John Roberts provides the voice of Linda in the FOX animated prime time comedy "Bob's Burgers." He has appeared several times on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Watch What Happens Live, Co-written a pilot for MTV with Bob Odenkirk, and performed in two national tours for Margaret Cho as well as her Showtime special. John first gained attention as one of the standout performer/writers on YouTube. His first viral video "The Christmas Tree" was hailed as an instant comedy classic. It was nominated for a broadband Emmy award and was featured on VH1's Best Week Ever, Comedy Central Insider and countless other blogs and websites. The follow up "Jackie & Debra" won The Comedy Smalls award in London and has a huge cult following both young and old. He has over 20 million hits on YouTube and counting and continues making new videos with the likes of Debbie Harry and David Cross. He performs several times a year at NYC's famous Joe's Pub and just signed a publishing deal with French Kiss Records.
When the heads of the World Wresting Entertainment (WWE) industry began a search for the sport's next "Diva" in 2006, they did not know what they had in store for them. Scouring the United States with camera crews in tow, the WWE set out with the Diva Search competition. Out of 20,000 girls they didn't anticipate a beautiful, French speaking, fashion model to quickly become the sport's femme fatale, earning almost instantaneous one-name fame usually reserved for pop singers. Nobody saw Maryse coming but she's definitely here.
Maryse Ouellet was born January 21st in Montreal, Canada to a well known master chef and a compassionate nurse, but something in her genes destined her to become the planet's toughest beauty. Growing up a tomboy in the province of Quebec, Maryse often competed and played with the boys. She excelled at sports and developed a passion for track and field. At age 15 she competed and won a mini marathon beating over 2000 adults and taking the honor of being the youngest winner in the history of the competition. Swimming was another passion, gaining her a position as a lifeguard at an aquatic park while still in high school, but it was then that her focus changed from sports to fashion. Maryse attended Collège Montmorency de Laval obtaining a degree in Business Administration.
Maryse began her modeling career as a beauty pageant contestant, winning Miss Hawaiian Tropic Canada in 2003 and finishing second at the International Finals of Miss Hawaiian Tropic 2004. The new turn in her career allowed her to travel and see the world. Maryse has modeled for Playboy being featured in 12 different playboy special editions, gracing the cover three times, her appearance in Playboy Vixens sold out in less then twenty four hours on the east coast. She has appeared in hundreds of magazines and newspapers throughout the world. Maryse was one of the most downloaded celebrities on www.playboy.com.
In 2006 with some encouragement from friends, Maryse decided to combine her love of modeling and sports and audition for WWE's Diva Search. Standing at an impressive 5'8" and holding a black belt in martial arts, the stunning blonde stood out amongst her counterparts. Maryse arrived in Los Angeles to audition for the show with a dream and no understanding of the English language. Although eliminated early in the 2006 Diva Search competition, Maryse left an impression on the producers and they recruited the Montreal native for intensive training in combat sports. Joining dozens of other WWE hopefuls Maryse trained with the best and brightest in the field of entertainment wrestling. In those two years she learned English and perfected her famous finishing moves known as the "French Kiss" and the "French TKO". Often referred to as the "Sexiest of the Sexy" Maryse's entrance into the world of WWE led her to her first WWE Divas Championship title reigning from 2008-2009. After defeating nine other female wrestlers Maryse was crowned the Diva Champion, the 2nd Diva ever to hold the title and the longest ever title holder. In 2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked Maryse #9 of the best 50 female singles wrestlers.
Maryse is the fastest rising WWE wrestler ever, obtaining a title in less than sixth months from her debut in competition. Maryse averages over five million downloads a month on wwe.com Maryse has made her mark from the music video to the video game having appeared in music videos for award winning artist Timbaland and The Hives as well as the Smackdown vs Raw video games. The world's largest toy company, Mattel, has created three dolls in the likeness of Maryse. All of which have become fan favorites. Owner of House of Maryse, she will be launching her Jewelry collection in summer 2012. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Maryse travels around the world competing on WWE Raw, WWE Smackdown, WWE Nxt and WWE Superstars. The show has allowed her to also become involved with the American Troops performing in Afghanistan.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Katherine "Kate" Kendall spent most of her early life in the South. When she was in the second grade, she and her family moved to Washington D.C., where her parents, Syd and Kay, worked for the Carter Administration. Katherine has three siblings - one brother, Syd, the bassist of Les Savy Fav and "French Kiss" Record Label Director, one half-sister, Mallory, who is 9-years-old, and one half-brother, Shane, who is 3- years-old.
Katherine spent seven years training with the Washington Ballet, where she was "Clara" in the "Nutcracker" and spent her summers in New York, dancing at the School of American Ballet. In 1990, she went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to study acting. She won the Charles Jellinger Award in 1992. She took on challenging roles in Carol Churchill's "Top Girls" and Marsha Norman's "Getting Out". In 1995, she moved to Los Angeles and studied with Sharon Chatten and Jeffrey Tambor.
Her most memorable roles have been as "Lisa" (the Wizard of Oz Dorothy-themed waitress) in Doug Liman's Swingers, Jason Priestley's "mate for life" in Beverly Hills, 90210, and Blythe Danner's daughter in Marcus Spiegel's The Farmhouse aka "Eye of the Storm" (1998). In 2001, she lived and worked in China for nine months on a series called Flatland, produced by Albert S. Ruddy (Million Dollar Baby). Here, working with Dennis Hopper, she became inspired to pursue photography, which she continues to this day.
Kendall also produced, choreographed, designed, and acted in a musical that her best friend, Heather Reed (Murmurs) wrote and directed called, "Dear Bernard". It ran in Los Angeles in the spring and summer of 2004 to rave reviews.
Kendall currently resides in West Hollywood, where she also teaches dance to children.
This beautiful, blonde-haired and green-eyed singer was born on the 13th of June 1980 in Delmenhorst, Germany as Sarah Leve. She is the oldest of four sisters and one brother to her parents Soraya and Michael. Her first single "Let's get back to bed boy" became available in Germany on the 7th of May 2001 but reached the top three weeks later. Her second single, "French kissing" appeared on the 20th of August 2001 also in Germany. The third single "From Sarah with love" appeared on the 5th of November 2001 and was a warm-up for her first album "Green eyed soul" which appeared on the 26th of November. A year later, on the 30th of September, she introduced her second album, "Unbelievable". From there on, she had become a celebrity singer. On the 10th of November 2003 Sarah revealed her third album "Key to my soul". One of the songs, "Music is the key", a band named Naturally 7 was featured and in "Just one last dance" an America boy band Natural was featured too. The last band has a special meaning to Sarah, her boyfriend Marc Terenzi is the lead singer in it. On 2nd of February 2004 Sarah's life became even more beautiful, she gave birth to a baby son named Tyler whose father is, of course, Marc Terenzi.
|Peter D. Graves
Peter Graves has more than twenty years of experience in feature film production, marketing and strategic planning, including four years as co-President and COO of PolyGram Films. He has been directly involved (either as Producer, Executive Producer, C-Level Executive or Executive Consultant) in the production and/or marketing/release of over 300 films, which have accounted for 60 Academy Award nominations, 15 Academy Awards and $4 billion in worldwide gross (see list below). More recent credits include Producer on The Bag Man and Breaking at the Edge, and Executive Producer on numerous films, including Terminator Salvation; Planet 51; Killer Elite, Oliver Stone's W.; Very Good Girls; Tomorrow When the War Began; and the upcoming Summer Crossing, to be directed by Scarlett Johansson. He now heads up his own film production and marketing firm, Cinemarket, LLC.
From 1996 to 2000, Graves served as Co-President and COO of PolyGram Films, as well as being CMO for the company. During this period, PolyGram's production and release slate included The Game; What Dreams May Come; Barney, The Borrowers, Pitch Black, Notting Hill and Very Bad Things, and PolyGram's Gramercy label production and release slate included Elizabeth; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Being John Malkovich; Bean; and The Big Lebowski.
Graves has also been the Executive Marketing Consultant (credited or uncredited) for a wide range of films, including Love and Mercy; Samsara; The Way Back; The Messenger; Defiance; The Producers; The Bank Job; Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines; Resident Evil; Love, Actually; The Perfect Storm; I Heart Huckabees; K-19: The Widowmaker; Kinsey; Alexander; The Score; Enemy at the Gates; Crossroads; National Lampoon's Van Wilder; Wrong Turn; White Oleander; The Medallion; Thinner; Nurse Betty; Notting Hill; The Wedding Planner; Where the Money Is; My One & Only; Braveheart; Four Weddings and a Funeral; Fargo; French Kiss; Maverick; When We Were Kings; Eddie; Gridlock'd; Hardball; Jason's Lyric; Kazaam; Panther; Posse; Nell; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; The Man Without a Face; Mulholland Falls; The Usual Suspects; Forever Young; the Highlander film series; The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Sleepers; Mr. Holland's Opus; Dead Man Walking; Candyman 1 & 2; The Ghost and the Darkness; Terminal Velocity; Operation Dumbo Drop; The Relic; Portrait of a Lady; GI Jane; Pay it Forward; Home for the Holidays; Kalifornia; Wild At Heart; Romeo is Bleeding; Drop Dead Fred; Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure; The First Power; Texasville; Red Rock West; and Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet, as well as overseeing the entire PolyGram/Gramercy release schedule from 1992 to 2000 and the Nelson Entertainment release schedule from 1987 to 1991.
As Producer, Executive Producer or Independent Advisor/Consultant, Graves provides strategic oversight and financial management of a film's entire revenue waterfall performance. Working in both the domestic and international markets, Graves brings an unparalleled long-term production and marketing perspective to a film's entire production process, from initial concept and financing, through to its ultimate worldwide release in all media.
Graves also has a strong financial, managerial, and general entertainment business background, having served as Executive Vice President and CMO at Nelson Entertainment, Corporate Vice President at MGM/UA and Executive Director at Warner Communications, where he managed Corporate Communications and Investor Relations.
Mr. Graves was educated at Dartmouth College and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Timothy Fall is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter and acting instructor. During a 20-year career in LA, he appeared in more than fifty TV shows, MOWs and feature films. Notable TV roles include starring opposite Bob Newhart in Newhart's third series for CBS, Bob; playing series regular PJ Morris in the UPN series Pig Sty; and starring alongside Wendie Malik, Lauren Graham, Seymour Cassel and Jon Tenney in the CBS ensemble comedy Good Company. Most recently, Tim has shot supporting roles in the Dennis Quaid feature Beneath The Darkness (release January 2012) and Home Run (Summer 2012). As a producer and writer, he created the comedy pilots "Full Circle" and "French Kiss" for ABC. He is the writer or co-writer of numerous screenplays. In addition to teaching on-camera acting at Oklahoma City University, Tim continues to develop projects in Hollywood with his producing partner Rob Long.
Fabien Dufils is an award-winning commercial, music video and film Director born and raised in Paris. Since 2000, he has directed over 100 commercials and 200 music videos for several well known international artists such as David Guetta and Tina Arena to name a few. In early 2001, Fabien produced and directed a music video entitled "French Kiss" for the track "you are my high" by Sony BMG Artist Demon and received numerous awards including an MTV Awards nomination in the USA. The music video was later exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The video became the first most played French music video universally. In 2002, Fabien directed the award winning "Mr Bird", his first short film. A year later, he followed up with his second short film entitled "Toute une vie", which also went on to win prizes at festivals. Fabien has directed numerous high fashion commercials in the advertising market for brands including Olay, Pantene, Clearasil, Vidal Sasson, Ponds, Clear, Chap Stick, Stolishnaya, and Herbal Essence in addition to different fashion houses. Fabien moved to NYC in 2008 and opened his production company. He is working on his debut feature film "One Buck", to be shot in Shreveport, LA in 2015.
Govind Menon belongs to the new breed of Bollywood directors and has so far directed several music videos and four feature films which have been theatrically distributed all over the world. He has dabbled in a wide range of genres from film noir to love stories, musicals and comedies. His second feature, Khwahish (Desire) was one of the top ten box office successes of the year (2003) and launched the career of Mallika Sherawat, who has gone on to become one of the biggest stars of the Indian film industry and starred with Jackie Chan in "The Myth". Khwahish is considered to be a landmark in Indian cinema since it broke down the age old state censorship taboo of on-screen French kissing and discussed sexuality openly. His last film, Bachke Rehna Rebaba (Beware), 2006, which was shot almost entirely in Mauritius had a cast of some of the top stars in India and was released with over 200 prints across India, the Middle East, UK, US, Canada, Mauritius and South Africa. He then founded Split Image Pictures in India and Nuclear Mango Studios in Los Angeles and is producing Hisss, directed by Jennifer Lynch and Love, Barack, directed by Doug McHenry. His wife, Simrit Brar is a famous graphic designer who has designed posters for over 30 films including the Oscar-nominated, "Lagaan" and has worked at top Manhattan Design Companies, Smart Design and Co-Op design. Govind is fluent in five languages - Malayalam, Hindi, English, Spanish and Nepali and is widely traveled. A graduate of Middlebury College, Vermont, USA in Theater and Film, he attended the Master's programme in Film Directing at the University of Texas, Austin and now shuttles between Los Angeles and India.
|Keith J. Crocker
Keith J. Crocker was born on April 26, 1965 in Long Island, New York. His father Donald stems from a family of Masons who ran a three generation family business called Crocker & Sons and was of French, English, and Icelandic ancestry. His mother Marion Basile is the daughter of James Basile and Anna McGuire, who owned and operated a deli. James hailed from Italy (his parents were Italian) and Anna stemmed from Longford, Ireland. Keith has three brothers and two sisters. Crocker attended the New York Institute of Technology from 1984 to 1988. One of Keith's first movie gigs was producing and directing short films for a phobic clinic in Long Island. Moreover, Crocker produced training films for the Shield Institute of Queens, New York, had a brief job lighting wedding videos in the mid 1980's, and worked as a motion picture projectionist in the mid 1990's. He launched the fanzine "The Exploitation Journal" in 1987; this magazine was published up until 2005. Keith owns and operates Cinefear Video, a source for rare and unavailable films on VHS and DVD which he started in 1990. In addition, Crocker gives presentations on the movie genre at various libraries and public centers throughout Long Island and teaches adult education at a local college. Keith made a series of short 16mm films in the late 1980's and early 1990's which include "Thanksgiving Day," "DeSade '88," "A Zombies Tale," and "One Grave Too Many." He acts in and was an associate producer on the 1989 short movie "French Kiss." Crocker made his feature debut in 1997 with "The Bloody Ape" and followed this picture with the Nazisploitation item "Blitzkrieg: Escape from Stalag 69." In addition, Keith is the co-creator of the DVD label WildEye Releasing. Keith Crocker has been married to wife Christina Zuber since 1998.
Paisley Baker began her artistic endeavors in Texas performing on stage in plays, as well as musicals. She moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to expand her experience to include both film and television. Paisley's stage credits include "Cabaret", "Camelot", "Medea", as well as Felicity in "The Shadow Box", Celia in "As You Like It", and Julia in "Lend Me A Tenor" which earned her an Irene Ryan Nomination. After a short time in Los Angeles she snagged the lead role in "On the Outs", a 23minute short film directed by Courtney Rowe. "On the Outs", which follows one woman's comically failed attempts at coming out of the closet, was popular on the Festival Circuit and the Audience Award Winner at the Spokane Washington Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. It screened at Mardi Gras(Sydney, Australia), Frameline (San Francisco, CA), the Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Tokyo, Japan) and 20 others. She was featured on the Disney kid show "The Jersey" as a Substitute Teacher, and asked to lend her voice to an episode as The Coaches Wife. Paisley booked a commercial promoting Fox's "VIP Passport" which helped secure her representation in 2004 at Coast-to-Coast Talent Agency. (She later transferred commercially to O'Neill Talent Group.) Her accomplishments include being an Irene Ryan Finalist, President of the College of Arts & Sciences Ambassadors, Best Supporting Actress for University of North Texas Theatre in both '98 and '00, Participant in the Setkani Festival in Brno, Czech Republic, Most Valuable Undergraduate Theatre Major of 2000, and Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UNT. Paisley Baker was a Member in Repertory at Playhouse West from 2003 - 2008 and performed in the 2005 stage production of "Cash Flow". She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Paisley began as a Production Assistant on the Disney Kids Show, The Jersey, and was later hired as Production Secretary for Scout Productions, 51 Minds, and Eric Eisner & Julian Metter's animated feature Booty Call. She Coordinated Director Wondwossen Dikran's film Concrete Jungle, as well as commercial shoots for merit/Andrew in Newport. She eventually shifted focus from Production to Casting, working as a Casting Director for short film French Kiss, and Television Pilot Snakes of Justice. She has experience working with Line Producers, Executive Producers, and other Casting Directors in both the scripted and unscripted genres, but her extensive background is in casting reality-based, non-scripted television. She is the former Executive in Charge of Doron Ofir Casting and Popular Productions Inc. where she had administrative oversight of the daily operations of the busy Casting & Development company. Paisley's expertise includes creative breakdown, time management, organization, interviewing, due diligence, budgeting, shooting, packaging and presentation. While with Doron Ofir Casting she was instrumental in delivering cast for Ru Paul's Drag Race, Jersey Shore, Millionaire Matchmaker, Design Star, Nashville Star, A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila, Tool Academy, Workout, Sunset Tan, and many more. Paisley exited her position with Doron Ofir Casting to gain additional producing and development experience, and launched Coat Check Creative: Talent Management, Development & Production in 2012.
Organization / Communication / Team Management / Professional Development / Creative Consultant / Mentoring & Staff Training / Outreach & Viral Techniques for Casting / Development, Creative Writing / Casting, Creative Writing / Long & Short Form Interviews / Skype Interviews / Due Diligence / On Set Cast Handling / Production Coordination / Casting Coordination / Associate Producing, Local & Field / Talent Management & Development / Shooting B-Roll for Sizzles / Talent Sizzle Creation / Pitch Packet Creation / Casting Budget Breakdown / Travel Coordination / Online Payroll / Company Infrastructure / Policy & Procedure / Social Media
Born in London, England. College-educated, BA in Graphic Design & Photography from Chelsea School of Art, London. Moved to Paris, France and lived there 7 years (1975-82) working as a photographer, then in the music business for Pathe-Marconi EMI, then Arista/BMG.
Travelled extensively. Moved back to London to work for fledgling Virgin Records, run by Richard Branson and Simon Draper. Worked with Peter Gabriel, Culture Club, Simple Minds, OMD, Human League and on the soundtracks to "Risky Business", "Cat People", "1984", "Pretty in Pink" and "The Breakfast Club". Helped sign "The Mission" soundtrack.
Transferred to Los Angeles in 1987 when Richard Branson opened Virgin America. Worked with Roy Orbison, Soul II Soul, Ziggy Marley, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Abdul, Warren Zevon and created Virgin Movie Music, a small label dedicated to releasing soundtrack albums, mainly scores. Acquired "The Last Emperor", "The Sheltering Sky", "Rambling Rose", "sex, lies & videotape", "Kafka", "Betty Blue", "The Big Blue", "The Moderns", "Dangerous Liaisons" and "Sliver".
1993-1994 - Worked for Clive Davis at Arista as head of Soundtracks, and worked on "Boys on the Side", "Nell", "Mrs Doubtfire", "Speed 2" and "Airheads".
1995-1999 - Head of Soundtracks at PolyGram. Acquired soundtrack rights for different PolyGram record labels (A&M, Def Jam, Island, London, Mercury, Motown, Polydor, Verve, Decca, Philips, London and DGG). Soundtracks included "Grosse Pointe Blank", "Elizabeth", "Tomorrow Never Dies", "Mission Impossible", "Shine", "Get Shorty", "Braveheart", "Mr. Hollands Opus", "Mr. Bean", "Portrait of a Lady", "Sleepers", "The Truth About Cats & Dogs", "French Kiss", "Next Stop Wonderland", "Richard III", "Kolya", "Mandela", "SlingBlade". Commissioned, produced or placed songs by the labels' artists to help further their careers: e.g. 98 Degrees recording the end title song with Stevie Wonder for Disney's "Mulan"; Sheryl Crow writing and recording the theme to the Bond film, "Tomorrow Never Dies", Renee Fleming recording an aria for A "Midsummer Night's Dream".
1999 - Worked as Soundtrack head for Island Def-Jam, after Universal/Polygram merger: Soundtracks included: Sundance `99 favourite, "Three Seasons" (Octber Films), the Julia Roberts-Hugh Grant romantic comedy, "Notting Hill" (Universal), the Claire Danes vehicle, "Brokedown Palace", and the Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer-starrer, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Fox).
2000-present - VP Creative, Fox TV Music: Works, from a creative, music aspect, on all Fox-produced shows, including "Tru Calling", "Family Guy", "The Simple Life", "The Simpsons", "The Shield", "Judging Amy", "Bernie Mac". Gets songs written for TV themes, finds composers, helps choose songwriters to demo theme songs, books on-camera performances, cameo music roles, and produces soundtrack albums to Fox shows. Fox TV Soundtracks include: "Malcolm in the Middle" (Restless Records), A Very Ally Xmas and Ally McBeal: "For Once In My Lifetime" (Epic/Sony), "Dark Angel" (Artemis), "Simple Life 2 - Road Trip" (Virgin), "Bernie Mac Show - Non-Stop Funk Party" (EMI/Capitol), "Roswell" (Nettwerk) and "Buffy - Once More With Feeling"; The Musical Episode (Rounder), and "Radio Sunnydale; The Best of Buffy" (EMI), "Angel - Live Fast, Die Never" (EMI/Rounder), and "24" (EMI/Varese).
|Mario R. Coello
Raised in the suburban city of Huntington Beach, California, Mario R. Coello demonstrated talent at the arts early in his life, notably in drawing and writing. He is an alumnus of the School of Architecture at the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and studied architecture in Alexandria, Virginia and Prague, Czech Republic. His creative work during this period focused on urban designs intended to intrigue, disturb, entertain and educate all at once, a formula he would repeat later in his film career.
After having produced experimental narrative videos and documentary tapings of local bands, he enrolled in the film school at University of Miami in 1996. Here he filtered experiences with the Orange County surf culture of his youth and the philosophical topics of his writing into the creation of the experimental dark comedy "Existential Surfers." His film "Dog From Another Dimension" was one of few to be screened at the University's first film festival. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he continued his career as a production assistant in Hollywood and an art director for the sitcom "Fear of a Punk Planet," starring Orange County punk band The Vandals. During this time he also produced the comedy short "Camera Man," which screened at Des Moine's Wild Rose Independent Film Festival and Toronto's International Comedy Shorts Festival, and the sci-fi thriller "Rosewood Avenue," nominated for Best Director and Best Sci-fi Film at Modesto's Shockerfest in 2003 and screened at the Los Angeles Shriekfest in 2004.
Mario has started Kewlkewl Productions to bring his unique vision into the commercial world, through instructional DVDs such as "Poof! You Are a Magician," corporate videos for a number of projects and narrative films such as "A French Kiss."
The short thriller "The Man in Dark Glasses," starring Cae Camille and Corey MacIntosh, screened at the 2010 Big Bear Horror Film Festival.
From an early age, Alexander Shaoul was inspired by classical music, historic paintings, fine art, and antiques, which propelled him into the life of an artist. The grandson of world-renowned Hungarian painter Albert Nemethy Senior, who nurtured his design sense at an early age, Alexander discovered his medium at the age of 15: Motion Pictures. He studied with the New York Film Academy at Princeton University, where he developed his eye for Mise en scène, through a vigorous immersion into the craft and artistry of cinematography and editing; creating a wide variety of visually experimental short films.
In 2001, he moved back to his place of birth: the island of Manhattan, where he continued his film making, and acting education, under the guidance of Jerry Sherlock (producer of The Hunt For Red October) and Ishai Setton (writer/director of The Big Bad Swim, Tribeca 2006) at the Academy's headquarters in Union Square. In 2004, he was a founding member of StrangeCut Studios, a collective of artists and filmmakers engaged in the creation of groundbreaking cinema, animation, and music video production.
In addition to producing the avant-garde short film, The Model Maker, starring Mark Margolis, along with another immensely ambitious stop motion animation short film, Illumin (directed by David Bell), Alexander has also produced music videos for Atlantic Records, French Kiss Records, Magic Bullet Records, and Equal Vision Records, among others.
In 2009 Alexander began a collaboration with YaSu Media as an associate producer on their award winning production, Trophy Kids (Dances with Films Festival, Breckenridge Festival of Film, 2011). Prevention Inc. (2012) will mark his introduction into the world of full length feature film making.
|Kathryn F. Galan
Ms. Galan has been NALIP's Executive Director for seven years, establishing it as the preeminent national Latino media organization by taking it from an NCLR special project with a steering committee to an autonomous and substantial advocacy and professional development organization. She has overseen the growth of its membership 5-fold, plus created and programmed six respected National Signature programs. She has been responsible for all of the organization's staffing and day-to-day management, millions in corporate and foundation fundraising, publicity strategies and branding, regional programs and chapter development, plus design of the www.nalip.org website and eNewsletter Latinos in the Industry. In addition, she has supervised NALIP's Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth National Conferences. At Sin Limites: Trends in Pan-Latino Cinema in March 2008, she and her team programmed over two hundred speakers, instructors, funders and executives into plenary sessions, workshops and seminars. She also oversaw the fourth Latino Media Market at Conference 9, a program designed to further advance the opportunities for project funding and Latino media employment.
She has been an independent producer (French Kiss, Squanto, Daybreak), new media consultant and studio executive. She was head of production for Atlantic Entertainment Group and a production Vice President at Walt Disney Studio's Hollywood Pictures, then ran Meg Ryan's Prufrock Pictures and her own consultancy firm, EKR Strategies. In addition to the management and development responsibilities of these film and television production companies, she arranged for millions in international co-financing. She is a graduate of Amherst College, and did initial media studies in video art at SUNY Buffalo, then MA studies in film history and criticism at UCLA, specializing in World Cinema.
Miguelina Olivares enjoys painting, writing, acting, filming and music. She developed a passion for Film and Music throughout her years. Her first Feature as French kiss on Havana Carol Anthony's Remix Gypsy Girl was picked up by Record Label: Big Man Entertainment which came out in September 23, 2012. She has been filming and working with few individuals and companies such as Pearl Entertainment, Eyes Right Production, Thatsdominican.com, Precision Prestige, Bandy Entertainment and Shalomkolo Production. Not only has she gained experience with these companies but is also Author of her first Action/Fiction book called Detarrumummy Island soon to be published-in the year 2014- which she'll later introduce to film industries as a featured film.