Writer // Director // Producer
Monica Brady’s passion and success in the film industry is built upon a prestigious foundation of education, mentorship and hard work. Monica studied at Oxford and graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of Film and Television Production. She began her career at the legendary Jim Henson Productions and, after JHP, continued to gain invaluable experience on set with projects like Larry Clark’s controversial film Kids.Her short film The Forgotten, which was shot entirely in the Republic of Ireland, won Austin Film Festival’s top prize for screenwriting and won Worldfest’s top prize for short film. She has adapted 2 novels into screenplays set for production in 2016 and won accolades for her screenplay adaptation of Flannery O’Connors’ “A Good Man is Hard to Find.”
Monica’s reputation caught the attention of advertising agencies and led to her advantageous foray into the world of commercial production. She has produced for agencies such as Ogilvy, Lowe, Leo Burnett, TBWA\Chiat\Day, BBDO, SapientNitro and Mirrorball. Monica’s leadership on multi-million dollar events such as Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Show in the World” Tour and “The Most Interesting Academy”, Amstel Light’s Ryder Cup, and Sundance Consumer Engagement has set the standard for how these wildly successful campaigns are run and produced. She has also worked on numerous print advertising campaigns from Sony Playstation to Cadillac, along with work for Lenovo Computers, AT&T, Glenlivet, Saab, GMC, Bayer, General Motors, MTV, PBS, Chrysler, and Nissan. Monica is continuing the increasingly rapid expansion of The Golden Trailer Awards, which she founded with her sister in 1999, and the World Trailer Awards, founded in 2015. The GTA’s honor the best of motion picture trailers and marketing. The Wall Street Journal nicknamed this property “the Oscars for the short attention span.” She has been interviewed by almost every media outlet around the world for her expertise in movie marketing. Above All Things, which she wrote after a location visit
to Valhalla Lake in Putnam County will be her feature film directorial debut.
Summer Crockett Moore is an award-winning actress/producer and a Managing Partner and founding member of Choice Films & Choice Theatricals. As a producer, she has helmed award-winning independent feature length and short ﬁlms, Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater productions and multi-media projects, and chaired an annual Celebrity Awards Gala Saluting NY Theatre and Film. Projects include the Off-Broadway world premieres of Scrambled Eggs, Reading Under the Influence, Stain and In The Daylight, as well as the regional / world premiere of the new play, American Stare. Film projects include: Junction, Trust Me I’m A Lifeguard, These Things We Hold, A Younger Man, and the recently wrapped feature comedy Lost Cat Corona. Summer's upcoming film projects include: American Stare, The Alternative and Miss Liberty.
Other New York theatre Off-Off Broadway producing credits include: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, by Alan Ball, Between the Lines, TUNE iN at Caroline's On Broadway, Love Angst & the Way In, the From Stage to Screen Workshop Series entitled Looking for Limerance, and the world premiere of a new multi-media adaptation of Strindberg's Playing With Fire at NYC's famous burlesque club The Box. Summer served as a Managing Member and as a Member of the Board of Directors for The Private Theatre from 2011-2013 and also served as the President of the Board of Directors at T. Schreiber Studio from 2009-2013 before stepping down as Chairperson to continue serving as a regular Board Member.
Summer can be seen and heard in various national and international television and radio commercial spots (over 650 in her commercial career) as well as in recurring roles in television shows and in feature films. She also voices multiple characters in several cartoon series.
Summer won the 2012 Best Supporting Actress Award at The Long Island International Film Expo, and then again at 2013 IndieFest Los Angeles, for her work in Junction as well as the 2006 New York Innovative Theater Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role for her work in the 25-year revival of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove. She was nominated for an International Voicey Award for Best Female Voice Talent for her work as a voice-over artist. For a full list of her credits & awards and to hear & see demo reels visit: www.summercrockettmoore.com.
Producer Terry Leonard has produced over 35 feature films in his 15-year career. Films he has worked on have screened or won
awards at Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Slamdance, Woodstock, Hamptons, The Los Angeles Film Film Festival, South by Southwest and countless regional festivals as well as accolades from the Directors Guild of America and the Independent Spirit
Recently, he premiered MOJAVE, which was written and directed by Academy Award winner William Monahan. Other film highlights include HOUNDDOG, COLD COMES THE NIGHT, HOW TO BE A MAN, BEFORE I DISAPPEAR, THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM, MATCH, STEPHANIE DALEY, VIRGIN and AMIRA & SAM. When Leonard is not working on features, he produces commercials with his production company Strongman.
W. Wilder Knight II is of counsel at Pryor Ashman and is a member of its Media & Entertainment, Banking & Finance, Intellectual Property and Corporate Groups. Fluent in German, he is also a member of the German practice and works with numerous clients in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Wilder has more than 25 years of transactional experience representing major corporations, investment funds, entrepreneurs and media companies in ventures in Europe, Asia and North and South America.
Wilder has been invited to speak around the world on topics ranging from motion picture production and financing in the modern digital age to the importance of the documentary film as the last independent journalistic voice in a world where media is controlled by major corporations or government. He has spoken at film festivals and industry events in Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cleveland, Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Malmö and other cities. He has also made presentations at leading film schools in the United States, Sweden, Germany and Cuba. Wilder has also been an adjunct professor, teaching film finance and fundraising at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
The lead editor for the Golden Trailer Awards, singer of the melodic dubstep band Satellite Empire and general graphics enthusiast. Alene has worked for a multitude of brands, events and causes over the last six years. She takes each experience as an enriching benchmark as she climbs the twisted ladder of contemporary art. Alene Lynch will be with us on set in a mobile editing unit and editing as production moves along. This technique will not only speed up our delivery calendar but it will insure that we get the footage we need.
Eve Battaglia has been a casting director in NYC for twenty years, working on film, TV and theater projects. Recent film projects include Ben Dickinson's CREATIVE CONTROL ( SXSW 2015, Special Jury Prize), and WHEN I LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAIN starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard (Tribeca FF 2015), Alexandre Moor's BLUE CAPRICE ( Sundance 2013, New Director's New Films 2013 opening night, Gotham, Spirit award nom 2014). Eve cast Stephen Belber's feature film MATCH which starring Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard. MATCH made its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and was released theatrically in early 2015 by IFC. Andrew Levitas' LULLABY with Richard Jenkins, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Brown Findlay was released summer 2014. Eve cast TRANSAMERICA, for which star Felicity Huffman won the Golden Globe, SAG and the Indie Spirit award, in addition to being nominated for an Academy Award.
Other projects include GIMME THE LOOT (SXSW 2012, audience award), SORRY HATERS ( TIFF 2006, Indie Spirit nom), and ON THE ROAD WITH JUDAS (Sundance 2007) She was nominated for a Casting Society of America award for Best Casting of an Independent Feature for TRANSAMERICA. Eve also does the US casting for the hit Netflix series LILYHAMMER. She cast the Sundance Institute Director's Lab from 2006 through 2013. She has cast numerous theater productions on and off-Broadway for the Manhattan Theater Club, Primary Stages, Actors Theater of Louisville, and The Circle Repertory Company.
Tony Glazer is an award-winning writer, director and producer, and a Managing Partner of Choice Studios Group. Tony’s plays have been produced in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, England and Canada. As a lead Producer, he just wrapped post-production on the star-studded feature film Lost Cat Corona, coming to theaters fall 2016 and as a Director, he just completed principal photography on the feature film After The Sun Fell, which is now in post. Glazer's multi-award-winning feature film, Junction, which he wrote and directed, won 17 major film festival awards around the country before a national release and international theatrical release (under the name Hostage). He was the director of the short Trust Me I'm a Lifeguard which premiered at the 2014 TriBeCa Film Festival and the writer/director of These Things We Hold which premiered at the 2015 Soho Int'l Film Festival. Other films in development include: Miss Liberty, The Alternative and American Stare. Glazer's short stories Single White Mammal and Buster won dual prizes in Writer's Digest's Best Short Story Competition and were published in Writer's Digest's 2006 Competition Collection.
Glazer's stage plays include Stain, and Safe (both published by Samuel French), American Stare, The Substance of Bliss, In The Daylight, and Reading Under the Influence. The Substance of Bliss, which won the L. Arnold Weissberger Award at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, is currently having a World Premiere at NJ Rep. Reading Under the Influence completed an extended Off-Broadway run at Union Square's DR2 Theatre in New York City in 2011. Stain premiered Off-Broadway at The Kirk Theater on Theater Row. Safe originally premiered at the Jose Quintero Theatre in New York. In the Daylight, premiered Off-Broadway in fall 2009 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre and two monologues from this play were selected for publication in the 2010 Best Women’s Monologues Compilation published by Smith and Kraus. Glazer's short play Lines has also been published in the Best 10-Minute Plays 2012 edition. American Stare completed a successful 2012 summer run at the New Jersey Repertory Company and is in development for a NYC transfer. Glazer serves on the Advisory Council of the T. Schreiber Studio where he directed a production of Better Living which received three NYIT (New York Innovative Theater) Award Nominations for excellence. Recent television directing credits include 16 episodes during Season 2 & 3 for the ID Discovery series REDRUM. Tony received his BFA in Acting from Boston University and studied acting with Maggie Flanigan. Find Tony online at www.tonyglazer.com.
The three words that best describe Frank Sicoli are passion, tenacity and commitment.
With over 20 years of international and domestic experience in business development, Frank has managed and directed, established and start-up ventures transcending all forms of media. With focuses on creating, financing and distributing first class, studio-quality entertainment content and intellectual property across multiple platforms, as well as making strategic partnerships with, and opportunistic investments in, media and entertainment-related companies and assets. Further, Frank has worked as an executive producer / producer / and production consultant for a number of feature films and series for cable television. Frank has also worked on everything from Studio Development, Domestic and International Distribution, Film Festivals, Reality series, Documentaries and Weekly Magazine TV series, both in front of and behind the camera.