Steve is a writer, director, actor and producer. His first love is comedy. He has performed as a standup and sketch comedian at venues such as the Comedy Store, The Improv and HBO Workspace.  Steve had guest star roles on "Days of our Lives" and "Santa Barbara," and recurring roles on "The Attack of the Show," with Olivia Munn. He also directed the pilot episode of "The Gary Carter Show," starring the Hall of Fame catcher, and the short film "The Secret Life of Rocky Perone." As host of a show about classic Hollywood, Steve has interviewed such stars as Tony Curtis, Mamie Van Doren, David Carradine and Lana Wood. Steve wrote and acted in the feature film noir comedy "Little Saigon," set to release in 2014.

Alex Marino is an actor and producer, known for The Telemarketers: 36 Hrs (2009),Breathe (2010) and Filmmaker (2010). His performance in Shel Silverstein's "The Devil and Billy Markham", a one-man show embodying 6 different characters, won him the Backstage West "Critic's Pick".

Lonny is a native of Detroit. An accomplished songwriter, he penned tunes recorded by Motown recording artists, including Marvin Gaye He is an actor and producer, known for An Immigrant Girl's Journey (2008), The Telemarketers: 36 Hrs(2009) and Breathe (2010). Studied acting in New York and directed several productions for Greenwich Village acting groups.

Danny is a writer, film director, and producer, known for Welcome to Hollywood (2012), Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) and Iron Man 3 (2013). He lives and works in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. He studied Mass Communication in college.

Rena is an amazing actress and perhaps best known for her unforgettable performance in the cult classic "Once Were Warriors."  She is also known for her role as Taun We in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) as Nee Alavar. She also worked with the Star Wars Expanded Universe when she reprised her role as Taun We in the video game Star Wars: Republic Commando and also an uncredited role as Jedi Master Tionne Solusar in the video game Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron.

 

Joan Baker, Marketing Director

TJ Mancini co-wrote and co-produced "Find Me Guilty" starring Vin Diesel and and was associate producer on "Riddick," also starring Diesel. T.J. .has developed over fifty screenplays, Film and TV treatments and Novel adaptations.

 

T.J. is the Producer/Writer of "Genghis Khan: Lord Of Kings,"  and will also produce "Raised On Honor" starring Vin Diesel.

Marty is an actor and producer, known for The Makeover (2009), Cops LAC (2010) and The Nothing Men (2010).  He recently finished shooting "Strangerland," where he performed opposite Joseph Fiennes and Nicole Kidman. He also happens to be a juror for the Emmy's as well.

Christine Claravall is an actress and producer.  She co-starred with John Lequizamo in Hangin' with the Homeboys and opposite Benicio Del Toro in Drug Wars: The Camarena Story.

Sabrina just finished producing and acting in the short "Addiction." She studied classical piano from a very early age and always loved musical theatre appearing in community and school productions before attending Emerson College in Boston. Commercials and print modeling during college led to becoming one of 5 finalists in a Wella Balsam nationwide "We're Looking for Faces " contest spots for Right Guard, Chevrolet, Correctol, Miller Light Beer, dozens of other commercials , print jobs, music videos as well as a coveted role as the young Marilyn Monroe in a film "Broken Dreams" followed.

Cindy Mich, Jury

Cindy hosts three entertaining and insightful radio shows: Cin's Chat Corner, Sons Spotlight and Cin's Canadian Connections. She is the author of Cin's Celebrity Chats, which is both a biographical and reflective look at her radio show guests. 

 

Cindy is also the creator of Midtown Manhattan Children's Art/Theater Program. Presently, she is producing and directing the comedy short "Swooned by Sutherland" 

 

Leticia Carnio, Jury

Graduated in Psychology, Leticia post-graduated in cinema and studied at NYFA before filming her debut documentary in Brazil in 2013.

Chantal Lashon, Jury

Chantal Lashon is an actress and producer, known for Hub-City (2013), Two Degrees(2001) and Malibooty! (2003), Vampz (2004) and Babylon Vista (2001).

William Foard, Jury

Maverick designer/entrepreneur William Foard has a lifetime of creative promotion and media production: everything from falling off the stage at a Doctor Hook concert in Rulo, NB, to performing for President Harry Truman, to creating and syndicating a national radio talk show.  He’s organized several corporations including Communication Design Associates and Foard Entertainment Network. 

 

Foard “got off the boat” in LA as a creative consultant to the Los Angeles Times and has designed looks, feels and promotions for a vast array of theatrical productions, media organizations,  events and personalities in his 40-year career.

Elaine Carmody, Public Relations

Elaine recently relocated to LA from San Francisco where she worked in hotel management and marketing. She is currently the production manager for Genetic Code Pictures in North Hollywood. Her projects include music videos, promotional work for the clothing line Cutthroat Golf and facility manager for a network show in development.