21 names.

Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid is an Academy Award-nominated actor, for his performance in The Last Detail (1973). Hal Ashby directed Quaid in the role of Meadows opposite Jack Nicholson and Otis Young. Quaid is a great and much admired actor that has been recognized by Hollywood and the worlds finest directors, Midnight Exspress, The last Picture Show, Ice Harvest (2005), Real Time (2008), King Carlos in Goya's Ghosts (2006) for director Milos Forman. Forman cast Quaid as "King Carlos IV of Spain" after seeing his Golden globe nominated performance as The Colonel in Elvis. Quaid also starred in such main stream favorites as Kingpin (1996), Vacation (1983), Christmas Vacation (1989) and Independence day (1996).

Quaid earned a Golden Globe for portraying Lyndon Johnson, and received a Golden Globe Nomination for incarnating "Colonel" Tom Parker in Elvis (2005). The portrait of Colonel Parker, a former carnival barker with a murky past, is dark. The New York Times said "Mr. Quaid is riveting as the bully of Graceland", when he has Elvis firmly under his thumb, he is the L.B.J. of rock 'n' roll - a towering, wheedling, tirelessly self-promoting Southern fox in the rare instances when Elvis defies him, Colonel Parker shrinks into a hand-wringing phony, cajoling his only client in the overly ornate language of Professor Marvel in "The Wizard of Oz".

Quaid stars in and was nominated for The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a cast for his work in Brokeback Mountain(2005), directed by Ang Lee from a script written by Larry McMurtry, who also wrote The Last Picture Show (1971) in which Quaid had his first feature film role. Working with McMurtry and supporting his material has become a Randy Quaid career tradition. Quaid's performance in Brokeback Mountain (2005) was listed as one of the New York Observer's 2005 Noteworthy male performances.In 2009 Randy Quaid Won the Vancouver Critics Award for Best Male performance in the Feature Film Real Time for the Role of Rubin an Australian Hit Man.

Randy Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire, along with his brother, actor Dennis Quaid.

Quaid is married to American Film Director Evi Quaid.

Rodrigo Prieto

Rodrigo Prieto is a Mexican cinematographer. He is best known for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Babel (2006), Argo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Silence (2016).

He also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), and Biutiful (2010).

Pietro was nominated for two Academy Award for Best Cinematography, first in Brokeback Mountain and later in Silence.

Jake Church

Jake Church is an actor known for Heartland (2007-2017), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Klondike (2014), Tin Star - Stunts (2017), & various other film projects. Jake has played the part of Jake Anderson on Heartland for 10 years, and played Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway's son in Brokeback mountain when 11 years old.

Josh Emerson

Josh was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His father Gordon was born in Biggar, SK, and worked as a Bio Med Technician and his mother Judy was born and raised in Montreal and works as a secretary.

At the age of twelve Josh moved to Spruce Grove, Alberta, where he attended High School. It was a tough change going from a Christian Elementary School to a public Junior High School. He played sports including football, basketball for his junior high school, but he soon found hockey was the sport for him.

He took acting classes with Elizabeth Ebbels, who initially took pity on him and later became his first real agent. He wasn't very popular in high school; he was overweight and not exactly the hottest guy in school. In his Senior year of high school he just decided to make a real change and started going to a local gym 2-3 hours everyday. This dramatic change later drove him to get involved with the wrong crowd on numerous occasions. After seeing quite a bit and getting sick of the life he was living, he decided to turn his life around and got focused on acting.

He entered Red Deer College and enrolled in the Motion Picture Arts Bachelor Program, graduating with a 3.67 GPA. The highlight for him was meeting his primary instructor and mentor Larry Reese, who had been in Unforgiven, Brokeback Mountain, and many other films.

A highlight for him was when Larry Reese took him as his personal reader on his auditions. One day he advised him on a move and two and half weeks later Josh moved to Vancouver and signed with Debbie Mahood at Lukas Talent, one of Canada's leading agencies. Debbie soon had him working on many of Canada's leading television shows and on more than a few American movies crossing the border. American audiences first saw him in Lifetime movies and in the CW series Aliens In America.

Josh's big break came when he was cast as Greg Saloga on I Love You, Beth Cooper directed by Chris Columbus and Jonas Konelle on Jennifer's Body with Megan Fox. With his amazing resume he plans to join the many other well-known Canadian actors in the US and has been scouting places in West Hollywood.

Gustavo Santaolalla

Argentine musician and leader of the now defunct bands "Arco Iris" and "Soluna", Gustavo Santaolalla was one of the references of his country's national music by the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s. During the 70s he relocated to the United States, where he formed the band Wet Picnic, with Aníbal Kerpel, Aaurie Buhne and Robert Brill, with which he developed an intense activity in the city of Los Angeles. In 1982 he returned to Argentina to record a solo work - with a new sound- very influenced by the American pop trends of the time, called "Santaolalla", in which participated Argentine bassist Alfredo Toth (GIT band) and keyboardist Alejandro Lerner. In the music production area, his work was emphasized in "De Ushuaia a La Quiaca" ("From Ushuaia to La Quiaca") -another Argentine mythical musician León Gieco's project- following his same national folk line. Back in Los Angeles, produced records for "Café Tacuba" and "Maldita vecindad" among others, returning once more to Argentina in the middle of the '90 with a second solo work, "GAS" (his name's initials). His works in group production from the USA have turned Santaolalla into a prominent figure in that area, what gave him, besides, the chance to participate in big musical projects for cinema movies with successful results ("Amores perros", "21 Grams", "Diarios de motocicleta" -"The Motorcycle Diaries"), crowned with the Oscar award in March, 2006, by the music of the controversial film "Brokeback Mountain" and in 2007 for his friend Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Babel". This makes him the third composer to win in the Best Original Score two years in a row.

Sanaa Hamri

Sanaa Hamri is a renowned film director from Tangier, Morocco. Her feature directorial debut was the romantic comedy Something New for Focus Features in 2006, followed by her second directorial effort, the sequel to the Warner Bros.' hit The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, then onto the Fox Searchlight romantic comedy Just Wright, starring Queen Latifah, Common and Paula Patton released in summer 2010. Before becoming a motion picture director, Sanaa Hamri was an acclaimed music video director. Her recent MTV VMA award winning "Super Bass" music video for Nicki Minaj. has over 300,000 million hits on the internet worldwide. It's the most obvious example of how current she continues to work with just about every major superstar you can think of (Lil Wayne, Prince, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Sting...). In commercials, Sanaa just finished the huge upcoming Jenny Craig campaign featuring Mariah Carey. Her other commercial works have included collaborating with acclaimed talent such as Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Brokeback Mountain, Alexander). Hamri emigrated from her native Morocco to study theater & psychology at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Quickly after, she became a sought after music video and commercial editor. From editing, she transitioned into directing. Hamri grew up in Tangier, Morocco in a cross cultural household: father is a Moroccan fine artist (part of the Beat Generation)and mother is American. Hamri speaks four languages and also directs internationally.

Valerie Planche

Valerie Planche is a director, actor, and facilitator working professionally in Film, Television and Theatre for over 30 years. Originally from Montreal, she studied at The National Theatre School of Canada, Concordia University and recently completed her graduate work, earning an MFA from the University of Alberta where she garnered a Graduate teaching Award. She is an actor, director and instructor. Most recently Valerie was a guest instructor for the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. She has also been a regular on Caitlans Way, and Honey I Shrunk the Kids prior to her 5 seasons for Blackstone. Other film credits include Burn Your Maps, InControl, It's Not My Fault and I Don't Care Anyway, The Right Kind of Wrong, Brokeback Mountain, In Cold Blood, Shanhai Noon and The Jack Bull. Television series include Heartland, North of 60, Terminal City and Tom Stone. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Valerie has an MFA from the University of Alberta. She was awarded the 2015 Gina Wilkinson Prize and has over fifty professional credits on stage as well as TV and Film and has won numerous awards and special recognition.

Joy Ellison

Joy Ellison was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is known for her work on Life of Pi (2012), Kick-Ass (2010), and Brokeback Mountain (2005). She was previously married to Dino Dos Santos. She attended LACC Theatre Academy and The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Lived also in Hamburg, Germany.

Gerry Robert Byrne

Gerry is a Production Manager, Aerial Coordinator, and Actor best known for The Firm, Gangs of New York, Brokeback Mountain, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Upon graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gerry worked as a Producer, Director and on-air talent for the North Carolina Public Television Network, contributing to PBS's National Program Service. Since moving to New York City in 1979 Gerry has steadily worked in the motion picture industry.

Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson is a 2-time Emmy Award winning Film & Television Producer known for The Night Of, All the Way, Only Lovers Left Alive and Brokeback Mountain. He has been privileged to work with such highly celebrated filmmakers as Jim Jarmusch, Stephen Frears, Mick Jackson, Jay Roach, Michel Gondry, David Mamet, Steve Zaillian, James Mangold, Ryan Murphy, Alan Taylor, Danny Strong and Lisa Cholodenko as well as Academy Award winners Barry Levinson, Milos Forman, Sydney Pollack, Robert Benton, and Ang Lee.

Dan McDougall

Daniel (Dan) McDougall is a Canadian actor who has worked on productions including Fargo, Hell on Wheels, Brokeback Mountain, Lloyd the Conqueror, and Heartland, as well as considerable work on TV and radio commercials. Dan is also a professional musician and singer. His band, the Raynmen, is popular in clubs around the Calgary area, where Dan resides.

David Campbell

David R. Campbell was born in Toronto Canada, but moved to Seattle at a young age and spent most of his childhood there. From age 10, he learned violin, viola and piano, and early on became fascinated with orchestration and conducting. During this time he was a student of Scottish viola icon William Primrose, as well as Seattle maestro, Vilem Sokol.

In high school, he formed a string quartet with friends, including schoolmate David Harrington. Campbell played with this group throughout high school and college. Then, while attending Manhattan School of Music, he played several seasons with the American Symphony at Carnegie Hall under the legendary Leopold Stokowski.

After years of classical music, David gave in to a long curiosity about orchestration in rock, pop and jazz, and began playing on LA and New York studio sessions and in various rock and bluegrass bands. During the early '70s, he played on many Motown classics including Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On", as well as sessions with Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King's "Tapestry", Jackson Browne, Arlo Guthrie, Barry White, Barbara Streisand and Bill Withers' "Lean On Me". During this period, he began arranging strings and horns, and it soon became his main focus. For the rest of the decade there were many prominent albums and singles with David Campbell arrangements including No. 1 albums and songs by James Taylor and Jackson Browne.

As David's arranging career progressed, he developed an interest in composing for film, and by the mid '80s had scored several independent films including Night of the Comet, as well as major studio releases like Tom Cruise's follow up to Risky Business, All the Right Moves. Continuing to arrange for such artists like Bette Midler and Linda Ronstadt, during this period he also spent considerable time songwriting, producing bands, and composing music for plays as well as commercials for George Lucas, Panasonic and Sony.

With the success and Grammy acclaim of Linda Ronstadt's late '80s return to pop, Cry Like a Rainstorm, featuring several Campbell orchestral arrangements, he decided to once again specialize in arrangements for strings and horns. Throughout the 90s David worked on albums including Leonard Cohen's The Future, Willie Nelson's Healing Hands of Time, Green Day's Nimrod, Beck's Mutations and Midnight Vultures, and #1 hits like "Iris" (Goo Goo Dolls), "Uninvited" (Alanis Morissette).

From that period to the present, he has built up an eclectic discography in modern rock, country, hip hop and R & B, mainstream pop, Spanish rock, Latin pop, Japanese pop, rock & jazz and other international markets - a combination of all his early interests and influences. He now works across multiple genres from Black Sabbath and Metallica all the way to Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift and everything in between. A short list includes "Sea Change" (Beck), "Time of Your Life" (Green Day), "Tal Vez" (Ricky Martin), "Jaded" (Aerosmith), "Under My Skin" (Avril Lavigne), "100 Years" (Five for Fighting), "Bring Me to Life" (Evanescence), "I Hope You Dance" (Lee Ann Womack), "Not Ready to Make Nice" (Dixie Chicks), "Breaking the Habit" (Linkin Park), "The Black Parade" (My Chemical Romance), "My Wish" (Rascal Flatts), "Because of You" (Kelly Clarkson), and "21" (Adele) - as well as recent No. 1s from Miley Cyrus ("Wrecking Ball"), Taylor Swift (Red), Josh Groban (All that Echoes), Tim McGraw (Two Lanes of Freedom), Muse (The 2nd Law), Beck(Morning Phase) and Pink (The Truth about Love). The official song of the London Olympics, "Survival," featured a collaborative choir arrangement by Muse and Campbell.

He has arranged and conducted scores for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Oliver Stone's W, August Osage County, Dead Man Walking and the Oscar-winning score for Brokeback Mountain. As an arranger/conductor for motion picture songs, Campbell worked on Armageddon, Dreamgirls, City of Angels, Daredevil, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Men in Black 2, The Land Before Time, Spiderman 2, Ladder 49, the Oscar-nominated song from Pearl Harbor (Faith Hill), and the Oscar-winning song "You'll Be in My Heart" from Tarzan.

He has guest-conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Dallas, Nashville, and Baltimore symphonies, the Tokyo Philharmonic, and the Melbourne Symphony, and at the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Olympics. In recent years, he conducted at the Hollywood Bowl for The XX, Sheryl Crow, Death Cab for Cutie, Faith Hill, Ray LaMontagne, Willie Nelson, and Beck. In 2013, he co-arranged and conducted the 167-member orchestra for Beck's "Sound & Vision" 360 video project, sponsored by Lincoln Motor Company.

In 2010, he wrote incidental music, arrangements and orchestrations for the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which in 2012 set the record for highest single-week gross and highest single week attendance for any production in the history of Broadway. The musical was directed by Julie Taymor, and featured music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge.

Overall, his work appears on more than 425 gold or platinum albums. During his long recording career, albums on which he worked have received 50 Grammys, and his film work has earned two Oscars for music.

Joseph Newton Cohen

With his extensive knowledge of international finance, as well as his in-depth experience in the entertainment industry, Joseph N. Cohen is highly regarded for his investment banking and media expertise. A graduate of Yale and Oxford, Cohen has held senior positions at several of the leading investment banking firms, including N.M. Rothschild & Sons, Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Orion Royal Bank and Samuel Montagu. For the past thirty one years he has focused his efforts on the entertainment and media industries and is active in motion picture, television and other media financing throughout the world.

Cohen began his career in 1969 as an investment analyst and portfolio manager at N.M. Rothschild & Sons in London. In 1973, he moved to Salomon Brothers in New York, where he supervised the firm's interests in the Far East, primarily Japan. At Salomon Brothers, Cohen worked closely with Japanese banks, trading companies and corporations. He was intimately involved in the creation of the certificate of deposit market for US branches and subsidiaries of Japanese banks and headed the team that launched the first US private placement for a Japanese bank-Bank of Tokyo.

He was named vice president of the international division at Kuhn, Loeb & Co. (later Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb) in 1976, where he specialized in bond issues for sovereign and international agency credits (including the management of direct, guaranteed and municipal bond issues by France, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Venezuela, European Economic Community, European Coal and Steel Community, European Investment Bank and the Asian Development Bank), reserve asset management for Central Banks and US debt and equity issues for foreign companies. Cohen was responsible for managing Central Bank portfolios in excess of $1.5 billion on behalf of Indonesia, Spain, Malaysia and the Philippines. His last two years with the firm were spent managing the Eurobond operation (underwriting, trading and sales) in London.

Cohen was appointed executive director in charge of US investment banking at Orion Bank in 1980. Orion at that time was the largest consortium merchant bank in the world and was one of the few non-U.S. investment banks to take an active lead management position of Eurodollar bond issues on behalf of U.S. corporations. Cohen was largely responsible for establishing Orion as a leading underwriter of U.S. corporate issues in the international capital markets and received particular recognition for a series of innovative issues on behalf of General Telephone and Electronics. From 1983 to 1985, he served as managing director of Samuel Montagu (New York). At Montagu, he was active in advising on a number of prominent leveraged buy-outs, including a high-profile management acquisition of Hills Bros. Coffee.

Cohen's involvement in the motion picture industry began in the UK in the early 1980s, where he pioneered the use of tax based lease financing for feature films and with several partners, including Samuel Montagu and Investors in Industry, financed over GBP 400 million of UK-qualified production. Cohen also founded Canadian Entertainment Investors (C.E.I.), which was one of the leading financiers for the Canadian film and television industry and which pioneered the use of public limited partnership offerings to finance Canadian-qualified productions.

In December 1993, Cohen completed a four-year term as President and Chief Operating Officer of Largo Entertainment, the joint venture between JVC/Victor Company of Japan Ltd. and Hollywood producer Lawrence Gordon. Cohen advised JVC on the creation of Largo and under his tenure, Largo produced several major box office hits including Point Break, Unlawful Entry, and Timecop as well as the critically acclaimed film Malcolm X, which it co-financed with Warner Bros.

Cohen is also an active producer and financier of motion pictures. Producer credits include the Showtime Original Movie, Beyond Forgiveness, starring Thomas Ian Griffith and Rutger Hauer (1995), and Solo, starring Mario Van Peebles, for Sony Pictures Entertainment (1996). Executive Producer credits include Iron Eagle IV, starring Lou Gossett, Jr (1995); The Assignment, starring Aidan Quinn, Donald Sutherland and Ben Kingsley, for Sony Pictures Entertainment (1997); Wing Commander, starring Freddie Prinze, Jr, Matthew Lillard and Saffron Burrows, for Twentieth Century Fox (1999); Delivering Milo, starring Albert Finney and Bridget Fonda (2001); Jane Doe, starring Teri Hatcher and Rob Lowe (2001); Fear X, starring John Turturro (2003); Masked and Anonymous, starring Bob Dylan, John Goodman, Jessica Lange and Jeff Bridges (2003); and Words and Pictures, starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche (2014).

In 1996, Cohen retired as Co-Chairman of InterMedia/Film Equities to form American Entertainment Investors. ("AEI"). Cohen was instrumental in the creation of Alcon Entertainment, an independent production company established by Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and Founder of Federal Express Corp. AEI advises Alcon on all aspects of finance, distribution and strategic planning. Alcon's productions include the family hit My Dog Skip, starring Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane and Frankie Muniz; Lost And Found, starring David Spade and Sophie Marceau; the hit comedy Dude, Where's My Car? starring Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott; Affair Of The Necklace, starring Hilary Swank, the critically acclaimed Insomnia; starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hillary Swank; Love Don't Cost A Thing; Chasing Liberty; Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants; One Missed Call; Something Borrowed starring Kate Hudson; the highly successful P.S. I Love You, starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler; Book Of Eli, starring Denzel Washington; Dolphin Tale starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr; the hit sequel Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2; Beautiful Creatures; Transcendence starring Johnny Depp; and the blockbuster hit The Blindside, starring Sandra Bullock. Alcon also acquired North American distribution rights to the Bruce Willis action film Sixteen Blocks and the Nicholas Cage thriller The Wicker Man, both released in 2006. Cohen negotiated an output arrangement with Warner Bros on Alcon's behalf under which Warners distributes Alcon produced films throughout the world.

AEI also advises River Road Entertainment on all aspects of finance, distribution, and strategic planning. River Road's first film project was Brokeback Mountain, which won three Academy Awards, including Best Director for Ang Lee, and generated almost $200 million in worldwide box office, which represented 15 times its negative cost. River Road also co-financed the critically acclaimed Lust, Caution, directed by Ang Lee, and Robert Altman's Prairie Home Companion, starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Lily Tomlin, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen, and John C. Reilly. Subsequently, River Road has produced and financed FUR, starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey, Jr.; the documentaries Chicago 10 and Food, Inc.; the highly acclaimed Into The Wild, starring Emile Hirsch and directed by Sean Penn; The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning; and the winner of the Cannes Palme d' Or Award, The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. Most recently, River Road produced 12 Years A Slave, Academy Award Winner for Best Picture in 2014.

Cohen served on the Board of Exclusive Media Group from 2008-2013, a vertically integrated global film entertainment company, founded in 2008 with the backing of the private equity fund Cyrte Investments. Exclusive-backed films include: The Way Back; Let Me In; the critically-acclaimed The Ides of March, directed by George Clooney and starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Giamatti; The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe; and End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

AEI also serves as advisor to Black Label Media, a new production company founded by Molly Smith, which has produced several high profile films, including Sicario, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin and Emily Blunt, and Demolition, directed by Jean-Marc Valee and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts. Black Label has a 25% interest in the multiple Academy Award-winning film La La Land.

AEI advises a number of other independent production, new media and distribution companies on all aspects of finance, distribution, strategic planning and acquisitions.

Cohen is frequently called on to serve as an expert witness in complex litigation, and in that regard he has advised several prominent law firms including Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Sidley and Austin and Eversheds. He has also assisted the US Internal Revenue Service in evaluating the legitimacy of certain motion picture tax shelters.

AEI is frequently called upon to value film and television libraries and advise on the purchase and sale of such libraries. In 2001, AEI represented InterMedia on the acquisition of the Largo library.

In 2010, AEI advised Goldman Sachs and Assured Guaranty, the primary creditors of the Weinstein Company, on a restructuring of the company. AEI now serves as the Administrator of Portfolio Funding Company, LLC, which owns the pre-2011 Weinstein Company library.

From 2006 to 2010, Cohen co-managed EF Solutions LLC, which invested in a broad range of project financings for the film and television industries, including super-gap loans, prints and advertising funding, bridge financing, monetizing soft money benefits and financing library acquisitions. EFS provided mezzanine financing for the 2008 Academy Award-winning film The Hurt Locker. AEI remains active in the mezzanine space and provided gap financing on a number of recent films, including A Walk Among The Tombstones starring Liam Neeson and The Woman in Black 2. AEI now co-manages a mezzanine fund, Ariel Film Partners, which concentrates on gap and preferred equity deals.

Other prominent transactions in which Cohen has been involved include representing the Saleh family in the sale of the Angelika Theater; valuing Prism Entertainment after its bankruptcy filing; advising Pioneer Electronics with regard to Carolco Pictures' bankruptcy proceedings; raising debt financing for Showscan Entertainment and the Left Bank Group; advising on the construction of a major new international theme park; advising a major minority shareholder on the divestiture of his shares in a large regional broadcaster; advising a major public company on the sale of its television library; and advising two Hollywood studios on international co-financing transactions.

At InterMedia, Cohen represented such clients as JVC/Victor Company of Japan, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Shepperton Studios, Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Penta Film, Showscan Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Rizzoli Corriere della Sera, Alliance Entertainment, as well as several of the major Hollywood studios. Prominent transactions included the structuring and negotiating of U.S. theatrical, home video, and television distribution arrangements on behalf of Polygram International; advising an investment group headed by directors Ridley and Tony Scott on the purchase of Shepperton Studios; representing George Harrison on the sale of his film production company, Hand Made Films; and initiating and negotiating the sale of King's Road's library. Cohen also advised both Dean Witter and E.F. Hutton in the area of motion picture limited partnership investment.

In May, 2017 Cohen published Investing in Movies: Strategies for Investors and Producers which was designed to provide an analytical framework to assess the opportunities and pitfalls of investing in the film industry.

With a proven track record of creative and sophisticated financial strategies, Cohen is recognized as an innovative leader in the ever-changing market of entertainment and media financing. He is considered an authority on the subject and has spoken before the American Film Market, Wertheim Schroder/Variety Seminar, Paul Kagan Seminars, the L.A. County Bar Association, UCLA, Cinetex, Festival of Festivals, and other organizations in the entertainment business, and has published many articles in the field. Cohen is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences and was adjunct professor in The Peter Stark Producing Program in the University of Southern California Graduate School of Cinema/Television for sixteen years. In addition, he is a Trustee of the Yale Library Associates and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. He is a past director of PacWest Bancorp and previously First California Financial Group and National Mercantile Bancorp.

Jason Seelmann

Jason Seelmann was born on the 12th of May, 1976 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Although he grew up across much of Western Canada. Far from a show business family, the only child of a single mother, Jason found solace in creating characters and stories either out of self-preservation, or entertainment. During his high school years he found a home in theatre; performing in several plays and musicals and contributed as much as he could to the production of the shows, including set building and lighting.

Years later Jason became involved in films primarily as background. He began to learn the complexities of the industry while watching and engaging with many of the crew as well as cast, when it was suitable. Discussions with folks like Ang Lee (while on the set of Brokeback Mountain), Paul Gross (while on the set of Passchendaele) as well as Tyne Daly and Beau Bridges continued to spark creativity. He rooted himself in the process of creating the projects and began working on many of his own ideas.

Theatre took a backseat for a few years, but Jason returned to the stage and has rediscovered his love for the art. His company 2BlocksNorth Productions continues to be involved with theatre, however focus has turned to film. The company's first short film "Whisky" received festival screening and an award.

Geo Major

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1966. Graduated from Sackville High, 1985. Moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1990. Married in 1994, Has one one daughter. Is a member of IATSE 212, Calgary. Was a sound trainee on season 3 of North Of 60 and went on to boom all 5 North Of 60 TV movies. Best on set experiences - Lonesome Dove - The Outlaw Years, Black Harbour And Brokeback Mountain.

Mark Kulka

Mark Kulka was born in Philadelphia and was raised on the rural farmlands of Pennsylvania. He moved to New York City in the 80's where he studied with the legendary Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse school of the Theatre. Mark went onto intensive study at the Phil Gushee Studio. Phil was Sanford Meisner's assistant at the Neighborhood Playhouse and also taught there for many years before forming his own studio. Always looking to hone his craft, Mark also studied with Robert Lewis, founder of The Actors Studio, and actor/director Michael Harney. In 1993 Mark produced and acted in his first Off-Broadway play at the William Redfield Theatre in New York. It was directed by Elizabeth Greenberg, casting director/associated of many films including Capote and Brokeback Mountain. Mark has performed in over 30 plays in New York and Los Angeles. Mark is also founder of the Third Earth Ensemble. His first television role came in 1994 where he played the character Ralphie on One Life to Live. Mark's uncanny ability at changing his looks and immersing himself into different characters has allowed him to step from stage to television and film. He resides in Los Angeles California.

Philippe Quint

A two-time Grammy Award nominee, violinist Philippe Quint has emerged in recent years as one of the few soloists to combine a remarkable degree of lyricism, poetry and impeccable virtuosity. He has gripped the eyes and ears of audiences in Asia, Australia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the U.S. with what The Times (London) describes as his "bravura technique, and unflagging energy."

Quint's big break came with his 2001 debut album, a recording of William Schuman's Violin Concerto (Naxos), which was singled out as an Editor's Choice by Gramophone and garnered two Grammy nominations. The disc catapulted Quint into the top tier of soloists, in demand worldwide. Moreover, it thoroughly established his unique identity as a champion of American composers. Since then, he has appeared with major orchestras under the batons of such noted conductors as Kurt Masur, Carl St. Clair, Marin Alsop, Andrew Litton, Jorge Mester, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Klauspeter Seibel, Steven Sloane, Marco Parisotto, and Daniel Hege.

Recent and upcoming highlights of his 2010-2011 season include performances with the Berlin Komische Oper Orchestra for their New Year's concerts with Carl St. Clair, Chicago Symphony, San Diego Symphony with Bramwell Tovey, Leipzig's Gewandhaus with Steven Sloane, a tour of Germany with Nordwestdeutsche Symphoniker, and an 18-concert U.S. tour with the Cape Town Philharmonic.

In addition to his demanding musical career, Philippe Quint has recently begun exploring film and theater roles. In 2010 he completed filming of Downtown Express, a new film from multiple Peabody and Emmy Award-winning director David Grubin, produced by Michael Hausman (Brokeback Mountain, Gangs of New York, Amadeus), and co-starring singer-songwriter Nellie McKay. Though there is a long tradition of performers appearing on the big screen as themselves or famous violinists of the past, Quint's role in Downtown Express marks the first time that a classical musician has been featured as the lead in an American independent film. To prepare for the role and further his understanding of the craft, Quint spent three years training intensely with legendary producer and acting instructor Sondra Lee.

Downtown Express chronicles the life of Russian classical violinist Sasha (Quint) who has recently come to New York to study at Juilliard, and who, defying his cellist father (played by Michael Cumpsty), becomes part of the experimental and raucous Downtown music scene of the city. Sparks fly when Sasha meets and begins performing with Ramona (McKay), a multi-talented singer-songwriter.

Philippe Quint studied at Moscow's Special Music School for the Gifted with the famed Russian violinist Andrei Korsakov, and made his orchestral debut at the age of nine, performing Wieniawski's Concerto No. 2. After emigrating to the United States, he earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Juilliard. His distinguished pedagogues included Dorothy Delay, Cho-Liang Lin, Masao Kawasaki, and Felix Galimir. He also studied and participated in master classes with Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, and Arnold Steinhardt.

The Chicago Tribune proclaimed, "Here is a fiddle virtuoso whose many awards are fully justified by the brilliance of his playing." Among his many honors, Quint has amassed top prizes at the Juilliard Competition ('98), Spain's Pablo de Sarasate International Violin Competition ('97), where he also received the Special Audience Prize, and the Salon de Virtuosi Award ('97). He has been a Career Grant recipient of the Bagby Foundation since 2002.

In addition to his recording of the Schumann Concerto, Quint's formidable discography includes a large variety of rediscovered treasures along with popular works from standard repertoire. His recording of Korngold's Violin Concerto (2009), which was ranked in the top 20 on Billboard's Classical Chart in its first week of sales, was also nominated for two Grammy Awards. Other critically acclaimed recordings include the world premiere recording of John Corigliano's Red Violin Caprices, Ned Rorem's Concerto, Miklos Rozsa's Complete Works for Violin and Piano with William Wolfram, Bernstein's Serenade, and De Beriot's Concertos. His most recent release from August 2010 is a unique compilation of works by Paganini arranged by Fritz Kreisler, which BBC Music Magazine called "truly phenomenal."

Quint's recordings have received multiple "Editor's Choice" selections in Gramophone, The Strad, Strings, and the Daily Telegraph. His live performances and interviews have been broadcast on CBS, CNN, ABC, BBC, NBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, as well as multiple appearances on NPR, WNYC and WQXR.

Quint has been consistently re-engaged both domestically and internationally; recent performances include appearances as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Detroit, Indianapolis, New Jersey, Minnesota, Bournemouth, Houston, the Weimar Staatskapelle, Orchestra Cote du Basque, Orchestra de Pamplona, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has given solo recitals and chamber music performances at the Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, Ravinia, Aspen, Lincoln Center, and Chautauqua festivals, at Lukas Foss's Hamptons Music Festival, at the Kravis Center, UC Davis Presents, Rome Chamber Festival and at the National Gallery in Washington. In 2004, Quint was the featured soloist at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in the world premiere of Lera Auerbach's Concerto No. 1, which was written for him and dedicated to him.

In addition to his work as a soloist, Quint is Founder and Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Series at Mexico Festival in Mexico City, and collaborates with cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Navah Perlman in a trio. He recently formed the Quint Quintet - a group dedicated to exploring music of Astor Piazzolla and Argentine Tango.

Philippe Quint plays the 1708 "Ruby" Antonio Stradivari violin on loan to him through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society.

Ross Clendening

Versatile character actor with great physical and emotional presence. Can play anything from threatening heavies to comedic types to the "gentle giant" kind. Wide range of interests and abilities. Once took part in a scene in "Brokeback Mountain" that was not shown in the movie. Stood in for Abraham Benrubi in "Open Range" for production purposes.

Nathan Felix

Nathan Felix continues to push the orchestral sound-scapes of The Noise Revival Orchestra into compositions for film and larger symphonic works while keeping a steady pulse in the music industry as a composer, film composer, performer, songwriter, booking agent, and manager. His journey in 2012 included the birth of his first piece for full symphony orchestra "Symphony #1/The Curse the Cross & the Lion," a 3rd release by the Noise Revival Orchestra (Songs of Forgiveness), a co-starring role in the documentary, All I know, and a successful tour of Europe which included stops in Denmark, Iceland, UK, Sweden, & the Faroe Islands. With invitations to Stateside and European festivals, including SPOT Festival (Denmark), Interspot (Denmark), SXSW (Texas) and having music featured on MTVU, and Public Service Announcements (IDEA, Seton), & Indie films (All I Know 2011), Felix has turned his attention to music composition for film. Felix began studying under LA film composer Rick Garcia (Brokeback Mountain, Collateral, Rango), Graham Reynolds (A Scanner Darkly), and will both debut his first symphony with a recording by the SUNY Fredonia Orchestra in the fall of 2012, and his first score for a feature narrative, Teller & the Truth, by Andrew Shapter.

Allison Lautz

Allison (Alli) knew she had a talent for performance from a young age. As a child she enjoyed putting on plays for her family and charging her parents money to watch simple magic tricks that included turning regular milk into chocolate milk.

At the age of four she joined Miss Bittle's ballet class, where she performed as a black panther in the annual recital. When Miss Bittle appeared on stage as a circus ringmaster garnishing a whip, however, she became scared and decided not to return to the performing art of dance.

In the third grade, Alli began to thrive as a performer. In January of 1998 she performed in Churchill Elementary School's annual talent show alongside her classmates (and Mrs. Murkle's second graders) for a fun rendition of "Jingle Bell Rock" played on thick wooden sticks; along with solely her classmates she performed in a dance to the beloved song, "We Go Together," from "Grease." Later that year while appearing in a play about the month of February, Alli won the coveted "Best Actress" award in which she nailed the perfect Southern accent - one of several accents in her repertoire.

As the years flew by, Alli continued to perform as much as she could - in a fourth grade production of "Cats," and dancing to Lou Bega's catchy hit, "Mambo #5."

In the fifth grade Alli began flute lessons, and her knowledge from piano lessons that had begun four years earlier helped her greatly in this endeavor. She especially liked playing the song, "Tequila" for pep assemblies in middle school, despite being unaware of the song's subject material.

Throughout late elementary school, middle school, and high school, Alli made several independent films, including "Chief Yellow," "Talkin' with Al and Ab," "Talkin with Al and Ab: In Which Al and Ab Get Tackled in the Snow in their Bathing Suits," "Lizzie McGuire Gets a Unibrow," "The Miss Unibrow Pageant," "A Day in the Life of the Chinese," "Papier Plate," "Boy in a Box," and "Jingle and Bells: A Musical." She also produced a few documentaries, namely "Destin, Florida," and "Tucson, Arizona (The Brokeback Mountain Convention)."

The most recent notable performance included a slot as an extra in 2008's "Witless Protection," starring Larry the Cable Guy. Though she did not actually make the cut, Alli is proud of fact that Mr. the Cable Guy asked her about the weather during filming.

In her spare time, Alli enjoys impersonating her idol, Youtube's MirandaSings08. Alli's knack for crooning the off-key melodies to a number of classic songs has been met with rave reviews from devoted listeners.

Aside from hobbies such as these, Alli frequently rubs shoulders with some of Hollywood's hottest rising stars. At a Backstreet Boys concert age 12, she made eye contact with Kevin Richardson, the only member who ironically is no longer a part of the band to this day; several years later she met Brian Littrell's wife at yet another BSB concert. Not even a month after this exciting encounter Alli ran into Frank Neuschaefer, the most controversial contestant on season 6 of The Bachelorette (Ali's season). Frank revealed several "Bachelorette" secrets that Alli has vowed to remember on her continual rise to fame.

David Raven

David Raven is a drummer, singer, composer, actor, and music producer. He has worked primarily as a studio drummer in Los Angeles since 1981, and has worked on more than 1500 records, as well as music for movies and television.

Raven made his acting debut in the commercial "2012 Buick Verano_Tour Bus. He can be seen as the drummer in the 2004 film "Return to Sin City"

Raven has recorded or performed with Keith Richards, Mike Ness, John Doe, Steve Earle, Norah Jones, Greg Ginn (of Black Flag), Meat Puppets, Dave Alvin, Tonio K, Freedy Johnston, Nellie McKay, The Mutaytor, Carlene Carter, Marvin Etzione, Jim Lauderdale, Matt Redman, East Mountain South, Jay Farrar, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Crystal Lewis, Fernando Ortega, Michelle Shocked, Anne McCue, Tom McRae, Peter Case, Don Was, Steve Taylor, Gerry Beckley (of America), Mark Heard, Kim Wilson (of Fabulous Thunderbirds), The Surfaris, Vonda Shepherd, Robben Ford, Ricky Martin, Dillon O'Brian, Leah Andreone, Bobby Womack, Michael Des Barres, Steve Jones (of the Sex Pistols), Dread Zeppelin, Jewel, Paula Cole, Delaney Bramlett, Hank Thompson, James Intveld, Sun 60, Sass Jordan, Nancy Sinatra, Lowen and Navarro, Jimmy Z, Amy Grant, T Bone Burnett, Barry Goldberg, Jude, Grey Delisle, Shannon McNally, Beth Hart, 29 Mules, Carole King, Lucinda Williams, Mojo Monkeys, etc.

Raven has had his songs placed in the television shows "Parks and Recreation", "One Tree Hill","Desire","Angel", "Felicity", "Alias", "Sons of Anarchy", "Chronicle", and "Senior Year". He has composed music for "The Style Channel", "Tyra", "The Ellen Degeneres Show", "Extra", and "Celebrity Justice", and co-composed a drum ensemble piece for the burning of the man ceremony at the Burning Man art festival, 2003.

He has performed on the soundtracks of the feature films: "Pirates of the Caribbean, Curse of the Black Pearl","Brokeback Mountain", "Hurly Burly","Everlasting Piece","Tryst", and "Never Been Thawed."

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