On stage in Los Angeles, Tanna Frederick has starred in three plays: A Safe Place, directed by Kim Furst at the Skylight Theatre; Echoes, directed by Neno Pervan at The Coronet Theatre; and Always...But Not Forever, directed by Gary Imhoff at The Edgemar Center for the Arts. On film she starred in Henry Jaglom's last film, Hollywood Dreams, and this winter co-starred with Noah Wyle in filming Queen of the Lot, which Jaglom describes as a "sequel of sorts," to Hollywood Dreams, in which her character, Margie Chizek, now renamed Maggie Chase, becomes involved in love, D.U.I arrests and family intrigues among the rich, powerful and famous.
Ms. Frederick is busy preparing for the third annual Iowa Film Festival this summer an event she founded three years ago to great success in her home town of Mason City (of "Music Man" fame).
Along with famed surfer Shaun Tomson, this year Ms. Frederick started "Project Save Our Surf," an annual event which raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Oceana organization in Washington, DC.
She recently received the 2009 Maverick Award from the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival and the Performer to Watch Award, at the 2009 Method Fest. Earlier awards as Best Actress for her performance in Hollywood Dreams include The Fargo Film Festival, The Montana Film Festival and the Houston International Film Festival.
Born in Nigeria and raised on the south side of Chicago, Lanré Idewu was first seen on stage in Los Angeles in Levy Lee Simon’s epic theatrical trilogy For the Love of Freedom, produced by Danny Glover, in which Tanna Frederick also made her local theatrical debut. Other L.A. stage work has included Our Lady of 121st Street directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Apartment by Don Carl Harper, and The Bow Wow Club by Levy Lee Simon. Mr. Idewu has also played parts in T.V. shows such as Arrested Development, Everybody Hates Chris, The Game, and Played by Fame. He has been featured in theatrical films including My Place in the Horror, Polish Bar, and Phil Cobb’s Dinner for Four.
Mr. Idewu is also a well-known and highly respected fitness expert with over 12 years of personal training and personal development experience, appearing in publications like People Magazine, Elan Extreme and Black Elegance, and on television shows such as Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment Televisions 101 Incredible Celebrity Slimdowns, and 20/20.
JACK MAXWELL Mikey Cagney
Jack Maxwell has appeared in numerous television shows including: Without a Trace, 24, Lost, House M.D., Ugly Betty, and The Unit. A member of The Actor’s Studio, his theatre career has been extensive. He recently appeared in Los Angeles with Al Pacino at The Wadsworth Theatre in the critically acclaimed Oscar Wilde play Salome, directed by Estelle Parsons. Other stage experiences include the Rogue Machine Theatre’s production of Razorback and the Actors Studio presentation of George Furth’s Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex and Sex, as well as the three-character play Homing, with Ralph Waite.
Mr. Maxwell has also hosted Movie Showcase on DirectTV. and Winner Take All for ABC, as well as the National Enquirer’s Uncovered.
The Southern California Motion Picture Council presented Jack with both their Emerald Star and Golden Halo awards. He is a lifetime member of the renowned Actors Studio.
ANDREA MARCOVICCI Helen Dean
Andrea Marcovicci has performed her acclaimed cabaret shows to sold out audiences in venues across the United States including The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City, The Gardenia and The Cinegrill in Los Angeles, Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, The Plush Room in San Francisco, The Colony in Palm Springs and Le Chat Noir in New Orleans. She has performed with some of the most prestigious orchestras around the country including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The American Symphony Orchestra, with which she made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1993. The New Times’ Stephen Holden has called her the "Audrey Hepburn of Cabaret."
Ms. Marcovicci began her acting career on the daytime television series Love Is A Many Splendored Thing. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in Martin Ritt’s The Front, in which she made her big screen debut, starring opposite Woody Allen. Other film credits include: Oliver Stone’s The Hand with Michael Caine, Larry Cohen’s The Stuff with Michael Moriarty, Lamont Johnson’s Spacehunter with Peter Strauss, Paul Bogart’s The Canterville Ghost with Sir John Gielgud, Henry Jaglom's Someone To Love opposite Mr. Jaglom and Marshall Herskovitz’s Jack the Bear, as Danny DeVitos wife. Her many television appearances include HBO’s Arli$$, Lifetime Network’s Strong Medicine, Cybill, Taxi, Magnum P.I., Hill Street Blues, and Trapper John, M.D, as well as numerous made-for-television movies.
Ms. Marcovicci debuted on Broadway in Ambassador starring Howard Keel and last appeared in Frank D. Gilroys play Any Given Day with Sada Thompson. Her numerous appearances off-Broadway include The Wedding of Iphigenia, Variety Obit, The Seagull, and as Ophelia to Sam Waterstons Hamlet for Joseph Papps Shakespeare in the Park. In San Francisco she has starred in St. Joan, Burn This, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the American Conservatory Theater and as the title character in the musical Coco. In Los Angeles, she starred opposite Anthony Newley in Chaplin, portraying all the legendary actors wives; and in Finian's Rainbow at the Reprise Theatre Company. In Philadelphia she recently starred in the revival of Lady in the Dark at the Prince Music Theatre.
Victoria Tennant trained for eight years at the Elmhurst Ballet School and for two years at the Central School for Speech and Drama in London. In her first film, she starred in the title role of The Ragman's Daughter, written by Alan Sillitoe (The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner) and directed by Harold Becker. Subsequent films include All Of Me with Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin, LA Story with Steve Martin, Stranger's Kiss opposite Peter Coyote, The Plague opposite William Hurt, and The Handmaid's Tale with Natasha Richardson and Robert Duvall.
Extensive television work began with Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for the fifteen hour miniseries, The Winds of War, opposite Robert Mitchum and includes the six hour miniseries, Chiefs, with Charlton Heston and Danny Glover, the three hour television movies, Dempsey with Treat Williams and Sam Waterston and Under Siege with Hal Holbrook, the eight hour miniseries, The Man From Snowy River, with Guy Pearce, and the thirty hour miniseries, War and Remembrance, for which she received her second Emmy nomination.
Among her many guest starring roles are appearances on The Beast with Patrick Swayze, Monk, Scrubs, Providence, Diagnosis Murder, Hitchcock, and The Chris Isaak Show. She also wrote and co-produced the film Edie and Pen starring Stockard Channing, Jennifer Tilly and Scott Glenn for HBO and produced Sister Mary Explains It All starring Diane Keaton for Showtime with her producing partner and husband, Kirk Stambler.
Ms. Tennant's work in the theatre includes the Santa Barbara Theatre Company's production of Doubt by John Patrick Shanley this past March, for which she won the Santa Barbara Independent's Indie award, The Vagina Monologues at the Canon Theatre and the Napa Valley Opera House, The Misalliance at LA Theatreworks, Love Letters at Steppenwolf in Chicago, Getting Married at Circle-in-the-Square on Broadway, and The Taming of the Shrew at the Westport Playhouse.
KAREN BLACK Sheila Shivvers
Karen Black made her Broadway debut in 1965’s The Playroom, for which she was nominated for a Drama Circle Critic Award for Best Actress. Her film debut was in Robert Abel’s The Prime Time (1960) and she starred in Francis Ford Coppola’s early film You’re a Big Boy Now (1966). She subsequently appeared on the TV series The Second Hundred Years (1967).
Ms. Black’s appearance in Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider (1969) was followed by her co-starring role opposite Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces (1970), which garnered her an Academy Award nomination as well as her first Golden Globe Award. Ms. Black has over 100 film performances since then to her credit, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Family Plot (1976); The Great Gatsby (1974), which earned her second Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress; The Day of the Locust (1975), for which she was also nominated for a Golden Globe; Robert Altman’s Nashville (1975); Airport (1975); Henry Jaglom’s Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983); Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses (2003); Steve Balderson’s Firecracker (2005) and Henry Jaglom’s Hollywood Dreams (2007).
Ms. Black has made a number of appearances on popular TV shows, including The Big Valley, Mannix, Adam-12, Saturday Night Live, Murder, She Wrote, Family Guy, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She launched a career as a playwright in May 2007 with the opening of Missouri Waltz at the Blank Theater in Los Angeles, and starred in the play as well. Conceived as a play with music, rather than a musical, the play contains songs by Harriet Schock, who also wrote the songs currently featured in Irene In Time.
ADAM DAVIDSON Gordon
Adam Davidson won both an Academy Award for Best Short Live Action Film and a Golden Palm Award from the Cannes Film Festival for his directorial debut, a short film entitled "The Lunch Date" (1989). Since then, Mr. Davidson has directed episodes of the following T.V. shows: Monk, Six Feet Under, Lost , Grey’s Anatomy, Deadwood, Criminal Minds, Dexter, Rome, Saving Grace, Lie To Me, Big Love, Kings, and Law & Order, which earned him a nomination for a Director’s Guild Award. He is currently directing the feature film Long Time Gone (2009), which stars Christina Ricci and Angelica Houston.
Mr. Davidson’s father, Gordon Davidson retired in 2005 after several decades as the Artistic Director of the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson Theatre and the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles.
KELLY DE SARLA Jo Jo Farentino
As a professional flutist, Kelly De Sarla has studied with James Galway, Julius Baker, Walfrid Kujala, Jim Walker, Mary Karen Clardy, and Arnost Bourek; and performed with the Natchitoches Symphony Orchestra, chamber groups around the US and Europe, and most recently with pop groups in Los Angeles, including singer/songwriter Harriet Schock’s band.
As an actress she has studied with Eugene Lazarev, Diane Salinger, Alan Feinstein, and improvisation at The Groundlings. Ms. De Sarla makes her theatrical debut in Henry Jaglom’s Irene in Time and has since appeared in the 2007 world premiere of his stage play, Always...But Not Forever at The Edgemar Center for the Arts. She will also be seen in Queen of the Lot starring Tanna Frederick and Noah Wyle when it is released next year. Ms. DeSarla also was featured in Ron Vignone’s Katie Q, for Cinegram Pictures.
Ms. De Sarla debuted as a writer and producer with her short film The Silence After, which won The Karen Black Award for Excellence in Independent Film at the 2007 Iowa Independent Film Festival.
SABRINA JAGLOM Gigi
Sabrina Jaglom is the daughter of writer/director Henry Jaglom and actress Victoria Foyt. She made her film debut behind the final credit’s of her father’s film Baby Fever (1994) and has since had a small part in Going Shopping (2005), and larger roles in Hollywood Dreams (2007) and Queen of the Lot (2009). Ms. Jaglom studied at The Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles and attended the Idyllwild Arts Academy Summer Program for acting and filmmaking. She will attend the National High School Institute at Northwestern University this summer.
An aspiring director as well as actress, Ms. Jaglom’s first film, a short entitled First Date, just won the 2009 Method Fest "Future Filmmaker Audience Award" for Best Picture.
SIMON O. JAGLOM Ollie
Simon Jaglom is the son of writer/director Henry Jaglom and writer/actress Victoria Foyt. He made his first speaking appearance in his father's film, Hollywood Dreams, when his reluctant "kid on the swing" drew him his first notices. He has followed it up with a mystical turn as "Ollie" in Irene in Time, and next year will be seen as a force to be reckoned with in Queen of the Lot. He is still not sure what he may want from the future, and we'll leave it at that... except his clarity as to his intention to host the Academy Awards in the not too distant future.
ANDREW LEEDS Marcus
As a young actor, Andrew Leeds appeared on Broadway in two musicals Falsettos and Teddy & Alice. Other theater includes two years on the national tour of Les Miserables, and the Metropolitan Opera production of Carly Simon’s Romulus Hunt. On television, he has had recurring roles on Dirt, Nip/Tuck, and The Practice. He has also guest-starred on Desperate Housewives, CSI, and Numb3rs.
As a writer, Mr. Leeds has developed television pilots for NBC, ABC, Parmount, Nickelodeon, and Showtime.
Mr. Leeds co-starred with Tanna Frederick on stage in Los Angeles in 2003 in a play by Henry Jaglom, A Safe Place, at the Skylight Theatre.
DAVID PROVAL Norm Farentino
David Proval made his film debut in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets (1973), opposite Robert DiNiro and Harvey Keitel. He went on to develop a diverse filmography of characters that includes Snooze in The Shawshank Redemption, the pill-popping Siegfried in Alexandre Rockwell's Four Rooms segment, Lenny in John Landon's Innocent Blood, and Danny Sussman in Ed Zwick's The Siege. Mr. Proval played a retarded man who believed he was Superman in Universal's Nunzio, for which he was nominated Best Actor at the Toronto Film Festival. His most recent features include Hollywood Dreams and Irene in Time for Director Henry Jaglom, Smokin' Aces for director Joe Carnahan, and Phantom Punch for Robert Townsend. He made his screenwriting debut in the recently completed Baby O, directed by Charlie Matthau, which he co-wrote.
Mr. Proval made his Broadway debut in Requiem for a Heavyweight, in which he played opposite John Lithgow, for which he received a Drama Desk Award. Other stage performances include The Long Wharf production of A Normal Heart for director Arvin Brown, and Richard Roma in The Arena Stage production of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. In Los Angeles, he created the role of Carmine in a staged reading of Hell's Kitchen Ablaze in the New Works Festival at the Mark Taper Forum. He starred in the world premiere of Richard Krevlins one-man play, Seltzer Man, at the Tiffany Theater.
Mr. Proval has also worked extensively on television, where he played Frank the Potato Man on David Kelly's Picket Fences, and Rabbi Glassman in Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing. He had a recurring role on Everybody Loves Raymond as Signor Fogagnolo and played Danny Mann in James Dean for director Mark Rydell. It is not too much to say that Mr. Proval gained worldwide fame as Richie Aprile in David Chase’s HBO masterpiece, The Sopranos.
ZACK NORMAN Larry
Zack Norman has appeared in eight Henry Jaglom films nine according to Zack, because he includes the home movie used in the title sequence of Always, But Not Forever - as well as numerous films by other directors, most notably co-starring with Danny DeVito and Michael Douglas in Romancing the Stone, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Mr. Norman was also featured in Cadillac Man, starring Robin Williams and in Milos Forman’s Ragtime.
On stage Mr. Norman has performed the title role in Brecht’s Arturo Ui, and most recently was seen in Los Angeles in Michael Elias’ The Catskill Sonata, directed by Paul Mazursky.
Under his other name, Howard Zuker, Mr. Norman has produced dozens of films in the United States and Europe. He won an Academy Award along with Mr. Jaglom for their joint presentation of the 1974 Best Documentary, Hearts and Minds.
HARRIET SCHOCK Composer
Harriet Schock wrote the words and music to the Grammy-nominated #1 hit for Helen Reddy, Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady, plus many songs for other artists including Nancy Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Lee Greenwood, Carl Anderson, Gloria Loring, Manfred Mann and Jodi Benson. Her songs have been featured in films and TV shows, including The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, Matters of the Heart, Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, Baby Geniuses II, Delta Force II, and the animated Secret Garden. Currently she has a PBS Emmywinning series theme song, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks playing weekly and two cuts on the new Jeannie Kendall album All The Girls I Am, one of which was nominated for hot AC single of the year by New Music Weekly in 2006. Her fourth, fifth and sixth CDs, American Romance, Rosebud and Harriet Schock - Live from Fairfax to Pasadena are in national release, as well as her book, BECOMING REMARKABLE: For Songwriters And Those Who Love Songs.
Ms. Schock has scored two previous Henry Jaglom films, Going Shopping, and Hollywood Dreams. She also won a Dramalogue award for her live show, which she has performed worldwide. In 2007, L.A. Women In Music gave Ms. Schock their first Career Achievement and Industry Contribution award. She teaches songwriting privately, in classes and online.
Henry Jaglom trained with Lee Strasberg at The Actors Studio and performed in off-Broadway theatre and cabaret before coming to Hollywood in the late 1960s. Under contract to Columbia Pictures, he guest-starred on T.V. shows (Gidget, The Flying Nun) and was featured in a number of films (Richard Rush's Psych-Out, Boris Sagal's The 1000 Plane Raid), as well as acting in movies directed by Jack Nicholson (Drive, He Said) Dennis Hopper (The Last Movie) and Orson Welles (The Other Side of the Wind) - each of whom he eventually directed in return. Although Jagloms filmmaking career began in the cutting room (when he helped edit Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider), his roots are firmly planted in acting and he has costarred in four of his own films and played supporting roles in two more of them.
Films written and directed by Henry Jaglom include: A Safe Place (1971), Tracks (1976), Sitting Ducks (1980), Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983), Always (But Not Forever) (1985), Someone To Love (1987), New Year’s Day (1989), Eating (1991), Venice/Venice (1992), Babyfever (1994), Last Summer in the Hamptons (1996), Déjà Vu (1998), Festival in Cannes (2002), Going Shopping (2005), Hollywood Dreams (2007) and Irene in Time (2009).
This winter Mr. Jaglom completed principal photography on his 17th film as writer/director, Queen of the Lot.