Narrator - Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn is an Academy Award winning actress, producer, director, best-selling author and children’s advocate.  She is the founder of The Hawn Foundation, a public charity with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier, and happier lives. Working with leading neuroscientists, educators, psychologists and researchers, the Foundation developed MindUP™, an evidence-based curriculum and teaching model for grades K-8 that provides tools to help children self regulate and understand their own emotions, moods and behaviors; reduce stress and anxiety; sharpen concentration; increase empathy and improve academic performance.

As an actress, best-selling author, producer and director, Goldie is one of the most recognizable and beloved actresses in Hollywood. Her gift for performing began at age 3, which is when she started dancing. At 17, she took her talents to Williamsburg, Virginia where she landed her first professional dancing and acting role in “Romeo and Juliet.” While attending American University, she won a “Best Acting Performance” award for her role in “The Trial” by Franz Kafka.

Goldie made her acting debut in the situation comedy Good Morning, World.  She rose to prominence as part of the cast of the iconic comedy show Laugh-In.  In 1969, Goldie won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Cactus Flower alongside Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman. 

She has starred in more than thirty films, among them, Sugarland Express, Death Becomes Her, Everyone Says I Love You and The First Wives Club. Goldie earned a second Academy Award nomination for her starring role in Private Benjamin, which she executive produced. She has received nine Golden Globe nominations to date, including one for her role in Banger Sisters alongside Susan Sarandon in 2003.

Goldie produced many other films for movies and television such as Protocol, Wildcats, Overboard, My Blue Heaven, Something To Talk About, When Billie Beat Bobby, The Matthew Shepard Story and Mad Money.

Goldie made her directorial debut in 1997 with the film Hope starring J.T. Walsh, Christine Lahti and Jena Malone.  Goldie is a mother to four grown children: Oliver and Kate Hudson, Wyatt Russell and stepson Boston Russell.  She published her best-selling memoir, A Lotus Grows in the Mud, in 2005. Her book, 10 Mindful Minutes, was released in September 2011, offering guidance on raising healthy, joyful, and resilient children.


Executive Producer and Producer - Heidi Houston

Heidi Houston is a force to be reckoned with – that is if you can catch her as she speeds past you on her way to a movie premiere; the closing of a multi-million dollar real estate deal, walking her dogs, riding her horses or visiting her sons in Denver and San Francisco.

As the Executive Producer (and co-producer) of Hot Flash Havoc, a film of menopausal proportions,  Heidi was challenged to make an entertaining, engaging and enlightening film about menopause,  yet funny while highly personal documentary about menopause, perimenopause and hormone treatments.  Having never been someone to let an opportunity go by or any stone unturned, Heidi began tossing even the smallest pebbles over to make a feature-length documentary about a subject that no one seems to understand, including men, women or doctors.  Her challenge was even bigger as she raised the funds for this film without any pharmaceutical companies and privately financed it through investors who believed in women’s health and their quality of life into their 80’s on onward.

While Heidi enjoys spending time riding her horses near her Aspen, Colorado home, she has never been very good at “holding her horses” and this “no horse held” attitude is noticeable in all aspects of her life including her approach to distributing Hot Flash Havoc. 

Hot Flash Havoc continues to premier around the  U.S. and Canada working with community organizations to produce “one night only, A Night At the Movies” events to educate women and health care professionals about menopause, perimenopause and other women’s health care issues.  Her passion for helping others drives her to share her experiences with other women as they face similar problems, questions, confusions and of course -- hot flashes.

Today she is proud to know that over 90,000,000 million households will view this movie on PBS starting in March of 2016.  She continues her support in this subject by consulting with a new company called Menopause Talks TM. A DVD series that begins a vital conversation by bringing together some of the world’s leading experts in the field of menopause, to answer the most common questions gathered from women around the country on specific menopausal health subjects that affect all women. These DVD’s are the equivalent of sitting down and spending intimate time with the world’s leading experts to get answers that will empower women with knowledge that will enable them make life changing health choices.

Heidi remains busy as the owner of a high-end real estate company in Aspen, Colorado, Aspen Sales and Rentals, that developed real estate land and buildings, built luxury homes, and sells high-end real estate in Aspen, Snowmass and the Roaring Fork Valley.  Her other company Five Star Destinations rents luxury homes and villas in Aspen and worldwide for discerning travelers wanting to both have luxury and A Sense of Home.

Always on the lookout for “good real estate deal” Heidi can also be found developing new real estate projects where her keen eye for design and love of architecture can be easily recognized. An avid World traveler Heidi enjoys learning about the people and places she represents. That is if you can catch her…


Producer and Editor - Gary Jaffe

Co-Executive Producer, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Jaffe has assembled over 5,000 credits in television, news, film, music video, corporate presentations and network programming seen worldwide by millions of viewers.  His media resume includes over two decades of producing cutting edge projects as owner and creative director of his production company, Concept Vision Media, through 2010.  In addition, he served on the launch team of The Tube Music Network, where he assembled and supervised a, “dream team” of talent and content producers to bring the reinvention of music television into over 14 million U.S. homes. Since 2010, he has been the News & Content Director for KIAH TV in Houston, Texas, where he launched and currently supervises the first of its kind, anchor-less newscast for Tribune Media. NewsFix can be seen nightly in Houston, Dallas and South Florida.

His producing, cinematography, directing and editing talents have been featured in image campaigns for CBS, the CW and UPN.  Past clients include MTV, Bacardi, Sprint, Gerber, Warner Brothers and Sony International. His numerous marketing, sales, and direct response campaigns have generated million dollars in investment capital and product sales.

Mr. Jaffe’s lifelong passion for music and culture has also led to collaborations with artists including Celine Dion, R. Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, Olga Tanon, Celia Cruz and The Flaming Lips. 

Through his ability to spot talent and nurture creativity, his knowledge of perpetually advancing technology, and his ability to manage the production process, his work continues to inform and entertain audiences through compelling branded content for television, film, and digital media.


Director - Marc Bennett

Marc Bennett has spent his life creating powerful images and stories in print and on film. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Bennett received his education at The Brooklyn Museum Art School, The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and Otis Parsons and Art Center in Los Angeles. He got his start designing sets for theatrical, musical and operatic productions in New York and Los Angeles, and is a two-time recipient of the Dramalogue Critics Award for Best Scenic Design.

As an artist and photographer, his work has been shown in exhibitions throughout the United States and is a part of many private collections. Bennett is a recipient the Art of California Magazine’s “Discovery Award” and the Stamford Art Association’s “Color Award,” and his artwork has been used in campaigns to raise money and awareness for numerous organizations and charities such as Aids Project Los Angeles, Cancervive, The Grammys’ MusiCares, Free Arts for Children, Camp Max Straus, The Boys & Girls Cubs of America, Aspen Center for Integral Health, The Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance.

As the co-founder of Bennett/Novak Advertising, he designed and created advertising and branding campaigns for clients such as Sony Music, The New York Film Festival, Resort Theaters of America, Hilton Hotels, MTV Unplugged, VH-1, Will Smith, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez.

Bennett was the creative director for the music television network The Tube, and was instrumental in creating the branding of the network, as well as designing, producing, and directing many of the network’s commercials and promos. While there, he also produced the documentary Bridge to Havana which followed this inspiring musical event in Cuba and was shot by Haskell Wexler and starred Gladys Knight, Bonnie Raitt, Mick Fleetwood and some of Cuba's most renowned musicians.

As a director, he has helmed films, documentaries, music videos, and national commercials alike. His credits include the short films From Fairfax with Love and Mother's Day, the documentaries Life MattersA Journey of Hope and SurvivalThe Day, the award winning Hot Flash Havoc and The Beach Boys 50 which stars all five of the original Beach Boys including Brian Wilson and Mike Love.

Among his many commercial credits are the spots he did for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which promoted a major retrospective for artist Keith Haring and won the World Medal at the New York Festival’s Television Advertising Awards.

Bennett is committed to art and film as visual languages that can entertain, inspire, educate and enlighten, as well as be vehicles for positive change and philanthropy worldwide.


Editor - Warren Lustig

Warren Lustig is a producer/editor with the CBS television news magazine "60 Minutes” where he has been since 1999.  He is considered one of the best of his kind at the network and has been awarded with an unprecedented 17 Emmy Awards and 2 Peabodys. The topics of his stories have ranged from Barack Obama’s historic road to the White House and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, to the more recent attacks in Paris and Pope Francis’s trip to the United States.  In 2003, he set-up and produced a rare, one on one interview with Steve Jobs which led to Lustig’s fascinating piece about Pixar animation studios.  Some of his other work includes special, hour long tribute broadcasts to Mike Wallace, Ed Bradley, Bob Simon and 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt. But Lustig’s forever favorite piece is one called “Joy in the Congo”, the story of how one man in Africa used music to raise the hopes and spirits of his nation. That story alone, considered a classic at 60 Minutes, received Emmys and Peabodys for the entire crew.
 
Lustig began his career in the 1970’s as a cameraman, shooting news on the streets of New York.  National exposure came with coverage of the 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island.  In 1980, he joined the staff of “PM Magazine”, a local broadcast in Florida, where he switched from cameraman to editor. It was a change that propelled his career.  In no time, he won his first Emmy for editing, and soon returned to New York to join CBS.  Assigned to the network news division, he traveled and became an eyewitness to world changing events like Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the student uprising in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. In the 1990’s, he was chosen to cover three consecutive Winter Olympic Games for CBS Sports which brought him more Emmys.
 
Beyond broadcasting, Lustig developed educational programs and brought his unique, morale boosting seminars to over 100 CBS television affiliates. He also created “TV Boot Camp” for his alma mater, The City University of New York. Boot Camp was a two week crash course that put students through the paces of real life producing, shooting, editing and reporting for 60 Minutes. The program was a huge success and was recognized by the Television Academy for its contribution to education.


Writer - Marnie Inskip

Marnie Inskip is an multiple award winning, international investigative journalist with extensive experience as a director, interviewer, executive producer, producer, writer, narrator and reporter, working in television, radio and print, on a range of stories on political, business, financial, science, cultural, lifestyle, and entertainment topics, with a unique and extensive expertise in organized crime.

She has directed, written and produced a number of acclaimed documentaries, which have appeared on major television and cable channels in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Italy including ABC, Discovery, FOX, BBC, TV5 ARTE, RAI TV2 and PBS.

In her long carrier she has worked as a producer/reporter for Fox Broadcasting, CBS, RAI (Italian State Television), and ABC News in New York and Rome, Italy. Marnie has extensive experience broad experience and contacts in US, Canadian and European networks. She is now has her own production company, Inskip Productions.  She has offices in the USA and Europe and works in English, French and Italian.

Marnie won an Emmy from the National Academy of Televisions Arts and Science for her work with the US investigative program ‘20/20’ and was awarded the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for “Yakuza”. In addition, “Hotflash Havoc” was an Official Selection, DOC MIAMI - Nominated Best Documentary Contemporary Issues; Official Selection Colorado Film Festival; Official Selection Aspen Film Festival. She produced and Directed the Italian Entry-International Festival of Seville “The Bible and the Flag: The Rise of the Christian Right”

Among her many director/producer/writer credits are “The Rise and Fall of the Mafia”, (Discovery), “The Final Days of Sharon Tate”, (Discovery/Sunset Presse/TV5 ARTE France),“The Sexual Century”, (History Channel/Carlton Television), “Mafia Women”, (Discovery/Channel 5), “Roman Polanski”, (Court TV/Parco Productions), “Ira Einhorn”, (Court TV/Parco Productions), “America’s War on Drugs: Searching For Solutions”, (ABC News Special), “Martin Frankel”, (Court TV/Parco Productions), “The Stuff of Dreams” (PBS), “The War Against the Mafia” ( ITV/ London Weekend Television), “Women and the Mafia”, (A&E/American Justice), “Sam Giancana: the Man who Stole America”, (BBC), “The Mob and Hollywood”, (BBC),  “The New Godfathers”, (Geraldo Rivera Specials/Tribune Broadcasting), “Modern Love:Aids in America”, (Geraldo Rivera Specials/Tribune Broadcasting), “The Sons of Scarface:the New Mafia”, (Geraldo Rivera Specials/Tribune Broadcasting), “The Bible and the Flag: Rise of the Christian Right”, (RAI TG2), “Marilyn Monroe:Investigation of a Goddess”, (Fox Network Special),  “The Conspiracy Tapes: The Plot to Kill the Pope”, (Tribune Broadcasting/Parco Productions), “Konkordski:Secret History”, (Channel 4 (UK)), “The American Bailout: Savings and Loan”, (WGBH/Frontline/ Center for Investigative Reporting), “The Global Dumping Ground”, (WGBH/Frontline/ Center for Investigative Reporting), “Dragons of Crime: Chinese Mafia”, (A&E/National Film Board of Canada/CBC Newsworld),.“Mafia Wars”, (BBC/A&E), “Toscanini the Maestro” (PBS/Bravo).

Marnie holds Canadian, US and Irish citizenship and is a member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain; Writers Guild of America; Writers Guild of Canada; Investigative Reporters and Editors; National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; International Radio and Television Society; Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television; and New York Women in Film and Television.

www.inskipproductions.com
marnieinskip@gmail.com


Marketing Strategist - Paula Silver

Paula Silver consistently takes on the challenge of marketing socially conscious projects to audiences around the world, utilizing her innovative and creative marketing experience to present exciting campaigns for entertainment content.

In 1981, Paula established the entertainment division at R. Greenberg Associates, where she led the creative team to develop the Tri-Star Pictures logo, and other corporate identities.  During her career as an entertainment agency executive, Ms. Silver worked closely with all the major motion picture studios to craft marketing campaigns to establish films as brands. Notable campaigns included Alien, Ghostbusters, and Dirty Dancing. Paula relocated from New York to Los Angeles in 1989 to serve as President of Worldwide Marketing for Motion Pictures at Columbia Pictures. After her tenure at Columbia, Paula took her talents to the Walt Disney Company supervising all of the marketing and distribution for Interscope Films. At Interscope Ms. Silver created the award-winning marketing campaign for Mr. Holland's Opus, for which she stepped outside industry convention by bringing "grass roots" marketing to the forefront. She is a founding member of the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation board of directors, an organization dedicated to keeping music programs alive in public schools.

Following her tradition of being a non-traditionalist, Paula enjoyed success again as the marketing strategist behind the surprise 2002 indie hit, My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  By establishing a community audience engagement early in the marketing process, Ms. Silver developed a marketing plan relying heavily on viral grass roots and localized publicity strategy. My Big Fat Greek Wedding remains the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time released with an initial advertising budget less than one million dollars.

Ms. Silver's passion for social, environmental and civic issues has lead her to become an active member in organizations and foundations promoting the arts and social well-being of others.  She coined the campaign slogan "Only Elephants Should Wear Ivory” for the National Wildlife Foundation. After giving birth to a 3lb 3oz preemie, Ms. Silver formed a Hot Line at Lenox Hill Hospital to help mothers of premature babies.  Her special interest in teen issues motivated her to facilitate the Gloria Steinem’s First National Girl’s Conference “Girls Speak Out" at the UN in 1997.  In 2004, she organized and produced LOHAS 8 Conference (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) for the successful lifestyle corporation GAIAM. Paula encouraged Hollywood to meet environmental leaders and businessmen so that their stories and information could be used in the development of mainstream media thus “social norming” green practices.

Paula has traveled worldwide to lecture on film marketing, distribution, and the power of storytelling. Her underlying philosophy is that "Media Matters" and can have a social impact on the way we think and act in the world. With her unique ability to articulate ideas through innovative story-telling, Paula has formed Raw Diamond, with Dr. Cynthia Breazeal of the MIT Media Lab, blending her skills in entertainment with Cynthia’s groundbreaking work in robotics to create the next media platform. By working with Cynthia to forge teams of brilliant entrepreneurs in game theory, transmedia and science, Paula has set a course to inspire today’s tweens to be engaged in fearless, creative innovation to solve problems that will ultimately result in historic social change.

Paula has overseen marketing campaigns for socially conscious documentaries and feature films, which screened at all major international film festivals. Paula has leant her marketing consulting talents to Miss Representation, Hot Flash Havoc, and The Cove via her independent marketing firm Beyond the Box Productions, where she is President and Chief Creative Officer. She works closely with new technologies to create a vibrant interactive relationship with movie audiences.

Ms. Silver presently sits on the board of directors of the Women in Film Foundation, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Word Theater, Salt Lake City Film Center, Dr. Keith Black Brain Trust at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Peter Gabriel’s Witness Human Rights Watch and Otis College.  In 2004 she became an MIT Simplicity Lab Fellow.


Director of Photography - Mark Leisher

Mark Leisher is founding and Operations Director of Mark Leisher Productions, Peak HD Productions and Greenroads TV. Mark has 10 years of video production experience and 7 years in video post-production. Mark first purchased HDTV camera equipment in 2003 and learned quickly that HD digital acquisitions was fast taking over the film & video industry.
Mark’s expertise behind the lens has earned him numerous credits in network commercials. feature films, sports marketing, adventure travel documentaries, music videos, high-end corporate videos, reality programming and video for the web. Mark’s professional attitude and his ability to work as a “team” player or a 1-man band owner-operator, is invaluable to any production project.

When not working as a freelance director of photography, cinematographer, mark is out on the road exploring new adventures, new video project opportunities and adding to his growing HD stock footage collection. An adventure filmmaker by heart, mark enjoys traveling all over the world working on different projects or wherever his talents are needed. Mark’s future productions goals include more travel abroad, storytelling and documentary style projects.

Mark adds a unique craftsmanship to all the projects he works on and contributes a creative lighting, filtration and “ in” camerawork effects. He loves employing the best technical tools for the job and giving the projects that special “something” extra to intrigue and motivate the viewers.

Mark and his team of freelance video professionals are continually working on their own ideas for new programming and network content and strive to make a difference in the world of environmental issues and meaningful storytelling.


Music Supervisor - Ramon Hervey II

Ramon Hervey II has been a resilient entrepreneur in the entertainment business for nearly three decades. He has built several different entertainment entities including, Hervey & Company, a personal management firm, a public relations company, and R & B LIVE, a music entertainment/production entity. He has also served as a Management Consultant for special events, as Executive Producer on film and television projects, and most recently, as a Music Supervisor on some film projects.

He has managed Little Richard, 8-time Grammy award winning gospel artist/producer/songwriter Andrae Crouch, Sweet Honey In The Rock, R & B/Pop duo Zhane, jazz keyboardist Philippe Saisse, actress/singer Vanessa Williams, songwriter/producer and recording artist, Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, to name just a few.

As a public relations whiz, he repped a bevy of superstars including among others, the late Richard Pryor, Bette Midler, Paul McCartney, The Bee Gees, Daryl Hall & John Oates, George Benson, Natalie Cole, the late Rick James and Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan & Rufus, Herb Alpert, James Caan, Nick Nolte, The Carpenters, The Commodores (with Lionel Richie), The Jacksons (with Michael Jackson), and Tina Turner.

In the past several years, Hervey expanded into the motion picture and television arenas. He was Executive Producer of "CHISHOLM 72’, UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED,” a critically acclaimed documentary on the late Shirley Chisholm which was honored with a prestigious Peabody Award. He’s re-teaming with the film’s director Shola Lynch, to Executive Produce “FREE ANGELA,” a documentary about the life and times of activist Angela Davis. Most recently, he served as a Music Consultant on the not yet released comedy, “Should’ve Been Romeo,” which stars Paul Ben Victor, Michael Rappaport, Ed Asner, Kelly Osbourne, Carol Kane, Natasha Henstridge, and others.
www.herveyandcompany.com


Animation and Graphics - Jeffrey Pittle

Jeffrey Pittle is a Senior Art/Creative Director with 20+ combined years of hands-on and executive-level experience guiding the development and execution of award-winning motion graphics, special effects and 2D/3D animation projects for world-class brand identity and entertainment clients.

He established his profitable, award-winning creative consultancy, Pittleworks, to specialize in the development and production of quality, story-driven animation projects, building a world-class roster of 200+ multi-contract television/film clients (WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, WARNER BROS., NICKELODEON, etc.). Under this banner, he and his team guide concept-to-completion execution of TV show opens, bumpers, channel IDs, motion graphics, promos and film titles utilizing cutting-edge motion graphics technology and production techniques.

Jeffrey is a strategic and creative powerhouse, with proven ability to accurately assess client needs and produce compelling concepts that engage target markets, enhance brand awareness and generate millions of dollars in revenue. He’s also known as an effective leader/mentor with exceptional design, communication, presentation and budget management skills, with a solid track record of delivering multiple high-profile projects on concurrent time lines.

In recent years, Jeffrey has helped develop many major entertainment properties, including feature film promo work for Pirates Of The Caribbean, Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, Green Lantern, Rango, Kick Ass  and others. His national television work includes Miss America, Deal Or No Deal, Dance War, Inside Edition, Dr. Phil, Spike TV and many more.

Jeffrey is extremely proud to be a part of developing the visual look and feel of Hot Flash Havoc.
Please visit http://flavors.me/JeffreyPittle for more information on Jeffrey Pittle and Pittleworks, Inc.


Post Production - Alex Ferrari

Alex Ferrari began his career as an editor and quickly moved up the ranks as a colorist, post production and visual effects supervisor. Coming from a visual effects/post production background, this versatile director combines his passion for storytelling and visual effects experience with a unique visual style. Alex has been directing commercials and short film for many years. He has been featured in numerous publications including Moviemaker Magazine, Digital Arts, Chicago Sun-Times, In Film and Digital Filmmaker.

Alex exploded onto the indie film scene with his award winning short film Broken. The film went on to screen at over 160 international festivals and has been reviewed by over 250 news outlets world-wide including famed film critic Roger Ebert. "Broken is essentially a demonstration of the mastery of horror imagery and techniques." - Roger Ebert.

His awards include those from the Palm Beach International Film Festival 2006, 2008, and in 2009. The Melbourne Film Festival for Best of Show and Best Director 2006, 2007, and in 2008 just to name a few.

Through self-distribution, the Broken: Special Edition DVD has also sold over 5000 units world-wide. Produced on a budget of $8000 and boasting over 100 vfx shots, Broken is one of the most celebrated shorts in recent years. He was featured in the international best-selling book "Making Short Films" and is the co-author of "The Art of Broken."

Alex recently directed the award-winning short film Red Princess Blues, based on his live-action feature film, which stars Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down, Kindergarden Cop) Rachel Grant (007 Die Another Day) and Academy Award Nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown). The film has been accepted into over 40 international film festivals thus far and has won multiple awards including Best Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Fight Sequence, Best Action Short and Best Production Design. The film is also the first short film ever distributed through an iphone/ipad app.

He established an award winning visual effects/post production company called Numb Robot, which specializes in editorial, color grading, visual effects, RED Camera Workflow, title sequences, commercials and independent films. He has also recently opened an animation studio who's first project is Red Princess Blues Animated: Genesis, based on his live-action feature which is in development.


Sound Mixer - Orazio Spagnardi


Final Sound - Alan Meyerson


Music Composer - Barry Eastmond

"One of the most prolific R&B/Pop songwriter/producers, Barry Eastmond has over sixty gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums on some of the most important contemporary artists. Notching up cumulative sales of over 80 million copies. Barry's creative magic has been responsible for hit records by: Anita Baker, Brandy, Britney Spears, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Tamia, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Kenny Lattimore, Michael Bolton, Billy Ocean, Freddie Jackson, Al Jarreau, Will Downing, Vanessa Williams, Regina Belle, Barry White, and George Benson, to name just a few. He produced the certified gold Anita Baker album "My Everything" for Blue Note Records which included a collaboration with Babyface. He composed and co-produced the title song for Whitney Houston's Christmas album "One Wish", as well as new 16 year old prodigy Karina Pasian on Def Jam who was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary R& B album.

Barry has completed producing Freddie Jackson's newest cd - "For You". The single "I Don't Wanna Go" is on the Billboard Charts. He also has a song on the Billboard Charts with Elisabeth Withers - "No Regrets". The album is also entitled "No Regrets". Recent releases include songs on Sweet Honey In the Rock - "Are We A Nation", Elisabeth Withers first album, "It Can Happen to Anyone" and songs on the George Benson & Al Jarreau collaboration "Giving It Up", gospel artist Yolanda Adams album entitled "Day By Day", Kenny Lattimore's classic covers album entitled "Timeless" on Verve Records. "Madea's Family Reunion" Soundtrack on Motown Records and a Christmas Album with Anita Baker entitled "Christmas Fantasy", as well as work on the Dave Koz release "At The Movies" - "Somewhere" featuring Anita Baker, Peabo Bryson's album "Missing You" and Paul Taylor's "Burnin" on Concord Records.

Barry has not limited his composing to the record industry. He has written numerous songs for films and TV. His most recent film is "Hot Flash Havoc". His scoring activities include the documentary film entitled "Chisholm 72-Unbought and Unbossed" which won a Peabody Award. He has also completed work on a documentary entitled "Right To Return" by the Oscar winning director Jonathan Demme.

Barry has received numerous ASCAP Pop and R&B awards. He is also on the Board of Governors New York Chapter for N.A.R.A.S.

Most recently, Barry was one of the songrwriters that took part in ASCAP's "We Write The Music" event at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., along with Hal David, Lyle Lovett, Jackie DeShannon, Dean Kay, Brett James, Hillary Lindsay, Gordie Sampson and others. He was pleased to have Freddie Jackson perform his hit "You Are My Lady" at the event. A tireless professional, Barry continues to create music for artists, film and tv."


Original Song "Power Surge" - Siedah Garrett

Siedah Garrett is an outstanding singer/songwriter whose work has profoundly touched serious music lovers all over the world. Grammy-winning and Oscarnominated for co-writing “Love You, I Do” – sung by Jennifer Hudson in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls, – and recently receiving her 2nd Oscar nomination for her song “Real In Rio” from the 2011 blockbuster animated feature film, Rio, - Garrett’s is an artistry chiseled in all-around excellence. Siedah is the co-writer of the internationally recognized self-motivational anthem “Man in the Mirror,” immortalized by Michael Jackson on his 1987 album, Bad. On that same project, Garrett also sang the chart-topping first single, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, a duet with Jackson, then performed with “The King of Pop” on his Dangerous world tour.

Across her remarkable pop music career, Garrett has collaborated and worked with music giants such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, and Sergio Mendes. She has written songs that have been performed and/or recorded by Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Patti Austin, Sheena Easton, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Dionne Warwick, The Korrs, The Brand New Heavies, Amy Grant, Barry White, Paula Abdul, will.i.am, Jordan Sparks, Vanessa Williams, Richard Elliot, and The Freemasons, among others. She has supplied background vocals for Madonna, Donna Summer, Wang Chung, The Commodores, Weather Report, Boz Scaggs, Santana, Johnny Mathis and Jessica Simpson to name a few. Garrett’s duet with ex-Temptations member, Dennis Edwards, “Don’t Look Any Further” is a classic R&B smash.

In addition to penning her two Oscar-nominated songs, Garrett’s film and soundtrack credits are quite extensive. They include her recording of the Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager composition “Everchanging Times,” from the film Baby Boom, and her co-writing a total of four songs in Rio. Garrett continues to work closely with Quincy Jones on even grander visions such as cowriting “I Know I Can”, the official theme song for the opening ceremony of the 2007 Special Olympics, as well as “Better City, Better Life”, the official theme song for the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.

Siedah also has had numerous television and feature film appearances, national jingles and voice-overs, and still performs globally for television audiences in the millions.


Theatrical Distribution - Scott Duthie

Established producer, Scott Duthie, is the founder of Angry Monkey Entertainment. AME is devoted to staying on the forefront of the technological revolution in the production of film, television, and theatrical distribution; pioneering the first Retro-Integration Technology Division for 20th Century Fox and launching digital product placement on the hit Fox Network Reality series, Temptation Island. Angry Monkey Entertainment also recently theatrically distributed the feature film, Baby On Board, starring Heather Graham, Jerry O' Connell, John Corbett, and Lara Flynn Boyle. This was the first E-Cinema Digital Distributed Feature Film with an AME marketing target reaching 75 million gross impressions and launching the DVD sales to rank in the top 50 rentals for 68 straight days and featured national publicity on Howard Stern, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Access Hollywood, E! Entertainment, a 20 market Satellite Media Tour, and 4 Radio Media Tours, as well as numerous print and internet publications. Duthie began his career as a marketing technical consultant and creative director in Seattle, Washington, supervising projects for many Fortune 500 Companies including Microsoft, Nintendo, Boeing, Purina, Hallmark and United Parcel Service.

An alumnus of the American Film Institute with a postgraduate degree in Motion Picture Production Design, Duthie has been a key member of the creative teams for several popular Emmy Award winning shows, such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Tracey Takes On, The Rockford Files, and The Magnificent Seven. His film and television credits encompass a wide range of studio productions including Bedazzled, Dante's Peak, Cruel Intentions, The Patriot, Timecop, Touched By An Angel, Leave It To Beaver, L.A. Firefighters, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Heat Vision And Jack, Sleepless In Seattle, and Spider-man. He has also lent his expertise to music videos from The Backstreet Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Donnas, Mel C, Joe Cocker, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Smashmouth, Tal Bachman, REM, Citizen King, Five For Fighting, Toni Braxton, Ben Moody, Anastacia, and Kelly Clarkson.

Across Duthie's distinguished career he has worked along side some of the industries most notable directors including: Ben Stiller, Harold Ramis, John Landis, Roger Donaldson, Mc G, Leonard Nimoy, Christopher Cain, Joss Whedon, Sam Raimi, and Mike Nichols. Actors he has worked with include: Jon Voight, Robert Downey Jr., Terence Stamp, Jack Black, Julianne Moore, Tom Hanks, Sir Ben Kingsley, Greg Kinnear, John Goodman, Annette Bening, Val Kilmer, Jane Lynch, Owen Wilson, James Franco, Toby Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, James Garner, Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Bacall, Ryan Phillippe, Charlton Heston, Drew Barrymore, Maria Bello, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams, Bryan Cranston, Meg Ryan, F. Murray Abraham, Sir Ian McKellen, Heather Graham, Dean Cain, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Tara Reid, Jon Favreau, Michael McKean, William Shatner, Bill Pullman, Chris O'Donnell, Lolita Davidovich, Charles Durning, Tom Berenger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Jeff Bridges.

Recently, Duthie teamed again with long time producing partner Christopher Cain (Young Guns, The Next Karate Kid) for the sequel to the hit movie Pure Country, Pure Country 2: The Gift, featuring George Strait and introducing Katrina Elam, distributed by Warner Bros Studios. Duthie is currently in development with Max Kleven (Back To The Future 1,2&3) to bring the epic adventure of the world famous German shepherd, Rin Tin Tin back to the big screen. Duthie most recently coordinated production services for the mega-hit “Britney Spears 2011 Femme Fatale World Tour,” and is the recipient of two Gold Remi Awards.  


Television Distribution - Jim Hayden

Jim Hayden is president of Planet Pictures, founded in 1987.  Programs and series created and produced by Hayden have won virtually every major award for excellence including the National Emmy, the Dupont-Columbia (3), the RTNDA Murrow Award (3) and the George Foster Peabody.    Hayden has served in a wide variety of management and production capacities over more than thirty-five years in television.  He was president and co-owner of QuesTV, a 24-7 documentary channel with programming revolving around “adventure and toys for grown up boys,” carried across Europe and in Japan by DirecTV.   Hayden has also been a program development executive and manager for such organizations as Group W and Turner Broadcasting.   For SuperStation TBS, Hayden developed and served as Executive Producer of "Earthbeat," the first weekly solutions-oriented environmental magazine. "Earthbeat" was renamed "Network Earth” and ran for six years, Sunday evenings following “National Geographic Explorer”.  Hayden created and Executive Produced “California Offbeat,” an original series commissioned by national TV network Channel 4 (UK), looking at the offbeat and quirky side of California.  Hayden co-created the cooking show phenomenon “The Urban Peasant” which dominated daytime afternoon ratings on the CBC (Canada) for ten years, with distribution by Planet Pictures into over 60 other countries, on networks including TLC (US), BSKYB (UK), STAR (Asia), XYZ Lifestyle Channel (Australia), and MGM (Latin America).  Hayden was also successful in obtaining financing from TLC, as well as UFA Nonfiction (Germany) and S4C (Wales) for his original series “What A World,” with crews that roamed more than 30 countries, premiering in the US on TLC.  Later, Hayden pioneered the now-ubiquitous auction-and-pawn content craze when he created “Auction Adventure” for the Scripps' Fine Living Network.   The success of that series paved the way for more lifestyle commissions from OvationTV including the channel's signature ID series "American Revolutionaries."   At the same time, remaining true to his blue-chip docu-roots, Hayden continues to receive commissions as Executive Producer for prime-time programs such as the PBS network's "Secrets of the Dead" series.
 
Earlier in his TV career, Hayden created the Local Program Network (LPN), a department of CBS's WCCO Television, Minneapolis.  LPN was a consortium of 45 major-market TV stations pooling programming by satellite.  In 1984, Hayden launched "One-on-One Exclusive," a pioneering service which, based in Washington DC, connected local stations' anchors with major national newsmakers for interviews by satellite.  LPN was represented in domestic syndication by Fox-Lorber Associates and All American Television (later rolled into what is now known as Freemantle Television).  Hayden’s first TV experience included shooting and editing news and documentaries, then producing, writing and directing award-winning documentaries, specials, and series ranging from "PM Magazine" (nationwide) to "Bill Moyers' Journal"  (PBS).  Hayden was the creator of the journalistically acclaimed, national-award winning "Moore Report" documentary series for WCCO-TV, CBS - Minneapolis.  


Television Distribution - Jenny Mikunda Hayden

Jenny Mikunda Hayden is Managing Director of Planet Pictures.  She joined the company in 1989, taking on primary responsibility for international sales and acquisitions of finished programming.  Prior to that, Jenny was an undercover investigative reporter and researcher for documentaries and expose-type hard news reports at CBS flagship WCCO-TV Minneapolis.  She also created, produced and managed an array of innovative public service campaigns and community outreach programs for the CBS-owned channel. Many of Ms. Hayden’s documentaries and public service campaigns received multiple national awards for excellence, including the Dupont-Columbia, the George Foster Peabody, and the national Emmy. 
 
At Planet Pictures, Jenny has distinguished herself as one of the TV industry’s foremost experts on the acquisition and distribution of factual programming, both for emerging channels and networks in the US, as well as transmission outlets and producers of all kinds around the world.  For example, it was Jenny who contracted the acquisition of nearly the entire launch schedule of socially-conscious niche channel Halogen in 2009 – 2010.  Jenny has cultivated consulting relationships with a number of emerging channels which seek her expertise in obtaining quality programs that further their brand values.  More recently, Ms. Hayden has become the US sales principal for factual programming on behalf of the blue-chip Australian Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), the “PBS of Australia.”  She is also responsible for marketing and negotiating TV sponsorships to national brands for underwriter-supported programs on PBS.  
 
Overseeing worldwide distribution of Planet’s intellectual rights catalog of more than 1000 high-quality hours, Jenny has negotiated TV distribution / licensing agreements with networks in virtually every market in the world including the UK, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, the Middle East, Canada, the US, Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and most of Latin America.  Since its inception, Planet has created, co-developed, financed and / or produced original programs in alliances with the U.K.'s Channel 3 (ITV),  Channel Four Television, and S4C Wales; France's TF-1 and Canal +; Italy's RTI; Australia's 10 Network and Southern Star Entertainment; Brazil's Globosat and Canada's CBC.  In the U. S., Planet Pictures has created and / or produced programs for the USA Network, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, Scripps-owned FLN (Fine Living Network), SuperStation TBS (Turner Broadcasting), PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), and more.