ABOUT THE VOICE CAST
Beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer ELLEN DEGENERES (voice of Dory) has a distinctive comic voice that has resonated with audiences from her first stand-up comedy appearances through her work today on television, in film and in the literary world.
DeGeneres has made a home for herself in daytime with her hit syndicated talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The show, now in its thirteenth season, has earned a total of 55 Daytime Emmy® Awards.
DeGeneres had the honor of hosting the highly rated 79th Annual Academy Awards® and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for outstanding individual performance in a variety or music program. In 2014, DeGeneres hosted the 86th annual Academy Awards and garnered the telecast’s largest audience in 14 years, most famously breaking the Internet with the star-studded selfie that earned the title of the most re-tweets of all time.
DeGeneres also received critical success for her HBO stand-up specials. “The Beginning” received two Emmy® nominations in 2001 and the special entitled “Here and Now” was also nominated for two Emmys in 2003.
DeGeneres, an accomplished best-selling author, released her first home design book “Home” in Fall 2015. Additionally, DeGeneres has had three best-selling books: “Seriously…I’m Kidding,” which includes a compilation of comedic observations, quotes and stories from her life; “My Point…And I Do Have One”; and “The Funny Thing Is…”
DeGeneres recently launched ED by Ellen, a lifestyle brand inspired by her iconic style, values and personality, that features an array of product categories including home, apparel and accessories. Recently, Bergdorf Goodman hosted exclusive online and in-store pop-up shops for ED where Ellen celebrated the brand. ED has also partnered with Gap Kids to create Gap X ED, a brand collaboration focused on empowering and supporting girls and has also teamed up with leading fashion footwear distributor, Camuto Group, to create a collection of shoes. The line launched in March 2016 at Nordstrom to great success. In addition, ED also launched a line of bedding exclusively for Bed, Bath & Beyond this April. The brand’s flagship e-commerce site EDbyEllen.com launched in June 2015, receiving more than 190,000 registered users on its first day, with key items selling out across multiple categories.
In 2010, DeGeneres signed a multiyear exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Television Group and she founded A Very Good Production. She teamed up with Steve Harvey to executive produce NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” an hour-long show hosted by Harvey that highlight the world’s most talented kids. With the show’s instant success, it was renewed for a second season.
Additional projects include NBC’s “First Dates,” a voyeuristic look at a variety of real first dates happening throughout one night at the same restaurant; and Dr.Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham,” set to air on Netflix in 2018.
DeGeneres has been successful in her feature film work, scoring unprecedented popular and critical response to her character Dory in the blockbuster animated feature “Finding Nemo.” “Finding Dory,” the highly anticipated sequel to “Finding Nemo,” opens June 17, 2016.
DeGeneres’ career began as an emcee at a local comedy club in her hometown of New Orleans. Her acting career in television included roles in several successful sitcoms before being offered a part on “These Friends of Mine” by ABC. After the first season, the show was renamed “Ellen.” Running from 1994 to 1998, “Ellen” garnered record ratings, with DeGeneres receiving Emmy® nominations each season in the best actress category. In 1997, DeGeneres was the recipient of the coveted Peabody Award as well as earning an Emmy® for writing the critically acclaimed “Puppy Episode,” in which her character came out as a gay woman to a record 46 million viewers.
Both on and off screen, DeGeneres’ humanitarian efforts take center stage. DeGeneres brought awareness to the anti-bullying issue by creating a PSA titled “Be Kind.” Overall, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has raised more than $50 million for various causes, including global warming and breast cancer awareness.
DeGeneres has become a sought after spokesperson featured in highly successful and popular campaigns, including American Express and CoverGirl.
ALBERT BROOKS (voice of Marlin) is among the most inventive practitioners of motion picture comedy, as well as one of its most incisive commentators on contemporary life. Brooks began his career as a stand-up comic, and went on to become an award-winning actor, writer and filmmaker and best-selling author.
His first novel “2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America,” published in 2011, was a New York Times best seller.
Brooks has written, directed and starred in seven feature films, many of which have named among the best comedies of all time from numerous critics and The American Film Institute: “Real Life,” “Modern Romance,” “Lost in America,” “Defending Your Life,” “Mother,” “The Muse” and “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World.”
Brooks is also known for his numerous voiceover characters, which include Hank Scorpio, Brad Goodman and Jacques the bowling instructor from “The Simpsons.” He also starred in Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo,” playing Nemo’s father Marlin. The film received an Academy Award® for best animated feature and has become one of the highest-grossing animated films ever made.
Brooks made his acting debut in Martin Scorsese’s 1976 classic “Taxi Driver.” His other acting credits include “Private Benjamin,” “Unfaithfully Yours,” “I’ll Do Anything,” “This is 40,” “Out of Sight” and “My First Mister.” He earned an Academy Award® nomination for his performance in “Broadcast News.”
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Brooks studied drama at Carnegie Mellon University before starting his performing career in 1968, doing stand-up comedy on network television. He began on “The Steve Allen Show,” and later became a regular on “The Dean Martin Show,” and performed on such variety programs as “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “The Merv Griffin Show,” “The Hollywood Palace” and had more than 40 appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”
Brooks has recorded two comedy albums: “Comedy Minus One” and “A Star is Bought,” the latter earning him a Grammy® nomination for best comedy recording. His first directorial effort was in 1972 for the PBS series “The Great American Dream Machine,” for which he adapted an article he had written for Esquire Magazine, “Albert Brooks’ Famous School for Comedians” into a short film. Following this, he created six short films for the debut season of “Saturday Night Live,” originating the short film concept for that program.
His recent role in “Drive” as the villain Bernie Rose garnered him a Golden Globe® nomination and 17 best supporting actor wins from the country’s major critics groups, including The National Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle. He co-starred with Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year,” which, among other awards, was named best picture of the year from The National Board of Review. Brooks appeared in 2015’s “Concussion” with Will Smith.
He is married to artist Kimberly Brooks and has two children.
ED O’NEILL (voice of Hank) stars as the patriarch Jay Pritchett on “Modern Family.” The role has garnered him three Emmy® nominations for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, O’Neill attended Ohio University in Athens, and Youngstown State University. Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, O’Neill was cut in training camp and worked as a social studies teacher before becoming an actor. He has appeared in a number of movies, including “The Bone Collector,” “Little Giants,” “Dutch,” “Wayne’s World” series and several films for Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter David Mamet: “The Spanish Prisoner,” “Spartan” and the indie film “Redbelt.”
Best known for his role as Al Bundy on the FOX Network’s long-running sitcom “Married… with Children,” O’Neill’s television credits include the reincarnation of Sgt. Joe Friday on Dick Wolf’s remake of “Dragnet,” the recurring role of Baker (D-PA), a potential vice presidential candidate on the NBC drama “The West Wing,” the role of Detective Michael Mooney on David Milch’s CBS series “Big Apple,” and that of a retired cop on HBO’s “John from Cincinnati,” from the creator/producer of “NYPD Blue” and “Deadwood.” O’Neill also had stints on Broadway starring in the productions “Lakeboat” and “Keep Your Pantheon.”
HAYDEN ROLENCE (voice of Nemo) is a 12-year-old boy from Aurora, Ill., who’s been acting and modeling since age 4. Beginning with print advertisements for various clothing, toy and children’s items, Rolence has represented national brands such as Land of Nod, CVS and SC Johnson. He quickly moved to on-camera work, doing many commercials in the Chicagoland area. Some commercial credits include spots for Allstate, Professional Golfers Association and Sears.
Rolence developed a reputation for easily taking direction and being mature beyond his years. His ability to memorize and recite lines of dialogue would get him cast in many short films such as “Cicero in Winter” with Daniel Travanti. He also screen tested with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Emily Blunt.
Particularly well suited for voice over work, Rolence has been the voice of many commercials and children’s products. He has worked with David Lewis, Jeff France (storyco.tv), Jon Moore (Dictionary Films) and many local filmmakers. Rolence even did a live reading at a corporate event for Groupon in front of the entire company.
An avid golfer, Rolence spends his spare time playing for a local club’s golf team. He also hones his musical skills by accompanying his singing on the piano that he has played since age 4. Rolence enjoys learning, particularly mathematics and science. Most of all, he likes to act because it allows him to experience new things and go to new places with his parents and sister, Meadow, who takes after her brother and is also in the acting business.
KAITLIN OLSON (voice of Destiny) is one reason women are fast becoming a force in the comedy world. Well known for her unique blend of character and comedic acting, she has left her mark on some of television’s hottest shows.
Olson stars on the critically-acclaimed FXX cult hit “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which entered its eleventh season in January 2016. The press has picked up on her performance as Sweet Dee, declaring her “the next queen of comedy.” Olson can also be seen as Ashley in her much-buzzed-about role on Fox’s “New Girl.”
Olson recently appeared in Fox’s hit comedy “The Heat,” opposite Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock and directed by Paul Feig. Feature credits include Universal’s romantic comedy “Leap Year,” in which she starred opposite Amy Adams, and the festival darling “Weather Girl,” opposite Jane Lynch and Mark Harmon.
Olson has been praised for crafting unique and memorable characters that recur on several shows. On “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” she plays Larry’s sister-in-law Becky. On FX’s “The Riches,” she played the one-armed neighbor Hartley Underwood. And on “The Drew Carey Show,” she was Mimi’s nemesis Traylor for two seasons.
Also known for her improv talent, Olson began her career with a highly coveted spot in The Groundlings Sunday Company, a training ground for such comics as Will Ferrell and Phil Hartman. The showcase led to her casting in several improv/hidden camera shows, including “Punk’d,” “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment” and “Meet the Marks.” She was also a series regular on FOX’s “Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show.”
Olson was born and raised in Tigard, Ore., and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in theatre arts. She lives in Los Angeles with husband Rob McElhenney and sons Axel and Leo.
With a range of performances across television, contemporary film, and classic theater, award-winning actor TY BURRELL (voice of Bailey) continues to prove himself as one of the finest and most versatile actors today.
Burrell reprises his starring role as Phil Dunphy on the eighth season of ABC’s critically acclaimed hit “Modern Family.” He won the Emmy® Award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series in 2014 and 2011, and has been nominated four other times in the same category. In 2014, Burrell won the Screen Actors Guild Award® for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series and has been nominated five other times. In 2013, Burrell won the Monte Carlo International Television Festival Award in the category of best comedic actor. In 2012 he won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for the best supporting actor in a comedy series and Comedy Central honored Burrell with the 2012 Comedy Award in the category of performance by an actor – TV. Burrell also shared the TCA Award with Nick Offerman for individual achievement in comedy in August 2012. Burrell garnered other notable nominations from the Teen Choice Awards, the Television Critics Association Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the American Comedy Awards and the Kids’ Choice Awards, all for his role on the series. “Modern Family” itself has won best comedy at the Emmy® Awards five years in a row as well as the Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
On the big screen, Burrell will lend his voice to the Warner Animation Group’s “Storks,” with Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Andy Samberg and Kelsey Grammer. The film is set in a world where storks deliver packages for a retail giant instead of babies. The film opens on Sept. 23, 2016.
In 2014, Burrell signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind the acclaimed comedy series, “Modern Family.” Under the pact, Burrell launched his production company, Wedding Punch, where he will co-create and write comedy projects as well as develop shows from other writers. The deal is strictly for writing and producing as he continues to be exclusive to “Modern Family” for acting. In September 2015, Burrell acquired his first sale with a put pilot commitment at FOX for single-camera comedy “Hosed,” a workplace comedy about volunteer firefighters. Burrell executive produces alongside the show’s writer, Luvh Rakhe, as well as his Wedding Punch partners, Johnny Meeks, Joel Spence and Mel Cowan.
Burrell was seen in Craig Johnson’s indie film “The Skeleton Twins.” The drama, based on a script co-written by Johnson and Mark Heyman, also starred Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig; it was released in September 2014. Earlier that same year, Burrell voiced the lead role of Mr. Peabody in the DreamWorks Animation 3D feature “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” a film based on the classic 1960s cartoon characters that appeared as part of “Rocky and Bullwinkle.” He also starred in “Muppets Most Wanted,” opposite Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey. The film was the follow up to 2011’s “The Muppets.”
Additional film credits include The Weinstein Company’s “Butter,” opposite Jennifer Garner; Christopher Neil’s film “Goats”; Roger Michel’s “Morning Glory,” opposite Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton; Universal’s “The Incredible Hulk,” opposite Edward Norton and Liv Tyler for Louis Leterrier; “National Treasure 2,” opposite Nicolas Cage; Steven Shainberg’s “Fur” about the life of Diane Arbus; Nicole Holofcener’s “Friends With Money,” opposite Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand and Jennifer Aniston; Finn Taylor’s romantic comedy “The Darwin Awards”; David Jacobson’s “Down in the Valley,” opposite Edward Norton and Evan Rachel Wood; the Weitz brothers’ “In Good Company”; Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk Down”; “Dawn of the Dead”; and Ivan Reitman’s “Evolution.”
On stage, Burrell starred to incredible reviews in the world premiere of Caryl Churchill’s two-hander play, “Drunk Enough to Say I Love You,” at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Burrell’s extensive Broadway and Off-Broadway theater credits include the highly acclaimed Signature Theater Off-Broadway production of “Burn This,” opposite Edward Norton, Catherine Keener and Dallas Roberts; starring as Lord Buckingham in the Public Theater’s production of “Richard III,” opposite Peter Dinklage and directed by Peter DuBois; and starring opposite Debra Monk and Judy Greer in Paul Weitz’s “Show People,” directed by Peter Askin at Second Stage Theater.
Burrell currently resides in Los Angeles.
EUGENE LEVY (voice of Charlie) has appeared in more than 60 motion pictures to date, seven of which having topped the $100M mark. His box-office success in films like “Bringing Down the House,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2” and “Father of the Bride Part II” have established him as one of Hollywood’s most popular comedic actors. But it was the role of Jim’s dad in the “American Pie” franchise that cemented his reputation as America’s favorite dad.
Partnering with Christopher Guest, Levy earned critical acclaim for co-writing and co-starring in “Best in Show,” “Waiting for Guffman,” “For Your Consideration” and “A Mighty Wind.” Levy has been nominated for and won countless awards including a New York Film Critics Circle Award and a Grammy Award® for “A Mighty Wind.” He received a Golden Globe® nomination for “Best in Show” and two Emmys® for his writing on “SCTV.” Levy’s earlier films include “Splash,” “Armed and Dangerous,” “Multiplicity,” “Club Paradise” and “Serendipity.”
In 2013, Levy formed Not A Real Company Productions (with his son Daniel Levy and principals Andrew Barnsley and Fred Levy) to produce “Schitt’s Creek,” a television series for CBC/ITV he co-created, co-executive produces and co-stars in with Daniel Levy. The single-cam, character-driven comedy also stars Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliott. “Schitt’s Creek” is currently shooting its third season.
Levy is a member of the Order of Canada.
In March 2016, Levy won best actor in a comedy at the Canadian Screen Awards and, as executive producer, he shared the CSA award for best comedy (“Schitt’s Creek”) with his son Daniel Levy, among others. “Schitt’s Creek” swept the Canadian Screen Awards, winning nine of a possible ten categories. Levy also received the prestigious legacy award (along with co-star and long-time collaborator Catherine O’Hara) from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
ANDREW STANTON (Directed by/Original Story by/Screenplay by) has been a major creative force at Pixar Animation Studios since 1990, when he became the second animator and ninth employee to join the company’s elite group of computer animation pioneers. As vice president, creative, he leads the initiatives of and oversees all features and shorts development of the studio. Stanton wrote and directed the Academy Award®-winning Disney•Pixar feature film “WALL•E,” for which he received an Oscar-nomination for best original screenplay.
Stanton made his directorial debut with the record-shattering “Finding Nemo,” an original story of his that he also co-wrote. The film garnered Stanton two Academy Award® nominations (best original screenplay and best animated film), and “Finding Nemo” was awarded an Oscar® for best animated feature film of 2003, the first such honor Pixar Animation Studios received for a full-length feature film.
One of the four screenwriters to receive an Oscar® nomination in 1996 for his contribution to “Toy Story,” Stanton went on to receive credit as a screenwriter on every subsequent Pixar film – “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Finding Nemo.” Additionally, he served as co-director on “A Bug’s Life,” and was the executive producer of “Monsters, Inc.” and “Monsters University,” and Academy Award®-winning films “Ratatouille” and “Brave,” plus the studio’s Fall 2015 release “The Good Dinosaur.”
In addition to his multi-award winning animation work, Stanton made his live-action writing and directorial debut with Disney’s “John Carter,” released in March 2012.
A native of Rockport, Mass., Stanton earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in character animation from California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts), where he completed two student films. In the 1980s, he launched his professional career in Los Angeles, animating for Bill Kroyer’s Kroyer Films studio, and writing for Ralph Bakshi’s production of “Mighty Mouse, The New Adventures” (1987).
ANGUS MACLANE (Co-Directed by) joined Pixar Animation Studios as an animator in June 1997. MacLane has since worked on a number of Pixar’s features, including “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.” and the Academy Award®-winning films “The Incredibles,” “WALL•E” and “Toy Story 3.” For his work on “The Incredibles,” MacLane was awarded an Annie Award from ASIFA-Hollywood for outstanding achievement in character animation.
In addition to his work on features, MacLane has contributed his talents to a number of short films, including the Academy Award®-winning shorts “Geri’s Game” and “For the Birds.” He also acted as the supervising animator for the Oscar®-nominated short “One Man Band.” MacLane made his directorial debut with the direct-to-DVD short film “BURN•E,” released with the “WALL•E” DVD, followed by the Toy Story Toon entitled “Small Fry,” which screened in theaters with Disney’s “The Muppets.” MacLane directed Pixar’s first ever television special, “Toy Story OF TERROR!”—he won an Annie Award from ASIFA-Hollywood for outstanding achievement in direction.
MacLane grew up in Portland, Ore., and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design. He resides in Berkeley with his wife and their two children.
LINDSEY COLLINS (Produced by) joined Pixar Animation Studios in May 1997. She has worked in various capacities on a number of Pixar’s feature films. Collins’ film credits include “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2” and the Academy Award®-winning films “Finding Nemo” and “Ratatouille.” Collins also provided the voice of the character Mia in Pixar’s 2006 release, “Cars.”
Collins co-produced the Golden Globe®- and Oscar®-winning feature “WALL•E” with producer Jim Morris and director Andrew Stanton. She produced the Disney Studios live-action feature “John Carter.”
Prior to joining Pixar, Collins worked at Disney Feature Animation for three years, managing creative teams on the films “Pocahontas,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Hercules.”
Collins earned a Bachelor of Arts in Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She resides in the Oakland, Calif., with her husband and three children.
JOHN LASSETER (Executive Producer) creatively oversees all films and associated projects from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios and Disneytoon Studios, in addition to his involvement in a wide range of activities at Walt Disney Imagineering.
Lasseter made his feature directorial debut in 1995 with “Toy Story,” the first-ever feature-length computer-animated film, for which he received a Special Achievement Oscar® recognizing his inspired leadership of the “Toy Story” team. He and the rest of the screenwriting team earned an Academy Award® nomination for best original screenplay, marking the first time an animated feature had ever been recognized in that category. Lasseter also directed “A Bug’s Life” (1998), “Toy Story 2” (1999), “Cars” (2006) and “Cars 2” (2011). He is currently directing Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” which is slated for release on June 15, 2018.
Lasseter was executive producer for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Oscar®-winning features “Big Hero 6” (2014) and “Frozen” (2013), which also won an Oscar for best original song (“Let It Go”). Since assuming creative oversight of both animation studios in 2006, Lasseter has served as executive producer on all Walt Disney Animation Studios’ features, including “Bolt” (2008), “The Princess and the Frog” (2009), “Tangled” (2010), “Winnie the Pooh” (2011), “Wreck-It Ralph” (2012) and this year’s “Zootopia” and “Moana.” He also serves as executive producer for Disneytoon Studios’ films, including “Planes: Fire & Rescue” and “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.”
Lasseter has executive-produced all Pixar features since “Monsters, Inc.” (2001), including the studio’s eight Academy Award® winners “Finding Nemo” (2003), “The Incredibles” (2004), “Ratatouille” (2007), “WALL•E” (2008), “Up” (2009), “Toy Story 3” (2010), “Brave” (2012) and “Inside Out” (2015). To date, Pixar’s films have earned $9.6 billion in gross box-office receipts, with 14 of 16 features opening at No. 1.
Lasseter wrote, directed and animated Pixar’s first short films, including “Luxo Jr.,” “Red’s Dream,” “Tin Toy” and “Knick Knack.” “Luxo Jr.” was the first three-dimensional computer-animated film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award® when it was nominated for best animated short film in 1986; “Tin Toy” was the first three-dimensional computer-animated film ever to win an Academy Award when it was named best animated short film in 1988. Lasseter has executive-produced all of the studio’s subsequent shorts, including the Academy Award-winning shorts “Geri’s Game” (1997) and “For the Birds” (2000), plus “La Luna” (2011), “The Blue Umbrella” (2013) and Pixar’s new short “Lava,” which opens in front of “Inside Out,” and “Sanjay’s Super Team,” which opens in front of “The Good Dinosaur.” He also serves as executive producer for Walt Disney Animation Studios shorts, including the Oscar®-winning shorts “Feast” (2014) and “Paperman” (2012), as well as “Get a Horse!” (2013) and the new short “Frozen Fever.”
In his role as principal creative advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering, Lasseter was instrumental in bringing the beloved characters and settings of Radiator Springs to life for Disneyland Resort guests with the successful 2012 launch of Cars Land, a massive 12-acre expansion at Disney California Adventure Park.
In 2009, Lasseter was honored at the 66th Venice International Film Festival with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. The following year, he became the first producer of animated films to receive the Producers Guild of America’s David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. Lasseter’s other recognitions include the 2004 outstanding contribution to cinematic imagery award from the Art Directors Guild, an honorary degree from the American Film Institute, and the 2008 Winsor McCay Award from ASIFA-Hollywood for career achievement and contribution to the art of animation.
Prior to the formation of Pixar in 1986, Lasseter was a member of the computer division of Lucasfilm Ltd., where he designed and animated “The Adventures of André & Wally B.,” the first-ever piece of character-based three-dimensional computer animation, and the computer-generated Stained Glass Knight character in the 1985 Steven Spielberg–produced film “Young Sherlock Holmes.”
Lasseter was part of the inaugural class of the character animation program at California Institute of the Arts and received his B.F.A. in film in 1979. He is the only two-time winner of the Student Academy Award for Animation, for his CalArts student films “Lady and the Lamp” (1979) and “Nitemare” (1980). His very first award came at the age of 5, when he won $15 from the Model Grocery Market in Whittier, Calif., for a crayon drawing of the Headless Horseman.
A native New Yorker, VICTORIA STROUSE (Screenplay by) is proud to have received her MFA from USC’s graduate screenwriting program. After graduating from USC, she sold her first screenplay, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” to MGM. It was later made into the feature film “New Best Friend.” Her second screenplay, “Just Like a Woman,” was purchased by Newline Cinema. In between script sales, Strouse has sold several television pilots, been hired to write for major studios and has written on the television shows “Angela’s Eyes” and “October Road.” In 2008, her script “Seekers of Perpetual Love” was featured on the prestigious Black List, and in 2010, she was the on-set writer for Universal’s “Little Fockers.” Strouse is currently writing the feature film “Tink” for Disney, and recently sold an original feature screenplay to Universal.