Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, where she made her stage debut in a production of Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows". She appeared in many more productions through her early teens until, at the age of 15, she decided that she wanted to make acting her career.
The official story is that she made a PowerPoint presentation, backed by Madonna's "Hollywood" and itself entitled "Project Hollywood", in an attempt to persuade her parents to allow her to drop out of school and move to Los Angeles. The pitch was successful and she and her mother moved to LA with her schooling completed at home while she spent her days auditioning.
She had her TV breakthrough when she won the part of Laurie Partridge in the VH1 talent/reality show In Search of the Partridge Family which led to a number of small TV roles in the following years.
Joshua David Duhamel was born in Minot, North Dakota. His mother, Bonny L., is a retired high school teacher and the current Executive Director of Minot's Downtown Business & Profession Association, and his father, Larry Duhamel, is an advertisement salesman. Josh has three younger sisters: Ashlee, McKenzee and Kassidy. His heritage includes French-Canadian (from his great-great-grandfather; his last name is a very common last name among Francophones in the world), Norwegian, German, Irish, and English. Before his acting career, the football player studied biology and earned his Bachelor's degree at Minot State University with the intention of pursuing dentistry.
When Josh was 26 years old, he worked in the construction business and it was by chance that he got into the entertainment business. Modeling eventually gave way to acting as Josh was asked to audition for the title character in The Picture of Dorian Gray, from the novel by Oscar Wilde.
Duhamel can currently be seen in Vince Gilligan and David Shore's CBS series, "Battle Creek." He is currently in production on four films: "Lost In The Sun," "Bravetown," "The Wrong Stuff," and "Beyond Deceit."
Most recently, Duhamel starred alongside Hillary Swank and Emmy Rossum in the George C. Wolfe directed drama, "You're Not You." Duhamel also starred opposite Julianne Hough in Lasse Hallstrom's "Safe Haven," a drama based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks and the thriller "Scenic Route," which tells the story of two friends stranded in the desert. In addition, Duhamel was seen in the star-studded, ensemble comedy "Movie 43" alongside Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, Richard Gere among many others. Co-directed by Peter Farrelly and Patrik Forsberg, the film features various intertwining, raunchy tales.
Other projects include Garry Marshall's "New Year's Eve" alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert DeNiro, Halle Berry, and Hilary Swank and Michael Bay's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," where he reprised his role of Captain William Lennox for the third installment of the franchise. Additional film credits include the romantic comedy "Life as We Know It" alongside Katherine Heigl, "Ramona and Beezus," "When in Rome" and "The Romantics." On television, Josh is best known for his role as Danny McCoy on the NBC crime drama "Las Vegas." Additionally, he lent his voice to Nickelodeon's Emmy Award-winning animated series "Fanboy & Chum Chum" and starred in several seasons of the long-running ABC soap opera "All My Children," in which he received three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations. On January 10 2009, Josh married Fergie Duhamel, better known as Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas. They have one child together, Axl Jack Duhamel.
Josh, Fergie and their son reside in Los Angeles.
|Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.
González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006), the second one being Carlos Reygadas in 2012. His six feature films, 'Amores Perros' (2000), '21 Grams' (2003), 'Babel' (2006), 'Biutiful' (2010), 'Birdman' (2014) and 'The Revenant' (2015), have gained critical acclaim world-wide including two Academy Award nominations.
Alejandro González Iñárritu was born in Mexico City.
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a cargo ship at the ages of seventeen and nineteen years, González Iñárritu worked his way across Europe and Africa. He himself has noted that these early travels as a young man have had a great influence on him as a film-maker. The setting of his films have often been in the places he visited during this period.
After his travels, González Iñárritu returned to Mexico City and majored in communications at Universidad Iberoamericana. In 1984, he started his career as a radio host at the Mexican radio station WFM, a rock and eclectic music station. In 1988, he became the director of the station. Over the next five years, González Iñárritu spent his time interviewing rock stars, transmitting live concerts, and making WFM the number one radio station in Mexico. From 1987 to 1989, he composed music for six Mexican feature films. He has stated that he believes music has had a bigger influence on him as an artist than film itself.
In the nineties, González Iñárritu created Z films with Raul Olvera in Mexico. Under Z Films, he started writing, producing and directing short films and advertisements. Making the final transition into T.V Film directing, he studied under well-known Polish theatre director Ludwik Margules, as well as Judith Weston in Los Angeles.
In 1995, González Iñárritu wrote and directed his first T.V pilot for Z Films, called Detras del dinero, -"Behind the Money", starring Miguel Bosé. Z Films went on to be one of the biggest and strongest film production companies in Mexico, launching seven young directors in the feature film arena. In 1999, González Iñárritu directed his first feature film Amores perros, written by Guillermo Arriaga. Amores perros explored Mexican society in Mexico City told via three intertwining stories. In 2000, Amores perros premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Critics Weeks Grand Prize. It also introduced audiences for the first time to Gael García Bernal. Amores perros went on to be nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards.
After the success of Amores Perros, González Iñárritu and Guillermo Arriaga revisited the intersecting story structure of Amores perros in González Iñárritu's second film, 21 Grams. The film starred Benicio del Toro, Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, and was presented at the Venice Film Festival, winning the Volpi Cup for actor Sean Penn. At the 2004 Academy Awards, Del Toro and Watts received nominations for their performances.
In 2005 González Iñárritu embarked on his third film, Babel, set in 4 countries on 3 continents, and in 4 different languages. Babel consists of four stories set in Morocco, Mexico, the United States, and Japan. The film stars Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Adriana Barraza. The majority of the rest of the cast, however, was made up of non-professional actors and some new actors, such as Rinko Kikuchi. It was presented at Cannes 2006, where González Iñárritu earned the Best Director Prize (Prix de la mise en scène). Babel was released in November 2006 and received seven nominations at the 79th Annual Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director nominated for a DGA award and for an Academy Award. Babel went on to win Best Motion Picture in the drama category at the Golden Globe Awards on January 15, 2007. Gustavo Santaolalla won the Academy Award that year for Best Original Score. After Babel, Alejandro and his writing partner Guillermo Arriaga professionally parted ways, following González Iñárritu barring Arriaga from the set during filming (Arriaga told the LA Times in 2009 "It had to come to an end, but I still respect González Iñárritu").
In 2008 and 2009, González Iñárritu directed and produced Biutiful, starring Javier Bardem, written by González Iñárritu, Armando Bo, and Nicolas Giacobone. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festial on May 17, 2010. Bardem went on to win Best Actor (shared with Elio Germano for La nostra vita) at Cannes. Biutiful is González Iñárritu's first film in his native Spanish since his debut feature Amores perros. For the second time in his career his film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. It was also nominated for the 2011 Golden Globes in the category of Best Foreign Film, for the 2011 BAFTA awards in the category of Best Film Not in the English Language and Best Actor. Javier Bardem's performance was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor.
In 2014, González Iñárritu directed Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, and Andrea Riseborough. The film is Iñárritu's first comedy. Birdman is about an actor who played an iconic superhero, and who tries to revive his career by doing a play based on the Raymond Carver short story What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. The film was released on October 17, 2014.
In April 2014, it was announced that González Iñárritu's next film as a director will be The Revenant, which he co-wrote with Mark L. Smith. It is based on the novel of same name by Michael Punke. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Will Poulter with shooting began in September 2014, for a December 25, 2015 release.The Revenant is being filmed in Alberta and B.C. with production scheduled to wrap in February 2015. The film will be a 19th Century period piece, and is described as a "gritty thriller" about a fur trapper who seeks revenge against a group of men who robbed and abandoned him after he was mauled by a grizzly bear.
From 2001 to 2011, González Iñárritu directed several short films.
In 2001, he directed an 11 minute film segment for 11.09.01- which is composed of several short films that explore the effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from different points of view around the world.
In 2007, he made ANNA which screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival inside Chacun son cinéma. It was part of the 60th anniversary of the film festival and it was a series of shorts by 33 world-renown film directors.
In 2012, he made the experimental short film Naran Ja: One Act Orange Dance - inspired by L.A Dance Project's premiere performance. The short features excerpts of the new choreography Benjamin Millepied crafted for Moving Parts. The story takes place in a secluded, dusty space and centers around LADP dancer Julia Eichten.
In 2001/2002, González Iñárritu directed "Powder Keg", an episode for the BMW film series The Hire, starring Clive Owen as the driver.
In 2010, González Iñárritu directed Write the Future, a football-themed commercial for Nike ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which went on to win Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions advertising festival.
In 2012, he directed Procter and Gamble's "Best Job" commercial spot for the 2012 Olympic Ceremonies. It went on to win the Best Primetime Commercial Emmy at Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Marton was born in Invercargill, Aotearoa, to Margaret Christine (Rayner), a nurse, and Márton Csókás, a mechanical engineer. His father is Hungarian and his mother is Australian (of English, Irish, and Danish origin). He inherited some of his talents from his father, a trained opera singer and at one time, a trapeze artist in the Hungarian Circus.
His academic training began at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, where he commenced a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Art History, and then transferred to, Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa/ The New Zealand Drama School, graduating in December, 1989. His first acting role was in Te Whanau a Tuanui Jones by Apairana Taylor at the Taki Rua Theatre in Wellington New Zealand, (1990). He has since had an eclectic career of theatre, television and film.
He appeared in the 1994 movie Jack Brown Genius in which he played the role of Dennis. After starring for 2 years in the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street, he starred in the 1996 movie Broken English as Darko. After performing in a great number of theatrical plays, writing his own and co-founding his own theatre company, the Stronghold Theatre, Marton got the role of Tarlus in an episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. After that, he continued working with Renaissance Pictures, playing the roles of Khrafstar and Borias in the 1997-1998 seasons of Xena: Warrior Princess. He continued appearing in many other shows in both NZ and Australia, such as Farscape, BeastMaster, Water Rats, Cleopatra 2525, and more, returning for the role of Borias in three episodes of the 2000-2001 season of Xena: Warrior Princess. He was also in many movies produced in NZ and Australia, such as Hurrah, The Monkey's Mask and the mini-series The Farm. He is a citizen of the European Union and Hungary, and is a permanent resident of the United States.
Most recently, Csokas starred opposite Denzel Washington in Sony's hit film The Equalizer. He played a brutal fixer for the Russian mafia and a formidable villain to Washington's reluctant hero.
Csokas appeared in Darren Aronofsky's Noah as well as Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, a sequel to the 2005 hit film Sin City. Csokas also played the psychiatrist, "Dr. Kafka," in the hit movie sequel, The Amazing Spiderman 2, alongside Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx.
Csokas most famously starred as "Lord Celeborn" in one of the highest-grossing film series of all time, Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Some of his other film credits include 2010's The Debt opposite Jessica Chastain and Paul Greengrass' The Bourne Supremacy with Matt Damon. His depth of experience is illustrated in Asylum in which he starred opposite Natasha Richardson and Ian McKellen, as well as the Ridley Scott epic, Kingdom of Heaven, with Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Liam Neeson.
On the small screen, Csokas recently starred on the History Channel's miniseries Sons of Liberty as well as Discovery Channel's miniseries Klondike with Tim Roth and Sam Shepard.
On stage, Csokas continues to work internationally, most recently starring in a production of Lillian Hellman's "Little Foxes" at The New York Theatre Workshop by acclaimed director, Ivo van Hove. The play was noted by Time Magazine as one of the "Top 10 of Everything of 2010." The actor has numerous classical credits, including 'Orsino' in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at the National Theatre of Great Britain, 'Anthony' in "Anthony and Cleopatra" at the Theatre of a New Audience, 'Brutus' in "Julius Caesar" and as 'Septimus' in Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" in his birthplace of New Zealand. On the Australian stage, Csokas has appeared as 'George' in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," directed by Benedict Andrews of the Schaubuhne Theatre in Berlin and in "Riflemind," directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman at the Sydney Theatre Company.
Dane DeHaan has made a formidable impression on film and television audiences and is one of the industry's most sought after actors of his generation.
Dane is shooting Gore Verbinski's A Cure for Wellness and will soon begin production starring in Luc Besson's Valerian.
DeHaan has recently finished shooting the indie, Two Lovers and a Bear, directed by Kim Nguyen and starring opposite Tatiana Maslany.
Dane can soon be seen in Weinstein Co's Tulip Fever, directed by Justin Chadwick opposite Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Zach Galifianakis and Jack O'Connell.
DeHaan can also most recently be seen in the independent film Life, opposite Robert Pattinson and directed by photographer and film director Anton Corbijn. Based on a true story of James Dean (DeHaan).
DeHaan was also recently seen in Sony Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in the role of Harry Osbourne opposite Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx. Directed by Marc Webb, the action-adventure film was released on May 2, 2014 and has grossed $694 million worldwide to-date.
In 2013, DeHaan was nominated for a Gotham Award in the "Breakthrough actor" category and at the Hamptons International Film Festival in the "Breakthrough Performer" category for his leading role in Sony Picture Classics' critically acclaimed beat generation film Kill Your Darlings. Directed by John Krokidas, the film is loosely based on the life of poet Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe).
In March 2013, DeHaan starred in the critically lauded Focus Features film The Place Beyond the Pines, directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) opposite Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper. DeHaan portrayed the character of Gosling's young son, Jason. The film was recognized by the National Board of Review as one of their top 10 films of 2013.
In 2012, Dane starred in The Weinstein Company's film Lawless, directed by John Hillcoat (The Road), opposite Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clark, Gary Oldman and Guy Pearce. The film, set in a depression-era, gritty Virginia, follows three brothers who are part of a bootlegging gang, illegally selling moonshine.
Also in 2012, DeHaan starred in 20th Century Fox's box office hit, Chronicle, which was released in February 2012.
DeHaan first came on the radar for his portrayal of Jesse on HBO's critically acclaimed drama series In Treatment, in which he starred in the third season of the series alongside Gabriel Byrne. His performance was praised as a "revelatory breakthrough" by Variety and "brilliant" by the Chicago Sun Times.
Other film and television credits include Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg, Devil's Knot, True Blood, Stormy Weather, Woodrow Wilson and Magnolia Pictures' Jack and Diane, directed by Bradley Rust Gray.
DeHaan began his film career under the direction of two-time Oscar Nominee John Sayles and opposite Chris Cooper in Amigo, released by Variance films in 2011.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Dane currently resides in New York City.
Jaeden Lieberher was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Angela Martell and Wes Lieberher. In 2011, at the age of 8, he moved with his mother across the country to Los Angeles. He never expected that this adventure would lead him into a life of acting. Without any acting classes or training and shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Jaeden began starring in a number of commercials. At the age of nine he made his big screen debut with a small role playing a young Chris Evans in "Playing it Cool" directed by Justin Reardon. In the summer of 2013 Jaeden made his way back to the East coast to film St. Vincent, written and directed by Ted Melfi in New York. He was lucky enough to star in the film with legendary actors Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, and Naomi Watts. While filming in New York he flew back to California to meet Cameron Crowe, and booked his third movie to be shot in Hawaii. In the Hawaiian project, he shoots opposite Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, and Emma Stone. In early 2014 he filmed Midnight Special, written and directed by Jeff Nichols. He plays a boy with special powers who is on the run with his father (Michael Shannon).
Holt McCallany was born into a family of New York City actors; his mother was the renowned singer/actress Julie Wilson, and his father was a Tony Award winning actor and producer. He began school in Dublin, Ireland at the age of five before his parents moved back to NY. At 14 years old, he ran away from home and took a Greyhound bus to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor but his parents tracked him down and sent him back to Ireland to boarding school. Following high school, Holt went to France to continue his education. He learned French at the Sorbonne, studied art history at the Paris American Academy, and theater at L'Ecole Marceau and L'Ecole Jacques Lecoq. He spent a summer studying Shakespeare in Oxford then moved back to New York City permanently to begin his acting career. McCallany has worked with the most prestigious directors and actors of our time in films like GANGSTER SQUAD (Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone), FIGHT CLUB (Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, directed by David Fincher), THREE KINGS (George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, directed by David O. Russell), MEN OF HONOR (Cuba Gooding Jr., Robert DeNiro), BELOW (written by Darren Aronofsky, Lucas Sussman & David Twohy), VANTAGE POINT (Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, produced by Neil Moritz), THE LOSERS (Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana), BLACKHAT (Chris Hemsworth and directed, produced and co-written by Michael Mann), RUN ALL NIGHT (Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Ed Harris) and THE PERFECT GUY (Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut). Holt also starred in THE GANZFELD EXPERIMENT, an exploration of extrasensory perception and WHITE SPACE, a futuristic retelling of Herman Melville's classic Moby Dick. Most recently he shot SULLY (Tom Hanks, directed by Clint Eastwood) and SHOT CALLER (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, directed by Ric Roman Waugh). On television McCallany starred in the critically acclaimed dramatic series LIGHTS OUT for FX earning rave reviews for his performance as heavyweight champion Patrick "Lights" Leary. He played a detective with psychological problems on CSI MIAMI, the district attorney and love interest to Bridget Moynahan's character on CBS's hit drama BLUE BLOODS and a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder on CRIMINAL MINDS, among others. For the stage, Holt's credits include The Taming Of The Shrew, Twelfth Night, Bovver Boys, Rosetta Street, and By The Sea, By The Sea, By The Beautiful Sea.
Margot Bingham (aka 'Margot B.') is an actress, going from the pageant stage to center stage with a Grammy-nominated artist, to the HBO Boardwalk Empire sound stage.
The Pittsburgh native began her career in front of the cameras at the age of nine, modeling for local and national talent agencies. It's been a steady accomplished rise ever since. At 13, she wrote a tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called In My Dreams, which continues to be featured at MLK events nationwide. The summer of 2010 started out hot with her touring alongside Jason Mraz on select tour dates. Margot performed the duet Lucky with Jason in venues such as Nikon at Jones Beach in New York, Minneapolis' Xcel Energy Center (on her 21st birthday), and in her hometown. Bingham's"Complete" video is airing nationally in Club Com's network rotation, while her voice is showcased in a national Hoover Vacuum commercial. Her last release is "Live at the Hazlett", and a European roll-out of her pop inspired music has begun.
Bingham has appeared in the off-Broadway revival of Jonathan Larson's Tony Award winning Rent in New York City. She counts commercials for Geico, Nikon, and Reebok among her resume. Her face has graced the Revlon.Com website alongside the likes of Halle Barry, Olivia Wilde, and Emma Stone, as a star of their Revlon Expression Experiment. She's the voice of the documentary short "Death of a Forest", and has been featured on CBS' The Early Show, Regis Philbin's last "Live w/ Regis & Kelly", and MTV's Made. Work on the web series In Between Men garnered her a Best Breakout Performance nod at the 2011 Indie Soap Awards, and though nominated for a 2012 Independent Music Award for Best Cover Song, performing her original music remains her one true love, as evidenced by her a rave-review earning Soul Factory Presents performance at NYC's drom Nightclub. Margot regularly performs at top NYC music venues like Rockwood Music Hall (catch a live HD recording here), Webster Hall, Sofia's, and BAM/Brooklyn Academy of Music.
As of 2013, she is appearing as 'Daughter Maitland' on the Emmy Award-winning cable TV show Boardwalk Empire. Her portrayal of a sexy Onyx Club chanteuse allows her to utilize both her acting and singing skills. Two songs Bingham performs on the show, "I'm Going South" and "Somebody Loves Me," are included on the just released soundtrack, "Boardwalk Empire, Volume 2," alongside numbers by artists such as Elvis Costello, Liza Minnelli, and Patti Smith. Her image has been used extensively in the period drama's Season Four promotional campaign, which showcases her in nationally run print ads, buses, billboards, and subway signs. She walked the Red Carpet at the NYC premiere, and rubbed elbows with the likes of Sean Combs and Russell Simmons at the LA fete.
Margot has also always been known to lend a helping hand to those in need. She supports philanthropic events such as the Women Who Care's luncheon benefiting Cerebral Palsy NYC; the Georges Malaika Foundation Gala fostering empowerment in the Congo; and the Point Foundation's annual fund-raiser supporting LGBTQ youth.
She is based out of New York City.
Wes Chatham was born October 11, 1978 and grew up in North Georgia. Wes's parents divorced when he was two and he spent most of his childhood with his Mom, sister and brother. On a whim, Wes's mother took his sister to a audition for a Tide commercial in Savannah, Georgia and brought Wes along. While waiting for his sister in the lobby, the casting director discovered Wes and at the age of five, he was offered a national campaign for Tide.
At the age of thirteen, Wes moved in with his father and without a lot of supervision and as a restless and rebellious teen, he was kicked out of high school and sent to the Gift Center in Lawrencville, GA to finish school. The Gift Center was a second chance school for troubled youth, offering very small classes and a higher standard of education than public school. While attending classes, a professional theater company out of Atlanta started a mentoring program with the school and Wes was chosen to write a play that was later performed by his classmates. It was from this experience that Wes found his passion for the arts.
After graduating high school, Wes joined the military. He worked as an aviation firefighter on the flight deck of the USS Essex, working in crash and salvage for four years. Wes' break into acting came just three months before his tour was finished when Denzel Washington chose his ship to shoot the movie Antwone Fisher. While searching for some authentic military guys for the movie, Wes was discovered by casting director Robi Reed and given his first movie making experience. That's when he decided he wanted to pursue his life long dream of acting. Following Antwone Fisher, Robi convinced Wes to make the move to Hollywood and shortly thereafter cast him in his first series regular role on Showtime's Barbershop.
Wes really started to get attention when Paul Haggis cast him along side Tommy Lee Jones as Corporal Steve Penning in In the Valley of Elah. Tommy Lee Jones was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role.
In 2009, Wes would go on to work with Oliver Stone in W. as Frank Benedict, George W's Fraternity brother. The following year, Wes landed another series regular role on CBS' hit TV show The Unit as new Unit team member Staff Sergeant Sam McBride aka Whiplash, working with David Mamet and Shawn Ryan. Wes also starred as Brian Danielson in Brett Simmons' Husk.
In 2011, Wes's was a part of the SAG Award Winning Ensemble Cast in DreamWork's The Help starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney, Mike Vogel and Sissy Spacek. Cast in the role of Carleton Phelan, Wes played Emma Stone's brother in the film. In February 2012, the film received four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress for Viola Davis, Best Supporting Actress for Jessica Chastain and a win for Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer.
In 2012, Wes landed his first title role in Joel Silver's The Philly Kid. A fan of mixed martial arts, Wes really dived into the character of Dillion McGwire, performing all of his own stunts. The film debuted in theaters May of 2012. Following The Philly Kid, Wes starred in This Thing With Sarah, which was recently accepted to the San Diego Film Festival.
In 2013 Wes wrapped two studio films, Broken Horses and The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Both are due in theaters late 2013 early 2014.
Tenacious, intelligent, and a triple threat talent, actress Caroline Sunshine has quickly become "one to watch" in the entertainment industry over the years from the captivating characters she has brought to life on screen. In 2015 Caroline can be seen starring as "Emily Jordan" in the "The Outfield" for Fullscreen Films. Slated for digital release nationwide on November 10 [iTunes], the film, directed by Eli Gonda and Michael Goldfine, follows the story of high school baseball stars Frankie [Cameron Dallas], Jack [Nash Grier], and Austin [Joey Bragg], who seem to have their futures lined up and ready to go. However, senior year brings changes that make them all question what they're truly meant to do with their lives. Caroline is a scene-stealer as Emily, the stubborn, loving, and protective girlfriend of Jack.
Born in Snellville, Georgia and raised in Orange County, California, Caroline grew up with a love for the arts, immersing herself in dance, film, television, and music. Her grandmother showed her all the old Hollywood classics, while Saturday morning movies with her dad were a regular occurrence. Over the years leading up to high school Caroline trained professionally as a dancer [specifically in ballet], a talent that she would go on to use for the future film and TV projects.
2010 was a breakout year for Caroline, she made her feature film debut with a supporting role as "Barbara Winslow" in Twentieth Century Fox's "Marmaduke" alongside Judy Greer, Lee Pace, Owen Wilson, Emma Stone, and George Lopez, to name a few. She went on to land a lead role in the Disney Channel Original Series "Shake It Up," which became an international sensation from 2010-13. Caroline's performance as "Tinka Hessenheffer" was hailed as "the best performance on the show" by People Magazine critic Tom Giliatto. While working on "Shake It Up" helped Caroline hone in on her comedic timing [she also used an Eastern European accent in every episode], she also had the opportunity to showcase her talents in singing and dancing, even collaborating on some of the albums the show produced.
Once wrapping "Shake It Up" Caroline made the decision to go to college, and she is a sophomore at Claremont McKenna College studying International Relations and Economics. While juggling film and television projects, Caroline works at the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights, she is on the Model United Nations Team [ranked #1 on the west coast and #6 in the nation] and she writes for the campus magazine The Vanguard, which focuses on technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. She hopes that she can be a strong role model for women of all ages, that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.
On the charity front, Caroline loves to spend time working with a handful of organizations, including: The Starkey Hearing Foundation, and she is a graduate of the National Charity League. In her down time you can find her traveling, surfing, and wake boarding- or participating in adrenaline filled activities like skydiving and bungee jumping.
Caroline lives in the Los Angeles area.
Charlie DePew is an American actor from Pasadena, California. A passionate storyteller, Charlie would spend hours in front of family and friends reenacting movies, speaking casually in accents, and doing impressions. His "big break" happened at his elementary school where he was cast to play Charlie Brown in his sixth grade play.
Appearing as Emma Stone's younger brother in The Amazing Spider-man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-man 2 (2014) Charlie eventually moved on to play prominent recurring roles on Awkward (2014) and The Goldbergs (2015). He also made his mark on Mad Men's Midseason 7 finale (2014) with Kiernan Shipka.
Oscar-winning producer Graham King, has worked behind the scenes with the industry's foremost creative talents on both major motion pictures and independent features. Over the last 30 years, King has produced or executive produced more than 45 films, grossing $1.2 billion at the domestic box office, and over $2.5 billion worldwide. Also heralded by critics and film groups, his films have been nominated for 61 Academy Awards, 38 Golden Globe Awards, and 52 British Academy Film Awards.
Most recently, GK Films' Argo, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won three, including Best Picture. Argo also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture - Drama, and Best Director. Earlier in 2012, King produced Tim Burton's gothic supernatural thriller Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, and Helena Bonham Carter.
King concluded a diverse 2011, with Best Picture Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, on Martin Scorsese's acclaimed fantasy adventure Hugo. Hugo received 11 total Academy Award nominations, the most of any film that year. HUGO also appeared on over 200 Critics' lists of the Top 10 films of 2011. King also produced Gore Verbinski's animated comedy Rango, featuring the voice of Johnny Depp in the title role, which won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. That year, King also produced Angelina Jolie's feature directorial debut, In The Land of Blood and Honey, which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. This marked the first time a Producer had been nominated for Best Picture Golden Globes in three different categories, Drama, Animated film and Foreign Language film, in the same year.
King previously won a Best Picture Oscar as a producer on Scorsese's 2006 crime drama The Departed, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. The film won a total of four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
He received his first Best Picture Academy Award nomination, and won a Best Film BAFTA Award, for his producing work on Scorsese's widely praised Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Additionally, he was honored by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) with the Golden Laurel Award as Producer of the Year.
King has a number of projects forthcoming, including the sci-fi actioner World War Z starring Brad Pitt, coming this Summer. Also being developed under the GK Films banner is the highly anticipated franchise reboot of Tomb Raider, first made popular starring Angelina Jolie, a big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, Jersey Boys, the untitled Freddie Mercury story starring Sacha Baron Cohen, an original screenplay The Battle Of Britain, being written by Robert Towne, and the outrageous comedy Little White Corvette starring Emma Stone.
King's earlier producing credits include the romantic thriller The Tourist, pairing Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie; Ben Affleck's crime drama The Town, starring Affleck and Jeremy Renner; Martin Campbell's thriller Edge Of Darkness, starring Mel Gibson; the historical drama The Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt; and the drama Blood Diamond, starring DiCaprio. In addition, he served as a co-executive producer on Scorsese's Oscar-nominated epic drama Gangs of New York, starring DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz.
King was previously the President and CEO of Initial Entertainment Group, which he founded in 1995. During King's tenure at IEG, he served as an executive producer on such films as Steven Soderbergh's Oscar-winning ensemble drama Traffic; Michael Mann's biographical drama Ali, starring Will Smith in the title role; and The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, produced by and starring Jodie Foster. King also went on to executive produce the television miniseries Traffic, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Miniseries.
A native of the United Kingdom, King moved to the United States in 1982 and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2009.
Fred began work as a stand-up comedian in the early days of the "comic boom" in Los Angeles, and after more than 100 TV appearances and a two year stint co-hosting the popular Comedy Central show "Comics Only" with Paul Provenza, Fred began submitting jokes to Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, and many others, propelling him from performing into writing. After a series of TV writing assignments, Fred's big break came when he was asked to be a staff writer for SNL in the 90s. His success there spring boarded into a series of plum movie writing jobs, including his work on the movies Tommy Boy and Black Sheep, starring fellow SNL alums Chris Farley and David Spade. After SNL re-structured their staff in the late 90's, Fred was asked to come back as head-writer and to perform as a Feature Player. Since then, Fred has been the key writer or secondary writer on 4 #1-at-the-box-office movies, and has written and/or directed many more, including The House Bunny, starring Anna Faris and Emma Stone, and Grown Ups, which he co-wrote with Adam Sandler, winning a People's Choice award for Best Comedy. Fred splits his time between Carmel and Santa Fe.
Teddy's career in the entertainment industry started when he entered into the VH1 2004 TV Contest 'In Search of the Partridge Family' where he caught the eye of influential industry execs and was signed to Columbia Records.
He subsequently catapulted to stardom with the international hit, "For You I Will", featured on Geiger's critically acclaimed debut album, Underage Thinking, which entered the Billboard charts at #8 in 2006. Just 16-years old, Teddy launched a 3-year international tour and grabbed silver screen spotlight by starring opposite Emma Stone in 2008's The Rocker, and playing the muse in the cult hit TV series, Love Monkey.
Teddy moved on from Columbia records and spent several years perfecting new music and formed his own label jabbarock to release his sophomore album The Last Fears on May 14th 2013. A multi-instrumentalist and producer, Geiger's sheer breadth of musicality imprints a bold stamp in the lexicon of American pop with The Last Fears. The self-produced album establishes the re-emergence of Geiger as a singer/songwriter at the forefront of the independent American music landscape, blending traditional pop structure with accents of electronica and ballads tinged with sounds as close to home as mandolins and steel guitars.
Teddy continues to be active within the film, tv and music industries. He wrote the original music for the short film Bench Seat (2011), was featured as an actor, performer as well as creating original music for the season finale of Royal Pains (2012). He is also a featured songwriter and singer on Tiesto's forthcoming album Clublife 3 Stockholm with the single Love & Run.
The Last Fears is available on iTunes everywhere now.
Rachel is best known for hosting and interviewing celebrities on the nationally, live, 3 time Emmy Award Winning, "Mark at the Movies", a movie review TV show on the REELZ Channel.
However, she has been performing on stage and screen for nearly 3 decades. Born and raised in Washington State, she moved to Sacramento at 23, and began modeling. Then quickly found her home on 'Mark at the Movies", filmed in Sacramento. After 3 years of sitting across from legendary talent around the world she moved to Los Angeles.
Rather expeditiously after moving to Los Angeles, she began to garner a following among viewers with her playful-unique brand of funny, authentic, 4th-wall-breaking, interviews. She began to flourish, and was rather quickly interviewing some of the most established talent in Hollywood. Including; Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Quincy Jones, Cameron Diaz, Emma Stone, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, and Alicia Vikander. From taking "fake punches" on the red carpet, to talking about how practical effects are executed, she is known for creating interesting-original content while keeping the talent and audience engaged.
She most recently became a writing producer on lifestyle and movies reviews for RED CARPET REPORT TV on the Media Mingle TV Network.
She is currently living in Los Angeles California. In her free time, she loves binge watching Horror Movies, painting, and dancing.
Tanya's first experience in front of the camera was as a toddler featured in promotional materials for a day care center. She attended high school at the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts in Windsor, Ontario and graduated with academic honors and as a 'triple threat' performer. She continued her education earning a diploma in Dance from George Brown College, Toronto Ontario. Her most memorable stage performance was as 'Bombalurina' in the musical CATS. She spent a year dancing with the Toronto Argonauts 'Dance Pack' and lived in Morocco for time dancing professionally. Tanya's first Toronto feature film experience was as Prom Queen Jennifer in The Rocker starring Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, and Emma Stone. She's earned credits along-side Alexz Johnson and Laura Vandervoort Instant Star, Ephraim Ellis Family Biz, Evan Williams and Holly Deveaux Baxter. Most recently, Tanya appeared as Carla Coyle in the horror film The Scarehouse and as Fara/Stacee in the SiFi Beyond the Deep - both features were filmed in her hometown of Windsor, Ontario.
Mindy Marin began her career in the field of casting in the television division at Paramount Pictures. Following two years in the department at Paramount, she moved to Warner Bros. Television where she was assigned the casting of her own projects. In 1989, Marin formed her own company, Casting Artists, Inc. Since that time she has cast more than seventy five films. In 1991, Marin formed a production company, Bluewater Ranch Entertainment, as well as Bluewater Ranch Books, headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Marin wrote her first book, The Secret to Tender Pie, published by Ballantine Books that debuted on The Los Angeles Times bestseller list, and received glowing reviews from the national media.
In her over thirty years career as a Casting Director, Marin has cast both feature films and television. Marin has just completed casting on Imagine written and directed by Dan Fogelman starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Plummer and The Good Lie for Imagine Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment and Black Label Media, inspired by the stories of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Recent credits include The Hangover III directed by Todd Phillips for Warner Bros., Paramount's Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Drive, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan and Warner Bros' and Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone. Past credits include Fox Searchlight's 2008 Oscar Nominee for Best Picture Juno, Up in the Air starring George Clooney, and Wanted starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, and James McAvoy.
Marin began her producing career as an Associate Producer on 2 Days in the Valley for MGM, was an Executive Producer on Night at the Golden Eagle, Associate Producer on The Deep End with Tilda Swinton and Goran Visnjic for Fox Searchlight, Co-Produced The Alibi with Steve Coogan and James Marsden for Sony, The Family Stone with Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams for Fox 2000, and 2007 Oscar Nominee Thank You For Smoking starring Aaron Eckhart for Fox Searchlight. Marin is currently in development on a TV series Ain't Life Grand partially inspired by her book The Secret to Tender Pie. In 2013 she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a Member-At-Large.
She makes her home in both Santa Monica, California and at Bluewater Ranch North in Bolinas, California.
Model and Actor Audrey Hendricks was born in Iowa City, IA, but spent most of her life moving around. Hendricks is of Irish and English Scottish Decent, she got her taste for modeling and acting when she was young, participating in One Act Plays in High school and free lance modeling on the weekends. Hendricks put modeling and acting on the back burner and joined the US Army where she served as a Military Police Officer.
Upon getting out Hendricks became represented by Erik DeSandro which led to her photo-shoots with well know Peter Barratti and Michael Vincent. Hendricks was picked as one of the fifty hottest women in the world to compete in Season 1 of the new Reality T.V. Show Swimsuit Centerfold(2015). Hendricks went on to do background and production, working alongside Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer in the movie Popstar (2016). Hendricks then went on to receive a role as a casino patron in the movie Jason Bourne (2016). Afterwards, Hendricks became the point guard for the basketball team Detroit Diamonds in the Models Basketball League(2016) Television Show. Hendricks received a role in Patriots Day (2016) with Mark Wahlberg and a role in Battle of the Sexes(2017) with Steve Carell and Emma Stone.
Hendricks made her first red carpet appearances in 2015 when she attended the MTV Video Music Awards hosted by Miley Cyrus. Hendricks then dove into her music career and began to start singing professionally. Hendricks attended the 58th Annual Grammy Awards and her love for music only grew stronger. Hendricks didn't forget about her acting career and made red carpet appearances at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards and the 88th Academy Awards (Oscars).
At the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, Hendricks did an interview and was asked where her music career was headed. Hendricks announced that she is working on her first album. When asked about drop dates, she had no comment. Hendricks was asked who she wanted to win the Oscars and of course, Leonardo DiCaprio, was her answer stating, "Oh I am definitely Team Leo, it's about time we give this man an Oscar." Hendricks was seen with DiCaprio at the Oscars after he was awarded for Best Actor and the smile on her face said it all.
Hendricks is the Author of her Biography "Demons in the Shadow," and is said to be writing a new book series now.
On January 1st, 2016, Hendricks founded, and is the CEO, of "Forgotten Anthem Records," a Record Label designed to find singing talent all over the world and get them exposed.
D 'Anthony or "D" landed his first on-screen appearance while on vacation in New Orleans when he snuck on the set of Queen Latifah's " Last Holiday" and pretended to be an extra. New Orleans may have been the setting for his "debut" but it was in the small town of Humble, Texas where D'Anthony grew up and fell in love with film and television. While attending Texas State University and pursuing a degree in Theatre & Mass Communication, he signed with a local talent agency and landed a role in the Independent feature, "Kabluey," with Lisa Kudrow. Not soon after, came his first TV debut opposite Connie Britton, as Anton on NBC's "Friday Night Lights." Anton was a big role for D'Anthony but he is probably most recognized for his unforgettable cameo as the Light Skinned Airport Security Guard in "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay." After filming his first three major roles, he graduated from Texas State University and drove to Los Angeles with $300 in his pocket. Initially couch-surfing and living in his car he eventually saved up enough money to stay in weekly motels. D'Anthony was determined to make it. A few months after moving he signed with a prominent Hollywood talent agency and within no time he scored a role in "Easy A," opposite Emma Stone as a jock who has it out for her. From there he began booking guest starring roles on shows such as "CSI: NY," "NCIS," "House of Payne," MTV's "Awkward," and HBO's "Luck," opposite Dustin Hoffman. Most recently, he was featured in a Funny or Die short with Kylie Minogue, and has multiple projects in the works. In his free time, D enjoys working on his vintage car and shopping for antique furniture for his Silverlake Hills home built in the 1800's.
Very cute and petite 5'3" brunette Emma Stoned was born on October 14, 1993 in Simi Valley, California. Stoned lost her virginity at age seventeen. Emma first began performing in explicit hardcore fare at age twenty in 2014. Among the notable companies and adult websites that Stoned has worked for are Brazzers, Twistys, Hustler, Tiny 4K, Team Skeet, Nubile Films, Combat Zone, and Kick Ass Pictures.
April Martucci, a former ballerina with a heart of gold, set her sights on Hollywood early on, but had to take a few detours before arriving on the West Coast in 2015. After living in London and Berlin, she arrived back in her hometown of NYC where she was blessed to find her theater family HB studio. At HB, she studied with NYC's best teachers and later went on to perform in their showcases. Her role as the Queen in "The Abdication" by Ruth Wolff was her most celebrated role. In addition, her lifelong passion for dance from her days at the Joffrey Ballet remained. She traveled to Havana, Cuba to study Afro-Cuban dance and went to Buenos Aires, Argentina for Argentine tango intensives. A graduate of the renowned art college, SUNY Purchase, where she started her studies in Drama, she also fell in loved with the ancient practice of Yoga. She later went on to develop her own yoga method, FireDragonYoga - a method that eventually got her the "most in demand" title by NY Magazine's renowned yearly 'Best of NY issue'. Since being in Los Angeles, her commercial credits include high-profile brands such as: Timberland, Nestea, Uniqlo, and Heineken. You can catch her in the upcoming Damien Chazelle film (2016) "La la Land" featuring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
|Espen Petrus Andersen Lervaag
Espen P.A. Lervaag is a Norwegian scriptwriter with a multitude of talents. He is also a renown comedian and actor who currently resides and works in Norway. He was born in 1977 in the outskirts of Oslo in a small town called Hurum.
He was an up and coming soccer player in his youth, but sadly due to an injury he had to let go of the dream of going pro. This was a major blow to him since it was one of his biggest childhood dreams.
After high school ended Espen worked with a variety of things, but he was always a big dreamer. His next goal in life couldn't be further away from the goals you usually find in football fields. He now dreamed of being a writer of comedy and in 2009, at the tender age of 31, he decided to take matters in his own hands. He applied for a copy-writing class in Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo. The class took him three years to complete and in 2012 he went from the comforts of the school bench to that harsh reality of surviving as a writer in the industry.
It didn't take long before people started noticing his raw talent and wanted to work with him. The list of people he has worked with since is long and includes some of Norway's biggest and hottest names. But this was not enough for the young boy from Hurum. Espen always dreamed of working in front of the camera and in 2013 he and his friend Håkon Bast Mossige signed a deal with the production company Rubicon TV, were they both wrote and starred in the humor/drama Maniac. The show aired in 2015 with descent critics but what was going to happen next was nothing short of impressive. In 2016, Maniac was picked by Anonymous Content and Paramount for a remake. The show will be aired on Netflix and will star Oscar nominees Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. Espen is currently working on a second season of Maniac and still continues to write and preform both on stage and in front of the camera.
He is married and is a father of one.
"Astonishing!" "A spectrum of skills as diverse as the galaxy .""An unwavering passion for the performing arts". " An inquisitive soul who will push the limits over any role."
Combining inspiration from the languorous charm of Maya Angelou and the irreverent wit of Emma Stone, Jenae' Danielle Hope is a rising On-Camera star. An actress born and raised in Metro -Detroit, Michigan, where she was nurtured as an entertainer from the age of 4 years old. An intuitive skill at such early age served Jenae' well. Cultivated by renowned gospel artist Mary Wynn, her vocal talent earned her a coveted spot in Detroit's Mosaic Youth Music Theatre Choir.
Stage presence was no hindrance to Jenae' having developed her craft through countless rehearsals, and dance recitals at the Artistry in Motion Dance School, where she studied ballet, tap and jazz. She soon began to show interest and innate advancement in theatre, starring in several regional stage productions.
At Tennessee State University, Jenae' earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in SpeechCommunications and Theatre. During her matriculation, she quickly distinguished herself as an Oratorical powerhouse, played lead in numerous theatrical productions, appeared in the trailer for Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns" as well as various television commercials.
Her unique promise was recognized with a Performing Arts Scholarship during her time at Tennessee State University. As Sophie, the lead in "Ruined," Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize winning play, Jenae' maintained the integrity and authenticity of the dialect of the women in the war-torn Congo. The performance as "Sophie" was met with a notable nomination for The Irene Ryan Scholarship at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Shortly aftrer, she became an active member of SAG-AFTRA.
It is her belief that mankind has a natural need to live with purpose but often limit purposeful living to traditional career paths. She chooses to never underestimate the unique impact the arts has on uplifting society. Jenae' remains dedicated to hallmarking the world of film with true passion and veneration.
|Julie L. Harkness
Julie Harkness Arnold is from Indianapolis, Indiana and is known for being a former Radio City Rockette and currently an On Air Reporter for "Made in Hollywood". Her rich background as a professional and classically trained dancer showcases stints with Walt Disney Productions, and the Broadway productions of "The Will Rogers Follies" and "Hello Dolly". Jules also kicked it up as a "New York City Rockette" when she became one of the 1st African American women to dance on line at Radio City Music hall. Julie served as a Radio City Rockette for 10 years and traveled across the country as their top spokesperson making numerous appearances including The Today Show, CNN, and Bravo. Julie cherished her time as a role model teaching Rockette Master Classes to young inspiring dancers across the country. Julie credits extend to the world of Television and Film where she has over 35 national commercial appearances and film roles that include, Tom Hanks', "That Thing You Do" and Tim Robbins' "Bob Roberts". Julie also shined on stage as a dancer/singer touring with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Refer Band. Julie was a writer for the national publication "Dance Spirit" magazine and also was honored to be a judge for over fifteen years for the National Dance Championships of "Showstoppers". Soon Julie was called to step back in front of the camera to host as an on air entertainment reporter for the nationally syndicated show, "Made in Hollywood". "Made in Hollywood" is in over 107 million homes weekly. They are also in an exclusive partnership with MovieTickets.com where 15 million people also can see Julie's segments while buying their movie tickets online. Julie has interviewed countless of Celebrities such as Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Chastain, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway ,Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, Matthew McConaughey, and Halle Berry. Furthermore, Julie broadcasts as an Entertainment Correspondent to "KCAL 9 News", has been a guest host for AMC Indie Films Spotlight, and a guest on VH1's Rock of Ages. Julie is a Magna Cum laude graduate from Point Park University. She resides in Los Angeles, California. She is married to Comedian and Television Writer, David A Arnold and together they have two daughters.
An award winning director and producer, Artur's experience bridges the worlds of commerce and content. In 1995, he founded 7ate9 Entertainment, a creative think-tank and production company that specialize in television marketing and programming. 7ate9 has been on the forefront of branded entertainment, delivering award-winning results for some of the biggest brands and properties in the world. The company is one of the most trusted resources for companies including Disney, Warner Brothers, Turner and Bandai, among many others. An expert in multi-platform entertainment, he created the tent pole event Disney Channel Games, is currently producing The Looney Tunes Game Show for Warner Brothers, and is working on the global re-branding of Mickey Mouse for Disney.
Artur is also the CEO and Executive Producer of Artfire Films, which has produced major independent films including George A. Romero's last two features Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead, Paper Man starring Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone, and The People Speak for History Channel starring Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Bruce Springsteen among many others. He is currently executive producing a new film entitled Revenge of the Green Dragons, which is also executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Artur has lived in Los Angeles, California for 13 years. He graduated with a degree in film theory from Emory University. Artur is also recognized as one of the greatest professional dodge ball players of all-time.
Jonthan Moxley was born in Wood bridge, VA to Fred and Ines Moxley. He was an active child taking up Tae Kwon Do at the Junior Olympic level as a youth. Also a National pee wee Football Champion as tight end. Then while in high school was on the chess team, won first place at his local skate park skateboarding, also on a side note Jonathan says, he went to the same skate park as Gregg Curtin the Las Vegas dance lead in the star group Fighting Gravity who won the America's Got Talent and whose brother Jack Curtin is a professional Skateboarder. " me and Gregg Curtin both loved the skateboard shoe "the Lynx" by DC" Jonathan Moxley mentions. Jonathan also was a varsity Wrestler as a Freshman all through High school qualifying into states but not winning. with interest in sports as well. Jonathan Moxley was a awarded photographer within his community in up state New York. At this time Jonathan Moxley continued Training in Tae Kwon Do with the West Point Army Cadets and getting a chance to travel with the team before Graduating High school in 07' Jonathan Moxley went to the same Military Community College as Owen Wilson; New Mexico Military Institute and was an academic scholarship awarded cadet,in the medicine club,astronomy club, A physical Fitness instructor to the core of cadets, as well as a baseball students aid to the Bronco baseball team. This is where Jonathan got into acting after sneaking off post, to go to a rock show with some fellow cadets, he came back to find himself on the set of the George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, and Jeff bridges film The Men Who Stare at Goats, released in 09'. Being one of the extras this sparked interest in an acting career. After leaving school, missing the east coast and its lush greenery. He attended two more colleges one being Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA. The same location where Daniel Day-Lewis's Lincoln was filmed and many more films where made. the other school being State University of New York Maritime College where they filmed The Amazing Spiderman II. Jonathan Moxley expanded into acting taking side gigs and doing odd jobs, even as a janitor. While during this time Jonathan has worked out with Navy Seals and Stew Smith's Heroes of Tomorrow program in Maryland in the early mornings of the week, as well as continued making appearances as a stand-in actor and extra in three more films Touchstone (indie/Drama), Bare Bones (animation/ short) as the lead animated vampire named "mike", Her Tango (indie/drama), and as an extra in Woody Allen's untilted film, featuring Emma Stone and Hakeem Phoenix in the span from 09'- 14'.
Eddie was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona by parents Edward and Elizabeth Maldonado. Eddie is the eldest of three children, siblings: Nico and Alyssa Maldonado. Performing from a young age, Eddie has been in the TV/Commercial and Theatre industries practically his entire life. Growing up Eddie participated at Valley Youth Theatre in Arizona, known for talents such as Emma Stone, Jordin Sparks, Max Crumm, and Kimiko Glenn. At VYT Eddie started realize and nurture his dreams of performing on the Great White Way. Eddie later attend Arizona State University, where he studied Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre under the vocal guidance of David Britton, an established worldly performer and professor at the University. Eddie went on to perform across the country in Regional theatre's and eventually ended back at the Arizona Broadway Theatre, a premiere Dinner Theatre in Peoria, AZ, and at Phoenix Theatre, the Equity Theatre in Downtown Phoenix. After garnering a handful of AriZoni Nominations and Wins for Best Actor in a professional production, Eddie set his sights on New York. Upon transplanting from the valley of the sun, Eddie booked the Disney Cruise Line were he sailed and performed the vocal role of Simba in The Golden Mickey's for 7 months at sea. Once he returned to NYC, Eddie teamed up with Michael Rodriguez of The Roster Agency in NY, and began transitioning back into more Television and Film. Eddie immediately started to work on Short Independent Films in New York and even made his Netflix debut in March 2015 on Tina Fey's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" starring Ellie Kemper, best known for her work on Bridesmaids, 21 Jump Street, and The Office. After wrapping "Kimmy Schmidt" Eddie went on to book a Lead role in writers Joey Donelly and Michael Barattini's New York drama "In Pursuit", and landed the iconic role of Ritchie Valens (best known for his hit song "La Bamba") in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story 2015 US National Tour.
|Megin T. Boyles
Megin T. Boyles graduated in 2003 from the University Of Miami with a double major; a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Communications in Motion Picture and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts. In her senior year she was awarded the "Excellence in Production for Short Film" for her film, "Alone". She began her professional work in 2004 on the NBC series, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" In 2005, she was tapped to exclusively assist actor/producer Chris Noth. Over the course of four years she worked with Noth on various projects including the box office hit "Sex and the City (and II)", "Frame of Mind", "My One and Only", and "The Good Wife". In 2009, Boyles joined the production of the indie, "Paper Man"; starring Emma Stone, Jeff Daniels and Ryan Reynolds, as Director's Assistant. Next, she worked closely with producers as Locations Coordinator on the popular FX/Sony show, "Rescue Me" and on Paramount Vantage's "Not Fade Away" (2012). In 2012 she became an Associate at Four of a Kind Productions (FOAK). She has since performed as Co-producer on the thriller, "Darkroom"(2012), Associate Producer on "SomedayThis Pain Will be Useful to You" (2012); starring Toby Regbo, Lucy Liu, Marcia Gay Harden, Ellen Burstyn and Peter Gallagher, where she coordinated the US distribution and release. She went on to produce the short film "Market Trip" and oversaw a portion of post-production on the documentary "The Little Firemen" (2014). In 2014 Megin was promoted to Head of Production at FOAK. Independent from FOAK, Megin worked with LEGS Media as producer on the National 4-H Club commercial campaign "New Beginnings" with director Oden Roberts and on live marketing events with Game Seven Marketing for Nike (Nike Basketball and Soccer). She is Executive Producer of the multi-director documentary "Shifting Ground".
In the fall of 2015, Megin co-founded L.A.M.P. Media LLC in San Antonio, Texas with husband, Andrew J. Poppoon. (Director). L.A.M.P. Media is in post-production on the short film "Powder Strike", in production on a feature length documentary, and developing a television series; in addition to bidding on Commercial projects.
Megin is a member of New York Women in Film & Television, Big Vision Empty Wallet and the University of Miami Alumni Association. L.A.M.P. Media seeking membership with the San Antonio Film Society.