) and Will & Grace (2004). He is also an accomplished stage actor, whose extensive credits encompass lead roles in both plays and musicals, and has earned four Tony Award® nominations, for his work in Damn Yankees (1994-1995), Lend Me a Tenor (1989-1990), Little Me (1982) and Deathtrap (1978-1982. Victor also starred in the 1998 Tony Award winning Best Play, Art.
Jamie McShane is a Series Regular on Bloodline. He also has a recurring role on Steven Bochco's series Murder in the 1st.
Jamie was born and raised in Northern New Jersey with his four siblings. A gifted athlete who excelled in many sports, Jamie found his talent shined brightest in ice hockey.He also loved to watch TV and movies. At the age of five, after seeing Disney's animated version of Robin Hood, Jamie pieced together some scrap wood into a sword - had an amazing sword fight with a Dogwood tree - and knew he wanted to be an actor. He was drawn to the talents of Gene Hackman, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, and Spencer Tracy and loved watching supporting actors in a variety of TV shows. Jamie dreamt that he would play hockey in the Olympics, turn pro, and someone would come along and say, "Hey kid, we need you in a movie." But reality knocked that dream out, literally, when Jamie suffered a head injury in school which ended his hockey career. Never one to give up, he eventually took up tennis and went on to play in a few professional tournaments and became a tennis instructor.
Jamie got his BA in English at the University of Richmond and then worked three jobs until he saved enough money to backpack around the world. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. For the decade following his return, he would stumble all over New York City doing play after play, extra work, stand-in work, commercials, eventually landing roles in Indie films and small bits on Soap Operas. During this time Jamie got his black-belt in Tae Kwon Do, wrote a book of poetry and some children's stories, and worked full-time in his family's business selling and fixing microscopes.
Jamie packed his truck and drove out to L.A. to pursue TV and Film. His early breaks included roles in NYPD Blue, CSI, and the Pilots of Philly and Deadwood. He won a Best Actor Award at the 2002 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films for his lead role in the AFI film, Fine. Fine went on to win an Academy Award for Best Student Film. Since 2001, Jamie has appeared in over 100 episodes of television, and has had roles in many films including Gone Girl, Argo, the Avengers, Thor, Hostage, Gridiron Gang, and Pride and Glory. He Had Recent Recurring Roles On Ironsde (nbc) and Bosh (Amazon), but he is perhaps most recognized for his portrayals of the emotionally driven Irish Gunrunner, Cameron Hayes, in Sons of Anarchy, and the compassionate LAPD Squad Sergeant Terence Hill, in TNT's critically acclaimed drama, Southland.
Jamie loves being the Dad to his two boys, Luke and Liam.
Alfonso was born and raised in Laredo, Texas on the US/Mexico border. He received his BFA from NYU and his MFA from AFI. He began his career as personal assistant to Martin Scorsese, Nora Ephron, Robert De Niro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. He has gone on to direct second unit for Ms. Ephron, Inarritu, Scorsese, Kevin Macdonald, Ryan Murphy and Ben Affleck (on the Academy Award-winning "Argo"). He has directed acclaimed episodes of Glee and American Horror Story, as well as numerous national commercials for the likes of T-Mobile and Chevrolet (Super Bowl). He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Directing For a Miniseries for "American Horror Story: Coven," as well as for Outstanding Miniseries as the show's Co-Executive Producer. He also directed the pilot for Fox's "Red Band Society" which was picked up for series. He just finished work on his second feature, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl for Indian Paintbrush, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the US Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival 2015.
Tehmina Sunny is firmly making her mark in both film and television. Born in London, her passion for the arts was developed at an early age. She received a scholarship for playing the violin, Viola and piano. With no previous training she was a finalist for the BBCs cross-country search for acting talent.
Sunny put her artistic dreams aside and attended the University of Leeds in England, where she studied Business Information Systems with an emphasis on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. This combined with marketing and business studies earned her a Bachelor of Science degree with honors.
Tehmina's language skills as well as her ability to transition smoothly between British, American, Indian and Middle Eastern accents have given her a wide national appeal, thus allowing her to naturally carve a niche in the entertainment industry.
Noticed by Oscar nominated director Roland Joffe, she was selected for his epic adventure 'The Lovers' with Josh Hartnett & appeared in Ben Affleck's Oscar winning film 'Argo'. Sunny was hand picked to play a futuristic underground gang member in the Oscar nominated project 'Children of Men', directed by Alfonso Cuaron working with Clive Owen & Julianne Moore.
On the small screen, she has portrayed a retrospective of characters in Emmy award winning productions including, 24: Live Another Day, NCIS, CSI, Californication, Heroes, Undercovers, Aaron Sorkins' The Newsroom, ABC's Mistresses, Fox's The Following with Kevin Bacon & Vince Gilligan's Battle Creek, with Josh Duhamel.
Cas Anvar is an award-winning actor. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Anvar's professional career began upon graduating from Canada's prestigious National Theatre School. He is a true chameleon that has shone in dynamically diverse roles: from Oscar-winning best pictures to biopics to award-winning video game warriors. SyFy network took note of Anvar's talents casting him in two recurring roles on two exciting series: "Olympus", an action-packed mythological drama, and "The Expanse", a futuristic thriller, in the vein of "Battlestar Galactica".
Anvar's big break came with his role in the Cruise/Wagner film 'Shattered Glass', alongside an A-list cast including Hayden Christiansen, Peter Sarsgaard and Chloe Sevigny. The film went on to be nominated for four Spirit Awards and a Golden Globe. Anvar is no stranger to working with Hollywood elite, showing his versatility on the big screen with roles opposite Ben Affleck in the Oscar-winning Best Picture 'Argo', Naomi Watts in the Princess Diana biopic 'Diana' (starring as Dodi Fayed), with Jake Gyllenhaal in the sci-fi adventure 'Source Code', and John Cusak in the suspense thriller 'The Factory'. His film credits also include Steven Spielberg's 'The Terminal' (with Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta Jones), the feature comedy 'Miss India America' (with "New Girl"'s Hannah Simone), and the upcoming horror thriller 'The Vatican Tapes' (starring Dougray Scott and Michael Pena).
The actor has been nominated for two ACTRA awards and two Gemini awards, and won the SAG award for Best Ensemble Cast for his role in 'Argo'. Along with his film and television acting, Anvar's other passion is voice work. He is well known for his roles in some of the world's most popular video games: Call of Duty: BO2, Halo 4, and as Altair in Assassins Creed: Revelations.
On the small screen, Anvar has appeared on CBS's "NCIS:LA", USA network's "In Plain Sight", ABC's "Boston Legal", ABC's "Castle", CBS's "Intelligence", and the hit series "24" (with Keifer Sutherland).
When he's not working, Anvar enjoys playing paintball with his team, The Suave Bastards, and buzzing around in their custom made tank called The Mighty Bastard.
|Mark Rhino Smith
Mark was born in London however he has a hugely colorful heritage - Jamaican, Cherokee Indian, Ghanian, White and Chinese. This mix along with his Green eyes has given him a very distinctive look. Mark first catapulted onto our screens as Rhino in the massive ITV series, GLADIATORS where he reigned for five years. Before the show he had enjoyed huge success as a bodybuilder, winning the Junior British Championships and London Mens Heavyweights. His aggressive style first earned him his nickname, Rhino, which later became his Gladiator name.
As Mark Rhino Smith the actor he has gone on to appear in many films and TV dramas. His film work includes the blockbuster BATMAN BEGINS directed by Christopher Nolan for Warners. ARGO as the Evil Villain, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and CREED in the corner of the opponent to Michael B Jordan. 2016 will also see the release of CRIMINAL and SECURITY. He is the voice of the Rhino, Officer McHorn in Walt Disney's latest movie ZOOTOPIA. "When I got the call from Disney to be the voice for their Rhino it was surreal" says Mark.
Alongside his film work 2015 saw him as a recurring guest on the Michael Bay production THE LAST SHIP. He also filmed for NCIS LA and in 2016 just filmed CRIMINAL MINDS, as the love interest for Paget Brewster.
On the BBC's Robin Hood series he played the role of an arabian knight, Karim as well as working on other BBC drama's EastEnders and Synchronicity. For ITV, Hustle, The Bill and the Lynda La' Plante production Trial and Retribution.
My motto has always been #BelieveAndAchieve.
Thanks to my wife and my family and all my friends for all your love and support.
Hattie is a charismatic, friendly, dedicated and talented little girl who simply loves to act and model. Hattie plays Ghita in Game of Thrones Season 5 and she has just filmed as a terminally ill girl with EB in the title role of Daisy for an award winning writer Nancy Paton, alongside Max Brown. Hattie has starred in 4 feature films playing Lily alongside Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman, A young girl in Jack the Giant Slayer with Nick Hoult, She doubled as Brad Pitt's daughter in WWZ and she filmed the co-lead role of the Colonel alongside Bonnie Wright in Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? Hattie has also filmed lead roles in adverts for Vtech, Homebase, B&Q, Coolcardz, Shakermaker and Barbie. Hattie's played lead roles with lots of dialogue, complex staging and requiring focus and a variety of emotions and she's even worked with a tame deer! She's also done modeling campaigns for Monsoon, M&S, F&F, B.A, NEXT, Primark, Girl Talk Magazine, Argos, Tesco and a kid's cookbook.
Mexican film and TV actress, started her studies in CasAzul, Artes Escenicas Argos. She debuted on film with the acclaimed short film "La Nao de China" with director Patricia Arriaga. After that, she's appeared in some of the most successful Mexican TV Series such as "Mujeres Asesinas" , "Terminales", "Tiempo Final 3", "Hermanos y Detectives", with Televisa; also, starring in 2 seasons of "Pacientes" from Canal Once (2012-2013). In 2014 works for Mundo Fox Latin America in "El Capitan Camacho" while combining her screen time with theater work in Mexico City. She's also appeared in "Partes Usadas", "Contratiempo" and "Bajo la Sal".
Born in Brooklyn, raised on Staten Island, New York. He graduated with honors from Villanova University (PA) in 1999. Spent a semester in college interning for a congressman on Capitol Hill. He went to Los Angeles to pursue acting and landed a recurring role as a gay student on "Dawson's Creek." After the role ended, he signed to do only 10 episodes on "The Young and the Restless" in 2003, but his character Kevin became so popular with viewers that he was signed to a long-term contract. He received an Emmy Award playing that role in 2005 and received four consecutive Emmy nominations from 2006 to 2009. He also received a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination in 2005. He is politically active supporting liberal causes, such as women's rights and gay rights. In June 2013, he celebrated two events: his ten-year anniversary on the "Young and the Restless," and the US Supreme Court supporting same-sex relationships, which allowed him to publicly acknowledge his long relationship with actor and writer Robert Sudduth. Two years later, he married Sudduth in Hawaii. On June 12, 2016, they became parents to son Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Sudduth, born via surrogate. They all live together in Los Angeles with their pets.
Allegra Dewi Carpenter was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1990. From the age of two months, she lived and grew up in Bali, Indonesia and later completed her high school education in Perth, Western Australia. In 2010, Allegra moved to Los Angeles to receive her tertiary education, while continuing courses on acting. She booked her first movie role in the 2012 Oscar winning Warner's Brothers picture, Argo, playing a British Airways flight attendant.
Carmen Cabana is a Colombian and Venezuelan cinematographer of Afro-Hispanic descent based in Los Angeles and Savannah, USA. An active cinematographer, Carmen has filmed in Los Angeles, several US states including New York, Georgia, Michigan, Louisiana and Hawaii and international locations like Mexico, Cuba, India and Colombia.
Her most recent work includes Season 2 of Netflix's Hit series NARCOS starring Wagner Moura (Elite Squad, Elysium) and Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl, Milk). She has shot over 22 independent features including ABFF Award Winning drama "DESTINED" with Cory Hardrict (Spectral, American Sniper) Hill Harper (CSI-NY, Concussion); action films "BULLET" starring Danny Trejo (Machete, Dusk Till Dawn) and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) and "ASSASIN X" starring Olivier Gruner and Nina Bergman, distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; thriller "THE PACT 2" starring Caity Lotz (Arrow, The Machine) and Camilla Luddington (Grey's Anatomy), distributed by IFC Midnight; Christopher Guest style comedy "ALL STARS" with Fred Willard (Anchorman, Wall-E) John Goodman (Big Lebowski, Argo, Monsters Inc); acclaimed Vietnam War "RIDE THE THUNDER" starring Joseph Hieu, Kieu Chinh and Eric St John. She also worked as Additional Cinematographer on the film "YELLOW" directed by Nick Cassavetes (The Other Woman, Notebook).
One of Carmen's earliest works, "CARTAS A ELENA" (LETTERS TO ELENA) had a Wide Theatrical release in Mexico, Spain and Costa Rica, and a Limited Theatrical release in the US. Carmen earned a "Diosa De Plata" nomination for Best Cinematography. Her work has screened at renowned film festivals including; Toronto International Film Festival, ABFF, LA Film Festival, Cleveland International FF, Palm Springs FF, Newport Beach FF, Bel Air FF, Carmel FF, Pan African FF, La Femme FF, Acapulco FF, Guadalajara FF, San Diego Latino FF, NY HBO Latino FF, Asian Pacific FF, Lakino Berlin FF and Comicon among many others.
Carmen is a Film Independent member and Project Involve Fellow (2010), A Sundance Director's Lab Crew Participant (2008) and a member of the Friends of the ASC educational program. Her unique vision and focus on complementing a director's vision through semiotic methods of visual storytelling has earned her a solid reputation among other filmmakers.
She is currently attached to shoot; the female driven drama "THE BASKET WEAVER" written by Kenyan Born writer/director Peres Owino (RATPAC) (one of the 12 winning scripts of the 2015 Meryl Streep NYWIFT writing lab competition), "6 ROSE CIRCLE" Executive Producer Susana Hornil's directorial debut ("THE FACE OF AN ANGEL") and the female based action film "THE RED AMAZON" starring Nina Bergman, produced by Ken Gamble and Deirdra Govan.
Carmen is fluent in Spanish and English
She graduated from the Televisa's Centro de Educación Artistica (CEA). In Boston, she studied Marketing which she combined with some acting. Her very first opportunity to work on television was in the soap opera "Corazones al límite", playing Malka. She has also participated in plays in the USA, and in soap operas such as "Bajo las rienda del amor", "Niña de mi corazón", "Ni contigo ni sin ti". In 2011 Ximena plays Isabela, a cleptomaniac woman in the soap opera "Ni contigo ni sin ti", melodramatic play produced by Mapat. In 2012, she has a first role in the TV Series INFAMES by Argos TV.
Crystal Santos was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her parents are Antonio Santos and Cynthia Davis, her father is from Mexico and her mother is Mexican American. The first style Crystal was introduced to was boxing, her father Antonio Santos was a boxer. At the age of 18-19 she briefly trained in Muay Thai, shortly after she was introduced to Grandmaster Eric Lee and studied Kung Fu, she fell in love with it and enjoyed learning the style and still actively trains with her Sifu Grand Master Eric Lee and in Wing Chun with her other Sifu Grand Master Samuel Kwok who have become like fathers to her. Crystal started in the stunt industry and has many great mentors. While working as a stuntwoman she studied with Master Simon Rhee and with Grand Master Gene Lebell and stunt car driving with Rick Seaman. She became a dual Bullwhip Master under the instruction of Noby Arden-Kreish of the Wallenda circus family, also, Crystal is a member of the Devil Dog Tactical Weaponry team and has been trained by Marine Robert Garcia. . She went on to action acting and enjoys a successful career as an Action Actress. Her career as an action actress has flourished because she is one of the few action actresses that can do all of her own stunts and does not need a stunt double, bringing an real element of storytelling to any film or show she is involved in. Her many credits include, Bare Knuckles, War of the Worlds, Lone Ranger, The Monk, Argo, Death Proof, CSI, Gang Related, The Martial Arts Kid, and her upcoming film The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling, to name a few.
|Scott Anthony Leet
Scott Anthony Leet is a chameleon in the truest sense of the word.
His different movie characters range from a Mississippi ex-con (Out in 50), to a fiery bassist via Belfast, Ireland (Groupie), to a homosexual pedophile serial killer (Freeway Killer), to an Irish security expert, who gets reanimated by scientists and progresses from helpless infant to impudent teen to intellectual savage (The Prometheus Project). Leet also worked with the amazing Todd Phillips on "The Hangover 3" as well as with famed director, Ben Affleck, on "Argo" which won best picture at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Scott Anthony Leet is also a seasoned TV actor having appeared in many high profile shows playing a wide array of characters. He has guest starred as a sadistic leader of a biker gang (Rush Hour), a ruthless heroin trafficker (Castle), a vengeful Kentucky father (Justified), an Irish father pursuing his kidnapped child (The Mentalist), a bad-ass biker (Californication), a cockney security expert (Cinnamon Girl), a super dumb biker gang leader (Friend Me), a vicious murderer (CSI: Miami) and a sarcastic camera man (Up All Night). On Cinemax's series (Chemistry), Leet played a wily ex-con cowboy country singer named "Highway" for which he wrote and sang his own original songs live. Other examples of Leet's varied guest star work include the evil King Kalakai on Disney's hit (Pair of Kings), a hillbilly Virginian bear tracker accused of murder (NCIS), a tough Philadelphia dock worker (Cold Case), a murderous auto mechanic from Alabama (CSI)...and the list goes on.
Not surprisingly, Leet has starred opposite some of Hollywood's top acting elite like Mickey Rourke, Ben Affleck, Renee Zellwegger, Tim Olyphant, Eric Roberts, Christina Applegate, Mark Harmon, Michael Rooker, Mimi Rogers, Simon Baker, Kathryn Morris, Brittany Murphy, Taryn Manning, Peter Bogdanovich, and Peter Greene just to name a few.
In addition to a career as the go to guy for playing "The Heavy", Leet dependably injects a sense of vulnerability and like-ability to even his most heinous characters by instilling them with a level of charm, wit and intelligence. He is well known for perfecting foreign accents and has the uncanny ability to switch between polar emotions in the blink of an eye. He can go from charming to ruthless, from composed to neurotic, from scarily creepy to outwardly decent, from controlling manipulator to vulnerable loner, all within seconds.
As a result, Leet has earned big respect amongst acting peers, casting folks and critics alike.
Finally, Leet has created his next (3) starring vehicles:
METHOD TO MADNESS (psychological thriller) GOOD-TIME CHARLIE (family drama) POWER BRAWL (action drama)
Oscar-winning producer Graham King, has worked behind the scenes with the industry's foremost creative talents on both major motion pictures and independent features. Over the last 30 years, King has produced or executive produced more than 45 films, grossing $1.2 billion at the domestic box office, and over $2.5 billion worldwide. Also heralded by critics and film groups, his films have been nominated for 61 Academy Awards, 38 Golden Globe Awards, and 52 British Academy Film Awards.
Most recently, GK Films' Argo, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won three, including Best Picture. Argo also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture - Drama, and Best Director. Earlier in 2012, King produced Tim Burton's gothic supernatural thriller Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, and Helena Bonham Carter.
King concluded a diverse 2011, with Best Picture Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, on Martin Scorsese's acclaimed fantasy adventure Hugo. Hugo received 11 total Academy Award nominations, the most of any film that year. HUGO also appeared on over 200 Critics' lists of the Top 10 films of 2011. King also produced Gore Verbinski's animated comedy Rango, featuring the voice of Johnny Depp in the title role, which won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. That year, King also produced Angelina Jolie's feature directorial debut, In The Land of Blood and Honey, which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. This marked the first time a Producer had been nominated for Best Picture Golden Globes in three different categories, Drama, Animated film and Foreign Language film, in the same year.
King previously won a Best Picture Oscar as a producer on Scorsese's 2006 crime drama The Departed, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. The film won a total of four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
He received his first Best Picture Academy Award nomination, and won a Best Film BAFTA Award, for his producing work on Scorsese's widely praised Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Additionally, he was honored by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) with the Golden Laurel Award as Producer of the Year.
King has a number of projects forthcoming, including the sci-fi actioner World War Z starring Brad Pitt, coming this Summer. Also being developed under the GK Films banner is the highly anticipated franchise reboot of Tomb Raider, first made popular starring Angelina Jolie, a big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, Jersey Boys, the untitled Freddie Mercury story starring Sacha Baron Cohen, an original screenplay The Battle Of Britain, being written by Robert Towne, and the outrageous comedy Little White Corvette starring Emma Stone.
King's earlier producing credits include the romantic thriller The Tourist, pairing Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie; Ben Affleck's crime drama The Town, starring Affleck and Jeremy Renner; Martin Campbell's thriller Edge Of Darkness, starring Mel Gibson; the historical drama The Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt; and the drama Blood Diamond, starring DiCaprio. In addition, he served as a co-executive producer on Scorsese's Oscar-nominated epic drama Gangs of New York, starring DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz.
King was previously the President and CEO of Initial Entertainment Group, which he founded in 1995. During King's tenure at IEG, he served as an executive producer on such films as Steven Soderbergh's Oscar-winning ensemble drama Traffic; Michael Mann's biographical drama Ali, starring Will Smith in the title role; and The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, produced by and starring Jodie Foster. King also went on to executive produce the television miniseries Traffic, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Miniseries.
A native of the United Kingdom, King moved to the United States in 1982 and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2009.
Margaret Nagle first came to the attention of audiences and critics alike with her HBO film "Warm Springs," which won the Emmy for Outstanding TV Movie and received 16 additional Emmy nominations. For this film, which starred Kenneth Branagh and Cynthia Nixon as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Nagle also received the Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Long Form Original TV Movie, as well as Humanitas and Pen Award nominations. "Warm Springs," which tells the story of FDR from the point of view of his disability, has gone on to wide acclaim the world over. Nagle worked as a writer and supervising producer on the first season of "Boardwalk Empire" for HBO, earning a WGA Award for Outstanding New Series and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. The show won the Golden Globe for Best Series. Nagle's screenplay for "The Good Lie" was nominated for the 2014 NAACP Image Award as Best Original Screenplay. Directed by Academy Award nominated director Philippe Falardeau, the film has garnered the rare distinction of an A+ CinemaScore rating, the only film of 2014 to do so. Only 53 movies have ever received an A+ score which include the Academy Award winning Best Pictures "The King's Speech," "Argo" and "The Godfather." Currently, Nagle is executive producing the one-hour Fox drama series "Red Band Society," through Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television.
Born in Tehran, Naderi had an cultured childhood having being raised between Iran, Europe, Canada and the U.S. Bobby by sheer chance found his way into the Arts in his early 20s which led him to study with Judith Weston then began working on stage and the indie film. He gained notice for his lead role in Sundance Festival Hit! "The Taqwacores" which he received high praise for his performance. Naderi had a Supporting role in Nina Menkes Sundance film "Phantom Love" and a part in Ben Affleck's Oscar wining "Argo". Bobby continues to study the craft.
Emmy Argo is an American actress based in Atlanta, GA. Emmy was born in Dublin, GA and began acting as a child in local and school plays. After graduating from the University of Georgia she decided to pursue a professional acting career and signed with talent agency, People Store, in Atlanta in 2012.
Andrea Iervolino, 28 years old, awarded as Best Producer at 71^ Venice Film Festival, together with Al Pacino and Barry Levinson.
In 2015 he becomes "Ambassador of Italian Cinema in the world" and "Best Italian Businessman of the world". He received many other awards during his successful career.
He being named one of Variety's 2015 Dealmakers.
In 2016 he awarded at ICFF - Italian Contemporary Film Festival as Best Producer and businessman.
Andrea Iervolino, who has been a producer since the age of 16, has produced, financed and distributed over 50 films. A partner and founder of a number different production companies, he is currently, the youngest and most highly regarded Italian entrepreneurs in the world of film-making.
His production and distribution companies are currently on a strong upward roll, producing and putting together many of those films that will be screened in forthcoming movie and television seasons.
With his Italian-Canadian origins, he was born in Cassino, in the province of Lazio, to his Canadian-born mother Sonia and his father Giovanni, from an early age he experienced severe family hardship due to the financial difficulties his family faced.
So Andrea, as a child, was forced to roll up his sleeves and work in order to be independent and not be an extra burden on his family's already laden shoulders.
At the age of 15 he left home to work in a company in northern Italy and in just six months he learnt how to manage the production of theatrical shows.
In September of the same year he came back to his home town and decided to produce his first film.
So he started looking for small investors willing to sponsor his project, with an old kind of crowd funding, by asking people for small investments of around 50 Euros. The people decided to believe in him and give him an opportunity, especially thanks to the young boy's talents of persuasion and initiative.
At the age of 16 he produced his first film, and after failing to distribute it in cinemas he invented a new distribution model, to which a name was also given: Cine School Day. The distribution strategy involved adding a film into the school curriculum, giving the opportunity to students, during school time, on payment of a reduced-price ticket, to go to the cinema in the morning and watch a film that would open the door for social debates.
He therefore created a real library of films with strong social themes and proposed them to schools, complete with information brochures and ideas for debate. Sometimes, at screenings, actors and producers of the film also took part, driven by Andrea's enthusiasm.
The initiative gained so much importance that even the senator for life Giulio Andreotti attended as spokesperson.
His production and distribution companies are currently on a strong upward roll, producing and putting together many of those films that will be screened in forthcoming movie and television seasons.
Andrea Iervolino, along with Monika Bacardi, is also a partner in AMBI PICTURES, an investment company who task is to provide financial backing for medium to high-budget international films featuring Hollywood names.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi also founded AMBI Distribution, based in Beverly Hills, California, a worldwide sales agency that vertically integrates finance, production and distribution for AMBI Pictures.
AMBI Pictures produced the action-thriller "2047 Sights of Death" starring Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Madsen; the Barry Levinson directed drama, "The Humbling", starring Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin and Dianne Wiest; and the crime-thriller "Hope Lost" starring Danny Trejo, Mischa Barton and Michael Madsen.
AMBI produced the Sci-Fi Action Thriller "Andron - Black Labyrinth", by Francesco Cinquemani starring Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover, Gale Morgan Harold III and the singer Skin.
Andrea Iervolino and the director Marco Risi, in collaboration with Monika Bacardi produced "Tre Tocchi", by Marco Risi. In collaboration with Paradox Studios, AMBI Pictures is also in production with the romantic comedy "All Roads Lead To Rome" starring Sarah Jessica Parker and with Raoul Bova, Paz Vega, Claudia Cardinale and Rosie Day.
AMBI Pictures financed and produced with Franco's Rabbit Bandini Productions and That's Hollywood Picturesa film directed by James Franco and based on Steinbeck's gritty, realist style novel: "In Dubious Battle". StarringJames Franco, Selena Gomez, Nat Wolff, Josh Hutcherson, Zach Braff, Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi are also the co producers of the film "Septembers of Shiraz", with the stars Salma Hayek and Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody.
The company has also recently ventured into the world of animation, with two animated features: "East End" and "Arctic Justice - Thunder Squad" and have already finalized important contracts with Hollywood stars to provide the voiceovers, such as John Cleese, Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Anjelica Houston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy. As of 2015, AMBI Pictures is working on Groove Tails, and has signed a deal with Jamie Foxx to provide the voice for the lead character.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, together with 'American Sniper' Producer, Andrew lazar, tackling Sci-Fi Thriller 'Rupture', starring Noomi Rapace, Micheal Chiklis, Peter Stormare (Fargo, 22 Jump Street), Kerry Bishé (Argo, Sex and the City), Lesley Manville (Maleficent, Mr. Turner) e Ari Millen (Orphan Black, 12 Monkeys), directed by Steven Shainberg.
He also produced psychological thriller "Lavender" by Ed Gass-Donnelly and with Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney, Diego Klattenhoff and Justin Long.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi together with the producer Daniele Di Lorenzo, optioned the rights of Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" homage, thanks to the consent of Francesca Fellini and her family.
In the meantime they're financing and producing, in collaboration with Ipso Facto's Christine Alderson, their new project "This Beautiful Fantastic" by Simon Aboud, starring Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott and Jeremy Irvine.
On September 2015 Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi opened the 40^ Toronto International Film Festival with a big charity event "AMBI GALA - Cinema to help the world" in support of Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation which champions environmental causes and aims to combat climate change. The Gala emceed by Canadian comedian Martin Short and closing with a rare, knockout 60-Minute performance by pop legend Diana Ross. Honorary co-chiefs was James Franco and Heidi Klum. His Royal Highness HSH Prince Albert II spoke about his organization in front of many special guests such as Mischa Barton, Danny Trejo, Paul Haggis, Michael Madsen and Paul Sorvino.
AMBI Pictures announced in November 2015 it had launched a $200 million film fund to finance about five feature films and about ten lower-budget films. Shortly thereafter, AMBI Pictures announced plans to remake Memento from this fund.
AMBI also announced will finance and produce feature film Lamborghini - The Legend based on the life of Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi hosted a private screening of the movie "This Beautiful Fantastic" at BAFTA, in London. Special guests of the event: Sir Paul McCartney and his daughters Mary and Stella; David Gilmore, Noel Gallagher and many others, included the director of the film Simon Aboud and the actors Jeremy Irvine and Andrew Scott.
Actually AMBI Groups is financing and producing To The Bone, starring Keanu Reeves and Lili Taylor and Black Butterfly directed by Brian Goodman and with Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyer. They will be introduced to buyers in Cannes, next months.
AMBI Distribution has come on to represent international rights in Cannes to the musical starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson, Basmati Blues. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi announced also they will producing and financing the biopic movie "Dionne!" about the real life of the legend of the music Dionne Warwick.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi is producing and financing the film project Future World directed by James Franco and with James Franco, Milla Jovovich,Lucy Liu ("Kill Bill"), Method Man ("Keanu"), Suki Waterhouse ("Insurgent") and Snoop Dogg ("Meet the Blacks").
AMBI Group announced a partnership with Beijing based SinoLicensing, led by CEO Chuan "Melody" Bi, to create AMBI-SINO China. Melody Bi and Andrea Iervolino will oversee the day-to-day operations of AMBI-SINO China.
IC-SAVING AWARD 2016 Andrea Iervolino as Best Producer and Businessman
VARIETY's 2015 Dealmaker Andrea Iervolino being named one of Variety's 2015 Dealmakers
ICFF Awards 2015 Andrea Iervolino is the new Ambassadaor of Italian Cinema in the world (a TIFF event)
MADE IN ITALY AWARDS 2015 Best Italian businessman
VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2015: MIMMO ROTELLA AWARD (a Biennale event) Andrea Iervolino as Best Producer. 71^ Annual Venice Film Festival:
POMPEI CINEMA FESTIVAL 2014 Andrea Iervolino as Best Producer
ICFF Award 2013: Best Film Production Company
ICFF Award 2014: Best Film Production Company
Ichia Global Fest Award 2014: Best Film Production Company
Capri Hollywood Award 2014: Best Film Production Company
ICFF 2014: Award of Excellence to DANNY GLOVER
ICFF 2014: Special Award of Honour to STEPHEN BALDWIN
Rome Film Festival 2013 PREMIO LARA Valeria Golino: Best Actress for the movie COME IL VENTO
Rome Film Festival 2014 PREMIO AKAI Paco Reconti: Best Supporting Actor for the movie TRE TOCCHI (English Title: LIFE IS A STAGE)
The actor/producer was born in Armenia and immigrated to the US at the age of 10. A graduate of The American Conservatory Theater (ACT) of San Francisco, Jack relocated to Los Angeles in 2011, to pursue his passion -- a career in the film and television industry
Since 2012, some of his credits include a role in the Oscar-winning Ben Affleck film ARGO, as well as Recurring Guest Star roles on some of the top television shows like NCIS: Los Angeles, Weeds, Ray Donovan, Transparent, Bones, With Bob & David, True Detective & Bosch.
In 2013, Jack wrote, produced & directed his first feature film Betrayal, playing a mob boss, acting opposite Eric Roberts and Oleg Taktarov. The film was released in select theaters in January 2014, and to date has sold in over 25 countries. It's currently available everywhere on DIGITAL, DVD & VOD. IMDB ranks Betrayal as #10 on 2013 MAFIA films and #30 on 2013 GANGSTER films.
His production company, T5 Media Group, is currently developing other feature films, as well as a TV series for network television.
Bill is the Guinness World record holder in the category 'most special effect make-up characters portrayed in a career' the new record number set May 6, 2011 is 202.
Born and raised in Kent Ohio, Bill graduated Kent State University, in 1977 with a degree in Telecommunications. But during college, Bill realized that he wanted something else. He embarked on a music career, and in the early 1980's he toured, as the leader of a band called Expression. In 1982, after recovering from a serious injury, he moved to Chicago and shifted to a career in entertainment. His first bit-part in a movie came in 1982 in an American Playhouse film titled "The Killing Floor". By the following summer, Bill was landing featured bit-parts and stand-in work on several films. He got his first speaking role, in 1984, in the TV movie "The Impostor". Later 1984, Dallas, TX. Over the next five years, he kept busy with print ads and industrial shows, and played his first alien character. He portrayed Mr. Spock in an industrial film at the Dallas Convention Center for the Oracle Software Company. January 1990 - Los Angeles, Florida - 1992 - job entertaining at the Busch Gardens water park called Adventure Land. January 1993 - Los Angeles. His first experience as an alien on television was in Alien Nation. It started when he met makeup designer Richard Snell, while filming Demolition Man. This led Bill to his first work on the TV movies of "Alien Nation". Since then, he has become one of those few elite actors that seem to specialize in playing aliens, monsters, and other various creatures from other worlds and of this world long ago. It was from there, that he found himself working on the hit series Babylon 5 and shortly thereafter on Star Trek:Deep Space Nine. 1998 - Bill worked on the season premiere episode of Sliders, and more in 1999. Since then, Bill has worked on many TV series, including Star Trek: Voyager, Enterprise, The X-Files, The Invisible Man, Drew Carey, The District, Crossing Jordan, King of Queens, Will and Grace, Yes, Dear!, Friends, Desperate Housewives, Criminal Minds, and as a regular on "The Division" and the HBO Series Carnivale, Saving Grace, Justified, Raising Hope, iCarly, The Defenders, How I Met Your Mother, NCIS, Mad Men, Modern Family, Mistresses, 2 Broke Girls, and many more. Bill has appeared in Blades of Glory, The Artist, The Muppets, Nightcrawler, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, ARGO and more. In print, Bill was a featured zombie in the book "The Brain Eater's Bible", released in 2011. As one of a special group of actors that has worked extensively on sci-fi, and fantasy/horror shows, Bill has many behind-the-scenes stories to share about what it took to become this extraordinary type of actor. Additionally, Bill has written a book titled "The Professionals Talent Handbook: The Guide to Getting Started" and he has appeared on the pages of TV Guide (July 5, 1997), and in the August 1998 issue of Galactic Alliance. Interviews with Bill can be found in such publications as the International Star Trek Magazine, Explorer, Pen & Quill, Autograph Times, TV Zone and the New York Post..
Angélica Aragón was born on 11th July, in the "Central Médica" clinic, in Mexico City. Raised in a family of intellectuals and educated at some of the most celebrated schools in Mexico, like "The Modern American College", "The Sierra Nevada School", "The French - Mexican High School", Angélica chose to seek an academic degree at "The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts" (LAMDA). There, for almost seven years, Angélica studied acting, pantomime, interpretative art, as well as canto and dance. In order to complete her histrionic education, she followed courses offered by "The London School of Contemporary Dance", "The National Dance Academy of India" and by the Indian "Kerala Kelandam Dance School". Back to Mexico in the early 80s, she started working in the telenovelas industry, for a local television company "Televisa". After giving life to a wide range of characters, either week or strong, subdued or independent, sociable or secluded, kind or evil, she decided to change her production company and signed for a young, but far from intimidating production house "Argos Televisión", which also brought her international acclaim for the extraordinary interpretation in "Mirada de Mujer" ("A Woman's Glance"). The sad, but true story of María Inés gained the sympathy of many other "women's glances" from all over the world. Apart from that, she had starred in no less than 24 movies, both Mexican and North American, among which the best known are "The Evil That Men Do" or "A Walk in the Clouds". As a theater actress, Angélica, who performed plays like "Maquillaje" or "Aquila Real" to name just a few, proved once more her inegalable talent. In 1999, she first directed a play, focusing on social themes "Tengamos el Sexo en Paz". Now, at the beginning of 2000, Angélica is back on the world's stage, with another telenovela inspired by Mexico's social, political and educational realities, called "Todo Por Amor", produced by "Argos Televisión" and broadcast by "TvAzteca".
Jeff Robinov is founder and CEO of Studio 8, a multi-platform media company funded in partnership with Fosun Group and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The company is based in Culver City, California on the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot and has $1 billion in funding to produce a slate of 25 films in the next five years.
Previously, Robinov served as an executive at Warner Bros., starting his tenure at the company as Senior Vice President of Production and climbing the ranks to serve as President of Warner Bros. Pictures Group from November 2007 to July 2013.
Under Robinov's leadership, the division crossed the billion-dollar mark every year since 2002 in both domestic and international box office.
Robinov helped oversee some of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed films and franchises in recent memory, including The Dark Knight trilogy (over $2.4 billion worldwide), The Hangover films (over $1.4 billion worldwide), Inception (over $825 million worldwide), Argo (over $230 million worldwide) which won the best picture Oscar, and Gravity which recently surpassed $716 million worldwide.
Andrew Hyatt is the award winning writer/director of "Full of Grace", the first film to focus on the final days of Mary of Nazareth. Released by Cinedigm in January of 2016, it has caused a major stir in faith circles and is being praised as a film on par with Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." Hyatt has been credited as paving the way towards a new genre of faith-based films termed "sacred art house" and he has appeared in numerous national magazines, radio programs, and panels to discuss his approach on filmmaking. Hyatt's passion is in the creation of content that is deeply personal, seeking to tell stories that delve deeper into the drama of the human condition. Exploring good and evil, truth and beauty. "Full of Grace" has been screened around the world and has received numerous awards and festival nominees.
Hyatt began his filmmaking career in a variety of executive and creative roles and has been involved in 17 produced feature films ranging in budget sizes from $150k to $150M along with numerous short form content and commercials. With Crystal Sky Pictures, Hyatt oversaw the development of several films including Neil Marshall's "Doomsday" and as head of development for Mpower Pictures, Hyatt was instrumental in the development and production of multiple films including "The Stoning of Soraya M." (winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival and winner of best feature at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival).
Hyatt has written projects for a number of high profile producers including Graham King (Argo, The Departed, The Aviator), Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Transformers, GI Joe), Steve McEveety (Passion of the Christ, Braveheart) and XYZ Films (The Raid). He's also been a collaborator on creative material and crafted content for a variety of high profile individuals including adventurer Bear Grylls and Isaac Slade of The Fray.
Hyatt is also the writer/director of "The Frozen", starring Brit Morgan (True Blood) and Noah Segan (Brick, Looper). The film was acquired by Arc Entertainment/ Ketchup Entertainment and was released in December 2012. Hyatt then went on to write/direct the mind bending psychological thriller, "The Last Light", starring Ed Quinn (Eureka), Jeff Fahey (Lawnmower Man, Machete) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2, American History X). The film was the winner of the Best Thriller Feature at the 2013 Shriekfest Film Festival and was acquired and released by Gravitas Ventures in 2014.
Hyatt is an alum of Loyola Marymount University. He is repped by Heroes and Villains Entertainment and Peter C. Sample at Jackoway Tyerman
Robert Sudduth was born and raised in Texas to a Latino family. He graduated from Notre Dame University. Then, he became an actor in New York and later moved to Los Angeles. The handsome gay Sudduth played a gay teenager in the short film Violin Lesson. Then, he acted in some commercials and had a recurring guest role as Felicity Huffman's assistant on "Desperate Housewives". He also acted with Greg Rikaart on the daytime serial "Young and the Restless" and in the short film Four Brothers. Or Three. Wait ... Three. He decided to become a writer and was accepted into the National Hispanic Media Coalition TV Writers Program. His first feature, "Going to Gunn," won Best Comedy in the Page International Screenwriting Awards. He has since written for television for such shows as GCB, The New Normal, The Crazy Ones, Red Band Society, and Telenovela. Even though, all of his shows were canceled, he has continued to find work as a writer. He married Rikaart on May 13, 2015 after living together for ten years. On June 12, 2016, they became parents to son Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Sudduth, born via surrogate. They all live together with their pets in Los Angeles, California.
Lily joined Alphabet Agency late 2011, after winning the face of Argos a competition in which the prize was a year's modeling contract with Alphabet Kidz .
Lily has since gone on to star in a variety of projects. Lily's most recent project sees her starring beside Liam Neeson in feature film A Monster Calls based on a novel written by Patrick Ness. Lily plays the lead Lily and was thrilled to shoot in Spain.
One of Lily's proudest projects is her YouTube campaign video for Save The Children which to date has had over 45 million views and won various awards around the globe.
Lily continues to enjoy performing and is very active partaking is a variety of sports such as Ice Skating, Roller-skating, Swimming, and Gymnastics. She is also a theater enthusiast and has dreams of starring in a West End musical.
Mexican actress, started her studies in the Centro de Formacion Actoral, she did a postgraduate course in classical Theater in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and Physical Theater at the Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theater. She has appeared in several plays such as "La Gaviota","Por amor al arte", "Collete" and "Touche".In TV Series: "Bienvenida Realidad" from Argos, Capadocia from HBO, Gritos de Muerte y Libertad and El Encanto del Aguila, both from Televisa. She has won two Ariel Awards for best actress in Quemar las Naves and Bajo la Sal. Her debut in films was with "El bufalo de la noche", by Jorge Hernandez. Has also appeared in "El Atentado", "Arrancame la vida" and "Miss Bala". She is filming "Tercera llamada".
Emma Jane Fletcher was born in London, England. She was raised by her maternal grandparents and occasionally found herself in the care of her baby-sitter, the popular Irish singer Dana. Her birth mother was a model for Christian Dior, whilst her father was a member of the band The Gobbledegooks. The band found success in the 60's with a number of chart hits and toured as support act to the legendary soul singer Dusty Springfield and also to The Rolling Stones at The Royal Albert Hall.
Born into a show-business dynasty (her cousins are actor Warren Mitchell Till Death do us Part and In Sickness and in Health and writer Ronald Wolfe, On the Buses and The Rag Trade, her uncle Martin Drew was the drummer in Ronnie Scott's quintet and her great-uncle married legend Josephine Baker), Emma was bitten by the acting bug from a young age and became inspired by the art of performing early in life. From the age of five, she became actively involved with amateur dramatics, acting and singing and was later classically trained in piano.
Emma's career in the public eye started as a teenager, with a successful modelling career. Modelling various shoots for Cosmopolitan photographer Angelo Valentino and for the TV show The Clothes Show, she also appeared on the catwalk in the prestigious London department store Selfridges and at The Ministry of Sound, in conjunction with Flame Modes, Scene and OK! Magazines and Sky TV, alongside FHM's super-model, Lucy Becker. Emma recently modeled for a calendar shoot for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and The Firefighters' Benevolent Fund.
She later went on to train at the prestigious acting school East 15, on their classical theatre course. Immediately after graduating in October 2006, Emma understudied for both Sabina Franklyn (Full House) and Sarah Manners (Moving Wallpaper and the The Bill), in a national tour of Ian Dickens' production of The Decorator starring Leslie Grantham (EastEnders).
After The Decorator Emma was offered her first commercial, becoming the face of the advertising campaign for Activia Yoghurt in the UK, alongside British presenter Nell McAndrew. On the back of this advert, she found herself being offered a number of acting roles and it wasn't long before she started carrying out many high profile productions, both on stage and in film.
Since this time, her theatre credits include: the lead of Elfriede Geiringer at London's famous Criterion Theatre and UK tour of the award winning play And then they came for me - Remembering the World of Anne Frank. This production of the show, which was directed by politician Nic Careem in association with Anne Frank's stepsister Doctor Eva Schloss, was the first theatre production to perform at London's Scotland Yard. Emma reprised her role in 2011 for a special one-off performance filmed for British Television. Other theatre performances include Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, in association with The Helen Bamber Foundation (chaired by actress Emma Thompson), at London's Gatehouse theatre and a main character in the play The Muddy Pool, by new writer Jill Bristow. The play was chosen by acclaimed author Fay Weldon for an award, as part of The Windsor Marriott awards. Emma also reprised this role in 2011 as part of the renowned Lost Theatre Company's annual festival. She also appeared as Wanda in The Power and the Glory at London's prestigious Soho Theatre in a night of one-act plays, alongside actress Alicia Duvall. More recently she has appeared onstage as co-lead to legendary actress Hildegard Neil (Antony and Cleopatra and The Professionals) and television star Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning) in Stephen Hunt's play Impossible Steps (a.k.a. I Am Not An I) and as part of the ensemble in Ditch, at Kevin Spacey's The Old Vic Theatre in London. She has also taken the lead in a rehearsed reading for director Peter-Frank Dewulf, for the new play Into the darkness at the famous Shakespeare Globe in London.
Television commercial credits have seen Emma appear as lead in a number of prolific TV commercials such as: The No! No! hair removal, Wink Bingo, Balfor Legal and Claims Today Solicitors, Andrea Bocelli's album release, The Circulation Booster, Nintendo, Gamucci, Lytess Body Shaper, Relate, Juvederm, JML, Lightwave, the Light n Easy range (UK & US airings), The Snore Wizard and Scale Wizard, Tampap, My WUN, We Read For You, Lyons Learning, AMV Internet dating and more recently in a commercial for a new game show produced by international entrepreneur Youcef Aden. She was also in the series of popular British television adverts for the 118 118 telephone campaign and more recently could be found promoting a new product called the Ecoegg, alongside Britain's famous Queen of Clean, Kim Woodburn (commercial nominated for an award). Emma also filmed a commercial against DVD and Film piracy, for well known film company Constantine Film AG. Virals include: BT, JD Wetherspoon, Virgin, Twinings Tea, Kraft Foods, Homebase, Argos, Hypnia, Zleeps, the Ministry of Defence and a series of infomercials for the NHS. She also carried out a TV ident for American owned channel Current TV and a viral for Simple TV in association with the British Film Institute. More recently she filmed an ident for Bizcrowd and CNBC, in sponsorship with The Business Class Show. Photo-stills include: Halifax and T-Mobile international campaigns, Sony VAIO, Pilsner beer, The War Against Rape and a series of shots for Getty Images. Additionally Emma has also recently been turned into a 3D CGI character for a commercial for Bold washing powder, which was aired in both Britain and the US. One of Emma's latest television appearances also saw her playing a cheeky wedding guest in a mock-up of Will and Kate's Royal Wedding, for a series of short vignettes filmed for the competition slot, for the popular British morning television show, The Lorraine Show, on ITV's Daybreak.
Emma's film & television credits include cameo appearances alongside Frazer Hines in full-length feature Two Days in the Smoke, starring Matt Di Angelo, Velibor Topic and Stephen Marcus and Darkly Dreaming Billy Ward, which was partly directed by award-winning director Ian David Diaz. She has also taken lead roles in two of director Paul Burton's films for satellite television, Amy and Resentment, playing alongside Vicki Michelle (Allo Allo! and Emmerdale) in the latter. More recently Emma played the controversial Tudor, Queen Elizabeth, in Season 2 of Parthenon's ever popular, award winning television series The Mystery Files, which aired on both the National Geographic Channel in the UK and Discovery Channel in the USA. Emma has also appeared as one of the main characters in a DramaNet and Evans & Finch Production of the children's soap Children of Herne. In 2011 she played a school teacher in director Obi Emelonye's multi-award winning feature The Mirror Boy. The film, which was profiled by CNN on their New Nigeria Cinema trail on the Inside Africa programme and also by Afrobuzz and The Magazine Show on Ben TV, won 17 awards, including 3 African Movie Academy Awards (AMMAs). The film sold out on its first day of release, making it the biggest opener for Odeon Cinemas in the UK. Other film work has seen Emma play the sufferer of Bi-Polar disorder in a feature length film for award winning company Artefacts Edutainment, in association with the famous British theatre the Albany, titled Hoods n Halos.
She can also be found on screen in various music videos for bands Diamond Chique, playing a 40's movie star alongside Leon Lopez (Brookside), the lead role in the chart-topping dance video Hold On for the band Tune Shock, playing the lead of a nefarious mother in rock band Sanguine's music video For love and a brief appearance in If You Allow Him, by up and coming new rap artist Lemoy the Siamese Empress. Emma also played a Hillbilly in KTD's first music video release, Intimacy Dies, directed by Matthew Cummins and prestigious, world renowned, DP Genki McClure (Captain America: The First Avenger). She more recently appeared as a dancer in a music video with up and coming, exciting new band Rebel Control, for their new single Whine Your Body Down. Emma was also featured in Dizzee Rascal's comeback video 'Bassline Junkie' and Kwes' music video 'Bashful' and plays a lead role in Laady MJ Warrior's video 'Keep on Fighting' as well as in Shawn Ward aka FM Attack's re-release of his track 'Sleepless Nights'.
Emma's singing credits include: Friday nights at Bill and Tom Kenwright's restaurant Azzuro, singing her own compositions at the London Palladium, at Cutting Crew Tony Moore's famous Kashmir Klub and also at the premiere of Drew Barrymore's film Never Been Kissed. She also appeared again at the London Palladium in the charity performance Broadway Melodies.
She also found herself following her father's footsteps and treading the famous tiles of the Royal Albert Hall stage in 2011, for a charity performance in aid of MacMillan Cancer. The performance For Dusty was in memory of the late, great 'white lady of soul' Dusty Springfield. The show was directed by renowned musical director Matthew Jones and celebrated Dusty's work with performances from a host of stars, ranging from both past and present alike, including: Mike Hurst and The Springfields, Joanna Marie, Lucie Silvas, Kenny Lynch, Mica Paris, Julie Felix, Rick Astley, Hazel O'Connor, Dennis Locorriere, Shelby Lynne, Carol Decker and Boy George. Other music work includes producing studio recordings for the BBC and working with music producer and composer Roger Limb from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. She has also worked with prolific record producer Denis Ingoldsby (First Avenue Records) and Guy Sigalov (OptiMusic).
Emma has also presented on television for the channels R.E.D. TV and Legal TV and hosted Vox Pops for actress Aisylene Horgan Wallace's Celebrity Stars at Work.
In February 2011 Emma launched her autobiography If the Shoe Fits both in the UK and the USA. The book launch in the States took place at the Doctor Who Catch 22, Gallifrey One Convention. She also appeared in the live game-show for TV and radio Just a Minute, at the convention, alongside fellow actors Chase Masterson (Star Trek and Deep Space) and Ian McNeice (Doctor Who and Winston Churchill), comic writers Richard Dinnick and Tony Lee (Doctor Who) and Ken Deep.
She was offered lead roles in television commercials for All Bran Cereal and The Saturday Times and approached to star in the Minxy Bingo TV commercial. She was also offered a featured role in a music video for the band Lightspeed Champion. She had to turn all four roles down due to other acting commitments. The latter was to be filmed by director Saam Farahmand at Partizan Films, who is renowned for shooting videos for Janet Jackson. More recently Emma was approached by director Obi Emelonye to play a pilot in his film The Last Flight to Abuja, alongside leading Hollywood star Hakeem Kae-Kazim (24, Lost, Pirates of the Caribbean and X-Men: Wolverine). Unfortunately Emma had to turn the role down due to a prior commitment to another acting project.
|Jerry Della Salla
Jerry Della Salla, is an Army War veteran who served 12 months with the 18th MP Battalion, - OIF3.
He studied with Stella Adler and is a graduate of the NYU Tisch Drama Program.
Co-starred with the late Victor Argo in his last film- Personal Sergeant (2004).
Co-Starred opposite Matt Damon in the Green Zone (2010), Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Performed with Edward Norton Off-Broadway in 'Waiting For Lefty', at the Kampo Cultural Center, NYC (1992).
Performed with Peter Dinklage in 'Taming of the Shrew', at the NJ Shakespeare Festival (1993).
Boxed as an Amateur in the NJ Diamond gloves, under the Training of Hall of Fame coach Tex Gonzalez.
Marc is an actor originally from the east coast, and moved around quite a bit while on the east coast. Coming from Dutch background and most of his family still in the Netherlands, Marc has been living in CA now since 2002. He has been a Background Actor since 2011 and is really enjoying it, he is also SAG eligible. A few of the bigger movies Marc has worked on include: ARGO, Gone Girl, The Gambler, Divergent, Straight Outta Compton, Jobs, HER, Saving Mr. Banks, Dark Knight Rises and Behind the Candelabra but he has also worked on many different TV shows as well as commercials and documentaries.
John studied liberal arts at Lehman College and attended acting classes at Carnegie Hall. His teacher, Robert X. Modica, also taught John Turturro, David Duchovny and Rachel Ward. John received his first acting job because of Robert De Niro, who cast him in the film A Bronx Tale. John has been very lucky to work with some great actors, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Argo, Jeremy Irons, Jon Cryer and Eric Roberts. He also worked with some great directors, Brian De Palma, Woody Allen, John McTiernan, Abel Ferrara and Fred Gallo. In addition to acting, John produces independent films with his partner Fred Gallo. Mr. Gallo graduated from the world renowned film school at USC. Two of their films, I am Woody and The Don of 42nd Street won awards in The New York International Film Festival for Best Film and Best Actor.
Ruty is an American writer, model and film & voice actor. His love of cinema and acting career began at three years old when his mother, an Air Force Captain and middle school teacher, began entering him in pageants in his home state of Alabama. These early experiences enhanced his love for the stage and started him acting in local theater groups.
His first taste of acting came playing Howard Blair in Inherit the Wind at the Martin Theater in Panama City, Florida. Ruty embedded himself within the ensemble and began being cast in productions like Fiddler on the Roof, Shootout at Hole-in-the-Wall, Cinderella and Aesop's Fables. His youth was spent traveling while auditioning throughout the east coast. An avid sports lover, Ruty spent his free time focused karate, basketball, football, and track & field and scored multiple scholarships, deciding to enroll at Florida State. However, before graduating high school, tragedy struck on September 11, 2001 and Ruty decided it was his duty to help defend America. After graduation he joined the United States Army as a Combat Medic and served proudly throughout the war, deploying with an Aviation Battalion.
After his tour of duty, Ruty returned to Florida State to pursue his Master's Degree all the while booking auditions and filling nearly any moment not in study working in front of the camera. In his first eight months in Hollywood, Ruty booked spots with Pizza Hut and AT&T, as well as a principle role in the Warner Brother's film, "Argo" directed by Ben Affleck. He has appeared in or voiced on shows like "ABC's Baby Daddy", Brad Pitt & David Ayers' "Fury". He is a member of Veterans in Film and Television (VFT) and American Legion Post 43 Hollywood.
Ruty also enjoys screenwriting and submits his work to internships, contests and fellowships. He pursues this course whenever not acting, and has written multiple feature films and TV pilots, earning his way into the WGA's Veteran's Writers Fellowship and LACMA's Film Maker's program. After optioning multiple projects, he worked in the writer's office for CW's "The Flash".
In 2015, Ruty could be seen or heard in "The Magnificent Seven", "Finest Hours" or DJ Pooh's "Grow House" just to name a few. Since the start of 2016, he has been cast in a host of projects through the American Film Institute. Word of mouth spread his skill and professionalism to other parties, earning him multiple other jobs beyond the walls of one of the most storied film schools in the world.
Born in London, Alex Sutherland entered the film business straight out of school where he managed to gain extensive production experience from all over the world. Sutherland's key source of experience came from working his way up from assistant director to line producer on the successful TV series "Sharpe" that managed to span 16 feature length films from 1993 to 2008. Given the richness, diversity and dynamic locations in Turkey, Alex established AZ Celtic Films in Istanbul in 2010. Over the course of years AZ Celtic Films achieved one its primary goal of bringing international ad campaigns such as Heineken and Nike as well as prestigious feature film productions such as WB "Argo", Working Titles "Two Faces of January", "Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy" and productions such as Denmark's Oscar nominated "A War", Asif Kapadia's "Ali & Nino" and the soon to be released "Run for Love" by highly acclaimed Chinese director Hu Guan
Sitara Attaie is an Afghan-American actress who grew up in The Netherlands. She discovered her passion for acting, movies, and dancing at a young age. Sitara Attaie received her BFA in English Literature and Theater from the Rijks-University in Groningen, and has been formally trained at the world-renowned Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in Hollywood and The Actor's Workshop. As an actress and voice-over artist, Sitara Attaie has worked on major productions such as Showtime's Homeland, Argo, RED 2, The Fault In Our Stars, and popular television shows such as True Blood, NCIS, Bones, and Nikita. She has also done several Indie movies, commercials, and music videos. Her proficiency in 5 different languages brought her many hosting gigs for live and television shows. Sitara Attaie is a Dutch television personality who partook in projects on Dutch television like, VARA's 12X12, TROS's Kunstbende, SBS6's Missen, and other televised shows. She has been part of the promoter's team of European shows of Bollywood megastars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra. She also competed and earned her title as a Choreographer. She has choreographed commercials, music video's, and Bollywood movie songs. She used to teach Bollywood fusion dance at Dansschool Klaassens and Eekta Center in California. Sitara wrote for a variety of media as a Journalist like: Spunk.nl and Cultuur Scouts Magazine. She has also won beauty pageants in The Netherlands and Turkey, and is a fashion and runway model.
An award winning director, Jordan has most recently directed Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo [The Fighter] in her forthcoming short film "The Sea Is All I Know".
As an artist Jordan Bayne has taken on many roles. Her career began as an actor working with such great talent as Ernie Hudson in "A Stranger In The Kingdom" and Martin Sheen in "Mercy of the Sea". Her television career started with Showtime's "Poltergeist-The Legacy" and she has also been seen on the critically acclaimed Law & Order". Her first role in the theatre landed her onstage with James Gandolfini and Marisa Tomei in the Naked Angels production of "Summerwinds". Bayne had an award nominated turn in the independent film "Under Hellgate Bridge" with Dominick Chianese and Vincent Pastore where one critic noted, "Jordan Bayne proves that true strength lies in vulnerability." Bayne's writing and directorial debut was the short film "Argo", starring Jordana Spiro [My Boys, Must Love Dogs] an intensely emotional portrayal of two lost souls who impact one another in unexpected ways. "Argo" made its world premiere at the Napa/Sonoma Film Festival, and played numerous festivals including NewFilmMakers, Soho House and Sedona racking up several awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Jordan studied acting with Susan Batson and taught at the Black Nexxus/Susan Batson Studio. As a teacher and an acting coach she has been called "the soul reader" for her uncanny ability to see into the depths of people.
Jordan has several projects in various stages of development, including feature films, web-series and short films.
Ryan has a younger sister, Mya who is also an actor. Together they have appeared in many adverts, including a Sainsbury's ad in the late 2000's.
Ryan's film career began in 2008 after he was cast in Love Me Still where he played Bobby Junior. Ryan has been modelling since he was 5 and in 2011 appeared in the trailer and on the cover of Annabel Pitcher's My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece. Ryan has also appeared in multiple ads for Aldi, Argos, Tescos, Debenhams and the No Added Sugar Lookbook for Autumn 2010. In 2010, Ryan appeared in the music video of Love Lost by The Temper Trap. In 2012 Ryan appeared in The Wait by L Marshall.
Ryan is a fan of football and supports Manchester United. He has an orange belt in Tang Soo Doo, is learning the guitar and likes playing his XBox 360.
On 2 June 2011, it was announced Ryan will be appearing at LeakyCon 2011.At LeakyCon, Ryan stated that if he could play any film character it would be Yoda. He also shared that the character's death which most upset him was that of Dobby, who was "a real hero."
Crockett was raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. After graduating with high honors from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he began working for a commercial production company in Chicago before landing a job in the production accounting department on the Michael Apted film Blink (1994). Immediately after, he moved to Los Angeles and worked on a succession of films for New Line Cinema and Miramax.
He joined the DGA in 2000 and co-produced his first film (The Guru, 2002) the next year.
Crockett met Ben Affleck in 2006 and executive produced his directorial debut Gone Baby Gone. Immediately following that film, he went to Shreveport, Louisiana to work with another actor/director Denzel Washington on his film The Great Debaters.
In 2009, he returned to Boston to re-team with Ben Affleck on next film, The Town which was his first film to be nominated for a Producer's Guild Award. While in production on that film, he met Graham King who offered him a position at King's GK Films as Executive Vice President of Production. While there, Crockett was involved with such films as Hugo, World War Z, and Argo.
Crockett left GK Films in 2013 to return to independent producing. That same year, he joined Rupert Wyatt on his film The Gambler (2014). The two had met while developing another project at GK Films.
Crockett currently has several other projects in development. He has 3 kids and lives with his wife in Los Angeles.
A prominent figure in the international music scene since 1993, IMRE CZOMBA is a highly respected composer, film composer, keyboard player, music producer and orchestrator. His work experience began in 1994 when he joined the Rock and Madach Theatre as a keyboard-player, and toured Western Europe. During this time he performed on television as well as some of the largest music venues. These appearances gave him the chance to collaborate with some of the best-known performers.
At an early point in his career, Imre was inspired by the blues, which can be clearly heard in his piano playing. He has been a member of several top blues bands and has performed on the same stages with B. B. King, Sting, Zucchero, Pink and Robben Ford.
In 2000 Imre's career took a different turn when he was asked to compose music for several successful Theatre Shows.
That experience led to a meeting with choreographer Sandor Roman with whom Imre developed the unique harmony of dance and music for ExperiDance. The dance group is committed to the heritage of Hungarian folk dance. Imre is successfully composing an outstanding music repertoire built around Hungarian folk music but also manages to step outside its boundaries. This new musical direction has turned into a romantic and grandiose part of world-music.
Continuing his collaboration with the dance group, he produced theatrical shows such as Revans(2003), Steel (collaborating with Bolzano Urban Theatre) (2005), Gypsies of Nagyida(2006), Measure for Measure(2007), Essence(2008), Happiness 69:09 (2009), Liliomfi(2012), Radnoti(2013) and I, Leonardo(2015). Imre also took part in the production of a TV-series by ExperiDance about the birth of dance, called The Legend of Dance. These successful shows are playing around the world, everywhere from China to Finland. The Gypsies of Nagyida played 5 successful weeks at Madrid Central Theatre.
These stage-shows are regularly played on the main stages of European top theaters. He has many successful musical plays, for example The Born a Country (2007). The shows were performed with 250 dancers and 10 singers at Budapest's most famous Hero Square. Untouchables(2012) played at the Margaret Island Open Air Stage and The Taming of the Shrew (Makrancos Kata)(2013) played at the RaM Colosseum.
In 2003, Imre joined the popular band NOX as a composer, keyboard player, and bandleader. As a result of their extensive touring, the albums by NOX topped every chart in Hungary. They received several gold, platinum and double platinum records. They also won the Band of the Year award at VIVA COMET(2006), PERSIAN GOLDEN LIONESS(2006), BRAVO OTTO(2006), LIGUE OF STARS, FONOGRAM and MAHASZ AWARDS (Hungarian equivalent of the American Grammy Award). Their album Shining became Album of the year in 2006.
In the same year Imre received the chance to compose the official song of the European Swimming Championship. Sport lovers all over the continent enjoyed the song and it went Platinum on the day of its CD release. It has since turned Double Platinum. Later he had the chance to compose the Hungarian Olympic Team's Official Song(2008), XXVIII. Judo European Championship's Official song (2013) and Evgeni Plushenko's Russian National Championship and Winter Olympic Music.
Imre maintained his momentum in 2006 by composing music for a play based on the Danish dogma movie FESTEN receiving glowing reviews.He also wrote a score for the inauguration of a monument built for the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
He was highly honored with an invitation to write music for the Hungarian National Day's fireworks in 2008 and 2009. With over 3 million viewers, it was an unforgettable moment in his professional life.
He next turned to television as a conductor and a music producer, working on shows such as League Of Stars and Csinaljuk a fesztivalt a popular new TV program that features the biggest Hungarian hits of the last 50 years.
He wrote several video game scores for the IOS and Android applications. He is currently collaborating with Beegang and the Kaplan International Company.
In 2013, Imre moved to Los Angeles. Since then he has scored several International Film Productions, and composed music for the Meldrum House(Short), Argo2(Action Comedy), The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh(documentary), Cinema Inferno(documentary) and The Coffin Footage(Horror movie)
Imre is heavily inspired by the folk music of different diverse cultures and this continues to influence his symphonic compositions. He is a collector of folk instruments from all over the world and features them frequently in his music...
Chicago native Nancy Stelle always knew she wanted to be a model. Signing with Elite models when she was only 16 yrs old, Nancy always involved herself in school and athletics. Being born in Austria and raised in the Polish culture, she found interests in the medical field studying Bio-chemistry at the University of Illinois. Before she knew it, she was on a plane to Los Angeles joining the Sports Illustrated Model Search. Quickly she learned she wanted to stay in LA and pursue acting. After graduating College, Nancy moved across the country. She has appeared on shows such as "Deal or no Deal", "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", "Rizolli & Isles", and "Argo". She also became a worldwide spokesperson for the whiskey "Jeremiah Weed".Nancy lives in Los Angeles and is still at it !
Elena Semikina is an award-winning Russian-Canadian filmmaker. As Founder and Principal of Eunoia Films Inc., she currently is developing a portfolio of documentary projects with U.S., Canadian and international interests. She conceived and executive-produced the feature documentary Our Man in Tehran, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and set the record straight on the Iran hostage crisis after Ben Affleck's feature film, Argo, premiered at the same festival only one year prior.
Semikina also directed, produced and wrote Behind The Dress, which was nominated for the Women in Cinema Award and The Golden Door Film Festival Prize, in addition to receiving the Bronze Plaque Award at the Columbus Film Festival. Semikina's Behind the Dress records, through unprecedented access and first-hand accounts, a view beyond the traditional beauty pageant stereotypes, showing the Miss Universe(TM) competition as a vehicle for encouraging and promoting women, humanitarian outreach and transgender rights.
Semikina holds a BA in Marketing & Finance from York University and, prior to entering the film industry, won the Miss Universe Canad(TM) a competition in 2010, where she then went on to represent Canada at the 2010 Miss Universe(TM) competition. In 2012, Semikina was a judge of the Miss Universe(TM) contest held in Moscow, Russia.
Sofía Garza was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. At the age of 15 she started performing in school musical theater plays, and participated both as a singer and a composer on several music festivals. During her time in high school, Sofia traveled to France and Portugal, singing and dancing Mexican folklore music. She also participated in the first season of the show Latin American Idol, which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While studying for her B.A. in Communication and Advertising at Tec de Monterrey (ITESM), Sofia worked in several professional musical theater plays for the most prestigious local production company: Teló 77. Her most important roles at this stage were on the major shows "Rent" and "Footloose", starring as Mimi and Ariel, respectively. After graduating college, Sofia had her first appearance on a television series in 2010, working on 6 episodes of the show Morir en Martes. A year later, she was offered the part of the lead antagonist in "Cursi", a comedy play written and directed by local playwright Luis Guerrero. In 2012, Sofia lent her voice and lyrics for a song composed by José Antonio 'Potro' Farías for the soundtrack of the Mexican film Me Late Chocolate. That same year Sofia had the opportunity to open concerts for the famous Mexican pop band "Reik." Her real breakthrough in the national musical theater scene was in 2012, when Sofia moved to Mexico City after being chosen to alternate in the leading role of the original musical play "Si nos dejan", written and directed by prestigious Mexican playwright José Manuel López Velarde and produced by OCESA. After a two-year run in Mexico and a couple of tours in Colombia in 2013 and 2014, the show closed in August 2014 with more than 600 performances. Also in 2013, Sofia had a small role in the television series "Arrepentidos" produced by Fox Latin America and distributed by Nat Geo in Bogota, Colombia. In 2014 Sofia formalized her acting studies in the Mexican performance school CasAzul Argos. Studying and improving her acting and singing have become a regular activity for Sofia. Continuing with her television experience, Sofia participated in the show Soy tu doble, both as a performer and a participant of this reality television series produced and transmitted by TV Azteca in Mexico, and Azteca America in the United States. By 2015, Sofia landed a role in the major television series Sense8, written and directed by Lilly Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, and co-directed by James McTeigue. The show is produced by Georgeville Television and is distributed worldwide by Netflix.
Hamzah Saman was born in Beirut, Lebanon and came to the U.S. when he was 15 years old. He is proud of his role as "Thaer" in the short film Beirut Hide and Seek (2010), which won Best Short Film at the Evolution International Film Festival in 2012 and received honorable mention at the Los Angeles International Film Festival. He was the second lead in the feature film Mobster (2013) as "Ido Ron", which is about the head of the Israeli mob and a Special Agent working undercover. Mobster won Best of Festival at the 2013 Indie Fest USA International Film Festival. Saman also had a role in the Short Film For the Birds (2014), which won Best Live Action Short Film at the 2014 Cleveland International Film Festival and won Special Jury Award at the 2014 USA Film Festival.
Saman also starred as "Inmate 093" in Tom Six's horror film trilogy, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015). He played an Arab prisoner who becomes part of a 500-person centipede and shared an unforgettable scene with Eric Roberts. In addition, Saman worked as a voiceover artist on the films X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and Escape Plan (2013). Saman is one of the first online Arab American Casting Directors with over 20,000 members worldwo\ide. He worked as a Casting Associate on the documentary He Named Me Malala (2015) with the Oscar-winning director, Davis Gugenheim. Saman was also featured in Argo (2012) and served as a Casting Associate. Saman has been working to change the perception of Arab and Middle Eastern artists in Hollywood through his acting and casting work
Annette Fradera was born in San Antonio, Texas, and lives between Austin,Tx, and Mexico City. Obtained a bachelor's music degree from The Royal School of Music (UK). She owns and runs the music production company Factoria Fradera.
For over twenty five years she has worked for UNAM (University in Mexico) and Bellas Artes theatre companies as well as for independent theatre. Founded and developed the indie record label Discos Cabaret (1990-2000), has produced a number of independent recording artists and designed, directed and produced special projects for BMG, Televisa, soaps and series, appointed as director of Argos Musica for Argos Comunicacion (1999-2001) and collaborated with Esquivel!. In his two last recordings.
She has also designed and produced shows for Hannover 2000, Summerstage at Central Park, N.Y., APEC (2002) Lila Downs, and WOMAD (2002) amongst others.
Specializes in Mexican and Latin Music for film as well as Latin, Mexican, Texan and Californian period music. Recipient of a Rockefeller grant for research of Mexican-US border music. Currently developing the legal education project titled Musica en Corto in Mexico (for film students and musicians): musicaencorto.org
She is a Music Producer and Consultant, Music Supervisor for film and TV. Her office attends legal matters, licensing and music publishing in Mexico, clearance, A&R, research, scouting, project design, managing and development. Music publishing in the US with Futura Ediciones Musicales (Ascap).
Known for directing the acclaimed short film [link=tt4685712] (2015) and masterminding the ground-breaking UK online TV series [link=tt5901752] (2016). Sam Bradford is a director, writer and producer born in Pembury, Kent.
His directorial debut [link=tt4685712] (2015) starring [link=nm2796866] ([link=tt1631867] (2014) and [link=nm3967981] ([link=tt2442560] (2016) made Official Selections at the British Urban Film Festival, Melanin Box Festival and SOUL Connect BFI Festival.
Sam owns and manages Praxima, alongside fellow company directors [link=nm7327225] and [link=nm7331730] - a creative film agency that specializes in creating and revolutionizing commercial content for the likes of HBO, ITV and commercials for worldwide brands such as Lexus, Bentley, Argos, Dolmio, eBay and many more.
Before training as a director, Sam studied for a month at [link=nm0863760]'s Method Acting School. After starring in a number of short films he decided to leap onto the opposite side of the camera and landed a job as runner for Prime Focus London, a post production house in Soho. A year later Sam left Soho and kick started his career at Praxima, forming the 'holy trinity' of ownership with Phil and Alex.
Palmeira Cruz is an actress known for Como dice el dicho (2011), Ultimo Año (2012), La Patrona (2013), Fragmented (2014), El Señor de los cielos (2014), Palmeira Cruz was born on October 13,1992 in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. She was studying marketing but she stopped her studies because she realized that she liked acting, she went to Mexico city and started to study at Casa Azul Argos, CEA Televisa, she took a course in promenade conservatory LA and in Stella Adler-Los Angeles. Palmeira speaks 3 languages Spanish, French and English. She dance jazz, is a model and makes commercials also.
Though Argo has been making films for the past 20 years, her experience in the film and entertainment industry stretches back to childhood. Raised in the theater, she first pursued a career in acting, performing Ibsen and Tennessee Williams on Broadway and starring in movies and series for television in Los Angeles. While on location, Argo met a gorilla named Ivan living alone in shopping mall in Washington State. Their chance encounter propelled Argo to move behind the camera and produce/direct her first film. The Urban Gorilla called attention to the lives of captive gorillas and inspired a movement to rescue Ivan from his solitary life. The film, which was narrated by Glenn Close, won numerous awards, including two Emmy nominations, and kicked off Argo's long association with National Geographic. Her familiarity with production through her early acting career gave Argo a foundation as a filmmaker and continues to give her a creative edge today.
For the past 20 years, Argo has gone on to produce, direct and write nearly two dozen award-winning films. She has traveled the globe searching for chimpanzees in the mountains of Tanzania, combing the Amazon for endangered frogs and scouring the underbelly of Bangkok in search of displaced elephants. Although her passion is endangered wildlife, Argo has also produced award-winning films about the human race. By teaming up with National Geographic and PBS, Argo's films have reached audiences in every corner of the world.
Allison Argo's films have won over 100 awards internationally, including six national Emmys (11 nominations), DuPont Columbia, Genesis, Jackson Hole, NY Festival, Cine, Banff, and dozens of awards from New Zealand to Japan. Argo is known for her emotionally-charged and deeply personal stories. Some of her films include: Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History; The Secret Life of Cats; Crash: A Tale of Two Species; Frogs: The Thin Green Line; and The Urban Elephant, which captured the hearts of viewers around the world and garnered two Emmys (one for Argo's directing and one for producing). More important, it helped bring a shift in the way we perceive and care for elephants in captivity.
Joshua Davis is a writer, film producer and co-founder of Epic Magazine and Epic Digital.
In 2001, Josh became part of the US Arm-wrestling Team after placing fourth out of four in the lightweight division at the National Arm-wrestling Finals. As a result, he traveled with the US team to Poland to compete in the World Arm-wrestling Championship where he placed 17th out of 18 (the 18th guy didn't show up). Josh has never won a competitive match, but he is now an internationally ranked arm-wrestler. The documentary film he directed about his experiences won Best Documentary at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival.
In 2003, Josh covered the Iraq war for Wired Magazine, where he is a Contributing Editor. He has tracked rumors of genetically modified cocaine behind rebel lines in Colombia, investigated the world's largest diamond heist, and hunted the source of a cyberwar in Russia. Josh's work has thrice been selected "Best of Technology Writing" by Yale University Press and has also been anthologized in the 2007 and 2012 editions of "Best American Science Writing." In 2014, he was nominated for a National Magazine Award.
In 2005, Random House published Josh's memoir, "The Underdog," which details his journey through some of the world's most outlandish competitions. The Los Angeles Times calls it "laugh out loud funny," and Entertainment Weekly declares "the rewarding Underdog proves that Davis is a winner at something." His magazine writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Wired, GQ, Outside, Food & Wine, Men's Journal, Men's Health and Maxim.
In 2013, Josh and Joshuah Bearman formed EPIC, a magazine devoted to telling extraordinary true stories. The venture comes on the heels of Argo, the Academy Award-winning film, which was based on an article Bearman wrote. Over the past 10 years, Josh and Bearman have sold 20 articles to Hollywood, with 2 films produced.
2003 Best Independent Documentary - Telluride Mountain Film Festival 2006 Best of Technology Writing - Yale University Press 2007 Best of Technology Writing - Yale University Press 2007 Best American Science Writing - Harper Perennial 2009 Best of Technology Writing - Yale University Press 2012 Best American Science and Nature Writing - Houghton Mifflin 2104 Finalist - National Magazine Award in Feature Writing
Veronika Kurshinskaya is a film, television and theater actress. She was born in the Russian city Yaroslavl. Determined to become an actress from the day she was born, Veronika made the big move towards her goal in 2008 and moved to Los Angeles California to pursue her acting career. She began taking classes at Margie Haber's Studio and was accepted to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to study theater. During her studies, Veronika also volunteered at a Hollywood theater helping with set and light design, producing and directing. Part of her education was studying actors on stage. While still enrolled as a full-time student, she was cast in "Vagina Monologues". After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Veronika Kurshinskaya decided to further her education and applied to and was accepted into New York Film Academy's Masters of Fine Arts in Acting. During her career, Veronika worked with various respected actors and directors: Trey Stokes' "Moby Dick" (starring Matt Lagan, Barry Bostwick and Renee O'Connor), Petra Haffter's "Speak Now!", Nick Van Slambrouck's "Once Upon A Time In The East" and Jon Polansky's "The Closer". In 2012, she was featured as a dancer in "The Master" directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Immediately afterwards she played an Air France Stewardess in Ben Affleck's "Argo". Later that year, she was in Anthony Cook's comedy, "Wallbobs". Other Veronika's projects include principal roles in a web campaign for the Parker Palm Springs Resort directed by Kiki Augier, followed by roles in "Party Like A Roman Emperor" for the Discovery Channel, "The Gateway" directed by John Henry Richardson and "Divine Intervention" directed by Luis De Valencia. Veronika was also cast in a spec commercial directed by former National Basketball Association player, Shaquille O'Neele. In spring 2012, Veronika was selected Miss Los Angeles California US and went to represent the city to Miss California US 2012 Beauty Pageant in Santa Barbara. She was awarded a special prize as Miss Photogenic. Veronika's other accomplishment was a lead theater role in the actors' equity performance "Modern Drama", a comedy written and directed by Bill Sterritt. The show opened in June, 2012 at the Studio- Stage Theater in Los Angeles and was critically acclaimed. Veronika's voice can now be heard in a new animated series "Lunatics" as Anya Titova, The Farmer. Veronika's interests are painting, photography and supporting theater and art programs. Her career has been highlighted by numerous international publications such as Komsomolskaya Pravda (Russia), Soul Brazil (Brazil), LA Splash and Rogue Cinema (USA). Veronika resides in West Hollywood, CA.
|Justin Smith Shelton
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Justin Danger Ryan Smith Shelton graduated high school in Arizona.
Shelton earned bachelor degrees from Arizona State University in communications and from Full Sail University in film. During college, Shelton DJ'ed and did play by play for the student radio stations. At Full Sail, Shelton filmed his first short "Jungle", a film about war and racism, on 16 and 8 mm film.
Justin moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to pursue his life long dream of working in the film industry.
Shelton got his start in the industry working as a segment producer and editor on Jim Rome is Burning on ESPN. Justin transitioned into a new job as production office coordinator on the 8th and 9th seasons of Survivor.
Seeing an opportunity to work in film, Shelton took a production assistant job on Spike Jonze's 'Where the Wild Things Are'.
Shelton took a job as a Management Trainee position with Steve Papazian, the President of Worldwide Physical Production for Warner Bros. During his time in Papazian's office, Shelton witnessed the productions of films such as 'The Dark Knight', 'The Departed', '300', 'I Am Legend' and several 'Harry Potter' films.
Shelton wrote and directed the short film 'Tag' about street art. 'Tag' was well received and played in three film festivals.
During this time, Shelton worked as assistant to director Brad Peyton on the film 'Cats and Dogs 2'.
After his management trainee position, Justin transitioned into the VFX department for Warner Bros. As an assistant to both Anne Kolbe and Mark Brown, Shelton worked on films such as 'Inception', 'Sucker Punch', 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Watchmen'.
Shelton's short film 'The Do Over' was featured on the front page of Yahoo! where it was viewed more than a million times in a week.
Shelton was promoted to VFX production supervisor, reporting directly to Anne Kolbe. During this period, Shelton worked on films such as 'Gravity', 'Argo', 'Dark Knight Rises', 'Man of Steel' and 'Green Lantern'. Additionally, Justin operated witness camera on '300: Rise of an Empire'.
During this time, Shelton directed 'Momentary' a short film that played in the Hollyshorts Film Fest.
Shelton moved into animation where he worked as an editorial and story supervisor on the film 'Storks'. During that time, Shelton also worked on two animated shorts for Warner Bros., 'The Master' and 'Contagious'.
Shelton wrote a screenplay 'Worst Date Ever' which placed in the quarterfinals in the 2016 Page International Screenwriting Festival and the 2015 Screencraft Comedy Screenplay Contest.
Justin co-wrote and produced a short 'Storks: A Guide to Your New Baby' for the Warner Bros. Blu-Ray release of Storks.
In addition to film, Shelton enjoys djaying, music production, golfing, basketball, and shoe collecting.