John is a Producer and Assistant Director who has contributed to the production of over forty feature films and television shows as well as scores of commercials. His film credits include "Dead Poets Society", "Avalon", "A League Of Their Own", "Fearless", "The Pelican Brief", "Outbreak", "Twelve Monkeys", and "Doubt." He has worked with M. Night Shyamalan on nine features beginning with "The Sixth Sense" and most recently on the 2013 release "After Earth".
Bill is Executive Producer, Co-Writer, and Lead Actor on the critically acclaimed feature film, ALL ALONG. The movie which stars Krista Allen (UNSCRIPTED) and Charlie McDermott (FROZEN RIVER & ABC's THE MIDDLE) was completely shot in Delaware and was accepted into 17 film festivals throughout the USA. ALL ALONG won 8 awards including Best Comedy Feature, Best Romance Feature and the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD at different festivals. ALL ALONG also received a theatrical release and has received numerous favorable reviews from around the world. Bill is also Vice President of the Delaware Independent Filmmakers Corporation (DIF) which is the leading organization for promoting and producing independent films throughout the Delaware Valley. DIF has been instrumental in bringing many TV, film and commercial projects to the region including the recently completed film MAYOR CUPCAKE, starring Lea Thompson and Judd Nelson. Bill has also run a successful small business for the past 15 years. Most recently, he is an Associate Producer on the upcoming film IMAGIGARY starring Charlie McDermott, Nate Hartley, Eden Sher, and Neil Flynn.
Bev graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Communications. After graduation, she worked in Los Angeles, CA in production for various film and television studios.
She returned to the East Coast and helped run the film and video department for Barron Associates in Wilmington, Delaware. She moved on to work at other production facilities in the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas.
Bev then started her own documentary production company and wrote and produced the national, bipartisan film titled, A WOMAN'S WORLD: WOMEN IN POLITICS. The film received excellent reviews in top educational journals, was distributed nationally and is highly regarded by many organizations. As a screenwriter, she has placed well in several screenwriting contests and recently had a screenplay optioned. She has also taught screenwriting at the college level.
Luke is a director, writer and actor based in Santa Monica, CA. His short film "God of Love" which he wrote, directed and starred in won the Academy Award in 2011. He also directed the feature romantic comedy "Lovesick," starring Matt LeBlanc, Ali Larter and Chevy Chase, as well as several episodes of the IFC series "Maron," starring comedian Marc Maron. He is also a co-writer of the coming-of-age-dramedy "A Birder's Guide to Everything," starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Kingsley.
Luke grew up in Wilmington, where he graduated from Concord High School. He also majored in journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and later pursued a graduate degree in the film department of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Though he has lived in other cities for his adult life, he always comes back to Delaware whenever he can. His love for Delaware runs so deep that he even saluted the state in his Oscar acceptance speech. He is excited and honored to be serving on the board of the Delaware Valley Filmmaking Foundation.
Nancy received a B.A. in Theatre from the Notre Dame-St. Mary's College Cooperative Department of Speech and Drama and was a Theatre Fellow at the University of Delaware. She worked in administration and development for art agencies and non-profits including New Castle County, Delaware State Arts Council, Wilmington Arts Commission and the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scouts Council. Nancy taught Drama and Art and Music Awareness at Ursuline Academy for 15 years, directing over 25 major productions. She wrote and produced plays based on Aesop's fables, American folk tales and the poetry and music of Shel Silverstein. She has directed for the Wilmington Drama League Chrysalis Players and the Delaware Theatre Company's Young Playwrights Festival. She currently serves on the boards of the Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music, The Delaware Theatre Company and the Delaware Shakespeare Festival.
Ric graduated with a B.A. in Radio, TV, Film from Glassboro State College, New Jersey. He started freelancing for various production companies in the Philadelphia area and later created his own company, Creative Media Group. Seeing the need for a networking group for local filmmakers, Ric was one of the founding members of the Delaware Independent Filmmakers (DIF), and has been President since its inception. Working with teams from DIF, Ric and his crew have won several awards for their short films in various competitions throughout the tri-state area. In 2004, Ric was the DP/Editor for the local film, 13th GRADE.
Donna worked at both ABC TV and NBC TV in NYC as VP of Daytime Programs where she was responsible for new program development, casting promotion and ongoing story direction for the soaps. She then became a network head writer for Another World, All My Children, and Guiding Light (for which she won an Emmy and Writers Guild Award) and was scriptwriter for Port Charles and Bold and the Beautiful. She also wrote for filmmaker Zalman King.
Donna is currently Artistic Director of the historic Delaware Children's Theatre where she directs and writes original musicals. Her first musical, a contemporary retelling of Snow White, was published by Dramatic Publishing. Her history series for children The Revolution Machine won a National Arts and Letters award. She also helped market the famed children's illustrator Tasha Tudor to a new generation and helped mount an exhibit of her work in Japan.
Bill is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law - Newark magna cum laude. He currently practices corporate law for Richards, Layton and Finger.
Bill also had an accomplished business career prior to law school. He was the Chief Executive Officer of a boutique mortgage company for nearly ten years, was a majority partner in a regional title company, and produced two independent films. From 2003-2009, Bill appeared regularly on television and radio programs as a mortgage and real estate expert.
Bill also has significant training and teaching experience. In his early career, he developed a training course for a regional financial services firm that increased employee sales over 300%. Building on his previous success, Bill created a sales and management training program for a start -up mortgage company and grew the company's revenues to over $4,000,000 in four years. As a real estate finance continuing education instructor for the Board of Realtors, he developed curriculum for and taught courses to realtors. At the behest of the Department of Banking of the State of Delaware, Bill taught financial education seminars to the public. Finally as a pro bono instructor, he has taught over thirty financial literacy classes to inmates about to reenter society.
Bill Vargus, known simply as "Billy V" to hundreds of thousands of TV viewers, has more than 30 years of professional experience as a broadcaster and actor. During his career as a TV anchor, he was nominated for Emmy awards 9 times. During the 1990's, Bill left broadcasting for a time to pursue an acting career. Although he returned to broadcasting to take a job as the weekend sports anchor on WWOR-TV in New York/New Jersey, and later spent 12 years as sports anchor at Fox 29 in Philly, the love for acting and filmmaking never left. His company, HIT Productions, is currently involved in creating TV shows, as well as videos for worthy causes. Bill is partnering with the Philadelphia Anti-Crime, Anti-Violence network to create a program that will teach acting, broadcasting and filmmaking to at-risk youth.