MICHELLE M NÚÑEZ

Founder Michelle Nunez was born and raised in the U.K., of British, European and Asian descent. Now based in Los Angeles, she was classically trained as an actor in London. Her theatre credits include a lead role in world premiere of 'In the Bag' at the Traverse Theatre, Britain’s foremost writing theatre; the first ever full production of a play from mainland China in the UK.  Television includes TV drama Joe’s Palace with Michael Gambon, written and directed by multi-award-winning dramatist Stephen Polikaoff CBE. Her first movie was an action film opposite Arnold Vosloo ('24', 'The Mummy', 'Blood Diamond') directed by German Film Prize recipient Diethard Kuester, consequently leading her to LA by way of APA Agency.

 

As a writer (with several published articles to her name) and stand-up performer (who has appeared in

the main room of the Comedy Store on Sunset Strip), Michelle’s observations give unique perspectives at the intersection of popular culture and politics.  Using her sharp British wit, she writes often of the peculiar incongruities of political leaders, artists, celebrities and other public figures grappling with complex social, cultural and economic issues of American life.

 

She also earned a business degree and worked in process re-engineering, a skill-set that stands her in good stead as Chair, Artistic Director, Executive Producer and acting Executive Director of BELLE REVE THEATRE COMPANY. Michelle is married to Fabian Nunez, former Speaker of California State Assembly and Univision presidential political analyst; and is the proud co-parent of a beloved rescue mutt named Lobo.

TANYA COHEN

Tanya Cohen’s experience as an executive producer, business development & marketing exec and talent manager, gives her a unique perspective across the media landscape.

 

After a successful run developing and producing feature films and TV, Tanya moved to London as a talent agent at the William Morris Agency. After working with some of the most prolific talent in the industry and countless adventures traveling the world, she came back to LA and landed in advertising.

As an Executive Producer she oversaw business development, marketing and production for numerous ventures from commercial production companies to social media platforms, including award winning VFX studio - Digital Domain. There she was responsible for

overseeing many bold and innovative projects, including the Tupac Hologram Experience that launched at Coachella, and Lady Gaga’s Fame film.

 

In her current role she manages a global media company, with an emphasis on discovering and driving forward new technologies (VR/AR) to expand the boundaries of storytelling capabilities in all creative platforms.

 

She proudly sits on the board of the newly formed theater venture, Belle Reve, with a vision to reimagine the theater experience for the LA market, and promote unique and powerful voices within the community. Its first production, Time Alone, premiers October 2017.

SUZANNE WARREN

Suzanne is currently Vice President of Production at Pandemonium Films working with ex Fox Chairman, Bill Mechanic. Productions include ‘HACKSAW RIDGE’, the true story of the pacifist war hero, Desmond Doss, directed by Mel Gibson and starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughan, Theresa Palmer, Sam Worthington and Hugo Weaving. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including best picture. Other films in development include a remake of Korean noir picture ‘COP ON A MISSION’ with director Paul Verhoeven; ‘DEADWORLD’ an adaptation of the thirty year running comic book series with Gregor Jordan attached to direct; and ‘DAMASCUS’ an adaptation of Bennett Fisher’s O’Neill Conference finalist play.

 

Suzanne got her start in film production at Cowboy Films in the UK with Lisa Bryer and Tim Pope. In addition to working on various commercials and

music videos for artists like The Cure, Neil Young and David Bowie, she developed and was a producer on Nick Love’s debut feature ‘GOODBYE CHARLIE BRIGHT’ starring Paul Nicholls and Danny Dyer; ‘THE HOLE’ starring Thora Birch and Keira Knightley; and ‘THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND’ directed by Kevin MacDonald starring Forest Whitaker (for which he won the Academy Award for best actor) and James McAvoy.

 

She moved to LA in 2001 to be with her husband, producer and screenwriter, Alessandro Camon, and prior to Pandemonium spent two years at Catch 23 as Snr. VP Production working on several projects including ‘EDGE OF DARKNESS’ directed by Martin Campbell and starring Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone; and ‘SUBURBAN GIRL’ directed by Marc Klein and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin.

RACHEL C MERRY

Rachel Merry is Company Secretary for Belle Reve Theatre Company.

Rachel works for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and has extensive experience producing corporate events internationally, specifically leveraging arts and culture relationships across EMEA with involvement of activating sponsorships for the Old Vic theatre in London, during Kevin Spacey's tenure as Artistic Director, sponsorship of Matisse: The Cut-Outs at the Tate Modern, London & Treasure Island at the National Theatre.

Other venues include The Thyssen Museum in Spain, Museum Kunstpalast in Germany,  Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, a concert hall in Amsterdam, Moderna Museet gallery in Sweden, Albertina museum in Austria & Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Salle Pleyel in Paris.

Rachel moved from London to New York in 2015 and works with charities in the USA to promote corporate awareness and fundraising. 

Rachel has a passion for photography, travel & wine tasting!

ALESSANDRO CAMON

Alessandro Camon (Playwright) is a writer and producer born in Italy and currently living in Los Angeles. He is best known for writing “The Messenger”, a contemporary drama about military officers delivering casualty notifications, with writer/director Oren Moverman. The screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award, Spirit Award, and Humanitas Award, and it won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival. Alessandro's producing credits include “Owning Mahowny,” “Thank You For Smoking,” “The Cooler,” “American Psycho,” “Bad Lieutenant: New Orleans” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” He is currently writing

“Black Lion,” with Andrew Garfield attached to star.

 

Alessandro started his career in Italy, as a television programming executive and film critic. He holds a Degree in Philosophy from the University of Padua, Italy and an MA in Film from UCLA.  He has published several books and articles on film and popular culture, both in English and Italian, and is a contributor to Salon.com and the Los Angeles Review of Books.  Alessandro is married to film producer Suzanne Warren (“The Last King of Scotland,” “Edge of Darkness,” “Hacksaw Ridge”).

BART DeLORENZO

Bart DeLorenzo (Director) is the Founding Artistic Director of the Evidence Room Theater.  Recent work includes “Stage Kiss” and the premieres of “Death of the Author,” ‘Coney Island Christmas,” and “Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress at the Geffen Playhouse”; the premieres of “tokyo fish story,” “Fast Company,” “Doctor Cerberus” and “Shipwrecked!: An Entertainment” at South Coast Repertory; “Annapurna’ with The New Group (Off-Broadway); “Kiss, Go Back to Where You Are,” and “A Number” at the Odyssey Theatre; “Need to Know” at Rogue Machine Theatre;

“Cymbeline” at A Noise Within; “The Projectionist” at the Kirk Douglas, and “The Night Watcher” at Washington’s Studio Theatre.  Recent productions with Evidence Room include “The False Servant,” “Passion Play,” “Ivanov,” “Margo Veil,” and “The Receptionist.”  He currently serves on the faculty at California Institute of the Arts. For his work, he has received LA Drama Critics Circle Awards including the Milton Katselas Award for career achievement, LA Weekly awards, Backstage Garlands, and TCG’s Alan Schneider Director Award.

TONYA PINKINS

Tonya Pinkins (Anna Jackson) is a Tony award-winning actress, singer, author, activist and educator. She portrays Susan Thompson on “Madame Secretary,” Ethel Peabody on “Gotham” on FOX TV, Miz Mimi Corcoran on Hulu’s “11/22/63” and Sandra on “Scandal.”  She will appear in the films “Mercy” and “The Book of Henry.”

 

Tonya appeared in “Rasheeda Speaking” (Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Nominations) opposite Dianne Wiest at The New Group. Tonya's Broadway credits include: “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” “A Time To Kill,” “Radio Golf,” “Merrily We Roll Along,” “Chronicle of a Death Foretold,” “The Wild Party” and “Caroline or Change” (Winner – Obie, Lucile Lortel Award, LA Drama Critics Circle Award; Nominations for Olivier, NAACP Theatre Award, Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League), “Play On” (Tony, Joseph Jefferson nominations) , Jelly’s Last Jam (Winner Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Clarence Derwent). She has also been nominated for

The Joseph Jefferson Citation, the Helen Hayes Award, Soap Opera Digest Award and The Onstage Award.  Other Off-Broadway Credits include “Milk Like Sugar, “Hurt Village,” Shakespeare in the Park: “All’s Well That Ends Well,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and ‘Measure for Measure.”

 

Her book “Get Over Yourself: How to Drop the Drama and Claim the Life You Deserve” has been changing lives since its publication in 2006. She has taught master classes at Yale University as Beinecke Fellow, Rutgers, ACT, UT Austin, University of Louisville, University of San Diego, City College of New York and she teaches third-year undergraduates at Atlantic Theater School at NYU.

 

She was Heather Dalton on CBS’s “As The World Turns” and Livia Frye Cudhey on ABC’s “All My Children.” Other screen credits include “24”, “Army Wives,” “Law and Order” and “The Strain.”

ALEX HERNANDEZ

Alex Hernandez (Gabriel Wayland) will next be seen in the third season of the smash hit series, “UnREAL” opposite Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer. Most recently, he starred as Demetrius in The Public Theater’s presentation of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” at The Delacorte for Shakespeare in the Park, opposite Phylicia Rashad and Annaleigh Ashford.

 

Other notable theater credits include Roundabout Theater Company’s production of “Kingdom Come,” Tony Award Winning “Peter and the Starcatcher” at New World Stages, “Richard lll” for The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit, “Wanderlust” at La Mama, and numerous leading roles with the Actors Theater of Louisville.

Alex can be seen in the coming of age film, “Millie and the Lords” directed by Jennica Carmona, and has also been seen in films such as “Samuel’s Game” and “The Offliners.” On television, Alex was recently seen in a major recurring arc on the final season of the hit Netflix series, “Hemlock Grove.” He has appeared in guest star and recurring roles on “Black Box,” “Alpha House,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Law & Order: SVU.” He also starred as a series regular in the pilot “Blanco” for Cinemax.

 

Alex is also well-known to videogame audiences for his voiceover work. He was the voice behind ‘Lincoln Clay’ in MAFIA III for which he received a BAFTA Games Award nomination in 2017.

BIOS

Founder Michelle Nunez was born and raised in the U.K., of British, European and Asian descent. Now based in Los Angeles, she was classically trained as an actor in London. Her theatre credits include a lead role in world premiere of 'In the Bag' at the Traverse Theatre, Britain’s foremost writing theatre; the first ever full production of a play from mainland China in the UK.  Television includes TV drama Joe’s Palace with Michael Gambon, written and directed by multi-award-winning dramatist Stephen Polikaoff CBE. Her first movie was an action film opposite Arnold Vosloo ('24', 'The Mummy', 'Blood Diamond') directed by German Film Prize recipient Diethard Kuester, consequently leading her to LA by way of APA Agency.

 

As a writer (with several published articles to her name) and stand-up performer (who has appeared in the main room of the Comedy Store on Sunset Strip), Michelle’s observations give unique perspectives at the intersection of popular culture and politics. Using her sharp British wit, she writes often of the peculiar incongruities of political leaders, artists, celebrities and other public figures grappling with complex social, cultural and economic issues of American life.

 

She also earned a business degree and worked in process re-engineering, a skill-set that stands her in good stead as Chair, Artistic Director, Executive Producer and acting Executive Director of BELLE REVE THEATRE COMPANY. Michelle is married to Fabian Nunez, former Speaker of California State Assembly and Univision presidential political analyst; and is the proud co-parent of a beloved rescue mutt named Lobo.

Tanya Cohen’s experience as an executive producer, business development & marketing exec and talent manager, gives her a unique perspective across the media landscape.

 

After a successful run developing and producing feature films and TV, Tanya moved to London as a talent agent at the William Morris Agency. After working with some of the most prolific talent in the industry and countless adventures traveling the world, she came back to LA and landed in advertising.

As an Executive Producer she oversaw business development, marketing and production for numerous ventures from commercial production companies to social media platforms, including award winning VFX studio - Digital Domain. There she was responsible for overseeing many bold and innovative projects, including the Tupac Hologram Experience that launched at Coachella, and Lady Gaga’s Fame film.

 

In her current role she manages a global media company, with an emphasis on discovering and driving forward new technologies (VR/AR) to expand the boundaries of storytelling capabilities in all creative platforms.

 

She proudly sits on the board of the newly formed theater venture, Belle Reve, with a vision to reimagine the theater experience for the LA market, and promote unique and powerful voices within the community. Its first production, Time Alone, premiers October 2017.

Suzanne is currently Vice President of Production at Pandemonium Films working with ex Fox Chairman, Bill Mechanic. Productions include ‘HACKSAW RIDGE’, the true story of the pacifist war hero, Desmond Doss, directed by Mel Gibson and starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughan, Theresa Palmer, Sam Worthington and Hugo Weaving. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including best picture. Other films in development include a remake of Korean noir picture ‘COP ON A MISSION’ with director Paul Verhoeven; ‘DEADWORLD’ an adaptation of the thirty year running comic book series with Gregor Jordan attached to direct; and ‘DAMASCUS’ an adaptation of Bennett Fisher’s O’Neill Conference finalist play.

 

Suzanne got her start in film production at Cowboy Films in the UK with Lisa Bryer and Tim Pope. In addition to working on various commercials and music videos for artists like The Cure, Neil Young and David Bowie, she developed and was a producer on Nick Love’s debut feature ‘GOODBYE CHARLIE BRIGHT’ starring Paul Nicholls and Danny Dyer; ‘THE HOLE’ starring Thora Birch and Keira Knightley; and ‘THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND’ directed by Kevin MacDonald starring Forest Whitaker (for which he won the Academy Award for best actor) and James McAvoy.

 

She moved to LA in 2001 to be with her husband, producer and screenwriter, Alessandro Camon, and prior to Pandemonium spent two years at Catch 23 as Snr. VP Production working on several projects including ‘EDGE OF DARKNESS’ directed by Martin Campbell and starring Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone; and ‘SUBURBAN GIRL’ directed by Marc Klein and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin.

Rachel Merry is Company Secretary for Belle Reve Theatre Company.

Rachel works for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and has extensive experience producing corporate events internationally, specifically leveraging arts and culture relationships across EMEA with involvement of activating sponsorships for the Old Vic theatre in London, during Kevin Spacey's tenure as Artistic Director, sponsorship of Matisse: The Cut-Outs at the Tate Modern, London & Treasure Island at the National Theatre.

 

Other venues include The Thyssen Museum in Spain, Museum Kunstpalast in Germany,  Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, a concert hall in Amsterdam, Moderna Museet gallery in Sweden, Albertina museum in Austria & Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Salle Pleyel in Paris.

Rachel moved from London to New York in 2015 and works with charities in the USA to promote corporate awareness and fundraising. 

Rachel has a passion for photography, travel & wine tasting.

Alessandro Camon (Playwright) is a writer and producer born in Italy and currently living in Los Angeles. He is best known for writing “The Messenger”, a contemporary drama about military officers delivering casualty notifications, with writer/director Oren Moverman. The screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award, Spirit Award, and Humanitas Award, and it won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival. Alessandro's producing credits include “Owning Mahowny,” “Thank You For Smoking,” “The Cooler,” “American Psycho,” “Bad Lieutenant: New Orleans” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” He is currently writing “Black Lion,” with Andrew Garfield attached to star.

 

Alessandro started his career in Italy, as a television programming executive and film critic. He holds a Degree in Philosophy from the University of Padua, Italy and an MA in Film from UCLA.  He has published several books and articles on film and popular culture, both in English and Italian, and is a contributor to Salon.com and the Los Angeles Review of Books.  Alessandro is married to film producer Suzanne Warren (“The Last King of Scotland,” “Edge of Darkness,” “Hacksaw Ridge”).

Bart DeLorenzo (Director) is the Founding Artistic Director of the Evidence Room Theater.  Recent work includes “Stage Kiss” and the premieres of “Death of the Author,” ‘Coney Island Christmas,” and “Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress at the Geffen Playhouse”; the premieres of “tokyo fish story,” “Fast Company,” “Doctor Cerberus” and “Shipwrecked!: An Entertainment” at South Coast Repertory; “Annapurna’ with The New Group (Off-Broadway); “Kiss, Go Back to Where You Are,” and “A Number” at the Odyssey Theatre; “Need to Know” at Rogue Machine Theatre; “Cymbeline” at A Noise Within; “The Projectionist” at the Kirk Douglas, and “The Night Watcher” at Washington’s Studio Theatre.  Recent productions with Evidence Room include “The False Servant,” “Passion Play,” “Ivanov,” “Margo Veil,” and “The Receptionist.”  He currently serves on the faculty at California Institute of the Arts. For his work, he has received LA Drama Critics Circle Awards including the Milton Katselas Award for career achievement, LA Weekly awards, Backstage Garlands, and TCG’s Alan Schneider Director Award.

Tonya Pinkins (Anna Jackson) is a Tony award-winning actress, singer, author, activist and educator. She portrays Susan Thompson on “Madame Secretary,” Ethel Peabody on “Gotham” on FOX TV, Miz Mimi Corcoran on Hulu’s “11/22/63” and Sandra on “Scandal.”  She will appear in the films “Mercy” and “The Book of Henry.”

 

Tonya appeared in “Rasheeda Speaking” (Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Nominations) opposite Dianne Wiest at The New Group. Tonya's Broadway credits include: “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” “A Time To Kill,” “Radio Golf,” “Merrily We Roll Along,” “Chronicle of a Death Foretold,” “The Wild Party” and “Caroline or Change” (Winner – Obie, Lucile Lortel Award, LA Drama Critics Circle Award; Nominations for Olivier, NAACP Theatre Award, Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League), “Play On” (Tony, Joseph Jefferson nominations) , Jelly’s Last Jam (Winner Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Clarence Derwent). She has also been nominated for The Joseph Jefferson Citation, the Helen Hayes Award, Soap Opera Digest Award and The Onstage Award.  Other Off-Broadway Credits include “Milk Like Sugar, “Hurt Village,” Shakespeare in the Park: “All’s Well That Ends Well,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and ‘Measure for Measure.”

 

Her book “Get Over Yourself: How to Drop the Drama and Claim the Life You Deserve” has been changing lives since its publication in 2006. She has taught master classes at Yale University as Beinecke Fellow, Rutgers, ACT, UT Austin, University of Louisville, University of San Diego, City College of New York and she teaches third-year undergraduates at Atlantic Theater School at NYU.

 

She was Heather Dalton on CBS’s “As The World Turns” and Livia Frye Cudhey on ABC’s “All My Children.” Other screen credits include “24”, “Army Wives,” “Law and Order” and “The Strain.”

Alex Hernandez (Gabriel Wayland) will next be seen in the third season of the smash hit series, “UnREAL” opposite Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer. Most recently, he starred as Demetrius in The Public Theater’s presentation of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” at The Delacorte for Shakespeare in the Park, opposite Phylicia Rashad and Annaleigh Ashford.

 

Other notable theater credits include Roundabout Theater Company’s production of “Kingdom Come,” Tony Award Winning “Peter and the Starcatcher” at New World Stages, “Richard lll” for The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit, “Wanderlust” at La Mama, and numerous leading roles with the Actors Theater of Louisville.

 

Alex can be seen in the coming of age film, “Millie and the Lords” directed by Jennica Carmona, and has also been seen in films such as “Samuel’s Game” and “The Offliners.” On television, Alex was recently seen in a major recurring arc on the final season of the hit Netflix series, “Hemlock Grove.” He has appeared in guest star and recurring roles on “Black Box,” “Alpha House,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Law & Order: SVU.” He also starred as a series regular in the pilot “Blanco” for Cinemax.

 

Alex is also well-known to videogame audiences for his voiceover work. He was the voice behind ‘Lincoln Clay’ in MAFIA III for which he received a BAFTA Games Award nomination in 2017.