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  Katherine Brooks has produced and directed some of television's hottest shows for ABC, NBC, CBS, Bravo, MTV and other various networks as well as critically acclaimed feature films.

Her extensive list of television credits include three seasons of the Emmy-Award winning "The Osbournes" and the highly-acclaimed show "The Real World". She produced and directed MTV's "Meet the Barkers" with Blink182 drummer Travis Barker, two seasons of "The Newylweds" starring Jessica Simpson and directed "The Simple Life" with Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie.

She wrote and directed her first feature film Loving Annabelle which is one of the highest grossing LGBT films of all time. Katherine followed that with her feature Waking Madison which starred Academy-Nominated Actress Elisabeth Shue and Golden Globe Winner Frances Conroy.

Her documentary feature film Face 2 Face made its premier at the prestigious Mann's Chinese Theater. Katherine's film The Adventures of Beatle starring Emmy-Award/Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub and Jeffery Dean Morgan made its premier at the Cannes Film Festival 2014.  




  • JULIE WINEBERG

  Julie Wineberg has a wide range of production experience. As Vice President of International Sales, Administration and Entertainment at MGA Entertainment, Julie played an instrumental part in making MGA become the 3rd biggest toy manufacturer in the world propelling Bratz as a brand in international toy sales, marketing and television specials and series. Bratz became the biggest selling doll worldwide overselling Barbie in many markets. Julie’s time with Saban International as Senior Vice President International Sales Management significantly expanded both sales and distribution, notably with the Power Rangers for television and film, for the Fox Kids stations. This resulted in Disney’s decision to acquire Saban International. During Julie’s tenure at Paramount International, she directed worldwide deals for television and film from Happy Days to Cheers, Frasier, MacGyver, as well as Star Trek (and off shoots), Godfather Movies, Forrest Gump and the Indiana Jones movies.  




  • BETH HOHLIER

  Beth Hohlier has made her mark as an experienced executive producer. Beth spearheaded the production and development of The Adventures of Beatle featuring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Ever Carradine (24), Michele Hicks (Mulholland Dr), and Sarah Shahi (Old School) with special appearances from Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Orlando Jones (MadTV). For Katherine Brooks' documentary feature film Face 2 Face, where Katherine met 50 of her Facebook friends, Beth managed the successful film production and travel logistics for the cross-country filming of the 50 individuals, in 39 states, in 85 days. Under Beth's music production company, Side Tracked Records, Alex Eden, a soulful song stylist married to British actor Gary Oldman, released her album Touchez-Moi which garnered critical praise.  

PROJECTS
Loving Annabelle

Status: Released       (View Trailer)

Annabelle (Erin Kelly) is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly between her and her teacher, Simone Bradley (Diane Gaidry). Annabelle pursues Simone relentlessly until Simone must make a choice between following her heart and doing what's right. Loving Annabelle is currently one of the highest grossing LGBT movies of all time.

Waking Madison

Status: Released      (View Trailer)

A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life starring Academy Nominated Elisabeth Shue and Golden Globe winner Frances Conroy.

Face 2 Face

Status: Released      (View Trailer)

Face 2 Face is a feature length documentary that follows the 11,000 mile cross country adventure of Emmy Award winning filmmaker, Katherine Brooks (Loving Annabelle, Waking Madison, “The Osbournes,” “The Real World: San Diego”).

After major surgery, Katherine found herself feeling isolated and alone. Spending her days on Facebook, Katherine noticed she had 5,000 virtual friends, but had not had a hug in over a month. Struck with the idea that it takes more than a friend request to be a friend, she posted the status update: the first 50 people who say YES…I’m coming to your city to meet you face to face.

Within 9 minutes, Katherine had her 50.

Funded solely by 846 backers on Kickstarter, in the summer of 2011, Katherine set out on a journey that would change her life and those around her.

Adventures of Beatle

Status: Pre-Release      (View Trailer)

The Adventures of Beatle is comedic mystery featuring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Ever Carradine (24), Michele Hicks (Mulholland Dr), and Sarah Shahi (Old School), with special appearances from Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Orlando Jones (MadTV). Beatle is a quirky loner who refuses to live by society's rules. Her business cards read "Towing/Assassination," and she even has a hit man infomercial to go along with it. Her only human contact is with her psychiatrist and the stripper/hooker she employs once a week. Everything changes the night she meets Athena Klendon, a suicidal blonde with a secret. After the two quickly strike a bargain, Detective Holt investigates the unexpected twists and turns of this mysterious case. The Adventures of Beatle made its premier at the Cannes Film Festival 2014.

Searching for Streisand

Status: Filming      (View Website)

Searching For Streisand is a feature length documentary that weaves together the emotional stories of Barbra Streisand fans and Katherine's journey to meet her.

The Curse on 1140 Royal Street

Status: Pre-Production

Based on a true story, 1140 Royal Street is one of the most haunted houses in America. During the 1800's - the days of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, slavery and the Old South, stands a house - beautiful to behold - but filled with horror inside. The Lalaurie House, owned by the socialite Delphine Lalaurie, catches fire one day and what firefighters discover inside a secret attic would become the most hideous crimes to ever occur in history.

DORA: a headcase

Status: Development

Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, Dora: A Headcase is a contemporary coming-of-age story based on Freud’s famous case study—retold and revamped through Dora's point of view, with shotgun blasts of dark humor and sexual play.

Area 51

Status: Development

A paranoid schizophrenic becomes a target for the CIA after her theory regarding Area 51 turns out to be true.

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