Alan Roger Currie - Author
Alan became (in)famous with his book Mode One: Let the Women Know What You're REALLY Thinking and has since traveled the country to appear at Book Signing Events & Speaking Engagements.
Christy Lee Hughes - Award Winning Actress
Christy Lee Hughes is a professional actress, dancer and voice-over artist. She is a member in excellent standing with Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors Equity Association. She has been chosen to work with some of Hollywood's most talented Directors including Steven Spielberg, Bill Condon, Arthur Ginsberg and Joe Pytka.
You may have heard Christy on Disney Radio or seen her during the U.S. Tour of Beauty and the Beast (Beauty), in movies such as Miss Congeniality, Hitch, Kinsey, War of the Worlds, or in the national IBM commercial What Makes YOU Special?
Christy has earned and accepted the Critic's Choice Award for Best Actress at the 2007 Edwood Film Festival and just returned from the Lake Placid Film Festival where she was cast in a film titled Thoreauly Lost. It was chosen for the Audience Choice Award at the 2008 Festival.
How I got my SAG card In their own words: How Christy, Jodie Foster, George Clooney, Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Spacey and other famous actors got their SAG card.
Richard L. Jackson - Actor
Remember the Chicken Farmer in No Country for Old Men and his encounter with Javier Bardem's character Anton? Or the successful TV show Walker, Texas Ranger? Richard recently also starred in Eric Braeden's production The Man Who Came Back, and as a true Texan he even landed his own segment in the Austrian TV Production Fremder Stern Texas.
Richard Jackson has quite a resume and when you check out his website, make sure to watch his impressive Demo Reel. For a good laugh, I recommend watching the Century Bank video!
Tom "Lefty" Leftwich - Author / Singer / Songwriter
With his first book Gold Mining! Come Along for the Ride Tom brings you an informal gold mining experience and education gained from thousands of hours high-banking, sluicing, dredging, crevassing and panning for ol’ big yeller. His search has been fully rewarding in his quest for gold, but his greatest reward has been in the fun and friendships he has dearly enjoyed along the way.
This autobiography records his experiences, mining techniques, inventions, gadgets and humor surrounding activities associated with a journey of twenty-seven years gold mining. Herein he has tried to bring to life the wonderful joy of success, the occasional disappointments that every prospector has experienced and the unforgettable warehouse of memories that are shared in some measure by every gold miner. This book is Tom's personal recollection of that long and wonderful journey.
“Come along for the ride.” You won’t be disappointed!
Paperback, ISBN 1-60610-217-6, 190 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Retail Price: US$24.95 Special Offer: US$19.95
With his CD GOLD The Spirit of Roaring Camp Tom poignantly captures the mood of those out there, who in the quest for gold have experienced heartship and dissapointments, but also excitement and fulfillment. The CD contains 14 Original Songs of the Gold Country.
Distributed by TEL Records, 3545 Tropico Rd, Rosamond, CA 93560
Rosemary Lord - Author
Rosemary Lord is an acclaimed theatre and television actress and the best-selling author of
Hollywood Then and Now and Los Angeles Then and Now. Rosemary is currently completing more mystery novels.
Albert Magnoli - Academy Award Winning Writer / Director / Producer / Editor
With Purple Rain, Albert Magnoli created a one-of-a-kind cult film catapulting charismatic musician Prince into a major star and winning the musician an Oscar for best music. To this day, this successful film is enjoyed by generations of fans around the world.
From the IMDb website: Albert Magnoli graduated from the Film School at the University of Southern California. While there he completed ten student films, culminating with his Thesis Film project Jazz (1979), which he wrote, produced, edited, and directed. Focusing on the lives of three Los Angeles jazz musicians, Jazz went on to win 15 filmmaking awards in this country and abroad, including a Student Academy Award. The 23-minute film is listed in the 1983 edition of "The Encyclopedia Britannica" as "the most honored student film made in this country in the last twenty years."
In 1984 rock star Prince and his manager came looking for a director to helm Prince's feature film debut. Magnoli went to Prince's hometown, Minneapolis, and sequestered himself in a hotel room for four weeks. There he researched and wrote the script for Purple Rain (1984).
As director, writer and editor, Magnoli delivered Purple Rain to the theaters eleven months later. The "Hollywood Reporter" described Purple Rain as "sensational and highly visual -- an accomplished and sophisticated example of storytelling." Released by Warner Bros. in 900 theaters, Purple Rain topped the box office in its first weekend, knocking Ghost Busters (1984) from the #1 position. To date, Purple Rain has grossed over $125 million worldwide.
Magnoli then directed the critically acclaimed concert film Sign 'o' the Times (1987) for Prince. He was then commissioned to develop the sequel to Purple Rain for Warner Bros., which began a four-year association with Prince, culminating with Magnoli becoming Prince's manager and handling his personal and creative affairs for two years. The soundtrack album for Batman (1989) was created during this union, and two #1 videos, Batdance and Partyman, were written and directed by Magnoli to promote the Batman film and soundtrack.
In 1989, Magnoli was asked to take over the directing reins from Andrey Konchalovskiy on Tango & Cash (1989) starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. The $65-million film was behind schedule and over budget, and Magnoli was asked to begin shooting immediately. Four days later he arrived on the set, shot for 40 days and delivered the picture to the studio in time for a Christmas release just two months later. Tango & Cash was a commercial success, grossing over $150 million worldwide. Magnoli then directed Born to Run (1993) (TV) for Fox Television, starring Richard Grieco. Filmed in just 24 days, the $3.4-million film was critically acclaimed.
Albert Magnoli is currently busy writing screenplays - his body of work is listed on IMDb.com
Shari Yantra Marcacci - Award Winning Filmmaker / Writer / Producer
Shari won international acclaim with her short film Nightshift, which was shown at dozens of film festivals around the world. Shari is the owner of the Production Company Yantra Films, Inc. and is currently working on new projects.
Jarreth Merz - Award Winning Actor / Director / Producer
You may have seen Jarreth Merz on stage or in movies and TV dramas such as The Passion of the Christ, ER, The Unit, The Alibi, Law & Order SVU or Nightshift. His documentary Glorious Exit won the "Walter Mosley" Award at the Real Life Documentary Festival 2008. Jarreth's latest documentary An African Election in Ghana, West Africa, is taking the festival circuit by storm.
Article: Zwei Halbbrueder gehen auf's Ganze (in German)
From the Sundance Film Festival website: "In a world plagued by stolen elections, secret government agendas, and a renewed interest in the exploitation of African natural resources, what value does democracy offer, particularly in the tumultuous region of West Africa? For Ghana, a nation that has been Africa’s barometer of political stability, democracy may mean the difference between peace and prosperity—and murderous chaos under military coup.
An African Election is a remarkable documentary that grants viewers unprecedented access to the anatomy of Ghana’s 2008 presidential elections. Capturing the intrigue of electioneering, the intensity of the vote-counting process, and the mood of the countrymen whose fate lies precariously in the balance, director Jarreth Merz’s coverage unfolds with all the tension of a political thriller, revealing the emotions, passions, and ethical decisions that both threaten—and maintain—the integrity of the democratic process. An African Election illuminates a beacon of hope for Africa and for the value and vitality of democracy today."
Anthony Mora - Award Winning Journalist / Author / Novelist / Playwright
Anthony owns the successful Media Relations Company Anthony Mora Communications, Inc. and has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, LA Weekly, The BBC, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fox News, MSNBC, KTLA and other media. He has written several books, among them the Award Winning P.R. Guide Spin to Win, and several plays. His company has placed clients in a wide range of local, national and international media venues including Time, Newsweek, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, USA Today, CNN, MSNBC, 20/20, Oprah, The London Times, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and many others.
Official Trailer: Modern Love At the Toluca Lake Sidewalk Studio Theatre in September 2008
James Patterson - Author
James Patterson's book 295 days offers a rare look at life behind bars. It's a riveting account of his experience in the Orange County jail and the life-altering consequences of drinking and driving / DUI.
Paperback, ISBN 978-1-932252-85-5, 240 pages, 6x9, Retail Price: US$19.95