New play Remembers Holocaust, Celebrates Anne Frank’s 90th Birthday at Museum of Tolerance

LOS ANGELES (May 2, 2019) — In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Simon Wiesenthal Center today announced casting for a new play about Anne Frank that will celebrate what would have been her 90th birthday this summer.

Eve Brandstein will direct Timothy P. Brown, Rob Brownstein, Tony DeCarlo, Andrea Gwynnel, Ava Lalezarzadeh, Kevin Matsumoto, Mary Gordon Murray, Aylam Orian and Marnina Schon in the U.S. premiere of Anne by Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter — in a never-before-seen adaptation by Nick Blaemire. Suzi Dietz will produce.

In this new adaptation of the immortal Holocaust story, 13 year-old Anne Frank imagines her life as a young woman — safe in a post-war world. When she meets a publisher who expresses interest in her story, Anne looks back on the two years she spent hidden away with her family during the Nazi regime.

This innovative production eschews traditional sets and costumes to place the audience and actors on the same dramatic plane as the characters — all real people under real circumstances — fighting for their lives, sanity and dreams of the future.

Previews will begin June 5, with performances taking place June 16 through July 22 at the Museum of Tolerance.

“The Adventures of Lewis & Clark” Set to Premier January 27th

Hollywood, CA January 26th, 2013:

A Joint Venture and Chronicles Film are celebrating the release of their webseries, “The Adventures of Lewis & Clark” which is set to air online starting Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 6:00pm at www.AdventuresofLewisandClark.com  A new episode will air every Sunday for 12 weeks.

The show’s creator, lewis_and_clark_05actor, Mark Elias, best know for his work in the feature film, 16-Love, and TV shows such as CSI, Justified, Criminal Minds and upcoming on Castle was inspired by the Comedy Central TV show “Workaholics” that was originally a webseries before getting picked up.  Rather than following the normal Hollywood routine of waiting for the work to arrive at his doorstep, Elias created a show which follows Lewis and Clark, two best friends who are always looking to get rich quick, hook-up with the ladies, or just be good at anything.  The two are supported financially by Lewis’s older sister, Charese, who is relatively successful and constantly having wild affairs with men.  Somehow they all seem to balance each other out. “Having these three characters to throw into any scenario almost writes itself. You have two dreamers with their own ideas of success and the unfortunate responsible one who gets stuck in the middle. Charese is a real trooper,” says Elias.

The three main characters, Lewis (played by Mark Elias), Clark (played by Jus Riddick), and Charese (played by Charese Mongiello), also are producing  and taking turns directing.  There are 8 five minute episodes finished with 4 more to be shot after the launch party.  That will complete the first season of the show. “Sometimes it doesn’t take much to know if a project is the right one. You want your name attached to a show that is going to be a hit, something with real potential. After reading the first two episodes, I knew I wanted to be involved,” states Riddick.

The show targets the 18-36 age group with its slapstick humor and ridiculous scenarios.  The show is definitely unique and has it’s own flavor.  It is produced by actors and that puts it in a different, more free realm to play with than most TV shows.  “I believe that we have more freedom to get creative and entertain the audience than having all the rules of a network show,” says Mongiello. “I have worked on a lot of shows and this one is fun, creative, and the crew and actors just love being on set because they believe in the script and us as actors.”

After moving from Philadelphia, PA to Los Angeles, Elias joined the Beverly Hills Playhouse and began getting roles and building his resume as he gathered story and script ideas to develop as his career picked up, landing on a number of shows including Southland, Justified, and The Event while getting to the 2004 Valley Film Festival as a timid writer in Pushing Out Katherine, 2006 Milan Film Festival as a socially awkward serial killer in Cutting Room, and 2008 Sundance Film Festival as a thief in Reversion.

Riddick grew up in Atlanta, GA. Most of his youth was spent in movie theaters or renting movies. After earning a degree in political science from The University of Georgia, he moved to Los Angeles to begin his film career. He has starred in numerous indie films and loves performing improv. “Only in L.A.”, a feature which he wrote/directed has recently finished post-production. His production company, Chronicles Film, has begun pre-production for their next feature, “The Why Generation”.

Mongiello grew up in Pennsylvania and Riverside CA, She has produced, directed, starred in, and crewed on 20 plays, 40 start films, Over 30 feature films and 2 TV shows. She was taught to script supervise by one of the greats, Jim Kelly Durgin.  In Addition she wrote a commercial, starred in ten, and won a silver rooster award for acting. Upon graduating the University Of California Irvine she started a theater company called “The Rose Theater” where she produced and directed classical plays.

For information contact:

Jus Riddick     404.200.0711

www.adventuresoflewisandclark.com

info@chroniclesfilm.com

OMG! A New Talk Show in Hollywood!

Watch out Conan, Dave and Jay. Transplanted Australian TV maven, Steven Brandon, has entered the talk show arena with his brand new internet program, TV TALK TONIGHT.

With his fellow Aussie side-kick, Carly Einfeld, 26556_114494341896399_114401831905650_263297_6445861_nBrandon talks about something he could certainly hold a PHD in. Television. This kid knows his stuff. From the sound of him, he could boost the national Nielson ratings all on his own.

Compelling and lighthearted, TV Talk Tonight reviews shows such as Survivor, Lost, Celebrity Apprentice, Glee, Brothers & Sisters and Big Bang Theory.  In the current show Brandon and Einfeld bust Jack Bauer for his real time sexual escapade on 24. “Come on Jack Bauer. We know you can do better that eight minutes”.

Along with the news and  gossip, the show has had guests such as Ariana Savalas, daughter of award-winning, actor, Telly Salavas, (Kojak) and Rob Cesternino, a former contestant from the show Survivor.

“A” list talent has not yet discovered this program.  Maybe they should.

Colorful, expressive and certainly lovable, Mr. Brandon dishes the dirt and shows his vast TV knowledge on each episode.

Getting flack for saying “Oh, my God” one time too many, 26276_119013778111122_114401831905650_281771_111388_n1Brandon had to eat a hot pepper on the latest show as punishment. Sweating with tears streaming down his face, he finished the show like a trooper.

Filmed in someone’s apartment, the kitchy set compliments the fun filled ten minute program.

A catchy musical theme by Josh Brandon, a cool animated opening by Stephen Leonard and ably directed by Christopher James Burke, TV Talk Tonight is a fun and fast paced internet show that should not be missed.

See it here: www.tvtalktonight.com