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Cameron Diaz

A tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, the daughter of a Cuban-American father and an Anglo-German mother. Self described as "adventurous, independent and a tough kid," Cameron left home at 16 and for the next 5 years lived in such varied locales as Japan, Australia, Mexico, Morocco, and Paris. Returning to California at the age of 21, she was working as a model when she auditioned for a big part in The Mask. To her amazement and despite having no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead in the film opposite Jim Carrey. Over the next 3 years, she honed her acting skills in such low budget independent films as The Last Supper; Feeling Minnesota; and Head Above Water. She returned to main stream films in My Best Friend's Wedding, in which she held her own against veteran actress Julia Roberts. She earned full fledged star status in 1998 for her performance in the box office smash There's Something About Mary. With her name near the top on virtually every list of Hollyood's sexiest actresses, and firmly established as one of filmdom's hottest properties and most sought after actresses, Cameron Diaz appears to possess everything necessary to become one of the super stars of the new century.

Maggie Grace

Most recently, Maggie starred opposite Toby Kebbel in "Category 5", out in January. She starred opposite Scoot McNairy in "Aftermath", produced by Darren Aronofsky. Before that, she co-produced "The Scent of Rain and Lightning", in which she also starred alongside Maika Monroe and Justin Chatwin. Maggie reprised her lead role in Taken 3 opposite Liam Neeson. She saw tremendous success with Taken 2 that has earned $131,300,000 at the domestic box office and $348,351,000 worldwide since its October 2012 release. Maggie also starred as one of the leads in "About Alex", which had its premiere in Tribeca in 2014 and as the lead in Simon Helbergs comedy "We'll Always Have Paris" which premiered at SXSW. She also appeared in "Decoding Annie Parker", opposite Aaron Paul and in the role of "Irina" in the final installment of the Twilight franchise, "Twilight: Breaking Dawn", for Summit Entertainment. Maggie has also starred on Broadway in William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Picnic" directed by the Tony nominated director Sam Gold as well as an arc on the last season of Showtime's Californication. Maggie was named one of Variety's Top 10 Actors to Watch. Her other credits include James Mangold's "Knight & Day" opposite Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz for Fox and Robin Swicord's "The Jane Austen Book Club" alongside Maria Bello and Emily Blunt.

Lauren Holly

Born in Bristol, Pennsylvania, the daughter of two college professors, Lauren grew up in the upstate New York town of Geneva. Her childhood was split between experiences that contrasted. She was privy to the shelter of growing up in a rural town and also exposed due to the erudite sophistication of her parents' academic careers. Lauren spent time traveling in Europe and lived for a year in London, where she studied languages and flute at the famed Sarah Siddons School. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in New York, Lauren credits her love of acting to her great-grandmother who bred a family tradition of "treading the boards" on the musical theatre stages of Liverpool and London. Lauren's breakthrough motion picture performance came in the New Line Cinema's box-office smash, Dumb and Dumber, with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Lauren captured the hearts of audiences, as "Mary Swanson", the woman who drove Jim Carrey to follow her across the country to pledge his love. Next, she received glowing reviews for her performance in the Edward Burns drama, No Looking Back, as a woman whose life in a small seaside community is turned upside down by the reappearance of her ex-boyfriend. Lauren's other film credits include Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday," with Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Fox, Sydney Pollack's "Sabrina," starring Harrison Ford, the action-drama "Turbulence," co-starring Ray Liotta, the Miramax ensemble "Beautiful Girls," a lead role in the Universal production of "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story," "A Smile Like Yours," "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane," the comedy "Down Periscope," starring Kelsey Grammer, "Entropy" and "The Last Producer," starring and directed by Burt Reynolds.In television, Lauren's credits are no less impressive. Lauren recently starred in 2 films for Hallmark. She also boasts three seasons as Director Jenny Shepard in CBS/Paramount Television's top-rated drama series NCIS. Lauren was seen in the TNT movie "King of Texas," an adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear," playing opposite Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden and renowned actor Patrick Stewart, and in the NBC miniseries "Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot," alongside Jill Hennessy and Leslie Stefanson. Additionally, Lauren starred as plastic surgeon Jeremy Hanlon on David E. Kelley's Emmy Award-nominated CBS drama, "Chicago Hope," marking her second project with Kelley, following their successful collaboration on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning series, "Picket Fences." Lauren has worked on numerous Independent films. These feature films include the political thriller "Fatwa," in which she not only acted but also served as a producer, the Peter Schwaba penned and directed comedy "Godfather of Green Bay," "The Chumscrubber," an Arie Posen directed, independent film to be released by DreamWorks, "Pleasure Drivers," directed by acclaimed cinematographer Andrej Sekula and co-starring Angus McFadden, a Lifetime movie "Caught in the Act," which she also produced, and "Chasing 3000". Most recently, Lauren starred in "You're So Cupid" with Brian Krause and Jeremy Sumpter. Additional projects contributing to the broad and diverse body of motion picture work Lauren has compiled include the drama "Colored Eggs" with Faye Dunaway, the comedy "Raising Flagg" playing opposite Oscar winner Alan Arkin, the Darrell Roodt directed HBO thriller, "Pavement", co-starring Robert Patrick and Paramount Pictures', and "What Women Want" opposite Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. In addition, Lauren served a lead role in Disney's Oscar winning animated motion picture "Spirited Away" as the voice of Chihiro's Mother. Coming up she will play a lead in "Perfect Age of Rock and Roll," produced by Spike Lee. Lauren currently [march, 2014] makes her home in Toronto, Canada with her "three kings", sons Alexander, George, and Henry.

Rodrigo Santoro

One of Brazil's most talented and famous actors, Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro was born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Maria José Junqueira dos Reis, an artist, and Francesco Santoro, an engineer. His father is Italian, while his mother, who is Brazilian, has Portuguese ancestry.

Santoro is known for his performance in Warner Bros. 300, based on the Frank Miller's graphic novel, which broke box office records throughout the world. Rodrigo starred as Xerxes, the Persian King who sent his massive army to conquer Greece in 480 B.C. He was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain. Rodrigo has also gained attention for his role of Paulo in ABC's hit series Lost.

In 2008, Santoro was featured in writer/director David Mamet's film Redbelt, the story of Mike Terry, a Jiu-jitsu master who has avoided the prize fighting circuit, instead choosing to pursue a life by operating a self-defense studio in Los Angeles. Also in 2008, Rodrigo was honored to receive the Ischia award for International Contribution at the 2008 Ischia Global Film Festival in Italy. In 2007, at the Cancun International Film Festival Rodrigo received a Best Actor award for his portrayal of an obsessive photographer in the Brazilian film "Nao por acaso" (Not By Chance).

Santoro can be seen as Raul Castro, in Steve Soderbergh's film, Che. He can also be seen in Lion's Den by Pablo Trapero, which competed against Che at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, Rodrigo starred in Fox Searchlights' Post Grad along side Michael Keaton and Carol Burnett. You will also see Rodrigo in I Love You Phillip Morris with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor as Jim Carrey's first love.

Rodrigo was part of the star-studded ensemble cast of Universal's romantic comedy Love Actually, starring alongside Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth and Liam Neeson. In the role of Karl, he starred opposite Laura Linney as co-workers grappling with the dicey protocol of an office romance. Prior to this film, Rodrigo made his American debut in the highly sought after role of Randy Emmers in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, directed by McG, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.

Rodrigo has also been seen starring as the "mystery man" opposite Nicole Kidman in the Baz Luhrmann directed commercial for Chanel.

In 2004 Rodrigo's starred in the Brazilian film, Carandiru, directed by Hector Babenco, which broke all Brazilian box office records for Brazil's entry in the Foreign Film category for the Academy Awards. Carandiru premiered at the Cannes Film Festival where Rodrigo received the Chopard Award for Male Revelation of the year. For his role in Carandiru he was also nominated for the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize of Best Actor and won for Best Supporting Actor at the Cartagena Film Festival. The movie was distributed in the US by Sony Pictures Classics and was a groundbreaking portrayal of the largest penitentiary in Latin America, the Sao Paulo House of Detention, and the lives of the people in it. Dr. Dráuzio Varella based the movie on the best-selling book "Carandiru Station".

Rodrigo has won a total of eight Best Actor awards, including the first ever award for Best Actor from the Brazilian Academy of Arts and Film, for his portrayal of a young man forced into a mental institution by his parents in Brainstorm, the critically acclaimed film by director Lais Bodansky.

For Rodrigo's role in Bicho de Sete Cabecas (2001) he won five of his eight Best Actor awards including, Best Actor for the Brazilia Festival of Brazilian Cinema, Best Actor for the Cartagena Film Festival, Best Actor for Cinema Brazil Grand Prize, Best Actor for Recife Cinema Festival, and Best Actor for the Sao Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards.

He has also been celebrated for his performance in the Miramax film Behind the Sun directed by Walter Salles (Central Station), in which he played Tonio, the middle son of a Brazilian family caught in the middle of an age-old family feud in 1910. He is forced by tradition and honor to kill a member of the neighboring family, positioning him next in line to be killed. The heart of the movie finds Tonio and his little brother discovering a world outside their family and home. Behind the Sun was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2002 for Best Foreign Language Film.

Previous to that Rodrigo appeared opposite Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez and Anne Bancroft in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, for Showtime. Based on the novella by Tennessee Williams, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone was nominated for five Emmy Awards in 2003.

Rodrigo Santoro resides in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Giselle Eisenberg

Giselle Eisenberg has quickly become one of film and television's most sought after young actors, impressively segueing between comedy and drama on both the big and small screens. Giselle currently stars as sassy, spunky, "tell-it-like-it-is", Sophia Hughes in CBS's hit comedy "LIFE IN PIECES".

Giselle made her feature film debut at just 5 years old as daughter to Leonardo DiCaprio & Margot Robbie in "THE WOLF OF WALL STREET" (2013) directed by Martin Scorsese. Following this impressive start, she received rave reviews for her leading role of "Hope Donnelly" opposite Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner and Bobby Cannavale in "DANNY COLLINS", written and directed by Dan Fogelman. Critics said her performance as granddaughter to Mr. Pacino "offers one of the screen's most convincing portrayals of a kid with ADHD." They continued, she's "a child actor but a miracle of one; she's got comic-timing, makes funny faces and has real chemistry with Pacino." She "steals every scene she is in" and is "the film's biggest treat".

Giselle's all-star experience continued in the critically acclaimed drama "A MOST VIOLENT YEAR" as youngest daughter to Jessica Chastain & Oscar Isaac, and in the hilarious comedy "SEX TAPE" as daughter to Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel. This holiday season, Giselle stars as "Gracie Foster" in "I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" alongside James Brolin and Mena Suvari.

Additional television credits include: Guest Starring Roles in the award-winning STARZ drama series "FLESH & BONE" (recurring) as well as NBC's "LAW & ORDER SVU" and "BELIEVE" (recurring) as the lead's younger self - Young Bo Adams. Giselle has also lent her comedic skills to several national commercials for brands such as Kraft Mac & Cheese and Cheerios.

Her first audition was for Holiday Inn and included eating a jelly donut and telling a joke. She got the part! Giselle was born in Poughkeepsie, NY. Her role on LIFE IN PIECES means splitting her time between Los Angeles and New Paltz, NY in the beautiful Hudson Valley. She loves swimming, skiing, rock-climbing, painting and enjoys playing the Cordoba guitar given to her as a gift from her "LIFE IN PIECES" & "I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" grandpa, James Brolin.

Giselle credits her introduction to acting to her older sister, Julia.

Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina was one of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. Recently, he appeared in the feature films, "The Grand," a comedy about a Vegas poker tournament with Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines and Ray Romano; "Bottle Shock," also starring Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman and Bradley Whitford; and Fox's "What Happens in Vegas," in which Dennis starred as Cameron Diaz's boss. Farina also appeared on the NBC series "Law and Order" and in the HBO miniseries, "Empire Falls," for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-Series.

Farina is well remembered for his role in memorable features such as Steven Soderbergh's "Out of Sight," in which he played the retired lawman father of Jennifer Lopez's character. This was Farina's second outing in an Elmore Leonard best seller, the previous one being "Get Shorty," directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and co-starring John Travolta, Rene Russo and Gene Hackman. Farina received an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male for his performance as "Ray 'Bones' Barboni."

In 1998's "Saving Private Ryan," directed by Steven Spielberg, Farina played "Col. Anderson," a pivotal role in the film. It is this character who convinces Tom Hanks character to lead a squad deep into Nazi territory to rescue "Pvt. Ryan." He also co-starred with Brad Pitt and Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro in the darkly comedic crime drama "Snatch," directed by Guy Ritchie.

Farina's numerous other screen credits include John Frankenheimer's "Reindeer Games," "Paparazzi," Martin Brest's "Midnight Run," the Michael Mann film "Manhunter", among many other feature films. Farina is also recognized for his role in the critically acclaimed television series, NBC's "Crime Story". A veteran of the Chicago theater, Farina has appeared in Joseph Mantegna's "Bleacher Bums," and "A Prayer For My Daughter," directed by John Malkovich, and many others. He died on July 22, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona at age 69.

Peter Greene

Born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1965. He discovered acting in his mid 20s in New York, where he was trained at Lee Strasberg's studio. Then his deep voiced, tall and pale persona showed up on TV and films in 1990. His first leading roles were in Laws of Gravity (1992) and Clean, Shaven (1993), the latter of which got him noticed by Quentin Tarantino. The next year, he played the memorable role of the raping torturer Zed in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994).

He was then cast as the leading villain opposite Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz in The Mask (1994), and as Redfoot in highly acclaimed crime drama The Usual Suspects (1995). In addition, the same year he had a supporting role as a bad guy in the Steven Seagal film Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995).

Greene has also played memorable roles in the films Blue Streak (1999), Ticker (2000) Training Day (2002), Brothers in Arms (2005), End Game (2006), Fist of the Warrior (2007), The Bounty Hunter (2010), Once Fallen (2010), and the TV series The Black Donellys (2007).

He's made guest appearances in the TV series Hawaii Five-O (2010) and Justified (2010), appeared as a policeman in Prodigy of Mobb Deep's music video for "A,B,C's", and was the focal point of House of Pain's music video for "Fed Up".

Greene has continued to work primarily as a character actor.

Raquel Castro

Raquel's path in the world of entertainment, was nurtured and encouraged from an early age. By age four, she was regularly appearing on Sesame Street and Nick Jr. However at age ten, Raquel became a break-out star playing the lead role in the feature film Jersey Girl alongside mega-stars Jennifer Lopez and Ben Afleck.

Raquel charmed the talk-show circuit appearing as a guest on "The Tonight Show " with Jay Leno and "Ellen." She co-hosted with Ryan Seacrest on his show "On Air with Ryan Seacrest."

At age 10, Raquel was appointed the youngest correspondent ever for Entertainment Tonight's Kid's Choice Awards, where she had the opportunity to interview high-profile celebrities including Jim Carey, Cameron Diaz, Queen Latifa and Adam Sandler. Raquel's acting career continued to flourish as she appeared/guest starred in Law & Order SVU, and the world premiere of Broadway's "White Christmas" as Susan Waverly. She also made her first music video debut as "Little Nicole" in Ludacris/ Mary J. Blidge video "Runaway Love."

Her first grown-up role was playing the love interest in Rosie O'Donnell's Lifetime movie America. She co-starred in the Canadian TV show "Winging It" where she debut one of her original songs.

After competing on "The Voice" Raquel's YouTube channel raquelcx3 has garnished over a million views and a contribution to that popularity is her cover of Christina' Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man" as well as Selena's "Amor Prohibido" showing her versatility as a bilingual/Spanish singer.

In this next chapter, Raquel hopes to dedicate herself to her music. Having a recurring role on Fox's hit show Empire as Marisol in Hakeem's & Cookie's girl group Mirage' A Trois, has shed a light on the triple threat Raquel is... Raquel and her creative team are currently focusing on recording her album.

W. Earl Brown

As a rule, W. Earl Brown does not usually speak of himself in the third-person. However, the Internet Movie Database will not accept biographical information written in the first person, therefore:

W Earl Brown was born and raised in western Kentucky. Realizing early in life that he had aversion to manual labor, he knew that farming life was not for him. The first theater he ever attended was on his grandparents' front porch, where, in following family tradition, they would entertain themselves after a day's work with songs and stories. He was much better suited to that part of Kentucky farm life rather than the fields and barns.

In high school, Earl was actively involved, and quite successful, in forensic competition where his coach fired a competitive spirit and taught his students the value of hard work and sacrifice. It was during those years, Earl's love of movies blossomed and he first had the dream of working in films; however, at the point in his life such an idea seemed impossible to achieve. The first in his family to go to college, Earl took an acting class on a whim at Murray State University and it was in that class that he found his Calling. He began performing in numerous productions on campus. It was in a production of "That Championship Season" in 1983 that he first had the experience of craft being elevated to art, and due to that, he was hooked.

Earl received his MFA from DePaul University's Theatre School in 1989. After graduation, he performed in numerous plays around Chicago. His first job on a film set was teaching dialect on Backdraft (1991). Not long after that, his performance in "A View From the Bridge" at the Steppenwolf Theatre catapulted his career as an actor into television and film. He landed numerous roles and within a couple of years had hit the proverbial glass ceiling. In 1993, he relocated to Los Angeles and started over.

Wes Craven was an early supporter of Earl's; he cast him in New Nightmare (1994), A Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) and the role of "Kenny" in the classic, Scream (1996). Two years after the success of Scream, Earl played "Warren", Cameron Diaz's mentally challenged brother, in There's Something About Mary (1998). Among his many other film credits are the highly regarded films: Being John Malkovich (1999), The Master (2012), The Sessions (2012), Wild (2014), and Black Mass (2015)

On television, Earl has guest starred in many series, including: Luck (2011), Seinfeld (1995), American Horror Story (2011), Justified (2009), X-Files (2002), Six Feet Under (2001), and NYPD Blue (2000 & 2005). Among the TV movies he has been involved with, was the starring role in VH1's Meatloaf: To Hell and Back (2000). He played "Tom Carlin" in ABC's highly acclaimed anthology series American Crime (2015) and "Teague Dixon" in HBO's True Detective (2015). He is probably best known as "Dan Dority" in HBO's Deadwood (2003). During that series' second season, the show's creator, David Milch, invited him to join the writing staff. In 2007, Earl earned a WGA nomination for writing on a drama series and a SAG nomination for best drama ensemble acting. Establishing himself on a show as critically lauded as Deadwood opened doors for other writing projects, including the Sony release, Bloodworth (2011), which Earl wrote and produced.

In addition to his television and film work, Earl co-starred in Sony's The Last Of Us, 2013 Video Game Of The Year. He also writes music and records with Sacred Cowboys, an LA based Americana band.

One other thing of note, because W. Earl Brown gets asked it often and it seems as hoity-toity as speaking of himself in the third person: The "W" was added to his name upon joining the Screen Actors Guild. The guild has a rule that two actors can not have the same name, he was told that there was an "Earl Brown" and a "William Brown", hence he became W. Earl Brown (a name he remembered from the label of an Elvis Presley record)... Then when his recording work in Sacred Cowboys necessitated his joining the songwriter's rights association, ASCAP, (where songwriter W. Earl Brown was represented) he had to become "William Earl Brown." It's confusing - he knows.

Alejandro Amenábar

Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Tesis. His film Abre los ojos was a huge success in Spain and was distributed worldwide. It was remade in Hollywood by Cameron Crowe as Vanilla Sky, starring Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz (also the star of the original version) and Cameron Diaz. The Others is Amenábar's first English language film.

Falk Hentschel

Hentschel worked in London as a professional backup dancer for artists such as Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Paulina Rubio, Jamelia and others. Later he was hired as a choreographer and worked on many music videos and tours in Canada and Asia.In 2003, Falk decided to stay in Los Angeles for good and pursue his dream of becoming an actor. He made his acting debut in the Emmy Award-winning show Arrested Development in 2005. Small parts in Journeyman and numerous low-budget films followed. In 2008, Hentschel decided to create his own projects and wrote the short film Who is Bobby Domino, where he met his production partner Jesse Grace. The two of them went on to write and produce more short films, of which many entered some of the most prestigious film festivals in the world and won numerous accolades. In 2009, Falk landed his first big-budget feature film role as Bernhard the assassin, co-starring next to Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in Knight and Day. The following year, Falk played the role of drug addict Richard Conway on TNT's The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick. In 2011, Hentschel played opposite singer Justin Bieber in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Targets of Obsession". He also starred in the NCIS: Los Angeles episode "Archangel". In August, 2015, it was announced that Hentschel will portray the Carter Hall version of Hawkman in the 2016 show DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and also Arrow and The Flash.

Heather Wahlquist

Heather Wahlquist is an actress and writer. A native Oklahoman, Wahlquist aspired to be an actress at an early age and came to Hollywood after studying drama at the University of Oklahoma.

Her most recent project is "Yellow," in which she not only stars, but also co-wrote in collaboration with the film's director, Nick Cassavetes. This wildly inventive and visually dazzling film follows a young substitute teacher, Mary (Wahlquist), who escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing bizarre parallel realities. In addition to Wahlquist, the film stars Sienna Miller, Ray Liotta, Melanie Griffith and Gena Rowlands. "Yellow" premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and will be released in theatres in 2013. Entertainment Tonight said the film was "led by a star-making performance from Wahlquist," and boasted "a stellar script that is sure to leave everyone talking."

Other acting credits include "My Sister's Keeper," alongside Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin, playing Kelly, who put her life on hold to help her needy sister; the critically acclaimed "The Notebook," with an all-star cast that included Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Gena Rowlands and James Garner, playing Sara, the uninhibited best friend who introduced Noah and Allie; "John Q" with Denzel Washington, playing Julie, the battered hostage who had one of the movie's most memorable moments during the infamous fight scene; "Alpha Dog" with Bruce Willis and Justin Timberlake, playing Wanda, the spunky, drug-addled girlfriend of Ben Foster's leading character; "Good Advice" with Charlie Sheen, playing Sarah, the straight-laced secretary; and "Lonely Street" with Robert Patrick and Joe Mantegna, playing Kathy, the well-intentioned wife who helps her husband overcome his little man complex. Wahlquist also appeared in the Emmy-winning movie "The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie," starring Gena Rowlands and James Caan.

She currently lives in Los Angeles with her daughter.

Dan Bilzerian

A venture capitalist by trade, Dan Bilzerian (a.k.a. "Blitz") has made a name for himself as a high-stakes poker player, thrill seeker and, more recently, Hollywood actor. His lavish lifestyle, penchant for danger and carefree attitude has gotten him attention around the world as an international playboy.

Bilzerian, 32, is a regular on the high-stakes poker scene, playing in private games with the rich and famous where every hand is more than most people's yearly salary. He has played in games where the minimum buy-in has been millions of dollars.

Bilzerian is a relentless gambler who makes some of the most outrageous bets that are regularly the talk of the gambling world. From swimming across an alligator infested lake or jumping off a 90-foot cliff to simply betting on a random person's opinion or the flip of a coin, Bilzerian will take almost any wager. He made headlines when he competed in what has to have been the highest-stakes drag race in history, winning $385,000 at the Las Vegas Speedway. Bilzerian was driving a 1965 A/C Cobra and beat a 2011 Ferrari 458, which was considered at the time to be one of the fastest cars in the world.

As an actor and stuntman, Bilzerian's credits include "Olympus Has Fallen," starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman, as well as three films to be released in 2014:"Lone Survivor," starring Mark Wahlberg; "The Equalizer," starring Denzel Washington; and "The Other Woman," starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton.

True to his nature, Bilzerian spends his free time doing extreme sports around the world as well as training MMA, scuba diving, mountain biking, snowmobiling and racing cars.

Bilzerian was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Along with his brother Adam, Bilzerian invests in and manages business interests across a wide array of industries, including real estate, oil and entertainment. He enlisted in the Navy for four years and went directly into SEAL training. After completing 2 hell-weeks and 500 days of training, Bilzerian was dropped from the program for a safety violation two days before graduation. He received an honorable discharge and spent the following four years at the University of Florida majoring in business and criminology. Bilzerian left college after achieving significant financial success and focused his time on funding start up companies. Bilzerian divides his time between homes in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego.

Evan Ellingson

Evan Ellingson has begun to forge a varied career that spans from comedy to drama. After landing guest spots on MAD TV, Evan's television career began to take shape with a series regular role on the FOX sitcom "Titus". Then, in 2004, Evan was chosen to play "Kyle Savage," son of single dad Keith Carradine in the Mel Gibson/Simpson's Producers in an ABC sitcom "Complete Savages." Although the series was short lived, Evan wasted no time in finding other ways to expand his dramatic acting as Josh Baur in "24" and now Kyle Harmon (Caruso's son) on CSI Miami. Evan's just finished his next project, My Sister's Keeper, playing the son of Cameron Diaz/Jason Patric, brother to abigail Breslin. In 2006 Evan was cast by Clint Eastwood in Letters From Iwo Jima (1 of 10 Amercians)

Evan Ellingson grew up in La Verne, California with his three brothers. He is an active sports enthusiast/extremist, who enjoys surfing, snowboarding, skating and currently is exploring mountain climbing and scuba diving. In fact it was Evan's love of sports that put him on the road to stardom. At ten, Evan was discovered at a skate park and was asked to not only skate for the Vans PeeWee team, but to do a commercial for the Vans Company. It was Evan's unmistakable charisma and talent which prompted him to be asked to do a trilogy of short films playing a character that was written specifically for him. This short led to the start of his rapidly developing career.

Andra Nechita

Andra Nechita was born in Onesti, Romania and relocated to Dublin, Ireland with her parents when she was five years old. It was not until she and her family moved to Los Angeles in 2005 at the age of eight that she showed an interest for acting.

Limited by her ability to only speak fluently in Romanian and broken English in a thick Irish accent, Andra was quick to learn and within three months, was able to not only read and write in English, but speak fluently in an American accent. Shortly after, Andra's parents enrolled her in weekly acting classes at TVI Actors Studio where she showed great potential, and attracted interest from several agents and managers at showcases hosted by the studio.

After starring in her first feature film, Bad Teacher (2011) as Gaby, alongside Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake, Andra gained momentum, starring once again alongside Jason Segel in How I Met Your Mother (2011), as a leading role in the thriller Cats Dancing on Jupiter (2015), and the titular role of Kara in the Star Wars fan-film, Kara: A Star Wars Story (2016).

Andra remains signed with a respectable Los Angeles based talent agent and talent manager and pursues the modeling industry in both Los Angeles and New York.

Graham King

Oscar-winning producer Graham King, has worked behind the scenes with the industry's foremost creative talents on both major motion pictures and independent features. Over the last 30 years, King has produced or executive produced more than 45 films, grossing $1.2 billion at the domestic box office, and over $2.5 billion worldwide. Also heralded by critics and film groups, his films have been nominated for 61 Academy Awards, 38 Golden Globe Awards, and 52 British Academy Film Awards.

Most recently, GK Films' Argo, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won three, including Best Picture. Argo also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture - Drama, and Best Director. Earlier in 2012, King produced Tim Burton's gothic supernatural thriller Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, and Helena Bonham Carter.

King concluded a diverse 2011, with Best Picture Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, on Martin Scorsese's acclaimed fantasy adventure Hugo. Hugo received 11 total Academy Award nominations, the most of any film that year. HUGO also appeared on over 200 Critics' lists of the Top 10 films of 2011. King also produced Gore Verbinski's animated comedy Rango, featuring the voice of Johnny Depp in the title role, which won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. That year, King also produced Angelina Jolie's feature directorial debut, In The Land of Blood and Honey, which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. This marked the first time a Producer had been nominated for Best Picture Golden Globes in three different categories, Drama, Animated film and Foreign Language film, in the same year.

King previously won a Best Picture Oscar as a producer on Scorsese's 2006 crime drama The Departed, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. The film won a total of four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

He received his first Best Picture Academy Award nomination, and won a Best Film BAFTA Award, for his producing work on Scorsese's widely praised Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Additionally, he was honored by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) with the Golden Laurel Award as Producer of the Year.

King has a number of projects forthcoming, including the sci-fi actioner World War Z starring Brad Pitt, coming this Summer. Also being developed under the GK Films banner is the highly anticipated franchise reboot of Tomb Raider, first made popular starring Angelina Jolie, a big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, Jersey Boys, the untitled Freddie Mercury story starring Sacha Baron Cohen, an original screenplay The Battle Of Britain, being written by Robert Towne, and the outrageous comedy Little White Corvette starring Emma Stone.

King's earlier producing credits include the romantic thriller The Tourist, pairing Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie; Ben Affleck's crime drama The Town, starring Affleck and Jeremy Renner; Martin Campbell's thriller Edge Of Darkness, starring Mel Gibson; the historical drama The Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt; and the drama Blood Diamond, starring DiCaprio. In addition, he served as a co-executive producer on Scorsese's Oscar-nominated epic drama Gangs of New York, starring DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz.

King was previously the President and CEO of Initial Entertainment Group, which he founded in 1995. During King's tenure at IEG, he served as an executive producer on such films as Steven Soderbergh's Oscar-winning ensemble drama Traffic; Michael Mann's biographical drama Ali, starring Will Smith in the title role; and The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, produced by and starring Jodie Foster. King also went on to executive produce the television miniseries Traffic, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Miniseries.

A native of the United Kingdom, King moved to the United States in 1982 and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2009.

Jon Avnet

Jon Avnet has directed, written, and produced more than 70 motion pictures (Black Swan, Fried Green Tomatoes, Risky Business), television movies (The Burning Bed, Uprising, The Starter Wife), and Broadway plays (Spamalot, History Boys, Pillowman), winning Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Peabodys, Golden Globes, the Humanitas, DGA, WGA, and AFI Awards.

For the last six years, Mr. Avnet directed 10 episodes of FX's Justified, starring Tim Olyphant and Walton Goggins, and created by Graham Yost from Elmore Leonard's story "Fire in the Hole." Justified won the Peabody Award and scored multiple Emmy nominations, winning for Margo Martindale and Jeremy Davies. Mr. Avnet also collaborated with creator Graham Yost on the critically acclaimed Boomtown, where they were Executive Producers of the show, which won Television Critics Association awards for Best Drama and Best New Show, as well as the Peabody Award. Mr. Avnet directed the pilot and 9 episodes of Boomtown, which starred Donnie Wahlberg, Neal McDonough, Lana Parilla and Mykelti Williamson.

Mr. Avnet was the executive producer of Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman (winner of the Oscar for Best Actress) and directed by Darren Aronofsky. Black Swan received five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, as well as multiple nominations and wins from the PGA, WGA, SAG, BAFTA, AFI, and the Golden Globes. It grossed 326 million dollars theatrical worldwide.

Mr. Avnet co-wrote, directed and produced Fried Green Tomatoes, which garnered multiple Academy Awards for writing and for Jessica Tandy, who co-starred with Kathy Bates, Mary Louise Parker, Mary Stuart Masterson and Cicely Tyson. Fried Green Tomatoes was one of the top grossing films of the year, won the Scripter Award, and was nominated for a WGA Award as well. It received Golden Globe nominations for Best Comedy, and for Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates (Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress), BAFTA nominations for Jessica and Kathy, and won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film.

Avnet also directed and produced Red Corner starring Richard Gere, Up Close and Personal written by Joan Didion and John Dunne starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer, and Righteous Kill starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Mr. Avnet's first directing outing (which he also co-wrote and produced) was the ABC TV movie Between Two Women, starring Colleen Dewhurst and Farrah Fawcett. Miss Dewhurst won her first Emmy for her performance, while the film received rave reviews and was the highest rated movie on ABC that year.

Avnet, during his partnership with Steve Tisch, produced for David Geffen the classic film Risky Business, which launched the career of Tom Cruise and that of the first time writer/director Paul Brickman. Tom Cruise received a Golden Globe nomination and Mr. Brickman, a Writers Guild nomination. The dance sequence featuring Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll" with Tom Cruise dancing in his underwear has become iconic. He produced with Mr. Brickman, for David Geffen again, the cult classic Men Don't Leave starring Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Cusack, and introducing Chris O'Donnell. Mr. Brickman directed and co-wrote with Barbara Benedek.

Recently, Mr. Avnet has been very active and innovative in the digital space. In conjunction with Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs, In Treatment, Big Love) and Jake Avnet, he launched the scripted digital channel WIGS in May 2012. Funded by YouTube for its first two seasons, and by FOX network for its third season, WIGS has produced nearly 35 hours of premium scripted content. It has won most of the major awards for Internet productions and has been nominated for WGA awards (twice) and other traditional media awards as well. It is available at youtube.com/wigs, watchwigs.com and Hulu.com.

In September of 2014, WIGS became a subsidiary of Indigenous Media, which has WPP (the world's largest advertising company) and ITV (the largest channel in Great Britain) as its primary investors and Garcia and Avnet as CO-CEO's, with Jacob Avnet as the Chief Operating Officer. Indigenous will continue producing digital content (as well as cable content) for all digital platforms and developing select new channels.

In television, Avnet produced (with Steve Tisch) The Burning Bed, starring Farrah Fawcett, which garnered eight Emmy nominations, multiple Golden Globe awards, WGA awards, a DGA nomination and won The Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials. It was the highest-rated television movie ever aired on NBC. This landmark event was instrumental in making "the battered woman defense" a viable plea for victims of domestic violence and bringing the issue out of the closet, giving it national attention.

He also directed and executive produced The Starter Wife, a six-hour limited series for the USA Network starring Debra Messing, Joe Mantegna, and Judy Davis (who won the Best Supporting Actress Emmy for her performance). Based on the novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer, it aired May 2007 as the highest-rated limited cable series that year and received ten Emmy nominations, as well as DGA and PGA nominations for Mr. Avnet. It became a series for the USA network in 2008.

In 2001, Avnet directed, co-wrote with Paul Brickman (his frequent collaborator) and produced the critically praised miniseries Uprising for NBC. It starred Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight, Donald Sutherland and introduced Stephen Moyer to American audiences. Based on the actual events of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943, this film dealt with Jewish Resistance during the holocaust. It caused an international debate about what constitutes resistance and why victims of the holocaust were castigated as passive participants. Mr. Avnet was nominated for a Directors Guild Award and the film was nominated for Golden Globes, Emmys (it won two) and won the ASC award for cinematographer Denis Lenoir. It was released theatrically by Warner Brothers in Europe and received more critical accolades in France and other countries.

In 2000, Mr. Avnet financed and produced Rodrigo Garcia's film debut Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her. Starring Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Cameron Diaz, and Calista Flockhart, the film was selected by the Cannes Film Festival for "Un Certain Regard." It also played at Sundance and received glowing reviews. It began Mr. Garcia's collaboration with Mr. Avnet, which continues to this day.

Avnet produced and co-financed with Aurelio DeLaurentiis Paramount's Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, starring Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. With Jordan Kerner, Avnet produced Less Than Zero (bringing Robert Downey and James Spader to prominence), When a Man Loves a Woman, Miami Rhapsody, The Mighty Ducks films and George of the Jungle, to name a few, as well as the ABC mini-series Mama Flora's Family, based on the Alex Haley novel. Avnet and Kerner also produced Heat Wave, the true story of the Watts riots, which won all the major Cable ACE awards that year, including Best Picture, Best Actor for James Earl Jones and Best Actress for frequent collaborator, Cicely Tyson.

On Broadway, his plays have received 35 nominations and 12 Tony awards. He produced with Bill Haber the Tony award winning "History Boys" and the Mike Nichols directed "Spamalot." He also produced "The Pillowman," "Inherit the Wind" starring Brian Dennehy and Christopher Plummer, "The Seafarer" by Connor McPherson, and the Mike Nichols-directed "Country Girl," starring Morgan Freeman and Frances McDormand. Mr. Avnet began his career working for his mentor, writer/director Wilford Leach at Ellen Stewart's experimental theater La Mama.

Mr. Avnet attended the University of Pennsylvania, received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and was awarded a fellowship in directing to the American Film Institute. Today, Mr. Avnet is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the American Film Institute, where he has been a guiding force for over 20 years (and Chairman for eight years). In June 2013, Mr. Avnet received an honorary Doctorate in Communications from the American Film Institute. In addition, he serves on the Board of the Directors Guild of America, The DGA Western Directors Council, and is a Trustee of the DGA Pension and Health Plan.

Mr. Avnet is a member of the Board of Overseers of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and participates as a mentor in the Director's Lab at Sundance and its sister program Emergence in France. He also lectures on film and holocaust studies at numerous universities worldwide and has supported a diverse range of charitable organizations.

Mr. Avnet is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ACLU's Freedom of Speech award, The AFI's Franklin Shaffner Award, and the Janus Korshak award (for Uprising) given by the American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters House in honor of the famous Polish educator who gave his life so his orphans would never be abandoned.

Phedon Papamichael

Phedon Papamichael, an award winning Cinematographer, was born in Athens, Greece and moved with his family to Germany, where in 1982 he completed his education in Fine Arts, in Munich. Working as a photojournalist brought Phedon to NYC in 1983, where he started crossing over into cinematography.

His first short film, the 35mm black & white SPUD, earned him the Award for Best Cinematography at the Cork Film Festival in Ireland. Following a call from John Cassavetes, his cousin and later collaborator, Phedon moved to Los Angeles. While continuing to work on short and experimental films, he began his feature career as a Director of Photography for Roger Corman, for whom he photographed seven films within two years.

Phedon now counts over 40 feature films to his credit as Director of Photography, including the early block-busters While You Were Sleeping starring Sandra Bullock and Cool Runnings, as well as Phenomenon, starring John Travolta, all directed by Jon Turteltaub.

His credits include many critically acclaimed films, such as Unstrung Heroes (Un Certain Regard, Cannes 1995), directed by Diane Keaton, and Unhook the Stars, starring Gena Rowlands and directed by Nick Cassavetes.

The Million Dollar Hotel, directed by Wim Wenders, was chosen as the Opening Film of the 2000 Berlin Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize, the Silver Bear, as well as the Golden Camera. The European co-production, 27 Missing Kisses, directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Nana Djordjadze, premiered at Directors Fortnight in Cannes 2000. It garnered the Grand Prix Award at the 2000 New York/Avignon Film Festival, the Audience Award at the 2000 Montpellier Film Festival, as well as the Kodak Vision Award for Best Cinematography. In 2000 both films received a Camerimage nomination, for Best Cinematography.

In 2001 Phedon shot Moonlight Mile (Berlinale, 2003), directed by Brad Silberling, starring Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon and Holly Hunter. It was followed by Identity, directed by James Mangold, and the Oscar-nominated Sideways, directed by Alexander Payne.

His credits continued with The Weatherman, directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Nicolas Cage and Michael Caine and Walk the Line, again directed by Mangold and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.

Phedon shot the Academy Award nominated western 3:10 to Yuma, directed by James Mangold, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and the blockbuster Pursuit of Happyness. In 2008 he photographed Oliver Stone's W. and then re-teamed again with James Mangold on Knight and Day, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, which shot all over the world.

He shot two of the most award-winning films of 2011: Alexander Payne's The Descendants and The Ides of March, directed by George Clooney. This is 40, directed by Judd Apatow was released in 2012 and won Comedy of the Year from the Hollywood Film Festival.

For his gorgeous B&W lensing on the highly acclaimed Nebraska, which received 6 Academy Award nominations and was directed by Alexander Payne, Phedon received an Oscar nomination, a BAFTA nomination and an ASC nomination amongst other honors. His latest film is The Monuments Men, a period film directed by George Clooney, and starring Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett and Jean Dujardin which was shot in Germany and England.

In addition to his feature work, Phedon has shot and/or directed over 100 commercials for such clients as Nespresso, BMW, Audi, and Nextel.

On the music video side, his work includes The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Eelectrical Storm, directed by Anton Corbijn.

Papamichael's work also includes several forays into television. He received an ASC Award Nomination for Best Cinematography for Oliver Stone's innovative mini-series Wild Palms, as well as his second ASC Award Nomination for Best Cinematography for the Francis Ford Coppola-produced pilot White Dwarf.

Phedon resides in Los Angeles and Athens, Greece and speaks fluent English, German, French and Greek. He holds German, Greek and U.S. citizenship.

Matthew J. Evans

An accomplished actor, musician, and award winning young filmmaker, Matthew J. Evans was born in San Luis Obispo, CA. He made his theatrical debut at the age of 4 and began working in film and TV when he was age 9. In 2011, Matthew played Garrett Tiara opposite Cameron Diaz in Columbia Pictures feature comedy Bad Teacher for which he received a 2012 Young Artist Award in Los Angeles.

Matthew has appeared in a number of TV series episodes including Scrubs, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, King of Queens, Cavemen, Drake & Josh, and Zoey101. In 2013 he appeared as Irish exchange student Alistair on Disney XD series, Lab Rats, for which he won another Young Artist Award. In 2014, he guest starred as high school band leader Ross on Disney's comedy series I Didn't Do It.

A professional musician, Matthew sings and plays string bass, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar. He has produced and edited four documentary short films and received numerous awards for his work.

Matthew's mission as a filmmaker is to produce movies and videos that entertain, educate, inspire, and empower audiences to find value and meaning in their lives and in the world.

Annie Wood

When Annie Wood was only three years old she put her hands on the television set, over Carol Burnett's face, and declared, "I'm going to be on the TV!" Her wish was granted years later when in her late teens she was cast as the bikini clad comedic ex-girlfriend in the pilot episode of "The Rita Rudner Show." Following that, she appeared as Jessica Hahn opposite Kevin Spacey's, Jim Baker in the NBC movie of the week, "Fall From Grace." However, most recognize Annie as the energetic host of the nationally syndicated dating game show, "BZZZ!" (which she also co-produced.)

She was a guest on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and on "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher." Annie has guest starred in several TV shows and recurred as Teresa Campbell opposite Ted Danson on "Becker." Wood played the quirky, memorable role of Lara in the Dane Cook/Jessica Alba film, "Good Luck Chuck" and Cameron Diaz's sister-in-law in the tear-jerker, "My Sister's Keeper." Annie wrote, co-directed and stars as Karma in the web-series, "Karma's a Bitch." In addition to acting and writing, Annie Wood also enjoys keeping her creative passions flowing with photography, drawing and cooking. She lives in Los Angeles with her actor/writer husband, Peter and her talented rescue dog, The Lucy.

Bruno Gunn

Bruno Gunn most recently starred opposite James Marsden in the new HBO series Westworld and finished filming the graphic novel based, feature film Officer Downe directed by Shawn Crahan (Slipknot) & producer Mark Neveldine (Ghost Rider & Crank 1&2) which will be released in 2016. He is most recognized for his role as Brutus in the 2013 blockbuster film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. For more than 10 years he's amassed a lengthy list of roles in TV and film - "True Blood," "Sons of Anarchy," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", "Monk" and Bad Teacher with Cameron Diaz. In 2015 he extends his thespian reach with roles alongside Oliva Wilde in Lazarus, Vatican Tapes directed by Mark Neveldine, and Barely Lethal with Jessica Alba and Samuel Jackson.

Bruno got his first taste of Hollywood from film legend, Woody Allen who cast him in the 1998 comedy Celebrity. On the heels with his work with Allen, Bruno landed roles in blockbuster hits co-starring alongside Hugh Grant in Mickey Blue Eyes and Viggo Mortensen in 28 Days.

Through the suggestion of a friend that he should try acting, Bruno honed his skills under the tutelage of Wynn Handman's studio and Susan Batson. While in NYC Bruno had a successful run wowing audiences and critics performing Off-Broadway shows with award-winning companies, UBU Rep and Ensemble Studio Theater.

Bruno is a first generation American with Italian lineage and dual citizenship. He resides in Los Angeles.

Carla Vila

Carla Vila was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, but spent most of her childhood and early teenage years with her mother Blanca Luz Diaz in Florida. Carla demonstrated a special interest in the arts at a very early age. She was seen performing in plays, as well as ballet, dance and piano recitals.

Throughout high school, Carla maintained academic excellence. She was an honor roll student and a member of the Interact and Beta Clubs. In El Salvador, she earned a bachelor's degree in Architecture.

In 2001, she moved to Paris to pursue acting professionally. She trained with fine American coaches like Bob McAndrew and Bernard Hiller (Cameron Diaz's coach), to name a few. Within a couple of years, Carla appeared in such notable theater productions as "Bref! Soyons brefs..." and "Derniere repetition". In film, she starred in "Alea" (2004), short film winner of 10 national prizes in France including the Palmares of the 3rd Annual Short Film Festival. She followed up with an impressive performance as the Colombian junkie Carolina in "Blanc" (2004), a supernatural film about ethnically diverse strangers facing death, and later, as a cold hearted murderer in the pulp short film "I Want You" (2004) by Aurelien Manya.

She relocated to Los Angeles in 2005. Since her arrival in Hollywood, Carla's career has ranged from notorious commercials to fetching roles in films like the Spanish comedy "Chencho" (2006). She has since gained attention by appearing in popular TV shows like "ER (2009), "90210" (2009) "Southland" (2011) and "Grey's Anatomy" (2011).

David Michaels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cindy Cowan

Cindy Cowan is the former president and co-founder of Initial Entertainment Group (IEG), a leading film production and foreign sales company. Cowan co-founded IEG in 1995 with Graham King. With seed capital of only $350,000 and no tangible assets, Cowan was able to secure a $25 million line of credit with Chase Bank to fund overhead, development and production of its projects. IEG was sold to Splendid Films in 2000 for approximately $10 million.

Between 1995 and 2000, IEG had many successes including: an Emmy nomination for Rent-A-Kid, starring Leslie Nielson; Emmy, Golden Globe and People's Choice nominations for If These Walls Could Talk, starring Cher, Sissey Spacek, Anne Heche and Demi Moore; and won a United Nations Award for Savior, starring Dennis Quaid. IEG also saw success with its production of Traffic, starring Michael Douglas and Benicio Del Toro, which won Oscars for directing, screenplay, editing, and best supporting actor. Additional projects produced by Ms. Cowan while at IEG include Very Bad Things, starring Cameron Diaz and Christian Slater; and the Robert Altman-directed Dr. T & the Women, starring Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler.

Since forming a new production company, Cindy Cowan Entertainment, Cowan has produced Scorched, starring Woody Harrelson and Alicia Silverstone and executive produced Fifty Dead Men Walking starring Sir. Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess.

Recently, Cowan completed production on Red Lights starring Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, and Cillian Murphy. Directed by Rodrigo Cortes. This film was invited to officially premiere at Sundance, January 2012. Cowan is also in post production on Miracle on 42nd Street, which has Alicia Keys, Terrence Howard and Sam Jackson in it, to name a few. Cowan will begin prepping Gone, a co-production with Pierce Brosnan's company Irish Dreamtime, as her next film. In addition, she is working on the Untitled Ben Ripley Choir Project, with producers Carol Baum, Jane Goldenring and Beau St. Clair. This project has Luis Mandoki attached to direct and stars Pierce Brosnan. Also in development are: Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (a legal thriller) and a futuristic sci-fi film & game entitled Blazeball.

As well as film, Cowan is working on several television projects. She recently sold a scripted TV show to F/X that she created with Stephen Dorff and is Executive Producing. In addition, she is developing a scripted music based show with CBS and several reality shows including The Patti LaBelle Show, and an Untitled Hostage Show involving Navy Seals.

Before her tenure with IEG, Cowan headed up the production and acquisitions divisions of the Beverly Hills Producers Group. Prior to that, Cowan headed up development and acquisitions for Premiere Productions. Her career in producing began as a producer and writer for a CBS news affiliate in Miami, Florida.

In the past, Cowan has written songs for Engelbert Humperdink, and a hit for R & B artist Howard Hewitt, which went to number three on the R & B charts, as well as a few songs for the British pop star Sinatta.

Cowan sits on the board of two non-profit charities that are dear to her heart, Little Kids Rock, which is a non-profit organization that provides free instruments and lessons to under served public schools, and Grassroots Soccer, which is part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. GRS mobilizes the global soccer community in the fight against HIV/ AIDS. Cindy also sits on the board of THE LOOK.

Cindy Cowan is a graduate of Tulane University with graduate courses towards a Master's Degree in Psychology at Harvard. Cowan is also a major equestrian winning the "World Champion" title more than 5 times in American Saddlebred five-gaited and equestrian horses.

Ray Iannicelli

With a career that spans over 30 years, and a resume that reads like a book, chances are you have grown up with Ray Iannicelli in your household, and not even known it. His versatility in film, television, and on stage has left audiences alike captivated but also wondering where else do I recognize him from? His big break came when he was cast alongside Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner in the John Huston directed film Prizzi's Honor. He has since gone on to have over 100 film, television, and theatre credits under his belt. 2014 will be a busy year for this chameleon. First up, Ray can be seen showing off his comedic chops in St. Vincent, as Roger, St. Vincent's (Bill Murray) confidant and confessor. The comedy, which hits theaters this fall, is about a young boy who finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door. He will also share the big screen with Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx in the highly anticipated remake of the classic, ANNIE coming to theaters December 19th.

Rachel Greninger

Rachel is best known for hosting and interviewing celebrities on 3 time Emmy Award Winning, "Mark at the Movies".

Born and raised in Washington State, she began her career on stage, and live hosting local events. Rather expeditiously after moving to Los Angeles, she began to garner a following among viewers with her unique brand of 4th-wall-breaking interviews. She began to flourish, and was quickly sitting down with A-List Talent. Including; Tom Hanks, Edward Norton, Ron Howard, Cameron Diaz, Emma Stone, and Alicia Vikander.

From taking "fake punches" on the red carpet, to talking about how practical effects are executed, she is known for creating interesting-original content all while keeping the talent and audience engaged.

She is currently living in Los Angeles California. And is a vocal advocate for Black Lives Matter and Intersectional Feminism.

Sean McKittrick

Shortly after graduating from UCLA, Sean McKittrick produced the cult classic "Donnie Darko," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which was a quirky sci-fi thriller that was nominated for The Grand Jury Award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. McKittrick produced "Southland Tales," nominated for a Golden Palm Award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and also produced Bobcat Goldthwait's "World's Greatest Dad," starring Robin Williams which debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell," based on Tucker Max's best-selling book. In 2009, McKittrick's produced "The Box," a sci-fi thriller starring James Marsden, Frank Langella, and Cameron Diaz. McKittrick produced Bobcat Goldthwait's "God Bless America," which premiered as part of the Midnight Madness Series at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival and followed up with Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon's "Hell Baby," which premiered the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. McKittrick also produced Jason Bateman's directorial debut of "Bad Words," which was distributed by Focus Features. He also produced John Ridley's Jimi Hendrix film "All Is By My Side" starring Andre Benjamin, Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell, which both appeared as part of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. He also acted as producer on "North of Hell" written and directed by Anthony Burns starring Katherine Heigl and Patrick Wilson, set to be released in Spring 2015. He is producing the film adaptation of Jane Austen and Seth Graham-Smith's "Pride & Prejudice & Zombies" starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Matt Smith, Douglas Booth and Bella Heathcote financed through Sierra-Affinity.

Jordan Van Vranken

Jordan can be seen in episodes of Criminal Minds, Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, in the Cameron Diaz film Bad Teacher, Breaking Glass Pictures' film After the Wizard, the indie feature The Wolves of Savin Hill, and heard in the Warner Brothers/HD Films' animated series CHADAM, also starring Katey Sagal, as the voice (and motion) of Ripley.

She has completed over 25 independent films, several festival bound, and plays the lead role of Elizabeth/Dorothy in Breaking Glass Pictures' feature film After the Wizard, which screened at The International Family Film Festival and was released in the U.S., U.K., Germany, China and South Korea. Jordan played student and survivor, Crystal Woodman Miller, in the 2014 production of The Columbine Project, and played the daughter of Brian Scannell, from Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone and The Town, in the indie feature The Wolves of Savin Hill, which premiered at the 2014 San Diego Film Festival and won the prestigious Chris Brinker Award for Director John Hill, and the Audience Feature Film Choice Award at the 2015 Independent Filmmaker's Showcase (IFS Film Festival).

Jordan is an award winning writer. She was recognized for her screenplay Everything with a Silver Award at the International Independent Film Awards, won 3rd place in the Los Angeles Shorts Fest Screenplay Competition, and was a Semi-Finalist in the Awareness Film Festival's short script competition.

Jordan won the 2015 Young Entertainer Award for Best Actress in the short film God Hates Signs, and was nominated for her performance in The Wolves of Savin Hill. She won the 2013 Young Artist Award for Best Actress for her performance in After the Wizard, was nominated for her performance in the short film Detention (2013), won the 2011 Young Artist Award for Best Actress in a Voice Over role for her performance as Ripley in CHADAM, and was recognized at the 2010 Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Series, Guest Starring Young Actress, for her performance as Jenny Shrader (kidnapped by her convict father played by Lee Tergeson) in Criminal Minds. In addition, Jordan was honored with a CARE (Child Actor Recognition Event) Award in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

A Memphis native, Jordan began in radio doing weather reports for Clear Channel at the age of six. After relocating to South Florida Jordan pursued acting in community theatre, and is now living in Los Angeles pursuing her dream. She has studied at the Yale Conservatory for Actors, Sanford Meisner Center, The Second City and The Groundlings.

Jordan is an active fund raiser for the Ronald McDonald House and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. She's also a supporter of the March of Dimes and assists her Chicago family with their annual March of Dimes fund raiser. In addition to acting, Jordan loves writing and photography, is an avid NBA fan (loves basketball!), and has a fraternal twin brother.

Lisa Nunziella

Lisa Nunziella Alumbra Films Producer/Choreographer

A complete dancer and choreographer by the time she became a teenager, Lisa was the constant companion of her mother as they frequented the many Salsa nightclubs in New York City. Her extraordinary physical skills opened doors for her as a dancer not easily attainable for most. By the 1980's it wasn't a surprise to those who knew her that she had competed and won the biggest television cash prize on the forbearer to shows like "American Idol" and "Dancing With The Stars", a show entitled "Star Search", hosted by Tonight Show with Johnny Carson co-host Ed McMahon. Soon after she works with director/choreographer Kenny Ortega on the television version of the classic motion picture "Dirty Dancing". After stints on "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" "Beverly Hills 90210," and many others, the doors burst open and Lisa found herself starring in mega shows in Las Vegas and Europe.

Soon Hollywood beckoned and when director Chuck Russell needed someone to stunt double for Cameron Diaz in the now iconic jitterbug dance sequence with superstar comic actor Jim Carrey in "The Mask", it was Lisa Nunziella he called. The same applied when David Zucker needed her special acrobatic skills in "Naked Gun 21/2".

Her skills as a dancer lent perfectly to the artistic wishes of such music superstars as Earth, Wind & Fire, Cher, Babyface and Steve Winwood. Her visual genius did not go unnoticed by another visual savant, Prince. Where she danced beautifully in the music video of his classic song "Diamonds and Pearls".

Now a businesswoman of considerable artistic vision and drive, she partners with filmmaker Franc. Reyes, (Empire, Illegal Tender), himself a former dancer/choreographer who toured Europe with Lisa, and Alumbra Films is born. Now fully prepared to bring her strengths to the production side of the camera, it will be no surprise to those who have experienced Lisa Nunziella that success will surely follow.

Adam Ripp

Writer, producer, director Adam Ripp is an award-winning filmmaker. In 1992 Adam produced his first feature film, Public Access, and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. Public Access was written by Oscar winning writer Chris McQuarrie.

In 1994 Adam began writing Black & White, a character driven story about a young black man from Watts who defies his friends and family and joins the Los Angeles Police Department. In order to capture the true essence of this world Adam decided to fulfill a lifelong dream to become a police officer. He graduated the police academy in January of 1995 at the top of his class. Vega Baby Productions is packaging Black & White with Adam attached to direct.

Adam used personal experiences to write, produce and direct the award-winning feature film Gang Tapes, a coming of rage story about a thirteen year-old boy chronicling his descent into gang life with a stolen video camera. Gang Tapes was financed and distributed by Lionsgate in 2001. Adam won multiple awards including Best Director at Variety's DVD Exclusive Awards which was presented to him by John Landis and the Melvin Van Peebles Award at the San Francisco Black Film Festival. Gang Tapes won Best Ensemble Cast at the New York Underground Film Festival.

In 2004 Adam created Hollywood Vice for Fox Television which he wrote, executive produced and directed. He also created, wrote and developed Blue Soldiers for TNT which tells the true story about the world's very first SWAT team.

In 2005 Adam wrote a horror/thriller entitled Scavenger for Beacon Pictures and in 2006 he created and wrote the pilot for a scripted television series called Darius for MTV. He also developed and executive produced the animated movie review series The Cowboy Critic for Lionsgate's CinemaNow.com.

During and after the writer's strike Adam produced reality television including Inside American Jail for TruTV, Busted for MTV, Speeders for TruTV, Jail for MyNetTV and Speeders Fight Back for TruTV. He also created and executive produced Matched by Design for Style Network.

In 2010 Adam developed, packaged and produced Gambit written by Academy Award winners Joel & Ethan Coen and starring Academy Award winner Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci.

In 2013 Adam developed, packaged and produced Everly starring Academy Award nominee Salma Hayek.

In 2016 Adam wrote, produced and directed the award-winning feature film Devil's Whisper which was acquired for distribution through Sony Pictures. Devil's Whisper won Best Horror Film at the Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Best Supernatural Film at New Hope Film Festival, Best Horror Film at the International Horror Hotel Film Festival and Best Supernatural Feature at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival.

Adam is represented by Trevor Engelson at Underground Management.

Tommie Earl Jenkins

Tommie is a native of Canton, Ohio, U.S.A and began his professional career at the age of fourteen. His career to date has led him all around the world from Broadway to London's West End and Hollywood. Theater, Film and Televsion credits include 'Michael' in the London premier of Jonathan Larson's Tick Tick. . . Boom!, opposite Neil Patrick Harris at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The title role in the London premier of Purlie, 'Ed' in the London revival of Whistle Down The Wind, 'Genie' in the Old Vic's Aladdin with Sir Ian McKellen, 'Robbins' in the original workshop of Trevor Nunn's Porgy And Bess, 'Tyrone' in the London revival of Fame, 'Four Eyed Moe' in Cameron Mackintosh's Five Guys Named Moe, for which he can also be seen on the DVD recording filmed live at the Albery Theatre London. 'Rum Tum Tugger' in Cats in London and also Hamburg Germany, 'Brutus T. Firefly' in Oh What A Night! in London, UK Tour and also Australia opposite Kathy Sledge, 'CC/Curtis' in the Broadway National of Michael Bennett's Dreamgirls, 'Richie' in the farewell Broadway National Tour of A Chorus Line, as well as playing the role in the Italian version directed by Baayork Lee and the 20th Annniversary production of A Chorus Line at Derby Playhouse UK. 'Danny Zuko' in an all black version of Grease, 'The Leading Player' in Bob Fosse's Pippin, 'Scarecrow' in The Wiz, 'Wolf' in Into The Woods, 'Mortimer' in The Fantasticks, 'Snoopy' in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, 'Gad/Butler' in Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and 'JJ' in Work It! a New York inner city tri-state tour sponsored by Patti LaBelle. Other shows include Applause Applause, Carousel, Dames At Sea, Godspell, Baby, The Me Nobody Knows, Cotton Patch Gospel, and Out Of The Blue. Tommie has contributed to many cast and show recordings such as Music Man, Hair, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He has also been featured in the BBC 20th Anniversary recording of A Chorus Line with Donna McKechnie and David Soul which was conducted by the shows original conductor, Donald Pippin. One of Brodaways most honored conductors. Tommie also played the role of 'Daddy Brubeck' in Sweet Charity with Bonnie Langford, and had the pleasure of dancing with Donna McKechnie in Follies at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, both of which were recorded live for the BBC. He has recorded as a Solo Artist with BMG, RCA and Polydor Records under the name Tommie Jenkins with much European success. One of his many singles 'Let Me Be Your Love' topped the dance charts at number one for six weeks in Spain. He has also worked in front of the camera extensively in films and television and behind the camera doing voice overs in such movies as The Peace Maker (DreamWorks), Bourne Identity (Universal), Agent Cody Banks (MGM), Patriot Games (Paramount), Reign Of Fire (Touchstone), Tommie has appeared as Niles in Goodnight Sweetheart for BBC Television, Wilkommen Im Club for German Television and various commercials throughout Europe. Tommie can be seen in the forthcoming movies of 2012, Gambit playing alongside Academy Award Winner Colin Firth as well as Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Sir Tom Courtenay. Also in The Callback Queen as 'Chuck Rydell'. Tommie was part of the Original London production of Dirty Dancing and the Original Toronto production in the role of 'Tito Suarez' and the Original London Company of Jersey Boys. He has recently returned from playing the role of Barry Belson and several other cameo roles in the Broadway company of the award winning musical, Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre, New York. Tommie is looking forward to playing the role of Dandini in this years 2011/12 pantomime, Cinderella at the Hackney Empire. Tommie has just recently finished recording several audio books for RNIB entitled, "Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom" by Peter Guralnick, "Brother Ray" Ray Charles' own story by Ray Charles and David Ritz. He is also recording the autobiography of "Malcom X" by Alex Haley and 12 Years A Slave by Solomon Northup. Tommie has recently had the pleasure of performing as a principal singer in front of 50,000 people in the "Magic of Disney Concert" in Hyde Park, in Honor of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Singing along side some the industries leading performers that included Sierra Boggess, Joanna Ampil, Sharon D. Clarke and Matt Rawle with a 59 piece orchestra conducted by Simon Lee and Directed by Shaun Kerrison. In March 2014 Tommie completed filming on the new NBC pilot television show, Odyssey starring Anna Friel and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. He has also been seen in the new ABC series Galavant and filmed The Last Hours Of...Nicole Brown Simpson portraying O.J. Simpson.

Wendy Carter

A synchronized swimmer, Wendy Carter transferred her talents from the water to the stages of Va Tech, The Russian American Theatre Company in St. Petersburg Russia, and The DePaul Theatre School in Chicago. Eventually film called her to Los Angeles, where she played roles ranging from bimbos to geniuses to bipolar murdering psychopaths. She has been described as "The energetic, all-American, intellectual romantic...a Robin Wright, Lori Singer type, with a Laura Linney energy, and a Cameron Diaz likeability". Her credits include House of Cards, Brothers and Sisters, Jackass 2, and several SyFy movies, music videos, and commercials . Wendy works well with animals, can speak a little of several languages, is athletic, a dancer, a kickin' singer, is hopelessly goofy, and in her work she has saved the world no less than three times... a task she is always up for again.

Alisa Hensley

Alisa Hensley is known for her work doubling Charlize Theron (A Million Ways to Die in the West) , Nicole Kidman (The Secret in Their Eyes), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Jane Lynch (Glee, Angel From Hell), Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3), Cameron Diaz (Charlie's Angels 2) and Emma Ishta (Stitchers). Alisa is a professional stuntwoman and martial artist.

Erin Darling

Erin Darling is a multi-talented comedian, writer, and performer described as a "young Cameron Diaz playing drinking games at Comic-Con" for her quirky personality and penchant for nerd culture.

Her eclectic and diverse portfolio includes a wide range of projects for TV and digital outlets including MTV, Adult Swim, and IFC, as well as roles in two upcoming feature films. You can currently watch Erin as a panelist on A&E Digital's "Buzzworthy," as the host of Cinedigm's live streaming Comic-Con network ConTV, or playing games with the NFL rookies on NFL.com.

She's also the host and creator of Drunk Shopping Network, a weekly show at Meltdown Comics that reaches up to 300,000 weekly viewers on Facebook Live, Twitch, and XSN, and was recently featured on Forbes.com.

As a touring comedian, Erin has performed on stages across the country, garnering positive reviews. AXS.com described her on stage persona as, "That fascinatingly snide girl at the party whom everyone wants to dish with." She recently joined the cast of animated series "Court Ordered" which also features the voices of fellow stand up comedians including Erik Myers, Pablo Francisco, Ian Edwards and Brad Williams.

Jeff Cardoni

Jeff Cardoni's talents range from intimate independent fare to full orchestral majesty. With over 30 feature film scores and several network series to his credit, one can hear his work worldwide every day. His unique ability to cross genres has made him a powerful player in the film composing industry.

Jeff originally studied classical piano, while playing percussion in school orchestra. But it would be rock and roll that would lead him to Los Angeles in 1997. After a brief stint as lead guitarist for the Warner Bros. band "Alien Crime Syndicate", Jeff left to pursue film scoring full time. He worked under several Hollywood composers including John Murphy (Snatch, 28 Days Later) and Christopher Tyng (Futurama, The O.C.) while studying conducting and orchestration at UCLA. He has received several ASCAP Film and Television Awards for his work on the worldwide hit CSI:Miami and was nominated for an Ariel Award for his score to the 2005 feature 7 Dias.

His body of work ranges from studio features films such as Just Friends for New Line, Open Season 3 for Sony, Firehouse Dog for Fox, Miss March, and the latest in the American Pie franchise, to television scores such as the CBS drama The Defenders with James Belushi, Wilfred starring Elijah Wood, The League on FX, and the worldwide Jerry Bruckheimer produced hit CSI:Miami. He has also worked extensively in independent film, including the Sundance hit The Vicious Kind, directed by Lee Toland Krieger and produced by Neil Labute and Oscar nominated director Roland Joffe's You and I. Other highlights including creating a new live score for the 2011 Super Bowl on Fox, recorded with an 80 piece orchestra in the world famous Dvorak Concert Hall in Prague.

Jeff is also an active songwriter, penning the theme songs to MTV's hit "Pimp My Ride", MadTV on Fox, and FX's The League, with songs appearing countless films, including several on camera songs in the hit "Gotham" for Fox, "Hard Knock Life" with Mike Myers in Austin Powers: Goldmember, Harold & Kumar 2, Eurotrip, The Sweetest Thing with Cameron Diaz, A Walk To Remember, New York Minute, National Lampoon's Senior Trip and many others. He also produced several songs with Jon Lajoie for the upcoming soundtrack album to The League, and recent albums by indie pop artist Jules Larson, which have appeared recently on the soundtrack to The Lucky One. He also produced and mixed a recent Lexus spot for the seminal indie rock band "The Pixies".

Recent scores include the latest in the worldwide dance franchise, Step Up: All In (Summit/Lionsgate), Mike Judge's hit "Silicon Valley" for HBO, and the upcoming drama feature "The Confirmation", directed by Oscar Nominated Bob Nelson (Nebraska) and starring Clive Owen and Maria Bello.

Bernard Hiller

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, lived in Germany then moved to the U.S. He went to the High School of Performing Arts in New York City and became a professional singer, actor and dancer performing in several Broadway musicals. He now lives in Beverly Hills and is extremely proud of his 2 children David and Dora, who are both musicians. Bernard is also a very well known Hollywood Acting Teacher and Success Coach, who has taught in over 18 countries. www.bernardhiller.com. He coached Cameron Diaz to the role in the "Mask" with Jim Carrey, Jeff Goldblum in "Adam Resurrected", LL Cool J in "NCIS:Los Angels", Emilio Rivera - "Sons of Anarchy", Madalina Ghenea in "Youth" and many others. Bernard is now Producing several upcoming feature projects. One Broadway musical he is turning into Feature Film with Appian Way.

Rick Schwartz

Rick Schwartz is a leading independent film producer and financier based in New York. Throughout his career, he has worked on a wide range of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films including The Aviator, Gangs of New York, Machete and Black Swan. Schwartz has been involved with movies that have grossed over $1 billion dollars in worldwide box office sales and earned 31 Academy Award Nominations.

Schwartz began his film career at Miramax under Harvey and Bob Weinstein, eventually serving as the company's Senior Vice President of Production. During his seven year tenure at Miramax, Schwartz oversaw the development and production of numerous high profile Miramax projects, including Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day Lewis and Cameron Diaz, and Alejandro Amenabar's The Others, starring Nicole Kidman and produced in conjunction with Tom Cruise. Prior to launching Overnight Productions in 2008, Schwartz produced such award-winning films as The Aviator, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Kate Beckinsale, as well as the Academy Award winning film, The Departed, also directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg and Jack Nicholson.

Rick Schwartz is the founder and CEO of Overnight Productions, which has financed and produced movies by directors like Robert Rodriguez, Darren Aronofsky and Gela Babluani. Future projects include Machete Kills, a sequel to the popular genre movie to be directed by Robert Rodriguez and star Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez and Danny Trejo; Spectra, a supernatural horror film to star Nicole Kidman who is also producing; Southbound, a thriller to be directed by Jonathan Jakubowitz; Goree Girls, a musical drama to be produced with Jennifer Aniston who is also starring; and Tatua, an action thriller that will be the first in a franchise.

Billy DaMota

May 2017

In 1985, Billy DaMota began his casting career, working as an assistant on such films as Predator, The Running Man and The Three Amigos. In 1988 he was hired as the casting associate on the gang epic, Colors, directed by Dennis Hopper.

Billy became an independent casting director with Miracle Mile, starring Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham and Steven Seagal's first film, Above the Law (with Sharon Stone) and went on to cast the legendary cult classic Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town, casting the then unknown Billy Bob Thornton in his first co-starring role. One of Billy's favorite jobs was a family drama for the Miller Twins, Touching Home, starring Ed Harris, Robert Forster and Brad Dourif.

Billy has gone on to cast hundreds of films, TV shows, commercials, plays and music videos, casting actors like James Franco, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt as well as Hollywood legends Faye Dunaway, Mickey Rooney and Tony Curtis. Billy has worked with acclaimed director Alex Proyas as a casting consultant on The Crow as well as the Will Smith hit I, Robot.

For 20 years, Billy cast the hit FOX TV show America's Most Wanted and now, along with his casting partner Dea Vise, works as a casting director for Pure Flix, the industry's #1 faith-family production company. Among his recent films are Do You Believe? starring Mira Sorvino, Alexa PeñaVega and Cybill Shepherd. Billy and Dea cast God's Not Dead starring Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, Dean Cain and Willie Robertson - the highest grossing faith-based film in history. The Case for Christ, starring Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Robert Forster and Faye Dunaway, was released in April, 2017 to glowing reviews. For the past two years, Billy and Dea have been casting the ABC drama, "In an Instant".

In the world of music videos, Billy has worked with artists such as Tori Amos, Big & Rich, The Basement Jaxx, Brooks and Dunne, Faith Hill, George Strait, Dave Navarro, Ministry, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, MC 900 Ft. Jesus, Kanye West and The Ramones.

Billy joined the The Casting Society of America in 1992 and has been nominated four times for Best Casting.

Billy is a published poet, plays in a rock and roll band, and as an advocate for the rights of actors, founded DoNotPay.org in 2001 to help educate and inform new actors. He has been instrumental over the years in working on legislation to help protect the acting community.

Valentina Latyna Plascencia

Actress and Voiceover Actress. Bachelors degree in Fine Arts with emphasis in Theater from ASAB (Col). After finishing her studies, she travels to Los Angeles to study Acting for Film at NYFA. Not much later at UCLA to improve the knowledge in Voice Technique of Lessac. Throughout her career, she's been participating in numerous Theater plays, TV Shows, Soap operas, films in Hollywood and National Commercials. Her Voice Over career started when she was 8 years old; per years she has been the official voice for the latin America Market of big celebrities such Whitney Houston, Cameron Diaz, Alexz Jhonson, Giada De Laurentis, etc. Two years nominated in a row for The Voice Arts Awards as Outstanding Animation and Outstanding Narration, Best Spanish Voiceover by SOVAS.

Axel Kuschevatzky

Axel Kuschevatzky is a movie producer, with an extensive background in film journalism, TV production and scriptwriting.

He was associate producer of Juan José Campanella's acclaimed feature "The Secret in Their Eyes" (El Secreto de sus ojos, 2009), Oscar-winner picture in the of Best Foreign language category in 2010. "The Secret in Their Eyes" sold more than 2.500.000 tickets in Argentina (breaking a 35 year old record) and 1.000.000 admissions in Spain. It also won two Goya awards; Best Latin-American Picture and Best Newcomer actress (Soledad Villamil), with seven other nominations including Best Picture and Best Director. Among other previous awards were nine Clarín(including Best Picture), thirteen Sur awards from the Argentinean's Academy of Motion Pictures, five awards at La Habana Film Festival (including the Audience Award), and a nomination an Ariel as Best Spanish-Speaking feature from Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. The film was released in the US by Sony Pictures and it was sold to more than 15 countries including UK, Germany, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, France and Italy.

He was also associate producer of "The Widows of Thursdays" (Las Viudas de Los Jueves, 2009), Marcelo Piñeyro's thriller based on the best seller written by Claudia Piñeiro and starring Pablo Echarri, Leonardo Sbaraglia and Ernesto Alterio; and also produced the animated movie "Plumíferos - Aventuras Voladores" (2010), the first feature made with open source software featuring the voices of Luisana Lopilato and Mariano Martínez.

In March 2009 he became head of film production at Telefé, Argentina's biggest TV network.

Since 2004 Axel has been the co-host of CNN/TNT's Latin-American Oscar preshow along Ana Maria Montero. CNN/TNT's Latin-American Oscar preshow is seen by more than 120 million people in the region, from Puerto Rico to Tierra del Fuego.

Axel Kuschevatzky was born in the Almagro neighborhood in Buenos Aires in October 1972. His mother is a child psychologist and his father a pediatrician and piano player.

He studied copywriting and did appear as a teenager on TV answering about Horror Movies in a Quiz Show.

After that he was the host of a weekly movie series, Cine Bizarro in the local cable network CV 5, and was part of the prestigious interview show "Los Hacedores", focused on performing and visual arts.

Axel defines himself as a movie reporter and not as a film critic, more of a movie buff.

He also hosted movie shows in Argentina like "Alucine" (América TV), "Cinescape" (CVN), "Apasionados: El especial" (2002), "Telefé Cortos", and presented weekly series "Terrormania" (Telefé), and "Nosotros También Nos Equivocamos" (Telefé), two Oscar specials for Canal 9, and movie features in "América Noticias", "Telefé Noticias", "Zoo" (América TV), and "Maru a la Tarde" (Telefé), besides doing interviews and TV specials.

He also interviewed filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, James Cameron, George Lucas, Sam Raimi, M. Night Shyamalan, John Woo, John Lasseter; actors Nicolas Cage, Christian Slater, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Joaquin Phoenix, Willem Dafoe, Kurt Russell, Ewan McGregor, Will Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Chris O'Donell, Adam West, Martin Landau, Robin Williams, Danny de Vito, Edward Norton, Dustin Hoffman, Samuel Jackson, Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hanks, Daniel Radcliffe, Ruppert Gint, Richard Harris, Sharon Stone, Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock, Mark Wahlberg, Guy Pierce, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Keanu Reeves, Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Matt Damon, among many others.

He co-adapted the scripts for "La Niñera", based on the US hit show "The Nanny". It was the first sit-com made in Latin-America, co-produced by Sony y Telefé Contenidos, winner of the Clarín award as best TV comedy in 2004. For the same companies - Sony y Telefé Contenidos - he co-adapted "Married with Children" into the hugely successful "Casados Con Hijos", winner of the Martin Fierro award as best comedy in 2005 and also nominated for the Clarín Award. Both sitcoms were broadcasted in Venezuela, Spain, Perú and Puerto Rico.

He was Telefé's head producer for "Fear Factor" (Factor Miedo).

He also acted in small roles in shorts and features like "Ceibo y Taba" (2002), "Plan" (2000), "Graciadió" (1997) y "No seas cruel" (1996, both directed by Raúl Perrone), "Who Is Alejandro Chomski?" (2002, along Emir Kusturica, Julie Delpy and Jim Jarmush) and in the telefilm "Manos libres - El caso del bebé de los Perales" (2005, directed by Carlos Sorín).

He played the voice of the character "Jay Limo" in the Argentinean Spanish dubbing of "Cars" (2006).

Was interviewed for the documentary "Biography - Adam West: Behind the Cowl" (2000) for US cable network A&E.

Since 1995 have been editor and publisher of the movie magazine "La Cosa", the longest running of its kind in Spanish.

He also wrote for newspapers like "Clarín", "La Nación" and "El Cronista Comercial", and magazines like "Playboy", "Miradas", "Veintitrés", "RSVP", "Madhouse", and "El Lápiz Japonés" among others.

His radio work includes "El León de la Metro", along Bebé Sanzo and Ronnie Arias, "La Cornisa" with Luis Majul, and "Cambio de Aire", with Román Lejtman.

He also did research for the books "Un Diccionario de Cine Argentino" and "Un Diccionario de Cine Argentino, Volumen 2", written by Raúl Manrupe and María Alejandra Portela.

Axel won the journalism award TEA Estimulo, has been jury for the Clarín Cine awards, film and creative consultant for Telefé since 2000 and jury of the 3º Festival Nacional De Cine Con Vecinos in Saladillo.

Axel Kuschevatzky lives in Buenos Aires with his wife, son and daughter.


Millions know his voice, but many are beginning to recognize the face of Ted Stryker, the drive-time DJ on The World Famous KROQ and previous long time co-host of Love Line with Dr. Drew. Stryker has most recently been seen as a judge on VH1's "Charm School" and playing himself on "The Young and the Restless". As well as being a TV and radio personality, his mix CD in 2008 debuted in the top 20 and sold 100,000 units for Thrive Records. In just the past few years, Stryker has consistently been hosting and appearing on TV shows nationwide. In 2007 Ellen DeGeneres handpicked him to be her DJ/Sidekick and Announcer for the 5th season of the award winning show; sending him to cover the biggest events and award shows around the country. His one time fill in on Direct TV's "CD USA" lead to a full time job as host and host of "Americas Party Live from Las Vegas on Freemont Street" for the station. Stryker was then asked to be the ring leader for a three day TV event known as "The Championship Gaming Invitational" which led to the FUSE TV show, "Bodog Music Battle of the Bands". Through the show, Stryker toured the country with Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols and 12 bands, eliminating one band in each city leaving three remaining for the live finale at The House of Blues Hollywood, which he hosted. Stryker also hosted "The Ultimate Gamer" on SPIKE TV. The show provided game room makeovers - a la "Pimp My Ride" style to video game enthusiasts. Fans may also know Stryker from MTV, where he has hosted shows such as "TRL", "Who Knows the Band" and "All Things Rock". He has served as the music and lifestyle host for "54321" on FOX. His hosting duties were a natural segue way into acting. Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company cast Stryker in the underground hit GRANDMAS BOY. Disney cast Stryker in their long running series "The Jersey". He also had a memorable role in the series finale of "Grosse Point" on the WB Network. Stryker made his film debut playing a bong drinking tourist in OUT COLD, for Touchstone Pictures/Donner Productions. He then got knocked out by Cameron Diaz in The Sweetest Thing and co-starred in the independent feature A Midsummer Nights Rave directed by Gil Cates Jr. "Stryker has a natural, likable quality that is hard to find in actors today. He listens well and loves to improvise. He's a total joy to work with," says Cates. From his world wide broadcasts with Linkin Park and The Red Hot Chili Peppers to numerous TV shows and films, as well as being the voice of the award winning video game Burnout 3 (3 million copies sold), Stryker is on his way to becoming a multi media star. He currently hosts his radio show every weekday. His highly rated afternoon drive show can be heard from 4pm-8pm on The World Famous KROQ. For the previous three years, Stryker was the Co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show Love Line with Dr. Drew. The LA Times calls him "A Star," a CBS Radio Vice President calls him "A Natural," and LA radio station 106.7 The World Famous KROQ-FM calls him "The Man Who Has Made Us #1" - you can just call him....Stryker.

Jeff Kwatinetz

Jeff Kwatinetz is Founder and CEO of The Firm. Re-launched in 2015, The Firm produces film and television content across several networks and studios and also has robust operations in music and sports.

Kwatinetz also manages Cube Vision, the highly successful production company formed by Ice Cube, which produced the summer blockbuster Straight Outtta Compton, grossing more than $200 million worldwide. As part of their nearly two decade long partnership, Cube Vision and Kwatinetz are also involved in the upcoming film Rocky Mountain High set at Universal as well as many other projects in development. The Firm's Film Division is producing such highly-anticipated projects as Tribes of Palos Verdes starring Jennifer Garner and The Paladin.

On the television side, the company has projects in development at nearly every major broadcast network, including Netflix, and has the series Royal Pains and Salem currently on the air. Kwatinetz also produced the long running television series, Wilfred. The company's record label achieved its first #1 album and fifth top five debut with Got Your Six, the latest release from Five Finger Death Punch.

From 1997-2008, Kwatinetz founded and led the previous iteration of The Firm which he launched out of his Malibu apartment. The company grew to become the world's dominant music, film and television management company with more than 30 multi-platinum, platinum and gold artists and a diverse roster of clients across the industry. Kwatinetz developed innovative campaigns to transform artists such as Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson, Korn and Jennifer Lopez into global brands. The Firm later entered into film and television management, representing such artists as Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vin Diesel, Rachel McAdams and Cameron Diaz. Films in which the company's clients appeared grossed more than $20 billion at the worldwide box office, earning 30 Academy Award nominations and winning seven.

In addition, Kwatinetz was the architect of the 2004 purchase of Warner Music from Time Warner by a private equity consortium led by Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital. The deal resulted in more than a $1 billion profit for investors. Leveraging his M&A work, he also helped launch VMG Partners, a $325 million private equity fund focused on consumer brands and acquired the majority stake and successfully re-launched Pony, turning around the iconic footwear and apparel lifestyle brand.

Kwatinetz earned his J.D. with honors at Harvard Law School and holds both a M.A. and B.S. at Northwestern University where he is a guest faculty member and frequent lecturer.

Fern Champion

Fern Champion is a veteran casting director of numerous, wide-ranging and eclectic feature films and television series. Her professional journey began in New York casting "Saturday Night Fever". Her love of comedy then led her to cast "The Naked Gun" and the "Police Academy" films. While casting "The Mask," starring Jim Carrey, Fern discovered super-star, Cameron Diaz. Other discoveries include such diverse talents as Mickey Rourke, Danny Glover, Kim Cattrall, Kelly Preston, and Sharon Stone, whom she cast in the epic miniseries, "War and Remembrance." To date, it remains the longest running miniseries in television history, for which she received an Artios Nomination. Fern then ventured into the action/horror genre with several "Friday the 13th" movies, "Pet Sematary," and "Mortal Kombat." During the 90s, her focus shifted to series television, working with prolific producer, Aaron Spelling, for six years on such series as "Beverly Hills, 90210". Other hit series in her repertoire include the pilot episode of "Full House", "The Highlander" and "Babylon 5." She has also given starts to the careers of today's hottest child television stars such as Ariel Winter and Rico Rodriguez from "Modern Family" and Atticus Shaffer from "The Middle." This past year, she finished shooting the psychological thriller, "Beyond," with Jon Voight , had the pleasure of bringing back the American classic "Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn", starring Joel Courtney ("Super 8") and Jake T. Austin ("Wizards of Waverly Place"), and brought Harvey Keitel to Lifetime in an upcoming MOW. Recently she's had the honor of being nominated for both an Emmy and Artios Award for best outstanding casting for the epic six-hour mini series the "Hatfields and McCoys" directed by Kevin Reynolds, for The History Channel. "Hatfields & McCoys" has become a phenomenon, becoming the highest rated non-syndicated cable show in television history. The cast has proven to be an extraordinary group of both legendary actors such as Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Tom Berenger, Mare Winningham, and Powers Boothe, along with brightest talent from the younger generation such as Jenna Malone, Lindsay Pulsipher, Matt Barr, Noel Fischer, and Boyd Holbrook. She would like to thank The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for this Emmy Nomination. Today, Fern is enjoying great success casting for television and feature films. She now resides in Studio City, and her proudest achievements are her sons, Sean and Spencer.

Rob Paris

Producer Rob Paris began his career in 1993 as a literary agent at Agency for the Performing Arts. In 1995 he made the jump to Creative Artists Agency where he represented a wide range of award winning writers, directors and producers. While in the representation business, Paris packaged and arranged finance for dozens of iconic projects, including Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Dawson's Creek, Donnie Darko, One Hour Photo and The Day After Tomorrow, which grossed over $500 million world wide.

In 2002 Paris formed Mission Entertainment, a development fund backed by Comcast/Spectacor CEO Ed Snider. As head of development he acquired Whip It! a book proposal he packaged and developed as a directing vehicle for Drew Barrymore. Mandate Pictures and Fox Searchlight released the film which starred Barrymore, Ellen Page, Kristin Wiig, Jimmy Fallon and Juliette Lewis.

In 2006 Paris launched ParisFilm, Inc. and acquired spec screenplay The Maiden Heist which attracted an ensemble cast of Oscar® winners and nominees, including Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, William H. Macy and Marcia Gay Harden. The film was financed by Yari Film Group and acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide.

Shortly after, ParisFilm, Inc. launched production on Black List comedy Dirty Girl with Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam and Tim McGraw. The Weinstein Company outbid an aggressive field of buyers at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and released the picture in 2011, the same year Daily Variety placed Rob on its distinguished list of "10 Producers to Watch."

On the heels of producing Dirty Girl, Paris formed Crime Scene Pictures, a finance and production company backed by private equity from Singapore and Indonesia. Within weeks of its launch Paris assembled the financing and produced a remake of Gambit written by Academy Award winners Joel & Ethan Coen and starring Academy Award winner Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci. CBS Films preemptively acquired US distribution rights at the European Film Market in Berlin.

In 2013 Paris wrapped production on Everly, an action tour de force starring Academy Award nominee Salma Hayek. Dimension & RADiUS-TWC preemptively acquired domestic distribution rights at the 2013 American Film Market and are preparing for a February 2015 release.

Julien Vialon

Julien Vialon was born in 1968 in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France. His father taught him architecture, design and also about Italian creativity. His mother introduced him to travel and foreign cultures. He first came to London at age 7 and, that same year, discovered his first film on the silver screen; "Goldfinger". His decision was made: later, Julien would become an actor. He made his first debut on stage at age 15, in a local theatre group, performing in English. After getting a degree at University in Literature and Foreign Languages (English, Italian, Spanish), he then moved to Paris and joined the prestigious Florent Acting School. He made his first screen debut as a professional, playing opposite Marcello Mastroianni, in "Three lives and only one death". After appearing in many French TV series and short films, he began to travel around the world, filming commercials. He reinvested the money he made from these in his first directorial debut; to date, he has directed six short films and written two features. In 2004, his third short film script won the award for best short film at a festival in Paris and was later shown at the Cannes Film Festival in the "Short Film Corner". Back on stage, he performed the singing part of "Enjolras", the revolutionary, in "Les Misérables" in Paris in 2006. He then joined the American Actors Studio, where he spent two years improving his grasp of the Stanislavski "method". 2008 saw him portraying the lead part of Bartolomeo Vanzetti in the play "Sacco & Vanzetti". This was the story of two Italian men who went to the United States in the late 1910s in search of the "American dream" and ended up - on the electric chair. A worldwide scandal at the time, their story was later immortalized in the Joan Baez song "Here's to you, Nicola and Bart". In 2010, Julien moved on to London and the play "Platform" marked his stage debut in England, at Kevin Spacey's Old Vic. Chosen by Ron Howard to join the stellar-cast of "Rush", his next feature, Julien faced Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth in this recreation of the 1976 Formula One season. The film will be released in 2013. Following that performance, Julien was cast in "Katherine of Alexandria", directed by Michael Redwood. Facing Peter O'Toole and Edward Fox, Julien plays the part of the pagan Emperor Maxentius. The film is expected to hit the screen in March 2013. Before that, Julien will be seen playing opposite Cameron Diaz and Michael Fassbender in the new Ridley Scott film, "The Counselor". "Saleh Sharif" will mark the third cooperation between Julien Vialon and film maker Zahi Farah, after "TIme" and "Rage". During the spring of 2013, Julien will join the team of "Skins", the Channel 4 TV series, for its 7th season. Later on, Julien will appear in "Base", directed by Richard Parry and produced by Vertigo Films. The english urban myth of the Victorian era, known as "Spring-Heeled jack": very popular in its time, due to the tales of his bizarre appearance and ability to make extraordinary leaps, to the point that he became the topic of several works of fiction. Julien portrayed Thomas Herring, a time-traveling adventurer, sent to capture Spring-Heeled Jack. The film is directed by Steven Wheeler. 2014 will see the collaboration between Julien and italian director Alessandro Zonin, on "From Italy with love" and "Momento Divino" (release 2015) and also Stephen Frears, on his Lance Armstrong biopic, starring Ben Foster. 2015 will see Julien back on stage, this time in Paris, in Nathalie Veneau's adaptation of Conan Doyle's novel "The valley of fear". He'll portray the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. BW

John Kirby

John Kirby has appeared and shared his expertise in all media, including interviews on A&E's Biography, on Cameron Diaz, HBO, USA, Entertainment Weekly, The Learning Annex, as well as ITV's 8-part Documentary Series, Desperately Seeking Stardom, currently airing in London and soon to air in the United States. The son of Bruce Kirby and brother of Bruno Kirby, John is one of Hollywood's more prominent acting coaches and popular teachers. Aside from his stable of award winning actors and actresses, he has transformed the careers of many highly profiled athletes, rock stars, wrestlers, gold medalists, as well as lawyers, into actors. He began coaching in high school and it snowballed. His classes have been in existence for over twenty five years. John grew up in the industry which explains his keen insight for what works best for the actor. With a tremendous gift for seeing the human condition and behavior in scripts, John makes the process very clear, bringing out remarkable results in the actor without destroying the actor's spirit.

Michael Steinberg

Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, but raised in the San Fernando Valley by film buff parents, Michael gorged himself on the great, and not so great, American films of the late 60s and 70s. At the age of 18 he worked as a photographer at a casino in Lake Tahoe and played poker professionally while attended community college. A film class exposed him to the classics of the silent era and inspired him to begin making short films. But it was seeing "Apocalypse Now" that changed his life and inspired him to follow in Francis Ford Coppola's footsteps and enroll in UCLA Film School. Three years later he had completed several award winning shorts including the 16mm "Nightwatch" which won a Silver Plaque at the Chicago Film Festival.

As a feature director, Michael is known for his detailed work with actors and strong visual storytelling. All three features that he's directed premiered at The Sundance Film Festival and won numerous awards from festivals around the world. Collectively, Michael's feature projects have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues.

While features will always remain his first love, Michael is also passionate about television where he is a prolific writer/producer/director having sold a steady stream of one hour drama pilots to all the major networks and directed one that he wrote.

Feature Titles

Quentin Tarantino Presents - Hell Ride- In 2008 Michael produced this update of the 60s biker genre (with Academy Award winner Tarantino) that debuted at Sundance. It stars, Academy Award nominee, Denis Hopper, Michael Madsen, and Vinnie Jones. It was released by Dimension.

The Cave - Sci-Fi Horror Thriller that Michael conceived and co-wrote was produced by, Academy Award winner, Tom Rosenberg, Andrew Mason (The Matrix trilogy) and Gary Luchesi. It was wide released by Sony/Screen Gems in 2005 and has made over 70 million in revenues to date.

There's Something About Mary - smash that Michael produced. It was directed by The Farrelly Brothers and stars Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, and Matt Dillon. Michael was nominated for a Golden Globe along with The Farrelly Brothers. The film won four MTV Awards including one for Michael as a producer for "Best Movie." Listed at #27 on "AFI's Top 100 Comedies of All Time." Released by Twentieth Century Fox and has made over 600 million in revenues worldwide to date.

Wicked - feature Michael directed. It debuted at Sundance and was released by Sony/Screen Gems in 2001. The dark comedy thriller won his discovery, Julia Stiles, a "Best Actress" award at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival where Michael was also nominated for a Crystal Globe in the Main Competition.

Bodies, Rest & Motion - directed by Michael, debuted in competition at Sundance. The film stars Bridget Fonda, Eric Stoltz, and, Academy Award nominee, Tim Roth. Selected for the Un Certain Regard section at The Cannes Film Festival. It went on to win many awards around the world. Released by Fine Line to glowing reviews and appeared on several critics "Top 10 Films of Year" lists. Today, the movie has become a touchstone of the Gen-X, indie genre and plays at revival art houses. It was selected by the prestigious Criterion label to debut on its "Director's Signature" series of classic films.

The Waterdance - Michael's professional directing debut that stars Eric Stoltz, Wesley Snipes, and Academy Award winner Helen Hunt. It premiered at Sundance in competition and won the "Audience Award." Michael won the I.F.P. Spirit Award for "Best First Feature" as a director. In addition, the film garnered two I.F.P. nominations for "Best Supporting Actor" for both William Forsyth and Wesley Snipes. After winning many other awards around the world, it was released by Goldwyn to stellar reviews. The film is included in the book, "The Best 1,000 Films of All Time," published by the New York Times.

Sleep With Me - edgy romantic comedy that Michael co-wrote and produced. It stars Academy Award nominee Meg Tilly, Eric Stoltz, Craig Sheffer, Parker Posey, and Quentin Tarantino. Selected as an "Opening Night Gala Premiere" for the Toronto Film Festival. Premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. Released by MGM in 1995.


In television, Michael has sold a steady stream of 10 pilots over the last ten years to all the major networks. He's worked with top production companies on these project, including DreamWorks, Original Films, Brillstein-Grey, Disney, Warner Bros., Fox TV, Sony, Paramount, and more.

The Caseys - pilot he wrote, directed, and produced for Fox Television was picked by "Entertainment Weekly" as one of the best five pilots of the year. It starred Clancy Brown and was screened by Steven Spielberg who signed Michael to a "blind" development deal.

Eric W. Thompson

Eric W. Thompson, Esq. founded his own law firm, the Law Offices of Eric W. Thompson P.C., in January of 2012. The firm is located in Hollywood, California. The firm specializes in production legal work for both film and television and talent representation of directors, writers and producers.

Prior to founding the law firm, Eric served as the Vice President for Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation in Los Angeles, California. In his capacity at Fox, Eric worked on numerous big budget feature films including Three Stooges, The Watch, The Internship, Love and Other Drugs, Conviction, Water for Elephants, Night at the Museum, X-Men, The Day the Earth Stood Still, All About Steve, X-Files 2, Big Momma's House 2, and Date Night as well as numerous direct-to-video productions including Mirrors 2, Street Kings 2, Wrong Turn 2, 3, 4 and 5, and Marley and Me 2. Since founding the new firm, Eric has worked on such independent films as Black Rock, The Collection, Killer Joe, The Occult, Therese Raquin, and Disconnect. While at Fox, Eric represented the studio in actor negotiations with such notable actors as Tom Cruise, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Jonah Hill, Hilary Swank, Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Hugh Jackman, Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Jennifer Connelly, Juliette Lewis, Sam Rockwell and Halle Berry.

Eric was raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He attended Tulane University as an undergraduate where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Southwestern University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. Eric is licensed to practice law in California, Florida and Washington D.C. Eric serves on the Tulane University Dean's Advisory Board and is member of the National Board of Directors of the National Lung Cancer Partnership.

Jeanne Wolf

Jeanne Wolf is one of the country's most respected journalists. She covers every aspect of show business for TV, internet, radio, newspapers and magazines. Her contributions have been rewarded with the coveted Publicists Guild Press Award.

She produces exclusive video profiles for JeanneWolfsHollywood.com, including her series "Closer Encounters" which examines A-list stars such as Johnny Depp, Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, through the stages of their career.

Wolf has earned a reputation for inside scoops which has made her a sought after TV guest.

As West Coast Editor for Parade Magazine, her stories on Angelina Jolie, Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, and Javier Bardem made international news, while her daily column "Celebrity Parade" on Parade.com created a continual stir on the Internet.

Wolf has been Editor-at-Large for US Magazine, Redbook, and Ladies Home Journal; Contributing Editor for TV Guide; and regular columnist for Movies.com, ABC.com, and TVGuide.com.

On radio, she hosts the syndicated "Jeanne Wolf's Hollywood." Wolf did a daily celebrity report for the ABC Radio Network and produced successful ABC network specials including "The High Price of Fame" and "Countdown to the Academy Awards."

On TV, Wolf honed her skills on "Entertainment Tonight" (1981), where she created "Inside Entertainment Report." Her wide-ranging career includes reporting for "ABC News Nightline" (1980) and ABC's "Good Morning America" (1975) and her PBS interview series "Jeanne Wolf With ..." She has been a frequent contributor to the E! Channel. For the Food Network, she was executive producer of "TV Guide's Celebrity Dish."

Jeanne Wolf is president of Pentacom Productions-- a team whose creative programming has won many major awards in television to include: An Ohio State Award and a Freedom Foundation Award for "Eric Hoffer: The Crowded Life"; the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival for "Moments Without Proper Names"; a regional Emmy for "The Best"; and a Du Pont/Columbia citation, a Chicago Film Festival Award, the Freedom Foundation Award and a Gold Medal at MIFED in Milan for the PBS special, "The Crisco Kid." Pentacom's promotional film for Marco Island, "Florida Get Away From It All!" was awarded an Addy. "The Donsinger Women and Their Handyman Jack," profiling playwright Tennessee Williams, was judged Best Program at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival. Other projects include "Carnival in Rio" with Arnold Schwarzenegger; "The Best of Brazilian Television" with Candice Bergen; and "The World of James Joyce," hosted by Peter O'Toole; "A Day in the Life of Hawaii"; and "Son Of A Son Of A Sailor."

Ami Chorlton

Ami Veevers-Chorlton began her life on a farm in Halesworth, Suffolk, UK. From her humble beginnings as a real-life farmer's daughter, Ami aspired to enter a life in front of the camera as a model and actress. Ami studied at St. Felix School in Southwold, Suffolk and her credibility was honored to the Trinity College of Speech and Drama and LAMDA, a prestigious stage school in London. In school, Ami excelled at verse & prose and Shakespeare repertoires and graduated with honors. At age 18, Ami left the UK on a worldwide modeling campaign with Elite Models for clients such as DKNY, Armani, Max Mara and Amanda Wakeley. Her talents soon exuded her and she strived to breakout into the world of acting and shortly after, she signed with Edward Hill Management. Through Edward Hill, Ami soon found herself onscreen for such features as the much anticipated James Bond saga "Die Another Day" as well as landing one of the leads in Sky Ones "Relic Hunter". From then on more lead roles followed with her landing the part of Mary for the TV release of "Harry & Kosh" and the critically acclaimed lead role as the Ice Queen in the horror film "Ice Queen". For this particular role Ami endured more than 5 hours of hair and makeup each day to transform the model beauty into the hideously grotesque creature that terrorized a small ski town. Ami soon left Edward Hill and then signed to Londinium Management. Shortly afterwards came the role of Fanny in the Bollywood production of "The Pinocchio Effect" and a role of Cynthia in "The Holiday" with Jude Law and Cameron Diaz. With her sultry British accent and her easy-to-work-with nature, VO offers began to come in, with Ami signing on to do "Fakers" in the UK. Shortly thereafter, Ami was brought in to VO the character of Saphira for the epic "Eragon" and upon completion of her VO recordings, FOX decided to go with a bigger name and went with Rachel Weisz. Afterwards, Ami did a series of print campaigns for Bacardi, Sony, Ford, Samsung, Lynx, Fuji Film, FHM, Esquire, Loaded, Elle, Vogue and Gucci. Ami is reviewing multiple scripts and looking ahead to furthering her acting career here in America. With her broad range of acting abilities and natural beauty, Ami looks to land lead roles in American productions that will catapult her into A-list stardom, a position where she can showcase her talents across the pond.

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