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Ian McShane

From a lawless, foul-mouthed saloon owner in "Deadwood" to a tough no-nonsense British gangster in "Sexy Beast," Ian McShane has virtually cornered the market on playing rogues, villains and all-around bad asses.

A natural at portraying complex anti-heroes and charismatic heavies, the classically trained actor was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, to parents Irene (Cowley) and Harry McShane, a soccer player for Manchester United. McShane caught his first break in 1962 when he landed a lead role in "The Wild and the Willing." McShane later revealed that he had ditched class at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to audition for the role. Since then, the award-winning actor has gone on to grab the attention of audiences and critics alike with his unforgettable portrayals of scoundrels, kings, killers, and thieves.

Coming soon, McShane will be reprising his role as club owner/ex-assassin Winston opposite Keanu Reeves in "John Wick: Chapter 2" in the film by director Chad Stahelski. He plays Leland, a retired sheriff with violent tendencies, opposite Patrick Wilson in "The Hollow Point," the gritty drama directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego. Also, expect to see McShane in the upcoming films "Jawbone," "Bolden!" and opposite Michael Shannon in "Pottersville." On television, McShane next stars as Mr. Wednesday in Neil Gaiman's "American Gods," the highly-anticipated event series for Starz produced by Michael Green and Bryan Fuller. "Actor. Icon. And now god. It is a goddamn delight to be collaborating with the incomparable Ian McShane," said Michael Green recently. McShane previously starred in the Michael Green series "Kings" for NBC. McShane will also be seen opposite Dr. Dre for Apple TV's first scripted series "Vital Signs," a semi-autobiographical series loosely based on the hip-hop icon's life.

McShane's formidable acting resume is as long as it is varied. McShane starred as the notoriously fearsome pirate Blackbeard opposite Johnny Depp in Disney's worldwide blockbuster hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." He starred as priest/prophet/warrior Amphiarus opposite Dwayne Johnson in MGM's "Hercules," played lead dwarf Beith in the dark fantasy flick "Snow White and the Huntsman," and portrayed good King Bramwell in Bryan Singer's modern-day fairytale "Jack the Giant Slayer." McShane also appeared as Joe Strombel in Woody Allen's "Scoop." His universally praised performance as tough guy Teddy Bass in the cult indie hit "Sexy Beast" led one London critic to dub McShane as "The King of Cool." In a change of pace, he portrayed soft-spoken Meredith in the darkly perverse crime drama "44 Inch Chest," a film in which McShane not only starred, but also produced.

McShane has also had a long and diverse career on both British and American television. Earning considerable critical acclaim as the fierce yet charismatic Al Swearengen in the much-loved David Milch HBO series "Deadwood," McShane went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series. His compelling and gritty portrayal also scored him nominations for both Emmy and SAG Awards. He went on to collect yet another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries for his riveting portrayal of the scheming, corrupt Waleran Bigod in Starz' Emmy-nominated "Pillars of the Earth." McShane also won over viewers in FX's "American Horror Story" as the very bad Santa/serial killer Leigh Emerson and as cold-blooded billionaire Andrew Finney opposite Liev Schreiber in Showtime's acclaimed series "Ray Donovan." More recently, he portrayed Sir Roger Scatcherd in the Julian Fellows' miniseries "Dr. Thorne" for ITV and also made an appearance as peacenik Brother Ray in HBO's juggernaut "Game of Thrones."

Earlier in his television career McShane produced and starred as the irresistible rogue antiques dealer in the acclaimed series "Lovejoy" for the BBC and A&E, even directing several episodes himself. The show was one of the first independent co-productions with the BBC and aired in both the U.S. and U.K. Other notable portrayals on television have included his appearance in the landmark, blockbuster miniseries "Roots" and as Ken Harrison in "Whose Life is it Anyway?" McShane also played Sejanus in the miniseries "A.D.," the eponymous "Disraeli," produced by Masterpiece Theater, and Judas in NBC's "Jesus of Nazareth."

An accomplished, award-wining stage actor, McShane made his West End debut in "The Promise," co-starring Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen. The play went on to open on Broadway the following year. McShane also charmed audiences in the West End musical "The Witches of Eastwick," originating the role of the seductive, sex-obsessed Darryl Van Horne on stage in London. At the esteemed L.A. Matrix Theatre, McShane appeared in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," Larry Atlas' "Yield of the Long Bond", as well as in John Osborne's "Inadmissible Evidence," picking up a couple of Los Angeles Drama Critics' Awards for Lead Performance in the process. In addition, McShane appeared in the 40th Anniversary revival of Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming" on Broadway. With his low, distinctive voice, McShane has also made his mark in film and television as a voiceover artist. He narrated Disney's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," brought life to the eccentric magician Mr. Bobinsky in "Coraline," and added a sinister edge to Tai Lung in "Kung Fu Panda." McShane has also let his rich baritone to "The Golden Compass," as well as to "Shrek The Third" as the notorious Captain Hook.

Dane DeHaan

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.

Lucy Lawless

New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, is most famously known for her role as "Xena the Warrior Princess". Lucy is married to producer Rob Tapert (Robert Gerard Tapert) and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert, who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, from her first marriage to Garth Lawless.

She was awarded an Order of Merit in the New Zealand Queen's Birthday Honor List in June 2004. Lucy, whose role as "Xena in Xena: Warrior Princess" made her a cult television star, has been involved with the Starship Foundation and has held a role on its board of trustees. She was awarded the Order of Merit for services to entertainment and the community.

In 1995, Lucy landed the role of "Xena: Warrior Princess" in the show, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, in a three-story arc, that led to her own spin-off show, Xena: Warrior Princess, for six seasons.

Whilst she has been primarily known for her role on "Xena: Warrior Princess", Lucy has also appeared in the classic TV series, Battlestar Galactica, in the semi-regular role of "D'anna Biers", amongst her other many and varied roles, including the hit Adam Sandler movie, Bedtime Stories. Lucy was also in several made-for-TV movies including: Locusts and Vampire Bats. She also lent her voice to the straight-to-video movies: Justice League: The New Frontier and Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight. During 2011, Lucy appeared in the "No Ordinary Family" as the mysterious "Mrs. X" and also appeared in the prequel to Spartacus: War of the Damned, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and "Spartacus Vengeance" as "Lucretia".

Her most recent role was "Caroline Platt" in Jane Campion's Top of the Lake, a BBC Mini-Series in New Zealand, with Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss.

She plays the recurring character of "Diane Lewis" on NBC's Parks and Recreation.

She will play "Velma Kelly" in the Auckland Theatre Company's adaptation of "Chicago: The Musical", from 1-24 November 2013.

Manu Bennett

Gracing international covers such as Muscle and Fitness and Men's Health Manu Bennett is capturing the attention of filmmakers and fans with his extraordinary presence and talent.

Of Maori, Irish and Scottish descent and born in Rotorua, New Zealand to singer Ted Bennett and bikini model Jean Bennett, Manu's family relocated to Australia soon after his birth. During high school Manu played representative rugby and studied classical ballet and piano, before attending University of NSW to study Drama.

Manu is best known for his portrayal of powerful gladiator Crixus on Starz hit series Spartacus. Manu can also be seen in the CW network hit, Arrow, playing legendary comic book character, Slade Wilson.

On the big screen, Manu stars as Azog, king of the Orcs, in The Hobbit trilogy, a role which won him exceptional praise from Director Peter Jackson who stated that he was "the Breakout performance" of the film.

Manu appeared on various TV dramas before landing his first feature film, multiple award winning "Lantana," opposite Anthony La Paglia. His feature credits include major supporting roles in 20th Century Fox's "The Marine" opposite Robert Patrick, Sony's "30 Days of Night" opposite Josh Hartnett and produced by Sam Raimi; the Japanese film "Tomoko" opposite award-winning Japanese actress Rumiko Koyangi and a lead role in Lionsgate's "The Condemned" alongside Vinnie Jones and Stone Cold Steve Austen.

Previous TV credits include starring roles in successful New Zealand productions "Shortland Street," "Street Legal," "Mataku," "Creature Of Quest," "Going Straight," and as Marc Antony opposite his "Spartacus" co-star Lucy Lawless in Tapert and Raimi's hit series "Xena: Warrior Princess."

Josh Segarra

Josh Segarra is from Longwood, Florida and is of Puerto Rican descent. He recently starred as 'Billy Cepeda' in the series (Sirens) for USA.

Fluent in Spanish, Segarra developed an early passion for theatre starring as the "Cowardly Lion" in the Orlando Youth Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz. He continued down the musical path and gained accolades in solo performances in his middle school chorus and also received praise for his voice from members of his church. In high school, Segarra played "Harold Hill" (The Music Man), "Ren McCormick" (Footloose), and "Nick Piazza" and "Joe Vegas" (Fame: The Musical). During this time, his musical career blossomed as the lead singer of an a Capella group that sang for the governor of Florida. His numerous theatrical awards included a Best of Show in Duet Musical at the Florida Thespian State Competition. In 2008, Segarra graduated from the Tisch School of Arts at NYU with a degree in Theatre. During his freshman year at NYU, Segarra had a role in the CBS movie, Vampire Bats, starring Lucy Lawless. While at NYU, Josh sang, beat boxed and was the featured rapper for N'harmonics, a premiere a Capella group. He performed on various stages, including at Lincoln Center for the International a Capella Super Finals. In his sophomore year, he performed in the Off-Broadway musical, Fools in Love.

Josh has appeared in a variety of television projects including the Emmy winning Showtime series (Homeland) opposite Claire Danes, The Fox series (The Following), and was a Series Regular on PBS's (The Electric Company). Josh can also be seen recurring on the upcoming season of (Chicago PD) for NBC. Josh's film work includes roles in (The Music Never Stopped), (The Minsters), and (The Narrows).

In the theater world, Josh was seen starring as 'Boland' in The Second Stage Theater's production of (Dogfight), directed by Joe Mantello as well as starring as 'Mick' in the Off-Broadway and Broadway runs of the critically acclaimed production (Lysistrata Jones), directed by Dan Knechtges.

John Hawkes

John Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, to Patricia Jeanne (Olson) and Peter John Perkins, a farmer. He is of British and Scandinavian descent. John moved to Austin, Texas to begin his career as an actor and musician. He co-founded the Big State Productions Theatre Company and appeared in the group's original play, "In the West", at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He took on the stage name "John Hawkes" because another actor shared his birth name, John Perkins.

John starred in the critically-acclaimed, Me and You and Everyone We Know, which received wide praise and was awarded the special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Camera d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Additional feature credits include the Lion's Gate film, A Slipping-Down Life with Guy Pearce, the psychological thriller Identity alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta, Miami Vice with Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell, Playing God, The Perfect Storm, From Dusk Till Dawn and Hardball. Hawkes also starred in and co-produced the independent film, Buttleman, for which he received a Breakout Performance Award at the 2004 Sedona Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at the 2003 Deep Ellum Film Festival.

Hawkes' television credits include a lead role in the critically-acclaimed HBO series, Deadwood, in which he played "Sol Star", a spirited entrepreneur in a lawless town.

John lives in Los Angeles, where he writes, records and performs music with his band, "King Straggler".

Lesley-Ann Brandt

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Lesley-Ann Brandt has become one of the biggest South African exports via New Zealand after immigrating to Auckland with her parents and brother in 1999. With her mixed ethnic background, Lesley-Ann is Hollywood's exciting new discovery.

As a child, she participated in almost every kindergarten and school play and was a natural singer. It was when she starting modeling and booking TV commercials that she caught the eye of casting directors. Encouraged by them, she began studying the Meisner technique as well as doing every possible acting workshop she could find and after only a few months her natural ability to perform, take direction and work with the camera saw her commercial auditions shift towards television and film auditions.

Lesley-Ann was discovered by local New Zealand producer Chris Hampson and creator/writer James Griffen (Siones Wedding, Outrageous Fortune, The Almighty Johnsons) who were on the hunt for the leading lady of their quirky new half hour comedy Diplomatic Immunity. They'd been searching for an actress for months and were 3 weeks away from shooting when Lesley-Ann auditioned. She was hired within a week, had to quit her job as an IT recruitment consultant and went on to star opposite Craig Parker (of Spartacus, Lord of the Rings and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans), quickly moving her into the hearts of the New Zealand nation.

In 2010 Brandt commanded the world take notice with her role as "Naevia" in the breakout Starz hit, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Naevia the beautiful slave girl who's story with Manu Bennett's character Crixus emerged as the show's big love story creating a fan frenzy worldwide.

Working with producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and actors John Hannah (The Mummy and Four Weddings and a Funeral), Peter Mensah (300 and Avatar), Lucy Lawless (Xena), Lesley-Ann captivated audiences with her performance, and became one of the shows break out stars.

Lesley-Ann continued to work on back to back projects, This is not My Life (2010) and ABC's Legend of the Seeker (2010) as well as her feature film debut Insight starring opposite Natalie Zea and Christopher Lloyd.

In 2011 she resurrected her role as "Naevia" in the prequel season of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Roles on Chuck, CSI: New York (recurring) and TNT's Memphis Beat soon followed as well as a lead role in Syfy's highest rated original feature for 2011 Zombie Apocalypse starring opposite Ving Rhames and Taryn Manning.

Lesley-Ann has been named as one of 2013's faces to watch in film by South Africa's largest newspaper publication City Press. This year she can be seen in the much anticipated feature film Drift starring opposite Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator: Salvation) and Xavier Samuel (Twilight: Eclipse, Anonymous) as well as the dark comedy, Killing Winston Jones starring opposite Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Masterson, Danny Glover , Jon Heder and directed by Joel David Moore (Avatar, Dodgeball).

Lesley-Ann is now permanently based in Los Angeles.

Jay Ryan

Born in Auckland-New Zealand, Jay made the move across to Australia at the age of 19 to take on the role of Jack Scully in Network Ten's long running series, "Neighbours" and as Seaman Billy 'Spider' Webb in the Nine Network's "Sea Patrol". He has also appeared in "Young Hercules", "Xena: Warrior Princess" with Lucy Lawless, "Superfire", "Being Eve", "Interrogation", "The Tribe", "You Wish" and the award winning series "Offspring". Jay just finished starring in the critically acclaimed New Zealand series "Go Girls," and recently appeared in US series "Terra Nova", executive produced by Steven Spielberg. He now stars alongside Kristen Kreuk from "Smallville" in a hit new CW series, "Beauty and the Beast," which began airing this fall in the US. On the big screen Jay has been seen in Belinda Chayko's "Lou" with British legend John Hurt and the AFTRS feature "The Rookie". He has also appeared in the short films "Bleeders", "Mockingbird" and "Franswa Sharl" directed by Hannah Hilliard. Franswa Sharl was awarded the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, the IF Media Award for Most Popular Film at the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival and Best Australian Short Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Jay has appeared in numerous theatre productions including an international tour with "Monty Pythons" John Cleese in "Seven Ways To Skin an Ocelot". He also starred in "The Packer", a one man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that went on to tour New Zealand, Australia and Los Angeles. "The Packer" was nominated for Best International Contribution to Los Angeles Theatre at the 2011 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In 2012 Jay began working with Academy Award winning director Jane Campion on the BBC mini-series "Top Of The Lake" and was awarded "Best Actor" in New Zealand's 'Best On The Box' awards.

Dustin Clare

Dustin Clare is an award winning Australian actor.

Dustin Clare made his feature debut opposite Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis in Fred Schepisi's The Eye of the Storm, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and screened in Special Presentation at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Dustin played 'Gannicus' alongside John Hannah and Lucy Lawless in the hit US action-adventure series Spartacus: War of the Damned for the Starz network. He also starred in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and in Spartacus: Vengeance.

Dustin began his career with guest roles in leading Australian television series before becoming a series regular in the popular television drama McLeod's Daughters, for which he won a Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent. Dustin went on to star in the Showtime series Satisfaction for which he received a second Logie Award nomination for Most Outstanding Actor and a Golden Nymph Award nomination for Most Outstanding Actor at the 49th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco. Dustin also played Chris Flannery in the critically acclaimed second series of Underbelly.

In 2013 he appeared in Mark Lamprell's musical feature, Goddess, opposite Ronan Keating, Laura Michelle Kelly and Magda Szubanski. In 2014 he played Lt. Harry Moffitt on the ABC's mini-series ANZAC Girls, for which he received an equity ensemble award, and in the Australian feature film Love Is Now, directed by Jim Lounsbury. In 2015 he appeared on the final season of the Cinemax series Strikeback and the feature film Sunday, of which he was also a producer and writer on.

Dustin graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2004.

Pasha D. Lychnikoff

Born in Moscow, a student of Moscow Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasha (aka Pavel) Lychnikoff, appeared on Moscow's stages in such productions as Gogol's Inspector General and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. In early 90s Pasha moved to America to pursue his acting career in the United States. Arriving at JFK Airport with five dollars in his pocket, speaking only a few words of English, Pasha made his way to Brighton beach, Harlem, Hell's Kitchen, and then to Los Angeles to act.

As Pasha's career unfolded, he was introduced to bright minds that molded him as an actor and person. He first received a great helping hand and insight from Jonathan Banks at UCLA Film Theatre Department, which was followed by encouragement from private lessons with The Groundlings' creator Gary Austin. Jumping the fence at Twenty Century Fox paid off. Pasha was able to land his first television guest star role on the critically acclaimed NYPD Blue. This opportunity also earned him his membership with Screen Actors Guild. While working on NYPD Blue, Pasha became great friends with writer, creator, and executive producer David Milch. For the rest of Pasha's life, Milch became a mentor and friend who helped him greatly through his career.

While Pasha was living his dream of acting on television, little did he know that he was the first ever Russian to become a series regular on an American Television. Pasha's first series regular role was on David Milch and Tony Yarkovich's TV drama Big Apple on CBS after which he has had more than 40 TV guest appearances.

Lychnikoff continues to build an impressive resume in both television and film. Pasha has starred as 'Balzanov', a Telegraph operator, in a lawless town of the second and third seasons of the critically acclaimed HBO series Deadwood created by David Milch. On the comedy side of acting, he had a recurring role on Chuck Lorre's The Big Bang Theory as astronaut Dmitri Rezenov, and a lead role on the Russian hit series and number one comedy "Fizruk" as a hysterical Misha "Buddhist". His film credits include Miami Vice directed by Michael Mann with Colin Farell and Jamie Foxx, Charlie Wilson's War directed by Mike Nichols with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull directed by Steven Spielberg, Star Trek directed by J.J. Abrams, and A Good Day to Die Hard with Bruce Willis, and Motherland by Peter Buslov.

Pasha has a big passion for theater which extended beyond acting to producing. The Shelter, which he created alongside Valeri Belykovich, was his production debut in Los Angeles. The play got 5 Ovation Awards nominations in 2006 in 5 different categories including the World Premier Play, Play Intimate Theater, Direction of a Play, the Ensemble Performance, and Lighting Design. His performance in the play got him rave reviews by a number of critics.

In this coming acting season, Pasha will be seen in multiple projects such as a recurring on the 4th season of Ray Donovan, mini series Insomnia, and Sony Entertainment produced film Beyond Valkerye: the 4th Reich.

Jackamoe Buzzell

Buzzell was born in Rockland, Maine, the lobster capital of the world. He was then raised down the coast in the city of Sanford, Maine by his mother, a woman he admires greatly and who put in years of hard work at various factories to raise him, and his father Terry O'Maley, an award-winning watercolor artist and greeting card writer. Buzzell's cousin, Edna St. Vincent Millay, was an American poet and playwright who received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923.

Rather than utilizing the artistic blood in his veins to apply paint to a canvas, Buzzell chose the stage and screen to carve out a successful entertainment career spanning over 31 years. Although most of the those years have been spent as a performer on stage or in front of the camera, he has also enjoyed working behind the camera as well from time to time as a writer, casting director, director and producer. Fueled by integrity and optimism, Buzzell has an a noticeably energetic and highly intensified passion and drive that leads to satisfied clients and fans alike.

In film and television, Buzzell has been blessed to work with some of the best in the business including Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey, Stephen Gaghan and Jeff Bridges, and Emmy winners Seth MacFarlane, Colin Bucksey and Jimmy Romano. The list goes on to include Josh Brolin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wesley Snipes, Tony Goldwyn and Ashton Kutcher as well as music icons Pink, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake & Snoop Dogg.

Buzzell has also appeared in literally hundreds of commercials, which have comprised a large part of his career. A few of the more well known include Pepsi, Doritos, Ford, Callaway Golf, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Nissan, Sonic, Volkswagen, Visa and-personal favorite-the New England Patriots.

For the multi-talented Buzzell, stand-up comedy is where it all began in 1986 with major influence from Eddie Murphy and Sam Kinison. Then, as a musician, Buzzell was the singer/songwriter for Naked Flesh and Attitude in the 80's and then for Ransak and Daddy Lawless in the 90's. Ransak's second CD was produced by Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra member Jon Oliva. Daddy Lawless garnered a spot opening for the legendary band Stranger on the Angry Dogs tour. If Stranger sounds familiar, it's likely because Johnny Depp's Florida band The Kids also opened up for Stranger at one point. Complementing his music career with a different style, Buzzell has also worked as a backup vocalist for Grammy Award winning country star Brad Paisley and sang a duet with Grammy Award winning country star Lee Ann Womack.

Buzzell eagerly continues his journey with ongoing dedication and education. Exercising his personality one day at a time, he is excited to discover where the journey leads next.

Maria Russell

You can see Maria Russell in the blockbuster hit movie Lights Out. She plays LAPD Officer Gomez. The Warner Bros./New Line Cinema horror flick was directed by David F. Sandberg and produced by James Wan.

Whether its comedy or drama, you always know Maria Russell is in the house! This self-proclaimed Mexiuanian; Mexican and Lithuanian, and a Native Angeleno, is fearless! Her range is phenomenal and so entertaining to watch. She can be comedic and silly, gritty and dark, and an object of desire all within a blink of an eye. Maria has mad skills!

You know Maria for her memorable characters on the hit shows: Southland, Criminal Minds, Trophy Wife, Suburgatory, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, CSI, and The Riches, just to name a few. You can see her this year in the films Lawless Range starring, Beau Bridges, Kris Kristofferson, and Austin Nichols, Fire City, and the highly anticipated horror film from Warner Bros/New Line Cinema, Lights Out. She just wrapped on the feature film Shot, to be released this year.

The Latina Christmas Special is the sold out hit comedy show, that she co-wrote and starred in at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, produced under The Latino Theater Company. Maria and the show received rave reviews, including Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice."

Maria's original comedy characters are unconventional, fearless, and unapologetic. She has recurred on over six Improv/Hidden Camera shows. Clearly, you can see why she has been given the title the Queen of Hidden Camera. Maria is lightening quick on her feet! That is why being a professional Latin/salsa dancer comes naturally to her. Her dance background is in ballet, jazz, and hip hop.

Maria will make you laugh, cry, and pee in your pants all at the same time...... so, be ready!

Brad Ellis

Brad Ellis is an American composer, musical director, orchestrator and jazz pianist. Ellis is perhaps most visible as the quiet teacher/piano accompanist for the high school kids on Glee, the Fox television show for which he is part of creator Ryan Murphy's musical production team. Ellis had a long association with the continuously evolving Off-Broadway satirical revue Forbidden Broadway.

His Brad Ellis Little Big Band has released recordings, as produced by Bruce Kimmel.

Ellis arranged, orchestrated and conducted members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for their 2006 album Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars, in support of the Philharmonic's "Music Matters" fund for music education. The album featured performances by TV and film stars including Victor Garber, Lucy Lawless, and Scarlett Johansson.

In 2006 Ellis orchestrated and arranged the world premiere of Billy Joel's "Waltz Variations no.2 op.5", performed by Christoph Eschenbach and the Philadelphia Orchestra, for the 151st Anniversary Gala celebration of Philadelphia's Academy of Music.

He created, with Jason Alexander, Seven Broadway Shows in 7 Minutes. This witty medley was performed by Alexander with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, when the orchestra inducted its long-time conductor John Mauceri into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2007. Ellis is the composer of the original music for the 2009 Off Broadway run of The Tin Pan Alley Rag, which told the story of a fictional meeting between musical greats Scott Joplin and Irving Berlin.

Ellis has composed or played piano for many TV shows and films, including Gilmore Girls, Close to Home, Delovely and the DVD special features for Beauty and the Beast.

Brad was featured in interviews with People magazine, CNN.com and NPR about his character on Glee.

The Academy of Television Arts and Science (the Emmys) bestowed a certificate of honor to Brad Ellis, in June 2010, for his contributions of original music and lyrics to the opening number for 2009 Oscars, starring Hugh Jackman, as the host. Jackman was awarded the Emmy in 2009 for his performance of the opening number Ellis helped to create for the telecast.

Kevin Bernhardt

20+ screenplays produced with actors Stallone, Snipes, Bacon, Sutherland, Swayze & Rock. Assignments with directors Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth), Andrew Davis (Fugitive), William Friedkin (Exorcist), Brad Anderson (The Call), John Hillcoat (Lawless), Renny Harlin (Driven), Mimi Leder (Deep Impact), Sylvester Stallone (Rocky), Frederic Forestier (Asterix at the Olympic Games) & Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant).

Universal and Lions Gate released Bernhardt's adaptation of the bestselling spiritual book - Peaceful Warrior starring Nick Nolte. It was a departure from his usual suspense/action background. Elephant White, his latest screenplay in that genre - was released in 2013, with Academy Award nominees Djimon Hounsou and Kevin Bacon.

While building a career as a writer, Bernhardt supported himself as an actor, with contract roles on General Hospital (1986-1988), then Dynasty (1989-1990), followed by numerous bad guy leads in films such as Clive Barker's Hellraiser. He was recently drawn back into acting again, with lead roles in two films in 2014 - Heartland and Promise.

He has a Masters Degree in Economics. He still can't figure out why either.

Renee Lawless

Renee Lawless stars as Katheryn Cryer on Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" on the OWN network. Renee is also in pre-production of her own video blog series "Renee's Way or the Highway."

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Renee is a graduate of Stetson University and did her Masters studies at the University of Cincinnati in Vocal Performance. A seasoned theater actress, she recently performed with the Broadway national tour of Wicked as the Midwife and understudy for Madame Morrible. Renee also appeared on Broadway in Disney's Beauty and the Beast as Eggtimer, Ms. Potts and Madame de la Grande Bousch.

Renee's additional theatrical credits include Menopause the Musical, Always Patsy Cline, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady and Nine. In television and film, Renee has been featured in "Heavens to Betsy" alongside Dolly Parton, Ghost Story, The Obituary and The Lucky Ones.

Renee currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Fred 'Snowflake' Toones

Toones is one of the most "colorful" character faces in B-Westerns and cliffhangers. He appeared in over 200 films between 1928 and 1951; and during 1936 and 1947, Toones often worked under contract for Republic Pictures, appearing in about 40 of its films.

Toones often played a bootblack or shoeshine man in at least six of his movies, and Toones actually ran the shoeshine stand at Republic Studios.

Toones first appeared as a porter in 1932 in "The Hurricane Express", and was usually typecast as a porter -appearing in over 50 films in such a role. He also played a variety of other service-oriented or domestic worker roles such as stable grooms, janitors, elevator operators, valets, cooks, bellhops, doormen, butlers, and bartenders. Like other actors of the time, i.e. Anna May Wong and Franklin Pangborn, Toones is a prime example of racial and social stereotyping in the Hollywood film industry.

His standard characterization was that of a middle-aged "colored" man with a high-pitched voice and childlike mannerisms. "Snowflake" was the stage name Toones was best known by, and he used this name as his credit as early as his third film, 1931's "Shanghaied Love". Likewise, in "Shanghaied Love" and over 35 other films, "Snowflake" was also Toones' character name.

Toones acted in films such as "Mississippi"(1935), "Hawk of the Wilderness" (1938) and "Daredevils of the Red Circle"(1939) with Bruce Bennett and in many "B" westerns such as "The Lawless Nineties"(1936) with John Wayne. He also appeared in dozens of two-reeler's such as Columbia's "Woman Haters" (1934) with the Three Stooges, and had a bit role in Laurel and Hardy's classic feature "Way Out West"(1937). Toones is also a familiar face in four Preston Sturges comedies: "Twentieth Century"(1934), "Remember the Night"(1940),"Christmas in July"(1940) and "The Palm Beach Story"(1942).

Angela Marie Dotchin

Angela was born in Auckland, New Zealand but her father's early success in business meant she traveled extensively when she young. By the age of 11, she had lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, London and Sydney and had spent six months in India with her mother and older sister. Her family returned to Auckland in 1985 and five years later, at age 16, she began modeling. She won the role of Kirsty in Shortland Street at her first audition. Angela's interests apart from acting include art, graphic design, music, writing, travel and kickboxing. At the beginning of her career, Angela had a long-term relationship with Temuera Morrison, New Zealand's biggest film star (they have since parted company). Angela's performance in the acclaimed New Zealand police drama earned "Lawless" earned her the 1999 New Zealand Television Award for Best Actress. She reprised her character in two additional "Lawless" television movies.

Chris McGarry

Chris McGarry is an actor, known for Lawless (2012), Mad Men (2010) and Awake (2012). He starred opposite Tom Hardy in Brett C. Leonard's "The Long Red Road" at the Goodman Theater, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Other theater credits include "Doubt" (Nat'l Broadway Tour) opposite Cherry Jones, directed by Doug Hughes and "Salome" (Broadway) with Al Pacino, directed by Estelle Parsons. He's worked extensively with John Patrick Shanley as an actor and directed Shanley's 2004 Drama Desk nominated, "Sailor's Song" for Labyrinth Theater Co. at The Public Theater. Television credits include "Mad Men", "American Horror Story" & "House of Lies" among others. He is a member of Labyrinth Theater Company and The Actor's Studio and has been married to Mary Kate Spach since December 28, 1996. They have two children.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown began his journey back in the UK in 1983 as Managing Director with Stephen Woolley of Palace Productions. During this time, he produced two films with Neil Jordan, "The Company of Wolves" and "Mona Lisa", which won two Golden Globes and was nominated for an Oscar (Best Actor - Bob Hoskins). He also produced "Absolute Beginners", starring David Bowie, James Fox, Ray Davies and Sade, as well as "Siesta" with Ellen Barkin, Gabrielle Byrne, Jodie Foster, Grace Jones and Julian Sands. He also worked on the script development of "Scandal".

In the late 80s, Brown ran the Comic Strip Film Company with the likes of Peter Richardson, Rik Mayall, Jennifer Saunders, Ade Edmondson, Robbie Coltrane, Alexei Sayle, Keith Allen, Nigel Planner and Dawn French. He completed and supervised the theatrical release of "Didn't you Kill My Brother" with Alexi Sayle and "Mr Jolly Lives Next Door" starring Peter Cook. He also produced "The Yob", starring Keith Allen, and "The Strike", winner of the Golden Rose of Monteux and the Royal Television Society Award for Best Comedy.

In 1988, Brown worked with writer Willie Russell (of "Educating Rita") as Executive Producer on "Dancing Through the Dark" before moving to Australia. He then produced a series of films for HBO and Channel Ten ("Crimebroker", "Seventh Floor", "Blackwater Trail" and "White Lies"), In 1995 Brown Executive Produced , "All Men are Liars" and won Best Film in the San Remo Film Festival.

In 1996, Brown and Ruth Harley (CEO of the New Zealand Film Commission - NZFC) established a low budget scheme for new talent in New Zealand with funding from NZFC, New Zealand On Air and TVNZ. This firm, now called ScreenVisioNZ, has produced three films: "Via Satellite" (distributed by Columbia TriStar); "Savage Honeymoon" (distributed by Universal Pictures), which was selected for the London Film Festival and Pam Springs Film Festival; and "Scarfies", which was selected for the Edinburgh Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. In 1998 Brown co-produced Komodo (Jill Hennessey, Billy Burke), for BVI, directed by Michael Lantieri (Steven Spielberg's SFX director and Oscar winner for "Jurassic Park"), with CGI supremo Phil Tippet (OScar winner for "Star Wars").

1999 saw him set up his own production company, Pictures In Paradise, in Australia on the Gold Coast. In 2000 Brown completed production of the Horror picture, Cubbyhouse, the film was sold in over 14 territories. Brown returned to New Zealand to Executive Produce two more successful low budget features, Stickmen and Snakeskin, between them winners of eleven awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Script and Best Actor at the 2001 Nokia Awards Film Awards.

In 2000 he initiated a script development program with the Pacific Film and Television Commission (PFTC). Six scripts by new Queensland writers were selected. Four of these projects have been produced. In 2002 Blurred, a comedy about Australian Spring Break, released nationwide in October 2002. Under the Radar which was released in August 2004 Australia wide by Hoyts and finally A Heartbeat Away once again released by Hoyts.

2004 saw Brown team up with Autonomous Films in the UK to produce the Australian western epic The Proposition the original screenplay was written by music icon Nick Cave. Directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless) an Australian/UK co-production. Starring Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, John Hurt and Emily Watson. The Proposition was released by Sony Pictures. The Proposition won THe IF Lexus Award for Best Australian Film 2005 and four AFI Awards. It was subsequently selected for The Toronto, Sundance and Berlin Festivals and won the New Writers Award at the Venice Film Festival.

Brown then produced Triangle, the first co-production in Australia using the New Producer's Offset, starring Melissa George and Liam Hemsworth. The film was directed by Christopher Smith (Creep, Severance & Black Death) and opened the UK Fright Fest Festival and distributed worldwide by Icon Films.

2008 Brown produced the Spierig Brothers futuristic vampire movie Daybreakers which starred Ethan Hawke, Willem Defoe, Sam Neill and Isabel Lucas. The film was financed by Lionsgate Films, and was released on 2,700 screens in the US in 2009. Daybreakers was premiered at Midnight Madness at the Toronto Film Festival and went to make $60 million dollars worldwide and was one of the top 50 grossing independent films of 2009.

2010 Brown Executive Produced Bait. Bait is the first co-production with Singapore. The film was also the first independent action film shot in 3D in Australia. Directed by Kimble Rendell starred Xavier Samuel, Sharni Vincent and Julian McMahon. The film premiered in October 2012 on a wide 3D release by Paramount Pictures. It was also selected for Venice Film Festival and was released in China to 18th Highest Opening of any Foreign Film of all time.

2011 Brown produced Nim's Island 2 starring Bindie Irwin (Daughter of Steve) and Mathew Lillard for Walden Entertainment.

2012/13 Brown completed The Railway Man a co-production with the UK and shooting in Scotland, Thailand and Australia. The film starred Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgârd, Jeremy Irvine and Hiroyuki Sanada. the film is distributed worldwide by Lionsgate Films.

In 2004 Brown won Independent Producer Of the Year, from the Australian Producers Association (SPAA).

T. Rodgers

Humanitarian, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend, author, actor, producer, peacemaker, street legend, gang leader, poet, musician, director, organizer, consultant, advisor, visionary, trainer, diplomat and the list goes of adjectives that one could use to describe the person that we know as T. Rodgers. However, the journey to become this person was neither easy, nor did it happen overnight.

T. Rodgers was born and raised in the slums of Southside Chicago, specifically in the area of 47 th Street. When T. was 12 years old, his mother moved them to Westside of Los Angeles, to the area known as Baldwin Hills. Also known as "The Jungles" (originally called this because of its lush vegetation), Baldwin Hills was once a Middle Class haven for African-Americans but has since become synonymous with gangs, drugs, violence and murder (hence earning it the lifelong name of "The Jungles" because of the inherent danger associated with living there).

Like so many young, black men in the turbulent 1960's, there weren't many opportunities available to T., and he quickly became embroiled in many gang-related conflicts. With the permission of the "Main 21" (a term used to describe the original twenty-one leaders of Chicago gangs who agreed to merge with the Blackstone Rangers), T. formed a chapter of the "Almighty Black P Stone Nation", who at the time, and contrary to popular belief, were in fact a community-based and backed organization and not a lawless gang; somewhere along the way, unfortunately, this would change.

Under T.'s leadership, the Black P Stones became affiliated with and founding members of the Bloods (who identify with the color red), mortal enemies of the predominant Crips (who identify with the color blue). The Black P Stones would thrive in "The Jungles" and become over five-hundred members strong, eventually controlling the largest territory of any other black gang in Los Angeles. At their peak (or some say their lowest, depending on who you ask), the Black P Stones became one of the most feared and infamous gangs in Los Angeles if not the entire United States. This dubious distinction would earn T. a position on the Ten Most Wanted Gang Leaders list by law enforcement in South Central Los Angeles.

T.'s gang activities and overall reckless lifestyle would cause him to be shot four times, stabbed twice and as T puts it, "have more fights than Mike Tyson and not get paid for none of 'em". T. was arrested dozens of times during the course of his "career" but managed to avoid lengthy prison sentences. T. graduated from reform school and later, due to the birth of T.'s first child, T. began to look hard at how such self-destructive and high-risk behavior only had two endings; a life of incarceration or ultimately, death. The result of this "moral evolution" would become T.'s life work and passion as he founded Sidewalk University in 1975 to work at stopping the violence and ease the tension in the streets that he helped to create.

Through his work first as a notorious gang leader and then as a respected community leader, T. was approached to work in the film industry getting his first breakthrough role as Dr. Feelgood in 1987 with Dennis Hopper's now classic, the seminal gang movie, Colors. Since then, T. has appeared in many films and television programs as well as provided technical advising to the 2001 hit Training Day starring Denzel Washington and most recently B.E.T.'s reality show Baldwin Hills.

T. Rodgers had the distinction of being one of the first ex-gang leaders break into main street America via his numerous appearances in major films, television and print.

T. Rodgers has gone, and continues to go where no other gang member has gone before.

Dayna Porter

Danya Grant is a lead double, performer & stunt coordinator. From her dancing & fitness background starting a stunt career as Xena: Warrior Princess horse riding double (Lucy Lawless Dbl), to gaining multiple lead stunt double roles over the last 20 years for Charlize Theron, Tilda Swinton, Lynda Carter, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bridget Regan, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, plus many more. Horse Expert, Fighting For Camera Expert, Martial Arts, Rescue Diver, Weaponry, High Falls & Fire Burn specialties to name a few of her skills, Dayna passes on her stunt knowledge to her students at the New Zealand Stunt School.

Thomas Malory

Born around 1414-1420 into an English gentry family, Sir Thomas Malory spent his first couple of decades in quiet obscurity, aside from campaigning at the Siege of Calais in 1436. By 1441 he had been knighted, and had developed a growing interest in politics. In 1445 he became MP for his county and over the next few years developed a startling talent for lawlessness. In 1444 he had been charged with assault and theft, and in 1450 Malory tried to ambush and murder the Duke of Buckingham. He allegedly raped Joan Smith not once but twice, stole goods from her husband, extorted money, pilfered cattle, and destroyed the Duke of Buckingham's hunting lodge. In 1451 Malory was imprisoned at Coleshill, but escaped two days later by swimming the moat at night. He then twice raided Combe Abbey alongside a band of outlaws, stealing a great deal of money and harrassing the monks. Malory was captured in 1452 and thrown into a London prison where he spent eight years awaiting trial. After he was bailed out, he was caught stealing horses and placed in a Colchester jail, but fought his way through the guards and escaped. He was recaptured and returned to the London prison, but was freed by royal pardon in 1460. However, by 1468 Malory was back in Newgate prison, where he would die in 1471. While in Newgate he turned to writing, creating the immortal "Le Morte D'Arthur", which would win him eternal fame. The truth behind the seemingly contradictory nature of Sir Thomas Malory is hotly debated, and may never be fully known.

Joe Lawless

A proud member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA, Lawless' career continued on an upward trajectory as 2016 began when he signed a 3 picture deal with with KD Pictures of New York to Executive Produce three films. Lawless will EP "Renaissance Man", "Hospital Arrest" and "Blue Lives Matter". BLM is tentatively scheduled to open the Hoboken International Film Festival, the 10th largest film Festival in the World. Through his production company, GoingLong Productions, he is also developing "Salvation", based on the story of the psychologist who worked with the serial killer who was one of the real life characters upon which "Silence of the Lambs" was based.

Joe's second feature film, Abel Ferrara's "Welcome to New York" premiered at Cannes in May, 2014 to rave reviews. Based on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn 2011 sex scandal, he joined Golden Globe winners Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset as the attorney who ultimately obtained the dismissal of the charges against "Devereaux", Depardieu's character. The film was shot on location in Manhattan and Paris.

He graduated from Villanova Law School in the 70s, served as an Assistant District Attorney, Special Prosecutor and wrote the bestselling legal treatise, "Prosecutorial Misconduct". At the same time, he managed to appear in his first professional productions as Arthur in "Camelot", Curley in "Oklahoma!" and Harold Hill in "The Music Man". Joe then took a long "hiatus" to practice law, successfully try a number of high visibility criminal cases and become a sought after "talking head" on such shows as Nancy Grace, Geraldo at Large and Good Morning America.

At the nudging of some friends, he finally returned to acting in "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel"; as Sherlock Holmes in "The Hound of the Baskervilles"; followed by "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" and "A Moon for the Misbegotten". In 2012, he took on the role of Judge Logan and his first feature film, the indie "The Fret and the Fever". Lawless is the second of two children to Peggy Hickey & Joe Lawless, third generation Irish Americans and had a typical suburban childhood ... parochial school and crowded classrooms; Little League baseball, Pop Warner football, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Joe saw his first Broadway show at the age of 10 and was immediately hooked. He was lucky enough to be admitted to St. Joseph's Prep (a private Jesuit prep school in Philadelphia) where he won the Drama Award at graduation for roles in "You Can't Take it With You", "The Skin of Our Teeth", "The Music Man", "Murder in the Cathedral" and as the Devil in "J.B." His college performances included "The Merchant of Venice", "Twelfth Night", "Coriolanus", "Richard III" and "Mrs. Warren's Profession". Joe also found time to be elected President of Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit schools' Honors Fraternity.

The Insects

Bob Locke and Tim Norfolk, AKA The Insects, started their film and TV composing career in the 90's and in those early days mostly on docs and Nat.hist. - they won an EMMY in 1994 for Life At The Edge, a National Geographic Special. Since then they have scored two features for director Richard Kwietniowski; - Love and Death on Long Island (BBC Films) starring John Hurt and Jason Priestley and Owning Mahowny (Alliance Atlantis) starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, John Hurt and Minnie Driver. The music for the latter was nominated for a Prix Genie Award in Canada. Major TV credits include all six series of Wire In The Blood for Coastal Productions. Just last year they worked with Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack on the feature 44 Inch Chest (Prescience), starring Ray Winstone, Tom Wilkinson and Ian Mcshane, contributing band numbers and songs to Angelo Badalamenti's score.

Other feature credits include US indie film XX/XY (Robbins Ent./Intrinsic/Natural Nylon) starring Mark Ruffalo; Creep (Dan Films), the British horror film; and The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (Bolex Brothers). They contributed tracks to Aardman Film's Angry Kid and to the cult US TV comedy Malcolm in the Middle.

They've had a long association with Robson Green's Coastal Productions and in addition to the Wire In The Blood series, also scored Place of Execution, starring Juliet Stephenson. Other TV credits include Granada's Eleventh Hour, starring Patrick Stewart; Rocket Man for Touchpaper/BBC, starring Robson Green; and Lawless for All3Media, starring Trevor Eve.

As The Startled Insects they were a hugely successful band signed to Island Records and were known for their spectacular multi - media events, which combined instrumental music with multiple film projections. Their third album, Lifepulse, was used by Alan Yentob as the score to a 90 minute BBC Arena Special which told the story of evolution on earth using nothing but wildlife footage and music.

Bob and Tim worked alongside Massive Attack co-writing Karma Coma and Eurochild for the Protection album and that led to other collaborations including I Want You for Madonna and Hunter Gets Captured by the Game for the Batman Forever soundtrack album.

They produced Alison Moyet's chart topping album Hometime and co-wrote Goldfrapp's hit single Human. In 2007 they collaborated with former Spiritualised member Sean Cook on The Flies for Universal Records and tracks from the album are still being synced to films, TV, adverts and the Internet.

In 2013 they completed the score for the 3 part series Death Comes To Pemberley (Origin Pictures/BBC).Directed By Daniel Percival. Produced by David Thompson,Eliza Mellor & Ed Rubin.

More recently they wrote music for Atlantic Heart (feature) Written & Directed by Robbie McCallum. The score for The Living and the Dead (BBC One. Six part Drama) was completed in 2016. The latest soundtrack was for Becoming Cary Grant (Yuzu Productions) directed by Mark Kidel.

Robert Little

Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Robbie Little started in the film business while living in Rome, Italy, where he made the first major sale of a Bruce Lee film outside of the Far East to Titanus Distribution. Robbie then later joined Titanus and eventually headed the company's foreign sales division, with films produced in Spain, Italy and Germany, which were then licensed to the rest of the world.

In 1980, Robbie and his wife, Ellen, moved to Los Angeles and co-founded a foreign sales and production organization, Overseas Filmgroup and later established First Look Pictures to package, finance and distribute theatrical motion pictures in the U.S. domestic market. In 2000, Overseas Filmgroup and First Look Pictures became divisions of First Look Media. As President and Co-Chairman of First Look Media, Robbie then created First Look Home Entertainment, the company's own video/DVD distribution division, which has grown into one of the most successful independent labels in the country. As of June 2003, Robbie has been focusing on new business with The Little Film Company, a motion picture sales and marketing company, which he started with Ellen.

Robbie exec-produced Helen,starring Ashley Judd and Goran Visjnic, directed by Sandra Nettelbeck(Mostly Martha); Skin starring Sophie Okonedo and Sam Neill, directed by Tony Fabian; and I Know You Know starring Robert Carlyle and directed by Justin Kerrigan (Human Traffic). The Little Film Company recently exec-produced Tsotsi,written and directed by Gavin Hood, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2005 and An American Haunting written and directed by Courtney Solomon with Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek.

The Littles also served as Executive Producers on Julie Taymor's screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus (Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange), John Turturro's Illuminata (Susan Sarandon, John Turturro), Trading Mom (Sissy Spacek), and The Prophecy film franchise (Christopher Walken, Brittany Murphy). They have championed first films from directors like Roland Emmerich (Ghost Chase and Moon 44); Tamra Davis (Guncrazy, with Drew Barrymore); Hal Hartley (The Unbelievable Truth); Scott Elliot (A Map of the World, starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore); and Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Oscar-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay). In addition, Ellen recently developed and produced The Boys from County Clare (directed by John Irvin, starring Andrea Corr and Colm Meaney) and exec-produced The Snow Walker (written and directed by Charles Martin Smith, starring Barry Pepper).

Robbie and Ellen have played a role in financing, producing and/or distributing over 300 films, including such titles as: Waking Ned Devine (directed by Kirk Jones, starring Ian Bannen and David Kelley); Evelyn (directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Pierce Brosnan); The Scent of Green Papaya, Academy Award-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film; Silvio Soldini's Italian comedy, Bread and Tulips; Marleen Gorris's Antonia's Line, winner of the 1995 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film; Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (starring Vanessa Redgrave, directed by Marleen Gorris); Jerusalem and A Song for Martin, both directed by Bille August; Fellini: I'm a Born Liar, directed by Damien Pettigrew; Autumn Spring, directed by Vladimir Michalek; Between Strangers, directed by Eduardo Ponti (starring Sophia Loren); Julie Walking Home, directed by Agnieska Holland; and many British films, including Noel Coward's Relative Values, directed by Eric Styles (starring Julie Andrews); Lawless Heart, directed by Tom Husinger and Neil Hunter; Wallace Shawn's The Designated Mourner, directed by David Hare (starring Mike Nichols and Miranda Richardson). Other distinguished films include Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls; Ian McKellen's adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Richard Loncraine; and John Sayles's The Secret of Roan Inish.

Founding members of the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA), the Littles are also founding members of The Archive Council, the industry support group for the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Archive Film Preservation Program. They also serve on the Board of Directors of the Antonio David Blanco Scholarship Fund, which annually benefits deserving students in the UCLA Department of Film and Television. The Littles also support scholarship funds honoring Irvin Shapiro and Walter Manley at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Annette Lawless

Emmy and Murrow-award winning reporter, anchor and actress Annette Lawless hails from the Sunflower State.

Born in Wellington, Kansas, Annette got her start with storytelling when she still had baby teeth. Often, she'd dazzle her friends with elaborate stories at the elementary school lunch table. Until one day, she gabbed too much and was shamefully penalized without recess for the whole day -- a true devastation for any 7-year-old. She's still a little bitter to this day.

She didn't stop talking, however. Her skill evolved into an elaborate public speaking career in high school, nabbing more than 75 awards in speech, debate and acting.

She was named one of the top public speakers in the country and soon made her move to the glitzy metropolitan of Manhattan... Kansas.

Annette graduated from Kansas State University with degrees in broadcasting, print journalism and public relations. She's since worked for ESPN and at TV stations in Topeka, Wichita and Cleveland. She received dozens of awards in producing, reporting and photography from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the National Press Photographer's Association, the Ohio News Photographer's Association and the Emmy's.

In August 2013, the started anchoring and reporting at the ABC-affiliate, KAKE-TV, in Wichita, Kan. She also hosts DISH-TV and the REEL-TV Network's On Set with Annette, where she takes people behind-the-scenes with independent film. Annette continues to work as an actress but is also opting for more documentary-style work and other projects, like her wildly popular TV podcast Hottie and the Jerk with web sensation Vaughn Fry.

A geek to the core, Annette can be quite the daredevil.

She's rappelled off 500-foot cliffs and climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge. She loves photography, building websites, playing Nintendo and Tweeting. She also has a passion for acting and has been in more than 20 films, including The Avengers, Fun Size and Draft Day.

Some of her favorite shows are American Horror Story, House, M.D., Gilmore Girls, The Vampire Diaries, The Wonder Years and Sex and the City.

One of Annette's truest passions is cooking. Her husband recommends her cheese bierocks and German apple cake. But no matter what, Annette's heart will always lie in storytelling -- acting and reporting -- where she gets to meet interesting people and talk all day long... with as much recess as she'd like.

Renny Bartlett

Renny Bartlett was born and raised in Ottawa and Montreal, Canada. Receiving an Elizabeth Greenshield Sculpture Award brought him to London, England in 1978. There his art work became increasingly involved with experimental film, resulting in him being the first person ever to be awarded a 1st Class Honours Degree in Film from St. Martin's School of Art.

His innovative approach to filmmaking soon resulted in a number of stunning shorts such as Dula (1984) and Between Heaven and Earth (1981) This developed into longer films such as his 1991 film Arktikos. Shot in Montreal, Russia, Italy and the Canadian arctic, Arktikos was a highly praised hybrid essay film using archive, narrative and documentary.

During Renny's years in Britain he was nominated twice for the British Film Institute's Greirson Award (1988-89) for writing, directing and producing the best documentary series on British television: Moving Stills (1989) and The Cold War Game (1988) made with Noam Chomsky. His 20 years experience working and visiting the USSR led him to work closely with director Sally Potter in 1991-92 on the double Academy award nominated Orlando (1992)

He then began research on Eisenstein, a feature film inspired by the life of the Russian revolutionary filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. His research and writing of Eisenstein became an epic voyage from Mexico to Kazakstan that lasted eight years. Meanwhile Renny was director of the Praxis screen-writing centre in Vancouver, worked in script development with British Screen and the European Media Development Agency and produced 2 weekly film shows for Britain's Channel 5 TV network.

Eisenstein was shot on location in Russia, Ukraine and Mexico in 2000. Written and directed by Renny, the Canadian-German co-production stars Simon McBurney as Eisenstein. Festivals include Toronto, Berlin, Moscow, Tai Pei, Sao Paulo etc. It was released in Canada in September 2001. It opened at New York's Film Forum on January 2nd 2002.

Since completing Eisenstein, Renny has written and presented an hour-long documentary on Eisenstein's film The Battleship Potemkin, part of a major BBC2 Arts series entitled Art That Shook The World. It was broadcast in Britain April 28th 2001, being hailed by the Sunday Times as 'as minor masterpeice in its own right'. Written and presented by the most prominent intellectuals and critics in the arts today, the series was sold worldwide and spawned a second series.

At the 2001 St. Petersburgh International Film Festival Renny was awarded the Prize of the City "for creative contribution to world cinema and activites in international cultural cooperation". The only people to have won this prize before are directors Francois Ozon, Leos Carax, Alexander Sokurov and Krysztof Zanussi. Eisenstein was nominated for 5 'Genies' (Canadian Academy Awards) including Best Picture, with Renny being personally nominated for both Best Director and Best Screenplay awards.

Since then Renny has made five hour-long programmes for The Discovery Channel Europe: - Zero Hour: Chernobyl, (2004) a minute-by minute recreation of the last hour before the world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl; - Warrior Women: Joan Of Arc and Boudica (2003) two of a 5-part series presented by Lucy Lawless of 'Xena Warrior Princess' fame. The series has become an international hit with a total audience of over 20 million. - Most recently Renny has completed True Horror: Demons and Zombies (2004) presented by Anthony Head of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' fame, a series sold to over 50 countries.

Renny has two feature-films in development with both British and Canadian producers.

Clay Ayers

A distinct voice in the film industry, Clay Ayers is known for his highly refined and iconoclastic sense of story and structure. Taking on projects ranging from biopics to psychological thrillers to inspiring urban dramas, he infuses his stories with a rich sense of character and human fallibility. Ayers provides the creative vision and demonstrated ability to identify where a script thrives and where it falls short - skills crucial to selecting projects resulting in critical acclaim and box office success.

It was at Portland State University that Ayers first discovered his talent for writing. Following a successful stint as a copywriter, Ayers was recruited by one of his clients to run a 40-man sales force, taking a new car dealership to #1 nationally. He was again recognized for his creative vision when he wrote the stage play "Kicking", and was invited to join a film group (Portland-based Smithgroup Communications) to develop a screenplay project "Netherland". Ayers was eventually lured to Hollywood with encouragement from Warner Brothers for his early scripts, "Going Straight" and "The Closer."

While continuing to hone his skills on character-driven screenplays like "Corporate Raiders," Ayers' background with motorcycles led him to Paisano Publications (1990-1995), where as a writer/Associate Editor he became known for his recognizable style in magazines like Easy Riders, Biker, In the Wind, and VQ. After helping launch Quick Throttle, a magazine that caters to street-racing, Ayers became the show-runner for Easyriders biker events around the country (secured by the Hells Angels).

In "The Creed," an original series concept (set in Houston), Ayers gives us an insider's view of the complexities law enforcement faces in a world of flagrantly lawless motorcycle gangs, a world Ayers knows well from personal experience. He also has worked extensively mentoring at-risk youth in lock-down facilities, culminating in his role as keynote speaker for all of Los Angeles County's Correctional Schools, the attention from which led to his stint as a commissioned feature-film writer for 20th Century Fox.

Ayers' unique background, along with his script, "No Cops with Wedding Rings," caught the attention of legendary film producer Lawrence Bender ("Pulp Fiction", "Good Will Hunting", "Kill Bill"), who hired Ayers to write four consecutive feature projects for A Band Apart/Miramax.

Among Mr. Ayers screenwriting credits is the No. 1 box-office thriller from Universal Studios, "The Watcher", starring Keanu Reeves, James Spader, and Marisa Tomei. As Mr. Ayers continues to be sought after for projects that will resonate with audiences world wide, "Jindo Dog" and the revamped "No Cops with Wedding Rings" are currently out to major talent. Ayers has recently been brought on to help adapt the best-selling tell-all "Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business" written by Marshall Terrill and Sonny West.

Pablo Clements

Pablo has written as the other half of Unkle since War Stories release in 2007 including End Titles Redux (2008), End Titles Stories For Film (2008),Where Did The Night Fall (2010) and Where Did The Night Fall Another Night Out (2011) with collaborators such as Ian Astbury, Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age, Liela Moss from Duke Spirit, Autolux, Nick Cave, The Black Angels, Mark Lanagan, Gavin Clark, Lupe Fiasco and Sleepy Sun to name but a few.

He also has a long history and following for his remixes from his Pyschonauts and Mo Wax days and in Unkle the remixes continued for the likes of Massive Attack - False Flags , Noel Gallagher AKA What A Life and Noel Gallagher - Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me - Black Mountain - No Hits, Autolux - Turnstile Blues, The Queens Of The Stone Age - I'm Designer, Evil Nine - 13 Icicles,The Big Pink - Too Young To Love, Grinderman (Nick Cave) - Worm Tamer, Trentemoller - Neverglade. In 2012 Pablo and James Griffith along with James Lavelle collected Remixer of the Year (for Unkle) award from the UK Music Producers Guild for the remix of Band of Skulls - The Devil Takes Care Of His Own.

Pablo's work is very versatile, as well as writing music for his own collaborative projects he is able to switch his hand to scoring music for films. Pablo has co-written, co -produced and recorded many tracks for the big screen, including With You In My Head for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse directed by David Slade, Every Single Prayer featuring Gavin Clark for the film The Caller directed by Matthew Parkhill, the whole music score for Odyssey in Rome, directed by Alex Grazioli a documentary on the life of Abel Ferrara and the documentary Lives of The Artists for Relentless directed by Ross Cairns for Relentless, a film about extreme sports people (snowboarding, musicians and surfers).

In more recent months Pablo has teamed up with fellow Unkle band member and writer James Griffith, they operate under the Producer/Artist name Toydrum. They have worked on a variety of projects, Lawless with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Red Shoes - A short film For Vivienne Westwood, Pieces a film directed by Jack Weatherly, who they have worked with before on a film called The Score for Euro 2012, remixes for the likes of Trentemoller and Noel Gallagher.

Toydrum released Distant Focus (2014) on their own label Underscore Collective this year a 6 track mini album it is a progression of the work Pablo and James Griffith created under the Unkle name.

They are scoring London Fields (Billy Bob Thornton Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and Jim Strugess) and also the next This is England 90's with Shane Meadows.

Louie Lawless

Louie Lawless Producer - Director I was born in Penticton, BC and raised on a farm in Bridesville. I left for Hollywood after high school to follow my dream of being in the film industry. There I studied and worked in films and television at many studios in a variety of crew positions, from grip to Director of Photography, improving and developing my skills to the positions of Producer and Director. In the seventies, I was part of a Hollywood Production Team which produced the feature length documentary film "Manson",that was nominated for an Academy Award. Since that time I have been a member of the Producer's Guild of America and the Director's Guild of America. Over the next twenty years, I produced and directed feature films and television, while also teaching both acting and film production at various studios in Hollywood. In 1994 I returned to Canada to produce independent films and television and to settle on Vancouver Island where to this day I still pursue my crafts of film-making and teaching at the Victoria Motion Picture School. Feature Films: Film Company Louie Lawless Producer "The Diary"{In pre-production} L.D.L. Films Producer "Unrepentant" Annett/Lawless Films Producer "The Reunion" Reunion Productions Associate Producer "Treacherous" Treacherous Production Prod Mgr/Producer "Private Road" Dalia Productions Prod Mgr/Producer "The Bixby Boys" Calender Corporation Producer "Outlaw Bikers" Merrick Films Producer "Manson" Merrick Films Co-Producer "Easy Prey" MTA/Persik Productions Line Producer "Mark of the Bear" Mark of the Bear Inc. Producer "Ultimate Test" Stonehouse Productions Producer Feature Films: Film Company: Louie Lawless Director "The Diary" L.D.L. Films Director "Unrepentant" Annett/Lawless Films Director "Thunder in the Valley" L.D.L. Films Producer/Director "Wisdom of the River" Ecodomain Company Director "Spirit of the Eagle" Queens Cross Production Assistant Director "Ultimate Test" Stonehouse Productions Director "Adventures of Don Quixote" Dalia Productions Assistant Director "Treatcherous" Treacherous Productions Assistant Director Television Producer/Director "Holiday Star" LDL Films Producer/Director "Rosy Grier Show" Starquest Productions Producer/Director "Thunder and Lightning" LDL Productions Producer/Director "Hardcastle & McCormick" Cannell Productions Assistant Director Curriculum vitae 1994-present Independent film-maker and Acting/Director Instructor at Victoria Motion Picture School 1985-1994 Varies positions in feature productions, filmed in Hollywood, national and international locations 1975-1984 Assistant Director and Director for Television with Steven Cannell Production in Hollywood 1974-1975 Completed DGA Director's Training Program Director's Guild of America in Hollywood 1964-1967 Completed training program in acting and film-making at Merrick studios in Hollywood.

Gavin Strawhan

Gavin Strawhan - Writer/Producer Currently . Gavin is currently Co-creator, Writer, and Executive Producer on Filthy Rich, produced by Filthy Productions. A 20 x 1 hour drama series (big dirty soap). . He is developing a mini-series for Channel Nine, Aust. . Creator/Writer and EP of the 6 x 1 hour drama series When We Go to War. Producer, Robin Scholes. Director, Peter Burger. Will air April 2015 TVNZ One.

History He co-wrote the Nothing Trivial telemovie, which recently screened on TVNZ One to critical acclaim.

Gavin co-created (with Rachel Lang) the hit television series' Go Girls and Nothing Trivial. He was show-runner, writer and EP on those series.

He was writer and EP of the historical dramas, What Really Happened - Votes for Women, and What Really Happened - Waitangi, which screened on TV One.

He was co-writer of the feature Film, Matariki, (Dir. Michael Bennett) which was selected for Toronto and released in 2010.

In 2010 he was Show Runner and co-writer of This Is Not My Life, a 13 x 1 hour, mystery thriller, which played on TVNZ One to critical acclaim. A US pilot was commissioned by NBC.

Gavin was also co-creator and writer of Kaitangata Twitch, Burying Brian, award-winning series Being Eve, Maddigan's Quest, Mercy Peak, The Chosen, Jackson's Wharf, and the Lawless telemovies.

Gavin began his television career in Australia on Neighbours, and worked on Shortland Street from 1992 - 94 as its first script editor and head writer. He produced the series in 1995.

He has written for many other series, including The Lost Children, Interrogation and Outrageous Fortune.

From 2000 - 2002 Gavin worked in the UK as senior development executive for Fremantle Media and in Germany for Grundy UFA. From 2003-2006 Gavin created and wrote two series of Living It, a children's live action drama series for CBBC in the UK.

He was development executive and script consultant on the feature film Whale Rider.

James Griffith

James Griffith was a member of Lake Trout since the band formed in 1994 in Baltimore. He played the base, guitar and vocals. Lake Trout combined rock, ambient, jazz and many other styles.

The band toured extensively but in 2007 the band put a halt to its ongoing touring schedule. After the last album the band performed a few yearly shows on the east coast and James Griffith, Matthew Pierce and Mike Lowry have also toured extensively as part of Unkle's touring band since 2007 under the name Big In Japan.

Big In Japan was a Lake Trout side project, the music was instrumental, very improvisational, and ambient. In 2008 James Griffith started co-writing and co producing with Unkle, working on a number of Unkle albums. 'More Stories' (January 2008), 'End Titles Stories For Film' (July 2008), 'End Titles Redux' (December 2008) 'Where Did The Night Fall' (May 2010) and 'Where Did The Night Fall Another Night Out (April 2011).

In Unkle James worked on remixes for the likes of Noel Gallagher - AKA What A Life and Noel Gallagher - Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me - Black Mountain - No Hits, Autolux - Turnstile Blues, The Queens Of The Stone Age - I'm Designer, Evil Nine - 13 Icicles ,The Big Pink - Too Young To Love, Grinderman (Nick Cave) - Worm Tamer, Trentemoller - Neverglade. In 2012 James and Pablo Clements along with James Lavelle collected Remixer of the Year (for Unkle) award from the UK Music Producers Guild for the remix of Band of Skulls - The Devil Takes Care Of His Own.

James's work is very versatile, as well as writing music for his own collaborative projects he is able to switch his hand to scoring music for films. James has co-written, co -produced and recorded many tracks for the big screen, including With You In My Head for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse directed by David Slade, Every Single Prayer featuring Gavin Clark for the film The Caller directed by Matthew Parkhill, and the documentary Lives of The Artists for Relentless directed by Ross Cairns for Relentless, a film about extreme sports people (snowboarding, musicians and surfers).

Since 2011 James has teamed up with fellow Unkle band member and writer Pablo Clements, they operate under the Producer/Artist name Toydrum. They have worked on a variety of projects, Lawless with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Red Shoes - A short film For Vivienne Westwood, Pieces a film directed by Jack Weatherly, who they have worked with before on a film called The Score for Euro 2012, remixes for the likes of Trentemoller and Noel Gallagher.

Toydrum released Distant Focus (2014) on their own label Underscore Collective this year a 6 track mini album it is a progression of the work Pablo and James Griffith created under the Unkle name.

They are scoring London Fields (Billy Bob Thornton Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and Jim Strugess) and also the next This is England 90's with Shane Meadows.

Jason Riley Hoss

Jason Riley Hoss was born in Garden City, Michigan on March 16, 1977. As an only child raised by hard working parents, his father moved the family to Louisiana for a short time, then to Texas to settle down when Jason was five. Jason was an above average student and found he had a love for film at an early age when watching The Terminator and Aliens. He was fascinated by the imagery and effects he saw and knew then that he wanted to someday work in that industry. He remained steadfast in his love of film, but became quite an accomplished baseball player in the positions of catcher, short stop, and pitcher throughout his schooling. He concentrated on baseball, never taking any acting classes or joining any theatre groups. It was during his junior year of high school that he decided baseball was not his future and set out to find his own path. After graduating Marshall High School in 1995, Jason attended Kilgore Junior College for one and a half semesters, dropped out, and then joined the US Army. He served for three years which included a tour of duty in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Just shortly after being honorably discharged in 1999, he and a close friend started an independent film company in Indiana. After three months, Jason felt that at that time he was not ready for the business and left Indiana for Texas to further his education and better support his film aspirations for the future. Jason maintained a 4.0 average, became a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and in 2002 received his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Telecommunication Technology from Texas State Technical College in Marshall, Texas. After he graduated, Jason moved to Dallas, Texas, where he began his work in the wireless repair industry. It was at this time Jason began attending the KD Studio Actors Conservatory to study acting for film and television while promoting himself as an actor for hire. Jason finally made his break as an actor and producer when he was asked to become involved with and co-star in the 2007 feature film, "The Lawless".

Max Hardberger

Max Hardberger is a professionally trained writer with a unique background. After he earned a B.A. degree in English from the University of New Orleans, Hardberger attended the world-renowned post-graduate Program in Creative Writing (known informally as the "Writers' Workshop") at the University of Iowa. He also attended the University's film school. In 1972 he received a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction and Poetry and has since used his formal training to write on topics drawing inspiration from his wide array of life experiences. At various times in his life, Hardberger has worked as a ship captain, newspaper reporter, English teacher, crop duster, private investigator, maritime lawyer, flight instructor, ship surveyor, commercial aircraft pilot, sailing instructor, vessel repossession specialist, filmmaker, oilfield mud engineer and ship breaker.

His adventures have taken him throughout the world--from lawless ports in the Caribbean and the war-torn jungles of Central America to the once-forbidden city of Vladivostok--where he crossed paths with a veritable rogue's gallery of characters, including Haitian rebels, modern-day Caribbean pirates, and Russian mobsters.

Hardberger drew upon his maritime experiences in writing his first book, Deadweight: Owning the Ocean Freighter (Palm Island Press, 1994), a textbook on ship ownership that Fairplay Magazine (Lloyd's of London Press) called "required reading" and "truth at last." He followed Deadweight with his first novel, Freighter Captain (Pioneer Press, 1998), a semi-autobiographical account of his adventures as a ship captain in the Caribbean. Hardberger then moved from maritime subjects to a murder mystery with his 1999 novel, The Jumping-Off Place (Great Circle Press), which one reviewer described as "a tribute to the classics and a great hard-boiled novel in its own right." His third novel, The Sea Bitch, tells the story of a young man who leaves the turmoil of the Sixties to sail the Caribbean in a small, unseaworthy boat.

Hardberger was recently engaged by the Broadway Books imprint of Random House to write a book about his adventures in repossessing ships in lawless ports. With a working title of The Good Pirate, the hardback version of the book is scheduled for release in the summer of 2009. The subject matter of this book is currently being developed into a feature film by Frank Marshall of 'The Kennedy/Marshall Company', and was also the subject of an episode of Repo Men: Stealing for a Living, which aired in 2004 on The Learning Channel.

As a student of military nonfiction, particularly of World War II, Max was asked to write the introduction to the English-language edition of Vassili Zaitsev's Notes of a Sniper (on which the movie Enemy at the Gates was based). Max has also written hundreds of articles for various maritime publications, including WorkBoat Magazine, National Fisherman, Marine Money, Maritime Reporter, and The Maritime Security Handbook. He has written several screenplays, including The Kimbrel-West Clan, the true story of the nation's most successful outlaw gang, Red Clay, a hard-boiled detective movie set in rural Mississippi, and The Ice Man's Daughter, a caper-and-chase actioner.

As a devotee of the hardboiled school of fiction, Max's writing style offers gritty realism. Like his life, many of Max's books and screenplays are set in the seedy world of international business. His protagonists are often like himself, savvy, sardonic, and capable of violent action. And his villains are drawn from the panoply of miscreants he's met as a ship captain and maritime lawyer. His stories are fact-based, real-world adventures from the underbelly of world commerce, and they are the stuff of legend.

His upcoming memoir by the Broadway Books imprint of Random House entitled, Seized! Battling Pirates and Recovering Stolen Ships in the Worlds Most Troubled Waters, will be available on April 6, 2010.

Martin Pope

Martin Pope has produced three Oscar nominated films - animated feature 'Chico & Rita' and animated shorts 'The Gruffalo' and most recently 'Room on the Broom'.

Martin is (2015) currently producing both 'Stick Man', a short animated film based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler; and two animated shorts based on Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Rhymes', which are being directed by Academy Award nominees Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer.

'Room on the Broom' won a Bafta award as well as a Crystal at Annecy; while 'The Gruffalo' and 'The Gruffalo's Child' were both nominated for a Bafta award, and won Crystals at Annecy along with many other awards. All three films were part of Shorts International's programme touring cinemas in the United States, and each film had more than 250,000 admissions on their release in French cinemas.

'Chico & Rita', the animated musical feature directed by Fernando Trueba with star designer Xavier Mariscal and Tono Errando won the European Film Award for Best Animated Feature as well as Spain's Goya for Best Animated Feature.

Martin has produced ten feature films, including documentary 'One Life', narrated by Daniel Craig; the comedy 'Wild Target' with Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, and Martin Freeman; and 'Glorious 39' with Romola Garai, Julie Christie, Christopher Lee and Eddie Redmayne.

Previously Martin produced two films with writer/director team Neil Hunter and Tom Hunsinger - 'Lawless Heart' and 'Sparkle'; as well as feature films 'The Cottage' (with Andy Serkis); 'Touch Of Pink' (starring Kyle Maclachlan); 'The Heart of Me' (starring Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Bettany and Olivia Williams); and 'Alive & Kicking'. For tv he produced 'The Turn of the Screw' (starring Colin Firth).

Prior to co-founding and running Magic Light Pictures, Martin ran his own independent company and before that was a producer at BBC Films. While there producing credits included director John Madden's 'Meat' and director John Schlesinger's Bafta award winning film of Alan Bennett's 'A Question of Attribution'.

Benjamin Meade

The son of a Baptist inner city minister (father) and a music teacher (mother), Benjamin Meade grew up in Kansas City under extreme adversity. A brain injury at the age of 11 left him unable to speak for nearly two years, forcing him to relearn language skills through cognitive trial and error. At an young age he began immersing himself with music, movies, and readings on contemporary philosophy. He attended the Music Conservatory in Kansas City studying six years with the piano, guitar, and several woodwind instruments. He and his two brothers formed the musical ensemble "Tuck Point" when he was 15. An Eagle Scout, at the age of 17 he put himself through college by playing in several different rock bands and working at an auto repair shop while pursuing a degree in filmmaking at Central Missouri State University. After graduating in 1977, he met and worked with Stan Brakhage in Boulder, Colorado for several months learning experimental film technique and aesthetic. Soon after, he was offered an entry level job at Universal Pictures in Los Angeles but soon returned to the mid-west hoping for a film community to develop. Discouraged from lack of employment opportunities in the film industry where he lived, he took a job as a financial services consultant with New England Financial and remained there for nearly three decades. He became partner of the firm at age 28 while spending time studying interests from chiropractic to law and earned a masters degree in American History, then a Ph D in Film and Theatre from the University of Kansas in 1999. While at Kansas, he again met Stan Brakhage who worked with him in the development of many short experimental films. While presenting a paper in Denmark in 1999, he met Laszlo Tarnay of Pecs, Hungary who invited him to teach there the following year. While teaching, he met Hungarian Filmmaker Andras Suranyi and made the controversial but touching film Vakvagany (2002) in 2001. He completed Das Bus in 2003, and collaborated with crime novelist James Ellroy on Bazaar Bizarre in 2005 (now re-released by Troma Entertainment). His film American Stag (2006) was an interrogation of early American Pornography. This was followed by the critically acclaimed American Music: Off The Record (2008) featuring Noam Chomsky, Jackson Brown and Douglas Rushkoff along with more than 50 music acts including Les Paul, Ray Price, and Wanda Jackson. He followed this with The Elders: Alive and Live in Ireland (2008), a rock and roll music epic, then completed Lifelong Roadtrip, a film about the Nace Brothers Band in 2009. He then produced The Kansas City Murder Factory-Act 1 for Mike B. Rollen (2011), In 2012 he released a compilation of his shorts films made with Stan Brakhage and several others without collaboration as well as interviews with his icons Ray Harryhausen, Tom Savini, Stan Brakhage, William S. Burroughs, and Lars Von Trier-to name a few. The title of the compilation is "Mentallusions: Radical Eclectic Films of Benjamin Meade". In 2012 his book "Experimental Film: The Missing Frames" was published. In 2012 he shot a film in Haiti entitled "Optimistic Chaos", which chronicles he and singer/songwriter Danny Cox as they experienced the poverty and lawlessness in the Northwest part of the island. It was released in 2013. In 2015 he released Woke Up This Mornin' in the Arkansas Delta, a gonzo style film that chronicles his travels in the Arkansas Delta from 2009-2014. His work is "experimental documentary". Meade is founder of Casas Por Cristo, a missions organization that builds homes for the poor in Juarez, Mexico. He resides in Kansas City, Missouri and is a retired Professor of Film and Digital Media at Avila University in Kansas City. He is a fellow at the Society of the Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image in Copenhagen, Denmark, and a professor of film at Janus Pannonius Univrsity at Pecs" Hungary. He is the owner of Cosmic Cowboy Studio in Kansas City, an analogue facility for group, solo, and film soundtrack recording. It is housed with his film company Corticrawl Productions.

Max Myers

Writer/director Max Myers grew up watching films from Sam Peckinpah, Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood, Martin Ritt and Walter Hill. He is an avid fan of the Western, crediting those iconic directors along with films of the 60s & 70s as his main inspiration.

Max was born in Iserlohn, West Germany, the son of an English Army soldier and a local schoolgirl. He spent the first years of his life traveling with his family to a variety of postings including London, Germany, South Australia and Gibraltar.

At age 15, he landed on the mean streets of East London, where he joined a rock-n-roll-band, learned to play a respectable blues harp and did some serious amateur boxing. Later he moved into tour management and sound mixing, working and playing for many famous musicians from such notable European acts as Mungo Jerry, Manfred Mann, Wings, Berlin Rock Ensemble and Moonraker. Eventually he was drawn to the American shores, landing in Baltimore, MD, where he continued to work and play for now-forgotten bands, Face Dancer and Objects, amongst others.

In the early 90s, Max relocated to New York and started a music production company, but soon the collapse of Wall Street left him homeless and penniless. He drew upon his early days as an amateur boxer and informed by his experiences in the violent neighborhoods of East London, took on a succession of jobs as doorman and bouncer at some of New York's edgier nightclubs. It was in this era that he continued his street education, joining a biker gang and experiencing firsthand the lawlessness and corruption of society's underbelly.

By 1995, he recognized there was no future for him on the streets, so he took a job waiting tables and began his writing career. His first big break came when he landed a development deal with Martin Scorsese's Cappa Productions, under the guidance of Barbara De Fina. Succumbing to the lure of Hollywood, Max moved west where he continues to write, direct and teach.

For his first feature, Don't Let Go, he won Outstanding Directorial Achievement 2002 at the Stony Brook Film Festival, Best Picture at Westchester and a Prism Award in Los Angeles.

Ryan Dodson

Ryan Dodson is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with an extensive background in electronic music, ambient, orchestral, rock and its many sub-genres. Ryan's decade long work as a composer gives him a broad sonic spectrum to help tell stories through a variety of new media.

Recent project highlights include Extraction starring Bruce Willis, Submerged produced by Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyers Club, Lawless) and a viral marketing campaign for Wrigley's 5 Gum produced by 42 Entertainment (NIN Year Zero, The Dark Knight: Why So Serious). Incorporating gaming, film and advertising, the groundbreaking campaign won a 2012 Cannes Lions Award and was a finalist in two other categories.

Ryan also has hundreds of TV placements including The Walking Dead, AMC's Low Winter Sun, BBC Athletics, CW's The Messengers, NBC's America's Got Talent, Sony's FIVE, ABC's special David Blaine: Real or Magic and Mistresses.

Recently, Ryan worked and collaborated with Mike Zarin and his company Sencit Music. A trailer music company, Sencit's latest placements include Jurassic World, Ex_Machina and Big Hero 6.

Raymond Law

Raymond Law was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to mother Jenny and father Ming. Raymond was the youngest of two children. His older sister is Karen Lo. He attended a Catholic private school. When he graduated from high school he went on to attend the Canadian College of Acting and Film. There he trained with mentor Louie Lawless. He has appeared in many film and television roles since then. Raymond looks up to actor Hayden Christensen and considers him a role model. Raymond always makes time for his family and friends and believes they are the foundation of who he is.

William M. Windsor

William M. Windsor began his career in high school as a television cameraman and radio announcer. Bill's grandfather was a vaudeville producer and performer, and his father began writing jokes for W.C. Fields and then spent 50 years as the general manager of television stations.

Bill began working as a radio and television announcer and TV cameraman in high school and college. He hosted a weekly television program on WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando the summer before his senior year at Texas Tech University.

As a junior at Texas Tech University in 1969, Bill became involved in the T-shirt business , and after several years as a retailer, wholesaler, and manufacturer, he launched the trade magazine and trade show for the industry in 1977. He is considered by many to be the father of the multi-billion dollar "imprinted sportswear industry." He started other magazines and shows, and sold the company and "retired" at the age of 33.

His retirement didn't last long. He has owned and/or operated many magazines and trade shows, travel businesses, retail stores, manufacturing companies, printing company, typesetting business, advertising agency, marketing companies, convention services businesses, souvenir and gift businesses, tourist attractions, resort businesses, music businesses, computer software company, a consulting company, a food franchise, internet businesses, and more. Bill has written numerous articles, books, training programs, and manuals. He has spoken at conferences and trade shows across North America and in Europe, Australia, and China.

From 1992 to 1996, Bill was President of Advanstar Expositions, a company owned at the time by Goldman Sachs. Advanstar was one of the largest producers of trade shows and conferences in the world. From 1996 to 2001, Bill was CEO of 1st Communications, a company owned by Bain Capital, Triumph Capital Group, and Bill. 1st Communications made a series of multi-million dollar acquisitions to build one of the largest trade show businesses -- the largest in terms of the number of annual events. 1st Communications also developed one of the first online job and resume businesses using a network of over 1,000 web sites. That business was sold to The Washington Post in 2001, and Bill "retired" to Atlanta, Georgia to be near grandchildren-to-be. Bill and his college girlfriend divorced in 2013. He has two children and three incredible granddaughters.

Bill started several companies in college.

Bill was a magazine publishing company owner / publisher for 30 years. He has been the publisher of over 100 magazines. He has also been a trade show / conference producer for 30 years. He has been a speaker at conferences all around the world. He has lectured at major universities. He is the author of hundreds of magazine articles, books, manuals, conference programs.

Bill considers himself to be a serial entrepreneur, having started over 50 companies in his career.

From 2008 to 2010, Bill led a successful effort to clean up corruption in Ontario Canada.

Bill discovered corruption in the federal courts in Atlanta, Georgia. His experience caused him to discover tens of thousands of other victims. Bill will not stop until these judges are exposed for the world to see.

Bill's discovery of government and judicial corruption made him a filmmaker. In 2012 and 2013, Bill drove to all 50 states in a 247-day road trip filming over 1,000 victims of government and judicial corruption. This material will result in Lawless America...The Movie and a second film, Love Letters to the Children.

Bill hopes Lawless America might be made into a weekly TV show.

One of the stories that Bill discovered in his 50-state road trip is destined for the big screen. It's titled "Pinhead."

Oleg Kashin

Oleg Kashin is a prominent Russian journalist whose sharp articles about current events and corruption in Russia caused him numerous threats and an attempted murder.

He was born Oleg Vladimirovich Kashin on June 17, 1980, in Kaliningrad, Russia, Soviet Union (formerly Konigsberg, Germany). His father, an engineer with two degrees, was privileged enough to see the world as a Soviet merchant marine officer; his mother, a Medical Doctor, has been working at a children's hospital. Kashin spent his formative years in Kaliningrad, a former intellectual center of Germany captured by the Red Army in WWII and turned into the westernmost seaport of the former Sovier Union. The city's rich and complex European identity includes the historic cathedral and the tomb of Emmanuel Kant, and also the infamous bunker Adolf Hitler used during the war against Russia. The Soviets closed the city for all, but approved visitors. Only Gorbachev's openness revealed a stark contrast between empty Soviet propaganda and shining prosperity of civilized Europe causing many a chronic disillusionment with the Soviet era. Such environment, and also young Kashin's independent thinking peppered with rough experience at the marine academy, eventually turned him into one-of-a-kind bad-mouthed, aggressive, independent, and sharp political commentator who often uses uncensored lines from the songs of Vladimir Vysotskiy.

In 2001, Kashin graduated from the Baltic State Fishing Fleet Academy with a degree in sea navigation. He made several sea cruises as a navigator and also participated in international yachting regattas in Europe and America. From 2001 to 2003, Kashin was a special correspondent for Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper in Kaliningrad. In 2003, he moved to Moscow. There he established himself as a very aggressive journalist collaborating with several reputable newspapers and magazines, such as, Kommersant, Izvestiya, Forbes and Expert among others. Since 2007 Kashin has been a regular author and a deputy editor of the Russian Life magazine.

Kashin was one of the first few journalists who visited the imprisoned Mikhail Khodorkovsky in Siberian jail in 2005. At that time, he worked for Izvestia, a large Kremlin-controlled newspaper. But Kashin's reports about Khodorkovsky were never published. Instead, he was fired from Izvestia, and then the editor of that paper war fired too. Eventually, Kashin was made a target for criticism by the pro-government movement "Young Guards" which labeled Kashin "enemy of all Russian people."

In June 2004, Kashin was beaten by the Russian Federal security officers while he was reporting about a demonstration near the Russian Government building in Moscow. He suffered a concussion and also had multiple bruises on his face and body. His efforts to sue the Russian Federal security officers were denied by the Russian court. In February 2005, in a suburb of Moscow, Kashin suffered from illegal forceful actions while he was reporting about the pro-Kremlin gathering of "Nashi" - the notorious nationalistic youth movement led by Vasili Yakemenko who is a ranking officer employed by the Russian Feds. At that gathering, Kashin was taken by force by several "Nashi" men and was physically and psychologically humiliated by being held hostage for several hours in a closed room. Later the "Nashi" website labeled Kashin as their enemy.

In 2007 Kashin appeared as a host of the popular Russian TV show "Black and White" where his partner was Maria Gaidar, the daughter of the late Russian Prime Minister, Yegor Gaydar. Kashin also has been reporting on the highly debated project to build a highway through the popular Khimkinsky forest in Khimki suburb of Moscow. His bold reports and articles against lawlessness and crime in today's Russia caused Kashin numerous problems with some powerful political forces. Eventually Kashin was censored and blacklisted by the Russian authorities.

In the Summer of 2010, Kashin had a conflict with the Governor of Pskov, Andrei Turchak, who is a crony of Vladimir Putin and son of a powerful industrial tycoon. The conflict culminated as the Governor of Pskov, Andrei Turchak, made threats to Kashin and wrote an angry comment in the Governor's web page, saying that Kashin shall be punished. In October 2010, Kashin was accredited by the Kommersant to attend and report about the rock-music show where some Russian musicians were meeting with the Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. Kashin was stopped by the presidential security and was banned from attending the show on the grounds that he is blacklisted.

On Friday night, November 5, the journalist was on his way home in central Moscow after a long day of meetings. At midnight he bought a new cell phone - a gift for his father who was waiting at home. Approaching his apartment building shortly after midnight, he did not know that he was followed. A few minutes after midnight, on November 6, 2010, Oleg Kashin was assaulted by unknown attackers near his home. Since his attackers did not take his money, or cell phone, or identification, no one doubts that the reporter was attacked for professional reasons. Russian police are treating the attack as a case of attempted murder.

Several security cameras recorded the attack and the video was played on the Russian TV news several times. The video shows two male attackers armed with a metal bar. They hit Oleg Kashin with that bar several times until he fell on the ground, then they continued the beating until the journalist stopped moving. The apartment building cleaner who witnessed the beating and called the police, also reported that a third person assisted the two attackers by providing a getaway car that was waiting nearby. The beating lasted several minutes during which the two attackers hit the journalist at least fifty times. As a result of the beating, the journalist suffered multiple injuries to his head, his hands, his chest, his back and legs.

Paramedics reached the journalist on Saturday morning at 12:40 A.M. Kashin was lying outside the door to his apartment building, his face bloodied, his fingers torn, hands twisted and legs mangled. The ground around him was covered with blood. Kashin was hospitalized in the nearest emergency room and by the time Moscow woke up to the news on Saturday, he was already in a medically induced coma. His diagnosis was: a fractured skull at the temple and a heavy concussion, blood in the lungs, a broken jaw, a broken ankle, fingers partially torn off at the joints.

Because he suffered more that fifty blows with a metal bar, Oleg Kashin would have died were he not rushed to the emergency room and operated on multiple times. The journalist remained in a state of medically induced coma for ten days until he started seeing visitors. His mouth was still obstructed and disabled due to broken jaw. His wife and his co-workers were shocked by the look of the traumatized man: his face swollen, his speech impaired, his hands and fingers badly damaged and one finger torn off, so it had to be amputated.

Kashin's colleagues said that the beating job was professional as the nature of his wounds is highly symbolic: "you won't talk, you won't walk, and you won't write." Solving this case will be seen as a test for just how serious the Kremlin really is about clamping down on crime in Russia and specifically on the intimidation and killings of journalists, such as the murders of notable Russian journalists: Vladislav Listyev, Yuri Shchekochikhin, Paul Khlebnikov, Dmitri Kholodov, and Anna Politkovskaya to name just a few.

Kashin's case resembles an earlier one. In the spring of 2008, Mikhail Beketov, a local journalist in Khimki who exposed the corruption behind the road, was beaten and left unconscious and bleeding in front of his house. He too slipped into a coma. There are eerie similarities between this attack and Kashin's: Beketov's legs were so brutally beaten that one had to be amputated, and he suffered such severe brain damage that he can now barely speak. But his hands were the most symbolic, chilling target. Three of Beketov's mangled fingers had to be amputated. Whoever got Beketov, and whoever got Kashin, wanted to make sure they never wrote again.

Russian journalists are usually killed or attacked because their publications threaten powerful political, financial or economic interests. The chopping down of the Khimki forest to make room for construction of a new highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg has exactly those interests behind it. Oleg Kashin's publications about the Khimki forest destruction, or about the Governor of Pskov and his dealings, or about the "Nashi" movement, were among the likely reasons for the bloody attack on the journalist.

Kashin underwent several surgeries and spent a month at ICU. There he was guarded by two special agents 24/7 and was interrogated by Federal detectives upon the order from president Dmitry Medvedev. The only interview with Kashin in hospital bed was taken by Leonid Parfyonov and aired the video. During the interview Kashin remained bedridden, his speech impaired, his legs, hands, face and mouth badly damaged. In December, after a month of surgeries, he was moved to another hospital for post-surgical treatment. There, at another hospital, Kashin met Christmas and the New Year 2011. Although he regained some mobility and began using crutches, he cannot be without assistance for a long while.

Aleksei Simonov, president of the Glasnost Foundation, announced a list of 300 people killed in so called "information wars" in Russia. Ninety percent of journalists' murder cases remain unresolved.

Jack LeMaire

Actor, jazz musician and stand-up comedian Jack LeMaire, who got his start in vaudeville, died Oct. 18 in North Hollywood, Calif., of natural causes. He was 99.

LeMaire toured with Bob Hope and Johnny Grant doing stand-up for USO shows, ending each set with a song on his guitar. His passion for playing occasionally overshadowed his love of comedy, and he can be heard on recordings with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, who nicknamed LeMaire "Chords."

LeMaire started working vaudeville as a toddler with his father, George, in "The Ziegfeld Follies," and soon moved on to film work, making 33 silent comedies with Pathe.

Among his other credits were 1958 TV series "Mac King," 1959's "The Lawless Years" and "Bat Masterson" plus 1964's "The Farmer's Daughters."

Later in life, LeMaire appeared as Colonel Sanders in a number of KFC advertisements. Just last year, he performed in a sketch on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.

Survivors include a son, two daughters, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Jim Watt

The road to the top was a long and protracted affair for Jim Watt, a rugged, no nonsense Scotsman. As an amateur boxer Jim Watt had a notable victory over John H Stracy in the 1968 ABA finals. He twice held the British lightweight title, winning it against Tony Riley in 1972 only to lose it the following year to former world champ, Ken Buchanan. He regained the British title in 1975 against Johnny Cheshire and added the European title in 1977 by beating Andre Holyk. By this time Watt had moved his training base from Glasgow to London. He had also parted company from his long time mentor, Jim Murray and had resigned himself to a few more fights before concentrating on his used car business. Terry Lawless, his new manager, persuaded Watt to carry on and focus on winning the world title. After thrashing former light-welter world champ Perico Fernandez in his third defense of the European lightwight title, Watt was pitched against WBC champ, Colombian Alfredo Pituala. Watt came of age that night in the Kelvin Hall and ground Pituala down in 12 rounds of non stop aggression. The Glasgwegian audience went wild and Watt went on to dominate the division for the next 2 years. Never a great stylist, Watt relied on sheer physical strength and aggression to overpower his opponents. This approach also was good enough to beat Olympic gold medallist, Howard Davies. Showing some signs of slowing down, Watt overcame future WBA champ, Sean O'Grady with the help of some rough-house tac-tics. It took the great Alexis Arguello to finally take the title from the Scotsman as Watt was outfought over 15 rounds in 1981. Although Arguello dropped Watt briefly, the outgoing champion went out on his shield in typical gritty fashion. His final record was 46-38-8. Jim Watt is a regular on the after dinner scene and a respected commentator on SKY Sports Fight Night and Ringside. Always immaculately turned out and looks fit and healthy and seems to be unhindered by a tough boxing career spanning two decades.

Gary Colombo

Gary Colombo was born in Rochester, NY and grew up around theater. His parents, Tom and Dolly Colombo, were professional dancers and his grandparents on his mother's side were in Vaudeville. He attended Nazareth Hall Cadet School - Military Academy for boys until the 4th grade, transferred to a private Catholic school and while in the 6th grade, caught the attention of two Summer Stock directors who offered him the title role in "Oliver" the musical. That was his first in a series of breaks. He continued as a regular leading actor with that company for 4 years and eventually took over the directorship of that company during his senior year of high school. He received a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and went to NYC aiming for Broadway. He soon transferred to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and was able to land roles off on and Off Broadway. His next big break came with being cast in an original off-Broadway musical - "Spoon River Anthology the Musical" written by John Franceschina and directed by Sue Lawless (both Drama Desk winners) at the National Theater Company, along with playing The Boy in The Fantasticks! - both off Broadway and on a national tours. His career has taken him from Broadway to concert stages, night clubs, Television , Film, Radio, and new media.

Jerry Tartaglia

Jerry Tartaglia is a filmmaker and writer whose work in Experimental Film and Queer Cinema spans four decades. He studied with the Abstract Expressionist Painter, Harry Koursaros, at Albright College,who introduced him to experimental film and the work of Jack Smith, Jonas Mekas, and Gregory Markopoulos.

Later, he co-founded Berks Filmmakers Inc, one of the longest surviving Micro-Cinema Showcases for Experimental Media Art in the U.S. In the 1970s he produced his now lost feature film, "Lawless" with Warhol Factory star Pope Ondine. He also assisted Tony Conrad in the manufacture & production of the Yellow Movie series in 1973.

He was the first to write about the gay sensibility in American Avant-Garde film, published in The Millennium Film Journal in 1977. His Cinema is an ongoing examination of Identity and media politics through the moving image.

The A.I.D.S. Trilogy (A.I.D.S.C.R.E.A.M., Ecce Homo, and Final Solutions) made during the early days of the epidemic in America, has been screened around the world. His work was included in the Century-end retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, "The Art of the 20th Century." Seven of his films have been premiered at the Berlinale since 1990.

In 1993 he was one of the twelve artists who created the Red Ribbon as a symbol of A.I.D.S. awareness through the Artists' Caucus of Visual AIDS in NYC, paving the way for awareness ribbons of all kinds.

In the early 1990s, he began the work of restoring and preserving the film legacy of Jack Smith. He reconstructed Smith's three feature films and eleven shorts for the Smith Estate and the Barbara Gladstone Gallery.

He teaches Cinema, writing, and media production and lives in a stone barn in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Pete Saville

Peter Saville's music career began by launching Carbon Lodge Studios in 2004, a residential recording & motion graphics facility focussed on artist development that provided affordable song writing sessions for UK labels & publishers including Tru Thoughts, Catskills and Slowfoot Records simultaneously producing audiovisual content for clients including Aaardman, Tiger Aspect & Barbican Centre.

In 2007 Peter founded the studio's online counterpart an independent upload destination and a precursor to music's movement into "the cloud" promoting new artists, bands and producers. Carbon Logic runs bi annual talent searches curated by guest artists, labels & promoters that have included NYC's Telepathe, Finger Lickin Records, The Glade Festival, Nick Argon (Argon Records), Tony Nwachukwu (CDR) and current dons of UK Psyche, Manchester collective GNOD (Rocket Recordings).

To monetise carbon logic's creative throughput Peter founded Logical Publishing in 2009, signing experimental electronic / dance / noise acts and licensing the catalogue to the TV, Film, Commercial & Games industries. Placements followed for ITV, Channel 4, E4, BBC1, BBC2 & BBC Worldwide.

In 2010 Peter completed his first Music Supervision project Excluded (BBC2) for Director Misha Manson Smith (La La Land, Stanley Park) and has worked continuously in Music Supervision since.

Peter has recently completed factual musical drama 'Glasgow Girls' (BBC 3) and outstanding three part World War I drama 'Our World War' (BBC3/BBC Worldwide) for Bafta winning Director Bruce Goodison.

His other credits include TV series 'London Irish' (Channel 4), 'Lawless' (Sky Living), 2014 BUFF Best Youth Film 'Leave To Remain' (OST by 2012 Mercury Prize winners Alt J), 'The Mill' (Channel 4), 'Inspector George Gently' Series 4,5 & 6 (BBC1), 'Beaver Falls' Series 1 & 2 (E4), 'The Last Weekend' (ITV) and award winning drama 'My Murder' (BBC3 - Best Single Drama, Broadcast Awards 2012).

George A. Murphy

After graduating from The Studio School of Music and Drama with his highly acclaimed Sir Toby in Twelfth Night, George appeared in a few low budget films before joining The Project Theatre Company. Since then he has continued to work in the UK and in Australia where he was nominated for a best stage actor award for his multiple roles in The Odyssey. In 1996 George achieved cult status for a small role in the film Unatural Selection, a spin off of Doctor Who. Typicaly working in theatre George won critical acclaim for his performance as psychotic Terry in Shelf Life at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival and Danny Lawless in The Nex Big Thing at The Old Vic, London.

On television he has been cast in The Bill, The Lost Prince, Impact as well as hosting a number of programs for the Ideal World Home Shopping Network.

George has recently returned from Vancouver, Canada to pursue further acting work and appeared in the 2006 remake of The Wicker Man, playing the Head Villager opposite Nicholas Cage.

Clifton Anshanslin

Clifton Anshanslin was born March 2 1961, in Long Island New York. He began playing at age 9 following the footsteps of his grandfather, who played for Guy Lombardo. Chud played in High School marching band and later a stage band for his senior year, called "Swpeed". He went onto college for Engineering and in the meantime practiced and performed with several bands. Bands like "Proud Flesh", "Tempest" and "Blacksmith", even recording songs with two of the bands: "Proud Flesh" and "Blacksmith".

Chud met up with manager Jim Noon. Jim and Chud's first meeting was a solid intro to the "mindset of Chud". The duo set off for Los Angeles, California where they now reside. He has performed with vast bands "China White", "Dust n Bones", "Labrynth" and the list goes on. Chud is a session/studio drummer recorded & listed with some of the biggest studios in town. He filled in with such acts as "Taylor Dane", "The Cult", and many many more. Chud played house drums for the "China Club" and the "Spice Club" in LA. At the Spice & China Clubs Chud could be found playing with artists from bands like L.A. Guns, GNR, John Cougar Melloncamp & the list goes on & on. He was a hot item and everyone wanted to sit in with the man they called Chud. He can be found on music scores for movies, even appearing in one with metal rocker Blackie Lawless, although the scene Chud was in found the luxury of the cutting room floor.

Robert Wright

Robert Wright is a journalist whose work focuses on history, science, and religion. Wright is a founder and editor-in-chief of video blog Bloggingheads.tv. Wright is the author of several books, including "The Evolution of God" and "Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny". Wright has conducted video blog interviews with a range of subjects, including political philosopher Francis Fukuyama, scientist Edward O. Wilson, and actress Lucy Lawless.

Kane Richard Blust

Kane Blust has worked primarily as a character actor since 2006. Starring along side great actors as Peter Dinklage, Ritchie Coster and Mark Boone Jr. in "Pete Smalls is Dead" and television with Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz and Lucy Lawless in "No Ordinary Family". Though most of his roles are bit parts he his highly recognized and well liked in the entertainment community for his professionalism and ability to take direction.

Kane has been blessed to train under such great teachers as David Proval (The Sopranos) and Second City in Chicago. He learned stage fighting and swordplay while training with "Pirates for Hire" as well as theater and drama at Columbia College, Chicago.

The past few years Kane has moved to behind the scenes work as an editor and voice over actor for Commercial and radio ads. His myriad voices and accents as well as his character acting has proven quite successful in this arena. Still working with "Pirates for Hire" Kane enjoys expanding his improv, physical and character development skills for his next big feature on screen or television.

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