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Authors, Comedians, Screenwriters

David Misch

July 21, 2016
David Misch Funny

When it comes to comedy writing, few men have compiled more impressive resumes than David Misch, who has lent his unique voice to legendary sitcoms including Mork & Mindy, Police Squad! and Duckman, served as a guest writer on Saturday Night Live and worked as a special consultant on The Muppets Take Manhattan.

Raised in Highland Park, Illinois, Misch attended Pomona College and, after graduation, moved to Boston, where he wrote political satire, hosted a live music radio show and performed as a comic folksinger and stand-up comedian at colleges, coffeehouses and nightclubs. His song “Somerville” was released nationally by Fretless Records, and in 1976, Misch was named “Best Comedian in Boston” by Boston Magazine. Misch then moved to California, where he wrote for Mork & Mindy and co-wrote Leave It To Dave, the pilot for David Letterman’s first talk show. In 1982, Misch served as the Executive Story Editor on the iconic Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker series Police Squad!, starring Leslie Nielsen as intrepid detective Frank Drebin, and in the mid-’90s, Misch worked as a writer and producer on the the USA Network’s quirky animated series Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man, which featured the voice of Jason Alexander as the title character. READ MORE

Authors, Screenwriters

Aaron Denius Garcia

February 6, 2015
Aaron Denius Garcia

Born in Virginia, author and screenwriter Aaron Denius Garcia spent his childhood splitting time between Venezuela and the United States. After a disagreement with his baseball coach, Aaron opted to forgo that season and instead try out for the spring play at Annandale High School. Bitten by the acting bug, Aaron attended Virginia Tech and, after graduation, moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television.

After some early success as an actor left him feeling unfilfilled, Garcia took a screenwriting class at Santa Monica college and realized that storytelling was his true passion. He eventually found a home writing for Leverage on TNT, writing for the show for two years before moving on to pursue other ventures, including writing and directing the acclaimed In Sickness and In Health and penning the children’s holiday book Santa’s Plight. READ MORE

Filmmakers, Screenwriters

Christiano Dias

October 31, 2014

Monster in a House, released in September of 2014, is a hauntingly-imaginative short film about divorce, neglect and finding the courage to stand up to one’s fears. Evoking memories of Poltergeist, the film was written and directed by 27-year-old Christiano Dias and stars Golden Globe winner Joseph Bottoms and Lisa Roumain as the parents of Miah, a young girl portrayed by talented newcomer Kitana Turnbull. Filmed in a single shot in order to provide a more immersive viewing experience, Monster in a House follows Miah as she attempts to elude and chase off a creature that she fears is tearing her and her parents apart.

Dias, whose previous work includes King Eternal, which received a CINE Golden Eagle and Gold Remi Award and was recently offered a worldwide distribution deal, began experimenting with cameras at the age of 12 after being given a hand-me-down camcorder and was later nominated for a Lonestar Emmy Award for his role as director and co-creator of a college-run television program at the University of North Texas. He currently has over 20 short films to his name, and he is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Audience Award Winner at Hollyshorts Film Festival and Best Student Film at LA Cinema Festival of Hollywood, and he has twice been recognized at the Cannes Short Film Corner. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses, Screenwriters

Russell DeGrazier

June 30, 2014

Fans of the critically-acclaimed drama Friday Night Lights remember Russell DeGrazier as the excitable Stan Traub, a passionate member of the East Dillon coaching staff in seasons four and five.

DeGrazier attended and received a master’s degree in film from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television and is a member of the Writers Guild of America. He has numerous writing credits to his name, including 1997’s critically-acclaimed short MAD Boy, I’ll Blow Your Blues Away. Be Mine, 2000’s Attraction — which he also directed — and Sunset Strip, starring Jared Leto, Simon Baker and Nick Stahl. He has also written for HBO and Fox Searchlight.

DeGrazier’s writing agent is Michael Sheresky at UTA in Los Angeles, and his acting agent is Suzanne Horne at The Horne Agency in Dallas. READ MORE