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PERREY REEVES is best known to audiences for her pair of spousal roles in Dreamworks’ big screen blockbuster OLD SCHOOL opposite better half Will Ferrell, and HBO’s award winning hit series ENTOURAGE, opposite Jeremy Piven. She has since transitioned into yet another Hollywood-themed vehicle, Freeform’s FAMOUS IN LOVE with Bella Thorne.
No stranger to memorable television roles, Reeves has since enjoyed arcs on the likes of TNT’s PERCEPTION and USA Network’s COVERT AFFAIRS, as well as starred on the political drama THE LYON’S DEN with Rob Lowe. Guest roles include ROYAL PAINS, WHITE COLLAR, NCIS, HAWAII 5-0, PRIVATE PRACTICE, CASTLE, GHOST WHISPERER, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, GREY’S ANATOMY, MEDIUM, CSI: MIAMI, CSI, and THE X-FILES among others. She also appeared with MAD MEN star Elisabeth Moss in the telefilm ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN.
Born in Manhattan and raised in a variety of east coast locales by her academic parents, Reeves’ educational background ranged from years abroad in France and Italy to the Ivy League. No surprise then that her interests are as diverse as the roles she has played. A lifelong vegetarian, she finds mental and physical balance in meditation and yoga, which she has faithfully practiced for over two decades. In fact, in the midst of acting, she also focuses much of her efforts on owning and operating am off-grid sustainable yoga retreat in Costa Rica from where she used to commute while filming the “Entourage” series -
She is on the board of advisors for EMA (Environmental Media Association) and Sea Shepard International . She also dedicates her time to Waterkeeper Alliance, IFAW as well as St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
JAMES TUPPER was most recently seen in Jean-Marc Vallée’s HBO limited-series BIG LITTLE LIES, created by David E. Kelley and based on Liane Moriarty’s book of the same name. He stars alongside Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Shailene Woodley and Alexander Skarsgård. James will portray “Nathan Carlson” the ex-husband to Reese Witherspoon’s “Madeline Martha Mackenzie” as they face the challenges of raising their teenage daughter.
Additionally, Tupper recently starred in the SyFy post-apocalyptic thriller AFTERMATH, as “Joshua Copeland” opposite Anne Heche. The two along with their three teenagers, must battle for survival after civilization comes to an apocalyptic end, triggered by devastating natural disasters – and the rise of supernatural creatures.
On the small screen, Tupper starred in ABC’s hit show REVENGE as “David Clarke,” the allegedly dead father of Emily VanCamp. Other television appearances include GREY’S ANATOMY, MEN IN TREES, MERCY, RESURRECTION, and SAMANTHA WHO?.
On film, James can soon be seen in the upcoming film THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU opposite Radha Mitchell. He can also be seen opposite Helen Hunt, Aaron Paul, Maggie Grace and Rashida Jones in DECODING ANNIE PARKER, the story of the discovery of the BRCA1 hereditary breast cancer gene. Entertainment One Films released the film May 2, 2014. Tupper can also be seen in PLAYING FOR KEEPS, ME AND ORSON WELLS and MR. POPPERS PENGUINS among others.
Best known for playing “Amanda” in Fox Searchlight’s “The Sessions” (Winner of the Audience Award and the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting at the Sundance Film Festival), ANNIKA MARKS stars in the hit ABC Family show “The Fosters” as Principal Monte Porter. She can also be seen starring opposite Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammar and Lily Collins in the Amazon Original Series “The Last Tycoon”, based off F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final novel, and recently wrapped filming on Weinstein Co.’s mini-series “WACO” (based off the Branch Davidian compound in the 1990’s), and “The World Without You”, a film based on Joshua Henkin’s best-selling novel starring Perry Reeves and PJ Byrne.
Additional film and television credits include; Columbia Pictures’ “Mona Lisa Smile”, IFC’s “The Undeserved”, “Battle Creek”, “Law & Order, “Southland”, “NCIS: New Orleans”, “Grace” (a role for which she won the Best Actress in a Feature Narrative Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival), Sonny Mallhil’s “Anguish”, the award-winning shorts “Hard to Come By” and “The Mushroom Sessions”, as well as “Monday Mornings”.
A theatrical actress, Marks has starred as the lead in the Geffen Playhouse production of “The Model Apartment”, as ‘Canadace’ in the world premiere of “Doesn’t’ Anyone Know What A Pancreas Is?” for Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA (2013 Ovation Award Nomination for Featured Actress in a Play, StageScene-LA Award Winner for Featured Actress/Comedy), ‘Lulu’ in the world premiere of Nicholas Kazan’s “Mille”, “GOD” for Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA (StageScene-LA Award Winner for Actress/Comedy-Drama), ‘Bethany’ in the world premiere of Wendy Graf’s “Behind The Gates” (StageScene-LA Award Winner for Actress/Drama), ‘Liza’ in the world premiere of Fielding Edlow’s “The Something Nothing”, ‘Betty’ in Bernie Weinraub’s “The Accomplices” for The Fountain Theatre and over a dozen other shows in LA and NYC. Marks is a graduate of the Circle in the Square Theatre School.
Outside of acting, Marks gives her time to the Hamomi Children’s Centre and A Sense of Home. She recently won the Albuquerque Film and Music Experience Social Impact Award for her work with both organizations, as well as her self-produced PSA’s titled “Stay Filthy…” (California and New Mexico) which urge others to be mindful of water waste during the drought. She creates a balance of spiritual and physical being with her practices in Yoga and Hiking, and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro as well as tracked Patagonia. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Rich Newey.
LYNN COHEN’S roles on film and television have ranged from Mags in THE HUNGER GAMES, to Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg’s MUNICH, and Maman in Louis Malle’s VANYA ON 42nd STREET, to the nanny Magda in SEX AND THE CITY (both the two movies and the TV series).
Included among her many other movie and TV credits are Woody Allen’s MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY, and DECONSTRUCTING HARRY; EAGLE EYE; INVINCIBLE, THE EXTRA MEN; EVERYBODY’S FINE; HELLO HANDSOME; LAW AND ORDER; NURSE JACKIE; DAMAGES; and BORED TO DEATH.
On the New York stage, she has appeared in such plays as Tina Howe’s CHASING MANET (with Jane Alexander), HAMLET (with Kevin Kline), MACBETH (with Liev Schreiber), ORPHEUS DESCENDING (with Vanessa Redgrave), and ISRAEL HOROVITZ‘S NEW SHORTS with Barefoot Theatre Company. She has also trod the boards in many of the country’s leading regional theatres. Recent productions include THREE SISTERS in the new Sarah Ruhl translation directed by John Doyle and Beckett’s HAPPY DAYS.
Awards include a Fox Fellowship; a Richard Seff Award from Actors Equity Association: a Screen Actors Guild ensemble award (for SEX AND THE CITY), and a Bowden Award from New Dramatists. Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member
TYLER KAPLAN made his small screen debut in 2016, playing “Teddy,” a guest-starring role in a pivotal episode of Chicago Fire (NBC/Universal), for which he earned accolades from Director, Reza Tabrizi. Soon after, he began shooting the series regular role of “Scottie,” in the television pilot, Written Off, which is currently available on Amazon Prime. Tyler, along with his fellow cast members of Written Off, were honored to be awarded the Best Ensemble Cast in the 2016 DePaul Premiere Film Festival, as well as being chosen as “Official Selection, Best Pilot” in the 2016 NYTV Festival and the 2016 ITV Festival. Tyler capped off 2016 by appearing in the Midwest premiere of Anthony Giardina’s play, City of Conversation at Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Marti Lyons.
Currently, Tyler can be seen playing “Young Link” in season 2 of the wildly popular YouTubeRed show, Rhett & Link’s Buddy System. Additionally, he is one of the faces of the “back to school” campaign for Walgreens nationwide, appearing in all print, web and in-store signage, as well as on billboards in NYC’s Times Square. He was thrilled to be offered the role of Akiva in the feature film, “The World Without You,” and embraced not only the character, but also the opportunity to work with such established actors.
Tyler has been acting since the age of 4, and has appeared in over a dozen national television commercials and campaigns for brands such as Windex, Sargento Cheese, Barilla USA, Haribo, Autozone, Build-a-Bear, Libman Brooms and Mops, Walgreens, etc. He has also appeared in industrial films, music videos, independent films, print ads and the award-winning web series, Platoon of the Power Squadron. When not acting, he is creating his own films with his friends, playing on the local soccer team, golfing, or playing Minecraft. Tyler is a member of SAG – AFTRA and is represented by Paonessa Talent (Chicago), The Osbrink Agency (LA) and managed by Entertainment Lab (LA).
Director & Producer
DAMON SHALIT is an actor, director, writer, producer. ‘ …whatever role I need to fill to make it happen’ . Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, raised in Houston, Texas, Damon studied at the University of Texas in Austin, and with acclaimed acting teacher, Larry Moss, in Los Angeles. Damon taught acting and filmmaking at NYFA for five years as well as privately in Chicago.
Damon wrote and starred in A-List, a comic and satirical take on the LA lifestyle- starring Sally Kirkland, Daphne Zuniga, Joanna Garcia, Renee Taylor, Kirsten Vangness, Leigh Taylor-Young, Eddie Albert, and David Carradine. The film was acquired by Cinetic Media (Little Miss Sunshine, Boys Don’t Cry). Before that Damon worked alongside Theresa Rebeck producing and starring in a collection of her one acts, Rebeck Revisited, at Theatre Neo in West Hollywood. Most recently Damon wrote and starred in African Gothic, an adaptation of Reza DeWet’s award winning Diepe Grond, directed by Gabriel Bologna. African Gothic won 11 international film festival awards including two best picture (Toronto African Int. Film Festival, Golden Door Int. Film Festival) 3 best actor (Salento Int. F Fest, Golden Door, Worldfest) and a best screenplay award (Golden Door).
Damon’s film and TV credits include Judging Amy, Bold and Beautiful, General Hospital, Night Man, Valley of the Dolls, Dreamer, Reluctant Justice, My Life As a Troll and others. Damon has directed a number of short films. Blood Brothers, which won a Silver Remi at Worldfest, is currently making the festival rounds. The World Without You is Damon’s third feature with his production company Senderwoodfilms / 12:21 Productions and marks his feature film directing debut. He has three projects in the works and is in development on a story about the plight of the Falashan Jews, which he hopes to be in shooting spring of 2018.
BRADLEY LAROCCO was born in Chicago where he grew up and began his professional career in the areas of business and management. This foundation has been coupled with his creative intuition and experience gained in both narrative and documentary filmmaking as a producer and director. As a documentarian, he gravitates toward visual storytelling about complex characters that possess a strong sense of uniqueness and authenticity. His documentary producing and directing work includes Max’s Story (2015), followed by Languages of Graffiti, currently in development.
Empty Space (2016) was LaRocco’s first narrative feature film as producer, and initial collaboration with director James Choi. The award winning film would go on to be featured in film festivals all over the country and other parts of the world including France, Brazil, and South Korea. His most recent work as a producer is for the feature film titled The World Without You, based on the novel by Joshua Henkin, currently in post -production. LaRocco has also worked within commercial, television, and corporate production teams in many respects.
By Chance (a working title) is a narrative feature film that will debut LaRocco as a writer and director, looking to begin production in 2018. He currently resides in Chicago, is a film instructor at Tribeca Flashpoint College, and the owner of Chicago-based production company, Missing Button Media.
VALERIE MCCAFFREY is an independent casting director coming from the studio level, she has cast over 80 films. From April 1994-2000, Valerie held the position of Vice President of Feature Film Casting for New Line/Fine Line Films. During her tenure at New Line/ Fine Line, Ms. McCaffrey cast scores of films, developing strong relationships with all major talent agencies and management firms.
Among the many highlights of her career, she cast Edward Norton and Eddie Furlong in New Line Cinema’s AMERICAN HISTORY X which Edward Norton was nominated for an Academy Award. Previously, she was a casting executive at Universal Studios, amongst scores of films including BABE, which garnered James Cromwell an oscar nomination for his performance. Having an eye for talents, she cast Ellen Page in her first American film, HARD CANDY. In addition, Valerie uses her knowledge to a directing/producing/writing capacity. She is in post on the short film she wrote and directed called DIRTY BOMB. She directed a feature film called WISH YOU WERE DEAD distributed by Icon Entertainment International which starred Cary Elwes, Elaine Hendrix, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen and Sally Kirkland. She wrote a screenplay called EVERYTHING IS GOING TO POT in which she is planning to direct. She produced a film LOST AND FOUND IN ARMENIA with Jamie Kennedy and Angela Sarafyan. She also produced and cast an award-winning film entitled NEO NED, starring Jeremy Renner and Gabrielle Union. She also has several films in development including MEN OF GRANITE, a true story of the first generation Americans whose family originally from Eastern Europe that won the state championship in basketball.
JEREMY CAIN ADELMAN
Jeremy Cain Adelman is an American composer for Film/TV, trumpet player/multi-instrumentalist & major label music producer. He is the composer for prime-time CW TV series Hart of Dixie (starring Rachel Bilson) and feature film The Wanderers - winner of The Philip K Dick Film Festival - Best Dramatic Feature Best Dramatic Feature. He served as a composer & arranger for the Broadway benefit Double Standards at Town Hall in NYC which featured Rosie O’Donnell, Sara Bareilles, Laura Bell Bundy, Ingrid Michelson & other major Broadway stars. He recently finished composing Law and Order: the Musical! which premiers in February 2020 in Hollywood, CA.
Born in Amityville, New York, Jeremy began his studies with classical performance at the Juilliard School Pre-College division. Undergraduate studies were in Jazz Trumpet/Piano at Manhattan School of Music & further graduate work in Composition at the Juilliard School. He's performed with greats including Al Green.
Jeremy has been awarded an ASCAP Film & TV Award for his work on CW’s Hart of DIxie and a Cannes Grand Prix, 6 Gold London Internationals & 5 Silver Clios for his work in marketing.