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Gracie Otto

GRACIE OTTO is one of Australia's best-known and most respected young directors with ten years of successful filmmaking to her credit. Her extensive filmography is a major accomplishment for someone her age. From her first award winning student short film KILL BLONDES to the recent critical acclaim of her feature debut THE LAST IMPRESARIO, her films have regularly garnered awards and achieved international recognition at festivals throughout the world.

One of Australia's celebrated Otto family of actors - father Barry is a legendary stage and film actor, sister Miranda enjoys an international television and film career, and brother-in-law Peter O'Brien is an Australian television star - Gracie's success has been predominantly on the other side of the camera since completing an Advanced Diploma In Film at the renowned Sydney Film School in 2006. Gracie's short films SEAMSTRESS, LA MEME NUIT, TANGO TROIS, BROKEN BEAT and KILL BLONDES have all won awards and screened internationally.

Gracie's acclaimed documentary THE LAST IMPRESARIO is the ultimate realization of her prodigious short film talent. As director, writer, producer and cinematographer, her film celebrates the life of British producer and playboy Michael White who transformed British culture through hundreds of productions including Oh Calcutta, Rocky Horror, Chorus Line, Dame Edna and Monty Python. An intimate portrait of a larger than life character, the film was acclaimed by Variety and the Hollywood Reporter at its BFI London FF world premiere. Featuring interviews with 60 of his close friends and associates including Naomi Watts, Anna Wintour, John Cleese, Lorne Michaels, Kate Moss, Barry Humphries and Yoko Ono, the film has now screened at major festivals around the world, had theatrical releases in the UK, Italy, Canada and Australia, and is on VOD Platforms in the USA. The Last Impresario was nominated for the prestigious Australian Academy AACTA Awards for Best Feature Documentary.

Since moving to Los Angeles in January 2016, Gracie has established strong relationships in film and television, represented by the prestigious William Morris Endeavour Entertainment agency, and in TVC and media production she was signed by Joinery to their renowned roster of directors.

This year Gracie worked as Associate Producer on director Nick Broomfield's highly anticipated BBC/Showtime feature documentary on Whitney Houston, CAN I BE ME. She also directed a short documentary with Sean Penn and Audible, WHO IS PAPPY PARIAH, and produced and directed two short comedy sketches for Emmy award winning producer Stephanie Laing's PYPO online comedy platform.

Gracie is in demand internationally as a freelance director of TVC and online content including fashion films, music videos and commercials. Recent directing credits in the USA include fashion films for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Russh, Jones and Laud magazines with some of the biggest names in the industry - Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Amanda Seyfried, Elizabeth Debicki, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, singers Brooke Candy, Samantha Jade and Pitbull, and international models Miranda Kerr, Abbey Lee, Charlee Fraser and Lara Worthington.

In Australia Gracie has developed an impressive slate of television commercials for clients including Virgin Australia, Mimco, Westfield, Sportsgirl, Bendigo Bank/Masterchef, Hesta Superannuation, Impulse Perfume, Perth Zoo (Won Best Ads), Bell Direct Broker, Southcape Cheese and the Daily Edited, as well as two French New Wave inspired trailers for Flickerfest.

Other international collaborations include a series of webfilms in France for iconic French interior designer Francois Champsaur who commissions her regularly to create films to promote his designs in stunning locations - PARFUM DE REGRETS at a luxury Paris hotel; LA CABANE for a Marseille beach house; and YEARLING for the millionaire horse auction room at Deauville.

As a filmmaker, Gracie is also recognized as an accomplished writer, editor and actress. In 2014 she was successfully commissioned by BBC FIRST Australia's newest arts channel, to curate and write the first week-long online Twitter drama inspired by shows from the BBC.

Gracie is also a talented actor with leading roles in three Australian feature films. Her professional debut was the lead role of Emma in THREE BLIND MICE (2008), an acclaimed film that premiered at Toronto FF and won the BFI London FF Critics prize and a competition prize at the Sydney FF. The cast boasted a host of Australia's top actors including Jackie Weaver. Gracie also edited THREE BLIND MICE and has been praised by critics for her dual role "Gracie Otto who was also the editor manages to combine a kind of Katharine Hepburn fast-talking sassiness with contemporary flair and is a joy to watch."

Other acting roles include LBF - LIVING BETWEEN F**CKS, co-starring with Toby Schmitz, which premiered at SXSW and the Sydney Film Festival and for which she also directed 2nd Unit in Paris. Recently Gracie played the role of Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick in a remake of the iconic film POOR LITTLE RICH GIRLS 2 and channeled the role of Jane in an homage to PARIS/TEXAS at a live Art Installation at Free Fall Gallery in Sydney.

Gracie has received many awards for her work but also as an individual Australian talent. In 2014 she was a finalist in the Asia Pacific New Documentary and Outstanding New Australian Documentary Talent Award. In 2013 she won the prestigious Qantas SOYA Film Category for her body of work, including a mentorship in the US with Robert Luketic, director of Legally Blonde. Previously she had won the SOYA Audience Award and been a finalist for three years. She also won the 2011 Audi & InStyle Women of Style Scholarship, an innovative award that champions the most iconic and influential women working in all areas of business and the arts in Australia. And in 2010 Gracie was a finalist for the Inside Film Rising Talent Award. She received the Chairman's Award on her graduation from Sydney Film School, an auspicious indicator of her future success.

A keen sportswoman, Gracie represented Australia in futsal soccer in New Zealand, Canada and Greece, and represented NSW in the 2004 Australian Softball Championships.

Gracie has a number of film projects in various stages of development through her own company Ralf Films as well as Dollhouse Pictures, a new company formed with Rose Byrne and other Australian high profile female creative artists. Her feature drama Girls In Hotels, set in luxury hotels around the world, has received development funding from Screen Australia's Gender Matters program. Gracie has also acquired the rights to/is also in development on Armistead Maupin's audacious novel Maybe The Moon. Other current projects include Rue De Tournon, a co-production set in Paris and Sydney that follows the wild love adventures of two young Aussie girls and a quirky Australian doco celebrating the life of Koko the kelpie canine star of multi-award winning film Red Dog.

Gracie is represented in Australia by Jean Mostyn at the Yellow Agency (directing) and United Management (acting) and in the USA by Simon Faber and Solco Schuit at William Morris Endeavour Entertainment, David Unger of Three Six Zero Group, and production company Joinery. Her international publicist is Jessica Carrera of Carrera Press Agency.

Gerardo Murguía

Born in Mexico, D.F. (Mexico City). He completed his studies in acting at the Estudio de Actores Dimitrio Sarras (Dimitrio Sarras Actor's Studio) in 1984, and at the Centro de Arte y Teatro Emilia Carranza (Emiliano Carranza Arts and Theatre Center) in 1985. He took a course for professional improvement at the Actors Workshop led by Sergio Jimenez in Televisa, S.A., and at the Star System in 1989, same company. He took part in different theatrical works like "Snow White 90" (Insurgentes Theater), "Beau Jest" (Virginia Fabregas Theater) and "Rompete una Pata" (Breaking Legs) (Manolo Fabregas Theater). He ventured with certainty into movies like "Muralla de Tinieblas" (Wall of Darkness) a lead part and _Mecánica Mexicana (1994)_ (Mexican Mechanics), these last two produced by Televicine.

On television he undertakes centralized programs: "Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real" (Woman, Real Life Stories), Videos like "Los Signos del Zodiaco" (The Zodiac Signs), "Sangre de mi Sangre" (Blood of my Blood) and "Intermedio" (Interlude).

In telenovelas he began with a part in "Princepessa", followed by "Los Años Pasan" (The Years Go By), "Vivir Un Poco" (To Live a Little), "Rosa Salvaje" (Wild Rose) "Seduccion" (Seduction), "Lista Negra" (Black List), "Amor de Nadie" (Nobody's Love), and in 1990 he began playing lead roles in Atrapada (Trapped) as Rene with Christian Bach and Hector Bonilla, then Caminos cruzados (Crossed Roads) as Manuel with Mariana Levy and Ariel Lopez Padilla, and later on Pobre niña rica (Poor Little Rich Girl) as Carlos with Victoria Ruffo, followed by Luz Clarita (Bright Little Light) as Servando with Daniela Lujan, Mi pequeña traviesa (My Little Mischievous One) as Manuel with Michelle Vieth and Hector Soberon, Gotita de amor (Little Drop of Love) as Ricardo pairing up with Laura Flores, El diario de Daniela (Daniela's Diary) as Enrique, in the lead role with Yolanda Ventura and Daniela Lujan.

More recently in _"Por Tu amor" (1999)_ (For Your Love) as Sergio he co-starred with Gaby Spanic and in Siempre te amaré (I Will Always Love You) as Roman again coupled with Laura Flores he plays antagonistic roles. Currently he is filming the telenovela Adventures in Time (Adventures in Time) as Marcos Flores, in the lead role with Maribel Guardia. Soon he will be doing a lead role in the telenovela "Piel de Otoño" (Fall Complexion) as Gustavo.

International Velvet

International Velvet was the Andy Warhol "superstar" who was the immediate replacement for Edie Sedgwick in the Warhol retinue. Born Susan Bottomly into a venerable New England family (her father served as a district attorney in Boston), she attended boarding school, but was expelled four times. In 1966, the rebellious deb met Warhol at a party in Boston. Simultaneously, her modeling career was launched independent of Warhol when she was featured on the front cover of "Mademoiselle" magazine. She was 16 years old.

Bottomly hooked up with Warhol after she moved to New York City that summer. She began living at the Chelsea Hotel, financed by her allowance from her family. Warhol factotum and superstar Gerard Malanga shacked up with Bottomly at the Chelsea for the first couple of months of her stay in Gotham. According to Warhol, the smitten Malanga wrote poems about her.

Warhol's personal and professional relationship with Edie Sedgwick, his greatest creation and - for a time in 1965, his constant companion - had fractured due to the erratic behavior linked to her drug use (addicted to speed, she was a raving paranoid by 1966). Edie had virtually abandoned Warhol to became an acolyte of Bob Dylan, becoming a virtual "sex slave," in her own words, to Dylan's right-hand man, Bob Neuwirth. She took Edie's place, and Warhol began escorting her to clubs, restaurants and art shows.

The Machivellian Warhol used Bottomly in the mind-games he played with his own acolytes, the assistants, hangers-on and others who hung out with him at The Factory, his industrial loft living/work space. He played Bottomly off against the others in the Wahol crowd while exploiting the well-heeled Bottomly, who like fellow "poor little rich girl" Edie Sedgwick, had family money that she used to pick up the tab for Warhol's gallivants about town. Unlike Edie, Bottomly's well-to-do and influential father, a member of the Eastern Establishment, introduced Warhol to to potential financial backers.

Warhol rechristened her "International Velvet" (Warhol had recently discovered the great rock 'n roll band The Velvet Underground and had become their manager and promoter) and gave her a role in his film Chelsea Girls, which was shot in the summer of 1966. Her sequence, in which she co-starred with Mary Woronov, was actually filmed in her own room at the Chelsea Hotel. International Velvet also appeared in two other sequences in the movie, which was Warhol's most successful film, critically and financially, of the 1960s.

Velvet and Woronov both appeared in the movie Superboy which has never been screened in public. She later appeared in ****, Warhol's 25-hour long "movie" consisting of all the footage shot from August 1966 through September 1967. **** was only screened once and was later cut up into a two-hour version and into other films with normal running times.

Velvet broke up with Malanga and launched an affair with tyro fashion designer David Croland, who later become known for his fashion illustrations. She met Croland at a party she attended with Warhol; instantly smitten, they became lovers that night at another party, in the bathroom of a Fifth Avenue apartment. They soon shacked up together in a hotel room paid for by Velvet, registered as "Mr. & Mrs. Bottomly" as she was the one with the checkbook.

Velvet and Croland eventually broke up when she pursued an affair with the French movie actor and director Christian Marquand, a good friend of Marlon Brando who was directing him in the movie version of Terry Southern's "Candy." Marquand cast Velvet in a bit part in the movie, but it did nothing for her career. Under Marquand's spell, she moved to Italy to perform with Julian Beck's Living Theatre and stayed there for months.

Velvet arrived back in New York on June 2, 1968, the day before Warhol was shot. The day of Warhol's attempted assassination by Valerie Solanas, she ended her relationship with Croland for good, after finding out that Warhol would survive.

While Warhol recovered in the hospital during late June 1968, Velvet had an acting gig in John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy. She was also one of the Warhol crowd who appeared in the psychedelic party scene. By this time, dynamics at The Factory began to change. After getting out of the hospital, Warhol began to be less accessible to the pubic, and Viva was becoming the new "queen" of The Factory. Velvet realized her time was over and it was time to move on. After Midnight Cowboy, International Velvet went back to being Susan Bottomly.

Ralph Cooper

Ralph Cooper was called "The Dark Gable" after Clark Gable, of course, because of his handsome, rugged good looks and his charm and wit. Too talented and handsome for Hollywood and wouldn't accept stereotype roles Hollywood gave Blacks - so he went and made and starred in films for Blacks. While choreographing a Shirley Temple movie "Poor Little Rich Girl" he studied and watching the movie-making process and made some of the best Black-cast films of the time. On screen he usually played gangsters and bad men in the same acting styles of James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart. His movies were smashes in the Black community. Cooper was also an emcee and helped create the famous Apollo Theater. He helped the Legends we know now to stardom. He was a very talented man a tap dancer, choreographer, wonderful actor, bandleader, singer and writer.

Jerry Leider

Jerry Leider enjoys a life-long career in the entertainment industry as a motion picture and television producer, and major film studio, network and talent agency senior executive.

He most recently executive produced with Francis Ford Copolla the feature film version of Jack Kerouak's cult classic novel, "On The Road", directed by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries:) with an all star cast, including Sam Riley, Garret Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams and Viggo Mortensen. A major worldwide theatrical release is planned for Fall 2011.

In the last seven years he produced six films: the soon to be released high-school comedy "Just Peck" starring Keir Gilchrist, Brie Larson, Marcia Cross, Adam Arkin and Camryn Manheim as well as three family movies for Disney, - "Confessions of a Teen Age Drama Queen" starring Lindsay Lohan, - "Cadet Kelly" starring Hilary Duff (the Disney Channel's highest rated non -musical Original Movie), and "My Favorite Martian", starring Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Hurley and Christopher Lloyd. and as well as, for Showtime, the highly acclaimed romantic comedy "Coast to Coast", that stared Richard Dreyfuss and Judy Davis and for CBS-TV "Mayday" an action thriller based on the hit novel by renowned author Nelson De Mille.

Mr. Leider is currently developing a full slate of feature and TV/ cable projects planned for production within the next eighteen months. Most notably the feature films :"Fool Me Twice", "How to be Bad"" and "One in a Million".

In addition to these films over the past three decades Mr. Leider, has personally produced, executive produced, or supervised the production of more than twenty feature films, including "The Jazz Singer"" starring Neil Diamond and Laurence Olivier, the Academy Award nominee "Sophie's Choice"" starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, "Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael" that debuted Winona Rider in her first feature starring role, and the thriller cult classic films "The Stepfather".

For six years, he was Chairman and CEO of the ITC Entertainment

Group, an international television and film producer and distribution company with office in Los Angeles, New York, London and Perth, Australia. More than thirty television and cable movies and mini- series were produced and aired during that time on all three networks, HBO, and Showtime including "Poor Little Rich Girl"" starring Farrah Fawcett, - "Malice in Wonderland"" starring Elizabeth Taylor, - "Unnatural Causes" a Golden Globe Award winner starring John Ritter, - "Sidney Sheldon's Windmills of the Gods"" - and the award winning "Billionaire Boys Club""

He also independently produced a number of network television movies including three romance novels by LaVyrle Spencer for CBS , as well as Alistair Maclean's international thriller, "The Hostage Tower" also for CBS, - and Stephen King's horror novella, 'Trucks" for the USA Network

Mr. Leider was President of Warner Bros. Television in Los Angeles in the late sixties, moving from New York, where he had been, for seven years, a senior partner at the Ashley Famous Agency (now ICM) in charge of worldwide television packaging. For five years at Warner's TV, he presided over numerous popular and profitable weekly television series'including such hits as "The FBI", "Kung Fu", "Wonder Woman"" and "Alice". Wanting to make the shift to feature production he took on the position of Executive Vice President of Foreign Feature Production, based in Rome, Italy, where he supervised the financing and production of fifteen Warner Bros. international films including "Madam Rosa" starring Simone Signoret, that won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

Mr. Leider was a senior program executive at the CBS Television Network in New York prior to joining the Ashley Famous Agency.

Before CBS, Mr. Leider produced plays in New York and London. Among his Broadway successes were Sir John Gielgud's outstanding one-man show "The Ages of Man"" and "The Visit" " starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine and. And in London, he produced the equally acclaimed Tennessee Williams drama "Suddenly Last Summer, that starred Patricia Neal.

He is a long time member of Motion Picture Academy and the Television Academy, a three-term Chairman of the Los Angeles Caucus of Producers, Writers, and Directors, and past president of the Hollywood Radio and TelevisionSociety. A frequent guest lecturer for the Film and Television programs at USC. UCLA, and the Newhouse School, at Syracuse University, his alma mater, he was also a Fulbright Scholar in Drama at Bristol University, England.

Chuck Wein

Wein attended Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, PA, graduating in 1957. At Harvard in the early 1960s, he met a young Radcliffe heiress named Edie Sedgwick, reportedly in their psychiatrist's office. When Chuck decided to move to New York, Edie went with him. With fair skin, natural blond hair, and blue eyes, Chuck was convinced that he and Edie could become society darlings. Recognizing that Edie had great social potential but was too disorganized to promote herself, he took over her life. Acting as her promoter, he introduced Edie to Andy Warhol in January 1965, and began taking her regularly to Warhol's Factory. According to friends, Chuck plotted their every move - whom he was going to introduce to Edie that night, what they could do for her. Chuck called himself and Edie "mock elitists in fellowship... I was her roommate, shrink, astrologer, and Tarot instructor." He was a product of the Timothy Leary acid-experiment days. He was largely responsible for several Factory films, including 'Poor Little Rich Girl' and 'Beauty #2,' as well as conceiving 'My Hustler' and 'Ciao Manhattan.' After becoming disillusioned with Factory life, he spent the rest of the 60s adventuring in the Far East, managing bizarre nightclub acts, and focusing on the occult.

Alice Delysia

The French actress and singer Alice Delysia was from the 1920s until her retirement in the late 1940s, one of the most exciting and alluring stars of the London stage. She first appeared in Paris at the Moulin Rouge and later at the Folies Bergere but it wasn't until 1914 that her provocative looks and glorious singing voice were spotted by the producer C.B.Cochran who took her to London to star in a series of revues. In one revue she sang the original Noel Coward song, Poor Little Rich Girl.

Her cabaret seasons at London's Cafe de Paris in the 1920s and 30s made her the toast of the town. Her songs were haunting and sometimes risque. As she descended the stairs of the Cafe de Paris singing I Like A Man, it was said that no artiste had more poise. Her gowns in shimmering blue and gold were designed by Norman Hartnell and her songs by the top composers of the day.

In the Second World War and by the middle-aged Delysia toured in troop shows across North Africa for over two years. The soldiers of the 8th Army dubbed her 'the greatest trouper of them all'.

In the 1950s she married and retired to Tenerife where she shunned the limelight but ocasionally received visits from old fans. On her husbands's death she moved to Brighton, in the south of England, where she was looked after by her old friend, the cabaret star and actor Douglas Byng.

Her funeral in South London was attended by some of the greatest names in British entertainment including Evelyn Laye, Dame Flora Robson and Florence Desmond, together with the designer Sir Norman Hartnell.

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