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                                             Legally Blondes
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        As Elle Woods in the first two installments of Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon transformed
the halls of both Harvard and Congress and became one of the most popular comedic characters of the
decade. Now, as producer, Witherspoon passes the blonde-baton to British twin sisters Becky and Milly
Rosso who expertly carry on the Legally Blonde legacy as Elle’s cousins, Izzy and Annie.
        Though only teenagers, Izzy and Annie already clearly share the Woods’ DNA. They have
beautiful looks, perfect blonde hair and fabulous fashion senses. With a legal approach to life built into
their blood, they use their street smarts and powers of persuasion to succeed in everything from school to
bargaining down prices on high-priced clothes. But when they move from their native England to
cutthroat California, they have to use the trademark Woods’ ingenuity—plus a few good hair flips—to
take the blonde fight to the toughest venue of all: high school.
        The closets full of pink that the twins brought with them across the pond do them little good at
their new, posh prep school where every student wears the same boring uniform and everyone tries to be
like the rich students who rule the hallways. Izzy and Annie stand out, but with their natural beauty and
charm, they’re quickly the envy of every girl and the crush of every boy in school. However, when
Tiffany (Brittany Curran), the school’s wealthy queen, humiliates the girls at the school ball and publicly
reveals that they’re scholarship students, the sisters realize they never should have tried to fit into the
uptight school at all. Instead, they enlist their cleverness and shopping skills to turn their drab uniforms
into fabulous fashion sensations that show off their personalities while not technically breaking any
school rules. With their enemies now on the rampage, the girls and their friends become the target of a
school trial that pushes the boundaries of sisterhood, pits blonde against brunette, and puts the Woods’
legal skills to the test. In the courtroom, they have to show their stuck-up classmates who underestimated
them that they may not be from here, but blonde doesn’t get lost in translation.
        Legally Blondes is directed by Savage Steve Holland and written by Chad Gomez Creasey and
Dara Resnik Creasey. The film is produced by David Brookwell, David Buelow, Sean McNamara and
Marc Platt.




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                 BLONDE AMBITIONS: THE ROSSO TWINS AND LEGALLY BLONDES
        The streets of Hollywood are filled with actors and actresses of all ages, struggling to make their
dreams come true, waiting for the moment when someone will pluck them out of the crowd and transform
them into stars. For most, the discovery fantasy is a dream that becomes nothing more than an urban
legend. For Milly and Becky Rosso, thirteen-year-old identical twin sisters from England, the fantasy
came true before they were even old enough to make that dream their own.
        “We have three other sisters and we’ve all always loved acting, dancing and singing together,”
Milly says. Becky, the elder Rosso twin by one minute, adds, “But we never thought we would pursue it
because we knew it was really hard to get into the industry.” With training that was comprised of only
school plays and backyard Spice Girls imitations with their sisters, the girls had no intention of finding a
career when the family moved to Los Angeles.            However, when they attended a live taping of
The Disney Channel show “The Suite Life of Zach & Cody,: their dreams, futures and day-to-day lives
changed drastically.
        “We were sitting in the audience waiting for the show to begin and the warm-up person asked if
anyone was from out of town and we put our hands up and said, ‘We are. We’re from England,’” Becky
recalls. At that moment, producer Irene Dreayer, who also executive produces the show, turned to see
who had these gentle British voices. “I looked up from the stage floor and saw these breathtakingly
beautiful twin girls,” she says. They were in Dreayer’s office the next day and, after two months of acting
lessons, auditioned and landed a part on “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” “They were wonderful in the
audition,” Dreayer says. “Their characters were only supposed to be on one episode, but they’ve now
been on seven. From the get-go they just had that spark.”
        “After we discovered the girls and they were on the show, we went out in the world and were
amazed at the reaction from people of all ages,” Matthew Papish, Legally Blondes producer and the twins’
manager, says. “We went to the High School Musical tour at the Staples Center and there was an ambush
of people. We started to realize the appeal these girls have.”
        From there, what could have been a standard studio meeting landed the new actresses at the
center of one of the biggest current Hollywood franchises.         On the pink-heels of the success of
Legally Blonde, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde and Legally Blonde: The Musical, executives
had been trying to find a way to broaden and continue this hit franchise that had found a massive
audience. “We had struggled at the studio with how to re-imagine this great title,” producer TK says.
“The Legally Blonde movies were huge and we needed a fresh, new way to think about them. We had
been trying to decide what that should be, and then we were delivered these two incredible talents.” After
meeting Becky and Milly, all other immediate options for the franchise were tabled and rolled into the
idea of following these two endearing blondes at once. “We met them and they’re spectacular and the



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film really started there,” he says. “We literally said, ‘We’ll make something out of this.’” Dreayer
recalls, “After we all met and talked about it, I just said, ‘Let’s make it Legally Blondes.’”
          Since they are two beautiful, natural blondes very familiar with the first two films, Becky and
Milly didn’t have to be convinced that this was a brilliant idea. “Becky and Milly are perfect for this
movie,” Dreayer says. “They’re very much like the characters they play in the film and they believe in
the idea that Legally Blonde conveys, which is that you can be blonde, you can wear pink and you also
can be smart as hell. For us, to be able to carry on the legacy of Legally Blonde, to respect the
Reese Witherspoon character and to come up with a way to retain the spirit and message of the franchise
was the goal from the beginning.”
        For many of Legally Blondes’ young stars, the chance to be part of the film was unbelievable due
to the resonance of the original movies. “I can’t explain how excited I was,” says Brittany Curran, who
plays the twins’ arch nemesis. “I was obsessed with Legally Blonde when it came out. When I was in the
sixth grade, I would go to the store, look at clothes and think, ‘Would Elle Woods wear that?’ If the
answer was yes, I would buy it.”
        For Becky and Milly, the experience of joining the cast was similarly thrilling. “Legally Blonde
and Legally Blonde 2 are some of our favorite films, so to be part of the third film was very surreal, but
exciting,” Becky says. In addition to the excitement, the sisters soon realized there was also something
intimidating about becoming part of the movies they had admired for most of their lives—particularly
since they had only logged a few hours in front of the camera before arriving on the set. Luckily, they
had an Oscar-winning star to help calm them down.
        “Before we started filming, we had lunch with Reese Witherspoon,” Milly says. “She is one of
our favorite actresses of all time. She was so nice and chatty and it just made us feel really excited about
doing the movie.” Though the girls couldn’t get over their star-filled meal, there was another surprise
waiting for them on their first day. “Our first day on set we were nervous because we had never been in a
film before,” Becky says. “But, when we got to our trailer Reese had had cookies delivered to us. It
really encouraged us and made us feel a little less nervous.”
        The film’s director, Savage Steve Holland also calmed the girls’ novice concerns. “He was so
nice and made us feel at ease,” Milly says. “Plus, he’s really funny and open for you to incorporate
whatever you think.”
        Holland gained those traits after an impressive career dominated by teen and kid-focused
entertainment.    After making his directorial debut with the 80s classics Better Off Dead and
One Crazy Summer with John Cusack, Holland has been behind the scenes of films and TV shows
including “Sabrina: The Animated Series,” “Lizzie McGuire,” “Zoey 101” and “Out of Jimmy’s Head.”
Holland’s background was natural for the Legally Blonde franchise and the material came easily to him.



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“The scriptwriters did a phenomenal job because, you think to yourself, ‘How can you do justice to the
original material?’” he says. “The original movie was so much about the trial and, when you’re trying to
do that with kids, I thought the audience might get bored. But, with this material and with these girls,
everything they do is fun to watch.”
        Milly and Becky brought life to the script and the set; however, they also caused Holland his
greatest challenge of the film. “Because they’re just 13, they can only work ten-hour days and it’s very
tricky to do that,” he says. “If it were other kids, that could have been a real problem, but Becky and
Milly are so professional and hard working, I made my goals almost every day.”
        Working full days on their first film while going to school provided its own difficulties for the
twins. “We were required to do at least three hours of school each day, so we’d start a math problem and
then do a scene and we’d have to remember our lines and then run back to the math problem during a
break and have to remember how to do that,” Milly says. “It was hard but fun at the same time,” Becky
adds. “When we were on set, we were often in a classroom that had fake text books and teachers, so we
were in class but not learning anything. Then we’d jump back to our actual work and learn, which was
fun. The only thing we didn’t like was when we had to wake up very early to get everything done.”
        Though they disliked early mornings like most young teenagers, Milly and Becky otherwise
showed no signs of impetuous thirteen-year-old antics. “The twins are articulate, intelligent and really
beyond their years,” TK says. “They’ve not had a lot of experience before this and their ability to take
direction and to give the director what he wants is amazing.”
        For Holland, the girls’ composure was difficult to believe and seemed too good to be true. “I’d
see them walking to the set in the morning and it looked like they were yelling at each other,” he says.
“I’d think, ‘Here it comes. They’re going to explode.’ I was sure at some point they would fight, but it
turned out that they were just saying their lines to each other over and over again. They worked their
butts off every single day. I think they might be robots because no one can be 13 and be that good. I’ve
never seen anyone work that hard as an actress—a grownup or a kid.”
        Part of that hard work was treating each day on set and each scene in front of the camera as an
acting class. “Between each take they would run over to their acting coach or the director and ask, ‘What
should my face look like?’ or ‘How can I hit this line?’” producer David TK says. “They would do that
literally every single day of shooting.”
        Remembers Holland: “Milly cried once on set. I was sure that it was about something emotional,
but it turned out that she forgot a line and she thought that she let us down. And they were both like that.
The only time I saw them upset was if they didn’t reach what they thought was perfection. They came to
the set to do their jobs and that professionalism made my job so much easier.”




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         For those that know the girls well, that approach to the film was not surprising. “I like to say that
Milly and Becky are like great athletes,” Papish says. “They take everything on with an intensity.
They’re great athletes, great sisters, and great people. They have a wonderful work ethic and they take
everything on to win.”


                     BLONDE ROOTS: LEGALLY BLONDES’ SETTING AND SCENES
         Though Izzy and Annie are the centerpieces of the movie, Legally Blondes also heavily relies on
the city of Los Angeles and its surroundings to tell its story. The city figures prominently in creating both
an atmosphere of carefree fun and intense wealth and privilege. “Legally Blondes needed to be shot in
Los Angeles given its story,” producer David TK says. “When you see the movie, you see a lot of the
vista and beauty of the city.” From Rodeo Drive and awe-inspiring mansions to the Hollywood Hills and
the Queen Mary, the filmmakers integrated the city monuments and hotspots whenever possible. For two
young, innocent characters from England, the city is overwhelming, beautiful, intimidating, inspiring and
historical.
         Thanks to their love of fashion and the exploits of their cousin Elle, the city also represents Annie
and Izzy’s holy grail in many ways. “Fashion is really important in the film, particularly pink fashions,”
Milly says. “We didn’t mind because pink is our favorite color and we have a very similar sense of style
as our characters. We had lots of clothes to choose from and we wish we could have kept some of them!”
         To express the girls’ love of shopping, the film had to take a trip to famed Rodeo Drive. The
experience became one of Milly’s favorites. “My favorite scene to film was the one on Rodeo Drive,”
she says. “It’s such a famous shopping place and we got to shoot with our Chihuahuas in the film.”
Working with the small dogs—one of which played Bruiser, Elle’s dog in the original films, and the other
of which works primarily as the Taco Bell dog—was a highlight for both girls.
         “Working with the dogs was so fun, but when we were on Rodeo Drive, I was supposed to walk
down the street, look down and pick one of them up,” Becky recalls. “When we were filming though, I
looked down and the dog wasn’t there because it had run off to its trainer. I felt a bit silly.”
         Perhaps unsurprisingly, the girls’ other favorite scene also focused on shopping. “We filmed a
fashion montage on the Promenade in Santa Monica,” Becky says. “We were holding shopping bags with
our friends in the film and we would run across the street and then run back with even more bags.” For
her director, however, the situation was slightly less entertaining. “In that area, there’s a lot of nutty
people who want to be in a movie, so we had to deal with lots of crowd issues,” Holland says. “The other
problem was that a lot of kids there recognized the girls because they’re really big stars on
The Disney Channel, so they’d get talked to quite a bit while we were filming.”




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        For another shopping scene, Holland also had to cope with a challenge that is usually a blessing
for Californians: the sun. To create a scene at the opening of the film that shows Izzy and Annie
shopping in London, Holland shot outside in Long Beach, CA. “We had big rainmakers to make it look
more like London and it looked great,” he says. “But, everywhere that wasn’t under the rainmaker had
sun beating down. So, the girls have umbrellas and they’re talking about how dreary it is, but they’re
completely backlit by the sun. It was our first massive challenge.”
        With so many filming options in Los Angeles and two co-stars with various talents, the
filmmakers wanted to take advantage of the situation as much as possible. The girls’ singing abilities and
new recordings will be featured on the film’s soundtrack, and the team also wanted to make sure that
Milly and Becky’s athletic abilities made their way onscreen. “The girls are phenomenal tennis players,
so we wanted to have a tennis scene, but we were on location and another movie on the same location had
taken the courts,” Holland says. “Instead, we decided to make a scene where Becky and Brittany, the
Tiffany character, have a trampoline-off where they do cool stunts and tricks trying to one-up each other.”
        To make the girls feel more comfortable and their characters seem more real, the writers and
filmmakers also tried to imbue the script with British slang. “The problem was that we found it off a
website and peppered the words throughout the script thinking it would be hip and cool, but the words
were apparently from circa 1945,” Holland says. Confronted with language that only they realized was
entirely antiquated, the twins didn’t know what to do. They wanted to make sure the film didn’t look
foolish, but they also didn’t want to insult their director. “Every time one of those words would come up,
they’d look at each other and say, ‘We’ll be right back,’” Holland recalls. “Then they’d run over, talk to
their mom and she’d come and tell me no one had said that since World War II.”
        Changes in the script and locations were par for Legally Blondes’ course. A scene in which the
girls are humiliated in front of the school because they think they’re going to a pool party that is actually a
black-tie ball was originally supposed to take place at a beach club. However, when the filmmakers
discovered they could film in the Queen Mary, the historic ship that has now been converted to a hotel in
Long Beach, CA, they opted to change the location and the script. “The girls got the new script the
morning that we were filming on the ship,” Holland says. “They had big speeches to do, plus they were
in bathing suits, but they just memorized it and nailed it. Like I said, they might be robots.”
        While the script adjustments weren’t problematic for the stars, the film’s timing and location was
stressful and dangerous for the entire cast and crew because much of the filming took place during the
Malibu forest fires. “There were a couple of tense days when we could see orange and smoke coming
over the hills,” David TK says. “We were actually shooting in Park Service land, so there were a lot of
fire crews, park rangers and helicopters there. I’m proud to say we fed some of the fire crew with our
catering trucks.”



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            NATURAL BLONDES: THE MARKET AND MESSAGE OF LEGALLY BLONDES
        Be yourself. Don’t let anyone discourage your dreams. Use your smarts and don’t be intimidated
by other people. Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2 conveyed these messages through the fun lifestyle
of an extraordinary young woman; however, those messages also registered with younger girls and
continue to do so today. In Legally Blondes, they get translated directly for that important young
audience.
        “What we especially loved about the first two movies was the sweet message, and we hope that
people will watch our movie and laugh, but also understand that it says you should be nice and be
yourself,” Milly says. “It’s about not judging people because of how much money they have or what they
dress like or because they’re blonde,” Becky adds. “Just because you’re blonde doesn’t mean that you’re
not hardworking and clever.”
        In the film, Annie and Izzy discover that being unique is more important than having popular
friends after they try to fit in with a crowd whose values they disagree with. Through a process of
discovery, making choices and finding the right people and pursuits, they reach the same levels of success
and happiness that Elle Woods did in the first two films. For the Rosso twins, the same lesson is apparent
in their careers. “Milly and Becky are complete originals in the industry,” Dreayer says. “Most of the
other young, female actresses out there today are older and they’re having some bad incidents in their
lives. There is no one of this age group right now.”
        “Kids are going to identify with the girls in Legally Blondes, just as they have from their TV
appearances, because they’re contemporaries,” TK says. “We’re not trying to pass somebody off older
and say, ‘This is for you.’ The wardrobe, the way they act, the way they speak, everything is relatable for
our audience.” For young girls looking for a role model, the new Legally Blondes also provide a
different, positive option. “Milly and Becky come at a time when it’s ok for girls to be smart, genuine,
sweet and generous, so they’re the perfect pair for today,” Papish says.
        They’re also the perfect pair to tell the story of two British girls thrust into a strange world where
they have to fight the prevailing opinion and have some fun in the process. From Elle to Izzy and Annie,
the Woods’ blondes thrive showing their ingenuity and strength, and looking good while doing it.
“Legally Blonde, as a franchise, says that you can empower yourself, whatever you look like,” Dreayer
says. “It’s about applying yourself and having confidence. In the first films, Elle Woods figured things
out in her own way that was organic to who she was. Becky and Milly as people embody that sense and
share it with their characters. They’re sweet, blonde, and beautiful, but they also have book smarts and
common sense smarts and, even more importantly, good judgment.”




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        Maintaining and strengthening this spirit of Legally Blonde while also keeping the tone, humor
and fun of the films was an important goal for everyone involved in this latest installment. While the
heart of the story is apparent, it’s surrounded by laughs and excitement on all sides. In particular, the
filmmakers felt keeping the same humor level as the first two films was a crucial element of success,
particularly so they could make a family film that appeals to the entire family, adults and kids alike.
“This is a great family film because the basis of this story—these likeable British girls at a strange
school—is completely universal,” TK says. “It’s a fish-out-of-water situation and anyone who has ever
been in school, who has ever tried to be popular but be yourself and tried to maintain your identity will be
able to relate to and laugh about it.”




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                                           ABOUT THE CAST

        Milly and Becky Rosso (Annie and Izzy Woods) Milly and Becky Rosso are identical, thirteen-
year-old twins from England. They grew up in a noisy household of five sisters who were always
dressing up, dancing, singing along to pop music (often pretending to be the Spice Girls!), and performing
fashion shows and skits with their friends for any of their neighbors who would watch. They performed
in school plays and talent shows and always dreamed of one day becoming actresses and singers. They
never expected their dream to become a reality though, since with five children in the family, there wasn’t
really a budget for acting and singing lessons! Shortly after moving to California, Milly and Becky
attended a live taping of their favorite show, “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” By chance they caught
the eye of Irene Dreayer (Executive Producer of “The Suite Life”) while sitting in the audience. She
offered them the chance to audition for the show, and after several months of acting classes, Milly and
Becky landed the recurring roles of Jessica and Janice, the gossipy, but well-meaning classmates of Zack
and Cody. The twins went on to film seven episodes and will also appear in the spin-off of the show.
The twins recently finished filming Legally Blondes, the MGM sequel to the very popular films,
Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde.
        Milly and Becky were thrilled to meet Reese Witherspoon, one of their favorite actresses, before
they started filming. Milly and Becky are currently working with Andre Recke recording demos, and
preparing for their much dreamed of career in the music industry. While not acting, singing and dancing,
Milly and Becky love swimming, basketball, tennis and being with their friends and family. They live in
Los Angeles with their parents and three sisters, Bianca, Georgina and Lola.


      Brittany Curran (Tiffany Donohugh) Brittany Curran is blossoming into one of Hollywood’s
premiere and talented young actresses. From her uncanny comedic timing and style as Chelsea on
Disney’s “The Suite Life with Zack & Cody” to her portrayal of the tormented Helena in the feature film
The Uninvited, Brittany demonstrates a range and passion for a myriad of genres and characters.
      Shortly after moving to Hollywood at the age of 11 Brittany booked roles on “Mad T.V.” (Ruthie
in a “7th Heaven” skit) and “Power Rangers.” She shot her first commercial for the Olympics opposite a
childhood hero, Olympic skater Michelle Kwan, and went on to shoot principle roles in about 20 other
commercials. During 2004, Brittany broke into the primetime and feature film world. She starred as
Josie, girlfriend of Kyle (Evan Ellingson) and opposite their teacher (Stephen Tobolowsky), on Mel
Gibson’s ABC sitcom “Complete Savages.”
      In the feature film 13 Going On 30, Brittany played Brittany Reese, one of the popular Six Chicks
who antagonized the young Jennifer Garner.        Brittany also starred in the AFI coming-of-age film



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Frenching (directed by Kellie Martin) as Stephanie, a sweet, precocious girl seeking her first kiss. During
2005, Brittany appeared on “The Young and the Restless” as Lindsey and in the short film A Host of
Trouble, directed by Stephen Tobolowsky. Brittany booked her first lead in the Disney film Go Figure,
where she played the Olympic skating prospect Pamela, a wealthy, popular, poised, and scheming
character. Here, Brittany had the opportunity to play opposite another Olympian, Kristy Yamaguchi. In
2006 Brittany appeared in Akeelah and the Bee and began her recurring guest star role as Carly on the
Nickelodeon show “Drake and Josh” where she played the rocker girlfriend of Drake (Drake Bell).
      2007 was another breakthrough banner year for Brittany.              At the beginning of the year
Kidzworld.com—a leading child and teen magazine—selected Brittany as on of the “Top Five Faces To
Watch, 2007, The Kidzworld Girls.” Brittany also began to dazzle the Disney kids with her recurring
guest star role as the rich, prissy, intellectually challenged/stylishly sophisticated Chelsea—best friend of
London (Brenda Song)—on “The Suite Life with Zack and Cody.” Brittany also guest starred as Annie
on the top-rated CBS show “Shark,” starring James Woods. During 2007 Brittany also played a starring
role in the Universal film The Haunting Hour Volume One: Don’t Think About It, directed by
Alex Zamm.      She plays the pretty, popular schoolgirl, Priscilla, opposite Cassie (Emily Osment),
Sean (Cody Linley), and The Stranger (Tobin Bell). Brittany also booked a recurring guest star role on
the NBC/Universal pilot ”Zip.” Brittany stars in the horror film The Uninvited as Helena, a teen mother
who is tormented and murdered. Her portrayal of the character is riveting and illustrates the enormous
potential of Brittany’s development as a young actress.
      Due out in 2008 Brittany has a starring role in the feature film Diamond Dog, directed by
Mark Stouffer.      She plays Lilly, a pretty All-American family girl, opposite brother Owen
(Luke Benward), dad (John Farley), mom (Kenda Benward), and the thieves (French Stewart,
Kevin Farley and Kelly Pirine).            Brittany most recently starred opposite Lucas Grabeel
(High School Musical 1 & 2) as his leading lady in the feature film The Adventures of Food Boy due
sometime in 2008.


        Curtis Armstrong (Mr. Golden) Curtis Armstrong made his film debut as Tom Cruise’s best
friend in Risky Business and went on to appear in over 30 films, including Revenge of the Nerds,
Better off Dead, Clan of the Cave Bear, One Crazy Summer, The Adventures of Huck Finn, Jingle All The
Way, Van Wilder, Dodgeball, Ray, Akeelah and the Bee, Smokin’ Aces, Southland Tales and many others.
He has also appeared in many stage and television productions and is well known for guest appearances
on such shows as “Murphy Brown,” “Third Rock from the Sun,” “Cybill,” “Ally McBeal,”
“Good Morning Miami,” “That ‘70s Show,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “The Riches” and




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“Grey’s Anatomy.”      He had recurring roles on “Boston Legal,” “Ed” and “Felicity” as well as a
memorable series regular role in ABC’s “Moonlighting.”


        Lisa Banes (Headmistress Harriet Higgens) Lisa Banes has appeared on Broadway in Rumors,
Arcadia and High Society. Her Off Broadway credits include Look Back in Anger (Theatre World
Award) A Call from the East, My Sister in this House (OBIE Award), Three Sisters, Antigone,
Isn’t It Romantic (Drama Desk nomination), Ten by Tennessee, The Cradle Will Rock, On the Verge,
Fighting International Fat and Emily. Regionally she has appeared in Present Laughter (The Huntington
Theatre), Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Berkshire Theatre Festival), The Admirable Crichton and Progress
(Long Wharf Theatre), A Doll House (Yale Repertory Theatre), Much Ado about Nothing and King Lear
(The Old Globe), Money and Friends (Ahmanson Theatre) and Julius Caesar (Mark Taper Forum).
Ms. Banes’ film appearances include The Hotel New Hampshire Marie, Young Guns, Cocktail,
Without Limits, The Jackal, Dragonfly, Pumpkin, The Brothel and Freedom Writers. Television series
credits include “The Trials of Rosie O’Neil,” “Son of the Beach,” “Girls Club,” and recurring roles on
“China Beach,” “The King of Queens,” “Six Feet Under” and “Saved.”              Television films include
Hemingway, Kane and Able, The Doris Duke Story and the immortal Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?
Notable guest starring television roles include “The Equalizer,” “Spenser: For Hire,” “Life Goes On,”
“Roseanne,” “Frasier,” “Murder She Wrote,” “Murder One,” “L.A. Law,” “The Practice,”
“Boston Legal,” “NYPD Blue,” “The Unit,” and “Desperate Housewives.” Ms. Banes is an alumna of
The Acting Company and a graduate of The Juilliard School.


        Christopher Cousins (Richard Woods) Christopher Cousins has carved a career by portraying
outstanding, diverse characters. This talented, theatrically trained actor has an intriguing, dark and
captivating screen presence. The depth and soul that Christopher brings to his characters may have its
roots in his birthplace, New York City, or perhaps in the streets of Oklahoma, where he was raised.
Regardless, since his first professional role fresh out of Boston University, Christopher has found within
himself the ability to morph into the essence of whatever character he portrays. He perfected his
chameleon skills as a contract player on “One Life to Live” as Cane Rogan, a con man who pretended to
be different people.
        Christopher is gaining favorable notices as a quality actor from producers, directors and
audiences across the country. He has recently had impressive roles in Untraceable, The Grudge 2 and
Wicker Park as the provocative and mysterious villain.
        Christopher has many diverse roles to his credit: a sophisticated British businessman in
For Love of the Game; a dedicated, rural veterinarian in The Long Shot; an amoral and dangerous hero in



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Earth vs. the Spider; a clueless father in The Opposite of Sex; a dark, disturbed character in Dead Dog;
and a loving, grieving father on “ER.”       Recurring television credits include “Joan of Arcadia,”
“Stargate SG-1” and “American Dreams,” as well as additional guest appearances on “The O.C.” and
“The West Wing.”


                                          ABOUT THE CREW

        Savage Steve Holland (Director) Savage Steve Holland graduated from the California Institute
of the Arts in 1981 with a BFA in Film/Graphics. His first job was drawing cheesy cartoons of celebrities
on the fledgling new show “Entertainment Tonight.” He went on to create and animate the sinister
“Whammy” for the CBS game show “Press Your Luck.” In 1984 Savage wrote and directed his first
studio feature film Better Off Dead starring John Cusack. Savage and Cusack teamed up again for the
Warner Bros. film One Crazy Summer, this time with Demi Moore.                Savage then directed the
Anthony Edwards and Lara Flynn Boyle-starring How I Got Into College for 20th Century Fox.
        At the brand new Fox Television Network Savage wrote, directed and executive produced the
series “The New Adventures of Beans Baxter” starring Kurtwood Smith. Then it was over to HBO for
the series “Encyclopedia Brown, One Minute Mysteries.”
        Savage created the twisted cartoon “Eek! The Cat” for 3 seasons on the Fox Kids Network. Its
success spun off the animated shows “The Terrible Thunderlizards” and “Klutter.” “Eek! The Cat” was
nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Programming. Savage directed the Daytime
Emmy      Award-winning      (for   Outstanding     Children’s    Programming)     “City    Kids”     for
Jim Henson/ABC Saturday Morning. Next Savage created and produced “Sabrina the Animated Series”
for Disney’s ABC Saturday Morning.
        Savage wrote and directed the Wonderful World of Disney Sunday Night movie, Safety Patrol
starring Leslie Neilsen and Weird Al Yankovic. Savage also directed the Pamela Anderson action series
“V.I.P.” for two glorious/sexy-time seasons.       He then directed episodes of “Lizzie McGuire,”
“Honey I Shrunk The Kids,” “Even Stevens,” “Phil of the Future” and the Disney Channel T.V, movie
Stuck In The Suburbs.
        At Nickelodeon Savage directed episodes of “Zoey 101,” “Ned’s Declassified School Survival
Guide” and “Unfabulous!” He also created the animated “El Chupacabra Show” for Nickelodeon and
directed the Sea World Theme Park attraction “Believe” starring Shamu! Savage has just completed
Nick’s first TV feature film Shredderman Rules and in 2007 he finished National Lampoon’s Ratko The
Dictator’s Son starring Efren Ramirez (Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite).




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        Chad Gomez Creasey and Dara Resnik Creasey (Screenwriters) Legally Blondes is the
second film from husband-and-wife writing team Chad Gomez Creasey and Dara Resnik Creasey. Their
first feature, Sydney White starring Amanda Bynes, was a modern-day update of the Snow White
fairytale. Currently writers on the critically acclaimed ABC drama “Pushing Daisies,” they have also
written on Aaron Sorkin’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” Upcoming projects include B.F.F., an R-rated
comedy for Rogue Pictures.
        Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Chad earned a BA in political science from Pepperdine
University. Dara grew up in New York City and received a BA in economics from Tufts University. The
pair met while studying for their MFAs in film and television producing from the Peter Stark Producing
Program at USC. They live in Los Angeles.

        David Brookwell (Producer) David Brookwell is a respected producer with over 25 years in the
entertainment industry. In addition to being responsible for all of BME’s business and financial affairs,
Mr. Brookwell manages the multi-million dollar budgets assigned to BME and its productions while
overseeing its new business and development. Brookwell’s feature film credits include Raise Your Voice
starring Hilary Duff. Currently, he is producing the new MGM movie, The Reef. He also produced
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold for MGM/Sony, which premiered on ABC Family and was the
network’s highest rated original movie to date. Mr. Brookwell was executive producer of the television
movie The Even Stevens Movie based on the hit Disney Channel series. He was also executive producer
on James Wood’s starrer Race to Space for Lions Gate Films, Ben Stiller's Permanent Midnight for
Artisan Entertainment, and The Trial of Old Drum for Animal Planet and PorchLight Entertainment.
        Currently, Brookwell is executive producer and co-creator of “Beyond the Break,” a TV series
shot in Hawaii for the N Cable network, and executive producer on “Out of Jimmy’s Head”
Cartoon Network’s first live action comedy. Having finished executive producing “That’s So Raven,” the
highest-rated program on The Disney Channel at the beginning of 2005, David also served as the
executive producer, director and writer of a new Nickelodeon show titled Just For Kicks” that reunited
him with the channel that he worked with when he produced “The Secret World of Alex Mack.” Other
credits include “Push” for ABC, “Peepers” for FOX, and “Woof” for New World Television. His TV
movies include Treehouse Hostage for Trimark Pictures and The Disney Channel, Wild Grizzly for
PorchLight, Sherman of the House and Stranger Danger, both for Capstone Entertainment. Beginning his
career at 20th Century Fox, and later joining Universal Television, Brookwell gained early experience on
numerous syndicated and network shows. As a production executive at New World Television, he was
responsible for the servicing and production supervision of a number of successful titles, including
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        David Buelow (Producer) David Buelow is currently president of development for Brookwell
McNamara Entertainment. He most recently was co-executive producer on “Beyond the Break,” which
was shot entirely in Hawaii for The N, MTV/Nickelodeon’s new teen cable network. Buelow was also
co-executive producer on Cartoon Network’s first live-action/animation series “Out of Jimmy’s Head.”
Prior to joining BME, Buelow was the creative executive and executive in charge of production for First
Family Entertainment. At First Family, he packaged and produced The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold
for MGM/Sony. Buelow had previously been The Don Johnson Company’s executive vice-president of
creative affairs for seven years throughout production of the CBS series “Nash Bridges.”             His
responsibilities included being in charge of developing series, television movies and feature films to be
produced by the company. Feature film projects that Mr. Buelow set up included The Mysterious
Tadpole for Disney based on the children’s book by Steven Kellogg, and the true family crime drama
Top of the World for producer David Hoberman and MGM. Television projects include The Education of
Ron Morris for HBO and Forty Acres and Mule Filmworks Love in the End Zone for CBS. Buelow also
sold his original family comedy pitch, Super Sized to Disney and set up the book In Search of Dracula
with Stone Village Productions.
        Prior to joining The Don Johnson Company, Buelow was the executive producer of a one-hour
documentary, “The Voices of Appalachia” for PBS. Additionally, he co-created the Spanish-language
program “La Historia de Quien Soy” (“The Story of Who I Am”) for Family Theater Productions. He
also co-created and launched The Angelus Student Film Awards, an international competition now in its
11th year at the DGA.
        After graduating from California State University, Northridge with a degree in Radio/TV/Film,
Buelow began his career as a story editor for Burt Lancaster. He was named director of development for
The Arthur Company, an independent production company with a limited partnership with
MCA/Universal. There, he held various posts including production executive on a series for both MCA
Syndication and MCA-TV Films, ultimately supervising over 150 half-hour filmed and taped episodes.
On a $1,000 option on a pitch, Buelow was able to develop and sell a successful prime-time series,
“FBI: The Untold Stories” for ABC. He produced the pilot and an additional 44 episodes. He also sold a
half-hour comedy created by Steve Martin to CBS. Throughout his career, Buelow has developed and
sold pilots to ABC, CBS and NBC as well as movies-of-the-week for ABC, NBC, HBO, Showtime, ABC
Family and USA Network.
        Buelow’s years of experience give him a thorough understanding of television and film
production and post production, as well as an excellent working knowledge of the business side of the




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industry. He maintains excellent relationships with many talented writers and directors, as well as their
influential representatives in the management and agency field.


        Sean McNamara (Producer) Sean McNamara has been described as the creative heart and soul
of the Brookwell McNamara Entertainment production team. A highly sought after talent, he has directed
14 feature films including the live-action feature film Bratz: The Movie, based on the popular dolls.
Before that he directed Christy Carlson Romano and Ross Thomas in MGM/Sony’s The Cutting Edge 2
and the hit Hilary Duff movie, Raise Your Voice, for New Line Cinema. He is currently directing his next
feature, Robosapien, in New Orleans, while serving as producer for MGM’s new film The Reef.
        McNamara serves as executive producer-writer-director of The Cartoon Network’s live-action
show “Out of Jimmy’s Head,” which premiered in the fall of 2007 with excellent ratings. He also served
as an executive producer of The N’s surfing show, “Beyond the Break,” which has seen three successful
seasons. McNamara was an executive producer-writer-director for Nickelodeon’s “Just For Kicks” and
the Emmy nominated series “That’s So Raven” for The Disney Channel.
        McNamara directed the James Woods’ starrer Race to Space for Lions Gate Films, which was
filmed in cooperation with NASA and the U.S. Air Force. Shot on location at Cape Canaveral and Cocoa
Beach, the movie chronicles the adventures of the first chimpanzee shot into space. McNamara also
helmed Treehouse Hostage, starring Jim Varney, and the 20th Century Fox features Casper Meets Wendy
and its predecessor Casper: A Spirited Beginning. His other writer and/or director credits include
P.U.N.K.S. for Disney, the theatrical 3 Ninjas– High Noon at Mega Mountain for Tri-Star, The
Adventures of Galgameth and “Candid Camera” for King World, the Fox hit “Totally Hidden Video,”
Hollywood Chaos for C.T.M.K. and “The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys.”
        McNamara’s additional TV series’ credits include “The Secret World of Alex Mack” for
Nickelodeon, “The Adventures of Capricorn” for Capstone Productions, “Kids Incorporated” for
The Disney Channel, “Peepers” for Stephen J. Cannell and Fox, “Sightings” for Henry Winkler,
“Hollywood Stuntmakers” for the Discovery Channel and “U.S. Customs Classified” for ABC.


        Marc Platt (Producer) Marc Platt is an independent producer based at Universal Pictures whose
credits include the films Legally Blonde, Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde. Honey,
Josie and the Pussycats, The Perfect Man, The Seeker and Wanted starring Angelina Jolie,
James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman. Upcoming Projects include Dancing With Shiva, which reunites
Platt with Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme in a film starring Anne Hathaway and Debra Winger;
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World being directed by Edgar Wright, starring Michael Cera; and Nine with
director Rob Marshall.



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       Theatre credits include Broadway's blockbuster hit musical Wicked which now has seven
companies worldwide and two more opening soon; the Broadway play Three Days of Rain, starring
Julia Roberts; and Matthew Bourne’s ballet Edward Scissorhands, a smash in London and in the U.S.
       Mr. Platt won the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries for producing “Empire Falls.” He
also executive produced Once Upon A Mattress starring Carol Burnett and Tracey Ullman, and the Emmy
Award winning miniseries “The Path To 9/11,” both for ABC Television.
       Prior to establishing his production company, Marc Platt served as president of production for
three movie studios (Orion, TriStar and Universal). During his tenure as a studio president, Platt
developed and guided the production of such films as The Silence of the Lambs; Sleepless In Seattle;
Philadelphia, As Good As It Gets, My Best Friend's Wedding, Jerry Maguire, American Pie, Out of Sight,
October Sky and The Mummy.




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