Staff Room

Staff Room

Northern British Comedy Featured featured on Comedy Central UK

 

View the first three episodes at Comedy Central UK

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REVIEWS:

Staff Room tells the story of a 30-year old failed filmmaker who has given up on his Hollywood dream to become a secondary school teacher. From his first day on the job, things just don’t go very well. At all. He’s embarrassed himself in front of the girl he likes, been ridiculed by the Principal, and now has a psychotic bully on his tail.

 

Co-creator Ryan McDermott stars as hapless media teacher Ian Butterworth. Zoe Lister (Hollyoaks) plays love interest Lucy Lucas, a character who was once a bestselling novelist but is now suffering from writers’ block and taking refuge at the school teaching English…” continue reading at British Comedy Guide

 

Staff Room Has Star Support

 

 

Starring
Ryan McDermot – Ian Butterworth
Adam Brown – Julian Wentworth-Farlington
Zoe Lister – Lucy Lucas
Brian Capron – Principal Peter Kipling

Guest Starring
Pat Sharp – As himself
Rebecca Atkinson – Leigh
Alice Barlow – Emma
Ciaran Griffiths – Psycho
Rupert Hill – Seb
Tina Malone – Mrs Rothwell
Mary Joanna Coogan – Vicky Butterworth
Gary Damer – Unit
Archie Kelly – John Butterworth

 

Written & Produced by Adam Brown & Ryan McDermott
Directed by Ryan McDermott

Produced by Ryan McDermott, Adam Brown, Miles Bullough, Jess Cleverly & Kim Sherrell

DARWIN: THE SERIES

DARWIN: THE SERIES

–Life Coach Leo Darwin appears to have everything. A thriving practice. A best-selling book. A beautiful wife and child at home. In reality, he’s being evicted from his office, his marriage is a mess, and his six-month old baby doesn’t have a name yet. His new client is about to have a breakthrough overcoming his fear of women. But the woman he’s fallen in love with is Leo’s wife.

Darwin: The Series

Written by Karl Kenzler and Lynn Rosen
Produced by Karl Kenzler, Christopher Gerson, and Kim Sherrell
Directed by Carrie Preston

John Hoff published this in-depth interview with Karl and Chris. Read more: Paste Magazine. Watch: Episodes 1-3 at SnagFilms.com.

 

Darwin: The Series, Episode 1 from Darwin TheSeries on Vimeo.

 

[*] CAST
Karl Kenzler (Leo),Christopher Gerson (Michael), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Charlie), Bill Heck (Jansen), Joel de la Fuente (Qui Na), Kate Fonville (Darwin Fan), Margaret Weedon (Fortune Teller), Trish Szymanski (Bakery Cashier) Greg Ivan Smith (Therapist), Ryan Fonville (Repo Man #1), Ben Kaufmann (Repo Man #2), Michael A. Newcomer (Cute Dad), Liz Elkins (Mommy & Me Teacher), Kim Kaufmann, Maria Tholl and Katie Bland (Mommies), Brian White and Maria Tholl (Picnickers), Tarah Flanagan (Gaye), Gracyn Mix (Babysitter).

 

 

 

 

 

KICKSTARTED

KICKSTARTED

This documentary follows the stories of entrepreneurs and creators from start to finish as they rally their communities, raise funds and then face the unparalleled pressure of delivering something that lives up to their own, and the crowd’s, expectations.

“At its core, Kickstarted is about much more than the rise of crowdfunding: It’s about the future of creativity and entrepreneurship.” ~Crowfund Insider

“Over a million projects were launched through crowdfunding last year to the tune of $2.7 billion. The market is on pace to double this year — and has no signs of slowing down.” ~Co-Producer/Director Jason Cooper, Kickstarted [via Mashable.com]

Telling the incredible personal stories of crowdfunding

​In addition to inspiring profiles of crowdfunding project creators, we are also interviewing industry leaders and notable success stories like Amanda Palmer, Zach Braff, Braxton Pope, Matthew Lillard and Nick Morton, Brian Fargo, Chris Roberts, Salvador Litvak, the filmmakers behind the Sundance award winning documentary “The Square,” The Steam Carnival, The Church of Type, Scratch, Outdoor Tech, Thing M, Flipbookit, John Vanderslice, Lisa Q fetterman – Nomiku, Chase Adam – Watsi.org, Max Salzberg – diaspora, Kent and Adam at Revolights, Denny Luan Microryza, Liz Gannes – All Things D, Tara Tiger Brown – La maker Space and many more.

If you are planning to launch a crowdfunding project and would like to be considered, please get in touch. Thank you!

Official site: http://www.kickstartedmovie.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Abstraction

Abstraction

Abstraction is an action/drama heist film written & directed by Prince Bagdasarian, starring Academy Award Nominee Eric Roberts (Dark Knight), Ken Davitian (Borat), Hunter Ives (Half of Something Else), Korrina Rico (Horrible Bosses 2), Natalie Victoria (Deadheads), Richard Manriquez (Only in Hollywood), James Lewis (Gacy House), Manu Intiraymi (Star Trek). Full cast and crew

Tommy and Gary are criminals engaging in grand thefts in order to make ends meet. They are opportunists and have no fear. After a routine robbery goes awry, the friends are forced to put their criminal activity behind them. As Tommy’s relationship flourishes with his new girlfriend Scarlet, his economic hardships become obvious. Scarlet proposes a notion that will make all their money troubles vanish — the heist of a half a million dollar painting. With just a short window of opportunity, Tommy and Gary design an ambitious plan, one that will ultimately determine their fate.

 

GENRE: Action / Drama / Crime / Heist

RUNTIME: 120 minutes

 

ABSTRACTION

AVAILABLE NOW! Abstraction – Feature Film ON DVD & VOD. Order today at select retailers including…

 

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Abstraction

Abstraction is the award-winning independent action crime drama starring Academy Award© Nominee Eric Roberts (Dark Knight), Ken Davitian (Borat), Hunter Ives, Korrina Rico (School Dance), Natalie Victoria (Deadheads), Richard Manriquez, James Lewis (Gacy House), Manu Intiraymi (Star Trek), Sam Puefa, Alfred Rubin Thompson - Written & directed by Prince Bagdasarian

 

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AWARDS
HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (2014)

  • WINNER – Best Director (People’s Choice)
  • WINNER – Best Editing
  • WINNER – Best Cinematography
  • WINNER – Best Production Design


ACTION ON FILM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2013)

  • WINNER – Award for Excellence in Filmaking in a Major Genre
  • WINNER – Best Editing
  • WINNER – Best Cinematography
  • WINNER – Best Villain: Ken Davitian
  • WINNER – Alan Bailey Award of Excellence in Film
  • NOMINATED – Outstanding Cast Performance
  • NOMINATED – Action Film of the Year
  • NOMINATED – Best Produced Screenplay
  • NOMINATED – Best Supporting Actor: Eric Roberts
  • NOMINATED – Best Actress: Korrina Rico


ARPA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2013)

  • WINNER – Audience Award
  • NOMINATED – Best Feature Film
  • NOMINATED – Best Director: Prince Bagdasarian
  • NOMINATED – Best Screenplay


RINCON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PUERTO RICO (2014)

  • WINNER – Excellence Award


MOVIEVILLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2013)

  • NOMINATED – Best Picture
  • NOMINATED – Best Actress: Korrina Rico

 Posted by +Kim Sherrell
Goodnight Burbank

Goodnight Burbank

The Hollywood Reporter: HDNet Acquires Acclaimed Web Series ‘Goodnight Burbank’

By +Kim Sherrell

If you’ve ever worked on a sitcom in someone’s garage until 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning, you’ll forgive my brief lapse into a huge amount of NERD PRIDE right now. Huzzah!!!!!

The “first ever half-hour comedy made for the web” just became “the first ever half-hour comedy made for the web picked up by TV,” said showrunner +Hayden Black.

Hayden created the show and stars alongside Laura Silverman with guest appearances by Dominic Monaghan, John Barrowman and a great cast of accomplished actors in this unique and quirky show about fictional newscasters. I hope you’ll tune in and watch Season 1 beginning Oct 12. I had a blast working with Hayden and his fantastic cast and crew. Hayden is a very funny man, as you might know from reading his highly acclaimed Twitter feed.
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+He is also on Google+ so please go circle him up. And, if you know +Mark Cuban, please tell him he has great taste in TV shows!

FEATURED: Emma Bell

FEATURED: Emma Bell

#tbt to my #dallas days. Miss playing Emma Ryland

A photo posted by Emma Bell (@emmabell) on

Emma Jean Bell (born December 17, 1986) is an American actress, best known for her roles in films Frozen (2010) and Final Destination 5 (2011), and for playing Amy in the first season of The Walking Dead (2010), and Emma Judith Ryland Brown on the TNT drama series Dallas (2013–14). Official website: http://emmabell.net

Featured: Abstraction Director Prince Bagdasarian [REEL]

Featured: Abstraction Director Prince Bagdasarian [REEL]

Featured: Prince Bagdasarian / PIB Productions – HD Demo Reel


Prince Bagdasarian is a Los Angeles based director/editor, and owner of PIB Productions, the team behind award-winning feature films such as “Abstraction”. PIB Productions is also one of the leading independent providers of RED Cinema Camera rental packages to indie filmmakers in L.A.

FEATURED: Orianthi

FEATURED: Orianthi

 

Congratulations, Orianthi — Here’s the official music video featuring one of the Earth’s best living guitarists, along with bandmates Glen Sobel on drums and Tommy Henriksen on bass. So good!

Music Video: Produced by Dave Stewart.
Directed by Paul Boyd (Deadmau5, Neon Trees) head of production at Dave’s Weapons of Mass Entertainment.

Available at:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/heaven-in-this-hell/id611655475

FEATURED: Ai Weiwei

FEATURED: Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the modern era. The inscrutable bearded visionary burst onto the scene with vast conceptual installations such as his eight million hand-painted ceramic sunflower seeds inside Tate Modern, and went on to design the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium for the Beijing Olympics. But at heart, Ai Weiwei is a troublemaker with a serious agenda…

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – ITVS.

Visit the official website

Featured: Chase Bell

Featured: Chase Bell

PREVIEW: Chase Bell & White Licorish’s New EP “I know U U know Me” featuring Emma Bell

 

Straight off his adventures in Italy, here is a preview of Chase Bell & White Licorish’s EP “I know U U know Me,” which is pre-released via BandCamp.  The EP features Chase’s talented sister, Emma Bell (Tv/Film Actress currently on TNT’s Dallas) and Darius Campo, studio violinist/film composer who is considered “one of the most recorded musicians ever.” Enjoy!

 

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FEATURED: Marissa Webb

FEATURED: Marissa Webb

Banana Republic Debuts New Fall Collection

My personal aesthetic has always been a quirky mix of the high and the low and a little bit of boy-meets-girl. It’s modern, but at the same time it’s a twisted classic—I’m not a straight on classic, but I consistently incorporate classic elements into my own personal wardrobe as well, and also the way I put looks together. —Marissa Webb

Next week, Banana Republic debuts its new fall collection. Dubbed “The New BR,” the fall campaign is a bit edgier than what we are used to. Creative Director Marissa Webb reveals the brand’s latest lookbook and offers style tips at Elle.com #WorthALook