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Logan Lerman is an immensely talented actor with a gift for taking on challenging roles and bringing dynamic characters to life on screen. As he fearlessly evolves his body of work with each new project, Lerman is fast becoming one of today’s leading talents across both independent and mainstream film.
Lerman recently wrapped production for James Schamus’ drama Indignation alongside Sarah Gadon. He stars in the lead role as Marcus, a young idealistic Jew from Newark who travels to Ohio to study at a conservative Midwestern college. The film is based on Philip Roth’s bestselling novel of the same name. Lerman is also set to star in Björn Runge’s drama The Wife, opposite Brit Marling, Frances McDormand, and Glenn Close. Award-winning writer Jane Anderson adapted the screenplay from Meg Wolitzer’s novel of the same name.
He most recently starred in David Ayer’s WWII drama Fury, opposite Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Michael Peña. Set in 1945, the film follows an American tank and the mission of its five-man crew at the collapse of Nazi Germany. This followed his starring role in Darren Aronofsky’s acclaimed biblical epic Noah, opposite Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Douglas Booth, and Emma Watson.
In 2013, Lerman reprised his leading role in the second installment of the franchise Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. The film was released by Fox 2000 Pictures and based on the best-selling young-adult book series of the same title.
Prior, Lerman starred in Stephen Chbosky’s coming-of-age indie drama, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, alongside Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, and Ezra Miller. The film garnered numerous nominations and wins at the People’s Choice Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards and the Teen Choice Awards, in which Lerman also received a 2013 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor in a Drama.
Additional film credits include James Mangold’s critically-acclaimed remake of 3:10 to Yuma, Roland Emmerich’s war drama The Patriot, Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy What Women Want, Chris Columbus’ Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor’s Gamer, Penny Marshall’s Riding in Cars with Boys, as well as Stuck In Love, The Three Musketeers, The Butterfly Effect, Hoot, The Number 23, and Meet Bill.
On the small screen, Lerman appeared in the made-for-television film, A Painted House, winning him his first of three Young Artist Awards.
Canadian Screen Award–winning actress Sarah Gadon was born in Toronto, Canada.
Gadon’s passion for film led her to pursue a degree in Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. Her breakthrough role came when director David Cronenberg cast her opposite Michael Fassbender as Emma Jung in A Dangerous Method, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival (2011). Gadon co-starred in Cronenberg’s next film, an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis opposite Robert Pattinson which premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival (2012), along with Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral. She has since continued her working relationship with Cronenberg, appearing in Maps to the Stars, which also premiered in competition at Cannes (2014).
Gadon’s other film credits include Belle directed by Amma Asante, Enemy directed by Denis Villeneuve, and Universal’s Dracula Untold.
Gadon recently wrapped filming James Schamus’ Indignation, in which she stars opposite Logan Lerman, and the thriller, The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, directed by Alexandre Aja. Gadon can currently be seen in Julian Jarrold’s A Royal Night Out, and Mika Kaurismäki’s The Girl King. Gadon also stars in Hulu’s nine-part miniseries, 11/22/63, opposite James Franco, streaming now.
Gadon is currently the face of Armani’s makeup and skincare line. “Sarah has the most delicate, classically beautiful facial features, with her blonde hair, clear complexion and crystalline eyes, and for me she is an example of contemporary beauty,” said Giorgio Armani.
Tracy Letts is the only person to win both a Tony Award for acting and a Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of Killer Joe, Bug, Man from Nebraska (Pulitzer finalist), August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award for Best Play), Superior Donuts, The Scavenger’s Daughter, Mary Page Marlowe, and Linda Vista. He also wrote the screenplays for the films Killer Joe, Bug, and August: Osage County. He won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as George in the Tony Award–winning revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which premiered at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre.
He joined the Steppenwolf ensemble in 2002, where he has appeared in American Buffalo, Betrayal, The Pillowman, Last of the Boys, The Pain and the Itch, The Dresser, Homebody/Kabul, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross (also Dublin and Toronto), Three Days of Rain, and many others. Other productions include The Realistic Joneses (Broadway) and Orson’s Shadow (Barrow Street Theatre, NY).
Film appearances include Imperium, Wiener-Dog, Indignation, Christine, The Big Short, Elvis and Nixon, Guinevere, and U.S. Marshals. TV appearances include Divorce, Prison Break, Profiler, Seinfeld, Home Improvement, and many others. He played Senator Andrew Lockhart on two seasons of Showtime’s Homeland.
Linda Emond’s film roles include work with directors Terrence Malick, Spike Lee, James Schamus, Jason Bateman, Nora Ephron, Julie Taymor, Kimberly Peirce, Niki Caro, Bob Balaban, Michael Caton-Jones, Ed Harris, Craig Lucas, Noah Buschel, Peter Berg, and Walter Salles.
Upcoming films include About Ray, The Family Fang, Indignation, and the Untitled Terrence Malick Project. Other films include Jenny’s Wedding, Oldboy, Julie & Julia (in which she played “Simone ‘Simca’ Beck” opposite Meryl Streep), The Missing Person, Stop-Loss, Trade, Across the Universe, North Country, Dark Water, The Dying Gaul, and City by the Sea.
Television film work includes Georgia O’Keeffe (with Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons), Hallmark Hall of Fame’s A Dog Named Christmas (opposite Bruce Greenwood) and American Experience: John & Abigail Adams(opposite Simon Russell Beale). Episodic work includes The Knick (recurring), The Good Wife (recurring), Elementary (recurring), The Sopranos, Gossip Girl, and multiple episodes on all four Law & Order series (recurring).
For her work on stage, Emond has been nominated for three Tony Awards and received an Obie Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Backstage West Garland Award, two Chicago Jeff Awards, and nominations for the Drama Desk, Drama League, LA Drama Critics and LA Ovation Awards.
She recently concluded a run on Broadway in her Tony-nominated performance as “Fräulein Schneider” in Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. Also on Broadway, she appeared in Death of a Salesman (opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, directed by Mike Nichols), Life x 3 (with John Turturro, Helen Hunt, and Brent Spiner), and 1776 (opposite Mr. Spiner and Pat Hingle).
Off-Broadway, she appeared opposite Al Pacino in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and in the premieres of pieces by Craig Lucas, Yasmina Reza, Kander and Ebb, A. R. Gurney, Peter Hedges, and Tony Kushner. Her work as “The Homebody” in Mr. Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul spanned five years and three productions. In 2011 she premiered his latest piece, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, in the role of “Empty,” which was written for her.
She can be seen starring opposite Ralph Fiennes in the Matthew Warchus-directed staging of Ibsen’s The Master Builder at London’s Old Vic Theatre through March 2016.
She lives in New York City.
Currently starring as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Danny Burstein is a five-time Tony Award nominee whose 15 Broadway credits include: Cabaret (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations); The Snow Geese; Golden Boy (2013 Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Follies (2012 Tony, Astaire & Grammy Award nominations; Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; South Pacific (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Outer Critics Circle Award); The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony and Ovation Award nominations); Saint Joan; The Seagull; Three Men on a Horse; A Little Hotel on the Side; The Flowering Peach; A Class Act; Titanic and Company.
Off-Broadway credits include: Talley’s Folly (Lucille Lortel & Drama League nominations); Mrs. Farnsworth; Psych; All in the Timing; Merrily We Roll Along; Weird Romance; and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.
Film/TV includes: The Family Fang (directed by Jason Bateman); Blackhat (directed by Michael Mann); Lolly Steinman on Boardwalk Empire (directed by Martin Scorsese); Louie; The Good Wife; Transamerica; Absolutely Fabulous; Ed; all the Law & Orderseries; Hope & Faith; Deception; Affluenza; American Milkshake; Nor'easter; Construction; Liv; and Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon.
He recently made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Frosch in the Jeremy Sams/Douglas Carter Beane production of Die Fledermaus.
Ben Rosenfield received rave reviews opposite Taissa Farmiga in Hannah Fidell’s SXSW breakout 6 Years, released online and in theaters this fall by Netflix. He most recently filmed Indignation for writer/director James Schamus. He also recently appeared in Woody Allen’s Irrational Man opposite Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix, and in J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year with Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. Last year saw Ben finish his starring role in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Additional film credits include Kate Barker-Froyland’s Song One opposite Anne Hathaway and the title role in Dan Algrant’s Greetings From Tim Buckley. His theater appearances include The Nether (MCC Theater), Carousel (Lincoln Center) and Through A Glass Darkly (Atlantic Theater Company), in which he broke out starring opposite Carey Mulligan for director David Leveaux.
Pico Alexander is currently filming director David Michôd’s War Machine, appearing opposite Brad Pitt and Will Poulter in the much-anticipated film produced by Plan B for Netflix. He most recently filmed Indignation, written and directed by James Schamus based on the Philip Roth novel. Pico was previously seen in J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year opposite Oscar Isaac. On stage, Pico has recently starred in A.R. Gurney’s What I Did Last Summer (Signature Theatre) and in Simon Stephens’ critically acclaimed Punk Rock (MCC Theater).
Philip Ettinger recently shot supporting roles in November Criminals opposite Ansel Elgort and in James Schamus’s Indignation opposite Logan Lerman. Last year, Phil played strong supporting roles in the independent film Dominion opposite Rhys Ifans and Zosia Mamet and in Gerardo Naranjo’s feature film Viena And The Fantomes opposite Evan Rachel Wood and Dakota Fanning. He will next be seen in the feature film Anesthesia, which recently had its premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
He’s starred in guest roles on Manhattan, The Good Wife, Girls, Blue Bloods, Mercy, The Closer, and Law & Order SVU.
He was nominated for a Lucille Lortel award for his role in Bad Jews at the Roundabout Theatre.
At only 25 Noah Robbins is already an accomplished theatre actor. At 19 he made his Broadway debut as Eugene Jerome, the teenage narrator of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs. The role garnered him a nomination for the Outer Critics Circle Award. Other Broadway credits include Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia in 2011. Off-Broadway, Robbins starred in Simon Stephens’s Punk Rock at MCC Theatre, Jonathan Tolins’ Secrets of the Trade, as the title character in Nathan Englander’s The Twenty-Seventh Man at the Public Theater, and in Hamish Linklater’s The Vandalat the Flea Theater.
Noah has four independent films set to premiere in 2016: Robert Siegel’s Cruise, James Schamus’ Indignation, teen comedy The Outskirts, and Aardvark opposite Zachary Quinto. He can also be seen as Eugene in Fox’s upcoming broadcast of Grease: Live, whose cast includes Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, and Vanessa Hudgens. Other recent television credits include guest roles on: The Good Wife, Orange Is The New Black, Gotham, The Slap, and as Lizzy Caplan’s son on Masters Of Sex.
He starred in the short film Aftermath and won the Best Actor award at the L.A. Comedy Festival for Newsworthy, both directed by his brother Jeremy. He recently graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Columbia University, where he majored in philosophy.
James Schamus is an award-winning screenwriter, producer and film executive who has been a mainstay of independent cinema for over two decades.
Schamus recently launched Symbolic Exchange, a New York based film and television production company. He is currently in post-production on his feature directorial debut Indignation, which he adapted from the eponymous Philip Roth novel.
Previously, Schamus co-founded and served as the CEO of Focus Features for thirteen years. During his tenure, Focus Features was responsible for many critically-acclaimed and commercially successful films, including: Moonrise Kingdom, Milk, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, The Kids Are All Right, The Pianist, Coraline, and Dallas Buyers Club.
Schamus produced Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain, which won three Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, four BAFTA Awards, and the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award. Schamus also received Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song for his work on Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Schamus’ and Lee’s other collaborations, many of which Schamus wrote, include: Lust, Caution, The Hulk, Ride With The Devil, The Ice Storm, Sense And Sensibility, Eat Drink Man Woman, The Wedding Banquet, and Pushing Hands. Schamus was awarded the Screenplay Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for The Ice Storm.
Prior to the formation of Focus Features, Schamus served as co-president of the independent film company Good Machine, which he co-founded in 1991. Schamus and his partners produced over 40 films during an eleven-year period in partnership with high-profile filmmakers such as Todd Haynes, Nicole Holofcener, Claire Denis, Todd Solondz and Edward Burns, among others.
Schamus is a Professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, where he teaches film history and theory. He received his Ph.D. in English from U.C. Berkeley in 2003, and is the author of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Gertrud: The Moving Word, published by the University of Washington Press. He currently serves on the board of directors of Creative Capital. He was the 2006 Presidential Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Chicago.
Anthony Bregman’s films include the Academy Award-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Foxcatcher, Enough Said, Begin Again, The Ice Storm, Thumbsucker, American Ultra, Friends With Money, Our Idiot Brother, Every Secret Thing, Please Give, Synecdoche, New York, The Tao Of Steve, Lovely & Amazing, Human Nature, The Savages, The Brothers McMullen, Trick, The Extra Man, Darling Companion, and The Oranges. Upcoming releases include John Carney’s Sing Street (The Weinstein Company) and Courtney Hunt’s The Whole Truth starring Keanu Reeves and Renee Zellweger.
Bregman is currently in post-production on James Ponsoldt’s The Circle, based on the novel by Dave Eggers, starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega; in pre-production on Russ & Roger Go Beyond, starring Will Ferrell and Josh Gad; and in pre-production on David Frankel’s Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith.
In the fall of 2006, Bregman founded the New York City-based production company Likely Story, which he currently runs with Stefanie Azpiazu. Prior to Likely Story, Bregman was a partner at This is That for four years, and spent ten years as head of production at Good Machine, where he supervised the production and post-production of over thirty feature films, including Sense and Sensibility, Eat Drink Man Woman, Walking & Talking, What Happened Was..., The Wedding Banquet, and Safe. Bregman teaches producing at Columbia University’s Graduate Film School and is Chairman of the Board of the IFP, the nation’s oldest and largest industry association for independent filmmakers, which also sponsors the annual Gotham Awards.
Bregman’s movies have won numerous awards at the Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Gothams, Indie Spirits, and Cannes, Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals, among others. In 2010, Roger Ebert named Synecdoche, New York the Best Film of the Decade.
Rodrigo Teixeira founded RT Features in the year 2005, and has since then been producing high quality cultural content and entertainment. In its first years, RT Features co-produced the Brazilian feature length films: The Marriage Of Romeo And Juliet, Drained, and Natimorto. In 2010, the documentary B1 was released, and in 2011, the mini-series Amor Em Quatro Atos, based on songs by Chico Buarque, was aired by Rede Globo. 2012 saw the release of Heleno and The Silver Cliff. In January 2014, When I Was Alive was released; in March, Rio Siege made its debut; and in October, Tim Maia was released. With its first foray into the international market, RT Features scored its first hit with both audiences and critics with Frances Ha by Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig. The actress Greta Gerwig was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical.
RT Features has also produced and financed Night Moves by Kelly Reichardt with Dakota Fanning and Jesse Eisenberg, and Love is Strange, directed by Ira Sachs with Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, and Marisa Tomei. Mistress America, by Noah Baumbach, was presented at Sundance in 2015, alongside Robert Egger’s The Witch, which garnered the Best Directing award. Love directed by Gaspar Noé was presented at Cannes in 2015. The company has formed a joint venture with Martin Scorsese to find and support the works of up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world. The plan is to produce at least 3 feature films in the next three years. RT is currently producing James Schamus’ Indignation, a feature film based on Phillip Roth’s novel.
Israeli-born, New York-based Inbal Weinberg received her BFA in Film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. While at school, Inbal combined her passion for fine arts and film into a concentration on production design, and since graduating has worked as an art director and production designer for feature films and TV.
Inbal’s art direction credits include Stephanie Daley (Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, Sundance Film Festival 2006) and Academy Award nominated Half Nelson, starring Ryan Gosling. Inbal’s first feature as a production designer was Hal Hartley’s The Girl From Monday (Sundance Film Festival 2006). She later designed, among others, Courtney Hunt’s Academy Award nominated Frozen River (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2008), Dee Reese’s Pariah, Derek Cianfrance’s Acadamy Award nominated Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond The Pines, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower directed by Stephen Chbosky and Bluebird by Lance Edmands.
Last year saw the release of Golden Globe nominated St. Vincent, directed by Ted Melfi and starring Bill Murray, Naomi Watts and Melissa McCarthy. Inbal’s recent projects include Beasts Of No Nation, directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Idris Elba, and Indignation, directed by James Schamus and starring Logan Lerman.
Inbal Weinberg is the founder of the Production Designers Collective, a group dedicated to creating a community of production designers around the world through sharing knowledge and experiences.
Amy Roth was raised in Winchester, Virginia and from a very young age had a love and appreciation of costume design.
She has worked with talented, award-winning filmmakers such as Chris Rock (Top Five), Gus Van Sant (Last Days, Finding Forrester), Joel & Ethan Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis, Burn After Reading), Ridley Scott (American Gangster), Mike Nichols (Angels In America, Closer), Max Nichols (Two Night Stand), Steven Spielberg (Indiana Jones 4, War Of The Worlds), M. Night Shyamalan (Signs), Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones), Peter Horton (American Odyssey, Ironside, Deception), Todd Field (Little Children), and now James Schamus (Indignation).
Amy has designed costumes on location, including the Czech Republic, Morocco, Italy, Los Angeles, Boston and New York.
She is a New York-based Costume Designer who splits her time between New York City and Easton, Pennsylvania.
Amy is currently designing the television show Madam Secretary for CBS.
Originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, Jay Wadley is a bi-coastal composer of concert and film music. A graduate of the Yale School of Music, Jay has won two Charles Ives awards from the Academy of Arts and Letters as well as an ASCAP/SCI award. He’s been commissioned by Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW and composed for films including James Schamus’ Indignation. His films have been featured at Sundance, Berlin, BFI London, Rotterdam, Tribeca and Montreal film festivals. Wadley’s TV credits include Lie to Me (FOX), VH1’s CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) and orchestrations for Doctor Who (BBC). His arrangements and orchestrations for Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson and Calexico have been performed by The San Francisco Symphony, New York City Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Louisville Symphony Orchestra, among others. Jay is a co-founder and composer at the award-winning original music production company, Found Objects.