Elizabeth Friedman

Elizabeth Friedman is an actress, model and writer who's segueing into another realm of entertainment ― producing original and innovative television and feature films. She became well known after appearing as herself on TLC’s hit show “LA Ink.” Not only was her break-through role with Kat Von D the number one audience-grabber on the TLC network, but it created an international fan base for Elizabeth with the show being syndicated in over 35 countries worldwide.

Her 8-page mischievous spread in Maxim En Espanol titillated readers in their January 2011 issue, and was quickly followed by a featured spread in the March edition of FHM South Africa, introducing Elizabeth as one of their "Famous Babes." This most definitely boosted her world-wide fan base by millions. Even playing “herself” on LA Ink was acting for Elizabeth, as she adopted the persona of Madeline, her stubborn, “I’ll-do-as-I-please” basset hound. She further spiced up her role being sarcastic, sexy, funny and opinionated ― not just pushing the envelope, but ripping it wide open. Her other dog Chloe, a super sweet-as-sugar golden retriever, had little if any influence on the role she played.

Elizabeth is rapidly building her career in Hollywood by adding a sharp new edge to every eye-popping TV or film project she has in development. She not only thinks outside the box, but gets exhilarated going to regions far beyond. Elizabeth likes translating new concepts into viable stepping stones, carving out unique pathways very few, if any, have ever trod upon. Her creativity is inherited from her father, a writer, and grandfather, the famous inventor of the corrugated flexible drinking straw whose work has been honored with an exhibit at the Smithsonian.

Today Elizabeth, amidst her production projects, continues to work as an actor, having already booked lead roles in four films thus far in 2011. Although she looks forward to satisfying a rapidly growing fan club that continues to love her, wanting to see more and more from the actress, Elizabeth is mainly focusing on joining the “A” list of Hollywood TV and film producers.

   
Betsy Rosenfeld



Betsy Rosenfeld is an award-winning writer-producer. She has enjoyed great success as a producer on entertainment projects such as the Sundance-featured film “Grand Theft Parsons” starring Johnny Knoxville and Christina Applegate and Tyler Florence’s FOOD Network show, FOOD 911. Rosenfeld has also received great acclaim for her work writing and producing in the nonprofit sector. At the prestigious Center for Governmental Studies, she has developed and launched Videovoter.org –an innovative, new media initiative to educate voters with videos. The Wall Street Journal recently profiled Betsy as a media expert for her work on Video Voter, and in 2004 she wrote an in-depth guidebook called Video Voter: Producing Election Coverage for your Community. Betsy Rosenfeld has also dedicated her life to rescuing dogs, working with both local L.A.-based rescues as well as international animal aid organizations. She is an official Los Angeles representative for, as well as a regional council member of, IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare). Rosenfeld is also the author of the forthcoming book The Single Girls Guide to Being A Dog Mom coming in February 2009.

   
Gary Considine


 

 



Gary Considine is an executive producer, writer, and director with 20+ years experience overseeing more than 150 shows including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Friday Night, The Cosby Mysteries, Access Hollywood, Saved by the bell, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Gary is also president of Garri Productions - a production company that has established a quality reputation around the world with its self defense/fitness DVD's, and its innovative, interactive, sports & fitness products for competition and training. Gary is the lead inventor of both the patented Herman Interactive Training System and the patent pending HITS sports & fitness target stand. Prior to the entertainment industry, Gary was Associate Athletic Director at UCLA where he also earned his BA and MBA.

   
Will Friedle



He played the character of the somewhat smart and dumb Eric Matthews on the TV sitcom Boy Meets World from 1993 to 2000. Recently, he voiced a number of animated characters such as Terry McGinnis, the titular character of Batman Beyond and Ron Stoppable of Kim Possible in 2002. In 2004, he co-starred with Chris Owen (American Pie) in the independent feature National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (originally titled Lady Killers). It opened with limited theatrical release in the fall. He was also a supporting character in the ABC Family movie Everything You Want in 2005.

   
Micky Dolenz

 

 



Micky Dolenz is best known for playing "Micky" on the tv show The Monkees. He was born George Michael Dolenze to Janelle Johnson and George Dolenz. Showbiz was in his blood. His father was an actor. Micky started acting at the age of six by going to screen tests. He landed his first show at the age of ten. He played an orphaned boy on the tv show Circus Boy. In 1965, Micky went to the audition for The Monkees He beat out 400 other people trying land the four roles. In the first season of the show he had to wear a wig to cover up his wavy hair. The other members all had straight hair, so he needed to look like them. At the start of the second season, he no longer wore the wig. Micky was the drummer and lead singer in show. He didn't really know how to play the drums and began taking lessons as soon as the show started. After the show ended after two seasons, the band starred in a movie about them called Head. In 1977, Micky went to London to star in the play The Point. He was supposed to return to the United States after three months, but ended up stay for fifteen years. Once he returned to the US he directed shows for the Disney Channel and Harmony Pictures. In 1996, the band got back together for their 30 year reunion. The response was overwhelming and they began touring again. In 2005, Micky was a radio deejay on the oldies station in New York called WCBS-FM. He was let go after the station changed their format in late 2005. He now makes random appearances here and there and has released two childrens books.

   
Mike Rowe



Mike Rowe was the "Becker" Supervising Producer, "Family Guy" Supervising Producer, "JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" Consulting Producer, "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" Producer andthe  "Futurama" Producer.
 
   
Wendy Liebman



Wendy Liebman started her career as a performer in the basement of her house at 110 Crescent Lane, Roslyn, Long Island, New York, where she and her sister and her neighborhood friend put on the play Rumpelstilskin. Wendy went to Wellesley College, majored in psychology, and then went right into therapy. Wendy has been performing stand-up comedy for about 20 years.



 
   
Larisa Oleynik



Larisa Olyenik got her big break at age 8 when she landed the role of young Cosette in an on-stage production of "Les Miserables". Her career continues to rise with the TV series "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1998-2000) and feature films like "10 Things I Hate About You" (1999) and "An American Rhapsody" (2001).
   
Joey Diaz

 



It is the characters that make stories memorable. Joey "Coco" Diaz is one such character and a teller of such stories. One look at Joey and you can just tell there is a story on the horizon. Whether that story is about classic rock concerts at Madison Square Garden (told with tears in his eyes) or the best places to get Chinese food in Jersey; they are told with a passion and a warmth that captivate the moment. Joey brings this same depth of emotion to his comedy and his acting. Joey’s most recent project is Paul T. Murray’s directorial debut "Boiler Maker". In this, Joey plays drug dealer, Enzo. This project gave Joey a chance to really show off his acting ability. But it wasn’t’ the first time. Joey’s performance in the remake of the "Longest Yard" proved he truly could go the distance. Other film performances include "Spiderman II", "Analyze That", and Greg Araki’s "Smiley Face". He brought his special energy to NBC this season. He appeared in several episodes of the hit comedy "My Name is Earl". This was not only time Joey has shined on television; recently he also danced his way into a spot on TBS’s "Frank TV". He has also appeared several times on FOX’s "Mad TV", and has been on CBS’s "Cold Case" and NBC’s "ER". Joey can’t seem to help going all in. As a long time comedian, he has performed in comedy clubs across the country. Joey can currently be seen headlining Showtime’s "Payaso Comedy Slam". Joey also has an award winning online project "Joey Karate". As a child growing up in North Bergen, New Jersey he began training in martial arts. Although in "Joey Karate" he takes a lighted hearted view of martial arts, Joey has always had a love of the sport and a respect for those who excel in it. He also had a great respect for those who could make him laugh. Growing up in New Jersey and Joey used to dance and sing in his mother’s bar for tips. From there he learned the world was a stage. Because of heroes like Jackie Gleason and Richard Pryor, Joey strives to fill his world with laughter and to include everyone he meets. Joey’s infectious storytelling makes you see what he sees and feel what he feels. Joey "Coco" Diaz currently lives in Los Angeles with his long time girlfriend and their nine cats.
   
Rider Strong

Rider Strong began performing in local theater when he was five years old. After being cast as Gavroche in the San Francisco production of "Les Miserables" Rider started a professional acting career that has lasted 18 years and spanned a variety of genres and formats. He became known to America in his teens for his role as Shawn Hunter on ABC’s "Boy Meets World." And at 21, Strong secured his place in the horror movie world by starring in Eli Roth’s "Cabin Fever" In addition to his acting, Rider produced the play "Shades of Blue" (Dramalogue Award winner) and the film "Buck Naked Arson" (Gold Award at Houston Worldfest, Best Dramatic feature at Angelciti). His poems have appeared in literary journals throughout the country, including "Curbside Review," "The Chiron Review," and "Poetry Motel." Along with his brother, Rider recently wrote and directed his first short film, "Irish Twins," which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Rider graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in 2004 and is now pursuing his writing M.F.A. at Bennington College.
   
Alex Desert



Alex Desert was born in New York on July 18, 1968. He is a talented musician and well known actor in film and television. His film credits includes movies such as PCU, Swingers, and Death of the Day.

His television credits include Boy Meets World, TV 101, and Harry Green and Eugene. He is probably best known for playing Jake Malinak on Becker. Separate from his acting career he founded the internationally known ska-band Hepcat in which he is the lead singer.
   
Jeff McCracken



Jeff McCracken grew up in Chicago. He is grandson to Robert E. McCracken, jazz clarinetist with Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, and Kid Ory. Upon leaving the Air Force, Jeff studied with Sanford Meisner and Bill Alderson at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City and then throughout his career with Stella Adler, Jack Garfein, and Larry Moss. He's starred on Broadway, off-Broadway, and at Circle Repertory Company in New York City, where he originated roles in new works by such playwrights as Lanford Wilson, Beth Henley, and Lee Kalcheim. While on Broadway, Jeff was cast by Steven Bochco to star in "Bay City Blues" (1983), a short-lived television series about minor league baseball. A few years later while starring opposite Shirley MacLaine and Teri Garr in Waiting for the Light (1990) he was asked to help produce "One Cup Of Coffee," a feature film that eventually won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was subsequently distributed by Miramax as Pastime (1991). Based on the film's critical reception he was next offered a chance to develop material at the Walt Disney Company, where he developed and co-produced the motion picture Quiz Show (1994) directed by Robert Redford that received an Academy Award nomination and numerous awards including the New York Film Critics Award for Best Picture. As a director, Jeff has helmed over seventy episodes of television, including Steven Bochco's "NYPD Blue" (1993) as well as having developed, produced and directed many shows that include "Boy Meets World" (1993) "Dinosaurs" (1991) "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" (1999). Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Creative Writing from Goddard College.
   
Kyle Cease



Kyle Cease is a comedian originally from Seattle, Washington. He has a brother named Kevin, who is featured in the commentary in his CD/DVD One Dimple. Kyle has been featured in many movies, including 10 Things I Hate About You and Not Another Teen Movie. He has a Comedy Central Presents episode of his own filmed in 2006.
   
Jarrett Zellea



Jarrett Zellea is a music producer, music supervisor and music educator who has taken on both the television and live media worlds. Jarrett worked on his first feature film, "Jumanji," whlile still in College. Other films Jarrett has worked on include: "The Aviator," "Star wars Episodes 1&2," "Finding Nemo," and "Sideways." After getting quite a bit of film scoring experience under his belt, Jarrett decided to transition to a different area of the music industry, performing with nationally touring acts. He proceeded to go on the road, (and in the studio), with Carlos Santana, Rod Stewart, and Luther Vandross. Jarrett’s introduction to television production began as a casting scout for NBC’s "Fear Factor" and continued scouting for NBC’s "Deal or No Deal," and ABC’s "The One." Always pushing forward to increase his resume, Jarrett is now the Director of music in the Beverly Hills school district, while continuing to produce some of the biggest names in the entertainment business. In addition, Jarrett has added a new set of projects to his already intensive musical career. He’s combined his musical credentials/abilities and worked for AOL Music Live, stage managing and producing concerts for many of the biggest artists on the scene today. Artists past or current that Jarrett has worked with include:, Michelle Branch, Luther vandross, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Carlos Santana, My Chemical Romance , Fall Out Boy, Ciara, Nelly Fertado, Jay- Z, Jibs, Chamillionare, Fabo, Tyler Hilton, Jacks Maenquin, The Honarary Title, MoZella, Eisley, Melee, Missy Higgens, and Jeremy Lister.
   
Douglas Grossman



Douglas Grossman graduated from the film program at New York University with a BFA in 1977. That same year he worked as a production assistant on the Twentieth Century Fox film "The Fury", directed by Brian DePalma and starring Kirk Douglas. The following year he was an Assistant Director on the Embassy release "Old Boyfriends" starring Talia Shire and directed by Joan Tewkesbury. Mr.Grossman then reestablished his relationship with the Producer of "The Fury", Frank Yablans, and from 1979 – 1981 worked as an Assistant Producer on Yablans’ films "North Dallas Forty" & "Mommy Dearest". In 1982 Doug shifted gears, and with his writing partner Jeffrey Sherman, wrote "The Soldier" released by Embassy and the following year wrote "Up The Creek" released by Orion. In 1984 and 1985, Doug wrote and directed two educational films, "Special Education", released by University North Carolina Press, and "Teenagers and Aids", released by Wildwood Films. From 1986 – 1989, Mr. Grossman wrote, directed and produced "Hell High" released in 1989 by Castle Hill Releasing. In the nineties, Doug wrote "Grudge Match" for Paramount Pictures and "Family Values" for the USA Network. From 1992 – 2004 Doug, along with his wife Martha, was the owner\operator of JAVANOW, a six-store chain of drive-thru gourmet coffee shops, located in the New York metro area and Connecticut. In 2000, he started a career in the newspaper industry with the Gannett daily The Journal News in White Plains, NY as the Circulation Sales & Marketing Manager. In 2004, Doug and Martha moved down to Palm Beach County, FL., where since 2004 he has been employed as the Circulation Director at The Palm Beach Post, a Cox newspaper. In 2007 Doug came full circle when he and Jeffrey Sherman wrote "Disorder", a film noir screenplay set in present day Los Angeles.

 

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