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Hot Flash Havoc (2012)
Opened: 03/30/2012 Limited
|Music Hall 3||03/30/2012 - 04/05/2012||7 days|
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When the U.S. government-sanctioned Women's Health Initiative Study was released in 2002, a nationwide panic resulted - causing women to flush their hormone medications down the toilet. As a direct result in the United States alone, tens of thousands of women have died from heart attacks. Hot Flash Havoc is an insightful documentary that reveals fact vs. fiction surrounding menopause and the controversy around it through the world's leading experts. The medical information contained in this film could save your life... or the life of someone that you love.
Hot Flash Havoc, which will be released to theaters in major markets around the country beginning March 30th, 2012, was enthusiastically received during a series of private screenings for women's groups in thirty-two cities across the United States. The documentary is the recipient of the 2011 AASECT Award for 'Best Audio Visual for Sexual Health' from the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists.
When the WHI study was released in 2002, millions of women were using hormone therapy to treat the symptoms of menopause. The taxpayer-funded study misrepresented the results of what they had found, scaring women and their health care providers. Women were told that hormones were the equivalent of a 'lethal poison' -- increasing their risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia and breast cancer. These sensationalized results led to a media frenzy of misinformation, endangering the health and wellbeing of millions of women. Despite immediate discrediting of the WHI study, which relied on a misrepresentative sample group of much older women, millions of women flushed their hormones down the toilet. Forty highly respected medical professionals, the world's leading experts on menopause and women's health -- seeking to refute a study that has been termed "morally irresponsible" -- participated in the making of Hot Flash Havoc.
The producers of Hot Flash Havoc believe it is of utmost importance to deliver accurate information to women in order for them to understand their healthcare options and take charge of health decisions that will impact every aspect of their lives. With the onset of perimenopause for women appearing at the average age of thirty-five, menopause is no longer a baby boomer issue, but now affecting members of Generations X and Y. By the year 2015, the number of menopausal women worldwide will reach 1.7 billion. The documentary counters scare tactic headlines about a taboo subject and educates doctors, women and men by sharing real information from experts in the field.
"An entertaining, at times laugh-out-loud funny take on the subject, and the first film to address the issue of menopause head-on" -- Celeste Perron, NBC's Health Goes Strong
"Hot Flash Havoc is an important film for women of all ages. If you are a woman, live with a woman, or know a woman, this is a must see." -- Phyllis Greenberger ,President & CEO, Society for Women's Health Research, Washington, DC
"Hot Flash Havoc finally gives women the information they need to advocate for their body, their brain and their well-being. This movie has more potential to improve and reform women's health than 2000 pages of federal legislation." -- Archelle Georgiou, MD, Fox News Medical Expert
Hot Flash Havoc was inspired by executive producer Heidi Houston's personal experience. Following a three-year search for solutions to symptoms that that turned out to be early menopause, Houston attended a conference during which Dr. Elizabeth Vliet addressed a holistic approach to treating menopause. Following the presentation, Houston and Dr. Vliet talked about how difficult it was to find answers about menopause. When Dr. Vliet expressed the need for a documentary that would address the myths as well as the realities of menopause, Houston committed to producing one -- as long as the doctor would see her within a week. The fortuitous meeting led to treatment for Houston's symptoms, offering her normalcy after years of suffering headaches, joint pains, heart palpitations, mood swings and hot flashes... and it also led to the production of Hot Flash Havoc.
After assembling an experienced and award-winning production team, Houston enlisted the aid of Dr. Alan Altman who -- along with Dr. Vliet -- reached out to the forty world-renowned specialists who shared their knowledge both on and off camera. Emmy winning journalist and investigative reporter Marnie Inskip was also brought on board to conduct interviews. In addition to doctors specializing in menopausal women and problems, experts from related fields-- sex, heart, cancer, bones, depression, memory loss, --were also included. Three years and 125 hours of film later, the result is the 88-minute Hot Flash Havoc, a thought provoking and illuminating film.
Houston partnered with national organizations, major hospitals and research centers across the country to host local market screenings and to get the word out about the film. Hot Flash Havoc has not only generated awards from doctors, but has been recognized by film festivals as well.
About the Filmmakers
Heidi Houston (Executive Producer / Producer)
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; to a high school hockey game one of her two sons are playing in; or to the other of her son's home in Los Angeles.
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. 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 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.
Armed with the final cut of the film, Heidi now travels 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.
When not traversing North America in support of Hot Flash Havoc, Heidi stays busy as the owner of a high-end real estate company in Aspen, Colorado, Houston Companies, that develops real estate land and buildings, builds luxury homes, sells high-end real estate ( holding over 105,000,000 of listings) and rents luxury homes and villas worldwide through Five Star Destinations. She lives with her 17 year old son, Sammy and the occasional visit from her 22 old son Hart Houston who is a film maker living in Los Angeles.
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...
Gary Jaffe (Producer / Cinematographer / Editor)
Over the last 25 years, Gary Jaffe has assembled over 3500 credits in television, news, film, music video, presentations and network programming seen worldwide by millions of viewers. In addition to his role as executive producer and creative director of his production company, Creative Visions Miami (established 1991) he supervised the launch of the Tube Music Network as the director of production and operations where he was responsible for the development and creation of all on-air and branded promotional content. Relying on his technical and creative knowledge, he assembled and supervised a "dream team" of talent which produced all the cutting edge branded content that catapulted the Tube into 14 million U.S. homes in less than 3 years. Currently he is the Executive Producer/Imaginator of Newsfix, the first ever anchorless newscast for Tribune Media, currently airing on KIAH-TV in Houston, Texas.
His producing, photographic, writing and AVID editing talents have also been featured in image campaigns for CBS, CW and UPN networks. His client list includes; MTV, Barcardi, Sprint, Gerber, Warner Brothers Records and Sony International. He also has hundreds of marketing, sales and corporate presentation production credits which have raised millions of dollars of investment capital. His direct response campaigns have generated over 10 million dollars in product sales.
Mr. Jaffe's passion and love of music and culture has led him to produce, edit and create live concert performances, press kits and music videos for artists including; Celine Dion, R. Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, Olga Tanon, Celia Cruz, and The Flaming Lips among others. His annual concert documentary films for The Langerado Music Festival and Jam Cruise have been released on DVD and featured on Concert TV.
Through his ability to inspire creativity, mange the production process and knowledge of technology, his productions continue to entertain and inform audiences by creating compelling branded content for television, film and emerging media.
Marc Bennett (Director)
Marc Bennett has spent his life creating powerful images and stories on film and in print. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Bennett was educated at The Brooklyn Museum Art School, The School of Visual Arts in New York, and Otis Parsons and Art Center in Los Angeles. Bennett 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 a photographer, Bennett has had his work shown in exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, much of which is a part of prestigious private and museum collections. Bennett received 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 such charities as Aids Project Los Angeles, Cancervive, Music Cares, Free Arts for Children, The Simon Wiesenthal Center and The Aspen Center for Integral Health.
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 Theatres of America, Hilton Hotels, MTV Unplugged, VH-1, Will Smith, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez.
As the creative director for the music television network "The Tube," Bennett 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 historic musical event in Cuba and was shot by Haskell Wexler and starred Gladys Knight, Bonnie Raitt, Mick Fleetwood and some of Cuba's most renown musicians.
As a director, Bennett 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 Matters, A Journey of Hope and Survival," "The Day," and most recently, the award winning "Hot Flash Havoc" and the music video "Pray" for legendary gospel singer Andrae Crouch. Bennett just completed the feature film "Should've Been Romeo" starring an eclectic ensemble cast including Ed Asner, Carol Kane, Michael Rapaport, Mary McCormack, Natasha Henstridge, Renee Taylor, Evan Handler and Kelly Osborne. Among Bennett's 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 a member of the Directors Guild of America.
Warren Lustig (Editor)
Warren Lustig is a 30 year veteran of the news and documentary business and has won 11 Emmy Awards as a Producer and Editor. Additionally he is a recipient of the Peabody and Columbia-Dupont awards.
His assignments have included coverage of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, Operation Desert Storm, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Chinese student uprising in Tiananmen Square, and three winter Olympics.
He has been involved in educational projects at UCLA, Columbia University and the City University of New York. Lustig designed and hosted an annual crash course called TV Boot Camp which immersed inner city, under-served students into the rigors of a unique newsmagazine broadcast. TV Boot Camp ran for ten years and was officially recognized and honored by the Television Academy for its outstanding contribution to education.
Marnie Inskip (Writer / Narrator)
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.
Paula Silver (Marketing Strategist)
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.
Mark Leisher (Cinematographer)
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 there own idea's for new programming and network content and strive to make a difference in the world of environmental issues and meaningful storytelling.
Ramon Hervey II (Music Supervisor)
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.
Jeffrey Pittle (Animation and Graphics)
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 flavors.me/JeffreyPittle for more information on Jeffrey Pittle and Pittleworks, Inc.
Alex Ferrari (Post Production)
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.
Barry Eastmond (Music Composer)
"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."
Siedah Garrett (Original Song "Power Surge")
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.
Scott Duthie (Distributer)
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.