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Abby Ryder Fortson

Cassie Lang

ABBY RYDER FORTSON was most recently seen as Cassie Lang in Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” Her other credits include the feature film “Playing it Cool” and the television pilot and series for HBO’s “Togetherness,” ABC’s “The Whispers” and Amazon’s “Transparent.” Abby was also a co-star in Fox’s “The Mindy Project.”

Bobby Cannavale


BOBBY CANNAVALE (Paxton) had his breakthrough role as Joe in Tom McCarthy’s award-winning “The Station Agent,” for which he received a SAG® nomination as part of the ensemble.

Next, Cannavale was recently seen in the Dan Fogelman film, “Danny Collins,” alongside Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner and Annette Bening. The film centers on an aging rock star (Pacino), who decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

This year, Cannavale appeared in “Adult Beginners,” alongside Rose Byrne and Nick Kroll, and “Spy,” alongside Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law and Jason Statham.

Cannavale also recently completed production on Martin Scorsese’s Untitled HBO Rock ‘N’ Roll Project as the lead character Richie Finestra. The series will focus on a New York executive in the late 1970s who hustles to make a career out of the city’s diverse music scene.

In 2013, Cannavale won his second Emmy® Award and received a SAG nomination for his role as Gyp Rosetti in the acclaimed HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” He also received two Emmy nominations for his role on “Nurse Jackie,” for which he also received a SAG nomination. Cannavale won his first Emmy for his role as Will’s boyfriend on the comedy “Will & Grace.”

Cannavale’s additional film credits include: “Blue Jasmine,” “Win Win,” “Shall We Dance,” “Happy Endings,” “Roadie,” “Fast Food Nation,” “Romance & Cigarettes,” “Movie 43,” “Lovelace” and “Parker.” TV credits include: “Third Watch,” “100 Centre Street,” “Ally McBeal,” “Six Feet Under” and “Modern Family.” Broadway credits include: “The Big Knife,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “The Motherf**ker With the Hat” (Drama Desk Award and a Tony® nomination) and “Mauritius” (Tony nomination).  Off Broadway credits include: “Hurlyburly,” “F--ing A” and “The Gingerbread House.”

Corey Stoll

Darren Cross

Adynamic and versatile actor, COREY STOLL (Darren Cross) has been a favorite of critics and audiences alike for several years. This summer, Stoll returns to star in season two of Guillermo Del Toro's hit FX series “The Strain.”

Stoll is well known for his portrayal of the role Congressman Peter Russo in David Fincher's Netflix series “House of Cards,” for which he received a Golden Globe® nomination.

His recent films include Shawn Levy’s “This Is Where I Leave You,” opposite Tina Fey and Jason Bateman, “The Good Lie,” opposite Reese Witherspoon, and Noah Buschel’s “Glass Chin,” which was well received at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Other projects include: Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” in which Stoll portrayed Ernest Hemingway, earning him an Independent Spirit Award nomination, “Non-Stop,” opposite Liam Neeson, the Sundance competition film “C.O.G.,” based on the David Sedaris’ short story, “Salt,” opposite Angelina Jolie, and “Law and Order; LA,” opposite Alfred Molina.

After graduating from NYU with an MFA in 2003, he landed his first professional gig in Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel,” playing Viola Davis’ love interest (Drama Desk Award Nominated in NY, Drama Critics' Circle Award in Los Angeles.) His most recent stage credit was the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s A “View From the Bridge,” opposite Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson in 2010.

Stoll resides in Brooklyn.

Evangeline Lilly


In January 2004 EVANGELINE LILLY (Hope) landed her first speaking role in a television series when she was cast as Kate in ABC’s critically acclaimed, worldwide hit drama series “Lost.” Created by J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Jeffrey Lieber, “Lost” won the 2006 Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Drama Series as well as the Screen Actors Guild® Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series. Lilly was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress in a Drama Series and received a 2007 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

In 2008, Lilly co-starred with John Malkovich in the 2008 Toronto Film Festival selection “Afterwards” as well as appeared in a supporting role in the six-time Academy Award®- winning film “The Hurt Locker,” where she played the ex-wife of Jeremy Renner’s character, Connie James.

After a brief hiatus to start a family, Lilly secured the role of the charming Bailey Tallet in the family action drama “Real Steel” alongside Hugh Jackman.

Lilly was recently seen as Tauriel, one of the lead elves in Peter Jackson’s hugely successful prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” She co-starred alongside Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage. The two films were released in theaters on December 13, 2013, and December 17, 2014.

Lilly also has ventured into writing with her new all-ages book, “The Squickerwonkers,” which was published on November 18, 2014, by Titan Books.

Lilly is wholeheartedly devoted to philanthropy, traveling and gaining higher knowledge of various cultures around the world. She is a loyal and dedicated supporter of The Sierra Club and National Resources Defense Council. She has been a volunteer for children’s projects since the age of 14 and during college founded and ran a world development and human rights committee.

Fluent in French, Lilly loves reading, writing, painting, music, nature, staying active, learning and travel.

Judy Greer


JUDY GREER (Maggie) is one of the most prolific actresses of her time, appearing in 90 roles across film and television to date. 2015 started off with the return of FX’s animated hit series “Archer,” on which she is currently voicing Cheryl. The show became an instant cult classic after its television debut in 2010.

The paperback release of Greer’s first book, “I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star,” was published on April 28, 2015. It was originally published in hard cover on April 8, 2014, to high acclaim. The Doubleday publication includes humorous essays with titles like “Celebrities I’ve Peed Next To,” “I’m Not America’s Sweetheart, I’m America’s Best Friend" and others that chronicle Greer’s life.

Greer will star opposite Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in Colin Trevorrow’s “Jurassic World,” set to be released on June 12, 2015. Last summer, Greer starred in “Married,” a new comedy series from Andrew Gurland, which debuted on July 17, 2014 on FX. The show centers on a married man (Nat Faxon) and his wife (Greer), who are best friends and determined to shake things up in order to save their marriage. The show was picked up for a second season, which will premiere in the summer of 2015. Additionally, Greer voices the role of Ivy in Pixar’s film “The Good Dinosaur,” due to be released in November of 2015.

Greer is also currently starring in her own Yahoo! series called “Reluctantly Healthy,” which she started in December of 2011. Each week this webisode gives special tips and advice on how to stay healthy while on-the go, working long hours, and traveling away from home. It was announced in August that the CW, in association with Litton Entertainment, has added “Reluctantly Healthy” to its new educational and informational “One Magnificent Morning” Saturday morning line-up, which premiered on October 4, 2014.

Previously, Greer starred in Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children” opposite, Jennifer Garner and Adam Sandler. The film was released by Paramount on October 1, 2014. Earlier in the year, Greer lent her voice in Matt Reeves’ “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” in which she played Cornelia, opposite Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Jason Clarke. Twentieth Century Fox released the film on July 11, 2014.

Greer’s performance in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” opposite George Clooney, earned her critical acclaim for her supporting role in the film, garnering solo nominations from both the Satellite Awards and the Denver Film Critics Society, in addition to being nominated as part of the ensemble cast for a Gotham Award, a Screen Actors Guild® Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics Choice Award.

No stranger to theatre, Greer made her Broadway debut alongside Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz in the Broadway show “Dead Accounts” by Theresa Rebeck. On stage, Greer also starred in Paul Weitz's play “Show People” for Second Stage opposite Ty Burrell.

Greer’s numerous past film credits include Carter Smith’s “Jamie Marks Is Dead” opposite Morgan Saylor and Liv Tyler; the remake of the 1976 film, “Carrie,” directed by Kimberly Peirce; “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” for directors Jay and Mark Duplass; screenwriter Robbie Fox’s “Playing the Field,” for director Gabriele Muccino, opposite Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid, and Catherine Zeta Jones; Barry Blaustein’s “Peep World” opposite Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Kate Mara, and Rainn Wilson, which debuted at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival; Malcolm Venville’s comedy “Henry's Crime” opposite Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, and James Caan; Magnolia Pictures’ “Barry Munday” opposite Patrick Wilson and Chloe Sevigny; Ed Zwick’s ”Love & Other Drugs,” opposite Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal; “Love Happens,” opposite Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart; “Visioneers” opposite Zach Galifianakis; “The Go-Getter” opposite Zooey Deschanel and Jena Malone; “27 Dresses” opposite Katherine Heigl and James Marsden; “The TV Set” opposite Sigourney Weaver and David Duchovny; “American Dreamz” opposite Hugh Grant and Mandy Moore; “The Amateurs” opposite Jeff Bridges; Cameron Crowe’s “Elizabethtown”; M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village”; “13 Going on 30” opposite Jennifer Garner; writer/director Adam Goldberg’s psychological drama "I Love Your Work" (which debuted at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival); “The Hebrew Hammer”; Charlie Kaufman’s critically-acclaimed “Adaptation”; “The Wedding Planner” opposite Jennifer Lopez; “What Women Want” opposite Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt; Danny Leiner’s “The Great New Wonderful”; “What Planet Are You From?”; “Three Kings"; "Jawbreaker"; “In Memory of My Father”; “The Specials”; and “Kissing Fools.”

No stranger to the small screen, Greer starred in “Arrested Development,” which premiered on Netflix on May 26, 2013, where she reprised her role as Kitty Sanchez. Greer also appeared in a multi-episode arc on the much-anticipated new season of “Two and a Half Men” as Bridget Schmidt', ex-wife of Ashton Kutcher’s character. Additional television credits include the ABC comedy “Miss Guided” and guest appearances on “Modern Family,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “House, M.D.,” “Two and a Half Men,” “E.R.,” “My Name Is Earl,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Californication” and “Love Monkey.”

Greer was born and raised in Detroit. She trained for nearly ten years in classical Russian ballet before shifting her interest to acting and gaining acceptance into The Theatre School, DePaul University’s prestigious theater conservatory program. Greer currently resides in Los Angeles.

Michael Douglas

Dr. Hank Pym

An actor with over 40 years of experience in theatre, film, and television, MICHAEL DOUGLAS (Dr. Hank Pym) branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award®-winning “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.” Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny knack for choosing projects that reflect changing trends and public concerns. Over the years, he has been involved in such controversial and politically influential motion pictures as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” “The China Syndrome” and “Traffic,” and such popular films as “Fatal Attraction” and “Romancing the Stone.”

The son of Kirk and Diana Douglas, Michael Douglas was born in New Jersey. He attended the elite preparatory Choate School and spent his summers with his father on movie sets. Although accepted at Yale, Douglas attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.

After receiving his B.A. degree in 1968, Douglas moved to New York City to continue his dramatic training, studying at the American Place Theatre with Wynn Handman and at the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he appeared in workshop productions of Pirandello’s “Six Characters in Search of an Author” and Thornton Wilder’s “Happy Journey.”

A few months after he arrived in New York, Douglas got his first big break when he was cast in the pivotal role of the free-spirited scientist who compromises his liberal views to accept a lucrative job with a high-tech chemical corporation in the CBS Playhouse production of Ellen M. Violett’s drama, “The Experiment,” which was televised nationwide on February 25, 1969.

Douglas’ convincing portrayal won him the leading role in the adaptation of John Weston’s controversial novel, “Hail, Hero!” which was the initial project of CBS’ newly organized theatrical film production company, Cinema Center Films. Douglas starred as a well-meaning, almost saintly young pacifist determined not only to justify his beliefs to his conservative parents but also to test them under fire in the jungles of Indochina. His second feature, “Adam at 6 A.M.” (1970) concerned a young man’s search for his roots.

Douglas next appeared in the film version of Ron Cowen’s play “Summertree” (1971), produced by Kirk Douglas’ Bryna Company, and then “Napoleon and Samantha” (1972), a sentimental children’s melodrama from the Walt Disney Studio.

In between film assignments, he worked in summer stock and off-Broadway productions, among them “City Scenes,” Frank Gagliano’s surrealistic vignettes of contemporary life in New York; John Patrick Shanley’s short-lived romance “Love Is a Time of Day”; and George Tabori's “Pinkville,” in which he played a young innocent brutalized by his military training. He also appeared in the made-for-television thriller, “When Michael Calls,” broadcast by ABC-TV on February 5, 1972, and in episodes of the popular series “Medical Center” and “The FBI.”

Impressed by Douglas’ performance in a segment of “The FBI,” producer Quinn Martin signed the actor for the part of Karl Malden’s sidekick in the police series “The Streets of San Francisco,” which premiered September of 1972 and became one of ABC’s highest-rated, prime-time programs in the mid-1970s. Douglas earned three successive Emmy® Award nominations for his performance and he directed two episodes of the series.

During the annual breaks in the shooting schedule for “The Streets of San Francisco,” Douglas devoted most of his time to his film production company, Big Stick Productions, Ltd., which produced several short subjects in the early 1970s. Long interested in producing a film version of Ken Kesey’s grimly humorous novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” Douglas purchased the movie rights from his father and began looking for financial backing. After a number of major motion picture studios turned him down, Douglas formed a partnership with Saul Zaentz, a record industry executive, and the two set about recruiting the cast and crew. Douglas still had a year to go on his contract for “The Streets of San Francisco,” but the producers agreed to write his character out of the story so that he could concentrate on filming “Cuckoo's Nest.”

A critical and commercial success, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” won five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress, and went on to gross more than $180 million at the box office. Douglas suddenly found himself in demand as an independent producer. One of the many scripts submitted to him for consideration was Mike Gray’s chilling account of the attempted cover-up of an accident at a nuclear power plant. Attracted by the combination of social relevance and suspense, Douglas immediately bought the property. Deemed not commercial by most investors, Douglas teamed up with Jane Fonda and her own motion picture production company, IPC Films.

A Michael Douglas-IPC Films co-production, “The China Syndrome” (1979) starred Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda, and Michael Douglas and received Academy Award® nominations for Lemmon and Fonda, as well as for Best Screenplay. The National Board of Review named the film one of the best films of the year.

Despite his success as a producer, Douglas resumed his acting career in the late 1970s, starring in Michael Crichton’s medical thriller “Coma” (1978) with Genevieve Bujold, Claudia Weill’s feminist comedy “It's My Turn” (1981), starring Jill Clayburgh, and Peter Hyams’ gripping tale of modern-day vigilante justice, “The Star Chamber” (1983). Douglas also starred in “Running” (1979), as a compulsive quitter who sacrifices everything to take one last shot at the Olympics, and as Zach the dictatorial director/choreographer in Richard Attenborough’s screen version of the Broadway’s longest running musical “A Chorus Line” (1985).

Douglas’ career as an actor/producer came together again in 1984 with the release of the tongue-in-cheek romantic fantasy “Romancing the Stone.” Douglas had begun developing the project several years earlier, and with Kathleen Turner as Joan Wilder, the dowdy writer of gothic romances, Danny DeVito as the feisty comic foil Ralphie and Douglas as Jack Colton, the reluctant soldier of fortune, “Romancing” was a resounding hit and grossed more than $100 million at the box office. Douglas was named Producer of the Year in 1984 by the National Association of Theater Owners. Douglas, Turner and DeVito reteamed in 1985 for the successful sequel “The Jewel of the Nile.”

It took Douglas nearly two years to convince Columbia Pictures executives to approve the production of “Starman,” an unlikely tale of romance between an extraterrestrial, played by Jeff Bridges, and a young widow, played by Karen Allen. “Starman” was the sleeper hit of the 1984 Christmas season and earned an Oscar® nomination for Best Actor for Jeff Bridges. In 1986 Douglas created a television series based on the film for ABC, which starred Robert Hays.

After a lengthy break from acting, Douglas returned to the screen in 1987 appearing in two of the year’s biggest hits. He starred opposite Glenn Close in the phenomenally successful psychological thriller, “Fatal Attraction,” which was followed by his performance as ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street,” earning him the Academy Award® for Best Actor.

Douglas next starred in Ridley Scott’s thriller “Black Rain” and then teamed up again with Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito in the black comedy “The War of the Roses,” which was released in 1989.

In 1988 Douglas formed Stonebridge Entertainment, Inc. which produced “Flatliners,” directed by Joel Schumacher and starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon and William Baldwin and “Radio Flyer,” starring Lorraine Bracco and directed by Richard Donner. Douglas followed with David Seltzer’s adaptation of Susan Issac’s best-selling novel, “Shining Through,” opposite Melanie Griffith. In 1992 he starred with Sharon Stone in the erotic thriller from Paul Verhoeven “Basic Instinct,” one of the year’s top grossing films.

Douglas gave one of his most powerful performances opposite Robert Duvall in Joel Schumacher’s controversial drama “Falling Down.” That year he also produced the hit comedy “Made in America,” starring Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson and Will Smith. In 1994/95 he starred with Demi Moore in Barry Levinson’s “Disclosure,” based on the best seller by Michael Crichton. In 1995 Douglas portrayed the title role in Rob Reiner’s romantic comedy “The American President” opposite Annette Bening, and in 1997, starred in “The Game” directed by David Fincher and co-starring Sean Penn.

Douglas formed Douglas/Reuther Productions with partner Steven Reuther in May 1994. The company, under the banner of Constellation Films, produced, “The Ghost and the Darkness,” starring Douglas and Val Kilmer, and “John Grisham’s The Rainmaker,” based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Danny DeVito, Jon Voight, Mickey Rourke, Mary Kay Place, Virginia Madsen, Andrew Shue, Teresa Wright, Johnny Whitworth and Randy Travis.

Michael Douglas and Steve Reuther also produced John Woo’s action thriller “Face/Off,” starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, which proved to be one of ’97’s major hits.

In 1998, Michael Douglas starred with Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen in the mystery thriller “A Perfect Murder” and formed a new production company, Further Films, based at Universal.

2000 was a milestone year for Douglas. “Wonder Boys” opened in February 2000 to critical acclaim. Directed by Curtis Hanson and co-starring Toby Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr. and Katie Holmes, Douglas starred in the film as troubled college professor Grady Tripp. Michael was nominated for a Golden Globe® and a BAFTA Film award for his performance.

“Traffic” was released by USA Films on December 22, 2000, in New York and Los Angeles went nationwide in January 2001. Douglas played the role of Robert Wakefield, a newly appointed drug czar confronted by the drug war both at home and abroad. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and co-starring Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Amy Irving, Dennis Quaid and Catherine Zeta-Jones, “Traffic” was named Best Picture by New York Film Critics, won Best Ensemble Cast at the SAG Awards, won four Academy Awards® (Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor for Benicio del Toro) and has been recognized over on over 175 top ten lists.

In 2001, Douglas produced and played a small role in USA Films’ outrageous comedy “One Night at McCool’s,” starring Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, John Goodman, Paul Reiser, and directed by Harald Zwart. “McCool’s” was the first film by Douglas’ company Furthur Films. Also in 2001, Douglas starred in “Don’t Say a Word” for 20th Century Fox. The psychological thriller, directed by Gary Fleder, also starred Sean Bean, Famke Janseen and Brittany Murphy.

In 2002, Douglas appeared in a guest role on the hit NBC comedy “Will & Grace” and received an Emmy® nomination for his performance.

Douglas starred in two films in 2003. MGM/BVI released the family drama “It Runs in the Family,” which Douglas produced and starred in with his father Kirk Douglas, his mother Diana Douglas and his son Cameron Douglas, Rory Culkin and Bernadette Peters. He also starred in the Warner Bros. comedy “The-In Laws,” with Albert Brooks, Candice Bergen and Ryan Reynolds.

In 2004 Douglas, along with his father Kirk, filmed the intimate HBO documentary “A Father, A Son…Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Directed by award-winning filmmaker Lee Grant, the documentary examines the professional and personal lives of both men, and the impacts they each made on the motion-picture industry.

In summer 2005, Douglas produced and starred in “The Sentinel,” which was released by 20th Century Fox in spring 2006. Based on the Gerald Petievich novel and directed by Clark Johnson, “The Sentinel” is a political thriller set in the intriguing world of the Secret Service. Douglas stars with Keifer Sutherland, Eva Longoria and Kim Bassinger.

Douglas filmed “You, Me & Dupree,” starring with Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon. The comedy is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and was released by Universal Pictures during the summer of 2006. In 2007 he made “King of California,” co-starring Evan Rachel Wood and written and directed by Michael Cahill, and produced by Alexander Payne and Michael London.

Douglas had two films released in early ’09, “Beyond A Reasonable Doubt,” directed by Peter Hyams and “Ghosts of Girlfriend’s Past,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner, directed by Mark Waters.

He followed with the drama “Solitary Man,” directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, co-starring Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Mary Louise-Parker, and Jenna Fischer, produced by Paul Schiff and Steven Soderbergh, and in fall of 2010 he starred in “Wall Street 2 – Money Never Sleeps,” reprising his Oscar®-winning role as Gordon Gekko and once again was nominated for a Golden Globe® for his performance. Again directed by Oliver Stone, he co-starred with Shia Labeouf, Cary Mulligan, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon. Douglas had a cameo role in Steven Soderbergh’s action thriller “Haywire.”

“Behind the Candelabra,” based on the life of musical ’70s/’80s icon Liberace and his partner Scott Thorson, directed by Steven Soderbergh and costarring Matt Damon, premiered on HBO in May 2013. Douglas won an Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG® Award as Best Actor in a television movie or miniseries for his performance as the famed entertainer.

He followed with the buddy comedy “Last Vegas,” directed by John Turtletaub and co-starring Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline and the romantic comedy “And So It Goes,” co-starring Diane Keaton and directed by Rob Reiner.

Douglas recently completed starring in and producing the thriller “Beyond the Reach,” directed by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti, costarring Jeremy Irvine.

In 1998 Douglas was made a United Nations Messenger of Peace by Kofi Annan. His main concentrations are nuclear non-proliferation and the control of small arms. He is on the Board of Ploughshares Foundation and The Nuclear Threat Initiative.

Michael Douglas was recipient of the 2009 AFI Lifetime Achievement as well as the Producers Guild Award that year. In spring ’10 he received the New York Film Society’s Charlie Chaplin Award.

Douglas has hosted 11 years of “Michael Douglas and Friends” Celebrity Golf Event which has raised over $6 million for the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Douglas is very passionate about the organization, and each year he asks his fellow actors to come out and show that “we are an industry that takes care of own.”

Douglas is married to Catherine Zeta-Jones. The couple has one son, Dylan, and one daughter, Carys. Douglas also has one son, Cameron, from a previous marriage.

Michael Peña


MICHAEL PEÑA (Luis) has distinguished himself in Hollywood as an actor with a wide range of performances and has worked with an impressive roster of award winning directors. Peña earned notable recognition for his performance in Paul Haggis’ provocative Oscar® winning film “Crash,” alongside Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon and Terrence Howard. Critically acclaimed for the film’s interpretation of complex race relations in contemporary America, Peña has garnered multiple best ensemble nominations for his role as Daniel, the locksmith, winning awards from the Screen Actors Guild® and the Broadcast Film Critics Association for the cast’s performance. In 2013 he was seen in the David O’Russell film “American Hustle,” which won a Golden Globe®, as well as ensemble awards from the Screen Actors Guild and the Broadcast Film Critics. It was also nominated for a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award® as well.

He is currently shooting the independent film “War on Everyone” for writer / director John Michael McDonagh, starring opposite Alexander Skarsgard. In July 2015 he starts production with Dax Shepard on the Warner Brothers feature “CHiPS,” based on the popular 1970s’ TV series, as Officer Poncherello.

Peña can next be seen on July 24 in the thriller “Vatican Tapes.” This November 25, he will co-star in Fox’s “Martian” opposite Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain. “Martian: is the story of an astronaut who is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew.

In March of 2014, Peña was seen as civil right and labor organizer Cesar Chavez in “Chavez.” The film was directed by Diego Luna and produced by Canana and Mr. Mudd. In the film, Peña plays Chavez, a man who embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers. He was also recently seen in the Fox Drama “Graceland” and in David Ayer’s “Fury,” starring opposite Brad Pitt and Shia LaBouf.

In September 2012, Peña was seen in the critically acclaimed movie “End of Watch,” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. For his role as Officer Zavala, Peña was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and the film was recognized by the National Board of Review as one of the Top 10 Independent Films of the year.

Peña has been seen in a range of films in the past year, including the independent film “Everything Must Go” alongside Will Ferrell and Rebecca Hall; “Gangster Squad” opposite Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling and in the Fox animated feature “Turbo.”

Peña’s film credits include “The Lucky Ones,” co-starring Rachel McAdams and Tim Robbins; Jody Hill’s comedy “Observe and Report” with Seth Rogen; Robert Redford’s political drama “Lions for Lambs,” along with Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep; and Werner Herzog and David Lynch’s psychological thriller “My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done” with Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe and Chloe Sevigny.

Peña’s other noteworthy credits consist of Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center,” which chronicled the heroism of American servicemen in the direct aftermath of the September 11th attacks; Clint Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby”; Matthew Ryan Hoge’s “The United States of Leland”; Gregor Jordan’s “Buffalo Soldiers”; Antoine Fuqua’s “Shooter”;  Brett Ratner’s “Tower Heist”; and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Babel.”

On television, Peña also starred in the HBO film “Walkout.”  Based on the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher who helped stage a massive student walkout in the mid-1960s, Peña received an Imagen Award for Best Actor in the television category for his performance.  He recently re-teamed with Danny McBride on the second season of HBO’s “Eastbound and Down.” He also appeared on the F/X drama “The Shield” for its fourth season as one of the central leads opposite Glenn Close and Anthony Anderson. Other television credits include Steven Spielberg’s NBC series “Semper Fi.”

Raised in Chicago, Peña began acting when he beat out hundreds of others in an open call for a role in Peter Bogdonovich’s “To Sir, With Love 2,” starring Sidney Poitier.

Paul Rudd

Scott Lang/Ant-Man

PAUL RUDD (Scott Lang/Ant-Man) recently starred opposite Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and David Koechner in Adam McKay’s “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” for Paramount. The film follows the original news team as they reprise their roles from “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” “Anchorman 2” grossed over $170 million worldwide and received a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite Year End Movie, as well as two MTV Movie Award nominations for Best Fight and Best WTF Moment. He also starred opposite Amy Poehler in David Wain’s spoof on the romantic comedy, “They Came Together” for Lionsgate.

Rudd starred opposite Emile Hirsch in David Gordon Green’s Prince “Avalanche” released by Magnolia Pictures. The film was adapted from the Icelandic film “Either Way” and premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Additionally, David Gordon Green received the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival.

In 2012, Rudd starred in Judd Apatow’s “This Is 40” opposite Leslie Mann for Universal Pictures. The film is an original comedy that expands on the story of Pete (Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) from “Knocked Up” as we see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life.  “Knocked Up” grossed over $300 million worldwide and was recognized by the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Comedy, was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy Movie and was named one of AFI’s Top Ten Films of the Year.  Additionally, “This Is 40” was nominated for a 2013 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy Movie and Rudd was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy.

Rudd’s other film credits include: “Admission,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “I Love You, Man,” “Role Models” (co-writer), “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” “Wanderlust” (producer), “Dinner for Schmucks,” “How Do You Know,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The Ten (producer),” “Night at the Museum,” “Diggers,” “Reno 911,” “The Cider House Rules,” “The Object of My Affection,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “The Chateau,” “Clueless” and “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” among others.

Rudd returned to the Broadway stage in Craig Wright’s “Grace,” starring opposite Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington and Edward Asner at the Cort Theatre. “Grace” was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play and Rudd was nominated for a Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance Award. His other stage credits include starring opposite Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper in Richard Greenberg’s Broadway production of “Three Days of Rain,” Neil Labute’s “Bash,” in both New York and Los Angeles, as well as Labute’s “The Shape of Things” in London and New York. He made his West End debut in the London production of Robin Phillips’ “Long Days Journey Into Night” opposite Jessica Lange. Other Broadway credits include Nicholas Hynter’s “Twelfth Night” at Lincoln Center Theater with a special performance, which aired on PBS’ “Great Performances” and in Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award®-winning play, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.”

On television, Rudd was the co-writer and co-creator of the critically acclaimed series “Party Down” on Starz. He also garnered wide recognition with a recurring role on the TV sitcom “Friends” as Mike Hannigan.

Additionally, it was recently announced that Rudd will reprise his role as Andy in David Wain’s “Wet Hot American Summer” for an 8-episode limited series for Netflix based on the cult film released in 2001. Most of the entire ensemble cast is returning, including Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks, among many others.  

“T.I.” Harris


TIP “T.I.” HARRIS (Dave) starred in his first film “ATL” in 2006, which was loosely based on the rapper’s life growing up in Atlanta. The film was written by Tina Gordon Chism and Antwone Fisher and directed by Christopher Robinson. He followed with roles in “American Gangster” alongside Denzel Washington and the Screen Gems crime heist film “Takers” for which he also served as a producer.  The film also included Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen, Zoe Saldana and opened at number one at the box office.

Most recently T.I. was seen in “Get Hard,” with Kevin Hart and Will Farrell and “Identity Thief,” with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.

In 2007, T.I. launched his film production company, Grand Hustle Films. The company combined with 828 Entertainment to executive produce the reality show “Life on Mars” which chronicled the life of young prodigy music producer LaMar “Mars” Edwards. Grand Hustle and 828 Entertainment have continued to collaborate to produce a slate of both television and film projects. T.I. currently can be seen in his own reality show on MTV called “T.I.'s Road to Redemption.”

An accomplished musician and rapper, T.I. has released seven studio albums with “Urban Legend,” “King, T.I. vs. T.I.P.,” “Paper Trail” and “No Mercy,” being highly successful on the commercial market. He has released such successful singles as “Bring Em Out,” “What You Know,” “Big Shit Poppin’ (Do It),” “Swagga Like Us” (featuring Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne), “Whatever You Like,” “Live Your Life” (featuring Rihanna), “Dead and Gone” (featuring Justin Timberlake), “Got Your Back’ (featuring Keri Hilson) and “That's All She Wrote” (featuring Eminem).

He has also contributed to numerous film soundtracks such as “Fast and the Furious 6 & 7,” “Takers,” “Step Up 3D,” “The Hangover,” “Step Up” and “Hustle and Flow.”

Wood Harris


WOOD HARRIS (Gale), a native of Chicago, holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Northern Illinois University. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from New York University, Graduate Acting Program, Tisch School of the Arts.  A polished actor adept at a broad array of parts and types, Harris landed his first role in Jeff Pollack’s urban-themed sports drama “Above the Rim,” starring opposite the late Tupac Shakur, Marlon Wayans and Duane Martin.

Harris’ work continued, and 2000 marked his breakthrough year: the year that not only brought with it a highly visible role as a footballer in the inspirational sports drama “Remember the Titans,” but also a lead in the Showtime telemovie “Hendrix,” a biopic of rock demigod Jimi Hendrix. The drama paved the way for more prominent billings, and Harris continued to realize his potential with a regular role on HBO’s “The Wire” (as Avon Barksdale) and a key supporting part as Dion Warner (aka Dion Element) in Richard Kelly's “Southland Tales.” His other film credits include “Next Day Air,” “Just Another Day,” “The Babymakers,” “Dredd” and “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.”

Peyton Reed


PEYTON REED (Director) made his feature-film, directing debut with the critically praised box-office success “Bring It On,” starring Kirsten Dunst in a behind-the-scenes look at the world of high school cheerleading championships.  He followed his successful debut by directing “Down with Love,” starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, “The Break Up,” starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston and “Yes Man,” starring Jim Carrey.

A native of Raleigh, North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Reed began his career as an editor at ZaIoom-Mayfield Productions. On the strength of his award-winning short “Almost Beat,” he began writing and directing for the company as well. He directed numerous behind-the-scenes documentaries, including “The Secrets of Back to the Future Trilogy,” “Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump” and CBS’s “The Honeymooners Anniversary Special.”

He then went to work for Disney, where he directed two successful television movies, “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes” and “The Love Bug,” for the studio’s “Wonderful World of Disney” series on the ABC network. He has also directed episodes of Comedy Central’s “Upright Citizens Brigade” and HBO’s “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” as well as music videos for such alternative bands as Superchunk and The Connells.


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Chris Hemsworth


Australian actor CHRIS HEMSWORTH (Thor) starred in the 3rd highest grossing film of all time, Marvel’s “The Avengers,” alongside an all-star cast, including Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson. He also starred in Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” opposite Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, which debuted at #1 at the box office, and is set to star in the prequel, “The Huntsman.” Hemsworth was introduced to audiences as the title role in Marvel’s “Thor,” directed by Kenneth Branagh.

In 2013, he starred in the second installment of the “Thor” franchise, “Thor: The Dark World,” as well as Ron Howard’s “Rush,” as Formula One driver James Hunt. He will next be seen in Michael Mann’s January 2015 release of “Blackhat,” Warner Bros. Pictures’ “In the Heart of the Sea,” again with Howard, which is set for a March 2015 release, and Warner Bros’ “Vacation” scheduled for an October 2015 release.

He made his U.S. film debut in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek,” playing the pivotal role of George Kirk alongside Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana. His additional credits include the Joss Whedon-scripted “The Cabin in the Woods”; Dan Bradley’s remake of “Red Dawn,” where he starred in the role originated by Patrick Swayze; Relativity Media/Rogue Pictures’ “A Perfect Getaway” opposite Timothy Olyphant; and “Ca$h” opposite Sean Bean.

Hemsworth was born and raised in Australia. He supports the Australian Childhood Foundation.

Cobie Smulders

Maria Hill

COBIE SMULDERS (Maria Hill) recently starred in Marvel’s “The Avengers,” which grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide, opposite Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson. In the film, she played S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill, the second-in-command operative, alongside Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).  She reprised her role for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which grossed over $710 million worldwide.

Smulders recently completed production on the independent film “Results,” starring opposite Guy Pearce. Additionally, she starred in Kris Swanberg’s “Unexpected,” “Delivery Man” opposite Vince Vaughn, and David Wain’s “They Came Together” opposite Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler.

Her other film credits include: “Safe Haven,” “Grassroots,” “The Slammin’ Salmon” and “The Long Weekend.”

Smulders is also well known to audiences for her role as Robin Sherbatzky on CBS’s hit show “How I Met Your Mother.” The show has been nominated for an Emmy® for Outstanding Comedy Series, a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy and a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Show: Comedy.

Her other TV credits include a starring role on the ABC drama “Veritas” and the critically acclaimed Showtime series “The L Word.”

On stage, Smulders performed in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Off-Broadway hit, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” at the Westside Theatre. Directed by Karen Carpenter, the play was based on Ilene Beckerman’s 1995 book about clothes and the memories they trigger. Smulders’ other theatre credits include “Singing in the Rain,” “Grease” and “Women and Wallace.”

A Canada native, Smulders speaks fluent French.

Don Cheadle

Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes

Academy Award® nominee DON CHEADLE (Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes) currently stars as Marty Kaan on the critically acclaimed Showtime series “House of Lies.” The series has earned multiple nominations for the series and Cheadle, including three Emmy® Nominations for seasons one through three, a Golden Globe® Award for season one, and a Golden Globe nomination and SAG Award® nomination for season two. In addition to starring, Cheadle also is executive producer of the series and has stepped behind the camera as director.

2014 was a busy year for Cheadle. In addition to shooting Season 4 of “House of Lies” he directed his first feature, “Miles Ahead,” which he also co-wrote and produced. Cheadle also stars in the film, based on the life of legendary jazz artist, Miles Davis, along with Ewan McGregor. Cheadle also produced the feature “St. Vincent,” which stars Bill Murray and Naomi Watts. In Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” he is reprising his role as Colonel James Rhodes from the 2010 and 2013 Marvel mega-box-office-hit films “Iron Man 2” and “Iron Man 3.”

In 2012 Cheadle garnered critical acclaim for his role in Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight,” which premiered at the New York Film Festival and was released by Paramount Pictures.  In 2011, Cheadle produced and starred in “The Guard,” which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures Classics, and in 2008, he starred opposite Guy Pearce in Overture Films’ “Traitor,” an international thriller, which he also produced. Cheadle was honored by both the CineVegas Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival and in 2007, receiving the ShoWest Male Star of the Year Award.

Cheadle is well known for his breakout performance opposite Denzel Washington in with “Devil in a Blue Dress,” where he was named Best Supporting Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics. Additional film credits include “Talk To Me;” the 2006 Oscar® winning Best Picture, “Crash,” which Cheadle also produced; “Hotel Rwanda,” for which his performance garnered Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, Broadcast Film Critics Award and Screen Actors Guild® Award nominations for Best Actor; “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen,” directed by Steven Soderbergh; Mike Binder’s “Reign Over Me” with Adam Sandler; the Academy Award® winning film “Traffic” and “Out Of Sight,” both also directed by Soderbergh; Paul Thomas Anderson’s critically acclaimed “Boogie Nights”; “Bulworth,” “Swordfish,” “Mission To Mars,” John Singleton’s “Rosewood,” for which Cheadle earned an NAACP Image Award nomination; “Family Man,” directed by Brett Ratner and starring Nicolas Cage; “Colors,” “Hamburger Hill,” and the independent features “Manic” and “Things Behind The Sun.”

For his work on television, Cheadle received a Golden Globe® Award and an Emmy® nomination for his remarkable portrayal of Sammy Davis Jr. in HBO’s “The Rat Pack” in 1999. That same year, he received an Emmy® nomination for his starring role in HBO’s adaptation of the critically acclaimed, best-selling novel “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest J. Gaines. He also starred for HBO in “Rebound: The Legend of Earl ‘The Goat’ Manigault,” directed by Eriq La Salle. Cheadle is also well-known for his two-year stint in the role of “District Attorney John Littleton” on David E. Kelley’s critically-acclaimed series “Picket Fences,” and an Emmy® nominated guest-starring role on “ER” and a series regular role on “The Golden Palace.” Cheadle also participated in Showtime’s multi-part television event “Years of Living Dangerously,” which tells the story of our time: climate change and the impact it is having on people right now in the US and all over the world.

An accomplished stage actor, Cheadle originated the role of “Booth” in Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize winning play “Top Dog Underdog” at New York’s Public Theatre under the direction of George C. Wolfe. His other stage credits include “Leon, Lena and Lenz” at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis; “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Liquid Skin” at the Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis; “Cymbeline” at The New York Shakespeare Festival; “‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” at Chicago’s Goodman Theater; and Athol Fugard’s “Blood Knot” at The Complex Theater in Hollywood. He also directed “Cincinnati Man” at the Attic Theatre and “The Trip” at Friends and Artists Theater in Hollywood.

In addition to his many acting honors, Cheadle was nominated for a Grammy® Award in 2004 for Best Spoken Word Album for his narration/dramatization of the Walter Mosley novel “Fear Itself.”

Cheadle’s philanthropic work includes serving as a U.N. Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. He also produced the documentary film, “Darfur Now,” an examination of the genocide in Sudan’s western region of Darfur and, in 2007, he and George Clooney were recognized for their work for Darfur. The pair shared a Peace Summit Award at the 8th Annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome.

Elizabeth Olsen

Scarlet Witch

ELIZABETH OLSEN (Scarlet Witch) is a vivacious and engaging young actress, and a graduate of New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.

At the end of last year, Olsen completed production on the Hank Williams biopic titled “I Saw the Light.” She will take on the role of Audrey Mae Williams, opposite Tom Hiddleston. Last year, Olsen also appeared in the Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures reboot of “Godzilla, opposite Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Bryan Cranston. The film was released on May 16, 2014.

In 2013, Olsen starred in the Spike Lee-directed film, “OldBoy,” opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Brolin. Additionally, Olsen also appeared in the film “In Secret,” opposite Jessica Lange and Oscar Issacs. That same year, Olsen helped kick off the Classic Stage Company’s Fall 2013-2014 season as the lead role, Juliet, in the Off Broadway play, “Romeo and Juliet.”

Olsen also starred in Naomi Foner’s “Very Good Girls,” opposite Dakota Fanning, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Additionally, Olsen had two previous films premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival: “Liberal Arts” opposite Josh Radnor, John Magaro, Zac Efron and Richard Jenkins, and “Red Lights” opposite Robert DeNiro, Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver. In spring of 2012 Olsen starred in the independent film “Silent House” from Open Road Films. The film is the re-imagining of the successful Uruguayan psychological horror-thriller, “La Casa Muda.”

In 2011 Olsen received a Gotham Award, Critics Choice, and Independent Spirit Award nomination for Lead Actress for her performance in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” from Fox Searchlight. Olsen stars opposite Hugh Dancy, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson and Brady Corbet. “Martha Marcy May Marlene” was also selected in the Un Certain Regard as part of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. She has been nominated for her performance from the following critic associations:  St. Louis, Las Vegas, Houston, FIND Spirit, San Diego, IPA, and Detroit. She won Best Actress from the Indiana Critics Association.

Olsen is also very familiar to the stage as she understudied both on the Off-Broadway play “Dust” and the Broadway play “Impressionism,” while attending New York University. Other workshops include “Bottom of the World” by Lucy Thurber (Atlantic Theatre Company), and “The Living Newspaper” (DRD Theatricals). Olsen has had formal training at Atlantic Acting School and Moscow Art Theatre School.

Jeremy Renner


Two-time Academy Award® nominee JEREMY RENNER (Hawkeye) starred in the 2010 Best Picture winner “The Hurt Locker,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Winner of six Academy Awards® and inspired by true events, “The Hurt Locker” is the story of a bomb disposal team in Baghdad who has volunteered for one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. In his role as the self-assured Sgt. James, Renner was awarded the Breakthrough Actor Award at the Hollywood Film Festival, the Spotlight Award at the Savannah Film Festival and received Best Actor nominations from the 2008 BAFTA Awards and Independent Spirit Awards. For “The Hurt Locker,” Renner also garnered nominations for Breakthrough Actor and Best Ensemble Performance at the Gotham Awards, nominations for Leading Actor and Best Ensemble from the SAG® Awards and a nomination as Best Actor by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®.

The following year Renner was nominated for an Academy Award® as Best Supporting Actor for his role in “The Town,” directed by Ben Affleck for Warner Bros. An adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel “Prince of Thieves,” the film centers on a thief (Affleck) and his best friend and member of his gang (Renner), and was released in the fall of 2010. For his role in “The Town” Renner was also honored with Supporting Actor nominations from both the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and the Golden Globes®.

In December 2011 Renner co-starred in “Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol” opposite Tom Cruise for Paramount Pictures and directed by Brad Bird and in the spring of 2012 Renner starred as Hawkeye in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers,” the third highest grossing film in history. The actor next starred in “The Bourne Legacy,” a new installment of the popular Bourne franchise and followed that up with “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.”

Upcoming for Renner is “The Immigrant” with Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix for director James Gray and The Weinstein Company and he more recently completed filming “American Hustle” the David O’Russell directed film with Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence for Sony.

He and partner Don Handfield recently formed The Combine, a production company that is creating, developing and producing high-quality, character-driven content for mainstream audiences. Their most recent feature, “Kill The Messenger,” starred Renner as journalist Gary Webb and was released by Focus Features in 2013.

In 2007, Renner was seen in three different features, including “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” for Warner Bros, directed by Andrew Dominik, in which Renner starred alongside Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, as a key member of James’ gang, Wood Hide. He also starred in “28 Weeks Later,” the highly anticipated sequel to “28 Days Later,” and “Take,” opposite Minnie Driver.

In 2006 he also starred in the acclaimed independent film “12 and Holding” (Independent Spirit Award Nominee—John Cassavetes Award), demonstrating his dramatic range playing Gus, a firefighter who moves to a new town after the haunting loss of a young girl in a fire.

Other film credits included the independent film “Neo Ned,” which screened at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival and swept the feature film category at the 11th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival in 2006. “Neo Ned” was awarded Best Feature Film, Best Director and the Best Actor Award went to Renner. The film was also awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking, Best Feature Film Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April 2006. These awards come after winning the Audience Award at the Slamdance, Sarasota and Ashland film festivals.

Renner also starred opposite Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron in Warner Bros.’ “North Country” and opposite Julia Stiles in “A Little Trip to Heaven.” Other films include “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things,” “Love Comes to the Executioner,” “Lords of Dogtown,” for helmer Catherine Hardwicke, and, in the summer of 2003, “S.W.A.T.” opposite Colin Farrell and Samuel L. Jackson for Columbia Pictures.

The role that initially put Renner on the map and earned the actor an Independent Spirit Award nomination was his portrayal of Jeffrey Dahmer in the indie hit “Dahmer.” With a background in theater, Renner starred in and also co-directed “Search and Destroy,” which was produced by Barry Levinson and received stellar reviews.

Mark Ruffalo

Bruce Banner/ Hulk

Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee MARK RUFFALO (Bruce Banner/ Hulk) easily moves between stage and screen, working with directors such as Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Spike Jonze, David Fincher, Fernando Meirelles and Michel Gondry.

Ruffalo was recently seen in “Foxcatcher” opposite Channing Tatum and Steve Carell. Ruffalo received Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild® nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the late Olympic wrestler David Schultz in this true story of John Du Pont, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and later killed Schultz. This film released on November 14, 2014. The film has also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Drama.

Ruffalo also received Golden Globe®, Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild® nominations for his role as gay activist Ned Weeks in the HBO film “The Normal Heart,” based on the play of the same name written by Larry Kramer. Directed by Ryan Murphy, the film also stars Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer. “The Normal Heart” tells the story of a gay activist attempting to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the 1980s. The film aired on May 25, 2014 on HBO. The film has received a total of 16 Emmy nominations including Outstanding Television Movie. It also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.

He is currently in production on “Now You See Me: The Second Act,” the sequel to the hit “Now You See Me” where he will reprise his role as Dylan Rhodes. The film also brings back Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Jesse Eisenberg and introduces new cast members Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan. The film is set for release in 2016.

Ruffalo was also seen in “Begin Again,” which co-stars Keira Knightley and Hailee Steinfeld. “Begin Again” is a story about an aspiring female singer in New York City whose world takes a turn for the better when a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo) discovers her, and the two forge a romance and turn each other’s lives around. This film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, where The Weinstein Company purchased the U.S. rights to the film. “Begin Again” was the closing night picture at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2014.

In 2013, Ruffalo completed production on “Infinitely Polar Bear,” opposite Zoe Saldana. “Infinitely Polar Bear,” is about a bipolar husband and father, played by Ruffalo, who goes off his medication and then proceeds to lose both his job and sanity, while struggling to hold onto his marriage. The film made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014.

Ruffalo earned nominations for an Academy Award®, Screen Actors Guild Award®, BAFTA Award and Independent Spirit Award for his performance in Focus Features’ “The Kids Are All Right,” directed by Lisa Cholodenko. He was also honored with the Best Supporting Actor Award by the New York Film Critics Circle. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

In 2011, Ruffalo made his directorial debut with “Sympathy for Delicious,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win the Special Jury Prize for dramatic film. The film starred Orlando Bloom and Laura Linney and was released by Maya Entertainment on April 29, 2011. In 2006, Ruffalo made his Tony® Award-nominated Broadway debut in the Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of Clifford Odets’ “Awake and Sing!” Ruffalo earned critical recognition in 2000 for his role in Kenneth Lonergan’s “You Can Count on Me,” opposite Laura Linney and Matthew Broderick. The Martin Scorsese-produced film won coveted Grand Jury Prize for best film in dramatic competition and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

His other credits include “Thanks for Sharing,” “Now You See Me,” “Shutter Island,” “We Don’t Live Here Anymore,” “Zodiac,” “The Brothers Bloom,” “Collateral,” “13 Going on 30,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “In The Cut,” “Margaret,” “Blindness,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Reservation Road,” “All the King’s Men,” “What Doesn’t Kill You,” “My Life Without Me,” “The Last Castle,” “Windtalkers,” “XX/XY,” “Committed,” “Ride With the Devil,” “Studio 54,” “Safe Men,” “The Last Big Thing,” “Fish in the Bathtub” and “Life/Drawing.”

Ruffalo’s acting roots lie in the theater, where he first gained attention starring in the off-Broadway production of “This Is Our Youth,” for which he won a Lucille Award for Best Actor. Ruffalo has also won awards for other performances, including a Dramalogue Award and the Theater World Award. In 2000, Ruffalo was seen in the Off-Broadway production “The Moment When,” a play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award winner James Lapine. He made his theater debut in “Avenue A” at The Cast Theater. A writer, director and producer, Ruffalo co-wrote the screenplay for the independent film “The Destiny of Marty Fine.” In 2000, he directed Timothy McNeil’s original play “Margaret” at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles.

Ruffalo advocates for addressing climate change and increasing renewable energy. In March 2011, he co-founded Water Defense, the organization behind The Solutions Project, to raise awareness about energy extraction impact on water and the public health. A regular contributor to the Guardian and Huffington Post, Mark has received the Global Green Millennium Award for Environmental Leadership and the Meera Gandhi Giving Back Foundation Award. He was named one of Time Magazine’s “People Who Mattered” in 2011 and received The Big Fish Award from Riverkeeper in 2013. Ruffalo helped launch The Solutions Project in 2012 as part of his mission to share science, business and culture that demonstrates the feasibility of renewable energy.

Ruffalo recently teamed up with racecar driver and environmental activist Leilani Munter in partnership with The Solutions Project to promote their initiative, 50 Plans for 50 States. The plan is a roadmap to take the USA to 100% clean energy and hopes for a transition from traditional fuel-burning energies to alternative energies such as wind, water and solar in each state.

Ruffalo resides with his family in New York.

Robert Downey Jr.

Tony Stark/Iron Man

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), a two-time Academy Award® nominee, earned his most recent Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Ben Stiller’s comedy hit “Tropic Thunder.” His performance as Kirk Lazarus, a white Australian actor playing a black American character, also brought him a Golden Globe®, BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nomination. Downey was honored with his first Oscar nomination, in the category of Best Actor, for his portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in Richard Attenborough’s acclaimed 1992 biopic “Chaplin,” for which he also won BAFTA Award and London Film Critics Awards and received a Golden Globe Award nomination.

Downey most recently starred in David Dobkin’s “The Judge” for Warner Brothers. Robert, his wife, Susan, and their production company, Team Downey also produced the project.

In December 2011, Downey teamed up with Guy Ritchie and co-star Jude Law to return to the role of the legendary detective in the sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” In early 2010, Downey received another Golden Globe® nomination for his performance in the title role of the 2009 hit “Sherlock Holmes,” under the direction of Guy Ritchie.

In summer 2008, Downey received praise from critics and audiences for his performance in the title role of the blockbuster hit “Iron Man,” under the direction of Jon Favreau. Bringing the Marvel Comics superhero to the big screen, “Iron Man” earned more than $585 million worldwide, making it one of the year’s biggest hits. Downey reprised his role in the successful sequel, which was released in May 2010. He returned to the role in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers,” (released May 2012) which is the 3rd highest grossing film of all time. Downey most recently top-lined the third installment to the franchise— “Iron Man 3,” directed by Shane Black—which was the highest grossing film of 2013.

Downey’s other recent films include: Todd Phillips’ “Due Date” opposite Zach Galifianakis for Warner Brothers in 2010, “The Soloist,” opposite Jamie Foxx; “Charlie Bartlett”; David Fincher’s “Zodiac,” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo; Richard Linklater’s “A Scanner Darkly,” with Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Woody Harrelson; “Fur,” opposite Nicole Kidman in a film inspired by the life of revered photographer Diane Arbus; and “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.” He also shared in a SAG Award® nomination as a member of the ensemble cast of George Clooney’s true-life drama “Good Night, and Good Luck,” and in a Special Jury Prize won by the ensemble cast of “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” presented at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Downey’s long list of film credits also include: “Gothika”; “The Singing Detective”; Curtis Hanson’s “Wonder Boys”; “U.S. Marshals”; Mike Figgis’ “One Night Stand”; Jodie Foster’s “Home for the Holidays”; “Richard III”; Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers”; Robert Altman’s “The Gingerbread Man” and “Short Cuts,” sharing in a Golden Globe® Award for Best Ensemble for the latter; “Heart and Souls,” “Soapdish,” “Air America,” “Chances Are,” “True Believer,” “Less Than Zero,” “Weird Science,” “Firstborn” and “Pound,” in which he made his debut under the direction of Robert Downey Sr.

In November 2004, Downey released his debut album, “The Futurist” through Sony Classics. The album, containing eight original songs, showcased his singing talents.

In 2001, Downey made his primetime television debut when he joined the cast of the Fox-TV series “Ally McBeal,” as attorney Larry Paul. For this role, he won the Golden Globe® Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, as well as the Screen Actors Guild® Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Comedy Series.  In addition, Downey was nominated for an Emmy® for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Scarlett Johansson

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow

Tony® and BAFTA winner and four-time Golden Globe® nominee, SCARLETT JOHANSSON (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow) was most recently seen in the title role of Luc Besson’s globally successful action-thriller “Lucy.” She also starred opposite Chris Evans in Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and in Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi art film “Under the Skin.” She also lent her voice to Spike Jonze’s critically acclaimed sci-fi romance “Her,” playing the role of operating system Samantha, which earned her a Best Actress award at the Rome Film Festival. She will also voice the python Kaa in Disney’s upcoming live action/CGI animation adaptation of “The Jungle Book” from Jon Favreau.

Johansson received rave reviews and a Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival for her starring role opposite Bill Murray in “Lost in Translation,” the critically acclaimed second film by director Sofia Coppola. She also won a Tony® for her Broadway debut in the Arthur Miller play, “A View from a Bridge,” opposite Liev Schreiber.

At the age of 12, Johansson attained worldwide recognition for her performance as Grace Maclean, the teen traumatized by a riding accident in Robert Redford’s “The Horse Whisperer.” She went on to star in Terry Zwigoff’s “Ghost World,” garnering a Best Supporting Actress award from the Toronto Film Critics Circle. Johansson was also featured in the Coen Brothers’ dark drama “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand.

Her other film credits include: Jon Favreau’s “Chef,” “The Avengers,” “Hitchcock” opposite Anthony Hopkins; “We Bought A Zoo” for Cameron Crowe; the box-office hit “Iron Man 2”; the Weitz brothers’ film “In Good Company,” as well as opposite John Travolta in “A Love Song for Bobby Long,” which garnered her a Golden Globe® nomination (her third in two years.) and Woody Allen’s “Match Point,” which garnered her 4th consecutive Golden Globe nomination in three years. Other film credits include ”He’s Just Not That Into You,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “The Other Boleyn Girl,” “The Spirit,” “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” opposite Colin Firth; “The Island” opposite Ewan McGregor; Brian DePalma’s “The Black Dahlia; Christopher Nolan’s “The Prestige,” and “The Nanny Diaries.”

Her additional credits include Rob Reiner’s comedy “North,” the thriller “Just Cause,” with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne, and a breakthrough role at the age of 10 in the critically praised “Manny & Lo,” which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.

A New York native, Johansson made her professional acting debut at the age of 8 in the off-Broadway production of “Sophistry,” with Ethan Hawke, at New York’s Playwright’s Horizons.

Chris Evans

Steve Rogers/Captain America

CHRIS EVANS (Steve Rogers/Captain America) was recently seen in Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” opposite Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Ed Harris. Set in a world covered in snow and ice, the film follows a train full of travelers who struggle to co-exist.

Evans marked his feature film directorial debut with “Before We Go,” written by Ron Bass. Evans also produced and starred in the film with Alice Eve and Mark Kassen. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival. RADiUS plans to release the film in 2015.

Additionally, Evans recently starred in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the sequel to the highly successful "Captain America: The First Avenger,” which was released in 2011. Evans reprised his role as the famed Marvel Comics character, Steve Rogers, who transforms into Captain America after volunteering for a top-secret research project in hopes of defending America’s ideals. The film grossed over $713 million at the box office worldwide.

Evans was seen in Marvel’s “The Avengers” opposite Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. In its opening weekend, the film smashed previous domestic records for any movie’s first three days and continued to break box-office records with a current worldwide gross of over $1.5 billion.

In 2011, Evans starred in Adam and Mark Kassen’s indie film “Puncture.” In the film, based on a true story, Evans portrays a drug addict who becomes involved in a legal battle between a safety-needle inventor and a monopolizing medical supply corporation.

Evans reprised the role of Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch, in the 2007 summer action hit “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” which had him re-team with his original “Fantastic Four” cast mates Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Ioan Gruffudd.

His other film credits include Ariel Vroman’s drama “The Iceman” opposite Michael Shannon; Mark Mylod’s comedy “What’s Your Number?” opposite Anna Faris; Edgar Wright’s action comedy, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” opposite Michael Cera; Sylvain White’s “The Losers” with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Zoe Saldana; “Push” opposite Dakota Fanning; “Street Kings” with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker; and Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed “Sunshine.” Additional credits include “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond,” “Cellular,” “The Perfect Score,” “Fierce People” and the romantic drama “London.” Evans’ first cinematic role was in the 2001 hit comedic spoof, “Not Another Teen Movie.”

Raised in Massachusetts, Evans began his acting career in theatre before moving to New York, where he studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson


Born on June 13, 1990 and raised in High Wycombe, England, AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON (Quicksilver) attended the prestigious Jackie Palmer Stage School and has been performing since age nine.

In 2009, Taylor-Johnson was seen in Sam Taylor-Wood’s “Nowhere Boy,” in which he portrayed John Lennon during his turbulent teenage years. His riveting performance earned him several award nominations, including a London Critics’ Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year, a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor and an Empire Award for Best Newcomer, which he won. Screen International named him as one of their Stars of Tomorrow in their 2010 portfolio.

In 2010, Taylor-Johnson played the lead role and title character of Dave Lizewski in the cult hit film “Kick-Ass,” opposite Nicolas Cage, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. In August 2013, Taylor-Johnson reprised his role in the highly anticipated sequel “Kick-Ass 2.”

In May 2014, Taylor-Johnson starred in the Warner Brothers action remake of “Godzilla” alongside Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film grossed over $200 million domestically. In 2012, Taylor-Johnson starred as one of three leads in Oliver Stone’s “Savages,” which featured a stellar supporting cast including Salma Hayek, John Travolta and Benicio Del Toro.

Following “Savages,” Taylor-Johnson portrayed Count Vronsky in the adaptation of “Anna Karenina.” The Joe Wright, Focus Features’ film is an innovative retelling of the classic novel. “Anna Karenina” premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and released in theaters in November 2012.

Previous roles include playing a young Edward Norton in the Oscar®-nominated and award-winning film “The Illusionist,” “Shanghai Nights” opposite Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, “The Thief Lord” with Caroline Goodall and Jasper Harris, the independent U.K. film “Dummy,” Gurinder Chadha directed “Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging” and “The Greatest” opposite Carey Mulligan and Pierce Brosnan. Taylor-Johnson has also appeared in several popular U.K. television series, including “Feather Boy,” “Family Business,” “Nearly Famous” and “Talk to Me.”

Idris Elba

Golden Globe®-winning actor IDRIS ELBA began his film career in productions such as HBO’s “Sometimes in April” (NAACP Image Award nomination), Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls” (BET Award nomination), “The Reaping” alongside Hilary Swank, and the horror thriller “28 Weeks Later.”

Elba can be seen most recently in Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “The Gunman,” opposite Sean Penn and Javier Bardem. Other recent film credits include “No Good Deed, opposite Taraji P. Henson; Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World”; The Weinstein Company biopic “Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom,” for which he received a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Performance by an Actor; and Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim.” Elba recently wrapped filming on “Star Trek Beyond,” directed by Justin Lin. He is also voicing Shere Khan in Disney’s upcoming “The Jungle Book” and is lending his voice to Disney’s “Finding Dory,” both slated for release in 2016.

In 2007, Elba starred in Ridley Scott’s Golden Globe® nominated “American Gangster” with Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Ruby Dee and Josh Bolin. The cast received a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination. He then went on to star in Guy Ritchie’s “Rocknrolla” with Tom Hardy, opposite Beyonce Knowles in “Obsessed” (NAACP Image Award Nomination), “The Losers” (NAACP Image Award Nomination), “Legacy” (which he also executive produced), Marvel’s “Thor,” “Ghost Rider” with Nicolas Cage and Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” with Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron.

Prior to his big screen debut, Elba’s career skyrocketed on the small screen in some of the U.K.’s top-rated shows, including “Dangerfield,” “Bramwell” and “Ultraviolet.” In 2000 “Ultraviolet” was purchased by Fox in the United States, offering Elba an opportunity to break into the American marketplace. He soon moved to New York and earned rave reviews for his portrayal of Achilles in Sir Peter Hall’s off-Broadway production of “Troilus and Cressida.” Shortly thereafter, he landed a part on the acclaimed television series “Law & Order.”

Soon after, Elba landed the role of Stringer Bell, the lieutenant of a Baltimore drug empire, on HBO’s critically acclaimed series “The Wire.” In 2005, this performance earned him an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Elba returned to television in 2009 when he joined the cast of NBC’s hit television show “The Office” as Michael Scott’s less than amused boss, Charles Minor. In 2010 he landed the title role of John Luther in the BBC crime drama miniseries “Luther.” Following the first season, Elba was nominated for an Emmy® for his performance in “Luther” as well as his guest appearance on Showtime’s “The Big C.” His performance in the first season of “Luther” earned him and NAACP Image Award, a BET Award and a Golden Globe®. In 2012, Elba earned an Emmy nomination for the second season of “Luther.”

In 2013, Elba made his directorial debut with SKY TV’s “Pavement Psychologist” and the music video for Mumford & Sons “Lover of the Light.”

Linda Cardellini

LINDA CARDELLINI is well-known for her portrayal of Nurse Samantha Taggart on NBC’s highly-rated, critically acclaimed series, “ER,” and before this as teenager Lindsay Weir on the Judd Apatow/Paul Feig Emmy®-winning television series, “Freaks and Geeks.” She can currently be seen in the Netflix original series, “Bloodline,” with a cast that includes Kyle Chandler, Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek.

On the big screen, she was most recently seen in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which released in May 2015, and next will star in the Paramount Pictures film, “Daddy’s Home,” opposite Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, slated for release in December. Upcoming films are “Lost in Austin” and “The Founder.”

Her film credits include the indie comedy “Welcome to Me,” with an all-star cast that included Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, James Marsden and Wes Bentley; “Return,” opposite Michael Shannon and John Slattery, which earned Cardellini an Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Female Lead; Jonathan Hensleigh’s independent feature film “Kill the Irishman,” alongside Christopher Walken, Ray Stevenson and Val Kilmer; “The Lazarus Project,” starring alongside actor Paul Walker; “American Gun” for IFC Films alongside Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker and Marcia Gay Harden; “Brokeback Mountain,” which garnered major accolades including an Academy Award® nomination and Golden Globe® win for Best Picture, and Outstanding Ensemble in a Motion Picture Drama by the Screen Actors Guild®; Warner Bros. “Scooby-Doo” and “Legally Blonde”; Brian Robbins’ “Good Burger”; Tom McLoughlin’s “The Unsaid” with Andy Garcia; and the Adam Sandler-produced comedy, “Grandma’s Boy.”

In 2013, Cardellini played Sylvia Rosen in a guest arc in the sixth season of the critically acclaimed AMC series, “Mad Men.” She received her first Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal. Also on the small screen, Cardellini guest starred in CBS’ “Person of Interest” and regularly lends her voice to a diverse group of animated series, including Nickelodeon’s “Sanjay & Craig,” IFC’s “Out There” and Disney’s “Gravity Falls.” Cardellini’s past voiceover work includes the role of Bliss in the ABC animated television program, “The Goode Family.”

She also starred alongside Val Kilmer and Steve Zahn in the six-hour, epic mini-series for CBS entitled “Comanche Moon” in 2008. The miniseries was written by Larry McMurtry (based on McMurtry’s novel of the same name) and directed by Simon Wincer.

Cardellini has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Loyola Marymount University and completed a summer study program at the National Theatre in London. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Anthony Mackie

ANTHONY MACKIE was classically trained at the Julliard School of Drama and was discovered after receiving rave reviews while playing Tupac Shakur in the off Broadway show “Up Against the Wind.” Immediately following, Mackie made his film debut as Eminem’s nemesis, Papa Doc, in Curtis Hanson’s “8 Mile.” His performance caught the attention of Spike Lee, who subsequently cast Mackie in the 2004 Toronto Film Festival Masters Program selection “Sucker Free City” and “She Hate Me.” He also appeared in Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning “Million Dollar Baby” as well as in Jonathan Demme’s “The Manchurian Candidate” and the comedy “The Man.”

This year Mackie can be seen in “Our Brand Is Crisis,” Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Still upcoming in 2015 for Mackie are “Love the Coopers” and “The Night Before.” In 2016, Mackie will star in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” and “Triple 9.”

Recently, Mackie appeared in “Playing It Cool,” “Shelter,” “Black or White,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Runner Runner,” Pain & Gain” and “The Fifth Estate.” Mackie’s other feature film credits include “We Are Marshall,” “Half Nelson,” “Crossover,” “Haven,” “Freedomland,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Notorious,” “Eagle Eye,” “Man on a Ledge,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” “Ten Year,” “Gangster Squad, “Night Catches Us,” “The Adjustment Bureau” and “Real Steel.”

Mackie earned IFP Spirit and Gotham Award nominations for his performance in Rodney Evans’ “Brother to Brother,” which won the 2004 Special Dramatic Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. In 2005, he appeared opposite David Strathairn, Timothy Hutton and Leelee Sobieski in “Heavens Fall,” based on the historic Scottsboro Boys’ trials, an independent feature that premiered at the 2006 SXSW Film Festival in Austin.

Intertwined throughout his film career, Mackie was seen in several theatrical performances both on and off Broadway, namely August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” his debut; Regina King’s modern retelling of Chekov’s “The Seagull”; Stephen Belber’s “McReele” for the Roundabout Theatre Company; the Pulitzer Prize winning play “Soldier’s Play” as a character made famous by Denzel Washington 20 years prior; August Wilson’s 20th Century at the esteemed Kennedy Center; and Martin McDonough’s “A Behanding in Spokane.”

Haley Atwell

HALEY ATWELL made her mark with her role as Peggy Carter in Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.” She reprised the role in Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and again most recently in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” She currently stars in the ABC spin-off series, “Agent Carter.”

Atwell recently starred in James Kent’s “Testament of Youth,” “All is by My Side,” directed by John Ridley, and Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella.” She previously was seen in the film “The Sweeny.”

In 2011, Atwell starred in a number of television projects, including the ITV remake of the 1960s cult classic “The Prisoner,” where she played Lucy alongside Ian McKellen, James Caviezel and Ruth Wilson. She received a Golden Globe® nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress category for her work in the Channel 4 drama “Pillars of the Earth,” based on Ken Follett’s novel. She went on to star again on Channel 4 in “Any Human Heart,” alongside Kim Cattrall, Gillian Anderson and Tom Hollander.

Atwell starred alongside Ben Wishaw in “Love/Hate,” a short film that was a runner-up in the 2009 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films. She also trod the boards in the West End in Arthur Miller’s modern classic, “A View From the Bridge,” alongside Ken Stott and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Her outstanding performance in the role of Catherine earned her rave reviews and a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category at that year’s Olivier Awards.

In 2008 Atwell starred alongside Keira Knightly in “The Duchess,” directed by Saul Dibb and based on the bestselling biography “Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire,” by Amanda Foreman. The same year audiences saw Atwell in “Brideshead Revisited,” directed by Julian Jarrold, playing the lead female role of Julia Flyte alongside Matthew Goode.

In 2007 Atwell appeared in “Cassandra’s Dream,” a satirical thriller directed by Woody Allen and co-starring Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor. The same year Atwell also appeared in “How About You,” based on the short story “Hardcore,” written by Maeve Binchy.

On television, Atwell won critical acclaim for her performance in the BBC’s “The Line of Beauty,” an adaptation of Alan Hollinghurst’s Booker Prize-winning novel. Her other television credits include “Mansfield Park,” in which she co-starred with Billie Piper; “Ruby in the Smoke,” directed by Brian Percival; and “Fear of Fanny,” directed by Coky Giedroyc.

Atwell has also appeared in many theatrical roles. At the National Theatre, she played Barbara Undershaft in “Major Barbara.” Her other stage roles include “Man of Mode” (National Theatre), directed by Nicholas Hynter and written by George Etherege, for which she won critical acclaim; “Women Beware Women” (RSC), directed by Laurence Boswell; and “Prometheus Bound” (Sound Theatre), directed by James Kerr.

Kevin Feige


Over the past decade KEVIN FEIGE, p.g.a. (Producer) has played an instrumental role in a string of blockbuster feature films adapted from the pages of Marvel comic books. In his current role as producer and president of Marvel Studios, Feige oversees all creative aspects of the company’s feature film activities. Feige is currently producing “Ant-Man” scheduled for release on July 31, 2015.

Feige most recently produced Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” the top grossing domestic film of 2014 with $333.2 million and $772.8 million worldwide making it the 3rd highest grossing Marvel Film. Also in 2014, Feige produced “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which broke the opening record for an April release, earning $95 million in its first weekend. The film went on to gross more than $711 million worldwide since its release on April 1, 2014.

In 2013, Feige produced the megahits Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” and Marvel’s “Iron Man 3.” The two films have earned over $644 million and $1.2 billion worldwide, respectively, since their openings. In 2012, Feige produced the critically acclaimed Marvel’s “The Avengers,” which set the all-time, domestic three-day weekend box-office record at $207.4 million. The film went on to gross over $1.5 billion worldwide, becoming Disney’s highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time.

In 2011 Feige produced and successfully launched two Marvel film franchises, “Captain America: The First Avenger,” directed by Joe Johnston and starring Chris Evans, and “Thor,” directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Hemsworth. Both films opened at No. 1 and have combined to gross over $800 million worldwide. In 2010 Feige produced Marvel’s “Iron Man 2,” directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, which was No. 1 in its first weekend of release and to date has earned over $620 million worldwide.

In summer 2008 Feige produced the blockbusters “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk,” which were the first fully developed and financed films from the new Marvel Studios. “Iron Man,” directed by Jon Favreau, maintained the No. 1 box-office position for two consecutive weeks and grossed over $571 million worldwide. “The Incredible Hulk,” directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Edward Norton, William Hurt, Tim Roth and Liv Tyler, also opened in first place and grossed over $250 million in worldwide box-office receipts.

Feige previously served as executive producer on the second and third “Spider-Man” films, which took in combined worldwide box-office receipts of well over $1.5 billion. Feige also co-produced “X2: X-Men United,” the second installment of the popular “X-Men” franchise, and executive produced “X-Men 3: The Last Stand.” Together, the two films, starring Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Ian McKellen, totalled $866 million in ticket sales worldwide.

Since joining Marvel in 2000, Feige has been involved in key capacities for all of the company’s theatrical film productions. His credits include executive producing “Fantastic Four” and its sequel “The Rise of the Silver Surfer,” which together grossed over $600 million worldwide. He also was the executive producer of Ang Lee’s “Hulk,” starring Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly; “Elektra,” starring Jennifer Garner; and “The Punisher,” starring Thomas Jane. Additionally, Feige co-produced the 2003 hit “Daredevil,” starring Ben Affleck.

After graduating from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Feige worked for Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner at their Warner Bros.–based production company. During his tenure there, Feige worked on the action-adventure “Volcano” and the hit romantic comedy “You’ve Got Mail.” Transitioning into a development position, Feige earned his first producer credit on “X-Men,” a film that is credited with revitalizing the comic book genre.

In 2003, Feige appeared on The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Next Gen list of 35 top young executives poised to become leaders in the entertainment industry.

Joss Whedon

Director/Screenplay by

Emmy® and Oscar® nominee JOSS WHEDON (Director/Screenplay by) is one of Hollywood’s top creators, scripting several hit films including the critically acclaimed Marvel’s “The Avengers,” which set the all-time, domestic three-day weekend box-office record at $207.4 million. The film went on to gross over $1.5 billion worldwide, becoming Disney’s highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time.

Born in New York on June 23, 1964, Whedon is a third-generation television writer. His grandfather and father were both successful sitcom writers on shows such as “The Donna Reed Show,” “Leave It to Beaver” and “The Golden Girls.”

After receiving a degree in film studies from Wesleyan University, Whedon landed his first writing job on the staff of the top-rated series “Roseanne.” He later pulled double duty on the series “Parenthood,” co-producing and writing a number of episodes

After he created “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as a feature film script, Whedon brought it to television in 1996, where it became a cult phenomenon. In 2000, Whedon garnered his first Emmy® nomination in the category of Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for his groundbreaking episode entitled “Hush.” The show won several awards over its run, including Emmys®, Saturns, SFXs and a Hugo in its seventh and final season.

In 1998, Whedon developed and produced “Angel” through 20th Century Fox Television and his production company, Mutant Enemy. The “Buffy” spinoff gained a loyal following of its own and ran for five seasons on The WB. In 2002, he followed up with the critically acclaimed sci-fi drama “Firefly” for the Fox network. In addition to serving as creator and executive producer on “Angel,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly,” Whedon also wrote and directed multiple episodes of each series.

In 2002, he wrote, composed, and directed a Broadway-style musical episode entitled “Once More, With Feeling,” which received worldwide recognition and spawned an Original Cast Recording soundtrack, which sold more than 400,000 CDs worldwide.

He earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Screenplay with Disney’s box-office smash “Toy Story.” His other feature writing credits include “Titan A.E.,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Speed,” and “Alien Resurrection.” In fall 2005, Whedon made his feature directorial debut with “Serenity,” based on the “Firefly” series.

Whedon’s musical Internet series titled “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” made its debut online in 2008 and became a smashing success, winning numerous awards such as an Emmy® for Outstanding Special Class Short- Format Live-Action Entertainment Program. Concurrently, Whedon finished his second season, working as the creator, writer and director of his Fox television series “Dollhouse.” Following “Dollhouse,” Whedon teamed up with fellow “Dr. Horrible,” Neil Patrick Harris, to direct an episode of Fox’s critically acclaimed series, “Glee.”

Whedon also wrote and produced Lionsgate’s horror-thriller feature film “The Cabin in the Woods.” He produced and directed a microbudget adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing” for Roadside Attractions. Most recently, Whedon wrote the independent feature film “In Your Eyes” and created the hit ABC television series, Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”


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Cate Blanchett


CATE BLANCHETT (Stepmother) is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art and holds Honorary Doctorates of Letters from the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney. From 2008 – 2012 she was the co-Artistic Director and co-CEO of Sydney Theatre Company (STC), alongside Andrew Upton.

As a celebrated stage performer, Blanchett’s recent theatre roles include: “Hedda Gabler,” for which she won the Ibsen Centennial Award, Helpmann Award and the MO Award for Best Actress; Richard II in the celebrated STC production of “The Wars of The Roses;” Blanche Du Bois in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” which travelled to much acclaim from Sydney to Washington and New York (her performance was considered the ‘performance of the year’ by The New York Times) and for which she received the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in a non-resident production; Yelena in Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” in a new adaptation by Upton which toured to Washington in 2011 and New York in 2012 to great critical acclaim and for which she received the Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Play, and the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in a non-resident production; Lotte in Botho Strauss’ “Gross und Klein,” which toured extensively throughout Europe in 2012 and was part of the London Cultural Olympiad and for which she received the Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Play; and Claire in Jean Genet’s “The Maids,” directed by Benedict Andrews and co-adapted by Upton and Andrews, which will tour to New York this August as part of the Lincoln Centre Festival.

Her film work includes: Queen Elizabeth in “Elizabeth” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age;” Daisy in David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button;” Katherine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator;” Bob Dylan in Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There;” Jane in Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” and Sheba in “Notes on a Scandal,” alongside Judy Dench. She was also featured in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies and most recently in George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men” and Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.”

Blanchett is a six-time Academy Award® nominee, and was recently awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in “Blue Jasmine.” She also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Aviator.” Other awards include three BAFTA’s (“Elizabeth,” “The Aviator,” “Blue Jasmine”), four AFI Awards (“Thank God He Met Lizzie,” “Little Fish,” “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” “Blue Jasmine”), three SAG® Awards (“The Aviator,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” “Blue Jasmine”), three Golden Globe® Awards

(“Elizabeth,” “I’m Not There,” “Blue Jasmine”) and the Venice Film Festival’s Volpi Cup for Best Actress (“I’m Not There”). She has also been awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society through Acting, and in 2007 was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. In 2012, Blanchett was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister for Culture, in recognition of her significant contributions to the arts. She has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2008, Blanchett co-Chaired the creative stream of the Prime Minister of Australia’s National 2020 Summit and is an ambassador for the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. She is married, has three children and lives in Sydney.

Helena Bonham Carter

Fairy Godmother/Beggar Woman

HELENA BONHAM CARTER (Fairy Godmother/Beggar Woman) has starred in a wide variety of film, television and stage projects both in the United States and in her native England. Most recently she starred in: “Les Miserables,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Great Expectations,” “Dark Shadows,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” reprising the role of the evil Bellatrix Lestrange which she first played in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and again in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” She will next be seen in “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass,” reprising her role as the Red Queen.

Bonham Carter earned Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and BAFTA Award nominations for her role in “The King’s Speech” opposite Colin Firth. She was previously honored with Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations and won an Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mrs. Lovett in Tim Burton’s screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” starring Johnny Depp in the title role. She also received Oscar®, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations for her work in the 1997 romantic period drama “The Wings of the Dove,” based on the novel by Henry James. That performance also brought her Best Actress Awards from a number of critics’ organizations, including the Los Angeles Film Critics, Broadcast Film Critics, National Board of Review and London Film Critics Circle.

Bonham Carter made her feature film debut in 1986 in the title role of Trevor Nunn’s historical biopic “Lady Jane.” She had barely wrapped production on that film when director James Ivory offered her the lead in “A Room with a View,” based on the book by E.M. Forster. She went on to receive acclaim in two more screen adaptations of Forster novels: Charles Sturridge’s “Where Angels Fear to Tread” and James Ivory’s “Howard’s End,” for which she earned her first BAFTA Award nomination.

Bonham Carter’s early film work includes: Franco Zeffirelli’s “Hamlet,” opposite Mel Gibson; “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh; Woody Allen’s “Mighty Aphrodite;” and “Twelfth Night,” which reunited her with Trevor Nunn. She went on to star in David Fincher’s “Fight Club,” with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, as well as the Tim Burton-directed films “Big Fish,” “Planet of the Apes” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

In addition, she has starred in such independent features as “Carnivale,” “Novocaine,” “The Heart of Me,” “Till Human Voices Wake Us” and “Conversations with Other Women.”
In 2005, Bonham Carter lent her voice to two animated features: Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride,” in which she played the title role, and the Oscar®-winning “Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.”

On the small screen, she earned Emmy® and Golden Globe Award® nominations for her performances in the telefilm “Live from Baghdad” and the miniseries “Merlin” and a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Marina Oswald in the miniseries “Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald.” She also starred as Anne Boleyn in the British miniseries “Henry VIII” and as the mother of seven children, including four autistic sons, in the BBC telefilm “Magnificent 7.” She starred as best-selling children’s author Enid Blyton in the BBC telefilm “Enid.”

Her stage credits include productions of “The Woman in White,” “The Chalk Garden,” “The House of Bernarda Alba” and “Trelawny of the Wells.”

Lily James


Lily James (Ella) graduated from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2010, and is best known for her role as Lady Rose on the hit television series “Downton Abbey.” Film credits include Regan Hall’s “Fast Girls” and “Clash of the Titans 2,” in which she starred alongside Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Rosamund Pike. Other television credits include “The Secret Diary of a Call Girl” and “Just William.”

She will next be seen on screen as Elizabeth Bennet in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”

In 2011, James starred as Desdemona in the Sheffield Crucible’s production of “Othello” alongside Dominic West as Iago and Clarke Peters as Othello. Her performance garnered rave reviews across the board. In the Daily Mail Quentin Davies wrote, “We may have a new star actress on our hands. Her name is Lily James and she left drama school only last year, yet she practically sweeps all before her as Desdemona in this ‘Othello.’” Other stage credits include: “Vernon God Little” at the Young Vic; Martin Crimp’s “Definitely the Bahamas” and “Play House” at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; and Chekov’s “The Seagull” at the Southwark Playhouse.

Richard Madden

The Prince

LScottish actor RICHARD MADDEN (The Prince) is best known for his compelling performance as Robb Stark in HBO’s acclaimed series “Game of Thrones.”  Other television credits include the Discovery Channel’s original mini-series “Klondike,” the BBC series “Hope Springs” and “Birdsong” and the Channel 4 series “Sirens.”

His London stage credits include: Romeo in the Globe Theatre’s production of “Romeo and Juliet;” Callum McGregor in Malorie Blackman's “Noughts and Crosses;” and Mark McNulty in the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of “Be Near Me.”

Upcoming projects include the BBC television movie “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” which also stars Holliday Grainger, and Focus Features’ “Bastille Day.”

A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Madden currently resides in London.

Kenneth Branagh


KENNETH BRANAGH (Director) is one of the world's most consistently-acclaimed filmmakers and actors. As an actor and director, Branagh’s work is trademarked by quality, truth and passion.

He most recently directed the newest installment of Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” franchise for Paramount, which he also starred in alongside Chris Pine and Keira Knightley, in January, 2014. Additionally, he recently starred in and co-directed “Macbeth” for the Manchester International Festival in the summer of 2013. In June, 2014, Branagh reprised the same role and made his New York stage debut in the production of “Macbeth” at the Park Avenue Armory, which premiered to rave reviews and was a critical and commercial success. He was also recently knighted for services to drama and the community in Northern Ireland by Queen Elizabeth II.

In 2011, Branagh starred as Sir Laurence Olivier in “My Week with Marilyn,” opposite Michelle Williams and directed by Simon Curtis. The role earned Branagh an Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild® nominations. This marked Branagh’s fifth career Academy Award nomination, making him one of the first actors to receive five nominations in five separate categories (Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Screenplay, and Short). That same year Branagh directed the highly-anticipated Marvel action adventure, “Thor,” starring Natalie Portman, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Chris Hemsworth. The film grossed over $448 million worldwide.

Branagh's first venture into filmmaking was met with instant success. His 1989 production of “Henry V,” which he adapted from the Shakespearean play and both starred in and directed, won a score of international awards including Academy Award® nominations for Best Actor and Best Director. He was subsequently invited to Hollywood to direct and star in “Dead Again,” which was a huge international hit, and next directed himself in the ensemble film “Peter’s Friends,” which won the Evening Standard Peter Sellers Award for Comedy. Branagh’s second Shakespearean film success as actor, director, writer and producer was “Much Ado About

Nothing,” which was invited to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, and in the same year his short film of the Chekhov play “Swan Song” received an Academy Award nomination as well.

Branagh went on to direct Robert De Niro in the commercial hit “Marry Shelley’s Frankenstein,” and his black-and-white film, “A Midwinter’s Tale,” opened the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and won the prestigious Osello d'Oro at the Venice Film Festival. Branagh’s critically-acclaimed full-length version of “Hamlet” in 70mm, received four Academy Award® nominations. His fourth Shakespearean film adaptation was a 1930's musical version of “Love’s Labour Lost.” More recently, Branagh directed HBO Films' “As You Like It,” a film of Mozart's opera “The Magic Flute” and “Sleuth,” written by Harold Pinter and starring Jude Law and Michael Caine.

His other film work includes acting roles in Pat O'Connor's “A Month in the Country;” Oliver Parker's “Othello;” Robert Altman's “The Gingerbread Man;” Woody Allen's “Celebrity;” Danny Boyle's “Alien Love Triangle;” Paul Greengrass's “The Theory of Flight;” Barry Sonnenfeld's “Wild, Wild West;” Philip Noyce's “Rabbit-Proof Fence;” “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets;” the Richard Curtis comedy “Pirate Radio;” and Bryan Singer's “Valkyrie.” Branagh has appeared in several outstanding television dramas including a recent turn as Detective Kurt Wallander in the BAFTA-winning series “Wallander,” which earned him Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations. He has also starred in the title role of “Shackleton” for Channel 4; A&E’s “Conspiracy,” for which he won an Emmy for Best Actor and earned a Golden Globe nomination; and “Warm Springs,” in which he played FDR and was nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG® Award.

Branagh’s stage work began when he made his West End acting debut in “Another Country,” which earned him the Society of West End Theater's Award for "Most Promising Newcomer." He founded the Renaissance Theatre Company for whom he either starred in or directed the following works: “Twelfth Night,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “As You Like It,” “Hamlet,” “Look back in Anger,” “Uncle Vanya,” King Lear,” A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Coriolanus” and “The Life of Napoleon.” He also wrote the plays “Public Enemy” and “Tell Me Honestly.”

His numerous stage appearances include the RSC's “Henry V,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Hamlet.” His more recent theatrical endeavors include directing the hit stage comedy “The Play What I Wrote,” which transferred from London's West End to Broadway where it received a Tony® nomination, and five-star performances on the British stage in “Richard III,” Mamet's “Edmond,” “Ivanov” and the new comedy “Painkiller” in the opening season at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Branagh’s hometown.

Branagh is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal. He received the prestigious Michael Balcon Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), for outstanding contribution to cinema.

Chris Weitz


CHRIS WEITZ (Screenwriter) most recently directed “A Better Life,” a poignant, multi-generational story about a father’s love and everything a parent will sacrifice to build a better life for his child. The Summit Entertainment film went on to win the 2011 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) ALMA Award for Favorite Movie, and it also was selected by the National Board of Review as one of the “Top Ten Independent Films” of the year. The film’s lead actor, Demian Bichir, also went on to receive Academy Award®, Screen Actors Guild®, Independent Spirit Award and NCLR ALMA nominations for his performance.

Weitz previously directed “New Moon,” based on the second novel in the best-selling Twilight series, which has grossed over $700 million worldwide. He also adapted, and directed, the Oscar®-winning epic fantasy adventure “The Golden Compass.”  Based on Philip Pullman’s best-selling and award-winning first novel in the “His Dark Materials” trilogy, “The Golden Compass” was released by New Line Cinema and grossed over $350 million worldwide.

Weitz previously co-directed, with his brother, Paul, the award-winning hit film “About a Boy,” adapting the screenplay from the Nick Hornby novel.  The screenplay received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as similar nominations from BAFTA, Writers Guild, Chicago Film Critics and Humanitas; the film was named one of AFI's Movies of the Year and was nominated for the Golden Globe® award for Best Comedy, winning Best Studio Comedy Feature at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

Weitz's first directorial collaboration with Paul was on “American Pie,” the phenomenally-successful first installment of the “Pie” franchise, which was followed by “American Pie 2” and “American Wedding,” both of which he executive produced.

Prior to their screenwriting work on “About a Boy,” the brothers collaborated on several screenplays, including “Antz” and “Madeline” (adapting the popular children's book).

In 1999, Weitz and his brother formed Depth of Field, their Los Angeles-based production company through which he and Paul produced the critically-acclaimed film, “In Good Company,” directed by Paul; the comedy “American Dreamz,” starring Hugh Grant and Dennis Quaid, also directed by Paul; the hit romantic comedy, “Nick & Norah’s Playlist,” starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings; and Tom Ford’s award-winning drama “A Single Man,” starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.

Weitz made his acting debut in the Sundance Film Festival hit “Chuck & Buck.”

Recently, Weitz has turned his attention to publishing. He wrote his first novel, “The Young World,” which was published in August 2014 by Little, Brown Books for young readers. A thriller set in a dystopic Manhattan, “The Young World” is the first book in a planned trilogy.

Patrick Doyle


PATRICK DOYLE (Composer) is a classically-trained composer. He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 1975 and was made a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 2001.

After many years composing for theatre, radio and television, Doyle joined the Renaissance Theatre Company as composer and musical director in 1987. In 1989, director Kenneth Branagh commissioned Doyle to compose the score for “Henry V,” conducted by Simon Rattle, and they have subsequently collaborated on numerous pictures, including “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Hamlet,” “As You Like It” and “Thor.”

Doyle has been commissioned to score over 50 international feature films, including “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Gosford Park,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Indochine,” “Carlito’s Way” and “A Little Princess.” His work has led to collaborations with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world, such as Regis Wargnier, Brian De Palma, Alfonso Cuaròn, Ang Lee, Chen Kaige, Mike Newell and Robert Altman.

In October 2007, Doyle's “Music from the Movies” sell-out concert on behalf of the Leukemia Research Fund was staged at Royal Albert Hall. It was directed by Branagh and starred a host of international talent, including Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi, Judi Dench and Alan Rickman, among many others. In December 2013, the London Symphony Orchestra performed a program of Doyle’s work in a special celebratory concert at the Barbican for his 60th birthday, at which Jacobi, Thompson and soprano Janis Kelly performed.

Doyle has received two Oscar®, two Golden Globe® and two Cesar nominations and won the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme for “Henry V.” He has also been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Scottish BAFTA. He has composed several concert pieces, including “Tam O Shanter,” commissioned by the Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust; “Corarsik,” composed for Emma Thompson’s birthday and “The Thistle and the Rose,” commissioned by Prince Charles in honor of the Queen Mother’s 90th birthday. His concert suite “Impressions of America” received its world premiere in July 2012 with the National Schools Symphony Orchestra, of which he is a patron.

Doyle scored “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” for Fox and “Brave” for Disney/Pixar, which was awarded Best Original Composition for Film at the International Music and Sound Awards.

He composed the score to the feature film “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” directed by Branagh and completed a score for the silent movie “IT” starring Clara Bow, commissioned by the Syracuse Film Festival, which received its world premiere at the Syracuse historic Landmark Theatre in October 2013.


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Amy Poehler

voice of Joy

AMY POEHLER (voice of Joy) is one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after talents. She is perhaps best known for her starring role on the Emmy®-nominated NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation,” which began its seventh and final season in February 2015. Her portrayal of Leslie Knope earned her a 2014 Golden Globe® Award for best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy; the award for best actress in a TV comedy at the 2014 American Comedy Awards; and a 2013 Gracie Award. For her work on the show, Poehler also received five consecutive Emmy nominations, two additional Golden Globe nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations.

Poehler returned for a third and final time as co-host of the 72nd Golden Globe® Awards, a role that was met with much critical acclaim. Additionally, she produces and hosts the award-winning online series “Smart Girls at the Party,” which showcases real girls who are “changing the world by being themselves.”  Her first book, “Yes Please,” was released in October 2014 and debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times best-sellers list.

Poehler will co-star alongside Tina Fey in the upcoming Universal comedy “Sisters.” Poehler’s latest film, “They Came Together,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014. In 2013, she appeared opposite Adam Scott in “A.C.O.D.,” was the voice of Jenny in the animated comedy “Free Birds,” and was seen opposite Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis in “Are You Here.”  Her film credits include “Baby Mama,” “Blades of Glory,” “Mean Girls” and “Wet Hot American Summer,” the latter of which will return as a series on Netflix this summer. Her voice has also been heard in “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,” “Monsters vs. Aliens,” “Horton Hears a Who!” and the smash hit “Shrek the Third.”

Poehler’s work extends beyond her roles in front of the camera. She serves as executive producer of the scripted Comedy Central hit “Broad City,” a series based on the web show of the same name that follows two friends as they navigate their way through life in New York City. Poehler also recently signed a three-year producing deal with Universal Television, under which “Difficult People,” a comedy centered on best friends living in New York City, is in production. The series will air on Hulu.

Poehler teamed up with her brother, Greg Poehler, to form production company Syskon, which aims to develop and produce international television comedy and programming. Their first series, “Welcome to Sweden,” premiered on NBC in July 2014 and debuted on Sweden’s TV4 network as its first English-language comedy. The series returns for a second season later this year.

After her much-buzzed-about portrayal of Senator Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential election, Poehler completed her eighth and final season of “Saturday Night Live” (and her fifth as the co-anchor of “Weekend Update”). Poehler boasted an impressive arsenal of outrageous characters, from the hyperactive Caitlin and one-legged reality-show contestant Amber to a manic host of “Good Morning Meth.” Poehler also contributed memorable impressions of Kelly Ripa, Avril Lavigne, Sharon Osbourne, Paula Abdul, Sharon Stone and Michael Jackson. In 2007, she received her first Emmy® nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. Due to a change in eligibility, this was an unprecedented nomination, making her the first performer in “SNL” history to land a spot in this category. She went on to receive a second nomination in this category for her work on her final season the following year.

Prior to joining the “SNL” cast, Poehler co-founded the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv troupe that relocated to New York, where they had a sketch show on Comedy Central for three seasons with Poehler as both a writer and performer. In addition, they opened theaters that are regarded as the premier sketch/improv comedy venues in New York City and Los Angeles.  Poehler and the U.C.B. were featured in “A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv,” an improvised comedy special on Bravo.

Poehler has made memorable television appearances, ranging from “Arrested Development” and “Wonder Showzen” to “Undeclared.” She also was a voice on “O’Grady” and “The Simpsons.”

Poehler splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.

Bill Hader

voice of Fear

Actor, writer, comedian and producer BILL HADER (voice of Fear) has become one of the most sought-after comedy minds in Hollywood. In 2013, Hader finished production of his eighth and final season as a regular cast member on NBC’s venerable comedy institution “Saturday Night Live.” Originally from Tulsa, Okla., Hader made an early splash on “SNL” in 2005 with his uncanny impressions, including Al Pacino and Vincent Price. Heralded by New York magazine as “SNL’s new secret weapon, Hader boasted impersonations and sarcasm delivered with eviscerating deftness.” In 2012, Hader received an Emmy® nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for his work on the show. In 2013 he was nominated for an Emmy in the same category.

Hader had a full slate of film work in the summer of 2007 that began with a role in Judd Apatow’s critically acclaimed box-office hit “Knocked Up,” which grossed more than $219 million worldwide. Hader followed with a performance in another Apatow release, appearing opposite Seth Rogen as a wayward policeman in Columbia Pictures’ “Superbad,” which grossed more than $169 million worldwide.

Hader found great success in 2008 with his role as Jason Segel’s compassionate and hilarious stepbrother in the surprise box-office hit “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Hader made a memorable cameo role in the summer action/comedy “Pineapple Express.” Later that year, he appeared in the summer blockbuster comedy “Tropic Thunder” as the insecure studio executive Rob Slolom who has to contend with the antics of Tom Cruise’s crazed studio head character, Les Grossman. Nominated best comedy for the BFCA Critics’ Choice Awards, the film was directed and written by Ben Stiller, who also starred in the film. It opened No. 1 at the box office and earned more than $188 million worldwide. Hader, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey earned best ensemble cast by the 2008 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards. 

In 2009, Hader reunited with Ben Stiller for “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” which generated more than $413 million worldwide. He also appeared in Miramax’s “Adventureland,” reuniting with “Superbad” director Greg Mottola and “SNL” cast mate Kristen Wiig. Hader won an Emmy® Award in 2009 for his work as a producer on Comedy Central’s “South Park.”

Hader appeared alongside Jane Lynch, Simon Pegg, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen in 2011’s “Paul,” another Mottola-directed film. In 2012, Hader co-starred with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in Sony Pictures’ “Men in Black 3,” which grossed more than $624 million worldwide.

Hader has voiced several animated characters, including Flint Lockwood in “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” which earned best animated feature nominations for the Golden Globes®, the Annie Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Satellite Awards. In 2013, Hader returned as Lockwood for “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” which has grossed more than $274 million worldwide. Other voiceover credits include “Turbo,” “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” “Doogal” and “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil.” Additional film credits include “You, Me and Dupree,” “Hot Rod” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.”

In 2013, Hader was seen in the CBS Films comedy “The To Do List,” written and directed by his wife, Maggie Carey, and co-starring Andy Samberg, Rachel Bilson and Aubrey Plaza. Hader was also seen opposite Larry David, Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes, Kate Hudson and Michael Keaton in “Clear History” on HBO.

Hader can be seen in theaters opposite Kristen Wiig and Ty Burrell in “The Skeleton Twins,” which was purchased by Lionsgate at the Sundance Film Festival and currently boasts 87 percent on RottenTomatoes.com. Hader earned a Gotham Independent Film Award nomination for best actor for his performance.

Hader co-stars with Amy Schumer in Universal Pictures’ Judd Apatow-directed comedy “Trainwreck,” which opened to rave reviews at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival. It opens in theaters on July 17. Hader will be heard in Sony Picture’s “Angry Birds,” the animated adaption of the hit mobile video game. He also signed on to star in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s classic “The BFG.” Both films will be released in 2016.

A Second City Los Angeles alum, Hader lives in Los Angeles with his wife, filmmaker Maggie Carey, and their three daughters.

Diane Lane

voice of Mom

Having garnered Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and an Oscar® nominations for work, DIANE LANE (voice of Mom) is currently starring in Lincoln Center’s production of Bathsheba Doran’s new play “The Mystery of Love and Sex,” directed by Sam Gold. Lane recently wrapped filming Jay Roach’s new film “Trumbo” opposite Bryan Cranston, and is reprising her role as Martha Kent in Zack Snyder’s Superman sequel “Batman vs. Superman: The Dawn of Justice.” In 2012, Lane earned rave reviews for her performance in Tennessee Williams’ “Sweet Bird of Youth” at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. Previously she received Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award® nominations for her leading role in HBO’s well reviewed and prestigious film “Cinema Verite,” co-starring James Gandolfini and Tim Robbins. Lane also starred opposite John Malkovich in Disney’s “Secretariat,” directed by Randall Wallace. Lane will be seen in the acclaimed documentarian Amy Berg’s narrative feature debut, “Every Secret Thing,” produced by Frances McDormand.

Lane was hailed as best actress in 2002 by the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics and received an Academy Award® nomination for her turn as an adulterous wife in the critically-acclaimed Adrian Lyne film “Unfaithful.” Lane's lengthy filmography includes four films with Francis Ford Coppola, plus George C. Wolfe’s “Nights in Rodanthe” opposite Richard Gere, Allen Coulter's 1950s-era “Hollywoodland” with Ben Affleck and Adrian Brody, the comedy “Must Love Dogs” with John Cusack and Christopher Plummer, and the drama “A Walk on the Moon,” which landed Lane an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Her credits also include the Audrey Wells romantic comedy “Under the Tuscan Sun,” earning her a Golden Globe® nomination; Wolfgang Peterson's action film “The Perfect Storm” opposite Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney”; the highly successful adaptation of Willie Morris' childhood memoir “My Dog Skip”; a portrayal of actress Paulette Goddard in “Chaplin” for director Sir Richard Attenborough; and Zack Snyder’s Superman film “Man of Steel.”

On television, Lane has appeared in a wide range of roles, including “A Streetcar Named Desire” opposite Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange, and her Emmy®-nominated role Lorena in the CBS series “Lonesome Dove,” opposite Robert Duvall. TV credits also include TNT's “The Virginian” with Bill Pullman, and the Hallmark Hall of Fame drama, “Grace & Glorie” opposite Gena Rowlands. Lane starred in the CBS epic miniseries “The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All” with Donald Sutherland and Cicely Tyson, sharing her character with the venerable Anne Bancroft. The miniseries was based on the best-selling novel by Allan Gurganus. Lane portrayed the title character from her early teens into her sixties.

The daughter of drama coach Burt Lane and singer Colleen Farrington, Lane answered a call for child actors at La Mama Experimental Theater at age 6. She won a role in Andrei Serbian's famously primal, Eurepidis’ Greek version of “Medea” and subsequently appeared over the next five years in his productions of “Electra,” “The Trojan Women,” “The Good Woman of Szechuan” and “As You Like It,” both in New York and touring theater festivals around the world with LaMama ETC. After performing in Joseph Papp's productions of “The Cherry Orchard,” and “Agamemnon” at Lincoln Center in 1976-77, Lane starred at The Public Theater in “Runaways,” and made her film debut opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in George Roy Hill's “A Little Romance” in 1978.

Lane’s philanthropic focus has lately included Heifer International, Oceana, and Half the Sky Movement.

Kaitlyn Dias

voice of Riley

KAITLYN DIAS (voice of Riley) is a versatile actress on both stage and screen. At age 5, she began singing and acting in school and church productions. That was when she discovered that performing was indeed her passion. It’s continued ever since.

Born and raised in Northern California, Dias signed with a local talent agent and began working in commercials, voiceovers and independent films.

During her down time, Dias enjoys music, singing, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Kyle MacLaughlan

voice of Dad

KYLE MACLAUGHLAN (voice of Dad) is an actor who has brought indelible charm and a quirky sophistication to some of film and television’s most memorable roles.

MacLachlan was most recently seen in the sixth season of “The Good Wife.” He reprises his role as oddball attorney Josh Perotti who once caught Ms. Tascioni’s eye. He can currently be seen on ABC in season two of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” On a recent episode, he was revealed to be the character Calvin Zabo, otherwise known as supervillain Mr. Hyde.

MacLachlan appeared in the NBC drama “Believe,” produced by J.J. Abrams. The show focuses on an unlikely relationship between a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her. MacLachlan played Skouras, a mysterious billionaire with an unknown agenda.

MacLachlan reprised his guest-starring role as The Captain on “How I Met Your Mother.” His character originally appeared in season six with a memorable three-episode arc. The Captain is the husband of Ted’s (Josh Radnor) love interest, Zooey (played by Jennifer Morrison). The role was loosely based on some of MacLachlans’s early sitcom heroes, such as Thurston Howell III and Jethro Bodine.

MacLachlan starred as the gregarious and enthusiastic Mayor of Portland in the cult-hit-comedy “Portlandia,” working alongside Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.

In 2013, he starred in Drake Doremus’ independent film “Breathe In” opposite Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones and Amy Ryan. The film follows a high school teacher (Pearce) who’s tempted to cheat on his wife (Ryan) with one of his students (Jones). MacLachlan plays a supporting role in the film.

MacLachlan starred as Dr. Orson Hodge on ABC’s beloved Emmy®-nominated television series “Desperate Housewives.” He joined the cast in 2006 and appeared regularly on the show.

In 2012, MacLachlan appeared in IFC’s Film’s “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding,” directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Olden and Catherine Keener. In 2010, MacLachlan appeared in “Mao’s Last Dancer,” a film based on the true story of ballet dancer Li Cunxin. MacLachlan played the immigration attorney responsible for keeping Li from being removed from the U.S. by the Chinese government. Directed by Bruce Beresford, it was and released by Samuel Goldwyn Films and ATO Pictures.

MacLachlan received two Emmy® nominations and a Golden Globe® Award for his performance as FBI Agent Dale Cooper in David Lynch’s groundbreaking series “Twin Peaks.” MacLachlan also starred for two seasons on HBO’s “Sex and The City” as Charlotte’s husband. He has also appeared in a recurring guest-starring role in “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.”

MacLachlan’s television credits include ABC’s “In Justice” (2006), TNT’s “The Librarian: Quest for the Spear” (2004), HBO’s award-winning film “Against the Wall” (1994), and Showtime’s original film “Roswell” (1994).

MacLachlan made his feature film debut in 1984 in the futuristic drama “Dune,” directed by David Lynch. He reteamed with Lynch in 1986 in the uniquely disturbing film “Blue Velvet,” opposite Isabella Rossellini and Dennis Hopper. MacLachlan’s film credits include “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” (2008), “Touch of Pink” (2004), “Hamlet” (2000), “Timecode” (2000), “One Nigh Stand” (1997), “The Trigger Effect” (1996), “Showgirls” (1995), “The Flintstones” (1994), “The Trial” (1993), “Rich in Love” (1992) and Oliver Stone’s 1990 film “The Doors.”

MacLachlan made his directorial debut in 1993 with an episode of the darkly comic HBO hit series “Tales from the Crypt.”

In 2003, MacLachlan made his Broadway debut as Aston in Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker,” starring opposite Patrick Stewart and Aidan Gillen. The play, about two brothers and an elderly derelict in close quarters, was directed by David Jones for the Roundabout Theatre Company and was nominated for best rival of a play by the Outer Critics Circle. In 2002, MacLachlan made his London stage debut in the West End production of “On an Average Day,” opposite Woody Harrelson. The two-character piece by John Kolvenbach revolves around two troubled brothers who reunite with explosive consequences. Directed by John Crowley, the play returned MacLachlan to his theater roots after a 14-year absence.

MacLachlan has a passion for winemaking and together, with Eric Dunham of Dunham Cellars, they’ve created their own wine, Pursued by a Bear, a Cabernet blend crafted from grapes sourced in and around Washington, MacLachlan’s home state. He recently added a second wine to his arsenal called Baby Bear, a Syrah named in honor of his son Callum, who was born in 2008, the year of the first harvest.

MacLachlan divides his time between Los Angeles and New York with his wife Desiree and their son Callum.

Lewis Black

voice of Anger

Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK (voice of Anger) uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. 

Receiving critical acclaim as a stand-up, actor and author, Black has performed for audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. In 2012, he performed eight sellout shows at Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway.

Born in Washington D.C. on Aug. 30, 1948, Black was raised in Silver Spring, Md. Colicky as a baby, he was destined to be angry and easily irritated. His mother, a teacher, and his father, a mechanical engineer, instilled the importance of education and the necessity to question authority—lessons that influenced Black throughout his life. He fell in love with the theater at age 12, after seeing his first play, which led to pursuing a career in drama. Degrees followed from the University of North Carolina and Yale Drama School, with a stint in Colorado owning a theater with a group of friends in the interim. During his tenure at UNC, Black ventured into stand-up, performing at Cat’s Cradle in Chapel Hill. Stand-up was a steady presence as he pursued his career in theater.

Black eventually settled in New York City and became the playwright-in-residence at the West Bank Café’s Downstairs Theatre Bar. He oversaw the development of more than 1,000 plays, including works by “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin, “American Beauty” writer Alan Ball, as well as his own original works. In addition to overseeing the works on stage, Black emceed every show. As the West Bank grew, so did Black’s stand-up skills. He left the West Bank in the late 1980s to pursue stand-up full time.

In 1996, his friend Lizz Winstead tapped him to create a weekly segment for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” The segment, a three-minute rant about whatever was bothering him at the moment, evolved into “Back in Black,” becoming one of the most popular and longest-running segments on the show. Since then, Black has taped four specials for the “Comedy Central Presents” series, co-created “Last Laugh With Lewis Black” and presided over “Lewis Black’s The Root of All Evil.” His popular appearances on Comedy Central helped to win him Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards in 2001.

Increased exposure from “The Daily Show” generated a record deal with Stand Up! Records. His first CD, “The White Album,” was released in 2000 to critical acclaim. Black followed with eight more—six under the Comedy Central Records label. He has received five Grammy® nominations and two wins for his work. The first nomination came in 2006 for “Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues,” the second in 2009 for “Anticipation.” In 2007 he won the Grammy for best comedy album for “The Carnegie Hall Performance,” and again in 2011 for “Stark Raving Black.” His 2012 release, “In God We Rust” (Comedy Central Records) was also nominated for a Grammy.

Black has filmed two specials for HBO, including “Black On Broadway” and “Red, White and Screwed.” The latter was nominated for an Emmy® in 2007. He had a regular feature for two seasons on “Inside the NFL” (for which he earned a Sports Emmy) and in 2006, he was asked to participate in Comic Relief.

In 2009 Lewis filmed his first feature-length concert film, “Stark Raving Black,” at the Fillmore Theatre in Detroit. The film had a limited run in theaters across the U.S. and Canada in the summer of 2010. At the end of the theater run, premium movie channel EpixHD picked up the film for its channel, along with the accompanying documentary, “Basic Black.” Both are aired regularly and can be found in the EpixHD on-demand queue. In 2011, he produced his second full-length concert, “In God We Rust,” which also airs on EpixHD. In August 2013, Black recorded his ninth stand-up special “Old Yeller: Live at The Borgata.”

Black has appeared on “Larry King Live,” “Piers Morgan Tonight,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brian” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” Black has also had numerous appearances on CNN and MSNBC and has occasionally done the weather with Al Roker.

In the midst of a rigorous touring schedule, regular TV appearances and movie roles, Black has written three best-selling books: “Nothing’s Sacred” (Simon & Schuster, 2005), “Me of Little Faith” (Riverhead Books, 2008) and “I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas” (Riverhead Books, 2010). All garnered critical praise as well as commercial success and spent numerous weeks on the New York Times best-sellers list.

Black has penned more than 40 plays, many of which have been produced around the country. “The Deal,” a dark comedy about business, was made into a short film in 1998 and picked up by the Sundance Channel. In 2011, his play “One Slight Hitch” was produced at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and then again in 2012 at both the ACT Theatre in Seattle and The George Street Theatre in New Brunswick.

In 2006, Black had a breakout year as an actor, co-starring with Robin Williams in Barry Levinson’s “Man of the Year” (Universal Pictures). He also appeared as “the fake dean of a fake college” in Steve Pink’s “Accepted” (Universal Pictures) and as the harried airport manager in Paul Feig’s “Unaccompanied Minors” (Warner Bros.). He lent his voice to Jimmy in Bob Saget’s parody “Farce of the Penguins” (Thinkfilm).

As a longtime mentor with the 52nd Street Project, Black was roasted in Charred Black 2007, which drew the largest fundraising numbers in the Project’s history. He’s a member of their advisory board, is co-chair of their capital campaign, and in 2000, the Ron Black Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in memory of his late brother. Black is also committed to raising funds for the Rusty Magee Clinic for Families and Health. He’s a strong supporter of both the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Autism Speaks and was honored by The Brady Center for his commitment to ending gun violence. In 2012, he was honored by the ACLU of Georgia with their National Civil Liberties Award. At the Williamstown Theatre Festival, he established the William Foeller Fellowship, having taught and performed at the festival for more than a decade. Black also supports our military personnel and has performed in three tours with the USO, visiting several Middle Eastern and European military bases with Robin Williams, Lance Armstrong, Kid Rock, Miss America Rachel Smith and Kellie Pickler.

Black resides in both Manhattan and Chapel Hill, N.C. Still loyal to his alma mater, he’s worked with UNC students to create the Carolina Comedy Festival, a yearly festival on the UNC campus that highlights performances and provides workshops and lectures for budding comics, writers and performers. With his involvement at UNC, Black continues a lifelong commitment to education and the arts. He continues to tour heavily, playing countless dates each year and providing a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. In his leisure time, Black likes to play golf, even though golf hates him.

Mindy Kaling

voice of Disgust

MINDY KALING (voice of Disgust) is an actor, writer, producer, and director. She currently stars in the Fox comedy series “The Mindy Project," which she also writes and executive produces. The show centers on Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a successful OB/GYN whose love of romantic comedies is wreaking havoc on her personal life. In 2013, “The Mindy Project” was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for New Series. In 2014, Kaling and the show earned nominations from the Television Critics Association for individual achievement in comedy and outstanding achievement in comedy, respectively. Kaling also earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for her performance on the show in 2014.

Before "The Mindy Project," Kaling was best known for her work on the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award–winning NBC show “The Office.” In addition to directing, producing, and portraying celebrity-obsessed Kelly Kapoor, Kaling wrote 18 episodes of the series, including the Emmy-nominated episode “Niagra.”

Kaling made her film debut as the object of Paul Rudd's unwanted affections in Judd Apatow’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” She was last seen on the big screen alongside Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in “No Strings Attached” and Jason Segel and Emily Blunt in “The Five-Year Engagement.” She also lent her voice to the blockbuster animated comedies “Despicable Me” and “Wreck-It Ralph.” Kaling was most recently seen in “This Is the End” alongside James Franco and Seth Rogen.

Aside from her work in film and television, Kaling is the author of the comedic memoir “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns),” which continues to be featured on the New York Times and USA Today best-seller lists. Kaling is working on her second memoir “Why Not Me?”—scheduled to be released in the fall of 2015.

Phyllis Smith

voice of Sadness

PHYLLIS SMITH (voice of Sadness) is a native St. Louisan and longtime ensemble cast member in NBC’s hit series “The Office.”

Smith got her start in the entertainment industry working for casting agencies with clients such as “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Arrested Development,” “Spin City,” and NBC's pilot of “The Office.”

She appeared in “Bad Teacher,” “Butter” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked.” Additional acting credits include “Arrested Development,” the box-office hit “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and the independent film “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With.”

Smith, a former St. Louis Cardinals cheerleader, received full scholarships in dance from Kansas University and Tulsa University, and she holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She was also a ballet dancer with the St. Louis Civic Ballet and the St. Louis Dance Theater, as well as a professional jazz dancer under Raoul Appel. Smith attended Cleveland High School.

Richard Kind

voice of Bing Bong

RICHARD KIND (voice of Bing Bong), Drama Desk Award winner and Tony® nominee for the Broadway hit “The Big Knife,” is an accomplished stage, screen and television actor who continues to redefine the term “character actor.”

Kind appeared in the 2013 Academy Award®-winning best picture “Argo,” as well as “Obvious Child” and Neil LaBute’s segment of “10x10.” He had a starring role in “The Hereafter,” directed by Clint Eastwood. Kind’s role as Uncle Arthur in “A Serious Man” was critically lauded worldwide. Additional film credits include “The Visitor” and “The Station Agent,” among many others, as well as voicing characters in Disney•Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life” and Disney•Pixar’s “Cars.”

In television, besides his infamous roles on “Spin City” and “Mad About You,” Kind starred in the acclaimed HBO series “Luck,” and has guest starred on “Harry’s Law,” “Leverage,” “Burn Notice,” “Glee,” “The Middle,” “The Good Wife,” “Scrubs,” “Still Standing,” “The Division” and “Miss Match.” He also had a recurring role on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and is currently on “Gotham.”

On stage, Kind starred in the smash hit Broadway musical “The Producers,” plus “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” “Candide” and “Bounce,” among others. Early in his career, he was a member of Chicago’s improv theater troupe, The Second City.

Jonas Rivera

Produced by

JONAS RIVERA, p.g.a. (Produced by) joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1994 to work on “Toy Story” as the studio’s first and only intern at the time. He advanced roles in production on almost every subsequent Pixar feature film until becoming producer of the studio's 2009 Oscar®-winning film “Up.” Most recently, Rivera has reteamed with “Up” director Pete Docter for Pixar’s next original feature film “Inside Out,” set to release June 19, 2015.

Rivera's past roles at the studio include art department coordinator for “A Bug’s Life,” marketing and creative resources coordinator on “Toy Story 2,” art department manager on Docter's Oscar®-nominated “Monsters, Inc.,” and production manager on Pixar’s Golden Globe®-winning feature “Cars. ” For his work as producer of “Up,” Rivera was awarded producer of the year in animated features by the Producers Guild of America and nominated for a best picture Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Inspired at a very young age, Rivera has always loved films, particularly animated ones. His first childhood memories consist of the Tiki Room at Disneyland and going to the theater to see films like “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Star Wars.” Prior to Pixar, his diverse professional background includes working in music stores and toy stores and playing in hard rock bands – what he jokingly refers to as “the perfect training for working at Pixar.”

A Bay Area native, Rivera grew up in Castro Valley and graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in film production.

Pete Docter

Directed by / Original Story by / Screenplay by

PETE DOCTER (Directed by/Original Story by/Screenplay by) is the Oscar®-winning director of “Monsters, Inc.” and “Up,” and vice president – creative, at Pixar Animation Studios.

Starting at Pixar in 1990 as the studio’s third animator, Docter collaborated with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton in developing the story and characters for “Toy Story,” Pixar’s first full-length animated feature film, for which he also served as supervising animator. He served as a storyboard artist on “A Bug’s Life,” and wrote initial story treatments for both “Toy Story 2” and “WALL•E.” Docter also executive produced “Brave” and “Monsters University.”

Docter’s interest in animation began at age 8 when he created his first flipbook. He studied character animation at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, Calif., where he produced a variety of short films—one of which won a Student Academy Award®. Those films have since been shown in animation festivals around the world and are featured on the “Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2.” Upon joining Pixar, Docter animated and directed several commercials, and has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including best animated feature winner “Up” and nominee “Monsters, Inc.,” and best original screenplay for “Up” and “WALL•E.”

Ronnie del Carmen

Co-Directed by/Original Story by

RONNIE DEL CARMEN (Co-Directed by/Original Story by) joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2000 and has been a member of the story team on a number of the studio’s feature films, including the Academy Award®-winning features “Finding Nemo,” “Ratatouille” and “Up” (for which he served as story supervisor).

In addition to his contributions to the feature films, del Carmen served as production designer for the Academy Award®-nominated short film “One Man Band.” He made his directorial debut with the short film “Dug’s Special Mission,” released on the “Up” DVD and Blu-Ray. In addition to his work on feature and short films he contributed his artistic talents to illustrating the children's book “My Name is Dug,” written by Kiki Thorpe.

Del Carmen fell in love with animation at an early age while growing up in the Philippines and watched cartoons devoutly—especially Disney’s “Wonderful World of Color.” The Disney films “Fantasia” and “Dumbo” also fueled his early interest in animation, which led to a varied career in art and filmmaking. Del Carmen was influenced by Carl Barks comics, monster and sci-fi films, Alfred Hitchcock and David Lean films, and illustrators, graphic designers and artists like Bill Peet, Ollie Johnston and Mary Blair. He even landed a job at the young age of 15 as a painter on the set of “Apocalypse Now,” filming on location in the Phillippines.

Del Carmen attended the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in advertising. He went on to work as an art director for print and television campaigns in the advertising industry, but knew his heart was in filmmaking. He moved to the United States in 1989 and worked as a storyboard artist for “Batman: The Animated Series” and for DreamWorks as a story supervisor. Occasionally, he would dabble in comic book work for DC, Marvel and Dark Horse. He continues to self-publish his work.

Michael Giacchino


MICHAEL GIACCHINO (Composer) has credits that feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and “The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”  Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Pixar hit “Up” earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics' Choice Award and two GRAMMY® Awards.

Giacchino began his filmmaking career at the age of 10 in his backyard in Edgewater Park, New Jersey, and eventually went on to study filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.  After college, he landed a marketing job at Disney and began studies in music composition, first at Juilliard and then at UCLA.  From marketing, he became a producer in the fledgling Disney Interactive Division where he had the opportunity to write music for video games.

After moving to a producing job at the newly formed DreamWorks Interactive Division, he was asked to score the temp track for the video game adaptation of “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” Subsequently, Steven Spielberg hired him as the composer and it became the first PlayStation game to have a live orchestral score. Giacchino continued writing for video games and became well known for his “Medal of Honor” scores. 

Giacchino’s work in video games sparked the interest of J.J. Abrams, and thus began their long-standing relationship that would lead to scores for the hit television series “Alias” and “Lost,” and the feature films “Mission Impossible III,” “Star Trek,” “Super 8” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

Additional projects include collaborations with Disney Imagineering on music for Space Mountain, Star Tours (with John Williams) and the Ratatouille ride in Disneyland Paris. Giacchino also was the Musical Director of the 81st Annual Academy Awards®. Currently, his music can be heard in concert halls internationally with both “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” films being performed live-to-picture with a full orchestra.

This summer, Giacchino will have two other major films in theaters: Disney’s “Tomorrowland,” directed by Brad Bird, and Universal’s “Jurassic World,” directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Giacchino sits on the advisory board of Education Through Music Los Angeles.


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  • Pete Docter
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  • Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve,
  • Josh Cooley
  • Original Story By
  • Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen


  • Director of Photography: Camera
  • Patrick Lin
  • Director of Photography: Lighting
  • Kim White


  • Kevin Nolting, A.C.E.


  • Production Designer
  • Ralph Eggleston


  • Re-Recording Mixers
  • Michael Semanick
  • Tom Johnson
  • Original Dialogue Mixers
  • Doc Kane


  • Supervising Sound Editor
  • Shannon Mills


  • Gary Bruins


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AJ Buckley

voice of Nash

A versatile and prolific actor, AJ BUCKLEY (voice of Nash) is equally adept at dramatic and comedy roles. Indeed, in his long and varied career, he has appeared in more than 30 feature films and numerous television series. He is probably best known to global television audiences for his acclaimed role as scientist Adam Ross on CBS's long-running crime series “CSI: NY.”

Born in Ireland, Buckley migrated to Canada at age 6. He spent his teenage years in British Columbia, where he began his acting career guest-starring on hit American shows such as “The X-Files” and “Millennium.” Buckley played a major recurring role in the fifth season of FX's drama series “Justified,” working alongside Michael Rappaport. He returned to season nine of CW's “Supernatural” to reprise his fan-favorite role as Ed Zeddmore, the leader of a group of wannabe ghost hunters. This led Buckley to star, write and direct the Warner Bros. original web series “The Ghostfacers.”

Buckley has interest both behind and in front of the camera. He’s a partner in Donnybrook Entertainment, producing several television and feature projects. Under its banner, he helped write and direct Sony Pictures’ dark comedy “Home Sweet Hell,” in which he also stars alongside Katherine Heigl, Patrick Wilson, Jordana Brewster, Kevin McKidd and James Belushi. Heigl plays the homicidal wife to a cheating businessman, played by Wilson. Buckley gained 45 pounds to portray villain Murphy.

Buckley made several guest appearances in a number of leading American shows in 2015, playing armed robber Aaron “Ace” Brunell in crime drama “The Mentalist,” and a one-off in “Hawaii Five-0.” He will play a guest part in the highly anticipated Netflix original series “Narcos,” based on the life of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Buckley appears opposite Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson in the second season of TNT cop drama “Murder in the First,” in which a complex homicide investigation spans across the whole season. Buckley plays Marty “Junior” Mulligan, a fearless, hard-nosed cop who is head of the Vice department of SFPD. This began airing in early June on TNT in the U.S., Bravo! in Canada and FOX the UK.

Buckley is also a partner and president of "SCENE," Louisiana's top entertainment magazine, and is the president of Louisiana Entertainment Publishers.

Anna Paquin

voice of Ramsey

ANNA PAQUIN’s (voice of Ramsey) diverse work in films, television and theater display a range of emotion and a wealth of talent well beyond her years. 

For seven seasons, Paquin starred in the HBO drama “True Blood.” Her performance garnered a Golden Globe® in 2009 as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award® nominations in 2010. In 2014, Paquin and Stephen Moyer, through their production company CASM, signed a two-year, first-look deal with HBO to develop series, films and miniseries for them to produce, direct and star in.

In 2013, Paquin starred in “Free Ride,” which she produced through CASM. Based on a true story, the film follows Christina (Paquin), an abused single mother in the 1970s who is caught up in the Florida drug trade. Paquin’s production company has also optioned “The Pink Hotel” by Anna Stothard.

Additional film credits include “Margaret,” “X-Men,” “X-Men 2,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Squid and the Whale,” “25th Hour,” “Finding Forester,” “Almost Famous,” “Amistad,” “Buffalo Soldiers,” “A Walk on the Moon,” “Fly Away Home,” “Jane Eyre,” “The Romantics” and “Straight A’s.” Paquin also starred in and co-produced “Blue State” with her brother Andrew, under their banner Paquin Films. The film premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

Paquin’s television credits include starring in the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler” for which she received a 2010 Golden Globe® nomination. In 2007, Paquin starred in HBO's original film “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” for which she received both Emmy® and Golden Globe nominations.

On stage, Paquin received a Drama Desk nomination as best lead actress for her stage debut in “The Glory of Living” for director Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Other stage credits include Kenneth Lonergan’s “This Is Our Youth, After Ashley,” directed by Terry Kinney, and Neil Labute's “The Distance from Here.” Paquin’s film-debut in Jane Campion's “The Piano” led to her winning the Academy Award® for best supporting actress at age 11.

Frances McDormand

voice of Momma

Known for her skilled and versatile acting, FRANCES MCDORMAND (voice of Momma) continues to be one of the most prolific and sought-after actors of her generation. McDormand won the Academy Award® for best actress for her performance in “Fargo,” and has also been nominated for her roles in “Mississippi Burning,” “Almost Famous” and “North Country.”

McDormand starred as the titular character on HBO’s mini-series “Olive Kitteridge,” for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award® as well as a Golden Globe® nomination. Based on the novel of the same name written by Elizabeth Strout, the story follows Olive Kitteridge as she deals with the daily life of living in a small town in Crosby, Maine. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko and produced by Gary Goetzman and Tom Hanks, the mini-series also stars Bill Murray, Richard Jenkins, Zoe Kazan and John Gallagher Jr.

McDormand’s appeared on stage in The Wooster Group’s “Early Shaker Spirituals,” which garnered rave reviews. Other stage appearances include the Daniel Sullivan-directed Broadway hit “Good People,” for which her role as Margie Walsh earned her Drama League, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and a Tony® nomination for best performance by an actress in a leading role; “The Country Girl,” directed by Mike Nichols on Broadway;  Caryl Churchill’s “Far Away,” directed by Stephen Daldry at New York Theatre Workshop;  her Tony-nominated performance as Stella in “A Streetcar Named Desire”; “The Sisters Rosenzweig,” directed by Daniel Sullivan at Lincoln Center Theatre; “The Swan” at The Public Theatre; “A Streetcar Named Desire” (this time as Blanche) at the Gate Theater in Dublin; and “Oedipus” at the Blue Light Theater Company opposite Billy Crudup. With The Wooster Group, she has performed in “To You,” “The Birdie!” and “North Atlantic.”

McDormand’s film credits include “Promised Land,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Burn After Reading,” “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” “Friends with Money,” “Laurel Canyon,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “Wonder Boys,” “City By the Sea,” “Madeline,” “Primal Fear,” “Lone Star,” “Palookaville,” “Chattahoochee,” “Darkman,” “Hidden Agenda,” “Short Cuts,” “Beyond Rangoon,” “Paradise Road,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “Raising Arizona” and “Blood Simple.”

McDormand wrapped production on “Hail, Caesar,” a film about a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who works to keep the studio's stars in line. Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum also star.

McDormand received her Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of drama and also attended Bethany College in West Virginia, where she earned her Bachelor’s in theater. She resides in New York City.

Jack Bright

voice of Spot

JACK BRIGHT (voice of Spot), a very outgoing and expressive guy, started working in the entertainment industry on various national commercials and many modeling jobs before he could even read. He did a reenactment on “Americas Most Wanted” and did voiceover work for radio and movies like “Monsters University.”

The youngest of 3 boys, Bright has a very sunny personality that fits his Hawaiian middle name Ke'alohilani, which means shining brightness from heaven. His family is Hawaiian, Native American and Caucasian; his parents grew up in Hawaii. With a need to keep up with his older brothers, Bright has always been quite an accomplished athlete, and enjoys football, baseball, basketball and rugby. He also surfs while spending part of his summers in Hawaii.

Bright’s older brother Charlie paved the way as the voice of Young Andy and Lefty the pea in the pod in “Toy Story 3,” as well many other accomplishments. Bright is excited to start middle school this fall. His favorite foods are mac-and-cheese and donuts with chocolate, of course.

Jeffrey Wright

voice of Poppa

Critically acclaimed actor JEFFREY WRIGHT’s (voice of Poppa) illustrious career has spanned the worlds of theatre, film and television. He plays Bernard Lowe in HBO’s reimagining of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film, “Westworld.” The series explores the infamous futuristic theme park where the rich flock to fulfill their wildest fantasies, and the perils that ensue when illusions become realities. Wright also portrays Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree in HBO’s upcoming “Confirmation,” a film that chronicles Anita Hill’s sexual harassment testimony in Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court hearings.

Wright’s recent television appearances include his role as a series regular in the final season of HBO's critically acclaimed series “Boardwalk Empire.” He played Dr. Valentin Narcisse, Doctor of Divinity, philanthropist, student of culture and the man who runs Harlem. Wright was nominated for Critics Choice Television Award in the category of best supporting actor for his portrayal, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series on behalf of the show.

On the big screen, Wright can be seen in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” which will be released by Lionsgate on Nov. 20, 2015. He will reprise his role as Beetee, the electronics and wiring expert from District 3, and leader amongst the rebellion. Wright previously starred in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which collectively grossed more than $1.5 billion in worldwide box office.

Wright, a gifted theater actor, was most recently on stage as the lead in John Guare's "A Free Man of Color" at Lincoln Center, directed by George C. Wolfe, a frequent collaborator. In 2001 and 2002 respectively, Wright earned an Obie award and a Tony® nomination for his work in the play "Topdog/Underdog." He won a Tony in 1994 for his portrayal in Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic "Angels in America," also directed by Wolfe. Wright reprised his Angels role in HBO's 2003 mini-series adaption of the play, earning both a Golden Globe® and an Emmy® for his performance.

Wright’s brilliant portrayal of the renowned and controversial graffiti artist, Jean Michel Basquiat, in the 1996 film “Basquiat,” received widespread praise from critics and earned him an Independent Spirit Award® nomination. Wright also appeared in the 2006 and 2008 James Bond films, “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace.” In 2008, he starred as Muddy Waters in “Cadillac Records,” and as Colin Powell in Oliver Stone's “W.” In 2005, he co-starred in the award- winning film “Syriana.” His credits include Jonathan Demme's remake of “The Manchurian Candidate”; Jim Jarmusch's “Only Lovers Left Alive” and “Broken Flowers,” which earned him another Independent Spirit Award® nomination; Ang Lee's “Ride with the Devil”; Allen Hughes' political thriller “Broken City”; George Clooney's “The Ides of March”; and “Shaft.” For his portrayal of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in HBO's “Boycott,” Wright received a 2001 AFI award. He also starred in Stephen Daldry's “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”

In addition to acting, Wright is vice chairman of Taia Lion Resources and chairman of Taia Peace Foundation. He also serves on the boards of directors of the Tribeca Film Institute and Resolve. Wright was named by the Government of Sierra Leone as the Peace by Piece Ambassador for the country's 2011 50th Anniversary Independence Celebration, and received the Humanitarian Award at the 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival for his work with Taia Peace Foundation. He is the co-founder of the Ebola Survival Fund and is on the advisory board of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF).

Born in Washington, D.C., Wright graduated from Amherst College, receiving a B.A. in political science in 1987. He earned a doctorate of humane letters from his alma mater in 2004. Wright resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Marcus Scribner

voice of Buck

MARCUS SCRIBNER (voice of Buck) stars in ABC’s hit series “black-ish.” Premiering in September 2014, it went on to become the highest rated new comedy of the season. Scribner garnered an NAACP Image Award nomination for best supporting actor. The show won the award for best outstanding comedy.

A fourth generation Los Angeles native, Scribner marked his arrival on January 7, 2000, in Cedars-Sinai, the same hospital where his mother was born. Legacy has always run strong in his family, beginning with the young actor’s name. Scribner’s father Troy garnered his name through his own father’s love of Greek and Roman history and mythology. He continued this tradition with his own children, Marcus and sister Athena. At age 10, when Scribner booked his first big guest-starring role on the television show “Castle,” he celebrated by getting his first puppy, a feisty beagle named Zeus. His favorite books are on mythology and supernatural beings.

Scribner has played on a competitive lacrosse team for the past 7 years, but he also loves football and basketball. He stands right beside his dad in his steadfast support of the Los Angeles Lakers. His interests also include music. On one of Scribner’s first films, he was given a beautiful clarinet. He has always cherished it and still plays today. He is also learning guitar.

Scribner began his first year of high school as an honor student. He is working diligently towards his dream of attending one of the great Pac-12 Universities. Stanford and UCLA are his top choices.

Raymond Ochoa

voice of Arlo

RAYMOND OCHOA (voice of Arlo) is quickly making a name for himself with buzz-worthy roles in television and film. He knew he wanted to act from the time he landed his first national commercial at the age of 4—a JCPenney spot alongside his two older brothers.

A year later, Ochoa co-starred opposite Jim Carrey, Robin Wright and Gary Oldman for Oscar®-winning director Robert Zemeckis in “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel. Ochoa was the youngest actor ever to perform in a motion-capture technology feature film. Soon after, he signed on to co-star with Seth Green and Joan Cusack as the voice of a Martian hatchling in Disney’s “Mars Needs Moms.” Ochoa was also the lead in “Charlie: A Toy Story.”

In addition to the big screen, Ochoa has extensive television credits, including a recurring role on TBS' “10 Items or Less,” as well as appearances on “The Night Shift,” “Melissa & Joey,” “Pair of Kings” and “Rizzoli & Isles.” During Ochoa’s down time, he is in the group The Ochoa Boyz with his three older brothers.

Ochoa resides in Los Angeles with his parents, brothers and a younger sister.

Sam Elliott

voice of Butch

SAM ELLIOTT’s (voice of Butch) iconic career all began with a bit part in the classic film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” His resonant drawl is instantly recognizable, with a voice that fuels international campaigns such as Dodge Ram and Coors.

The versatile actor rose to stardom playing the lead of Paramount Pictures’ cult classic “Lifeguard.” Some of his most memorable roles include playing Virgil Earp in “Tombstone,” the Stranger in “The Big Lebowski,” Lee Scorseby in New Line Cinema’s fantasy adventure “The Golden Compass,” General Ross in Ang Lee’s “Hulk,” and Kermit Newman in Rod Laurie’s “The Contender.”

Among Elliott’s recent credits is the breakout indie hit “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” directed by Brett Haley and also starring Blythe Danner. Elliott’s upcoming films include “Grandma,” directed by Paul Weitz in which he co-stars with Lily Tomlin; “Digging for Fire,” directed by Joe Swanberg and starring Orlando Bloom, Anna Kendrick and Rosemarie DeWitt; as well as the animated feature “Rock Dog,” directed by Ash Brannon with Luke Wilson, Mae Whitman and J.K. Simmons.

Elliott’s film credits include “The Company You Keep,” “We Were Soldiers,” “Ghost Rider,” “The Hi-Lo Country,” “Did You Hear about the Morgans?,” “Barnyard,” “Off the Map,” “Gettysburg,” “Rush,” “Prancer,” “Fatal Beauty,” “Mask,” “Up in the Air,” and “Thank You for Smoking.”

On television, Elliott recurred on the hit series “Justified,” for which he won a 2015 Critics’ Choice Award. He also recurred on “Parks and Recreation.” Elliott was nominated for an Emmy® and a Golden Globe® for his role in “Buffalo Girls.” Other television credits include “Fail Safe,” “You Know My Name,” which was a movie for TNT that won the first Golden Boot “Best of the West” Award, the miniseries “Murder in Texas,” “Gone to Texas,” “The Sam Houston Story,” “The Yellow Rose” and “Fugitive Nights.”

Steve Zahn

voice of Thunderclap

Aversatile actor with extensive credits, STEVE ZAHN (voice of Thunderclap) has received critical praise for his work on both stage and screen. Zahn stars as the lead Cobi in Shawn Ryan’s new TV series, “Mad Dog” for Amazon. Zahn can be seen in Adam Sandler’s “The Ridiculous 6,” and the Matt Ross’ upcoming “Captain Fantastic,” opposite Viggo Mortensen, Ann Dowd and Frank Langella. Zahn can be heard in the 2016 animated feature “Robodog,” starring Ellen Page, Ron Perlman and Rainn Wilson.

Zahn’s starring role in Werner Herzog’s “Rescue Dawn” opposite Christian Bale prompted the New York Times to call him a “revelation” and resulted in an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best supporting actor. Zahn’s film work also includes starring alongside Jennifer Aniston in MGM’s “Management,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” with Rachel Harris, “A Perfect Getaway” with Timothy Olyphant and Milla Jovovich, “The Great Buck Howard” alongside Tom Hanks and John Malkovich, and “Night Train” alongside Danny Glover. As part of the cast of “Dallas Buyers Club,” Zahn was nominated for the SAG Award® for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.

Zahn’s television credits include four seasons on the hit HBO series “Treme,” “Comanche Moon” alongside Val Kilmer and Rachel Griffiths, and USA's “Monk” as Tony Shaloub's half brother. He starred opposite Christian Slater in ABC’s “Mind Games.” He recurs on “Modern Family” as Ty Burrell’s neighbor, Ronnie.

Zahn received critical acclaim for his scene-stealing work as Glen Michaels in “Out of Sight,” and for his heartbreaking turn as a drug addicted father in the Penny Marshall-directed film “Riding in Cars with Boys.” His standout performance in Miramax Films’ “Happy, Texas” garnered numerous accolades, including a Grand Jury Special Actor Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and an Independent Spirit Award for best actor.

Zahn was introduced to improvisational theater in high school where he crashed the audition of a local production of “Biloxi Blues,” winning the lead role in the play. Following his debut, he trained for two years at the prestigious American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., before moving to New York and being cast in Tommy Tune’s National Tour of “Bye, Bye, Birdie.”

Zahn went on to star in various theater productions and caught the eye of director Ben Stiller, who cast him in Zahn’s feature-film debut, “Reality Bites.” His breakthrough performance was in Tom Hanks’ directorial debut, “That Thing You Do!” as Lenny.

Peter Sohn


PETER SOHN (Director) joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 2000, and began working in both the art and story departments for the Academy Award®-winning “Finding Nemo.” Sohn continued on to work on “The Incredibles” in the art, story and animation departments. He focused on animating members of the Parr family and worked on many memorable scenes from the film. Sohn also worked as a story artist on another Oscar® winner, the 2008 feature film “WALL•E.” He worked with producer Kevin Reher on the Pixar short “Partly Cloudy,” which was his directorial debut at Pixar.

In addition to his contributions as a filmmaker, Sohn has lent his voice talents to several of Pixar’s feature films. In “Ratatouille,” he voiced the character of Emile, and in “Monsters University,” he is the voice of Scott “Squishy” Squibbles.

Prior to Pixar, Sohn worked at Warner Bros. with “Ratatouille” director Brad Bird on “The Iron Giant,” as well as at Disney TV. He grew up in New York and attended California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts). Sohn lives in the Bay Area.

Jeff Danna

Music by

JEFF DANNA (Music by) was born in Burlington, Ontario. A reluctant piano student at age 8, he found solace in the guitar at age 11 and began playing professionally at 15 until a hand injury at age 21 curtailed his performance career. He subsequently began composing for films and moved to Los Angeles to continue working.

Danna has created scores for a long and varied list of films. His credits include such diverse projects as the hit film adaptations of the video game/action franchises “Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Silent Hill 1 & Silent Hill 2”; the Ryan Gosling-Anthony Hopkins legal drama “Fracture”; “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” and “Tideland,” which were both directed by Terry Gilliam; “Lakeview Terrace,” directed by Neil LaBute; a series of films for director Brett Morgen, including “The Kid Stays in the Picture” and “Chicago 10”; “Closing the Ring” for director Richard Attenborough; and the cult classic “The Boondock Saints,” among others.

Additionally, his collaborative Orchestral Celtic albums with brother composer Mychael Danna have enjoyed worldwide success and placed in the Top Ten on the Billboard chart in the United States.

Recently, Danna scored Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain biopic “Montage of Heck,” which premiered in Sundance and was released on HBO in May 2015. He wrote the music for Tim Blake Nelson’s upcoming “Anesthesia” starring Kristen Stewart and Glenn Close. 

For television, Danna scores the FX drama “Tyrant” along with his brother Mychael Danna, which had its season 2 premiere in June 2015. Jeff Danna received two Emmy® nominations this year in the categories of outstanding music composition for a series (original dramatic score) and outstanding original main title theme music for “Tyrant.” He was previously nominated for outstanding original main title theme music.

Mychael Danna

Music by

MYCHAEL DANNA (Music by) is an Academy Award®-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music.

Danna’s passion for presenting complex ideas in a musically accessible way began as he learned his craft at the University of Toronto. There, Danna was exposed to early- and world-music that later influenced his style. He earned the school’s inaugural Glenn Gould Composition Award in 1985 and also began scoring for student theatre groups, as he launched his artistic partnership with Egoyan. Danna has scored all of Egoyan’s films since 1987’s “Family Viewing.”

Danna’s work on Egoyan’s films “Ararat” (2002), “Felicia’s Journey” (1999), “The Sweet Hereafter” (1997) and “Exotica” (1994) secured him Genie awards from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, as did his score for Deepa Mehta’s Oscar®-nominated film “Water” (2005).

Danna received the 2013 Golden Globe® and 2013 Oscar® for scoring Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,” following his collaborations with Lee on “The Ice Storm” (1997) and “Ride with the Devil” (1999). The rich soundscape of “Life of Pi” reflects a deeply transnational story with inventive cross-cultural arrangements: Indian sitars play French melodies, European accordions play South Asian motifs, a church choir sings in Sanskrit, and a variety of other musical combinations soar alongside a full studio orchestra. The highly awarded work embodies Danna’s approach to composition—creating rich soundscapes to be appreciated by a wide audience.

Other celebrated collaborations include those with Bennett Miller on his multiple Oscar®-nominee “Moneyball” (2011) and his Oscar-winning drama “Capote” (2005); with Terry Gilliam on his Oscar-nominated “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” (2009) and “Tideland” (2005); with Mira Nair on “Vanity Fair” (2004), “Monsoon Wedding” (2001) and “Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love” (1996); and with Billy Ray on “Breach” (2007) and “Shattered Glass” (2003).

Danna’s credits also include the Oscar®-winning “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), for which he shared a Grammy® Award nomination for best compilation soundtrack album; Marc Webb’s acclaimed romantic comedy “(500) Days of Summer” (2009 ); and James Mangold’s Oscar-winning film “Girl, Interrupted” (1999).

For television, Mychael and Jeff Danna write the original music for the FX series “Tyrant.”  Mychael Danna is a double Emmy® nominee this year, his third and fourth Emmy nomination overall, nominated in the categories of outstanding music composition for a series (original dramatic score) and outstanding original main title theme music for “Tyrant.” He was previously nominated before for “Camelot,” and won for outstanding music composition for a miniseries, movie or a special (original dramatic score) for “World Without End.”


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  • Peter Sohn, Erik Benson, Meg LeFauve, Kelsey Mann, Bob Peterson


  • Director of Photography: Lighting
  • Sharon Calahan, ASC
  • Director of Photography: Camera
  • Mahyar Abousaeedi


  • Stephen Schaffer, ACE


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  • Harley Jessup


  • Re-Recording Mixers
  • Michael Semanick
  • Tom Johnson
  • Original Dialogue Mixers
  • Vince Caro


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  • Shannon Mills, Craig Berkey


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Sanjay Patel


SANJAY PATEL (Director) joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1996 an animator on “A Bug’s Life.” Since then he has animated on many of Pixar’s feature films, including “Toy Story 2,” “Monster’s Inc.,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Cars,” Toy Story 3” and “Monsters University.” In addition to animating, Patel also storyboarded extensively for “Monster’s Inc.,” “The Incredibles” and “Toy Story 2.” For the Cars Toons “Mater’s Tall Tales,” Patel stepped up to act as animation supervisor on many of the shorts in the series.

Growing up in San Bernardino, Calif., in a Gujarati family, Patel’s earliest artistic influences stemmed from two very different worlds: comic books and Saturday morning cartoons, and the Hindu gods and spiritual culture that came to define his upbringing. After pursuing his artistic interests at the Cleveland Institute for the Arts, Cal-Arts and Pixar, Patel eventually turned his attention back to his roots, creating art, graphic novels and picture books that re-envisioned Hindu mythology in a modern, pop-culture way.

“Sanjay’s Super Team” is Patel’s personal story and a “mostly true” chronicle of his journey to understand the Hindu world so important to his parents. Patel resides in Oakland with his fiancé and their son.

Nicole Paradis Grindle


NICOLE PARADIS GRINDLE (Producer) joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1995 as producer of the “Toy Story Activity Center” interactive computer game. She has managed numerous departments on many of Pixar’s feature films, including “A Bug’s Life,” “Monster’s Inc.” and the Academy Award®-winning feature “The Incredibles.” Grindle acted as the production manager on Pixar’s Oscar®-nominated short “One Man Band” and on Pixar’s Oscar®-winning feature “Ratatouille.” She served as the associate producer for both “Toy Story 3” and “Monsters University.”

Grindle came to Pixar with seven years of animation-related production experience. At Colossal Pictures, she worked on MTV’s “Liquid Television” as associate producer and “The Wish That Changed Christmas” as producer. She began her feature film career at Industrial Light and Magic on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Grindle graduated from The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and holds a Master of Arts degree in documentary film from Stanford University. Grindle resides in San Francisco with her husband and two children.

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