PAM KOHL & STEPHANIE DAVIS: Managers, 3 ARTS ENTERTAINMENT (Photos
and Bio Pending)
STEPHANIE DAVIS -- Manager/Producer Stephanie Davis began her
entertainment career in the
William Morris mailroom, after attending
New York University's prestigious
Tisch School of the Arts, Cardozo School of Law and becoming
admitted to both the
New York and California Bar Associations.
Realizing Management/Production was her true calling, Ms. Davis left the
agency world to pursue a career with independent producer
Nick Wechsler, who was hot off a string of hits including
THE PLAYER, SEX LIES AND VIDEOTAPE and DRUGSTORE COWBOY.
At Addis/Wechsler, Ms. Davis was involved in packaging
Kasi Lemmon's first film
EVE’S BAYOU, starring
Samuel L. Jackson, which garnered many awards including the
Independent Spirit Award and a nod at the
New York Board of Review.
In the late 90s, Ms. Davis headed to
Michael Ovitz's Artists Management Group, where she spent several
years running the literary department, overseeing the careers of
filmmakers such as
Sydney Pollack and
Martin Scorcese. While at
AMG, Davis also served as a producer on Lemmons’ next film
THE CAVEMAN'S VALENTINE, again starring Samuel L. Jackson.
In 2004, Ms. Davis landed at top management/production company 3 Arts
Entertainment where in 2005 she teamed-up longtime clients
Gigi Levangie Grazer, Sara Parriot and
Josann McGibbon to develop the Emmy nominated
THE STARTER WIFE, on which she also served as
Pam and Stephanie will meet privately with a selected attendee.
Jane Jenkins Casting Director
JANE JENKINS & JANET HIRSHENSON: CASTING DIRECTORS, THE CASTING
Janet Hirshenson Casting Director
Established as two of the premiere casting directors in the
entertainment industry, Jane Jenkins and Janet Hirshenson are at the top
of their game in Hollywood.
The duo received Emmy nominations for the Casting of HBO’s Iron Jawed Angels, have been awarded the Artios Award
for casting from the CSA for Home Alone,
Parenthood, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
and are also the recipients of the first “Hollywood Film Festival's
Casting Directors of the Year Award,”
and the CSA’s Hoyt Bowers’ Award.
November 2006 Harcourt published their book
A STAR IS FOUND: Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood’s Biggest
Jane and Janet opened The Casting Company in 1981 and have
cast over 100 feature films since then including, Transformers,
The DaVinci Code, Poseidon, The
Holiday, Cinderella Man, Friday Night Lights,
Something’s Gotta Give, The Missing,
How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Perfect Storm,
Air Force One, The Lost World, The
American President, Apollo 13, Jurassic Park,
A Few Good Men, The Princess Bride, Backdraft,
Misery, Ghost, When Harry Met Sally,
Mystic Pizza, Beetlejuice, Stand By Me,
Home Alone, The Outsiders, Rumble Fish…and
many others, including TV pilots and
The Rob Reiner film The Bucket List with Jack Nicholson and
Morgan Freeman will be released next Fall. Currently they are
casting Frost/Nixon and Angels and Demons
for Ron Howard.
Janet and Jane are charter members of the
Casting Society of America, a society of over 300 casting directors
working in film, television, and theater. They are Members of both the
Motion Picture Academy and the Television Academy.
Jane began her career in entertainment as an actress in New York.
She entered the casting profession while working in film production. Her
first project as a casting director was On the Nickel, an
independent film written, produced, and starring her friend Ralph
Waite. She soon began working on a variety of casting assignments
including a stint in the basement at Universal Television Casting.
Soon thereafter she met casting director Jennifer Shull, who
would later connect her with Janet Hirshenson.
Janet took a temp assignment at Columbia Studios, and at the end
of the day she was asked if she wanted to return the following day for
more temp work at the Rastar casting office answering phones for casting
director Jennifer Shull. And that, as they say, was how it all began.
Janet had the wonderful experience of being mentored by one of the best
for the next three years. Janet cast her first film Skatetown
U.S.A. starring a then relatively unknown dancer Patrick
When Shull, an old friend of Francis Coppola's, was asked to head
the casting department at Zoetrope Studios, she agreed on
condition that she could take both Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins as
her associates. With the closing of Zoetrope, Jane Jenkins and Janet
Hirshenson joined forces as independent casting directors and formed
The Casting Company, In a town where associations and relationships
do not usually enjoy longevity, the Jenkins/Hirshenson partnership has
continued to thrive, allowing the duo to continue to be the creme de la
creme in casting.
Jane and Janet will meet privately with
a selected attendee.
Senior Vice President, Comedy Development, ABC TELEVISION (Photo
& Bio Pending)
Samie will meet privately with a selected attendee.
Jeannine Angelique is a Below-the-Line agent at Paradigm Talent
Agency in Los Angeles, California. Angelique prides herself on
integrity and excellence as she guides an “A” level client roster
and continues to contribute to the overall development and expansion of
Angelique’s career in below-the-line talent representation began
at Smith Gosnell Nicholson in 1996. She moved on to become Head of
Commercials & Music Videos for Lyons Sheldon Prosnit Agency for six
years before heading to Paradigm.
Angelique was born in Burbank California, the only child of a
single working mother who ran a multi-conglomerate company with bases in
four countries. Angelique grew up watching her mother make significant
strides for career women and Angelique continues the legacy with her own
Angelique has two children who are both 4.0 honor students at top
schools. Nicole, 20, is a dual major at Chaminade University in Hawaii
and Christopher is in his senior year at Boulder Business.
Jeannine will meet privately with a selected attendee.
A&R EXECUTIVE, INTERSCOPE RECORDS (Photo
& Bio Pending)
The company handles Alternative, Pop, Rap/Hip-Hop,
Wendy will meet privately with a selected attendee.
Shoshanna Ezra Reality TV Producer &
SHOSHANNA EZRA: Freelance Reality Television Producer/Director
After graduating from the Radio & TV program at Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale, Shoshanna Ezra tapped into the
school’s large alumni network in Los Angeles and got her first job
in television as an assistant to an executive producer a mere ten
days after arriving in LA.
Shoshanna found opportunities in Reality TV, where she worked
on such landmark programs as Arnold Shapiro’s Emmy-winning
Teen Filesseries and the cult classic World’s
Scariest Police Chases.
As an Associate Producer on FOX’s Temptation Island II,
shot in Costa Rica, Shoshanna discovered her true calling, field
producing. A field producer travels around the world to produce, and
often direct, shows live in 'the field.' She's subsequently worked
in Las Vegas, Chicago, Denver, etc, eventually going international
again in London for VH1’s Kept, and Rome for ABC’s The Bachelor: Rome.
Shoshanna joined the Producers Guild of America in 2002 and
currently holds a seat on the AP Council and on the Guild’s Board
of Directors, an honor she shares with the likes of Marshall
Herskovitz (President), Mark Gordon (VP, Television),
Brian Grazer, Gale Ann Hurd, and Jerry Bruckheimer.
Shoshanna will meet privately with a selected attendee.
Vicki Dummer Sr VP, Alternative Series,
VICKI DUMMER: Senior Vice
President, Alternative Series, Specials
and Late Night, ABC TELEVISION
As Senior Vice President of Alternative Series, Specials and Late
Night at ABC, Vicki Dummer, along with John Saade, is in charge
of overseeing development, current and production for ABC’s alternative
series, as well as the management of the Alternative Series staff and
spearheading the creative efforts for upcoming projects. Ms. Dummer
has been responsible for overseeing numerous programs, including “Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition,” “Supernanny,” “Shaq’s
Big Challenge” and the “Scripps National Spelling Bee.”
Vicki has been with ABC since 1996. Prior to working in
television, Vicki was a senior program specialist at the National
Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. She has also held posts
as executive director of a statewide service organization for dancers
and performance artists, and was manager of a modern dance company. Ms.
Dummer received a Bachelor of Arts in arts administration from The Ohio
Vicki will meet privately with a selected attendee
[preferably a producer or someone interested in alternative (unscripted)
Deborah Aquila has enjoyed a long-standing, enviable career
as a casting director that has spanned both the East Coast and West
Coast, television and film, as well as independent features and studio
After receiving her degrees from NYU's TISCH SCHOOL of the ARTS and
the STELLA ADLER CONSERVATORY, Deborah began her casting career as
an associate to Bonnie Timmermann. Together they worked on the
first two seasons of MIAMI VICE and several feature films
including Michael Mann's MAN HUNTER and THE POPE OF
GREENWICH VILLAGE. Her independent casting career began with
Steven Soderbergh's SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE and Uli Edel's
THE LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN. Before moving to Los Angeles in 1993
to cast Frank Darabont's THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, Deborah had
completed over 40 independent films in New York, most notably, Alison
Maclean's CRUSH, Steven Soderbergh's KING OF THE HILL,
Michael Tolkin's THE RAPTURE and THE NEW AGE, Steven
Tolkin's DAYBREAK, Joseph Vasquez's HANGIN WITH THE HOMEBOYS,
HBO/Granada's HOSTAGES, Steven Gyllenhaal's WATER LAND and
Tony Drazan's ZEBRA HEAD.
In 1993 she was named Senior Vice-President of Features Casting for
Paramount Pictures. In addition to her responsibilities as head
of the feature casting department, Deborah, with the support of an
eight person department, was able to both supervise the films in
production, and on-line cast over 19 films during her 7 year tenure at
the studio. The more notable films Deborah cast at Paramount were:
PRIMAL FEAR, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II, DOUBLE JEOPARDY, VIRTUOSITY, 200
CIGARETTES, VARSITY BLUES, THE BRADY BUNCH, KISS THE GIRLS, MOTHER
and WHAT WOMEN WANT.
After departing Paramount Pictures in 1999, Deborah returned to the
independent casting world with Sam Raimi's THE GIFT.
Deborah’s most recent credits include THE MIST, starring Thomas
Jane and Marcia Gay Harden directed by Frank Darabont, HENRY POOLE IS
HERE, starring Luke Wilson and Radha Mitchell, directed by Mark
Pellington, UNTRACEABLE, starring Diane Lane and Billy Burke,
directed by Greg Hoblit, THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, starring
Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana, directed by Robert Schwentke and Robert
Benton’s FEAST OF LOVE, starring Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear.
Some highlights of her additional film credits include DISTURBIA,
starring Shia LaBeouf, directed by D.J. Caruso FLIGHT PLAN,
starring Jodie Foster, directed by Robert Schwentke, HOUSE OF SAND
AND FOG, starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly, directed by
Vadim Perelman, THE HUMAN STAIN, starring Anthony Hopkins, Nicole
Kidman, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris, directed by Robert Benton, THE
RUNAWAY JURY, starring John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Rachel Weisz and
Dustin Hoffman, directed by Gary Fleder and the critically acclaimed F/X
original series, THE SHIELD starring Michael Chiklis, created by
Deborah has been recognized six times by the Casting Society of
America for her work on SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE, THE BRADY
BUNCH MOVIE, PRIMAL FEAR, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION,
WHAT WOMEN WANT and HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG. In 2003, she was
recognized by the Hollywood community with the HOLLYWOOD FILM
FESTIVAL CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
Deborah will meet privately with a selected attendee for one hour.
KATHY LANDSBERG: Executive Producer / Vice President, PARIAH
FILMS/PARIAH TELEVISION (Photo and Bio Pending)
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