SCOTT MARSHALL, WRITER / DIRECTOR
Scott started in the film business delivering mail at Paramount at the age of 10. He studied film at Northwestern University and received a Masters degree in the directing program from the American Film Institute. He became a music video director, directing videos for bands such as Smashmouth and Guided by Voices, then directed 2nd Unit for feature films directed by the prolific Gary Marshall, including THE PRINCESS DIARIES II and GEORGIA RULE. Scott made his feature film directorial debut with KEEPING UP WITH THE STEINS starring Jeremy Piven which won the Aspen Comedy festival and was released by Miramax. Last year he directed BLONDE AMBITION starring Jessica Simpson and Luke Wilson released by Sony.
R.A. WHITE, WRITER
Writer R. A. White is currently in post production on OTHER PEOPLE’S PARTIES, a docu-feature film, directing from a script he co-wrote. His short film, FRANK’S BOOK, starring John C. Reilly, received distribution on American (IFC), Canadian, Japanese, and European (Canal Plus) television, after having won critical acclaim and key awards the 27th Deauville Festival of American Film, and the HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Fest. R.A. White is a loyal Renaissance Faire fanatic and ALL’S FAIRE IN LOVE… is based on characters created in his original script His insiders perspective, has captured the behind-the-scenes intrigue and humor of the Renaissance Faire.He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts.
MICHAEL MENDELSOHN, PRODUCER and FINANCIER
As the Chairman and CEO of Patriot Pictures, LLC, and CEO of Union Patriot Pictures, Inc., Mr. Mendelsohn currently manages senior and mezzanine debt portfolios for banks and financial institutions specializing in film production and entertainment companies. Mr. Mendelsohn has arranged production financing or produced over 298 films. Most recently Mendelsohn Produced and financed “All’s Faire in Love…” directed by Scott Marshall, starring Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Matthew Lillard, Bill Engvall, Nadine Velasquez, Ann-Margret and Cedric the Entertainer., “Sand and Sorrow-Genocide in Darfur” , Executive Produced by Michael Mendelsohn and George Clooney which aired on HBO, Winter ’07/08. “Lord of War” released by LionsGate Films, written and directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke and “Material Girls” released by MGM, starring Hilary Duff and Anjelica Huston, directed by Martha Coolidge. Mendelsohn is currently in pre-production for “Rape: A Love Story” directed by Harold Becker and based on the novel written by award winning novelist Joyce Carol Oates. Mr. Mendelsohn has also arranged financing for such films as Beacon Pictures and Wolfgang Peterson’s “Air Force One” starring Harrison Ford, Lakeshore Entertainment produced “The Mothman Prophecies” and “Underworld”, Wachowski Brothers’ “The Matrix”; Icon Pictures produced “What Women Want” starring Mel Gibson and Quentin Tarantino’s “True Romance” and “Reservoir Dogs.”
RON SINGER, PRODUCER
Ron Singer is a producer with over twenty-five years of experience.
?> Ron is also Director’s Guild Unit Production Manager, whose credits include Line Producer, UPM, and Post Production Supervisor. During his life in the film business, Ron has worked in most departments and is familiar with all aspects of film making.
Most recently Ron produced the renaissance faire based comedy “All’s Faire in Love” with Patriot Pictures, starring Christina Ricci, Cedric the Entertainer, Bill Engvall, Nadine Velazquez, Matthew Lillard and Ann Margret among the ensemble cast.
Last year, Ron co-produced the thriller “Hit and Run” for MGM, starring Laura Breckenridge and Kevin Corrigan.
In 2004, Ron joined forces with producer Scott Reed to create “That’s ?> Hollywood.” Based on the studio lot at Warner Brothers, they developed a program specializing in bringing studio level services and talent to independent filmmakers. Among the projects brought under That’s Hollywood’s program are the theatrically released films “Dirty Deeds” for Green Diamond Entertainment, starring “Mean Girls” Lacey Chabert, “Rocky 5” Milo Ventimiglia and baseball star Todd Zeile; “Forbidden Warrior” for Cinamour; and “Into the Blue”, the Paul Walker and Jessica Alba starrer for MGM.
That’s Hollywood also developed an HD program, under which Ron has produced and line-produced several High Definition projects, among them the sucessful “Candy Stripers” for Windchill Films and released by Sony Pictures, and “Desert of Blood” for Fabrication Films.
In past years Ron was a producer for Mindfire Entertaiment, which included work on their recent theatrical feature “House of the Dead”, released by Artisan.
Ron line produced and post supervised the theatrical comedy feature film “The Specials”, starring Rob Lowe and an ensemble cast including Thomas Haden Church, Jamie Kennedy, Jordan Ladd, Taryn Manning, Paget Brewser and Melissa Joan Hart..
Ron also line produced and post supervised “Free Enterprise”, Best Picture winner at the 1998 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and starring William Shatner and Eric McCormack of NBC's “Will and Grace.” “Free Enterprise” was released theatrically in 1999 by Regent Entertainment, and has become a cult classic.
SCOTT REED, PRODUCER
In 2003, Scott opened That’s Hollywood a studio based production and post production company under a studio deal with Warner Bros. with partner and long time friend Ron Singer. The two have produced several feature films and television series under the That’s Hollywood banner inclding the hit comedy “Dirty Deeds” starring Milo Ventimiglia, “Hit and Run” starring Laura Breckenridge, “All’s Faire In Love” starring Christina Ricci and coming soon is a movie being directed by William H. Macy called, “Keep Coming Back”. In 1986, fresh from Cal Arts and signed as a franchised talent agent, field producer and stage manager with a background in music, Scott began producing shows and events exclusively for artists that include Ramsey Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Omar Hakim, Grover Washington Jr, Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, Jan and Dean, The Coasters, The Platters, The Drifters and comedy artists that include Jay Leno, Pam Stone, Ellen Degeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Cathy Ladman, The Smothers Brothers, Dick Clark, Jerry Lewis and more. At 25 years of age, Scott became so successful in markets for entertainment that include corporate, college, concerts, clubs and network television that in 1990, Dick Clark personally called him on the phone and recruited him on the spot as his new Director of Comedy. There, Scott was exclusively financing, booking, producing and directing ticketed and non ticketed events worldwide. Scott worked on televised special events including The AMA’s, New Years Rockin’ Eve and The CMA’s, providing talent and production support. From 1986 to 1994, Scott financed, produced and directed over 1000 special events, shows and conventions. At age 30, Scott decided to open up EDGE Management. For three years Scott personally managed the careers of sports celebrities that include Todd Christensen, Jerry Rice, Nick Van Exel, Kareem Abdul Jabaar and others. Actors included Christina Solis, Marcos Ferrais and Michelle Clunie as well as, top recording artist Jim Brickman. Scott then decided to work in movie production and from 1997, Scott went to work for various companies like Threshold Ent (animation), Unitel Video (Post), Modern Videofilm (editing), the Wilshire Stages and EFX sound companies (Sound), Pacific Title Company (DI) and Broadcast Standards (Distribution) until 2003 when he opened That’s Hollywood.