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Gina Rodriguez

Named the "next big thing" and one of the "top 35 Latinos under 35," by The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Rodriguez's profile has been rising steadily since her breakout performance as the titular character in FILLY BROWN during the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.

Gina Rodriguez was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Puerto Rican parents Magali and Genaro Rodriguez, a boxing referee. She started performing at age seven with the salsa dance company Fantasia Juvenil. She went on to work with other companies including Los Soneros Del Swing, performing at several Salsa Congress' in Chicago, California, New York and Puerto Rico. At sixteen, Gina was one of thirteen teens to be accepted into Columbia University NY- Theatrical Collaboration taught by Richard Niles. She wrote, directed and performed original work with twelve other kids from around the world. She fell in love with New York and NYU called her name-she was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, and the calling was clear, theatre was it. Gina had four years of intense theatre training at both the Atlantic Theatre Company and Experimental Theatre Wing, working with David Mamet and William H. Macy, the brilliant guidance of Rosemary Quinn and other wonderful professors. Directly after graduation, Gina booked her first lead role in the feature film Tiny Dancer. After, Gina originated the role of Frida Kahlo in the world premiere of "Casa Blue: The Last Moments in the Life of Frida Kahlo," at the American Stage Theatre. She continued to work in NY with multiple theatres and her work in film and TV steadily grew, including shows "Jonny Zero," "Army Wives," and "Law and Order," in addition to several short and indie films. One in particular, Osvaldos, was accepted into festivals including ABFF, NY HBO Latino Film Fest, Chicago International Film Fest, Urbanworld. They named Gina winner of the "Best Actor" award at the First Run Film Festival in NY and the film aired on HBO in 2010 and was named one of the "Five Best Shorts." After the years of success in NY, Gina booked a lead role in a feature film Go for It (Lionsgate) in which she received a 2011 Imagen Awards nomination. After this, Gina booked her first co-star TV role on CBS' "Eleventh Hour." She went on to book series regular roles on web series "Eden's Court" and "No Names;" her first studio film Our Family Wedding with America Ferrera; and a lead in film Superchicas. Since then she has also guest starred on the TV shows: "The Mentalist," "Happy Endings" and "Ten Things I Hate About You." Next up came one of Gina's most exciting roles, to date, Filly Brown. Originally, this role had been written as a spoken word artist, an area that Gina had experience, but upon meeting the directors and producers, they informed her that they were changing the part to a rapper. After an outstanding audition, in which Gina provided an impromptu rap performance, she secured the role. Gina collaborated with music producers, E Dub and Khoolaid from Silent Giant, to come up with over five original songs for the film. Filly Brown is set to hit theatres nationally in April 2013.

Up next, Gina stars as the lead in the indie dark comedy Sleeping with Fishes, written and directed by Nicole Gomez Fisher. The film focuses on Alexis Rodriguez Fish, who returns home to her family after the death of her cheating husband. Anna Ortiz will play her sister. Gina remains in the midst of an ABC studios holding deal, and will be seen in a supporting role in Snap, a reunion with her FILLY BROWN director Youssef Delara. Her indie film California Winter with Ruttina Wesley remains in the pipeline as well.

Gina is a supporter of Inspira, an organization that works to spotlight Latino leaders who shape their communities. She also works with the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and the Boyle Heights Learning Collaborative, and won an Imagen award winner for "Best Actress in a Feature Film: Filly Brown".

As of 2014, Gina stars in the CW television series Jane the Virgin, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe (Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy). She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Noel Fisher

Noel Fisher has become one of the entertainment industry's most sought after and versatile performers, bringing to life memorable characters on the big and small screens over the past few years. Fisher's film and television credits include starring as Michelangelo in Paramount Pictures summer hit "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", playing Mickey Milkovich opposite William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum on the critically acclaimed Showtime series "Shameless" and Vladimir in the final chapter of the worldwide phenomenon "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." Additional credits include History Channel's miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys", the blockbuster film "Battle: Los Angeles" with Aaron Eckhart, CBS' "Two and a Half Men", "The Mentalist", and "Medium", recurring roles on NBC's "Law and Order: SVU", Showtime's "Huff", and FOX's "Bones" as well as the Sundance film "RED" (Official Selection) and the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries "The Pacific." Audiences may best remember Fisher from his breakout performance in the critically acclaimed FX series "The Riches" portraying Cal Malloy, the conniving and clever son of Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver. Fisher is represented by United Talent Agency, Industry Entertainment, and attorney Marcy Morris.

Saxon Sharbino

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

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

Andrew J. West

Andrew J. West was born in Merrillville, Indiana and grew up in the nearby town of Lake Station. He was interested in acting from an early age, but he didn't actually get to throw himself into it until he went to Indiana University. At first he studied philosophy and anthropology, steering clear of the theatre department. However, that changed when he decided to start auditioning for university plays and began landing roles, including the lead in Eric Bogosian's "Suburbia". This marked a turning point in Andrew's life, giving him the confidence he needed to decide to pursue a career in acting. He began writing, producing, and acting in short films with his college friends, some of which went to the festivals and won awards.

After moving to LA with some of those same close friends, Andrew's talent and drive landed him a manager almost immediately and soon after he started landing roles. After he landed the role of the young "Christian Troy" in the cult classic FX show "Nip/Tuck", Andrew began to garner attention from producers and casting directors alike. He had simultaneous recurring roles on "Greek" and "Privileged", and landed guest starring roles on hit shows such as "Bones", CSI:NY, "Ghost Whisperer", "Castle", and "Body of Proof". Trying his hand at comedy, he landed the lead in the critically acclaimed web series "Rockville, CA" from Josh Schwartz. He also guest starred on "Shit My Dad Says" and "Suburgatory". These comedy shows led to him to scoring the lead roles in two network pilots: ABC's "Who Gets The Parents", opposite Jane Kaczmarek and Adam Arkin; and "Family Practice" opposite Christopher Lloyd and Jean Smart.

Recently Andrew shot the lead role opposite Jim O'Heir in the indie feature film "The Middle Man"; as well as the lead role in the Tom Kapinos / Warner Brothers pilot "Dead People" and a two-episode guest starring role on NBC's "Under the Dome". Earlier this year Andrew appeared in a multi-episode arc on the highly acclaimed, hit AMC series "The Walking Dead", playing the character "Gareth", the head of Terminus. He was voted #1 Villain of 2015 by Us Weekly. He also shot the lead role in the indie film "Walter" opposite William H. Macy.

Felicity Huffman

Felicity toiled away for 20 years in ill fated television shows, Broadway plays and independent films in the shadow of her successful husband, actor William H Macy, then she got the part of Lynette Scavo in the television series Desperate Housewives and the film Transamerica resulting in a Golden Globe nomination for both.

Winter Ave Zoli

Winter Ave Zoli was born in New Hope, Pennsylvania. At the age of 11, she moved with her family to Prague, Czech Republic, where she was able to fully plant her Czech roots from her fathers side of the family. She studied middle school and high school at the International School of Prague. She transitioned her way from ballet to musical theater, developing a love for the stage, and for the craft of acting. She began working professionally at the age of 13, and developed her resume through acting opportunities on European and American productions that came through Prague. At the age of 17, she attended the Carnegie-Mellon summer school theater program, and at 19, enrolled in the Atlantic Theater Company acting school in Manhattan, New York, founded by playwright David Mamet, and actor William H. Macy. After graduating from the professional program, Winter moved to Los Angeles where she resides.

Kate Flannery

KATE FLANNERY is best known for her 9 seasons as Meredith the drunk on NBC's THE OFFICE. She toured the country as Jane Lynch's sidekick in her anti cabaret act, SEE JANE SING in over 30 cities including Joe's Pub in NYC. Her original cult comedy lounge act, the Lampshades plays all over the country and Hollywood regularly. New York stage audience now her as Neely O'Hara in the Off B'Way hit VALLEY OF THE DOLLS at the Circle In The Square and in Nora Ephron's LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE. Kate was recently on Brooklyn Nine Nine on FOX, and in ComedyCentral's ANOTHER PERIOD. Kate can be seen in two films on NETFLIX from the Tribeca Film Fest, TENURED and SLOW LEARNERS. Kate stars in the HBO short EMERGENCY CONTACT on HBO GO and indy films DIAL A PRAYER with Brittany Snow and William H. Macy, the Sundance hit, COOTIES with Elijah Wood and the newly released, award winning FOURTHMAN OUT available on iTunes and Netflix. www.thelampshades.com March 2016

Kel Mitchell

Acting Career - Hailing from the Windy City, Kel Mitchell began his acting career at the young age of 12 with the ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Young Kel wowed audiences with his on-stage performances in Chicago theatrical productions such as "Kasimu & the Coconut Palm" and "Dirt." But it was his outstanding performance in "Eden" at the historic Victory Gardens Theater, which caught the attention of a prominent talent agent. At the age of 14, Kel got the opportunity of a lifetime. He flew to Florida to be on a TV show on the then new network for kids, Nickelodeon. Kel beat out thousands of other kids and was cast in what soon became a groundbreaking TV show. Mitchell was an original member on Nickelodeon's "All That" from 1994-1999. He and co-star Kenan Thompson also starred in the spin-off series "Kenan & Kel" from 1996-2000, as well as a 1997 major motion picture, titled "Good Burger", which is the movie version of one of his sketches from "All That". The duo also appeared together in episodes of "Sister Sister" and "The Steve Harvey Show" Kel Mitchell starred in the 1999 comedy "Mystery Men" with Ben Stiller and William H. Macy and in 2000, "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" with Robert De Niro, Jason Alexander and Rene Russo. Mitchell was also the voice of a mild-mannered and playful dog named T-Bone in the children's cartoon series "Clifford the Big Red Dog", alongside the late John Ritter from 2000 to 2003. In 2004, he also made an appearance in the Kanye West music video "All Falls Down" as a luggage collecting hotel valet. In 2005, Mitchell portrayed Manny Sellers in the sitcom "One on One" with Kyla Pratt, and in 2007 Kel starred in BET's new series "Take the Cake" Some of his other credits include in 2007 "Honeydripper" directed by John Sayles, with Danny Glover, Lisa Gay Hamilton, and Charles S. Dutton and in 2008, Mitchell appeared in two Detroit-based stage productions, "Affairs" and "Laundromat", the latter written by Carlos Faison and also starred comedian Buddy Lewis and Leanne "Lelee" Lyons of R&B group SWV. In 2009 Kel became the voice of Ant on "The Ant and the Ardvark" new cartoon series from MGM studios "Pink Panther and Pals" for Cartoon Network. He has also filmed his writing and producing movie debut called "Dance Fu" in which he also stars as the lead role. It was directed by Cedric the Entertainer and also starring Tommy Davidson, Rodney Perry, Katerina Graham, and Affion Crockett. Kel voices Dutch in the animated series "Motorcity" on Disney XD and Jay-Jay in the animated series WildGrinders on Nicktoons. Mitchell most recently made is directorial debut with a short film that he also wrote called, "She Is Not My Sister" & starred as "D-Rock" on the CW's new web series called, "Stupid Hype" alongside of "Heart of Dixie's" Wilson Bethel.

Music Career - In 1996 he was a featured rapper on IMX's Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hit "Watch Me Do My Thing" as his "Good Burger" character, Ed. In 1997 he wrote and performed "Were All Dudes" feat Less then Jake, the title song for the "Good Burger" movie. In 1999 his rap group with his two childhood friends wrote and performed "Who Are Those Mystery Men" on the "Mystery Men" movie soundtrack. In 2000 He was a featured rapper on Youngstown's "Pedal to the Steel" for the Disney television movie "Alley Cat Strike". In 2006 he and Dru Hill's Jazz wrote and performed "Up the game" for the movie "Like Mike 2: Streetball", and in 2008 he wrote and performed "Pray Together" for the gospel film "Don't Touch If You Aint Prayed 2" He has also done several parodies of hit songs, Kel has parodied celebrities such as Prince, 50 Cent and Michael Jackson just to name a few on a DVD called "Kel Videos Live" and in 2009 Mitchell directed Pop Artist Colby O'Donis's music video "Let You Go". He has voiced and wrote music for the animated cartoon called "Freaknik: the Musical" executive produced by T-Pain on Adult Swim.

Philanthropist - Kel motivates kids by giving speeches at many junior high and high school's, he has a genuine interest in the youth and mentoring them to be future leaders. He is a spokesperson for and works with organizations like Nccsa: National Center for Child Safety and Awareness, The Boys & Girls Club, The National College Association from the producers of The Black College Expo, LA's Best After School Enrichment Program, Young Visionaries, Black Carson Chambers of Commerce and many more. Kel also host's a web-series called "Ask Pastor Zeigler" with his Pastor from Spirit Food Christian Center Church teaching youth how to use the words of the Bible and how to put there Godly faith to work. Mitchell also puts on a live dance competition each month for the inner city youth called "The Back House Party" he executive produces the show along with his wife, designer and Christian rap artist Asia Lee. They put on the show at "The Dream Center Gallery" located in Compton, California.

Mitchell was honored with a Cable Ace Award in 1997 for Best Actor in a comedy series for his work in the Nickelodeon series "Kenan and Kel" and also honored with a Kids Choice Award in 1999 for Best Actor in a comedy series for both Nickelodeon series "All That" and "Kenan and Kel". Mitchell later earned two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for his voice work as the lovable "T-Bone" in the award winning PBS series and book series "Clifford the Big Red Dog" in 2001 and again in 2002. Most recently, Mitchell provides voice work for his character as skateboarding germaphobe, "Jay-Jay" on the Rob Dyrdek creation & Nicktoons cartoon series, "Wild Grinders" and as cool teen mechanic "Dutch" on the Disney XD cartoon series "Motorcity".

Having a genuine understanding of today's youth and roots in kid's television, Mitchell speaks to youth across the country encouraging them to follow their dreams, to walk by faith and not by sight and live a Godly lifestyle. Kel is involved in putting on and hosting uplifting concerts in inner cities teaming up with major Gospel and Christian music artist. Mitchell is also the spokesperson for "The Black College Expo" providing numerous scholarships for students through out the year. Mitchell and his wife Asia Lee-Mitchell were recently honored with an award from the "Carson Black Chambers of Commerce" for their work in the city of Compton, California, providing a safe program for kids to show off their creative talents in a dance variety live show created by the couple called, "The Back House Party". Hopeful in reducing Bullying in school's, Mitchell has written and directed a faith-based film that both teachers and youth pastors use to teach their students about how to eliminate bullying by using the principles of forgiveness and unconditional love.

Mitchell is also a music video director. He directed the high-octane video called, "Battery". He directed this video for Clear sight music's Christian Pop artist "V.Rose" featuring Billboard top charting Christian hip-hop artist "Flame". Mitchell's recent acting in television includes, TV One's "Love That Girl" CW's "Stupid Hype", Disney's "Good Luck Charlie", "First Family" and BET's "The Game".

Marianna Palka

At the age of 17, Marianna moved to New York from Scotland to study at David Mamet and William H. Macy's Atlantic Theater Company. From there, she amassed numerous roles in theater, film and television.

Marianna's earlier works include Nick Towne's film Day Of The Dea which premiered at The New York International Independent Film Festival, Bryce Dallas Howard's directorial debut Orchids with Katherine Waterston and Alfred Molina for Glamour Magazine's Reel Moments series, Came directed by conceptual artist Brock Enright, and the short film Betty File 43 that was popular on ifilm.com. Marianna made her first journey to Sundance with her film Good Dick in 2008, starring Jason Ritter and herself. She returned in 2010 as a Sloan juror. Marianna can be seen in Peter Mullan's 2011 BAFTA award winning film Neds and in the lead role in director Jeremiah Jones independent film Restive, which won the Audience Award at the 2011 Austin Film Festival and was nominated for Best Actress and Best Feature Film at the 2012 Charlotte Film Festival. She appeared in two short films which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; Spoonful by director Jenee LaMarque and Bryce Dallas Howard's second film When You Find Me, executive produced by Ron Howard for the Canon sponsored Project Imagina8tion. She returned to Sundance again in 2014 with the short documentary The Lion's Mouth Opens. In 2017, Marianna can be seen opposite James Franco in the short A Rose For Emily, an adaptation of William Faulkner's short story. Marianna plays Emily Grierson, an Antebellum Southern aristocrat, who kills her lover Homer Barron (Franco), and keeps his body next to her in bed until she dies an old lady.

On the small screen, Marianna's work includes HBO's "Girls", "Derek and Simon", and Comedy Central's "Drunk History".

Marianna is heavily involved in theater and received a 2004 Critic's Pick from Backstage West and a Best Actress nomination from The Ticket Holders Awards for her performance in Martin McDonagh's The Lonesome West at the Actor's Gang Theater, Los Angeles. Her work in Conor McPherson's Dublin Carol at the Ensemble Theater Company was also well received. Marianna performed with The Ensemble Theater in Santa Barbara's reading of The Good Soldier, playing an English Lady from the early 1900s and in Nora Ephron's critically acclaimed play Love Loss and What I Wore at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Marianna recently returned from yet another stint at Sundance after premiering a film which she wrote and starred in, BITCH; a surreal, manic, funny, absurd, tragic, and painful depiction of family life about a woman who takes on the identity of a wild dog. BITCH had its international premiere at Sundance London this June. In 2017 she directed Egg, starring Alysia Reiner, Christina Hendricks and Anna Camp. Marianna can be seen as Reggie "Vicky The Viking" Walsh in Netflix's new original series "GLOW", which follows the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organization in Los Angeles.

Marianna resides in Los Angeles where she is a co-founder of the production company Morning Knight.

David Dorfman

David Dorfman made his feature film debut as William H. Macy's son in the acclaimed drama Panic, and then played Gwyneth Paltrow's son in Bounce. Dorfman also appeared the independent film 100 Mile Rule. He also played Aidan in The Ring a remake of the Japaneese film Ringu, he was outstanding in this role for such a young actor. He repeated the role in the sequel The Ring 2 three years later in 2005, in between in 2003 he appeared in the remake of the cult classic horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He also appeared in the musical comedy The Singing Detective, playing young Robert Downey, Jr.

David is in the cast for the 2008 film Drillbit Taylor and the IMDB has announced The Ring 3 which is scheduled for 2011. On television, Dorfman starred in the central role of Charles Wallace Murry in the miniseries A Wrinkle in Time, based on the beloved children's book by Madeleine L'Engle. Dorfman's other television work includes the recurring role of Kathleen Quinlan's son on the series "Family Law," and a guest role on Ally McBeal as Robert Downey, Jr.'s son. David has also guest starred in three episodes of Joan of Arcadia and more recently an episode of Ghost Whisperer.

Brandon Hardesty

Brandon Hardesty was born in Baltimore, MD on April 13th, 1987. He attended Baltimore Lutheran School and in his 6th year he was asked by his English teacher to be in the school play. He performed in two plays: The Crucible and George Washington Slept Here.

After graduating, he attended Stevenson University and Towson University, majoring in film. In 2006, when YouTube first gained popularity, Hardesty made videos in his parents' basement. The videos depicted Hardesty reenacting his favorite scenes from movies. They quickly grew in popularity, and in 2007, Hardesty had one of his videos featured in a Geico commercial.

In late 2007, Hardesty was contacted by a film producer who had seen one of his videos. He asked him to audition for an independent film: Bart Got A Room, starring William H. Macy and Cheryl Hines. Hardesty got the part, and subsequently got representation.

In early 2008, Hardesty made five consecutive appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live featuring his own reenactments of the five Best Picture nominees that year. After that, stayed on the east coast and worked in a grocery store until he got a lead role in American Pie Presents: The Book Of Love, as well as a supporting role in Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star. Hardesty has lived bicoastally in Los Angeles, CA and Baltimore, MD ever since. He continues to make YouTube videos, but his focus has mostly been on auditioning for roles in feature films and television shows.

David Lewis

David James Lewis was born and raised in Vancouver BC. As a child his parents took him to the drive-in to watch Jaws. Not only was he scarred mentally from entering the water for the next decade, he was also bitten by the movie bug. Upon leaving high school he was lucky enough to step into the film and TV world that was exploding in Vancouver. Starting out in commercials he worked his way up the ladder earning small parts in local indie movies and series such as X Files, Stargate and The Outer Limits.

In 1999 he was the lead in Shoes Off, a short film that won the Cannes Film Award for best short film. Over the years highlights include working with Harrison Ford, Paul Giamatti, Ben Affleck and William H Macy (Oops, dropped those names) on films such as Door to Door, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Paycheck and the juggernaut that was Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever. He has written and directed a number of short films including Stalled and Theatrics. He is currently working hard because his children are miniature money vacuums.

Alexandra Castillo

Born in Santiago, Chile, this former Canadian dancer received extensive acting and dance training in North America, Spain and France. She holds a Masters Degree in Latin American Studies and is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian. Her acting career spans decades. She has a has worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Duval, William H. Macy, and starred in projects helmed by Steven Spielberg, Stephen Soderbergh, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Her character on Rookie Blue, Detective Inez Capello, garnered quite a following by that show's loyal fans. She has one daughter, born 2011, who she is raising alone.

Allen Maldonado

Allen Maldonado is one of young Hollywood's busiest men. The multi-talented actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur has starred in several blockbuster films and TV projects including Sony Pictures action thriller, THE EQUALIZER. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN), Maldonado stars as 'Marcus' opposite Academy Award winner Denzel Washington. The film is adapted from the television series of the same name and follows 'Robert McCall' (Washington), a solitary, monastic figure with a mysterious past who despises injustice and devotes himself to helping victims. The film was released and opened at #1 in the box office. Maldonado can also be seen in the feature CAKE alongside Jennifer Aniston, Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick and William H. Macy. CAKE won a Golden Globe and several other awards. He then joined the cast of Universal's NWA biopic 'STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, produced by Ice Cube and helmed by F. Gary Gray, which opened at #1 in the box office and stayed there for 4 weeks straight. Last September TV One aired the TV movie, RINGSIDE, in which Maldonado starred as Spencer Collier, the egotistical welterweight boxing champion of the world. In addition, he has 4 films in post-production slated to be released in 2017; First Match, Smartass, Quest, and Where's the Money?

Maldonado has also taken the small screen by storm making memorable appearances on Major Crimes and Rosewood, and is a recurring character on 3 TV shows including "You're The Worst", which centers on two toxic, self-destructive people who fall in love and attempt a relationship. He stars as 'Honey Nutz' in this sitcom which puts a dark twist on the romantic comedy genre. Maldonado is also on "Black-ish" which is centered on a family man who struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. He stars as 'Curtis' the super cool millennial assistant in the offices of Stevens & Lido. Lastly, "Survivor's Remorse" is a hit comedy on Starz that follows Cam Calloway and his family as they deal with his recent rise in fame and money as a professional basketball player. Maldonado stars as 'DeShauwn May,' a wild and spontaneous ex-drug dealer turned sports manager. For season 3 of "Survivor's Remorse," he was brought on as a writer and quickly earned a "story by" credit, showing he's just as talented behind the camera as he is in front of it. He is currently still writing for season 4.

Of African American and Puerto Rican descent, Maldonado is a native of Rialto, CA, a city just outside of Los Angeles. Allen was raised by his single mother, having lost his father to cancer at a very young age. Growing up in a tough neighborhood, he was inspired by his mother's passion and determination. This platform of support has proven invaluable for him to achieve his goals. At the age of 21, Maldonado landed a year-long role in the daytime series "The Young & the Restless" until his career was briefly interrupted when he was involved in a near-fatal car accident with a drunk driver.

Outside of his acting career, Maldonado is a successful entrepreneur as he runs a record company- Get It Done Records; a production company- Only Son Productions; and a T-shirt line- Vineyards Phinest, where a portion of the proceeds go to his foundation. As a staunch advocate for higher education, community service, and encouraging youth to pursue the arts, Maldonado is the founder of Demo Nerds, a foundation that provides free acting classes, tools, and services for at-risk youth and foster children in the inner cities of Los Angeles. Additionally, the organization frequently collaborates with other city programs such as "The Boys & Girls Club," "The Dream Center," and the "New Village Girls Academy". After a brief, yet arduous recovery, Maldonado began to build his resume landing roles in the Emmy® nominated CBS drama "Judging Amy," and FX's "The Shield," "Detroit 187," "Chase," and "Rizzoli & Isles," to name a few. Additionally, his film credits include LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, THE UGLY TRUTH, THE NEXT THREE DAYS, and the Marvel Studios short film ALL HAIL THE KING.

During his rare free time, Maldonado enjoys working out, boxing, playing basketball, and spending time with his family.

Jolie Vanier

Jolie Vanier was born in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1998. Growing up in a family intensely involved with the fine arts, the young girl garnered leading roles in local children's theatre groups such as Childsplay and Desert Stages at an early age. Jolie made her leading role debut as Helvetica in the 2009 feature film Shorts (Warner Bros.) directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann and James Spader.

The young actress recently filmed a dark and compelling role for the second season finale of the popular television series, From Dusk Till Dawn directed by Robert Rodriguez for El Rey. She also starred in the USC Short film Promposal, directed by Sea Louise Bensimon, about a boy who is scrambling last minute to ask his girlfriend to prom. Another USC film called Remorse starred Jolie as the young girl who is remembering her mother's death a few years later. Her third USC film, The Auditions, stars a young girl who is mugged on the way to her audition and has to assume various roles in order to get money to make it to the call.

In 2014, she completed a role in the dark comedy pilot Foxxx David. In this pilot, she plays Greta, the bipolar borderline schizophrenic foreign exchange student. In 2013, Jolie had the lead role in a short film entitled Hello, My Name is Abigail. Directed by Tim Kressin, the film explores the trials and tribulations of adoption in modern day society. The previous year, the young actress completed another short film Sister, Sister. Directed by Michael Fernandez, this film concerns the complications of friendships.

Jolie also starred in an award-winning short film, Ghild, released in 2011. A dark fairy tale about a giant child who can't stop growing, the film was directed by David Yarovesky and based on a screenplay created by Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville). Ghild attracted numerous critical compliments when it premiered at the NY International Children's Film Festival and subsequently won the Outstanding Award in Short Film-making Award at the Newport Film Festival.

In the spring of 2013, Jolie won a YAA award -- Best Young Actress in a Short Film - for her performance in Hello, My Name is Abigail. She was nominated for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Young Actress for Shorts at the 2010 and won Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast for that film. The same year Jolie was nominated for Best Young Actress in a Short Film for her leading role in Strange Little Girl at the YAA event. (Directed by the award-winning Turkish director Bessy Adut, the film went on to win Best Narrative Short Award at the Pasadena Film Festival). In 2009 she was nominated in the same category for her performance in Juvenile Delinquence at the YAA event.

Jolie's active film career has been complemented by numerous stage roles in Los Angeles as well as overseas. The young actress garnered rave reviews for her performance as Veruca Salt in the 2012 D.E.E. Studio Production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles.

In the summer of 2013, Jolie played a leading role in a new original musical entitled Detention presented at the Palmer Cultural Centre at TASIS (The American School in Lugano, Switzerland). The young actress also played a leading role in Spy School, an original musical presented at TASIS in 2012. Jolie captured a leading role playing Andrea Devereaux in Once on this Island -- all lines spoken in French! -- in 2011. Jolie played Inga in the D.E.E. Studio production of Young Frankenstein performed at the Hudson Theater in 2012 as well as Lieslin The Sound of Music presented at Hollywood's Assistance League Playhouse. In 2011, the young actress performed as Glinda in a Magic Mirror Theater Production of Yellow Brick Road. Jolie took on the roles of Rizzo, Consuelo and Penelope in the 2010 Red Carpet Theater musical revue entitled Nifty Fifties staged at Hollywood's Stella Adler Theater.

Jolie won Best Young Actress - Live Theater -- in 2014 at the 35th Young Arts Awards (YAA) for her role in an original musical, Detention, stage at the American School in Lugano, Switzerland. In 2013, Jolie was nominated for Best Performance Live Theater - Young Actress for her role as Veruca Salt at the Young Artist Awards (YAA). The young actress was nominated in the same category for her French-speaking role in Once on this Island at the 2012 YAA event. In 2011, Jolie was nominated for YAA's Best Performance Live Theater -Young Actress for her performance as Rizzo in Nifty Fifties. She was nominated in the same category for her performance as the Artful Dodger in Oliver.

In addition to acting in films and on the stage, Jolie's recent creative endeavors have also included screenplay writing. Inspired by two children's books that Jolie wrote and illustrated several years ago -- Puwaii Adventures with Joliea and Friends tm and Puwaii Adventures with Joliea and Friends...the adventures continue tm -- her screenplay efforts have garnered considerable success! (Helped in large part by her experience as a film and stage actress.) Jolie has also written and recorded a Puwaii theme song. In addition, she completed her first music video, Seal it with a Kiss, in 2012 and released her song, Willing to Die, on soundcloud.

The sequel to the original Puwaii screenplay --Puwaii Adventures - Brazil -- won the best Sci-fi/Fantasy Award (14-18) at Hollywood's 18th annual International Family Film Festival (IFFF) festival in 2013. The original screenplay -Puwaii Adventures -- was a semi-finalist at the 2012 Moondance Film Festival in NYC. Jolie's original screenplay - Puwaii Adventures - was selected as the Best Comedy (8-13) at the 17th annual FFF Festival in 2012.

Alice Kremelberg

Alice Kremelberg is a New York born actress. She was born to Peter Kremelberg; a teacher and stained glass artist and Bernadette Ginley; a hearing impaired teacher and world traveler.

Alice found her love for the stage early while performing "The Nutcracker" annually at The Hofstra Playhouse under Balanchine's protege, Frank Ohman. During her time playing "Clara", alongside the New York City Ballet, she tapped into a fundamental passion she had for acting. That spark propelled her to seek out New York's finest acting classes, and soon thereafter was accepted into the esteemed Professional Performing Arts School. She has studied with renowned acting teachers such as Larry Moss and Tanya Berezin. Alice further immersed herself in her work, attending Fordham University and The Atlantic Theater Acting Conservatory, founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy.

In her early years, she landed a recurring role as "Young Olivia" on CBS's Guiding Light. She then played "Margaret", a member of Alec Bladwin's rambunctious family in the episode "Fighting Irish" of 30 Rock. She played "Julie" on Law and Order: SVU, "Lisa Donovan" in Fringe, "Alyson Duvitz" in Blue Bloods, "Jenny" in Nurse Jackie and "Reese" a recurring role on The Michael J. Fox Show. Alice had the great pleasure of working on 'The Taking of Pelham 123' with Denzel Washington and John Travolta. She fondly recalls the great director Tony Scott proclaiming to her to channel Marilyn in one of her more flirtatious scenes. Alice has seamlessly delved into independent film and television, widening her range and her work. She is a series regular on Sonja O'Hara's surreal drama 'Doomsday', playing Sorrel, the cult's tormented but beloved outcast. On stage, Alice originated the role of Reba in Ruby Rae Spiegel's critically acclaimed play "Dry Land" directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. She has graciously taken on film, television and theater with great fervor.

Alice has had the honor of working with powerhouse talents: Austin Pendleton, Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Alec Baldwin, Nathan Lane, Edie Falco, Laura Linney, Cynthia Nixon, Oliver Platt, Ray Liotta, Michael J. Fox, Debra Messing, Donnie Wahlberg, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Geoffrey Arend, Vincent Karthieser, Anna Torv and Amy Carlson, among so many other incredible artists.

In addition to acting, she is inspired by vast expressions of art including music, dance, globe-trotting and photography. Alice will not often pass up an opportunity to see the world. It is her constant curiosity and imagination that adds to her character and herself as an artist.

Trevor Gagnon

Trevor made his acting debut at the age of 6 in "Iron Jawed Angels". IJA is an amazing drama about the struggles that women had obtaining equality and their triumph with the Women's Suffrage Movement in the early 1900's. The movie starred Hillary Swank, Angelica Houston, and Patrick Dempsey.

"Big Fish" was the next big opportunity to come his way. After a long and involved audition process, he landed the part of Will's son. Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, Danny DeVito, and Ewan McGregor helped create the magic in this wonderful film directed by Tim Burton.

Since 2003, Trevor has done several television commercials, including the Mederma scar cream ad in which his image appeared on the pages of many parenting magazines. Two additional movies followed, "Loggerheads and "Southern Belles". Both were filmed near his hometown in North Carolina.

Trevor spent time on the Dr. Phil show as a celebrity guest, and donates his time to various charitable organizations, such as the Painted Turtle, the Ronald McDonald House and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation, as a way to give back to the community.

Trevor really enjoyed doing his voice-over work on "Fly Me to the Moon". This fantastic animated 3-D movie starred three 'tween -aged flies who stowed aboard the Apollo 11 flight to the moon. Leading the "mission" is "Nat" (Trevor), who is always looking for an adventure. Also making a "buzz" are cast members, Nicollette Sheridan, Ed Begley Jr., Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Kelly Ripa and making a special appearance, Buzz Aldren.

Trevor's V.O. work also includes time on Cartoon Network's "Happy Monster Band". Trevor is a series regular as the voice of "L.O", one of the silly monsters who teach children about the wonderful countries around the world.

Last summer Trevor was in Austin, Texas filming the Warner Brothers production "Shorts", a new family adventure /comedy written and directed by Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids trilogy). Trevor stars as "Loogie" who along side his mischievous brothers discover a magic wishing rock that grants wishes to anyone who holds it. William H. Macy, Jon Cryer, James Spader and Leslie Mann play the grown-ups in this kid -centered comedy.

Trevor can be seen starring as a series regular in the television comedy, "The New Adventures of Old Christine" which is in its fifth season on CBS. Trevor plays opposite the Emmy winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus as her son, Ritchie.

Julito McCullum

Uriel McCullum was born on December 16, 1990 in Brooklyn, New York. Before his debut into the cinematic world Julito was a dancer for the New York Knicks and Liberty. Born to Colombian and American parents Glynis and Uriel Almanza his mom decided after his fathers murder in a robbery gone bad, to show her child a different life from growing up in the projects. Just six weeks of Julito learning to dance. He started working professionally and booked his first film, "Miracles Boys", a pilot at the time which eventually went to a mini series, directed by Spike Lee, Leveer Burton, Ernest Dickerson, Nema Burnette and Bill Duke (2004). He then landed the role of Jamal in the Emmy nominated "Wool Cap" starring William H. Macy and newcomer Ke-Ke Palmer. In a year and a half Julito excelled with guest-starring roles in "Hack" on CBS, commercials, the Jordan 20th anniversary commercial with Spike Lee and upcoming movies "Akeelah and the Bee" starring Angela Bassett, Lawrence Fishburn and his good friend Ke-Ke Palmer. With only a year and a half Julito's break through is yet to come.

Ron Underwood

A director who is equally adept at working in television as well as features, Southern California native Ron Underwood has been making films since 5th grade and was winning Eastman Kodak filmmaking awards by the time he was in his teens. After graduating from University of Southern California, he completed a fellowship at the American Film Institute and then began his professional career in educational films. He directed more than 100 educational films before turning his attention to children's television. Underwood's ABC Weekend Special, The Mouse and the Motorcycle (1986), earned both a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination.

The director made his feature film debut in 1990 with the science fiction comedy Tremors. The film, which starred Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward, became a sleeper hit, spawning three sequels and a USA TV series. This success was followed with the blockbuster comedy City Slickers (1991), starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance. One of the year's top grossing films, the film earned Palance an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Underwood also directed the bittersweet fantasy-comedy Heart and Souls (1993), which starred Robert Downey, Jr. and Charles Grodin. He then directed Michael Keaton and Geena Davis in the romantic comedy Speechless (1994).

In 1998, Underwood directed a remake of the classic 1949 adventure film Mighty Joe Young, starring Charlize Theron and Bill Paxton, alongside a bigger-than-life gorilla, which earned the film an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects. He then directed The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002), starring Eddie Murphy, followed by the Showtime feature Stealing Sinatra (2003), starring David Arquette and William H. Macy, who received an Emmy nomination. Underwood re-teamed with Jack Palance on the Hallmark Hall of Fame production Back When We Were Grownups (2004), based on the popular Anne Tyler book and starring Blythe Danner, who received both Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for her performance.

Underwood recently directed the romantic comedy In the Mix, starring Usher Raymond and Chazz Palminteri, which Lions Gate Films released in November 2005.

In addition to directing feature films, Underwood has turned his talents to directing some of the most critically-acclaimed television series on the air. He has directed episodes of the USA network series Monk starring Emmy-winner Tony Shalhoub, and recently finished directing his second episode of the hit David E. Kelley-created series Boston Legal starring Emmy winners James Spader, William Shatner and Candice Bergen.

Greg Pitts

Born of southern roots and raised in a small town on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Greg Pitts graduated from the University Of South Florida in 1992 with a degree in Theatre. After touring state fairs and carnivals in a tractor trailer, performing as the MC/Stuntman of a Wild West Stunt Show, he began to desire a more prominent stage. Greg found just what he was looking for when he moved to Los Angeles in '94 landing on the stage of the renowned sketch comedy/improv troupe: The Groundlings. There he trained for the next three years.

Armed with these newly polished skills Greg co-created/wrote the critically acclaimed live sketch comedy smash "Smooth Down There." It was in '97 when his performances in that show caught the attention of agents and managers, leading to more substantial opportunities.

Pitts immediately landed starring roles opposite Damon Wayans on the FOX TV show "Damon" and soon after as John Goodman's son on the FOX comedy "Normal, Ohio." It didn't take long before Greg's success in TV began to garner roles in film. One of his most notable film characters would be the smug talking DREW (aka "the oh face guy") in the 20th Century Fox cult film phenomenon "Office Space." Many major television network and studio film roles have followed.

Working alongside famed actors such as Ben Affleck, Luke Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, Forrest Whitaker, Tom Sizemore, Donald Sutherland, Bill Murray, James Spader, William H, Macy and more, Greg's resume continues to grow.

Jamie Loy

Jamie Loy is an American actress known for her role as Elizabeth Canoe in the feature film The Cherokee Word for Water and as Tara in the short Running Deer.

Jamie was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma as the second of three children of James and Annie Loy. She grew up in the country near many small towns and communities in northeastern Oklahoma. Her acting career began when she took a summer theater job at the Cherokee Nation Heritage Center in the theater show The Trail of Tears Drama. That same summer she was able to be a part of the historical documentary The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy with James Earl Jones and Wes Studi. After this she did a couple of modeling jobs for Ihloff Salons and Bacardi. Her big break came when she auditioned and got the role of Elizabeth Canoe in the feature film The Cherokee Word For Water. This role would earn Jamie her SAG eligibility. For The Cherokee Word For Water she not only got the part of Elizabeth Canoe she also got the part of the lead actress's (Kimberly Guerrero) stand-in/double. Being the leads stand-in/double allowed Jamie to be on the set of The Cherokee Word For Water for the whole shooting of the movie. She gained an enormous amount of film experience working on the film. In between the main shooting and re-shoots of The Cherokee Word For Water she was a featured extra in the family comedy Thunderstruck starring NBA star Kevin Durant. After Thunderstruck and The Cherokee Word For Water Jamie would go on to do a few commercials for companies such as AT&T, Oklahoma State Department of Health, and Dicks Sporting Goods. Next she would go on to play Tara alongside Booboo Stewart and Q'Orianka Kilcher in the short teenage drama Running Deer. In 2013 she would be a featured extra in the musical drama Rudderless, working alongside the likes of Anton Yelchin, Billy Crudup, and William H. Macy. After Rudderless she became a part of Gray Frederickson's historical documentary Unconquerable. For Unconquerable Jamie got to do acting, voice-over, stunt work and CGI modeling. After Unconquerable she worked on a music video for an up and coming Oklahoma band, a small independent film about vampires, and do modeling for Oklahoma Tourism. She recently wrapped on the feature film Light From The Darkroom which stars Lymari Nadal, Patricia De Leon, Russell Wong, and Steven Michael Quezada. On Light From The Darkroom she got to be co-lead Patricia De Leon's unofficial stand-in/double as well as a featured extra and production intern. She continues to work in film, commercial and modeling today.

Ben Lewin

Ben Lewin's career as a writer and director is spread across three continents and includes award-winning documentaries, feature films, TV movies, mini-series and episodic programs. Born in Poland in 1946, he migrated to Australia with his family in 1949. As a young man, Lewin showed great passion for photography and creative writing, and also studied and practiced law. He left his work as a criminal barrister when he was offered a scholarship to the National Film School in England. After graduating, he joined BBC Television as a director on the Nationwide program, followed by other documentary and current affairs programs for Thames, Granada and Channel Four Television. His breakthrough project as a writer/director was The Case of Cruelty to Prawns, a comedy-drama that won the Best Television Film Award at the prestigious Melbourne Film Festival.

Some of Ben's notable credits include the murder mystery feature Georgia, starring Judy Davis, which won eight Australian Film Institute nominations; the much-honored and multi-award winning The Dunera Boys starring Bob Hoskins - the true story of 2,000 English Jews who were mistakenly suspected as Nazi spies and transported to Australia in 1940; the award-winning Matter of Convenience, a tele-movie about marriages of convenience with Jean-Pierre Cassel; and Plead Guilty, Get a Bond, about a tribal aboriginal woman and her conflict with the Australian legal system.

Ben Lewin is best known in the US as the writer and director of comedy features; Paperback Romance, a love story about slightly damaged people starring Anthony LaPaglia and Gia Carides, and the messianic farce The Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish, starring Bob Hoskins, Jeff Goldblum and Natasha Richardson. More recently, Ben Lewin brought his distinctive mix of the preposterous and the perceptive to Hollywood Gold, a personal documentary of his misadventures in the Beverly Hills jewelry trade at Oscar time. His episodic television work includes the season's highest-rated episode of Ally McBeal ("Let's Dance") and Touched By An Angel, as well as a number of episodes of the most popular drama series in Australia, Sea Change.

Lewin's most recent accomplishment is the award-winning feature film The Sessions, a moving true-life story based on the sexual awakening of Berkeley-based poet and journalist Mark O'Brien who spent most of his life in an iron lung. Starring Oscar nominees John Hawkes and William H. Macy, and Oscar winner Helen Hunt, the film won numerous international awards including Audience Awards at the 2012 Sundance, San Sebastian and Mill Valley Film Festivals, as well as a 2012 Sundance Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast. In 2013, the lead cast of The Sessions garnered two Independent Spirit Awards for Best Male Lead and Best Supporting Actress, as well as two Golden Globe nominations in the same categories and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

An Australian at heart, Ben has been living and working in California since 1994 and is in development on a number of feature film and television projects. His portfolio and interests are diverse, and include one wife (producer Judi Levine) and three children.

Chad Jamian

Chad Jamian Williams is an actor and writer from South Florida. After starring in dozens of national TV campaigns, he's landed guest and recurring roles in top shows such as 90210, Bones, Desperate Housewives, 2 Broke Girls, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Chad also portrayed "Bart", in Brian Hecker's indie comedy, "Bart Got a Room", starring Cheryl Hines and William H. Macy. This Tribeca Film Festival hit was Chad's first feature film role and was shot in his home town.

Wayne Kramer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeanne Neilson

Jeanne Neilson was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa and following her studies at the University of Stellenbosch she lived abroad for several years in Europe and the United Kingdom. On her return to Cape Town in 2003 she pursued a career in film. Her breakthrough came in the lead role of "Jill" in Faith Like Potatoes and since then she has appeared in films such as The Deal opposite Meg Ryan and 'William H Macy', Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove, Byl (Kyknet) and various other German, British and South African productions. Following her training at the William Esper Studio in New York, Jeanne was cast in the leading role of the L.A. based film, The Heart of Christmas, alongside Candice Cameron Bure and George Newbern. Jeanne is known as a consummate professional and was nominated to the board of the South African Guild of Actors where she successfully served for two years. She lives in Cape Town with her husband Dominic Wilhelm and is the proud mother of Eliana.

Stephanie Belding

A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Stephanie spent three seasons at The Shaw Festival, and has performed in regional theatres throughout North America. Most recently, Stephanie appeared as Judith in The Trial of Judith K for Thought For Food Theatre at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto. (Feb, 2016). She was also seen as Lily in the world premiere of Imprints for Theatre Gargantua at Factory Theatre in Toronto, (Nov.2011) Stephanie recurred as Lonnie Masterson on Global's Remedy and has guest starred on such shows as Murdoch Mysteries, SyFy/Showcase's Eureka and Lost Girl as well as Max and Shred and My Babysitter's A Vampire. She can also be seen on Schitt's Creek, Rogue, and as Beverly in the horror film, The Void. Stephanie had the privilege of working opposite Anjelica Huston and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film 50/50; played steely NY Times reporter Janet Black in Zack Snyder's Watchmen, and William H. Macy's unfortunate girlfriend in A Slight Case of Murder . Stephanie recurs as Rachel on CBS/SyFy's drama Incorporated, produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd., on Shadowhunters as Dr. Iris Rouse, Workin' Moms as Wendy, and Dark Matter, also for SyFy. She also stars in Yellow, a new pilot written, directed, and produced by Sarah Deakins. Stephanie is based out of Toronto, ON.

Robert Moloney

Robert Moloney is a professional actor based in Vancouver, Canada. Known for his versatility, Robert maintains a busy career in film, television, and theatre. Originally from Calgary AB, Robert started acting in High School (Sir Winston Churchill), before moving to Vancouver to study drama at the prestigious Studio 58 Theatre School. He began working immediately upon graduating in popular television shows like The X-Files, The Outer Limits, and Stargate SG1. In his 20 year career Robert has had the Honor to work with some of the best actors and directors in the business, including Leonardo DiCaprio, (The Revenant), William H. Macy, (Door to Door), Robert Altman, (Killer App - Pilot for FOX), Mark Rydell, (Masters of Science Fiction), Zach Snyder, (Man of Steel) and Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, (The Revenant). His work has taken him across Canada and as far away as Australia where he shot the Dr. Who spin-off, K-9. He has been nominated for a Leo award for the MOW Christmas on Chestnut Street and for two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards - winning for his portrayal of Steve in Clybourne Park, (Arts Club Theatre). In his down time, Robert is an avid downhill skier, urban cyclist, cigar lover and social and environmental activist. And he is very much in love with his girlfriend Julie Lynn Mortensen.

Izabella Alvarez

Izabella Alvarez is no ordinary kid. Instead of navigating the halls of junior high like her neighborhood friends, you are more likely to find her on a film set in Hollywood working with some of the biggest names in show business. Due to her demanding audition schedule, she's home-schooled. She hails from Orange County, California and is of Hispanic Heritage.

Izabella caught the acting bug early on in her young life and started performing professionally when she was only six-years-old. Originally, it was her father who landed a national Walmart commercial; however, the casting director wanted a real-life family and asked if the Alvarez clan would participate. Collectively, they agreed and the shoot included not only her father but mother and brother Nick Alvarez, also a working actor.

It was on the set of that Walmart commercial that Izabella realized her passion for acting and knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. With the help, guidance and approval of her parents she got an agent and has since shot over half a dozen national commercials for Honda, McDonald's, Hidden Valley Ranch, Kid Cuisine, and Ashford University, to name a few.

Izabella has also worked on several television shows, including Season 4 of Showtime's hit series "Shameless," as well as "Teachers," a new comedy on TVLand and "Westworld," slated to air on HBO in 2016. Her role on "Westworld" led Izabella to work with prestigious actors, including Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood and Clifton Collins Jr. who plays her father, as well as top producers and writers.

"It is a privilege to be a part of this new project created/produced by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and produced by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk" said Izabella. "The cast is amazing, and it is going to be a great show!"

While it was great working on "Westworld," one of her proudest roles to date was her recurring character on "Shameless."

"It was an honor and also a lot of fun working with Joan Cusack and William H. Macy. I learned so much from them, and they were both very kind to me on and off the camera," said Izabella.

Her first feature film as a lead character in "Collisions" is expected to be released in late 2017. Izabella plays "Itan" and performs opposite actor, Jesse Garcia who plays her estranged uncle, and her missing mother played by actress, Ana de la Reguera.

"This was the toughest role I've ever done, but I loved every minute of it. We truly became a family while filming and have a deep respect for each other. I'll never forget this experience", said Izabella.

Most recently, Izabella has joined Walt Disney Pictures' "Magic Camp" family starring Jeffery Tambor, Gillian Jacobs and Adam Devine which is slated for 2017.

Lastly, she is a recurring character on Disney Channel's "Walk the Prank" playing the role of Anna.

Along with her fellow acting friends, Izabella has recently created the #TeamYoungActorsCare organization. Through film, media and charity work, they hope to reach the masses and make a positive impact in the world. #TeamYoungActorsCare promotes the message that young people can make a big difference by working together and helping others in need. Izabella participates in various charity events throughout Southern California, most recently St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.

You can follow her on Instagram @officializabellaalvarez ; Twitter @IzabellaAlvarez ; Facebook: Izabella Alvarez ; Snapchat: IzabellAlvarez

Tony Shawkat

Abdul "Tony" Shawkat is a native of Iraq having come to the United States in 1978. In 1998 his daughter, Alia Shawkat, and he were both cast in the film "Three Kings" directed by David O. Russell. Shawkat was also an advisor on Iraqi language and culture to director Russell on the film. The film spawned an acting career for Alia ("Arrested Development") and he and his wife, Dina Burke, managed her career for many years. He has produced the feature "Vlad" starring Billy Zane and Brad Dourif, filmed on location in Romania. He also produced "Bart Got A Room" starring William H. Macy and Cheryl Hines and is Executive Producer of the feature film "The Romantics" starring Katie Holmes. He is also producer and director of a documentary on the mushroom collection in Romania. He sponsored a soccer tournament in Iraq in 2006, during the heart of sectarian violence, bringing young soccer players together from all parts of Baghdad, with the help of previous Iraqi National coach, Ammo Babba, before he passed away.

He lives in Rancho Mirage with his wife, Dina Burke, and their three children.

Todd Lieberman

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maggie Kiley

Maggie Kiley is an award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She is an alumnae of AFI's Directing Workshop for Women, both a Fox and Film Independent Directing Fellow and recently the first director chosen for Ryan Murphy's Half Foundation. Maggie made the transition from acting to directing with her award winning short film 'some boys don't leave'. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg and Eloise Mumford and played over 50 festivals, garnering top honors at Tribeca and Palm Springs.

Maggie received the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant for her debut feature, Brightest Star. The film, starring Chris Lowell and Allison Janney, was released by Gravitas in early 2014. Her second film, Dial a Prayer, starring Brittany Snow and William H Macy, released in the Spring of 2015. Her last film was thriller Caught starring Anna Camp for Mar Vista Entertainment, marking an impressive three features in just three years. Caught world premiered in competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was later acquired by A & E. On the series side Maggie most recently directed American Horror Story:Cult/FX, Riverdale/CW, and the pilot and first season of Caring/Superdeluxe (Turner).

Maggie is an ensemble member of off Broadway's critically acclaimed Atlantic Theater Company and part of the filmmaking collective Film Fatales. She is attached to direct Eyal Alony's Skin Deep with Storyboard Entertainment as well as Alissa Dean's Cricket with producers Lynn Hendee and Bill Chartoff.

Edward Kerr

Edward Kerr was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Los Angeles in 1990 after graduating from Vanderbilt University. His first starring role in a film came in 1994 playing Christopher Reeve's brother in the crime thriller "Above Suspicion" (also starring Joe Mantegna, Kim Cattrall and William H. Macy). He then went on to play Lt. Brody for two seasons on the Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi series "SeaQuest" on NBC. Following that, Kerr played the lead role in the award-winning romantic comedy "Confessions of a Sexist Pig" opposite Traylor Howard and Lauren Graham. That same year, Kerr received critical praise as the lead in the TNT original feature film "Legalese," with James Garner, Mary-Louise Parker and Kathleen Turner.

He has been a series regular in numerous television pilots and series including David E. Kelley's "Snoops" on ABC and the NBC sitcom "Three Sisters."

Kerr recurred for two seasons in the role of Jennie Garth's love interest (Rick) on the WB sitcom "What I like About You" with Amanda Bynes.

He also recurred opposite Anne Heche on ABC's "Men In Trees" and Brooke Shields in "Lipstick Jungle" (NBC).

Kerr garnered attention as a heartless attorney in the hit web comedy series "Living the Dream" at BitterLawyer.com and received praise for his role opposite Portia di Rossi in Michael Goorjian's film "The Shift."

He has guest-starred on numerous television shows over the years including "Sex and the City" and "House, M.D."

Throughout his career, Kerr has had exclusive talent holding deals with NBC, Paramount and ABC.

Mary Black

Mary Black is an established Canadian theatrical, film and television actress. She moved west to Vancouver from Toronto in 1995 seeking new adventures, then decided one rainy afternoon to restart the acting career she had left in 1970 to raise her children. It was a good decision, and at the right time. Work started coming in with varied and interesting roles - nuns, judges, vampires, cult leaders and rulers of far away planets (Man of Steel). She has shared the screen with some of Hollywood's top actors, including Russell Crowe, Colin Firth, Nicholas Cage, William H. Macy, Helen Mirren, Renee Zellwigger, Scott Bakula, and Christopher Lloyd. She has worked with directors Bruce Beresford, Neil LaBute, Jake Snyder (Man of Steel), Jerry Ciccoritti, and Jason Reitman (Juno).

In addition to a rich film and television career, Mary has, through the years, satisfied her first love of the theatre by appearing in a variety of new works along with the classics, including staged readings of Shakespeare with the Savage God Company.

Christopher Aguilar

Christopher Aguilar grew up in Huntington Beach, California with his supportive parents and brother, Carlito, Maria and Carlyle respectively. He was first discovered by Nance Management at the age of seven in a Paul Dean Martin Children's Theatre production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" where he played Charlie and later made his television debut on his favorite Children's TV show "The Kidsongs Television Show" for the PBS network where he played the writer. He attended The Orange County School of the Arts, majoring in Music & Theatre with a focus on Drama. After high school, Christopher moved to Henderson, Nevada to begin a new journey.

Christopher attended the College of Southern Nevada and later traveled to England to fulfill his purpose in empowering youth. He graduated from Richmond, The American International University in London with a BA in Communications and minor in Sociology. He worked with the educational program 'Keeping Kids Fit' at Vegas PBS, developed skills in on-air promotions marketing with Comcast Networks' E! Entertainment and Style and gained agency experience with the Conventions department at Eastridge Workforce Solutions. While sitting in a cubicle, he felt compelled to act and studied with Jeremiah Comey and Tom Todoroff in Los Angeles. Inspired by actor Gael Garcia Bernal, Christopher set out to learn on the same training ground as Bernal by returning to England to study at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London where he graduated with an MA in Music Theatre.

Christopher made his television breakthrough on Showtime Network's 'Shameless' in a scene where he shared his first on-screen kiss with William H. Macy. He has now dedicated his life to acting and aims to work with creative people all across the world. Along the way, he hopes to surround himself with like-minded individuals to create more programs to empower youth.

Philip Martin

Philip Martin is a classically trained film and theatre actor who can be seen this March in HBO's upcoming film "Phil Spector," starring Al Pacino, Helen Mirren and Jeffrey Tambor. He plays "James Lee," a member of Spector's (Al Pacino) defense team during his murder trial in 2007. The part was written for him by renowned Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, screenwriter and director David Mamet as a result of Martin's work at Mamet's and William H. Macy's award-winning Atlantic Theatre Company in New York City.

Martin is a native of Chicago but was raised in San Francisco. He left home after high school to study acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts from where he holds a BFA in Drama.

He resides on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Yvette Saunders

Yvette Saunders is an American film, television and theatre actress. Named after the famous and beautiful French actress Yvette Mimieux, she received a B.F.A. at New York University, Tisch School of Arts and has performed with the Alantic Theater Company Program, (David Mamet, William H. Macy) in New York City. Yvette can also be seen in diverse roles on various Film and television. She is often described as a "A force". Passionate and driven in all roles she plays, she often touches and connects audiences of every race and culture. She finds the universal humanity in all her characters. Yvette has also enjoyed a fruitful career as a modern dancer and choreographer. Her favorite celebrity client was Diana Ross for her "Return to love tour" and was on The Oprah Winfrey show when she was a guest. Her love for dramatic, comedic and period pieces supports her love of people, history and psychology. She is excited about the journey of the arts and not the destination.

Natalie Thomas

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

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

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

Julie Kendall

Julie Kendall is an actress, spokesperson and lifestyle model based in Atlanta, GA. She started acting 12 years ago, when she enrolled in an acting class that was intended to help her overcome a huge fear of public speaking; something that was required of her to do, often, for her profession as a Sales Manager. Through her acting classes, she quickly discovered her true passion in life, tapped into her courage and determination and left her then lucrative job, to pursue her dreams. In a short time she has made a name for herself with lead and supporting roles in several award winning films and TV series.

In just 11 years, Kendall has been fortunate to have been cast in some very challenging and powerful roles in film and TV Series; Most recently she earned a Guest Star recurring role on Tyler Perry's "If Loving You Is Wrong", as Nurse Jules. Some of her projects can be seen on Netflix - "New Hope", Showtime, Movie Channel, and on the Lifetime Network - "Assumed Killer", to name a few. Other projects have been accepted into festivals, and some have won awards. Kendall was also nominated for Best Actress for the Miami Lifetime Awards, for the film "Amidst The Devil's Wings"

Kendall has taken extensive acting courses, including Master Classes with William H Macy, James Franco, Adam Stoner, and Eric Morris Actors Workshop, in Los Angeles for four years.

Enlightened by the experience, she has learned to embrace and love the journey that she has been blessed with. Her passion for life, and for everything and everyone in it, keeps her excited and open for all possibilities, and miracles

Martin Harvey

Martin is a trained British actor and former professional ballet dancer who was recently dubbed "commandingly sexy..." by the New York Times. His early acting credits include; Michael, west end production of Peter Pan, Oliver, west end production of Oliver, Young Pip (opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins) in Disney's Great Expectations, Dominic Barber in the Central TV pilot, Zero Option and the same character in the resulting series, Saracen. At 11 years old he joined the Royal Ballet School, graduating at 17 into London's Royal Ballet Company. In a 12 year career he danced many principal roles, including; Crown Prince Rudolf in Mayerling, Onegin in Onegin, Colas in La Fille Mal Gardee, Lescaut in Manon and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. He then went on to appear as Johnny Castle in the hit west end production of Dirty Dancing, for which he received the UK Critics' Circle Spotlight Award. Martin is now based out of New York where he has appeared on screen alongside Alan Rickman and William H. Macy, on TV in Gossip Girl and All My Children and on stage with the Metropolitan Opera in Carmen and Manon Lescaut. He also received rave reviews for his portrayals of Zach in A Chorus Line and the Carnival Boy in Carousel.

Andrew Ableson

Ableson, son of legendary crooner Frankie Vaughan, began his career on the London stage in sell-out productions of "The Ecstasy", "Bent", and "A Midsummer Nights' Dream", at the Globe Theatre, as well as starring in award-winning productions of musicals such as "Sweet Charity" and "Godspell" coming from the prestigious Edinburgh festival. He began his career on the London stage in sell-out productions of "The Ecstasy", "Bent", and "A Midsummer Nights' Dream", at the Globe Theatre, as well as starring in award -winning productions of musicals such as "Sweet Charity" "Oklahoma" and "Godspell" premiering at the prestigious International Edinburgh Festival.

After two seasons on the UK sitcom "Second Thoughts", as well as numerous commercial appearances, Ableson, son of beloved British crooning legend Frankie Vaughan, re-located to the US in 1995, landing roles immediately in "Nash Bridges" and the feature film "Boyfriends" (1996), ironically returning to the UK for his role as Owen, the films' bad-boy.

In 2000 The West coast premieres of Mark Ravenhills' ground-breaking play "Shopping & Fucking", both in Los Angeles and San Francisco, won Ableson many awards for his starring role as Mark, the needy, love-hungry heroin addict. He further built on that reputation one year later, starring as legendary theatre critic Kenneth Tynan, in another multi-award-winning L.A. premiere, Austin Pendleton's' Pulitzer-nominated "Orsons' Shadow". "Torn" an acclaimed nightly-improvised play, and the multi award-winning smash musical, "The Beastly Bombing", "End Days", "Smoke Lilies & Jade" and "Haywire!" were other west coast premieres, further solidifying his theatrical reputation.

Amongst many other TV and film credits since then, Ableson has the lead role in the surreal comedy "By The Soles Of Our Feet", and recently shot the features "Dirty Girl" co-starring Mila Jojovich & William H Macy, "Caffeine" co-starring Katherine Heigl & Mena Suvari, "The Gymnast" a recent festival hit, "New Suit", as well as playing all the waiters and chefs in Robert Zemekis' "The Polar Express" alongside Tom Hanks.

Voice credits include "Ug" in Dreamwork's "How To Train Your Dragon 2", the evil 'Valmont' in two seasons of "The Jackie Chan Adventures", as well as initial voicing of Gnomeo, in Disneys' "Gnomeo & Juliet", "Pirates of the Caribbean 2, Dead Man's Chest", "Speed Racer" "Pirates Of The Caribbean 4, On Stranger Tides" "Get Smart" not to mention numerous video games, and TV ads.

Commercial credits include an Emmy-award winning spot for NFL Fox, international campaigns for Xelebri communications, working with David Fincher, National spots for Mini, Wendy's, Cars.com, Arby's, Jack In The Box, Ford, Microsoft, Audi, Lexus, and the award-winning Cingular Star Wars ad with Chewbacca...

He continues to live, work, and sing, whenever he is allowed, in Los Angeles, California.

Debra Eisenstadt

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

Tony Giglio

Tony Giglio worked his way up from a Production Assistant to become one of Hollywood's most versatile Writer-Directors.

Tony recently directed "S.W.A.T.: Under Siege", produced by Sony and Neal Moritz (Original Film). The movie stars Adrianne Palicki ("John Wick", "GI Joe 2"), Michael Jai White ("Spawn", "The Dark Knight") and will be released in 2017.

Tony wrote, produced & directed Sony Entertainment's first ever made for New Media Feature Film entitled "Extraction". The film stars Danny Glover ("Lethal Weapon" series), Vinnie Jones ("Snatch"), Sean Astin ("Lord of the Rings" series), Falk Hentschel ("Knight and Day"), and Jon Foo ("Tekken").

Previously, Giglio directed 2nd Unit on Resident Evil: Afterlife for Screen Gems/ Constantin/ Impact PIctures. The film, shot in 3-D, opened #1 in the worldwide box office on September 10, 2010 to a franchise record $73 million.

Universal Pictures hired Giglio to pen Death Race 2, a prequel to 2008's Death Race. Giglio wrote the script while simultaneously directing 2nd Unit on Afterlife. Based on Death Race 2's overwhelming success, Universal moved quickly to make its sequel, Death Race: Inferno, with Giglio again returning as Screenwriter. Death Race has become one of Universal's biggest successes. Death Race: Anarchy, the 4th film in the franchise, another penned by Giglio, was produced and will be released in January 2018.

In 2007, Giglio directed Timber Falls. The horror-dark comedy stars Brianna Brown (TV's Devious Maids, Homeland, Entourage). Shot in Romania doubling for West Virginia, Giglio was able to find locations never before filmed in the mountains of Transylvania. The film opened theatrically on December 7, 2007 to extremely positive reviews.

In 2005, Giglio wrote and directed his best known work, the action-thriller Chaos, starring Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe and Wesley Snipes. The film which was originally budgeted for $25 Million and 40 Days of Principal Photography, suffered massive financial problems which caused 7 shutdowns during prep and production, resulting in several cast and crew turnover, and slashing the budget and shooting days in half ($12.5 Million and 21 days respectively).

In 2004, Giglio co-wrote and directed the World War II drama, In Enemy Hands, starring Academy Award Nominated Actor William H. Macy, Til Schweiger, Clark Gregg, Scott Caan, Thomas Kretschmann, Lauren Holly, Ian Somerhalder and Jeremy Sisto. The film was released by Lion's Gate in the U.S. in 2004. Some obscure trivia, Academy Award-winning Director Gavin Hood was one of Giglio's Cast members.

Giglio's first job in film was as a Production Assistant on the Quick & The Dead. Giglio, a huge fan of The Evil Dead, wrote director Sam Raimi a letter prior to graduating college seeking employment with him. Much to his surprise, Raimi answered his letter and said, "if he (Giglio) decided to relocate to LA, to look him up." Giglio moved to California shortly after graduation, reconnected with Raimi's office just as Raimi had signed on to direct The Quick & the Dead. Giglio started as an office P.A., but later served as a Set P.A.. Location P.A. and Sam Raimi's P.A. on the production in Arizona.

Giglio gained experience working in the entertainment industry on such high-profile film projects as, Heat, Terminator 2: 3D, Liar, Liar, Celtic Pride, Bulletproof, Fear, Dante's Peak, Escape From L.A., The Rock, Kicking & Screaming And Jingle All The Way.

Tony graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993. He is a proud member of the DGA, WGA & SAG. He holds citizenship in good standing status with both the United States and Canada.

When not on location directing, Tony Giglio resides in Southern California with his wife and dog.

Katelyn Wells

Katelyn Logan Wells is an Ottawa-born actress who began her career at the young age of 14. With a background in theatre but a love for the screen, she made the transition to film and television acting with roles in national television commercials and feature films, most notably playing a teenager in therapy in the Hit ABC Family Original movie Cyberbully (2011), alongside Disney Channel and Hannah Montana alum Emily Osment, as well as fellow seasoned Canadian actress Kelly Rowan, of The O.C. success.

Katelyn has also had the pleasure in working alongside critically acclaimed Canadian Directors Charles Binamé (Cyberbully, Maurice Richard) and Don McKellar (The Grand Seduction, The Red Violin), as well as international talent and Best Director nominee for the British Independent Film Awards, Lenny Abrahamson (Room, Frank) and Oz Perkins (Legally Blonde, Star Trek, The Blackcoat's Daughter).

In September of 2015 Katelyn attended the Toronto International Film Festival to debut the international screenings of director Oz Perkins' The Blackcoat's Daughter (previously known as February), starring Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) and Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), as well as the highly anticipated Oscar-nominated film and winner of the Grolsch People's Choice Award Room (2015), directed by Lenny-Abramson. Based off of the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Room, written by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue stars Brie Larson (21 Jump Street, Short Term 12), Joan Allen (The Notebook, The Bourne Supremacy), and William H. Macy (Fargo, Shameless).

Katelyn made her silver screen debut on the critically acclaimed Canadian television series Anne (2017), a co-production between The CBC and Netflix, playing the recurring role of Mary Joe, maid to the Barry family, on the series.

Graduating high school with a Fine Arts degree in Theatre, Katelyn went on to study at Ryerson University majoring in Radio and Television Arts, and minoring in English, a degree for which she graduated from in June of 2017.

As a rising starlet with experience alongside some of the most talented and influential actors and directors in the industry, it is clear Katelyn's star can only shine brighter in a career she promises has only just begun!

Elester Latham

Elester Latham has been involved in all aspects of theatre and movie performance for more than 40 years. After a tour of duty in Vietnam as a Marine. He obtained a B.S. degree in Theatre and Aerospace. He rejoined the military as a pilot and performed in numerous plays and movies while on active duty. He joined United Airlines as a transcontinental pilot upon his retirement from the Air Force. During his 23 years with United Airlines he performed in 25 pilot training videos and was the United Airlines spokesperson for a world-wide global commercial shown in theaters and television world-wide He took a leave of absence to earn his Screen Actors Guild membership by playing the Navigator (Major Bridges) in Wolfgang Petersen's 1997 blockbuster film "Air Force One" opposite Harrison Ford, William H. Macy and Gary Oldman.

In 2013, he returned to his first love, acting, as a full-time performer based in Los Angeles. He immediately racked up several dozen film, TV and online credits including small roles as a juror in "Ted 2", a card dealer in "Gone Girl", and was featured in the short film "Court Of Conscience" starring Jon Voight. His 2016 highlights include a PSA directed by Joss Whedon; civil rights leader Roy Wilkins in the Tony-award winning play "All The Way" at Theatre Squared; a starring role in "Lucifer", a short film selected for the Cannes Film Festival; and a supporting role as a San Quentin guard in the Lifetime TV movie "The Night Stalker" directed by Megan Griffiths, starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Bellamy Young.

His projects for 2017 include a starring role in the feature length film "The Forgiven", the short film "Glimpse" and another short debuting at the Sundance Film Festival a new video "Agenda" with the legendary rapper Locksmith and a performance in "Kevin Hart's Guide To Black History."

Robert Verlaque

Robert has been a professional actor, director, teacher and writer for over 30 years with extensive directing credits in New York, Toronto, and regional theatre. New York directing credits include Labyrinth Theatre Co., Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Acorn Theatre Co., Circle Rep East, The Shooting Gallery, and The Actors Studio, among others. In 2012, Robert directed the premiere of John Patrick Shanley's Jealous at the Labyrinth Theatre Co. Notable New York productions include Shaw's You Never Can Tell, Wycherley's The Country Wife, Dancing at Llughnasa, The Trojan Women, Phaedra (The Public Theatre/Potters Field Co.), The Art of Dining, Magic Time, The Shadow Box, Rivers and Ravines, Feydeau's A Cat Among the Pigeons, and A Flea in Her Ear. He assisted Pam Berlin on Elm Circle for Playwrights Horizons, and the late Gerry Guttierez on Terra Nova.

Robert is a produced playwright and screenwriter, with plays produced in NY, San Diego and Toronto. His full-length play Icarus Sings was workshopped in NY last season for a Toronto production in the 2013-2014 season.

Robert has extensive film, television and theatre credits and national commercials. During 2013, Robert played a Leading role opposite Joseph Fiennes and Ed Asner in Disney's upcoming 2014 release The Games Maker. He had Guest Staring roles on Saving Hope, NBC, and on Season 4 of Boardwalk Empire. Robert also directed several new plays written by John Patrick Shanley, Robert Askins, and Don Nigro fro NyLonFusion Co, NY. He is the founding member of the Articulate Theatre Co, NY and the author of the original play Icarus Sings in pre-production in Vancouver, Canada following it's recent workshop in Toronto. Last year included a recurring role on top rated Suits, and guest starring on Warehouse 13, in a new series Cracked, and a lead role in the pilot Port Hope. Among the many talents he has been fortunate to work with are Christopher Plummer, Mike Nichols, William H. Macy, William Hurt, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepard, Mary Louise Parker, Christopher Walken, Stanley Tucci, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, among others.

He is an instructor and director at the Terry Schreiber Studio, and previously was on the faculty of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Ensemble Studio Theatre Institute in New York, as well as Equity Showcase Theatre in Toronto. In demand as a teacher and private coach, he teaches in Toronto, Los Angeles and New York.

Shaun Redick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peter Spruyt

Peter Spruyt is a multi-talented Los Angeles based actor, stand-up comedian and writer.

He has shown his great versatility in numerous TV and film roles with guest starring credits on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Better Off Ted," and "My Name Is Earl." He can now be seen regularly on the new, highly anticipated USA Network show, "Benched," opposite Eliza Coupe ("Happy Endings"), Jay Harrington ("Better Off Ted"), Oscar Nunez ("The Office"), Maria Bamford ("Adventure Time") and Carter MacIntyre ("Drop Dead Diva") who portrays the star's nemesis. The show is slated to premiere Tuesday, October 28th at 10:30 PM/ 9:30 PM (CT).

What started out as a guest-starring role for Spruyt on the single-camera comedy about a high-powered corporate lawyer's fall from grace (Coupe) into the rough and tumble world of public defenders where she must learn to connect with her co-workers, soon turned into the regular role of 'Boring Larry,' the office nebbish you can't help but love. "Benched," from executive producers and writers Michaela Watkins ("Saturday Night Live," "Trophy Wife") and Damon Jones ("Halfway Home"), settles into its Tuesday 10:30 PM night slot on the USA Network beginning Nov 4th and will run into early 2015.

On the big screen, Peter can be seen in the feature film "Rudderless," William H. Macy's directorial debut portraying 'Alaird Dupree,' in the key role of the marina manager who provides welcome comic relief. Premiering first at this year's Sundance Film Festival where it gained critical acclaim for both the film's poignancy and Macy's impressive directorial debut, "Rudderless:" stars Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne and opens this Friday, October 17th across the country. Spruyt's early film work ranges from roles in "Men in Black II" to "Down with Love."

As a stand-up, Peter has been featured on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and numerous festivals, including The Chicago Comedy Festival, "Just for Laughs," the Montreal Comedy Festival, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival and The Bentzen Ball in Washington DC. He has performed in clubs and casinos throughout the country.

Peter was born in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, and grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Hestudied theater at Northwestern University and trained with the world-famous Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles.

His first foray producing a major charity event, "Krullapalooza" at the Wiltern Theater last spring in honor of his late wife, Suzanne Krull, featured Tig Notaro, Zach Gallifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Reggie Watts and Ian Harvie, and raised money for TransYouth Speak, an organization that benefits transgender youth. He continues to be active with Peace Action West, California League of Conservation Voters, The Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, NOW and the ACLU.

Peter is engaged to the actress, Sally Brooks. He has a young daughter from his marriage with his late wife, the actress, Suzanne Krull.

Tamika Simpkins

Philadelphia-born Tamika Simpkins is an actress, editor, writer or producer on several films and new media projects. She holds a double major Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Science, and African-American Studies.

In 2006, she landed in Los Angeles and in less than a month, she had signed with an agent and was hired by Warner Bros. where she expanded her industry contacts to help take her career to the next level.

Working as an industry insider, Tamika has shared her critically acclaimed acting talents in front of the camera on hit TV shows such as Southland, Shameless, The Wire, and The Shield. Her latest acting work can be seen in the feature film, Saving Lincoln, which stars Tom Amandes and Penelope Ann Miller. She has shared the screen with today's most popular actors, including: William H. Macy, Regina King, Michael Chiklis, and Richard Roundtree. Honing her craft working in front of the camera, Tamika has also worked behind the camera as she has written, produced, and edited films that have toured the national film festival circuit, and screened at such festivals as the 48-Hour Film Festival, and Black Film and Media Conference.

Beyond working in TV and film, Tamika's recent theatrical credits include: The Vagina Monologues (Alliant International University) and Harry and the Thief (Skylight Theater), and also the award-nominated productions of Black Women: State of the Union (Company of Angels and Skylight Theater) and Death and the King's Horseman (The Lantern Theater).

Álvaro Rodríguez

Alvaro Rodriguez has been writing since childhood and, in fact, did his best work when he was 11. Without a movie camera in sight, Rodriguez relied on the written word and a Polaroid Button to storyboard the films in his head. A crash course in entertainment writing and editing at the University of Texas' student newspaper and seminars in creative writing supplied more tools for the toolbox. When he riffed on a Spanish guitar figure as the hero's musical theme in cousin Robert Rodriguez's debut film, "El Mariachi" (Columbia Pictures, 1993), he began a collaboration that has lasted more than two decades.

Rodriguez sold his first pitch to Dimension Films, a spaghetti-western prequel to the genre-bending vampire flick "From Dusk Till Dawn" called "The Hangman's Daughter" (Miramax/Dimension, 2000), which starred Michael Parks, Marco Leonardi, Sonia Braga, Rebecca Gayheart and Danny Trejo, with Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino producing.

Rodriguez co-wrote the wishing-rock children's movie "Shorts" (Warner Brothers, 2009), starring James Spader, Jon Cryer, Leslie Mann and William H. Macy, and followed that confection with the bloodier "Machete" (Fox, 2010) starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan, Jeff Fahey, Don Johnson and Robert De Niro. Both were directed by Robert Rodriguez.

As of 2014, he is writing on the television series "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" for the El Rey Network, now in its second season, and is developing feature and television projects in the United States and Italy.

A frequent panelist and presenter at the Austin Film Festival, he has also curated an "Epoca de Oro" Mexican film series at the Museum of South Texas History and has been a speaker at colleges and universities throughout the United States. His border-influenced short fiction has appeared in multiple publications both physical and digital, including Mulholland Books/Popcorn Fiction, "Along the River" (2011) and the Bram Stoker Award-winning "After Death" (2013).

Stephen Rennicks

For more than sixteen years, award-winning Irish composer, Stephen Rennicks, has been crafting inimitable soundtracks for the best of independent cinema and television in Ireland, the UK, Europe and America. 2016 sees Rennicks' work gracing two of the most exciting feature films of the year, Lenny Abrahamson's Oscar-winning drama, Room, and the truly remarkable documentary, Forever Pure.

Based on Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel of the same name and starring Brie Larson (Best Actress at this year's Academy Awards), Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen and William H. Macy, Room was nominated for four Oscars in total, with Abrahamson picking up his first Academy Award nomination for Best Director.

Maya Zinshtein's Forever Pure is an extraordinary feature-length documentary on the transfer of two Chechen Muslim soccer players to Israel's Beitar Jerusalem FC. It's already received great reviews from the likes of Vanity Fair and the Hollywood Reporter, and looks set for a full international theatrical release.

Room marked Rennicks' fifth collaboration with Abrahamson and theirs has become one of contemporary cinema's most extraordinary partnerships. Their first feature film collaboration, Adam and Paul, won Best Film at the 2004 Irish Film and Television Awards. They collaborated again in 2007 on Garage (Best Film at the Torino Film Festival, CICAE Art Cinema Award at Cannes) and What Richard Did in 2012, a film praised by the international press and awarded the Golden Tulip for Best Film at the 32nd Istanbul International Film Festival. Frank, released in 2014, saw the Rennicks-Abrahamson collaboration hit a new high. A film with music at its heart, Rennicks' songwriting, score and musical direction were unanimously praised, and the film's soundtrack, released on Silva Screen Records, was named number three in Mojo's soundtrack albums of 2014.

Outside of his partnership with Abrahamson, Rennicks has written acclaimed scores for Richie O'Donnell's celebrated 2010 documentary, The Pipe; Paddy Breathnach's 2004 comedy Man About Dog and 2016 drama, Viva; Stephen Bradley's 2005 horror comedy, Boy Eats Girl; and John Butler's 2013 hit, The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag). His recent television work includes Channel 4's 2015 hit drama, Not Safe for Work, written by playwright DC Moore and starring Zawe Ashton.

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