Shane Black recently wrote, directed and produced the Marvel blockbuster action film “Iron Man 3” which continues to break box office records worldwide, making it one of Marvels highest grossing films of all-time. For “Iron Man 3”, Black re-teamed with Robert Downey Jr. who starred in his feature film directorial debut, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”. Black is considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, making his mark as a screenwriter with his script for “Lethal Weapon”, effectively creating the buddy cop chemistry between Danny Glover and Mel Gibson that would continue for three more “Lethal Weapon” sequels. From there, Black wrote a series of big budget action films including “The Last Boy Scout” with Bruce Willis, “The Long Kiss Goodnight” with Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and a re-write on “Last Action Hero” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. His scripts often combine action, thriller, noir and (black) comedy elements. In addition to his award-winning writing, Black can be seen on the big screen as an actor in such genre films as “Predator”. Currently Shane is busy bringing his childhood hero “Doc Savage”, another iconic comic book character to the big screen for DC Entertainment. The Burbank International Film Festival is pleased to have Shane Black and other Honorees back this year to present at this years Closing Night Awards Gala. (Appearances are always based upon celebrities availability).
Loken is best known starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger as the dangerously beautiful ‘TX’ (Terminatrix) in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”. Kristanna has two new films for release this year; “Mercenaries” A female driven action movie and the erotic thriller, “Maid For You”. Other feature films include “Black Rose”, Sony’s “Swat: Firefight”, and “Blood Rayne” based on the popular video game. On television, Loken guest starred on Showtime’s critically-acclaimed “The L-Word” and her SyFy mini-series “Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King” was the highest rated mini-series for the network to date. In 2011, Kristanna started LokenMann Productions and released their first feature “Fighting For Freedom. Her Production Companies goal is to seek out humanitarian based, socially aware stories that educate as well as entertain.
Ronn Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles and grew up surrounded by theatre and the rock & roll music world. At age 11, he learnied to play the drums, guitar and electric bass. In 1976, Moss joined creative forces with fellow singer and guitarist Peter Beckett, guitarist/keyboardist J.C Crowley, and drummer John Friesen to form the musical group Player. The group was signed by music impresario Robert Stigwood, and RSO Records and the first three weeks of release, their single “Baby Come Back” occupied the #1 spot on the national pop charts. Moss then made the move from music to television, and was offered the role of “Ridge Forrester” on the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. The show is broadcast in nations all over the world and Ronn has been a Soap Star ever since, with thousands of fans around the globe. Moss frequently travels overseas to promote the show and his music and in 2010 was a participant on the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars, finishing second with his partner, Sara Di Vaira. More recently, Moss also released his new solo album, Uncovered.
June Squibb’s most recent film appearance was in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska as Kate Grant starring opposite Bruce Dern. She was nominated for “Best Supporting Actress” at the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Sag-Aftra Awards, Critic’s Choice Awards, and the Independent Spirit Awards. She had also appeared in director Payne’s earlier film About Schmidt opposite Jack Nicholson. Other films includeWelcome to Mooseport, In and Out, Scent of a Woman with Al Pacino and Far From Heaven. Her most recent Indie film (currently in post production) is I’ll Be Seeing Youwith Blythe Danner. She recently appeared on TV in Getting On, Girls, Glee, Devious Maids, and the upcoming HBO Comedy Special, 8 Days in Hell. On Broadway, June played Electra, the stripper, in Gypsy with Ethel Merman, Happy Time (the musical), Gorey Stories and Sacrilege. We are proud and excited to have Oscar Nominee June Squibb as a presenter at this years Awards Show.
Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress originally from Australia. As host of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, Gigi has a long and rich history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the sci-fi cult series, “Farscape”. Originally cast as a guest star for one episode, her mischievous character Chiana quickly became one of the most popular characters in the series. Edgley has appeared in countless film and television series including “Rescue Special Ops”, USA’s “Starter Wife”, “Tricky Business”, SyFy’s “Showdown at Area 51″, “Quantum Apocalypse” and “Lost World” to name a few. Gigi adores performing theatre as well. Her credits include, “Kill Everything You Love”, “4.48 Psychosis”, “The Rover”, “Boy’s Life”, “Romeo And Juliet”, “Picnic At Hanging Rock” and “Les Miserables”. Gigi was nominated for the Film’s Critic’s Circle award for “Last Train To Freo”, the SyFy Genre Award for “Best Supporting Actress”, the Saturn Award for “Best Supporting Actress” and the “Maxim Award” for sexiest Space Babe. Edgley is also a recording artist, creator of original comic books, director and producer.
Kristen has been following her passion as an actress from the early age of 17 when she was cast in The Sausage Factory, a wonderfully quirky series for MTV. Currently, Kristen has a recurring role as “Ima” on the critically acclaimed FX series, Sons Of Anarchy and played “Morgan Hollingsworth” on NBC’s popular daytime drama series, Days of Our Lives, as well as many memorable guest appearances on hit TV shows including, The OC, CSI:Miami, CSI:NY, and The Glades. Recent projects include a hilarious pilot for CBS called Friend Me, as well as a terrifying short Girl at the Door directed by Academy Award Nominee Colin Campbell. Kristen recently won “Best Actress” at the Claremont Film Festival for her short “Love In Our Time” which she co-produced. She was able to show her comedic side while playing Charlie Sheen’s love interest in Anger Management, and is looking forward to the release of her most recent film, Another Stateside, which portrays the often dark reality service men and woman face adjusting to home life after returning from war.
Patrick Kilpatrick’s entertainment career has spanned more than 125 films and television shows as lead actor, producer, screen writer, and director, – from Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report” to James Cameron’s “Dark Angel”. His action film appearances span a multitude of genres including “The Replacement Killers” against Yun-Fat Chow; Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Caan in “Eraser”; “Last Man Standing” opposite Bruce Willis; “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory” opposite Steven Segal; “The Presidio” opposite Sean Connery and Mark Harmon; and the ever-popular action mainstay “Death Warrant” opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme. He has even done battle with the largest mammal on earth in “Free Willy 3: The Rescue”. Kilpatrick’s notable TV appearances include “Burn Notice”, “Cold Case”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Chuck”, “Nip/Tuck”, “24″ as Secret Service Agent Dale Spaulding (the man who “killed” Jack Bauer), “Criminal Minds”, and “The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” Kilpatrick is currently directing and producing the feature film “Active Shooter”.
Crystal allen has landed many leading roles including Crooked Arrows oppositeBrandon Routh and Ghost Storm with Carlos Bernard, both released last year. She just wrapped season 2 of Canooks as a series regular, a half hour comedy soon to air. She is also known for her portrayal of the Orion Slave Girl D’nesh on Enterpriseand as Navigator Yara in the popular independent film, Of Gods and Men. Allen’s additional notable performances were on hit TV shows such as Castle, Body of Proof, Haven, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, Navy NCIS, Modern Men, Sex and the City, Sopranos, ED, and the feature film Maid in Manhattan. She was also well received as the lead in the Hallmark movie Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door. Allen has also starred in the latest two sequels to their already hit films Anaconda 3 & 4. Crystal has been a guest to the Monaco TV Festival in past years and in 2013 was a member of the festival jury.
ISAAC C. SINGLETON JR.
Isaac C. Singleton Jr. not only makes a living playing big, scary guys, but is also known for his comedic wit. The 6-foot-5 actor can be seen as the menacing Bo’sun inPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. For Pirates, he admits his character only had two emotions in the film, angry and annoyed. Other roles include the air marshal in the feature film Anger Management, an evil alien in Galaxy Quest and an ape-soldier in Planet of the Apes. Isaac is extremely well-spoken and articulate and has the kind of resonating bass voice reminiscent of James Earl Jones. Isaac has done voice-over work on over 100 video games including Transformers, Halo 4, Street Fighter 3 & 4 and World of Warcraft. On television, his dramatic credits include The X-Files, Crossing Jordan, Marshall Law and Wanted to name a few. Isaac also showed off his comedic chops on hit comedy shows including The Sarah Silverman Project, Arliss, Sabrina The Teenage Witch and MAD-TV.