Robert Reiner was born to Emmy-Winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner, and mother, Estelle Reiner.
Robert as a child often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show which Carl Reiner created and also starred in. Estelle Reiner was the inspiration for Rob Reiner to become a director. Robert's mother was a singer, and Robert as a director it helped him understand how music was used in a scene, how the color on a set should be, the acting, and writing, and that was heavily influenced by his mother. Rob Reiner due to his father's success eventually knew he was going to be apart of the industry. Rob Reiner often felt pressured how he would measure up to his father's twelve Emmys and prestigious awards and honor success streak.
When Rob Reiner graduated high school, he began to express further interest in show business, his parents advised him to go to Summer Theater. Reiner got a job as an apprentice in the Buck's County Playhouse in Pennsylvania. Reiner then went to be further educated at UCLA Film School. Reiner felt he still wasn't successful even having a recurring role on one of the hit-shows in the country. It was not until he was a director he felt truly successful. Rob Reiner directed Oscar-nominated movies such as The Princess Bride, Stand By Me, and This Is Spinal Tap.
With these successful box-office movies in 1987, Robert Reiner founded his own production company called, Castle Rock Entertainment. Robert Reiner co-founded it along with Martin Shafer,Andrew Scheinman,Glenn Padnick, and Alan Horn. On Castle Rock Entertainment he went to direct several other Oscar-nominated movies, When Harry Met Sally, Misery, and A Few Good Men. Reiner often credits former co-star, Carroll O Connor in help him get into the directing business, and showing Reiner the "ropes".
Reiner also is known as a political activist, co-founding the American Foundation For Equal Rights. This group was an advisory for same-sex-marriage. Reiner has spoken at several rally's on several controversial topics, still continuing to address controversial topics after being on the hit-show, All In The Family. Reiner was also seen as an advocate on social issues such as violence and tobacco use.
Reiner has also made cameos on show like 30 Rock,The First Wives Club, Bullets Over Broadway, Primary Colors,Throw Momma From The Train, The Simpsons, Hannah Montana, and several others.
Stephen Woolley has spent a lifetime steeped in movies and filmmaking. His career began in 1976 at the Screen on the Green cinema in London where he tore tickets, sold ice cream, projected films and helped manage the cinema. After working with The Other Cinema, he programmed and subsequently owned his own cinema, The Scala, which won acclaim for its diverse, original and alternative programming. In 1982 Woolley launched Palace Video in partnership with Nik Powell, releasing titles such as Eraserhead and Mephisto. Establishing a theatrical arm a year later, Palace acquired, marketed and distributed some 250 independent and European movies from The Evil Dead, Diva, and Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence to When Harry Met Sally.
During this period Woolley's producing career flourished, with a diverse range of critically acclaimed and successful films including the controversial Absolute Beginners starring David Bowie, Ray Davies, Patsy Kensit and James Fox, and Golden Globe nominated dance comedy Shag starring Bridget Fonda. Scandal starring Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, John Hurt and Bridget Fonda attracted phenomenal critical acclaim and box office success on both sides of the Atlantic. Other Palace productions included The Big Man starring Liam Neeson and Joanne Whalley-Kilmer; A Rage in Harlem with Forest Whitaker and Danny Glover, and The Pope Must Die starring Robbie Coltrane.
Breakfast on Pluto, starring Cillian Murphy and Liam Neeson, continued Woolley's long-term partnership with director Neil Jordan which began with The Company of Wolves in 1983. His other collaborations with Jordan include The Miracle, The Butcher Boy, The Good Thief, the Oscar-nominated The End of The Affair, Michael Collins, Interview With The Vampire, and Oscar-winning The Crying Game, for which in 1992 Woolley was awarded Producer of The Year by the Producers Guild of America. Woolley also produced Jordan's Oscar nominated Mona Lisa which won numerous international awards. Stephen also has over twenty executive producer credits, which include The Neon Bible, The Hollow Reed, Fever Pitch, Purely Belter and Little Voice starring Sir Michael Caine and Jane Horrocks.
In 2005 Woolley made his directorial debut with Stoned. Other recent projects as producer from Number 9 Films with co-owner Elizabeth Karlsen include And When Did You Last See Your Father? directed by Anand Tucker; UK box office number one, How To Lose Friends & Alienate People starring Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges and Megan Fox; and the upcoming Perrier's Bounty which stars Cillian Murphy and Jim Broadbent. 2009 will see the release of Sounds Like Teen Spirit...A Popumentary, Number 9 Films' first feature documentary. Forthcoming projects include The Lonely Doll and We Want Sex.
Kosha Engler is an American actress born in Baltimore, Maryland and based in London, UK. On a full performing arts scholarship she earned a BA in Theatre from the University of Maryland College Park in 1999 and has been acting professionally ever since.
Film and TV credits include Moonshot (Emmy nomination for Best Made for TV Movie), I Shouldn't Be Alive, John Waters' A Dirty Shame, The Wire and Disney's Tuck Everlasting.
Kosha received a Best Actress nomination from the M.E.N. Theatre Awards for her performance as Carol in David Mamet's Oleanna at the Bolton Octagon, and recently played Marie in a No 1 UK Tour of When Harry Met Sally.
Kosha is the current voice of Maybelline UK TV ads. She has voiced and done motion capture for dozens of video games including Crysis 3, Divinity: Original Sin (GameSpot Game of the Year 2014), Remember Me, Trials Fusion, Kinect Sports Rivals and Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Singer/songwriter Jennifer Warnes has enjoyed enormous crossover success not only on the pop and country music charts alike, but also for her often exceptional song contributions to several hit movies. Jennifer was born on March 3, 1947 in Seattle, Washington and raised in Anaheim, California. She made her public debut singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium at age 9. After graduating from high school Warnes was offered an opera scholarship to Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, but turned said scholarship down to perform folk music with singer Doug Rowell at various Southern California folk clubs in the 60's. The duo opened for such people as Jackson Browne, Steve Martin, Jose Feliciano, and Pat Paulsen. Jennifer was a regular on the hugely popular TV variety program "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and had a lead role in the 1968 Los Angeles stage production of the smash hippie counterculture musical "Hair." Her first three albums were all commercial flops. However, Warnes hit her stride with the sultry tune "(It's the) Right Time of the Night," which peaked at #1 on the Adult Contemporary Singles charts in 1977. The follow-up song "I Know a Heartache When I See One" was a Top Ten country hit and cracked the Top Forty pop charts as well. In 1970 Jennifer met acclaimed Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen; she has sung on six albums altogether with Cohen and recorded in 1987 the highly praised "Famous Blue Raincoat," an album of all Cohen songs that's widely regarded as Warnes' crowning achievement as both a singer and top interpreter of Cohen's work. She has sung on recordings for such artists as Bob Dylan, Harry Belafonte, Roy Orbison, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Sam & Dave, Bobby Womack, and Tina Turner. Warnes sang the Oscar-winning theme song "It Goes Like It Goes" for the film "Norma Rae." "Up Where We Belong," her duet with Joe Cocker and the love theme for the movie "An Officer and a Gentleman," was a huge hit: It peaked on the Pop Charts at #1 for three weeks straight and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. "(I Had) The Time of My Life," another duet with Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers and the love theme for the blockbuster film "Dirty Dancing," peaked at #1 on the pop charts for four weeks, sold over a million copies, and once again won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Jennifer's rendition of the Randy Newman composition "One More Hour" for the picture "Ragtime" was nominated for an Oscar. Warnes' songs have been featured on the soundtracks to such films as "Corky Romano," "Life With Mikey," "When Harry Met Sally," "Blind Date," "Twilight Zone: The Movie," and "Bad Boys." More recently Jennifer Warnes recorded the album "The Well" in 2001.
With more than seventeen years as one of the Entertainment Industry's leading motion picture packagers, Shaun Redick has successfully solidified himself amongst a limited number of experts in the field of feature film packaging, financing, production and worldwide distribution. Redick's extensive level of knowledge and relationships began as a literary and international feature agent working for more than a decade with top writer's, director's, stars, producers, financiers and distributors while at two of the industry's leading talent agencies: International Creative Management (ICM), reporting to former CEO Jeff Berg; and William Morris, working directly with former head of WMA Independent, Cassian Elwes.
In 2009 Shaun Redick established Movie Package Company LLC (MPC), a feature film and television packaging, finance and production company. Over the course of his career, Redick has raised more than $200 million in production and distribution financing, and acquired valuable experience, which has equipped him with the insight and expertise necessary to understand all components of the filmmaking process from creative conception and development to packaging, financing, production and worldwide distribution.
In February 2015, MPC will release multiple Independent Spirit Award nominee "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter," co-produced with Academy-Award® winner Alexander Payne and starring Academy-Award® nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim). MPC's latest releases include: "And So It Goes," a romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally, Stand by Me) and starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton; "La Bare," a documentary directed by Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, HBO's True Blood) about the history, lives and culture of the world's most popular male strip club, La Bare Dallas; highbrow horror thriller "Nothing Left To Fear," produced with, and featuring original music by, iconic rock star guitarist Slash; and "In the Blood," directed by John Stockwell (Into the Blue, Blue Crush, Turistas) and starring MMA fighter/action star Gina Carano (Fast and the Furious 6, Haywire) along with an ensemble cast of Danny Trejo (Machete), Stephan Lang (Avatar), and Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights). Additional recent credits include multiple Academy-Award® nominee, "The Messenger," starring Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Steve Buscemi and Samantha Morton; Tucker Max's #1 New York Times bestselling book adapted into the hit comedy "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell"; and "Powder Blue," starring Forrest Whitaker, Jessica Biel, Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Patrick Swayze (in his final feature film) and Ray Liotta.
MPC works with many of the industry's top writers, directors, movie stars and producers, shepherding such titles as the new theatrical big-budget comedy, "One Night Stan" with director Bobby Farrelly (Dumb & Dumber To, There's Something About Mary); "No Angel," a true crime thriller adapted from the NY Times Bestselling novel, by Jay Dobyns, about the harrowing ordeal of an undercover cop that infiltrates the notorious Hells Angels biker gang. MPC's upcoming business also includes "Leave 'em Laughing," a biopic on famed celebrity comedian, Phyllis Diller. Several new television series are in the works including futuristic thriller, "The Reserve," co-produced with Anonymous Content (HBO's True Detective, Cinemax's The Knick); and the Southern U.S. crime drama, "Cornbread Mafia," starring Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Walking Dead), co-produced with Link Entertainment (Amazon's Hand of God). Movie Package Co. has established a strategic alliance with Derby Street Films, an intellectual property development company based in London, which has empowered MPC to acquire dozens of new Intellectual Property rights. MPC is also a strategic partner with Glentham Capital/Glentham Film, a new global entertainment finance venture launched by Nicola Horlick. Glentham is set to invest in a slate of movies in 2015 & 2016.
Before formulating MPC, Shaun Redick was integrally involved in over 100 movies, including: "13" - starring Evan Rachel Wood and Holly Hunter; "The Cooler" - starring Alec Baldwin and William H. Macy, which garnered an Academy-Award® nomination for Baldwin; "Running Scared" - starring Paul Walker; MGM's "The Flock" - starring Richard Gere and Claire Danes; "The Upside of Anger" - starring Joan Allen and Kevin Costner; "Unknown" - starring Jim Caviezal, Barry Pepper and Greg Kinnear; and "Penelope" - starring Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci.
Ian Jessel was born in London and was educated at Queen Elizabeth's School in London and Brasenose College, Oxford University where he obtained both B.A. and M.A. degrees in Modern languages. Upon graduation from Oxford, Ian was selected by the Rank Organization as a management trainee in London and at Pinewood Studios. At this time Rank had a strong international presence throughout the world and Ian traveled extensively working closely with senior management in Europe and Australia, ultimately being responsible for worldwide acquisitions. After five years with Rank, Ian left to set up his own company and acquired the rights to the political thriller Z which won two awards at Cannes and two Oscars. During the 1970s. Ian was Managing Director of John Heyman's World Film Sales and Lord Grade's I.T.C. Entertainment where he was responsible for all the company's international activities including I.T.C., A.T.V. and in addition was a director of the Classic Cinemas Circuit. Among the films with which was actively involved were "The Go-Between", "The Boys from Brazil", "The Muppet Movie", "Sophie's Choice", "Return of the Pink Panther", "The Eagle Has Landed" and "On Golden Pond".
In 1981, Ian relocated from London to Los Angeles upon being appointed Vice President of International Distribution and Marketing at CBS Films. During his tenure at CBS, Ian worked closely with filmmakers of the caliber of David Brown and John Frankenheimer and traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Pacific Rim, where he was responsible for all CBS Films' international acquisitions and distribution activities. Since leaving CBS, Ian has been President and CEO of Nelson Entertainment, where he supervised all international distribution of Rob Reiner's "When Harry Met Sally", and Spelling Films where he was instrumental in acquiring 'Robert Altman''s "The Player" and distributing David Lynch's "Twin Peaks." In both these companies, Ian established all international operations and oversaw their rapid growth and success.
In 1992, Ian Jessel was appointed President of Miramax International, one of the strongest independent companies which, during Ian's tenure, acquired, produced and distributed films of class and distinction such as Robert Altman's Ready to Wear, 'Chen Kaige''s "Farewell My Concubine", Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction", Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway", Jane Campion's "The Piano", and 'Peter Jackson''s "Heavenly Creatures." Miramax International was created in July 1992 and under Ian's leadership in two years became the world's leading independent foreign sales company. In addition to supervising all Miramax international activities, Ian was also Executive Producer on Robert Altman's "Pret-a-Porter." Films in which Ian has been closely associated have won 16 Oscars and 4 Palmes d'Or.
After Miramax was acquired by Disney, Ian continued to focus on international distribution and co-production, and is (in 2013)in pre-production on a family adventure-comedy, entitled "Switcheroo", in partnership with Martin Brown (producer of "Moulin Rounge") and Jeff Apple (producer of "In the Line of Fire").
In 2012, Ian was appointed President of Legend3D, one of the world's leading 3D conversion companies, which is working closely with all the major studios on their 3D releases for 2014-2015.
Ian speaks French, German and Italian and is (in 2012-2013)studying Mandarin. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Ian is also a member of the British Film Academy and the American Film marketing Association.
Randy Pflug (SAG name Randy James) was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He first surfaced on the Chanticleer theater scene in 1978, playing the disturbed boy in "Equus.", after doing numerous play at Omaha's Norton Theatre, including "Each of These Landlords"," Two Gentlemen of Verona", "The Miser", and "Lady from the Sea". He also played Lysander in the first Shakespeare on the Green production of "Mid-Summer Night's Dream". From there, he participated in the first Season of Omaha's Upstairs Dinner Theater production of "Sunday In New York." Two years later (1980) he was invited back from L.A. to that theater as the young lead in "Tribute" along with Norm Filbert.
Moving to Los Angeles in 1979, he immediately became involved in local theater, designing the sound for the David James (no relation) November production of the Los Angeles Revival of "Hair".
For several years he managed an auto parts store, then in 1988 began doing background (extra) work in film and TV, being featured in such shows as "Hunter", "When Harry Met Sally", "The Hunt for Red October", "Cheers", and "Star Trek: The Next Generation". In 1993, he signed on with the Star Trek spin-off of "Deep Space Nine" and was employed there through its entire seven year run till April of 1999, as a full time stand in and occasional, on camera, supporting character (Starfleet Security). He had speaking parts in 4 episodes: "Rejoined", "Dramatis Personae" (as Randy Pflug), "Time's Orphan", and "Chrysalis".
Since then, he was a stand in on TV's "Roswell", "Baby Bob" and has done background work on "ER" and "Scrubs" As of this writing, he has just completed standing in on the film "Dying Gaul". Randy is still in LA, fighting the creative employment battle.
Entertainment production and finance specialist Ray Mansfield has more than 15 years of professional experience, which has included overseeing various aspects of over 100 films and raising more than $150 million in production and distribution financing over the course of his career. His experience has equipped him with the insight and expertise necessary to understand all components of the filmmaking process, from creative conception to packaging, financing, production and distribution.
In August 2010, Mansfield launched film financing and production company Movie Package Company, LLC (MPC) alongside industry veteran Shaun Redick, where the two currently serve as owners and managing partners. MPC is involved with a diverse portfolio of business, including strategic alliances with multiple entertainment funds and private investors.
MPC's latest releases include: multiple Independent Spirit Award nominee "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter," co-produced with Academy-Award® winner Alexander Payne and starring Academy-Award® nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim); "And So It Goes," a romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally, Stand by Me) and starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton; "La Bare," a documentary directed by Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, HBO's True Blood) about the history, lives and culture of the world's most popular male strip club, La Bare Dallas; highbrow horror thriller "Nothing Left To Fear," produced with, and featuring original music by, iconic rock star guitarist Slash; and "In the Blood," directed by John Stockwell (Into the Blue, Blue Crush, Turistas) and starring MMA fighter/action star Gina Carano (Fast and the Furious 6, Haywire) along with an ensemble cast of Danny Trejo (Machete), Stephan Lang (Avatar), and Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights).
Prior to the launch of MPC, Mansfield worked with Tower Hill Entertainment, a feature film production and finance company, where he assumed the role of a production/development executive.
Preceding Tower Hill, Mansfield worked with management/production company The Collective from 2006 to 2009, where he undertook a critical role in the Motion Picture Finance and Sales Division. His entrepreneurial experience coupled with his keen talent for recognizing marketable material helped Mansfield assume a primary role in the success of The Collective's production and distribution division. Mansfield's efforts at The Collective contributed to the packaging, finance and successful sale and distribution of dozens of high-profile independent films, including: multiple Academy-Award® nominee and Berlin Film Festival winner "The Messenger" with Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Steve Buscemi and Samantha Morton; Tucker Max's No. 1 bestselling book adaptation, the hit comedy, "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell"; and "Powder Blue," starring Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne, Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker and Jessica Biel.
Before joining The Collective, Mansfield established himself as a successful independent producer working alongside Darko Entertainment and producing second unit for Richard Kelly's feature film "Southland Tales," starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott and a host of additional celebrities. In addition, Mansfield produced "added value" documentaries, animations and short films for studio DVDs. His work on 2005's special edition two-disc "Donnie Darko Director's Cut" was awarded the distinction of "Top 10 DVDs of 2005" by The Hollywood Reporter.
Mansfield's experience also includes working as a screenplay analyst for Script P.I.M.P. ("Pipeline Into Motion Pictures"), where he read, deconstructed and rebuilt screenplays for developing writers.
Additionally, Mansfield spent several years working with Bernie Mac and Steven Greener at management / production company, 3 Arts Entertainment, where he played a fundamental role in 20th Century Fox's television series "The Bernie Mac Show," and feature films "Mr. 3000" and "Guess Who."
Mansfield graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 with a degree in Radio-Television-Film.
Scott Stambler spent thirty-three years in film music. He has 64 film credits, mostly for music editing. He has supervised music on such films as "When Harry Met Sally." He also had a brief career as a composer on Oscar winner Brian Helgeland's director's cut of "Payback Straight Up." He won the Golden Reel award as supervising music editor on Michael Jackson's "This Is It." Scott has a long-time working relationship with Rob Reiner, and has worked with Michael Mann, Ben Stiller, Jee-Woon Kim, and Robert Zemeckis.
Scott has recently stepped out of retirement to become an adjunct professor at Chapman College where he hopes to inspire students, and himself, with a one of a kind curriculum about the temp-music process. He is also the new head of music at Chapman Filmed Entertainment, the micro-budget film program under the auspices of Dodge College. Scott has two lovely teenage daughters, an ex-wife, and a golden retriever. Otis carries a note from Scott's shrink so he can stay at hotels and other establishments who don't see eye to eye about a dog's being a best friend.
|Frans J. Afman
Frans J. Afman joined N.V. Slavenburg's Bank Rotterdam in 1967. In 1969 he received an education in International Banking at the First National Bank of Chicago in Chicago and New York. At that time First Chicago was a 20 % shareholder in N.V. Slavenburg's Bank.
In 1972 he became Manager of the International Banking Division of Slavenburg's Bank and as such he was also responsible for the Corporate Banking Division and the liaison with First National Bank of Chicago. At the same time he initiated and developed the Entertainment Business Division of Slavenburg's Bank.
In 1981 N.V. Slavenburg's Bank was taken over by Credit Lyonnais and in 1983 renamed: Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland N.V. Mr. Afman was Assistant General Manager and Head of the Entertainment Business Division of Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland N.V., headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, until July 1, 1988, when he entered into a non-exclusive consultancy agreement with the Board of the Bank, which expired July 1, 1991. On September 1, 1991, Mr. Afman joined International Creative Management in Los Angeles as Managing Director of the newly formed Financial Services Department. In April 1993 he became an independent financial consultant.
Mr. Afman has worked with well known film producers like Dino De Laurentiis and Alexander Salkind, as well as with major independent motion picture production companies such as The Cannon Group (until 1987), Hemdale Film Corporation, Carolco Pictures Inc., Castle Rock, Nelson Entertainment, Imagine Films, Gladden Entertainment Corporation, Transworld Entertainment (until 1988), Merchant Ivory Productions, Neue Constantin, Morgan Creek, Largo Entertainment, LIVE Entertainment and Cinergi Productions.
He has been instrumental in financing film projects such as "Three Days Of The Condor", "King Kong", "Superman II and III", "Terminator I and II", "Rambo II and III", "Platoon","Hoosiers", "The Name Of The Rose", "A Room With A View", "When Harry Met Sally", "The Fabulous Baker Boys", "Driving Miss Daisy", "Total Recall" and "Dances With Wolves".
Mr. Afman has been invited numerous times to speak on seminars and panels (Holland Promotion - Los Angeles November 1988, American Film Market - Los Angeles February 1990, Munich Film Festival - Munich June 1988, Screen Production Association of Australia Conference - New South Wales November 1990, American Film Market - Los Angeles February 1991, Media Business School - Copenhagen 1992). He was keynote speaker during the Cannes Film Festival 1986 (International Bar Association), Tokyo Film Festival (September 1987), Cinetex, Las Vegas (September 1989) and American Film Market 1992 Opening Speech.
He obtained a law degree from the University of Amsterdam and he was an active reserve major in the Cavalry of the Netherlands Army until December 31, 1988. In 1996 he was elected as Chairman of the Netherlands Film Festival. He has also been an advisor to the Media Business School in Madrid as well as the Maurits Binger Institute in Amsterdam. In September 2007 Frans Afman was Knighted by the Queen of the Netherlands.
|Tim Song Jones
A Los Angeles based boom operator and utility sound technician since 1995. Born in Tennessee, raised and educated in San Diego. Started playing violin and piano at age 9, and guitar at age 13. Attended University of Calif. at San Diego and received a B.A. in Music Composition and Technology in 1981. Worked in music recording studios in the San Francisco area as an assistant engineer for 5 years. Worked in various summer stock theatre productions as a sound designer and mixer in Salinas California. Played a few synthesizer parts on the last two albums by The Dead Kennedys. Moved to Los Angeles in 1988 and worked in feature film post production for 7 years (dailies transfers for When Harry Met Sally..., City Slickers I & II, A Few Good Men, Stargate, The American President and about 80 others). Released a CD of original electronic music called The Plural Of Hear in 1994. Married in 1995. One child born in 1997.
Rob Disner was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and majored in Music Production and Engineering. After college, he spent time in Los Angeles as an assistant engineer at various studios, including The Record Plant, and Ocean Way/Record One Studios. Projects he was involved in include Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" album, and many more.
In 2002, he began working as a freelance recording engineer on projects at other Los Angeles recording studios, including Kiva West, Hot Tin Roof and Clearlake Audio. After a few years, he moved into film production, providing on-location audio recording services for hundreds of feature films, music videos & television commercials. Rob also specialized in added content recording for DVD releases, including Rob Reiner's commentary track on "When Harry Met Sally," and many others.
In 2014, Rob moved to Atlanta, GA, where he continues to work on feature films, documentaries, corporate projects and EPK packages for upcoming TV shows.
Amber started performing the summer after 8th grade at camp. Ever since, the acting bug has dug itself deep under her skin. Throughout high school, she performed in plays such as Book of Days, The Spiral Staircase, and Smokey Joe's Cafe. Never one to stick to just one genre, she also participated in the variety and improv shows.
After high school, instead of going on with everyone else to college, she decided to serve her country in the United States Marine Corps. For five years, she served honorably allowing her to grow a tough skin, learn to be persistent, and prepare herself for what was to come.
Once her time was up, she received her discharge papers and decided to start school in San Francisco, California at the Academy of Art University (AAU), In December of 2013, she graduated from AAU where she studied many techniques to include the Meisner Technique under Jim Jarrett. She was also able to hone her skills in front of the camera participating in many scenes such as Easy A, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, How Harry Met Sally, and many more.
Recently, she moved back to her home town of Minneapolis Minnesota to film a short film titled 'Homecoming' which she wrote and will direct in mid-July.
Eddie J. Schumacher was born in Chicago, Illinois. The youngest of nine children he learned at an early age the use of dramatics. After spending several years working throughout Chicago and touring the country, he made his "Profile" debut as Billy Crystals Photodouble in Rob Reiners "When Harry met Sally". Most recently he appeared in the world premier of James Lapine's and William Finn's "Muscle"
He currently resides in Denver, Colorado.
Debbie Bolsky has over twenty years experience in the entertainment industry in media advertising and marketing. Most of those twenty years were spent working at Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures Entertainment) or for one of their advertising agencies. She successfully planned and implemented media plans for over 400 films for nine regimes over 16 years, including such diverse releases as: Men In Black, Airforce One, As Good As It Gets, My Best Friend's Wedding, Sense and Sensibility, Godzilla, Ghostbusters, The Last Emperor, When Harry Met Sally, A Few Good Men, A League of Their Own and more. She is currently working on the feature film _Rogues (2002)_, along with pursuing her own projects, City of Nets, Ashes to Ashes, and several stage plays.
|James A. Goins
James is a member of BMI, The Recording Academy (known variously as The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences or NARAS/Grammy), The Dramatist Guild of America, The American Composers Forum, New Musicals Inc. and The Playwrights Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Laity Institute of the Arts, a Private Arts Foundation.
James studied music under Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated composers such as Gerald Fried (Roots, Roots: The Next Generation, Star Trek, Napoleon and Josephine) Thom Sharp (When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, Aladdin, Little Mermaid) Jerry Grant (Quantum Leap, Hired to Kill, Hunter) and composition under Dr. Russel Steinberg one of America's leading Neo-Classical composers and performers.
He was the subject of an original autobiographical television pilot written by Jeffrey Alan Fiskin and produced by Linda Obst and Stacey Sher called "Homeboyz" dealing with the care and nurturing of hardened gang members and student dropouts in Watts and South Central Los Angeles in the 1990's. James has been directly or indirectly involved in the entertainment industry for over 30 years.
James has BA in Theatre from California State University Dominguez. Later he attended UCLA where he received his Teaching Credential and completed his training in Film Scoring from UCLA's Film Scoring program. He holds an Executive MBA from Grand Canyon University.