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From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes “Pain and Gain,” a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.
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MARK WAHLBERG
Mark Wahlberg (Daniel Lugo) earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his standout performances in “The Fighter” and Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed drama “The Departed.”

Wahlberg’s remarkable film career began with Penny Marshall’s “Renaissance Man” and “The Basketball Diaries” with Leonardo DiCaprio, followed by a star turn opposite Reese Witherspoon in the thriller “Fear.” He has enjoyed playing diverse characters for visionary filmmakers such as David O. Russell, Tim Burton and Paul Thomas Anderson.

His breakout role in “Boogie Nights” established Wahlberg as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents. Soon after, he landed starring roles in “Three Kings” and “The Perfect Storm,” both with George Clooney, and “The Italian Job” with Charlize Theron. He then headlined the football biopic “Invincible” with Greg Kinnear and “Shooter,” based on the best-selling novel Point of Impact. Subsequently Wahlberg reunited with “The Yards” director James Gray and co-star Joaquin Phoenix in “We Own the Night,” which he also produced. His other projects include “The Happening,” Max Payne” and Peter Jackson’s adaptation of “The Lovely Bones.”

In 2010, Wahlberg appeared in the comedies “Date Night” with Tina Fey and “The Other Guys” opposite Will Ferrell. He also led an all-star cast in the Academy Award-nominated family boxing drama “The Fighter.” Last year, he starred in “Contraband” with Kate Beckinsale and the hit comedy “Ted” with Seth MacFarlane.

Most recently, Wahlberg starred in “Broken City” opposite Russell Crowe, and will next be seen in “2 Guns” opposite Denzel Washington and in the Navy SEAL biopic “Lone Survivor.”

In May 2013 he will begin filming his second project with director Michael Bay on the fourth installment of the hugely successful “Transformers” franchise.

Also an accomplished film and television producer, Wahlberg has received a Golden Globe Award, a Peabody Award, two Oscar nominations, ten Golden Globe nominations and four Emmy nominations. In addition to the films “Lone Survivor,” “Broken City,” “Contraband,” “The Fighter” and “We Own the Night,” Wahlberg is executive producer of the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” “Entourage,” “In Treatment” and “How to Make it in America.”

A committed philanthropist, he founded The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation in 2001 to benefit inner city children and teens.
DWAYNE JOHNSON
Dwayne Johnson (Paul Doyle) is set to have another stellar year in 2013, appearing in a slew of vastly diverse movies. From the dramatic thriller “Snitch,” about a father who goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal; to “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” the third installment of the action adventure franchise opposite Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum; and the dramatic independent film, “Empire State,” with Liam Hemsworth and Emma Roberts, he continues to make his mark as a versatile and in-demand actor.

Next up Johnson will begin production on Brett Ratner’s “Hercules” and soon after he will go before cameras on “Arabian Nights” co-starring Hemsworth and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Also in the pipeline are Barry Sonnenfeld’s “Lore,” based on the Ashely Wood graphic novel, and “Journey to the Center of the Earth 3,” among other projects.

Johnson’s most recent film, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” earned worldwide receipts over $325 million, and in 2011 the hugely popular “Fast Five” eclipsed previous global earnings of any film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, grossing more than $626 million.

Among Johnson’s previous films are a diverse list of credits which include “Race to Witch Mountain,” “The Tooth Fairy,” “Planet 51,” “Get Smart” and “The Game Plan.” In 2009 Entertainment Weekly named Johnson on the top of Hollywood’s next A-list, alongside, Robert Downey, Jr., Ellen Page, James McAvoy and Amy Adams.

The actor previously demonstrated his range, earning kudos from critics and audiences alike, as a gay bodyguard and an aspiring singer in “Be Cool,” MGM’s sequel to “Get Shorty,” alongside John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Vince Vaughn. Also for MGM, Johnson starred in the 2004 remake of “Walking Tall” as a sheriff who returns to his hometown after serving in the Army, only to find the town corrupted. Before that, Johnson starred in Universal’s “The Rundown,” a critically acclaimed action/comedy directed by Peter Berg and co-starring Sean William Scott, Rosario Dawson and Christopher Walken that solidified his action hero status and screen presence in the wake of the huge success of “The Scorpion King.”

Born in San Francisco and raised in Hawaii, Dwayne Johnson excelled as a high school All-American and subsequently as a star defensive lineman for the University of Miami Hurricanes, helping lead his team to overcome huge hurdles to become National Champions. Upon graduating from the University of Miami, Johnson followed in the footsteps of his WWE Hall of Fame father, Rocky Johnson, and grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, by joining the competitive sports entertainment world of the WWE. Within a seven year period (1996-2003), his intense passion led to an extraordinarily successful career breaking box office attendance records across the US and setting pay-per-view buy rate records during that period as well. Dwayne Johnson’s character creation of “The Rock” became one of the most charismatic and dynamic characters the industry has ever seen.

His eventual love of acting and desire to branch out led him to appear on “Saturday Night Live” in March 2000, surprising many with his strength in the comedy and garnering the show’s highest rating that year. Johnson was subsequently cast by Stephen Sommers in “The Mummy Returns,” which grossed more than $400 million worldwide. His character was so well received by Universal executives during dailies that they immediately planned a film based on his character, “The Scorpion King,” which broke box office records in 2002 as the greatest April opening of all time.

In 2006 Johnson created The Rock Foundation. The Rock Foundation’s mission is to educate, empower and motivate children worldwide through health and physical fitness. A dedicated philanthropist, Johnson is the current National spokesperson for the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Diabetes Aware Campaign. He is also a committed Celebrity Cabinet Member for The American Red Cross and serves as a National Celebrity Wish Ambassador for The Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2008, United States Congress and the United States Joint Leadership Commission recognized Johnson with the prestigious Horizon Award, the U.S. Congressional Award given to an individual in the private sector who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and provided opportunities for youth nationwide.

Not content to remain in front of the camera alone, Johnson penned an autobiography, The Rock Says, which reached #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List shortly after its publication in January 2000.

Johnson is a devoted family man and father to eight year old Simone Alexandra Johnson and devoted partner of Dany Garcia.
ED HARRIS
A versatile and gifted actor, Ed Harris (Ed Du Bois III) will next be seen in a number of films, all set for release in 2013: the Cold War thriller “Phantom,” co-starring David Duchovny and William Fichtner; “The Look of Love” with Annette Bening, directed by Arie Posen; and the western “Sweetwater,” opposite January Jones and Jason Isaacs.

Harris made his feature film directing debut on “Pollock,” receiving an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor for his performance in the title role. His co-star, Marcia Gay Harden, won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar under his direction. Harris’ film credits include “Appaloosa” (director, co-screenwriter and star), “A History of Violence” (National Society of Film Critics Award), “The Hours” (Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations), “Gone Baby Gone,” “The Truman Show” (Oscar nomination, Golden Globe Award), “Apollo 13” (Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, SAG Award), “Copying Beethoven,” “The Right Stuff,” “The Abyss,” “The Rock,” “The Human Stain,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Stepmom,” “The Firm,” “A Flash of Green,” “Places in the Heart,” “Alamo Bay,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Jacknife,” “State of Grace,” “The Third Miracle” and “Touching Home.” He recently collaborated again with director Peter Weir (“The Truman Show”), starring to critical acclaim in Weir’s epic adventure, “The Way Back.”

Harris most recently earned an Emmy nomination for his performance opposite Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson in the Emmy Award-winning HBO film “Game Change,” directed by Jay Roach. He also starred with Paul Newman in the HBO miniseries “Empire Falls,” for which he received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actor. His television credits also include “The Last Innocent Man,” “Running Mates,” “Paris Trout” and “Riders of the Purple Sage,” for which he and his wife Amy Madigan, as co-producers and co-stars, were presented with the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Television Feature Film.

Earlier this year Harris completed a critically-lauded run at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, starring with Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Glenne Headley in the world premiere of playwright Beth Henley’s “The Jacksonian,” directed by Robert Falls. Harris received both an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Show for the Off-Broadway production of “Wrecks” at New York City’s Public Theatre. He originated the role with writer/director Neil LaBute for the play’s world premiere at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Ireland and won the 2010 L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance for the production of “Wrecks” at the Geffen Playhouse. His theatre credits include Ronald Harwood’s “Taking Sides,” Sam Shephard’s plays “Fool for Love” (Obie) and “Simpatico” (Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actor), George Furth’s “Precious Sons” (Drama Desk Award), “Prairie Avenue,” “Scar,” “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Sweet Bird of Youth.”
TONY SHALHOUB
Tony Shalhoub (Victor Kershaw) is an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG winner for his long-running series “Monk.” Tony’s numerous feature film credits include “The Great New Wonderful,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Spy Kids,” “The Siege,” “Searching for Bobby Fisher,” “Primary Colors,””Men in Black,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There” and “Big Night.” He was heard as the voice of Luigi in the hit film “Cars.” He was seen in the HBO films “Too Big to Fail” and “Hemingway and Gellhorn.” Shalhoub made his directorial debut with the independent film “Made-Up,” in which he co-starred with his wife, Brooke Adams. An accomplished stage actor, Shalhoub’s credits include “Waiting for Godot,” “The Heidi Chronicles,” “Conversations with My Father,” “The Scene” and “Lend Me A Tenor.” Mr. Shalhoub is currently in rehearsals for “Golden Boy” opening at the Belasco Theater on December 6, 2012.
ROB CORDRY
Rob Corddry (John Mese) made his debut on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in the spring of 2002 and quickly became one of the most popular correspondents to emerge from the groundbreaking talk show. He continued to “educate” audiences with his snarky political sketches through the fall of 2006, and has reprised his role in guest appearances scattered through the years since.

He moved to Los Angeles following his run on “The Daily Show” and in 2007 Corddry starred in the Fox sitcom “The Winner” created by “Family Guy” writers/producers Seth MacFarlane and Ricky Blitt. Joining the throngs of many other critically acclaimed shows, “The Winner” lasted only a half-dozen episodes before it was taken off the air.

In the years since, amidst numerous film projects, Corddry has continued to write and create his own comedic content. He was one of the first talents to create original “television-esque” programming for the Internet. Teaming up with Warner Bros., Corddry served as creator, writer and director for the series “Children’s Hospital,” which spoofs the medical drama genre. Launching in December 2008, the series of 5-minute chapters starred, with Corddry, SNL’s Jason Sudeikis, Lake Bell, Megan Mullally and Ed Helms. The series won the Webby Award for Comedy: Long Form or Series and received two other nominations: Best Individual Performance (Corddry) and Comedy: Individual Short or Episode (Episode 4). Season 2 of “Childrens Hospital” debuted on Adult Swim a year later, making it one of only two shows ever to make the successful transition from a web-series to a television series. It consistently wins in the ratings in both the 11:30pm and Midnight programming blocks, and routinely bests similar Comedy Central programming. Despite the unspoken network rivalry, “Childrens Hospital” won the award for Best Sketch Comedy/Alternative Comedy at the first ever Comedy Central-hosted Comedy Awards. The highly-anticipated Season 4 premiered in August 2012 and promptly won the show its first Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs.

In what is perhaps one of his busiest years to date, in addition to his ubiquitous work on “Childrens Hospital” Corddry also starred in several feature films. He appeared alongside Steve Carell and Keira Knightley is Focus Features’ “Seeking a Friend for The End of the World,” and later was seen in the dark comedy “Butter” opposite Jennifer Garner and Hugh Jackman for The Weinstein Company.

Early 2013 will bring the adaptation of the zombie novel by Isaaac Marion, “Warm Bodies,” starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, and directed by Jonathan Levine.

Performing double duty set work during the filming of “Pain and Gain,” in Miami, Corddry immediately headed into production on “Hell Baby,” the horror comedy from “Reno 911” writers Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. The film, in which Corddry stars with Leslie Bibb, centers on a young expectant couple who moves in to New Orleans’ most haunted fixer-upper and calls upon The Vatican’s elite exorcism team to save them from a demonic baby.

Also in 2013, Corddry joins a star-studded cast including Steve Carrell, Liam James, Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette, Amanda Peet, Maya Rudolph and Allison Janey, along with writer-directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, in the comedy “The Way, Way Back.”

In 2010 Corddry starred in the ensemble comedy feature “Hot Tub Time Machine” for MGM and director Steve Pink. The story follows three grown-up men (Corddry, Craig Robinson, and John Cusack) as they visit the hot tub where they once partied, discover it is now a time machine, and travel back to their raunchy heyday in the mid-1980s. He also turned a cameo appearance in “Cedar Rapids” which starred Ed Helms and John C. Reilly.

Having been long-embraced by the film community, Corddry has appeared in dozens of comedy features in addition to his television projects, notably “Old School,” “Semi-Pro” and “Blades of Glory.” He was most recently seen in the buddy comedy “What Happens in Vegas” with Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz, “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,” and in a more dramatic capacity as Ari Fleischer in Oliver Stone’s chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush, “W.”

Corddry has appeared previously on television shows including “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Arrested Development.” Film credits also include the Farrelly Brothers’ “The Heartbreak Kid” with Ben Stiller, “Semi-Pro” with Will Ferrell, “Taking Chances” with Justin Long, and “Failure to Launch” with Matthew McConaughey.

Corddry currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two young daughters.
ANTHONY MACKIE
Classically trained, Anthony Mackie (Adrian Doorbal) attended the Julliard School of Drama. He was discovered after receiving rave reviews for playing Tupac Shakur in the off-Broadway play “Up Against the Wind.”

Immediately following, Mackie made an auspicious film debut as Eminem’s nemesis, Papa Doc, in Curtis Hanson’s “8 Mile.” His performance caught the attention of Spike Lee, who subsequently cast Mackie in the 2004 Toronto Film Festival Masters Program selection “Sucker Free City” and “She Hate Me.” He also appeared in Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning “Million Dollar Baby” opposite Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman and Eastwood, as well as in Jonathan Demme’s “The Manchurian Candidate” alongside Denzel Washington and Liev Schreiber, and the comedy “The Man,” starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Mackie earned IFP Spirit and Gotham Award nominations for his performance in Rodney Evans’ “Brother to Brother,” which won the 2004 Special Dramatic Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. In 2005, he appeared opposite David Strathairn, Timothy Hutton and Leelee Sobieski in “Heavens Fall,” based on the historic Scottsboro Boys’ trials, an independent feature which premiered at the 2006 SXSW Film Festival in Austin.

Mackie also had five features on movie screens in 2006. In addition to “We Are Marshall,” he starred in “Half Nelson,” with Ryan Gosling, adapted from director Ryan Fleck’s Sundance-winning short “Gowanus Brooklyn;” in Preston Whitmore’s “Crossover;” in Frank E. Flowers ensemble crime drama “Haven,” opposite Orlando Bloom and Bill Paxton; and in the film adaptation of Richard Price’s “Freedomland,” starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Intertwined throughout his film career, Mackie was seen in several theatrical performances both on and off Broadway. Mackie made his Broadway debut as the stuttering nephew, Sylvester, alongside Whoopi Goldberg in August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Next he was seen as the lead in Regina King’s modern retelling of Chekov’s “The Seagull,” starred in Stephen Belber’s “McReele” for the Roundabout Theatre Company, and starred in the Pulitzer Prize winning play “A Soldier’s Play” as a character made famous by Denzel Washington 20 years prior. Most recently, Mackie participated in the Kennedy Center’s presentation of “August Wilson’s 20th Century.” As one of more than 30 renowned stars of stage and screen, he performed in three readings of Wilson’s cycle of ten plays chronicling the African-American experience, each set in a different decade of the 20th century. A true aficionado of live theatre, Mackie hopes to return to the stage soon.

In 2009 Mackie was seen as Sgt. JT Sanborn in Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,” a film which not only earned Anthony an Independent Spirit Award nomination but won Academy Awards for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Original Screenplay, along with three other nods from the Academy. That same year Mackie revisited his role as Tupac Shakur in Fox Searchlight’s “Notorious,” the biopic of Notorious BIG, as well as starring as Major William Bowman in the DreamWorks’ thriller “Eagle Eye.”

In 2010 Mackie returned to Broadway starring in Martin McDonough’s latest creation “A Behanding in Spokane.” He also reunited with Kerry Washington in the drama “Night Catches Us” which was released by Magnolia Pictures on December 3, 2010. In 2011 Mackie was seen in Universal Pictures’ “The Adjustment Bureau,” which also featured Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, as well as the Disney/DreamWorks’ feature “Real Steel” starring Hugh Jackman.

This year Mackie appeared in several films including “Man on a Ledge” with Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks; “10 Years” co-starring Channing Tatum, Kate Mara, Rosario Dawson and Justin Long; and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” directed by Timur Bekmanbetov.

2013 is a busy year for Mackie. The actor will be seen in the horror thriller “Vipaka” opposite Forest Whitaker and Sanaa Lathan; a coming of age drama from director George Tillman, Jr., “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks; the crime thriller “Runner, Runner” with Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton; and in the title role of the biopic “Bolden,” in which Mackie portrays Buddy Bolden, the first Coronet King of New Orleans. Mackie will also join a star-studded cast including Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” set for release in Spring 2014.
REBEL WILSON
Rebel Wilson (Robin Peck) has quickly emerged has one of the industries go to young talents. Her on-screen presence and comedic timing has made the Australian native’s transition to US cinema seamless.

Wilson first broke out in the scene with her memorable role as Kristen Wiig’s hilarious roommate, Brynn, in Judd Apatow’s blockbuster sensation “Bridesmaids.” Although Wilson’s character only had a few scenes, she left audiences everywhere curious and wanting to see more of the young Australian.

Hot off the success of “Bridesmaids,” Wilson started to attract a great deal of exciting new projects. In January 2012, her film “Bachelorette,” also starring Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher, premiered at Sundance and in September was released through the Weinstein Company. Not only did the indie reach number one on iTunes and OnDemand rentals, this small film budgeted at only $3 million more than doubled its box office receipts at theatres worldwide.

In October Wilson costarred with Anna Kendrick in Universal Pictures’ musical comedy “Pitch Perfect,” which also features Brittany Snow and Skylar Astin among others. The film, currently in theatres, has already garnered $60 million around the globe.

Up next for Wilson is Michael Bay’s “Pain and Gain” alongside Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. The film will be released on April 26, 2013.

Wilson’s other credits include, “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” “Small Apartments” and “Struck by Lightning.”
KEN JEONG
Ken Jeong (Jonny Wu), known for his scene stealing abilities, has established himself as the go-to character actor for today’s hit comedies. In May of 2009, Jeong appeared as the Asian-mobster, Mr. Chow, in the sleeper-hit comedy “The Hangover” also starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. The film was the highest-grossing r-rated comedy to date, with over $467 million worldwide, only to be trumped by “The Hangover 2,” which grossed $581 million worldwide. He is currently at work on the third installment of the franchise set for release in May 2013.

Since his feature film debut as the doctor in “Knocked Up” in 2007, Jeong has gone on to a number of memorable roles in a series of successful comedies. Directed, written and produced by Judd Apatow, Jeong’s first film grossed $219 million at the worldwide box office. The year 2008 saw Jeong with his first major role as the villain in “Role Models.” Taking on the role of King Argotron, Jeong acted opposite Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The film went on to gross over $90 million worldwide. The same year saw Jeong with bit parts in two other major comedies, “Pineapple Express” and “Step Brothers.”

Jeong’s career path started off on a different course. He earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and went on to attain his medical degree at the University of North Carolina. Jeong completed his Internal Medicine residence in New Orleans all the while developing his comedy. In 1995, Jeong won the Big Easy Laff Off. The competition, which was judged by former NBC President Brandon Tartikoff and Improv founder Bud Friedman, turned out to be his big break as Tartikoff and Friedman urged Jeong to head to Los Angeles.

Once in Los Angeles, Jeong began performing regularly at the Improv and Laugh Factory, and was seen on a number of television shows including “The Office,” “Entourage” and “MADtv.” It wasn’t until his pivotal role as Dr. Kuni in “Knocked Up” though that Jeong solidified himself as a feature film comedian. In 2006 Jeong and fellow comedian Mike O’Connell also left a mark on YouTube, as “Million Dollar Strong,” a spoof rap duo. Since the video’s posting in 2006, the video has garnered over 1 million views and Jeong and O’Connell have been tapped by MTV Films to write and star in the film version.

Currently Jeong can be seen as a series regular on “Community,” which premiered its fourth season this past September. Also featuring Joel McHale and Chevy Chase, Jeong plays the role of the angry former Spanish teacher, Senor Chang.

His other credits include “The Zookeeper,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard” and “All About Steve.” Jeong also lent his voice to the cast of “Despicable Me” with Steve Carell and Jason Segel. In addition, he has appeared in numerous “Stand Up 2 Cancer” PSA’s and hosted the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.

Jeong currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and twin daughters.
BAR PALY
Born in Ural, Russia and raised in Tel Aviv, Bar Paly (Sorina Luminita) is an Israeli actress who is quickly becoming well known as a beautiful and talented addition to many prestigious projects both on the big screen and on television in the U.S. and around the globe. She is currently at work in New York, on Universal’s action thriller “Non-Stop” with Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore.

Immediately after graduating from the Ironi Aleph High School of Arts in Tel Aviv, Paly landed her first professional role on the popular television series “Love Waits Around the Corner” (אהבה מחכה מעבר לפינ ). Determined to expand her career, she emigrated to the U.S. at the tender age of 21. Knowing no one in New York City, and unable to find immediate work as an actress, Paly applied for modeling jobs and was promptly snapped up by Next Model Management. Before long Paly moved to Los Angeles where she began to study with respected acting coach Howard Fine. Soon after, Paly booked her English-speaking breakout role on the Showtime comedy “Filthy Gorgeous,” about an elite escort agency, starring Isabella Rossellini, and followed up with stints on such movies as DreamWorks’ “The Ruins,” “Stiletto” with Tom Berenger and Michael Biehn and the independent film “Hyenas.”

On television Paly can be seen as Tatiana in a recurring role on MTV’s “Underemployed” and also appeared as Lola on writer/executive producer Gigi Levangie Grazer’s “The Starter Wife” for USA Network. In addition she has guest-starred on “How I Met Your Mother,” “Unhitched” and “CSI: NY.”

Next up, Paly will be seen in the quirky comedy “A Glimpse into the Mind of Charles Swan III,” written and directed by Roman Coppola, and starring Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray, set for release this February.
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MICHAEL BAY
Michael Bay (Producer/Director) quickly emerged as one of Hollywood’s boldest and most bankable feature film directors. Characterized by his aggressive visual style and high-octane action sequences that have become his cinematic signature, the films that Bay has directed and produced via his two production companies have surpassed $5.5 billion worldwide.

His directing resume includes the films “Bad Boys” and “Bad Boys 2,” both starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence; “The Rock” starring Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery and Ed Harris; “Armageddon” starring Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis; “Pearl Harbor” starring Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale; “The Island” starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson; as well as three “Transformers” blockbusters starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro. The franchise has grossed over $2.4 billion, and the most recent installment, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” is the 5th highest grossing movie of all time.

Bay is currently in pre-production on a fourth Transformers movie starring Mark Wahlberg and newcomers Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz, set for release in summer 2014.

Bay is also the founder and principal partner of Platinum Dunes, a production company originally conceived to give talented commercial and video directors a chance to break into the feature world. The company is currently producing four films, the first of which, “Ninja Turtles” for Paramount, will begin filming this spring. Also in the pipeline are several major television projects, including “Black Sails” for Starz, “The Last Ship” for TNT, and “Occult” for A&E.

A graduate of Wesleyan University and Art Center College of Design, Bay has won virtually every major award in the commercial industry, including Cannes’ Golden Lion, the Grand Prix Clio, and the Directors Guild of America’s Commercial Director of the Year award. His “Got Milk?” campaign resides in the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

An L.A. native, Bay now resides in Miami, Florida.
DONALD DE LINE
Donald De Line (Producer) has, during his more than 20 years in the movie industry, collaborated with outstanding talent on both sides of the camera. Most recently he produced “Green Lantern,” directed by Martin Campbell, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. The film brought DC Comics’ classic character to the big screen for the first time. Presently Mr. De Line is developing a wide range of upcoming film projects under his De Line Pictures banner, headquartered at Warner Bros Studios.

Mr. De Line scored his first major hit as a producer with the 2003 heist thriller “The Italian Job,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron and Edward Norton. Some of De Line’s earlier films include Ridley Scott’s “Body of Lies,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe, and John Hamburg’s “I Love You Man.” His recent films include “Observe and Report” starring Seth Rogen and “Yogi Bear,” a live-action/CG animated adventure starring Dan Aykroyd as Yogi and Justin Timberlake as Boo Boo which grossed over $200 million worldwide with a sequel in the works.

In addition to his producing career, Mr. De Line held positions as a studio executive, serving as President and Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures and President of Touchstone Pictures. During De Line’s tenure, Touchstone’s films grossed in excess of $2.5 billion worldwide and garnered an impressive 24 Academy Award® nominations.

Among the films he oversaw at Touchstone were “Pretty Woman,” “What About Bob,” “Father of the Bride,” and its sequel. Also, under his aegis was Ron Howard’s “Ransom,” and the Oscar®-nominated biopic “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore,” Tim Burton’s critically acclaimed “Ed Wood,” and Michael Bay’s worldwide blockbuster “Armageddon.”
IAN BRYCE
As a producer of DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures’ box office smash hits “Transformers,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Ian Bryce (Producer) was and is an integral component of the filmmaking team whose collective imaginations have brought the popular toys and comic book characters to the screen. Together they have created a fresh, new film franchise which has earned box office receipts well over $2.6 billion worldwide and is certain to continue to entertain audiences for years to come. This coming May 2013, the fourth installment of the highly-anticipated series will go before cameras with even more innovative characters, a brand new cast and the latest in 3-D technology.

Most recently Bryce produced Paramount’s high octane “World War Z,” starring Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos. The post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Marc Forster is based on the best-selling novel by Max Brooks. The film was shot on location in and around London and is currently slated to be released this summer.

Bryce is no stranger to big action adventure films. He produced Sam Raimi’s mega-blockbuster “Spider-Man” starring Tobey Maguire as the web-casting superhero, which was the top-grossing film domestically of 2002. The following year, he produced Antoine Fuqua’s drama “Tears of the Sun” starring Bruce Willis, and in 2005, he produced Michael Bay’s “The Island.” After producing “Transformers,” he went on to executive produce “Hancock” starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman for director Peter Berg.

In 1999 Bryce won a Golden Globe Award and earned both Academy Award® and BAFTA nominations for his work as a producer on Steven Spielberg’s widely acclaimed World War II drama “Saving Private Ryan.” The movie won Best Picture honors from numerous critics’ organizations, including the New York, Los Angeles and Broadcast Film Critics associations. Bryce also shared a Producers Guild of America Award for the film. He went on to produce Cameron Crowe’s nostalgic comedy-drama “Almost Famous,” which won a Golden Globe for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, and received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Picture in 2001.

Bryce’s other producing credits include “Forces of Nature” starring Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock; the action thriller “Hard Rain” with Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater; Penelope Spheeris’ big-screen version of the classic television series “The Beverly Hillbillies”; and Jan de Bont’s blockbusters “Twister” and directorial debut film “Speed.”

Born in England, Bryce started his career as a production assistant on the third installment of the first “Star Wars” trilogy, “Return of the Jedi.” He moved up to second assistant director on Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” and later served as a production manager on “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” In addition, Bryce served as the line producer/production manager on Philip Kaufman’s “Rising Sun,” and was an associate producer/production manager on Tim Burton’s smash hit “Batman Returns.” He also worked as a production manager on such films as Francis Ford Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” Ron Howard’s “Willow” and Joe Johnston’s “The Rocketeer.”

In addition to overseeing several tent-pole projects for Paramount, Bryce is currently developing original motion pictures under his own banner via a first-look deal with the studio.
CHRISTOPHER MARKUS & STEPHEN MCFEELY
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Screenwriters) are the billion-dollar screenwriters behind the recent “Captain America: First Avenger” film and the “Narnia” franchise. With films that span genre and scope, their unique collaborative process creates characters that connect with audiences in a truthful, compelling way.

The pair wrote 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” which chronicles the origin of Steve Rogers and Captain America, and sets the framework for the upcoming “Captain America” and other Marvel Universe films. Fascinated by the opportunity to write a period superhero movie, the pair steeped themselves in 70 years worth of Captain America history. They have also written the sequel, “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” set to open in April 2014.

Markus and McFeely wrote the first three “Chronicles of Narnia” films for Walden Media. The films have been a runaway success, grossing over $1.5 billion worldwide. They also wrote the independent film “You Kill Me,” starring Ben Kingsley and Tea Leoni, which was distributed by IFC Films. They began their career in Hollywood writing the acclaimed film “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,” which earned them an Emmy Award and a Writers Guild Award.

Recently, Markus and McFeely completed “City of Lies,” an adaptation of a “This American Life” story, for producer Ira Glass. The film recounts a romantic relationship set between spies during the fall of communism in the Czech Republic.

Their adaptation of the novel, Burden, is currently in development with Echo Lake Entertainment and Academy Award-nominated French director, Christian Carion.

Markus and McFeely have been writing together since 1995. Born in Buffalo and San Francisco, respectively, the two met in a small Northern California fiction writing program.
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