Sylvester Stallone stars as Jimmy Bobo, a New Orleans hitman who forms an alliance with Washington D.C. detective Taylor Kwon to bring down the killer of their respective partners.
From director Walter Hill comes the action thriller “Bullet to the Head.”
“Bullet to the Head” also stars Sung Kang (“Fast Five”), Sarah Shahi (Showtime’s “The L Word”), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”), Christian Slater (TV’s “Breaking In”), John Seda (HBO’s “The Pacific”), Weronika Rosati (HBO’s “Luck”), and Jason Momoa (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”).
Hill directed the film from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Alessandro Camon (“The Messenger”), based on the graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tête, written by Matz and illustrated by Colin Wilson, and published by Casterman. The film is produced by Alexandra Milchan (“Righteous Kill”), Alfred Gough (TV’s “Smallville”), Miles Millar (TV’s “Smallville”), and Kevin King-Templeton (“The Expendables” films). Stuart Ford, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Deepak Nayar, Steve Squillante, Joel Silver, Courtney Solomon, Allan Zeman, Steve Richards and Stuart Besser served as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Lloyd Ahern, production designer Toby Corbett, editor Tim Alverson, and costume designer Ha Nguyen. The music is composed by Steve Mazzaro.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Dark Castle Entertainment and IM Global, a Millar Gough Ink/Emjag Production, an After Dark Films Production, a Walter Hill Film, “Bullet to the Head.” Opening February 1, 2013, it will be distributed domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
(James Bonomo aka Jimmy Bobo) has been known worldwide as a true screen legend since creating the title role in the seminal 1976 Oscar®-winning Best Picture “Rocky,” for which he also wrote the screenplay. Over the course of his long career, he has been recognized for his work as an actor, writer and director.
A cultural phenomenon, “Rocky” grew into a six-film franchise, successfully spanning four decades. He wrote, directed and starred in “Rocky II, III and IV,” and wrote and starred in “Rocky V.” Stallone brought the character’s story to a close in 2006 with the critical and box office hit “Rocky Balboa,” which he also wrote and directed. That year, to commemorate one of the most iconic scenes in motion picture history, a bronze statue of Rocky Balboa was placed at the foot of the now-famous steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum—called the “Rocky steps”—at a dedication ceremony presided over by the mayor.
Beginning with the 1982 blockbuster “First Blood,” Stallone has also embodied another indelible character: John Rambo. Following that film, for which he also wrote the screenplay, he wrote and starred in “Rambo: First Blood Part II” and “Rambo III.” In 2008, he directed, wrote and starred in “Rambo,” which continued the saga of the scarred Vietnam vet more than 25 years after his screen introduction.
Stallone more recently wrote and directed perhaps his most ambitious project to date, the action thriller “The Expendables,” in which he also led an all-star cast, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren. The film opened at number one in August 2010, making Stallone the only actor to open a film at number one in five consecutive decades. In 2012, he co-wrote and starred in “The Expendables 2,” which reunited the cast, this time under the direction of Simon West.
Upcoming, Stallone stars with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action thriller “The Tomb,” and then stars opposite Robert De Niro in “Grudge Match,” to be directed by Peter Segal. In addition, he wrote and is producing “Homefront,” directed by Gary Fleder and starring Jason Statham and James Franco.
This past fall, he saw his most famous character recreated on the stage, when the musical “Rocky” bowed to critical and audience applause in Hamburg, Germany. A production of Stage Entertainment, it is based on the character and story created by Stallone.
Born in New York City, Stallone attended school in suburban Philadelphia, where he first started acting and also became a star football player. He then spent two years instructing at the American College of Switzerland in Geneva. Returning to the United States, he enrolled as a drama major at the University of Miami and also began to write. Stallone left college to pursue an acting career in New York City, but the jobs did not come easily. During this period, he turned more and more to writing, churning out screenplays while waiting for his acting break. The opportunity came in 1974 when he was cast as one of the leads in “The Lords of Flatbush.” He also received his first writing credit for “additional dialogue” on that film.
With the money earned from the film, Stallone moved to Hollywood, where he landed a few small roles in television and movies. He also continued to pursue writing. Fighter Rocky Balboa was born in a script Stallone wrote in longhand. Several producers offered to buy the screenplay, but wanted to cast a name star in the title role. Despite being nearly broke, he held fast in his determination to play the part, and his perseverance was finally rewarded. The film not only won the Oscar® for Best Picture, it also brought Stallone Oscar®, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe nominations for both Best Actor and Best Screenplay, as well as a Writers Guild of America Award nomination. The rest, as they say, is history.
Apart from the “Rocky,” “Rambo” and “Expendables” movies, Stallone went on to write, direct and star in “Paradise Alley”; and write and star in such films as “F.I.S.T.”; “Cobra”; “Over the Top”; “Cliffhanger”; and “Driven,” which he also produced.
Stallone earned praise from critics and audiences for his performance in the 1997 drama “Cop Land.” His long list of acting film credits also includes “Avenging Angelo,” “Get Carter,” “Daylight,” “Assassins,” “The Specialist,” “Demolition Man,” “Tango & Cash,” “Victory” and “Nighthawks.”
For television, he was associated with “The Contender,” a powerful unscripted series that aired on the NBC Television Network and then ESPN.
Stallone has been honored globally for his contributions to film, especially to the action genre. In 2002, Stallone was named the Action Star of the Millennium by the Video Dealers Software Association. In 2004, he won Germany’s Golden Camera Award for Best International Actor; in 2008, the Zurich Film Festival presented him with their Inaugural Golden Icon Award, recognizing his achievements as a great American Actor and Filmmaker; and in 2009, the Venice Film Festival honored Stallone with their Glory to the Filmmaker Award.
In 2010, in anticipation of the opening of “The Expendables,” Stallone won the GUYcon Award at Spike TV’s Guy’s Choice Awards, presented by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He also won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Film Festival, and the Visionary Award at the Hollywood Reporter’s Key Art Awards. In addition, at the 2010 Comic-Con, he became the first inductee into the IGN Action Hero Hall of Fame. In 2012, he received the Career Achievement Award at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and he was also presented with the honor of the Lupa Capitoline (The Capitoline Wolf) by the Mayor of Rome.
Stallone is one of the founding partners in Planet Hollywood, the internationally famous chain of entertainment complexes that includes the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort and Casino.
(Taylor Kwon) recently co-starred with Vin Diesel in the blockbuster hit “Fast Five,” directed by Justin Lin. He and Lin first worked together on the critically acclaimed drama “Better Luck Tomorrow,” which premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, garnering a Grand Jury Prize nomination. Kang subsequently worked with the director on “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “Fast & Furious,” and “Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee.” They are reunited on the upcoming “The Fast and the Furious 6,” slated for release in May 2013.
In addition, Kang was featured in “Ninja Assassin,” directed by James McTeigue; Philip G. Atwell’s “War”; and Len Wiseman’s action hit “Live Free or Die Hard.” Kang also starred in the Michael Kang-directed independent films “4 Wedding Planners” and “The Motel,” the latter of which was an Official Selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Additionally, he starred in and produced Chris Chan Lee’s “Undoing,” an Official Selection at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival.
Kang’s other film credits include roles in Denzel Washington’s “Antwone Fisher,” Michael Bay’s “Pearl Harbor,” and the short “9:30.”
His television credits include guest starring roles on such series as “Monk,” “Cold Case,” “Threat Matrix,” “Without a Trace,” “The Shield,” “NYPD Blue,” “Girlfriends,” ”Spin City,” “Felicity” and “Marshal Law,” among others.
Originally from Gainesville, Georgia, Kang began acting at the Los Angeles-based experimental theater group F.A.T.E. (Friends Artist Theater Ensemble).
(Lisa Bonomo) as joined the cast of NBC’s hit drama series “Chicago Fire,” playing the new love interest of Lt. Kelly Severide, played by Taylor Kinney. She recently starred in the USA Networks’ drama “Fairly Legal.” Shahi played the central role of Kate Reed, a divorced San Francisco lawyer who becomes a mediator following the death of her father, who headed the law firm.
Her film credits include “I Don’t Know How She Does It”; the independent film “The Trouble with Bliss,” in which she starred with Lucy Liu and Michael C. Hall; and Wayne Kramer’s “Crossing Over,” starring Harrison Ford. Shahi also stars in the thriller “Static,” opposite Milo Ventimiglia.
On television, Shahi previously starred on two acclaimed series. In 2005, she joined the cast of Showtime’s groundbreaking show “The L Word,” playing Carmen, a bilingual production assistant who spends her evenings as a DJ. The show earned praise for its portrayal of women dealing with lives, careers, and romantic relationships, both gay and straight. She later starred with Damian Lewis on the NBC police drama series “Life.”
Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Shahi was a member of the famed Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and appeared with the squad in “Dr. T and the Women,” directed by Robert Altman. It was the legendary director who encouraged her to move to Los Angeles and pursue acting. In 2000, she was chosen to grace the cover of the popular Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Calendar and embarked on a USO tour that took her to entertain the troops in Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Italy. That same year, she relocated to Los Angeles.
Among her early credits are Todd Phillips’ hit comedy film “Old School,” a recurring role on the hit series “Alias,” and guest roles on such shows as “Frasier,” “Dawson’s Creek” and “ER.”
(Morel) just wrapped filming on “Thor: The Dark World,” in which he stars with Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman. He also stars with Anthony Mackie and Jennifer Hudson in George Tillman Jr.’s film “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” which premieres at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Additionally, he can be seen in the highly anticipated Cinemax original action series “Hunted.”
Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in London, England, to Nigerian parents. After earning a Master’s Degree in Law from London’s prestigious King’s College, he discovered his true calling when director Frank Marshall cast him in “Congo.” This soon led to roles in film and television, most notably the features “Ace Venture: When Nature Calls” and “Legionnaire”; “HBO’s Deadly Voyage”; the television series “Cracker” and “New York Undercover”; and the ABC miniseries “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”
He first gained widespread recognition for his work on television, beginning with his role as Simon Adebisi, the murderous, drug-addicted prisoner on HBO’s groundbreaking series “Oz.” He earned two consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for his work on the show. He then played the mysterious Mr. Eko on J.J. Abrams’ hugely successful ABC drama “Lost,” for which he shared in a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
His feature film credits include the remake of the horror thriller “The Thing”; the actioner “Killer Elite,” with Robert De Niro, Clive Owen and Jason Statham; George Tillman Jr.’s “Faster,” with Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton; the worldwide blockbuster “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” for director Stephen Sommers; Jim Sheridan’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin’”; Doug Liman’s “The Bourne Identity”; Sommers’ “The Mummy Returns”; and “The Mistress of the Spices.”
Akinnuoye-Agbaje also recently embarked upon yet another chapter of his career. In 2012, he showcased his first feature short, “Farming,” at Robert Redford’s prestigious Sundance Institute Screenwriters & Directors Labs. He was awarded an Annenberg Film Fellowship Grant for the film, about young Nigerian boy's search for love and belonging within a brutal skinhead subculture.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje speaks several languages including Italian, French, and Yoruba, the Nigerian language of his parents.
(Marcus Baptiste) has had an impressive career that spans the worlds of film, television and stage.
Slater has several films upcoming, including “The Power of Few,” with Christopher Walken; the sci-fi thriller “Stranded”; Brad Mirman’s action comedy “Sleight of Hand”; and Lars von Trier’s drama “Nymphomaniac.”
His recent film work includes Charlie Matthau’s action comedy “Freaky Deaky,” based on Elmore Leonard’s crime novel of the same name, in which Slater starred with Billy Burke; Gabriela Tagliavini’s comedy “Without Men,” based on James Canon’s Tales from the Town of Widows, starring opposite Eva Longoria; and the crime thriller “Guns, Girls and Gambling,” with Gary Oldman and Dane Cook.
On television, Slater recently starred in the FOX network’s “Breaking In,” about a team of security experts, also starring Megan Mullally, Brett Harrison and Odette Annable.
In 2006, Slater starred in Emilio Estevez’s acclaimed drama “Bobby,” which centers around the 22 people at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel on the day Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. As a member of the all-star ensemble cast, including Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone and William H. Macy, Slater earned Screen Actors Guild Award® and Critics’ Choice Award nominations.
The following year, he starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in “Slipsteam,” which Hopkins also wrote and directed and which was screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. He also starred in the central role of “He Was a Quiet Man,” written and directed by Frank A. Cappello and also starring William H. Macy and Elisha Cuthbert.
Slater also returned to theater in London in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he starred in the sold-out run of “Swimming with Sharks,” directed by Wilson Milan. Slater portrayed Buddy Ackerman, the mastermind of a top studio’s high-grossing, ultra-violent horror slate, and one of Hollywood’s most powerful men. In Spring 2006, he reprised his critically acclaimed role as Randle P. McMurphy in the Really Useful Group’s production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The play, which previewed at the Edinburgh Festival, originally opened in London’s West End on September 6, 2004 to rave reviews. The huge success of the play lead to two extensions, finally closing on January 22, 2005 after over 150 sold-out shows. Slater won a Whatsonstage Best Actor Award for his performance. He also won the Favorite Actor Award two years in a row at the Big Star Awards.
In 2005, Slater starred on Broadway in Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” playing the role of Tom, opposite Jessica Lange. He received an award for Favorite Featured Actor in a Broadway Play at the Broadway.com Audience Awards. The play ran from March 22 to July 3, 2005.
Slater has also maintained a consistent presence on television. In 2002 and 2003, Slater had two memorable guest star character arcs: on NBC’s “The West Wing,” as Lieutenant Commander Jack Reese; and ABC’s “Alias,” as scientist Neil Caplan. He has also appeared in guest-starring roles in “The Office,” HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “My Name is Earl,” “The Forgotten” and “My Own Worst Enemy.”
Following his film debut in 1985 in “The Legend of Billie Jean,” Slater’s extensive film credits prove his versatility in various genres. As an action hero, Slater was seen in John Woo’s “Windtalkers,” opposite Nicolas Cage, and “Broken Arrow,” with John Travolta. Slater has portrayed characters who gained a cult following, including his unforgettable performances as Clarence Worley in “True Romance,” as Robert Boyd in “Very Bad Things,” and as Jason Dean in Michael Lehmann’s cult classic “Heathers.” His other film credits include “The Contender,” “Bed of Roses,” “Murder in the First,” “Interview with the Vampire,” “Untamed Heart,” “Pump Up the Volume,” Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “The Name of the Rose,” Francis Ford Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” “Gleaming the Cube” and “Churchill: The Hollywood Years.”
Slater’s producing credits include “Basil” and “Hard Rain,” both of which he also starred in. He also served as an executive producer on Peter Berg’s “Very Bad Things.” In 1996, Slater made his directorial debut with “Museum of Love,” a short film for Showtime.
As an alum of the prestigious Dalton School and the Professional Children’s School in New York City, Slater debuted on Broadway at the age of nine in “The Music Man,” alongside Dick Van Dyke, and went on to play the title lead in “Oliver.” Slater garnered critical acclaim in 1998 for his starring role in the Broadway production of “Side Man.” “Macbeth,” “David Copperfield” and “Merlin” also number among his Broadway credits. Off-Broadway, Slater has been seen in such productions as “Landscape of the Body,” “Between Daylight,” “Boonville,” “Dry Land” and “Somewhere’s Better.”
(Louis) portrayed legendary Medal of Honor-winning Marine John Basilone in the award-winning HBO World War II miniseries “The Pacific.” On the big screen, he was seen in Tom Hanks’ romantic comedy “Larry Crowne,” starring Hanks and Julia Roberts.
A New Jersey native and former amateur boxer, Seda hung up his gloves in 1992 when he made his screen debut as a fighter in Rowdy Herrington’s “Gladiator.” Over the next few years, Seda appeared in such films as “Carlito’s Way,” “Twelve Monkeys” and “Primal Fear.”
In 1996, Seda received critical acclaim for his performance in Michael Cimino’s “The Sunchaser,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and in which he starred with Woody Harrelson and Anne Bancroft. He then starred opposite Jennifer Lopez in the hit biopic “Selena,” playing the love interest to the legendary tejano singer.
On television, he first gained fame for his starring role as Detective Paul Falsone on “Homicide: Life on the Street.” He has since had regular or recurring roles on the series “Third Watch,” “UC: Undercover,” “Oz,” “Kevin Hill,” “Close to Home” and HBO’s “Treme.” He has also guest starred on such shows as “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Closer,” “Burn Notice,” “House M.D,” “CSI: Miami,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Las Vegas,” “Law & Order” and “NYPD Blue,” among others.
(Keegan) is well known for his portrayal of the warlord Khal Drogo in the critically acclaimed HBO series “Game of Thrones,” based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin. The series chronicles an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom. As a member of the hit show’s cast, Momoa shared in a 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Momoa first established a wide fan base for the role of Ronan Dex on the SyFy series “Stargate: Atlantis,” on which he starred from 2005 to 2009. In 2011, Momoa starred in the title role of Conan in the franchise reboot of “Conan the Barbarian,” directed by Marcus Nispel.
His upcoming features include David Hayter's horror thriller "Wolves," and "Road to Paloma," an independent drama that marks his directorial debut from a script he wrote. He also is starring in and producing the film.
In 2011, Momoa was honored by the National Association of Theatre Owners with the Rising Star Award at CinemaCon.
(Director), over the course of his remarkable career, has been a writer, director and producer on projects ranging from classic westerns to action-packed thrillers and buddy comedies, all marked with his unique visceral style. A veteran director of 20 feature films, he has also made a successful foray into television, working on a variety of projects for HBO, receiving both the Emmy and DGA Awards for the 2004 pilot of the groundbreaking neo-western “Deadwood.” He has been praised by both critics and audiences for his work on films ranging from intimate character studies to full-blown blockbusters.
Hill directed AMC’s acclaimed Emmy Award-winning debut television movie “Broken Trail,” chronicling a story of five lost immigrant women and their trail driving rescuers during the waning days of America’s West. This critically applauded film starred Oscar® winner Robert Duvall and Oscar® nominee Thomas Haden Church and premiered on AMC in June 2006 to record-breaking numbers for the network. Hill received the DGA Award for his work on “Broken Trail,” which was nominated for 16 Emmy Awards and won for Outstanding Miniseries, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor and Casting. Hill received an Emmy Award for producing and was Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special.
Hill’s career began in the early 1970s with screenplay credits for “The Getaway,” starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw, and “The Drowning Pool,” starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. In 1975, he made his directorial debut with “Hard Times,” a Depression-era street fighting drama, starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. From there, Hill chose a succession of projects that found both cult and mainstream audiences.
In 1979, Hill was a producer on the science fiction blockbuster “Alien,” starring Sigourney Weaver, and served as producer or executive producer on the three sequels of the legendary film series. Among his other credits, Hill directed the smash hits “48 Hrs.” and “Another 48 Hrs.,” both starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte. Those hits, together with such films as “The Warriors”; “Southern Comfort,” starring Keith Carradine and Powers Boothe; “Last Man Standing,” starring Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern and Christopher Walken; and “Johnny Handsome,” teaming Mickey Rourke and Morgan Freeman, established Hill as one of the foremost action filmmakers in Hollywood.
Hill began his exploration of the American Western in 1980, when he directed the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nominee “The Long Riders,” starring David and Keith Carradine, James and Stacy Keach, Randy and Dennis Quaid, and Chris and Nicholas Guest. This film marked the beginning of Hill’s Western trilogy, which continued with “Geronimo: An American Legend,” starring Jason Patric, Wes Studi and Gene Hackman, and ended in 1995 with “Wild Bill,” which starred Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin and John Hurt.
For his worldwide contributions to film culture, Hill has received retrospectives at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris (2005), the Torino Film Festival (2005), the British Film Institute (1991), and the Pacific Film Archives at the University of California (Berkeley, 2007). He was also honored with film retrospectives by the San Sebastian Film Festival (2011), the American Cinematheque (2006), and at the 9th Annual Maine International Film Festival, which also presented Hill with a Lifetime Achievement Award in July 2005. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award and mini retrospective at the Savannah Film Festival (2006).
Hill won the critics’ prize as Best Director at the Cognac Film Festival in 1983 with “48 Hrs.” The Torino Film Festival honored Hill and “Broken Trail” for Best Film and Best Director with the Film Critica Bastone Bianco Prize in 2007. Hill was the recipient of two Golden Boot Awards, one on behalf of “Broken Trail” and the other for lifetime achievement, and he has twice won the Western Heritage Wrangler Award, for his work on “Geronimo: An American Legend” and “Broken Trail.” His other awards include: a Saturn Award from the Academy of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1979); a Cable ACE Award for Best Director of a Series for his work on the “Tales From the Crypt” episode “Deadline” (1992); and a Best Director of the Year Award – Motion Picture, Kinema Jumpo (1983, Japan). Hill was most recently honored with the Maverick Director Award at the 2012 Rome Film Festival.
(Screenwriter) was honored with an Academy Award® nomination in the category of Best Original Screenplay for the acclaimed 2009 feature “The Messenger,” a contemporary drama about military officers delivering casualty notifications. For the film, Camon also received a Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival, where the film also won the Peace Award, and Independent Spirit Award and Humanitas Prize nominations.
His recent screenplays include “Madame T,” about the life of Madame Tussaud, and “The Green Hat Gang,” about American computer hackers.
Camon served as an executive producer on Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” His other producing credits include “Owning Mahowny,” for which he received a Genie Award nomination; “Thank You for Smoking”; “The Cooler”; and “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.”
His publications include a study of American crime movies, The Killer Inside Us, Bertani, Italy, and an essay on “The Godfather” in The Godfather Trilogy, Cambridge University Press.
(Producer) is an independent producer who currently has a large slate of film, television and digital projects in various stages of production and development. In 2007, Variety named her one of the “10 Producers to Watch.”
Currently, Milchan is serving as an executive producer on Martin Scorsese’s drama “The Wolf of Wall Street,” based on the book by Jordan Belfort. Due out in 2013, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey and Jonah Hill. She is also a producer on several more upcoming films, including Robert Luketic’s thriller “Paranoia,” starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Liam Hemsworth; and James Marsh’s “Hold On to Me,” starring Robert Pattinson and Carey Mulligan.
In 2011, Milchan returned to New Regency as the Executive Vice President of Production. There, she is overseeing the development and production of a number of projects, including “Assassin’s Creed,” an adaptation of the massive Ubisoft video game franchise, which will star Michael Fassbender; “Splinter Cell,” another blockbuster Ubisoft title, with Tom Hardy to star and Eric Warren Singer adapting; and “Fraggle Rock,” a film based on the classic Henson property.
Her previous film producing credits include Jon Avnet’s crime drama “Righteous Kill,” teaming Robert De Niro and Al Pacino; the horror thriller “Mirrors,” starring Kiefer Sutherland under the direction of Alexandre Aja; and David Ayers’ action thriller “Street Kings,” starring Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker.
Milchan graduated from Emerson University in Boston with a degree in Marketing and Communications. She began her career at New Regency, where she was an executive for 13 years, 10 of which were in the film division. During her tenure, Milchan was involved with such projects as “Copycat,” directed by Jon Amiel; Michael Mann’s “Heat”; “A Time to Kill,” directed by Joel Schumacher; Curtis Hanson’s award-winning drama “L.A. Confidential”; and the Gary Fleder-directed dramas “Don’t Say a Word” and “Runaway Jury.” She also contributed to the television division, overseeing the series “Michael Hayes,” starring David Caruso, and the telefilm “L.A. Confidential,” directed by Eric Laneuville and starring Kiefer Sutherland.
(Producers) are creative partners who first paired up while attending the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC. The duo have since become prolific writers and producers.
They most recently co-wrote the screenplay for the hit sci-fi thriller “I Am Number Four,” produced by Michael Bay. Their previous screenplay credits include the action-adventure “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” for director Rob Cohen; Sam Raimi’s blockbuster “Spider-Man 2,” starring Tobey Maguire; the hit action-comedy “Shanghai Noon” and its sequel “Shanghai Knights,” both staring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson; and “Lethal Weapon 4,” starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. They also produced the smash hit film “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” starring Miley Cyrus, which marked the first film produced under the Millar Gough Ink banner.
Millar and Gough have also enjoyed success on television. The team created and served as executive producers of the critically acclaimed action-adventure series “Smallville.” The show became the longest-running comic book-based series of all time and was the number one show in the history of the WB Television Network.
Currently, Millar and Gough have a range of projects in development, including “Prodigal,” based on an original Stan Lee idea, which they are attached to direct, and “Bermuda Triangle,” as well the screenplay for “Monster High,” based on Mattel’s new line of books, webisodes, animation, and toys.
(Producer) has, for over two decades, been associated with Rogue Marble Productions, the production company of writer, director and actor Sylvester Stallone. During his tenure, he has found his forte in the action genre, producing projects with a global reach, from the remote jungles of Brazil and Thailand to the most cosmopolitan of cities. In addition to Stallone, King-Templeton has worked with such acclaimed acting heavyweights as Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harvey Keitel, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine and Anthony Quinn.
The films in which British-born King-Templeton has been involved have showcased some of the most ambitious action sequences ever accomplished, including those shot on location in Bulgaria for the recent box office hit “The Expendables 2,” which topped the box office for two weekends this past summer. Directed by Simon West, the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Liam Hemsworth Jean Claude Van Damme, Jet Li and Chuck Norris. His other credits as a producer include “The Expendables,” directed by Sylvester Stallone and released in Summer 2010, where it was number one at the box office for two weeks. King-Templeton also produced “Inferno: The Making of the Expendables,” an independent documentary which gives audiences an unvarnished look inside the filmmaking process of “The Expendables.”
Previously, King-Templeton produced the latest installment of “Rambo,” which was shot in the remote inner jungles of Burma and continued the saga of the heroic Vietnam vet John Rambo, and “Rocky Balboa,” a critical and audience success, which again confirmed both Sylvester Stallone and Rocky as iconic cultural symbols. King-Templeton also produced “Avenging Angelo” and “Driven,” and served as associate producer on “Get Carter” and the critically-acclaimed “Cop Land,” for director James Mangold. For television, he developed and produced a CBS pilot entitled “Father Lefty.”
He produced the upcoming action thriller “The Tomb,” starring Stallone and Schwarzenegger, and is producing the feature “Homefront,” starring Jason Statham and James Franco, under the direction of Gary Fleder. For television, he is the executive producer of “The Last Cop,” which will air on TNT in 2013. Additionally, for the stage, he is an executive producer of the musical production “Rocky,” based on the original 1976 Academy Award®-winning motion picture, for Stage Entertainment, which recently debuted in Hamburg, Germany, to critical and audience acclaim.
(Executive Producer) founded IM Global, a major international sales and distribution company with offices in Los Angeles, London, and Mumbai, in March 2007. The company is one of the leading film financing, sales and distribution companies in the world, championing a wide variety of projects, including mainstream commercial, art house, foreign language, and genre fare, and is a prominent presence at the major international film festivals and markets. In May 2010, Ford sold a significant shareholding to Reliance Entertainment, part of Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA Group.
Prior to founding IM Global, Ford joined resurgent First Look Studios in August 2006 as President of First Look International. Previous to that, Ford was at Miramax Films for seven years, where he was co-head of the Miramax Acquisitions division, which was responsible for acquiring the best foreign language and independent product for distribution in the US and internationally. He later became co-head of Miramax International, the studio's powerful international distribution and sales arm.
While co-head of the Miramax Acquisitions division, Ford's 18-strong team acquired such box office and critical hits as “Amelie,” “City of God,” “Hero,” “Dirty Pretty Things,” “Fahrenheit 911” and “The Station Agent.” As co-head of Miramax International, Ford oversaw the company’s offices in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Beijing and Sydney and all of Miramax’s international distribution activities, including strategy, marketing, publicity, physical distribution, legal and finance. Ford was just 32 when he took the reins at Miramax International and was profiled by the Hollywood Reporter in 2004 as one of Hollywood's top executives under the age of 40. Miramax International was a major player in the international film sales arena and Ford oversaw a prolific sales team that, at the time, was recognized as one of the major suppliers to the independent marketplace in much of Europe, Asia and Latin America. Overall, Ford and his team handled the sale and/or distribution of about 30 titles a year in more than 42 countries.
Shortly after leaving Miramax, Ford executive produced FIFA’s 2006 Official World Cup documentary feature and Disney’s trilogy of “Goal!” soccer movies.
Ford was born in Liverpool, England and educated at the Bluecoat School at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he gained both a BA and MA (Hons) in Law. After graduation, Ford was for six years a successful attorney at U.K. entertainment law firm, Olswang, specializing in film production, financing and distribution.
Ford is a regular speaker and panelist around the world on the subject of international film sales and distribution and independent film financing, and was recently named one of the Film Power 100 in The Guardian, a ranking of the most influential people in the British film industry.
(Executive Producer) is currently the President of Automatik, a Los Angeles based production and financing company. Automatik is a joint venture between IM Global and Alliance Films.
His first Automatik release was “Insidious,” which was 2011’s most profitable film, grossing more than $50 million domestically. Kavanaugh-Jones served as an executive producer on the film, which was directed by James Wan. He more recently produced the horror thriller “Sinister,” written and directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Ethan Hawke, and the comedy “The Babymakers,” starring Paul Schneider under the direction of Jay Chandrasekhar. In addition, he was an executive producer on the sci-fi thriller “Skyline”; Jeff Nichols’ “Take Shelter,” which won the Critics Week Grand Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival; Boaz Yakin’s “Safe,” starring Jason Statham; Rob Zombie’s “The Lords of Salem; and “The Bay,” directed by Barry Levinson.
He is also a producer or executive producer on a number of upcoming titles, including “Welcome to the Punch,” starring James McAvoy and Mark Strong; “The Last Days of American Crime”; “Ends of the Earth”; “Angry Little God,” starring Ron Perlman; “A Haunted House,” starring Marlon Wayans and Cedric the Entertainer; “Dark Skies,” starring Keri Russell; “Hummingbird,” starring Jason Statham; and “Dead Man Down,” starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard.
Previously, Kavanaugh-Jones was an agent in the film finance department at Creative Artists Agency, where he was instrumental in the financing and selling of independent features. Among the many films Kavanaugh-Jones helped bring to fruition are Oren Peli’s “Paranormal Activity,” which cost $11,000 and went on to gross over $200 million worldwide; the Nicole Kidman starrer “Rabbit Hole”; Larry Charles’ “Religulous”; John Woo’s epic action drama “Red Cliff”; “The Killer Elite,” starring Robert De Niro, Jason Statham and Clive Owen; and the Zach Galifianakis starrer “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.”
Kavanaugh-Jones received his Fine Arts degree from the University of California Santa Cruz.
(Executive Producer) is a highly respected independent producer. He began his career in his native India, collaborating with the Merchant Ivory group on such films as “Heat & Dust,” “The Deceivers” and “The Perfect Murder.”
Moving to Los Angeles, Nayar set up his own production company, Kintop Pictures, and produced David Lynch’s highly acclaimed 1997 feature “Lost Highway.” Under the Kintop banner, Nayar went on to produce three Wim Wenders-directed features: “The End of Violence”; the Oscar®- and BAFTA Award-nominated documentary “Buena Vista Social Club”; and the dramatic thriller “The Million Dollar Hotel,” which he produced alongside Bono. He also collaborated with Wenders on the music video “Willie Nelson at the Teatro,” for which they earned a Grammy Award nomination.
In 2001, Nayar produced Gurinder Chadha’s hugely successful “Bend It Like Beckham,” which earned both Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for Best Picture. He reunited with Chadha on the cross-cultural box office hit “Bride and Prejudice” and “The Mistress of Spices,” the latter of which was co-written by Chadha.
Nayar’s other notable film credits include Paul Schrader’s thriller “The Walker” and Mika Kaurismäki’s “L.A. Without a Map.”
In addition to collaborating with noted filmmakers, Nayar has given many up-and-coming filmmakers their first big break, including Stephen Berra on “7-teen Sips”; William Jennings on “Harlem Aria”; Matt Dillion, who made his directorial debut on “City of Ghosts”; Jonathan Newman on “Swinging With The Finkels” and “Foster”; Mahesh Mathai on “Bhopal Express” and, later, “Broken Thread”; and Eli Craig on his directorial debut, “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil,” which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival won the Audience Award at SXSW.
He also partnered with Reliance Entertainment as an executive producer on the projects “Safe,” starring Jason Statham; “Jesus Henry Christ,” starring Toni Collette and Michael Sheen; and “Dredd 3D,” starring starring Karl Urban. Their future projects include “Enchanted Kingdom 3D”; “Dead Man Down,” starring Colin Farrell; “Walking with Dinosaurs 3D”; and “Paranoia,” starring Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford and Liam Hemsworth.
Nayer has also had a notable career in television production, producing such episodic shows as “On the Air,” “Hotel Malibu” and “Second Chances”; the telefilm “White Dwarf”; and the HBO miniseries “Hotel Room.”
In addition to producing films, Nayar is the co-founder of Filmaka, an award-winning global digital entertainment studio. Filmaka produces multi-platform branded and non-branded entertainment content through an online community of filmmakers in over 150 countries. Nayar also co-founded India Take One Productions, a production services company based in Los Angeles and India. India Take One has worked on films such as “Holy Smoke,” “Alexander the Great,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Eat, Pray, Love,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Life of Pi,” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”
(Executive Producer) has worked on a wide array of studio and independent films. Under the IM Global banner, he has a broad range of films upcoming, including Catherine Hardwicke’s “Plush”; Daniel Stamm’s “Angry Little God”; Niels Arden Oplev’s “Dead Man Down,” starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace; Stephen Knight’s “Hummingbird,” starring Jason Statham; and “A Haunted House,” written by Marlon Wayans, who also stars with Cedric the Entertainer.
Over the last several years Squillante served as an independent producer. He was also the production supervisor in Thailand on Todd Phillips’ record-breaking comedy hit “The Hangover Part II.” He has also consulted for QED International, Grindstone Entertainment (owned by Lionsgate Entertainment), Arclight Films, Taewon Entertainment, Platinum Studios, IDG Films/Asia Fund, XME (Xinhua Media Entertainment), Leeding Media, and Radium/Reel FX Entertainment.
Squillante began his career by working his way up in just 16 months from intern, to Harvey Weinstein’s assistant, to Director of Development and Production at Miramax/Dimension Films on the team overseeing a slate of 12 films. The titles included such breakout franchise successes as “Scream 2 & 3,” “Scary Movie 1 & 2,” and “Spy Kids 1 & 2.” Subsequently, Weinstein signed Squillante to a two-year producing deal on projects, including “Shanghai” and “Nine.” Squillante also oversaw the $285 million Asia Fund, dedicated to funding film properties to be shot in Asia.
In addition to the U.S., Squillante has lived and worked in Canada, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. Squillante received his B.A. in History from Northeastern University in Boston, and studied at the Graduate level at Harvard University and Emerson College.
(Executive Producer) is one of the most prolific and successful producers in motion picture history. He has produced more than 65 films, including the groundbreaking “The Matrix” trilogy, the blockbuster four-part “Lethal Weapon” franchise, and the seminal action films “Die Hard” and “Predator.” To date, Silver’s catalog of films have earned over $12 billion in worldwide revenue from all sources.
In 2009, Silver produced the worldwide hit “Sherlock Holmes,” which earned more than $518 million at the global box office. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film starred Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively. Silver more recently produced the worldwide hit “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” which reunited Downey and Law, again under the direction of Ritchie. The film grossed more than $500 million. He also served as an executive producer on the outrageous hit comedy “Project X.”
Silver structured a deal for his Dark Castle Entertainment production company that gives him green-lighting power and creative control of all films produced under the label. Dark Castle began with a string of hit films starting with the record-breaking 1999 opening of “House on Haunted Hill,” followed by “Thir13en Ghosts” in 2001, “Ghost Ship” in 2002, “Gothika” in 2003 and “House of Wax” in 2005. Dark Castle more recently released Guy Ritchie’s critically acclaimed actioner “RocknRolla,” with an ensemble cast led by Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton and Mark Strong; the horror thriller “Orphan,” starring Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard; the actioner “Ninja Assassin,” directed by James McTeigue; “The Losers,” starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoë Saldana and Chris Evans; and Jaume Collet-Serra’s “Unknown,” starring Liam Neeson, January Jones and Diane Kruger.
Previously, Silver’s 1999 production “The Matrix” grossed over $456 million globally, earning more than any other Warner Bros. Pictures film in the studio’s history at the time of its release. Universally acclaimed for its innovative storytelling and visuals, “The Matrix” won four Academy Awards®, including Best Visual Effects. The first DVD release to sell one million units, “The Matrix” was instrumental in powering the initial sale of consumer DVD machines. The second installment of the epic “Matrix” trilogy, “The Matrix Reloaded,” earned over $740 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. The opening weekend box office receipts for “The Matrix Revolutions,” the final chapter in the explosive trilogy, totaled a staggering $203 million worldwide. To date, “The Matrix” franchise has grossed $3 billion from all sources worldwide.
While overseeing production on “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions,” Silver produced the integral video game “Enter the Matrix,” which features one hour of additional film footage written and directed by the Wachowskis and starred Jada Pinkett Smith and Anthony Wong, who reprised their roles from the films. He also executive produced “The Animatrix,” a groundbreaking collection of nine short anime films inspired by the visionary action and storytelling that power “The Matrix.”
Silver later produced the action thriller “V for Vendetta,” based on the acclaimed graphic novel and starring Natalie Portman; the action comedy thriller “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” written and directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan. He also produced the hit films “Romeo Must Die,” starring Jet Li and Aaliyah; “Exit Wounds,” starring Steven Seagal and DMX; and “Swordfish,” starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry.
Silver is also a successful television producer. He served as executive producer on the CBS series “Moonlight,” which won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama in its debut year. He was previously an executive producer on the critically acclaimed television series “Veronica Mars,” starring Kristen Bell. Silver also executive produced, with Richard Donner, David Giler, Walter Hill and Robert Zemeckis, eight seasons of the award-winning HBO series “Tales from the Crypt,” as well as two “Tales from the Crypt” films.
Silver began his career as an associate producer on “The Warriors,” and then produced “48 Hrs.,” “Streets of Fire” and “Brewster’s Millions.”
In 1985, Silver launched his Silver Pictures production banner with the breakout hit “Commando,” followed by “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Predator.” Silver Pictures solidified its status as one of the industry’s leading production companies with the release of the “Lethal Weapon” series and the action blockbusters “Die Hard” and “Die Hard 2: Die Harder.” Silver went on to produce “The Last Boy Scout,” “Demolition Man,” “Richie Rich,” “Executive Decision” and “Conspiracy Theory.”
Long before starting his producing career, as a student at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, Silver and a group of his friends developed a game called Ultimate Frisbee. The fast-moving team sport has since become a global phenomenon supported by tournaments in 50 countries.
(Executive Producer), a producer, writer and director, is the founder and CEO of After Dark Films, a film studio known for its commitment to the horror genre. He most recently completed principal photography on the thriller “Getaway,” which he directed and is producing. Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez star in the film, which is slated for release in August 2013.
Solomon established his reputation with “An American Haunting,” starring Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek. Solomon wrote, directed, produced, and independently distributed the film, which reached number one at the box office the opening week of its release.
After Dark Films subsequently acquired and distributed a number of controversial and critically acclaimed indie features, including “Captivity,” directed by Roland Joffe; “Skinwalkers,” starring Jason Behr and Rhona Mitra; “Fierce People,” starring Donald Sutherland, Diane Lane, and Kristen Stewart; “Wristcutters: A Love Story,” starring Patrick Fugit and Shannyn Sossamon; “Echelon Conspiracy,” starring Edward Burns, Ving Rhames and Martin Sheen; and “Beyond A Reasonable Doubt,” starring Michael Douglas, Jesse Metcalfe and Amber Tamblyn.
Solomon redefined the traditional film festival with the founding of Horrorfest: 8 Films to Die For. Horrorfest was a weeklong, nationwide theatrical release event featuring eight never-before-seen horror feature films. These films were then released on DVD in conjunction with Lionsgate. The fourth installment of this successful franchise was released in 2009.
After four years and 32 films released under the Horrorfest: 8 Films to Die For banner, Solomon re-directed After Dark Films from the acquisition structure to that of marketing, distribution, development and production of quality horror films. Eight original titles for release under the banner After Dark Originals: A New Brand of Fear are: “Seconds Apart,” “Husk,” “The Task,” “51,” “Scream of the Banshee,” “Fertile Ground,” “Prowl,” and “Re-Kill,” starring Bruce Payne, Roger Cross, Daniella Alonso and Scott Adkins. Solomon produced all eight of the first Originals slate, in partnership with Syfy and Lionsgate.
Solomon recently partnered with filmmaker Joel Silver to produce five original action films. After Dark’s new action franchise includes “Transit,” starring Jim Caviezel, James Frain and Elisabeth Röhm; “Dragon Eyes,” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Cung Le; “The Philly Kid,” with Neal McDonough, Devon Sawa and Wes Chatham; “Stash House,” with Dolph Lundgren, Sean Farris, Briana Evigan, and Jon Huertas; and “El Gringo.”
(Executive Producer) is the key financial backer of the After Dark Films venture. Prior to working with the Company, Zeman founded The Colby International Group in 1975 to source and export fashion apparel to North America. Colby grew to become one of the largest supply chain management companies in the world with more than 36 offices and clients worldwide. In late 2000, Colby was sold to Li & Fung Limited for $2.1 billion.
Zeman is Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Holdings Limited, the major property owner and developer in Lan Kwai Fong, the premier food, beverage, and entertainment area in Hong Kong. The Lan Kwai Fong Group also has an entertainment complex in Shanghai called Lan Kwai Fong at Park 97 that has now become one of Shanghai’s most famous establishments.
Additionally, Zeman is Chairman of Ocean Park, a major theme park in Hong Kong. He is also on the Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts and responsible, in part, for that company’s new $900 million resort-casino in Macau.
(Executive Producer) is Co-President of Dark Castle Entertainment. A veteran of the film industry, he was instrumental in launching the Dark Castle brand and in forging the financial partnership with CIT Group Inc. & JP Morgan, producing a slate of films that includes Guy Ritchie’s “RocknRolla” and Jaume Collet-Serra’s “Orphan.”
He also executive produced Collet-Serra’s “Unknown” and next serves as a producer on the director’s “Non-Stop.” His previous executive producer credits include “The Book of Eli,” “Ninja Assassin,” “Whiteout,” “Orphan,” “The Reaping,” “Thir13en Ghosts,” “Ghost Ship,” “Gothika” and “House of Wax.” During the formation of Dark Castle in 1999, Richards organized the foreign financing and distribution of the shingle’s first film, the remake of William Castle’s “House on Haunted Hill.”
In 1995, Richards joined Silver Pictures and is currently Chief Operating Officer of the company. His film credits with Silver Pictures include “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” “The Matrix Reloaded,” “The Animatrix,” and three installments of the “Dungeons & Dragons” fantasy game film adaptations.
Richards earned an MBA from the Andersen School at UCLA and an undergraduate degree from Temple University. Before joining Silver Pictures, Richards was part of International Movie Group and Scott Free Productions.
(Executive Producer) was previously an executive producer on “Big Miracle,” “The Losers” and “3:10 to Yuma.” He more recently served as a consulting producer on “Crossfire Hurricane,” the 2012 documentary about the 50th anniversary of the legendary rock band The Rolling Stones.
The New York native first collaborated extensively with director/writer Alan Rudolph, working as associate producer on such films as “Trouble in Mind,” “Made in Heaven,” “The Moderns” and “Love at Large.” He went on to produce “People Under the Stairs” and “Dr. Giggles,” and was line producer on Michael Moore’s comedy “Canadian Bacon.”
Among Besser’s many credits as co-producer are such films as: “Vampire in Brooklyn,” “Scream,” “Finding Graceland,” “Music of the Heart,” “40 Days and 40 Nights” and “Delivering Milo”. He also was executive producer on “The Sweetest Thing,” “Scream 3,” “Identity,” “Cursed” and “The Break Up” as well as served as associate producer on director Lindsay Anderson’s “Whales of August” and supervising producer on “The Verne Miller Story.”
For television, Besser produced pilots for the series “Men in Trees” and “Wasteland” as well as produced the television films “Hollyweird TV” and “Laurel Canyon.” He also was associate producer on the pilot for the long-running series “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
(Director of Photography) has enjoyed a long association with director Walter Hill, dating back almost 30 years. They first collaborated on the 1984 film “Streets of Fire,” on which Ahern was a camera operator. His first full director of photography feature film credit was on Hill’s “Trespass.” Ahern went on to lens the director’s “Geronimo: An American Legend,” “Wild Bill,” “Last Man Standing” and “Undisputed.” They also teamed on the AMC miniseries “Broken Trail,” for which Ahern received an Emmy Award nomination, and an episode of HBO’s “Deadwood.”
Ahern’s additional film credits as a cinematographer include the Jesse Dylan-directed comedies “Kicking & Screaming” and “American Wedding”; “Supernova”; “Can’t Hardly Wait”; and “Turbulence.” He also served as either second unit director of photography or additional photographer on such features as “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “We Were Soldiers,” “Domestic Disturbance,” “The X Files,” “The Replacement Killers,” “Up Close & Personal,” “Broken Arrow” and “Jurassic Park.”
For television, he has worked on a wide range of series and longform projects. His series work includes “Drop Dead Diva,” “Army Wives,” “Hooperman,” “Simon & Simon,” and “Magnum P.I.,” as well as the pilots for such shows as “Huff” and “Picket Fences,” to name only a few. In addition, he has been the cinematographer on such telefilms as “Madso’s War,” “It Takes a Village,” “Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal,” “The Staircase Murders” and “Not Like Everyone Else.”
(Production Designer) has collaborated with director Wayne Kramer on the films “Crossing Over,” “Running Scared” and “The Cooler.” He also served as the production designer on the John Sayles-directed features “Honeydripper” and “Silver City.” His first major motion picture as a production designer was Kathryn Bigelow’s “Blue Steel.” His other film credits include “Iron Maze,” “My New Gun,” “The Meteor Man,” “East Meets West,” “Best Men,” “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans” and, most recently, the indie release “The Details,” which screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Following “Bullet to the Head,” Corbett has three more films to be released in 2013: “Movie 43,” “Barefoot” and “Broken Horses.”
On television, Corbett earned three Emmy nominations for his work on HBO's acclaimed comedy/variety show “Tracey Takes On.” In addition, he was the production designer on a number of television movies, including “Dead by Midnight,” “Don’t Look Back,” “The Yearling,” “Honor Thy Mother” and “Victim of Love.”
A native of London, England, Corbett graduated with a BFA from the University of Washington, where he studied painting with renowned African-American painter Jacob Lawrence and film studies with noted scholar Richard Jameson. Corbett's painting skills led to his work as a scenic artist at two major regional theaters; The Seattle Repertory Theatre and The Mark Taper Forum. After moving to New York City, Corbett began working as a set designer on numerous off-Broadway productions. His work in the theatre eventually led to designing for film and television.
(Editor) recently collaborated with director Jaume Collet-Serra on two films: the hit thriller “Unknown,” starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and January Jones; and the horror thriller “Orphan,” starring Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard.
Alverson began his career as a production assistant at Robert Altman’s post-production house. His first job in the editing room was as an apprentice on Alan Rudolph’s drama “Songwriter.” He went on to work as an assistant or additional editor on more than 20 features.
His first film as an editor was Rand Ravich’s “The Astronaut’s Wife,” starring Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron. His subsequent credits include “Darkness Falls,” “Music Within,” “Dragon Wars,” “Shutter” and “Impact Point.”
(Costume Designer) collaborated with some of the film industry’s leading directors and biggest stars on a wide range of projects.
Her recent film credits include J. J. Abrams’ “Super 8”; “Priest”; the Peter Hewitt directed films “The Maiden Heist” and “Zoom”; Antoine Fuqua’s “Shooter,” starring Mark Wahlberg; and “Grace is Gone,” starring John Cusack. Nguyen also designed the costumes for such films as “Mozart and the Whale,” starring Josh Hartnett and Rhada Mitchell; Andrzej Bartkowiak’s “Cradle 2 the Grave”; “The Last Castle,” starring Robert Redford and James Gandolfini; Dominic Sena’s “Swordfish,” starring John Travolta, Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman; “Payback,” starring Mel Gibson; the Richard Donner-directed films “Lethal Weapon 4” and “Conspiracy Theory,” both also starring Gibson; the Eddie Murphy starrers “The Nutty Professor” and “Vampire in Brooklyn”; “The Mask,” starring Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz; and Oliver Stone’s “Heaven & Earth.”
For television, she designed the costumes for the pilots of the hit series “Revolution” and “Drop Dead Diva.”
Born in Saigon, Nguyen fled the country with her family one day before the fall of the city, in 1975. They settled in San Diego, where she graduated from San Diego State University with a Fine Arts degree. She went on to study at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. With an Associate Arts degree in Fashion Design, Nguyen began her career as a designer for some of the leading fashion houses in the country. After segueing to film, she designed the costumes for more than 30 motion pictures.
(Composer) counts “Bullet to the Head” as his first full feature film score credit. He previously composed the score for the short film “The Seance,” and wrote additional music for such films as “The Poker Club,” “Skeletons in the Desert” and “Jack Rio.” He also worked on the music for “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Mercy Man” and “SEAL Team VI.”
His credits also include additional music composing for the British television documentary series “Harry Welcomes Arctic Heroes,” and the video games “Assassin’s Creed III” and “Assassin’s Creed Revelations.”