worked in television production in the late 70's and early 80's after
leaving his native Ohio. In 1982, he moved onto post-production and
later co-founded VDI MEDIA, a Los Angeles based television post
production and duplication facility (now traded on NASDAQ as VDIM).
Some of VDI's Clients include Warner Bros., Universal, Disney, Fox,
Turner, and Sony as well as nearly 2000 other clients. VDI performs
digital film mastering, conversions, closed captioning, digital
duplication, and dubbing. Prior to VDI, beginning in 1981, he was Vice
President of AME, a Burbank based post production facility. In April
1987, AME went public, Mr Bajorek served on the Board of Directors
until September 1989, when the company was purchased and taken
private. He left in 1990.
Currently, Bob founded and is president of a new production company,
Blue Marlin Productions, an independent film and television
production company. Blue Marlin's current project are "SEA
DEVILS", an action-comedy feature, "THE FLAG",
a TNT original, "GOODY GEAR, a half hour comedy pilot
beginning in the fall and "TEST PILOT" a documentary
for the Discovery Channel .
grew up on his families Ranch in West Texas. He graduated from
Tarleton State University/Texas A&M and moved to Los Angeles in
1989 to pursue an acting career and studying film at UCLA and AFI.
Appearing in over 100 national commercials, feature films and TV
series before joining Warner Bros. in 1989, he became head of
Corporate Services for 6 years before becoming Administrator of TV in
1994, working with ER, FRIENDS, LIVING SINGLE, SUDDENLY SUSAN,
& 30 other shows. In 1997, he went to work with JOHN
WELLS PRODUCTIONS and worked with productions, ER, TRINITY, WEST
WING, ADVERSARIES & THIRD WATCH.
Recently finishing the features "GAME DAY",
"FUGLY" and "I'M THE ONE THAT I WANT".
He is currently working on the features "PUZZLED",
shot in Venice, "APPLE JACK" shot in the LA
desert, a second Margaret Cho movie, titled "Notorious Cho"
set in Seattle and "SEA DEVILS"
scheduled to shoot in Spring 2002. For more information go to Ran101.com
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was born in Maryland and raised in Calcutta, India. His overriding
passion for American cinema led him to Los Angeles in 1986. After
completing the graduate program in cinematography at THE AMERICAN FILM
INSTITUTE, Amit honed his craft on countless shorts, music videos and
a stint at Roger Corman's Concorde Pictures. Amit's credits include 5
feature films and commercials for such clients as Mercedes Benz and LA
After graduating from Ithaca College’s Communications
program with a Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Science in Cinema
Production, and a few months of insanity in Pittsburgh, Paul made his
way to the West Coast in 1996. He began work on Mattel in house shoots
as a PA. While helping the SPFX man load his truck, Paul was asked
what he wanted to do in Hollywood. Being no dummy, he replied SPFX,
and landed work with Mojo Sets on the first Dreamworks SKG CD-ROM
game, Escape From Horrorland. He continued to work for Mojo on
various projects including Schleprock’s "Suburbia"
video, Wesley Willis’ "Alanis Morrisette" video,
the Fox NHL commercials, and Vibe’s "Star Trek: People of
Color". Then the fateful day arrived when he had to look for
work elsewhere, and a resume sent to Dramalogue got him an interview
with Tom Whelan for the Border To Border crew.
Currently Paul is pursuing acting as a career and
putting together a demo reel. After "Border to Border"
he went on to do work on several plays including "The Cat’s
Meow" which starred Nancy Cartwright. He actually did
the Set Design for The Celtic Arts Center rendition of "Bad
Habits" and the Actors Workout Studio’s premiere of 3 Klass
Acts, in which he starred. Between these theatre gigs he has been
keeping himself busy with maintaining the Tae-Bo sets for the current
videos and Pay-Per-Views, working on Neil Mather’s short "Fugly",
and teaching briefly at the Art Institute of Los Angeles (see stories
for more info on Paul)
is a graduate of Film Studies at Rocky Mountain College. He was
mentored into the Studio realm by Mel Gibson and began working at
Warner Bros. in 1996 in the Corporate Feature Department as a post
production executive for over 40 films. Prior to Warner Bros., Mr.
Hogan was under contract with Big Sky Video Productions as producer of
numerous projects direct to video. In 1992, Mr. Hogan won an emmy for his creative participation in the ABC mini-series "SON
OF THE MORNING STAR".
Mr. Hogan is Chief Operating Officer and producer for Blue Marlin
Productions. He is currently working on his next feature film "SEA
DEVILS" scheduled to begin shooting in the Winter of 2001 as
well as 4 other films and TV projects currently in development.
is not ashamed to admit that he is an LA native. After beginning his
career as a intern for Ixtlan, Oliver Stone's company, and
subsequently putting in too many hours working production jobs for
various film and television projects, including "WILD
PALMS" and "PLAYING GOD", he turned all his
efforts to writing. After selling a story to the television series "LOIS
AND CLARK: THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN", "BORDER TO
BORDER" followed, his first produced feature. Subsequently ,
he has done a rewrite on the just-produced feature "BEYOND THE
CITY LIMITS", with Natassja Kinski, and "THE
VAULT" is set to go before the cameras in March 2000.
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is a graduate of Bartmore Beauty College and has a Cosmetology
license in California. Even though she was born and raised in
California, she has traveled throughout the world as a top stylist. At
Marshall Imports, she not only was a top stylist but an instructor as
well and staged numerous hair shows. Her other film credits
include "RED THREAD" and "BEYOND THIS
POINT" and thrives on the extreme challenge and the high
demands of styling hair for entertainers.
was born and raised in Southern California and has worked for 23 years
in the engineering side of teleproduction community. As Director of
Engineering for Warner Bros. Video Operations, he is responsible for
the developmental implementation of new technology for feature film
As a movie producer, Chris Dane Owens' debut film
"Border to Border" (distributed by Independent
Artists) has won many recent awards, including "Best
Picture" at the Las Vegas International Film Festival. It was
also awarded "Best Comedy" and "Best Actress"
(Colette O'Connell) at the New York International Film Festival. The
film stars O'Connell ("13 Days," with Kevin Costner) and
features Jonathan Silverman ("Weekend at Bernie's"), Rue
McClanahan ("The Golden Girls"), Abe Benrubi
("ER," "Twister"), Curtis Armstrong ("Risky
Business," "Revenge of the Nerds") and Chris Owens'
father, Gary Owens ("Laugh-In," "The Gong Show",
"European Vacation"). The movie, which was shot in over 140
locations in two countries, is described by "Entertainment
Tonight" film reviewer Leonard Maltin as "No small
accomplishment! A solid script ... very well directed. A very likeable
In October, 2000 Owens sold his
co-authored script "Gabriel's Gift" to
producer/director Robert Marcarelli ("The Omega Code,"
starring Casper Van Dien and Michael York). The screenplay, best
described as a "romantic comedy with spirit," is scheduled
to shoot in October, 2001. The project will be co-produced by Owens
Owens and creative partner Jerry
Biederman are developing numerous Reality TV series. At present, their
company (Biederman/Owens Entertainment) has seven series in
development with Lions Gate, Cosgrove/Meurer, lmno Productions, and
Owens was also a co-producer on the
highly successful home video "Sing Like the Stars"
(distributed by Parade and Blockbuster Video). The project was
nominated for "Best Instructional Video" at the A.V.A.
Awards (sponsored by Billboard magazine). The program features many
star appearances, including Bobby Brown, Chicago, Wilson Phillips,
John Stamos, Nelson and Def Leopard.
While studying cinema at both UCLA
and AFI extension, Owens produced his first short film, titled "Rapscallion."
This sci-fi action/comedy co-starred Jonathan Winters as a
"psychic visionary from another dimension."
Owens was a contributing author on
the books Earth Angels (Broadway Books, a division of Random
House) and 101 Ways to See the Light (St. Martin's Press). Both
books were co-authored by best-selling author Jerry Biederman.
Owens projects have been featured on
"Entertainment Tonight," The E! Channel, KTLA's
"Morning Show," and written about in the Los Angeles Times,
The New York Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, Beverly Hills 213
magazine, Daily Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Billboard magazine.
Owens lives in Woodland Hills,
California and spends time each year in New York and London
grew up in Sacramento, CA. Before embarking on her entertainment
career, Karen played professional soccer in Japan for two years. She
moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and worked at both Warner Bros. and 20th
Century Fox on such shows as "LOIS AND CLARK: THE ADVENTURES
OF SUPERMAN", 413 HOPE STREET & VENGEANCE UNLIMITED. She
is currently working on the hit show "MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE"
THE SWEDISH PRINCESS is the
current film project and feature length directorial debut for Jason
Schulz. The film, which was co-written by Schulz, has received
considerable attention and was recently featured in numerous print
publications within Scandinavia, as well as the national TV 4 news,
several late night Swedish comedy shows and the topic of several
interviews on Radio Sweden's Sounds Nordic show. The film is to be
shot in Chicago and Stockholm the summer of 2002.
Schulz has been involved with various other TV and
feature projects. Most recently, Schulz produced and directed a
corporate presentation for Warner Bros. featuring Drew Carey of the
Drew Carey Show. Schulz was Casting Associate on the feature film Border
To Border (distributed by Independent Artists) and the TV pilot There's
Something About Marriage, Co-Produced the short film Verge
(AFI) and was Associate Editor on the short film Rapscallion
co-starring Jonathan Winters.
Additionally, Schulz is author of Everything you
Need to Know As a Motion Picture Extra (Stoneybrook Family
Publishing) and a contributing author for the book 101 Ways to See
The Light (St. Martin's Press).
Schulz graduated with a Film and TV degree from
California State University and subsequently has been working as
Administrator to Features and Television for Warner Bros. Studios in
Burbank, California. Schulz founded American Viking Productions
(www.americanviking.com) in the spring of 2000 and makes frequent
travels between LA, Chicago and Scandinavia
Armed with an 8mm camera by age 8, Thomas Whelan began his career in
film in Sacramento, California. After graduating from Vancouver Film
School in 1993, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue the virtues of the
Independent Film circuit. Surviving the grueling 18 to 24 hour work
days required by the Independent filmmaking process, he eventually
started working for Warner Brothers Television on the hit show, "Lois
and Clark." Whelan quickly realized the vast differences
of the processes of the Studio verses low budget filmmaking, and
dually became convinced that cohesion of these two styles would have a
mutual benefit, dubbing it "Gonzo filmmaking."
While working for Warner Brothers, Whelan and five friends pulled
their resources together to shoot an independent film entitled, "Border
To Border." This film was shot in five states, two
countries, one hundred forty-four locations, with a crew of
twenty-four people, from
Seattle, Washington to Mexico without ever obtaining film permits.
Whelan wrote, produced, and directed "Border To Border"
which went on to win best picture at the New York Independent Film
Festival, the Las Vegas Film Festival, and the Napa Valley Film
Festival. "Border" later went on to get
distribution from Independent Artists in Los Angeles. Whelan’s
current feature film, "Sea Devils" is
scheduled to start shooting in March of 2002, and is a narrative
surrounding Italian Frogmen during World War II. Locations for this
film are slated to shoot in Italy, Malta, and Australia; www.filmforce.ign.com
currently displays behind-the –scenes footage in "the
making" of this film.
At present, Whelan is in his third season with the Fox’s hit
television show, "Malcolm in the Middle" which
has been nominated for eight Emmys, including Best Comedy Series.
Born in Los Angeles, Caroline graduated UCLA with a B.A. in
Communication Studies. Her first post-college job was as a writer's
assistant on the television show "BAYWATCH". This was
followed by a stint as a production assistant on the first two seasons
of the television drama "ER" and another year as a
writer's assistant on the sitcom "CHICAGO SONS", both
at Warner Bros., where she met many of the producers on "BORDER
During her free time, she began script supervising on independent
shorts and features, eventually switching over to indies full time,
including "BORDER TO BORDER", "SCREENLAND
DRIVE", "BOB'S VIDEO", and "A MAN IS MOSTLY
WATER". She received an associate producer credit on
"BOB'S VIDEO" and has since been producing shorts, including
"WHEN WE CAN FLY", "SHANGRI-LA CAFÉ"
(directed by Lily Mariye who plays nurse Lily Jarvik on "ER"),
"GAME DAY" (a USC graduate student film shot on HD),