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Henry Jackman

Composer

Best Original Score

Classically trained from an early age, Henry combines his expertise in classical music with his experience in dance/club music and his innovative production of Electronica. Jackman’s recent film scores span a wide range of genres, from action films to period dramas to family films, including: Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain Phillips, Wreck-It Ralph, This is the End and Winnie The Pooh.

Jackman began composing his first symphony at age six. He went on to study classical music at St. Paul’s, Eton College and Oxford University.  As a teenager, he became influenced by the underground rave scene, and began producing chart-topping dance remixes.

Over the next few years, Jackman built a successful career in the recording industry co-writing, mixing, producing, and/or programming with major artists including Seal,  Art of Noise, and Coolio. In 2006, Jackman garnered the attention of Hans Zimmer and John Powell, who hired Jackman to compose additional music for films including The Dark Knight and Kung Fu Panda. Henry Jackman’s first major solo scoring gig was Monsters and Aliens in 2009.

Fall Out Boy

Band/Songwriters

Best Original Song - "Immortals"

Fall Out Boy – who won BEST ALTERNATIVE BAND at this year’s People’s Choice Awards – most recently released their latest album SAVE ROCK AND ROLL. The album is the gold certified fifth studio album from the GRAMMY-nominated band and features the multiplatinum hit “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and the new hit “Alone Together.” SAVE ROCK AND ROLL debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries when it was released in April. This is the band’s second #1 debut; Platinum selling “Infinity On High” topped the chart in 2007 which followed multi-platinum breakthrough album “From Under The Cork Tree” released in 2005. Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy—Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums)—has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and other prestigious publications. They have performed on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, America’s Got Talent, The Voice, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and many more. They wrapped up 2013 with an appearance with Taylor Swift at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in December following their second sold out tour of 2013, performing in arenas in support of SAVE ROCK AND ROLL. More information can be found at www.falloutboy.com.
 

Chris Williams

Director

Chris Williams directed Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Oscar®-nominated feature “Bolt” (2008) with Byron Howard.

Joining the Florida animation studio as an intern in 1994, Williams was a key member of the “Mulan” (1998) story team. He worked as a story artist on “Lilo & Stitch” (2002) and earned an Annie Award nomination for writing on “The Emperor’s New Groove.” He has since served in the story department on 2012’s “Wreck-It Ralph” and 2013’s Oscar®-winning feature “Frozen.”

Williams wrote and directed Disney’s first CG short, “Glago’s Guest,” for which he won an Annie Award. He won an Emmy® as executive producer for the ABC holiday special “Prep & Landing.”

Williams earned a fine arts degree from the University of Waterloo before studying animation at Sheridan College.

Don Hall

Director

Don Hall directed Walt Disney Animation Studios 2011 feature “Winnie the Pooh.” He previously served as head of story for 2009’s “The Princess and the Frog.” As head of story, he worked closely with the directors in editorial and recording sessions; his responsibilities included story crew supervision, storyboarding sequences and writing.

Hall began his career at Walt Disney Animation Studios in June of 1995, coming onboard as a story apprentice on “Tarzan.” He served as a storyboard artist on “The Emperor’s New Groove,” “Chicken Little” and various development projects. For “Meet the Robinsons,” Hall was elevated to head of story. He was nominated for an Annie Award for storyboarding on “The Emperor’s New Groove”—his work on “Meet the Robinsons” netted him a second nomination.

Hall graduated with a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Iowa and a BFA in character animation from California Institute of the Arts. After graduating from Cal Arts, he returned to the campus as an instructor in advanced story development.

Hall is a native of Glenwood, Iowa, and currently resides in Pasadena with his wife and two children.

Roy Conli

Producer

Roy Conli joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1993, and after assembling all the creative elements for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and launching the project, he relocated to France to oversee the contributions of the Paris-based animation team over the two-year production schedule. Upon completion of the film, he remained in France and guided production on the animated films “Hercules” and “Tarzan.” Conli returned to the studio in Burbank to produce “Treasure Planet.” He served as producer of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 50th animated film “Tangled,” and he’s part of the executive leadership team for WDAS.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Conli studied theater at San Francisco’s prestigious American Conservancy Theater (ACT). A chance meeting with a group of creative talents from the Pasadena Playhouse led Conli to a position with the legendary theater and, ultimately, a four-year stint as director of operations. In that role, he initiated a restoration of the neglected venue, contributed his talents as production manager and guided the theater to its official reopening in 1983.

Conli subsequently moved to Boston where he continued his education at Boston University and eventually earned an M.F.A. After graduation, he served as associate producer for the Camden Shakespeare Festival in Maine. In 1989 Conli joined the production team at the Mark Taper Forum, the leading regional theater in Los Angeles. Over the next four years he managed all special projects and new play development for the Taper, where he helped launch premieres of such award-winning plays as “Angels in America,” “Jelly’s Last Jam” and “The Kentucky Cycle.”

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  • Robert L. Baird & Daniel Gerson,
  • Jordan Roberts

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  • Rob Dressel
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  • Adolph Lusinsky

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  • Tim Mertens

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  • Production Designer
  • Paul Felix
  • Art Director
  • Scott Watanabe

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  • Gabriel Guy, CAS
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  • Gabriel Guy, CAS
  • Doc Kane

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  • Supervising Sound Editor/Sound
  • Designer
  • Shannon Mills

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  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Kyle Odermatt

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  • Henry Jackman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG


  • “Immortals”
  • Performed By Fall Out Boy
  • Written By Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman,
  • Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz
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Meryl Streep

Witch

Best Supporting Actress

For almost 40 years, MERYL STREEP (Witch) has portrayed an astonishing array of characters in a career that has cut its own unique path from the theatre, through film and television.

Streep was educated in the New Jersey public school system through high school, graduated cum laude from Vassar College and received her MFA with honors from Yale University in 1975. She began her professional life on the New York stage, where she quickly established her signature versatility and verve as an actor. Within three years of graduation, she made her Broadway debut, won an Emmy® (for “Holocaust”) and received her first Oscar® nomination (for “The Deer Hunter”).

In 2014, in a record that is unsurpassed, she earned her 18th Academy Award® nomination for her role in “August: Osage County.” She has won three times, for her perfomances in “The Iron Lady” (2012), “Sophie’s Choice” (1983) and “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1980).

Streep has pursued her interest in the environment through her work with Mothers and Others, a consumer advocacy group that she co-founded in 1989. M&O has worked for ten years to promote sustainable agriculture, establish new pesticide regulations and the availability of organic and sustainably grown local foods.

She also lends her efforts to Women for Women International, Women in the World Foundation and Partners in Health. She is a member of the Vassar College Board of Trustees and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has been accorded a Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government, a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Film Institute, a 2008 honor by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, The 2010 National Medal of Arts by President Obama and, in 2011, she received a Kennedy Center Honor.

Her husband, sculptor Don Gummer, and she are the parents of a son and three daughters.

Emily Blunt

The Baker’s Wife

Best Actress

Golden Globe®-winning actress EMILY BLUNT (The Baker’s Wife)’s transformative ability and versatile performances make her one of the most in demand actresses of today. Blunt rose to international prominence with her outstanding performances in films such as “My Summer of Love” and “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Blunt recently wrapped production on the thriller “Sicario” alongside Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin for director Denis Villeneuve. Most recently she appeared alongside Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s “Edge of Tomorrow.” The film, which was released by Warner Bros. in June, is set in the near future in which an alien race has taken over Earth, leaving the armies of the world to join together to defend the planet. Blunt previously appeared in Lynn Shelton’s “My Sister’s Sister,” alongside Ewan McGregor in Lasse Hallstrom’s “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, as the female lead in the time-travel thriller “Looper,” alongside Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and opposite Colin Firth in the dark comedy “Arthur Newman.”

Other notable films include “Charlie Wilson's War,” “Sunshine Cleaning” and “The Wolfman.” Blunt played the title role of Queen Victoria in the critically-acclaimed film “The Young Victoria,” for which she received a BAFTA and Golden Globe nomination. Additional credits include “Gulliver's Travels” and “The Adjustment Bureau.”

Blunt started her career at the 2002 Chichester Festival, where she played Juliet in a production of “Romeo and Juliet.” Her London stage debut was a production of “The Royal Family,” opposite Dame Judi Dench. In addition to her Golden Globe Award win for the BBC television movie “Gideon’s Daughter,” Blunt was nominated for three additional Golden Globe Awards as well two BAFTA Awards, and two British Independent Film Awards.

James Corden

Baker

Best Actor

JAMES CORDEN (Baker) is the Tony® Award-winning star of “One Man, Two Guvnors” at the National Theatre in London and on Broadway. He has also starred in productions of “The History Boys” in London and on Broadway, “A Respectable Wedding” at the Young Vic and “Martin Guerre” on the West End.

Corden's previous film roles include “The Three Musketeers,” “Gulliver’s Travels,” “Lesbian Vampire Killers,” “Telstar,” “How To Lose Friends & Alienate People,” “Where Have I Been All Your Life?,” “Pierrepoint,” “Starter For 10,” “Heartlands,” “All Or Nothing,” “Whatever Happened To Harold Smith?,” “Twenty Four Seven” and the reprise of his West End role in the critically- acclaimed film adaptation of “The History Boys.” He was most recently seen in “Begin Again,” alongside Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo and the Weinstein production “One Chance.”

In addition to co-creating and co-writing the BAFTA and British Comedy award winning BBC TV series “Gavin and Stacey,” other television credits include: “Horne and Corden,” “James Corden's World Cup Live,” “Little Britain,” “Fat Friends,” “Cruise of the Gods,” “Dalziel and Pascoe,” “Judge John Deed,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Teachers,” “Hollyoaks,” “Boyz Limited” and “The Vicar of Dibley”. He is the four-time host of The BRIT Awards and is the current host of Sky 1's hugely popular sports quiz “A League of Their Own.” Corden also co-created and co-wrote the BBC series “The Wrong Man.”

Corden has been awarded numerous comedy awards including a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Comedy Writer of the Year, South Bank Show Award for Comedy, Tric Award for Best Comedy and National Television Award in 2010 for Best Comedy.

Anna Kendrick

Cinderella

Best Supporting Actress

ANNA KENDRICK (Cinderella) has a variety of accomplishments that showcase her impressive range of talent. She was recently seen in the indie flick, “Happy Christmas,” which premiered at Sundance 2014.

Kendrick has wrapped several films slated to open next year, which include: “Digging for Fire,” directed by Joe Swanberg (who she will have worked with for the third time); “The Hollars,” opposite John Krasinski (who also directed the film); and the highly-anticipated “Pitch Perfect 2,” directed by Elizabeth Banks. She is also set to star in Max Landis’ latest script, “Mr. Right,” alongside Sam Rockwell and directed by Paco Cabeza.

Kendrick had two films premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival; Radius/Weinstein’s “The Last Five Years,” the film adaption of the musical in which she stars opposite Jeremy Jordan, slated to open in February of 2015, and the indie drama “Cake,” with Jennifer Aniston.

She was the lead in the hit comedy-musical “Pitch Perfect.” The song “Cups,” which she performed in the film, has gone multi-platinum and was one of Billboards’ top songs of 2013.

Kendrick’s other recent credits include: “Drinking Buddies,” in which she starred opposite Olivia Wilde and Ron Livingston; Summit Entertainment comedy-drama “50/50,” with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; and David Ayerʼs intense crime-drama “End of Watch,” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. Kendrick was also in the blockbuster “Twilight” saga franchise, including “New Moon,” “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn: Part I.”

In 2010, Kendrick starred opposite George Clooney and Jason Bateman in the lauded film “Up in the Air,” directed by Jason Reitman, for which she earned an Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actress and was honored by the National Board of Review for Best Supporting Actress and by the MTV Movie Awards for Best Breakout Star. She also earned nominations from the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, The Golden Globes®, BAFTA, and the Screen Actors Guild®.

Kendrick notably starred in Picturehouseʼs “Rocket Science,” directed by Jeffrey Blitz. Her performance as an ultra-competitive high school debate team member garnered critical acclaim and the film received a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Kendrick was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film.

She made her feature film debut in director Todd Graffʼs “Camp,” a favorite at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Her performance in the cult classic earned her an Independent Spirit Awards nomination, as well as a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Annual Chlotrudis Awards.

An accomplished theatre veteran, Kendrick began her career as Dinah Lord in the 1997 Broadway musical production of “High Society,” for which she received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. At just 12 years old, the honor made her the second youngest Tony nominee in award history. Kendrick also garnered Drama League and Theatre World awards, as well as Drama Desk and FANY Award nominations.

Kendrickʼs additional theatre credits include a feature role in the New York City Operaʼs production of “A Little Night Music,” starring Jeremy Irons, “My Favorite Broadway/The Leading Ladies: Live at Carnegie Hall” and Broadway workshops of “Jane Eyre” and “The Little Princess.”

Chris Pine

Cinderella’s Prince

Best Supporting Actor

CHRIS PINE (Cinderella’s Prince) has emerged as one of Hollywood’s hottest actors. Currently starring in two major motion picture franchises, Pine’s resume is as extensive as it is versatile.

Most recently, Pine was seen in the title role of “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” for director Kenneth Branagh, starring opposite Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner. Previously he reprised his role as James T. Kirk in Paramount’s sequel to “Star Trek,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” The film was once again directed by J.J. Abrams and was a critical and commercial success, grossing more than $462 million worldwide.

In 2012, Pine lent his voice to the DreamWorks’ animated feature “Rise of the Guardians” with Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. He also starred opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Banks and Olivia Wilde in the drama “People Like Us” and co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy in the 20th Century Fox action-comedy “This Means War.”

Previously, he starred opposite Denzel Washington in the Fox feature film “Unstoppable” directed by Tony Scott. In 2009, Pine starred in Paramount’s box-office smash-hit feature film “Star Trek” for director J.J. Abrams. The film chronicled the early days of Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members. Additional feature credits include the Paramount Vantage film “Carriers,” the educational animated feature “Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey,” “Bottle Shock” for writer/director Randall Miller, the independent feature “Small Town Saturday Night” for writer/director Ryan Craig, Joe Carnahan’s gritty ensemble drama “Smokin’ Aces” for Working Title Films and Universal Pictures, “Blind Dating,” co-starring Eddie Kaye Thomas and Jane Seymour, the Fox/New Regency romantic comedy “Just My Luck” opposite Lindsay Lohan and “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” opposite Anne Hathaway.

On the stage, Pine was most recently seen starring in Martin McDonagh’s “The Lieutenant of Inishmore” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In Bob Verini’s review for Variety, he called Pine’s performance “spookily, spectacularly good” and went on to remark that “’Inishmore’ audiences are present at the launch of what promises to be a truly remarkable stage career.” In March, 2011, Pine was awarded Best Lead Performance by the L.A. Drama Critics Circle for this role.

Pine also received rave reviews and a 2009 Ovation Award nomination for his performance in the drama “Farragut North” starring opposite Chris Noth at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. His additional stage credits include the Neil LaBute play “Fat Pig,” also at the Geffen Playhouse, and “The Atheist,” a one-man show performed off Broadway and multiple productions at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, among many others.

Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. His parents are actors Gwynne Gilford and Robert Pine and his late grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was a film actress of the ‘30s and ‘40s.

Tracey Ullman

Jack’s Mother

TRACEY ULLMAN (Jack’s Mother) is perhaps best known in America for her series, “The Tracey Ullman Show,” which aired on Fox from 1987-1990 and established the English-born comedienne as one of primetime’s major comic talents. The series earned numerous awards during its run, including several Emmy® Awards, two for Ullman herself. Over the years Ullman has been given many industry honors including seven Emmys, a Golden Globe®, a SAG® Award, three CableACEs, eight American Comedy Awards and a BAFTA.

Ullman earned her first show business acclaim on the British stage in “Four in a Million” (1981), an improvised comedy at the Royal Court Theater for which she won a London Critics Award. Television offers followed including one from independent producer Allan McKeown who shortly afterward became her husband.  While she played a "compulsive liar-slash-Playboy bunny" on McKeown's "Girls on Top," she also appeared in "Three of a Kind," the BBC's popular Saturday night show which ran for three years and made her a household name throughout England. In 1982, she recorded the  top-selling album, "You Broke My Heart in Seventeen Places," and  made her big screen debut in the 1983 Paul McCartney rock 'n' roll vehicle “Give My Regards to Broad Street.” It was her appearance in the 1985 screen adaptation of David Hare's play “Plenty,” co-starring Meryl Streep, Charles Dance and Sting, that brought Ullman attention in the United States.

Deciding to take a couple of years off to have a baby in the mid-1980s, she settled in Los Angeles. She returned to television in 1987 with "The Tracey Ullman Show" produced by James L. Brooks, on the fledgling Fox Network. Ullman became a fixture of Sunday night television for the next three and a half years.

In 1989, Ullman starred opposite Kevin Kline in the romantic comedy, “I Love You to Death,” as a woman who plots to kill her philandering husband only to end up falling in love with him again. She next appeared in Mel Brooks' “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and in the well-received art-house hit “Household Saints.” In 1990, Ullman played Kate opposite Morgan Freeman in the New York Central Park’s Public Theater production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” She teamed again with James L. Brooks, in “I'll Do Anything” (1994), and was among the all-star cast of Robert Altman's fashionista pastiche “Pret-a-Porter” in 1994. Ullman joined the ensemble for Woody Allen's

“Bullets over Broadway,” about the relationship between a mobster and a playwright set in 1920s New York.  Ullman played Eden Brent, one of the actresses cast in the play-within-the-movie. She re-teamed with Allen to play a lower-class husband and wife whose success as criminals threatens to derail their previously loving relationship in “Small Time Crooks” (2000).  Ullman appeared in Jon Waters’ “A Dirty Shame” (2004), the first NC-17 rated comedy. She played a blue-collar Baltimore woman whose most bizarre sexual appetites are unleashed after a blow to the head.

In the early 1990s, Ullman performed in her own HBO comedy specials "Tracey Ullman: Takes on New York" and "A Class Act," as well as the spin-off series "Tracey Takes On..."  "Tracey Takes On..." was a one-camera sketch series with each themed episode focusing on a particular topic, that ran for four years.  The series introduced instant classic Ullman characters as well as featuring favorites from her first series and garnered critical attention and numerous Emmy Awards. Ullman also had a recurring stint as Calista Flockhart's eccentric, tough-love-minded therapist Dr. Tracy Clark on the 1998-1999 season of "Ally McBeal."  She revived her popular "Tracey Takes On" character, veteran Hollywood makeup artist Ruby Romaine, for the HBO special "Tracey Ullman in Trailer Tales” in 2003, and a live theatrical show in 2006, “Tracey Ullman Live and Exposed.”

Her most recent project, “State of the Union,” on which served as executive producer, director and writer, ran for three seasons on Showtime from 2008-2010.

Christine Baranski

Stepmother

One of the entertainment industry’s most honored actresses, CHRISTINE BARANSKI (Stepmother) has achieved acclaim in every medium in which she has performed. She is an Emmy®, two-time Tony®, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Award winner. A native of Buffalo, Baranski attended the Juilliard School. She received her big break being cast in Tom Stoppard’s hit Broadway comedy “The Real Thing,” directed by Mike Nichols for which she won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.

Baranski went on to earn a second Tony® Award for her performance in Neil Simon’s “Rumors” and a Drama Desk Award for “Lips Together Teeth Apart.” She also appeared in “Boeing-Boeing,” “Hurlyburly,” “The House of Blue Leaves,” “The Loman Family Picnic,” “Regrets Only,” Encores! Productions’ of “Follies,” “Promises, Promises” and “On Your Toes,” and the Kennedy Center productions of “Sweeney Todd” and “Mame.”

In addition to the Emmy® for the hit CBS comedy “Cybill,” Baranski received an American Comedy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy as well a Screen Actors Guild Award as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy. She also received three additional Emmy and three Golden Globe® nominations. She was seen as a guest on “Frasier,” for which she received a fifth Emmy nomination. Baranski has appeared on multiple episodes of the CBS series “The Big Bang Theory,” and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in A Comedy Series twice. She is currently starring in the hit CBS series “The Good Wife,” for which she received five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Her film credits include “Mamma Mia!,” “Chicago,” “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Bowfinger,” “Bulworth,” “Cruel Intentions,” “The Birdcage,” “Reversal Of Fortune,” “Legal Eagles,” “The Ref,” “The Addams Family Values,” “Welcome To Mooseport,” “The Guru,” “9 ½ Weeks” and “Jeffrey.”

Johnny Depp

Wolf

JOHNNY DEPP (Wolf) is an award-winning actor who is also producing under the banner of his company, infinitum nihil.  He recently wrapped production on “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.”

A three-time Academy Award® nominee in the category of Best Actor, Depp was honored with his first Oscar® nomination for his work in Gore Verbinski’s 2003 blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” which launched the hugely-successful film franchise. He also won a SAG Award® and an Empire Award and garnered Golden Globe® and BAFTA Award nominations for his creation of Captain Jack Sparrow, who became an instant screen classic.  Depp went on to reprise the role in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” earning another Golden Globe nomination; “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”; and, most recently, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” He reunited with Verbinski in 2013 on “The Lone Ranger,” playing Tonto opposite Armie Hammer as the title character.

Depp’s second Oscar nomination came for his performance in Marc Forster’s acclaimed 2004 drama “Finding Neverland.”  Additionally, he received Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and SAG® Award nominations for his portrayal of the “Peter Pan” author James Barrie.

Depp earned his latest Oscar nod for his work in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” director Tim Burton’s 2007 screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical.  For his performance in the film’s title role, Depp also won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.

“Dark Shadows” marked Depp’s eighth collaboration with Burton, which began with the actor’s Golden Globe-nominated performance in the 1990 feature “Edward Scissorhands.”  He subsequently earned Golden Globe nominations for his work under Burton’s direction in “Ed Wood,” for which he won a London Film Critics’ Circle Award, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Alice in Wonderland.” He also lent his voice to Burton’s animated hit “Corpse Bride.”

Depp began his performing career as a musician, before segueing to acting.  He made his feature film debut in the horror hit “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” followed by Oliver Stone’s Oscar-winning war drama “Platoon.”  In 1987, he landed his breakout role on the hit television show “21 Jump Street.”  After starring in the series for four seasons, Depp returned to the big screen in John Waters’ “Cry-Baby.”

His early film work also includes “Benny & Joon,” gaining a Golden Globe nomination; Lasse Hallström’s “What’s Eating Gilbet Grape”; “Don Juan DeMarco,” with Marlon Brando; Mike Newell’s “Donnie Bracso”; and Terry Gilliam’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.”  In 1997, Depp made his writing and directing debut with “The Brave,” in which he also starred with Brando.

Depp’s long list of credits also includes such diverse films as: Lasse Hallström’s “Chocolat,” for which he was Golden Globe-nominated; the Hughes brothers’ “From Hell”; Robert Rodriguez’s “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”; Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies”; “The Tourist,” earning another Golden Globe nomination; and “The Rum Diary,” which he also produced.  In addition, he voiced the title character in 2011’s Oscar-winning animated feature “Rango” directed by Gore Verbinski, and was one of the producers on the Oscar-nominated “Hugo.” He was most recently seen in “Transcendence” opposite Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany.

Lilla Crawford

Little Red Riding Hood

LILLA CRAWFORD (Little Red Riding Hood) most recently starred in the title role of “Annie” in the show’s 35th Anniversary Broadway production of the acclaimed musical. She received nominations by both The Drama League and the Outer Critics Circle for her portrayal of the infamous red-headed orphan. Crawford was selected for the role in which 5,000 young girls auditioned. Following her “Annie” run, Crawford participated in a reading of “Home,” directed by Stafford Arima, and co-starring Diane Ladd.

Crawford has been acting professionally since the age of six. She made her Broadway debut in 2011, playing Debbie in the closing cast of “Billy Elliot.” In 2010, she starred in a workshop production of Craig Wright's “Melissa Arctic” in her native Los Angeles. She also had the honor of performing in the concert presentation of “Ragtime” for one night only in New York's acclaimed Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center with Tyne Daly, Norm Lewis, Lea Solonga and Patina Miller. She also participated in “New Year’s Eve 2012: Live From Lincoln Center’s One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch.”

Crawford is passionately involved with several non-profit organizations and volunteers with Room to Grow, New York Stage and Film and The New York Foundling. She actively keeps in touch with her fans via Twitter and can be found at @LILLACRAWFORD.

Daniel Huttlestone

Jack

DANIEL HUTTLESTONE (Jack) made his West End debut at the age of nine performing the role of ‘Nipper’ in the 2008 production of “Oliver!” at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This production came to an end in 2010 and Daniel moved straight to the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End to take on the role of Gavroche’in “Les Miserables.”

Following his successful portrayal of Gavroche on stage, Huttlestone was invited to audition for the same role in the feature film version of “Les Miserables.” After securing the role, he won the hearts of both the audience and cast with his first on-screen performance.

Since playing the role of Gavroche in “Les Miserables,” Huttlestone has toured with the stage cast of “Oliver!” once again, this time playing the role of Dodger, and secured his next two feature films.

Next year Huttlestone will be seen in the independent feature film “London Town,” playing Shay, alongside Liv Tyler and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Rob Marshall, p.g.a.

Director/Producer

The films of ROB MARSHALL, p.g.a. (Director/Producer) have been honored with a total of 23 Academy Award® nominations, winning nine, including Best Picture. His most recent film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office, making it one of the highest-grossing films in history.

His previous directorial efforts include the Academy Award-winning films “Chicago” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.” For his work on “Chicago,” winner of six Oscars® including Best Picture, Marshall received the Directors Guild Award, an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe® Award nomination, a BAFTA nomination and the American Choreography Award. For best directorial debut, Marshall was honored with the National Board of Review Award and the New York Film Critics Online Award.  His epic film, “Memoirs of a Geisha,” was the winner of three Oscars, three BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe.  Marshall's film “Nine” was nominated for four Academy Awards, five Golden Globes®, 10 Critics’ Choice Awards and the SAG Award® for Outstanding Cast. He is the recipient of the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award and the Distinguished Collaborator Award from the Costume Designers Guild.

Marshall executive-produced, directed and choreographed the NBC television event “Tony Bennett: An American Classic.”  He won his second Directors Guild Award for this production as well as three Emmy® Awards himself for Direction, Choreography and Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. He directed and choreographed Disney/ABC’s critically-acclaimed movie musical “Annie,” which received 12 Emmy nominations and won the prestigious Peabody Award.  For his work, he received an Emmy for Choreography and an American Choreography Award.

For the stage, Marshall, a six-time Tony Award® nominee and George Abbott Award winner, co-directed and choreographed the worldwide award-winning Broadway production of “Cabaret” and directed and choreographed the Broadway revival of “Little Me,” starring Martin Short.  Other Broadway credits include “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “She Loves Me,”
“Damn Yankees,” “Victor/Victoria,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” and “Company.”

Stephen Sondheim

Music and Lyrics/Based on the Musical by

STEPHEN SONDHEIM (Music and Lyrics/Based on the Musical by) wrote the music and lyrics for “Saturday Night” (1954), “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (1962), “Anyone Can Whistle” (1964), “Company” (1970), “Follies” (1971), “A Little Night Music” (1973), “The Frogs” (1974), “Pacific Overtures” (1976), “Sweeney Todd” (1979), “Merrily We Roll Along” (1981), “Sunday in the Park with George” (1984), “Into the Woods” (1987), “Assassins” (1991), “Passion” (1994) and “Road Show” (2008). He also wrote lyrics for “West Side Story” (1957), “Gypsy“ (1959), “Do I Hear a Waltz?” (1965) and additional lyrics for “Candide” (1973), “Side by Side by Sondheim” (1976), “Marry Me a Little” (1981), “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow” (1983), “Putting it Together” (1993/99), “Moving On” (2001), and “Sondheim on Sondheim” (2010) are anthologies of his work as composer and lyricist.

For films, he composed the score of “Stavisky” (1974), co-composed the score for “Reds” (1981) and wrote songs for “Dick Tracy” (1990).  He wrote songs for the television production “Evening Primrose” (1966), co-authored the film “The Last of Sheila” (1973) and the play “Getting Away with Murder” (1996) and provided incidental music for the plays “The Girls of Summer” (1956), “Invitation to a March” (1961), “Twigs” (1971) and “The Enclave” (1973).

His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: "Finishing the Hat" (2010) and "Look, I Made a Hat" (2011). In 2010, the Broadway venue formerly known as Henry Miller's Theatre was renamed in his honor.

James Lapine

Screenplay/Based on the Musical by

JAMES LAPINE (Screenplay/Based on the Musical by) was born in 1949 in Mansfield, Ohio and lived there until his early teens when his family moved to Stamford, Connecticut. He attended public schools before entering Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he majored in history. He went on to get an MFA in design from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.

After graduate school, he moved to New York City where he worked part-time as a waiter; a page and tour guide at NBC; a free-lance photographer and graphic designer; and an architectural preservationist for the Architectural League of New York. One of his free-lance jobs was designing the magazine of the Yale School of Drama, Yale/Theater. The dean of the School of Drama, Robert Brustein, subsequently offered Lapine a full-time job designing all of the printed materials for the School of Drama and the Yale Repertory Theatre, as well as a faculty position teaching a course in advertising design.

While at Yale, his students urged him to direct a play during the annual January period when both faculty and students undertook a project outside of their areas of study or expertise. At their suggestion, Lapine directed a Gertrude Stein play, “Photograph.” The play was five acts, and just three pages in length. It was presented in New Haven in front of students and friends and came to the attention of director Lee Breuer, who helped arrange for a small performance space in Soho to produce the work for three weeks. The production was enthusiastically received and won Lapine an Obie Award.

Lapine was then approached to create a new piece for the Music-Theatre Group. He wrote and directed a workshop version of “Twelve Dreams,” a work inspired by a Jungian case history. The play was later presented at the Public Theatre and revived by Lincoln Center Theatre. Lapine eventually left the visual arts for a career in the theater, where he has also written and directed the plays: “Table Settings”; “Luck, Pluck & Virtue”; “The Moment When”; “Fran’s Bed”; “Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing”; and “Act One,” a stage adaptation of the famous Moss Hart autobiography.

On Broadway, he has written the book for and directed Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Into the Woods,” “Passion” and the multi-media revue “Sondheim on Sondheim.” He also directed “Merrily We Roll Along” as part of Encores Series at New York City Center. With William Finn he has collaborated on “March of the Falsettos” and “Falsettoland,” later presented on Broadway as “Falsettos,” “A New Brain,” “Muscle,” and “Little Miss Sunshine.” He has also directed, on Broadway, David Henry Hwang’s “Golden Child,” “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Michel Legrand’s “Amour,” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and the 2012 revival of “Annie.” Among his many off-Broadway offerings were three Shakespeare productions for the Public Theatre.

He co-produced and directed the HBO documentary “Six by Sondheim,” for which he received an Emmy® nomination and has also directed three feature films. He has been nominated for 12 Tony® Awards, winning on three occasions, and has received five Drama Desk Awards, the Peabody Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2011, he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

Lapine is a member of the Dramatist Guild Council and for the last 13 years has been a mentor for TDF's Open Doors Program. He currently lives in New York City. 

John Deluca, p.g.a.

Producer

JOHN DELUCA, p.g.a. (Producer) most recent endeavor was as executive producer on Disney's “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” which grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.  He was also producer, choreographer and second unit director of the film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Nine,” for which he received a Golden Globe® nomination and which was also nominated for four Academy Awards®, five Golden Globes, and 10 Critics’ Choice Awards.  DeLuca was co-producer, second unit director and choreographer of the Academy Award-winning film “Memoirs of a Geisha” and supervising choreographer and second unit director of the Academy Award winning film “Chicago.”  He won two Emmys® as executive producer and choreographer for the NBC television special “Tony Bennett: An American Classic” (7 awards total – the most of any nominated show that season).

DeLuca choreographed the Spielberg film “The Terminal,” as well as the 75th Annual Academy Awards and Kennedy Center Honors. On Broadway, he choreographed “Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “Minnelli on Minnelli,” as well as directed and choreographed “Broadway Sings Elton John” and “Deborah Voight on Broadway.” Other New York choreography credits include “Sweet Adeline” (Encores!) and “Two Gentlemen of Verona” (The Public). DeLuca also worked on national tours for “The Boyfriend” and “Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music of the Night” (choreographer) as well as “Chita & All That Jazz” and “Brigadoon” (director).

Marc Platt, p.g.a.

Producer

MARC PLATT, p.g.a. (Producer) stands among the few producers who have successfully bridged the worlds of theater, film and television. His projects have garnered a combined 8 Oscar® nominations, 16 Tony® nominations, 13 Golden Globe® nominations and 19 Emmy® nominations.

His most recent projects include: “Winter’s Tale,” starring Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe, written and directed by Academy Award® winner Akiva Goldsman; and “2 Guns,” starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Platt also produced “Drive,” starring Ryan Gosling, which was awarded the Best Director prize at the 64th annual Cannes International Film Festival in 2011. Among the other films Platt has produced are the smash hits “Legally Blonde” and its sequel, starring Reese Witherspoon; “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” directed by Edgar Wright; the critically- acclaimed “Rachel Getting Married,” helmed by Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and starring Anne Hathaway; the 2008 summer hit “Wanted,” starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman; the musical “Nine,” directed by Rob Marshall, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson and Fergie; “Cop Out,” starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan; “Charlie St. Cloud” starring Zac Efron; “The Other Woman” starring Natalie Portman; “Honey,” “Josie and the Pussycats” and “The Perfect Man.”

Platt’s upcoming films include: Jonathan Demme’s “Ricki and the Flash”; an untitled Cold war thriller directed by Steven Spielberg; Ryan Gosling’s writing/directing debut, “Lost River,” starring Christina Hendricks; and “Song One,” starring Anne Hathaway.

Platt is the producer of Broadway’s blockbuster “Wicked,” which The New York Times recently called “the defining musical of the decade.” “Wicked,” which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary on Broadway, continues to break box office records for the Gershwin Theatre. Platt created the show with composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz and book writer Winnie Holzman based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire. The “Wicked” Original Cast Recording CD broke the debut sales records for all Broadway shows since “Rent,” and has been certified double-platinum. A total of seven companies are now playing worldwide including Broadway, London, a UK tour, Japan, Australia and two North American tours, with two additional companies opening later this year in Korea and Mexico City. In recent years “Wicked” has had as many as eight companies playing worldwide, including productions in Germany and Holland.

Platt also produced “If/Then” on Broadway, starring Idina Menzel; the Broadway debut of “Three Days of Rain,” starring Julia Roberts, Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper; Matthew Bourne’s ballet “Edward Scissorhands,” for which he won his second Drama Desk Award; and the recent revival of “Pal Joey” starring Stockard Channing.

In television, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries for “Empire Falls” (HBO) starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ed Harris, Helen Hunt and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Platt also executive produced “Once Upon a Mattress” starring Carol Burnett and Tracey Ullman (ABC); the Emmy Award-winning miniseries “The Path to 9/11” (ABC); and the MTV hit series “Taking the Stage.”

Prior to establishing his production company, Platt served as president of production for three movie studios (Orion, TriStar and Universal). Platt is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and The Broadway League.

Stephen Sondheim

Music and Lyrics/Based on the Musical by

STEPHEN SONDHEIM (Music and Lyrics/Based on the Musical by) wrote the music and lyrics for “Saturday Night” (1954), “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (1962), “Anyone Can Whistle” (1964), “Company” (1970), “Follies” (1971), “A Little Night Music” (1973), “The Frogs” (1974), “Pacific Overtures” (1976), “Sweeney Todd” (1979), “Merrily We Roll Along” (1981), “Sunday in the Park with George” (1984), “Into the Woods” (1987), “Assassins” (1991), “Passion” (1994) and “Road Show” (2008). He also wrote lyrics for “West Side Story” (1957), “Gypsy“ (1959), “Do I Hear a Waltz?” (1965) and additional lyrics for “Candide” (1973), “Side by Side by Sondheim” (1976), “Marry Me a Little” (1981), “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow” (1983), “Putting it Together” (1993/99), “Moving On” (2001), and “Sondheim on Sondheim” (2010) are anthologies of his work as composer and lyricist.

For films, he composed the score of “Stavisky” (1974), co-composed the score for “Reds” (1981) and wrote songs for “Dick Tracy” (1990).  He wrote songs for the television production “Evening Primrose” (1966), co-authored the film “The Last of Sheila” (1973) and the play “Getting Away with Murder” (1996) and provided incidental music for the plays “The Girls of Summer” (1956), “Invitation to a March” (1961), “Twigs” (1971) and “The Enclave” (1973).

His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: "Finishing the Hat" (2010) and "Look, I Made a Hat" (2011). In 2010, the Broadway venue formerly known as Henry Miller's Theatre was renamed in his honor.

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Director Patrick Osborne, who joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2008 as an animator on “Bolt,” took part in the Studio’s Spark program—which invites artists to explore their own unique ideas in a month-long project that is presented to the Studio team. His experimental short “Pet” was a hit among his fellow Disney artists. Osborne, whose credits Disney’s 2010 feature “Tangled” and 2012’s Oscar®-winning short “Paperman,” for which he served as head of animation, was later tapped as co-head of animation for the upcoming feature “Big Hero 6.” But his plans changed when he pitched the idea for “Feast” as part of WDAS’ new shorts program—the project was greenlit with Osborne as director.

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Producer Kristina Reed produced 2012’s Oscar®-winning short “Paperman.” She has been a key player at Walt Disney Animation Studios since 2008, with overlapping roles as vice president, production, and development producer.

Reed began her career in effects/computer graphics with a six-year stint at the innovative production company Rhythm & Hues Studios in 1992. “It was an exciting time where it was clear that CGI could do more than flying logos but whole frontiers like water, fire and fur were yet to be conquered.” Starting as a production assistant and rising to producer, she worked on a variety of projects including the elaborate themed attraction, “Star Trek: The Experience,” at the Las Vegas Hilton, which debuted in 1998.

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Prior to Pixar, Murphy worked as Animation Director at Sierra-On-Line and as Animator/Director at Calabash Animation where he animated several commercials, including Little Caesar’s “Pizza, Pizza” series. He also was an Art Director at Jockey International where he was responsible for all print advertising for Jockey underwear.

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Andrea Warren

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Andrea Warren joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1998, when she began as a marketing production assistant on “A Bug’s Life.” She then moved on to be an art department coordinator for the Academy Award®-winning feature, “Monsters, Inc.,” and served as a digital painter for the Academy Award®-winning feature, “Finding Nemo.” Warren accepted her first managing role on the Golden Globe®-winning, “Cars,” when she acted as the art department manager. Next, Warren stepped up to production manage Academy Award®-winning features, “Wall•E” and “Brave.” Most recently, Warren made her producing debut with the short film, “LAVA,” which will screen in front of the Disney•Pixar feature film, “Inside Out,” in 2015.

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