FRANKLIN MARTIN - Dutchmen Films: Producer, Writer, Director
Growing up in the South, Martin and his family had a strong connection with New Orleans which led him to film his first documentary Hurricane Season: Walking on Dead Fish, narrated and executive-produced by Terry Bradshaw. The documentary garnered much critical acclaim and was acquired by Universal as a feature with Billy Ray (Hunger Games and Captain Phillips) attached as the writer/director. Martin and Dutchmen Films are releasing their latest feature documentary LONG SHOT: The Kevin Laue Story in theaters. Martin will produce Angels in Exile alongside Charlize Theron, who also narrates the feature documentary for director-producer Billy Raftery. Other projects that Martin is attached to write and direct are: Silent Artist: The Martin Ramirez Story, Predator's Ball, Back Nine, Ashes to Dust. Franklin has appeared in many feature films and national television shows as an actor. He had great respect for the acting process and brings that to his directorial skills. He is a graduate of Hofstra University and has a Master's Degree from Tennessee State University.
DAIN BLAIR - Groove Worx: Executive Producer
Executive Producer Dain Blair, former Executive producer of Killer Music and founding partner of Who Did That Music? launched Groove Addicts in 1996 to throw his solo efforts into a more expansive and ambitious house. A jingle and production music company operating for the last 15 years in Los Angeles, Groove Addicts was sold to Warner Brothers and Blair's new company became Groove Worx. Their clients include major radio stations as well as some of the biggest named composers in the business who write music with or for the elite artists of the music industry. In addition to jingles, Groove Worx also offers some of the best imaging services that are available on the market today. They represent a massive production music library that is utilized by radio stations across the globe as well as tv stations and major film scores.
JULIAN McMAHON: Executive Producer
Executive Producer Julian McMahon is an actor and producer, best known for his portrayals of Cole Turner in the hit WB series Charmed and Christian Troy on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Nip/Tuck for which he was nominated. Born in Sydney, he is the son of the former Prime Minister of Australia. McMahon has also modeled and performed on stage and in films. McMahon starred in the NBC drama Profiler and the film Fantastic Four. More recently he has starred in the action-comedy Red, alongside Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren and the horror-thriller Faces in the Crowd. He is set to star in several upcoming films.
CHARLIE LOVENTHAL: Executive Producer
Executive Producer Charlie Loventhal is a writer, director, producer, and actor whose film credits include: My Demon Lover, Mr. Write, and Meet Market (with Julian McMahon). Loventhal's first film The First Time was made under the tutelage of Brian DePalma, who had visited Sarah Lawrence College where Loventhal was a student. DePalma recruited the college's students to partake in a dark comedy project called Home Movies starring Keith Gordon and Nancy Allen. Loventhal's film received many glowing reviews, including one from the New York Time's Vincent Canby.
TODD SLATER: Executive Producer
Executive ProducerTodd Slater is recognized as one of the top independent film and media consultants in Hollywood. Areas of expertise include financial modeling, media and film transactions, negotiation of rights and the structuring of media financing.