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Tony Gerber is an American filmmaker and the co-founder of Market Road Films, an independent production company.
Gerber was born in New York City and lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, playwright Lynn Nottage, and their two children, Ruby and Melkamu Gerber.
Gerber is a two-time Emmy winner.
He directed and executive produced Kingdom of the White Wolf, a 3-part natural history series for National Geographic, filmed on location in the High Arctic.
He is a producer of the Jane (2017 film) about the life and work of Dr. Jane Goodall.
For CNN Films he directed, and co-wrote with Meryl Streep, We Will Rise chronicling former First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to Africa to raise awareness of the importance of girl’s education which won an American Television Academy Honor and a Cine Golden Eagle.
His independent films include Full Battle Rattle (Berlinale premiere and SXSW Special Jury Prize) and The Notorious Mr. Bout (Sundance premiere.)
In 2005, Gerber co-founded NY-based production company, Market Road Films with playwright Lynn Nottage. Nottage and Gerber are currently developing a feature film, Everlasting Yea! for Amazon Studios and are Executive Producers of Deep South, a 10-part podcast for Stitcher investigating an unsolved 1950s lynching and the conspiracy of silence in a small southern town.
Gerber is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Angela Evelyn Bassett is an American actress, director, producer, and activist. She is known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Bassett has additionally portrayed real life figures Betty Shabazz in both Malcolm X (1992) and Panther (1995), Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992), Voletta Wallace in Notorious (2009), and Coretta Scott King in Betty & Coretta (2013). Her other notable film roles include Reva Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), Bernie Harris in Waiting to Exhale (1995), Rachel Constantine in Contact (1997), Lynne Jacobs in Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016), and Queen Ramonda in Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
The Columbia University School of the Arts, is the fine arts graduate school of Columbia University in Morningside Heights, New York. It offers Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees in Film, Visual Arts, Theatre and Writing, as well as the Master of Arts (MA) degree in Film Studies. It also works closely with the Arts Initiative at Columbia University (CUArts) and organizes the Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF), a week-long program of screenings, screenplay, and teleplay readings.
Lynn Whitfield is an American actress. She began her acting career in television and theatre before progressing to supporting roles in film. She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her breakout performance as Josephine Baker in the HBO biographical film The Josephine Baker Story (1991).
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American attorney and author who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Tika Sumpter is an American actress, singer, producer, television host, and model. Sumpter began her career as host of Best Friend's Date (2004–2005), a reality series on The N. In 2005, she landed the role of Layla Williamson in the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live, where she starred regularly through 2010. In the same year, Sumpter made her movie debut in her leading female role in the musical drama Stomp the Yard: Homecoming.
Droopy, Master Detective is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and a spin-off of Tom & Jerry Kids. It debuted on Fox and ran for 13 episodes from September 11 to December 3, 1993; in 1994, it was dropped from Fox's Saturday morning schedule on January 1, and returned on weekday afternoons in August and September.
Jane Cowl was an American film and stage actress and playwright "notorious for playing lachrymose parts". Actress Jane Russell was named in Cowl's honor.
Jane Eyre is a 1943 American film adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name, released by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by the uncredited Kenneth Macgowan and Orson Welles; Welles also stars in the film as Edward Rochester, with Joan Fontaine playing the title character.
Lynn Nottage is an American playwright whose work often deals with the lives of marginalized people. She is a professor of Playwriting at Columbia University.
Joel McNeely is an American composer, arranger, musician, lyricist, and record producer. A protégé of composer Jerry Goldsmith, he is best known for his film and television scores. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series for his work on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. He frequently collaborates with Seth MacFarlane and contributes to various projects by The Walt Disney Company.
Funny or Die is a comedy video website and film/television production company founded by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Mark Kvamme, and Chris Henchy. The website Funny Or Die contains exclusive material from a regular staff of in-house writers, producers, and directors, and occasionally from a number of famous contributors including Judd Apatow, James Franco, and Norm Macdonald. The production company makes TV shows including truTV's Billy on the Street, Comedy Central's @midnight, and Zach Galifianakis' Emmy-winning web series Between Two Ferns.
Tyler Garcia Posey is an American actor and musician who is known for his role as Scott McCall on the MTV series Teen Wolf (2011–2017).
Lynn Shelton was an American filmmaker, known for writing, directing, and producing such films as Humpday and Your Sister's Sister.
Toby Schmitz is an Australian actor and playwright.
Red Granite Pictures is an American film production and distribution company, co-founded by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland in 2010.
Journey Among Women is a 1977 Australian film directed by Tom Cowan.
The fourteenth and final season of Degrassi, a Canadian serial teen drama television series, premiered on October 28, 2014. Although only four school years have passed in the story timeline since season six, season fourteen is set during the second term of the spring semester in the years it aired. Writers have been able to use a semi-floating timeline, so that the issues depicted are modern for their viewers. This season again depicts the lives of a group of high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduates as they deal with some of the challenges and issues that teenagers face such as teenage pregnancy, dysfunctional families, sexism, arson, sexting, sexual identity, miscarriages, anxiety disorders, drug use, child abuse, abstinence, and gang violence.
Southside with You is a 2016 American biographical romantic drama film written, produced, and directed by Richard Tanne, in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter as a young Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson, respectively, and focuses on the couple's first date in 1989.
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is a play by Lynn Nottage. The play concerns an African-American maid in the 1930s who becomes a film star.
James Leo Colby was an American actor in film, television and stage. Colby appeared in multiple Broadway plays and few stage productions in Connecticut.