Judges

   Amy Hillamy-hill-04

Iconic comedic actress Amy Hill has had notable roles in films such as Big Fat Liar, The Cat in the Hat, Let’s Go to Prison, Next Friday and 50 First Dates. Some of her notable television credits include Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, Desperate Housewives, Friends and Seinfeld. She might best be remembered for her groundbreaking role as “grandma” in All-American Girl with Margaret Cho. She also co-starred with Mike Myers in Cat in the Hat and with Adam Sandler in Fifty First Dates. Hill’s voice work includes King of the Hill, Lilo & Stitch, Jackie Chan Adventures, and American Dad as well as on Nickelodeon’s animated series Kung Fu Panda. She recently had a recurring role in the acclaimed HBO series, enlightened which starred Laura Dern.

 

    Q. Allan Brockakinopoisk.ru

A film and television director, Mr. Brocka is acclaimed for creating his popular Eating Out comedy feature franchise. On the television side, he created the television animated series “Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in the World” for Logo. He also wrote and directed Boy Culture the feature based on the critically acclaimed novel by Matthew Rettenmund. Brocka’s uncle was Lino Brocka, the late famous director in the Philippines and a leader and advocate for LGBT rights.

 

  Naomi Grossmannycastings_naomigrossman_prettypic2

A multi-talented comedic artist, Naomi wrote, produced, and starred in her second hit solo show, Carnival Knowledge:  Love, Lust, and other Human Oddities, which enjoyed a twice-extended, sold-out run and rave reviews (“Recommended” by LA Weekly).  It was then reprised at the world-famous fringe theatre festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it received more critical praise (4 stars: The Scotsman, Broadway Baby, Fringe Review) and a transfer to London’s West End (Leicester Square Theatre).  It later went on to have a successful run at the New York International Fringe Festival.

Naomi’s first solo show, Girl in Argentine Landscape, also received critical acclaim (LA Weekly, “Pick of the Week”) and earned her an LA Weekly Theatre Award nomination for best solo performance.  Naomi toured with Girl to Chicago’s Single File Festival, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival, and screened a subtitled video-version on the big screen in Argentina.

A former member of the esteemed Groundlings Sunday Company, as well as alumna of Improv Olympic, Naomi continues to write, produce, and star in comedic shorts under her “Red Meat Entertainment” banner, which have screened at the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival, the TriMedia Film Festival, the Connecticut Film Festival, the Dam Short Film Festival, the Faux Film Festival, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, the Wet Your Pants Comedy Film Festival, the Action On Film International Festival, and the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival.  Naomi also made a cameo in the feature film, Table for Three.

A graduate of theatre from Northwestern University, Naomi has acted in several of Chicago’s illustrious, long-running, cult comedies: Cannibal Cheerleaders on Crack and Shannen Doherty Shoots a Porno at the Torso Theatre, as well as Attack of the Killer B’s and White Trash Wedding and a Funeral at the Factory Theatre.

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