From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”).
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) directed “The Legend of Tarzan” from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, story by Brewer and Cozad based on the Tarzan stories created by Burroughs. Legendary producer Jerry Weintraub (“Behind the Candelabra,” the “Ocean’s” trilogy) produced the film, together with David Barron (the “Harry Potter” films, “Cinderella”), Alan Riche (“Southpaw”) and Tony Ludwig (“Starsky & Hutch”).
Susan Ekins, Nikolas Korda, Keith Goldberg, David Yates, Mike Richardson and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Henry Braham (“The Golden Compass”), Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“Dangerous Liaisons,” “The English Patient,” the “Harry Potter” films), editor Mark Day (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2”), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Myers (“Emma,” “Unknown”). The music is composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Grown Ups”).
“The Legend of Tarzan” was shot at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, as well as on location around the UK.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Jerry Weintraub Production, a Riche/Ludwig Production, a David Yates Film, “The Legend of Tarzan.” Slated for release on July 1, 2016, the film will be distributed in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. LegendofTarzan.net
ABOUT THE CAST
ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD (John Clayton /Tarzan) is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. He began his acting career at the age of eight and worked steadily in films and on Swedish television. Skarsgård went on to study theatre at the Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK and at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. He returned to Sweden immediately following and appeared in a number of productions making him a star in his native country. A visit to Los Angeles landed him a part in the 2001 hit comedy “Zoolander,” where he starred alongside Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell.
Skarsgård returned home to Sweden to continue honing his acting skills with roles in film and theatrical productions, including “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “Bloody Wedding.” He also co-wrote and co-directed the 2003 award-winning short, Att döda ett barn (To Kill a Child), which was shown at the Tribeca and Cannes Film Festivals.
His first big break in the US was with the 2008 HBO miniseries “Generation Kill.” His portrayal of Marine Sgt. Brad “Iceman” Colbert astonished critics and audiences alike. Immediately following, Skarsgård was cast in the role of Eric Northman, a 1,000-year-old Viking vampire, on HBO’s hit series “True Blood,” alongside Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, which ran for seven consecutive seasons.
His recent film “War on Everyone” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February and he is currently in production on the HBO series “Big Little Lies,” working with legendary director Jean-Marc Vallée.
Skarsgard’s additional credits include, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” in which he starred alongside Kristen Wiig and Bel Powley; “What Maisie Knew,” starring opposite Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan; “Disconnect,” opposite Paula Patton, Jason Bateman and Andrea Riseborough; “The East,” directed by Zal Batmanglij, with Brit Marling and Ellen Page; and Matt & Ross Duffer’s “Hidden.” His other credits include Universal’s “Battleship,” the award winning “Melancholia” and “Straw Dogs.”
SAMUEL L. JACKSON (George Washington Williams) has appeared in well over 100 films and is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. Jackson’s portrayal of Jules, the philosopher hitman, in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” made an indelible mark on American cinema. In addition to unanimous critical acclaim, he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations as well as a Best Supporting Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Jackson recently appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated Western “The Hateful Eight.” He starred as Major Marquis Warren, alongside Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Channing Tatum and Kurt Russell. In addition, Jackson recently appeared in Spike Lee’s newest film “Chiraq.” Most recently, Jackson completed filming on Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children,” and is currently in production on the film “Kong: Skull Island.”
In 2012, he co-starred in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” as Stephen, with Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. He also starred in “The Avengers,” which is part of his 9-picture deal with Marvel Studios. The highly anticipated film opened on May 4, 2012 to a record shattering $200 million opening weekend.
Jackson reprised his role as Nick Fury in both “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which was released in April 2014, and the 2015 sequel “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Jackson portrayed Pat Novak in Jose Padilha’s remake of the 1987 classic “RoboCop,” and Chaney in Spike Lee’s American remake of the 2003 Korean cult classic, “Oldboy.” In February 2015, he starred alongside Colin Firth and Taron Egerton in Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
Jackson made his Broadway debut in 2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in “The Mountaintop,” where he portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. The play also starred Angela Bassett and was directed by Kenny Leon.
Jackson’s career began onstage upon his graduation from Morehouse College in Atlanta with a degree in dramatic arts. Among the plays were “Home,” “A Soldier’s Play,” “Sally/Prince” and “The District Line.” He also originated roles in two of August Wilson’s plays at Yale Repertory Theatre. For the New York Shakespeare Festival, Jackson appeared in “Mother Courage and Her Children,” “Spell #7,” and “The Mighty Gents.”
His past film credits also include “Mother and Child,” “Iron Man 2,” HBO’s “The Sunset Limited,” “Lakeview Terrace,” “Soul Men,” “The Spirit,” “Jumper,” “Resurrecting the Champ,” “1408,” “Black Snake Moan,” “Snakes on a Plane,” “Freedomland,” “Coach Carter,” “Star Wars: Episode III – The Revenge of the Sith,” “The Incredibles,” “S.W.A.T,” “Changing Lanes,” “Formula 51,” “Stars Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones,” “Caveman’s Valentine,” “Eve’s Bayou,” “Unbreakable,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Shaft,” “Deep Blue Sea,” “Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace,” “The Negotiator,” “The Red Violin,” “Jackie Brown,” “187,” “A Time to Kill,” “Die Hard with a Vengeance,” “Jungle Fever”, “Sphere,” “The Long Kiss Goodnight,” “Ragtime,” “Sea of Love,” “Coming to America,” “Do the Right Thing,” “School Daze,” “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Goodfellas,” “ Patriot Games,” and “True Romance.”
On the small screen, Jackson served as executive producer for the animated series for Spike TV, “Afro Samurai” which premiered in 2007 and returned for a third season in January 2009. The series received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program from the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences. The first edition of the “Afro Samurai” video game launched in February 2009.
On television, in addition to “The Sunset Limited,” Jackson starred in John Frankenheimer’s Emmy Award-winning “Against the Wall” for HBO. His performance earned him a Cable Ace nomination as Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries, as well as a Golden Globe nomination.
MARGOT ROBBIE (Jane Clayton) emerged as a breakout star with her gripping on-screen presence and continues to captivate audiences around the world with every performance.
Robbie will next be seen in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” opposite Tina Fey. The film is based on journalist Kim Barker’s wartime memoir, Taliban Shuffle. Robbie is re-teaming with Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the writing-directing duo of “Focus.” Fey and Lorne Michaels are producing the political black comedy. The film will be released on March 4.
Robbie recently wrapped production on “Suicide Squad,” playing the coveted role of Harley Quinn, opposite Jared Leto, Will Smith, and Joel Kinnaman. Robbie’s portrayal of Quinn is the first time the villainous, fan-favorite, comic book character will be revealed on the big screen. The film is being directed by David Ayer and is scheduled to be released in August 2016. Robbie was last seen in Roadside Attraction’s “Z for Zachariah,” which was a break-out hit as part of the dramatic competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film is based on the post-apocalyptic science-fiction novel from Robert C. O’Brien and also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine.
Previously, Robbie was seen as up-and-coming con artist opposite Will Smith in “Focus.” The film was directed by Ficarra and Requa from a script they co-wrote, and also starred Rodrigo Santoro. Robbie was also seen with Michelle Williams, Kristen Scott Thomas and Matthias Schoenaerts in “Suite Française” — the adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky’s acclaimed novel about a love story in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Robbie is known for her breakout role in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” in which she stars as the female lead opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort, the film tells the story of a New York penny stockbroker, played by DiCaprio, who served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, the corporate banking world, and mob infiltration. Starring as DiCaprio’s wife in the film, Robbie is joined by an all-star cast of actors, including Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Jon Favreau and Kyle Chandler. Robbie also recently starred in Richard Curtis’ “About Time,” opposite Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson.
Robbie made her U.S. debut in the critically acclaimed ABC series “Pan Am” in 2011. The period drama depicted the lives of the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly. Robbie starred as “Laura,” a runaway bride, who fled a life of domestic boredom to take to the skies. The series was created by Jack Orman and also starred Christina Ricci.
In Australia, Robbie is most recognized for her role as “Donna Freedman” on the television soap opera “Neighbours,” which chronicled the lives of the residents of Ramsay Street in the fictional Australian suburb of Erinsborough. Her role garnered her two Logie Award nominations for Most Popular New Female Talent and Most Popular Actress.
Born in Australia, Robbie grew up on the Gold Coast and eventually moved to Melbourne when she began acting professionally at the age of 17. She currently resides in London.
DJIMON HOUNSOU (Chief Mbonga) is a two-time Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nominee, for his performances in Ed Zwick’s “Blood Diamond” and Jim Sheridan’s “In America.” He next co-stars in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur project, set for release March 24, 2017.
Hounsou’s forthcoming credits also include “Same Kind of Different as Me,” with Greg Kenner, Jon Voight and Renee Zellweger for director Michael Carney. He most recently finished work on the documentary “In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven.”
Born in Benin, West Africa, Hounsou moved to Paris at the age of 13 to pursue a Western education. As an adult, he was discovered by fashion designer Thierry Mugler and subsequently modeled for and appeared in several iconic music videos for legendary photographer Herb Ritts and director David Fincher. Small film roles followed before Hounsou’s breakthrough performance in 1997 as Cinque, the African who leads an uprising to regain his freedom in Steven Spielberg’s “Amistad.” Hounsou earned a Golden Globe nomination and a NAACP Image Award for the part. He later shared a SAG Award® nomination as a member of the cast of Ridley Scott’s Academy Award-winning Best Picture “Gladiator.”
In 2006, in addition to an Oscar nomination, Hounsou received an NAACP Image Award, a National Board of Review citation and a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for his role as a forced laborer who discovers a rare gem in “Blood Diamond,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. For his performance as an artist afflicted with AIDS in “In America,” in addition to an Oscar nomination, Hounsou garnered an Independent Spirit Award, was named 2004’s ShoWest Supporting Actor of the Year and shared an ensemble SAG Award® nomination.
He most recently appeared in the blockbusters “Fast & Furious 7,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” In 2010, Hounsou starred opposite Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina and Chris Cooper in Julie Taymor’s screen adaptation of “The Tempest.” His film credits also include “Air,” “The Vatican Tapes,” Michael Bay’s “The Island,” with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson, “Eragon,” “Constantine,” with Keanu Reeves, Jan de Bont’s “Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” with Angelina Jolie and Shekhar Kapur’s “The Four Feathers,” with Heath Ledger and Kate Hudson.
For television, Hounsou is set to co-star opposite Jason Patric in the second installment of Fox’s psychological thriller event series “Wayward Pines,” executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan. In his first series regular role, Hounsou will play CJ Mitchum, an original resident of Wayward Pines and a historian with extensive knowledge of its complex origins. Based on the world created by author Blake Crouch in his bestselling series of books, the 10-episode second season picks up where season one left off.
Hounsou also voiced The Black Panther in the BET animated series based on the Marvel Comic of the same name. He starred as a refugee who was seeking asylum in a memorable six-episode arc on “ER” and played a recurring role in the series “Alias,” starring Jennifer Garner.
As a celebrity ambassador for Oxfam, he advocates for the poor, aid to Africa, farmers affected by unfair international trade rules and other social justice issues. In 2009, he opened the UN General Assembly in New York with a compelling speech about the impact of climate change on developing nations. Hounsou also appeared before the US Senate on behalf of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and participated in a hearing and summit for the International Arms Ban Treaty.
JIM BROADBENT (Prime Minister) is an Academy Award, BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning theatre, film and television actor, best known for roles in “Iris,” for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes in 2001; “Moulin Rouge,” for which he was awarded the BAFTA for performance in a Supporting Role in 2001; and the International phenomenon, the “Harry Potter” film franchise. He was BAFTA nominated most recently for his role alongside Meryl Streep in Phyllida Lloyd’s 2001 film “The Iron Lady” He has since continued to appear in an eclectic mix of projects, including John S. Baird’s scurrilous Irvine Welsh adaptation “Filth”; Roger Michell’s romantic comedy drama “Le Weekend,” for which he was nominated for a British Independent Film Award as Best Actor; and “The Harry Hill Movie,” in which he appeared in drag as a three-armed cleaning lady.
More recently, Broadbent has starred in Christopher Smith’s Christmas comedy “Get Santa,” and Paul King’s critically acclaimed “Paddington,” based on the beloved children’s books by Michael Bond. He can currently be seen in John Crowley’s romantic comedy drama “Brooklyn,” adapted by Nick Hornby from Colm Tóibín’s novel, and “The Lady in the Van,” starring Maggie Smith and directed by Nicholas Hytner. His upcoming projects include Ritesh Batra’s “The Sense of an Ending” and the latest installment in the Bridget Jones franchise, entitled “Bridget Jones’ Baby.”
Since his film debut in 1978, Broadbent has appeared in countless successful and acclaimed films, establishing a long-running collaboration with Mike Leigh with the films “Life is Sweet,” “Topsy-Turvy,” “Vera Drake” and “Another Year; and demonstrating his talents as a character actor in films as diverse Neil Jordan’s 1992 “The Crying Game, Woody Allen’s 1994 film “Bullets Over Broadway,” Mark Herman’s 1998 film “Little Voice,” Sharon Maguire’s 2001 film “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” Edgar Wright’s 2007 film “Hot Fuzz,” Tom Hooper’s 2009 film “The Damned United,” and 2012’s Cloud Atlas, directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski.
Also honored for his extensive work on television, Broadbent most recently received a Royal Television Award and BAFTA nomination for his leading performance in “Any Human Heart,” based on William Boyd’s novel of the same name. He had previously been recognized for his performances in Tom Hooper’s “Longford,” winning a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, and “The Street,” for which he won an Emmy. His earlier role in 2002’s “The Gathering Storm” had earned him Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.
His other selected credits include 1983’s “Birth of a Nation – Tales out of School, directed by Mike Newell; 1983’s “Black Adder,” directed by John Lloyd; “Only Fools and Horses”; “Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV”; David Yates’ 2003 film, “The Young Visiters”; 2008’s Einstein & Eddington, directed by Philip Martin; John Alexander’s 2011 film, “Exile”; and 2013’s “The Great Train Robbery,” directed by James Strong.” Broadbent is due to star alongside Ben Whishaw and Charlotte Rampling in “London Spy,” an original production by BBC America.
Having studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Broadbent has also appeared extensively on the stage, notably with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. His work on the stage has seen him appear in acclaimed productions ranging from “Our Friends in the North,” by Peter Flannery at the RSC Pit, “A Place with Pigs,” by Athol Fugard at The National and “A Flea In Her Ear,” by Georges Feydeau at the Old Vic, to “Habeas Corpus,” by Alan Bennett at The Donmar and “The Pillowman,” by Martin McDonagh at The National.
Broadbent has previously collaborated with the creative team for “A Christmas Carol,” having performed for many years in Patrick Barlow’s comedy troupe The National Theatre of Brent and in 2005 in “Theatre of Blood” at The National, which was directed by Phelim McDermott.
CHRISTOPH WALTZ (Leon Rom) won his second Academy Award for his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.” The role of Dr. King Schultz also garnered him Best Supporting Actor honors at the 2013 Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. In 2009, Waltz received the Academy, SAG, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Cannes Film Festival awards for his portrayal of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa in Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.” On December 1, 2014, Waltz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Waltz will soon begin production on his directorial debut, “The Worst Marriage in Georgetown,” which is based an article written by Franklin Foer in The New York Times Magazine. The true crime story, adapted for film by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, is based on the murder of Washington, D.C. socialite Viola Drath, who was killed in her Georgetown rowhouse by her much younger husband, Albrecht Muth, played by Waltz.
Most recently, Waltz starred as Oberhauser opposite Daniel Craig’s James Bond in “Spectre.” The film, released globally on November 6, 2015, was largely successful among box offices around the world. In 2014, Waltz completed production on Justin Chadwick’s “Tulip Fever,” opposite Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell and Alicia Vikander. The film, which was produced by Alison Owen, has not yet been assigned a release date.
Waltz was seen starring as Walter Keane alongside Amy Adams as Margaret Keane in Tim Burton’s biopic “Big Eyes.” The drama takes place in the 1960’s and centers on the great success of painter Margaret Keane coupled with the legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her work. The film was released on December 25, 2014 and Waltz was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical on behalf of his performance in the film.
In November 2014, Waltz appeared alongside Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston and Chris Pine in Sean Anders’ highly anticipated comedy “Horrible Bosses 2.” In 2012, Waltz starred in Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem,” with Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton, and also lent his voice to the animated feature “Epic.”
In 2011, Waltz starred in “Carnage,” an adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning play, “God of Carnage.” Roman Polanski directed the film and Waltz starred opposite Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly. The same year, he also starred in “The Three Musketeers” for director Paul W.S. Anderson and Summit Entertainment. Waltz played Cardinal Richelieu alongside an international cast that included Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom, Matthew Macfadyen, Mads Mikkelsen and Juno Temple.
In April 2011, Waltz co-starred in “Water for Elephants,” the Richard LaGravanese-scripted adaptation of the novel by Sara Gruen. Waltz played a circus owner and ringmaster in the film opposite Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. Prior to that, Waltz played the villain Chudnofsky in Michel Gondry’s “The Green Hornet,” alongside Seth Rogan and Cameron Diaz.
Off screen, Waltz spent a portion of 2013 directing his first opera, Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavarlier.” His production premiered in December 2013 at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp with musical direction by Dmitri Jurowski and Philipp Pointner. The comic opera follows the romantic desperation of two couples in 18th century Vienna.
Waltz’s work in European television, film and theatrical productions spans three decades. His motion picture credits include “Gun Shy,” the Berlin Film Festival entry “Lapislazuli,” “Dorian,” “She,” “Falling Rocks,” “Ordinary Decent Criminal,” “Our God’s Brother, “The Beast,” “Berlin Blues” and “Angst.” On television, Waltz appeared in the Adolf Grimme Award-winning films “Der Tanz mit dem Teufel – Die Entführung des Richard Oetker” and “Dienstreise – Was für eine Nacht Dienstreise.” For his work in “Du Bist Nicht Allein” – “Die Roy Black Story,” Waltz garnered Bavarian and German TV awards and the RTL Golden Lion.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
DAVID YATES (Director/Executive Producer) is an award winning director. He most recently completed shooting “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them,” starring Eddie Redmayne and written by J.K. Rowling.
He previously directed the last four of the eight Harry Potter films, bringing the successful franchise to an epic conclusion with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” for which he won a BAFTA Children’s Award for Best Feature Film. In 2011, he was awarded a BAFTA/LA Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, followed in 2012 by a Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild for his work on the Harry Potter films.
Yates won his first BAFTA Award for his work on the BBC miniseries “The Way We Live Now,” a period drama starring Matthew Macfadyen and Miranda Otto. In 2003, he directed the drama series “State of Play,” for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination and won the Directors Guild of Great Britain (DGGB) Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement.
The following year, Yates directed the gritty two-part drama “Sex Traffic,” for which he won another BAFTA Award and earned his second DGGB Award nomination. The unflinching look at sex trafficking also won a number of international awards, including eight BAFTA and four RTS Awards, both including Best Drama, as well as the Jury Prize for Best Miniseries at the Reims International Television Festival, and a Golden Nymph at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
Yates earned an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for his work on the 2005 HBO movie “The Girl in the Cafe,” a love story starring Bill Nighy and Kelly Macdonald.
Yates grew up in St. Helens, Merseyside, and studied Politics at the University of Essex and at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He began his directing career with the award-winning short film “When I Was a Girl,” which he also wrote.
JERRY WEINTRAUB, p.g.a. (Producer) was one of the most influential and successful people in the entertainment industry, with a career spanning more than 50 years and encompassing the genres of feature films, television, theatre and music.
Weintraub had already enjoyed tremendous success in the management and music fields when he made an auspicious motion picture producing debut with Robert Altman’s seminal 1975 feature film “Nashville.” Released to widespread acclaim, the film went on to earn five Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture. Over the next decade, Weintraub repeatedly demonstrated an eye for emerging talent, producing such features as “September 30, 1955,” starring Richard Thomas under the direction of James Bridges; “Oh, God!,” directed by Carl Reiner and starring George Burns and John Denver in his first acting role; Barry Levinson’s directorial debut, “Diner,” which helped launch the careers of Kevin Bacon, Paul Reiser, Mickey Rourke, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin and Steve Guttenberg; and the inspiring drama “The Karate Kid,” which spawned four sequels, including one starring a young Hilary Swank and, most recently, Jaden Smith opposite Jackie Chan.
Heading up Jerry Weintraub Productions, he produced the features “Nancy Drew,” starring Emma Roberts; and the hit caper comedy “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels, “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Oceans Thirteen, all directed by Soderbergh, with an all-star ensemble cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle. He was also an executive producer on the documentary features “Red Army” about the Soviet Union’s famed hockey team and “41,” a portrait of George H.W. Bush’s life. Under Jerry Weintraub Productions television arm, he served as Executive Producer on the sci-fi actioner “Westworld,” created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy with an award winning cast including Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins; HBO’s comedy series “The Brink,” starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins; Showtime’s Emmy Award winning documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously,” and HBO’s “Beyond the Candelabra,” directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon, Michael Douglas and Rob Lowe, which won several Golden Globe Globe Awards, including Best Miniseries or Movie for Television, and swept the Emmys, winning 11 Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. In addition to numerous BAFTA nominations and critics association accolades, it also won the Critics Choice Television Award for Best Movie/Miniseries and Weintraub received a PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television.
Brooklyn-born and Bronx-bred, Weintraub liked to joke that his goal when starting out in entertainment was to get out of the Bronx. He began his career as a talent agent, eventually segueing to personal management. Forming Management III, he handled such names as The Muppets, Jack Paar and Norm Crosby, among others. His success opened the door to the music industry at the height of the Rock ‘n Roll revolution. He produced the legendary Elvis Presley’s first arena tour and, throughout the 1950s and ‘60s, continued to make his mark as a concert promoter for some of the biggest names in the business. Founding Concerts West, Weintraub broke new ground when he presented Frank Sinatra at Madison Square Garden in the celebrated “first around the world by satellite” concert, called “The Main Event.” He also helped boost the careers of such renowned artists as Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Neil Diamond, John Denver, The Carpenters and The Beach Boys.
Weintraub went on to produce a number of high-profile television specials and movies, many starring the musical artists with whom he had worked. In addition, he produced “An Olympic Gala,” the telecast of the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Weintraub also produced several Broadway shows, including “Canterbury Tales” and “Starlight Express.”
Returning to the motion picture arena, Weintraub was named Chairman and CEO of United Artists. He later left to form his own film and television production company, Weintraub Entertainment Group. Three years later, he founded Jerry Weintraub Productions, based at Warner Bros. Studios.
The first film produced under the Jerry Weintraub Productions banner was 1992’s “Pure Country,” starring country legend George Strait. Weintraub subsequently produced “The Specialist,” starring Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone; “Vegas Vacation,” starring Chevy Chase; the big-screen version of “The Avengers,” teaming Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman; and the sci-fi actioner “Soldier,” starring Kurt Russell.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Weintraub was well-known for his philanthropic efforts on behalf of a wide variety of worthwhile causes, ranging from health concerns to education to the arts and more. He had most recently joined forces with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle in “Not on Our Watch,” a humanitarian campaign to end the genocide in Darfur.
Weintraub was also the recipient of several professional honors. He was one of the first independent movie producers to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and, in 2001, won the Kodak Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Filmmaking. In 2007, he was named the ShoWest Producer of the Year by the National Association of Theatre Owners. The same year, he became the first producer ever to be “cemented” in the famous courtyard of Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre joining George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon in a Hand and Footprint Ceremony in celebration of the opening of “Ocean’s Thirteen.”
DAVID BARRON, p.g.a. (Producer) previously served as a producer on “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.” He was also an executive producer on both “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” His most recent films include Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella,” starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter and Stellan Skarsgård and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner and Branagh; and the Film4 comedy “Frank,” directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy and Michael Fassbender.
For television, Barron produced, with David Heyman, the Johnny Worricker spy thriller “Page Eight,” written and directed by David Hare and starring Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon. He was an executive producer on Hare’s second installment, “Turks & Caicos,” and Hare’s conclusion of the trilogy, “Salting the Battlefield.”
Barron has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 25 years, beginning his career in commercials before moving into television and film production. In addition to his work as a producer, he has held a wide range of posts, including location manager, assistant director, production manager and production supervisor, working on such films as “The French Lieutenant’s Woman,” “The Killing Fields,” “Revolution,” “Legend,” “The Princess Bride,” “The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne,” “Hellbound,” “Night Breed” and Franco Zeffirelli’s “Hamlet.”
In 1991, Barron was appointed executive in charge of production on George Lucas’ ambitious television project “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.” The following year, he served as the line producer on the feature “The Muppet Christmas Carol.”
In 1993, Barron joined Kenneth Branagh’s production team as associate producer and unit production manager on “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” That film began an association with Branagh, with Barron going on to produce the director’s films “A Midwinter’s Tale,” “Hamlet” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” Barron also produced Oliver Parker’s “Othello,” in which Branagh starred with Laurence Fishburne.
Barron is currently developing material for both film and television through his company, Runaway Fridge.
ALAN RICHE (Producer) is a veteran producer/filmmaker who produced “Empire Records,” starring Liv Tyler and Renee Zellweger; “Mousehunt,” starring Nathan Lane directed by Gore Verbinski; “The Mod Squad,” starring Claire Danes; “Deep Blue Sea,” starring Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Renny Harlin; “The Family Man,” starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Brett Ratner; and “Bride Wars,” starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, directed by Garry Winick.
Most recently, Riche produced, along with his partner Peter Riche, director Antoine Fuqua’s “Southpaw,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and Forest Whittaker, for The Weinstein Company/Wanda, released in July 2015.
Riche was President of Hughes Entertainment, filmmaker John Hughes’ Production Company, overseeing “Baby’s Day Out,” “Dennis the Menace,” and “Home Alone II.” Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of TriStar Pictures, responsible for the development and production of over 20 films, including “Hook,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “The Fisher King,” and “So I Married an Axe Murderer”.
Prior executive positions held by Riche were Senior Vice President, DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, where he supervised “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”; and Executive Vice President, Guber/Peters Productions.
TONY LUDWIG (Producer) most recently served as an executive producer on “Bride Wars,” starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. He also produced, with Alan Riche, the comedy “Starsky & Hutch,” starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson for director Todd Phillips.
His previous film producing credits include “Tomcats,” starring Jerry O’Connell; “The Family Man,” starring Nicolas Cage and Tea Leoni for director Brett Ratner; “Komodo,” starring Billy Burke; Renny Harlin’s “Deep Blue Sea”; “The Mod Squad,” starring Clare Danes, Josh Brolin, Omar Epps, and Giovanni Ribisi; Gore Verbinski’s “Mousehunt,” starring Nathan Lane; “Empire Records,” starring Liv Tyler, Debi Mazar, Rory Cochrane, Johnny Whitworth, Robin Tunney, Renée Zellweger, and Ethan Embry.
He also executive produced “Duets,” starring Gwyneth Paltrow.
Ludwig is the former President of Interstar Releasing, which distributed the films “Highlander II: The Quickening,” “A Midnight Clear” and “Split Second.” Prior to that, Ludwig was President of Imagine Entertainment where he supervised the production of “The Burb’s,” Ron Howard’s “Parenthood,” “The Dream Team” and Oliver Stone’s “The Doors.”
Ludwig began his career at the William Morris Agency in 1966 and rose from the mailroom to become a literary agent and went on to form the literary department at Creative Artists Agency. As an agent there, he was involved in setting up such films as “Stand By Me,” “Mr. Mom,” “This Is Spinal Tap,” “About Last Night,” “Lethal Weapon” and “Dragnet.”
CRAIG BREWER (Story / Screenplay) is a writer / director who gained notoriety when his film “Hustle & Flow” won the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The critically acclaimed movie was distributed in theatres and garnered an Academy Award nomination for Terrence Howard. Brewer’s subsequent project, “Black Snake Moan,” was released in 2007 and starred Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, and Justin Timberlake. In 2011, he wrote and directed a remake of the classic film “Footloose.”
Brewer just directed the Fox / John Wells TV pilot “Boomerang,” starring Felicity Huffman and will next write and direct “Gangster Princess of Beverly Hills” based on the true-life crime escapades of Lisette Lee, a young woman who claimed to be the heiress of Samsung.
ADAM COZAD (Story / Screenplay) grew up in Chico, California. He attended Trinity University in Texas, majoring in history and minoring in economics. While planning to enter the firefighter academy, Cozad sold his first screenplay, which went on to become “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” his first produced screenplay.
Cozad has adapted a number of novels for studios, including NY Times Bestseller Rules of Deception, Mark Greaney’s novel The Gray Man, and the Patrick Lee novel Runner.
Cozad currently lives with his wife and daughter in Manhattan Beach, California.
SUSAN EKINS, p.g.a. (Executive Producer) has worked with Jerry Weintraub for more than 20 years and has executive produced/produced more than 15 projects for film and television.
She was executive producer on the remake of “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels, “Ocean’s Twelve,” and “Ocean’s Thirteen, all directed by Steven Soderbergh and featuring an all-star ensemble cast. Her credits as an executive producer also include “Nancy Drew”; “Soldier,” starring Kurt Russell; “The Avengers,” teaming Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman; and the comedy “Vegas Vacation,” starring Chevy Chase.
Her foray into television as a producer has been very successful, including both Emmy and Golden Globe wins for “Behind the Candelabra, which won an additional ten Emmys as well as the Golden Globe for Best Television Mini Series or Motion Picture, and “The Brink,” starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins for HBO.
Ekins began her association with Weintraub when she was hired to work on the first “Karate Kid” film. She earned her first producing credit as an associate producer on “The Karate Kid, Part II,” and went on to work as an associate producer on “Pure Country,” starring country legend George Strait; “The Next Karate Kid,” starring a young Hilary Swank; and “The Specialist,” starring Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone.
A native of Los Angeles, Ekins began her career working on “Tom Horn” and “The Hunter,” both starring Steve McQueen in his last film roles.
She currently has several projects in the works with studios.
NIKOLAS KORDA (Executive Producer) was an executive producer on James Gunn’s 2014 huge break-out summer hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” and is currently an executive producer on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” shooting in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was previously a co-producer on Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” and Chris Weitz’ “The Golden Compass.” As a unit production manager, Korda’s credits include Scott’s “Prometheus” and “Robin Hood,” Jonathan Liebesman’s “Wrath Of The Titans,” Tim Burton’s “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory” and Peter Jackson’s “The Lord Of The Rings” trilogy. Korda was part of the team to win the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures in 2004 for “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”
He has also worked as an assistant director on films which include Burton’s “Batman,” Richard Attenborough’s “Cry Freedom” and Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth.”
BRUCE BERMAN (Executive Producer) is Chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures. The company has successful joint partnerships with Warner Bros. Pictures and Sony Pictures to co-produce a wide range of motion pictures, with all films distributed in select territories around the world by affiliates in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and in all other territories by Warner Bros. Pictures and Sony Pictures, respectively.
Under the Village Roadshow Pictures banner, Berman has executive produced such recent hits as George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron; “San Andreas,” starring Dwayne Johnson; Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper; and “The LEGO® Movie,” directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
His upcoming projects include a new King Arthur adventure, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law.
Berman has also served as executive producer on such films as Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea”; Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio; Guy Ritchie’s hit action adventure “Sherlock Holmes,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, and its sequel, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”; the acclaimed drama “Gran Torino,” directed by and starring Clint Eastwood; “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions”; Eastwood’s “Mystic River,” starring Sean Penn and Tim Robbins in Oscar-winning performances; the “Ocean’s” Trilogy, with all-star casts, led by George Clooney and Brad Pitt; and “Training Day,” for which Denzel Washington won an Oscar.
The initial slate of films under the partnership with Warner Bros. included such hits as “Practical Magic,” starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman; “Analyze This,” teaming Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal; “The Matrix,” starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne; “Three Kings,” starring Clooney; “Space Cowboys,” directed by and starring Clint Eastwood; and “Miss Congeniality,” starring Bullock and Benjamin Bratt.
Berman got his start in the motion picture business working with Jack Valenti at the MPAA while attending Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC. After earning his law degree, he landed a job at Casablanca Films in 1978 and worked his way up to a production Vice President at Universal Pictures in 1982.
In 1984, Berman joined Warner Bros. as a production Vice President, and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Production four years later. He was appointed President of Theatrical Production in September 1989, and in 1991 was named to the post of President of Worldwide Theatrical Production, which he held through May 1996. Under his aegis, Warner Bros. Pictures produced and distributed such films as “Presumed Innocent,” “Goodfellas,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” the Oscar-winning Best Picture “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Batman Forever,” “Under Siege,” “Malcolm X,” “The Bodyguard,” “JFK,” “The Fugitive,” “Dave,” “Disclosure,” “The Pelican Brief,” “Outbreak,” “The Client,” “A Time to Kill,” and “Twister.”
In May of 1996, Berman started Plan B Entertainment, an independent motion picture company at Warner Bros. Pictures. He was named Chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures in February 1998.
HENRY BRAHAM BSC (Director of Photography) was selected by Variety among its Cinematographers to Watch. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography as well as a BAFTA TV nomination for Best Cinematography for “Shackelton,” starring Kenneth Branagh.
His previous motion picture credits include “Everybody’s Fine,” starring Robert De Niro; “The Golden Compass,” starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig; “Flyboys,” “Nanny McPhee,” and “Waking Ned Devine,” amongst others.
Braham has also had an award winning career in fashion, including cinematography for Mario Testino and Nick Knight, as well as commercials, music videos and documentaries.
He is currently shooting “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” for James Gunn.
STUART CRAIG (Production Designer), who designed the world of Harry Potter on-screen, is one of the industry’s most honored production designers. A three-time Academy Award® winner, he has also received seven additional Oscar® nominations, including four for his work on “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” for which he won a BAFTA Award, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” and, most recently, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” for which he also received an Art Directors Guild Award. Additionally, Craig garnered BAFTA Award nominations for seven other Harry Potter movies, including “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”
He won his first Academy Award® for his work on Richard Attenborough’s acclaimed biopic “Gandhi.” He subsequently won Oscars® for his production design work on Stephen Frears’ “Dangerous Liaisons” and Anthony Minghella’s “The English Patient,” also winning an Art Directors Guild Award for the latter. In addition, he has been Oscar®-nominated for his production designs for David Lynch’s “The Elephant Man,” for which he also won his first BAFTA Award; Roland Joffe’s “The Mission”; and Attenborough’s “Chaplin.” Craig was also recognized with BAFTA Award nominations for all of those films, as well as Hugh Hudson’s “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes.”
In 2012, he was honored by the Art Directors Guild with a Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award for his work on all of the Harry Potter films.
Craig had a long creative partnership with director Richard Attenborough, with whom he first worked as an art director on “A Bridge Too Far.” Craig went on to serve as the production designer on Attenborough’s “Cry Freedom,” “Shadowlands” and “In Love and War,” in addition to the director’s aforementioned films.
His other film credits as a production designer include Robert Redford’s “The Legend of Bagger Vance,” Roger Michell’s “Notting Hill,” Jeremiah Chechik’s “The Avengers,” Stephen Frears’ “Mary Reilly,” Agnieszka Holland’s “The Secret Garden,” Michael Caton-Jones’ “Memphis Belle” and Pat O’Connor’s “Cal.” Earlier in his career, Craig served as art director on Richard Donner’s “Superman.”
Craig most recently designed the crime comedy “Gambit,” directed by Michael Hoffman.
MARK DAY (Editor) previously collaborated with David Yates on a wide range of film and television projects, including “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.”
An award-winning editor, Day won a BAFTA Award and also earned a nomination for a Royal Television Society (RTS) Award for his collaboration with Yates on the 2003 miniseries “State of Play.” The following year, Day won a BAFTA TV Award and an RTS Award for Best Editor for his work on the Yates-directed telefilm “Sex Traffic.” Day’s work with Yates has also brought him RTS and BAFTA Award nominations for the miniseries “The Way We Live Now,” another RTS Award nomination for the telefilm “The Young Visiters,” and an Emmy Award nomination for the television movie “The Girl in the Cafe.” Day has also worked with Yates on the miniseries “The Sins” and the short film “Rank.”
Day has also had multiple collaborations with other directors, including David Blair on the feature “Mystics,” and the television projects “Anna Karenina,” “Split Second” and “Donovan Quick”; Paul Greengrass on the feature “The Theory of Flight” and the television movie “The Fix”; and John Schlesinger on the telefilms “The Tale of Sweeney Todd,” “Cold Comfort Farm” and “A Question of Attribution.” Day’s most recent credits include Alex Garland’s “Ex Machina,” Richard Curtis’s “About Time,” and Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep.”
Day’s additional television credits include such longform projects as Julian Farino’s “Flesh and Blood,” Paul Seed’s “Murder Rooms,” Richard Eyre’s “Suddenly Last Summer,” and Jack Clayton’s “Memento Mori,” for which he was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award.
RUTH MYERS (Costume Designer) has twice been nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Costume Design—in 1992 for her work on Barry Sonnenfeld’s fantasy comedy “The Addams Family,” and in 1997 for Doug McGrath’s 19th century comedy of manners, “Emma.” In 2004, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Series, as well as the Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in Television, for her work on HBO’s “Carnivàle.” She then won the Guild’s Award for Excellence in Costume Design for Film in 2008 for her work on the fantasy feature film “The Golden Compass.”
Myers began her career at London’s Royal Court, and then worked on many classic films in England, as assistant to the legendary Sophie Design. In 1967, she began working as a costume designer in her own right on UK films, including “A Touch of Class” and “The Ruling Class.” Persuaded by Gene Wilder to move to America, she collaborated with the director on “The World’s Greatest Lover,” “The Woman in Red” and “Haunted Honeymoon.”
She has designed costumes for more than 60 films in America and Europe, including “The Painted Veil,” “L.A. Confidential,” “Proof of Life, ”Ricky Gervais’ comedy “Cemetery Junction,” Jaume Collet-Serra’s “Unknown,” Terence Davies’ “The Deep Blue Sea,” starring Rachel Weisz, Mark Waters’ “Vampire Academy,” and “Effie Gray,” written by and starring Emma Thompson.
On the small screen, she designed for the pilot episode of the hit HBO series “Big Love,” as well as for the telefilm “Baja Oklahoma” and, most recently, the HBO film “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” with Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, directed by Philip Kaufmann.
RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS (Composer) was born in England and educated at St. John’s College Choir School, Cambridge. As a multi-award winning composer, Rupert is very much in demand and works from his studios in both London and Los Angeles.
A truly versatile composer, he has written a wide range of scores for many feature films, including the Oscar winning Hotel Rwanda (for which he was awarded the European film composer of the year Award) and Winter’s Tale, as well as independent features such as Pathe’s ThunderPants, Sony’s The Maiden Heist and BBC Film’s Love + Hate, for which he was awarded the Reims International Composer Award.
By contrast, Rupert scored the animated features, Over The Hedge and Jerry Seinfeld’s Bee Movie, (for which he was nominated for an Annie award), as well as Bedtime Stories, Here Comes The Boom, Click, Just Go With It, and Grown Ups. More recently, Rupert scored Happy Madison Productions’ Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.
Rupert has composed for many TV projects including the Emmy Award winning HBO show Veep, AMC’s The Prisoner, and Sky’s Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death. Rupert’s commercial and film collaborations have included Ben Folds, Mark Knopfler, Hans Zimmer, Hadag Nahash, Lebo M, Junior Mambazo and Moya Brennan.