Cast & Crew

David Henrie

Whether appearing on TV or film, lending his voice to animated characters or producing his own digital shorts, David Henrie is a multitalented entertainer who has showcased his talent across the board in the entertainment industry.

David is known for his recurring roles on CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother,” and as ‘Justin Russo’ on the Disney Channel’s Emmy award winning series, “Wizards of Waverly Place.” Expanding on his talent from in front of the camera, David wrote two episodes of “Wizards of Waverly Place,” making him one of the youngest television writers and members of the WGA.

Moving from TV into major motion pictures, David is currently filming Sony Picture’s “Grown Ups 2” alongside Taylor Lautner, Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. David will next be seen starring opposite Kevin James, Emily Watson, and Ben Chaplin in Alejandro Monteverde’s WWII drama, “Little Boy.” In February 2012, David co-starred with Will Arnett and Amy Poehler in the Walt Disney version of the hit Japanese animation film “The Secret World of Arrietty” as the voice of ‘Sho’.

David’s impressive list of television credits includes guest starring roles on “Cold Case,” ”House M.D.,” ”NCIS,” “Without a Trace,” and “Judging Amy.”

In 2010 Variety named David an honoree for his philanthropic efforts with LA’s best at the “Variety Power of Youth Awards” which pays homage to the industry’s most talented young activists. David also owns his production company “Yute Ent,” writing and producing digital shorts. When he is not working he enjoys ice hockey, playing the guitar and cooking meals with his large Italian family. 

Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges is a multiple Emmy-award winning American actor and director who was born in Los Angeles to actors Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Bridges. His younger brother is Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges.

After a few bit roles on his father's TV series "Sea Hunt" and "The Lloyd Bridges Show," he guest starred on several other shows including "Combat!", "Wagon Train," "Ben Casey," "Rawhide," "Dr. Kildare," "My Three Sons," "Cimarron Strip," "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," and "The Fugitive." His film career has included roles in "Greased Lightning," "Norma Rae," "The Fabulous Baker Boys," "The Wizard," "Rocket Man," "Charlotte's Web," and "The Descendants."

His biggest success has come with TV movies and guest starring roles from the 1980s through today earning him three Emmy Awards in 14 nominations.  Roles have been in projects such as "Without Warning: The James Brady Story," "Kissinger and Nixon," "Hidden in America," "The Second Civil War," "Inherit the Wind," "P.T. Barnum," and "We Were the Mulvaneys."

Cassi Thomson

Actress Cassi Thomson spent her early years in life in what she calls paradise -- Queensland, Australia. She moved with her family to Los Angeles at age eleven and decided to pursue her dream to be an actress. She quickly began working and has guest starred on TV series such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "House," "Without a Trace" and many more.

In 2009 Thomson landed the coveted role of Nicki’s (Chloë Sevigny) long lost daughter, Cara Lyn, HBO’s critically acclaimed series "Big Love". Thomson explains, “I feel extremely fortunate to work with the talented cast on such a successful and provocative show where I have the opportunity to bring a character to life that examines family dynamics and a culture different from my own.”  Thomson also starred opposite Jack Coleman (NBC’s "Heroes") in the Hallmark Original Movie “Rock the House”. The telefilm is the story of a workaholic father and daughter  (Thomson) who is withdrawn and has teenage angst toward her father. As the story unfolds we see the bond between a father and daughter and what truly matters in life.

When Thomson isn’t busy filming she can be found horseback riding, playing with her dog Tucker, rooting for her favorite football team (the Indianapolis Colts) and shopping (she is a burgeoning Fashionista). 

Hannah Marks

At just 19, Hannah Marks has firmly established herself in the industry, having appeared on both hit TV shows and in feature films.

Hannah was born in LA and raised in San Luis Obispo, where she began acting at the age of 6.  Her family relocated to Los Angeles when she was 11, and by the age of 12 Hannah had already starred opposite Justin Long and Jonah Hill in “Accepted.” This role saw Hannah as Lizzie, the precocious, over-achieving little sister of Bartleby Gaines, played by Long. In 2010 Hannah scored the role of Tammy in “The Runaways,” alongside Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning.

Hannah is currently starring in the USA Network hit “Necessary Roughness” where she plays Lindsay Santino, the rebellious teenage daughter of Dr. Dani, played by Callie Thorne; the series is slated to begin airing its second season in June 2012. Also this summer Hannah appears alongside Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as Missy Kallenback in “The Amazing Spider-Man”.  Hannah was selected as a member of the acting ensemble at the 2012 Sundance Institute’s Directors Lab, a program held at the Sundance Resort in Utah which allows young actors, filmmakers and directors to work hands on with award winning industry professionals.

Hannah’s next feature film project “You Can’t Win,” chronicles adventurer Jack Black’s life in the hobo underworld during the 1800’s. Hannah will play a tomboy who leaves her home and family, turning to prostitution to survive before forming a unique friendship with a young Black, who subsequently helps her escape her destructive lifestyle. She joins Michael Pitt and director Robinson Devor.

Hannah’s previous television roles include recurring roles on “Weeds” and “FlashForward,” guest stars on “Numb3rs,” “Private Practice,” “Criminal Minds,” “Ugly Betty,” “Grimm,” and more.  Hannah is working on her college degree and in her spare time enjoys reading, writing, photography and creating short films. 

Jean Louisa Kelly

Film: "The Fantasticks" (Luisa); "Mr. Holland’s Opus" (Rowena Morgan); "Uncle Buck" (Tia). Broadway: "Into the Woods" (original Broadway cast). Off-Broadway: "It Girl" (title role). LA:  "Sunset Boulevard, the screenplay," at the Hollywood Bowl, "The Explorer’s Club"  and "Flesh and Blood" at The Blank Theatre Co,  "It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superman" (Lois Lane); "Applause" (Eve);  "Pippin" (Catherine); "Company" (Amy); "Merrily We Roll Along" (Beth) and "Follies" (Young Sally) all produced by Reprise! Theatre Company. 

Ms. Kelly starred as Kim Warner on the CBS hit comedy "Yes, Dear" for six years and was a series regular on the NBC dramedy "Cold Feet." Recent guest appearances include "CSI," "Burn Notice," "CSI Miami," "The Glades," "Gary Unmarried," and "Surviving Suburbia." Other television credits include Lifetime’s "Maternal Obsession," the Hallmark Channel’s "The Three Gifts," Hallmark Hall of Fame’s presentations of "Breathing Lessons" and "Harvest of Fire," TNT’s "The Day Lincoln Was Shot," ABC Disney’s "The Ruby Bridges Story," and the recurring role of Nurse Diane on "Mad About You."  She is the voice of Natalie Breez in Nickelodeon’s "Lego Hero Factory."  For the past three years, Ms Kelly has proudly produced "Benefit With Friends," a celebrity cabaret to raise money for the arts at West Hollywood Elementary. 

Luke Kleintank

LukeKleintank was introduced to acting by his mother when he was 5 years old. He started doing plays and Community Theater, and took part in a number of stage productions while in high school. He is best known for his role as Elliot on "Gossip Girl" and for his role as Noah Newman on "The Young and the Restless." He currently has an ongoing role (Finn Abernathy) in "Bones" and has appeared in many other TV series including "CSI Miami," "Law and Order: LA," "Parenthood" and "No Ordinary Family."

 

 

Producer - Bruce Gordon

In the entertainment industry, Bruce led television stations from a pre-VHS, pre-DVR world into the digital age – and as a leader in interactive media, helped navigate an industry into a new millennium that had yet to see broadband, video, mobile, or social media. 

For the most recent ten years of his three decades at The Walt Disney Company, Bruce has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the worldwide Disney Interactive Media Group (one of the five Disney segments), responsible for all branded online activities, console games, social games and media, virtual worlds, mobile, and digital publishing. He led all operational and strategic functions including finance, accounting, revenue operations, IT, HR, commercial/business development deals, partnerships, and real estate operations, and has been a leader in numerous start ups and new business acquisitions, integrations, launches, and divestitures – bringing rigor around decision-making to balance both economic and strategic objectives. 

Bruce's first twenty years with the Disney organization were with ABC Television, where he rose to the level of President and General Manager of WTVD-TV, the ABC-owned station in Raleigh-Durham, increasing the station's revenues by 50%, profits by 75%, and audience by 30%. In this role he had ultimate responsibility for the P&L, sales, news, programming, marketing and promotion, engineering, and community and government relations. It was during this time that he acquired a deep understanding of leadership and the importance of team-building, where he built, trained and inspired his teams to achieve sales dominance through innovative sales techniques, creative thinking, and commitment. Earlier career roles at ABC included Assistant Director of Finance for San Francisco’s KGO-TV, and the chief financial role at KABC-TV in Los Angeles. 

Producer and Writer - Bob Burris

Bob Burris has been a guiding force behind such high profile network television shows as Warner Brothers' “Growing Pains”, on which he served as supervising producer; executive producer/showrunner on Disney's “Thunder Alley” and the Dave Chappelle vehicle “Buddies”, created by Matt Williams (Roseanne, Home Improvement); executive producer/showrunner of “In the House” starring LL Cool J; supervising producer of “Just the Ten of Us” and executive producer/showrunner of the Disney Channel original series “The Jersey” as well as contributing to numerous pilots.

As a feature film writer and producer, Burris has written a remake of the classic comedy “The Toy” for Columbia Pictures, the original thriller “Sometimes the Devil Wins” for Troika Pictures, the historical drama “First Allies” and worked on “The Governess” for Bob Yari Film Group, “PPP” for Screen Gems, as well as numerous rewrites on a number of successful family films. He is also developing a comedy television pilot with Wind Dancer Films.     

Before launching his career as a writer/producer, Bob was an executive at NBC and ABC, working in promotion and programming. He has worked extensively with the Warner Bros. Writer's Workshop, nurturing and developing aspiring television and screenwriters, teaching craft and helping them shape their work.

Director - Mike Levine

After film school at the University of Southern California, Levine started his career in on-air-promo at NBC – transitioning into dramatic programs and covering shows like Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice and L.A. Law. 

Levine then became senior vice president of New World Television, shepherding shows like The Wonder Years. It was during his stint at New World that Levine first started directing action and dramatic television shows, including Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules, Silk Stalkings, Renegade and Pacific Blue. 1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story will be his first feature film.