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Sally Kirkland

Sally Kirkland, BEST Actress Oscar Nominee, Golden Globe winner, Independent Spirit Award winner and veteran of over 200 films. Feisty, hard-working, famously liberal, with the trademark blonde hair, actress Sally Kirkland has certainly made an indelible mark on Hollywood history. Born in New York City, her mother was the fashion editor at Vogue and LIFE magazine. Sally began her career on the off-Broadway circuit and trained under 'Lee Strasberg'. Sally Kirkland is a film, TV, and theater veteran since the 1960's and is probably best known for the film "Anna," for which she garnered a Best Actress Oscar nomination and won the Best Actress Golden Globe, the Independent Spirit Award, and the LA Film Critic's Circle Award. Sally's first director in 1964 was Andy Warhol in "13 Most Beautiful Women." Her 200 films also include: "The Sting," "The Way We Were," "Coming Apart," "Cold Feet," "Best of the Best," "Revenge," "JFK," "ED TV," "Bruce Almighty", "Coffee Date" and "Archaeology of a Woman". Her new films will include "Buddy Solitaire", "Gnaw" and "The Most Hated Woman in America" co-starring with Melissa Leo and Peter Fonda coming to Netflix. She was nominated for Best Actress in a TV movie by the Hollywood Foreign Press for "The Haunted- A True Story." Her television credits include: guest starring on "Criminal Minds," recurring on "Head Case" and "the Simple Life." She guest starred on "Resurrection Blvd," and in the TV movie, "Another Woman's Husband." Sally had a recurring role on "Felicity" and "Wasteland." She starred on the NBC movie, "Brave New World." She starred in the TV movie, "Song of Songs"and was a series regular on the TV show "Valley of the Dolls." She also starred in the TV movie, "The Woman Who Loved Elvis." She played Barbara Healy on "Roseanne." She starred in the TV movie, "Heatwave" and recurred as Tracy on "Days of Our Lives." Sally is also an exhibited painter, poet, renowned acting coach and ordained minister.

Kelly Karbacz

Kelly Karbacz has been making a name for herself on the screen and on the stage over the past decade by taking on high-caliber roles and giving exceptional performances. Karbacz stars as inmate, Kasey Sankey, on Netflix's award-winning series, "Orange is the New Black." Introduced in season four, Sankey is a primary member of the White Power Group, inadvertently created by fellow inmate, Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling). Throughout the season, Karbacz is a scene-stealer as her character finds herself in multiple altercations with the other inmates and pursues Piper to be an active member of her "movement." Karbacz returned for season five where Sankey can be seen working together with the other inmates during the riot, and part of her backstory is revealed; the season premiered on June 9, 2017.

Karbacz also starred alongside Judd Hirsch, Daniel Stern and John Francis Daley as Joanie Binder in the ABC sitcom, "Regular Joe." Her other television credits include guest appearances on NBC's "Do No Harm," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order" and "Third Watch," CBS' "Without a Trace" and "Queens Supreme" and FOX's "Undeclared."

On the film front, Karbacz appeared in the action comedy, "Get Smart" (Warner Bros.), alongside Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway and Dwayne Johnson, playing the snarky receptionist, Judy, at the top-secret intelligence agency, CONTROL. She reprised her role in the spin-off film, "Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control" opposite Masi Oka and Nate Torrence. Additionally, she shared the screen with Victor Williams and Melissa Leo, as Hannah, in the indie short, "First Breath."

On the theatre side, Karbacz made her Broadway debut in the leading role of Maureen Johnson, in "Rent" at the Nederlander Theatre, directed by Michael Greif. She also earned a Helen Hayes nomination for 'Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical' for her performance as Emily Andrews, in the world premiere of "Liberty Smith" at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Her other theatre credits include Alfred Uhry's "Without Walls" at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, "Nighthawks" at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, "First Date" at the ACT/5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, and "The Sound of Music" at Lincoln Center's New York City Opera, where she starred as Louisa.

Born in Queens, New York and raised in Queens and Manhattan, Karbacz graduated from the prestigious Stuyvesant High School, and studied drama at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute part of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

James DuMont

Actor/Producer James DuMont is one of the busiest performers in & out Hollywood, working in both feature films and television. He recently snagged the supporting lead role of J. Parnell Thomas in the autobiographical feature, Trumbo opposite Bryan Cranston, directed by Jay Roach & WB Nowlin in the Hank Williams bio-pic I Saw The Light opposite Tom Hiddleston as well as recurring for a 2nd season on the F/X series American Horror Story.

DuMont's most recent supporting role was as Rayon's father opposite Oscar winner, Jared Leto in Focus Features' Dallas Buyers Club and in director Lee Daniels' The Butler, portraying Chief of Staff Sherman Adams opposite Robin Williams' Dwight D. Eisenhower. DuMont also appeared in TriStar Pictures' When the Game Stands Tall with Jim Caviezel and Laura Dern and Corporal Dooley in the James Brown bio-pic, Get On Up, starring Chadwick Boseman. James can be seen in the indie thriller Catch Hell starring Ryan Phillippe, which is also his directorial debut and this summer in the highly anticipated Jurassic World. Mr. DuMont can next be seen in Little Boy starring Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson from Open Road Pictures and the indie comedy Mind Puppets starring Kevin Pollak & Vinne Jones.

DuMont had a supporting role in Barefoot, opposite Evan Rachel Wood & Scott Speedman; Baytown Outlaws, with Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria; and Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins' Universal Soldier - Day of Reckoning.

On the small screen, DuMont had recurring roles as Foster on this season's American Horror Story-Freak Show & Dr. Morrison on America Horror Story-Coven, and he completed his fourth and final season as Captain Richard La Fouchette on the critically-acclaimed HBO series, Treme, working opposite Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo. Prior to that, he had a recurring role opposite Ray Romano on TNT's Men of a Certain Age.

DuMont was recently seen in the Hallmark movie, Remember Sunday on ABC, with Zachary Levi and the Lifetime/History Channel mini-series, Bonnie and Clyde.

Born and raised in Chicago and New York City attended Boston University then left for New York City, DuMont worked steadily in theater, discovered Buddhism (which he still practices today) and made his Broadway debut in Six Degrees of Separation (which required nudity for the part). Journalist George Plimpton wrote a piece for Esquire magazine about James and his experience as "the Nudist Buddhist." After Six Degrees of Separation closed, DuMont performed opposite Mary Louise Parker, Brooke Smith and Sam Robards in Throwing Your Voice, a role that won him a rave review from the New York Times. DuMont then decided to "go nude" once more in the national tour of Six Degrees of Separation.

When that tour ended, DuMont moved to Los Angeles, where he produced award-winning plays and started booking television acting gigs on The George Carlin Show, Lois & Clark, Grey's Anatomy, Mad Men, Rizzoli and Isles, Harry's Law and Desperate Housewives.

On the film front, his early feature credits included Speed, S.W.A.T., Catch Me If You Can, War of the Worlds, Seabiscuit and Ocean's 13.

DuMont, meanwhile had started to produce shorts and features. His short film, The Confession, won 20 of 25 international film festivals with documentary filmmaker Michael Moore calling it "one of the darkest, funniest shorts I have ever seen."

DuMont also co-produced Statistics, winner of the Audience Award at the Silverlake Film Festival. He also starred in and produced the critically-acclaimed stage production, Serious Games & Morphic Resonance, which won both the L.A. Weekly Award for Best Ensemble and the Los Angeles Times 'Critic's Choice Award.'

With over 100 major feature films and television shows under his belt, DuMont's career is showing no signs of slowing down. He's currently developing feature films with producing partners in New York City, Los Angeles and Louisiana, his own Web Series while revising & adapting his one-man play, My Life as a DJ into a feature film.

Currently living in both Los Angeles and New Orleans, DuMont considers himself to be "Bayou Coastal.

Scott Haze

Scott Haze was named one of Variety's 10 Actors To Watch For 2013. Since its inception 15 years ago, Variety's "10 Actors to Watch" program has become a key showcase celebrating the finest acting talents from all corners of the globe. Past talented that have been spotlighted include Adrien Brody, Melissa Leo, Andrew Garfield, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Lawrence and Octavia Spencer.

Emma Rayne Lyle

Emma Rayne Lyle is a stage, television, and film actress. She has three films releasing in 2016: Jessica Darling's It List, Sweet, Sweet Summertime, and Blue.

She has had a remarkable career for an actor that does not live in Los Angeles or New York. She lives in a rural community in the south and quite often submits by tape and flies in to meet producers and directors upon being called back. Emma booked three films a year for the last six years and was runner-up for approximately seventeen feature films over the last three years. She has booked her last four films by tape.

Emma's first major film was the role of "Emily" in I Don't Know How She Does It, working alongside Greg Kinnear, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Curtain and Pierce Brosnan. She followed that up with a lead role in "Why Stop Now" playing opposite Melissa Leo and Jesse Eisenberg. She played Linda Cardellini and Michael Shannon's daughter in "Return."

She's starred on television crime drama's "Law & Order: SVU" and "The Mentalist."

On Broadway she played "Ali" in the Tony Winning play "Good People" with Francis McDormand and Tate Donovan.

Maxim Knight

Maxim Knight stars in TNT's hit sci-fi drama "Falling Skies." Maxim's performance earned him a Young Artist Award in 2012.

At 13, Maxim has over 60 film, television, commercial & voice over credits.

At the tender age of 7, Maxim booked his first feature film, starring opposite Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Nick Cannon, Rosanna Arquette & Chris "Ludicris" Bridges in "Ball Don't Lie." Maxim portrayed "Sticky," a young boy who is witness to his mother's suicide and has to face and ultimately triumph over life's challenges and unfair circumstances.

Maxim has showcased his dramatic chops with numerous appearances on hit shows such as CBS mega hit "Criminal Minds," NBC's "Parenthood," ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," and A&E's "The Cleaner." His guest-starring role on CBS's "CSI: Miami" earned him a 2012 Young Artist Award Nomination.

Alum of the famed Second City Improv School, Maxim's comedic strengths are undeniable. He held his own opposite comedian Frank Caliendo on TBS's "Frank TV," and generated big laughs on FX's quirky comedy "Wilfred" and HBO's "Funny or Die Presents." His performance opposite the late, great Dixie Carter in the Hallmark Channel's heartwarming holiday classic "Our First Christmas" earned him a Leading Young Actor nomination for the 2009 Young Artist Awards. Most recently, Maxim brought his brand of funny to FX's long-running hit "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," in a scene so hysterical it was featured on TBS's "Conan" to promote the new season.

Maxim is also an accomplished voice over artist, with credits including Judd Apatow's "Bridesmaids," Warner Bros.' "The Adventures of Burt Wonderstone" and "Happy Feet 2, " Twentieth Century Fox's "We Bought a Zoo" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules," Columbia Pictures' "The Smurfs," Nickelodeon's "WINX Club," Disney Channel's "Fish Hooks," and multiple episodes of "Special Agent Oso" and "Sophia the First."

Maxim's love for the entertainment business started in first grade, when he turned an ordinary composition book into his "movie journal" and filled it with his first screenplay, entitled "Magical -Darkness." By year's end, Maxim produced, cast, and directed his masterpiece, including choosing the musical score.

Writing, producing, acting, directing and composing are only the tip of Maxim Knight's talents and interests. Maxim is a voracious reader, with a special love for fantasy fiction. Also a gaming expert, Maxim aspires to create a new line of educational video games to encourage and challenge kids to read, games that parents can also feel confident buying for their kids. Maxim proved his passion in a recent persuasive essay for school, as he wrote about the value of playing video games and cited important life skills they may teach. His encyclopedic knowledge and vision for the gaming future parallel the inventive thinking of a young Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. He currently has an internship with video game legends and personal mentors, Dan Jevons and Dmitri Johnson, of DJ2 Entertainment. A Dean's List student, he earned a perfect score on California's Gifted and Talented Education Program qualifying test and has garnered numerous academic awards.

Maxim's unique natural talent as a public speaker earned him the school's Junior Toastmasters title for his fourth grade speech entitled, "Disneyland, What You Don't Know." As a young scholar, Maxim has always strived to encourage the importance of literacy and continues to donate his time to the National Education Association's (NEA's) distinguished "Read Across America" program, along with celebrities like Justin Bieber and our nation's First Lady Michelle Obama, to support the NEA's mission to motivate children to read. In addition, Maxim has an advanced awareness and genuine concern about world events, the political landscape in the U.S., dangers to the environment and other far-reaching issues. He is a passionate young philanthropist who's determined to do what he can to protect the welfare of others, especially children and animals. He aspires to establish and support many charities and foundations, hoping his voice as a celebrity will impact positive changes in the world.

For fun, Maxim loves to travel and explore other cultures. His film projects have taken him from his hometown in Hawaii to Toronto, Vancouver and faraway places like Romania. He also enjoys nature hikes, swimming, skiing, bicycling and horseback-riding. Thanks to his "Falling Skies" character's love of riding a Ripstik caster board, Maxim has a new passion for the sport and has become a skilled rider.

Maxim currently resides in Los Angeles.

Phillip Rhys

Phillip was born in South London, the second of three sons. After graduating from Westminster College he spent a year living and working in Paris. He returned to London to study acting with Marianna Hill at the Lee Strasberg Institute, and later with Jeffrey Tambor and Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles. Phillip developed his acting talent with a diverse range of roles across film, television and theatre. The British born Rhys starred in the blockbuster drama Survivors, which aired for two seasons on BBC and BBC America. American audiences are familiar with his powerful performances in the Golden Globe winning -Nip/Tuck as Jude Sawyer, Joely Richardson love interest. Fans of the Emmy winning series 24 knew Rhys well as Reza Naiyeer. In 2002, Rhys was seen in Flatland with Dennis Hopper, a 22-episode sci-fi action drama series produced by Oscar winner, Al Ruddy. Other television credits include Bones, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Glee, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and as Ramone in the Doctor Who Christmas special: The Husbands of River Song. Rhys stars as Pete Drake in the new E4 series Tripped. Alongside his extensive television work, Rhys is familiar to independent film audiences for his work in Salome, starring Al Pacino, who also wrote and directed the film, Punks, produced by music mogul Babyface, Woundings with Ray Winstone and Guy Pearce, the Sundance hit Kill the Man, co-starring Luke Wilson, Fathers and Sons directed by Rodrigo García, The Space Between with Oscar winner Melissa Leo and The Magnificent Eleven, co-written by Irvine Welsh Trainspotting. Rhys also appeared in the wildly successful film The Adventures of Tintin, directed by Steven Spielberg. Early in his career, Phillip achieved cult status as intergalactic rock star Proto Zoa in the hugely popular Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century series of films from Disney. On stage, he received outstanding reviews for his performance in Dario Fo's The Devil with Boobs and a Drama-Logue Award for his role in the Los Angeles stage production of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Other performances include "John Buchanan Jr." in Tennessee Williams Summer and Smoke and a turn in John Patrick Shanley's The Dreamer Examines His Pillow at Theatre West. Additionally, Rhys has directed several documentary shorts and recently produced and directed his first narrative short film, The Scarecrow. It stars Darren Pettie, Sandra Oh and Sandra Seacat. He is involved in various non-profit organizations including the BAFTA Outreach Program and is an Inner City Shakespeare Advisory Board Member. Phillip is a former member of the alternative rock band Egos Aside. Rhys now lives in London and Los Angeles.

Josh Coxx

Josh Coxx is an American Actor and Director. He was born in New York City and graduated from the prestigious Actor Training Conservatory at S.U.N.Y. Purchase College alongside fellow classmate Edie Falco. His fellow alumni include Stanley Tucci, Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Melissa Leo & Steven Weber. He is known for Strong Medicine (2000) Thor (2011) Babylon 5 (1994) He is also an avid Surfer and a Helicopter Rescue level 1 trained Scuba Diver.

Sayed Badreya

Egyptian-born filmmaker and actor Sayed Badreya realized a childhood dream by winning roles in major Hollywood films such as The Insider, Three Kings, and Independence Day.

Growing up in poverty in Port Said, Sayed Badreya's dreams of movie stardom looked as bleak as the prospect of peace in the Middle East. From the Six Day War in '67 through the Yom Kippur War in '73, his only escape from the world he knew was the movie theater, where films transported him to a magical land. But it was here that he determined he was destined to be a part of that magic.

After attending New York University film school, and then moving to Hollywood, Sayed first worked in the film industry as an assistant to actor/director Anthony Perkins, and then with director James Cameron on True Lies.

His mission - to make movies that told the Arabic- American story, since it had yet to be told - led to the creation of his own production company, Zoom In Focus. Under this banner, he directed and produced the documentary, Saving Egyptian Film Classics as well as The Interrogation, which won Best Creative Short Film at New York International Film Festival. He also produced and starred in Hesham Issawi's short, T for Terrorist, which was awarded Best Short Film at the Boston International Film Festival and the San Francisco World Film Festival. In 2007, he played his first leading role in the English language motion picture American East, a film that he also co-wrote.

2008 was Sayed Badreya's breakout year. He captivated audiences as Abu Bakaar, the villainous arms dealer who kidnaps Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in the summer's blockbuster Iron Man. Also that year, Sayed played the comedic Palestinian cab driver opposite Adam Sandler in You Don't Mess with the Zohan.

This summer, Sayed can be seen in Paramount Pictures' feature film El traspatio aka Backyard, directed by Oscar-nominated Carlos Carrera in which he plays a serial killer opposite Ana de la Reguera. Sayed can also be seen this summer in Movie 43, where he plays opposite Halle Berry. Additional forthcoming films include The Three Stooges, his fifth film with the Farrelly brothers; The Dictator, playing Sascha Baron Cohen's father as the original Dictator, and Just Like a Woman, with Oscar nominated director Rachid Bouchareb. Also, Sayed is going to a new frontier in the new video game Uncharted 3, playing Ramses the Great Pirate Captain.

Most recently he completed his second leading role in the New York independent feature, Cargo, about human traffickers, directed by Yan Vizinberg. And he just finished co-starring opposite Oscar-nominated actress Melissa Leo in film The Space Between, directed by Travis Fine.

Sayed has also worked as an actor, Arabic dialect coach, and Islamic technical advisor on Path to 9/11, a $40 million mini-series about the events leading up to 9/11 produced by ABC/Touchstone.

Sayed's efforts to bring attention to Arab-Americans in the motion picture industry have received much coverage over the years on radio, television, and in major publications around the world, such as The New York Times, GQ, NPR, ABC's "Politically Incorrect" with Bill Maher, BBC's "Panorama," CNN, "Fox Report with Shepard Smith", The Hollywood Reporter and Egypt Today.

Olunike Adeliyi

Olunike Adeliyi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Sunday Adeliyi, a Nigerian computer scientist and Roxiana Bell, a Jamaican nurse. Raised in both Jamaica and Canada, the well travelled actress ultimately earned a place at the highly coveted American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. After graduating from AADA, Olunike returned to Toronto to pursue a film, television, and theatre career which ultimately landed her the series-regular role of Leah Kerns in the highly rated and vastly popular television series, Flashpoint. Olunike's popularity gained momentum after her appearances in films and TV shows such as SAW 3D, French Immersion, The Listener, Two Cities, Being Human, Republic of Doyle, Group Home, A Christmas Horror Story, The Emmisary, Lost Girl, Killjoys, Boost, and The Girlfriend Experience, to name a few. In 2012, Oluniké was nominated for "Best Performance by a Female - Film" at the Canadian Comedy Awards for her performance in "French Immersion" and won the 2014 Black Canadian Award for "Best Actress" for overall performances that year. Some of Olunike's critically acclaimed stage performances include, Macbeth (Unit 102 Theatre), The Atomic Tradition (Sterling Theatre Company), HER2 (Nightwood Theatre) and Bleeders (Summerworks Festival), The Marriage of Anansewa (African Theatre Ensemble), Zinzi (The Rennaissance Theatre, NY), Wedding Band (Mary McMacArthur Theatre, NY), and The Shadow Box (Mannie Greenfield Theatre, NY). This year, Olunike will star alongside Anna Paquin (True Blood), Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), and Denis O'Hare (Dallas Buyer's Club) in actor Stephen Moyer's feature film directorial debut, The Parting Glass. Also due out, Olunike will be seen working alongside Tom Holland (Spiderman), Daisy Ridley (Star Wars), and David Oyelowo (Selma) in the anticipated dystopian SyFy feature film, Chaos Walking directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith). Olunike is currently on CBC's new breakout comedy, Workin' Moms created by Catherine Reitman (Blackish).

Mitch Rouse

Mitch Rouse is a prolific writer, director and actor. A veteran in the world of improvisation, Rouse grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He dropped out of college and moved to Chicago, where he studied improvisation under the late, great Del Close. During this time he was asked to join the stage of Chicago's famed, Second City Theatre, (John Belushi, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Tina Fey) where he wrote and performed several shows.

Rouse then moved to New York, to perform in the David Sedaris play, "Stiches", at La Mama Theatre. While in New York, Mitch teamed up with Second City alum, Stephen Colbert, to create and star in Exit 57, Comedy Central's first original half-hour, sketch comedy series. "Exit 57" ran for two seasons and received five Cable Ace Award nominations, including Best Actor (Rouse) and Best Writing for a comedy series.

Rouse created and appeared in the Comedy Central cult-hit "Strangers with Candy" (1999)_, the network's first half-hour, scripted series, which later became a feature film produced by David Letterman's World Wide Pants.

Other television includes "Reno 911!" (2003)_,Spin City, "The Secret Lives of Men" (1998)_ and Lost at Home He appeared in the feature films Rudy, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, _Friends with Money (2006)_ (q.v.), Spy School and the Farrelly Brother's The Heartbreak Kid (2007)_.

While appearing on ABC's According to Jim, Mitch created, wrote and directed Spike TV's first foray into comedy, with the critically acclaimed Factory, which Rouse starred in with longtime friend and fellow Second City member, David Pasquesi. Dave and Mitch are also responsible for the film festival favorite "Merkin Penal" a dark prison comedy.

Rouse wrote and directed the dark humored Employee of the Month (2004)_ which stars Matt Dillon, Steve Zahn and Christina Applegate. "Employee" premiered at The Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and has since become a cult classic. He also wrote Paramount Pictures summer comedy Without a Paddle, starring Seth Green, Dax Shepard and Burt Reynolds.

SONY/Columbia Pictures purchased Rouse's big summer, action film, Super Max. Mitch recently starred along with Jennifer Hudson, Brittany Snow, and Melissa Leo, in Call Me Crazy: A Five Film for Lifetime.

Mitch is married to actress Andrea Bendewald. They have two children, Tennessee and Strummer.

Teressa Tunney

Granddaughter of Gene Tunney, 1926-28 Heavyweight Boxing Champion. New York University BA in Philosophy Masters Degree - Columbia University, NYC

This is a Story About Ted and Alice, starring Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Malachy McCourt and Dominic Fumusa was her Columbia University thesis film, it premiered at the Cannes Film festival in competition at Cinefondation.

Teressa grew up in Asia.

Tanya Wright

Tanya recurs in the role of "Deputy Kenya Jones" on the HBO series True Blood; she will next appear in Why Stop Now, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Academy-Award winner Melissa Leo.

Prior to True Blood, Tanya gained momentum on the small screen by commanding attention with her chameleon-like ability to "absorb" roles. After a summer participating in the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival, Tanya quickly became familiar face to weekly television audiences on various critically acclaimed television shows.

But writing was Tanya Wright's first passion-an English major Vassar College, Tanya took a post-college position at The New York Times Magazine. Tanya just completed her directorial debut from her screenplay, Butterfly Rising.

Butterfly Rising is the only transmedia project on the independent film festival circuit written, directed, produced and starring and African-American woman.

The music score for Butterfly Rising was recently named a finalist in the 2011 Jerry Goldsmith Music Film Festival Awards. Butterfly Rising is also a finalist for the HBO Best Feature Film award at the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival.

Wright's "A Turn to Grace," a script set against the Harlem Renaissance, was a semi-finalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual Nicholl's Screenwriting Competition. Likewise, the Mark Taper Forum's Blacksmyth's Playwriting Program accepted and performed her "Prelude to a Revolution." Tanya recently wrote and produced a Shakespearean-themed AIDS Public Service using African -American film and television talent and wrote/directed a four-part commercial campaign for Genesis Press, the oldest and largest publisher of African-American adult fiction romance. She is the creator of several screenplays, TV shows and plays.

A native of the Bronx, New York, Wright, grew up with her mother who was 15 years of age when she gave birth to the first of four children. While her mother earned graduate degrees and became a healthcare professional, she and her younger sister received scholarships to the George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania-- a Quaker boarding school.

Wright is diligent about maintaining both physical and spiritual balance in her life. She includes in her weekly routine, time for exercise, dance and yoga, social get-togethers, and lending support to mentoring projects for young girls and the Mkapa Foundation-- an organization founded by the former President of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa-- that serves the health needs of rural Tanzanians. She also enjoys playing fetch with her 8 year old Black Lab, Macarena. She speaks at colleges, universities and corporations on topics ranging from artists and entrepreneurship, New Media and her experiences in Hollywood as an actor/writer/director.

David Maldonado

David Maldonado has forged an expansive, 15-year career that includes more than 60 credits. His resume includes a role as Curt Kuchta, the Transocean drill ship Capitan, alongside Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich in the critically acclaimed Deepwater Horizon (2016). Other well-known feature films he has appeared in are Free State of Jones (2016) with Matthew McConaughey, The 5th Wave (2016) with Chloe Grace Moretz, Trumbo (2015) with Bryan Cranston and Trespass (2011) with Nicholas Cage and Nicole Kidman.

He can also be seen in a few independent films that have received recognition from various film festivals, including Make it Rain (2014 short), 27 (2014 short), Hot Air (2016), and the lead role in Jack's Apocalypse (2015)

In addition to his work in feature films, he has performed extensively in numerous television series. He can be seen in CBS's NCIS: New Orleans, El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn, USA's Queen of the South, and ABC's American Crime. He's also appeared in Fox's Sleepy Hollow, NBC's Revolution, and the HBO drama series Treme opposite Melissa Leo. Perhaps his most memorable television experience, however, was working with Woody Harrelson and Matthew MoConaughey in HBO's critically acclaimed True Detective.

Maldonado has acted in multiple corporate commercials and training videos throughout the region (Houston, Dallas, Shreveport, and New Orleans). Most notably, he is the national spokesman for the Olshan Foundation Company alongside baseball hall of famer Nolan Ryan.

He has also done theatre work for several local theatre companies, performing in Our Town, A Midsummer Night's Dream, You Can't Take it With You, the Odd Couple, It's a Wonderful Life and Shadowlands.

Maldonado was born and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana (Cajun country). His mother Shirley is pure Cajun; while his father Joe, is of Irish and Columbian descent. David is the youngest of four siblings and a twin. He attended the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, earning a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with a focus on art and theatre.

David and his wife Lori relocated to Texas in 2002. They live a normal life with their two children. Besides spending time with his family, he enjoys watching ALL football, keeping up with the latest music trends and being a dad.

Cathryn de Prume

Cathryn de Prume appears opposite Reese Witherspoon in director Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild, a chronicle of one woman's 1100-mile solo hike. She also appears in the Britt Robertson-Justin Long- Martin Sheen mystery thriller Ask Me Anything; and she's a school administrator in the thriller Murder 101. At the age of 11, against her parents' will, Cathryn used her babysitting money to enroll in her first acting class. She then joined an onstage improv group in her native Park Slope, Brooklyn and went on to NYC's prestigious High School of the Performing Arts. It was during the summer after her first year in college at SUNY Purchase, that she got her first break - the part of Goldi Lox, opposite Melissa Leo's Mama Bear, in the indie fantasy thriller Dead Time Stories. She quickly followed that up with the plum part of drugged-out Brita in director Tony Bill's drama Five Corners, which was written by John Patrick Shanley, and starred Jody Foster and Tim Robbins. After a year on stage in Tony and Tina's Wedding, Cathryn was cast in CrissCross, a drama that starred Goldie Hawn and was shot in Key West. Moving to Los Angeles, she quickly got the role of doomed Linda Bailey Brown in the television movie Love, Lies and Murder, which was followed by a starring role opposite Anna Gunn in Down the Shore, a Fox sit-com that lasted 29 episodes. Cathryn's additional television credits include: Coach (she played a clueless, money-grubbing cheerleader), Blossom (as Kandy the Polish prostitute), Without A Trace, Grey's Anatomy, Rules of Engagement and True Blood. On the feature front, her additional credits include Bloodhounds of Broadway, Navy Seals, Terminal Velocity, Mrs. Winterbourne, The Wedding Project, Scrambled and The Civilization of Maxwell Bright. Cathryn also has performed her one-woman show Blended Salad about her eccentric family in theaters around Los Angeles.

Debra Eisenstadt

Debra Eisenstadt is an American writer, director, producer and editor. She began her career as an actress, most notably starring in the theater and film versions of David Mamet's Oleanna opposite William H. Macy. Eisenstadt continued acting on and off Broadway and for film and television until she was awarded a scholarship to The New School University's film/media studies MA program for her short film, The Guest. She wrote, produced, directed, shot and edited the feature film Daydream Believer; winner of The Independent Spirit Award and The Grand Jury Prize at The Slamdance Film Festival. Similarly, she wrote, produced, directed & edited the award winning films The Limbo Room (with Melissa Leo, Peter Dinklage) and Before The Sun Explodes, which premiered in competition at SXSW (2016). Eisenstadt has written and directed for Nickelodeon, works as a script doctor, a teacher and is a long time collaborator with her husband, filmmaker Brett Morgen. She co-executive produced Morgen's acclaimed documentaries, Kurt Cobain; Montage Of Heck and Jane.

Frank Deal

Upon graduating from NYU's Graduate Acting Program, Frank began a 10 year career as a stage director. In the early 2000's he left directing to pursue an acting career full time. In 2001, he landed the recurring part of ADA Don Newvine on "Law and Order: SVU. Since then he has performed in theatre, television, and film.

He has appeared On and Off-Broadway in premieres of "August: Osage County" (The Music Box), "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told" (by Paul Rudick / Minetta Lane), "One Neck" (The Atlantic w/ Alison Janney), "Second-Hand Smoke" (w/ Vera Farmiga at Primary Stages) and "The Vietnamization of New Jersey" (by Durang at The Beckett), among many others.

Films include: "The App", "Non-Stop" (w/ Liam Neeson), "The Bay" (directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson), "The Amazing Spiderman 2", "Deception" (w/ Ewan MacGregor / Hugh Jackman), "The Corrections" (Noah Baumbach), "The House is Burning" (Cannes), "Flannel Pajamas" (Sundance) and "Body/Antibody", among others.

TV: FBI Special Agent O'Connell on Law and Order: SVU. Guest spots on, "The Blacklist", "The Knick" (Steven Soderbergh), "Hostages", "Alpha House", "Boardwalk Empire", "Elementary", "Person of Interest", "Blue Bloods", "Nurse Jackie", "Unforgettable", "Royal Pains", "Fringe", "Onion News Network", "Sopranos", "Law & Order" and others.

Faculty member of The Juilliard School (Drama Division) since 2000. Regional credits include, Mister Roberts (Kennedy Center), Side Man (as Genie Glimmer at The Guthrie), Six Years (by Sharr White at ATL's Humana Festival), The Black Dahlia (Yale Rep), among many others.

Frank has had the great pleasure of working with such actors as Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Andy Garcia, Julianne Moore, Diane Weist, Maggie Gyllenhall, Stacey Keach, Melissa Leo, Michael Stuhlbarg, Estelle Parsons, Michelle Dockery, and Lupita Nyong'o among others... And with directors that include, Barry Levinson, Jaume Collet-Serra, Mark Wing-Davey, Noah Baumbach, Liviu Culei, Christopher Ashley, Ethan McSweeney, Moises Kaufman, etc.

In addition to a busy schedule acting these days, Frank has enjoyed teaching (and being taught) "Play" at The Juilliard School's Drama Division, his artistic home for the last 15 years.

Tom Malloy

A critically acclaimed actor, Tom wowed Hollywood with his stunning turn in the indie-cult favorite Gravesend in 1998, which was produced by Oliver Stone. Tom became a trend setter as one of the first successful triple-hyphenate Actor/Writer/Producers and made it his business to learn as much about the filmmaking industry as possible. Over the years, Tom has raised more than $25 million in private equity from independent financiers and has written, produced and starred or co-starred in nearly all the films that his company Trick Candle Productions has made (save the two documentaries).

Some of these films include Hero of the Underworld, directed by John Vincent, and stars Malloy, Quinton Aaron, and Nicole Fox, the film Ashley, directed by Dean Ronalds, which was in theaters in 2013, Love N' Dancing, which was directed by Rob Iscove (She's All That), and stars Amy Smart, Tom Malloy, Billy Zane, Rachel Dratch, and Betty White; the psychological thriller The Alphabet Killer, directed by Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn, Crime & Punishment in Suburbia) and stars Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Tom Malloy, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside, and Oscar Winner Melissa Leo; and a thriller directed by Mary Lambert called The Attic, starring John Savage, Malloy, and Elisabeth Moss.

As an actor, Tom has also appeared in principle roles on Law & Order SVU, Third Watch, Kidnapped, The Seige (with Denzel Washington) and Anger Management.

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Tom is an accomplished author whose book Bankroll: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films is considered the "gold standard" of indie film financing instruction. A second edition came out in 2012.

Tom has also competed and taught classes in the smooth, hip-hop dance style known as West Coast Swing. He was trained by seven time U.S. Open Champion Robert Royston in Swing and has trained in Salsa with World Champions Gary and Diana McDonald.

For 10 years, Tom was a nationally known motivational speaker for adults and kids and traveled across the country spreading his positive message to students of all ages. Over the years, he has spoken to more than 100,000 students.

Finally, Tom has mentored numerous film students, and Executive Produced and Produced their short films, and continues to do so.

Dwight Ewell

Dwight Edward Ewell is an American actor. Dwight was born in the small southern town of Williamston, N.C. to teen-aged parents. His father fought in Vietnam and served six years in the United States Military while his mother took care of him and his younger sister. Unhappy in her marriage, at 21 years old Dwight's mother took the children up North where she felt that she could begin pursuing her career as a singer. The three moved several times before ending up in the rough Stella Wright Housing Projects on Prince St. Dwight and his sister attended the Louise A. Spencer Elementary School in Newark. In later years Dwight was enrolled in The Gifted and Talented Program in the same school. It was there that his interest in the Arts was nurtured. At the age of 9 he began writing plays that the teachers would allow him to direct and the students to perform. At the age of 13 Dwight auditioned for and was accepted into Arts High school in Newark, N.J. In 1986 he graduated and in the fall of that year attended The State University of New York's Theater Arts and Film Divisions' Acting Program for 4 years. Dwight attended University with such talented and well known actors as 'Parker Posey', 'Sherry Stringfield', 'Terry Serpico', 'Seth Gilliam', 'Laurence Mason', 'Reno Wilson', 'Adam Trese','Curtis Mcclarin', 'Orlagh Cassidy' and many other notable actors ('Stanley Tucci', 'Edie Falco', 'Wesley Snipes', 'Melissa Leo', 'William Burke' and 'Keith David') and directors (such as 'Hal Hartley', 'Nick Gomez') known to many in the entertainment business as "The Purchase Mafia". Dwight Ewell started acting professionally in independent films in New York in the 1990's and is best known for his performance as Hooper X in the film "Chasing Amy" which was directed by Kevin Smith. Dwight has worked with Kevin Smith 3 times on such films as; Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. He has worked with director Hal Hartley 2 times on the films; Amateur and Flirt. He has worked with director Daisy Von Scherler Mayer 2 times on the films; Party Girl and The Guru and has worked with film producer Christine Vachon 2 times on the films; Stonewall and Kiss Me, Guido. To date, Dwight Ewell has acted in more than 34 films.

Samantha Bogach

Samantha Bogach is an LA based actress. She most recently portrayed "Luci Johnson" in the HBO feature film, "All The Way" alongside Bryan Cranston and Melissa Leo. Samantha has performed live all over the country- cities include: Nashville, New York City, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. She now resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her acting and singing career.

Adam Davenport

Born in Harvey, Illinois, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country, Davenport overcame many obstacles in his youth to graduate from Yale University and became a recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker Award, a distinction shared by Paul Thomas Anderson and Steven Soderbergh on their first directing efforts. At 26 he became the youngest member in the Playwright/Directors Unit of the Actors Studio: his interview was with Martin Landau and Mark Rydell.

He made his New York stage debut in 2015 in Michael Bergmann's production of the opera Bonfire of the Vanities, and recently filmed the role of Hercules in the independent feature Project Olympus produced by Road Warrior Entertainment; according to Indiewire, Davenport may be the first African-American actor to play Hercules. He was recently directed by Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis in a reading of Amiri Baraka's Dutchman, and in late 2017 will be filming a supporting role in the period civil rights drama Son of the South, to be executive produced by Spike Lee. To date he has worked with the likes of Alfre Woodard, Tony nominee Daphe Rubin-Vega and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. As a model he has been featured by DNA Magazine, which profiled him on their Best of 2016 list.

Davenport was born and raised in the south burbs of Chicago, Illinois. At age fifteen, Davenport wrote a short story titled "Home" which was published in the anthology Looking Inward, for which he was presented with an Award of Achievement by former President George Bush, Sr. in 1999. In the spring of 2003, he created the production company Bulldog Productions in response to the lack of filmmaking opportunities at Yale.

Davenport's short film Midnight Son, which he made as his thesis project while an undergraduate at Yale University, became the recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker Award. Made when he was twenty-one years old, the project was photographed by Clint Eastwood's cinematographer Tom Stern and starred Melissa Leo, Jack Mulcahy and Tony nominee David Harbour. As a director, Davenport has worked with six Academy Award nominees and two Tony nominees.

Todd Lieberman

Todd Lieberman is Partner and Co-Owner of Mandeville Films and Television where he is one of the leading producers in the entertainment industry today. Since its founding in 1995, Mandeville Films has produced feature films that have grossed well over $1 billion in domestic box office receipts. Mandeville Films recently renewed its first look deal with Disney and will have enjoyed 20 years there in 2015.

Lieberman, along with his Mandeville Films partner David Hoberman, produced the critically hailed Academy Award©-nominated feature "The Fighter," starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams, directed by David O. Russell. Produced for $25 million, the film has grossed over $125 million worldwide and earned a host of awards, including an Academy Award© nomination for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor and Actress Awards for Bale and Leo. Lieberman and Hoberman also produced the hit film "The Muppets," starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams and a new Muppet named Walter. Directed by James Bobin ("Flight of the Conchords") and written by Segel and Nick Stoller, "The Muppets" was one of the best reviewed films of 2011 and earned the Academy Award© for Best Song. Most recently, Lieberman spearheaded "Warm Bodies," the genre-bending zombie romance based on Isaac Marion's novel, starring Nicholas Hoult, John Malkovich and Teresa Palmer, written and directed by Jonathan Levine, for Summit/Lionsgate. The Mandeville-produced film opened to rave reviews and took the top spot at the boxoffice its opening weekend and has earned over $100 million worldwide. Lieberman is currently overseeing production of "The Muppets ... Again," filming in England, starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey, alongside Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Walter and the rest of the gang of Muppets.

Lieberman and Mandeville have a broad slate of upcoming projects that encompass a variety of genres, including the feature version of the popular Disney Channel cartoon "Phineas and Ferb," and several films based on the Top Cow comic books - "Crosshair," "Alibi" and "The Darkness." Lieberman and Hoberman will produce "The Darkness" with Len Wiseman for New Regency. Also in the works are "Dolphin Boy," for Disney, which is the feature version of the acclaimed Israeli documentary; "Wonder," based on R.J. Palacio's best-selling young adult novel, and "Revoc," original movie from Icelandic filmmaker Olaf de Fleur, both for Lionsgate. Under the Mandeville Television banner, Lieberman is producing the untitled ABC pilot starring John Leguizamo and Andrea Savage.

Lieberman and Hoberman produced the hit romantic comedy "The Proposal," starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, which Lieberman sold to Disney based on his own personal experiences. "The Proposal" became the highest grossing romantic comedy of 2009, earning over $317 million worldwide. It was the People's Choice award winner for Best Comedy of the year.

The company also produced the acclaimed and gritty network television series "Detroit 1-8-7," starring Michael Imperioli, set in and filmed in Detroit as well as "The Kill Point," starring Donnie Wahlberg and John Leguizamo for Spike TV.

Lieberman also produced "Wild Hogs," starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy. The film generated $254 million in worldwide boxoffice receipts. Other films include "Traitor," starring Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce; "The Shaggy Dog" with Tim Allen, Robert Downey Jr. and Kristin Davis and directed by Brian Robbins; "Eight Below," starring Paul Walker and directed by Frank Marshall; "Beauty Shop," starring Queen Latifah, Djimon Honsou, Kevin Bacon and Alicia Silverstone; "Bringing Down the House," starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah, (which grossed about $165 million in worldwide boxoffice) and "Raising Helen," starring Kate Hudson and directed by Garry Marshall. Lieberman also produced Spike TV's hit show "The Kill Point," starring John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg. Prior to joining Mandeville, Lieberman acted as senior vice president for international finance and production company Hyde Park Entertainment, which produced and co-financed such films as "Anti-Trust," "Bandits," and "Moonlight Mile." Lieberman established himself at international sales and distribution giant Summit Entertainment, where he moved quickly up the ranks after pushing indie sensation "Memento" into production and acquiring the Universal box-office smash "American Pie." In 2001, Lieberman was named one of the "35 under 35" people to watch in the business by The Hollywood Reporter. He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Lieberman is a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences and a judge for the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. He is also a member of the Television Academy and a Producer's Guild mentor.

James Oliver Wheatley

James is a British actor based in London. He is known for Channel 5's historical drama, 'Britain's Bloody Crown' (2016), in which he appeared as Richard Neville, The Earl Of Warwick. Over The past year, he has worked on a number of exciting projects including, award winning director, Ian Olds 'Burn Country' (2016), starring James Franco and Melissa Leo as well as BBC/FX series 'Taboo' (2017) starring Tom Hardy. Furthermore, James starred as Peter in Season 2 of the much acclaimed series 'Finding Jesus'(2017) for CNN Original drama, followed by a portrayal of Thomas Seymour in a Channel 5 mini series, 'Elizabeth I'(2017), starring Lily Cole.

Colin Walker

Colin Walker is an American film, television and stage actor best known for playing Spcl. Agnt Collington on the critically acclaimed HBO series Treme and for playing Special advisor to President Nixon, John Ehrlichman in the award winning Lee Daniels' The Butler. His career spans television, film, theatre, and commercials - he has been cast as everything from a cocky businessman to a vengeful cowboy to a tortured priest to a renegade cop (OK, he's been a cop more times than he can count!). He's shared the screen with and worked alongside his share of Oscar, Emmy & Tony winners including Melissa Leo, David Morse, John Cusack, Forest Whitaker, & David Simon. Colin is native of New Orleans, where his family has been since the 1700's. Most of his family still lives there, so he considers himself lucky to be able to "go home" so often for work. Before moving to Los Angeles, Colin studied and worked as an actor in New Orleans (long before it became "Hollywood South"), Boulder, Boston and Santa Fe. He received a bachelor's degree in acting and directing from The College of Santa Fe, but is far from finished with his studies. He has trained with many amazing teachers including Stephen Book, Karen Grassle, Jack Hannibal, Lily Parker and many others. Proud of his theater roots, he also started a theater company in the basement of a Santa Fe, NM coffee shop with acclaimed playwright Steven Adly Guirgis (who at the time was just another hungry young actor.) Colin is married to Cathy Kim Walker and they have two young children. He built the home where they live which is a little piece of "Nola" (New Orleans La.) in LALALand. Colin is an avid marathoner and Ironman triathlete - and an enthusiastic surfer. He loves to cook creole dinners, and is known for his annual crawfish boil.

Jordan Bayne

An award winning director, Jordan has most recently directed Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo [The Fighter] in her forthcoming short film "The Sea Is All I Know".

As an artist Jordan Bayne has taken on many roles. Her career began as an actor working with such great talent as Ernie Hudson in "A Stranger In The Kingdom" and Martin Sheen in "Mercy of the Sea". Her television career started with Showtime's "Poltergeist-The Legacy" and she has also been seen on the critically acclaimed Law & Order". Her first role in the theatre landed her onstage with James Gandolfini and Marisa Tomei in the Naked Angels production of "Summerwinds". Bayne had an award nominated turn in the independent film "Under Hellgate Bridge" with Dominick Chianese and Vincent Pastore where one critic noted, "Jordan Bayne proves that true strength lies in vulnerability." Bayne's writing and directorial debut was the short film "Argo", starring Jordana Spiro [My Boys, Must Love Dogs] an intensely emotional portrayal of two lost souls who impact one another in unexpected ways. "Argo" made its world premiere at the Napa/Sonoma Film Festival, and played numerous festivals including NewFilmMakers, Soho House and Sedona racking up several awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Jordan studied acting with Susan Batson and taught at the Black Nexxus/Susan Batson Studio. As a teacher and an acting coach she has been called "the soul reader" for her uncanny ability to see into the depths of people.

Jordan has several projects in various stages of development, including feature films, web-series and short films.

Ashley Nicole Hudson

Ashley Hudson is a successful stunt woman in the film industry doubling for actresses Anna Kendrick, Melissa Leo, and the late Brittany Murphy. Her stunt career allowed her opportunities to work on blockbuster films such as Furious 7 (2015), Terminator Genisys (2015), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Green Lantern (2011), and recently with Anna Kendrick on The Accountant (2016) opposite Ben Affleck.

Hudson's commitment to the industry has brought her experiences in all aspects of film production such as writing and directing and has allowed her to study from some top directors. She attributes her career accomplishments to her hard work, dedication, and love of film.

David Hoberman

DAVID HOBERMAN (Producer) is the founder and co-owner of Mandeville Films and Television. He is one of the leading producers in the entertainment industry today. His Disney-based company, Mandeville Films, is among the most profitable and respected production labels in the entertainment industry.

Hoberman's most recent movie is Disney's live-action retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as The Beast. The critically- hailed film, directed by Bill Condon, has broken boxoffice records worldwide and has become the highest grossing PG-rated film in North America of all time. It also stars Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellan, Ewan McGregor, Audra MacDonald.

Upcoming movies include "Stronger," the inspirational story of Boston marathon survivor Jeff Bauman, directed by David Gordon Green, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson and Clancy Brown, to be released September 22, 2017 by Roadside Attractions and "Wonder," based on R.J. Palacio's best-selling YA novel, directed by Stephen Chbosky, starring Julia Roberts, Jason Tremblay and Daveed Diggs, to be released November 17, 2017 by Lionsgate. Both films were developed in house at Mandeville. Mandeville is currently in production on "Extinction," a sci-fi thriller starring Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan, directed by Ben Young, to be released by Universal Pictures.

Since its founding in 1995, Mandeville Films has produced feature films that have grossed more than $2.5 billion in domestic box-office receipts and their slate includes a wide variety of genres, anchored by character-driven stories with universal, often uplifting themes.

Notable films include the critically hailed Academy Award©-nominated feature "The Fighter," starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams, and directed by David O. Russell. Produced for $25 million, the film went on to gross almost $130 million worldwide and earned a host of awards, including an Academy Award© nomination for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor and Actress Awards for Bale and Leo.

Hoberman also produced "The Muppets," starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter, the newest Muppet. Directed by James Bobin, written by Segel and Nick Stoller, "The Muppets" was one of the best-reviewed films of 2011 and earned the Academy Award© for Best Song. Mandeville also produced the next "Muppet" installment, "Muppets Most Wanted. Mandeville also produced "Warm Bodies," the genre-bending "zombie romance" based on Isaac Marion's novel, starring Nicholas Hoult, John Malkovich and Teresa Palmer, written and directed by Jonathan Levine, for Summit/Lionsgate. Mandeville executive produced "Insurgent" and "Allegiant," part of the "Divergent" movie series.

Mandeville enjoys a first look deal with Disney, which has been the company's home for over 20 years.

Under the Disney banner, Mandeville produced a string of hits, including the romantic comedy "The Proposal," starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. "The Proposal" became the highest grossing romantic comedy of 2009, earning over $317 million worldwide. It was the People's Choice award winner for Best Comedy of the year and Mandeville crossed the billion dollar mark in terms of boxoffice revenue with "The Proposal."

Hoberman founded Mandeville Films in 1995 and signed a five-year first look pact with the Walt Disney Studios. In 1999, Hoberman signed a first-look deal for Mandeville at the Walt Disney Studios with Lieberman. Two years later, Lieberman became a co-partner in the company.

The company created the award-winning "Monk," a one-hour series for USA Network. Executive-produced by Mandeville and spearheaded by Hoberman, "Monk" aired for eight seasons.

Prior to forming Mandeville Films, Hoberman served as president of the Motion Picture Group of the Walt Disney Studios, where he was responsible for overseeing development and production for all feature films for Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures. During Hoberman's tenure, Disney was often the top studio in domestic box-office grosses. In 1990, "Pretty Woman," supervised by Hoberman, was the top- grossing film of the year, and its soundtrack was the top-selling soundtrack of the year. Hoberman was also behind major blockbusters at the studio, including "Father of the Bride," "What About Bob," "Dead Poets Society," "Ed Wood," "Dangerous Minds," "Ruthless People," "Beaches," "Three Men and a Baby" and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." While an executive at Disney, Hoberman championed the first-ever full-length stop-motion animation feature, Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

Hoberman started his career working in the mailroom at ABC and quickly ascended in the entertainment business, working for Norman Lear's Tandem/T.A.T. in television and film. He worked as a talent agent at ICM before joining Disney in 1985.

Today, Hoberman is an associate professor at UCLA's Graduate School in the Producers Program. He sat on the board of the Starlight Starbright Foundation for more than 10 years, is a member of the Board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and sat on the Board of the Los Angeles Free Clinic for six years.

Hoberman is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Board of Suffolk University in Boston and on the Board of Overseers at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Joanelle Romero

Joanelle Romero is an actress starred in the first Contemporary American Indian Women's Story produced in 1977 "A Girl Called Hatter Fox", this film marked the first time a Native actress carried a leading role in a contemporary movie. To starring in 1989 Handmade Films Cult Classic "Pow Wow Highway," the film that paved the way for contemporary native filmmaking. Romero an award-winning director and producer of film, television, and other media -- being the only American Indian director, producer, writer, shortlisted for an Academy Award by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science Documentary Branch in 2000 for her award-winning film 'American Holocaust: When Its All Over I'll Still be Indian. To date this is the only documentary that addresses the American Indian and the Jewish Holocausts.

June 2016, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science invited Romero to be a lifetime member #Class2016. Romero that same month was invited to Washington D.C. by President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Oprah Winfrey to share her vision and initiatives of her Native Women in FILM, inclusion in bringing national attention to the multi- cultural diversity issues we face as a nation.

Romero has worked in directing and producing original content for online streaming television and commercial advertising through her company Red Nation Television Network - The World is Watching Native is Here, since 2006 and others including ITVS.

Romero being the first American Indian to receive an Humanitarian Award, the Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award given to projects that have "the vision to see the truth and the courage to speak it." Romero's expertise and passion in producing and directing media content centers around her love of storytelling and humanity. Romero's commitment in the film industry has been consisted in having established a career of 40+ years and still going strong. In 2007, Romero was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

Acknowledgements Joanelle Romero was further acknowledged by Ellen Snortland, former President of United Nations Association, Pasadena Chapter in the Pasadena Weekly, 2006: "American Indians have every right to despise white folks and curse us, rather than bless us. And yet, there are leaders like Romero who boggle the typical pedestrian mind. Like Nelson Mandela, she is a prime example of forgiveness in action. Mandela had every right to call for a bloodbath when he was finally released from prison in South Africa. Mandela-like, Romero stands on his mighty global shoulders and calls for oneness, love and what she describes as female energy." --partial quote.

Romero is a Media Proprietor, her companies include Red Nation Television Network (2006 - reaching 10 million viewers in 37 countries), Red Nation Film Festival - the Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema (2003), Native Women in FILM (2003), Native Youth Matter - If I Can See It I Can Be It and the longest standing Native Arts & Culture nonprofit organization in Los Angeles Red Nation Celebration Institute (1995). Joanelle Romero's, production company Red Nation Films is an award-winning company in producing American Indian documentaries and independent films.

Romero has a long and impressive career as an actor, starring in the first Contemporary American Indian Women's Story produced in 1977 "A Girl Called Hatter Fox", this film marked the first time a Native actress carried a leading role in a contemporary movie. To starring in 1989 Handmade Films Cult Classic "Pow Wow Highway," the film that paved the way for contemporary native filmmaking. Sundance award winning feature film. Roger Ebert's review 'Thumb's Up".

Romero has been a SAG-AFTRA member since 1977 and is the longest standing American Indian member in the union. She sat on the SAG-EEOC committee from 1998 to 2001 and for many years was the only American Indian representing the native voice to the union. At SAG-AFTRA she produced numerous events including the panels "Where Are We (Native Americans) in Film, Television and Radio" (2000) and "Native Women in Film & Television"(2012).

The Legendary Leonard Cohen discovered singer/songwriter Joanelle Romero. Romero was the first female artist that Mr. Leonard Cohen produced. Leonard Cohen produced her first recordings at A&M Records; Joanelle was the only American Indian recording artist on the world's famous Sarah McLaughlin "Lilith Fair Tour" with Sara McLaughlin, Sinead O'Connor, the Indigo Girls and Natalie Merchant; first all female tour; before being asked to join the "Lilith Fair" Joanelle launched Native Women in Music concert series.

In 1991, Michael Jackson helped launch Ms. Romero's production company. Jackson became the leading force in making Romero's company known to the world. Due to Jackson's insight, he added her newly founded production company (1991) in his press interviews in Entertainment Weekly.

Joanelle Romero was instrumental in bringing American Indian dancers to Jackson's music video, "Black or White" this music video. Romero was able to negotiate for the American Indian dancers to be paid over and above any dancers on any music video ever, due to the fact they were traditionally dressed (the wardrobe did not come from western costume). To date, they are the highest paid dancers in the music video industry. Also, this segment was the first clip of American Indian dancers in a music video without being a Native American music group/artist.

Romero's most current performances have included, 2016 asked by Ed Begley Jr to sing traditional water song at Enviromental Media Awards in honoring Shailene Woodley along with Frances Fisher and Josh Fox. 2015 Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Celebration in the United States @ The Honda Center. Romero spoke on Native Women and Sacred Water, was asked to sing by Holiness Dalai Lama.

Romero has been invited to sing Traditional Blessing Spiritual songs by such notables as Jane Goodall, Cesar Chavez National Holidays, Gandhi's Grandson for Peace Day, Earth Day Celebrations.

Romero with her Indian Country blues band has opened for notable artists as Rick Danko of The Band, Kris Kristofferson, Stevie Wonder, Eric Anderson, John Trudell, Paul Butterfield, Tin Machine, Freddie Fender, Ritchie Havens and Roseanne Cash.

Romero's produced work in social justice forums include: "Native Women in Film & Television Initiative"; "Native Youth Matter - If I Can See It I Can Be It"; "Warriors Against Aids"; ""The Power of Film"; "Native Fashion with Social Action" to name a few.

Born 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the first child of Rita Rogers Mescalero Apache/Sephardic Jew an actress and father Robert Romero Mescalero-Chiricahua Apache/Cheyenne. Joanelle was born in to this industry. At age 3, she acted with her mother and grandma in plays in New Mexico. In the 60's, Joanelle's mother was signed to Universal Studios, her mother was in nine Elvis Presley films. At age 9, Joanelle used to go to the set on MGM Lot with her mother and hang out with Elvis and Nancy Sinatra, where she learned her love for filmmaking. As a young girl at age 12, Dennis Hopper became her legal guardian. At age 18, Joanelle was cast in her first leading role "A Girl Called Hatter Fox" and went on to study at Lee Strasberg Actors Studio in Hollywood.

Red Nation Film Festival www.rednationff.com

Los Angeles Red Nation Film Festival (RNFF) - The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema, the first American Indian Film Festival in Hollywood. Red Nation Film Festival has helped launch feature films such as; Frozen River with Melissa Leo and Misty Upham which went on to garner two Academy Award nominations and six Spirit Awards nominations. (2008); Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian with Benicio Del Toro, Misty Upham and Gary Farmer; Yellow Rock with James Russo, Michael Spears and Eddie Spears; The Cherokee Word for Water with Kimberly Guerrero, Mo Brings Plenty and Steve Reevis; and Chasing Shakespeare with Danny Glover, Graham Greene and Tantoo Cardinal. In 2013, in collaboration with Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox, the RNFF became the first urban venue outside the Navajo Nation, to screen the Navajo language dubbed version of George Lucas film classic, Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Red Nation Film Festival partnered with Summit Entertainment's "Twilight- New Moon" screening Twilight- New Moon, before the film had its premiere and going into public theaters, this was a first for Summit Entertainment in regards to screening their franchise at any film festival. (2009)

Red Nation Film Festival has launched numerous documentaries like "Honor the Treaties" and The Garden, among others. The Garden was nominated for an Oscar in 2009.

Industry Related: http://www.rednationff.com/industry/

Red Nation Film Festival 'On the Road' Tour. http://www.rednationff.com/tourdates/

RNCI Red Nation Awards

To acknowledge the work of Native Americans in the entertainment industry, Romero established the "Red Nation Award" that honor actors, filmmakers and producers for "exceptional achievement" and "filmmaking excellence." The award ceremony, held on the last day of the Red Nation Film Festival, became the first American Indian entertainment industry award show to be broadcast nationally in 2013 on Camcast and then live in 2014 on Red Nation Television Channel. The LIVE broadcast takes place annually in November.

Native Women in FILM www.nativewmenfilmtv.com

Two years after founding the Red Nation Film Festival, Romero created the Native Women In Film & Television *Film Festival (NWIF). Since it's launch in 2003, Native Women in FILM has helped launch numerous Native women's documentaries. In addition to providing a venue for the screening of their work, the organization provides multiple collaborative opportunities with entertainment industry leaders, professionals and mentors.

Red Nation Television Network www.rednationtv.com

Lacking media outlets to broadcast Native American content, Romero (CEO) founded the first American Indian Television Channel, Red Nation Television Network - Native is Here (RNTV). Launched in 2006, the network provides all native programming, includes feature and independent films plus original programming. The on-line streaming network has over 10 million viewers in 37 countries.

Red Nation Celebration Institute www.rednationcele.org

Romero, in 1995 founded the Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI), an American Indian arts and cultural non-profit organization. Through her advocacy she successfully lobbied the City and County of Los Angeles to designate each November, American Indian Heritage Month. For this groundbreaking effort she has received numerous awards and acknowledgments.

One of RNCI's most important projects is Native Youth Matter - If I Can See It I Can Be It. Through it's community outreach program, its mission it to build relationships with Native Youth on reservations and in urban communities through education in film, music, dance, sports and the arts. Since 1995, RNCI has produced numerous Native youth workshops and short films, some of which have aired on Red Nation TV. "Lead Forward: Native Youth Matter is part of a larger RNCI strategy to develop a community of indigenous media-makers. RNCI's partners have included; the Jane Goodall Institute; Screen Actors Guild Foundation; American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco; Southern California Indian Center; United American Indian Involvement; Sherman Indian High School; San Pedro Mid-School; Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico and; Indian Studies departments at UCLA, USC and Cal State University Northridge.

Kari Nissena

An award-winning American actress, Kari Nissena has performed extensively on both stage and screen. Covering just about every corner of the industry, she has acted in Film, Television, Theater, Radio, Commercials, Voiceover, and more.

With hundreds of acting jobs to her credit, She is known for her complex, character roles. Having played everything from an abusive mother, to a glamorous movie star, to a super-villain, she seeks out roles that are multi-layered.

Her cast mates have included: Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill, Blade Runner,Splash,), Christopher Atkins (Blue Lagoon, Pirate Movie),Laura San Giacomo (Just Shoot Me, Sex, Lies, & Videotape, Pretty Woman),Danny Trejo (Sons of Anarchy, Machete),Bill Oberst Jr. (Dismal, The Secret Life of Bees),Rose McGowan (Charmed,Scream), Nicholas Turturro (Blue Bloods, NYPD Blue),Beth Grant (The Artist, Crazy Heart, No Country for Old Men), and Oscar-Winner Melissa Leo (Frozen River, Treme, The Fighter) ... Just to name a few.

Her current and upcoming projects include: "Actor Transformation", "The Audition", "Hollywood Inc.", & "The Guidette".

Sean Cross

Sean Cross is a film producer and entrepreneur. Sean is the co-founder and co-owner of the Vail Film Festival in Vail, Colorado and the Los Cabos International Film Festival in Los Cabos, Mexico.

The Vail Film Festival has honored many leading actors and filmmakers, including Jesse Eisenberg, Harold Ramis, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Smith, Krysten Ritter, Adrian Grenier, Luke Wilson, Zach Braff, Sophia Bush, Jane Seymour, Tate Taylor, and many more.

The Los Cabos International Film Festival is fast becoming the "Cannes of Latin America" and has hosted many high profile celebrities, including Jared Leto, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Rosario Dawson, Reese Witherspoon, Edward Norton, Matt Dillon, Virginia Madsen, Octavia Spencer, Melissa Leo, Josh Lucas, Allison Janney, Tate Taylor, Atom Egoyan, Xavier Dolan, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, and many others.

Stephanie Little

At seventeen, Philadelphia native Stephanie Little moved to Los Angeles. She enrolled and spent several years studying at The Groundlings Theater and School. In conjunction with improv training, Stephanie attended private scene study classes with Howard Fine, Anthony Meindl, Lesley Kahn and a summer intensive program at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While working commercially (Red Lobster, Chloraspetic, BMW, Oscar Mayer etc.) and in TV (The Neighbors, Law and Order, In Living Color etc.) she performed at the HBO workspace under the direction of Dan Fogelman (This Is Us, Cars, Danny Collins, Pitch etc). In 2008, a new set of opportunities brought Little to New York City, where she has resided since. Stephanie has written several features and her short film, stUck has screened at festivals including the New York International Film Festival, Brooklyn Short Film festival and Holly Shorts monthly screening series. The web-series she created and co-wrote, KILLING THE apologetic GIRL is circulating at festivals and recently won best pilot at the Dances With Films film festival in Los Angeles. Stephanie is currently playing Amy on The Other F Word, an edgy dramatic comedy by Award-winning filmmaker Caytha Jentis streaming on Amazon. Stephanie recently shot a supporting role in the upcoming Melissa Leo film, Furlough, and can be seen next as the wife of Christopher Stanley (Mad Men) in the Scott Adsit (30 Rock) directed digital series KICK starring James Pickens Jr. (Grey's Anatomy) and Lucy Davis (The Office UK, Wonder Woman).

Danishka Esterhazy

Esterhazy is a director know for her female-driven stories. She began her film studies at the Winnipeg Film Group - the quirky cooperative which also produced filmmakers Guy Maddin and John Paizs. Esterhazy is a graduate of the Director's Lab at the Canadian Film Centre - the renowned film school founded by Norman Jewison. In 2004, Esterhazy won the National Screen Institute's Drama Prize for her short film "The Snow Queen". In 2008, she won the Kodak New Vision Award presented by Women in Film and Television - Toronto. Esterhazy's first feature film, Black Field, won the Best Feature Drama Award at Vancouver's Women in Film Festival and won the Best Canadian Feature Award at the Female Eye Film Festival. Esterhazy is also part of the pUNK Film Femmes Lab -- a screenwriting initiative for women filmmakers founded by Ingrid Veninger and funded by Oscar winning actress Melissa Leo.

Charlene deGuzman

Charlene deGuzman was born and raised in San Jose, California. She spent her childhood as a competitive dancer, then moved to New York City to pursue magazine journalism. She quickly ended up back on stage, performing Off-Broadway and in the national tour of STOMP. Currently in Los Angeles, Charlene first garnered attention tweeting as @charstarlene on Twitter, and writing and starring in her own short films like "I Forgot My Phone," which went viral and has over 50 million views. In 2016, with the help of indie hero Mark Duplass, she successfully crowdfunded her first feature film "Unlovable," which she stars in with John Hawkes and Melissa Leo.

Jeff T. Thomas

Jeff T. Thomas directed over 100 music videos and 70 commercials in 16 different countries before directing television drama in the US. He began his career in music videos quickly earning a reputation for beautifully crafted and engaging narratives. Jeff directed promos for bands such as Travis, Embrace, Zero 7, The Bill Nighy project (co-directed with Richard Curtis), Funeral For A Friend, Paulo Nutini, Jet and eight videos for the band Ash.

Jeff's success in music videos led to work in television commercials where he made an impact directing innovative and award-winning projects for brands such as Audi, Nissan, Playstation, T-Mobile, Nokia, Renault, Muller, Vauxhall and Vodafone. The Vodafone spot was the biggest commercial shot in Bucharest, Romania, featuring 1300 extras with no post-produced crowd duplication.

In television drama, Jeff directed the pilot and second episode of the Cold War era mini series The Assets, which is ABC News' first ever fully scripted drama. The drama was primarily shot against the ex-Soviet backdrop of Lithuania, shooting in actual Cold War era locations such as a former KGB prison. The show also required extensive set builds including a 1980s CIA bullpen, foyer and several Washington DC homes. In addition to directing the pilot and second episode, Jeff was Supervising Producer on all eight episodes of the mini series. Jeff has also directed numerous high profile shows including M Night Shyamalan & Donald De Line executive produced Wayward Pines, Vegas created by Greg Walker and Nicholas Pileggi (Casino & Goodfellas) and the Jonathan Nolan created /JJ Abrams executive produced Person of Interest. Jeff has also directed five episodes of Without a Trace, seven CSI:NY's, one Hawaii Five-O and the medical drama Three Rivers. In sci-fi, Jeff directed Almost Human & Fringe for Bad Robot and in comedy he directed Jim Belushi's The Defenders and the action/comedy Undercovers.

Jeff has had the pleasure of working with a wide range of actors including Matt Dillion, Melissa Leo, Dennis Quaid, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Tom Sizemore, Karl Urban, Taraji P. Henson, Scott Caan, Carrie-Ann Moss, Anthony Lapaglia, Shannon Sossaman, Gary Sinise, Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Jim Belushi, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Toby Jones, Alex O'Loughlin, Vincent Gallo, Ioan Gruffudd and Bill Nighy to name a few. Originally from South Wales and a long-time resident of London, Jeff resides in Los Angeles.

Amy Gossels

Since graduating Magna Cum Laude from Brown University and graduate work at Rhode Island School of Design, Ms. Gossels, has been the casting director, and in many cases a producer, for more than 90 film productions in New York. Feature film casting credits include "Something's Gotta Give" starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, "Godsend" starring Robert DeNiro, Philip Glass and Godfrey Reggio's collaborative feature "Visitors", Joe Maggio's Sundance darling "Milk & Honey", Duncan Roy's "Picture of Dorian Gray" starring David Gallagher, Aleksa Palladino, and Christian Camargo, Lance Doty's Western feature "Shoot First and Pray You Live" starring James Russo, Jim Gaffigan, Richard Tyson and John Doman, Co-Producer and Casting Director for William Heins' feature film "Humdinger" starring David Moscow and most recently, Nemanja Bala's critically acclaimed indie feature "Love Hunter".

Ms. Gossels has also cast and produced more than 30 award winning short films, including the Academy Award winner "Zen and the Art of Landscaping" starring Mark Blum and Jacob Pitts, "Young Americans" starring Lukas Haas, "Wrigley" starring Peter Gerety, Matt Malloy and Tom Aldredge, "Walls" starring Norman Reedus and Jayce Bartok, "Herb" starring Amanda Peet", "Bright" starring Eric Stoltz, Academy Award nominee Joan Stein's "Solidarity" starring Michael Stuhlbarg, "5G" starring Ramon Rodriguez, "Falling Objects" starring Timothy Hutton, Melissa Leo and Mireille Enos, "Hi-Yah" starring Lynn Cohen, "Something for Henry" starring Sabrina Lloyd, "Daypass" starring James Urbaniak, "Blue Funk" starring Vincent Pastore, and one of her recent award-winning short films, "Happenstance" starring Margaret Colin and Jay O. Sanders, began airing on HBO this past year and "TUB", another one of Ms. Gossels' recent short films, premiered at Sundance last year. Ms. Gossels' upcoming short films include "Honey Flood" starring Julian Sands, as well as "Emunah" starring Rebecca Schull and Dan Ziskie and "The Last Day of Charlie Ray" starring Len Cariou and Maryann Plunkett, for both of which Ms. Gossels also served as a producer.

Ms. Gossels also casts for a wide range of television projects, including The Comedy Central Specials "Night of Too Many Stars" hosted by Jon Stewart and starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, etc., HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver", segments for "The Daily Show", Sesame Street's short film series "The Child Resiliency Project", and for segments for NBC's "The Apprentice" and "Celebrity Apprentice". Ms. Gossels also handled all the specialty casting throughout two seasons of the IFC TV series "Z Rock" and for Disney's 2009 TV series "Disney's Celebration Showdown".

Upcoming television casting credits include the TV series "American Caravan", from Academy Award winning producer Jerome Gary.

In addition, Ms. Gossels cast TV promos, image campaigns and hosts for all the major networks, including for NBC's "The Event", FOX's "Gotham", "Sleepy Hollow" and upcoming series "Scream Queens", show opens for the Discovery Channel series "The Future Of", and principals for the television series "Mom's Cooking" for Lifetime Television, the Spike TV pilot "Get Your Sack Back", "Sesame Street Tilly", the Discovery Channel Original Movie "Perfect Disaster", and hosts for A&E, Nick@Nite and TV Land.

Over her 20 year career, Ms. Gossels has also cast thousands of major media campaigns and national network commercials (including many CLIO winners) for clients ranging from Maybelline to Merck to Microsoft and everything in between, and for preeminent production companies including Disney, Ridley Scott Associates, Viacom, Firstborn Multimedia and countless others.

Over the past few years, Ms. Gossels has also been the Casting Director for the exciting new hybrid entertainment production "The Ride" from the creators of Blue Man Group, Michael Counts of Counts Media and legendary comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, which is began its run in Times Square in 2011.

Finally, Ms. Gossels is also the producer and casting director for prestigious Sloan Foundation Award Winning Screenplay Reading Event at the Hamptons International Film Festival each year, for which she assembles stellar casts, including Melissa Leo, Richard Kind, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Michael Stuhlbarg, Harris Yulin, and Chris Bauer, among others. Ms. Gossels also serves as a juror at The Woodstock Film Festival, HIFF, and for the Student Academy Awards.

Jason Michael Berman

Originally from Baltimore, Berman is a 2006 graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America. Berman began his career in the agent-training program at the William Morris Agency before working under the Chief Operating Officer at MGM Studios, where he witnessed the rebirth of the United Artists label and an understanding of legal/business affairs, management, distribution, acquisitions and marketing. Berman also worked for writer and director Gary Ross at Larger than Life Productions and assisted Ross with the animated feature film The Tale of Despereaux.

In 2009 Berman co-produced his first feature, The Dry Land. Written and directed by Ryan Piers Williams and starring America Ferrera, Melissa Leo and Wilmer Valderrama, the film premiered at Sundance in the U.S. Dramatic Competition and won the Grand Jury Prize at both the Dallas and Edinburgh international film festivals.

Jason Michael Berman has produced numerous feature films that premiered at the world's most prestigious films festivals, including Sundance, Toronto, Berlinale, Tribeca and Edinburgh. He has produced nine independently financed films in the last three years alone, earning him coveted spots on the "Producers to Watch" lists compiled by Variety in 2011 and Deadline Hollywood in 2012.

Christy Lee Hughes

Christy was born and raised in upstate New York. She fell in love with theater early, performing on stage at only 3 years old. She went on to study acting and dance. Christy was cast as the lead in the National Tour of Beauty & The Beast. Christy graduated from The University at Albany with a B.A. in Communications and an A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies. She studied improv and comedy with Upright Citizen's Brigade and The Groundlings. The New York State Theater Institute produced 12 Angry Men and decided to open up gender in their casting process. Christy booked the role of Juror 5. After casting several other females in traditionally male roles, they appropriately changed the title to 12 Angry Jurors for the run of the show. She was then cast as Janice opposite Melissa Leo, in Predisposed, which was an Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Christy resides in Los Angeles and spends her free time volunteering for The Young Storytellers Foundation and The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

Walter Masterson

Walter Masterson is a rising New York actor. Born and raised in NYC, he booked his very first audition for the featured role of Scott in "L.I.E." starring opposite Brian Cox, Paul Dano and directed by Michael Cuesta. The critically acclaimed film went on to garner AFI, Independent Spirit, Stockholm festival awards and a Sundance Film Festival nomination. Walter went on to appear in "Bomb the System" where he played his real-life graffiti high school alter-ago, Hyste, featuring a soundtrack by Def Jam's El-P. Walter starred along side with Melissa Leo as a young Puerto Rican revolutionary in the film "I Believe in America". He has had roles in the indies "Sacred Games", "Grand Slammed", "The Vortex", "The Last Days of April" and "Trophy Kids."

Most recently, Masterson booked a series regular role in the pilot for "Lights Out", which has been picked up by FX. He portrays a mentally challenged young man who is being trained by the lead actor to become a boxer. The series is written by Justin Zackham and produced by Warren Leight.

Tony Senzamici

Tony started his acting career late in life. He was introduced to acting on the stage at Florida Southern College in Lakeland Florida. His first production he did was on a dare, a classic, Arsenic and Old Lace. He played a policeman in the play and loved every minute of it. He spent the next 20 years building a successful medical supply business. This afforded him the opportunity to look back at his love for acting and decided this is what he wanted to do. Tony started doing local plays and eventually that gave him the opportunity to seek out professional representation to pursue acting as a career. Tony has worked both in film and TV and some of his major accomplishments would be to have worked with Oscar winner Melissa Leo on the HBO series Treme and Emmy Award winning TV show Homeland with Damien Lewis as well as Pruitt Taylor Vince on the Jules Verne inspired movie The Mysterious Island. He is also a recurring role on the 1959 circa TV show for Starz, Magic City where he plays a detective and the HBO series Treme where he plays Capt. Jack Malatesta. Tony also worked with Patrick Flueger on the upcoming film The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. Tony has projects in development and post looking to be released by years end. Cross Threads is a family based show of a small town church where he plays senior Pastor Radke dealing with trials and tribulations that youth deal with in this small town. He is also starring in the television series Dry Creek as a horse trainer and also slated to play the sheriff in a werewolf horror film Bruin Lake. Tony and his wife Judy also started a foundation in their home town called The Amici Charity which helps provide assistance to those that are in need.

Tim McCann

Tim McCann is a New York based independent filmmaker. He attended film school at S.U.N.Y. Purchase. His first feature film, "Desolation Angels" (1997), won the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at the Toronto Film Festival and the Merchant Ivory/Kodak Award at the Telluride Film Festival, and was Critic's Choice at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Directors Jonathan Demme and Barbet Schroeder presented the film during a limited theatrical release, where it landed on several "best films of the year" lists (Village Voice, Chicago Reader, etc.). "Revolution #9" (2002), which starred Adrienne Shelly, Michael Risley, Spalding Gray, and Callie Thorne, also premiered at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. Variety called the film "a highly assured, ambitious pic located somewhere between the loopy fantasy of David Cronenberg's 'Videodrome' and the harsh sterility of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.'" "Revolution #9" won several awards, most notably the 2003 Media Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) for its accurate depiction of schizophrenia. "Runaway" (2005) with Aaron Stanford, Robin Tunney, Melissa Leo and Terry Kinney premiered at Toronto. Variety called it "a slacker psycho thriller that will keep audiences off balance till the bitter end. ...Paralyzing performances." "Runaway" won Best Feature Film at the Austin Film Festival. McCann has guest lectured at Ithaca College, Cornell University, The New School, Boston University, and taught film at S.U.N.Y. Purchase and U.N.C.S.A.

Gina Petronella

Gina Marie Petronella was born into an Italian-Catholic family raised in Enfield, Connecticut. She attended Catholic private school for nine years. Her childhood consisted of her passion for acting, figure skating as a competitive skater and dancing. Upon graduating high school, she attended Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts for Theater/Dance and received her Associates Degree. She was a figure skating and hockey skating coach for many years. Gina attended various college and received her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting. In the process of raising her three children, Devin, Arianna and Will, she then began to pursue her acting career. She has been in theater and films alongside Melissa Leo, Dylan Baker and Bailey Chase. She is known for her lead role in the film "Lotus" by KA Films and the TV Series Pilot "Can't Go Home."

Lorenzo Beronilla

Lorenzo Luarca Beronilla is an American film, television and voice actor. He made his feature film debut in the comedy Furlough (TBA) starring Melissa Leo and Super Dark Times (2017)~slated as one of the top 50 American Films of 2017. In addition to his film and television work, Lorenzo is a producer and commercial actor.

Bayard Carey

Bayard Carey was born in Denver, Colorado, and was educated at private schools in Connecticut, Vermont, The Webber Douglas School of Dramatic Art in London, England, as well as at the San Francisco Art Institute where he took a sound recording class from Oscar winner Walter Murch. He also attended the International Film Workshops in Camden, Maine. Mr. Carey was nominated for Emmy Awards two years in a row in 2006 and 2007. Bayard initially worked in the mountaineering business for over nine years. He worked for Eastern Mountain Sports in Boston, at Sierra Designs in Berkeley, California, and then co-managed a retail store for Marmot Mountain Works. In 1980 at the invitation of a film editor friend in New York, Bayard began work in the motion picture industry as an 'unofficial' apprentice film editor on They All Laughed (1981) directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and then on Ragtime (1981), a film directed by Milos Forman. He then returned to the West coast to be an assistant editor at Lucas Film on the Emmy Award winning documentary The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981) (TV). One day, Mr. Carey visited the Marmot Mountain Works store in Berkeley, CA where members of the crew for the feature film Never Cry Wolf (1983) were purchasing cold weather gear. He was able to wrangle a job as personal assistant to the director, Carroll Ballard. Finally, Bayard moved to Los Angeles and began to work for Sam Peckinpah as his driver, location scout, set p.a., cable person, and then as the sound recordist on The Osterman Weekend (1983). Currently he resides in the creative film capital of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been recording motion picture sound around the world for over 30 years in distant locations: The Bahamas, Alaska, Antarctica, Arizona, Canada, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, India, Louisiana, Maine, Mexico, New York, Oregon, Panama, Russia, The San Blas Islands, Texas, Utah, & Washington. Bayard is a member of The Cinema Audio Society, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and IATSE Local 480 (founding member) & Local 695, and personally owns one of the largest sound equipment inventories in the USA. He is a former member of the Bay Area Post Production Workers, and The Editor's Guild.

He has been privileged to work on films starring, featuring, produced, or directed by Robert Redford, Burt Lancaster, Orson Wells, Michael Douglas, Jacque Cousteau, The Dalai Lama, Cate Blanchette, Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Steven Spielberg, Sidney Ganis, George Lucas, Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Alton Walpole, Diane Kruger, Alan Arkin, Ben Kingsley, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Dern, Burt Reynolds, Robert Loggia, Aaron Eckhart, Dennis Hopper, Rutgar Hauer, Craig T. Nelson, Bill Murray, Peter Cook, Ray Liotta, Elliot Gould, John Carradine, Howard Duff, Henry Gibson, Ashley Judd, Stella Stevens, Donald Moffat, Rebecca DeMornay, Frank Langella, Burt Young, Martin Sheen, Whoopie Goldberg, Chuck Connors, Mark Hamill, Robert Mitchum, Robert Englund, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Melissa Leo, Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Art Garfunkel, Cloris Leachman, Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Diane Ladd, Stephen Baldwin, Lisa Bonet, Angelica Huston, Melanie Griffith, Bai Ling, Jennifer Lopez, Lolita Davidovich, Barbara Hershey, Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Billy Bob Thorton, Sam Shepard, Charlie Sheen, Louise Fletcher, Val Kilmer, Neve Campbell, Carrie Ann Moss, Colin Hanks, Charles Durning, Jessica Alba, Ruben Blades, Brian Geraghty, Joe Pantoliano, Dermot Mulroney, Meagan Fox, Mickey Rourke, Lucas Black, Clare Bowen, Miriam Colon, Joel Edgarton, Hanna Lawrence, and Jeremy Irvine.

Additionally, he is also proud to have worked along side the following legendary stunt people: Tommy Huff, Buddy Joe Hooker, Glen Wilder, Bobby Bass, Charlie Picerni, Ronnie Rondell, & Debbie Evans, Spike Silver, Jimmy Romano, and Ryan Happy.

Recent and notable films that he has worked on include: Woman Walks Ahead (2017) starring Jessica Chastain, Jane Got a Gun (2014) starring Natalie Portman & Ewan McGregor, The Identical (2014) starring Ashley Judd, The Company You Keep (2012) directed by Robert Redford, & Crazy Heart (2009) starring Jeff Bridges (Academy Award for Best Actor)

Bayard is a hammock designer on the side. His original hammock design was featured in the California Design Exhibition in Pasadena, CA. He will begin worldwide marketing of his newest very high tech design in 2017.

As a world traveler. . . other countries explored while not making films are Costa Rica, The Galapagos, The Orcas Islands, Bora Bora, Argentina, Ecuador, France, England, Spain, The British Virgin Islands, Austria, Switzerland, & Nova Scotia.

He is comfortable working in any environment from alpine peaks & arctic cold, to barren hot deserts, or on a fast paced river, to the high ocean, and tropical islands.

Finally Bayard is a screenwriter, and an advocate for independent women. He is currently completing a trilogy of screenplays led by powerful women as the lead characters.

Hobbies: Kayaking (both ocean & white water), Motorcycling, Mountain Biking, Tennis, Back Country Skiing, Mountaineering, Snorkeling, Photography, and Traveling.

Evyen Klean

Evyen Klean is a Music Supervisor at Neophonic, Inc. a premium music supervision company based in Los Angeles, California. He is an Emmy Award winner, a five-time Guild of Music Supervisor Award winner including four "Music Supervisor of the Year" honors as well as a five-time Hollywood Music in Media (HMMA) Award nominee. He founded Neophonic in 1980 and was involved in the areas of Artist Management, Music Publishing, Record Labels, and Recording Studios where he developed a reputation of vast musical knowledge, experience and strong relationships in the entertainment community. Eventually shifting the company's focus to music supervision, Evyen has since supervised and consulted for over 100 films and over 1,500 hours of television. From full service soundtrack production and supervision, to creative and technical consultation, he has worked with nearly every major film and TV studio, network, and independent alike.

In addition, he has had the pleasure of consulting for HBO for over eighteen years and was awarded a 2015 Emmy for his music work on the HBO film Bessie. Besides working with dozens of award winning directors, producers and composers, Evyen has produced music for Film & TV with a variety of artists such as Queen Latifah, Lucinda Williams, Little Richard, Mos Def, Jackson Browne and BB King to name a few. Evyen is a Music Supervisor on the award winning and critically acclaimed TV series Game Of Thrones (HBO), Westworld (HBO), The Knick (Cinemax), Quarry (Cinemax), Timeless (NBC) and SWAT (CBS). On the film side, Evyen serves as a Music Supervisor on Mudbound (Dir. Dee Rees, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Carrey Mulligan) and Set It Up (Dir. Claire Scanlon, Lucy Lui, Taye Diggs, Zoey Deutch) for Netflix as well as HBO films The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Dir. George C. Wolfe, Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne), All The Way (Dir. Jay Roach, Bryan Cranston, Melissa Leo), and The Wizard of Lies (Dir. Barry Levinson, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer). He also serves as a Music Consultant on the HBO series Vinyl (Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger) and The Night Of in addition to the Emmy Award-winning Veep (Julia Louis - Dreyfuss). Other credits include Mad Dogs for Amazon, The Brink and True Detective for HBO as well as Emmy Award-winning films Bessie and BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning Behind the Candelabra.

Evyen is a proud member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NARAS, AFI, ASCAP and BMI.

Mark Heidelberger

Mark started Beverly Hills-based Treasure Entertainment with partner Jesse Felsot in 2000. There he produced music videos for clients like Sony BMG/Latino, Upstairs Records, Nashville's Stringtown Records, Bad Boy Records, Atlantic Records, Sony-based Immortal Records, and Jerry Heller (former President of Eazy E's Ruthless Records). He also produced commercials for a diversity of brands such as Reebok, Con Air, Lamborghini, Cox Media, Royal Rehearsal and nCrowd.com.

Early in his career, Mark executive produced an independent feature called Cycles; served as a producer on NBA basketball docu-drama Flintown Kids, featuring hoop stars Jason Richardson and LeBron James; and helped develop and package the twist-filled thriller Don McKay, starring Thomas Haden Church (Sideways), Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas) and Melissa Leo (Frozen River).

Through Treasure, where Mark served as Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 2011, he and Jesse co-produced the gritty 2005 urban thriller Harsh Times by director and screenwriter David Ayer (Training Day), which starred Christian Bale (The Dark Knight), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) and Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under). Mark also produced a documentary on the making of the film, which was released on the film's DVD by the Weinstein Company.

Mark subsequently developed and co-executive produced the family-friendly made-for-television movie You've Got A Friend for The Hallmark Channel. Directed by long-time TV helmer Jim Contner, the film stars John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard), Dylan McLaughlin (Kicking & Screaming) and Bitty Schram (Monk). It premiered on Hallmark in 2007 to the channel's highest ever June ratings.

Shortly thereafter, Mark produced and served as production manager on the independent comedy feature Man Overboard, which aired on cable television in the U.S. and on HBO in Europe through 2009 and 2010. He followed that up in 2011 with the horror web series Chopper, starring Tyler Mane (Halloween) and Andrew Bryniarski (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), based on the popular comic book.

In 2012, Mark produced and production managed the romantic comedy feature It's Not You, It's Me, starring Vivica Fox (Independence Day), Joelle Carter (Justified) and Ross McCall (Band of Brothers). The following year, he produced the supernatural martial arts film Ninja Apocalypse, starring Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat) and Ernie Reyes, Jr. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), which premiered at San Diego's Comic-Con in 2014.

Mark then transitioned to more dramatic fare, serving as lead producer of the award-winning Chinese-American romance film Comfort, which premiered in competition at Cinequest, and as associate producer on the Southern noir thriller Mississippi Murder, starring Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) and Luke Goss (Blade II).

In the spring of 2015, he produced a holiday film called A New York Christmas, to be released by Shoreline, starring Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), Tracie Thoms (Deathproof) and Jasika Nicole (Fringe). He quickly followed that up as co-producer and UPM on Pray for Rain from ESX Productions and Lucas Oil, which starred Jane Seymour (Wedding Crashers), John Heard (Home Alone) and Paul Rodriguez (Born in East LA).

Mark most recently produced horror movie The Basement, starring Mischa Barton (The O.C.). He will follow that up with several darker-themed feature projects, including sci-fi flick Strand from writer-director Lloyd Lee Barnett; an untitled found footage thriller to shoot in Tennessee; and the much-anticipated horror anthology The Gathering, featuring an ensemble cast that includes Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm St.) and William Sadler (Die Hard 2).

He is currently in post on the Chinese new media mini-series The Offer. In addition, he is packaging a feature comedy called Multiplexing with Savage Steve Holland (Better Off Dead) directing. The cast includes Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th), Rob Schneider (Deuce Bigalow) and Hilary Duff (Raise Your Voice).

He is also attached to produce, along with screen legend Ed Asner, the biopic Walking on Palmettos, about convicted drug smuggler Myles Richards, as well as the vampire-Western Purgatory, with Victor Salva (Jeepers Creepers) directing, and Vincent D'Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Elizabeth Hurley (Austin Powers) and Thomas Kretschmann (Wanted) starring.

Before starting Treasure Entertainment, Mark held positions at Outlaw Productions (Training Day, The Santa Clause I & II), Film Roman (The Simpsons, My First Mister), and literary agency Ken Sherman & Associates. He graduated number one in his class with a bachelor of arts in film studies from UC Santa Barbara and earned a master of fine arts in motion picture and television producing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

He currently lives in Los Angeles and serves as a freelance producer, line producer, production manager, post production supervisor and development consultant. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America, and often serves as a mentor for younger, up-and-coming producers.

Stefan C. Schaefer

Schaefer's films have premiered and won awards at festivals such as Berlin and SxSW, and have been successfully released theatrically and on TV channels such as PBS, HBO and the Sundance Channel.

He has over fifteen feature film credits to his name as a writer, director and/or producer, among them "My Last Day Without You," Olaf Johannesson's "The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela," and "Arranged." On these and other projects he's worked with Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, Ali Larter, Zoe Lister-Jones, Nicole Beharie, Michael Imperioli, and many more.

Schaefer has TV shows in development with The Weinstein Company and Big Beach. He co-created the series "Surf Break Hotel" with Jon Stern of Abominable Pictures. Backed by Insurrection Media and the Hawaii-based GVS Accelerator, the pilot shot in 2016 and is being shopped. His documentary on Poet Laureate and environmental activist W.S. Merwin, entitled "Even Though The Whole World is Burning," aired nationally on PBS in April 2016.

Schaefer and his family split their time between Haiku, Maui and Brooklyn.

Patrice Lucien Cochet

Patrice Cochet is a 4 time Sundance Alumni award winning French cinematographer. His work spans between dramatic, comedic, mystery, thrillers, and family feature films. Beyond having shot over 25 scripted features and over 30 for TV, movies, commercial, and music videos, Cochet has also served as a mentor to young filmmakers at the Sundance Director's Lab and at Columbia College in Hollywood. He also holds an MFA in cinematography from the American Film Institute. Cochet was noticed for his work on Sundance favorites like Better Luck Tomorrow, The End of Love, The Good Life, and Joshy. Cochet has been called "a gifted Cinematographer" by The Los Angeles Times, "technically scorchingly good" and "great at capturing emotional rawness" by The Hollywood Reporter and "making a small indie film look as glossy as a mega-million studio production" by Roger Ebert. Sample of Feature Films with Casts: -The Good Life - Zooey Deschanel, and Bill Paxton / Sundance Dramatic Competition -Ask Me Anything - Britt Robertson, Justin Long, Martin Sheen and Christian Slater -Joshy - Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Frankie Shaw / Sundance Dramatic Competition -The End of Love - Amanda Seyfried and Michael Cera / Sundance Dramatic Competition -Exlicit Ills - Rosario Dawson and Paul Dano / SXSW - Winner Best Cinematography Award -The Ever After - Teresa Palmer, Melissa Leo, and Mark Webber -Better Luck Tomorrow - John Cho and Sung Kang / Sundance Dramatic Competition

Michael Whalen

Two-time Emmy® award-winner, BMI award winner and Emmy® nominated composer and music supervisor, Michael Whalen, is a veteran of 700 TV and film scores, thousands of commercials and numerous TV themes and corporate identity pieces. Recent projects include the feature films "Veronika Decides to Die" (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Melissa Leo), "Somewhere in the Middle", and short films for Disney. Michael also recently travelled to South Africa to be music director, music producer and music supervisor on the live PBS concert special "Bala Bothers: live from Johannesburg" which will air in March of 2015. Michael is also a prolific recording artist and producer he has 28 solo and soundtrack recordings to his credit. He frequently performs in NYC and has been adjunct professor at the Berklee College of Music, The City College of New York and NYU. He is represented and published by Warner/Chappell Music.

J.P. Allen

JP Allen is an award-winning writer/director of independent feature films and stage plays. His first feature film, Coffee and Language, premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival where it was nominated for the Golden Starfish Award and for Best Screenplay. He wrote, produced and acted a lead role in the film Stephanie's Image starring Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo. His other films include Gambling, Belief, Meeting with Chekhov, Sex and Imagining (based on his play produced in NYC and LA), Centaur, Love and Demons, Revisions and The Filmmaker (based on his novel).

Andrea Ravera

Andrea Ravera is an Italian actor living and working in India. He studied in Italy with Francesca De Sapio ("The Actors Studio" of New York) and in Argentina, after graduating in the "Escuela de Teatro de Buenos Aires" directed by Raul Serrano, he continued his training with Guillermo Angelelli and Marcelo Savignone. In Argentina, he starred in the play "El Ingenio de los Orvantes" by Yoska Lazaro and "Detras" by Marcelo Savignone. He has starred as "Berta" in "Private" directed by Tinto Brass; as "Carcarlo" in "La vida es un carnaval" directed by Samuele Sbrighi; as "Luca" in "Soledad", a short film directed by Marcelo Cepeda; and also as "Pagliaie" in the French Tv movie "Manhunt" directed by Laurent Jaoui and shot in La Paz, Bolivia. He ha s also appeared in television programs like "Hombres de honor", "Sin codigo", "Sos mi vida", "El tiempo no para", "Son de fierro", "Nini" and "Violetta" among many others. In 2008, he starred the real-documentary "Pasion Latina" directed by Juan Baldana and broadcasted throughout South America by Fox Sports. In India he appeared in the movies "Humshakals", "Doctor Rakhmabai" and "Nannaku Prematho". In April 2016 he has been "Surya" in "The Ashram" (Post-Production), a Film directed by Ben Rekhi, co-starring with Academy Award Melissa Leo, Kal Penn, Sam Keeley, Hera Hilmar and Radhika Apte. In February 2017 has also shot "Kalki" (Short Movie, Post-production) as the main hero, a retired Spanish soldier coming to India to revenge his daughter's murder. Finally, from March 2017 till present is "Megasthenes" in "Chandra Nandini" Tv serial, directed by Ranjan Kumar Singh.

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