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Jesse R. Tendler

JESSE R. TENDLER

Spanning 30+ years, Jesse’s TV and film credits as an actor include: The Ellen Burstyn Show (series regular); The Thorns (series regular); The Secret, Hallmark Television Special (co-starring w/Kirk Douglas, Youth in Film Awards nomination for Best Child Actor in a Television Movie); Are You Afraid of the Dark?; Law & Order; and Leaving Circadia, among others. Jesse has also appeared in 100+ national network TV commercials (Clio Award Winner: Best Child Actor in a TV Commercial), radio spots, and video games (Bully, Grand Theft Auto, etc.). Though an actor first and foremost, Jesse is also an award-winning producer and director. He co-founded Intimation Productions in 2007 and continues to produce a diverse range of projects, including features, shorts, web series, music videos, industrials, and documentaries. Past films (Deadbeat, Leaving Circadia, Family On Board, 16 Mins) have won Best Picture, Best Director, and Audience Choice awards at a multitude of film festivals, including being selected for consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 2016 Oscars.

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PHIL NEWSOM

NYC-based Producer feature film credits include April Flowers, starring Celina Jade (Arrow) & Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey); I Can, I Will, I Did, starring Mike Faist (Dear Evan Hanson *Tony nominated) & Selenis Leyva (Orange is the New Black), Alina, directed by Ben Barenholtz (Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, Requiem for a Dream), Central Park Dark, starring Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Snakehead, starring Sung Kang (The Fast & The Furious), Albanian Gangster, starring Ashley C. Williams (Human Centipede) and Every Time I Die, starring Marc Menchaca (Ozark).  He's also produced a feature Documentary; many critically acclaimed short films and several award-winning stage plays. Phil is a member of SAG/AFTRA, and has hosted several Radio Shows and Podcasts.