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Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play. In 1976 she went to Pittsburgh to pursue a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University. After graduating in 1980, she went to New York City, where she met playwright Beth Henley in a stalled elevator. Hunter went on to get roles in a number of Henley's southern gothic plays, including Crimes of the Heart and The Miss Firecracker Contest. In 1982 the actress went to Los Angeles. She landed her first starring role in the movies in the Coen brothers' Raising Arizona, a part that is said to have been written with her in mind. She gained stardom in 1987 when she played the driven TV news producer Jane Craig in James L. Brooks' Broadcast News. In 1993 she earned an Academy Award and worldwide acclaim with her performance as a mute bride to a New Zealand planter in The Piano.

Michael Beach

Born and raised in the rough inner city Roxbury area of Boston, Beach was an athlete who never expected to be an actor. After performing in a few high school plays, he auditioned for, got accepted to and later graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School Of Drama in NYC. For the past thirty years, Beach has worked with many acclaimed actors, producers and directors on 50 Feature Films and hundreds of hours of Television.

2013 was a busy year for Beach in both Film and TV. On the big screen, he appeared in BROKEN CITY opposite Mark Wahlberg & Russell Crow, the frightening INSIDIOUS 2 starring Patrick Wilson & Rose Byrne, in ASSASSINS TALE as a killer for hire who rethinks his career choice, and in the Independent films THINGS NEVER SAID and SCRAPPER, and also executive produced the latter.

In 2014, Beach returned to NBC as a series regular, joining Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney as the Director of the FBI in the political thriller, CRISIS. He had a lead role in the independent feature SHAKER POINTE, and filmed a supporting part in THE BOUNCE BACK, opposite Shemar Moore and Nadine Velazquez. Beach was also cast in a prominent role alongside Emilie de Ravin and Nancy Travis, in SUBMARINE KID.

Beach has stayed busy in Television over the past few years with recurring roles on the following series: CW's highly rated THE 100 playing 'Charles Pike', NBC's number 1 rated THE BLACKLIST, ABC's SECRETS AND LIES, FX's hit show SONS OF ANARCHY, playing 'T.O. Cross,' President of the Grim Bastards MC, BET's number one series THE GAME, Lifetime's THE CLIENT LIST. Beach also starred in the Lifetime movie PASTOR BROWN which featured an All-Star cast. One of Beach's favorite moments in 2013 was re-teaming with long time friends and colleagues, Eddie Cibrian and director Eriq LaSalle, in Hallmark Channel's NOTES FROM DAD.

Other notable Feature Films include: CBS Films' PATRIOT'S DAY portraying the role of Governor Patrick during the Boston bombings, MGM's RED DAWN remake, Sony's SPARKLE remake, starring the late Whitney Houston, Dimension's HELL RIDE, starring the late Dennis Hopper, and Screen Gems' FIRST SUNDAY. Beach has guest starred on many of today's top Television series as well, notably the Final episode of the long running series, CSI.

Beach is most often recognized for his three year stint on NBC's medical drama mega hit, ER, playing the role of 'Al Boulet,' which allowed Beach to be a part of one of Television's ground breaking HIV/AIDS story lines. Beach continued on NBC and with John Wells, playing 'Monty "Doc" Parker' in the character driven, action packed series THIRD WATCH for the run of the series.

In the late 1980's and 1990's, Beach enjoyed Films where he starred opposite beautiful, talented women such as Angela Bassett and Whitney Houston in WAITING TO EXHALE, as Ms. Bassett's cheating husband, where she burned his clothes in his expensive Lexus! Beach then cheated on Vanessa Williams, with her cousin no less, in SOUL FOOD, which also starred Vivica Fox and Nia Long.

Beach also worked closely with acclaimed actors and directors in several films, such as Robert Duval and James Earl Jones in A FAMILY THING, Richard Geer and Andy Garcia in INTERNAL AFFAIRS, Billy Bob Thornton and Bill Paxton in the critically acclaimed ONE FALSE MOVE, Don Cheadle and Forrest Whitaker in REBOUND, Laurence Fishburne and Charlie Sheen in the Martin Sheen directed film CADENCE, Laurence Fishburne, Frank Langella and Ellen Barkin in BAD COMPANY, Cher and Dennis Quaid in SUSPECT, Kevin Bacon and Holly Hunter in END OF THE LINE, Blair Underwood in ASUNDER, John Travolta in WHITE MAN'S BURDEN, Morgan Freeman in LEAN ON ME, James Cameron in THE ABYSS, Robert Altman in SHORT CUTS, and the late Tony Scott in TRUE ROMANCE written by Quentin Tarantino, with an All-Star cast.

Roma Maffia

From a hit television drama to a medley of feature films, Roma Maffia graces the entertainment mediums with her trademark sophistication and charismatic appeal.

Roma portrays the smart, no-nonsense anesthesiologist, 'Dr. Liz Cruz,' on the hit FX drama, "Nip/Tuck." 'Liz' has earned the respect of her physician colleagues, plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon). Often the voice of reason in an otherwise unpredictable environment, 'Liz' is tough on the surface yet shows warmth and concern for her patients as well as for 'Sean' and 'Christian.' An out-and-proud lesbian, 'Liz' is the only female seen as a true equal in the life of 'Dr. Troy.'

The Warner Bros. Television-produced "Nip/Tuck" won the 2005 Golden Globe for Outstanding Drama series and received an American Film Institute Award. The show is now in its fifth season and has relocated its setting from Miami to Los Angeles.

Most recently, Roma wrapped production on writer/director Robert Celestino's feature film "Yonkers Joe," with Chazz Palminteri. She has also completed production on the crime story "Kingshighway," due out in 2008. Also in the can is the psychological thriller, "Ghost Image" for writer/director Jack Edward Snyder. In the later film, Roma plays the lead investigator who probes the mysterious occurrences involving a woman who begins to receive video messages from her deceased boyfriend.

Roma started her acting career performing off-Broadway, off-off Broadway and in regional productions ranging from Shakespeare to Sam Shephard. At a benefit reading for the New Group in New York, she was asked by casting director Jane Jenkins to audition for a role in director Ron Howard's feature film "The Paper," and found a career mentor: "Ron tells people he discovered me, which is absolutely true."

When "The Paper" opened in Los Angeles, Roma took her first trip to Hollywood and her career quickly flourished. She soon met television producer David E. Kelley, who cast her as Adam Arkin's secretary, 'Angela' in his new series, "Chicago Hope."

During her one season on "Chicago Hope," Roma landed a plum role in the Barry Levinson film, "Disclosure," in which she played Michael Douglas' tough sexual harassment lawyer, 'Katherine Alvarez.' Garnering rave reviews for her performance, Roma quickly landed feature film roles in director John Badham's "Nick of Time," playing a kidnapper opposite Christopher Walken and Johnny Depp; "Eraser" with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and "Double Jeopardy" opposite Ashley Judd.

Additional feature credits include "I Am Sam" with Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer; "Kiss The Girls" with Morgan Freeman; "Holes," "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her" with Glenn Close and Holly Hunter.

For television, Roma played the dedicated and intelligent 'Grace Alvarez,' forensic pathologist for the Violent Crimes Task Force, for four seasons on NBC's primetime series "Profiler." Her telefilm credits include "Consensual Relations" for NBC; HBO's "Mistrial" with Bill Pullman; and Showtime's "The Defenders." She had recurring roles on NBC's "Law & Order" and "ER," and she has guest-starred on numerous television shows, including CBS's "Ghost Whisperer," Lifetime's "Strong Medicine," NBC's "The West Wing" and HBO's "The Sopranos."

In her free time, Roma is actively involved with the non-profit organization, Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) which dedicates itself to advancing democracy and equality in South Africa. Although she is happiest when acting, Roma also finds time to run on her treadmill, write, play ping-pong and hang out with her two dogs, Lou Lu and Lucky.

Garth Davis

Originally a fine artist and designer, Garth Davis is an internationally renowned commercials director. He won gold at the London International Award show, the prized Gold Lion at Cannes, and in 2010 received a finalist nomination from the DGA (Directors Guild of America) for best commercials director.

In 2012 Garth co-directed a chilling six hour mini-series with Jane Campion (The Piano) titled "Top of the Lake." The series was produced by Academy Award® winners Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King's Speech, Shame) of See-Saw Films, and Philippa Campbell (Black Sheep) of Escapade Pictures. Co-produced by BBC2 and the Sundance Channel, it stars Elisabeth Moss, Peter Mullan, David Wenham and Holly Hunter. Garth received BAFTA, AACTA and Emmy® nominations for his work on the series.

Other work has included the festival hit documentary PINS, the Dendy Award winning short film "Alice," and the highly acclaimed TV series "Love My Way."

For commercials, Garth is represented by Reset Content in the USA, Exit Films in Australia, and Academy Films in the UK. He is represented by UTA in all other areas.

Tom Bower

Tom Bower grew up in Denver Colorado and thought he would have a career as an athlete, having played Varsity Baseball, Basketball, Golf, ran Track and just assumed a professional career would follow. Didn't quite work out that way, and so, his hobby of Acting seemed to be the next course of action. He immediately set off for New York City, following graduation and a season of Summer Stock at America's oldest Summer Stock Theatre, Elitche Garden's Summer Theatre, in Denver. Tom, at the ripe old age of 17, wasn't quite ready to take the City and Broadway by storm, but he was about to have a real adventure starting off with his enrollment at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Robert Redford, was in his class but no one really knew he was at that time, and Tom was even less well known. After a year and a half at the Academy, he shifted gears and began studying at John Cassavetes Shadows Workshop, and Tom's first film work ever was in Cassavetes first film; SHADOWS, shot in 1957. Returning home to Denver each Summer, Tom married his first wife and had a couple of kids. Straight jobs were necessary to provide for a young family and after running the gamut of all kinds of employment endeavors, Tom broke into the field of Private Investigation and that became his calling card for the next 15 years. During that time, he divorced and later married his true love Ursula, with whom he is now celebrating 47 years of wedded bliss. They have 4 Grandchildren and a wonderful life in Los Angeles. Some 166 feature films and television shows later along with 87 or so theatrical productions behind him, Tom now splits his time between acting and producing. He's also been the founder of three legitimate theatre companies including the MET Theatre, which included such associates as James Gammon, Tim Scott, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Holly Hunter, and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Beth Henley. Film work has afforded Tom and Urs the opportunity of travel to such far off places as China, Morocco, Poland, South Africa, Germany and oo-la-la, Paris, France, the U.K., Italy and Canada. Still going strong, Tom just completed filming LIGHT OF MY LIFE; a movie written, directed and starred in by Academy Award winner Casey Affleck. "We've just now returned from the 45th Anniversary Reunion of the Waltons and the 1 year Anniversary of Waltons creator, Earl Hamner's passing, which was held in Earl's home town of Schuyler, Virginia. Also home of the Waltons Museum. Life goes on".

Frankie Ingrassia

Started her career as an actor working alongside Holly Hunter in the HBO original film "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom" which preceded her iconic experimentalist role in Alexander Payne's "Election." Frankie spent several years shadowing directors she respected before she took her first crack at it. That first job was the pilot "Hey You It's Me" which has since gone on to win over 14 festivals and was picked up and turned to series and is now being released on Seed and Spark's web platform in April of 2017. She was one of the first females to direct the PR footage for the world famous Coachella music festival and in between the last handful of web series and short films she has been hired on to direct, she has been recurring on Amazon's "Goliath" as Billy Bob Thornton's bartender, as well as a recurring voice on Tyler the Creator's new cartoon "The Jellies." She recently completed her first film as a producer "The Concrete Kids" which releases in the summer of 2017.

Daniel London

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Daniel London began acting and writing plays in high school. As a high school student, he had his award-winning play, "The Martha War", performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. London attended Oberlin College where he continued acting and majored in English and creative writing. He moved to New York City after college graduation to begin his professional career, landing his first major role as Robin Williams's sidekick, Truman Schiff, in Patch Adams. A favorite of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley, London has appeared on stage in two Henley world premiere productions - "Impossible Marriage" (playing opposite Holly Hunter) and, in 2006, "Ridiculous Fraud". London's work in "Impossible Marriage" was seen by Steven Spielberg, who cast him as Wally, the caretaker of the Pre-Cogs, in Minority Report. London has the co-lead role (along with musician Will Oldham) in Kelly Reichardt's award-winning and critically acclaimed film Old Joy. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, singer/songwriter Megan Reilly.

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.

Sam Hennings

Sam Hennings is an American actor, writer, and voice actor. He was born in Georgia with German, English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Hennings has lived most of his career in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif.

Hennings has appeared in a wide variety of movies, television shows and stage productions. His works include Wayne Kramer's, Pawn Shop Chronicles, with Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Elijah Wood; starred for two seasons with Jason Lee and Alfre Woodard on TNT's series, Memphis Beat; Martin Scorsese's The Aviator with Leonardo DiCaprio; Havoc with Anne Hathaway; Stolen with Jon Hamm; Ten Tricks with Lea Thompson; Drop Zone with Wesley Snipes; Shout with John Travolta. He starred in The Work and the Glory, 1, 2 and 3; Seasons of the Heart; CBS Movie of the week: Point Last Seen with Linda Hamilton; The Hank Gathers Story with George Kennedy; Red Widow with Radha Mitchell, Gideon Oliver with Lou Gossett; Supernatural as legendary Samuel Colt. Also Franklin & Bash, The Magnificent Seven, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, ER, King Pin, E-Ring, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Event and Criminal Minds. Hennings has had recurring roles on CBS in JAG, Pensacola: Wings of Gold as James Brolin's brother, Showtime's Resurrection Boulevard and Saving Grace as Holly Hunter's brother.

Hennings' latest writing project is screenplay, The Littlest Cowboy.

Guy Siner

Guy is known the world over for his portrayal of Lieutenant Gruber, one of the original and enduring characters of over 90 episodes of 'Allo 'Allo! which is one of the most successful comedy series the B.B.C. has ever produced and is still shown in more than 80 countries.

Guy was born in Manhattan to an American father and an English mother. He was educated in England and trained for the stage at the Webber Douglas Academy in London where he won the Rodney Millington Award for his performance as The Emcee in Cabaret. In a career of some 30 years he has become a household name in the U.K. both in theatre and television. In recent years he has spent much of his time working in the film industry in Los Angeles but is now based in London where he juggles two careers - actor and writer/producer. With his producing partner Nicholas Irons he has a film in development - a British romantic caper/comedy called "The Day the Train Stopped" written by Ashley Nunn.

Guy made his first London appearance in the highly acclaimed Cowardy Custard at the Mermaid Theatre. Other London credits include Off the Peg, Nickleby and Me, Toad of Toad Hall, The Frogs, Wealth, The Biograph Girl and Don't Dress for Dinner. He has also appeared several times in cabaret at The Ritz. He has worked with many of the leading English repertory companies including Coventry, Leicester, Brighton, Windsor, Oxford and The Bristol Old Vic, and did six major tours with Jonathan Lynn's Cambridge Theatre Company in a repertoire mainly of the classics including The Master Builder, The Relapse, An Inspector Calls and Uncle Vanya. He twice toured Australia with the stage show of 'Allo 'Allo which also enjoyed a record-breaking U.K. tour and long West End runs both at the Prince of Wales and the London Palladium.

Television work in London includes I Claudius, Dr. Who, Life at Stake, Z Cars, Softly Softly, The Secret Army, You Rang M'Lord?, The Brittas Empire, Doctors and of course 'Allo 'Allo! In LA: Seinfeld, Martial Law, Diagnosis Murder (with Dick van Dyke), Zoe, Babylon 5, When Billie Beat Bobbie (with Holly Hunter and Goldie Hawn), That's My Bush (with the writers of South Park), The Agency and Startrek: Enterprise.

Guy's experience and contacts in all aspects of film-making are widespread. Features include The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson, Great Harry and Jane, Lost Highway (written and directed by David Lynch), Leprechaun 4, Bug, Return to the Secret Garden, The Second Front (with Todd Field), Megiddo (with Michael York), Vlad (with Billy Zane), Provoked and Pirates of the Caribbean (with Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush)

Charlotte Arnold

Charlotte Arnold is an actress, born July 27, 1989, in Toronto, Canada. She is perhaps best known for playing Holly J. Sinclair on the acclaimed teen series Degrassi from 2007-2012. In her tenure on the show, she won a Gemini for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series (2010), and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (2013). She will appear as Ally O'Dhonaill on the upcoming Amazon series Patriot.

She started acting at four, appearing in TV movies, series, and independent features, including The Safety of Objects (2001). She played Holly Hunter's daughter in the Golden Globe-nominated Harlan County War (2000) and was nominated for a 2001 Young Artist Award for her role in Custody of the Heart. Charlotte played the title character in the Family/Disney Channel series Naturally, Sadie from 2005-2007.

From 2007-2012, she was an ambassador with Free The Children, taking part in a series of MTV documentaries across the globe and speaking in front of thousands of students and educators at 'We Day.' She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University, specializing in broadcast and documentary studies.

Caitlin Dulany

Caitlin Dulany was born in Iowa City, Iowa where her father was a graduate student at the prestigious Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her family then moved to Kennybunk, Maine and eventually to Brooklyn, New York. She attended St. Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights, where her mother, Barry Dulany, was a teacher. Her father, Harris Dulany, a novelist and poet, also made films with documentary photographer and filmmaker, Danny Lyon, a close family friend. Growing up, the family brownstone in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn was always filled with artists of all kinds, which was a source of inspiration for Caitlin and, as it turns out, a way of life.

Caitlin started her career at the age of 14, when she was cast in a play at Ensemble Studio Theatre in Manhattan. After graduating from Northwestern University with a BA in Theatre, she went on to pursue her acting career in both New York and Los Angeles. She has appeared on numerous television shows, guest starring on such hits as Law and Order, CSI: Miami, Castle and Criminal Minds. She has also played recurring roles as a love interest to Anthony Edwards on ER and as Holly Hunter's sister on Saving Grace. Her film work includes the Todd Phillip's produced Project X, director Spike Lee's Oldboy and Akiva Goldsman's directorial debut, Winter's Tale.

Joe Reegan

Joe will soon be seen in the feature film Outpost 37: Alien Outpost, directed by Emmy award winner, Jabbar Raisani. Outpost 37 tells a story of an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of a post-apocalyptic invasion. He is currently developing Craig Borten's, (writer of Dallas Buyer's Club), next feature film. Joe recently finished co-writing the film adaptation of the off Broadway play, Kid Champion, made famous by Christopher Walken during the 1970's.

His previous feature credits include: the Sundance darling, I Melt With You, as part of a dynamic cast which included Carla Gugino, Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe and BAFTA nominee Christian McKay. Joe's first experience with Sundance Film Festival was in 2005 where he made his debut starring in the Frank E. Flowers film Swallow, an Official Sundance Selection and multiple award-winning film. Immediately following the success of Swallow - Joe was cast in the controversial film titled Snuff Movie for cult director Bernard Rose. (Immortal Beloved). Joe played the memorable Pvt. Billy Babcock in George Romero's remake of The Crazies (directed by Breck Eisner).

Joe's feature credits range from serious dramatic roles to action, broad comedy and genre. He has worked with a wide range of industry heavyweights including Academy Award winners Holly Hunter, Gary Sinese, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Annabella Sciorra -producers: Francis Ford Coppola, Rob Cohen, Neil Labute, and directors: Frank E. Flowers, Victor Salva, Eric Bross and Breck Eisner.

Joe recently recurred on Chicago PD for NBC and in Luc Besson's, Taxi Brooklyn for NBC. Joe has recurred and done multi-episode arcs on the majority of prime-time's top ranked shows. Several of these include: CSI, CSI:NY, CSI:Miami , Cold Case, Without A Trace, The Whole Truth, Castle, Hawaii 5-0, NCIS, Criminal Minds, and the ABC pilot, Edgar Floats. His comedy TV credits include The Next Generation Wayans for BET and Hollywood Heights for Nickelodeon. Joe is recently wrapped filming CSI:Cyber opposite Patricia Arquette.

Joe currently resides in Los Angeles and New York.

Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins is an award-winning actor born in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He trained with William Esper at the Esper Studio in New York City, and has appeared on stage, as well as in numerous film and television roles.

Andrew has worked with Oscar Winner Holly Hunter and Oscar Nominee Matt Dillon. His work on-screen has earned him accolades spanning from a nomination for Canada's prestigious LEO Award for his performance in Stormworld as well as several nominations for the Young Artist Awards, including a win for his recurring guest spot on Tower Prep.

In 2016 Andrew played the lead role of Spence in Lost Solace, a feature film he produced and co-wrote with award-winning Canadian director Chris Scheuerman. The film sold at the Cannes film market after a successful world premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California.

Andrew holds a degree from the University of British Columbia. He is also a writer and producer and currently has several more projects in-development.

Susan Angelo

Susan Angelo has performed leading roles in over 100 Shakespeare, classical and contemporary plays in regional theaters and festivals throughout the country, as well as in New York and Los Angeles, working with such actors as Holly Hunter, Amy Madigan, Forest Whitaker, James Avery, Roger Rees, Van Johnson and Lee Meriwether and garnering several Los Angeles Times Critics Awards, LA Weekly and DramaLogue Awards and nominated for Ovation Awards. Susan has an MFA in Shakespeare & Classical Theatre from The George Washington University and The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC and an MFA from The California Institute of the Arts.

Diane Robin

Diane Robin was born in Fairfax, Los Angeles,and began her training in high school,with a scholarship to the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute,at that time the youngest person to have been accepted into the adult program.Several years later, she got a manager who convinced her to sneak on to the Universal lot,and personally hand deliver her picture and resume to a casting director. She did,and was then escorted off the lot by a security guard. Telling the story of the indignity she had just ensued to a complete stranger,he responded "I'm an agent and don't have anyone like you, I'd love to have you as a client".She signed with him, and 3 months later was cast as a series regular in "Angie" with Donna Pescow, playing the role of DiDi the New York waitress with a heart of gold. She has gone on to appear in over 100 television and film productions,having the pleasure to work with esteemed directors, and terrific actors such as Paul Verhoeven in Robocop, with Peter Weller,playing the role of Chandra the prostitute in the infamous "Bitches leave!" scene, Terry Gilliam in The Fisher King with Robin Williams, Peter Hyams in The Relic with Penelope Ann Miller, Chris Columbus in Adventures in Babysitting with Elizabeth Shue,Allison Anders in Grace of My Heart with John Turturro,and Martha Coolidge in Crazy in Love with Holly Hunter,to name a few. She has guest starred on numerous TV shows including NCIS,Desperate Housewives, Family Guy, Wilfred,Big Time Rush, Providence, Malcolm in the Middle,and Party of Five. She's also costarred in many Hallmark and Lifetime movies such as Grave Misconduct, Murder on the 13th floor,McBride, Mystery Woman ,and Annie's Point.She was recently seen in Authors Anonymous with Kaley Cuoco, and just completed Enough About Jack with Laura San Giacomo.She's begins filming the romantic comedy Dating Daisy in October. Diane lives in Encino Hills with her husband John, and their 17 year old daughter, Devon.

Yaani King Mondschein

New York native Yaani King began her career off-Broadway in "The Alchemist" at The Classic Stage Company. She segued into film and television with "The Prince and Me" with Julia Stiles, and "Sex and the City."

After studying at The Actors Centre in London, Ms. King moved to Los Angeles and almost immediately landed a series regular role on the hit TNT show Saving Grace with Holly Hunter. In addition to having appeared in numerous guest starring roles on shows like Criminal Minds, Major Crimes, Extant, CSI and the new SyFy drama The Magicians, she now has had a number of recurring roles on shows like ABC's Blood & Oil, The Haves and the Have Nots and NBC's Aquarius. Yaani has since entered the exciting world of Video Game voice-over and motion-capture when she was cast as Riley in the award-winning The Last of Us: Left Behind.

Born and raised in Brooklyn and Queens, of Guyanese West Indian descent, Yaani spent her childhood watching her mother in theatre performing on stage. While attending LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center in NYC as a teen, Yaani recognized acting as her calling.

In recent years, Yaani has combined her love for acting with her humanitarian work as a founding member of a group called Charitable Living with 10 other friends, with the mission to support foundations and charities in every way from fund-raising to cooking meals. King is also an active volunteer at Aviva Family and Children's Services, mentoring young actors. In Yaani's free time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, actor Adam Mondschein.

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.

James Manos Jr.

James Manos, Jr. won the Emmy Award for writing his "College" episode of HBO's groundbreaking series, The Sopranos. After two seasons as Consulting Producer on the FX Golden Globe winning series, The Shield, he went on to create and produce Showtime's 8 year hit, Dexter, which also earned multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations and wins.

He recently completed Executive Producing the 8-episode order of South Of Hell for Sonar Entertainment and WeTv. Since then, he sold a half hour series Staying Brown to Amazon - a series about two Puerto Rican ladies from the 'block' on the run in Europe. He also completed The Slow and Complete Decompensation of Jim Manos, which he wrote and sold to TNT as a one-hour comedy.

He wrote the independent feature film, I Am Lupe, about the iconic Afro-Cuban entertainer La Lupe, who many consider the Latina Edit Piaf. The film will star Lauren Velez, John Leguizamo, and Steven Bauer among others, with Arturo Sandoval to score the movie, and is in the latter stages of financing with Manos slated to direct.

With roots in the theater, his latest play The Misconception is being developed with the Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC for an Off-Broadway run. The dark comedy centers on an older couple desperately trying to get pregnant.

Manos is also working in the world of graphic novels and recently partnered with producer Arnold Rifkin and Graphic India, the Gotham Chopra and Sharad Devarajan imprint, on a new cop franchise, Marked. The four edition series centers on how crime, politics, money and corrupt cops walk hand in hand to keep the criminal businesses of major cities moving forward. Marked will be released in the fourth quarter of 2016.

He's written the one-hour cable drama Chess for writer/producers Matt Williams and David McFadzean, a two-hour movie, The Ladies for producer, Joe Pichirallo at HBO, and Crossroads for producer Graham King. He also wrote, the one-hour drama, Brand which Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) is attached to direct.

Manos produced the award-winning movie The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, starring Holly Hunter and Beau Bridges, for HBO. The movie was nominated for six Emmys and won three. He also produced the critically acclaimed Telefilms, Apollo 11 and The Ditchdigger's Daughters.

He is represented by Michael Van Dyke at Paradigm, and Alan Grodin at Weintraub, Tobin, Chediak, Coleman and Grodin.

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts founded Ascendant Pictures in early 2003 and in just a short time, established himself and the company as a force in the world of independent film production and finance. In 2004, Roberts earned an Executive Producer credit on The Punisher and produced The Big White (Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Woody Harrelson) and Lord Of War (Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto). In 2005, Roberts produced Lucky Number Slevin. In addition, he served as Executive Producer on The Jacket (Adrien Brody and Keira Knightly) and the upcoming Robert Towne film, Ask The Dust (Colin Farrell and Selma Hayek). The end of 2006 finds him producing the effects laden sci-fi Viking project, Outlander starring Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles and Jack Huston and to be directed by Howard McCain. Principal photography began October 16 in Nova Scotia and will continue through January 2007. Roberts will also serve as Executive Producer on Black Water Transit which films January 2007 in New Orleans.

Prior to founding Ascendant, Roberts was Chairman and CEO of Digital Anvil (DA), the game development and digital effects company he founded in 1996 with funding from Microsoft and Advanced Micro Devices. Roberts guided DA's growth to annual revenues of $14 million, prior to the release of many of its games in development. His innovations changed the gaming industry. His games were the first to perfect the use of 35mm film as narrative in interactive game titles, and DA became the first interactive entertainment company to produce a game title, Wing Commander, into a $25 million feature film, directed and produced by Roberts. The film starred Freddie Prinze, Jr. (I Know What You Did Last Summer), Saffron Burrows (Deep Blue Sea) and Matthew Lillard (Scooby Doo).

DA and the video game titles it created won numerous gaming awards and the company became a digital effects powerhouse, creating all of the digital effects for the Wing Commander movie and contributing to the digital effects for several other films, including Spy Kids. In December of 2000, Roberts sold DA to Microsoft. DA remains a successful subsidiary of Microsoft and content provider for the XBox.

In 1987, Roberts joined Origin Systems, Inc. (OSI), which was later acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1992 for $30 million. Roberts was instrumental in OSI's growth from a company with $4 million in annual revenues to a company with annual revenues of $50 million. In 1990, Roberts developed Wing Commander, which set a new standard in PC games and evolved into a franchise series of game titles, all developed and produced by Roberts. With its cinematic quality, clearly developed story lines and well-known actors, the Wing Commander series created a whole new genre within the gaming industry known as the "interactive movie." By 1995, the Wing Commander series had generated well over $110 million in revenues, and from 1990 to 1995, the Wing Commander series accounted for more than 60% of OSI's revenue. In addition to selling more than 3 million units worldwide by 1995, the Wing Commander series won a record setting number of gaming awards. To date, the series has generated over $400 million in global retail revenue.

A gaming wonder kid, Roberts sold his first computer game at the age of 14, and by the age of 20, Roberts had developed three #1 hits in his native U.K.: Match Day, Wiz Adore and Stryker's Run.

Andrene Ward-Hammond

Andrene Ward-Hammond is a native of Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in a Jamaican household, she was exposed to a diverse element of culture and art. Her love for entertaining grew from observing the figures in her family and neighborhood, as well as, the films she digested growing up. Many of her influences were powerhouse performers like Whoopi Goldberg, Cicely Tyson, Don Cheadle and Meryl Streep. While in high school, Andrene cut her acting teeth studying improv at the local Jamaica Arts Center. She furthered her studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA majoring in Communications with a concentration in PR and minoring in Psychology.

Upon moving to the South, Andrene brought her New York City hustle with her. She continued honing her skills as a member of the improv comedy troupe, Strange Groove and taking weekly acting classes at Premier Actors' Network. It was here she met her longtime agent, Alexander White.

Andrene broke onto the acting scene as a character actress, making memorable appearances in television shows like, NCIS: New Orleans, Complications, and Being Mary Jane. With roles in FX's Atlanta and as caretaker Laura in period racial awards season romance, Loving, Ward-Hammond can be found on FOX's newest musical drama by Lee Daniels, Star and indie drama, Strange Weather with Holly Hunter and Carrie Coon.

The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. Andrene's daughter, Tyla Harris is also a budding young actress making her mark in Hollywood. She plays "Esther" in the History Channel war drama, Six. Andrene, as well as her daughter are apart of the next breed of actresses leaving a lasting effect in Hollywood. With no signs of slowing down, Andrene exudes a fearless, dynamic energy her friends and supporters have coined by giving her the nickname Andreamin'.

Mitchell Danton

Mitchell Danton was born in Burbank, California and grew up in the Hollywood Hills. He's the son of the late actor/director Ray Danton and actress Julie Adams (best remembered as the lovely Kay in the Universal classic "Creature From The Black Lagoon").

Mitchell spent much of his childhood observing the editing process on television shows and movies that his father directed. This inspired an early interest in film editing that led him to attend the USC School of Cinema/Television, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1990, and earned Phi Beta Kappa honors.

Since his graduation, Mitchell has gone on to edit more than 150 hours of episodic television, including the Fox hit "Beverly Hills, 90210," the Western, "Christy" and the WB critical darling "Dawson's Creek."

Mitchell was an editor on several television pilots, including "Saving Grace," starring Holly Hunter and "Conspiracy, starring Lisa Sheridan. He also edited the well-reviewed miniseries, "The Kill Point" for Spike TV starring John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg in the summer of 2007.

Mitchell was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding picture editing for his work on the hit reality show "Survivor."

In 2007, Mitchell won an ACE Eddie Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for the controversial ABC miniseries, "The Path to 9/11."

2008 brought Mitchell an opportunity to work in comedy. He edited several episodes of "In Plain Sight" starring Mary McCormack, an action/comedy for USA Network. After that, he worked on another 1-hour comedy series called "Greek," for ABC Family.

In 2011 he became an editor on the Peabody Award-winning drama series "Switched at Birth." He has edited numerous episodes during the show's run.

Jay Russell

Best known for Directing critically acclaimed, audience pleasing fare, filmmaker Jay Russell has an impressive track record of telling compelling stories with emotional resonance.

Russell got his first break at the age of 19, filming a series of commercials for the Arkansas Parks and Tourism division. Like his boss at the time, Governor Bill Clinton, Russell would go on to bigger and better things. A native of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Russell won a number of regional honors for his music while in high school and then received a full music scholarship to Memphis University. While in Memphis, Russell's passion for music was supplanted, however, by another longtime passion - namely, filmmaking.

Russell continued his post grad studies at Columbia University in New York City, where he studied under the tutelage of Academy Award winning director Milos Forman. After receiving his MFA in Screenwriting and Directing, Russell was invited to attend the Sundance Institute Film Workshop. It was there that Russell began development on what would become his first film, "End of the Line" (1988), a tale of two down and out railway workers named Leo and Will (played by Levon Helm and Wilford Brimley) The cast also included Kevin Bacon and Academy Award winners Mary Steenburgen and Holly Hunter. "End of the Line" was well received at Sundance and won a theatrical release by Orion Classics.

After "End of the Line" Russell developed a number of projects for Imagine Entertainment, as well as TriStar Pictures. Russell also found success at that time in the world of reality television and documentaries. In the mid 1990's, Russell produced a number of documentary series and specials for NBC, CBS, The Learning Channel, and the Discovery Channel. In 1997, PBS approached Russell to write, produce, and direct "Great Drives", a five hour miniseries on America's most famous highways.

It was during the filming of "Great Drives" that Russell met Pulitzer nominated author Willie Morris. At the time, Morris was working on an autobiographical memoir about his childhood. When the book, "My Dog Skip", became a national bestseller, Russell - who had stayed in regular contact with Morris secured the movie rights to the book. In 2000, Warner Bros. released the Russell Directed film adaptation of "My Dog Skip", which starred Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz, Luke Wilson and Diane Lane. The film was a hit with critics and audiences alike and eventually went on to score numerous awards, including the 2001 Critic's Choice Award for Best Family Film.

Russell followed up with Walt Disney's "Tuck Everlasting" (2002) - starring Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) along with Academy Award winners, Sir Ben Kingsley, William Hurt and Sissy Spacek. The well received fantasy was also nominated for a Critic's Choice Award for Best Family Film of 2002.

In 2004, Russell tackled his most commercial and adult oriented project yet with Disney/Touchstone Pictures "Ladder 49." The film, an ode to the heroism of firefighters, starred Academy Award nominees John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix as a pair of Baltimore firemen who share a father and son relationship that forges the backbone of this emotionally satisfying film. "Ladder 49" remains as one of the top October weekend openers of all time and went on to make over $100 + million in worldwide box office.

Next, Sony Picture's "Water Horse: Legend of the Deep," was one of the best reviewed family films of 2008. Starring Alex Etel and Academy Award winner Emily Watson, the film was also nominated by the Visual Effects Society for the groundbreaking digital work of the world famous New Zealand FX company, Weta Digital. Worldwide, "The Water Horse," became Russell's second $100 + million dollar moneymaker in a row.

In 2011, Russell served as a Producer for Academy Award nominee Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) on his Belfast, Northern Ireland based indie comedy, "Whole Lotta Sole," which as released in 2012.

In 2014, Russell Directed "One Christmas Eve" for Hallmark Hall of Fame.

In 2015, Russell is Producing the World Premiere of the theatrical production of the classic thriller, "Rear Window," adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin and to be directed by Tony Award Winner, Darko Tresnjak, starring Kevin Bacon, McKinley Belcher III, Melinda Page Hamilton, Robert Stanton and John Bedford Lloyd.

Shaun Redick

With almost two decades as one of the entertainment industry's leading motion picture packagers, Producer Shaun Redick has successfully solidified himself amongst a limited number of experts in the field of feature film packaging, financing, production and worldwide distribution.

In 2017, Shaun Redick's newest feature release by Universal Pictures is the major motion picture, Get Out directed by Jordan Peele and starring Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, LilRel Howery and Lakeith Stanfield.

In addition to Get Out, Redick's busy slate of projects include: producing, financing and sales agent on Zoe Lister-Jones directorial debut Band Aid, starring Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally and Fred Armisen, centering around a couple who can't stop fighting and embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band, which had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in U.S. Dramatic Competition; also producing, financing, and sales agent on upcoming horror thriller Malicious starring Josh Stewart, Delroy Lindo, and Yvette Yates; producing, financing and sales agent on the true crime thriller Green River Killer, which marks the feature film directorial debut of acclaimed actor Michael Sheen who will also star in the film based on his script adapted from the award winning graphic novel.

Redick's extensive level of knowledge and relationships began as a literary and international feature agent working for more than a decade with top writers, directors, stars, producers, financiers and distributors while at two of the world's leading talent agencies: International Creative Management (ICM), reporting to former CEO Jeff Berg; and the William Morris Agency, working directly with former head of WMA Independent, Cassian Elwes.

In 2009, he founded 'Movie Package Company, LLC (MPC)', utilizing years of professional, entertainment industry experience and executive deal-making in all components of the filmmaking process from creative conception and development to packaging, financing, production and worldwide distribution. Redick and MPC then produced multiple Academy-Award® nominee, The Messenger, starring Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Steve Buscemi and Samantha Morton; Powder Blue, starring Forrest Whitaker, Jessica Biel, Eddie Redmayne, Patrick Swayze and Ray Liotta and feature comedy I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell based on the #1 New York Times Bestseller. Redick then followed that up by producing highbrow horror thriller Nothing Left to Fear, with, and featuring original music by, iconic rock star guitarist Slash; and action thriller In the Blood, directed by John Stockwell and starring MMA fighter/action star Gina Carano along with an ensemble cast of Danny Trejo, Stephan Lang, and Luis Guzman.

In 2014 & 2015, MPC released multiple Independent Spirit Award nominee Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, co-produced with Academy-Award® winner Alexander Payne and starring Academy-Award® nominee Rinko Kikuchi. Other MPC releases include: And So It Goes, a romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner and starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton; La Bare, a documentary directed by Joe Manganiello about the history, lives and culture of the world's most popular male strip club, La Bare Dallas.

In 2016, MPC premiered Academy Award winner Paul Schrader's_ Dog Eat Dog (2016)_ starring Nic Cage and Willem Dafoe at the Cannes International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as the well-reviewed psychological thriller _The Neighbor (2016)_, directed by Marcus Dunstan (Saw & The Collector Franchises).

Also in 2016, MPC's company partners, Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield, along with Darko Entertainment's Sean McKittrick and Ted Hamm formed QC Entertainment, a partnership which finances and produces director-driven films. A one-stop solution entertainment finance and production company, QC develops, produces on-set, finances productions, handles sales and distribution, and everything in between.

Before founding QC and MPC, Redick was integrally involved in more than 100 movies, including: Thirteen, starring Evan Rachel Wood and Holly Hunter; The Cooler, starring Alec Baldwin and William H. Macy, which garnered an Academy-Award® nomination for Baldwin; Running Scared, starring Paul Walker; MGM's The Flock, starring Richard Gere and Claire Danes; The Upside of Anger, starring Joan Allen and Kevin Costner; Unknown, starring Jim Caviezal, Barry Pepper and Greg Kinnear; and Penelope, starring Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci.

Shawn Hoffman

Shawn Hoffman's book SAMSON: A Savior Will Rise, has won top awards at 8 National and International Book Festival competitions including: THE NEW YORK BOOK FESTIVAL, THE LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL, THE GREAT NORTHWEST BOOK FESTIVAL, HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL, THE BEVERLY HILLS BOOK AWARD, THE PARIS BOOK FESTIVAL (AN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION IN PARIS, FRANCE), and THE SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL, and THE LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL.

After attending Stanford University on a full Academic Scholarship, Shawn went back to New York, working and training with Harvey Keitel and Al Pacino's acting coach, Penny Allen, at the Charles Laughton/Penny Allen Studios in New York. Shawn got one of the lead roles in "The Survivor", a Broadway show based on the book "The Survivor" by Jack Eisner detailing how Eisner lost, literally, every single person he knew and loved during the Holocaust of World War 2. When "The Survivor" was brought to L.A. from New York, Shawn moved from the Big Apple to the City of Angels where he auditioned for and became a member of Ed Harris and Holly Hunter's Theater Group, THE L.A. MET. Angelina Jolie was among the other members.

Shawn has had several writing deals as well as films in development including with Tom Cruise's company (C/W Productions - Mission Impossible 1 & 2, Minority Report, etc.), John Woo & Terence Chang's company (Lion Rock Productions - Face/Off, Broken Arrow, Windtalkers, etc.), 50 Cannon Productions (Producers of Academy Award winning Traffic, Four Weddings and a Funeral, & Donnie Brasco, etc.), and Producer Gerry Molen (Academy Award Winning Producer of Schindler's List, Rain Man, Jurassic Park 1 & 2, Minority Report, etc.).

Shawn went on to be a Producer on Mark Burnett/Donald Trumps's hit NBC television show "The Apprentice" with over 40 Million viewers in the United States alone, and his film Hometown Legend (Warner Bros.) won several film festivals including the Vision Film Festival.

Shawn has done over 20 films and television shows as an actor, including starring in movies for Lion's Gate Studios {"Ed Gein"}, Disney {"Adventures in Dinosaur City"}, Warner Bros. {"Scarecrow"}, Sundance Film Channel {"Cat's Cradle"}, F/X channel {"Assault on Dome 4"}, and in TV shows at NBC {Emmy Award Winning show "Providence" and Golden Golden Globe nominated "Suddenly Susan" with Brook Shields}, ABC {"Charlie Grace" with Mark Harmon}, CBS (Film -- Double Jeopardy with Rachel Ward, Sela Ward, & Bruce Boxleitner), FOX {"Sherman Oaks" - TV Series}, and MTV.

Shawn has gone on to write 10 screenplays that have sold in the last 10 years and his first novel, Samson: a Savior Will Rise, from Harper-Collins/Thomas-Nelson is a World War 2 Holocaust story that has received tremendous reviews and has won many national and international awards for Best Novel.

Robert Lantos

In 1972, when he was still a student at McGill University, Robert Lantos co-founded the company that grew into Alliance Communications Corporation, which for 25 years was Canada's largest film and television production / distribution company and a leading specialty broadcaster. He was Alliance's Chairman and CEO and took the company public in 1993, selling his controlling interest in 1998. His selected feature film producer and executive producer credits include 'Barney's Version', directed by Richard J. Lewis and starring Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike and Minnie Driver (Golden Globe Winner, Academy Award® Nominee, Winner of the Leoncino D'Oro Award at the Venice Film Festival, Winner of the Audience Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival Gala, Winner of 7 Canadian Screen Awards and the Golden Box Office Award); 'Eastern Promises', directed by David Cronenberg and starring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent Cassel, (Academy Award® Nominee, Golden Globe Nominee including Best Picture, Toronto International Film Festival Gala, Opening Night San Sebastian Film Festival and London International Film Festival, winner of 8 Canadian Screen Awards); 'Where The Truth Lies', directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman and Rachel Blanchard (Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival, a Toronto Film Festival Gala); 'Being Julia', directed by Istvan Szabo, starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons (Opening Night Gala, Toronto Film Festival, Academy Award® Nominee, Golden Globe Winner and National Board of Review winner); 'The Statement', directed by Norman Jewison, and starring Michael Caine (National Board of Review winner); 'Ararat', directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Marie-Josée Croze, Arsinée Khanjian, Charles Aznavour, Elias Koteas, David Alpay and Christopher Plummer (Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival and Opening Night Gala, Toronto Film Festival, winner of the Genie Award for Best Picture); 'Men With Brooms', directed by Paul Gross and starring Paul Gross and Molly Parker; 'Stardom', directed by Denys Arcand, starring Jessica Paré and Dan Aykroyd (Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival and Opening Night Gala, Toronto Film Festival);'Sunshine', directed by Istvan Szabo, starring Ralph Fiennes, Jennifer Ehle and Rachel Weisz (nominated for three Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, winner of three European Film Awards, winner of the Genie Award for Best Picture); 'Felicia's Journey', directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Bob Hoskins and Elaine Cassidy (Opening Night Gala Toronto Film Festival, Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival, and winner of four Genie Awards); 'existenz', directed by David Cronenberg, starring Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Willem Dafoe (winner of a Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival); 'The Sweet Hereafter', directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Sir Ian Holm and Sarah Polley (nominated for two Academy Awards®, winner of the Grand Prix and the International Critics Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Opening Night Gala Toronto Film Festival, winner of the Genie Award for Best Picture). 'Crash', directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Spader, Holly Hunter and Deborah Kara Unger (winner of a Special Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, six Genie Awards and the Golden Reel Award); 'Johnny Mnemonic', directed by Robert Longo, starring Keanu Reeves (winner of the Golden Reel Award); 'Whale Music', directed by Richard Lewis, starring Maury Chaykin and Cyndy Preston (Opening Night Gala Toronto Film Festival, winner of four Genie Awards); 'Black Robe', directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Lothaire Bluteau and Sandrine Holt (Opening Night Gala Toronto Film Festival, winner of the Genie Award for Best Picture and the Golden Reel Award); 'Joshua Then and Now', directed by Ted Kotcheff, starring James Woods and Alan Arkin (Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival, Opening Night Gala Toronto Film Festival, and winner of five Genie Awards); and 'In Praise of Older Women', directed by George Kaczender, starring Tom Berenger and Karen Black (Opening Night Gala Toronto Film Festival, winner of four Genie Awards). Mr. Lantos's extensive television credits include the movies Sword of Gideon and Shot through the Heart (HBO) miniseries as The Hunchback (TNT), Family of Strangers (CBS), and woman on the Run(NBC). His numerous television series include Due South (CBS) and ENG (CTV) and Counterstike (USA). Mr. Lantos is a member of the Order of Canada. He holds an honourary Doctor of Letters from McGill University.

Chris Gillett

Chris Gillett is a Toronto based actor who's recent Film and TV credits include The Glass Castle, The Good Witch, Deadly Secrets by the Lake, A Perfect Christmas, Midnight Masquerade and Rocky Road. Chris has had the opportunity to work with several major stars throughout his career, such as Brie Larson, Robin Williams, Shirley MacLaine, Alan Alda, Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss.

Kia Jam

Kia Jam is the founder and President of K. Jam Media. He has independently produced and/or financed more than 20 motion pictures over the past 20 years. The most recent release, In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth was done in association with Warner Bros. and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez and starring Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Jam will be executive producing the television series Empress, a co-production with Starlight Media and the producer of Game of Thrones.

Mr. Jam also produced Devil's Pass, which was shot entirely on location in Russia and was directed by Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2, Skiptrace). In September of 2016, Mr. Jam was invited to the 2016 Silk Road International Film Festival in Xi'an, China as an official member of the jury for the festival. While in Xi'an, Mr. Jam was also an guest speaker at a Media Leadership Class at the China Film Group Corporation. He has also spoken at the Beijing Film Academy, USC Film School, UCLA and at varied other distinguished universities.

Prior to launching K. Jam Media, Mr. Jam was a principal founder and C.O.O. at Ascendant Pictures, an independent film production and finance company based in Beverly Hills, California. Along with its subsidiary Rising Star; Ascendant financed eighteen movies over a five year period with budgets totaling more than $750 million. Mr. Jam acted in a producing capacity on all of Ascendant Pictures' projects including Lucky Number Slevin (starring Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, and Morgan Freeman) and The Big White (starring Robin Williams and Holly Hunter). With Tom Cruise, he co-produced Ask the Dusk (starring Colin Farrel, Salma Hayek) and co-produced The Jacket (starring Adrien Brody and Keira Knightly) alongside George Clooney. In 2006 along with Barrie Osborne (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Matrix), Mr. Jam served as an executive producer of the sci-fi action adventure Outlander (starring Jim Caviezel and Ron Perlman), produced in partnership with The Weinstein Company. He is also the producer of Who's Your Caddy and Timber Falls. Prior to his tenure at Ascendant, Mr. Jam was President of an independent film production company based in Santa Monica, California. In 2002, he co-produced Juwanna Mann for Morgan Creek Pictures and Warner Bros. Among his other productions are Dungeons & Dragons with Joel Silver (The Matrix Trilogy, Lethal Weapon) for New Line Cinema, which starred Jeremy Irons and Marlon Wayans.

Prior to producing features, Mr. Jam was recruited by James Cameron's visual effects powerhouse Digital Domain where he was involved in all levels of production on over 60 television commercials, including a Clio Award-winning Jeep Commercial and David Fincher's Grammy Award-winning Rolling Stones music video for "Love is Strong". Mr. Jam has also served as a consultant for a wide range of filmed entertainment company clients such as Relativity, Xinhua Media Entertainment, and Miramax Films, where together with his partners he secured and help organize the $660m purchase of Miramax from The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Jam graduated as a member of The Golden Key International Honor Society from the University of California Irvine with a degree in Political Science. Additionally, he is member of the Producers Guild of America and has served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Youth Foundation for several years. He and his wife live in Los Angeles.

Nancy Harding

Nancy Harding is from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She received her BA from Western Michigan University. She was recently in "The Stalker Club" on Lifetime. She has had CoStar roles on MADtv (as Holly Hunter) & 24 (as Michelle Dessler's Assistant). She has also had numerous Guest Star roles in TruTV, Discovery, TLC and Court TV Shows. Nancy is the Narrator/Host on Disney's Baby Einstein Discovering Shapes DVD. You can see her in National Commercials for Golf Now, Cox Communications, Red Robin Restaurant, The Travel Channel, and Jimmy Johns. Her PSAs for Save the Bees and Love Has No Labels went viral.

Reinout Oerlemans

Reinout Oerlemans has worked in the media and entertainment business for 25 years. Launching his career as an actor and on-air host, he transitioned early to become one of the industry's most successful producers and directors of global unscripted and scripted content.

In 2009, Oerlemans made his debut as a feature film director with Academy Award winning producer Hans de Weers, delivering the highest-grossing Dutch movie of the decade, STRICKEN (Komt Een Vrouw Bij De Dokter, starring Carice Van Houten). In 2011 he brought to the Dutch cinema its first movie in 3D: Nova Zembla (starring supermodel Doutzen Kroes in her first on screen appearance), which sold close to a million tickets in the BENELUX.

His love for drama turned Oerlemans into an active, award-winning producer in the scripted space- producing numerous feature films, including The DINNER (with director Menno Meyes, writer of the Color Purple and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), New Kids Turbo (over 1.5 million tickets sold in Holland, Germany and Belgium), and JACKIE (featuring Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter).

In 1989, while studying law at the University of Amsterdam, Oerlemans was "plucked off the street" and cast as a lead in the first Dutch daily, prime time drama ("Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden"). Following six years on the hit series, he became one of Holland's most successful TV personalities, hosting a variety of entertainment shows including the first cycles of American Idol in Holland. He also hosted the hit series Strictly Come Dancing, as well as many seasons of his own talk show, PULSE, for biggest commercial network RTL.

In 2001, Oerlemans founded his own production company, Eyeworks. With a vision to turn the company into a major player in the global TV industry, Eyeworks grew to encompass 16 companies across continental Europe, Scandinavia, South America, New Zealand, Australia and the US- making it one of the top 5 of biggest independent production companies in the world.

Oerlemans created such successful formats as Test The Nation, broadcast in more than 50 territories, as well as Who Wants to Marry My Son, (16 territories) the scripted series COPS Maastricht (100 episodes) and Celebrity Splash for ITV and ABC in the US (sold to 25 territories in total).

In February 2014, Oerlemans sold the Eyeworks group off to Warner Bros. Television Group. The acquisition encompassed all Eyeworks territories outside the United States. After the transaction Oerlemans moved with his wife (former professional cyclist Danielle Overgaag) and their 4 children (Thijmen, Fiene, Ben and Kate) to Los Angeles to 'live the dream', becoming Chairman of his Company Eyeworks USA. In January 2015, he rebranded the company 3 Ball Entertainment (a nod to the original US production company, 3 Ball Productions, which Eyeworks acquired in 2006) and serves as that company's chairman.

3 Ball Entertainment is one of the largest reality producers in the USA- credits include the hit series Extreme Weight Loss (the show also airs as Obese in 150 countries worldwide) and Bar Rescue, (100 episodes for Spike) among many other titles.

Reinout's domestic and international success in film and television has allowed him to transition seamlessly between each medium. If he has an interest in something, he won't let it go and is passionate about everything he does. As a producer and director, he is positioned (and determined) to strike in his next venture in American cinema.

Bruce McIntosh

Bruce McIntosh was born in Boston and raised in Connecticut. A graduate of Antioch College, he trained as an actor at The Neighborhood Playhouse in NY with William Alderson, and in LA with Ron Burrus and Charles Conrad. He was a member of the Met Theatre Workshop headed by Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Holly Hunter, and a member of the Strasberg Playwrights Group. Nominated for a Helen Hayes Award in Outstanding Lead Actor Category for "Fixin' To Die: A visit to the mind of Lee Atwater", by Robert Myers, directed by George Furth. He is author of numerous produced plays and several independent features. Resides in Taos, NM where he founded Metta Theatre which works with at risk youth in schools and Juvenile Detention. Most recent stage appearance in lead role/premiere of "Unmanned" by Robert Myers, and recently completed work in recurring role in upcoming "Get Shorty" TV series.

Natalie Thomas

Natalie Thomas was born in Crescent City, California, and began her performing career as a dancer. She was raised in Santa Cruz, California, where she trained at Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre. Natalie left home at age fifteen to attend North Carolina School of the Arts and later Pacific Northwest Ballet School, both on scholarship. At the age of nineteen, Natalie accepted a two-year contract with Nederlands Dans Theater II, the international modern dance company based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Natalie then moved to Germany to join the Komische Oper Berlin. Six months into her contract, William Forsythe offered her a soloist position with Ballett Frankfurt (re-established as The Forsythe Company). With Ballett Frankfurt, Natalie toured the world with dance-theater repertoire, performing at venues like the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Sadler's Wells.

Through her exposure to text in the dance-theater work she was performing, Natalie became interested in acting. She moved to New York City to study acting at the Maggie Flanigan Studio and to work with The Wooster Group.

Natalie has been working as an actor in New York City, doing film, television and theater. She played the role of Lady Macbeth for one year in Punchdrunk's hit show, Sleep No More, and has also performed in shows at The Cherry Lane, St. Ann's Warehouse and The Kitchen. She is a frequent performer with theater director Jay Scheib and has done several projects with him in New York and on tour, including Platonov or The Disinherited, Untitled Mars (This Title May Change), and Bellona, Destroyer of Cites. Natalie's first feature film was Month To Month, a dramedy written and directed by Wes Hopper, for which she won best supporting actress at Iowa Film Festival. She played a lead role in Everything Is Gonna Be Pink, directed by academy-nominated Roni Ezra. Natalie was a part of Portraits In Dramatic Time, an installation by David Michelak, alongside artists William H. Macy, Alan Rickman and Holly Hunter. Natalie has collaborated with director Brock Labrenz on several projects and is a member of his company, An Films. They have created Heute Nacht, and 1901, which she also produced and co-wrote. Any Other Normal is their latest film. Natalie is also set to play Christie McNally, based on the real person, in Untitled Lama Feature, written by Carolyn Briggs (Higher Ground) and Cara Perlman.

Robert Seeliger

Robert Seeliger was born on October 13, 1966, in Prince George, British Columbia, and is the oldest of three children. His mother Anne McGregor, a health care worker, is Scottish, and his father Juergen Seeliger, a steam engineer, is German. Robert was six years old when his parents divorced. He and his brother were raised by their father on a hobby farm with cattle and horses in a remote area of Northwestern Alberta, in the foot hills of the Rocky Mountain Range. The closest village from where the Seeliger's lived, was Elmworth, consisting of a school, curling rink, and a Post Office. Robert attended Elmworth Elementary School, and then later Beaverlodge Highschool. He left home at sixteen and graduated at Spectrum Highschool in Victoria, British Columbia. After attending one year at Camosun College, Robert dropped out and worked as a tree feller, DJ, and a carpenter for several years before entering show business.

In 1996, Seeliger began studying at the Actors Ensemble Workshop, mentored by Janine Manatis in Toronto, Ontario. Four years later he got his first break, while auditioning for Tony Bill in 'The Harlan County War' (2000), staring Holly Hunter and Stellen Skarsgard. In quick succession, Seeliger appeared in television, getting guest spots on 'The Relic Hunter' (2000), 'Earth: Final Conflict' (2000), 'The Two Us' (2000). Seeliger quickly gained notoriety and played opposite Nicolette Sheridan in the television thriller 'Deadly Betrayal' (2003), Anne Heche's biker boyfriend in 'Gracie's Choice' (2004), and the charismatic cowboy, Greg Oneal, in the mini-series 'Miss Texas' (2005).

It was Stefan Krohmer, an acclaimed German director who was seeking out an American Actor to play the role of Bill, in his film 'Summer 04' (2006) staring Martina Gedeck, that landed Seeliger in one of his most challenging and mesmerizing performances. A sizzling German love story, written by Daniel Nocke, for which Seeliger performed in German. 'Summer 04' was first launched at the 2006 International Cannes Film Festival, and later that year at the International Toronto Film Festival. Both Seeliger and Gedeck were pre-nominated for the Deutsche Film Prize, and critics were taking notice.

In 2007, Seeliger and his then wife, Natalia Woerner, were garnered with 'Couple of the Year' by Gala Magazine.

Kevin Arbouet

Kevin Arbouet (pronounced ar-boo-ay)

Kevin Arbouet is a writer, director, producer and film executive whose career has been about expanding the idea of what diversity in filmmaking really means. With surprising influences that range from Nora Ephron and Mike Nichols to Bong Joon Ho, he is not only a rising African-American writer/director with a penchant for classic storytelling, but one who is defying stereotyped expectations - "It's important to me that the movie industry offers audiences a wide range of diverse voices telling stories."

2016 promises to show Arbouet's versatility in action. It began with the airing of his Superbowl ad for Icelandic Glacial Water, featuring Instagram darling, Brock O'Hurn in Arbouet's own twist on the famous "Diet Coke Break" commercial. "Fair Market Value," written and directed by Arbouet, premieres this month at Geena Davis's growing Bentonville Film Festival. Starring Latin American sensation Luisana Lopilato in her English-language debut - along with Craig Berko (Cinderella Man), Julia Duffy (Shameless) and Tina Benko (Flesh & Bone), this fresh view on a modern screwball world finds two rival New York real estate agents joining forces to try to sell one of the poshest luxury mansions on Long Island.

Next up, Arbouet is in pre-production as the writer and director of "Big Bad Billie Gunn", a sexy revenge thriller about the only female member of New York's famed Irish mob, the Westies.

Arbouet's career has never followed a typical trajectory - perhaps because there were never many role models for the multitude of directions he yearned to go. Instead, his career has been a constant evolution. Born in Brooklyn, he grew up in love with movies. "I loved big, funny, beautifully structured Hollywood comedies and thrillers. But I didn't think it was realistic that I could make the kind of films I loved as a director," he says. "Only later, did I discover that if you wanted to carve out a different path, you had to do it on your own."

Arbouet always had an eye for talent, so he followed that deep into the industry. He got his start as a modeling agent, then moved into developing the careers of promising new actors, which then led to producing indies. His skill for nurturing exciting artists led to his role Vice President of Lee Daniels Entertainment, where he developed projects for the company behind such award-winning hits as the Oscar®-winning "Monster's Ball" and the hard-hitting "The Woodsman," "Precious" and "The Butler."

His own filmmaking breakthrough came in a quintessentially 21st Century way: with a viral video that exploded overnight to 100 million views around the world. In 2007, Arbouet and his friend Larry Strong answered a Craigslist ad and ... later that day, began a 6-hour shoot in and around New York City landmarks for "I Got a Crush ... On Obama," featuring the now famed "Obama Girl," A comedy phenomenon, the video tapped into a cultural moment, with Newsweek naming it a "Top 10 Meme of Decade" and the Webby Awards honoring it with "Top Web Video of the Decade."

On the heels of a smash viral video, Arbouet next explored the brave new world of web-based entertainment, producing the sci-fi internet series Stream starring Whoopi Goldberg. Stepping into the borderless art world, he also produced David Michalek's innovative Portraits in Dramatic Time, a series of 40 short films - each shot in just 10 seconds but played back in intensely reveal slow-mo -- exhibited as part of the 2011 Lincoln Center Festival. The films brought Arbouet together with an all-star cast including Alan Rickman, Holly Hunter, Liev Schreiber and William H. Macy.

Arbouet loved helping other artists get their projects made as a producer, but he still envisioned himself a writer-director working in the core of the mainstream. He continued honing his craft on commercials, music videos, even directing Triumph the Insult dog on a foray in Times Square for Conan O'Brien's late night show. He then made his feature debut with the thriller Serial (co-directed with Larry Strong) starring Lauren Velez (Dexter, Oz, New York Undercover) as a television reporter lured into a cat-and-mouse media game with a serial killer played by Erik Jensen (The Exonerated, The Bronx Is Burning). The film unspooled at the Long Island International Film Festival, earning him a screenplay award as well as an audience choice award.

In addition to debuting Fair Market Value, Arbouet also wrote and directed the sci-fi adventure Police State, the story of a New York City deliveryman who accidentally uncovers a terrorist plot, to be seen in 2016. Arbouet also just directed the provocative music video for "You Know the Drill" by the Brooklyn-based, Honduran-born, LGBT-celebrating hip-hop artist known as I.K.P, (the Infamous King of Positivity) slyly explores shifting perceptions of gender, identity and self.

Ultimately, his aim is to forge a career "that proves being an African-American filmmaker can be limitless"

Jules Douglas

Jullian recently went back to using his Original Birth Name of 'Douglas' to honor his Dad who passed away. 'Jules' is what his wife has always called him.

Jullian's dream of becoming a working actor began to take shape in December 1992 when he auditioned for and won a Guest-starring role on a Saturday morning sitcom for Universal and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment called "Harry and the Henderson's". Hilary Swank had just guest-starred on the previous episode. The role gave Jullian his membership into the Screen Actors Guild and he has been a working actor ever since.

Jullian Dulce Vida has been a working actor almost 20 years. A Vested Pensioned SAG Member.

Jullian has Starred, Costarred or Supported with Jim Carrey, Angelina Jolie, Joshua Jackson, Holly Hunter, Katherine Heigl, Dennis Farina, Tea' Leoni, Michael Madsen, Ron Livingston, Elliot Gould, Adrienne Barbeau, DJ Qualls, Jaime King, John Lithgow and many others.

He Costarred in "Lone Star State of Mind" Directed by David Semel for Marshall Herskovitz, Ed Zwick and Columbia Pictures.

Jullian Starred as a Series regular with Katherine Heigel and Elliot Gould in CBS Pilot "Vegas Dick".

He also starred with Michael Madsen, Ron Livingston and Mario Van Peebles in 20th Fox' "44 Minutes". A film about the infamous Bank of America North Hollywood shootout Directed by the brilliant DGA Award winning director Yves Simoneau.

Yves and Jullian became fast friends on the set of "44 Minutes" and remain great friends today. The film was produced by Gerald Abrams Father of JJ Abrams.

Jullian worked alongside Jim Carrey in "Fun with Dick and Jane". He starred alongside Dennis Farina in CBS' "Buddy Faro" and worked closely with Angelina Jolie in "Gia".

Jullian has never drank alcohol, smoked or done any drugs and is very proud of that.

He is in a strong development partnership with a known Director attached and heading into Production on his latest screenplay.

Jullian lives in a quiet family neighborhood in Southern California with his wife of 20 years and two daughters.

Alycia Grant

Alycia was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her mother is an artist and teacher. Her father, Ron Grant, is an Emmy nominated film and television composer, and an Acadamy award winning technical innovator. She is third generation Los Angeles, coming from a long line of artists, costume designers, studio musicians, and LIFE magazine photographer, Alan Grant, her grandfather. She got her first role at the age of 4, playing Holly Hunter's daughter in the TV movie Roe Vs. Wade. Her parents wanted to give her time to fall into a profession of her own choosing, and she took a break from TV and film to study and develop. She continued to perform in school plays (and in her parent's living room) on a regular basis.

Alycia attended Alexander Hamilton High School Music Academy, where she majored in Drama and Voice. At the music academy, she also attended AP art studio, and other upper college level courses. She majored in Theater Arts at UCSC, but left school early and returned home to Los Angeles to pick up where her parents left off.

She has an older sister, Lea Grant, who is a singer and songwriter in the Bay Area.

Recently, Alycia is recurring as 'Meg' on Chasing Life ABCfamily and appeared on CSI, Code Black, and freeform's Baby Daddy series Finalie. She has also performed in numerous national commercials for top brands & Ad Agencies.

Keri Selig

Keri Selig is a Golden Globe and 5-time Emmy nominated producer and the Founder and President of Intuition Productions, a feature film and television production company in Hollywood. Before forming Intuition, Selig spent over a decade as an Executive at a number of production/finance companies at various studios. She was Executive Senior Vice President of Production at Bel-Air Entertainment, the Warner Bros-based feature film production and finance company, from 1999 through 2001, where she worked on films such as Collateral Damage and Pay It Forward. Prior to her time at Bel-Air, Selig was Senior Vice President of Production at Kopelson Entertainment (Se7en, The Fugitive), based at Twentieth Century Fox, and Senior Vice President of Production at The Cort/Madden Company (Save the Last Dance, Run Away Bride), based at Paramount Pictures.

Selig continues to produce scripted and unscripted television and feature films. She most recently executive produced along with Asylum Entertainment the four-hour miniseries The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe for Lifetime, based on an acclaimed book by fourteen-time New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli, written by Stephen Kronish (24, The Kennedys), directed by Laurie Collyer (Sherrybaby, Sunlight Jr.), and starring Susan Sarandon, Emily Watson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Kelli Garner. It received 15 nominations including three Emmys, a SAG award, a DGA award, a Prism award and Selig won the 2016 Women's Image Award for Outstanding movie Produced by a Woman.

As of October 2016, Selig is in post-production on the 4-hour mini-series After Camelot for REELZChannel, starring Katie Holmes and Matthew Perry, written by Stephen Kronish, and directed by Jon Cassar (24, The Kennedy's) and Katie Holmes. After Camelot is based on another acclaimed book by J. Randy Taraborrelli about the modern-day Kennedys. Selig Executive produced alongside Asylum Entertainment (The Kennedys, 30 for 30) and Muse (Tut).

Selig's other series in development include Playing Dirty, set up at HBO with Justin Timberlake and written by Stephen Rivele and Chris Wilkinson (Nixon, Ali); Dealers Of Lightning, a limited series set up with eOne at The History Channel based on the book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Hiltzik with Cy Voris and Ethan Reiff (Legends, Robin Hood, Eleventh Hour) writing; Madonna: An Intimate Biography based on The New York Times bestseller, set up at Lifetime and written by Nicole Asher (Coco, Toni Braxton; Unbreak My Heart); American Wife, set up with Asylum Entertainment at Lifetime and based on the book of the same name by Jim DeFelice (American Sniper) and Taya Kyle, the widowed wife of Chris Kyle; Untitled Ali and Cosell project set up with Steve Carell & Carousel Entertainment based on the bestselling book Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful friendship, being written by Stephen Rivele and Chris Wilkinson (Nixon, Ali); Beyonce's Choice based on the New York Times bestselling book, "Becoming Beyonce" by J. Randy Taraborrelli set up at Lifetime with Diane Houston writing (Single Lady, Soul Food), Just Medicine, a one-hour procedural based in the cut-throat world of medical malpractice set up with Michael London/ Groundswell (The Illusionist, Milk, Trumbo, Confirmation).

Selig's active feature film project, Greenpeace, is based on the book by Greenpeace co-founder Rex Weyler about the origins of the Greenpeace movement and is set up with the Furst brothers (The Matador, The Cooler) and Bold Films (Whiplash, Nightcrawler). Jonathan Glatzer (Sexy Beast, Under the Skin) is attached to write and Marc Forester (World War Z, Monsters Ball, The Kite Runner) is attached to direct. Selig's produced unscripted projects include Bounty Wars, produced with Asylum Entertainment (Addicted, 30 for 30) for The Discovery Channel; Crown Chasers produced for TLC with LMNO Productions (The Little Couple); Stars & Chefs, produced for The CW Network with Radical Media (Mad Men, Iconoclasts) and A Smith & Co. (Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares; and Heir Hunters produced for TLC with Bunim/Murray (The Kardashians, Project Runway).

Some of Selig's feature film credits include the romantic thriller Passengers, starring Anne Hathaway for Mandate and Sony Pictures; The Stepford Wives starring Nicole Kidman for Paramount with Scott Rudin (The Social Network, Moneyball); Point of Origin for HBO starring Ray Liotta and John Leguizamo; It Must Be Love for CBS starring Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen; and Harlan County, the Golden Globe and triple Emmy nominated movie for Showtime, directed by Academy Award winner Tony Bill and starring Academy Award winner Holly Hunter.

Steven Hilliard Stern

Steven H. Stern received his degree from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He began his career at the CBC, branching out into every aspect of the Canadian entertainment industry. In Los Angeles he started out working at MGM Studios directing commercials but quickly made the transition to directing theatrical and television motion pictures. He has directed over sixty motion pictures and mini-series many of which he has also produced and/or written. He has worked for major studios and television networks as well as making many independent movies. Mr. Stern has directed some of the most famous and celebrated stars including Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Keanu Reeves, Kirk Douglas, Christopher Reeves, Kim Bassinger, Tony Curtis, Holly Hunter, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Smith, Richard Thomas, Kate Jackson, Bill Cosby to name a few. His films have won awards at film festivals around the world from Berlin to Cannes, Toronto to Hollywood. Stern lives in Encino California with his wife.

Anthony Russell

Anthony Russell has parlayed an extensive talent for music into an acting career that includes stage, film and television productions.

As a child, Russell played harmonica, ukulele, guitar, trombone and piano. He worked his way through college playing and singing in a show band. After graduating Montclair State College with a major in trombone and a minor in piano, his band was booked as a Las Vegas lounge act in many of the major hotels. Russell even worked in the Atlantic City 500 Club where Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis first got together as a team.

Encouraged by his best friend who recognized his talents, Russell journeyed to New York to study acting at HB Studios and eventually earned a coveted membership in the acclaimed Actors Studio. He appeared in four of the group's stage productions, and was also in the cast of "Lamppost Reunion" which won the best ensemble acting award at the Court Theater in Hollywood. Russell's other Theatrical appearances include, "A Streetcar Named Desire", "Guys & Dolls", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" & "Two Gentelman of Verona".

Russell also pursued stand-up comedy, and made appearances in many of the famed U.S. comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store, The Improv in Hollywood, The Ice House, and The Comedy Magic in Hermosa Beach. He also made comedic appearances on "The Merv Griffin Show", "The Dinah Shore Show", "Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop", "Madam's Place", "Make Me Laugh", and "The John Davidson Show" to name a few. He's opened for Las Vegas stars such as Frankie Avalon, Julie London, Roger Miller, Joe Williams, Tony Martins and Lou Rawls.

Russell's film credits include "Bugsy" with Warren Beatty, "Casino" with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, "Ed Wood" with Johnny Depp and Martin Landau, "Out Of Justice" with Steven Segal, "Suddenly" with Kirstie Alley, "Living out Loud" with Holly Hunter and Danny De Vito, and "Winchell" with Stanley Tucci. On television, he was a recurring character on "The Fanelli Boys" and guest starred on "NYPD Blue", "Becker", "Home Improvement", "Mad About You", "Roseanne", "The George Carlin Show", "The Profiler", "Reba", "The John Larroquette Show", "Diagnosis Murder", "Silk Stalkings", "Night Court", "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "Family Law" and "Arliss."

Russell continues to play piano everyday, loving the classic composers of American music, particularly The Gershwins, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and Frank Leosser. Russell's also has a jazz band where he sings, plays, does stand-up and has wail of a time. Russell's other passions include watching old movies, walking with his beloved dog Angelo, learning old songs, and appreciating natural beauty. When time allows, he continues to work regularly at The Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas as a stand-up comedian.

Collin Friesen

Collin Friesen was born in small town Saskatchewan and grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. The son of a high school teacher and church secretary, Collin got his BA from the University of Manitoba before getting a job as a reporter for a local TV station. After working for the CBC in Alberta for two years, he cashed in his life savings and went to film school in Los Angeles. After graduating from the AFI, he sold his first script, The Big White, which was turned into a feature starring Robin Williams and Holly Hunter. Collin has also worked on the Fox series The Lone Gunmen, and done other assignments for various studios. Collin lives in Silverlake with his finance and Greencard.

Brent Morris

As a producer and production manager, Brent Morris has been credited on over fifty feature films which include the bio-drama Monster, Lenny Abrahamson's Frank and Smoke Signals, winner of both the audience and filmmakers' trophy awards at Sundance. More recently he line produced the action thriller Hellbent, the family drama Kepler's Dream and Jackie, starring Holly Hunter, as well as the thriller Blaze You Out, the character comedy Goats and Toby Keith's Beer for My Horses. He was the UPM for Ric Roman Waugh's Shot Caller, the Disney Channel hit Lemonade Mouth and Zak Penn's mockumentary The Grand. He produced Alan Jacobs' hard-hitting drama American Gun, featuring James Coburn's final film performance, and Tony Cookson's romantic comedy Love Happens.

After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in theater arts, Brent founded the ensemble Rough Theater where he wrote, produced, directed and performed in new works in Los Angeles theaters and public spaces. He entered the film industry as a story analyst and producers' assistant and spent three years as an associate producer on a slate of films for Ashok Amritraj prior to line producing the action-thriller Temptation for Dino De Laurenttis Entertainment. Films have taken him all over the U.S. and abroad to Romania, Canada and Mexico.

In 2007 he formed Indieproduction, LLC to foster new projects including the feature documentaries Made in New Mexico and Flamenco School, which he produced and co-directed. Brent is a member of the Directors Guild of America.

Todd J. Labarowski

Todd J. Labarowski is a feature film producer, CEO/Founder of Dreambridge Films, and a member of the Director's Guild of America. Focusing primarily on innovative storytelling with premiere talent, Labarowski's films have received numerous awards around the globe premiering at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, Venice, LA Film Festival, Tribeca, South By Southwest, BAFTA, the Gotham Awards, the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Academy Awards. Labarowski was born October 13, 1969. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, received a college degree from the University of Georgia, and after years of extensive traveling he settled in North Carolina. It was in Wilmington, NC that he landed his first job in the film business as an actor and began working on the many feature films, movies-of-the- week, and television productions filming in the region. In 1992, he became a set production assistant and over the next decade he worked on film sets, became an Assistant Director, and was admitted into the Director's Guild of America. After spending many years in film production management, he then transitioned over to producer in 2005. After producing numerous television shows and independent feature films, he started the production company Dreambridge Films in 2008. In 2009 he produced 'The Kids Are All Right', an acclaimed film that was the 2010 Sundance darling directed by Lisa Cholodenko and starring Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, and Josh Hutcherson, which garnered 4 Academy Award nominations, 2 Golden Globe wins, as well as 4 BAFTA, and 5 Independent Spirit Award nominations. Focus Features/Universal purchased the film after a heated bidding war that resulted in the largest sale of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film was the highest grossing per screen opening of 2010 and grossed $30M worldwide. Other releases include the 2012 critically acclaimed, Golden Globe, Gotham, and Independent Spirit Award nominated film 'Bernie' (Millennium Entertainment, 2011 LA Film Festival and 2012 SXSW) directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, and Shirley MacLaine; 'Prince Avalanche' (Magnolia Pictures, Sundance 2013 and Berlin 2013 Silver Bear Award Winner) directed by David Gordon Green starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. David Gordon Green's 'Joe' starring Nicolas Cage, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, released by Lionsgate; 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby', directed by Ned Benson starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, William Hurt, Viola Davis, and Bill Hader which premiered in Toronto 2013, Cannes 2014, and released by The Weinstein Company in 2014; and 'Manglehorn', a David Gordon Green drama starring Al Pacino and Holly Hunter which premiers in 2014.

Charlie Peters

Charlie was born April 22nd, 1951 in Salt Lake City. His father died when he was 10 and he was raised by his single mother in New York City where he attended New York parochial schools. He spent his high school years at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, England. His classmates there included director Charles Sturridge and actor Edward Duke. He studied theater at the University of Connecticut and received a Schubert Fellowship to do graduate work in playwriting at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. While there, his plays were acted by students including Holly Hunter. He returned to New York City where he worked as a playwright and had plays produced at La Mama ETC, Primary Stages, Playwrights Horizons, The Actors Theater of Louisville and The Edinburgh Festival. During these lean years he supported himself as a bookseller, bartender and paper hanger. In 1978 he was brought to Los Angeles by Columbia Pictures as part of a writers program developed to counter bad publicity the studio garnered from the David Begelman/Cliff Robertson fiasco. Charlie's first produced movie, based on a play he'd written while at CMU, was "Paternity" starring Burt Reynolds and directed by David Steinberg. In the 1980s and 1990s he had a dozen other movies produced including "Blame It On Rio" directed by Stanley Donen, and he directed two of his own: "Passed Away" with Bob Hoskins and "Music From Another Room" with Jude Law and Brenda Blethyn. He's also worked with the directors Robert Mulligan and Bruce Beresford. Charlie's been fired - justifiably without credit - from several of the most successful films of all time and he's doctored over forty other movies. He's taught screenwriting at USC. It was in his graduate class at USC that Amanda Silver wrote "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle". His most recent movie "My One and Only" with Renee Zellweger was directed by Richard Loncraine. Charlie had a story published in "I Thought My Father Was God", edited by Paul Auster. His short play "Striking Out The Babe" has been produced at numerous regional theaters and schools. He lives in California and Connecticut.

Lisa Hampton

Lisa Hampton is an American television and film actress, best known for her work on NBC's Parenthood and the award-winning TNT television series Saving Grace with Holly Hunter. In addition, she has appeared in NBC's Game of Silence and Saturday Night Live, along with CBS's Zoo, The Mentalist, and the box-office hit God's Not Dead opposite Kevin Sorbo, as well as multiple national TV commercials.

Hampton was born in Freehold, New Jersey, where her father grew up in the same class as "The Boss", Bruce Springsteen. She was selected to join the prestigious NBC Page Program in New York City after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University. She then attended The William Esper Studio (of The Neighborhood Playhouse), a three year theater conservatory, affiliated with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She has studied with Los Angeles acting coaches Diana Castle and Lesly Kahn.

Lisa has co-written a feature film script about Early On-Set Alzheimer's, which she is also co-producing. She is an advocate for raising awareness for the cause, as her personal grandmother was affected, and was an active member of The Alzheimer's Association Junior Committee, here in Los Angeles.

Tim Carr

Born in Queens, New York, but splitting time growing up between Newark, Delaware and Avondale, Pennsylvania, Tim Carr started out doing radio for various stations in the local area.

From radio, he moved on to TV, scoring a very small but recurring role on NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" from there, he began doing small parts in several films and TV shows, elevating to leading man status with Lionsgate's "Killer Instinct" and spending the next few years working alongside talent such as Holly Hunter, Jennifer Connelly, Sydney Pollack and Robert DeNiro. Also at this time, he appeared in several commercials which were filmed and have aired all over the world.

On a break from filming a pilot for Fox, Tim put together a short film, he wrote, starred and directed in "The Wrong Fortune Cookie". This film played everywhere from New York to Los Angeles to London to Banglapore, India, and received great reviews and was even applauded by industry film site "Ain't It Cool News". During a screening of "The Wrong Fortune Cookie"

Tim was offered a role in a very edgy and quirky film called "13th Grade"

After appearing in Delaware filmmaker JJ Garvine's "13th Grade", Tim was given a role by Sylvester Stallone in his hit film "Rocky Balboa". At the very same time, Tim was nominated for a screen writing award at the "Hypefest" film festival in Hollywood for his screenplay "A Deeper Shade of Soul" and also wrote a pilot that went to 2 major networks called "Life Won't Wait". With years of working with Hollywood legends and experience in television, stage and film, Tim decided to put himself to the test and wrote, directed and played the lead role in the feature film, "Leaf" a bio pic on infamous NFL quarterback, Ryan Leaf.

With "Leaf" doing incredibly well at test screenings all over the country, as well as some solid award buzz surrounding "Leaf", Tim immediately took various roles in films such as "Down With The Boogey," and "Safe" opposite Chris Sarandon and Jason Statham. Adding various stage roles in New York City and beyond to his repertoire, Tim continues to be among the hardest working talents around.

Darrah Lemontre

Darrah started performing at 10 years old through local theaters in musicals such as "Annie" and "Grease." It was through her acting coach that she landed her first audition, for the part she played as Annette in "The Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom," with Holly Hunter and Beau Bridges, directed by Michael Ritchie. She won theater competitions in high school, including "Romeo and Juliet."

Darrah has been in short and indie films, including "Miss Bertram's Awakening," which screened at Cannes. She also appeared in two episodes of "General Hospital."

Now, she is working in voice-overs and is a published writer, including a column for the SuicideGirls.

Russell Bentley

Russell was born in London but moved to Boston, Massachusetts as a child. He trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama and received a scholarship to train at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he received an MFA in acting. Alumni include Holly Hunter, Patrick Wilson and Cherry Jones.

Carina Daune

Carina Daune was born in Stockholm, Sweden to a Norwegian father, Jan Johansen and a Swedish mother, Eva Westman.

Carina started her acting studies in Hollywood, Los Angeles with Susan Peretz, a talented actress and drama teacher, who has worked with stars like Al Pacino, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russel, Holly Hunter and Clint Eastwood. Carina has also completed a comedian training "Comediantlinjen" in Stockholm and a master class at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA).

Carina has worked in both film, television and on stage. She has also written, produced and played in several humor shows, mostly at Mosebacke Etablissement in Stockholm, a famous scene where stars like Monica Zetterlund, Hans Alfredson and Tage Danielsson has occurred.

Carina loves horses and has been riding since she was nine years old, when she met her first love in a little black Gotland Pony.

Rowan Joseph

Rowan Joseph has worked in various capacities in the entertainment industry for over 30 years.

As an actor, he began his career as a member of the prestigious Mirror Repertory Company in New York City alongside Academy Award-winners Anthony Hopkins, Geraldine Page, and F. Murray Abraham. He has appeared in leading roles in over 50 stage productions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and across the US. His TV appearances include roles on Gilmore Girls, Boston Legal, and Arrest & Trial. His film credits include supporting roles in such films as Valentine's Day, Raising Helen, The Princess Diaries 2, National Lampoon's Snatched, and Chroinc Town at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

As founding Managing Director, Joseph built, opened and operated The Century Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, where he presented Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize winning drama How I Learned to Drive starring Mary Louise Parker and David Morse.

He served as the Executive Director of the West Bank Downstairs Theatre, on Theatre Row in Manhattan, for seven seasons presenting hundreds of both new and established artists, including Holly Hunter, Ben Stiller, Robert Sean Leonard, Julianne Moore, Mark Linn-Baker, Ethan Hawke, Lewis Black, and writers such as, Aaron Sorkin, Alan Ball, Donald Margulies, and Peter Hedges.

He produced Tapestry, The Music of Carole King: Off-Broadway (Union Square Theatre), Cincinnati (Playhouse in the Park), Cleveland (Playhouse Square); Bent, Los Angeles (Coast Playhouse); One Slight Hitch, Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Rep), Kansas City, MO (Waldorf Astoria DT). He produced and directed The Queen of Bingo: off-Broadway (Greenwich House Theatre), Chicago (Buckingham Theatre).

Relocating to Los Angeles in 2001, he became Producing Director of the Falcon Theatre. He create and launch the theatre's successful 5-play subscription series; in addition, to overseeing the highly-acclaimed children's theatre programming. Under his management the Falcon established itself as one of the premiere, award-winning, professional theatres in Southern California. Joseph left the Falcon at the end of the 2005-2006 season having produced over 50 different productions.

Joseph continues to own and operate Theatre A Go-Go, Inc., a nationally recognized commercial theatrical production company. Founded in Chicago in 1993, Theatre A Go-Go has presented such national tours as An Evening With Jack Klugman and an all-male production of The Queen of Bingo.

In the summer of 2007, Joseph formed a film production company, Greenwood Hill Productions. The company's first feature film Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun was released and distributed in 2008 by Mark Cuban & Todd Wagner's Truly Indie. Joseph directed the film, based on the 1982 Off-Broadway play of the same title. The movie also marked actor Ben McKenzie's (Southland, The O.C., Junebug) first starring role in a feature film.

Gregory Hoffman

Gregory is a Danish-American Painter, Sculptor, Producer and Director who resides in Los Angeles where he founded True Edge Pictures, an independent film company dedicated to producing period action films, and True Edge Entertainment, a multi-media company dedicated to serving all audiences interested in stories that utilize Swordplay and explore notions of Honor and Valor while also supporting organizations that provide assistance to victims of violence.

Before True Edge, Gregory worked for 20 years in live theatre all over the world as a Producer, Director, Fight Director and Teacher, including 12 years as a Resident Artist at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and has nearly 300 theatre production credits.

Among others, he has worked with Elizabeth Banks, Adam Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Oscar winners Olympia Dukakis and Holly Hunter, Pulitzer and Emmy winner Tony Kushner, and Pulitzer nominee Amy Freed. Stage directing credits include Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar and an adaptation of the The Tempest starring Olympia Dukakis, with Hamlet scheduled for 2016.

One of the leading Theatrical Sword Experts in the world, Gregory is the Founder, and Master Teacher of Dueling Arts International, the second largest company of its kind in the world, training actors, teachers and fight directors in Theatrical Combat. He is also a co-founder of The Nordic Stage Fight Society in Scandinavia and as a 30 year student of Kung Fu is considered to be a Master Teacher of T'ai Chi Ch'uan. In 2005 he released, "And They Fight...", a comprehensive 23-hour educational DVD series on Theatrical Sword Fighting.

A graduate of Stanford University in Fine Art, Anthropology and Theatre Arts, Gregory also co-founded 'The Literary Guillotine' a Santa Cruz scholarly bookstore in 1985, and has been an Owner and Director of a Hawaiian based Cruise Boat business, as well as a non-profit Whale Research Foundation for 35 years and also serves on The Board of Directors of Sea Breeze Power Corp., a leading Canadian renewable energy company based in Vancouver.

Charitable contributions include work for The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) in East Los Angeles, producing and directing several promotional videos to raise awareness and generate financial support for the clinic's ongoing work for victims of violence and abuse.

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