The Song – Casting Director
Andrew Lauer - Director
David Kauffman, Page Brown - Producers
David Kauffman - Writer
Starring - Cheyenne Jackson, Kevin Pollak, Christopher Lloyd
BEN CANTOR, an aspiring singer/songwriter, gets to the finals of THE SONG reality contest show, where he is again confronted with the business side of music: does he stay true to himself and his beliefs or should he sell out to win the big prize? Currently shooting in San Antonio, TX.
Vernon God Little - Casting Director
Werner Herzog - Director
Katja Eichinger, Stefan Arndt, Pablo Cruz - Producer
Andrew Birkin – Writer
Based on the Novel by D.B.C. Pierre
In the small border town of Martirio, Texas (everyone just knows everyone, you know?), a violent school shooting stops everything. Jesus Navarro, a bullied loner, guns down 6 classmates before shooting himself. Vernon, his one and only friend, watches Jesus’ suicide and then in an ugly twist of ignorance, becomes the prime suspect in the shootings.
START DATE: TBD
SHOOTING LOCATION: Sonora, MX
Every Thing Will Be Fine- Casting Director
Wim Wenders - Director
Gian-Piero Ringel - Producer
Bjorn-Olaf Johannessen - Writer
Starring - James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Charlotte Gainsbourgh
Every Thing Will Be Fine is a family drama, unraveling over the course of 12 years. A story of guilt and forgiveness, and of accepting things you cannot change anymore. The film will be shot in 3D. Currently shooting in Montreal.
5 to 7 - Casting Director
Victor Levin - Director
Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn - Producers
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Berénice Marlohe, Lambert Wilson, Olivia Thirlby, Frank Langella and Glenn Close
In New York, aspiring novelist (Anton Yelchin) has a cinq-a-sept affair (5 to 7 is the afternoon time and acceptable code for a marital affair among a certain set of Parisians) with the beautiful wife of a French diplomat. Cultures, world views, personal ethics and dietary preferences clash as love deepens, with remarkable results. Let’s just say that, in the end, everyone does the right thing and we have a lot of fun getting there.
Nina – Casting Director
Cynthia Mort - Writer / Director
Ben Latham Jones, Barnaby Thompson, Stuart Parr - Producers
Starring: Zoe Saldana, David Oeylowo
Nina tells the story of the legendary great soul singer, Nina Simone and her relationship with her manager Clifton. It is not strictly a biopic, but rather a portrait of an icon whose talent and passion took the world by storm. She was an iconic musician, but also a woman who represented “women” in their quest to be heard and appreciated equally. Nina’s talent was huge and like many artists her inner demons also shaped her life and career.
Chavez – Casting Director / Associate Producer
Feature Film – Participant Media
Diego Luna - Director
Pablo Cruz, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Larry Meli, and Russell Smith - Producers
Starring: Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson
Chavez is the biopic story of legendary farmworker and labor leader, César E. Chavez. It follows the struggles and triumphs he underwent to reinforce non-violence in a labor movement that mobilized an industry. Over the period of 8 years, Chavez rises as a charismatic leader and builds a strong force alongside fellow activist Dorlores Huerta (Rosario Dawson), and others to start a wave ending the largest strike in the history of U.S. labor. This story takes you on a journey through the struggles, resistance and ultimate triumph faced by César Chavez.
The Young and Prodigious Spivet – Casting Director
Jean Pierre-Jeunet - Director
Francis Boespflug, Frédéric Brillion, Suzanne Girard, Jean Pierre-Jeunet, Gilles LeGrand, Tyler Thompson - Producers
Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie and Kyle Catlett
Based on the best selling novel by Reif Larson comes Jean Pierre-Jeunet’s (Amelie) next film about a young cartographer enthusiast who embarks on a journey that might allow him to finally understand how the world really works.
Clang – Casting Director
Mark Pellington - Director
Mark Pellington, Larry Gross, Paul Schrader – Writers
Tim Perrell, Mark Pellington - Producers
Starring: Kurt Russell
A man flies home after his mother is murdered in order to investigate her death and tend to his father with Alzheimer’s.
Cowboy – Casting Director
Malcolm Murray - Director
Shawn Lacy, Gary Naccarato – Producers
Malcolm Murray, Michael Meyer - Producers
Mourning his great love, a Japanese janitor works a cattle ranch in the American Southwest. For him and for a family of struggling ranchers, the past is as inescapable as the future is uncertain.
Start Date: TBD
Shooting Location: Texas
Our Little Secret – Casting Director / Producer
Yuri Zeltser - Writer / Director
Heidi Levitt – Executive Producer
Yan Fisher – Producer
Inspired by true events that provide the background and trigger the plot, this story is an intimate exploration of a family post 9/11. A family destroyed, and a family resurrected – rising from the ashes. I see it as a fairy tale of sorts, filled with magical realism, humor – and dread.
Start Date: TBD
Shooting Location: New Mexico
Exiles on Main Street – Producer
Heidi Levitt, Alex Gibney - Producers
This project is a strong passion of mine. It will be a series of short films for television that I have developed. The series deals with culture clash and immigrant struggles in America and abroad. Each film will be directed by a renown director, including Wayne Wang, Mira Nair, Sherman Alexie, Isabel Coixet, etc, who will bring his or her own unique “outsider” experience to the project. Films will be based on short stories by great writers including, Robert Olen Butler, Jumpha Lahiri, Sherman Alexie, Z.Z. Packer, K. Kvashay-Boyle, among many others.
Face of Love – Casting Director
Arie Posin - Writer / Director
Julie Lynn, Bonnie Curtis - Producers
Starring: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams
Five Years Ago, Nikki’s (Annette Bening) husband passed away in a tragic accident unable to move forward. Nikki lives in a cocoon state, stuck in the mire of missing her one true love. Then, one random day, she sees Tom (Ed Harris); who is almost an exact replica of her late husband (Ed Harris)…
Face of Love – Toronto International Film Festival
All The Wrong Reasons – Casting Director
Gia Milani - Writer / Director
Gia Milani, Phyllis Laing, Tony Whalen - Producers
Starring: Corey Monteith, Kevin Zegers
All the Wrong Reasons is an ensemble film about four co-workers at a big box department store. Since witnessing a tragic family event, Kate has kept herself as isolated as physically possible, even at work. Her husband James, the store’s ambitious manager, does his best to force Kate out of her shell but Kate wants her world to remain exactly as it is. Missing intimacy, James becomes close with Nicole, a cashier who is holding onto what’s left of her youth while juggling single motherhood. When a new temp employee is hired, his presence shakes up the whole store, for all the wrong reasons.
All the Wrong Reasons – Toronto International Film Festival
The Grand Seduction – Casting Director
Don McKellar - Director
Jean-Marie Comeau, Barbara Doran, Roger Frappier, Jeff Sackman, Mark Slone - Producers
Michael Dowse, Ken Scott-Writer - Writers
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch
A small, destitute fishing town pins its hopes on a company that is willing to build a factory there, but only if the town can attract a full-time doctor-in-residence. When the town manages to lure handsome, young Dr. Paul Lewis, its citizens conspires to keep him there.
The Grand Seduction – Toronto International Film Festival
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