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Jennifer Lawrence

The highest-paid and most powerful actress in the world, with her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation.

Lawrence was born Jennifer Shrader Lawrence on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp, and Gary Lawrence, who works in construction. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine, and has English, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.

Her career began when she traveled to Manhattan at the age of fourteen. After conducting her first cold read, agents told her mother that "it was the best cold read by a 14- year-old they had ever heard", and tried to convince her stage mother that she needed to spend the summer in Manhattan. After leaving the agency, Jen was spotted by an agent in the midst of shooting an H&M ad and asked to take her picture. The next day, that agent followed up with her and invited her to the studio for a cold read audition. Again, the agents were highly impressed and strongly urged her mother to allow her to spend the summer in New York City. As fate would have it, she did, and subsequently appeared in commercials such as MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" and played a role in the movie, The Devil You Know.

Shortly thereafter, her career forced her and her family to move to Los Angeles, where she was cast in the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show, and in smaller movies like The Poker House and The Burning Plain.

Her big break came when she played Ree in Winter's Bone, which landed her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Shortly thereafter, she secured the role of Mystique in franchise reboot X-Men: First Class, which went on to be a hit in Summer 2011. Around this time, Lawrence scored the role of a lifetime when she was cast as Katniss Everdeen in the big-screen adaptation of literary sensation The Hunger Games. The film went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies ever with over $407 million at the domestic box office, and instantly propelled Lawrence to the A-list among young actors/actresses. Three Hunger Games sequels were released in each consecutive November, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, with Lawrence reprising her role.

In 2012, the romantic comedy, Silver Linings Playbook earned her the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress, among other accolades, making her the youngest person ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress and the second-youngest Best Actress winner.

She starred in David O. Russell's popular drama-comedy American Hustle, as Roselyn Rosenfield, and teamed with the director again to play inventor Joy Mangano in another family comedy, Joy, receiving Oscar nominations for both roles (Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively).

David O. Russell

David Owen Russell is an American film writer, director, and producer, known for a cinema of intense, tragi-comedic characters whose love of life can surpass dark circumstances faced in very specific worlds. His films address such themes as mental illness as stigma or hope; invention of self and survival; the family home as nexus of love, hate, transgression, and strength; women of power and inspiration; beauty and comedy found in twisted humble circumstances; the meaning of violence, war, and greed; and the redemptive power of music above all.

Russell has been nominated for five Academy Awards® and four Golden Globes®. He has won four Independent Spirit Awards and two BAFTA Awards. He has been nominated for three WGA awards and two DGA awards. He has collaborated with actors Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, and Mark Wahlberg, on three films each, and with Christian Bale and Amy Adams, on two films each. Jennifer Lawrence won the Academy Award for Best Actress in Silver Linings Playbook and Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won for best supporting actor and actress in The Fighter. Russell is the only director to have two consecutively-released films (Silver Linings Playbook and _American Hustle (2013)_ qv) garner Academy Award® nominations in all four acting categories. Jennifer Lawrence earned an Academy Award® nomination and Golden Globe® win for Best Actress for her work in Russell's most recent film Joy. To date Russell's films have garnered a total of 26 Academy Award nominations and 19 Golden Globe nominations. In 2016, the Art Directors Guild honored Russell with the Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award.

Russell is a board member and longtime supporter of the Ghetto Film School, which helps develop and support emerging filmmakers in the South Bronx and runs the nation's first film public high school. He also has been an ardent supporter of the Glenholme School, a therapeutic boarding school for children and young adults with special educational needs. He was instrumental in raising funds to build a new arts center at Glenholme that opened in 2011. Glenholme honored Russell in 2011 with the Bowen Award for Outstanding Support and in 2015 with the Doucette Award for Longstanding Commitment.

Russell was recently honored by the renowned McLean Hospital for his efforts to advance public awareness of mental health issues through advocacy and his 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook. The director has been open about his own family's experiences with mental illness. His advocacy efforts brought him to Washington where he and actor Bradley Cooper supported legislation in Congress and met with Vice President Joe Biden to also discuss parity for mental health in all health care.

Born in New York City, Russell attended public schools in Mamaroneck, NY. He continued his education at Amherst College, where he majored in literature and political science, and was given an honorary degree in 2002. He started as a writer before making his first documentary short about the Hispanic immigrant community in Boston. He earned critical acclaim early in his career in 1994 when he wrote and directed his first feature film, Spanking the Monkey, which won the Audience Award at Sundance and two Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay. Russell's early films include Three Kings and Flirting with Disaster.

Ben Hernandez Bray

Ben Bray was born and raised in Los Angeles California, and is the oldest of six children. He grew up in a traditional Latino Catholic family, and is of Irish and Mexican descent. Bray, who began fighting at a very early age, has over 30 year's of amateur and professional boxing experience. He helped start The John Bray Boxing Foundation with his brother, who was on the Olympic Boxing Team with Oscar de la Hoya, the charity helps children off the street and away from drugs and violence. Ben was discovered at the age of 21 while training at a local boxing gym, soon after he decided to pursue a career in stunts and acting, and while training to be an all around Stuntman he was accepted into Lee Strasberg's Actors studio and The Rick Walters Theatre Company. After a series of high profile movies, Bray met 'Three King's director David O. Russell on set and immediately became very close friends. Through David he was introduced to Director Joe Carnahan. Both Directors convinced Bray that he could cross over as a triple threat... a serious actor, stunt coordinator and a director. Now as an award winning actor and stunt coordinator Bray has been nominated for two Taurus Awards, Best Wire Work for 'Swordfish' starring John Travolta and Best Action Film for 'The A-Team' starring Liam Neeson. He won his first award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture for Star Trek and was nominated that same year for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Bray has also taught some of Hollywood's A list actors how to fight including Academy Award Winner Christian Bale (The Fighter), Tobey Maguire (Spiderman 2), and Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire) and has taken many a punch for Javier Bardem as his double in the Oscar winning movie 'No Country for Old Men.' Expanding his talents further in the film industry, Bray was the Second Unit director for 'Smoking Aces' (Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Ben Affleck), 'The Grey' (Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney) and the upcoming film 'Silver Linings Playbook' (Bradley Cooper, Robert De Nero). Aside from his extensive film credits as an actor and stunt coordinator, Bray has guest starred in the hit TV shows 'Breaking Bad', 'CSI Miami', 'Sons of Anarchy' and on the Emmy Award Winning show 'The Shield' opposite Michael Chiklis. With an impressive 100+ film and TV credits as an actor and stunt coordinator, Bray continues his craft of acting in the new Oliver Stone movie 'Savages', where he plays a drug cartel opposite Oscar winning actor Benicio del Toro.

Andrew Jarecki

Andrew Jarecki is an American filmmaker, musician, and entrepreneur. He is best known for the Emmy-winning 2015 HBO documentary series "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" that led to the arrest and imprisonment of Mr. Durst. He is also known for documentary film "Capturing the Friedmans," which won eighteen international prizes including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the New York Film Critics Circle award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He produced the documentary film "Catfish" and the eponymous MTV television series. With JJ Abrams, he co-wrote and performed the theme song for the WB Network television series Felicity (1998), and with CrabCorps, he produced music for the film "Silver Linings Playbook." He also co-founded Moviefone and created the KnowMe iOS platform. He is a graduate of Princeton University where he was a theatrical director. He resides in New York City.

Eddie J. Fernandez

Eddie Fernandez is a Latino stuntman in Hollywood. Eddie started off in the stunt business in 1981 in his hometown of Chicago. He spent his earlier years honing his martial arts, wrestling and motocross skills, among others, which would eventually lead him into his chosen profession, stunt work. Eddie was ready to try or do anything adventurous, and that resulted in 1981 to his being on the set of Cannon Films' The Naked Face. His vast knowledge on big budget film and television has provided expertise in various areas of stunt performing from fights to fire burns. Fernandez was one of the lead doubles on "Backdraft," where his extensive fire work helped make the project one of the most notorious fire films of all time. His skills in stunt driving, wire work, fight choreography and fire burns has made him a valuable asset on over 300 productions. Fernandez is also an accomplished actor appearing in films such as "22 Jump Street, Silver Linings Playbook, Limitless and Crash."

Erica Lynne Arden

Erica Lynne Arden was born Erica Lynne Marszalek on August 28, 1984 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Limitless (2011), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), and much more. Erica can be seen in feature films, television, commercials, and more.

With an incredibly solid dedicated work ethic, an insane drive for success, a passion for acting, a love for dance and an always positive attitude, Erica continues to stay true to herself and pursue her dreams.

Dallas Brennan

Dallas Mitchell Brennan is an award-winning Writer/Producer, a graduate of Rutgers University and Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. His script for Rock the Paint (2005) received the Creative Promise award at the Tribeca Film Festival 2005 where it also World Premiered under his production banner Wren Court Films. Original music and score by 'Wyclef Jean'. In 2010 Brennan established his production company Wild Invention Pictures with the film "Shit Year" which premiered at Cannes 2010 starring Ellen Barkin, followed by "The Loneliest Planet" at Toronto 2011 starring Gael Garcia Bernal and "The Lifeguard" at Sundance 2013 starring Kristen Bell. "The Loneliest Planet" received critical acclaim in 2012 including a Gotham Award Nomination for Best Picture and an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Director, Julia Loktev. It's since been released theatrically through IFC/Sundance Selects. "The Lifeguard" was theatrically released summer 2013 by Focus World/Screen Media. Brennan recently produced "A Different Sun" starring Chin Han. He has several projects as a screenwriter in development including "Sure", Summer of Anna" and "Green Olds" in production Fall 2017 with Producer George Parra ("Silver Linings Playbook", "American Hustle", "The Descendants").

Luisa Diaz

Luisa Diaz grew up in Venezuela with her grandparents. She is a former Beauty Queen. She hosted her first TV show in NC. where she interview celebrities in the Latin Community. Then she move to Hollywood, where she works as an actress and a Host in different local networks. She Just had a speaking role in the movie, The Silver Lining Playbook; with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, directed by Davie O Russel; the Movie coming soon to the theater this year. She was feature at the Movie the fighter as one of the Ring Card girl. Movie Directed as well by Davie O Russel.

David Michaels

Michaels earned his first stripes as a personal assistant to Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. supervising the productions of various iconic cult films such as "Sid and Nancy". After experiencing first-hand the rewards associated with quality filmmaking, he sought more personal creative freedom and set out to create his own identity.

This led to a position as the Senior Vice President for Lancit Media Entertainment, where he supervised the development and production of three television series which accumulated six Emmy wins during his tenure. He also ran its motion-picture division and acquired the subsidiary rights of children's picture books and young adult novels and subsequently developed them for the big and small screens. These projects include "The Giver" (Walden Media, Weinstein Company), "The Watsons" (CBS, Sony, Hallmark, Walden Media), "Taxi Dog" (Warner Brothers, Radar Pictures), "Reading Rainbow" (PBS/Lancit Media Entertainment), "The Puzzle Place" (KCET/PBS/Lancit Media Entertainment), and "Outward Bound" (Discovery Channel/Lancit Media Entertainment).

Functioning as both executive and producer, he continued to acquire and develop a large number of intellectual properties for film and television. During this time he effectively packaged projects with Robin Williams, Cameron Diaz, Jeff Bridges, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny DeVito, Cathy Schulman, Rick Yorn, Michael Menchel, Pamela Abdy, David Lynch, Howard Rosenman, Stacey Sher, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. These projects include "The Marx Brothers" (Universal Pictures, Jersey Films), "Fenwick's Suit" (Fox 2000, John August), "Dry Fire" (HBO, Penny Marshall), "Sleepless Beauty" (Warner Brothers, Larry Wilson), "The Guardian Angels" (MGM, John Avildsen), "Surveillance" (Magnolia Pictures, Mark Cuban, Warner Brothers), "Shelter Island" (Showtime Networks), and "Murder at the Cannes Film Festival" (Merv Griffin, E! Entertainment). "Surveillance" premiered to critical acclaim on the red carpet in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008.

Ultimately finding his foothold, Michaels took the leap as an independent producer and screenwriter. Since this pivotal moment, he has acquired, developed, packaged, and set for production a number of films in partnership with Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyers Club, The Butler), David Lynch (Mulholland Drive), and Sandy Stern (Being John Malkovich). These projects include "Seasons of Dust" (w/Chloe Grace Moretz, James Franco, Robert Redford), "Last Summer" (w/Andy Garcia, Abby Cornish), and "A Fall From Grace" (w/Forest Whitaker, Tim Roth, and Vincent D'Onofrio).

He has also partnered with producer Laila Nabulsi to launch a live multimedia stage adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", and he's executive produced the award-winning documentary "Despite the Gods" which follows filmmaker Jennifer Lynch as she fights an array of daunting obstacles while attempting to film a movie in Bollywood (India). His interest in documentaries continues as the writer-director of a definitive look into the creation and secrecy behind Fidel Castro's infamous Cuban Boxing Federation and its current leader Raul Fernandez Liranza.

As a screenwriter, Michaels' penned "M" which has inspired a number of high-profile actors to passionately join the project. These thespians have included Woody Harrelson, Anjelica Huston, Ryan Gosling, Giovanni Ribisi, Eddie Izzard, Juno Temple, Tim Roth, Alanis Morissette, Jason Lee, Katie Holmes, Lili Taylor, and Jim Broadbent. In addition, Butch Vig (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) will produce the soundtrack while Grammy award-winning musician Dave Matthews has already written and recorded 6 original songs based on that screenplay. Umedia based in Brussels is co-financing the production.

Michaels' screenplay "Sold" is currently being packaged for production, too. Award-winning filmmaker Olivier Dahan (La Vie En Rose, Grace of Monaco) will direct. Orange Studio in Paris has been considering a shoot in Israel and Thailand.

Moving into television series, Michaels has also co-created and written the series bible and pilot for "The Eleventh" which is currently being financed and packaged by The Federation based in Paris. George Parra, Ksana Golod, Jory Weitz, and series co-creator Steve Blankenship serve as executive producers.

As point producer, "Puppy Love" is Michaels' latest work. Producer George Parra (Trumbo, Joy, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, The Descendants) rode shotgun with Michaels. Written and directed by Michael Maxxis, it stars Hopper Penn, Paz De La Huerta, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Madsen, Mickey Avalon, Wayne Newton, Colleen Camp, and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone". Larry Smith (Only Good Forgives, Eyes Wide Shut) served as cinematographer and Kim Ayers (American Horror Story) as key make-up artist. The movie also features a score by Kurt Vile and a soundtrack album produced by Butch Vig (Foo Fighters, Garbage, Nirvana). Insurgent Media (The Cove, Racing to Extinction) serves as executive producer.

When not working, Michaels continues to mentor the exceptional talent pool of students emerging from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, and he also curates art-driven charitable events which benefit the David Lynch Foundation.

Michaels is currently represented by the United Talent Agency. His legal team consists of Phillip Rosen (Rosen Law Group) and Craig Emanuel (Loeb & Loeb).

Aluísio Leite

Aluísio Leite was born and raised in a small town in the massive State of São Paulo, Brazil. At the age of 9, he started reading movie reviews and getting seriously interested in Cinema. He would devour film magazines and hang out at the (only) video store in town, talking to the clerks for hours, and renting movies whenever his mother (or any other generous relative) would give him some spare change. There wasn't a single movie theater in his hometown, which meant it was hell on Earth. At 13, he saw Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia," and that's when he had no doubt he wanted to become a screenwriter/filmmaker. At 18, Aluísio got his green card, dropped out of his senior year in high school, and moved to Burlington, Vermont. There, he could go to the local arthouse theater as often as he wanted, and after getting his GED and enrolling into Burlington College, he further developed his Film education. Two weeks after graduation in 2012, Aluísio drove all the way from Vermont to Hollywood in his ancient Honda Accord, and never looked back. He has since worked as a creative assistant for Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black ("Milk"), as a reader for Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen ("American Beauty," "Silver Linings Playbook") and in 2017 he completed the short film "Bad Poetry, Cheap Beer" (which he wrote, directed, and produced), starring Joseph Baken and Ben Stobber.

Jean-Michel Richaud

Jean-Michel Richaud grew up in Paris, and lived and worked in Germany, Spain, Holland and Australia before settling in Los Angeles.

He received his masters degree at Sorbonne University and completed studies at Paris's National Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. While at the Conservatory, he won a scholarship to study at New York's Columbia University, under the tutelage of director Andrei Serban.

His on-camera work includes numerous recurring roles on television, most recently opposite Sharon Stone in Agent X. He co-starred in Bottle Shock opposite Alan Rickman and in What Just Happened opposite Robert DeNiro, among many other credits.

In 2015, he shot the lead role in a period gothic thriller shot in Vietnam, The Housemaid.

As a voice over artist, Richaud has dubbed over 300 films, including Colin Firth in The King's Speech, Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook, and Al Pacino in the 25th anniversary reissue of Scarface. His voice talents can be heard in The Revenant, Frozen, The Bourne Identity and dozens of other films.

He is a founding member of the award winning theater company The Next Arena, which has produced a string of critically acclaimed plays.

In 2014 and 2015, Richaud headlined a sold out international tour of the one man show Vincent by Leonard Nimoy, based on over 800 letters between the Van Gogh brothers, Vincent and Theo. Richaud performed both roles, for which he received a Best Actor nomination at the 2016 Petits Molières, the French Tony awards for small theaters. Leonard Nimoy also received a nomination for the work, for Best Contemporary Author.

Vincent toured New York (Symphony Space), Los Angeles (Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA), and Paris (Theatre Cine XIII), among many other cities and venues.

Richaud lives in LA with his wife and daughter.

Johnny Lin

Johnny Lin with his multi-national background, was perfectly placed for success in both the Asian and North American film worlds. Through his own distribution entity, Lin has acquired rights to such critically acclaimed and successful films as THE FIGHTER, THE KING'S SPEECH, DEAR JOHN, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, EXPENDABLES, RAMBO 4, NEXT THREE DAYS, KICK ASS, RED, IMMORTALS, LIMITLESS, THE EAGLE, LINCOLN LAWYER, SCREAM 4, LONDON BOULEVARD, IRON LADY, SILVER LINING OF A PLAYBOOK, HUNGER GAMES, India's blockbuster 3 IDIOTS and the entire MIRAMAR library amongst over 1,200 other films for Taiwan. Prior to his own endeavor, he was a member of his father's prolific distribution team which distributed over 800 films in Taiwan, Hong kong and China.

Lin's initial endeavor in filmmaking, he was able to green light the company's production stake in what will be the first of many films, HESHER, directed by Spencer Susser, which had its World Premiere at Sundance 2010, and stars Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Rainn Wilson. His next film is also a highly anticipated project. ANOTHER HAPPY DAY, starring Demi Moore, Kate Bosworth, Ellen Barkin and Thomas Haden Church which won the Sundance-Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. In addition, Lin's 2011 slate includes BERNIE, a comedy starring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey directed by Richard Linklater.

Already an industry stalwart at a young age, Lin began his career working for his father, Jimmy Lin, one of the producers on Jet Li's breakthrough film, THE LEGEND, Jimmy Lin was also the person whom introduced Laser Disc technology to the Pan-Asian market, and then went on to set up an output deal with New Line Cinema for distribution in Taiwan. Some of the father-son past distribution success included, WEDDING SINGER, WAG THE DOG, RUNAWAY BRIDE, THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, RUSH HOUR and SPAWN. The extensive distribution experience covered Pan-Asian regions. During his film career in the 90's, Lin has ran a successful import/export business, a local DVD manufacturing and packaging business. Lin also Partnered with NHL and Stan Lee on Lee's upcoming new comic franchise of superheroes based on the sports of the hockey league. A genuine multi-tasker, he directed a 30 minute short film and is one of only elite 30 members selected in Los Angeles for the DEA Citizen's Academy, a prestigious, private, not for Profit California Corporation working in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to provide drug education and heightened awareness in the public sector. Lin is also an advocate for Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children who donates clothing for Christmas for the entire facility. On an ongoing basis, Lin contributes game consoles such as X BOX and PlayStations to cancer children via Make A Wish foundation. As a cancer research advocate, Lin pledged an ongoing Leukemia research grant for Denise Rich's Gabrielle's Angel's foundation in New York.

Steve Best

Steve has been involved in film, television, live production, music and the media industry in many facets as a producer, director, cinematographer, and writer for over 20 years.

Following his heart to Africa Steve has took a short hiatus from "Hollywood" to film a human/wildlife conflict documentary series over the last year, for the Outdoor Channel. His decision to be on the front lines of conservation with anti-poaching teams and wildlife conservationists has changed him forever. Steve hopes his efforts and love for wildlife will make an impact that will continue to raise global awareness for the survival of some of the planet's most amazing animals.

Last year, Steve completed principle photography on the feature film "Car Dogs" (making rounds in the film festival circuit). He was fortunate to participate on this unique project as a department head and mentor. He provided ASU film students with first hand work experience filming a Hollywood feature film. An ensemble cast that included: Octavia Spencer (Academy Award Winner), Nia Vardalos (Academy Award Nominated), George Lopez, Patrick J. Adams (Suits),Dash Mihok (Ray Donovan, Silver Linings Playbook) and Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town).

Steve was also part of the producing team behind the NBC/Lionsgate television series, "Fear Itself" and the prime time Emmy/Saturn award-winning series "Masters Of Horror" with director: John Landis, John Carpenter, Tom Holland, Brad Anderson, Joe Dante, Darren Lynn Bousman and many more... Some of Steve's other credits include Associate Producer and Music Supervisor for the NBC/SyFy television series, "Flash Gordon".

He has produced/directed numerous industrial commercial and live projects over the last decade, and in 2009 he was an integral part of the directing/creative and technical team for the Junos Music Awards Gala in Vancouver. He had the privilege of directing a multi-camera, live awards show featuring performances by Canada's top music artists. Leading up to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Steve produced and directed a high-definition, multi-camera live tour, hosted by TSN's Rod Black, which highlighted Canada's most recognized winter Olympic medalists and athletes. In 2007, his cinematic eye and passion for storytelling took him oversees to film a private concert in Venice, Italy with world renowned tenor, Andrea Bocelli. Soon after, Steve traveled to Israel where he filmed and documented the extraordinary life events of a WWII Auschwitz, Mengele survivor. Steve started producing television in 1998, when he worked on a variety of CTV (Canadian Television Network) projects. He was a Producer/ Creative Consultant for "V", a one-hour variety entertainment series and Associate Producer of four, one-hour, national music specials for CTV.

Kate Cohen

Kate launched Straight Up Films with partner, Marisa Polvino, in 2008, where her resourcefulness, exceptional sales skills, and knack for uniting creative talents laid the foundation for a thriving business in one of the most challenging economies in decades. Their first-rate film slate includes Transcendence, directed by Academy Award winner, Wally Pfister, starring Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and Rebecca Hall; Jane Got a Gun, directed by Gavin O'Connor, starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor; Apex, produced with Barry Josephson and Academy Award winning production company, Voltage Pictures; La Divina, a musical biopic about the beautiful, enigmatic opera singer, Maria Callas, produced alongside Academy Award winner, Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) and Someone Marry Barry, a comedy produced with Barry Josephson, starring Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch. Forging her career in New York, Kate found her exceptional ability to build relationships integral to her early success working in freelance PR for high-end brands, and subsequently in raising significant financing for films. With this latter endeavor, Kate found the perfect home for her creative passion, persistence and business savvy as a feature film producer. Soon thereafter, she co-wrote and produced her first feature, Away From Here. In addition to building the Straight Up Films business, Kate's innovative vision and eye for talent led her to launch the commercial division, Disorderly Conduct, where she has been a key player in developing a prominent roster of directors, and in discovering new marketing, branding, and cross-media opportunities between the two divisions.

Frank Hall Green

Frank Hall Green is a writer/director and producer and partner at Catch & Release Films. Along with partner and producer Tom Heller (Foxcatcher, Precious, 127 Hours, Mud), Catch & Release is producing the adaptation of Boy21 by Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook) to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom (Whats Eating Gilbert Grape, Cider House Rules). Frank's award-winning directorial debut feature Wildlike (2015) has been invited to over 75 film festivals and has won 16 Best Film awards. It comes to theaters in 2015. It was produced by Christine Vachon/Killer Films, Tandem Pictures (Sleepwalker) and Joseph Stephans. Filmed on 35mm in Alaska, it stars Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Nolan Gerard Funk and Ann Dowd. Frank is also a producer on Remittance, the sophomoric feature of writing/directing team Joel Fendelman and Patrick Daly. Recently, he produced Ghetto Klown for HBO, the award-winning one-man show of John Leguizamo. He was a producer on Allegiance and 1-900-Tonight starring John Turturro based on the film by Theo Van Gogh among many other features and shorts. Frank cut his teeth producing and directing far too many short films and has an MBA from NYU's Tisch School of Film & Television. Before NYU's Graduate Film Program, Frank worked in Venture Capital and emerging technology. From Atlanta, he is also an alumnus of NYU's Gallatin School, an avid backpacker and a member of MENSA.

Michael J. Harker

Michael moved to Los Angeles from Chicago after graduating from Southern Illinois University's Cinema Department in film production. After some independent feature and AFI internships, he landed a PA job on Henry Winkler's first directorial assignment for CBS Schoolbreak Special episode "All the Kids Do It." This led to work on TV movies of the week and low budget features as production assistant, grip, camera assistant, AD, electrician, assistant editor, and gaffer.

Michael's focus turned to post production and he began editing off-line for commercials, TV shows and music videos with Glenn Frey, Charlie Sexton, and Dwight Yoakam. In 1987 he was given the opportunity to create and head the post production department for AIP Studios (Action International Pictures). That position lead to the managing of JDH Sound, a post production sound and editing facility in West Los Angeles which attracted such films as Driving Miss Daisy, Drugstore Cowboy, Wild Orchid, and Pump Up the Volume.

The next decade was spent as post production supervisor on many independent and studio features including a close relationship with Orion Pictures in the early '90's. Known for his talent at solving the most challenging problems in post production, he became known as a "go to" guy in feature post production. This reputation brought studio executives, insurance companies and completion bond companies to secure his services. Joining International Film Guarantors in 1999 until 2014 when the controlling corporation that owned IFG closed IFG and backed their competition, Film Finances. He was the Sr. Vice President of Post Production, Vissual Effects and digital Media overseeing 30 to 60 features per year including Woody Allen's films, Iron Man, Silver Linings Playbook, Ender's Game and many quality independent features.

Since 2014 he has been a post production supervisor and VFX producer.

Tomo In Der Muhlen

DJ/Producer Tomo Johannes In der Mühlen was born in Braunschweig Germany and lives in New York City and Zagreb. Both of his parents, Johannes Willhelm in der Mühlen and Stana Kovacic in der Mühlen were architects. He studied at MIOC XV Gymnasium computer science and continued at Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb Mathematics. In der Mühlen started as a computer animation designer and coder for the quiz show Kviskoteka hosted by Oliver Mlakar, which aired from 1977 to 1990s on Croatian Radiotelevision, and later briefly aired on Nova TV.

In der Mühlen has produced and performed live on productions from New York City, Los Angeles, Japan, Croatia, Italy and Serbia. He worked with Harold Perrineau, Styles P, Masta Ace, Muzz Skillings, Coati Mundi, Buddy Hankerson, Vernon Reid, Rade Serbedzija, Bashiri Johnson, Ekatarina Velika, muMs da Schemer, Kurtis Blow , Risa Hirako - Lotta Love, Parni Valjak, Dino Merlin, Haustor, Cacadou Look, Josipa Lisac, Pankrti, Plavi orkestar, Alka Vuica, Zeljko Bebek, Mitar Subotic, Electro Team, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Karlowy Vary, Bolesna Braca, Niksa Bratos, Budjenje.

Tomo was a part of the NYC scene in the 90' performing in clubs Brownie's, CBGB, Mercury Lounge, The Pyramid Club, Don Hill's, Roxy NYC, Lion's Den (nightclub), Downtime, Webster Hall.

In 1988, in der Mühlen founded IDM Music in Düsseldorf, Germany, a music publishing, rights management and TV production company which in 1992 relocated to New York City and merged with IC & M managed by Miriam Westercappel.IDM music has collaborated with Quentin Tarantino on his movies: Kill Bill Volume 1, Death Proof, Grind House, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. IDM has worked also on: Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, The Sopranos, Goodfellas and commercials for Microsoft, Dolce & Gabbana, Miller Brewing Company.

With IDM Music, in der Mühlen produced music for RTL Television, Vipnet/Vodafone, T-Mobile, Nova TV (Croatia) and Central European Media Enterprises. In 2014,2015 and 2016 Tomo is one of the judges and executive producers on the Croatian version of Your Face Sounds Familiar - Tvoje lice zvuci poznato (Croatian season 1,2 and 3). He also works on the Croatian 2015 version of The Voice of Holland as the executive music producer.

Peter Chen

Peter Chen wrote/sold the feature script UNTITLED KARATE PROJECT to Universal Pictures with David O. Russell (AMERICAN HUSTLE, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK) attached as a producer. Chen later co-wrote the feature script CORPORATE SAMURAI with David O. Russell. He is staff writer on Season 1 of THE RESIDENT for Fox.

Chen was a 2015-16 participant in the FOX WRITERS INTENSIVE. Prior to that, he was a Film Independent Project:Involve writer/director fellow. He wrote, directed and produced the short film MARKET PRICE (sponsored by Banana Republic, Vanity Fair, and Film Independent), which won the Banana Republic Audience Award. Chen was assistant to showrunner Chip Johannessen on Season 5 of the Showtime TV series DEXTER, and made an uncredited cameo on the show as "Ponytail Man". He worked on Season 1 of the Showtime series I'M DYING UP HERE. At night, he does standup comedy, is working on several original pilots of his own, and eats cereal while his wife is sleeping.

Claire Elizabeth Terry

Trained in stage-management at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. Descendant of British actress Ellen Terry. After working for several years in British theatre, she became a travel writer. Short-listed for the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize, she has also written for the Rough Guides travel series.

In 2008, Claire conceived, compiled and edited the book, 'The Art of Living: a Practical Guide to Being Alive', published by Kairós Publishers in both English and Spanish, the profits from which are donated to Green Cross International, the environmental organization founded by Mikhail Gorbachev. The book includes contributions from The Dalai Lama, Michael Douglas, Desmond Tutu, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Masaru Emoto, Richard Branson, Mikhail Gorbachev and several members of the United Nations' Alliance of Civilizations.

Claire is also the founder and president of the website and not-for-profit of the same name, 'The Art of Living Guide', the purpose of which is to encourage people from diverse cultures worldwide to share their thoughts and perspectives on those aspects of being alive which affect us all: in other words, 'pooling our resources', so that we can all help each other learn more about the beautiful 'art' of being alive.

In 2016 she founded the highly-successful Rocaberti Writers' Retreats, held in medieval castles in France and Spain, which match a select group of writers with industry mentors to develop their projects. Several writers have had their scripts or books optioned from these retreats and/or found representation.

She is the writer and Executive Producer of upcoming feature film, Roses (2018) about four friends from all over the world, whose lives are transformed when a rose is secretly drawn for each of the women. The film is being produced by Golan Ramraz and Adam C. Sherer of Boom Picture Company and Alejandro Miranda of Versus Entertainment.

George Parra ('Silver Linings Playbook', 'Sideways', 'The Descendants') is attached to direct.

Hunter Baker

Hunter Robert Baker is a New York City and Los Angeles based Emmy Award winning feature film, television, and commercial Director of Photography. He is a graduate of NYU, where he studied cinematography and anthropology balancing his time in special programs in Cuba and South Africa. In 2012 Hunter was the recipient of the ARRI Volker Bahnemann Cinematography Award.

Bridging the gap from documentary to narrative cinematographer Hunter's long interest in fiction based work drew him to collaborate on dozens of short films. In 2012 Hunter worked as camera operator on the feature film At Any Price (Dir. Ramin Bahrani) for DP Michael Simmonds (Goodbye Solo, The Lunchbox) He also worked as 2nd Unit DP on Adult World (Dir. Scott Coffey) for DP James Laxton (California Solo, Medicine for Melancholy). He has also collaborated with Dir. Ramin Bahrani on a music video series for Icelandic band, Sigur Ros. In 2013 he completed Without Fire, (Dir. Eliza McNitt) starring Magdalena Begay and Misty Upham (Frozen River) which won Best Dramatic Film at the Arizona International Film Festival.

In 2014 Hunter collaborated with Dir. Boyd Holbrook on Peacock Killer starring Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire, Silver Linings Playbook) and Elizabeth Marvel (House of Cards).

In 2015 Hunter has completed the feature film Miles, (Dir. Nathan Adloff) starring Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, Missi Pyle, and Tim Boardman. Hunter continues to shoot features, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. Hunter Robert Baker is an IATSE Local 600 freelancing Director of Photography in the NY / LA metro area and abroad.

Kirk Kelly

Kirk Kelly was born on January 2nd, 1987 n Bristol, Pennsylvania. He began taking classes at a local community college while working on his acting career. Kirk began his professional career, appearing in "The Verdict". His weekends were spent working at the nations only theme park based off of "Sesame Street". 2010 he was in his first TV series in the NBC TV show "Outlaw", only to be canceled a few weeks after the show aired. Kirk left college to continuing his acting. first feature film, "The Last Airbender". After finishing his second feature, "Abduction" (2011) where he was along side Taylor Lauper and Lilly Collins. 2012 was a HUGE year for him as Kirk worked with "Sigourney Weaver" in the USA Network mini-series "Political Animals". The summer of 2012 his was in "The Discoverers Movie" which is set for a nationwide release in the Spring of 2014. Kirk was along side Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in the smash hit "Silver Linings Playbook". 2013 set up a good year as he was in the NBC TV show "Do No Harm" as a reoccurring family member. He was bouncing back and forth from Philly and NYC as he was filming the final two episodes of the NBC show "Smash". Kirk is very involved in the music industry where he has worked on international concert tours.

Kirk's latest work includes portraying Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in an NBC Special. Summer 2014 Kirks latest film "The Discoverers" is set to hit theaters. In The Discovers, Kirk portrayed "Ira" a security boss.

Thurmond Allen Jr.

Thurmond Allen Jr. a new Actor, Director, Writer, Model and much more. Thurmond has previously modeled in the Menzfit 4th Annual Celebrity Fashion Show and Gala sponsored by Brooks Brothers Sept.2011 and the Delaware County SPCA "Rescued On The Runway" Fashion Show Fundraiser March 2012. Thurmond has roles in upcoming feature films:"Relasume:The Relationship Resume" as the Hairstylist/Dater,Background on "The Silver Linings Playbook" as a Dance Competition Spectator and Dinner Guest and the film is starring Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, John Ortiz, Julia Stiles and Directed by David O' Russell, "Inside Pocket" as a Pool Hall Gambler/Club Dancer/Gangster)He is nicely featured in "The North Star" Produced by Actor/Producer Clifton Powell who performs as Mr.Lee and in a scene with Frederick Douglass(Actor Keith David) and was Keith David's Stand-In and in a scene with Actress Lynn Whitfield who plays Ms.Grace. He helped cast and acted as Mouse the sidekick of Blacktrick in the comedic short film "St.Blacktrick" Project 21's 21 day Short Filmmaking Competiton 2012. Thurmond grants his personal experience in the film industry in the documentary "Aspiring: A Documentary for Actors by Actors" by NJ Filmlife. In the Dramedy "Sex, Lies, and Fish" he is Dominic Vinta, in the Drama "Fick-le" as Reporter Allen Jefferson and Bodyguard #2 and he was the 2nd Assistant Director and Key PA on the Production Crew, in the Sci-Fi "Alien Exorcism" as Demon-Possessed Priest Marduk and "Steel Predators" as Duke Kotto the Mercenary(blend of Bill Duke and Yahphet Kotto). As well as short films " Mama's Hat" as a church patron and "Quiet Ride" as the Kinky Art Teacher. He Directed "Michael's Fall", "Terra-Ists" and "Cicily Strip: The Last Puppeteer of Mellow-Mole". He appeared twice in a Joe's Crab Shack Commercial for TBS Very Funny News. And he played "Malik the Janitor" in the first 2 episodes of the comedy webseries "The Corporate Brother" and "Joe Kony" in the comedic short webvideo "Kony 2012-Shit Kony Says" on Youtube by jasonmovies. He is Chris in the upcoming short film "TA: Texters Anonymous". He was a member of The Wild Thyme Players Theatre Group headlining the play as Dr.Dominic Portobello-The Best Man in "A Wedding to Die for..." The Audience Interactive Dinner Theatre Play, an Italian-Jewish Wedding Murder Mystery. He appeared in Hip-Hop Artist Nas "The Don" Music Video as a Background Actor and in Jermaine Jones "All Around The World" Music Video as a Reporter and Dinner Guest. He helped cast the Tom Charles "Don't Ask" Music Video and many other projects. He also works as a Writer, Casting Director, Director, Producer and Promoter for Independent Films, Fashion Shows, Webseries and Music Videos. He was the Casting Director for the New Hollywood Movement for a short time. Thurmond has lived in Chicago, Detroit, Arkansas, Texas, New Jersey, and currently resides in Philadelphia.

Barbara Tutolo

Barbara was introduced to the arts at the tender age of 5. She has grown up in the theater taking on roles such as Pepper in Annie, Sandy in Grease the musical, along with the role of Kate from the Gilbert and Sullivan opera Pirates of Penzance. Her performance in A wedding to Die For as Shoshanna Peralman was a powerful roller coaster ride filled with emotions and drama making the audience wanting more. She ventured into film at the age of 19 with her first role as Karen White in The Hungan. From then she's appeared in Cold Case, Political Animals, Oscar award winning Silver Linings Playbook, several independent films and Web series. The Watchers, American's Next President, High Stakes, The Interview, and The New Negro to name a few. Barbara's work ethics are powerful and driven with ambition and professionalism. She brings positive energy and drive to ever project she works on. She's know for her comedic timing and her dramatic ability to be able to pull her audience into her work is amazing. She is an added asset to any project.

Martin Langelo Lien

Martin Langelo Lien (born February 19, 1995) is an Norwegian actor who first gained recognition in the television shows Alias and Jack & Bobby. He later appeared in a supporting role in Wedding Crashers (2005), Yes Man (2008), and He's Just Not That into You (2009). He achieved fame with his roles in The Hangover trilogy (2009-2013), The A-Team (2010), Limitless (2011), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and The Place Beyond the Pines (2013). His work in Silver Linings Playbook earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In 2011, People magazine named him the "Sexiest Man Alive".

Nicholas Sayers

Nick grew up watching movies every weekend in dingy small-town theaters. A less than exciting farm life kept Nick and his dad captivated by every genre in cinema. He has always been a movie lover, not a critic. Nick draws on his love of filmmaking to challenge the status quo of how films should be made. He believes great movies can be made on the cheap with passion, crowd-sourcing, a great story, and hard work. This drives Nick to keep budgets low and collaborative learning high on all of his films. His favorite movies range from Aliens to Silver Linings Playbook.

Michael Gualtieri

Mike Gualtieri is a Writer and Producer for Expressway Productions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His blended experience in production management and budgeting along with full-scale AD operations has led to a seamless transition to Producing a variety of projects. Before joining the Expressway team, Mike's production experience varied from projects for CBS, NBC, ESPN, E!, A&E, WEtv, PBS, and BRAVO to the Academy Award-winning feature film, Silver Linings Playbook. More recently, he has produced projects for the US Army, University of Pennsylvania, Hollywood Records, Under Armour, and Comcast. Mike's attention to detail, organization and desire to create innovative and fresh material is brought to the forefront in all aspects of his work.

Nicole Patriarca

Nicole Patriarca was born in Bellflower, California, where, at a very young age, developed an obsession with telling stories. From writing to filmmaking, her main goal was always to draw a reaction from an audience.

In 2009, she attended The Art Institute of Philadelphia to hone her technical skills, which never fully developed. There, she met colleagues who continuously worked with her to translate her stories onto film. A couple of years into her studies, a short she had written and directed named Stockholm (2011) came into development. This opened the window for more shorts to be written/directed, ranging from comedy to horror.

As of now, she has assisted in productions such as Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and sketches for CollegeHumor.

Matt Ryan

Matt's passion lies in all aspects of movie-making: film watching, film exhibition, production, screenwriting, and teaching. He started his career in the basement of The Lifetime Television tape library at the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios. Balancing his love of television and movies, he moved on to NYU to run the Cantor Film Center, where he produced events with people like Martin Scorsese and President Clinton.

From 2005 to 2008, Matt pursued his life-long dream of getting a MFA in screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University. He also helped aspiring screenwriters with his own screenwriting class.

Now, he directs the amazing Pollock Theater facility with its state of the art presentation, advanced multi-camera TV studio and the Michael Douglas lobby for event receptions. He pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which is a selective program offering industry-level experience to students interested in event planning and live TV production. The TV shows produced through this program have generated more than 2.5 million downloads. Many of these episodes come from events in his own series, Script to Screen, including 12 Years a Slave with Oscar-winner John Ridley, A Clockwork Orange with Malcolm McDowell, Silver Linings Playbook with Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and Back to the Future with screenwriter Bob Gale and actor Christopher "Doc Brown" Lloyd.

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