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Tom Holland

Thomas Stanley Holland was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, to Nicola Elizabeth (Frost), a photographer, and Dominic Holland (Dominic Anthony Holland), who is a comedian and author. His paternal grandparents were from the Isle of Man and Ireland, respectively. He lives with his parents and three younger brothers - Paddy and twins Sam and Harry. Tom attended Donhead Prep School. Then, after a successful eleven plus exam, he became a pupil at Wimbledon College. Having successfully completed his GCSEs, in September 2012 Tom started a two-year course in the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology notable for its numerous famous alumni.

Holland began dancing at a hip hop class at Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon, London. His potential was spotted by choreographer Lynne Page (who was an Associate to Peter Darling, choreographer of Billy Elliot and Billy Elliot the Musical) when he performed with his dance school as part of the Richmond Dance Festival 2006. After eight auditions and subsequent two years of training, on 28 June 2008 Tom made his West End debut in Billy Elliot the Musical as Michael, Billy's best friend. He gave his first performance in the title role of Billy on 8 September 2008 getting rave reviews praising his versatile acting and dancing skills.

In September 2008 Tom (together with co-star Tanner Pflueger) appeared on the news programme on channel FIVE and gave his first TV interview. In 2009 Tom was featured on ITV1 show "The Feel Good Factor". At the launch show on 31 January he and two other Billy Elliots, Tanner Pflueger and Layton Williams, performed a specially choreographered version of Angry Dance from Billy Elliot the Musical, after which Tom was interviewed by host Myleene Klass. Then he became involved into training five ordinary British schoolboys learning to get fit and preparing their dance routine (fronted by Tom) for the final "The Feel Good Factor" show on 28 March 2009. On 11 March 2010, Tom, along with fellow Billy Elliots Dean-Charles Chapman and Fox Jackson-Keen appeared on The Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV1.

On 8 March 2010, to mark the fifth anniversary of Billy Elliot the Musical, four current Billy Elliots, including Tom Holland, were invited to 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister Gordon Brown. It was Tom Holland who was chosen to be a lead at the special fifth anniversary show on 31 March 2010. Elton John, Billy Elliot the Musical composer, who was at the audience, called Tom's performance "astonishing" and said that he was "blown away" by it. Holland had been appearing on a regular basis as Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical rotating with three other performers till 29 May 2010 when he finished his run in the musical.

In two months after leaving Billy Elliot the Musical, Holland successfully auditioned for a starring role in the film The Impossible (directed by Juan Antonio Bayona) alongside Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. The Impossible was based on a true story that took place during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2012, and was released in Europe in October 2012, and in North America in December 2012.

Tom has received universal praise for his performance, in particular: "What a debut, too, from Tom Holland as the eldest of their three lads" (The Telegraph); "Tom Holland, making one of the finest feature debuts in years" (HeyUGuys); "the excellent Tom Holland" (The Guardian); "The child performers are uncanny and there is an especially terrific performance from Tom Holland as the resourceful, levelheaded Lucas terrified but tenacious in the face of an unspeakable ordeal" (Screen Daily); "Young Holland in particular is astonishingly good as the terrified but courageous Lucas." (The Hollywood Reporter); "However, the real acting standout in The Impossible is the performance of Tom Holland as the eldest son Lucas. His portrayal is genuine, and at no moment does it feel melodramatic and forced. The majority of his scenes are separate from the lead actors and for the most part it feels like The Impossible is Holland's film" (Entertainment Maven); "Mr. Holland, meanwhile, matures before our eyes, navigating the passage from adolescent self-absorption to profound and terrible responsibility. He is a terrific young actor" (New York Times).

Tom has given a number of interviews about his role in The Impossible. In particular, he talked on video to Vanity Fair Senior West Coast editor Krista Smith and with IAMROGUE's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick. He has also given interviews to The Hollywood Reporter, to the MovieWeb, to Today Show on NBC and to other outlets. Tom's director and co-stars have also talked about him. Juan Antonio Bayona: "He had this extraordinary ability to get into the emotion and portray it in a very, very easy way. The best I'd ever seen in a kid." Ewan McGregor: "It was wonderful watching Tom who had never worked in front of a camera before, to see him really get it and grow as a film actor as he went along. He's really talented and polite to everyone. It's very easy for children to lose perspective but he's absolutely on the right road and a brilliant actor." Naomi Watts: "He has an incredible emotional instrument and an unbelievable sense of himself... Tom Holland and I had a couple of moments where we came together and I could just tell how wonderful he was and what a beautiful instrument he had. It was just easy to work with him, that was one of the greatest highlights for me: discovering a friendship with Tom off-screen and this beautiful relationship between mother and son on-screen. The intimacy that develops through the course of the film between Lucas and Maria, I just loved that relationship. I mean, Tom is a beyond gifted actor. He's just a raw, open talent that is just so easy to work with. And Tom, he's inspiring, he kind of lifts everyone's game around him because he can do nothing but tell the truth. He was great."

In his turn, Tom Holland has returned favours to Naomi Watts when he was asked to present Desert Palm Achievement Award to her at Palm Springs International Film Festival. According to HitFix: "One recurring theme of the night was how the introductions were often better than actual winner's speeches... The best intro, however, had to go to 16-year-old Tom Holland who intro'd his "Impossible" co-star Watts. Holland admitted of all of Watts' great performances his dad had only let him see "King Kong" and while they spent six weeks shooting in a water tank he didn't know it was "difficult" because he actually "loved it"... Most important, this was Holland's first film role and he sweetly noted, "From the moment I met you, you took my hand and you never let go." Cue the "awwww" from the audience." The presentation is available on video.

In 2011, Holland was cast in British version of the animation film Arrietty, produced by Japan's cult Studio Ghibli. He has provided voice over for the principal character Sho. In 2012 Tom Holland played the starring role of Isaac in the film "How I lived Now", (directed by Kevin Macdonald) alongside Saoirse Ronan. The film was released in 2013.

On 17 October 2012, Holland became a recipient of Hollywood Spotlight Award for his role in The Impossible. "We are very excited that we will be able to recognize acting talents that are on the road to discovery and stardom," said Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive director of the Hollywood Film Awards in a statement. On 6 December 2012 it was announced that Holland became a winner of the National Board of Review award in the "Breakthrough Actor" category. In the end of December 2012, Holland was voted a winner for the year's Best Youth Performance in Nevada Critics Awards.

In December 2012, Holland received a number of nominations for his role in The Impossible: for the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, in the "Best Young Acror/Acress" category; for Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2012 in the "Most Promising Performer" category; for the 27th Goya Awards in the "Best New Actor" category; for the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 2012 in the "Best Youth Performance" category; for the London Film Critics Circle Awards 2012 in the "Young British Performer of the Year" category.

Kristopher Tapley, Editor-at-Large of HitFix, reported on 27 August 2012 that Summit Entertainment, the company responsible for distribution of The Impossible in USA, would be campaigning Holland rather than McGregor as the lead, and strongly argued that Tom Holland deserved to be nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actor category. The fact of long-listing for an Academy Award was confirmed in the article in the Hollywood Reporter: "And though McGregor stars as his father in the film, Holland has been submitted as the lead actor for awards consideration. Regardless if he receives any nominations, his performance as the strong-willed and determined eldest son is garnering critical acclaim."

As one of the most promising young actors, Holland was featured in Screen International's "UK Stars of Tomorrow - 2012" and in Variety's "Youth Impact Report 2012". Holland has been signed up by William Morris Endeavor (WME) global talent agency and is represented by Curtis Brown literary and talent agency.

In 2015, Tom was cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Sony and Marvel's films. He played the role starting with Captain America: Civil War and the Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Keira Knightley

Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin. Brought up immersed in the acting profession from both sides - writing and performing - it is little wonder that the young Keira asked for her own agent at the age of three. She was granted one at the age of six and performed in her first TV role as "Little Girl" in Royal Celebration, aged seven.

It was discovered at an early age that Keira had severe difficulties in reading and writing. She was not officially dyslexic as she never sat the formal tests required of the British Dyslexia Association. Instead, she worked incredibly hard, encouraged by her family, until the problem had been overcome by her early teens. Her first multi-scene performance came in A Village Affair, an adaptation of the lesbian love story by Joanna Trollope. This was followed by small parts in the British crime series The Bill, an exiled German princess in The Treasure Seekers and a much more substantial role as the young "Judith Dunbar" in Giles Foster's adaptation of Rosamunde Pilcher's novel Coming Home, alongside Peter O'Toole, Penelope Keith and Joanna Lumley. The first time Keira's name was mentioned around the world was when it was revealed (in a plot twist kept secret by director George Lucas) that she played Natalie Portman's decoy "Padme" to Portman's "Amidala" in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. It was several years before agreement was reached over which scenes featured Keira as the queen and which featured Natalie!

Keira had no formal training as an actress and did it out of pure enjoyment. She went to an ordinary council-run school in nearby Teddington and had no idea what she wanted to do when she left. By now, she was beginning to receive far more substantial roles and was starting to turn work down as one project and her schoolwork was enough to contend with. She reappeared on British television in 1999 as "Rose Fleming" in Alan Bleasdale's faithful reworking of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, and travelled to Romania to film her first title role in Walt Disney's Princess of Thieves in which she played Robin Hood's daughter, Gwyn. Keira's first serious boyfriend was her Princess of Thieves co-star Del Synnott, and they later co-starred in Peter Hewitt's 'work of fart' Thunderpants. Nick Hamm's dark thriller The Hole kept her busy during 2000, and featured her first nude scene (15 at the time, the film was not released until she was 16 years old). In the summer of 2001, while Keira studied and sat her final school exams (she received six A's), she filmed a movie about an Asian girl's (Parminder Nagra) love for football and the prejudices she has to overcome regarding both her culture and her religion). Bend It Like Beckham was a smash hit in football-mad Britain but it had to wait until another of Keira's films propelled it to the top end of the US box office. Bend It Like Beckham cost just £3.5m to make, and nearly £1m of that came from the British Lottery. It took £11m in the UK and has since gone on to score more than US$76m worldwide.

Meanwhile, Keira had started A-levels at Esher College, studying Classics, English Literature and Political History, but continued to take acting roles which she thought would widen her experience as an actress. The story of a drug-addicted waitress and her friendship with the young son of a drug-addict, Pure, occupied Keira from January to March 2002. Also at this time, Keira's first attempt at Shakespeare was filmed. She played "Helena" in a modern interpretation of a scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" entitled The Seasons Alter. This was commissioned by the environmental organisation "Futerra", of which Keira's mother is patron. Keira received no fee for this performance or for another short film, New Year's Eve, by award-winning director Col Spector. But it was a chance encounter with producer Andy Harries at the London premiere of Bridget Jones's Diary which forced Keira to leave her studies and pursue acting full-time. The meeting lead to an audition for the role of "Larisa Feodorovna Guishar" - the classic heroine of Boris Pasternak's novel Doctor Zhivago, played famously in the David Lean movie by Julie Christie. This was to be a big-budget TV movie with a screenplay written by Andrew Davies. Keira won the part and the mini-series was filmed throughout the Spring of 2002 in Slovakia, co-starring Sam Neill and Hans Matheson as "Yuri Zhivago". Keira rounded off 2002 with a few scenes in the first movie to be directed by Blackadder and Vicar of Dibley writer Richard Curtis. Called Love Actually, Keira played "Juliet", a newlywed whose husband's Best Man is secretly besotted with her. A movie filmed after Love Actually but released before it was to make the world sit up and take notice of this beautiful fresh-faced young actress with a cute British accent. It was a movie which Keira very nearly missed out on, altogether. Auditions were held in London for a new blockbuster movie called Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, but heavy traffic in the city forced Keira to be tagged on to the end of the day's auditions list. It helped - she got the part. Filming took place in Los Angeles and the Caribbean from October 2002 to March 2003 and was released to massive box office success and almost universal acclaim in the July of that year.

Meanwhile, a small British film called Bend It Like Beckham had sneaked onto a North American release slate and was hardly setting the box office alight. But Keira's dominance in "Pirates" had set tongues wagging and questions being asked about the actress playing "Elizabeth Swann". Almost too late, "Bend It"'s distributors realised one of its two stars was the same girl whose name was on everyone's lips due to "Pirates", and took the unusual step of re-releasing "Bend It" to 1,000 screens across the US, catapulting it from no. 26 back up to no. 12. "Pirates", meanwhile, was fighting off all contenders at the top spot, and stayed in the Top 3 for an incredible 21 weeks. It was perhaps no surprise, then, that Keira was on producer Jerry Bruckheimer's wanted list for the part of "Guinevere" in a planned accurate telling of the legend of "King Arthur". Filming took place in Ireland and Wales from June to November 2003. In July, Keira had become the celebrity face of British jeweller and luxury goods retailer, Asprey. At a photoshoot for the company on Long Island New York in August, Keira met and fell in love with Northern Irish model Jamie Dornan. King Arthur was released in July 2004 to lukewarm reviews. It seems audiences wanted the legend after all, and not necessarily the truth. Keira became the breakout star and 'one to watch in 2004' throughout the world's media at the end of 2003.

Keira's 2004 started off in Scotland and Canada filming John Maybury's time-travelling thriller The Jacket with Oscar-winner Adrien Brody. A planned movie of Deborah Moggach's novel, "Tulip Fever", about forbidden love in 17th Century Amsterdam, was cancelled in February after the British government suddenly closed tax loopholes which allowed filmmakers to claw back a large proportion of their expenditure. Due to star Keira and Jude Law in the main roles, the film remains mothballed. Instead, Keira spent her time wisely, visiting Ethiopia on behalf of the "Comic Relief" charity, and spending summer at various grandiose locations around the UK filming what promises to be a faithful adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride & Prejudice, alongside Matthew Macfadyen as "Mr. Darcy", and with Donald Sutherland and Judi Dench in supporting roles. In October 2004, Keira received her first major accolade, the Hollywood Film Award for Best Breakthrough Actor - Female, and readers of Empire Magazine voted her the Sexiet Movie Star Ever. The remainder of 2004 saw Keira once again trying a completely new genre, this time the part-fact, part-fiction life story of model turned bounty hunter Domino (2005). 2005 started with the premiere of The Jacket (2005) at the Sundance Film Festival, with the US premiere in LA on February 28th. Much of the year was then spent in the Caribbean filming both sequels to Pirates Of The Caribbean. Keira's first major presenting role came in a late-night bed-in comedy clip show for Comic Relief with presenter Johnny Vaughan. In late July, promotions started for the September release of Pride & Prejudice (2005), with British fans annoyed to learn that the US version would end with a post-marriage kiss, but the European version would not. Nevertheless, when the movie opened in September on both sides of the Atlantic, Keira received her greatest praise thus far in her career, amid much talk of awards. It spent three weeks at No. 1 in the UK box office.

Domino (2005) opened well in October, overshadowed by the death of Domino Harvey earlier in the year. Keira received Variety's Personality Of The Year Award in November, topped the following month by her first Golden Globe nomination, for Pride & Prejudice (2005). KeiraWeb.com exclusively announced that Keira would play Helene Joncour in an adaptation of Alessandro Baricco's novella Silk (2007). Pride & Prejudice (2005) garnered six BAFTA nominations at the start of 2006, but not Best Actress for Keira, a fact which paled soon after by the announcement she had received her first Academy Award nomination, the third youngest Best Actress Oscar hopeful. A controversial nude Vanity Fair cover of Keira and Scarlett Johansson kept the press busy up till the Oscars, with Reese Witherspoon taking home the gold man in the Best Actress category, although Keira's Vera Wang dress got more media attention. Keira spent early summer in Europe filming Silk (2007) opposite Michael Pitt, and the rest of the summer in the UK filming Atonement (2007), in which she plays Cecilia Tallis, and promoting the new Pirates movie (her Ellen Degeneres interview became one of the year's Top 10 'viral downloads'). Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) broke many box office records when it opens worldwide in July, becoming the third biggest movie ever by early September. Keira sued British newspaper The Daily Mail in early 2007 after her image in a bikini accompanied an article about a woman who blamed slim celebrities for the death of her daughter from anorexia. The case was settled and Keira matched the settlement damages and donated the total amount to an eating disorder charity. Keira filmed a movie about the life of Dylan Thomas, The Edge Of Love (2008) with a screenplay written by her mother Sharman Macdonald. Her co-star Lindsay Lohan pulled out just a week before filming began, and was replaced by Sienna Miller.

What was announced to be Keira's final Pirates movie in the franchise, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End (2007), opened strongly in June, rising to all-time fifth biggest movie by July. Atonement (2007) opened the Venice Film Festival in August, and opened worldwide in September, again to superb reviews for Keira. Meanwhile, Silk (2007) opened in September on very few screens and disappeared without a trace. Keira spent the rest of the year filming The Duchess (2008), the life story of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, based on Amanda Foreman's award-winning biography of the distant relation of Princess Diana. The year saw more accolades and poll-topping for Keira than ever before, including Women's Beauty Icon 2007 and gracing the covers of all the top-selling magazines. She won Best Actress for Atonement (2007) at the Variety Club Of Great Britain Showbiz Awards, and ended the year with her second Golden Globe nomination. Christmas Day saw - or rather heard - Keira on British TV screens in a new Robbie The Reindeer animated adventure, with DVD proceeds going to Comic Relief. At the start of 2008, Keira received her first BAFTA nomination - Best Actress for Atonement, and the movie wins Best Film: Drama at the Golden Globes. Seven Academy Award nominations for Atonement soon follow. Keira wins Best Actress for her role as Cecilia Tallis at the Empire Film Awards. In May, Keira's first Shakespearean role is announced, when she is confirmed to play Cordelia in a big-screen version of King Lear, alongside Naomi Watts and Gwyneth Paltrow, with Sir Anthony Hopkins as the titular monarch. After two years of rumours, it is confirmed that Keira is on the shortlist to play Eliza Doolittle in a new adaptation of My Fair Lady. The Edge Of Love opens the Edinburgh Film Festival on June 18th, and opens on limited release in the UK and US. A huge round of promotions for The Duchess occurs throughout the summer, with cast and crew trying to play down the marketers' decision to draw parallels between the duchess and Princess Diana. Keira attends the UK and US premieres and Toronto Film Festival within the first week of September. The Duchess opens strongly on both sides of the Atlantic. Two more movies were confirmed for Keira during September - a tale of adultery called Last Night, and a biopic of author F Scott Fitzgerald entitled The Beautiful and the Damned.

Keira spent October on the streets of New York City filming Last Night alongside Sam Worthington and Guillaume Canet. Keira helped to promote the sixtieth anniversary of the UN's Declaration of Human Rights, by contributing to a series of short films produced to mark the occasion. In January 2009 it was announced Keira had signed to play a reclusive actress in an adaptation of Ken Bruen's novel London Boulevard, co-starring Colin Farrell. Keira continues her close ties with the Comic Relief charity by helping to launch their British icons T-shirts campaign. In the same week King Lear was revealed to have been shelved, it was announced that Keira would instead star alongside her Pride & Prejudice co-star Carey Mulligan in an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel Never Let Me Go. A new short film emerges in March, recorded in the January of 2008 in which Keira plays a Fairy! The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers was written by Keira's boyfriend Rupert Friend and actor Tom Mison. It went to be shown at the London Film Festival in October and won Best Comedy Short at the New Hampshire Film Festival. Keira continued to put her celebrity to good use in 2009 with a TV commercial for WomensAid highlighting domestic abuse against women. Unfortunately, UK censors refused to allow its broadcast and it can only be viewed on YouTube. May and June asw Keira filming Never Let Me Go and London Boulevard back-to-back. In October, a new direction for Keira's career emerged, when it was announced she would appear on the London stage in her West End debut role as Jennifer, in a reworking of Moliere's The Misanthrope, starring Damian Lewis and Tara Fitzgerald. More than $2m of ticket sales followed in the first four days, before even rehearsals had begun! The play ran from December to March at London's Comedy Theatre.

Jaeden Lieberher

Jaeden Lieberher was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Angela Martell and Wes Lieberher, an executive chef. In 2011, at the age of eight, he moved with his mother across the country to Los Angeles. He never expected that this adventure would lead him into a life of acting. Without any acting classes or training and shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Jaeden began starring in a number of commercials. At the age of nine he made his big screen debut with a small role playing a young Chris Evans in "Playing it Cool" directed by Justin Reardon. In the summer of 2013 Jaeden made his way back to the East coast to film St. Vincent, written and directed by Ted Melfi in New York. He was lucky enough to star in the film with legendary actors Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, and Naomi Watts. While filming in New York he flew back to California to meet Cameron Crowe, and booked his third movie to be shot in Hawaii. In the Hawaiian project, he shoots opposite Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, and Emma Stone. In early 2014, he filmed Midnight Special, written and directed by Jeff Nichols. He plays a boy with special powers who is on the run with his father (Michael Shannon).

In 2017, Jaeden and Jacob Tremblay starred as siblings in the drama The Book of Henry,with Naomi Watts playing their mother; the film was directed by Colin Trevorrow. His next role will be Bill Denbrough in the film version of Stephen King's It.

Maddie Ziegler

Since the age of two, Maddie Ziegler has had a passion for performance. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Maddie's mother Melissa enrolled her and her younger sister, Mackenzie Ziegler, in dance classes at a local studio. A few years later the trio starred in the hit Lifetime reality series 'Dance Moms'. The result of the show's immense popularity led Ziegler to segue into becoming an viral dance sensation, starring in singer-songwriter Sia's music videos for 'Chandelier', 'Elastic Heart', and 'Big Girls Cry', which have collectively amassed more than 1.5 billion views. Maddie has performed these dark contemporary routines on shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Saturday Night Live, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Ziegler has since begun acting on scripted television shows, such as Pretty Little Liars and Austin & Ally. She makes her major motion picture debut in The Book of Henry, opposite Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, and Jacob Tremblay.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.

González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006), the second one being Carlos Reygadas in 2012. His six feature films, 'Amores Perros' (2000), '21 Grams' (2003), 'Babel' (2006), 'Biutiful' (2010), 'Birdman' (2014) and 'The Revenant' (2015), have gained critical acclaim world-wide including two Academy Award nominations.

Alejandro González Iñárritu was born in Mexico City.

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a cargo ship at the ages of seventeen and nineteen years, González Iñárritu worked his way across Europe and Africa. He himself has noted that these early travels as a young man have had a great influence on him as a film-maker. The setting of his films have often been in the places he visited during this period.

After his travels, González Iñárritu returned to Mexico City and majored in communications at Universidad Iberoamericana. In 1984, he started his career as a radio host at the Mexican radio station WFM, a rock and eclectic music station. In 1988, he became the director of the station. Over the next five years, González Iñárritu spent his time interviewing rock stars, transmitting live concerts, and making WFM the number one radio station in Mexico. From 1987 to 1989, he composed music for six Mexican feature films. He has stated that he believes music has had a bigger influence on him as an artist than film itself.

In the nineties, González Iñárritu created Z films with Raul Olvera in Mexico. Under Z Films, he started writing, producing and directing short films and advertisements. Making the final transition into T.V Film directing, he studied under well-known Polish theatre director Ludwik Margules, as well as Judith Weston in Los Angeles.

In 1995, González Iñárritu wrote and directed his first T.V pilot for Z Films, called Detras del dinero, -"Behind the Money", starring Miguel Bosé. Z Films went on to be one of the biggest and strongest film production companies in Mexico, launching seven young directors in the feature film arena. In 1999, González Iñárritu directed his first feature film Amores perros, written by Guillermo Arriaga. Amores perros explored Mexican society in Mexico City told via three intertwining stories. In 2000, Amores perros premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Critics Weeks Grand Prize. It also introduced audiences for the first time to Gael García Bernal. Amores perros went on to be nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards.

After the success of Amores Perros, González Iñárritu and Guillermo Arriaga revisited the intersecting story structure of Amores perros in González Iñárritu's second film, 21 Grams. The film starred Benicio del Toro, Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, and was presented at the Venice Film Festival, winning the Volpi Cup for actor Sean Penn. At the 2004 Academy Awards, Del Toro and Watts received nominations for their performances.

In 2005 González Iñárritu embarked on his third film, Babel, set in 4 countries on 3 continents, and in 4 different languages. Babel consists of four stories set in Morocco, Mexico, the United States, and Japan. The film stars Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Adriana Barraza. The majority of the rest of the cast, however, was made up of non-professional actors and some new actors, such as Rinko Kikuchi. It was presented at Cannes 2006, where González Iñárritu earned the Best Director Prize (Prix de la mise en scène). Babel was released in November 2006 and received seven nominations at the 79th Annual Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director nominated for a DGA award and for an Academy Award. Babel went on to win Best Motion Picture in the drama category at the Golden Globe Awards on January 15, 2007. Gustavo Santaolalla won the Academy Award that year for Best Original Score. After Babel, Alejandro and his writing partner Guillermo Arriaga professionally parted ways, following González Iñárritu barring Arriaga from the set during filming (Arriaga told the LA Times in 2009 "It had to come to an end, but I still respect González Iñárritu").

In 2008 and 2009, González Iñárritu directed and produced Biutiful, starring Javier Bardem, written by González Iñárritu, Armando Bo, and Nicolas Giacobone. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festial on May 17, 2010. Bardem went on to win Best Actor (shared with Elio Germano for La nostra vita) at Cannes. Biutiful is González Iñárritu's first film in his native Spanish since his debut feature Amores perros. For the second time in his career his film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. It was also nominated for the 2011 Golden Globes in the category of Best Foreign Film, for the 2011 BAFTA awards in the category of Best Film Not in the English Language and Best Actor. Javier Bardem's performance was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor.

In 2014, González Iñárritu directed Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, and Andrea Riseborough. The film is Iñárritu's first comedy. Birdman is about an actor who played an iconic superhero, and who tries to revive his career by doing a play based on the Raymond Carver short story What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. The film was released on October 17, 2014.

In April 2014, it was announced that González Iñárritu's next film as a director will be The Revenant, which he co-wrote with Mark L. Smith. It is based on the novel of same name by Michael Punke. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Will Poulter with shooting began in September 2014, for a December 25, 2015 release.The Revenant is being filmed in Alberta and B.C. with production scheduled to wrap in February 2015. The film will be a 19th Century period piece, and is described as a "gritty thriller" about a fur trapper who seeks revenge against a group of men who robbed and abandoned him after he was mauled by a grizzly bear.

From 2001 to 2011, González Iñárritu directed several short films.

In 2001, he directed an 11 minute film segment for 11.09.01- which is composed of several short films that explore the effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from different points of view around the world.

In 2007, he made ANNA which screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival inside Chacun son cinéma. It was part of the 60th anniversary of the film festival and it was a series of shorts by 33 world-renown film directors.

In 2012, he made the experimental short film Naran Ja: One Act Orange Dance - inspired by L.A Dance Project's premiere performance. The short features excerpts of the new choreography Benjamin Millepied crafted for Moving Parts. The story takes place in a secluded, dusty space and centers around LADP dancer Julia Eichten.

In 2001/2002, González Iñárritu directed "Powder Keg", an episode for the BMW film series The Hire, starring Clive Owen as the driver.

In 2010, González Iñárritu directed Write the Future, a football-themed commercial for Nike ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which went on to win Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions advertising festival.

In 2012, he directed Procter and Gamble's "Best Job" commercial spot for the 2012 Olympic Ceremonies. It went on to win the Best Primetime Commercial Emmy at Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Matt Dillon

Matt Dillon's successful film career has spanned over three decades and has showcased his wide range of dramatic and comedic talents. Dillon displayed his versatility with an arresting performance co-starring as a racist cop in the critically acclaimed Paul Haggis film Crash. This role earned him nominations for an Academy award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics Choice Award, BAFTA Award and won him an Independent Spirit Award. In addition, the film earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Critics Choice Award for Best Ensemble. As the New York Times' Film Critic A.O. Scott put it, "He seems to be getting better with every film."

He starred opposite Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson in Universal Pictures' comedy, You, Me and Dupree and in Factotum for which he received glowing reviews for portraying Charles Bukowski's alter ego when the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. From his breakthrough performance in The Outsiders to his hilarious turn as an obsessed private investigator in There's Something About Mary, he has proven himself to be one of the most diverse actors of his generation.

In 1990 Dillon won an IFP Spirit Award for his gritty performance as a drug addict in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy. From there he went on to star in such films as Ted Demme's Beautiful Girls opposite Uma Thurman and Natalie Portman, Cameron Crowe's Singles, In & Out with Kevin Kline, Kevin Spacey's Albino Alligator, Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish, Garry Marshall's Flamingo Kid, Van Sant's To Die For with Nicole Kidman, and John McNaughton's Wild Things. He starred in Nothing But The Truth, opposite Kate Beckinsale and Vera Farmiga, Disney's Old Dogs, opposite John Travolta, Robin Williams and Kelly Preston, and the Screen Gems films Armored and Takers.

Aside from being an accomplished actor, Dillon wrote, and made his feature film directorial debut with City of Ghosts, in which he also starred with Gérard Depardieu, Stellan Skarsgård, and James Caan. Prior to City of Ghosts, Dillon made his television directorial debut in 1997 with an episode of HBO's gritty prison drama Oz.

Dillon's achievements continued with television appearances in an HBO adaptation of Irwin Shaw's Return To Kansas City and a part co-narrating the documentary Dear America: Letters From Home.

Dillon's multi-talents have also landed him on stage starring on Broadway in The Boys In Winter as well as the PBS/American Playhouse production of The Great American Fourth Of July And Other Disasters.

His recent film credits include the comedy Girl Most Likely opposite Annette Bening and Kristen Wiig; the drama Sunlight, Jr. opposite Naomi Watts, and the heist comedy The Art Of The Steal opposite Kurt Russell. Dillon most recently starred in M. Night Shyamalan's hit television event series Wayward Pines for FOX.

Martin Henderson

Martin Henderson was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He began acting when he was age 13, appearing in Strangers, a local television production. He attended Westlake Boys High School and Birkenhead Primary. He first became a star in his home country, when he starred in the series, Shortland Street, playing the character Stuart Neilson from 1992 to 1995, in the early to mid 90s. He then moved to Australia to star in the shortlived soapie, Echo Point, and Sweat, which also starred a very young Heath Ledger. The pair became friends, and Martin convinced Heath to move to Sydney and make a go of his career, and the two lived together. Martin also worked on Home and Away, and Big Sky, as well as getting an AFI Award nomination for his supporting role in the Aussie film Kick. Martin left Australia to study acting and theatre in New York, where he also looked up Heath in LA.

Henderson spent more than a year unsuccessfully auditioning for film roles in Los Angeles, but in 2001, he was finally cast, in a supporting role in the John Woo-directed war film, Windtalkers. In 2002, he starred opposite actress Naomi Watts in the horror film, The Ring. In 2005, he starred opposite Indian actress Aishwarya Rai in the romantic film Bride & Prejudice, and in the award-winning Little Fish starring Cate Blanchett. In 2010, it was announced Henderson had been cast in the creator of Grey's Anatomy new television series Off the Map wherein doctors travel to the end of the world to rediscover why they had initially wanted to become doctors.

David Cubitt

David Cubitt stars with Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt in feature film Shut In, to be released in early 2016 and he will also be seen this season in Showtime's hit series Ray Donovan.

Recently Cubitt caught the eye of Roland Emmerich and was cast opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in feature film Stonewall, which will be premiering at the Gala screening at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015.

You will see him with Jeff Bridges in the upcoming 2015 release of the Universal Pictures feature, The Seventh Son. David is most widely known for his role opposite Patricia Arquette in the hit NBC series, Medium.

Prior to Medium, Cubitt starred alongside Tom Sizemore in the CBS / Michael Mann series, Robbery Homicide Division, set in downtown Los Angeles. "Working with Michael [Mann] is as good as it gets, "says Cubitt," "It's one of those very fortunate turns in my career." He first worked with Michael Mann in the critically acclaimed feature Ali, based on the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, starring Will Smith and Jon Voight.

Cubitt starred with Colm Feore in the critically acclaimed film, The Perfect Son, which tells the story of two estranged brothers brought together by their father's death. Cubitt plays a recovering drug addict who must face the revelation that his "perfect" brother is gay and dying of AIDS. His performance earned him a Genie Award nomination, and the John Garfield Award for Best Actor at the Method Fest Film Festival.

Born in England to a Dutch mother and British father, Cubitt was six months old when his family moved to Vancouver. While attending university, he worked on a cable music video show called Night Vision, performing in comedic wrap-around segments. Cubitt describes this experience as "the beginning of [his] love affair with acting."

Cubitt continued to study acting full time, until he was kick out of theatre school where he was told he "couldn't act and would never work." Soon afterward, Cubitt landed a leading role in the in feature, Alive, starring Ethan Hawke. The film was directed by Frank Marshall, and recounts the story of the Uruguayan rugby team who was stranded in the Andes after a plane crash. Pa

Alive helped spark Cubitt's career and it wasn't long before he landed a series regular role on the hit Canadian series Traders, a show about the high-stakes lives of a group of investment bankers. David starred on the show for three and half years, during which time he won the 1997 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role and the 1998 Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Series.

After landing a development deal with CBS, Cubitt moved to Los Angeles and booked a role in the CBS series Michael Hayes, playing the brother of David Caruso's title character. Cubitt also had a recurring role on the CBS series That's Life, starring Heather Paige Kent, Ellen Burstyn and Paul Sorvino.

Additional television credits include a small arc on A&E's hit series Bates Motel, FOX series The American Embassy, featuring Arija Bareikis, along with several TV movies including the NBC mini-series, 10.5 with Kim Delaney and the CBS', John Christmas.

Additional film credits include the 2014 comedy feature The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship with Enrico Colantoni; Swann, starring Brenda Fricker, about the investigation into the brutal murder of a Canadian poet; I Shot A Man in Vegas, starring John Stockwell and Janeane Garofalo; and the mountain climbing adventure K2.

Ella Anderson

At just 12 Years old Ella Anderson is being praised by critics for her role as Jeannette Walls in "The Glass Castle" as "The show-stealing Ella Anderson" "First among equals" "Emotional and raw" "Simply Enchanting..possessing acting chops well beyond her years." "Anderson is a revelation"

Ella Anderson is a versatile actress known for her roles in "The Glass Castle" 'The Boss,' 'Mother's Day', 'Unfinished Business' and the 2016 Kids Choice Award winner for Favorite Kids TV Show, 'Henry Danger' Anderson was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on March 26, 2005. She got her big break at 5, when she was discovered by a casting director in Detroit, Michigan. She quickly landed a part in the Feature Film 'Touchback', followed by roles in films that include 'The Giant Mechanical Man', 'Last Man Standing', 'The Possession of Michael King', James Franco's directorial debut film, 'Bukowski', as well as Franco's UCLA short film 'Miss Famous' with Kristin Wiig. Anderson has social media follow of nearly 4.5 million strong across multiple platforms, thanks to her role playing Piper Hart in Nickelodeon's 'Henry Danger', which is in production of it's 4th season. While working on the series, she has also appeared in a string of major Hollywood productions including, 'Unfinished Business' with Vince Vaughn, the 2015 blockbuster comedy 'The Boss' with Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell and the Garry Marshall helmed, 'Mother's Day' alongside Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts. Her work in Destin Daniel Cretton's drama 'The Glass Castle' alongside Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts and Oscar Winner Brie Larson, is unlike anything you have seen from Anderson thus far, proving Anderson can move seamlessly between comedy and drama. Ella lives with her mom, dad and twin brothers, Gabriel and Julian in Los Angeles. She loves animals and is the proud adopted owner of 3 small dogs named Pasha, Olivia and River.

Kimberly Quinn

Kimberly Quinn is an Actress, Writer, Producer, Director and Co-Founder of Goldenlight Films with husband, Writer-Director, Theodore Melfi.

Quinn is as much of a force behind the camera as she is in front of it. When not hired to star in outside projects, Quinn is busy developing and producing her own under her Goldenlight Films' banner. She can soon be seen starring opposite Vincent D'Onofrio, Tim Allen, Dax Shepard and Jessica Alba in Goldenlight Films' next feature film, "El Camino Christmas," premiering on Netflix, December 8, 2017. Quinn shines as Jewels Daniels, a single mom and young grandmother who doesn't have much but is in no way down and out. The dramedy follows a young man in El Camino, Nevada who seeks out the father he's never met and through no fault of his own, ends up barricaded in a liquor store holdup on Christmas Eve.

Quinn's most recent notable project is the 2017 three-time Oscar Nominated film, "Hidden Figures". Quinn co-produced and starred opposite Kevin Costner, Taraji P. Henson, and Jim Parsons. She helped develop this untold true story along side her husband, Theodore Melfi, for Fox and aside from winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, the international smash hit feature film went on to rake in an additional 39 award wins and 78 nominations.

In 2014, Quinn co-produced and starred opposite Bill Murray, in the two-time Golden Globe Nominated film, "St. Vincent," an indie darling that quickly became an awards season contender. Based on Quinn's own father, Murray plays Vincent, an old curmudgeon who becomes a mentor to a young boy who sees the good in Vincent that no one else can.

Quinn also recently starred opposite Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts in the psychological thriller, "Gypsy," a Netflix original series. She also stars in the cult hit show, "Terriers," an FX show which is one of the top 25 comedy series now streamed on Netflix.

Quinn's Goldenlight Films recently inked a television deal with Alcon Entertainment. She looks forward to creating television projects while developing and producing her upcoming slated feature films, "Fruit Loops" for Fox and Goldenlight Films Original feature, "Maggie."

Aside from her many other film and television credits, Quinn also directed her short film, "Frayed," which was nominated for Best Picture at Emerge Film Festival.

Sam Trammell

Tony nominee Sam Trammell is most widely recognized for his starring role of Sam Merlotte in HBO's AFI award-winning series TRUE BLOOD. The Alan Ball created fantasy drama set ratings records for the network over its seven year run. Trammell currently guest stars on NBC's Golden Globe nominated dramedy, THIS IS US. This March, he can be seen in KONG: SKULL ISLAND. Trammell has also completed production on several indie films, including SAY YOU WILL opposite Michelle Forbes, ABOUT RAY with Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning and LA GRAN PROMESA by Mexican filmmaker Jorge Ramirez Suarez.

In 2014, Trammell co-starred in the hit drama THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based on the best-selling novel, with Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern. He also co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the indie film ALL MISTAKES BURIED. In 2015, he co-starred with John Travolta in I AM WRATH. In 2016, he co-starred in IMPERIUM opposite Toni Collette, Daniel Radcliffe and Tracy Letts.

On television, Trammell has appeared on numerous series, including CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, DEXTER, as well as being a series regular on Barry Sonnenfeld's MAXIMUM BOB, TRINITY and Scott Rosenberg's short lived but cult hit GOING TO CALIFORNIA.

A theater veteran, Trammell earned a Tony nomination and the Clarence Derwent Award for his role in AH WILDERNESS! at Lincoln Center. His extensive on and off Broadway, as well as regional credits, include KIT MARLOWE at The Public Theater, DEALER'S CHOICE at the Manhattan Theater Club, ANCESTRAL VOICES at Lincoln Center, MY NIGHT WITH REG with The New Group, ROPE with The Drama Dept, IF MEMORY SERVES at the Promenade Theater, OUR TOWN at Williamstown and RED MEMORIES at NY STAGE and FILM, among others.

A native of Louisiana and West Virginia, Trammell graduated from Brown University and the Sorbonne with a Bachelor of Arts in Semiotics. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family. He is an advocate for clean oceans and beaches and works with the non-profit organization Oceana.

Bonnie Morgan

Bonnie Morgan is a talented actress, a daring stunt woman and an extraordinary contortionist with an uncanny ability to bend herself to fit any role. The mad-capped redhead is an eccentric comedienne, yet she is most often cast to play dramatic, horrific monsters!

In "The Ring Two," she shocked horror fans with her terrifying and now infamous "spider crawl" performance as 'Samara,' chasing Naomi Watt's character out of the well.

Bonnie has now taken over the iconic role of 'Samara' in the upcoming "Rings 3," where she returns with a familiar video tape to strike terror once again. "Rings 3," the latest in the $400 million horror franchise, will be released by Paramount on April 1st, 2016.

In addition, Bonnie can be seen as 'Tree Witch' in Lionsgate's supernatural action film "The Last Witch Hunter," starring Vin Diesel.

In the 2012 hit Paramount thriller "The Devil Inside," Bonnie terrified audiences as the demonically possessed 'Rosa,' showcasing both her acting and contortionist abilities in a role that was both physically and emotionally demanding.

Bonnie grew up in a castle on a crest of the Hollywood Hills, raised by third-generation circus performers who also have a fantastic horror lineage. Bonnie's father Gary Morgan is an incredible stuntman/actor who played 'Billy' in the sci-fi classic "Logan's Run" and doubled the dog in "Cujo," and her aunt Robbi Morgan played 'Annie,' Jason's first victim in "Friday the 13th."

Before she could walk, Bonnie's dad started teaching her acrobatics, and, as she grew, she showed a remarkable aptitude for trapeze, silks, stilts and tight rope. Expanding on her repertoire, she soon discovered her astounding powers as a contortionist at the tender age of nine.

She began her acting career as a child, doing commercials and guest-starring on such family-favorite series as "Blossom," "The Nanny" and "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman." She went on to follow in her father's footsteps, augmenting her acting career with stunts and creature characters in such films as "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," where she marauded through the troll market; and "Men in Black II," where a head-like appliance was placed on her behind - hence the moniker 'Jabba the Butt.'

Bonnie's acting and contorting talents have also merged in such features as "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," marking her third film with Jim Carrey; "National Lampoon's Transylmania"; Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report" with Tom Cruise; and "Piranha 3D" where she was hilariously eaten alive through an inner tube. More recently, she appeared opposite Robert Englund in "Fear Clinic," playing 'Paige,' a patient who perishes during the opening credits, yet haunts Englund's character throughout the story, eventually merging as Evil itself!

Fearless and uniquely agile, Bonnie has also contributed her skills to daring stunts in such films as "How The Grinch Stole Christmas," "Fright Night" and "Peter Pan," also showcasing her acting talents in each film with roles as a Who, a vampire and a fairy, respectively.

For the small screen, she partied on Showtime's "Shameless," was broken and bent as the Terminator Rosie on "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," and was beaten to a pulp by Michelle Rodriguez in the short "Sorority Pillow Fight." In "Criminal Minds," she had a recurring role as a broken, tortured human marionette doll. She has also appeared on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Castle" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Most recently, she contorted for Patrick Stewart in his Starz original series "Blunt Talk."

Bonnie's diverse appearances have ranged from Shakespearean troupes to Los Angeles-based circuses, in addition to opening for the legendary Paul McCartney in his Driving USA Tour. She was the opening act this past year for the Mistress of Darkness' "Elvira's Big Top" show at Knott's Scary Farm. She has performed in numerous Shakespeare productions, including the role of 'Gertrude' in "Hamlet." Her favorite Shakespearean character is the clever, mischievous sprite 'Puck' in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which she has played in seven productions.

She is also a regular performer at the historic and uber-exclusive Brookledge Theater in Hollywood, owned by the Magic Castle's Larsen Family. Bonnie and her family also perform annually at the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, and Bonnie has recently starred in and directed a Commedia del Arte with her family at the Faire, among other venues. Another feather in her cap is a Guinness World Record for her remarkable contortionist abilities!

The Morgan Family is known for throwing legendary, by-invitation-only parties in their eccentric home, known as Morgan Castle, which sits high above Los Angeles on a peak in Laurel Canyon. Recent themes have been "Back to the Future Prom," "Jungle Boogie" and "Beatlemania," as well as the most epic New Year's Eve party to ring in 2015!

Bonnie is also consistently in demand for commercials, becoming such famous characters as FLO-BOT in the Progressive Insurance commercials, the Kia Sock Monkey, the Comcast Robot, The Silk Soy Milk Cow, the Awkward Robot Butler for WINK, and a menacing creature in the #7000 Chemicals campaign.

Missy Crider

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Missy Crider began her journey to the arts at an early age. She took a job as a singer and violinist in musical stage shows, when she was awarded Young Entertainer of the Year by the OMA Stage Awards Association in 1986 in Branson, Missouri. A trip to record a Christmas album in Nashville was stopped short due to a car accident, and the album was never recorded. Although she has yet to sing on country music stages again, she performed and produced two songs, "Endless Sleep" and "Can't Show the World", that appear on the soundtracks in two of her films: "Girls in Prison" (1994) and "A Boy Called Hate" (1995).

She started her Hollywood career at a young age (12) and for six years, alternated between making films in Hollywood and doing musical stage work in New York City and Branson Missouri while doubling her education, managing to graduate with a 3.98 GPA ranked 3rd in her class. She spent seven years working in musical theater and doing local plays while flying back and forth to Hollywood and New York. She made a permanent move to Los Angeles in October of 1992, after having filmed six movies and miniseries for television that secured her Screen Actors Guild membership, including the award-winning original, "Lonesome Dove" (1989), starring Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, Anjelica Huston and Diane Lane, for which she was cast by New York-based casting director Lynn Kressel. Through Crider's final high school years in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Kressel cast her in three projects before she made the permanent move to Los Angeles. After playing Anjelica Huston's lovesick daughter, "Sally Allen", in "Lonesome Dove" (1989), Lorimar Productions immediately signed Missy to a one-year holding contract. She celebrated her graduation from high school with a starring role opposite Ossie Davis and Morris Chestnut in NBC's The Ernest Green Story (1993) (TV), which showed the 1950s struggle to integrate the school system in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Shortly after her relocation to Los Angeles, director Glenn Jordan cast her opposite James Woods and Anne Archer in the prestigious Hallmark Hall of Fame production, Jane's House (1994) (TV). Shortly thereafter, Crider portrayed the beleaguered daughter of Lesley Ann Warren in ABC's A Mother's Revenge (1993) (TV), opposite Shirley Knight and Bruce Davison and, soon afterward, director John McNaughton cast her as an aspiring singer who lands a record deal. McNaughton asked Crider to sing the vocal tracks for the film in Showtime's campy remake classic, Girls in Prison (1994) (TV), co-starring Anne Heche and Ione Skye. Crider received a 1994-95 Emmy nomination for her leading role opposite Tom Everett Scott in the ABC drama about fear of sex in the 1990s: "CBS Schoolbreak Special: Love in the Dark Ages (#11.3)" (1994). She made the transition to film when writer/director Mitch Marcus cast her as the female lead, "Cindy Wells", opposite Scott Caan, James Caan and Elliott Gould, in A Boy Called Hate (1995). The gritty road movie captivated filmgoers and critics alike, winning The Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. She followed this role by being cast as a Southern woman caught in a cycle of small-town violence with a sensitive portrayal of a student who finds compassion for fellow empath, Sean Patrick Flanery in Disney's feature film, Powder (1995), co-starring Jeff Goldblum and Mary Steenburgen.

It was this winsome portrayal that brought her to the attention of renowned television producer Steven Bochco, who cast her opposite Anthony LaPaglia and Mary McCormack, as inscrutable murder defendant "Sharon Rooney" for a nine-episode run in the second season of his highly-acclaimed ABC series, "Murder One" (1995).

It was during this period that Crider filmed Paramount's Sins of the Mind (1997) (TV), in the starring role of "Michelle Widener", opposite Louise Fletcher and Jill Clayburgh. This telefilm was based on the true story of a talented and traditional young woman who slips into a coma following a car accident and awakens with psychologically disturbing and uncharacteristic emotional behavior, swinging mercurially from childlike behaviors to that of a young woman as she healed. That winter, she went on to show more colors with Nick Cassavetes and Paul Johansson, as a neglected date at the end of her rope in the short film, Conversations in Limbo (1998).

Other credits for the actress include a Los Angeles theatrical production, "Pot Mom", directed by Justin Tanner; Peter Benchley's eight-hour miniseries for NBC, The Beast (1996) (TV), opposite William Petersen; Stephen King's Quicksilver Highway (1997) (TV) for ABC, opposite Christopher Lloyd, and the independent film, Stand-ins (1997), in which Crider drones in low German octave when playing Marlene Dietrich's savvy, wise-cracking double, in 1930s banter with fellow stand-ins Bette Davis, Jean Harlow, Mae West, Rita Hayworth and Greta Garbo. In Christian Otjen's drama/suspense indie ensemble, Reeseville (2003), she was cast as "Athee", a quirky small-town girl who works at the local stop-and-shop and proves pivotal in a murder mystery, opposite Majandra Delfino, Brad Hunt, Brian Wimmer, Mark Hamill and Sally Struthers.

She won the role of "Janine Haywood" in the premiere episode of the second season of CBS' hit series, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), playing a Las Vegas dancer with a decidedly Jersey accent who is suspected of murdering her lover, the owner of a successful chain of casinos, due to her insisting she is in his will and owns "half" of his mansion. Next, Crider played opposite Simon Baker in CBS' series, "The Guardian" (2001), as "Minette", his ex-girlfriend, an actress from his less sober days in New York, who shows up in his Pittsburgh office, after five years, in hopes of picking up where they left off. She then accepted the offer of a lead role in Showtime's futuristic series, "Jeremiah" (2002). She played "Claire", a brave young lady making her way in a new and hopeful post-apocalyptic time, siphoning gasoline to fuel her late father's sailboat in order to travel to the other side of the world to see if human life still exists. Claire's mysterious way and curious behavior of siphoning scarce gasoline is luring to Jeremiah. They fall in love as she reveals that she has been storing what gas she could find a little at a time over the span of ten years to fuel her late father's boat and the promise to live out his dream of sailing the sea to discover if human life remains in other parts of the world.

In the fall of 1999, Crider's manager received a phone call from Steven Spielberg. He said he had recently seen her work on ABC's "Strange World" (1999) and wanted to write a leading role, specifically, for her in his NBC one-hour drama, "The Others" (2000). The role had originally been written as an elderly Indian woman and was rewritten for Crider to play "Satori", a gifted psychic, opposite fellow telepaths Bill Cobbs, Julianne Nicholson, John Billingsley, Kevin J. O'Connor and Gabriel Macht. The series aired for 14 episodes on Saturday nights in 2000. Proving equally adept with humor, Crider completed a co-starring role in producer/director Mike Binder's award-winning feature film comedy, The Sex Monster (1999), joining an ensemble cast that included Mariel Hemingway, Kevin Pollak and Stephen Baldwin. In this bedroom farce, which won Best Picture at the 1999 Aspen Comedy Festival, Crider plays "Diva", a beautiful young secretary who becomes the unwitting object of both her employer's and his wife's affections.

In 2001, Bill Paxton met Crider at a screening of "The Sex Monster". He cast her in his feature-film directorial debut, set in rural Texas, Frailty (2001), playing a cameo as Matthew McConaughey's wife, "Becky Meiks". Soon after, she was offered the leading role in the indie film, Instinct to Kill (2001), the film version of the book, "The Perfect Husband", playing "Tess", a young woman who discovers that her husband is a serial killer and has stalked her since she was a child.

Crider landed a coveted role in David Lynch's ABC pilot-turned-feature film, Mulholland Dr. (2001), as "Diane/Betty", a smart, hip, mysterious waitress who dreams of becoming an actress and served as the projection of Naomi Watts' character's fragile identity. Writer/director Andrew Bowen offered Crider the female lead in his independent film, Along the Way (2007), a coming-of-age tale about four young men whose lives seem destined for tragedy. Crider plays "Jordan", a photojournalist whose relationship with one of the friends becomes the catalyst that forces him to come to terms with his life.

Crider joined an all-star cast, including Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino and Christopher Walken in Revolution Studios' romantic comedy, Gigli (2003), written and directed by Martin Brest. Director Gregory Hatanaka offered her the lead role of "Mina" in his ensemble independent film, Until the Night (2004), in which she plays the girlfriend of hopeful cinematographer Norman Reedus, an actress who battles with them growing in different directions in Hollywood. The ensemble also costars Sean Young, Kathleen Robertson, Michael T. Weiss and Aimee Graham. Crider was offered the female lead in an original Hallmark Channel television film, Out of the Woods (2005) (TV), opposite Jason London and Edward Asner, directed by Stephen Bridgewater. She completed the premiere episode of the 2004 fall season of "CSI: Miami" (2002), as the lead guest star, "Tawny Williams", the wife of a wealthy man and stepmother of his child, who is suspected of his murder.

In 2006, she appeared in "Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Bedfellows (#6.5)" (2006) as Charlene Copeland and in "Huff" (2004) as Natalie for two episodes. In 2007, she appeared in four episodes of Fox's highly acclaimed hit show, "24" (2001) as Rita Brady and was in "Without a Trace: One and Only (#5.22)" (2007) as Mia. In 2009, she was in CW's "90210" (2008). In 2013, she returned to TV as Leanne Tipton in "Criminal Minds: Pay It Forward (#8.19)" (2013).

Crider has starred in several indie films such as Until the Night (2004) opposite Norman Reedus, Kathleen Robertson, Michael T. Weiss, and Sean Young, Butterfly Dreaming (2008) opposite Andrew Bowen, and co-stars opposite John Savage and Dee Wallace Stone in The Cry of the Butterfly (2014). After ten years of doubling residency between California and Northwest Arkansas, in the spring of 2013, Crider made a permanent move to Los Angeles after the sale of her circa 1885 bed & breakfast in the South when working on ABC's hit show, Criminal Minds.

Cas Anvar

Cas Anvar is an award-winning actor. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Anvar's professional career began upon graduating from Canada's prestigious National Theatre School. He is a true chameleon that has shone in dynamically diverse roles: from Oscar-winning best pictures to biopics to award-winning video game warriors. SyFy network took note of Anvar's talents casting him in two recurring roles on two exciting series: "Olympus", an action-packed mythological drama, and "The Expanse", a futuristic thriller, in the vein of "Battlestar Galactica".

Anvar's big break came with his role in the Cruise/Wagner film 'Shattered Glass', alongside an A-list cast including Hayden Christiansen, Peter Sarsgaard and Chloe Sevigny. The film went on to be nominated for four Spirit Awards and a Golden Globe. Anvar is no stranger to working with Hollywood elite, showing his versatility on the big screen with roles opposite Ben Affleck in the Oscar-winning Best Picture 'Argo', Naomi Watts in the Princess Diana biopic 'Diana' (starring as Dodi Fayed), with Jake Gyllenhaal in the sci-fi adventure 'Source Code', and John Cusak in the suspense thriller 'The Factory'. His film credits also include Steven Spielberg's 'The Terminal' (with Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta Jones), the feature comedy 'Miss India America' (with "New Girl"'s Hannah Simone), and the upcoming horror thriller 'The Vatican Tapes' (starring Dougray Scott and Michael Pena).

The actor has been nominated for two ACTRA awards and two Gemini awards, and won the SAG award for Best Ensemble Cast for his role in 'Argo'. Along with his film and television acting, Anvar's other passion is voice work. He is well known for his roles in some of the world's most popular video games: Call of Duty: BO2, Halo 4, and as Altair in Assassins Creed: Revelations.

On the small screen, Anvar has appeared on CBS's "NCIS:LA", USA network's "In Plain Sight", ABC's "Boston Legal", ABC's "Castle", CBS's "Intelligence", and the hit series "24" (with Keifer Sutherland).

When he's not working, Anvar enjoys playing paintball with his team, The Suave Bastards, and buzzing around in their custom made tank called The Mighty Bastard.

Noah Bean

Noah Bean graduated with honors from the conservatory program at the College of Fine Arts, Boston University with a bachelors degree in acting. He supplemented his professional training in Boston studying classical theater at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) before moving to New York City to pursue his career.

Soon after arriving in New York, Bean received his first big break taking over the lead role, only days before opening night, in Brian Friel's 'Philadelphia Here I Come!' at the acclaimed Williamstown Theater Festival. With rave reviews from this production he quickly began to work frequently on the New York stage and in regional theaters around the country.

In New York, Bean recently starred in Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Prize nominated play 'Marjorie Prime' with Lois Smith and Steven Root, directed by Annie Kaufman, at Playwrights Horizons. Before that he starred in a new adaptation of Tennessee Williams' 'One Arm', from acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, at The New Group. He also starred in another New York premiere of a Pulitzer Prize nominated play, David Henry Hwang's 'Yellow Face' at the Public Theater. Other New York theater credits include Sam Forman's 'The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall', directed by Sam Gold, 'Kid Simple', 'Amerika', 'Crazy Jane on God', 'Moon Children', 'Mary Rose', 'Voyage of the Carcass', and 'The Mapmaker's Sorrow'. Bean's regional theater credits include 'Othello' at the Old Globe opposite Blair Underwood, Lanford Wilson's 'Fifth of July' at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, 'Bus Stop' at the Huntington Theater (for which he was nominated for both an Elliot Norton Award and an IRNE Award), David Mamet's 'Romance' at the Mark Taper Forum, 'Our Town' opposite Bryce Dallas Howard, 'A Christmas Carol', 'The Winter's Tale', and 'Love's Labour's Lost'. Daily Variety's May 23rd 2006 review of 'Love's Labour's Lost' comments that "Bean is captivating, delivering the play's best speeches with clarity, thought and assured grace."

In addition to his work on stage Bean found a strong path into television and film work, recently playing the series regular role of 'Aaron Marker' in SyFy's television series "12 Monkeys". He is perhaps best known on television for playing the series regular role of 'Ryan Fletcher' on the popular show "Nikita", which aired on The CW in the USA and on numerous networks around the world, and previously starred as series regular 'David Connor' on FX's award-winning hit series "Damages" opposite Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. Bean's other television credits include a recent appearance on the HBO Martin Scorsese series "Vinyl" as music legend David Bowie. He has had numerous recurring roles on such shows as the hit ABC series "Once Upon a Time", the Fox series "Gang Related", the TNT/Jerry Bruckheimer series "Dark Blue", and the Brooke Shields-starrer "Lipstick Jungle", as well as guest-star roles on such series as "Elementary", "Cold Case", "Private Practice", "Fringe", "Medium", "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", "Numb3rs," "Crumbs", "Joan of Arcadia," and "Law & Order: SVU", among others.

Bean has also made an impressive presence in film as the male lead in the indie romantic comedy feature "The Pill", opposite Rachel Boston. For his work in "The Pill", Bean received the New York Emerging Talent Award at the Big Apple Film Festival; the film received a number of other awards on the festival circuit and was released theatrically in December 2011. Other recent film credits include "Curvature" alongside Lyndsy Fonseca, "Little Murder" opposite Josh Lucas, "Morning Glory" with Rachel McAdams, the Marc Forster film "Stay" with Ewan MacGregor, Ryan Gosling, and Naomi Watts, the horror satire "Hysterical Psycho" directed by Dan Fogler, and the romantic tragedy "Black Marigolds".

A versatile and immersive actor, working in both comedy and drama, on stage and film, Bean continues to stretch himself in a multitude of genres as he pursues a diverse and thriving artistic life. As a director he has done readings and workshops of new plays at The New Group, Stella Adler Theater and Manhattan Repertory Theatre as well as directing numerous short films, web series and music videos.

Tim Griffin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Lesure

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lesure served in the Air Force Academy before attending the University of Southern California, where he received his bachelor's degree in theater. During his time at USC, he also studied abroad at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. While there, he performed in the productions Hair and The Island. In addition, he was able to fulfill a life long dream - becoming an amateur boxer. Lesure has also worked in a professional theater company in Los Angeles, where he played the role of Macduff in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Lesure made his series debut on the comedy For Your Love, co-starring actress Holly Robinson-Peete. He has also appeared in recurring roles on the series The New Adventures of Old Christine, Lipstick Jungle, The Division and Alias. His other television credits include guest-starring roles on Lost, Sherri and Seinfeld. He also gave a memorable performance as a resolute military officer on the acclaimed series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

On the big screen, Lesure has appeared in various independent films, as well as such high-profile features as The Ring 2, starring Naomi Watts; Our Family Wedding, alongside America Ferrera; and Crimson Tide, starring Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman.

Lesure earned a 2006 MIB Prism Award for Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Drama for his work in Las Vegas. A sports enthusiast, he has twice been named MVP of the Basketball Entertainment League. Noted for his charity work, Lesure is the recipient of the Celebrity Honoree and Distinguished Support Awards from the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation.

He resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Rachel G. Fox

In June 2005, Rachel Fox and her family went on a family vacation to Los Angeles. During their LA family vacation, Rachel attended a movie and television acting camp, while her sister attended tennis camp. They never left Los Angeles, going back to Ohio only to pack their things they had left behind.

Within 3 months, Rachel was on the set of the hit Disney TV series, That's So Raven, in a recurring role of Buffy, Muffy's little sister. After a role in Passions and a co-star on Hannah Montana, Rachel made her way to primetime television, playing Young Jennifer Garner (Sydney) on the Series Finale of Alias.

Rachel next landed the role for which she is best known, Kayla Huntington Scavo, on Desperate Housewives. The role called for six recurring episodes, but quickly turned into a two-year series regular stint, as Rachel played evil Kayla wreaking havoc on the twins, Lynette and Tom Scavo, and all of Wisteria Lane.

Rachel began working in film on her first feature, independent film 'Spork,' which debuted at Tribeca and showed at BFI's London Film Festival, and festivals around the world to rave reviews.

Rachel's second film, Dream House, is a supporting role for Rachel in a star-studded masterpiece directed by Jim Sheridan. Rachel plays Naomi Watt's daughter in Dream House, and is flanked by Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in this psychological-thriller, to be released September 2011.

Rachel was casted as Rosie Donohue on CBS's Vince Uncensored, starring Michael Chiklis and Elizabeth Perkins. Rachel had the pleasure of working with Chiklis and Perkins as her parents, and Paul Dooley and Georgia Engel as her grandparents, in addition to being directed by Kelsey Grammer.

Rachel is currently recurring on ABC Family's number-one-comedy hit series "Melissa & Joey." She plays Holly Reback, girlfriend of Ryder (Nick Robinson), in this hilarious multi-camera sitcom.

Outside of acting, Rachel is lead singer and rhythm guitar player for two rock bands, playing songs by Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Muse, My Chemical Romance, and others as well as originals she has written. Rachel plays tennis, loves the beach, and is active and adventurous.

Elisabeth Rosen

Niece of acclaimed playwright and author Beverly Simons, Elisabeth Rosen has built an impressive body of work Mesmerized by the craft as a child, she began her career after landing a recurring role in the CTV series, Neon Rider. Catching the eyes of network casting directors, she quickly moved on to guest star appearances on both ABC's The Comish, with Michael Chiklis, and Fox' The X-Files, with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. That same year, she began a new recurring role opposite Ryan Reynolds in CBC's The Odyssey, followed by another role opposite Reynolds in Fox' The Outer Limits. Not a bad first two years for any new actress.

A score of other television appearances followed, including guest roles on Fox' Sliders, with Jerry O'Connell, Nickelodeon's Are you Afraid of the Dark, opposite Entourage's Emmanuelle Chriqui, Global's Traders, with trademark Canadian actor Bruce Gray, Paul Haggis' Due South opposite Paul Gross, Alliance Atlantis' Psi Factor, hosted by Dan Aykroyd, and CBC's Davinci's Inquest, with Nicholas Campbell. She also portrayed Air Force Lt. Jennifer Hailey in MGM's Stargate SG-1, staring opposite Richard Dean Anderson and Grace Park, and later that year, she made quite the impression on writer/producer Aaron Sorkin, and was cast as a guest star in The West Wing, appearing alongside legends Lily Tomlin and Martin Sheen.

Rosen's feature film and TV movie endeavors are equally impressive. Her first such role was starring in the Atom Egoyan produced, Babyface, in which she portrayed a teenage rape victim. Following this, she appeared in Showtime's Rescuers, opposite Daryl Hannah and Micheal Rapaport, a film dealing with Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, as well as NBC's Hunt for the Unicorn Killer, with Naomi Watts and Tom Skerritt. Other notable credits include Paramount's Bless The Child, with Kim Bassinger and Jimmy Smits, and a starring role in Uwe Boll's gripping docudrama Heart of America, which took a poignant look at school violence. Rosen was also fortunate to land a supporting role opposite the late Gene Wilder, playing his daughter in A&E's Murder in a Small Town.

More recently, Elisabeth can be seen in a supporting role opposite Dolph Lundgren in Uwe Boll's In The Name Of The King 2, as well playing a villain in the Battlestar Gallactica spin-off, Caprica. Her latest work includes working with acclaimed director, Duncan Jones, in the big screen adaptation of the best-selling video game, Warcraft.

Inspired by the written word and the creative collaborative process of filmmaking.

Gary Hershberger

Gary Hershberger was born April 5, 1964 in Inglewood, California. He was raised in North Hollywood, California and then moved to small town San Marino with his mother, Jane, and his father Richard, a lawyer, and his older sister, Linda. Drawn to the creative arts from an early age, Gary fell in love with theatre, and it charted his course through high school and at UCLA. At college, he starred in student Shane Black's (Lethal Weapon) play It Never Rains, and soon after was working consistently in film and television throughout college.

Gary soon broke through and was part of the all-star ensemble in groundbreaking series such as Twin Peaks (as Mike "The Snake" Nelson), and later in two seasons of Six Feet Under as the nefarious, guy-you-loved-to-hate Mr. Gilardi. One of his standout performances was playing the younger, college-aged Robert Redford character in the charming romp action film, Sneakers.

Respected in the theatrical community, Gary studied with the late acclaimed acting teacher Peggy Feury of The Loft Studio, Matt Chait, several years with Candy Kaniecki, as well as three years at the top training ground for improvisational actors, the Groundling Theatre. Gary has a broad character range, playing leading men, nuanced villains, as well as a love for light comedy. Recently, Gary was cast in ABC's new pilot Whispers as President of the United States, Chip Winters.

Gary has been blessed to work with Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams), Academy Award winner Alan Ball (American Beauty), multi-Oscar nominated, acclaimed director David Lynch (Twin Peaks), and has worked with such greats as Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Naomi Watts, and many, many others.

Over the last decade, Gary started his writing career by helping other writers shepherd their script into production, being a silent ghostwriter and guide. Gary is now an award-winning writer, having won a Top Ten Feature Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Contest (2012). His other awards include a PAGE International Screenwriting Award for Top Ten Finalist for Best Television Comedy, a PAGE Top Ten Finalist for Best Television Drama, and won third place for the PAGE Best Television Comedy.

Gary is now in active development for his feature directorial debut, for his inspirational sports comedy-drama, Late in the Season. In preparation for the production of the feature film, Gary produced and directed the short film version starring Zachary Levi (Tangled). Gary directed a thirty-five member cast, including coordinating all the sports action photography, shooting a twelve member real-life high school basketball team, and led an all-star production crew.

Gary is looking forward to his directorial debut with Late in the Season, working with producer Jim Schmidt (Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius) and producer Darren Moorman, who recently finished Paramount Pictures' upcoming Same Kind of Different as Me, starring Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, and Jon Voight.

Gary is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, SAG-AFTRA, and Actors' Equity Association. He enjoys playing basketball and softball, and has nine years experience coaching Little League and every level of youth basketball, including coaching at the high school level. Gary is happily married, and has four wonderful children who inspire him every day.

Philip Barantini

At the age of 12, Philip went on a guided tour of the Granada studios in Manchester and from that moment he knew he wanted to be part of the Film/TV industry!

After leaving school at 16, Philip started working in a clothes shop in Liverpool city center. During this time, Philip was auditioning for several TV and theatre jobs, landing his first big role on a BBC Drama called 'BIG CAT' where he played DAVID MORRISEY as a 15-year-old child.

At 17 he landed the role of "Billy O'Neill' in SKY ONE'S "DREAM TEAM," Moving him from Liverpool to London.

Two and a half years later he swapped his football boots for Army boots securing the role of Wayne "Skinny" Sisk in the HBO mini-series "BAND OF BROTHERS" Produced and Directed by STEVEN SPIELBERG and TOM HANKS.

From there Philip spent 5 months in Australia playing one of the lead roles in UNIVERSAL PICTURES 'NED KELLY' Starring the late HEATH LEDGER, NAOMI WATTS, JOEL EDGERTON, ORLANDO BLOOM, and GEOFFREY RUSH.

After many years of acting and working with people like KENNETH BRANNAGH, JONNY LEE MILLER, ANDY SERKIS, BERNARD HILL, ANDREA CORR, COLM MEANEY, EMILY BROWNING, JOHN HANNAH, KARA TOINTON and HANNAH TOINTON to name a few. Philip decided he wanted to try his hand at producing and directing.

Since 2014 Philip has produced 2 short films and 1 feature with several exciting projects in the pipe line.

Maxwell Simkins

Maxwell Brooke Simkins was born October 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Hilary and John. He is the oldest of two children. He began acting at age six, when his parents looked for ways to channel his creativity and vivid imagination. He played his first role when Rob Reiner directed him in And So It Goes, staring Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas, and Sterling Jerins. He has since appeared in many national commercials (Kmart, Campbell's, Olive Garden, Papa Johns. Ally Bank). In 2015, he co-starred in _About Ray_ (2015), a dramatic movie that showcased his versatile acting ability, directed by Gaby Dellal, and starring Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, Tate Donovan, and Susan Serandon; and in _Love the Coopers (2015)_ (v), directed by Jessie Nelson, with Diane Keaton, Olivia Wilde, Marisa Tomei, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Alex Borstein, and Amanda Seyfried.

Maxwell is filming another feature film, The Book of Henry. He has also logged three appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon", in three comedic sketches.

Maxwell loves soccer, baseball, golf, fencing, and school, where his favorite subjects are science and Chinese. His favorite game is Minecraft. He is a proud member of SAG and AFTRA. When not working, he is most proud of his role as being a big brother to Oscar, who was born in 2011.

William Haze

With his genial demeanor and strong presence, Will Haze managed to move quickly from featured to leading player. On one of his very first auditions for a small role in a feature film, he was asked to read for the leading role and booked it. Since then, he has appeared in over 30 films and television shows. Taking on many challenging roles such as portraying a robot in National Lampoon's "Robodoc", the ruthless drug dealer on "One Tree Hill" and working alongside some of Hollywood's greats like playing Susan Sarandon's lover in "Middle of Nowhere," appearing with Naomi Watts in "Sunlight Jr." and appearing in two of Michael Bay's films, "Transformers" and "Pain and Gain", Will Haze has the passion and the will to take on any role.

Mark Hadlow

Actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, director - Mark Hadlow is one of New Zealand's most prominent actors and entertainers. He is driven by a passion for performance: 130 plays, musical theatre, dozens of film appearances, television series, commercials and radio voice-overs in the thousands.

Playing the dwarf Dori in The Hobbit was Mark's third Peter Jackson movie. In Meet the Feebles he played the voices of Heidi the Hippo and Robert the Hedgehog, and sang many of the songs. King Kong saw him performing the role of Harry in the vaudeville scenes opposite Naomi Watts and Bill Johnson. He regards Peter Jackson productions as the most exhilarating experiences.

He starred alongside New Zealand Maori comedian, Billy T James in "The Billy T James Show".

Mark Hadlow is renowned for his singing voice and has appeared in many musicals and concerts, his all time favourite being Little Shop of Horrors. (4 separate productions)

Mark has been nominated for and won several awards, including Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy in a Television series Willy Nilly, playing the role of the challenged brother Harry in a three-season top rating sitcom.

He won Best Theatrical performance of the Year in 1993 for the hugely successful one-man show "SNAG", and ultimately went on to win Entertainer of the Year in 1995. He won Best Voice Over Artist in the Radio New Zealand Awards 2010.

Mark is also a master narrator, his most recent work being narrator of the enchanting short film 'The Story of Percival Pilts' by Janette Goodey & John Lewis. He has also released an audio CD called "Tall Tales", a collection of classic children's stories.

Mojean Aria

The dramatic arts have been a lifelong passion for Mojean Aria. At just eleven years old, Mojean starred in the Australian dramatic feature titled CROSSLIFE, which would later premiere at Sydney Film Festival. The following year, he won a scholarship to study acting at a drama arts high school by performing a self-authored monologue.

Throughout his youth, he continued to study at N.I.D.A (National Institution of Dramatic Arts) whose notable alumni include: Cate Blanchett, Judy Davis, Mel Gibson and Hugo Weaving. At fourteen, he became the youngest student to partake in the institution's adult classes. At sixteen he successfully obtained yet another scholarship - this time, to attend The Metro Screen Film School for screenwriting.

At age twenty, Mojean decided to give Hollywood a chance. A mere five weeks after his arrival, he was discovered while in an acting class and recommended to audition for the role of Jake LaMotta in THE BRONX BULL. He secured the role, received his visa sponsorship, and became an American resident.

Mojean spent the next few years pursuing and learning from teachers who helped to fuel his passions. During this time, he worked in films such as ABAN & KHORSHID, a human rights film that won accolades at Cannes, Palm Springs, and Seattle Film Festival, as well as the highly touted short film SUITCASE which was sponsored by major studios Disney, Universal & Amazon.

In 2017, Mojean became the first ever unsigned recipient of the Heath Ledger Scholarship as well being the first from a multi-cultural background. The judging panel consisted of established names such as: Naomi Watts, Ryan Murphy, Gary Oldman, Bruna Papandrea, Kimberly Peirce, Emile Sherman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Gregor Jordan and Ronna Kress.

Kimberly Peirce praised, "Mojean's work is rich, nuanced, precise, beautiful, authentic, emotive and fierce."

Benefactors to the program also include: the Ledger family, Michelle Williams, Hugh Jackman, Rose Byrne, Vince Vaughn, Deborra-Lee Furness, Phillip Noyce, Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, and Nicole Kidman.

Not long after, Mojean secured a starring role, alongside Rachel Griffiths, in the mini-series DEAD LUCKY. The series is scheduled for release in 2018. In late 2017 Mojean accepted the GQ Man Of The Year Legacy Award on behalf of Australians In Film.

Anthony Brandon Wong

Anthony Brandon Wong is an award-winning actor who has played a wide range of roles in numerous films, more than 40 hit television programs, and over thirty stage productions in the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. He is best known to international audiences for his role as 'Ghost', the Zen Buddhist assassin in "The Matrix Reloaded", "The Matrix Revolutions", and as the lead character (alongside Jada Pinkett Smith) in the "Enter the Matrix" video game, all written and directed by The Wachowski's. Wong spent 15 months working in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sydney, Australia, opposite Pinkett Smith, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Monica Bellucci, Harold Perrineau and Hugo Weaving.

Wong plays the role of Danny Law, father of five children, in the SBS/Matchbox Pictures comedy series "The Family Law", which recently won the 2017 Equity Ensemble Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The Family Law also won the 2016 Screen Producers Australia Awards (SPAA) for Best Comedy Series Production and the 2016 Casting Guild of Australia (CGA) Award for Best Casting in a TV Comedy Series. "The Family Law" was also nominated for a 2016 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Television Comedy Series. Wong will return as Danny Law in Season 2 of "The Family Law" which airs on Australia's SBS television network from 15 June 2017.

Wong will be seen later this year in the ABC medical drama series "Pulse" as Dr Arthur Chan, appearing alongside Game of Throne's Owen Teale, Hawaii Five-0's Claire van der Boom, and Seven Types of Ambiguity's Susie Porter and Andrea Demetriades. He will also be seen in the Channel Seven (Australia) mini-series "Blue Murder: Killer Cop" which stars Richard Roxburgh, Toni Collette and Aaron Pedersen.

Earlier in 2017, Wong played a lead guest role of a father struggling with his transgender child in the ABC legal drama series "Newton's Law" opposite Claudia Karvan and Toby Schmitz.

Wong played the series regular role of lascivious shop-owner and fish-fighting champion Le Bok in the NBC Universal/Matchbox Pictures kung fu comedy series "Maximum Choppage", which was screened on Australia's ABC TV network in early 2015. The main cast of "Maximum Choppage" were nominated for a 2016 Equity Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

In 2013-4, Wong filmed the role of Michael Lau in the Matchbox Pictures sci-fi series "Nowhere Boys", which won multiple awards including an International Emmy Award in 2016, Best Children's Series at the 2014 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, and a 2014 Logie Award for Most Outstanding Children's Program.

In 2012, Wong played the role of former Chinese premier Chou En-lai in the HBO movie "Hemingway and Gellhorn" opposite Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, directed by Philip Kaufman. That same year, he played the supporting role of 'Asian Elvis' opposite Gary Oldman and Christian Slater in the comedy "Guns, Girls and Gambling", which was shot in Salt Lake City, Utah, and also played a guest role opposite Ed Asner in "Hawaii Five-O" in the episode titled "Kalele", filmed in Honolulu.

In 2011, Wong was seen in the Steven Soderbergh movie "Haywire", alongside Michael Douglas, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, and Gina Carano. Wong filmed the role of kidnapped journalist 'Jiang' in Dublin, Barcelona and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Other notable film credits include the 20th Century Fox action movie "Flight of the Phoenix", opposite Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Hugh Laurie, Tyrese Gibson, and Tony Curran, which was filmed in the deserts of Namibia, the lead male role in Clara Law's "Floating Life" as a womanizing Hong Kong stockbroker who realizes the error of his philandering ways, the villainous Chinatown crime lord Peter Cho in the Australian comedy "Crooked Business" and the films "Little Fish" (opposite Cate Blanchett), "Lilian's Story" (starring Toni Collette), "Till There Was You" (starring Mark Harmon and Jeroen Krabbe), and "Seeing Red" (opposite David Wenham, 'Faramir' in "The Lord of the Rings"). Wong's forthcoming films include the Australian feature "Thicker than Water", in which he stars as dance teacher Tin alongside 15 of his acting students including Australian singer-songwriter Pete Murray, and the sci-fi short "Emporium", in which he plays the lead role opposite nine of his acting students including Christopher Sommers ("The Water Diviner").

In 2008, Wong played the series regular role of 'Tasuke Kogo' in ABC Family's "Samurai Girl", father of the title character and one of Japan's most powerful businessmen. In the same year, in the BBC's "Secrets of the Forbidden City" he played the principal character of real life 15th Century Chinese Emperor Yongle, the visionary but despotic leader who built the world-famous Forbidden City.

Wong also played the lead role of Hirohito opposite Caspar Van Dien ("Starship Troopers") in the US martial arts TV movie "Mask of the Ninja" (Spike TV). His many other television credits include "Glee" (in the Series 2 episode "Grilled Cheesus"), "The Unit" (as a Thai prince facing death threats), "NCIS" (as Navy Doctor Russell Nguyen), the Francis Ford Coppola produced "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (playing a Hong Kong detective), Disney Channel's "Jumping Ship" (as a modern-day pirate), "All Saints" (as a journalist who loses his partner), "Water Rats" (as a compulsive gambler), "Xena Warrior Princess" "Cassidy", "The Boys from the Bush", "Home and Away", "A Country Practice", "The Alice" and the HBO pilot "1%", written by Michael Tolkin ("The Player") and directed by Emmy award winning director Alan Taylor ("The Sopranos").

Wong also played the series regular roles of 'Mek', a heroic scientist on "Spellbinder 2", filmed in Poland, China and Australia, opposite Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood") and 'Lee', a political revolutionary in "Embassy", filmed in Melbourne and Fiji.

He played the role of Gerald in the Internet series "The Booth at the End", opposite Xander Berkeley ("24" and "Nikita"), produced by Michael Eisner.

In 1992, he won the Victorian Green Room Best Actor Award (theatre) for his performance as a Filipino transvestite in "Sex Diary of an Infidel", which also netted him a Sydney Critics Circle Award nomination. He also scored Green Room Award nominations for his stage work in "The Temple" as a cocaine-addicted paraplegic and in "The Language of the Gods" as an Indonesian priest with magical powers. He played the lead role of a Malaysian king in the Melbourne Theatre Company production of "Coup d'etat", and portrayed an Aboriginal hip-hop artist, a Lebanese tough guy, an African schoolgirl and a New Zealand-born Samoan boxer in the acclaimed stage production of "Fast Cars and Tractor Engines" (Urban Theatre Projects, Sydney). In 2010, he starred in the circus theatre spectacular "Shanghai Lady Killer", written by renown Australian director and screenwriter Tony Ayres ("The Home Song Stories") and in the villainous role of Vasquez in "'Tis Pity She's A Whore" at Melbourne's acclaimed Malthouse Theatre. In early 2017, Wong was seen in the Australian stage premiere of the Olivier-Award winning play "Chimerica" at Sydney Theatre Company, directed by Kip Williams. Wong will play Chebutykin in the Sydney Theatre Company production of Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" in November/December 2017 at Sydney Opera House, also directed by Williams.

Wong is an accomplished singer in cabaret, having performed in shows at Hollywood's renown cabaret venues M Bar and Gardenia Lounge, and sung in the Australian musicals "Rasputin" directed by Emmy award winning director Stephen Hopkins), and "And It's Got a Lovely Backyard". In Sydney, Australia, he has sung at well-known music venues such as The Imperial Hotel, The Harbourside Brasserie, Side On Cafe, LA Bar, and at the Chinese Gardens in Darling Harbour. He has recorded a dance single "Emancipate", co-written with Daniel Nemes, and produced by Steve Peach, who has worked with the likes of Gwen Stefani, Macy Gray and Kylie Minogue.

He is also a writer (journalism, plays) and comedian (credits include the hit Australian comedy stage show "Wog-a-rama", the sit-com "Acropolis Now" and stand up).

He is also a much sought after acting teacher and coach, who has taught at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Arts (alumni include Cate Blanchett, Mel Gibson and Judy Davis), Actors Centre Australia (where Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts studied), West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, 16th Street Studios Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Theatre for Young People.

Wong trained in many different acting techniques (Meisner, Strasberg, Improvisation, Asian theatre methods) and with many acclaimed acting teachers including world-renown acting coach Ivana Chubbuck, who has worked with Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Jake Gyllenhaal, Charlize Theron, Jim Carrey, Terrence Howard, Catherine Keener, Kate Hudson and hundreds of other A List actors. He has also studied with Larry Moss, acting coach to Leonardo di Caprio, Hilary Swank, Helen Hunt and Tobey Maguire; with Eric Morris, former coach to Jack Nicholson, and with Elizabeth Kemp, Bradley Cooper and Harvey Keitel's teacher from the famed Actors Studio.

Gracie Otto

GRACIE OTTO is one of Australia's best-known and most respected young directors with ten years of successful filmmaking to her credit. Her extensive filmography is a major accomplishment for someone her age. From her first award winning student short film KILL BLONDES to the recent critical acclaim of her feature debut THE LAST IMPRESARIO, her films have regularly garnered awards and achieved international recognition at festivals throughout the world.

One of Australia's celebrated Otto family of actors - father Barry is a legendary stage and film actor, sister Miranda enjoys an international television and film career, and brother-in-law Peter O'Brien is an Australian television star - Gracie's success has been predominantly on the other side of the camera since completing an Advanced Diploma In Film at the renowned Sydney Film School in 2006. Gracie's short films SEAMSTRESS, LA MEME NUIT, TANGO TROIS, BROKEN BEAT and KILL BLONDES have all won awards and screened internationally.

Gracie's acclaimed documentary THE LAST IMPRESARIO is the ultimate realization of her prodigious short film talent. As director, writer, producer and cinematographer, her film celebrates the life of British producer and playboy Michael White who transformed British culture through hundreds of productions including Oh Calcutta, Rocky Horror, Chorus Line, Dame Edna and Monty Python. An intimate portrait of a larger than life character, the film was acclaimed by Variety and the Hollywood Reporter at its BFI London FF world premiere. Featuring interviews with 60 of his close friends and associates including Naomi Watts, Anna Wintour, John Cleese, Lorne Michaels, Kate Moss, Barry Humphries and Yoko Ono, the film has now screened at major festivals around the world, had theatrical releases in the UK, Italy, Canada and Australia, and is on VOD Platforms in the USA. The Last Impresario was nominated for the prestigious Australian Academy AACTA Awards for Best Feature Documentary.

Since moving to Los Angeles in January 2016, Gracie has established strong relationships in film and television, represented by the prestigious William Morris Endeavour Entertainment agency, and in TVC and media production she was signed by Joinery to their renowned roster of directors.

This year Gracie worked as Associate Producer on director Nick Broomfield's highly anticipated BBC/Showtime feature documentary on Whitney Houston, CAN I BE ME. She also directed a short documentary with Sean Penn and Audible, WHO IS PAPPY PARIAH, and produced and directed two short comedy sketches for Emmy award winning producer Stephanie Laing's PYPO online comedy platform.

Gracie is in demand internationally as a freelance director of TVC and online content including fashion films, music videos and commercials. Recent directing credits in the USA include fashion films for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Russh, Jones and Laud magazines with some of the biggest names in the industry - Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Amanda Seyfried, Elizabeth Debicki, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, singers Brooke Candy, Samantha Jade and Pitbull, and international models Miranda Kerr, Abbey Lee, Charlee Fraser and Lara Worthington.

In Australia Gracie has developed an impressive slate of television commercials for clients including Virgin Australia, Mimco, Westfield, Sportsgirl, Bendigo Bank/Masterchef, Hesta Superannuation, Impulse Perfume, Perth Zoo (Won Best Ads), Bell Direct Broker, Southcape Cheese and the Daily Edited, as well as two French New Wave inspired trailers for Flickerfest.

Other international collaborations include a series of webfilms in France for iconic French interior designer Francois Champsaur who commissions her regularly to create films to promote his designs in stunning locations - PARFUM DE REGRETS at a luxury Paris hotel; LA CABANE for a Marseille beach house; and YEARLING for the millionaire horse auction room at Deauville.

As a filmmaker, Gracie is also recognized as an accomplished writer, editor and actress. In 2014 she was successfully commissioned by BBC FIRST Australia's newest arts channel, to curate and write the first week-long online Twitter drama inspired by shows from the BBC.

Gracie is also a talented actor with leading roles in three Australian feature films. Her professional debut was the lead role of Emma in THREE BLIND MICE (2008), an acclaimed film that premiered at Toronto FF and won the BFI London FF Critics prize and a competition prize at the Sydney FF. The cast boasted a host of Australia's top actors including Jackie Weaver. Gracie also edited THREE BLIND MICE and has been praised by critics for her dual role "Gracie Otto who was also the editor manages to combine a kind of Katharine Hepburn fast-talking sassiness with contemporary flair and is a joy to watch."

Other acting roles include LBF - LIVING BETWEEN F**CKS, co-starring with Toby Schmitz, which premiered at SXSW and the Sydney Film Festival and for which she also directed 2nd Unit in Paris. Recently Gracie played the role of Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick in a remake of the iconic film POOR LITTLE RICH GIRLS 2 and channeled the role of Jane in an homage to PARIS/TEXAS at a live Art Installation at Free Fall Gallery in Sydney.

Gracie has received many awards for her work but also as an individual Australian talent. In 2014 she was a finalist in the Asia Pacific New Documentary and Outstanding New Australian Documentary Talent Award. In 2013 she won the prestigious Qantas SOYA Film Category for her body of work, including a mentorship in the US with Robert Luketic, director of Legally Blonde. Previously she had won the SOYA Audience Award and been a finalist for three years. She also won the 2011 Audi & InStyle Women of Style Scholarship, an innovative award that champions the most iconic and influential women working in all areas of business and the arts in Australia. And in 2010 Gracie was a finalist for the Inside Film Rising Talent Award. She received the Chairman's Award on her graduation from Sydney Film School, an auspicious indicator of her future success.

A keen sportswoman, Gracie represented Australia in futsal soccer in New Zealand, Canada and Greece, and represented NSW in the 2004 Australian Softball Championships.

Gracie has a number of film projects in various stages of development through her own company Ralf Films as well as Dollhouse Pictures, a new company formed with Rose Byrne and other Australian high profile female creative artists. Her feature drama Girls In Hotels, set in luxury hotels around the world, has received development funding from Screen Australia's Gender Matters program. Gracie has also acquired the rights to/is also in development on Armistead Maupin's audacious novel Maybe The Moon. Other current projects include Rue De Tournon, a co-production set in Paris and Sydney that follows the wild love adventures of two young Aussie girls and a quirky Australian doco celebrating the life of Koko the kelpie canine star of multi-award winning film Red Dog.

Gracie is represented in Australia by Jean Mostyn at the Yellow Agency (directing) and United Management (acting) and in the USA by Simon Faber and Solco Schuit at William Morris Endeavour Entertainment, David Unger of Three Six Zero Group, and production company Joinery. Her international publicist is Jessica Carrera of Carrera Press Agency.

Nikki Tomlinson

Nikki Tomlinson is an American actress, stuntwoman and business owner. She hails from Colorado, where she majored in musical theater at the University of Northern Colorado. Currently (2017), she lives in Atlanta, Georgia where she stays busy acting and stunting in film and television.

She is best known for her role as Annie Nolan (2016), Boots' widow and mother-to-be, in NBC's drama series Game of Silence (opposite Larenz Tate, David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James, Derek Philips and Bre Blair). She also played pink-haired vampire, Ashlyn, on The Vampire Diaries, and exotic dancer, Candace, on Criminal Minds. Other acting appearances include Pitch Perfect 3 (on which she also worked as a stunt double!), A Bad Mom's Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, The Originals, Eagleheart, X-Play and Attack of the Show, where you may have caught her making out with Olivia Munn in Munn's "Lesbionic Woman" sketch.

Nikki's notable stunt credits include various walkers in AMC's The Walking Dead (SAG Award Nominations for Best Stunt Ensemble, 2015 & 2016), a stunt acting role in Megan Leavey (with Kate Mara), stunt doubling for Leslie Mann in The Pact (2018), Rachel McAdams in Game Night (2018) and Naomi Watts in Allegiant: Part 1. Other actresses she's stunt doubled for include Kate Hudson (in Mothers Day), Taryn Manning (from Orange is the New Black), Rachel Melvin (on Sleepy Hollow), Candice King (on The Vampire Diaries), Brooke Ann Smith (on Too Close To Home), Ashley Tisdale (from High School Musical), Kelley Jakle (in Pitch Perfect 3) and more.

In the theater Nikki has graced stages both internationally and all across the United States. She toured with Broadway musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, for a year, and has performed at venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Shrine Auditorium (where many Academy Awards, Grammys and Emmys have been held), the Mark Taper Forum, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Japan, aboard cruise ships, and many more.

During the Holiday season Nikki stays quite busy running her successful caroling company, the Tinseltone Carolers, with long-time friend and business partner, Joe Donohoe. With branches in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas and soon Atlanta (2017), the Tinseltones is a fast-growing small company with a big heart that puts over 70 singers to work each Christmastime spreading Holiday cheer at venues such as Rodeo Drive, the San Diego Zoo, the Las Vegas strip, and many more. The Tinseltones also make television appearances and have been seen singing on VH1 with Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, the Dr. Phil Show, commercials for the Game Show Network and more.

In her down time Nikki enjoys traveling, snow skiing and water sports; she's SCUBA certified, loves to stand-up jet ski, water ski, practice stand-up paddle board yoga, and partake in any other fun activity the water has to offer.

She's passionate about equal rights for all, particularly when it comes to the LGBTQ community, as her biological father, author Alexus Sheppard, is transgender. Nikki maintains a close relationship with her and even wrote a chapter in Alexus' newly released book, From Both Sides Now- a Memoir, available on Amazon.

Farren Blackburn

With a number of award winning shorts, tv dramas and feature films to his name, Farren is considered one of the most sought after UK directors working today. He is currently lead director and Executive Producer on a new, yet to be titled Netflix drama due for completion early next year. He directed the psychological thriller, Shut In starring Naomi Watts for Luc Besson's Europacorp and the period Action film, Hammer Of The Gods for Vertigo and EOne. In 2012 he won the BAFTA Award for Best Drama Series for 'The Fades' and has since gone on to direct a number of leading tv dramas including the season debut of Marvel's Daredevil, Iron Fist and The Defenders, the season 3 finale of the Golden Globe winning Luther and the prestigious Doctor Who Christmas Special.

Andrea Iervolino

Andrea Iervolino, 29 years old, awarded as Best Producer at 71^ Venice Film Festival, together with Al Pacino and Barry Levinson. He was named filmmaker of the year for his roles as producer of In Dubious Battle at Capri Hollywood Film Festival 2016. In 2015 he becomes "Ambassador of Italian Cinema in the world" and "Best Italian Businessman of the world". He received many other awards during his successful career. He was named one of Variety's 2015 Dealmakers. In 2016 he awarded at ICFF - Italian Contemporary Film Festival as Best Producer and businessman. Andrea Iervolino, who has been a producer since the age of 16, produced, financed and distributed over 60 films. Co founder with Monika Bacardi of a number different production companies, he is currently, the youngest and most highly regarded Italian entrepreneurs in the world of film-making. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Group is currently on a strong upward roll, producing and putting together many of those films that will be screened in forthcoming movie and television seasons.


With his Italian-Canadian origins, he was born in Cassino, in the province of Lazio, to his Canadian-born mother Sonia and his father Giovanni, from an early age he experienced severe family hardship due to the financial difficulties his family faced. So Andrea, as a child, was forced to roll up his sleeves and work in order to be independent and not be an extra burden on his family's already laden shoulders. At the age of 15 he left home to work in a company in northern Italy and in just six months he learnt how to manage the production of theatrical shows. In September of the same year he came back to his home town and decided to produce his first film. So he started looking for small investors willing to sponsor his project, with an old kind of crowd funding, by asking people for small investments of around 50 Euros. The people decided to believe in him and give him an opportunity, especially thanks to the young boy's talents of persuasion and initiative. At the age of 16 he produced his first film, and after failing to distribute it in cinemas he invented a new distribution model, to which a name was also given: Cine School Day. The distribution strategy involved adding a film into the school curriculum, giving the opportunity to students, during school time, on payment of a reduced-price ticket, to go to the cinema in the morning and watch a film that would open the door for social debates. He therefore created a real library of films with strong social themes and proposed them to schools, complete with information brochures and ideas for debate. Sometimes, at screenings, actors and producers of the film also took part, driven by Andrea's enthusiasm. The initiative gained so much importance that even the senator for life Giulio Andreotti attended as spokesperson. In 2013, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, launched AMBI Group, an investment company who task is to provide financial backing for medium to high-budget international films featuring Hollywood names. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi also founded AMBI Distribution, based in Beverly Hills, California, a worldwide sales agency that vertically integrates finance, production and distribution for AMBI Group.


AMBI Group produced the action-thriller 2047 Sights of Death starring Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Madsen; the Barry Levinson directed drama, The Humbling, starring Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin and Dianne Wiest; and the crime-thriller Hope Lost starring Danny Trejo, Mischa Barton and Michael Madsen. AMBI produced the Sci-Fi Action Thriller Andron - Black Labyrinth, by Francesco Cinquemani starring Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover, Gale Morgan Harold III and the singer Skin. Andrea Iervolino and the director Marco Risi, in collaboration with Monika Bacardi produced Tre Tocchi, by Marco Risi. In collaboration with Paradox Studios, AMBI produced also the romantic comedy All Roads Lead To Rome starring Sarah Jessica Parker and with Raoul Bova, Paz Vega, Claudia Cardinale and Rosie Day. AMBI financed and produced with Franco's Rabbit Bandini Productions and That's Hollywood Pictures a film directed by James Franco and based on Steinbeck's gritty, realist style novel: In Dubious Battle. Starring James Franco, Selena Gomez, Nat Wolff, Josh Hutcherson, Zach Braff, Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi are also the co producers, together with Gerard Butler, of the film Septembers of Shiraz, with the stars Salma Hayek and Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody. The company has also recently ventured into the world of animation, with two animated features: East End and Arctic Justice - Thunder Squad and have already finalized important contracts with Hollywood stars to provide the voiceovers, such as Jeremy Runner, John Cleese, Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Anjelica Houston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy. As of 2015, AMBI is working on Groove Tails, and has signed a deal with Jamie Foxx to provide the voice for the lead character. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, together with American Sniper Producer, Andrew Lazar, tackling Sci-Fi Thriller Rupture, starring Noomi Rapace, Micheal Chiklis, Peter Stormare, Kerry Bishé, Lesley Manville and Ari Millen, directed by Steven Shainberg. He also produced psychological thriller Lavender by Ed Gass-Donnelly and with Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney, Diego Klattenhoff and Justin Long. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi together with the producer Daniele Di Lorenzo, optioned the rights of Fellini's La Dolce Vita homage, thanks to the consent of Francesca Fellini and her family. In the meantime they financed and produced, in collaboration with Ipso Facto's Christine Alderson, This Beautiful Fantastic by Simon Aboud, starring Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott and Jeremy Irvine. On September 2015 Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi opened the 40^ Toronto International Film Festival with a big charity event AMBI GALA - Cinema to help the world in support of Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation which champions environmental causes and aims to combat climate change. The Gala emceed by Canadian comedian Martin Short and closing with a rare, knockout 60-Minute performance by pop legend Diana Ross. Honorary co-chiefs was James Franco and Heidi Klum. His Royal Highness HSH Prince Albert II spoke about his organization in front of many special guests such as Mischa Barton, Danny Trejo, Paul Haggis, Michael Madsen and Paul Sorvino. AMBI announced in November 2015 it had launched a $200 million film fund to finance about five feature films and about ten lower-budget films. Shortly thereafter, AMBI announced plans to remake Memento from this fund. AMBI also announced will finance and produce feature film Lamborghini - The Legend based on the life of Ferruccio Lamborghini. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi hosted a private screening of the movie This Beautiful Fantastic at BAFTA, in London. Special guests of the event: Sir Paul McCartney and his daughters Mary and Stella; David Gilmore, Noel Gallagher and many others, included the director of the film Simon Aboud and the actors Jeremy Irvine and Andrew Scott. Actually AMBI Groups financed and produced To The Bone, starring Keanu Reeves and Lili Taylor and Black Butterfly directed by Brian Goodman and with Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyer. They will be introduced to buyers in Cannes, next months. AMBI Distribution has come on to represent international rights in Cannes to the musical starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson, Basmati Blues. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi announced also they will producing and financing the biopic movie DIONNE! about the real life of the legend of the music Dionne Warwick. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi financed and produced the film Future World directed by James Franco and with James Franco, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Method Man, Suki Waterhouse and Snoop Dogg. AMBI Group announced a partnership with Beijing based SinoLicensing, led by CEO Chuan "Melody" Bi, to create AMBI-SINO China. AMBI Group presented at 73^ Venice Film Festival two movies this year: The Bleeder by Philippe Falardeau, starring Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber and In Dubious Battle by James Franco. In that occasion Liev Schreiber awarded with Persol Award as best actor. James Franco and the producers of In Dubious Battle awarded with Mimmo Rotella Awards as Best Director and Best Film Production The movies attended also the TIFF - Toronto Film Festival with a Special Screening. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Group and Silvio Muraglia's Paradox Studios financed and produced the film Finding Steve McQueen with Anthony Mastromauro's Identity Films. Also, they was revealed that Travis Fimmel will star with Rachael Taylor, William Fichtner and Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker and directed by Mark Steven Johnson. AMBI Group produced the film The Music of Silence based on the true story of the great tenor Andrea Bocelli, starring Toby Sebastian, Antonio Banderas, Jordi Mollà, Luisa Ranieri and Ennio Fantastichini. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi with the director of This Beautiful Fantastic Simon Aboud celebrated the film with a cocktail party at the luxurious ONYX Room at the Park Hyatt New York hotel and a screening of the film attended by Sir Paul McCartney, Mary McCartney and more VIP guests


MAGNA GRAECIA FILM FESTIVAL 2017 Producer of the year

CAPRI HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL 2016 Best Filmmaker for In Dubious Battle

MIMMO ROTELLA AWARD 2016 AMBI Group as Best Film Production

IC-SAVING AWARD 2016 Andrea Iervolino as Best Producer and Businessman

ACTION ACADEMY AWARD 2016 Andrea Iervolino as Best Producer and Businessman

VARIETY's 2015 Dealmaker Andrea Iervolino being named one of Variety's 2015 Dealmakers

ICFF Awards 2015 Andrea Iervolino is the new Ambassadaor of Italian Cinema in the world (a TIFF event)

MADE IN ITALY AWARDS 2015 Best Italian businessman

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2015: MIMMO ROTELLA AWARD (a Biennale event) Andrea Iervolino as Best Producer. 71^ Annual Venice Film Festival:

POMPEI CINEMA FESTIVAL 2014 Andrea Iervolino as Best Producer

ICFF Award 2013: Best Film Production Company

ICFF Award 2014: Best Film Production Company

Ichia Global Fest Award 2014: Best Film Production Company

Capri Hollywood Award 2014: Best Film Production Company

OTHERS: ICFF 2014: Award of Excellence to DANNY GLOVER ICFF 2014: Special Award of Honour to STEPHEN BALDWIN Rome Film Festival 2013 PREMIO LARA Valeria Golino: Best Actress for the movie COME IL VENTO Rome Film Festival 2014 PREMIO AKAI Paco Reconti: Best Supporting Actor for the movie TRE TOCCHI (English Title: LIFE IS A STAGE)

Kenny Wong

A multidisciplinary performing artist, Kenny graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree on the violin. Throughout his musical studies, he knew he had to pursue acting as well and began researching for acting classes in Montreal. There, he found Straeon Acting Studios with renowned acting coaches Jock MacDonald and Isabel Farias and continues training there weekly.

Kenny made his TV debut on Bravo's '19-2'. He was then cast in a recurring principal on New Form Digital's new musical series 'Lost Generation' working alongside Katie Findlay (How to Get Away with Murder, Carrie Diaries). In addition, he had principal roles on Crackle's TV series 'The Art of More' and worked alongside Brie Larson and Naomi Watts in Lionsgate's 'The Glass Gastle'. Kenny also worked on Sony's TV pilot 'Roadside Picnic' and will work on Deathwish (MGM/Paramount) and 'Brad's Status' (Plan B) across from Ben Stiller later this Fall.

As a filmmaker, Kenny created his own comedy series called Battle Jar: Resolving Arguments Since the Dawn of Time. The show, about four friends living in an ever changing world controlled by the magic of an ancient jar, premiered it's pilot episode at Montreal Comiccon 2016 and it's web series sketches at Ottawa Comiccon 2016.

As a violinist, Kenny has travelled all over North America to perform. He was a Schulich Scholar at McGill University and was recognized by the music faculty for "Outstanding Achievement in Violin Performance". Since his studies, Kenny had the opportunity to perform with many orchestras in Quebec and British Columbia including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Cirque Du Soleil, Appassionata Chamber Orchestra, Laval Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra. He had the privilege of performing in Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses twice with the Vancouver Film Orchestra, Michael Buble's "Crazy Love" album, as well as in concert with Il Divo. As a soloist, he has performed with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra on several occasions.

Brianna Womick

Brianna Womick is an actress, stunt performer, & dancer from Illinois. She has been performing from the time she was 3 years old on stage, on camera, & in front of live audiences in large venues all over the country. Brianna is just as appealing on the inside & as she is on the outside with her Midwest sincerity & charm, & is one of the most intense & humble actresses you will ever have the opportunity to meet.

Brianna is half Native American with English, French, & German heritage. Her roles include a very diverse range from high school to military & every ethnicity from Egyptian to Latin American.

Her training has been with top industry professionals in IL, NY, & LA. Brianna's acting coaches have been with some of the best including Annie Grindlay, Janet Alhanti (Naomi Watts, James Franco, etc) & Gary Austin (The Groundlings founder).

Brianna's acting includes TV shows & films like "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "Journey" the web series as an Egyptian clone with super powers, "All Cheerleaders Die", in several short films & commercials, & is in talks for a feature film.

As a stunt performer Brianna has performed in films such as "All Cheerleaders Die" as the principal stunt double to the 2 lead actresses, "Swelter", "Vox Influx", "Starry Eyes", & did motion capture on "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra". She can be seen acting & fighting in a global PSA for UNICEF, & Danica Patrick's stunt/dance/body double for the Go Daddy Super Bowl commercials.

As a professional dancer she has worked on films & TV series such as "Bratz", "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", "The House Bunny", "Get Him to the Greek", "Faster", "Two and a Half Men", "Cold Case" & many others. She has done several music videos & danced for artists like LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, was a ballet dancer for The Minnesota State Ballet Company, & a National Dance Champion for the largest dance competition in the country.

Brianna also got accepted into Disney/ABC's & NBC's talent showcases. The studios only take a small group of actors that audition from all over the country & major executives wanted her for the coveted roles.

Watch out for this young multiple threat actress! She is ready to take on Hollywood in every capacity possible. Brianna is definitely going to be capturing America by the eyes & heart strings.

Christian J. Meoli

Christian Meoli is a multi-talented Actor/Writer/Producer and Film Executive via his outfit Voltaire Media.

Originally from Philadelphia, he began his acting career in his early teens in regional theatre productions. With a strong acting education from The Performing Arts School and Stagedoor Manor, Christian appeared in dozens of plays on the East Coast. He attended Temple University on scholarship to study Directing.

In 1992, Christian was cast as "Federico Aranda" in the Frank Marshall-directed Alive. He was next cast opposite Rory Cochrane, Kyra Sedgwick and Ron Livingston in The Low Life and Persons Unknown with Jon Favreau and Naomi Watts, Antoni Carone.

Christian has built an extensive acting career working in film and television and theatre.

Produced over 100 projects via film/radio/TV and Live Events plus numerous radio programs for the Pacifica Radio Network.

In 2009, Christian wrote the book and lyrics, acted, produced and directed the underground theatre hit "Octomom the Musical", which garnered international press with its jolting parody hijinks.

Chris also appears in commercials for the likes of Fruit of the Loom, FEMA, Volkswagon, Olympus Camera, Microsoft, Time Warner, Coors Light, among others.

He is married to actress Beverly Leech and is an aggressive supporter of independent film, exhibiting young filmmakers at Arena Cinema in Hollywood. He splits his time between Los Angeles and New York as well as New Orleans and other regional, wherever acting work may lead.

Chris Meyer

Originally from New Jersey, Chris Meyer began studying acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City. His first role was on the acclaimed hit series, "Sex And The City". More dramatic roles soon followed on NBC's iconic police procedural, "Law & Order: SVU", and the CBS hit "CSI: New York". Then a recurring role as "Dave" on the WB series, "What I Like About You". He has since acted in a series of feature films, Chris appeared alongside Laura Linney and Topher Grace in the New York indie drama, "P.S", in Xan Cassavetes feature debut, "Kiss of the Damned" with Milo Ventimiglia and Michael Rappaport, also Sundance Film Festival alum Bertha Bay-Sa Pan's "Almost Perfect". Then, the Beacon Pictures crime thriller "Grey Lady" filmed on Nantucket Island, with Eric Dane and Amy Madigan and directed by John Shea. Next Chris appeared as Jay Goldman, opposite Zachary Quinto in the NBC mini series, "The Slap" alongside Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman and Brian Cox. Following that with a turn as "Scott" on the Netflix series "Gypsy" starring Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup. lives in New York and L.A.

Kym Wilson

Kym Wilson is an award winning Australian actress known for her work in Film, Television and Theatre. Her career began in the Australian Film Institute Awarded Best Film, "Flirting" alongside Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts and later that same year in the mini series "Brides of Christ" starring opposite Naomi Watts and Russell Crowe for which she received a Logie (Australian Emmy) for New Talent. Wilson then appeared in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of "The Crucible" before undertaking a series regular role on beloved Australian drama "A Country Practice" for which she received several Logie and People's Choice Award Nominations for Best Actress in a Series.

Kym returned to the stage where she originated the role of Rachel in the Sydney Theatre Company's "Blackrock". A national tour as Janet in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" followed.

Numerous other stage roles and Australian film and TV movies followed before she returned to series TV in the role of Sam on "Heartbreak High". She then originated the role of Tess McLeod in the television movie "McLeod's Daughters" opposite Jack Thomspon.

Kym is a recipient of the Winston Churchill Fellowship which took her to the US to study with Shakespeare & Company and with the Moscow Art Theatre Company at Harvard. She stayed in the US after meeting her husband, Writer/Producer Sean O'Byrne, and taking a break from acting, successfully launched the Australian fashion label, Leona Edmiston, in the US, Europe & Asia.

She returned to acting in 2016 in Australian Theatre Companies award winning production of 'Speaking in Tongues' at the Matrix Theatre in Hollywood for which she received a Stage Scene LA award for 'Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role'.

Guy Oseary

Guy Oseary's entrepreneurial leadership and global vision includes the development and innovative business management of artist brands, (Madonna), producing films (vampire film trilogy Twilight), concert tours (Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet Tour" grossed 408 million dollars), management of three-time American League MVP Alex Rodriguez, advisor to the leading coconut water brand company (Vita Coco), and a joint venture partnership with Iconix Brand Group in the apparel industry.

At the age of 15, Guy Oseary began searching for and developing talent in Los Angeles while still in high school. Two years later, he joined what was to become Maverick Records as an A&R man and quickly rose through the ranks to become Chairman of the label. During Oseary's tenure, he guided Maverick to sales of over l00 million units globally including 33 million copies of the debut album of his young discovery Alanis Morrisette. Her "Jagged Little Pill" album would take home four Grammy Awards in l996, including Album of the Year, securing a spot for Maverick Records as one of the industry's leading boutique labels. During Oseary's tenure the label also released albums by Michelle Branch, Prodigy, Deftones and The Wreckers as well as soundtracks to "The Wedding Singer," "The Matrix," "Austin Powers," and Quentin Tarantino's films "Jackie Brown" and "Kill Bill."

In 2005, Oseary became Madonna's manager following several years as the artist's business partner. Their collaboration in all aspects of Madonna's career included the release of multi platinum CDs and two recent worldwide concert tours. The 2006 "Confessions Tour" grossed $195 million and her 2008-2009 "Sticky & Sweet" Tour was the most successful tour by a solo artist in history with gross revenue of 408 million dollars. In 2007, Oseary negotiated a groundbreaking deal by partnering Madonna with Live Nation, the number one touring promotion company in the world. The unprecedented deal is valued at 120 million dollars.

As part of Maverick Films, Oseary executive produced the stunningly successful Twilight series. The latest installment, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse set a new record for the biggest midnight domestic opening in box office history. The three movies to date have grossed over l.7 billion dollars.

In 2009, his client, three-time American League MVP, NY Yankees third baseman, and baseball giant, Alex Rodriguez, won his first World Series Championship.

Oseary co-manages YouTube singing sensation, 13 year-old Greyson Michael Chance. Chance's performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" has had 50 million views on YouTube with no signs of slowing down. He is currently recording his debut CD for Ellen Degeneres' new record label ElevenEleven.

NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly, now in its tenth year, is executive produced by Oseary along with NBC's New Year's Eve - also hosted by Daly.

Since 2004, Oseary has been a principal at the top entertainment management company, Untitled Entertainment (in partnership with Jason Weinberg and Stephanie Simon). The firm oversees a roster of clients including Hilary Swank, David Caruso, Penelope Cruz, Naomi Watts, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Lucy Liu, and Blake Lively amongst others.

In early 2010, Oseary became an adviser to Vita Coco, the coconut water brand company. He brought on board an investment group including Madonna, Demi Moore, Anthony Kiedis and Matthew McCounaghey. Vita Coco currently has a 70 percent market share for coconut water in the US with sales continuing to surge monthly.

Oseary has signed on as an advisor to Groupon.com. Forbes proclaimed the company as "the fastest-growing company in web history." In April 2010, at just 17 months old, Groupon's valuation was l.35 billion dollars.

In partnership with Madonna, Oseary formed MDG Icon, a joint venture with Iconix Brand Group which focuses on fashion and apparel projects. The first collection under MDG is a sunglass collection designed by Madonna in collaboration with designer duo Dolce and Gabanna. The first apparel collection, Material Girl, is a fast fashion junior line designed by Madonna and her daughter sold exclusively in all Macy's stores.

Oseary has written two books and has had two photography books published.

Dean E. Fronk

In 1996, Dean Fronk joined Donald Pemrick to form Ataraxia Entertainment Inc. dba Pemrick/Fronk Casting (PFC). Pemrick/Fronk Casting has been in business for fifteen years and in that time has completed over 250 projects ranging from feature films, MOW's, television series and CD-Roms. Specializing in family entertainment, he has worked with young talent the likes of Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johanssen, Leighton Meester, Ben Foster, Haley Joel Osment and Josh Hutcherson. A true horror geek, he cast many titles like Rob Zombie's, House of 1000 Corpses and Children of the Corn IV starring Naomi Watts. Recently, PFC has done many films for the Lifetime Movie Network and the Hallmark Channel. Their features are a variety of budgets with cast ranging from Sony's The Lodger (his first Artios nomination for casting) starring Alfred Molina, Hope Davis and Simon Baker to indie films in the past year starring John Cusack, Robert DeNiro, Cuba Gooding Jr., Val Kilmer and Nicholas Cage. In addition to film and television, PFC cast Blizzard Entertainment's highly successful CD-Roms, Diablo II and Warcraft III. Fronk has cast on location in cities ranging from Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Houston, Austin, Spokane, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and New York. He has cast abroad for films in Bulgaria, Canada, Prague, Italy, India, England, Spain and Chile. The ability to work with companies in the U.S. and overseas, a cohesive understanding of Producers, Directors, and Foreign Sales Agents, and an "open door" policy to the Acting community has enabled PFC to cast over two hundred projects since its inception. Fronk also has a prolific teaching and speaking career throughout the U.S. Focusing on audition technique, he teaches to build confidence and success for actors everywhere. Fronk is a graduate of the Ohio State University and lives in Los Angeles with his wife Nichole and their three children Dean, Scarlett and Levon. He is a current member of the Casting Society of America.

Daniel Pirrie

Trained at LAMDA graduating in 2003. He has an extensive background in theatre in London's West End as well as the Edinburgh Festival where his portrayal of infamous murderer Richard Loeb in 'Never the Sinner' was described by The Scotsman as "a tour de force: flamboyant, posturing, ironic, and with the magnetism the part requires", and prompted The Times to feature him as a "Great British Hope" when the production transferred to the Arts Theatre in London's West End.

He has had roles on British television in hit shows such as Downton Abbey, Dr. Who and Case Histories.

He was offered the part of Jason Fraser in Diana starring alongside Naomi Watts.

Robert Lantos

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

James Manzello

James is a New York City born and based actor, comedian, writer, director, and musician. He's appeared on MTV's Totally Clueless, ABC's What Would You Do?, and is a regular cast member on MTV2's Joking Off. In 2015, James made his feature film debut in Noah Baumbach's While We're Young, starring Ben Stiller & Naomi Watts, and became the official voice of Tostitos. As a writer and director, James won the Audience Award at the 2014 New York Television Festival for his indie comedy pilot The Neighborhood, and has created (and scored) a bunch of shorts and sketches, many of which can be seen on his YouTube channel, Handsome Dancer. At the end of this year, James plans to begin pre-production on his first original feature film.

Corey Allen Jackson

Corey Allen Jackson is a renowned composer for film and television. Originally discovering music through a passion for rock and roll, Corey developed his craft through classical training as a composer at Paris' distinguished La Schola Cantorum. Since then, he has gone on to work in some of the most unique and inventive projects in the realms of Hollywood, television, and independent film. Most recently, he worked on Chuck, the highly-acclaimed Chuck Wepner biopic, starring Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Moss, and Ron Perlman. In order to channel the period piece's hedonistic sensibilities, Corey pulled inspiration from his own rock and roll influences, Jim Morrison in particular combined with the heart and soul of Ray Charles, to create a rocking soundtrack that exudes the same drunken swagger as the movie's protagonist, who was the inspiration for the movie Rocky.

He has also recently scored the experimental, feminist Western, The Painted Woman, directed by James Cotton and featuring a primarily Oklahoma based crew. This gave Corey, an Oklahoma native himself, a unique musical challenge. Painted Woman is very much two different movies blended together as one, with the first have shot very dark and claustrophobic while the second half is outdoors, bright and very open. Corey utilized his diverse musical toolkit to support this dichotomy, enabling the successful and dramatic shift in the narrative.

Corey is also a longtime collaborator of cult animator Bill Plympton, having scored his acclaimed feature length film Idiots and Angels, along with a considerable number of his surreal short films, including Santa, The Fascist Years; The Fan and The Flower, The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger, and Guide Dog, a part of his Oscar-nominated Dog series. Corey also scored Fox Digital Studios mind-bending science fiction pilot, Parallels, which was nominated for Best Score at the Hollywood Music and Media Awards (HMMA) in 2014. The pilot is currently in development to become a series made in conjunction with acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman.

Corey has also found a unique fan base through his work on some of the darker horror movies of the past few years, including 20th Century Fox's The Exorcism of Molly Hartley and the 2010 remake of I Spit on Your Grave, as well as several projects for SyFy. Other notable works include: 20th Century Fox's Wayward Pines companion series Gone, I Spit on Your Grave 2, Tribeca Film's Hansel & Gretel Get Baked, MTV's animated series Good Vibes and 20th Century Fox's Wolfpack of Reseda. Wolfpack of Reseda won the Prix de la Meilleure Musique Orginale at the 2013 Marseille Web Fest and his music for Hansel & Gretel Get Baked was nominated for best score by the HMMA in 2013.

Corey also provided additional music for the 2016 summer blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. A sought after collaborator, he has contributed to projects including Teen Wolf, Supernatural, Spider-Man 2, Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Vampires Suck. Video game contributions include the award-winning James Bond: From Russia with Love, The Punisher, and the smash-hit The Simpsons Game.

When he's not creating music, Corey is busy honing his skills as a purple belt in Shotokan Karate, and sampling LA's multitude of strange and experimental restaurants.

Donald Paul Pemrick

Son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Pemrick, went to high school at LaSalle Institute in Troy, New York and graduated from St. Lawrence University.

Donald is a Member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and one the founding Members of the Casting Society of America

Donald Paul Pemrick began his career in the Entertainment Industry in 1980 as the Casting Assistant on the Columbia Pictures feature film Annie, based on the hit Broadway musical. Working with the Academy Award Winning Director John Houston, Donald was responsible for the auditions of nearly 12,000 young girls in ten open calls throughout the U.S. A year later, he joined BCI Casting as an assistant/associate for the legendary Casting Director, Barbara Claman and her partner Marc Schwartz on numerous feature films, Movies for Television, TV pilots and Series such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers that launched the career of River Phoenix. In 1983, Donald left BCI with Marc Schwartz when he formed Marc Schwartz Casting (MSC). Donald became the casting director for one of television's most beloved comedies: Three's Company. He also worked on numerous pilots for ABC, NBC, CBS and the Aaron Spelling series Dynasty as well as the CBS series Emerald Point NAS. He also cast numerous Movies of the Week starring such TV favorites Valerie Bertinelli and John Ritter. At the time, he was the youngest Prime Time Casting Director for Network Television. Milt Hamerman (Head of Casting at Universal Television) became aware of Donald when working on two spin offs of the comedy series Too Close for Comfort. Liking Donald's fresh approach to casting, Hamerman offered Donald a staff position at Universal Studios Television. Again, he was the youngest person to hold such a position. During his stint with Universal, Donald was responsible for casting pilots such as The Equalizer and numerous series highlighted by Charles in Charge created by the Emmy Award winning producer Sherward Schwartz and The George Burns Comedy Week created by Steve Martin. In 1985 Donald chose to move into feature films. He left Universal and joined Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus at the prolific Cannon Films where he cast nearly a dozen feature films. In 1986, Donald Pemrick Casting was formed. This allowed Donald the opportunity to cast several independent films that would shoot around the world including Europe, Africa and the Philippines. In 1988, Donald's career turned back to television, and he moved to New York City to be the Casting Consultant for NBC Television while still casting his independent features. At NBC, Donald's job was to look for new and upcoming talent for NBC pilots and on the air series. He auditioned such future film and TVstars as Matt Damon, Adam Sandler, Matt LeBlanc and Marisa Tomei to name a few...One of Donald's independent films at this time was the remake of Lord of the Flies, where he conducted an East Coast search auditioning over 1000 young actors in eight states...a flash back to his days on Annie. In the early 90's, Donald accepted a Casting Director position in Los Angeles working with a new Independent Film Company, I.R.S. Media, Inc. formed by music legion Miles Copeland and partner Paul Colichman. I.R.S. Media was one of the first independent film companies allowing writers and directors to make the films they wanted to make... Pemrick had the pleasure of casting over twenty-five films for IRS Media. Some of his highlights would be the cult classic, Shakes the Clown starring Bobcat Goldthwait, Adam Sandler and Robin Williams. One False Move, directed by Carl Franklin starring Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton which Siskel & Ebert's choose as the #1 Film of the year and receiving 5 Spirit award nominations and the Board of Review Best film; and the Oscar nominated film Tom & Viv with Willem Dafoe, Rosemary Harris and Miranda Richardson. He also produced three films for IRS; the critically acclaimed December, a World War II coming of age drama starring Balthazaar Getty, Wil Wheaton and Jason London, and the Martial Arts Films Rage and Honor and Rage in Honor II which filmed on location in Indonesia. He also cast films independently, working with such future Academy Award Winning actors Colin Firth in Playmaker and Charlize Theron who was Taft Hartleyed in Children of the Corn III.

In 1994, Pemrick hired Dean Fronk as his Casting Assistant at IRS and by 1995, Pemrick/Fronk Casting (PFC) was formed with their film company Ataraxia Entertainment. Over the next 18 years Pemrick/Fronk would cast more than 400 projects consisting of studio films, series, pilots, animated films, movies for television, new media series, and the best selling CD-Roms, Diablo II and Warcraft III. They have nearly 70 Movies for television which have aired on Lifetime, Hallmark, ABC Family, Nickelodeon and the SyFy Channel. Their feature films cover every genre from Rob Zombie's, House of 1000 Corpes, to the animated Holiday classic Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys, with Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Dreyfuss, to the family classics Universal's Beethoven III and IV. PFC's television casting includes the FOX family series Mowgli, The New Adventures of the Jungle Book and the CW's Kamen Rider: Dragon Knights and Little Girl Lost: the Delimar Vera Story which was nominated for 9 Imagen Awards. They also produced the feature film, Freestyle starring Corbin Bleu. Some of today's brightest film and TV stars had their early start in an indie film with Pemrick/Fronk: Jessica Alba, Shia LeBeouf, Eve Mendes, Naomi Watts, Rainn Wilson, Miranda Cosgrove, Ian Somerhalder, Milo Ventimiglia, Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson, Stana Katic, Leighton Meester, Josh Holloway, Josh Hutcherson, Ben Foster, Chris Pine Donald Pemrick and Dean Fronk were nominated for Artios awards for their independent Sony Picture film The Lodger in 2009 and also for the short film, License to Reproduce in 2011. They were nominated and won the 2009 Heller Award from the Talent Manager's Association for Best Feature Film Casting Director. Donald Pemrick is a current member of the Television Academy and the Casting Society of America.

Craig M. Saavedra

An independent film director and Tony Award-nominated producer, Craig Saavedra is co-founder of Starry Night Entertainment, a Los Angeles and New York based film, theatre and television production company.

Saavedra has directed the feature films "Sherman's Way" (James LeGros, Enrico Colantoni, Michael Shulman and Donna Murphy) and "Rhapsody In Bloom" (Penelope Ann Miller and Ron Silver).

Starry Night has produced and/or been a major investor on Broadway and West End productions such as "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (Liev Schreiber, Janet McTeer), "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (Neil Patrick Harris, Darren Criss), "Henry V" (Jude Law), "Peter and Alice" (Judi Dench), "The Elephant Man" (Bradley Cooper), "The Cripple of Inishmaan" (Daniel Radcliffe), "After Midnight" and Craig Wright's "Mistakes Were Made" (Michael Shannon) at Off-Broadway's Barrow Street Theatre (Time Magazine's Top Ten Plays of the Year). Saavedra also produced the New York premiere of J.T. Rogers's "White People" at the Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 Theater.

Recent television projects include the unscripted series "Tibor to the Rescue."

Prior to Starry Night, Saavedra served as President of Becker Entertainment, Australia's leading independent film and television production, distribution and exhibition company, with offices in Los Angeles and Sydney. During his tenure, Saavedra produced and/or supervised the production/development of numerous film and television projects including "At First Sight" (Jonathan Silverman), "The Family Bloom," "Closer and Closer" (Kim Delaney), "Only You" (Helen Hunt), "Gross Misconduct" (Jimmy Smits and Naomi Watts), "December Boys" (Daniel Radcliffe) "The Real MacCaw" (Jason Robards).

Saavedra lives in Los Angeles and New York with his husband, cinematographer Joaquin Sedillo.

Annie Hart

Annie Hart is best known as one-third of Au Revoir Simone, the beloved all-female synth trio that counts David Lynch as a super-fan (& also recently appeared on Twin Peaks). But with the eight tracks on her solo debut, Impossible Accomplice (Instant Records, 9/15/17), Annie will emerge as an electrifying artist and producer in her own right.

During the band's hiatus, she has been crafting pop songs on classic synthesizers, with a less-is-more approach, writing and engineering the record on her own in the basement of her Brooklyn home, sneaking sessions in while her children were sleeping. Greatly influenced by the spare synthesizer sounds of Laurie Spiegel and the stripped-down sensibility of artists like Alex Cameron, Annie has embraced her love of meticulously crafting the perfect tone to match the emotion of a song.

In songs such as the first single, "Hard To Be Still" (featured on an episode of Netflix series, Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts), Annie cuts back the layers to reveal a rawer version of the dreamy synth pop her band was famous for forging. Solo, Annie has opened for artists such as M. Ward and Neko Case, and will be playing a handful of shows this summer and fall in support of the new record.

Alan Glazer

Mr. Glazer began his distinguished career at the William Morris Agency, television packaging department, prior to bringing his talents to Roven Cavallo productions/Atlas Entertainment in 1994. It is during his tenure at Atlas Entertainment that Mr. Glazer honed his exceptional skills in the areas of development, physical production, post-production, business affairs and the financing of independent and studio films. As well as handling the global marketing and distribution of studio and independent projects. His 19 years with Atlas Entertainment, 10 of which he was the Executive Vice President, provided him with an unsurpassed understanding for the creative process, as well as the need for sound fiscal decisions to allow the creativity of the artist to flourish within the constraints of a budget. Mr. Glazer has a profound respect for the relationship between filmmaker, financiers and producers, always expressing an unwavering commitment to preserving the creative integrity of screenwriters, directors and actors, while balancing the need to be accountable to financiers. Mr. Glazer's notable career includes executive producer credits on projects such as: The recently released "Open Grave" directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego and staring Sharlto Coley, Thomas Krentschmann, and Joseph Morgan; "Season of the Witch", starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, and directed by Dominic Sena; "The Bank Job", starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows; and Tom Tykwer's "The International", starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts. He was a co-producer on the comedy blockbuster "Get Smart", starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway. Other film producing credits include "Revenge for Jolly" starring Kristen Wiig, Brian Petsos, Elijah Wood and Oscar Isaac; "Live!", written and directed by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Bill Guttentag and starring Eva Mendes; "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed", "Bulletproof Monk", and 2002's "Scooby-Doo", which grossed more than $275 million worldwide. Mr. Glazer was also an associate producer on "City of Angels", starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan and he produced the HBO special "Making Angels" as well. Mr. Glazer also holds associate producer credits on "Three Kings", starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube, and executive produced the HBO special "On the Set of Three Kings." Mr Glazer oversaw all marketing and distribution for all aspects of Three Kings.

Mr. Glazer's worldwide box office of films he has a producing credit on is over 1 billion dollars. His worldwide box office triples to 3 billion dollars when you include films that he was influential in the Production, Distribution and/or Marketing of the films and chose to not receive a credit, such as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Brothers Grimm, Fallen and Rollerball.

Mirren Gordon-Crozier

Mirren Gordon-Crozier was born and raised in London, UK. On graduating with a BFA in Fashion and Photography from New York's Parsons School of Design, she began her career as a costume designer in film and television. Mirren's recent projects include Destin Cretton's upcoming feature The Glass Castle starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson, and Max Greenfield; Fred Wolf's Drunk Parents starring Salma Hayek, Alec Baldwin and Joe Manganiello, and the upcoming Low Riders, directed by Ricardo De Montreuil and starring Eva Longoria, Nicola Peltz, Theo Rossi, and Tony Revolori.

Brandon Kleyla

Ever since the 1984 film "Ghostbusters", Brandon Kleyla knew what he wanted to do: act. He first professional job came in 1991 when he was in a local theater production of "Evita". That winter, he went on to portray "Tiny Tim" in "A Christmas Carol" and "Jacob Rothchild" in "The Rothchilds." He soon signed with The Christensen Group talent agency in Winter Park, Florida. From then on, he worked regularly at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando on such projects as the pilot episode of "Gullah Gullah Island", "Nick News", and "All That." He landed his first film role in the 1995 hit NOW AND THEN, starring Demi Moore, where Brandon plays "Bobby Fricker, " a character that was originally dropped from the script but later restored just for him. While filming NOW AND THEN in Savannah, Brandon worked with Christina Ricci, Gaby Hoffmann, Thora Birch & Ashleigh Aston Moore. A few months after filming NOW AND THEN, Brandon auditioned for CHILDREN OF THE CORN - MILLENNIUM'S CHILD. Soon after he auditioned, he found himself flying to Austin, Texas for production. In the film, which is now known as CHILDREN OF THE CORN - THE GATHERING, Brandon plays the very demon that Stephen King originally created in his short story. In this film, Brandon worked with the legendary Karen Black, Naomi Watts (Tank Girl), Samaria Graham (NOTHING TO LOSE), Brent Jennings (ANOTHER 48 HRS.) and William Windom. During filming, Brandon was turned over to the artists at Sota FX, who transformed him into "Josiah", the amazing boy preacher who is wrongfully murdered by the townspeople. After CHILDREN OF THE CORN - THE GATHERING, Brandon and his family moved to Los Angeles where he contacted Roy Knyrim at Sota FX, the studio that did his makeup in "Corn" and started helping out around the shop. He soon was auditioning for casting director Valorie Massalas for the film FATHER OF FRANKENSTEIN (later retitled GODS AND MONSTERS) -- by coincidence Sota FX was working on makeup effects for the film. Brandon went into his audition not knowing that Valorie Massalas was also one of the casting directors for one of his favorite films of all time, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE. Brandon says "If I had known that when I went in, I probably would have made a real fool of myself." He went on to land the role of "young James Whale, " in GODS AND MONSTERS. During the filming of GODS AND MONSTERS, Brandon certainly did is part and more to help with the production. In addition to playing the "young James Whale, " he helped Sota FX with makeup. Very soon after wrapping production on GODS AND MONSTERS, he was on his way to the El Rey Theater on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles to help out his friends Robert Bayer Burnett and Mark A. Altman, by doing a small cameo in their film FREE ENTERPRISE starring William Shatner. You can also see Brandon in a variety of television commercials including "Got Milk -Monster Trapping" and "Holiday Inn Express."

Rob Cristiano

Rob Cristiano is a Brooklyn-born independent filmmaker. His feature film producing credits include festival favorites BOB AND THE TREES (Sundance '15, Winner - Crystal Globe - Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Fest '15), KEEP THE CHANGE (Winner - Best US Narrative Film - Tribeca Film Festival '17, Winner - Critics' Award, Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival '17), and MY FIRST KISS AND THE PEOPLE INVOLVED (Los Angeles Film Festival '16, Audience Prize - New Orleans Film Festival '16), as well as upcoming features THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST (starring Chloe Grace Moretz) and MAINE (starring Laia Costa).

In recent years, Cristiano produced the award-winning Broadway-themed web series UNDERSTUDIES and more than a dozen acclaimed short films that have screened at over one hundred film festivals in twenty different countries. They include PENNY DREADFUL (Audience Prize - Clermont-Ferrand Int'l Short Film Fest, Best of Fest - LA Comedy Short Film Fest, National Board of Review Student Grant), MELON HEAD (Atlanta Film Festival, Short of the Week), GOODBYE BLUE SKY (Short of the Week), and THE PAINTER AND THE WIFE (Best Comedy Short, Bare Bones Film Festival). His chess-themed short film, THE KING'S PAWN (dir. Jonah Bleicher), received a production grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and was honored by Vimeo as a Staff Pick.

Cristiano's experience includes extensive location scouting and management work on many films including: THE ADDERALL DIARIES (starring James Franco), THREE GENERATIONS (starring Naomi Watts), BARRY (starring Devon Terrell), THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS (starring Ben Mendelsohn) and PUZZLE (starring Kelly MacDonald).

Prior to receiving his MFA in Producing from the Columbia University Film Program, Cristiano spent five years at MTV, where he produced DVDs of the most successful franchises in the history of the channel, including BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD, AEON FLUX, THE STATE, JACKASS, and NITRO CIRCUS. His postproduction experience includes time as an assistant editor for numerous TV shows, as well as the feature length documentary THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL BUTT-NAKED (Winner - Best Cinematography at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival).

Cristiano participated in the 2013 Making Waves producer's workshop at the Berlinale. Later that year, the Producer's Guild of America presented him with the prestigious Debra Hill Fellowship for emerging producers. Cristiano is developing several feature film and scripted television projects under his Inside Voices production banner, and produces commercial work at top companies in NYC.

Rick McKay

Rick McKay lives in New York City and is the award-winning Producer/Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor of the hit film Broadway: The Golden Age. For five seasons he was a segment producer on WNET13's City Arts, the most honored, locally produced show in television history, which won over 30 Emmy awards. Rick also produced the first story commissioned for the critically successful national PBS series Egg: The Arts Show, garnering another two Emmy nominations as well as helping to create the opening segment of two recent national Tony Awards broadcasts. Rick won four of the industry's prestigious Telly awards for his television work, has produced episodes for the immensely successful series Biography on the Arts and Entertainment network, and has produced for HBO and United Artists. Rick is also an on-air personality on national PBS television, hosting the incredibly successful pledge drives for "Broadway: The Golden Age" around the country and was recently seen co-hosting the non-cable premiere of Liza with a Z with Liza Minnelli on PBS.

There are two sequels of "Broadway" in production now: Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age, chronicling Broadway from 1959 to 1981 and Broadway: The Next Generation, which brings the story up to the present. Both are planned for theatrical release, followed by national television and DVD release, in 2017 and 2019 respectively. Rick recently returned from New Zealand, working at famed director Peter Jackson's Park Road Post Productions, finishing his new film, "Fay Wray", which Jackson appears in, along with Naomi Watts, Gore Vidal, Leonard Maltin, McKay and many others. The film is half documentary, chronicling Wray's legendary, iconic career in film - and half road film, as Wray and McKay, despite the half-century difference in their ages, travel the globe, becoming fast friends, while McKay was beginning his career in film and Wray was entering her tenth and last decade, The film is due for release in late 2018.

Rick is also the sole owner and proprietor of Second Act Productions, the New York City production company that produced his Broadway trilogy as well as his other films. "Broadway: The Golden Age" has won over 15 film festival awards, is on 17 critics' Top Ten Films of the year lists and was a hit in theaters around the country. The SONY/BMG DVD is still a best seller and the film premiered on US television on national PBS in March 2006 as one of their most successful national pledge drives ever. Two sequels to the film are already in production with Robert Redford, Liza Minnelli, Glenn Close, Al Pacino, Sydney Poitier, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber and 100 other stars. The sequels will bring the story up to the present and both will open theatrically prior to international TV and DVD releases.

Rick also produced, directed and shot Elaine Stritch: At Liberty for PBS. Much of this footage was also used to make the HBO documentary of the same name, which won Elaine Stritch the 2004 Emmy award, and for which Rick is credited as producer and cinematographer. Rick's first solo film project was Birds of a Feather, a documentary of his adventures searching for drag queens for the legendary director Mike Nichols to help him make his hit film Birdcage. Rick is also an award-winning print journalist with numerous magazine and newspaper articles to his credit. His story Birds of a Feather won him San Francisco's Cable Car Award for "Outstanding Journalist" for feature reporting. Rick also has a successful career as an in-demand film and theatre lecturer around the world. A born raconteur, Rick appears with his films and tells behinds the scenes stories of their creation as well as of the history of film and theatre, while showing never-before-seen out-takes and rare footage from his films and from live performances.

Recently, Rick was awarded "Best Film: Greenwich Village Portrait" for his short film, Greenwich Village: A World Apart (2015) at the first annual Greenwich Village Film Festival, and again won the same category the next year for Greenwich Village: The Times They are a Changin' (2016).

Rick was honored at the Sundance Film Festival by PBS and inducted into the PBS Producers Academy, as one of their "best and brightest documentary producer/directors" for his continuing independent film and television work. Rick has also been honored with the "Special Contribution to Film" Award from Stonybrook University Film Festival and the "Limelight Award" from Ojai Film Festival. Recently Rick was also honored with the "New England Theatre Conference Special Contribution to Theatre Award" and the Theatre Museum of New York City's "Award of Excellence for Theatre History Preservation." Rick is also a Doctor of Fine Arts, after being honored at Five Towns College in New York where McKay, Michael Feinstein and Sheldon Harnick were all presented with degrees at a special event celebrating their work.

His wealth of experience in film, television, live entertainment, and journalism has made Rick McKay one of the most prolific and well-rounded independent producer/director/writers working in the industry today.

Andro Steinborn

Andro Steinborn began his career in entertainment as an attorney at Studio Babelsberg and at Alexander Kluges Development Company for Television Programs (DCTP). In 1998, he became Head of Business and Legal Affairs at X Filme Creative Pool. When X Distribution was founded in 2000, he also became its Head of Business and Legal Affairs. He has overseen the production of more than 30 films among them "Run Lola Run" by Tom Tykwer (1998), "Gigantic" (1999), "The Princess And The Warrior (2000), "Heaven" (2002), "Good Bye, Lenin!" (2003) and "Go for Zucker" (2005). He was also the music supervisor for all X Filme productions from 2001 through 2006.

In 2004, Steinborn began to initiate, oversee and produce all of X Filme's international co-productions. In this capacity, he produced "Imagine Me&You", a German-UK co-production with Ealing Studios as well as "Love Life", written and directed by Maria Schrader. Steinborn also co-produced the 2007 Peace Award winning movie, "Goodbye Bafana", written and directed by Bille August, a German-French -South African co-production, shot entirely in south Africa in early 2006.

In 2006, Steinborn became managing director of newly-founded X Filme International GmbH, a subsidiary of X Filme, whose mandate is to produce and finance films for the international market. X Filme International's first project was Michael Haneke's English-language remake of "Funny Games", starring Naomi Watts and Tim Roth. Its second project, "The Countess", written and directed by Julie Delpy, starring William Hurt and Daniel Bruehl, will premiere at the Berlinale, 2009.

In 2009 Andro Steinborn founded his own production company NEU and is developing several feature length motion pictures from acclaimed directors such as Karim Ainouz, Erik Canuel, Eitan Fox, Nadav Schirman, Hermine Huntgeburth, and many more...

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