Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina Ricci was born in 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of four children of Sarah (Murdoch), a realtor, and Ralph Ricci, a lawyer and therapist. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and Scots-Irish descent. She made her screen debut at the age of 9 in Mermaids, in which she worked with Winona Ryder and Cher. Her breakthrough adult role was in The Ice Storm, in which she plays a nymphet who skillfully seduces two brothers. She worked with Johnny Depp and Casper Van Dien in the Tim Burton film Sleepy Hollow.
Michael Mosley has been bringing characters to life in film, television, and on stage for the past decade. Mosley can currently be seen starring on the USA series "Sirens," created by Denis Leary and Bob Fisher. The comedy based on the BBC show of the same name, follows three fast, ball-busting Chicago EMT's whose chief talents are saving lives and self-sabotage. On the film front, Mosley can next be seen in MGM's HOT PURSUIT opposite Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara [to be released May 2015]. He can also be seen in OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN, alongside Chad Michael Murray, Alexandra Breckenridge and directed by Liz Hinlein.
Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Mosley is an Alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, and was a 2001 company member. Upon graduating he performed in numerous theaters including the SoHo Playhouse, Cherry Lane, and Michael Imperioli's Studio Dante. He starred in Itamar Moses', Back Back Back at Manhattan Theatre Center, and in 2010 starred as the Gentlemen Caller in Roundabout's adaptation of The Glass Menagerie opposite Judith Ivey, Patch Darragh, and Keira Keeley. The production earned a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival. Film credits include Touchstone Pictures THE PROPOSAL, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND, and Fox 2000 Pictures' 27 DRESSES. Mosley has also appeared in a host of independent features including SWIMMERS directed by Doug Sadler, where he starred alongside Cherry Jones, Sean Hatosy, and Sarah Paulson. SWIMMERS went to the Sundance Film Festival, and won the New American Cinema Award at the Seattle International Film Festival.
In 2006 Mosley booked a recurring role on NBC's "Kidnapped" opposite Timothy Hutton, Dana Delany, Jeremy Sisto, Olivia Thirlby, and Delroy Lindo. Later that year he was cast in "Alpha Mom," another pilot for NBC directed by Bill Lawrence, who would later remember him and cast him as a series regular in the 9th season of the hit comedy series "Scrubs." From 2009-10, Mosley starred as "Drew Suffin" in the farewell season of the ABC series. His role as the cynical, anti-social, med school dropout garnered him critical acclaim. He then went on to co-star as "Ted Vanderway" on ABC's "Pan Am," opposite Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, and Kelly Garner. Other television credits include: recurring roles on A&E's "Longmire," FX's "Justified," NBC's "30 Rock," ABC's "Last Resort" CBS' "The Education of Max Bickford," and ABC's "Castle" as "Jerry Tyson," the 3XK killer. He has also held numerous guest starring roles, including ABC's "Happy Endings," TNT's "The Closer," and HBO's "Generation Kill," and "The Wire."
Chandler was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is the middle child of three with an older brother and a younger sister. Chandler has always resided full time in Houston and attends public school despite steadily working in the film industry.
Chandler began his film career playing a young version of Seann William Scott in Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach. From there, he jumped right in to playing a young version of Brad Pitt in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Chandler has worked with many great actors including Cate Blanchett in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Forest Whitaker and Jude Law in Repo Men, and Jessica Biel and Ray Liotta in Powder Blue.
Chandler moved from supporting actor to a leading actor opposite of Nicolas Cage and Rose Byrne in Knowing. Other leading roles include After.Life opposite Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci, A Bag of Hammers opposite Jason Ritter and Rebecca Hall, and The Host opposite Saoirse Ronan, William Hurt and Diane Kruger. He will soon be seen in Angels Sing opposite Harry Connick, Jr. and Connie Britton, and Black Eyed Dog opposite Hilarie Burton and Mackenzie Foy.
Chandler has had the opportunity to "carry" or "co-carry" a few films as well. In the family drama Standing Up Chandler plays Howie, a boys who escapes the humiliation of being the victim of bullying with his new found friend Grace and teaches that you can stand up and become stronger. Chandler had to change his hair color for Little Red Wagon playing the real Zach Bonner, extraordinary child philanthropist.
When Chandler is not acting, the high school freshman loves to hang out with his friends, play video games, run and play guitar.
With a dedication to his craft, and consummate appetite for the world and people around him, Dave Baez has built a career on character study, and cultivated a passion to share his experience with a new generation of theater and film actors.
Dave can next be seen in the feature Mothers and Daughters, opposite Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon, Selma Blair, Christina Ricci, and Courteney Cox, due out May 6th of this year, playing a doctor who develops a personal relationship with Selma Blair's character, as she struggles to make a tough decision regarding an unexpected pregnancy.
Born in the old New England fishing town of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Dave grew up in a multi-ethnic family, deeply rooted in Portuguese and Puerto Rican culture. Raised with unwavering support, Dave developed a passion for the arts, leading him to the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. There, he majored in Theater Studies, performing in several plays as well as establishing a program for students called, "The Experimental Stage," a creative outlet for free speech and the performing arts on campus.
After college, Dave moved to Miami, and was soon cast in his first professional theater production as King Philip of France, in "A Lion In Winter." More success followed as he was given an opportunity to meet with legendary fashion photographer Bruce Weber, who booked him for ads in Versace and Ralph Lauren, among others. Dave's focus, however, remained on acting as he used his newfound opportunity to move to New York and enroll in the acclaimed Herbert Bergdorf studio, studying under the late, celebrated actor, William Hickey, as well as an acceptance into the "Absolute Theater Company," which produced off Broadway plays. After benefiting from a donation from Al Pacino, the Company was able to produce a showcase in Los Angeles, which in turn, allowed Dave to make his destined move out west.
With experience and a solid resume, Dave quickly booked a role in the final installment of the Crow franchise, The Crow: Wicked Prayer, for Dimension Films in 2005, opposite Danny Trejo and Dennis Hopper. Several parts in film and television followed, including recurring roles in NBC's "Miss Match," alongside Alicia Silverstone and Ryan O'Neil, "Las Vegas," opposite Josh Duhamel and Vanessa Marcil, and a five-episode arc on Showtime's "Dexter," where Dave played Gabriel, the boyfriend to the title character's sister.
Other credits include the Daytime Episodic, "Days of Our Lives," CBS' "The Mentalist," The CW fantasy-drama, "The Secret Circle," the long-running Paramount comedy, "All of Us," co-created by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, and the popular IFC series "Maron" in 2015, along with countless commercials for brands such as, Bud Light, Craftsman, Honda, Toyota, Buick, Caress, Verizon and AT&T, among others.
For Dave, acting is a companion to his natural thirst for life and intense reflection into his own soul. He is keenly aware that an actors journey never ends, the craft never perfected, but only built layer upon layer. This intense passion has led Dave to a new endeavor as he transitions into teaching the craft as well, sharing his experience, trade-craft and unique insights of the industry that has fulfilled him for over a decade.
Dave continues to live and work in Los Angeles, and although he remains very active in the business he loves so much, he looks forward to supporting the dreams and passions of the new crop of budding actors, the way his were so long ago.
Hunter Page-Lochard is an Australian Actor of both Aboriginal Australian and North American descent. Page-Lochard made his feature film debut in Rachel Perkins' award winning film, Bran Nue Dae (2010). He appeared in Wayne Blair's The Sapphires, which screened in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. Hunter also featured as the lead in Sarah Spillane's feature film, Around the Block (2013) alongside Christina Ricci, the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013. In 2015 he also attended the Toronto International Film Festival for Stephen Page's feature film debut Spear (2015), produced by Robert Connelly and John Harvey. He has also featured in several short films including Adrian Wills Arcadia and Wayne Blair's Black Talk and The Djarn Djarns (2005), which won the Crystal Bear Award for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Hunter has appeared in guest roles on the Water Rats (2001), East West 101 (2007), directed by Peter Andrikidis and ABC's Soul Mates (2014). He will also appear as the lead in Wayne Blair and Leah Purcell's upcoming Genre series, ABC's Cleverman (2016) Produced by Goalpost Pictures and Pukeko Pictures starring Iain Glen, Frances O'Connor, Stef Dawson and Ryan Corr.
Philip Boyd grew up about 25 miles Southeast of Atlanta, in a small town called Conyers, GA. His first taste of show business was in a show called "In The Heat of the Night" which filmed close by to where he grew up. He grew up playing baseball, football and wrestling. After graduating Rockdale County High School in 1993 he played baseball for a traveling team for a short while in hopes of following in his great grandfather, Dave Harris, who played professional baseball back in 1932. Philip's love for the arts moved him to Los Angeles in 1995 where he landed his first professional acting job working along Michelle Williams, James Naughton and Mel Harris in the pilot "Raising Caines". Since then, Philip has appeared on several TV shows and has worked with such actors as Christina Ricci, Katie Holmes, Bette Midler and Holly Hunter, who is also a native of Conyers, Ga. Philip has also been in several movies where he shared a Best Ensemble Cast award for his role as Matt in "29 Reasons To Run" at the Bare Bones Film Festival in 2006. Boyd also received a Best Supporting Actor nominee for his work in "Clones Gold Wild" at the 2009 Action on Film Festival. In late 2011, Philip took some time away from acting when he learned that his older brother David Boyd was diagnosed with Non- Hodgkins Lymphoma. Unfortunately, on January 4, 2012, David's battle with cancer ended. After returning to Los Angeles, Philip has been hard at work. He guest starred on a show called Mixology, played a supporting role in the film, "The Wrong Side of Right" starring James Remar and Lea Thompson and now can be seen as a heavily recurring role on Tyler Perry's "The Haves and The Have Nots" on the Own network. He just finished filming the movie Jesse and Naomi where he stars opposite Marilu Henner, Chelsey Crisp, Corbin Bernsen, and Joe Williamson.
|Morgan J. Freeman
In 1997, Morgan's debut feature, Hurricane Streets, became the first narrative film to win three awards at the Sundance Film Festival (Audience Award, Best Director, and Best Cinematography). It was bought by MGM/UA and distributed the following year.
Born in Long Beach, California, Morgan received his BA in Film Studies in 1992 from UC Santa Barbara. Morgan spent the following year in Paris studying film theory at the Sorbonne. In 1993, he entered NYU's Graduate Film Program where he earned his M.F.A. During the summer of 1994, Morgan interned at a small production company where he was introduced to Todd Solondz, who was prepping to shoot Welcome to the Dollhouse. Morgan was an Assistant Director on Dollhouse, which went on to win the 1996 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. It was also on this film that he became friends with actor Brendan Sexton III, the eventual star of Hurricane Streets.
Following the critical success of Hurricane Streets, Morgan wrote and directed Desert Blue. The film was distributed by the Samuel Goldwyn Company and re-teamed Morgan with Brendan Sexton III. The film also starred Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck, Ethan Suplee, Peter Sarsgaard, and was Kate Hudson's debut film.
In 2000, Morgan wrote and directed The Cherry Picker for Showtime starring Janeane Garofalo. Morgan directed several music videos, including two for the breakout indie band Rilo Kiley, and he directed the teen hit Dawson's Creek for the WB. In 2001, Morgan directed American Psycho 2 for Lions Gate Films. In 2003, he helmed the independent feature Piggy Banks, which starred Gabriel Mann, Kelli Garner and Tom Sizemore. Later that year, Morgan produced the groundbreaking MTV series Laguna Beach.
Morgan's latest feature from his own screenplay, Just Like The Son, will be premiering at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars Mark Webber, Brendan Sexton III and Rosie Perez.
Morgan currently lives in New York City where he is writing his next screenplay.
Amy Morrison Williams was born in Memphis, Tenn. but grew up on New York City's Lower East Side in the days when it was notorious for drugs and crime, but was still home to neighborhoods, including hers East 10th Street and Avenue C, PS 61 on East 12th Street, JHS 56 on Clinton and Henry streets, and IS 17 in Chelsea.
Her father, a college professor, was a Ph.D. in German literature; a poet, writer and photographer, he had a wide range of gifts and interests, including films and movie making. Her mother worked as a transcriber and typesetter before becoming an accidental journalist and writer. Dr. Morrison was writing a critical work about Franz Kafka when he was severely injured in 1970 in Manhattan. Much of this story was told in Williams' first film, "The Morrison Project," which won Best Documentary and the Golden Starfish Award at The Hamptons Film Festival in 2003.
With enormous passion for film and storytelling in her blood, even as a girl Williams gravitated to movie theaters as an escape from her childhood demons, and voraciously consuming movies before she was in double digits. She was unaware of her own eye for photography until she was an adult, when she learned to use the tools of the trade,working as a wedding photographer and videographer.
But it was when she was living in Chapel Hill, N.C., that her thirst to make films grew, and she studied at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies with the idea of making a documentary and beyond. Since her best documentary win at The Hamptons Film Festival, she has written her first screenplay and is working to build a topnotch team to bring the script to the screen and to life. While she has other projects completed and in the works, making this feature film is a most important goal in her life.
Williams counts Martin Scorsese, Lee Daniels, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers as some of her biggest influences.
Simultaneously, she has been working as a producer, raising 90 percent of the multi-million dollar funding for "Mothers and Daughters" while also acquiring domestic distribution and sales for the film, which stars Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci, Courteney Cox and others. She also closed funding for "The Last Treasure Hunt," a festival film, and helped fund "Respire," a powerful short film she is directing about the epidemic of date rape, created solely by victims. She also is working on two children's films with producer/writer Heidi Swan, "Fourth of July Weekend," and "Kickback."
Other projects include "The Dead Man," to be directed by Michael Costner and Ryan Holly.
On the documentary side, Williams has shot and directed most of her film about life and death, "In the End," which is currently in post.
Williams is a hardworking mom, a professional photographer as well as producer, director and writer. She runs, enjoys yoga and exercise, loves to cook and paint for fun, and is an ardent advocate for animals. She and her husband, Neil Williams, live in Malibu, California and have two daughters.
Danielle Vasinova is a high-spirited actress of Czech, Navajo, and English decent known for her colorful action-adventure roles. She's currently starring in the action/thriller Red Dead, from the makers of the popular sci-fi television series Z Nation. In this Grimm's Fairy Tale meets The Undead story, she plays Denise Knox, the Sheriff's wife. She also stars in the animated action-adventure Shinjuku, from the director of Aeon Flux - playing an international bounty hunter on a mission to rescue her brother, and she's the mysterious Detective Stone in director Joss Gomez's upcoming science fiction/adventure film Among Us Because of her comfort with action roles, Vasinova is also intimately involved as the title star of the video game Belle's War, based on the popular comic book 13 Chambers from Image Comics. Referring to her character as the "wonder woman of the west," the game chronicles Belle's search for the thirteen magical pistols that once belonged to a secret group of U.S. marshals commanded by the late President Abraham Lincoln. It is also currently in development as both a television series and a motion picture. She previously starred in the indie thriller To Hell With A Bullet, written and directed by Vick Wright. She has also appeared in the features Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star, from Columbia Pictures, starring Nick Swardson and Christina Ricci, and Should've Been Romeo directed by Marc Bennett, starring Paul Ben-Victor, Ed Asner and Carol Kane. Her other credits include guest- starring roles on numerous series including the critically-acclaimed show Dexter followed by Rules of Engagement, The Philanthropist, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Nip Tuck, That 70's Show, Friends, The Practice, Hostage Do or Die for The Discovery Channel, and The Young And The Restless. She also appeared in the F/X telefilm Alabama, and starred in the award-winning short White Trash Noir at The Action Film Festival. Vasinova was born in Connecticut and is of Czech, English, Irish, and Native American descent. She began her modeling career at the age of 14 when a talent scout approached her at a local mall when she was performing in a cheerleading competition for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). She was inspired to follow in the footsteps of her grandmother, who was an actress in Prague. Vasinova holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut, and later studied drama with Robert Carnegie of Playhouse West, Margie Haber and Ivana Chubbuck . When she isn't in front of the camera, Vasinova is an avid equestrian - specializing in hunter/jumper, dressage, and western. She also studies the martial arts form Wushu, and is well trained in swordplay, gun work, and motorcycle riding.
Tom Todoroff was born and raised in South Buffalo and Clarence, New York. He won full scholarships to Beloit College in Wisconsin and The Juilliard School (under Alan Schneider) at Lincoln Center. Later he trained with Edith Skinner, Kristen Linklater, and Stella Adler. Tom went on to play over fifty classical and contemporary roles at theatres around the world. In addition to full seasons at Baltimore Center Stage, The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, The Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, and The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, he has also performed at UBU Repertory, Theatre for the New City, and The Riverside Shakespeare Company in New York, The Hangar Theater in Ithaca, and Yale.
Television appearances include; the mini-series A Woman Named Jackie (also co-writer, Emmy best mini-series), and Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (also co-writer, starring Peter O'Toole). Episodic work includes; All My Children, Lois And Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman, Touched by an Angel, Arli$$ and Star Trek: Voyager (with Joel Grey). Film credits include; _Turbulence (1997)_ , Ethan Frome, _Leap Of Faith (1992)_ , Tin Cup, Play It to the Bone and Dark Blue.
Tom was one of the producers of, and acted in Cobb (with Tommy Lee Jones), which had a benefit performance in Buffalo at Shea's Performing Arts Center. He produced and directed _RSC Meets USA: Working Shakespeare (2002) (V)_ , (a broadcast series), featuring Emily Watson, Lindsay Duncan, Toby Stephens and other members of the Royal Shakespeare Company with U.S. actors: Helen Hunt, Samuel L. Jackson, Claire Danes, Blythe Danner, Robert Sean Leonard, Cherry Jones, Victor Garber, Diane Venora, and others.
Tom also enjoys a career as a voice, speech and acting coach and has taught; Liam Neeson, Bob Hoskins, Lolita Davidovich, Robert Wagner, Tony Goldwyn, Brendan Gleeson, Alicia Witt and Lukas Haas, among many others. Tom directed Jimmy Buffett's yearly worldwide concert tour for seven years.
His Executive Producing projects include: Telefilms for CBS; Borrowed Hearts (the number one rated program for the week), Monday After the Miracle, The Test Of Love (the network's top rated Wednesday film for 1999), _Second Honeymoon (2000) (TV)_ , and _Sons Of Mistletoe (2001) (TV)_ .
Other feature films as Producer/Actor; No Vacancy with Christina Ricci, Timothy Olyphant, Robert Wagner, Lolita Davidovich, and Patricia Velasquez. (premiered at The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and subsequently; The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, The Festival do Rio de Janeiro (held over), Raindance (London), and The Moscow Film Festival; (First Place Best Debut Film), and for Showtime; Noriega: God's Favorite, with Bob Hoskins, directed by Roger Spottiswoode.
Tom lived on New York City's Upper West Side and TriBeCa for fourteen years, he moved to Santa Monica fourteen years ago. Currently, he resides in both locales.
Born in 1984, Sasha Yelaun is an LA-based feature film producer and Producers Guild of America Member, who began working in the industry at ABC/Touchstone Television, Paramount Studios, and under the wings of independent producers such as Lewis Chesler and Marty Katz, the former VP. An alumni of Brandeis University '07, Sasha began producing during his M.F.A studies at the New York Film Academy winning four awards, and receiving three nominations from film festivals worldwide on the western-short 'A Relative Stranger,' directed by Kane Senes . He line produced his first feature film "Benjamin Troubles" written by produced Sundance screenwriter Lee H. Ross ("Downloading Nancy") and directed by Kai Ephron, in the festival circuit presently. As two follow ups - he produced Half Brothers in Switzerland, his first international production, was also part of a kick starter campaign that closed $100,000 on Bereave, starring Malcolm McDowell and Jane Seymour. Sasha executive Produced "3 Holes And A Smoking Gun" starring Joaquim De Almeida, James Wilder and Rudolf Martin, which garnered a theatrical along with the 2015 Sundance Film 10,000 Saints starring Ethan Hawke, Emile Hirsch, Asa Butterfield, and Hailee Steinfeld. He was also an Executive Producer on Mothers & Daughters coming out in theaters on Mother's Day starring the all-ensemble cast Selma Blair, Christina Ricci, Courtney Cox, Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon, Mira Sorvino Paul Wesley, and Quinton Aaron, and Co-executive produced Devil and the Deep Blue Sea with Jessica Biel, Jason Sudeikis, and Maisie Williams which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Megan Blake is an actor, writer, producer and The Pet Lifestyle Coach. Whether it's Super Smiley, her beloved rescue turned "spokesdog" smiling alongside her to promote pet adoption, Tout Suite the Travel Kitty, the discarded feral who has traveled over 130,000 miles with Megan educating people on pet travel, or one of the many horses she's saved from slaughter, there's no denying that Megan is succeeding in her mission to help people integrate pets into their lives and to show these animals as teachers and healers.
She's the resident Pet Expert and host on PBS's Emmy-Award winning series, Animal Attractions TV, on which she was also segment producer and writer. The series won an Honorary Mention at the Humane Society of the United States' prestigious Genesis Awards. She also appeared on Oprah's Network, OWN, as The Pet Lifestyle Coach to Ryan O'Neal on his reality series, The O'Neals. Here she brings Ryan two Best Friends dogs to choose from and helps him integrate Mozart into his home. Megan also appears in the media as a pet product "trendologist," pet expert and adoption advocate.
Megan has turned her national "Happy Campaign" tour of the Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 Pet Adoption into a Film Festival movement. Inspired by her mentor mutt, Smiley, she has created the film Super Smiley Flash Mob - A Dogumentary which after receiving a special invitation by the Awareness Film Festival in LA for its world premier, it Won The Visionary Award. Within a week, it was screening at World Fest in Los Angeles, with more invitations pending.
What's "A Super Smiley Adventure?" It's Megan's new radio show, which recently won an Honorary Mention at the prestigious Genesis Awards. Airing on Pet Life Radio, the world's largest Pet Radio Network, Megan has interviewed pet advocates like Academy Award Nominee James Cromwell, Golden Globe Nominee, Wendie Malick, The CEO of the Humane Society of the Untied States, Wayne Pacelle and the starring cast (including Jack Russell, Uggie) of the Academy Award Winning Film, The Artist. Inspired by her spokes-dog, Super Smiley, the show explores real life travels as well as inner journeys where our animals lead. Megan believes that if we are open to it, animals will always lead us on amazing adventures and to great journeys of inner discovery. While keeping the charm that defines this Super Smiley Adventure, Megan and Smiley use the show to advocate for serious issues like pet adoption, proper stewardship and avoiding cruelty.
Megan's column appears in the critically acclaimed and Genesis Awards recognized Dog's Life Magazine, and includes subjects close to Megan's heart: Earth Friendly Grooming, Indoor Fun for Fido, Safe Travel, Grieving Pet Loss, and Dog Proofing Your Home.
Megan and Smiley are a National Spokes-Team for Toyota's Pet Safe Initiative. They are a Therapy Dog Team for the prestigious Pet Partners and a HOPE Crisis Response Team, which qualifies them to go into disaster areas with HOPE and give comfort and assistance to those affected. Megan guest lectures for the University of NC for their Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate Program. She is the Official Spokesperson for Pet Expo USA, the Celebrity Pet Ambassador for the Wonder Pet Expo and has served as a spokes-person for many events like LA's Operation Fitness, Jacksonville's Fur Ball and Beverly Hill's Woofstock. She is a sought after pet expert in the media and celebrity judge for numerous grooming and mutt contests from which many dogs are adopted. She has hosted regional events for the Humane Society of the US, volunteered at Best Friends' Dog Town, and is bringing Smiley's Happy Campaign to the City of LA Shelters.
A frequent media go-to person for pets, Megan has been interviewed by CNN, Forbes, The Washington Post, Woman's World, Parents Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Better TV, Florida Times Union, Atlanta Magazine, Yahoo News, ESPN.com, Paw Print, Cat Fancy and many other national and regional outlets. Her story has graced the covers of San Diego Pets, the homepage of Bestfriends.org, and she bylined a requested piece for The Humane Society of the United States that was featured on their website, as well as provided expert commentary on important animal rights legislation for the Levine Breaking News. She is also regularly a guest on dozens of radio and television shows nationwide.
Megan has also worked with wolves to study their unspoken language and to apply that intuitive understanding to educating pet owners on how to better communicate with their own dogs.
Megan is an accomplished actress, playing in dozens of television series and feature films alongside many of the biggest industry names including Academy Award winner Elizabeth Taylor and Golden Globe nominee Mark Harmon in The Sweet Bird of Youth, and Golden Globe nominee Christina Ricci and Emmy winner Lisa Kudrow in The Opposite of Sex. Her current film is Susie, based on the inspiring true story of the dog who was burned and inspired Susie's Law for animal protection. In Megan's Sci-Fi film, Eyeborgs and in the multiple award winning The Magistical (in which Megan voices a little boy) she has the task of saving the world! She is frequently seen at entertainment industry soirees with Super Smiley, who to everyone's delight steals the spotlight. She trained her three-legged dog, Spirit, to act in two films, one in which Spirit graced the stage with the NY City Ballet, and in the other she hopped alongside Golden Globe nominee David Carradine.
True to her Southern roots, Megan sat on the Board of Directors of the Greensboro Ballet in North Carolina, is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Georgia Tech, was a speech writer for the Gov. of GA, is a guest speaker at Universities including the University of Richmond Law School in VA & the University of NC, and she is a Former Miss Georgia.
Megan Blake lives with her husband Kim H. Swartz, two dogs, two horses and Travel Kitty in Malibu, California.
Mikel Dusi was born and raised in Queens, New York. He worked in the Family Owned Pizzeria. (Galleria Pizza). He studied Shotakan Karate most of his life. He attended Christ The King High in Queens, New York. He then attended Nassau Community College in Long Island.
Mikel Dusi Producer/Actor in the Feature Film "Amy Allyson Fans" that has been accepted by several film festivals. He was an associate Producer/Actor on the Theatrical released feature film "Alls Faire In Love" starring Christina Ricci, Cedric the Entertainer and Ann Margaret. He also produced the Original Web Series hit, "Ecommandos" specially produced for Comedy Central.
'How hard Can it Be?' is the next Feature Comedy film, which he's Producing/Acting that will be released during the summer of 2012.
|Brad Leo Lyon
Brad Leo Lyon was born February 26, 1982 to Leo and Joann Lyon in Flint, Michigan. Perhaps the middle name of Leo foreshadowed that he would become a true "Renaissance Man" in today's times as "Leo"nardo Da Vinci was the quintessential renaissance man of his time. Lyon's diverse background spans the world of sports, business, film, and even as a published author.
As a child, a constant pendulum was swinging between the worlds of drama and athletics. His life's constant voyage between the two had him on the cover of newspapers at an early age for his work on stage while appearing numerous times for sports. He is often quoted as saying that it was his "love for sports" that kept him from "embracing my inner nerd that stage and film allows me to become."
Following High School, it seemed sports had won out as he left for college to pursue a law degree and was a two sport college athlete. Destiny had other ideas though as his father's heart related health condition brought him back to Michigan. Sports would not take a backseat just yet though as he became one of the youngest presidents of a college athletic program and founded a college wrestling program at his hometown's Mott Community College. The competitive fires still burned and he continued to compete nationally and internationally, eventually placing at such renowned competitions as the Iron Man World Championships and the Folkstyle World Championships.
He left the college sports world and teamed up with his father to purchase a Minor League sports team as they founded the expansion Genesee County Patriots. While working as the Director of Operations for the team, he also participated in the sport on various levels that included being named a 2005 All American and 4 All Star appearances. Meanwhile, his first published book was released; oddly enough in the cheer leading field. Lyon was briefly a college cheerleader as a sophomore. Wrestling didn't completely disappear form his life as a short lived Mixed Martial Arts career saw him headline Champions of Cage Fighters during an undefeated, albeit brief, foray into the sport.
The Patriots were a springboard into film. Lyon began a division of the company called Lyon Productions which was used to produce television commercials for the Patriots and partner companies. In 2008, the Patriots were approached to work with another Patriotic themed company in Patriot Pictures, a company known for such films as Material Girls and Air Force One. Patriot Pictures was producing a film called All's Faire In Love starring Christina Ricci, Mathew Lillard, Ann Margret, Bill Engvall, Cedric the Entertainer, and a host of other familiar actors. With extremely short notice, Lyon coordinated the football scene for the film, cast players and cheerleaders, provided wardrobe and props, and even played the Football Coach.
Diving full speed into the industry, he found himself working full time in film. His business experiences from running both a college and a Minor League professional sports team gave him an ideal background for producing films. This led to his first Executive Producing and Line Producing adventure with the film Minor League: A Football Story (starring Robert Miano, Dustin Diamond, Rap Artist Bone Crusher, and Tiny Iron) which he also wrote and played a role in. Ultimately, success in the film industry took him away from the Patriots. Ironically, it was a football film that led him to suspend operations for the Patriots as Lyon Productions became the emphasis of his time.
You can now find Lyon living up to that Renaissance lifestyle as he works regularly as a Producer, Director, Script Writer, and Actor. As of April 2011, he has been credited as a producer on such films as Minor League, Beach Vacancy, Sister Mary (starring Bruce Vilanch, Ant, Judy Tenuta), The Haunting, Little Creeps (starring Joe Estevez, Robert Z'Dar, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies, and Aurelian Smith aka Jake the Snake Robers), and College Fright Night. He directed both Beach Vacancy and Little Creeps and will be appearing as an actor in A State of Hate opposite Renee O'Connor and Ernie Hudson.
Rotem Moav is an Israeli film composer based in Los Angeles, he has been performing with rock bands as a guitar player in Israel and the US before becoming composer. Among his portfolio are films with known actors such as David Carradine, Christina Ricci and Udo Kier, placements in TV networks such as Fox and National Geographic, TV and advertising projects.
Cindy Lentol has been acting professionally for over 20 years appearing in dozens of films, TV shows, national television and radio commercials, industrial videos, and print campaigns.
She has experienced great successes in her acting career, starring in films that were showcased at many prestigious festivals including Cannes (France) for her portrayal as a mayor's wife in "Coming Out", the Women's International Film Festival (West Hollywood, CA) for "Needless Wait" where she played the mother of a girl needing a kidney transplant, "Well-Founded Concerns," which won Best Short Film at both the Sci-Fi London and the Chlotrudis film festivals and was seen at Lacarno International Film Festival (Switzerland), and Shocker Fest (London). "Mind the Gap" won Audience Favorite at Chlotrudis and Best Picture at Redstone West in LA, and "Contrition" which opened the Woods Hole Film Festival in Cape Cod, MA in July 2009.
Some of her film credits include "Catatonk Blues" with Treat Williams, "Crooked Arrows" with Brandon Routh, "The Company Men" directed by John Wells and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner and Ben Affleck, and "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" directed by Mark Waters starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner. She also appeared in the "Game Plan," "The Departed," "Mona Lisa Smile" and "Prozac Nation" with Christina Ricci and Anne Heche.
She has been cast in television shows such as ABC's "Body of Proof" and the groundbreaking social media Lifetime movie "Sexting in Suburbia", guest starred on NBC's "Providence" with Melina Kanakaredes, "Bunker Hill" (pilot) with Brian Dennehy and Donnie Wahlberg for TNT, and had a role in the CBS pilot "Waterfront" where she played an investigative TV reporter alongside veteran actor Joey Pantoliano.
Lentol has done extensive work in television commercials and print advertisements, promoting everything from donuts to cars to sneakers to state lotteries to restaurants to cranberry juice. She has also appeared in numerous industrial films and videos for such companies as General Electric, TD Ameritrade, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and can be seen onscreen at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.
With an extensive list of voice-over work to her credit, narration, character voices and national ad campaigns are proving her passion for this genre as well.
Lentol resides in the Boston area with her husband and two children.
Ever since the 1984 film "Ghostbusters", Brandon Kleyla knew what he wanted to do: act. He first professional job came in 1991 when he was in a local theater production of "Evita". That winter, he went on to portray "Tiny Tim" in "A Christmas Carol" and "Jacob Rothchild" in "The Rothchilds." He soon signed with The Christensen Group talent agency in Winter Park, Florida. From then on, he worked regularly at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando on such projects as the pilot episode of "Gullah Gullah Island", "Nick News", and "All That." He landed his first film role in the 1995 hit NOW AND THEN, starring Demi Moore, where Brandon plays "Bobby Fricker, " a character that was originally dropped from the script but later restored just for him. While filming NOW AND THEN in Savannah, Brandon worked with Christina Ricci, Gaby Hoffmann, Thora Birch & Ashleigh Aston Moore. A few months after filming NOW AND THEN, Brandon auditioned for CHILDREN OF THE CORN - MILLENNIUM'S CHILD. Soon after he auditioned, he found himself flying to Austin, Texas for production. In the film, which is now known as CHILDREN OF THE CORN - THE GATHERING, Brandon plays the very demon that Stephen King originally created in his short story. In this film, Brandon worked with the legendary Karen Black, Naomi Watts (Tank Girl), Samaria Graham (NOTHING TO LOSE), Brent Jennings (ANOTHER 48 HRS.) and William Windom. During filming, Brandon was turned over to the artists at Sota FX, who transformed him into "Josiah", the amazing boy preacher who is wrongfully murdered by the townspeople. After CHILDREN OF THE CORN - THE GATHERING, Brandon and his family moved to Los Angeles where he contacted Roy Knyrim at Sota FX, the studio that did his makeup in "Corn" and started helping out around the shop. He soon was auditioning for casting director Valorie Massalas for the film FATHER OF FRANKENSTEIN (later retitled GODS AND MONSTERS) -- by coincidence Sota FX was working on makeup effects for the film. Brandon went into his audition not knowing that Valorie Massalas was also one of the casting directors for one of his favorite films of all time, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE. Brandon says "If I had known that when I went in, I probably would have made a real fool of myself." He went on to land the role of "young James Whale, " in GODS AND MONSTERS. During the filming of GODS AND MONSTERS, Brandon certainly did is part and more to help with the production. In addition to playing the "young James Whale, " he helped Sota FX with makeup. Very soon after wrapping production on GODS AND MONSTERS, he was on his way to the El Rey Theater on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles to help out his friends Robert Bayer Burnett and Mark A. Altman, by doing a small cameo in their film FREE ENTERPRISE starring William Shatner. You can also see Brandon in a variety of television commercials including "Got Milk -Monster Trapping" and "Holiday Inn Express."
John Molinaro (Italian-Calabrese/German/Native American-Iroquois) was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. John's parents were Country and Western Recording Artists (then known as Johnny Angel and Dusty Brown), so it was only natural that John eventually embraced the entertainment industry. During High School, John dedicated himself to the gym and soon began his amateur bodybuilding adventure, competing in many NPC sanctioned events. After retiring from competitive bodybuilding, John began his search for something to fill the athletic void. Competitive obstacle racing was the answer and led John into completing two trifectas (6 races) in the highly challenging "Spartan Races". He continues to race and push himself as he says "it keeps the fire burning". John is also a golf enthusiast and played on the Golf Channel's Amateur Tour for 3 years and making it to the Nationals 2 years in a row.
John can be be seen in the feature film "Mothers and Daughters". "Mothers and Daughters" is an American independent drama film co-directed by Paul Duddridge and Nigel Levy, scripted by Paige Cameron from a concept by Duddridge, about the lives of different mothers and their children. The film stars Susan Sarandon, Christina Ricci, Sharon Stone, Eva Amurri, Courteney Cox, Roselyn Sánchez, Paul Wesley, E.G. Daily, Ashanti, Mira Sorvino, and Selma Blair. Principal photography began in July 2015 in Los Angeles.
John is also playing a role in "Pool Party Massacre" (an homage to the low budget 80's style horror/slasher film genre) and is scheduled to be released sometime in 2016. "Pool Party Massacre" is written and directed by Drew Marvick and produced by Floating Eye Films.
Screening April 16, 2016, "East Coast Grow" is a fictional comedy series about DC's marijuana industry. The series follows a group of industry professionals as they attempt to navigate DC's landscape of medical cultivation and broader legalization with well-intentioned enthusiasm, which often results in more trouble than they expect. "East Coast Grow" is directed by Amy Tasillo and produced by Above Board Productions.
David Manzanares has worked on over 50 films, from small independent to large studio blockbusters. He was the Location Manager of Scott Cooper's "Crazy Heart" which received 3 Academy Award nominations and won 2 Oscars including Best Actor for 2009 for Jeff Bridges and Best Song for Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind". Other films that David has been involved with include, "The Magnificent Seven" with Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawk and Chris Pratt, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" with Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett, "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx.
In 2015 David served as the Consulting Producer on several of Sony/Lifetime projects including "Beautiful & Twisted" with Rob Lowe and Candice Bergen, "Cleveland Abduction" with Taryn Manning and Raymond Cruz, "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles" with Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall and Cole Hauser and continues to work on developing new projects.
David has composed and contributed music to multiple films and made for TV movies including Jim Sheridan's "Brothers", Sony/Lifetime's "Beautiful & Twisted" and "Cleveland Abduction" and his compositions have been played throughout the world including Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and United Kingdom.
In 2015, David acted in multiple film projects including "The Magnificent Seven" with Chis Pratt and Ethan Hawke, "The Ridiculous Six" with Adam Sandler, Luc Wilson and Steve Zahn, "Graves" with Nick Nolte and Skyler Austin and "Cleveland Abduction" with Raymond Cruz and Taryn Manning.
Notable filmmakers he's worked on projects with include Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Quentin Tarantino, Antoine Fuqua, Carl Franklin, Jim Sheridan, Steven Soderburgh, James Mangold, Michael Bay, Timmy Van Patten, Simon Wincer, Dean Semler, and Janusz Kaminski.
A multi-generational native New Mexican, David grew up in Abiquiu, a small farming/ranching community 1 hr. North of Santa Fe. He attended High School in Espanola were he excelled in Basketball and Drama. His college years were spent at NMSU & Sonoma State University. He ultimately earned his BBA from NMSU with a double major in Marketing/Management and Sales & Promotion. He was introduced to the world of production when a UK based catalog crew unknowingly trespassed onto his family's ranch in Abiquiu. After reaching a successful settlement at gunpoint, David decided to jump head first into the unpredictable world of shooting, only this time, using a camera. Catalog's led to print Advertising, music video's, commercials... and eventually he found himself working in Television and on Features.
Over the years David has enjoyed wearing the different hats of Actor, Music Artist, Producer, Location Scout, Location Manager, Production Manager, Production Coordinator, AD, Production Supervisor, Music Producer/Supervisor and most recently Cultural Advisor and Consulting Producer. His favorite part of the industry is, "All of it! Being a part of a creative and collaborative team where everyone's contribution is recognized and valued...that can be very rewarding".
One of his mantras is, "The harder you work, the luckier you get", and so he has been lucky enough to list among his credits: Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" with Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke, Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull" with Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett, Steven Soderburgh's, "Haywire" with Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas and Channing Tatum, Carl Franklin's "Bless Me Ultima" with Mirian Colon, Luke Ganalon and Benito Martinez, Jim Sheridan's "Brothers" with Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhall and Natalie Portman, James Mangold's "3:10 to Yuma" with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, Simon Wincer's "Comanche Moon" with Steve Zahn and Val Kilmer, Michael Bay's "Transformers" with Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, Walt Becker's "Wild Hogs" with John Travolta and Tim Allen, Wai-Keung Lau's "The Flock" with Richard Gere and Claire Danes, the Polish brother's "The Astronaut Farmer" with Billy Bob Thorton, Bruce Willis and Virginia Madsen, Steven Spielberg's "Into the West" with Tom Berenger, Josh Brolin and Wes Studi, Breck Eisner's "Sahara" with Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn, Billy Bob Thornton's "All the Pretty Horses" with Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz and Lawrence Kasdan's "Wyatt Earp" with Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid and Gene Hackman. He is happy to count as his past clients, "Pepsi/Pytka", "Jeep/Satellite Films", "Pace Picante Sause/Directorz!" "Victoria Secret/Lighthouse Pictures", "Ford/The Dxtrs", "Nike/Radical Media", "Wrangler/RSA London, ABC, NBC, BBC, Tim McGraw, Dona Karan/Cate Blanchette, Randy Travis, Will Smith, Clink Black, Ted Nugget, Guns N Roses, Michael Jackson, Porsche, Calvin Klein, Marlboro, and countless of magazines and catalogs.
A native of Abiquiu, NM, he currently (2016) resides in Santa Fe and continues to write, produce, act and compose music. Presently (2016) he is very excited about translating a 1,000 + yr. old adventure story that has been passed down in his family for generations... and if that isn't enough to keep him occupied, he still finds time to perform and record with the band that he and his brother Michael helped popularize - "Manzanares". David show's no sign of slowing down anytime soon and is always ready for the next celluloid adventure!
Career Highlights . Acting opposite Shirley MacLaine for the German Travel show - Voxtours. . Performing original music for Muhamad Ali. . Being directed by legendary film director Jim Sheridan for the film "Brothers" and having his song "Rocky Mountain Man" used in the scene. . Acting along side Jeff Bridges and Robert Duvall in the film "Crazy Heart" . Performing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas while touring with his and his brother's band "Manzanares" . Being directed by film director Antoine Fuqua and acting along side Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt for the film "The Magnificent Seven". . Acting opposite Nick Nolte for the television series "Graves". . Watching his son Max perform with his band "The MaxPack" at Zozobra for a crowd of 53,000. . Having his song "One More Time" used for the Sony/Lifetime movie "Cleveland Abduction". . Having he and his brother Michael's song "Vera Cruz" used in the Sony/Lifetime movie "Beautiful and Twisted" . Having he and his brother Michael's song "Gitarra Mia" used in the Sony/Lifetimes movie Cleveland Abduction". . Having he and his brother Michael's song "Muchacha" used in the film "Dorm Daze II".
With more than seventeen years as one of the Entertainment Industry's leading motion picture packagers, Shaun Redick has successfully solidified himself amongst a limited number of experts in the field of feature film packaging, financing, production and worldwide distribution. Redick's extensive level of knowledge and relationships began as a literary and international feature agent working for more than a decade with top writers, directors, stars, producers, financiers and distributors while at two of the industry's leading talent agencies: International Creative Management (ICM), reporting to former CEO Jeff Berg; and William Morris, working directly with former head of WMA Independent, Cassian Elwes.
In 2009 Shaun Redick established Movie Package Company LLC (MPC), a feature film and television packaging, finance and production company. Over the course of his career, Redick has raised more than $200 million in production and distribution financing, and acquired valuable experience, which has equipped him with the insight and expertise necessary to understand all components of the filmmaking process from creative conception and development to packaging, financing, production and worldwide distribution.
In February 2015, MPC will release multiple Independent Spirit Award nominee "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter," co-produced with Academy-Award® winner Alexander Payne and starring Academy-Award® nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim). MPC's latest releases include: "And So It Goes," a romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally, Stand by Me) and starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton; "La Bare," a documentary directed by Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, HBO's True Blood) about the history, lives and culture of the world's most popular male strip club, La Bare Dallas; highbrow horror thriller "Nothing Left To Fear," produced with, and featuring original music by, iconic rock star guitarist Slash; and "In the Blood," directed by John Stockwell (Into the Blue, Blue Crush, Turistas) and starring MMA fighter/action star Gina Carano (Fast and the Furious 6, Haywire) along with an ensemble cast of Danny Trejo (Machete), Stephan Lang (Avatar), and Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights). Additional recent credits include multiple Academy-Award® nominee, "The Messenger," starring Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Steve Buscemi and Samantha Morton; Tucker Max's #1 New York Times bestselling book adapted into the hit comedy "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell"; and "Powder Blue," starring Forrest Whitaker, Jessica Biel, Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Patrick Swayze (in his final feature film) and Ray Liotta.
MPC works with many of the industry's top writers, directors, movie stars and producers, shepherding such titles as the new theatrical big-budget comedy, "One Night Stan" with director Bobby Farrelly (Dumb & Dumber To, There's Something About Mary); "No Angel," a true crime thriller adapted from the NY Times Bestselling novel, by Jay Dobyns, about the harrowing ordeal of an undercover cop that infiltrates the notorious Hells Angels biker gang. MPC's upcoming business also includes "Leave 'em Laughing," a biopic on famed celebrity comedian, Phyllis Diller. Several new television series are in the works including futuristic thriller, "The Reserve," co-produced with Anonymous Content (HBO's True Detective, Cinemax's The Knick); and the Southern U.S. crime drama, "Cornbread Mafia," starring Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Walking Dead), co-produced with Link Entertainment (Amazon's Hand of God). Movie Package Co. has established a strategic alliance with Derby Street Films, an intellectual property development company based in London, which has empowered MPC to acquire dozens of new Intellectual Property rights. MPC is also a strategic partner with Glentham Capital/Glentham Film, a new global entertainment finance venture launched by Nicola Horlick. Glentham is set to invest in a slate of movies in 2015 & 2016.
Before formulating MPC, Shaun Redick was integrally involved in over 100 movies, including: "13" - starring Evan Rachel Wood and Holly Hunter; "The Cooler" - starring Alec Baldwin and William H. Macy, which garnered an Academy-Award® nomination for Baldwin; "Running Scared" - starring Paul Walker; MGM's "The Flock" - starring Richard Gere and Claire Danes; "The Upside of Anger" - starring Joan Allen and Kevin Costner; "Unknown" - starring Jim Caviezal, Barry Pepper and Greg Kinnear; and "Penelope" - starring Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci.
Christopher Sheppard founded Adventure Pictures when he first joined forces with writer/director Sally Potter in 1990.
The Oscar-nominated ORLANDO (1992), starring Tilda Swinton, marked his debut as a feature film producer and was one of the first ever multi-country European co-productions. This was followed by the BAFTA- nominated THE TANGO LESSON (1996), THE MAN WHO CRIED (2000) starring Christina Ricci, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and John Turturro, and YES (2004) with Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, and Sam Neill. RAGE (2009) with Jude Law, Judi Dench and Steve Buscemi, was the first feature film to premiere simultaneously in cinemas and on mobile phones and was nominated for a Webby Award. GINGER & ROSA (2012), starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Timothy Spall, Christina Hendricks and Annette Bening, is his most recent film.
Christopher first worked as a journalist, with assignments across five continents, then as co-editor of the New Internationalist magazine and as a consultant for various United Nations organisations, including UNICEF and WHO. He has also directed many documentary films, including two nominated for Royal Television Society awards, and produced a number of innovative internet projects including the interactive online Sally Potter archive.
For over two decades Daniel Curet continues to maintain a remarkable career in the film and television industry. His body of work consists of more than 60 film and television projects including Fargo, Big Lebowski, 500 Days of Summer, The Good Girl, Pretty Persuasion, Jane Austen Book Club, Pushing Daisies, The OC, The Vampire Diaries, Sleepy Hollow and Salem to name a few. A consummate professional, Daniel's innovative hairstyling and passion for the industry have earned high praise from his peers with two Emmy nominations for his work on Pushing Daisies. Daniel has worked with a roster of Hollywood directors and producers including Joel and Ethan Coen, Kenny Ortega, Miguel Arteta, Wayne Kramer, Marc Webb, Bryan Fuller, Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec and Hollywood talent including Frances Mc Dormand, Jeff Bridges, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Rachel Evan Wood, Anna Friel, Lee Pace, Kristen Chenoweth, Mischa Barton, Benjamin Mc Kenzie, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Katerina Graham, Christina Ricci, Jennifer Anniston, Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin Emily Blunt and Maria Bello. For more information please contact The Criterion-Group.
Diamanta, a unique young actress full of promise, has a mystical, otherworldly quality that makes her a natural for drama, action, horror and thriller-style projects. Diamanta's a skateboarding, science-savvy, lanky brainiac beauty with a calm, zen-like personality. Comfortable in her own skin and happy to be different, she's full of contradictory talents. Diamanta is friendly and grounded with serious smarts, awareness, and emotional maturity beyond her years. This makes her a great choice for edgy, challenging material. Quietly self confident, Diamanta's by-passed awkward adolescence and sailed straight into graceful pre-teen-hood. Diamanta has a firm handle on herself.' Diamanta's not afraid of the dark.
It's safe to call her more 'Goth Girl' than 'Goo-Goo Doll.' Her favorite character is Wednesday Addams of the classic Addams Family, and Diamanta radiates the hyper-cool deadpan ingenue charm of Christina Ricci, and the action-thriller vibe of Natalie Portman. Unsurprisingly, Diamanta idolizes Dakota Fanning for her emotional range. Her favorite Dakota moment, in 'Man on Fire' as the kidnapped daughter retrieved by bodyguard Denzel Washington, underscores Diamanta's attraction to dramatic, emotionally demanding material. Blessed with stellar memorization skills, Diamanta shone in serious film roles; 'Acceptance', 'Shoelaces' and 'Mine.' Live theater roles in 'Pirates Adventure' and 'Star Wars Jedi Training' underscore the kind of parts Diamanta is destined for. Her fascination with 'scary stuff,' research engineering, and competitive sports make her castable as the quirky, brilliant or independent tomboy characters. This could imply that she is boyish, which the willowly girl most definitely is not. Think Uma Thurman, not Hillary Swank. Kind hearted, and unpretentious, Diamanta has the clear-eyed 'outsider's empathy'; leadership skills and a social conscience which leans towards helping others. This makes her a stellar team player on set and stage. She's writing as well, working on her book 'Life of a Ten Year Old,' a conscious kid's take on growing up. Expect a subtle and wonderful performance from this artist, and a future filled with understated and moving roles.
Isley Reust is a Los Angeles based actress, musician & producer. Isley is a transgender woman who is breaking boundaries in the music and TV world. She has a guest role in the new movie Mothers and Daughters staring Sharon Stone, Courtney Cox, Christina Ricci & Selma Blair coming out in 2016. She is the main songwriter for her band Spectacular Spectacular an all female dream pop/rock band. Isley has also appeared on t.v shows such as the Dr. Drew Show as a recurring panelist, CNN, Chasing Life, Glee, Faking It and the (Emmy Nominated Series) & GLAAD Media Award-Nominated "True Trans" a AolOriginals Series. Isley Reust also stars in a film coming out in late 2016 called "The Forgotten", where she plays the role of a woman who creates her own world's and realities to escape her everyday life she is so desperately trying to run away from. She has also reached the hearts of millions across the world with her inspirational YouTube Channel and public speaking. Isley recently wrote music for the soundtrack of Her Story Show, a new-media series that looks inside the dating lives of trans & queer women as they navigate the intersections of desire & identity. Coming out in 2016, Isley is going to be hosting a new show called "We Exist". On this show she'll be following around everyday ordinary people who just happen to be doing extraordinary things with their lives.
Isley Reust was named by Huffington Post as one of 10 Trans People to Know about in 2015
Isley Reust's band Spectacular Spectacular just put out a new album titled "Blur" on June 30, 2015 and also completed a U.S & International tour
(2016) Mother's Day "featuring Sharon Stone, Courtney Cox, Christina Ricci & Selma Blair" (Post Prod.)
(2016) The Forgotten "In Production"
(2016) Faking It on MTV (1 Episode)
(2016) We Exist (Staring Role) "Script"
(2015) CNN Dr. Drew Show (3 Episodes)
(2015) Chasing Life on ABC Family (1 Episode)
(2014) GLEE on Fox TV (1 Episode)
(2014) True Trans on AolOriginals Series "Emmy Nominated Series"
(2016) Spectacular Spectacular "In Production"
(2016) Her Story Show- Soundtrack
(2015) Spectacular Spectacular "Blur"
(2009) Spectacular Spectacular "A Fallen World" (Out of Print)
Kathy Smith is an African American actress/writer/author born and raised in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, She now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Kathy has recently gained recognition for her spiritual role as "Pearlie" in Jake Mahaffy's award winning film "Free In Deed" This movie is based on a true story and filmed in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.
Free In Deed has won two Best Film Awards. The Orizzonti Award for Best Film at the 72nd Venice Film Festival in Italy, Best Film at Turkey's Malatya Uluslararasi, and Film selection at AFI, Venice, Stockholm, and Turkey Malatya. You can find Kathy's name featured in the Variety Magazine, IndieWire, The Hollywood Reporter, Black Cinema Connection, AFI Fest People's Magazine, and Independence News, for her role as "Pearlie" (to name a few).
Kathy has also made appearances in such movies as Black Snake Moan starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, and Justin Timberlake. Also, Oscar Award winning Hustle and Flow starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Both movies were filmed in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee and Directed by Craig Brewer. She made her first debut on film in the early 1990's when she played as an alternative actress in the movie "Laker Girls" which was filmed in Los Angeles, California starring Tina Yothers, Paris Vaughan, and Shari Shattuck, Directed by Bruce Seth Green.
You can hear Kathy weekly on her Blogtalk radio show "Keeping it real with K. Smilez" which covers many issues dealing with a variety of interesting "Grown Folks" topics. She adopted the name K. Smilez after years of compliments on her welcoming smile, great sense of humor, and pleasing personality. So rather she is singing, dancing, writing a book, a song, being comical, or making the people talk. You are sure to be entertained and left with a pleasing impression of Kathy Smith.
Dorothy was born in Poland, and she moved to New York City with her mother when she was 6 years old. Dorothy always had a passion for entertaining, therefore she took ballet classes over at The School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center. She then started high school over at the infamous Professional Childrens School where she shared classrooms with Julia Stiles, Christina Ricci and Scarlett Johanson to name a few. Dorothy quit ballet immediately, after realizing that it wasn't her true passion. Music was always something that she loved, so she decided to start auditioning just like everybody else for various musical and acting auditions. Dorothy got extremely lucky and landed a great gig!
Back in 1999 she was signed to Motown/Universal Records with a girl group called "R-Angels" They were a pop girl group. They toured all over the country performing and doing radio promotions. Their biggest gig was doing the Nickelodeon show with LFO and B*Witched, as well as other acts like Nick Cannon. R-Angels also had great exposure when they performed on Oprah's Oxygen Channel and N' Syncs Charity Basketball game as well as several radio shows. Eventually that group broke up, but it didn't stop Dorothy from pursuing her dream!
A few months later, one of her best friends and ex-band mate, Lian, told her about an audition for a TV show called Popstars 2. It was taken more as a chance for fun but it turned out to be a turning point in Dorothy's life. After a lot of hard work through several audition cuts, she made the final group along with some other talented people. They group was called Scene 23. They recorded an album, worked with top producers, made a video and put together an extravagant show. This was all being documented for the show on the WB Network. For Dorothy, reality actually did kick in once they performed on Regis and Kelly which was a dream come true. They also did several shows, such as KTLA's Morning Show and the Mall of America in front of thousands of fans. Due to tragic events of 9/11, the group lost their record label and many things fell apart, counting the group. Dorothy was crushed because she thought that this was her big break.
After that, Dorothy decided to go back to school and moved to Chicago. She graduated college in 3 years and had always promised herself that she was going to move to LA once she was done with school. Well she stuck to her promise, packed her bags and moved out to LA in October 2005. She is in Los Angeles, back at square one, getting headshots, trying to find an agent, and trying to get noticed, once again.
Chandra Leigh's entertainment career has evolved both On-Camera as both a SAG-AFTRA Film/TV Actress, as well as in the Film/TV Production realms. Her interest and training in the entertainment business began at a young age and further developed into her teen and college years, with her graduating from Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts.
Shortly thereafter, Chandra had the opportunity to work as Renee Zellweger's 'Stand-In/Double' in the film Cold Mountain which took her overseas to Romania for the filming. Next up, was the film Monster, in which she was not only Christina Ricci's 'Stand-In/Double' for the film, but also was also cast in the Acting role as a 'Cute Teenager Attendant.'
Throughout her years, Chandra has continued to pursue her Film/TV Production opportunities concurrently with her On-Camera Film/TV opportunities.
Since fashion philanthropist Cameron Silver opened the doors of Decades in 1997, the dress code in Los Angeles has irrevocably changed due - in large part - to Silver exhorting his frequently-photographed, trendsetting clientele to "dress up!" He is widely recognized for his impact on runway trends from fashion's new generation of designers in New York and Paris to the way a constellation of Hollywood's brightest appear on the red carpet.
With the new guard of so many heritage houses from New York to Milan seeking inspiration at Decades, it is hardly surprising Silver is frequently tapped both as public emissary and secret weapon to consult on everything from re-imagining a brand's identity to navigating its global launch. He has served as an official ambassador for Pringle and Boucheron. As creative consultant to Azzaro, Silver collaborated with the once-languishing Paris house's new creative director Vanessa Seward on design, research, and development, as well as initiating and maintaining the brand's role in celebrity dressing.
Silver acted as creative consultant for the global launch of Samsonite's iconic Fashionaire collection with Christina Ricci and curated the MOCA exhibition, The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt, and William Claxton, an exhibit that continues to tour. In Fall 2011, Silver showcased his flair for accessory design via the launch of The Haskell for Decades "Uptown/Downtown" collection, his collaboration with jewelry maven Miriam Haskell. Partnering with Modern Vintage, Silver designed a collection of statement footwear inspired by the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, which went on sale in March of 2012.
Named one of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Names and Faces in Fashion" in 2002, Silver is a favorite pundit on E! Entertainment, the Style Network and "Fashion File." Pulling looks from Decades' deep closets, he styles celebrities for major red carpet awards appearances like the Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards. He has also written about luxury, from shopping to travel to his front row perch at the haute couture presentations, for Harpers Bazaar (UK), C Magazine, Departures, Style.com, and others. Silver recently narrated the Versailles 1973 documentary about the restoration event at the famed French palace that became the fashion showdown that firmly established American sportswear.
Silver's passion for good design extends beyond the realm of fashion. He was among the first to recognize the disappearing architectural legacy of Los Angeles' great modernist homes, and scooped up a crumbling hillside 1930 treasure by icon R.M. Schindler which he spent eight years meticulously restoring. The L.A. Conservancy awarded the efforts, the house was landmarked, and it has appeared on the covers of shelter magazines and in several books. In January 2012, The Art of Elysium recognized Silver as the year's Visionary and creative force behind their Heaven gala. He also heavily involved with the Friends of The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2010, he served as the Honorary Chair of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis' legendary Dada Ball.
As one of the foremost vintage experts in the country and with more than a decade of Decades under his alligator belt, Silver released a coffee table book for Bloomsbury showcasing an unexpected compilation of the most significant 20th century fashions, as well as many of the celebrities he collaborated with over the years. The book, released in 2012, sold out within 48 hours of release and the 2nd edition is shipping to retailers nationwide right now.
He is currently starring in the Bravo reality show "The Dukes of Melrose" with long time business partner Christos Garkinos. The show, which premiered in March of 2013, showcases the merging of their contemporary designer consignment shop with Silver's legendary Decades.
Matt Lockwood was born May 12th, 1982 in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. In high school he fell in love with acting, and after graduation, moved to New York City to attend New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts as an Acting major. He graduated in 2004. Matt can be seen in such films as "Answer This" starring Christopher Gorham and Arielle Kebbel, "Warflowers" starring Christina Ricci and Tom Berenger, and the soon to be released "Parts per Billion", starring Josh Hartnett, Rosario Dawson, and Frank Langella. In 2013, he starred in "Misled", a gritty drama about two brothers growing up on the streets of Detroit. It premiered at the Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) in Tampa Bay, Florida, in 2014.
Award winning Producer Paul Hellerman began his career as a stage manager for off-Broadway theatre. His first film endeavor was a short that he produced with the American Film Institute. The Vietnam War drama, called "The Silence," was nominated for an Academy Award in 1982.
Paul Hellerman went on to work for TAT Film Productions in the 1980's, where he served for as a producer on numerous low-budget action pictures. After leaving the company, he launched his production management career in the 1990's with Gus Van Sant's "My Own Private Idaho" for New Line Cinema, and then Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction" among other independent projects for Miramax. His freelance physical production and creative producing career developed as he continued working with Miramax and Dimension Films, Co-Producing such films as "Teaching Mrs. Tingle", Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown", "From Dusk Till Dawn" and "Four Rooms", while also working with other leading independent filmmakers and companies on such films as "White Man's Burden" for Rysher Entertainment, serving as Vice President of Production and Acquisitions at Initial Entertainment Group, and as Line Producer and Production Representative on several films for Trimark Pictures (most notably Sam Shepherd's "Curse of the Starving Class", a Showtime Classics film.)
Mr. Hellerman produced and received an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award in 2003 for the Showtime movie "Bang, Bang, You're Dead", a topical dramatic film, based upon the stage play of the same name, that addresses the difficult issues of violence and bullying in America's high schools (Directed by Guy Ferland, and starring Tom Cavanaugh and Ben Foster.) Most recently, his creative and line producing efforts have included "Lies & Alibis" for Summit Entertainment (starring an ensemble cast including Steve Coogan, Rebecca Romijn, James Brolin, James Marsden, John Leguizamo and Sam Elliott), Black Snake Moan for Paramount Vantage (Directed by Craig Brewer, and Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci), "Powder Blue" (produced by and starring Forest Whitaker and also starring Jessica Biel, Ray Liotta and Patrick Swayze) and "Amexica", a topical narrative short-subject which is being produced in partnership with The Project to End Human Trafficking.
Farley Ziegler's latest project is as producer of Tim's Vermeer, the most recent film from Penn and Teller, directed by Teller and produced by Penn Jillette, about inspiring inventor and indefatigable explorer Tim Jenison and his pursuit to paint a Vermeer. She previously worked with Penn Jillette and Teller, producing with Penn the hit comedy documentary, The Aristocrats. With producing partner Christina Ricci, she created and ran Blaspheme Films, their production company. As a production executive at Single Cell Pictures, she was instrumental in bringing Charlie Kaufman's Being John Malkovich to the screen. She served as story editor and creative executive for director Sean Penn at Clyde Is Hungry Films.
Prior to that, she collaborated with Peabody-Award winning monologist Joe Frank to create his series for National Public Radio, "In the Dark." She began her career in film as assistant to director David Fincher, working with the director at Propaganda Films on his groundbreaking commercials and music videos.
Yasha Malekzad was born and raised in Norfolk/Suffolk, England, and is of Persian and English decent. Born into a creative family of dancers and musicians he pursued a career as a music producer and graduated from De Montfort University with an Honors degree in Music Production and Innovation. Whilst making a living DJing and selling records he accidentally fell into the world of film, first through producing Music Videos and then by directing them. Yasha always demonstrated great technical ability through his Music Production, which has been transfered into his film making and has given him the reputation of being a very hands on director. Now having worked with popular music artists including Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Dev, Tinchy Stryder, Ludacris, The Wanted, Paulina Rubio and actresses such as Sharon Stone and Christina Ricci his work has been credited for it's sophistication and innovative approach.
|James Patrick Nelson
He has appeared Off-Broadway in Three Sisters (with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard), A Midsummer Night's Dream (with Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci), Ivanov (with Ethan Hawke and Joely Richardson), Rutherford and Son (Mint Theater), and The Death of Bessie Smith (New Brooklyn Theater). He was nominated for two Innovative Theater Awards for his performance in the world premier of Old Familiar Faces in the New York Fringe Festival. His first original play The Second Sun has enjoyed several workshops in NYC. Regional theater includes Berkeley Repertory Theater, the Actors Theater of Louisville, the Actors Shakespeare Project, Central Square Theater, the Olney Theater, and a repertory national tour with the American Shakespeare Center. He has two feature films in pre-production and he narrates the animated short "Albatross" which screened last season at Cannes. Born in southern California, he studied at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and received his BFA from the Boston University School of Theater.
Daniel Roemer's unique and powerful style of directing has lead him to receive such attention as USA Film's Top 10 Emerging Director's list at the age of 20, two-time Project Greenlight Best Director Finalist (Ben Affleck/Matt Damon), and student Academy Award State finalist by age 22.
He has been characterized as "a filmmaker with his finger on the pulse of the world's youth," as his short films have been distributed theatrically in over 75 countries. Partnering with Inspirational Films in Europe, colleges have packed out auditoriums with over three thousand students, as well as standing room only theaters in major European cities.
He has a style akin to Quentin Tarantino and Wes Anderson and according to CDfreedom.com his film, The Select Fit, is "one of the most well- directed and innovative films of the year, writer/director Daniel Roemer is a voice to be reckoned with."
Hanna Rosin from the Washington Post writes in a recent article that "Roemer is one of the fresh new voices that Act One [screenwriting school] faculty members talk about when Hollywood studio executives call."
Daniel's Short films stream on Verizon and Sprint cell phones worldwide (12 million subscribers) and play in China on internet, TV, & public transportation.
Daniel's written and co-written six screenplays, two of which were developed at Fox Studios with him attached to direct.
He's screened in festivals including Sundance, AFI Fest, LA Shorts Fest, and a special senator screening in Washington DC (for selected congressmen).
Daniel was also among the few who finalized for the LA Shorts Fest "DNA Award," the festival's top honor of a million dollar feature deal with Universal Pictures (500 contestants).
Recently Daniel was a top 50 Director Finalist (of 10,000 entrants) for Fox's reality show "On the Lot", produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett, showcasing filmmakers "bound for stardom".
His shooting and editing have aired on Good Morning America, Dr. Phil and Arsenio Hall's TV series "The World's Funniest Moments".
His behind the scenes work includes Sony Picture's exclusive (I Love Your Work) starring Giovanni Ribisi, Jason Lee, Vince Vaughn, Christina Ricci and Elvis Costello.
His national ad campaigns include editing series for Taco Cabana (national restaurant chain) Keystone Capital and Doc's Wildlife Blend, national commercials he directed airing on the Sportsman's Network.
His nonprofit work includes interviews and promos with John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Meryl Streep, Olivia Newton-John, John Ritter, Pierce Brosnan and Selma Blair, as well as an extensive interview with Ben Stiller for The Huckleberry Fund (nonprofit for Homeless Children).
Editing credits include 15-week TV series "Beyond the Felt," showcasing world's top poker players, A&E reality TV show "Dumpster Diving," feature-length documentary on Breast Cancer, starring Christina Applegate, Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow (distrib. Lionsgate).
He's filmed and edited for A&E E!, ET, Access Hollywood, TV News, and screened at national conventions for 20th Century Fox Producer, Ralph Winter (X-Men 1&2, X-Men: The Last Stand, Fantastic 4).
Most recently Daniel directed a TV pilot for CW Network (Atlanta) and is in post production, as well as finishing his feature-length documentary "Red White and Blowhard" shot across the US 2012-2013.
His work can be found at Best Buy, Target, K-Mart and Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and other Lionsgate venues.
Cory Scarborough is one of today's brightest young talents. He recently wrapped a key role in the already-notorious "Raging Bull II," a follow-up to the 1980 film classic. Also starring are award-winning actors William Forsythe ("Boardwalk Empire"), Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds") and Penelope Ann Miller ("The Artist"). Before that, Cory portrayed a state trooper in "Blue Caprice," based on the true story of the Beltway sniper attacks of 2002. He joined Isaiah Washington ("Grey's Anatomy") and "Joey Lauren Adams ("Chasing Amy") in the big-screen thriller, hitting theaters Fall 2012. In 2011, Cory appeared in the film "War Flowers," a Civil War drama that also featured the work of Christina Ricci, Academy Award** nominee Tom Berenger, and Jason Bedrick. The story follows a young mother whose husband has left her and their daughter to fight for the South. Cory's other motion picture credits include legendary director Robert Rodriguez's "Machete," and the independent picture "Minkow." He also had a role in the television pilot "Heal Thyself," and has appeared in several commercial spots. Cory trained at the prestigious The Actors Studio, as well as at several other noted acting schools. Over the years he has become proficient at such diverse skills as archery, freestyle dancing, horsemanship, Motocross, marksmanship, and snowboarding.
Since moving to the U.S. in 1991, Goran has pursued career as Director of Photography in feature films. While at the American Film Institute, he was awarded the Joseph and Olga Auerbach Scholarship, for his excellence in cinematography, and in June 1994, received his Master of Fine Arts degree. Goran has a BFA from the University of Arts in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, where he went on to teach filmmaking as an Associate Professor for two years.
Goran has photographed 'Strangeland', directed by John Pieplow, and produced by David Bushell and the Shooting Gallery, starring Dee Snider, Elisabeth Pena and Kevin Gage. The film has achieved cult status among the horror and heavy metal audiences. Goran has also photographed 'All Over The Guy', theatrically distributed by Lions Gate, a romantic comedy starring Dan Bucatinski, Adam Goldberg, Christina Ricci and Lisa Kudrow, directed by Julie Davis and executive produced by Don Roos and Susan Landau. Goran has worked as the DP of Additional Photography for 'America's Sweethearts', directed by Joe Roth, starring Julia Roberts, Katherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Billy Crystal and Christopher Walken.
Working abroad, Goran has photographed 'The Second Front', a WW2 drama, with the Good Films Factory, and the producer Sergei Livnev, directed by Dmitriy Fiks. The film was shot on location in Ukraine, and stars Craig Sheffer, Ron Perlman, Todd Field, and Svetlana Metkina. In the country of Georgia, Goran has filmed 'Trip To Karabakh', starring Nutza Kukhianidze. For his work on this film, Goran has won the 'Best Cinematography Award' at the Smolensk International Film Festival, Russia 2005. Goran has been invited as the Additional Director of Photography on 'The Pursuit Of Happyness', starring Will Smith, directed by Gabrielle Muccino, and released by Columbia Pictures. The film is based on the true story of homeless-become-millionaire, Chris Gardner.
Most recently Goran has won the 'Best Cinematography Award' at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2012 for 'The PyraMMMid', an action thriller shot in Moscow, based on the story of one of the biggest financial pyramids in the world. The film is directed by Eldar Salavatov, and carried out by the A-list cast that includes Aleksey Serebryakov, Fedor Bondarchuk and Ekaterina Vilkova. Universal Pictures International has released 'The PyraMMMid' in theaters on 500 screens in Europe.
A tv host and pop culture legal expert, Russell Wetanson can be seen on CNN, E!, TV Guide Network, and Current TV, among other outlets. He has covered numerous red carpet premieres and press junkets, interviewing celebrities such as Fergie, Beyonce, Matthew McConaughey, and Christina Ricci.
Russell started his career in law, like Geraldo Rivera and Dan Abrams before him. After graduating from UCLA Law, Russell represented high profile clients (including Madonna) and was named by Los Angeles Magazine as one of Southern California's Rising Super Lawyers for three years in a row.
Combining his legal background and extensive knowledge of pop culture, Russell founded a popular blog, www.popsquire.com. On Popsquire, Russell examines the daily collision between pop culture and law. Representing the website, Russell also contributes to Leeza Gibbons' "Hollywood Confidential" and US Weekly's "Fashion Police."
Australia actor born to a German mother and Australian father. Brice studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and appeared in theatre, television and film during his upbringing. He has also appeared in various Australian television dramas. Recently, Brice has divided him time between Melbourne, Australia and London, England, working on independent films. He can be seen in the upcoming Delleile music video 'Teach Me How To Dream' alongside Sharon Stone and Christina Ricci and the anticipated psychological thriller Silent Lake. He is currently filming The Perfect Man on location in London.
|Rebecca Evelyn Bryant
Rebecca attended her first Civil War reenactment at 3 weeks old. She grew up at reenactments and on movie sets. She was offered her first movie part at age 4, by Kevin Hershberger of Lionheart Filmworks. She played a civilian in "Antietam-A Documentary Drama" by Media Magic. After Greystone Communications of Los Angeles California saw her in the Fredericksburg film they sought her out to work on their History Channel series Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles. She did scenes for "The Battle Of First Manassas". She also worked in props painting flags for "Little Round Top at Gettysburg". She even worked with food service, and even dirtied up the Zouaves when she noticed they hadn't been through a proper dusting for "The Battle of First Manassas". Her father took her out of films for several years due to the long hours. At age 16, she played a "necrit" in the film "Necroland" and played a nurse and a civilian in the movie "War Flowers", starring Christina Ricci. In high school, for her high school plays, she memorized not only her own lines, or her lines and the other peoples lines who shared scenes with her. But she memorized the entire screenplay of "The Crucible". Rebecca maintained a 3.87 grade point average all the way through her 13 years of school, despite family tragedies. She graduated high school with honors and earned a 4 year scholarship to Northern Michigan University where she started college this fall, 2011.