From quirky comedienne to startling indie actress, Jorjeana's roles have varied extensively. Her most recent role, as the tormenting ex-girlfriend in "Listen to Grandpa, Andy Ling" starring Eliott Gould and Randall Park (Dinner for Schmucks) has propelled her forward, stretching from the usual sweet and funny to "hilariously disturbed".
The story is by Jason Venokur from "Third Rock from the Sun" and produced by Rafael Marmor, also producer of the comedy series "Svetlana", which stars a variety of Hollywood's elite comedians as well.
As a veteran stand-up comic, Jorjeana has opened for some renowned talent, including Louis Anderson, Richard Lewis and Louis CK. And after penning three one-woman shows and performing them throughout NYC, it's an easy move to begin filming some of these characters from her stand-up routine and solo shows. Jorjeana's next multi-hyphenate project "Over Due" is a cross between a Tracy Ullman show and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and focuses on her ability to create a variety of smart, funny and distinct females and one Sarah Palin.
Additional roles include a lead voice-over role in an untitled Steven Speilberg project, hosting 'Date Night' on AMC, regular hosting ops at the Hollywood Improv, a role her mother hasn't yet seen on 'Chapelle's Show' and a fully improvised part in Ashton Kutcher's "True Beauty' on ABC.
Jorjeana shares her passion for improv by teaching at The Acting Center and performs in the house troupe The Really Spontaneous Theatre Company.
She is involved in many charitable organizations as a host and comedienne including: Gilda's Club, Comedy Cures, Comedy Fights Cancer, Paul Newman's Double H hole in the Wall and The Hollywood Arts Society.
|Brent David Fraser
Brent David Fraser is the progeny of 17th, 18th and 19th century Scottish, Dutch and Austrians in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, who gained American prominence as Builders, Church Reformers, Freemasons, Businessmen and Industrialists. His heart is most rooted in the Highland Clan Fraser of Lovat and Noble family trees on his father's side, with Lowland Hodge and Tate on his mother's side. Fraser was born in Bremerton, raised in Bellingham (Washington) and began his career as an actor and singer/songwriter in the Seattle live theatre and music scene in 1985. He'd begun writing poetry as a young boy and in his teens taught himself to play the guitar and the harmonica, as well as writing music on the piano and a few other instruments. His first influences were his mother's favorites-Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce and Jackson Browne. His tastes eventually made the transition to pop-radio hard rock, then on to David Bowie and new wave, to the campy Glam of the late 80's, to Tom Waits. After moving to Seattle where he began working in semi-professional theatre, and "working" as a "busker" in the Pike Place Market, he was accepted to The North Carolina School of the Arts but left after less than a year heading back to Seattle to study privately with Mark Jenkins, and begin working as a professional actor and playing local clubs. He worked repeatedly with The Group Theatre, in plays such as "Tamer of Horses" with William Mastrosimone, and "Tracers" with John DiFusco, but it wasn't until he landed his first feature film role in Keith Gordon's, The Chocolate War, that Los Angelenos took notice of his talent and encouraged him to move south. Upon arrival in L.A. he landed a string of starring roles in independent features including Jezebel's Kiss with Malcolm McDowell, Wild Orchid 2 with Nina Siemaszko and Tom Skerritt, The Dark side of Genius with Seymour Cassel, Finola Hughes and Moon Zappa, and The Little Death with Dwight Yoakam, J.T.Walsh and Pamela Gidley. He was in David Lynch's, Wild at Heart with Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern and New Line's Book of Love with Chris Young and Josie Bissett. His chameleon talents were utilized as "Jed" the socially inept, criminal drug-chemist in the gritty, Broken Vessels, for which he and Martin Blasick wrote much of the music and score. He played a young crooner in the film Farewell to Harry, with Joe Flanigan and legendary Magician/Actor/Comedian Carl Ballantine. He also starred in Tall as Trees, a Filipino/American film shot in Manila, with Chin Chin Gutierrez and Monsour Del Rosario. Fraser has also appeared in television series' such as, Fox TV's The Tracy Ullman Show, NBC's Dark Skies (as Jim Morrison), and Showtime's The Outer Limits. MGM/Trilogy wrote a challenging character, combining his talents as an actor and singer as a recurring character on the show Fame-L.A. in which they also placed some of his original songs on the show and two of the songs. Fraser sang can be heard on the show's compilation CD, on Mercury Records. The opportunity to have his own songs placed in TV and film productions in which he worked as an actor or not, has carried throughout his career. Fraser has recorded his songs with artists such as Warren Zevon and Don Henley's band via Manager/Producer Andrew Slater, and Global Producer/Musician Corrado Rustici (Aretha Franklin, Cyndi Lauper, Elton John, Sting, Bono, Pavarotti). His writing talents were utilized by Corrado to write three songs with Italian artist Elisa Tofoli, for her album Pipes and Flowers. After development deals with Randy Jackson at Sony and Lou Maglia at Zoo Records, Santa Monica based Motion City Records found him reverting to his roots in a coffee house acoustic gig and offered a record deal, which he accepted, hoping that with an independent label he would get to make the album that suited his artistic sensibilities. He also recorded 13 tracks for an unfinished album with Derek Frigo (Enuff-z-Nuff) holding great promise until Frigo's untimely death in 2004. He co-wrote 5 songs with Tim Schools and Joey Molland of Badfinger, with plans for upcoming tracks. On his concept CD "Albion Moonlight and the Sea of Troubles" with Motion City Records producer Martin Blasick, Fraser makes use of poetry, theatricality and all of the influences he has ever known. It's the mythical story of a young man recovering the imposed and self-imposed losses due to a mental illness centered in the ego/mind. It's a tale of redemption and love. Upon hearing it, with a desire to record a follow-up album with him, legendary Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, John Lennon) said of Fraser that he was one of the best songwriters to come along since Lennon. Fraser's Scottish heritage being closest of anything to his heart, he is a lifetime member of his family founded (1961) Clan Fraser Association for California and is a Fellow in good standing of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He also studies a bit of Gaelic and Hebrew. He lives in Houston, Texas and Owns A Mhòr-fhaiche Public Relations, Publicity & Promotion for Arts & Humanity with his wife, Angela McDonald Fraser, whom he married in August 20 of 2016, upon reuniting after a 15 year journey back to one another having fallen in love those many years ago in L.A. His historical fiction novel My Highland Heart is dedicated to Angela, and tells the long saga of their timeless and eternal love, in which he describes her as his Anam Cara, best friend, wife, girl of his dreams, and love of his life.
Valeri Ross is an American actor best known for Glory Road, Losing Isiah and Prom Night in film, on TV as McGillis in "ER" and Francis in "American Dreams" and Rita in "The Bold and the Beautiful". Her guest star work includes House M.D., Law & Order, "State of the Union" opposite Tracy Ullman, The Office, and the older and younger Truly Sinclair in "Cold Case". She is from East Tennessee and makes her home in Los Angeles County with Bart her husband of 33 years. In 2016, she portrays Eunice Simpson (OJ Simpson's mother) in American Crime Story.
Peter Newman has established himself as one of the motion picture industry's leading producers of theatrical films. Having produced more than 30 films, New York-based Peter Newman Productions has worked with some of the world's most renowned filmmakers including Robert Altman, Paul Auster, Jonathan Demme, Horton Foote, John Sayles, and Wayne Wang. The company has received a total of 21 Independent Spirit Award nominations - the leading honor in American Independent Film.
Noah Baumbach's "The Squid and the Whale," which Newman produced, won the Best Writing and Directing Awards at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The film, which stars Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney, was a co-production with Wes Anderson's American Empirical Pictures. It was nominated for six Spirit Awards, including Best Picture; three Golden Globes®, including Best Film - Musical or Comedy; and an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay.
A former sportscaster, Newman began his road toward producing when he served as executive producer and host of the PBS special, "Muhammed Ali: One More Miracle." He went on to produce documentary profiles of ballet dancers Gelsey Kirkland and Natalia Makarova before turning to feature filmmaking in 1982 with Robert Altman's "Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean." The film, which starred Cher, Sandy Dennis, Karen Black, and Kathy Bates, was the grand prize winner of the Chicago International Film Festival.
Newman then moved into features full-time, serving either as producer or executive producer on numerous films including two-time Academy Award-winner Horton Foote's "1918" and "On Valentine's Day," Spalding Gray's "Swimming to Cambodia," Harry Hook's re-make of "Lord of the Flies," Altman's "O.C. & Stiggs," Jay Russell's "End of the Line," Anthony Drazan's "Zebrahead" - the Sundance Filmmakers Trophy winner which he co-executive produced with Oliver Stone - and John Sayles' "The Secret of Roan Inish."
In 1989, Newman produced Nancy Savoca's "Dogfight," a Warner Brothers release starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor. He then went on to produce Savoca's "Household Saints" for Fine Line Features starring Taylor and Tracy Ullman before collaborating with Savoca again on "The 24 Hour Woman."
With future partner Greg Johnson, Newman produced "Smoke," directed by Wayne Wang and written by Paul Auster, and starring Harvey Keitel and William Hurt. "Smoke" was the winner of three major awards at the 1995 Berlin Film Festival, and was voted best film at the 1995 Locarno International "Blue in the Face," the extemporaneously created companion piece to "Smoke," as well as on the sci-fi comedy "Space Truckers," which premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.
Among Newman's other producing credits are: Sara Kernochan's "All I Wanna Do," starring Kirsten Dunst and Rachel Leigh Cooke (Miramax), and Auster's directorial debut "Lulu on the Bridge," which premiered at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. Newman also produced Wayne Wang's "The Center of the World" (Artisan) as well as Bob Gale's ("Back to the Future") "Interstate 60" (7 Arts), featuring James Marsden, Gary Oldman, and Michael J. Fox. He was executive producer on Alfredo De Villa's "Washington Heights," which won the audience prize at the 2002 Los Angeles Film Festival. In conjunction with Crusader Entertainment, he produced "The Game of Their Lives," directed by David Anspaugh ("Hoosiers").
Newman was a featured speaker at the Sundance Institute's Producers Conference in 1991 and 2005; as well as having appeared on numerous film festival panels, including Cannes and New York. Additionally, he has lectured on the film business at Yale, Columbia, and New York University. Currently, Newman is a professor at New York University in the Graduate Film program at Tisch, as well as the Graduate MBA program at Stern.
In August of this year, he was appointed the Head of the joint MFA/MBA Graduate program at NYU. It is the first program of its kind in the country.
Peter Newman Productions, Inc. has more than twelve feature film projects in active development. Currently, he is preparing films based on the lives of Janis Joplin, Bill Veeck, and Strom Thurmond.
Newman is a member of the Academy OF Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producer's Guild of America, and the British Academy of Television and Video Arts.
He lives in New York City with his wife Antonia and their three children. Newman is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Ian's writing partner is Kristin Rusk Robinson.
After graduating from Northwestern University's Radio/TV/Film program, he started his career working for James L. Brooks' Gracie Films, assisting on shows such as The Simpsons and The Tracy Ullman Show, as well as being credited as associate producer on I'll Do Anything.
As side projects, he co-founded the United Hollywood web site and Strike.TV during the 2007-08 WGA writers strike.
In 2011, Ian was re-elected to the WGAw Board of Directors.
Angela Calo is a graduate of the Catholic University of America (Class of 2000) with a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theater. She started her career as a professional actress and singer very early on, doing her first jingle for Boyle's Shoes at the age of three. Angela is a member of AFTRA, SAG and Actor's Equity and has worked alongside established actors such as Danny Glover, Tracy Ullman, Selma Blair, Andre Braugher, Eliza Dushku, and Edward Furlong. She has worked for well known directors such as John Waters, Barry Levinson and Jodie Foster. Angela has been seen on network television including America's Most Wanted and Homicide: Life on the Street. She recently worked on "A Dirty Shame" directed by John Waters, "Something the Lord Made" a movie made for HBO and "The State" which is a pilot directed by Clark Johnson whom Angela worked alongside on her first episode of Homicide. Ms. Calo is an accomplished singer, voice-over and narration talent and has worked regularly for the Kennedy Center, Discovery Channel, Learning Channel and a number of other commercial clients. Ms. Calo has performed the National Anthem a number of times at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland and at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. She has also sung the anthem for the Baltimore Colts Reunion, MLB Spring Training, College Basketball games and at the 2003 Baltimore Marathon. Her National Anthem can be heard on HOT 99.5 FM in the DC/Metro area. Angela's single "Nothing Comes For Free" aired daily in Washington, DC and nationally on all clearchannel radio stations when she became a semifinalist in the Clearchannel radio contest "I want to be a radio star" in March 2004. Angela has performed in Europe with the CUA touring company and has sung for the Pope at his summer home in Rome, Italy. Ms. Calo spent time in the studio last summer recording several tracks for a fund raising CD for the Special Olympics. She sang for the opening of the 2003 Special Olympics Summer Games at Cole Field House on the UMD campus and was a featured performer at the 2nd annual S.O.M.D. benefit concert. Angela has just completed a 9 month contract as a lead vocalist with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines aboard the Voyager of the Seas and is currently auditioning in New York.
Founder of McCafferty & Co. Productions (1995), and co-founder Asta Productions that she ran for over ten years. Suzanne McCafferty has been writing, producing and directing television, documentaries, entertainment programming and marketing materials for over twenty years with clients that include Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks, Paramount. Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Focus Features, Sony, Warner Bros/New Line, Lionsgate, Fox Searchlight as well as numerous independent film producers and distributors.
Beginning her career in distribution for MGM/UA, she moved on to become a Producer for Universal Television. Then, as the director of Licensing and Merchandising at 20th Century Fox, Suzanne played a key role in establishing the studio as one of the most successful marketers of movies and television properties and product lines in the world today. One of her licensing innovations is the "spin-off product" industry, now a multi-billion dollar business in Hollywood.
Also a DGA Director, Suzanne is a personable and skillful producer and interviewer, having directed publicity materials and literally thousands of behind-the-scenes shoots on films such as "Black Swan" "Wall Street; Money Never Sleeps" "Cyrus", 'Simpson's The Movie" 'Date Night", "Ice Age 1, 2, & 3", "The Visitor" "She's out of Your League", and going back into the depths of her credits "Cheaper By The Dozen 1 & 2", "About Schmidt"," The Mexican", "Father of the Bride', 'Mulan', 'Leaving Las Vegas',' Pulp Fiction', 'Big', 'Wall Street" ,"Good Morning Vietnam" "The Little Mermaid" and hundreds of others. In addition, Suzanne has extensive television special credits, " She is also the winner of the Women in Film Lillian Gish Award for her directorial work on "Tracy Ullman: Backstage".
Suzanne has produced hundreds of press junkets for the past two decades, managing crews, equipment, press and talent.
Co -founder of Media Therapy, Suzanne's vast experience interviewing & directing talent, knowing what the studios marketing needs are and what the press expect all make Suzanne a collaborative and exceptional Media Coach.
Candace Foshee was born March 14,1986 to Alvina I Foshee and Gregory L. Foshee, in Long Island, NY. Her home town is Amityville, NY where she lived most of her life before pursuing her dreams and moving to Las Vegas,NV. Some of her biggest inspirations to pursue a career in the entertainment industry include; Michael Jackson, Tracy Ullman, Lucille Ball, and Johnny Depp.
Bobby received nominations for both the Tony Award and Outer Critic's Circle Award for his work on Rosie O'Donnell's Broadway production of "Taboo" starring Boy George. He also designed; "Sign, Sealed, Delivered" at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, the award-winning production of "The Syringa Tree," (New York and London), the National Tour of "Tommy," three gowns for Liza Minnelli's appearance in "Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (Halloween 1999-2001) and Broadway's "Betrayal" starring Juliette Binoche (Associate Costume Designer). In addition he designed the film "Let It Snow" starring Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera's concert tour "Chita, And All That Jazz," and Off-Broadway's "Behind the Beat" starring Vicki Sue Robinson.
Bobby's work has often received critical acclaim, The Washington Post commented that his costume design for "L'incoronazione di Poppea" at Wolf Trap Opera "makes references to the Italy of Caesar and the Italy of Versace but keeps them in a state of suspended animation. Poppea has clearly enjoyed the ministrations of a 20th century couturier." For Mark Dendy's "Altogether Different" at the Joyce Theatre in New York his costumes were called "enjoyably splashy and sexy" (The New York Times), "excellent costumes" (The Village Voice) and "a smashing revue parade of 13 separate numbers, all stylishly costumed by Bobby Pearce" (Clive Barnes, The New York Post).
Bobby has also designed costumes for personal appearances and the club acts of numerous celebrities including Bea Arthur, Petula Clark, Bebe Neuwirth, Faith Prince, Larry Gatlin, Martin Short, Madeline Kahn, Elizabeth Ashley, Cyd Charisse, Glenn Close, Sheena Easton, Leslie Uggams, Laurie Beechman and Tracy Ullman. He has designed over 30 gowns for Marla Maples, many of which have been featured in numerous magazines. His favorite "Diva" to date was the late Gwen Verdon for whom he designed over a dozen gowns.
Bobby has a long time association with Rosie O'Donnell. He has been featured in the magazine "Rosie" and has made over a dozen appearances on The Rosie O'Donnell Show doing crafts and singing songs with Rosie.
Bobby began his career in show business as a performer. He specialized in musical comedy but is also a classically trained mime and studied with Marcel Marceau. He has appeared on television, film and the stage; however, he always had a penchant for design and is very happy with his role behind the scenes. He holds a BA Degree from Barry University in Miami, and after being offered 17 full scholarships to graduate school, earned his MFA in design from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Bobby was born and raised in Miami and lived in New York City.