Jacob Norlin was born in Manitowoc, WI, son to Paul and Edie Norlin. Jacob came from an entertainment background for his parents were in that field. His father, Paul, a professor of music education and Edie an educator, actor, and theatrical director. Jacob moved to Newark, Ohio and graduated from Newark High School. He continued his education at Ohio State University graduating in 2011 with a Bachelors in Film Studies. Jacob is a screenwriter as well as director and is continuing his filmmaking career to date.
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When we think about some of our favorite actors, such as Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, and Al Pacino…we think about their films, their amazing acting abilities, and memorable lines from those works. All these actors had to start somewhere. Their fame wasn’t handed to them overnight. They all had to learn the craft of acting, and struggle for their first real break. But before all that, they had to have one simple thing: a dream.
Posted April 9th, 2016. Add a comment
Becoming an actress didn’t come easy for Rutanya Alda. She didn’t come from the suburbs of middle America, and head to Hollywood to live out her big screen dreams. Instead she came from a very harsh and brutal enviornment, surrounded by war and despair. However, tough times and war would not last, and later, would come success and achievement.
Posted March 10th, 2016. Add a comment
Peter Szabo is originally from Toronto Ontario Canada. Attending St. Martin Secondary School, later studying English Literature at the University of Toronto. After receiving his B.A., Peter appeared as an extra in TV and films. In 2006, he wrote, produced, and directed his first short film “ A Day in the Life of a Psychopath”. Also in 2006, he produced the documentary “Change Now for the Future: Perspective from Guelphs Street Youth”, “Numb”, a music video, and feature film “Dead Genesis” for Foreign and USA distribution.
Posted December 21st, 2015. Add a comment
Patrick was born March 4, 1983 and from the southern city of Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Central Cabarrus High School, later attending Appalachian State University where he studied Computer Information Systems. It wasn’t long before Patrick’s love for films would lead him to be a part of the Stephen King Universe by making a “Dollar Baby” of his own and his vision of King’s short story, Rest stop.
Posted December 20th, 2015. Add a comment
One of the joys of being a writer and supporting Independent talent is, the amazing discoveries you make along the way. It doesn’t matter if it’s an Artist painting, a new young face on the music scene performing at a club, a short film being played at a film fest, or in this case, an author releasing their new self-published book. As a full supporter of Indie’s, I get a lot of joy spreading the word when I, myself, discover these type of talents. Case in point, author Shawn S. Lealos new book: Dollar baby: The Story of the Stephen King Dollar Baby Filmmakers.
Posted October 13th, 2015. Add a comment
Warren Ray was born on September 17, 1965, in Corydon, Indiana. He attended Corydon Central High School, later attending the Louisville Technical Institute (Robotics Engineering). Warran has worked at Ghost Age Films, LLC, and throught the entertainment industry as editor, actor, and director among other titles. Warran has worked on films such as, 100 Proof (1997), Super Rocket (2009), Nothing in the Flowers (2011), and Maxwell Edison aka Man Who Loved Flowers (2012 and “Dollar Baby” based on Stephen King’s short story from the book, Night shift).
Posted September 29th, 2015. Add a comment
Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno has finally got release dates, after the usual Festivals screenings in 2013, the film had been set for a September 5 release date the next year, but then suddenly it was pulled from the schedules over internal problems at financiers “Worldview Entertainment”. When Christopher Woodrow, who was CEO, left the company with little warning in June 2014, the company’s new management did put a halt to spending based on deals made by the guy who used to lead “Worldview”, the company was committed to paying some of the big costs associated with theatrical distribution, as a result The Green Inferno release had been delayed indefinitely and it’s been in limbo ever since, but is now finally set to emerge thanks to a new deal with Jason Blum‘s distribution label “BH-Tilt”.
Posted September 21st, 2015. Add a comment
There are several celebrity Mother/Daughter actresses in Hollywood, and many of them have made their historic mark in film history. Mother/Daughter teams such as, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, and of course, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, but we can also add another beautiful and talented duo to this list, actress Dee Wallace, and her daughter, Gabrielle Stone.
Posted September 3rd, 2015. Add a comment
When aspiring actors and actresses head to California or New York to make it big they usually come from the south or mid-West, but in this case there was a young, beautiful, blonde actress named Sarah French who began her career in the most unexpected of places: her homestate of Minnesota.