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Jessica Hecht Actress

Jessica Hecht is a Tony Award-nominated actress currently starring in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. Her many Broadway and off-Broadway appearances include starring roles in A View from the Bridge, The Assembled Parties, The Three Sisters , and Make Me , among many others. She has spent nine seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she recently played “Blanche” (opposite Sam Rockwell) in A Streetcar Named Desire . On film, she will next be seen in Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia . Her recent films include The English Teacher with Julianne Moore, Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar with Leonardo DiCaprio, Rob Reiner’s The Summer of Monte Wildhorn with Morgan Freeman, and The Sitter . She was also seen in Woody Allen’s Whatever Works opposite Larry David, Dan in Real Life with Steve Carrell, S tarting out in the Evening with Frank Langella, Sideways with Paul Giamatti, The Forgotten with Julianne Moore, and Tim Blake Nelson’s The Grey Zone . Ms. Hecht’s extensive television work includes her recurring roles on “Bored to Death”, “Breaking Bad,” and “Person of Interest.” Well known for her role as “Susan” on “Friends,” she also starred in “The Single Guy” with Jonathan Silverman, and in James Brooks’s “What about Joan?” with Joan Cusack. Her many memorable performances include guest appearances on numerous television series including “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” “ER,” “Seinfeld,” and Marvel’s “Violet.”

Dan Bree Showrunner + Executive Producer

Dan Bree is a nonfiction television showrunner and executive producer based in Los Angeles. He has produced, written, and supervised over 80 hours of adventure, travel, science, technology, and history programming for ABC, Animal Planet, the National Geographic Channel, History, Science Channel, Discovery Channel, and PBS. His series include "Off the Hook: Extreme Catches" on Animal Planet, "Hard Time" on National Geographic, "Safari Brothers" on National Geographic Wild, "Sliced" on History, "Build it Bigger" on Science Channel, and "Catching Monsters" on Discovery Channel. He has managed and directed production teams in Botswana, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, the South Pacific, and throughout the United States. Dan is fluent in Spanish and plays bluegrass guitar.

Charlie Harrington Location Manager/Producer/Director

Charlie Harrington has been an international location manager for feature films for more than 30 years. He recently completed work with award-winning Kathryn Bigelow ( Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker ) on her latest film for Annapurna Pictures, Detroit . Over the last three decades, Harrington has worked with every major Hollywood Studio. His duties have included determining which country or state is appropriate to make a film based on tax credits, suitable locations, and costs. His 64 screen credits include Oscar-nominated films The Cider House Rules, The Last Samurai, and What's Eating Gilbert Grape ?. Recent projects include Marvel’s The Wolverine , the female-led Ghostbusters reboot, and critically-acclaimed films Black Mass, The Judge, and Captain Phillips.

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