36 names.

Maria Bello

Maria Bello was born on 18 April, 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Kathy, a nurse and teacher, and Joe Bello, a contractor. She is of Italian and Polish descent. Maria went to Villanova University, majoring in political science. She had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but she took an acting class during her senior year, just for fun. She discovered she was very good at it, and she was soon cast in small off-Broadway plays, such as "The Killer Inside Me", "Small Town Gals With Big Problems" and "Urban Planning". She later guest-starred on episodes of The Commish, Nowhere Man, Misery Loves Company and Due South. She got her big break when producers Kenny Lenhart and John J. Sakmar cast her in the spy show Mr. & Mrs. Smith as "Mrs. Smith" (they remembered her from her performance in a failed pilot that was a remake of the classic TV series 77 Sunset Strip). The show was canceled after eight weeks on the air. Then came a spot on ER as "Dr. Anna Del Amico", in which she guest-starred on the final three episodes of the third season. The show's producers were so impressed with her that they asked her back as a regular on the series.

Saxon Sharbino

Born and raised in Texas, Sharbino has pursued acting since the age of 9.

In 2012, Saxon Sharbino beat out hundreds of actresses and was cast as the lead in a gritty spy pilot for FOX, creator Karyn Usher and director Brett Ratner. Shortly after, Sharbino was hired as a series regular on the hit series Touch, where she can currently be seen starring as 'Amelia' opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Maria Bello. She also starred alongside William H. Macy, Amanda Peet and Sam Rockwell in the independent film, Trust Me, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

Emily Alyn Lind

Emily Alyn Lind's body of work would be impressive for any Hollywood actress, but for a rising star at such a young age, it is quite remarkable. It is not surprising though, given her family's film background. She is the middle daughter of producer and assistant director John Lind, and actress Barbara Alyn Woods, best known for her role as Deb Scott in the long-running CW series, "One Tree Hill." Emily began her acting career with the role of 'Young Lily,' in "The Secret Life of Bees." At the age of five years old, she played 'Young Linda' in Gaspar Noe's "Enter the Void" and the following year was the red carpet darling when the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, Emily's venture into television began when she became a popular face, recurring as 'Emily Gardener' on the ABC series "Eastwick" and on the daytime drama "All My Children" as 'Emma Lavery.' She continued to be seen on hit television series such as "Medium," "Criminal Minds," "Hawaii 5-O," "Suburgatory," Lifetime's "Who is Clark Rockefeller?", and "Sundays at Tiffany's." She is also widely known for the ABC hit series, "Revenge," playing 'Young Amanda Clarke.' In 2011, Emily was given the amazing opportunity to play Shirley Temple in Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. And in 2012, she had two films premiere; the thriller, "The Haunting in Connecticut 2," playing the lead role of 'Heidi,' and "Won't Back Down," playing 'Malia Fitzpatrick,' a young girl struggling with dyslexia where she starred opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal. Following, Emily starred in the movie musical "Dear Dumb Diary," playing the lead role of 'Jamie Kelly,' based on the popular children's book series. Alongside the release of the critically acclaimed film, her soundtrack for the film is currently available on iTunes. One of her favorite projects was Venice Film Festival's "Jackie and Ryan" (2014), co- starring Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes, where she was able to once again show off her musical skills. From there, she went straight into production on the Warner Brothers thriller, "Hidden" (2015), where she takes on the challenging role of a young girl surviving underground, co-starring alongside Alexander Skarsgard and Andrea Riseborough. Along with working on the ABC pilot "Code Black" and the comedy/action series for CBS, "Rush Hour", Emily has just completed production on the New Line horror film, "Lights Out", playing 'Sophie' (a young Maria Bello) and the highly anticipated New Line feature comedy/horror film "The Babysitter" directed by McG and playing the lead love interest, 'Melanie'. Not only is Emily a talented young actress, but she feels strongly about giving back. She is passionate about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, and has raised thousands of dollars for the charity. Her love for Make-A-Wish began when she played the part of 'Vanessa Marks,' a young girl battling cancer, in the movie "November Christmas." Emily created a 'love box' to keep on the set of "November Christmas," which encouraged people to donate to the charity. Emily raised so much money that she decided that she would create a 'love box' for every set she was on. From then on, her love and passion for the foundation only grew.

Ksenia Solo

Ksenia Solo landed her first television role at age ten in the popular Canadian kids series I Was A Sixth Grade Alien, alongside Michael Cera. By the age of eighteen, she became the youngest recipient to ever receive two consecutive Gemini Awards in 2005 and 2006. She later won her third Gemini award for Best Performance in a Featured Supporting Role for her portrayal of Kenzi in the fantasy-noir television drama Lost Girl. Solo was also nominated for the first-ever Canadian Screen Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for her work in Lost Girl. In 2010, after an international search, Solo was handpicked by Darren Aronofsky to play Veronica in the five-time Oscar® nominated film Black Swan. That same year, she was named one of the 55 faces of the Future of Hollywood by Nylon Magazine. In 2011, Solo played Dodge in the highly anticipated FOX/DreamWorks comic book adaptation of Locke & Key, which was directed by Mark Romanek and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. In 2015/2016, Solo starred opposite Maria Bello in the feature film In Search of Fellini and Dominic Monaghan in the psychological thriller PET. Solo also portrayed Peggy Shippen in AMC's revolutionary drama Turn: Washingtons Spies and Shay in BBC's cult hit Orphan Black.

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Elizabeth Rodriguez is a Manhattan born and raised native New Yorker and a graduate of Lehman College in the Bronx. After graduation from Lehman, Rodriguez studied for two years under acclaimed acting teacher Maggie Flanigan at William Esper Studios in NYC. While still at the studio she began working professionally with appearances in the feature films "Fresh", "Dead Presidents" and "I Think I Do", as well as in TV shows such as "Law & Order", and recurring roles on both "OZ" and "New York Undercover".

Rodriguez has since appeared in numerous shows, including a recent recurring role as Aleida Diaz on the upcoming Netflix Original Series "Orange Is The New Black". Other TV credits include roles as series regulars on both NBC's "Prime Suspect", opposite Maria Bello, and ABC's "All My Children", in addition to recurring roles on "The Shield" and "ER. Other credits include "Six Feet Under", "Flash Forward", "Cold Case", "Just Shoot Me", "NYPD Blue" and "Law & Order: SVU". Her made-for-TV movies include "Inflammable" and "The Eddie Matos Story", written by Oscar nominated writer Jose Rivera. Some of her feature films include "Return to Paradise", "Four Lane Highway", "Acts of Worship", "Blow", "All Things Fall Apart", "Pound Of Flesh", "Tonight at Noon", "A Line in the Sand", "Jack Goes Boating", directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Michael Mann's "Miami Vice", opposite Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx. Upcoming films include "Tio Papi", "Glass Chin" and "Animal Rescue", with Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini.

In addition to her work on screen, Rodriguez remains extremely active in the theater. She has starred in "Beauty of the Father" (Manhattan Theatre Club), "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" (NY's Public Theater), "Roger and Vanessa" (Actors' Gang), "Den of Thieves" (Black Dahlia), "Robbers" (American Place Theater), "A View From 151st Street" (NY's Public Theater) and "Unconditional" (NY's Public Theater). Rodriguez is a longtime member of NY's acclaimed Labyrinth Theater Company.

Kevin Weisman

Kevin Weisman is internationally known for his work as "Marshall Flinkman" on the ABC series 'Alias', which ran for five critically acclaimed seasons. TV Guide named Kevin one of television's "Top Ten Scene Stealers", and he appeared on Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" in 2006. Recently, Kevin appeared as series regular "Kives" on Stephen Merchant's two time Emmy nominated HBO comedy series, 'Hello Ladies' (TV.com named Kevin one of the ten best new characters in the fall, 2013 television season), as well as recurring characters "Dr. Jeffrey Maynard" on NBC's 'The Blacklist', "Ray Spiewack" on 'Scorpion' (CBS), and a memorable turn as "Stevie" in the critically acclaimed series, 'Better call Saul' on AMC. He will recur as "Ned Berring" in the upcoming first season of the David Kelly/Jonathan Shapiro drama, "Goliath", opposite academy award winners, Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt, as well as Molly Parker, Nina Arianda and Maria Bello. "Goliath" premieres in the fall of 2016 on Amazon.

Kevin received a BA from Ucla's school of Theatre/Film/Television and studied at New York's Circle in the Square Theater. In the spring of 2014, Kevin appeared as the title character, Francios Villon, in Murray Mednick's world premiere play, 'Villon', at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles (Stage Raw nomination for 'Best leading male performance 2014')

Kevin has worked extensively in the theater, recently at the La Mirada Theater for Performing Arts, where he appeared as 'Gabe' in Donald Margulies' Pulitzer prize winning play, "Dinner with Friends", and as 'Uncle Louie' in Neil Simon's Pulitzer prize winning "Lost in Yonkers". A founding member of the award-winning and critically acclaimed Buffalo Nights Theatre Company, Kevin has served as an actor and producer on numerous productions. He starred as Griffith J. Griffith in the award- winning "Crazy Drunk" at the John Anson Ford Theatre. He also appeared in the title role in Arthur Schnitzler's "Anatol," Jean Giraudoux's "Apollo of Bellac," which received a Garland for Production of the Year and seven LA Weekly award nominations, Archibald McCleish's "J.B.," "Suburban Motel," Arthur Miller's "Incident at Vichy," Oscar Wilde's "Salome" and the West Coast premiere of Jonathon Marc Sherman's "Sophistry." Additional theatre credits include "Tis Pity She's a Whore," "The Greeks," which received the LA Weekly 2000 Production of the Year Award, and "The Goldoni Trilogy" at the Mark Taper.

Since finishing 'Alias', Weisman has worked with esteemed director Rob Reiner on 'Flipped', reunited with JJ Abrams and Jeff Pinkner on 'Fringe', and with Anthony Zuiker on all three installments of 'CSI', in addition to Zuiker's New York Times Best Selling dig novel, 'Level 26'. Recent television projects include the Emmy nominated 'Better Call Saul', recurring roles as Dr. Jeffrey Maynard on NBC's 'The Blacklist', Ray Spiewack in season 2 of 'Scorpion' on CBS, and simultaneously playing both the mysterious 'Mr. Blonde' and the straight shooting, intense 'Detective Hawkins' on NBC's critically acclaimed drama, "Awake". Other work includes, the duplicitous fight promoter on 'Kingdom' (Audience Network/Direct TV), the mad genius, Martin Gleason, on 'Human Target' (Fox), the villainous poisoner, Reardon Payne on 'Chuck' (NBC), Joseph Feller on 'Fringe' (FOX), Additional television credits include 'Felicity', 'Roswell', 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (as fan favorite 'Dreg', Glory's right-hand minion), 'The X-Files' (in a memorable season 7 episode entitled "Je Souhaite'), 'Frasier', 'E.R.' 'CSI', CSI: New York, CSI: Miami, 'The Forgotten' (ABC), 'Numbers' (CBS), 'Fairly Legal (USA), and 'October Road (ABC). Kevin also portrayed Steve Balfour, the 'sarcastic cameraman', on the cult hit, 'Moonlight' starring Alec O'Loughlin (CBS). '.

Kevin's recent film work includes 'Flipped', the Rob Reiner-directed feature adaptation of Wendelin Van Draanen's young adult novel, which revolves around the confusing romantic developments of 2 young neighbors as they age from 7 to 13. Aidan Quinn and Penelope Ann Miller play the girl's parents, and Weisman plays her mentally-challenged uncle. He also stars in the independent horror film, 'Undocumented' (playing a member of a documentary crew that is captured by a gang of sadistic radicals while accompanying a group of illegal immigrants crossing the border), as well as 'The Trust', starring Nicholas Cage and Elijah Wood. Previous film work includes Michael Bay's 'Gone in Sixty Seconds', 'Robbers', 'Buying the Cow', Disney's 'Space Buddies', B.O.H.I.C.A., (2008 Winner of Special Jury Award at the WorldFest-Houston Intl. Film Festival and Audience Award at the Newport Intl. Film Festival), 'Man of the Century', the 1998 Slamdance Audience Award winner, and 'Clerks 2', Kevin Smith's cult classic which featured Kevin as the very popular 'hobbit-lover'.

Weisman produced and acted in the feature film Illusion, which was released at theaters in 2006. Fellow Buffalo Nights founder & Emmy winner, Michael Goorjian directed, as well as starred in the film opposite screen legend Kirk Douglas. Illusion won the "Best Screenplay" award at the 12th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, and it was an official selection of the 16th Annual Palm Springs Int. Film Festival. The film also competed at the 8th Annual Sonoma Valley Film Festival, the 1st Annual Inspiration Film Festival (Santa Monica), & the Maui Film Festival. Kevin has also become quite prolific in the world of voice-over. You've probably heard his soul soothing vocal timbre on radio and television ads for such companies as Apple (Ipad), Nike, Coke, ATT, and as one of the current voices of Honda. Kevin has also been busy in the burgeoning world of Internet content, recurring in Level 26: The Dark Chronicles, written and directed by CSI franchise creator, Anthony Zuiker. Kevin was an original member of 'Trainwreck', the L.A. based band featuring Kyle Gass of Tenacious D.

Weisman takes advantage of every opportunity to participate in celebrity golf, ski & poker tournaments (he is an avid player) that benefit organizations such as Tony LaRussa's Celebrities Fore! ARF (Animal Recue Foundation), The Special Olympics, The Urban Health Institute, The Melanoma Research Foundation, and The Clear View Treatment Center, which provides a residential treatment program for adolescent boys who have been neglected,, abused & abandoned. Most importantly, Kevin is the proud parent of Maya Rose (born on 3/31/06) and Eli Samuel (born on 2/11/08). Kevin is an avid supporters of numerous children's charities and Jewish organizations, including the L.A. Children's Hospital, The Children's Defense Fund, Wheels For Humanity, Bet Tzedek, a non-profit law-firm that provides free legal services to low-income, disabled & elderly residents of Los Angeles Country, and Koreh LA, a local Jewish organization that assists kids in advancing their reading skills. Particularly close to his heart is Kevin's involvement in the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, serving as a board member of the Dmd Fund.

Martha Higareda

Higareda was born in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, the daughter of actress Martha Cervantes and therapist and artist Jose Luis Higareda, and sister of actress Miriam Higareda. She began acting on the stage at a very early age, along with dancing jazz, flamenco, tap and folklore. At 14, she moved to Mexico City from her native Tabasco to pursue an acting career. Her debut was in theater participating in various plays "Little Women" "Don Juan" among others.

Being an advanced student, she entered College several years early at the age of 15; studying Communications at El Tecnologico de Monterrey. She would attend college in the mornings while going to acting school in the evenings while performing in theater on the weekends. A year later her mother and sister moved to Mexico City and attended acting school with her.

She had her first TV debut as an anchor hostess in The Disney Channel's ''Zapping Zone'' a 2 hour life show of fun sketches and adventurous exploring, soon after Martha had her own extreme sports segments in the show.

She was only 16 when filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron came to Mexico City auditioning for "Y tu Mama tambien", Martha got the part of Cecilia Huerta, Gael Garcia's girlfriend in the film, but being underage and due to the full on nudity in the movie she was not able to do the role. Cuaron encouraged her to keep pursuing her acting career and following his advise soon after she changed her major from Communications to the Performing Arts.

In 2002, Higareda had her first leading role in the movie ''Amar te duele" "Love hurts", directed by Fernando Sariñana, in which she shares credits with Luis Fernando Peña and Alfonso Herrera. The movie quickly became a box office hit. And launched Martha's career giving her the nickname "The Mexican Sweetheart". She received The Silver Goddess award for her performance as female lead and the MTV movies favorite actress award. In 2003 she was offered the lead in a Mexican TV show "Enamorate" in TV Azteca. But Higareda's passion was in making movies. Higareda returned with the movie ''Siete Días'' next to Jaime Camil, another box office hit. She worked with Carlos Carrera (El crimen del Padre Amaro) in "Sex, love and other perversions" winning another Silver Goddess Award. And that same year she was nominated as best supporting actress for the Mexican Academy Awards for her role in ''Fuera del Cielo'', In 2007, she came with her latest production ''Niñas Mal'', directed by Fernando Sariñana where she shared credits with Camila Sodi and Ximena Sariñana The movie produced by Columbia Pictures was a huge success in which Higareda portrayed punk stubborn yet sweet Adela, her unusual haircut and fashion statement quickly became a trend in Mexican teenagers.

She booked her first American movie in 2007 ''Borderland'' where she shared credits with Sean Austin and Beto Cuevas produced by Lionsgate. The movie was screening in the American Film Market when an Agent approached her, he introduced Martha to Craig Shapiro, whom to this day represents Higareda at ICM Partners. Shapiro convinced Martha to move to LA. So in 2008 she moved to Hollywood to audition and study script writing "I'm not the type of actress who sits there to wait for the phone call, I love the creating process and I need to keep myself busy, so I studied script writing, first to know how to choose my projects but most importantly because writing had always been a big passion in my life. So when I'm not acting, for sure I'm writing a script". She booked her first TV show directed by Stephen Frears but the show was canceled due to the writers strike.

In 2008, she worked in the film ''Street Kings'', as Keanu Reeves love interest, Hugh Laurie, Cris Evans and Forest Whitaker. The film was directed by David Ayer.

She went back to her country with three finished scripts and at the age of 25 she wrote and produced her first independent film "Te presento a Laura" The movie was in the top ten films in box-office for 10 consecutive weeks. In 2010, she appeared in the prequel to the crime/action film ''Smokin' Aces'', as a deadly female assassin. In 2012, she shot ''Hello Herman'' with Norman Reedus as an American reporter. And in Lies in Plain Sight as the leading visually impaired woman trying to solve the murder of her sister, winning the Image foundation Award for her performance. In 2014 She also wrote, produced and starred in "Casese Quien Pueda" (Marry me if you can) directed by Marco Polo Constandse and produced by Martha and Miri Higareda and Alejandra Cardenas. The movie quickly became the second biggest box office record of it's time. This caught the attention of the American Studios. "I wanted not only to be in movies, but to know the guts of the industry, so I went to find the investors, and was involved in every part of the creative process. Making movies it's all a team effort, so if you surround yourself with the best people you learn from them and if you can also give an opportunity to those whom you believe in their talent, magical things can happen, yes the seed of the idea it's the script but the trunk and the branches is combining everyone else's talents"

She played Amparo in the mini series "Carlos" directed by french awarded director Olivier Assayas with Edgar Ramirez playing Ilich the terrorist. She worked in the Disney movie McFarland USA with director Nikki Caro starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello and Chris Pratts.

Martha has successfully combined her acting, writing and producing careers. In 2016 she starred and produced "No Manches Frida" with Edward Allen and Mauricio Arguelles. From Patnelion, Lionsgate, Videocine and Constantin Films, "No Manches Frida" was another box office hit, where Higareda plays shy yet passionate Miss Lucy who falls in love with a Criminal (Omar Chaparro) her and Chaparro had wonderful chemistry and had been friends for a while, it was Martha who came to the Studio pitching Chaparro for the role. The low budget film made 11.8 million dollars in Mexico and 11.5 million dollars in the US.

Higareda produced with Miguel Mier, Jimena Rodriguez, Bernardo Rugama the box office success and Mexican adaptation of "3 idiots" A story about following your true passion, this subject has always interested Higareda as she has toured around her country giving inspirational yet grounding talks to teenagers.

Higareda is filming Atered Carbon, a hard-boiled cyberpunk science fiction novel by Richard K. Morgan. produced by Netflix and Skydance Studios. Opposite Joel Kinnaman who portrays Envoy Takeshi Kovacs, Higareda plays the female counterpart, detective Kristin Ortega . Although a premiere date has not been announced. Miguel Sapochnik is set to direct the first episode. Laeta Kalogridis (Terminator Genesis, Shutter Island) is the creator of the show. executive producer Steve Blackman (Legion, Private Practice, Las Vegas) Joining the talented pool of directors are Nick Hurran, Alex Graves, Peter Hoar.

Vincent Martella

Vincent Michael Martella was born in Rochester, New York, to Donna and Michael Martella, who owns a pizza chain. He was raised in Florida, and is of Italian descent.

Martella, responsible for breathing life into the animated character Phineas in the hit Disney Channel television show Phineas and Ferb, is no stranger to the entertainment industry. Jumpstarting his passion for performing and entertaining others through dance at age three, Vincent delivered his first live performance in The Nutcracker. Soon after, Martella was performing in school plays, appearing in local and National commercial spots, and training in acting, piano, and vocals. By age seven, Martella was already a big commodity in the Central Florida commercial market, working both print and national commercials.

During Martella's first trip to Los Angeles, he landed a guest spot on Fox's Cracking Up and Stacked, as well as a recurring role on Nickelodeon's Ned's Declassified, where he developed his own character for the role of "Scoop." The following summer, Vincent was cast in his first film role, acting opposite Rob Schneider in Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo. In 2005, Martella landed one of his most notable roles as "Greg Wuliger" in the People's Choice and Golden Globe nominated comedy sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris, based loosely on comedian Chris Rock's childhood. During his four-year time with the show, Martella also had a role in the hit Universal Pictures film, Role Models, opposite Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd. Despite being a lead on Everybody Hates Chris, Martella was able to land another huge opportunity, being cast as "Phineas" in the hit animated Disney series, Phineas and Ferb. During his seven years voicing the main character, Martella also lent his vocals to all related Phineas and Ferb projects, Final Fantasy XIII, Batman video games and appeared in the television shows, R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour and The Mentalist.

Martella can most recently be found in the recurring role of "Patrick" in AMC's critically acclaimed series, The Walking Dead. He also can be found in the films McFarland, opposite Kevin Costner and Maria Bello and Clinger, in post-production. With impressive roles and extremely popular credits on his resume, it is clear that Martella's past, present, and future in the entertainment business is bright. Martella splits his time between residing in both Los Angeles and Florida.

Anthony Azizi

Anthony Azizi started his career many years ago, as a child, acting in plays for the Touchstone Theater run by Bill and Bridget George in Bethlehem, PA. He also started writing and staging his own plays at the age of eight for school and other public venues. He continued in the arts throughout all of his schooling. Anthony attended Freedom High School where went to school with fellow alums Daniel Dae Kim and Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson. Anthony attributes the love for acting and the inspiration to pursue it as a career to Cathy Caparrazo and Mrs. Bauer while attending Freedom High School. Anthony was accepted to Muhlenberg College with a soccer scholarship, but soon fell into acting once again after a very bad knee injury ended his collegiate soccer career. While at Muhlenberg he received his BFA in Theater Arts and soon was performing in many of the plays and musicals at Muhlenberg. He starred in the world premier of accomplished playwright Jim Ryan's "South Pacific Snow" and was nominated for an Irene Ryan award for his portrayal of Sam in "The Miss Firecracker Contest." Anthony gives a lot of the credit for choosing a career in acting to Charlie Richter who was the head of the theater department at Muhlenberg. He believes that Richter's belief in him translated to belief in himself to make the choice of moving ahead with his professional career. Upon graduating, Anthony moved straight to New York and lived with his college buddy Spencer Holover. Although broke, Anthony believes that his "starving acting" period in New York was some of his happiest years as an artist. Anthony did not waste any time starting to do plays all over New York including working at the famed Ensemble Studio Theater run by the late Kurt Dempster and the Thirteenth St. Reparatory Company run by the legendary Edith O'Hara. It was at the 13th Street Rep where he finally got noticed in New York in the play "Three of a Kind." The play landed him his first agent and soon it was off to Los Angeles. Anthony ran his own theater company in New York called The Clandestine Group which used 13th Street's space to stage its own productions. Once in LA, Anthony started working quickly in film and television. In 1996, Bryan Spicer hired him to play one of Tim Curry's sidekicks in the Universal feature McHale's Navy. Anthony attributes this film to be one of his first and biggest breaks in his career. Anthony also credits Curry for mentoring him through his first studio picture by graciously teaching him the dos and don'ts of the business. Soon after McHale's Navy other roles started coming in including Three Kings with George Clooney, For Richer or Poorer with Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley, Tomcats with Jerry O'Connell, and many TV guest spots working with some of the best in the business including Eddie Griffin, Maria Bello, Kevin Dillon, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Chiklis, and many more. In 2001 came The Lost Battalion, a film about the battle of Argonne in France in which American forces were heavily outnumbered by the Germans but were able to turn them back, thus ending World War I. Anthony was very proud of the film which received critical acclaim for A & E. It was produced by the legendary David Gerber whom Anthony attributes for giving him another break in the business.

In 2003 Azizi landed his first series in ABC's one hour drama Threat Matrix starring opposite James Denton and Kelly Rutherford. He played Mo', a courageous Egyptian-American former CIA agent assigned to an elite task force whose mission is to keep the country safe from terrorism. The show took television audiences behind the headlines and into the world of homeland security. After extensive research, it came to light that Anthony was the first Iranian American actor in history to be a series regular on a network one hour drama and holds this as one of the most crowning achievements in his career.

Anthony continued to work in many series after Threat Matrix including Dragnet with Ed O'Neil and Ethan Embry, NYPD Blue, The Shield, The West Wing, Gilmore Girls to name a few. In 2002, he recurred as Mamud Faheen on the groundbreaking series 24 with Kiefer Sutherland; and then again in 2005 as Rafique. He has also recurred on Desperate Housewives playing Mr. Falati which reunited him with his Threat Matrix costar James Denton and producer George Perkins.

In 2005 Anthony got a call from Rod Lurie asking him to do his series Commander in Chief. No time was wasted in saying yes to the groundbreaking series about the first female president of the United States starring Geena Davis and Donald Sutherland. It was to be one of the most fulfilling experiences in Azizi's career. He played Vince Taylor, Chief Aid to the President of the United States, and his character was gay and had HIV. The show was critically acclaimed and the pilot was seen by 17 million viewers. Commander in Chief received a Peoples Choice Award nomination in 2005, as well as a GLAAD nomination for best series primarily because of Anthony's portrayal of Vince Taylor.

Many other guest spots came after Commander in Chief including CSI Miami, Without a Trace, Sleeper Cell, and Criminal Minds alongside Mandy Patinkin for which the episode won a couple of awards.

In 2006, Anthony starred opposite Tony Shalhoub in the film AmericanEast for director Hesham Issawi. The film has been an official selection for many of the world's most prominent film festivals and has won numerous awards. The film addresses the relationship between Muslims and Jews living in Los Angeles.

Anthony Azizi is currently recurring on the hit TV series Lost playing Omar which has reunited him with his dear friend Daniel Dae Kim whom he went to high school with.

Anthony played in rock band growing up and still would like to reunite for a few shows with his band mates. Scott Bradoka, who was their guitarist, is now an accomplished musician. Azizi was the Homecoming King of his high school and still maintains close ties to his roots in Pennsylvania and New York.

Anthony has a production company with his dear friend and ex Threat Matrix cast mate Kurt Caceres. They are producing many projects including a film with Mark Frydman of Battleplan Productions.

Anthony has a sister, Mona, who was a reporter for an ABC affiliate news station in New York.

Azizi is involved in many social causes including Equality Now and The Noor Film Festival which he co-founded.

He is married to Cymbeline Smith, an actress from England, whom he says is "a way better and more talented actor than I am." They reside in LA with their twin boys Kambel and Smith -- the greatest achievement to date for Azizi.

Anthony Azizi is a member of the Baha'i Faith - the guiding compass in his life.

Tim Griffin

Chicago native Tim Griffin, often known as, "the actor who is in everything," has amassed a dizzying list of credits, and over the years has solidified his reputation as one of Hollywood's nicest, most charming and versatile actors.

The son of a pediatric cardiologist, he first discovered acting after being cast as Oliver Twist in a school performance of the musical "Oliver!" As a teen Griffin would star in numerous theatrical productions for "The Body Politic" and "New Haven Playhouse," as well local movies and commercials. After graduating from Francis Parker High School (among classmates Paul Adelstein, Anne Heche, and novelist Brad Thor), Griffin made the choice to put acting on the back-burner to enroll in the University of Vermont (UVM) where he graduated with a double major in political philosophy and English literature.

Griffin performed as a regular member of the UVM Players (as Claudio in "Much Ado About Nothing" and Riff in "West Side Story"). Fate intervened his sophomore year while driving back to Chicago when his car broke down outside New York City. While waiting for it to be repaired, his agents asked him to audition for a TV movie called "Taking A Stand." He was cast in the leading role of the all-star production (Betty Buckley, Jane Adams, Michael Beach). The show went on to win a Daytime Emmy for "Outstanding Children's Special."

Following this success, Griffin turned down a scholarship to study abroad at the University of Kent in England, and went to Hollywood. Giving himself the extreme grand total of one year to make or break his career, he enrolled in classes at UCLA and signed with Writers and Artists. He quickly went on to star in high-profile TV shows and movies of the week, including "China Beach," "In The Heat of the Night," and Michael Zinberg's autobiographical, coming-of-age drama "For The Very First Time."

Rejecting the advice of his agents, he elected to return to the University of Vermont to finish up his Bachelor's Degree. He considered attending graduate school for political philosophy, but his academic mentor convinced him to return to the West Coast and continue to pursue his acting career, noting that the scholarly life would always be there to fall back on if "things didn't pan out."

Unsure whether working as a "teen actor" came with an expiration date, he picked up right where he left off, landing recurring stints on "General Hospital," the critically acclaimed "Against The Grain" (co-starring "Southland's" Mike Cudlitz, and Ben Affleck), and a near-unrecognizable turn as the autistic Richie Grayson on "Party of Five." His reputation as a multi-talented actor began to grow, and in 1996, director John Singleton gave Griffin his first break into features, casting him in "Higher Learning" (Jennifer Connelly, Lawrence Fishburne) as the orientation announcer at a pep rally whose booming message was "How many people came here to change the world?!"

In his hilarious recurring role as T.R. Knight's brother, Ronny O'Malley," on "Grey's Anatomy," Griffin is best know for shooting his own dad in the butt. He became even more recognizable in 2004 when he was cast in "The Bourne Supremacy," the second installment of the legendary franchise. As "Nevins", a hapless CIA agent who interrogates the eerily silent Bourne (Matt Damon), he's repeatedly stonewalled and smugly says "You're going to play ball one way or another..." During filming, Damon (by pure accident) really cracked Griffin across the bridge of his nose, giving him a deviated septum.

Griffin's blockbuster streak continues with credits that include Jon Favreau's "Iron Man," and more than a few projects for the brilliant J.J. Abrams, such as "Cloverfield," "Star Trek"(where Abrams directed him as the doomed UFSS Kelvin's Chief Engineer in the opening sequence) and in the upcoming "Super 8"(Elle Fanning).

Being handpicked to star alongside and be directed by George Clooney in the 1920's football romp, "Leatherheads" (also starring Renee Zellweger) was a huge thrill. He re-teamed with Clooney again in the comedy "The Men Who Stare at Goats" (featuring Academy Award winners Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges). Griffin earned critical praise for his work in Doug Liman's true-life spy drama "Fair Game" as Paul, the lead CIA analyst charged with the unenviable task of taking on Scooter Libby (David Andrews) over the now infamous "yellow cake uranium." Starring Academy Award winner Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, "Fair Game" was awarded screen writing honors by the Writer's Guild of America, and a New York Film Critics award.

In addition to multiple recognizable commercial campaigns and television spots, Griffin has had numerous high profile projects in the past few years, including roles in feature films such as Chris Weitz's "A Better Life," John Singleton's "Abduction" starring Taylor Lautner and Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper."

On television, Griffin has starred in the Peter Berg produced NBC primetime drama "Prime Suspect," with Maria Bello and Aidan Quinn and had a major arc on the hit USA drama "Covert Affairs" opposite Kari Matchett. Up next, Griffin will play Special Agent "Adam Hassler" in the Fox event series "Wayward Pines" from M. Night Shyamalan.

Griffin lives with his wife and their two children in L.A. With his wife, he has built and remodeled several homes. He's a proud Irish-American ridiculously devoted to the Chicago Cubs.

Wayne Kramer

Wayne Kramer was born in South Africa, where he graduated from the Johannesburg School for Art, Drama and Music. His feature film debut came in 2003 with "The Cooler," a romantic drama set in Las Vegas and starring William H. Macy as a professional casino jinx and Maria Bello as the cocktail waitress who changes his luck. "The Cooler" was selected for competition in the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and opened the 2003 Los Angeles Film Festival. Alec Baldwin received an Oscar® nomination for his portrayal of an old-school casino boss, and won the National Board of Review's Best Supporting Actor award. The Lionsgate release also received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Online Film Critics award nominations for both Baldwin and Bello. Kramer won the Special Jury Prize at the Cognac Festival du Film Policier. Kramer was nominated for a 2004 Golden Satellite Award and a 2004 Edgar Allan Poe (along with Frank Hannah) for his screenplay to The Cooler, which also received a 2003 Special Mention For Excellence in Filmmaking from the National Board of Review

Wayne followed up "The Cooler" with "Running Scared," a gritty action thriller for New Line Cinema. Paul Walker starred as a New Jersey mob foot soldier who spends a harrowing night chasing down a gun used to kill a dirty cop. The film also starred Vera Farmiga, Chazz Palminteri and Elizabeth Mitchell. "Running Scared" was released in 2006 and has since become a cult favorite among action fans.

Next, Wayne wrote, produced (along with Frank Marshall) and directed "Crossing Over," an ensemble drama about illegal immigration in Los Angeles. The film stars Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess, Ashley Judd, Cliff Curtis, Alice Eve and Alice Braga. "Crossing Over" was released by The Weinstein Company in 2009.

Most recently, Wayne directed the black comedy ensemble "Pawn Shop Chronicles," which was released by Anchor Bay in 2013. The film stars Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Thomas Jane, Vincent D'Onofrio and Lukas Haas.

Wayne will next direct the dystopian sci-fi love story "Ecstasia," based on his upcoming novel, with Scott Eastwood attached to star.

Kramer's other credits include the original screenplay for "Mindhunters" (2004), directed by Renny Harlin and released by Dimension Films.

Johan Renck

Johan Renck is one of the most respected and sought after directors of commercials and music videos today, so much so that the French magazine CB News dubbed him "the number one director of commercials and music videos in the world ".

His directing career started in 1992 when he joined the production company Mekano Film and Television in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1994 he left Mekano to join forces with childhood friend director Jonas Åkerlund. They established a new production company, Renck Åkerlund Films, which immediately became one of the leaders of its kind in Sweden. During the same time he worked with his music project, Stakka Bo, with big success and a lot of his time was occupied by the music career. In 1997 he started to work as a director full time and quickly became a well-known name worldwide and in 1999 he was working with Madonna and Nike among others.

Johan has worked non-stop all over the world and continues to work with many well known brands such as; Nike, Levi's, Mercedes, Dom Perignon, and H&M and artists like Kylie Minogue, New Order, Madonna, Libertines and The Streets to mention a few. He has achieved prestigious nominations and awards for his work, such as MTV award nominations to his music videos to Madonna and Beyoncé and two Cannes Bronze Lions for the Nike commercial "Racing Marion". In 2005 he won an award for best video in MVPA and was nominated in several categories in CAD for his music video for The Streets. In Cannes he collected a Bronze Lion for the commercial Sagem and a Silver Lion for his campaign for "Karl Lagerfeld for H&M", this film also awarded Grand Prix in Eurobest and a Gold in Epica. In 2006, again he had several MVPA nominations, this time for his videos for Madonna's "Hung Up" and for Robbie Williams "Trippin". In The Gunn Report Johan Renck was listed as the 25th most rewarded director of commercials. In 2007 Johans short film 'Cow',for SOS Live Earth, was nominated in Eurobest and in Epica Awards where it won the Bronze price.

Johan works within a variety of different media; films, commercials, music videos, theatre productions, art and music projects and still photography. He shoots stills for magazines like Italian Vogue and brands such as Diesel just to mention a few. Johan just finished his feature film "Downloading Nancy", starring Maria Bello, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell, Amy Brenneman among others. The film has its world premiere in the 2008 Sundance Festival where it also is competing in the Dramatic Competition picked out of thousands of submissions.

Johan is based in Stockholm where he runs RAF. In the US and in England he is represented by high profile production company RSA/Black Dog, in France by Soixante Quinze. He is also highly respected by David Unger at ICM for feature film projects.

Richard Gabai

Richard is a veteran of Film and Television with an incredibly diverse body of work.

He just wrapped "Justice," a period Western starring Jackson Rathbone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Steven Lang, Nathan Parsons, Ellen Hollman, Quenton Aaron, and Robert Carradine which has been picked up by Universal for a 2017 Theatrical release.

His career began with a series of cult, genre, and family films including the Quentin Tarantino favorite "Vice Girls," the Genesis Award winning, "The Bike Squad," and the groundbreaking "Call of the Wild 3D."

Richard's Indie thriller "InSight" was theatrically released to critical acclaim Yahoo Movies calling it "Well Directed and Acted From Start to Finish." The feature, starring Natalie Zea, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Christopher Lloyd was later picked up by A&E Networks for its World Television Premiere.

Subsequently, Richard Directed and Produced seven back-to-back features for A&E including : "Imaginary Friend," starring Ethan Embry, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Schul, and Paul Sorvino, "In The Dark," starring Elisabeth Rohm, Sam Page, and Shannon Elizabeth, "The Good Mother," with Helen Slater, Jean Louisa Kelly, Patrick Fabian and Beverly D' Angelo, "Non-Stop," starring Lacey Chabert, Drew Seeley, Will Kemp, and Veronica Cartwright, "The Wrong Woman," starring Danica McKellar, Jonathan Bennett, Dina Meyer, Jaleel White and Jim O'Heir, and "Escaping Amish" starring A J Michalka, Alyson Stoner, Jean Luc Bilodeau, and Jesse McCartney.

"The Wrong Woman" is the highest rated film acquisition in the network's history. It's sequel "Mommy, I Didn't Do It" is set to air on New Year's Day 2017.

Other recent work includes the TV Pilot, "Art Kills."

Richard also continues to work as an actor and musician, his album "Double Life" released Jan 12, 2017.

Additionally, Richard was a producer on both Steve Boyum's Fox feature "Supercross" and the Toronto Discovery Award Winner "Beautiful Boy," which starred Michael Sheen and Maria Bello.

A graduate of USC, Richard lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

Quin Walters

Quin Walters was born and raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Walters began acting at the age of eight and after performing in a host of stage plays, television and film projects, and shortly after moving to Los Angeles, she landed a lead role in America's Most Wanted on FOX, followed up by a role alongside Maria Bello on NBC's Prime Suspect. Appearing in film and television projects over the years, Quin Walters secured a recurring role as "Gia," on the OWN Network drama series The Haves and the Have Nots (2017). In the summer of 2018, Quin will also appear in Tyler Perry's feature film: A Madea Family Funeral in a supporting role as "Renee."

Jeff Joslin

Actor, model and producer Jeff Joslin is a former professional football player and two-time national champion quarterback at Carson-Newman College. In 2006, after being laid off from medical equipment job and going through a divorce, he entered the entertainment business and moved to New York City and became a quick success. National print campaigns for Lipitor, Bermuda Tourism, Biltmore House led to commercial roles for Barron's, Bermuda Tourism and Cialis which launched Joslin to television and movie roles.

A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Jeff was a star quarterback at Farragut High School and signed to play at the University of Tennessee along with former NFL legends such as Reggie White, Bill Bates and Willie Gault. He transferred to Carson-Newman College in nearby Jefferson City, Tenn., to be with his former high school coach, Ken Sparks. There, they won back-to-back NAIA national titles in 1983-'84 with Joslin being named honorable mention all-America. Later, he was selected to the Carson-Newman "Team of the Century."

Joslin played in the Canadian Football League with Toronto, Saskatchewan and Ottawa, and then served as a director with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. A second-degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo, Joslin created X-Treme Team, a martial arts live program for middle and high school students that performed over 150 live shows worldwide, including a performance at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Games. Martial arts organically led Joslin to train as a stunt and fight coordinator under Scott Leva of Precision Stunts, one of Hollywood's top stunt coordinator.

Joslin has appeared in several TV shows such as Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, Murder In Manhattan and recently some top films such as Carjacked with Maria Bello and Madea's Witness Protection as Tyler Perry's boss.

Joslin is founder of 3 Legged Dog Productions, an indie film company to produce his own projects of interest with a focus on high-quality inspirational films.

In 2012, Joslin relocated to the West Coast to work Los Angeles market and be closer to his oldest sons. The oldest, Jeffrey Joslin II, is an accomplished musician, writer, performer who is also acting and modeling. His middle son, Justice Joslin, is a former pro football receiver and now with the Ford modeling agency now appearing in commercials, TV and film around the world. The youngest, Javan Joslin, recently moved to Los Angeles and is shooting videos and helping others market and brand themselves better.

Jeff and his model/actress wife Natalie Neuman, relocated to Orlando in 09/2015 to continue their work in commercials, TV and film.

An Nguyen

An Nguyen graduated from New York University's renowned Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Acting. She continued to hone her craft at the famed Caymichael Patten Studio, where talents such as Maria Bello, Edie Falco and Bridget Moynahan previously studied.

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, she immigrated to America with her uncle and aunt at the young age of 3 years old. While her husband was at work, An's mother, wanting a better life for her only child, asked her brother to take An with him and his pregnant wife as they immigrated to America. An's mother promised to join her daughter in America as soon as both she and An's father were able. Little did she know that would not be for another 13 years. Over that more than a decade apart An grew up in St. Louis, telling the amazing story of her immigration to America with her uncle and aunt. A charismatic story teller, acting was a natural progression. Soon she was starring in school plays and on her way to study acting at NYU.

Nguyen's performance as Jennifer Marcus in "The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow" garnered rave reviews. An's hard work began to pay off when she was cast as the lead in David Kaplan's "Year of The Fish", premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival. She can be seen alongside Terrence Howard and Jodie Foster in the vigilante thriller "The Brave One" and opposite Ryan Reynolds in the romantic comedy "Definitely, Maybe". Her next film is the French romantic comedy "A New York Thing" with Stephanie Sjostak and Greta Gerwig.

A committed performer with a powerful and uncompromising presence on both the screen and stage, An has continually sought quality roles.

An resides in Los Angeles.

Gary Hamilton

Gary Hamilton's career in the arts and entertainment industry spans over 30 years of ingenuity, proactive dedication and international success. He has played a pivotal role in launching the careers of such international superstars as Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Baz Luhrmann, Hugh Jackman and Heath Ledger.

Hamilton has myriad producing credits to his name including but not limited to LORD OF WAR (Starring Nicolas Cage), BAIT (which grossed more than $30M US and became the most successful Australian Film in the history of Chinese cinema) ,DOG EAT DOG ¬starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe which was official selection for Director's Fortnight in Cannes in 2016) and due to be released in 2017, JUNGLE (Daniel Radcliffe), NEST (Kellan Lutz, Li Bing Bing) and HOTEL MUMBAI (Armie Hammer; Dev Patel to be released by the Weinstein Company in 2017).

Additionally, Hamilton was a key figure in the theatrical releases of films including 2004 Best Picture Oscar® winner CRASH, and 2007 Golden Globe® Best Picture Nominee BOBBY to name a few.

In 2002, Hamilton founded Arclight Films, one of the world's leading independent film sales companies. With a focus on medium to high budget theatrical product, the company has a library with hundreds of titles and has received nearly 30 award nominations this year alone. Arclight Films has offices in Beverly Hills, Sydney, Beijing, Hong Kong and New York.

Films under the Arclight banner include but are not limited to: LORD OF WAR, starring Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke and Jared Leto; BANK JOB starring Jason Statham, INFAMOUS, starring Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock and Gwyneth Paltrow; THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; HEAD IN THE CLOUDS, starring Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz; LIKE MINDS starring Eddie Redmayne, and BOBBY, starring Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore and William H. Macy.

Some of the latest additions to the Arclight Films' slate include DOG EAT DOG starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe, directed and written by Paul Schrader , THE CONFIRMATION starring Clive Owen and Maria Bello, directed by Academy Award-winner Bob Nelson (NEBRASKA), official Sundance selection FRANK & LOLA starring Imogen Poots and Michael Shannon, NEST starring Kellan Lutz, Kelsey Grammer and Li Bingbing, PREDESTINATION starring Ethan Hawke , LAST KNIGHTS starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman, RECLAIM starring John Cusack, now in release through Lions Gate, PAPER PLANES starring Sam Worthington and JUNGLE, starring Daniel Radcliffe, currently in production.

Screen International named Mr. Hamilton as the most influential person in the private sector of the Australian film industry and Encore magazine placed him among Australia's top executive producers.

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor is a New York City-based film editor. His narrative credits include Liza Johnson's "Elvis & Nixon" starring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon, and "Hateship Loveship," starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce and Nick Noltem Ira Sachs' "Love is Strange," starring Alfred Molina, John Lithgow and Marisa Tomei, Elizabeth Wood's "White Girl," starring Morgan Saylor and Brian Marc, Rick Alverson's "The Comedy," starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, and "Entertainment," starring Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly and Michael Cera, and Julia Loktev's "The Loneliest Planet," starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg, and "Day Night Day Night," starring Luisa Williams.

His documentary credits include Holly Morris's "The Babushkas of Chernobyl" (winner, Best Editing, Woodstock Film Festival), Mitch McCabe's "Youth Knows No Pain," and Margaret Brown's "The Order of Myths" and "Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt."

Recent films include Sydney Freeland's "Deidra and Laney Rob a Train," starring Ashleigh Murray and Rachel Crow, Brett Simon's "Monumental,' starring Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello, and Silas Howard's "A Kid Like Jake," starring Claire Danes, Jim Parsons and Octavia Spencer.

Jeff Cardoni

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

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

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

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

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

Alison Thompson

Alison was born and raised a preacher's daughter in the Australian bush. She is a former Mathematics school teacher and medic. In 1990 Alison moved to New York City and became an Investment Banker on Wall Street, later enrolling at NYU film school studying film making. On Sept 11th, 2001 Alison roller bladed to Ground Zero and became a volunteer rescue worker and stayed on to volunteer for 9 months. She is the Founder and Director of CTEC which she created after the 2004 Asian disaster. CTEC is the first and only Tsunami Early-warning Center in Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka she also ran a busy field hospital and helped rebuild a village for 3000 people. Since 2001 Alison has been a full time volunteer humanitarian and is fondly known in Sri Lanka as the 'Angel of Galle.' In 2008 Alison's documentary film called 'The Third Wave'premiered in the Cannes film festival hosted by Sean Penn and Bono. In January 2010, Alison flew to Haiti with actor Sean Penn and ten doctors to help with the earthquake aftermath. There the volunteers managed an 'Internally Displaced Peoples' camp and field hospital with over 65,000 people. Alison then founded 'We Advance' with Actress Maria Bello which deals with gender based violence in Haiti. Her new book is called 'The Third Wave- a volunteer story' published by Random House-available world wide. In 2010, Alison was awarded the Order of Australia, the highest civilian medal awarded by Queen Elizabeth the 2nd of England for her volunteer work and her contribution to mankind. She was also awarded the 'Medal of Excellence' by General Trombitas and the USA Army 82nd Airborne elite. In July of 2012 Alison was appointed the first Ambassador to the Haiti Ministry of the Environment where she is involved with a campaign to help combat reforestation and hunger through the planting of one billion trees for Haiti. She also continues to work at her We Advance clinic in the Cite Soliel slums. Her hobbies include Argentine tango, fencing, surfing, soccer, cricket, camping, volunteering, piano, chess, poetry, baseball, elephant polo and laughing. Her favorite TV show is "Survivorman."

Cassandra Tusa

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Cassandra enjoyed putting on performances for her family since a young age. It is through this "playtime", she believes, where she first caught the acting bug. Her interest in acting continued as she got older; therefore, she became involved in theatre at school. As a result, she was a part of 3 productions and other videos her friends and her put together. Cassandra has been fortunate to have had some great film experiences in acting in roles in Independent films as a Lead role in Seed, Back Track Web Series, a role as a Zombie in SERE, A ghost in "I Was Here" and more Cassandra booked a speaking role in a PSA for the David Foster Foundation where she flew to Toronto to film. Cassandra also booked a role in the Feature Film "Wait Till Helen Comes" filmed in Winnipeg. Starring Sophie Nelisse and Maria Bello.

Cassandra was also nominated for a National acting award "Joey Award" in Vancouver, BC for her role in Rob What which premiered in Winnipeg at the WNDX film festival and premiered in Switzerland October 16th, 2014.

Cassandra's role of Jenny in Jenny & Jeff brought many accolades. Cassandra has won a Young Artist award in Hollywood for Best Teen Actress - New Media Performance , Best Child Actress at the Los Angeles Film Awards, Gold award for Best Leading Actress at the International Independent Film Awards in Los Angeles, California and Joey Award (National Acting award) Best Young Actress in a Web-Based Series in Vancouver BC as well as nominated for a Young Entertainer Award in Hollywood for Best Teen Actress Web performance and Best Young Leading Actress in a Drama Series at the LA WebFest for Jenny & Jeff.

Cass recently wrapped on her Lead Role on I Knew My Murderer.

Conor Charles

A native of New Jersey, he began working on such films as Playing For Keeps, Lovelace, and The Iceman, after breaking into the Film Industry at the age of 22. Conor Charles is the Senior Vice President of Eclectic Pictures, a title which he holds after 5 years and counting with the Los Angeles-based production company. During his tenure, Mr. Charles has worked extensively throughout the various stages of the production process on many major motion pictures including Playing For Keeps directed by Gabriele Muccino starring Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel; Lovelace directed by Academy Award Winning Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, starring Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgsard; Septembers of Shiraz directed by Wayne Blair, starring Salma Hayek and Adrien Brody; and Frankenstein directed by Bernard Rose, starring Xavier Samuel and Carrie-Anne Moss. Mr. Charles has experience in all aspects of the filmmaking process including: Development, Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production, and Delivery. When Mr. Charles is not in the office, he enjoys playing tennis, attending concerts, and spending time with his family and friends. He recently completed co-producing duties on The Late Bloomer, Kevin Pollak's theatrical directorial debut, starring Johnny Simmons, Brittany Snow, J.K. Simmons, and Maria Bello.

Dawn Bierschwal

Before becoming a filmmaker, Dawn was an executive at Procter & Gamble with a global organization and responsibility for a $2.2 billion/year budget, and then a successful entrepreneur who created and grew a unique new business for pregnant women called "Becoming Mom". That business was later sold to a company that is currently franchising her successful business model.

She started writing screenplays while still at P&G and began her foray into film making by producing and directing music videos. One of her first music videos was a concept she brought to a local bar singer for a song of his she heard on iTunes. She envisioned that the song could be a rallying cry for kids to stand up for other kids being bullied. She not only wrote and directed the video, she produced a new arrangement of the song and forged a partnership with PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center for the launch. The music video for "Never Ever" not only raised money for their cause, but launched Keenan West's career as an international anti-bullying advocate.

Her first feature film was Don Cheadle's acclaimed "Miles Ahead" on which she was Co-Executive Producer. She also Executive Produced Kevin Hamedani's award winning "In Her Place", Executive Produced the TV pilot "Playdates" with Paul Scheer and Paula Gallo which was chosen to premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and is now Producing "Monumental" with Jeremy Irons, Alex Sharp, Analeigh Tipton, Edi Gathegi, Maria Bello and Karan Soni.

A graduate of Cornell University, Dawn also runs Whip Smart Productions.

Roberto Bentivegna

Roberto Bentivegna Biography

Roberto Bentivegna was born in London of Italian parents. He grew up in Milan and London, attending Emerson College in Boston before pursuing an MFA at Columbia University. His short films have screened at international film festivals including Locarno, Atlanta, and Miami, and are distributed by Film Movement and Shorts International. Whilst at Columbia University, Roberto was awarded the Carla Kuhn fellowship, the Hollywood Foreign Press Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting award and the Faculty Selects for "A Day in March". He was a finalist in the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship.

His screenplays include "Shella" for acclaimed photographer Albert Watson; "The Eel" starring Sam Rockwell and Maria Bello- which was featured on the Black List and he will be directing; "Spirit House" for Film Nation; an adaptation of A.M. Homes's "May We Be Forgiven" for director Lynne Ramsay and Artificial Eye; "The Disappearance of a Quiet Man" for producers Chris Coen and Alan Moloney.

Roberto was awarded residencies at Yaddo, the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony, and was a fellow in the Italian Government's Apulia Film program.

He is represented by WME in the United States and 42 in the United Kingdom.

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John H. Brister

John Brister has overseen the production of 60+ feature films. He is one of the few New Orleans based Producers / UPMs who is bondable by Film Finances.

Most recently, he was the UPM on the MGM, WWE Studios feature "Fighting with my Family", directed by Stephen Merchant and starring Dwayne Johnson and Vince Vaughn.

Previously Brister was the UPM on "Blaze" directed by Ethan Hawke, starring Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton and Sam Rockwell.

Brister was also the UPM on "Billionaire Boys Club" reshoots, starring Kevin Spacey, Emma Roberts, Taron Egerton and Judd Nelson.

Prior to that he was the UPM on the WWE Studios productions "Armed Response", starring Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Gene Simons and on "Blood Brothers" starring Trey Songz and Fetty Wap.

He was also the UPM on "The Book of Love" starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams, and on "Abattoir", directed by Darren Lynn Bousman ("Saw 2, 3 & 4").

John Brister executive / line produced the Starz / Encore movie "Carjacked", starring Stephen Dorff and Maria Bello. He also line produced the western "Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink 2", starring Robert Patrick, Alison Eastwood and Frankie Muniz.

He was the UPM on "Stonerville" starring Leslie Nielsen and "Overnight" starring James D'Arcy, Rachel Blanchard and Anthony LaPaglia.

Brister executive / line produced "Shooting Gallery", starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Ving Rhames and Roselyn Sanchez. Brister also produced the Columbia TriStar family comedies "Soccer Dog: European Cup", which was a Starz / Encore premiere and "Soccer Dog: The Movie", which was a HBO premiere.

Brister's filmography also includes the World War II submarine drama "In Enemy Hands", starring William H. Macy. He developed the script, packaged the project and was the lead producer on the shoot. This John Brister Production was distributed by Lionsgate.

Brister also executive produced the television movie "Rocket's Red Glare" starring Robert Wagner, Marilu Henner and Ryan Merriman. He was the lead producer responsible for development, production and post. He was solely responsible for the sale to the Fox Family Channel.

Previously, Brister served as Vice President of Finance and Production at Royal Oaks Entertainment, and prior to that Ashok Amritraj Entertainment. Brister's involvement with each film included developing the screenplays, working with the sales agents, banks and bond companies to complete the financing, creating budgets, negotiating actor, director and union contracts, and supervising production. Brister also supervised the post-production process, including delivery and the repayment of production loans.

John Brister grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana. He graduated with a B.A. in history from U.C.L.A. He is a member of the Director's Guild of America.

References: Kurt Woolner / Matt Warren (Film Finances).

Tom Spiroff

After having production deals at Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures, former President of Bakula Productions Tom Spiroff has formed his own production company, Macedon Media, Incorporated. Macedon Media has already wrapped production on two independent film comedies; "Chicken Man" and "Two Divorced Guys in a Bar", as well as the television pilot, "Reality Check". "Chicken Man" and "Two Divorced Guys in a Bar" were Official Selections at the 2006 Metro Shorts Film Festival, and "Chicken Man" was an Official Selection at the 2006 Macedonian Film Festival in Toronto. All were produced and directed by Tom.

Tom produced the Indie Feature Films "Escanaba in da Moonlight" and "Super Sucker", both written, starring, and directed by Jeff Daniels. "Super Sucker" won the 2002 Audience Award at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Film Festival in Aspen Colorado.

Tom began his producing career in the theatre, and later began to concentrate on areas of film and television. As President of Bakula Productions, Inc., he was integrally involved in the acquisition, development, and production of a variety of projects. Tom Produced the CBS television series "Mr.& Mrs. Smith" (Maria Bello), the CBS series pilot "Prowler" (Scott Bakula), Executive Produced the critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated Showtime Feature "What Girls Learn" (Elizabeth Perkins), as well as the CBS Tele-Film "Papa's Angels" (Cynthia Nixon).

Spiroff grew up in Dearborn Michigan, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. In 1982, he moved to New York City to pursue his career as a producer, but also worked as an actor in numerous off-Broadway plays and musicals. Tom created the role of SAL in the hit off-Broadway musical "Nite Club Confidential," and when the show came to Los Angeles, he came with it. Ultimately settling in LA, he continued to produce theatre, but began the transition to film, working with producer Matt Williams ("Home Improvement").

Gabor Norman

Hungarian born production designer. After finishing his art studies in Europe, Gabor produced fashion / trade shows with the established European company De Meo. In 1991 he created his own Budapest based company - The Team. Previous clients included: Trussardi, Hermes, Y.S.L., Fendi, Boss, CK, Diesel, Replay, L'Oreal, BMW, Coca Cola, and Levi's to name just few, and he has worked with Naomi Campbell, Austrian sensation FALCO on his music videos. Moving to Los Angeles in January 2000 he co-founded ArchImage Productions designing events for FOX, ABC, Disney and Nicelodeon. Gabor recharged his film career in 2004 and since he designed feature films such as Maggie (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson), Behaving Badly (Selena Gomez, Nat Wolff, Mary-Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Dylan McDermott), American Cowslip (Peter Falk, Val Kilmer, Diane Ladd, Cloris Leachman), Beautiful Boy (Maria Bello, Michael Sheen and Meat Loaf), and TV Series like Queen of the South (Alice Braga, Veronica Falcon, Justina Machado) Daytime Divas (Vanessa Williams, Tichina Arnold, Chloe Bridges, Fiona Gubelmann) Quantum Break (Shawn Ashmore, Aidan Gillen, Patrick Heusinger, Dominic Monoghan) and Making Moves (Patric Cook, Raychel Diane Weiner, David Shreibman) In 2010 he designed The 4th Dimensions (Christopher Lloyd and Deep Roy) an IMAX 3D original production produced by Francois Mantello and directed by Jean Jacque Mantello and Richard Gabai. In 2011 Gabor co-founded IC3D Productions with Lila Javan.

Helene Taylor

Helene Taylor lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada before becoming a US resident. She has worked in the film industry in New York for fifteen years.

Helene wrote and hosted a local cable environmental program for two seasons winning a Canadian Television Award, Producer. She received an acting scholarship and studied at Carousel Theatre, Simon Fraser University (Communications), Vancouver's William Davis Centre and Capilano College's Film Production Program and soon became involved in the local film and television scene.

Helene moved to New York in 2002. She worked the first Tribeca Film Festival after 9/11 under the guise of Sharon Badal. Jobs ranged from script reader, researcher, PSA writer to starring in over 30 independent films, Helene boasts she has a film credit in every NYU Film grad's thesis project between 2002-2008. She worked in film and television television behind and in front of the camera and upstarted several small productions companies with peers in the industry.

She graduated LAByrinth Theater Company's Master Program (co-artistic director Philip Seymour Hoffman) in 2004 sharpening her playwright skills with teachers such as George C. Wolfe, Jose Rivera, David Lee. Alumni of Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. The Atlantic was founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy. Student of Second City and Upright Citizen's Brigade. Her work behind the scenes as the stand-in for TV series Nurse Jackie (Edie Falco), Prime Suspect (Maria Bello), Win-Win (Amy Ryan) and reader for ABC Studios. She studies and is mentored at Gotham Writers workshop. Her film and spec scripts will be pitched at Austin Film Festival 2017.

She's worked alongside Neil LaBute and Ed Harris as the daughter of Ed Harris' character in LaBute's play "Wrecks".

Scott Thigpen

Scott Thigpen is a Producer, Director and Chief Operating Officer for Crazy Legs Productions. After a start in sports programming in 1990, Thigpen shifted his focus to documentary work and social issues, becoming a producer for CARE, one of the world's leading non-governmental organizations in 1993. During that period, he developed projects for the International Trachoma Initiative, the Captain Planet Foundation and other organizations as well. In 1999, Thigpen co-produced and edited the Emmy Award-winning Holocaust documentary, "Burning Questions." In 2004, he wrote, produced and directed the television documentary, "The Last Child," distributed worldwide by PBS International. In 2008, Thigpen produced the documentary feature, "A Powerful Noise," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is now available on Netflix, iTunes and other digital channels. In 2009, Thigpen produced the ground-breaking International Women's Day event, "A Powerful Noise LIVE." Simulcast to 450 theaters nationwide, the event featured the film and a live post-screening discussion with Ann Curry, Madeleine Albright, Natalie Portman, Christy Turlington Burns, Nicholas Kristof and others. The following year, he co-wrote and produced "Half the Sky," an inspirational one-night event based on the NY Times best-selling book by authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. "Half the Sky" was simulcast in over 500 theaters throughout North America and featured performances by Marisa Tomei, Maria Bello, India Arie, Angelique Kidjo, and the Duchess of York. In 2011, Thigpen resigned his position as Director of Media Production & Advertising for CARE and joined Crazy Legs Productions. Since then, he has contributed to the company's explosive growth in non-fiction television while also directing many episodes of its series "Hidden City" and "Faked Out" for Travel Channel, as well as "Swamp Murders," "Bloodlands" and "Your Worst Nightmare" for Investigation Discovery. Thigpen is also Co-Chair of the Atlanta chapter of the Producer's Guild of America.

Sebastian Arocha Morton

A graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music's Film Scoring/Composition and Production/Engineering Departments with a double major, Sebastian is also engaged in composing and producing with some of Hollywood's biggest names. Among his latest Film and TV works are: Spongebob: Sponge out of water, NBC's hit show American Odyssey, MGM's new remake of "Robocop" (Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton) as well as continuing collaborations with John Debney on the thrillers "Houdini" (Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly), "Draft Day" (Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner), "Alex Cross" (Matthew Fox, Ed Burns) and doing the electronic music production for the Iron Man 2 score alongside Rage Against the Machine. Among his past work is the grand finale for the Oscar nominated film "Little Miss Sunshine", which also received a 2007 Grammy nomination for Best Soundtrack of The Year, Stephen Dorff and Maria Bello Thriller "Carjacked", Dennis Hopper's "Americano", Nick Nolte's "Peaceful Warrior", Forest Whittaker's "Air I Breathe" and Robert De Niro and Sean Penn's "What Just Happened". His songs and additional score can also be heard in hit series': Boomtown, Windfall, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI Miami, Shark, Fringe, Brothers and Sisters, and many others. As a sideman, musician, co-composer and producer, Sebastian has had the pleasure of working with some of Hollywood's biggest composers including: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Gustavo Santaolalla, John Debney, Marcelo Zarvos, Bennett Salvay, Pedro Bromfman, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Joseph Williams, W.G Snuffy Walden, Robert Duncan, and Andrea Morricone.

His signature touch has also led to collaborations with Sting, on the track "Never Coming Home" for the #1 charting "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" soundtrack; to pairing Enrique Iglesias with Floetry on the track "Not in Love", and to eclectic drum programming and production sessions for David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Scent of Magnolia".

Fred Kareman

Fred Kareman was born Spiro Kacramanous in Asbury Park, New Jersey, on June 24, 1930, the son of Greek immigrants who later anglicized their last name to Kareman. As for the name Fred, Kareman adopted it in high school when, after tiring of teachers mispronouncing his given name, he broke into the school at night and wrote an "F." in front of the "Spiro" in a home room teacher's roll book. The next day, he told the teacher Spiro was his middle name and his first name was Fred. It stuck. Kareman's talents for sneaking in and out of places would result in more profound changes than half an alias. As a teenager, a friend persuaded him to skip school and go to the city to see a matinee performance of Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire. From that point, Kareman dedicated himself to acting, and studied with Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included Steve McQueen. Kareman acted in The Skin of Our Teeth and A Cook for Mr. General on Broadway, several plays Off-Broadway, and in television shows such as The Hallmark Hall of Fame, Operation Petticoat, and Charlie's Angels. He also appeared in the Dudley Moore comedy, "Lovesick." Kareman's career as a teacher began as many do - as a solid character actor devoted to the craft but one who needed something more to help navigate the vagaries of an unforgiving profession. After a proposed play with Renee Taylor failed to materialize, Kareman went to see his teacher and mentor, Sanford Meisner, who suggested that he teach. That was in the late '60s, and Kareman taught regularly from that point until his last class on Dec. 15, 2006. Among his thousands of students was Frederic F. Forrest, an Academy Award nominee who appeared in The Rose and Apocalypse Now. In a letter to Fred's wife, Pamela Moller Kareman, he wrote: "Freddie was so sensitive and receptive. He freed people from their insecurities, anxieties, and fears through his enormous generosity of spirit and love. He made you see all possibilities in life." "I think that he was egoless in the teaching," said his wife, Pamela Moller Kareman, who is the artistic director of the Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, N.Y. "He inspired people to be brave, to be an actor and to be proud of it. He just had so much respect for the work and the profession." Robert LuPone, a Broadway veteran and the dean of the graduate drama program at the New School for Social Research, said he went to study with Kareman about 10 years ago because he had become bored with the craft. "He awakened and reinvigorated me as an actor," LuPone said. "There are very few teachers - and Freddie is one of them - where class is perfection." Over the course of his long career Kareman trained actors such as Mary Steenburgen and Marisa Tomei (who both went on to win Oscars), Maria Bello, Robert Lupone, and Hugh Panaro. Fred Kareman died Feb. 25, 2007 of heart disease in New York. He was 77. He is survived by his wife, director Pamela Moller Kareman; a daughter, a son and a sister...as well as the numerous actors he taught and inspired.

Daniel Curet

For over two decades Daniel Curet continues to maintain a remarkable career in the film and television industry. His body of work consists of more than 60 film and television projects including Fargo, Big Lebowski, 500 Days of Summer, The Good Girl, Pretty Persuasion, Jane Austen Book Club, Pushing Daisies, The OC, The Vampire Diaries, Sleepy Hollow and Salem to name a few. A consummate professional, Daniel's innovative hairstyling and passion for the industry have earned high praise from his peers with two Emmy nominations for his work on Pushing Daisies. Daniel has worked with a roster of Hollywood directors and producers including Joel and Ethan Coen, Kenny Ortega, Miguel Arteta, Wayne Kramer, Marc Webb, Bryan Fuller, Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec and Hollywood talent including Frances Mc Dormand, Jeff Bridges, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Rachel Evan Wood, Anna Friel, Lee Pace, Kristen Chenoweth, Mischa Barton, Benjamin Mc Kenzie, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Katerina Graham, Christina Ricci, Jennifer Anniston, Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin Emily Blunt and Maria Bello. For more information please contact The Criterion-Group.

Ron Sarchian

Ron Sarchian was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and began his acting and stunt careers in Seattle, Washington on the TV show "Northern Exposure" and the movies "Sleepless In Seattle", "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle", and "Singles".

He got his first break as a stuntman on the pilot episode of "On the Street" doubling the star Jim Pirri. He then went on to get his first break as an actor on the pilot episode of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" which starred Scott Bakula and Maria Bello.

Ron has worked on dozens of television shows and movies as an actor and stuntman and often as both. He has previously co-starred on the hit CBS TV show "Nash Bridges" along with many other network sitcoms and dramas. He has also had a recurring role on the popular soap opera "General Hospital".

Ron has done stunt work on numerous feature films including "Dantes' Peak", "Serial Bomber", "Kiss Toledo Goodbye", "Bedazzled" and "Shredderman Rules", and he has recently done stunt work on TV for the Nickelodeon show "All That" and the hit Fox show "Glee".

Ron Sarchian works as a personal trainer, a group fitness manager, a spinning instructor, a boxing coach and holds 4 Guinness Book World Records along with being an endurance cyclist. He also holds an annual, 24 hour spin on New Years Eve benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation and is often hired by different companies as a motivational speaker.

Richard Iott

Ohio born businessman Rich Iott began working in the eighth grade at the small, local group of grocery stores which his father had started in 1946. By the time that Iott retired as President and CEO in 2000, the chain had grown to a regional powerhouse of 75 stores in two states with over 4,500 employees and doing nearly $750MM in annual sales.

Following "retirement", Iott partnered into several different businesses: real estate development, aircraft leasing, producing Mexican snack foods, and even a distillery. But his real passion was the motion picture industry. When in high school, Iott and his friends had made several short films, one of which was a 45-minute featurette set during the American Civil War which included real horses, wagons, home-made uniforms, pyrotechnics, and at least one original Civil War musket!

Through his daughter (a film student at USC), Iott began making connections in the independent film community. His first venture was the feature Deal (Seven Arts/MGM, 2008), starring Burt Reynolds, Shannon Elizabeth, Bret Harrison and Jennifer Tilly.

In 2006 Mr. Iott joined forces with Reel Entertainment of Montreal, producing several features for the SyFy Channel including: Hallowed Ground (Icon Film Distribution/The Scy-Fy Channel, 2006), starring Jaime Alexander; Never Cry Werewolf (Peace Arch Releasing/Scy-Fy Channel/Phoenicia Pictures, 2007), featuring Nina Dobrev and Kevin Sorbo; and Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon (American World Pictures/Sci-Fi Channel, 2007) with Carly Pope and Peter DeLuise.

Iott formed Braeburn Entertainment, Ltd. in 2007 to produce Call of the Wild 3D, the first family-friendly 3D film in history to be shot entirely in live action without special effects or animation. The film, directed by Richard Gabai and starring Christopher Lloyd, Wes Studi, Aimee Teegarden, and Timothy Bottoms, was released in 2009 by Vivendi Entertainment and Voltage Pictures.

In 2009, Mr. Iott's Braeburn Entertainment, Ltd. partnered with Reel Entertainment to form Goldrush Entertainment, under which banner he produced two films: Beauty and the Beast (SyFy, Universal/American World Pictures, 2009), starring Estelle Warren and Rhett Giles, and the multiple award winning feature, Beautiful Boy (Anchor Bay Films, Lightning Entertainment, 2010), starring Michael Sheen, Maria Bello and singer/songwriter Meatloaf.

Mr. Iott continues to produce films under both the Goldrush and Braeburn banners. Goldrush Entertainment Inc. produced Carjacked (Anchor Bay Films), a thriller starring Maria Bello and Stephen Dorff, in 2011. Braeburn teamed again with Richard Gabai in 2011 to produce Insight, a psychological thriller starring Christopher Lloyd, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Natalie Zea; in 2012 to produce Imaginary Friend, another psychological thriller starring Lacey Chambert, Amanda Shull and Ethan Embry, and In the Dark, an homage film similar to the famous 1967 film Wait Until Dark, starring Elisabeth Röhm, Shannon Elizabeth, and Sam Page. 2013-2014 included productions of The Wrong Woman, The Good Mother, and Expecting Amish, bringing the total to eight collaborations which were produced for the Lifetime Channel.

Goldrush release Lost After Dark, a 1980's homage slasher movie in April 2015 which stars Robert Patrick and David Lipper. The Braeburn/Jeselu Films production of Alongside Night, J. Neil Schulman's award-winning novel about the final economic collapse of the United States as seen through the eyes of the 16-year-old son of a Nobel Prize winning economist who is critical of the Administration's policies and mysteriously disappears, starring Kevin Sorbo was released in 2014.

Through Braeburn, Iott also helps finance and support young and upcoming filmmakers. Braeburn partnered in 2008 - 2011 with local Midwestern filmmakers John Klein and Cole Simon and their 'Glass City Films' on three feature films,Glass City, Happily After, and Separation Anxiety which are presently being represented in Hollywood. Braeburn again teamed up with Glass City in 2014 to produce the post-apocalyptic thriller Chrysalis which hit theaters, television and DVD in February 2015.

Iott is a member of the Producers Guild of America. He and his wife of 30+ years, Chris, have two adult children and enjoy life in rural Ohio with their five cats. When he's not making movies, teaching gun safety classes, tinkering with vintage Corvettes, or flying, you'll find him motoring the back roads on his Harley.

Lance Greene

Lance Greene was born in Boston, Massachusetts and is the youngest of 10 children. Lance Greene spent a good deal of his career acting in New York city for just over 14 years. He worked on many Off Broadway productions including the critically acclaimed "God Willing" written by David McLaughlin.

Lance had a supporting role and produced the award winning film by David McLaughlin titled On Broadway starring Joey McIntyre, Jill Flint, Eliza Dushku and Mike O'Malley.

More recently Lance has acted opposite Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck and Maria Bello in The Company Men and more recently opposite Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds and Mary Louise Parker in R.I.P.D.

Matthew Marencik

As a Philadelphia filmmaker, Matthew has produced, directed, edited, and shot several documentaries, sports reels, short films, concerts, and television shows. In addition, he has produced interactive video websites for sports training programs as well as numerous films that cover a variety of social topics including: sports psychology, drug abuse and rehabilitation, violence, disability, music, education, law enforcement, cancer research, and other advocacy issues.

Matthew's creative vision for filmmaking has led him to collaborate on projects with Hollywood stars, professional and collegiate sports teams, political figures, national organizations, and various media. His work has been featured on ESPN College Game Day, with appearances on CBS The Early Show, NBC, ABC, as well as in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Asbury Park Press, and Mainline Magazine, while being selected in over 20 film festivals worldwide. Documentaries include: actress Maria Bello, head coach Jay Wright, first lady Lisa Nutter, world-renowned jazz pianist Jimmy Amadie, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, and District Attorney Seth Williams as well as organizations like the Philadelphia Police Department, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, United Cerebral Palsy, Mother's in Charge, and Gearing Up.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Villanova University.

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