JESSICA ALBA and WINONA RYDER TO BE SEEN IN “THE TEN” AUGUST 3rd

THE TENJESSICA ALBA and WINONA RYDER TO BE SEEN IN “THE TEN” AUGUST 3rd
New York, NY (rushprnews) June 12, 2007- THE TEN stars Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Adam Brody, Gretchen Mol, Famke Janssen, Rob Corddry, Liev Schreiber, Oliver Platt, Justin Theroux and Ken Marino. Produced by Wain, Jonathan Stern, and Paul Rudd, THE TEN will be released by THINKFilm on August 3, 2007.

THE TENMasters of comedy David Wain (“Wet Hot American Summer”) and Ken Marino team up behind the scenes and in front of the camera to create THE TEN: a lively, smart, and irreverent film about breaking all the rules. Directed by Wain and written by Wain and Marino, THE TEN presents a series of interconnected comic sketches designed to reinterpret – and reinvent – the Ten Commandments, making them “meaningful” (and funny) to a young, hip, audience of contemporary sinners. With each story told in a different style, but containing overlapping characters and themes, the film is a grand burlesque boasting an all-star cast that puts the sin back in cinema.

ABOUT THE CAST

JESSICA ALBA (“Liz Anne Blazer”) fell in love with acting at a very early age, becoming active professionally at the age of 12. She began studying with acting coaches in Los Angeles and, shortly thereafter, landed at the Atlantic Theatre Company, where she studied with founders William H. Macy and David Mamet.

Alba first achieved worldwide recognition as the lead character in James Cameron’s “Dark Angel,” Mr. Cameron’s first project after the history-making “Titanic” and his first television venture. In the series, Alba portrayed Max, a genetically-enhanced human prototype who escapes from her government captors only to live out her life on the run in the underground of 21st Century Seattle. In the series’ first season, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and a People’s Choice Award. She was voted the TV Guide Award as Breakout Star of the Year by readers, and won Favorite TV Actress at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards. “Dark Angel” has been a success around the world, helping to establish her as an international star.

Her early feature film credits include “Never Been Kissed,” starring and produced by Drew Barrymore, as well as the thriller, “Idle Hands.” She later starred as the title character in the romance “The Sleeping Dictionary,” a period drama which co-starred Brenda Blethyn, Bob Hoskins, Emily Mortimer, Noah Taylor and Hugh Dancy. Her first starring role in a major studio film was the 2003 release, “Honey.” The contemporary urban drama grossed over $60-million worldwide.

In 2005, Alba’s film career began to catch fire. She starred opposite Bruce Willis and an all-star cast in the provocative and critically acclaimed “Sin City,” directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. She next starred as Sue Storm ‘The Invisible Girl’ in Marvel Comics’ action-franchise blockbuster “Fantastic Four,” which was released in July 2005 and became a worldwide box-office success, with over $300 million in revenue. Later the same year, she starred in the 2005 underwater action-adventure, “Into the Blue.” The combined worldwide box office in 2005 for “Fantastic Four,” “Sin City” and “Into the Blue” totaled over half a billion dollars. There is talk of a sequel to “Sin City” and the next installment of the popular comic book adaptation, “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” opens worldwide in June 2007.

Alba has also completed the psychological thriller, “Awake,” with Terrence Howard, Hayden Christiansen and Lena Olin. She has filmed a role in the independent comedy, “Bill,” with Aaron Eckhart and Elizabeth Banks, and stars opposite Dane Cook in the romantic comedy, “Good Luck Chuck,” to be released Fall 2007. She has most recently completed filming the starring role in the remake of Hong Kong’s psychological horror hit, “The Eye,” for Lionsgate Films and Cruise-Wagner Productions, to be released in early 2008.

Alba has appeared in a several iconic and lucrative endorsement campaigns including the famous Got Milk? “milk mustache” campaign and was featured in a star-studded 30th Anniversary campaign for The Gap, as well as other prestigious campaigns in the U.S. and internationally. She recently signed a global endorsement contract representing Revlon, joining an elite group of beauties representing the brand, including Halle Berry, Eva Mendes and Sheryl Crow. She showcased her comedic talents as host of the 2006 MTV Movie Awards and she has appeared on countless prestigious magazine covers in the United States and throughout the world.

Although many would describe her as an exotic beauty, Alba was raised in a traditional American family in California. Her mother’s family has a French-Danish heritage, while her father is from Mexican-Indian and Spanish lineage.

ADAM BRODY (“Stephen Montgomery”) is a dynamic young actor who has crafted a distinguished career in film and television, and is quickly becoming one of the finest newcomers to hit the big screen.

Brody recently starred in the romantic comedy “In the Land of Women,” starring opposite Meg Ryan. Directed by Jonathan Kasdan, the film focused on a young television writer whose world is in complete disorder after his break-up with his girlfriend. In addition to THE TEN, Adam will appear in the highly anticipated independent feature “Smiley Face,” which also premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Brody recently appeared in “Thank you for Smoking,” a satirical comedy that follows the machinations of the chief spokesman for Big Tobacco. Prior to that, Brody was seen opposite Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the box office success “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Additional film credits include “Grind,” the hit 2002 thriller “The Ring,” and “Missing Brendan” with Ed Asner and Illeana Douglas.

Brody was previously seen weekly as Seth Cohen on Fox’s celebrated television series “The O.C.” Additional television credits include a recurring role as Coop in “Once and Again,” a recurring role as Dave in the WB’s Emmy-nominated “Gilmore Girls,” and standout guest-starring roles in “Judging Amy,” “Family Law,” and Smallville.”

BOBBY CANNAVALE (“Marty McBride”) won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Will Truman’s boyfriend on “Will & Grace.” Last year Bobby was seen in Rick Linklater’s “Fast Food Nation,” “The Night Listener” opposite Robin Williams, “Snakes on a Plane” with Samuel L. Jackson, and “Haven” co-starring Orlando Bloom and Bill Paxton.

In “The Station Agent,” Bobby received a lot of attention as the motor-mouthed hot dog vendor who befriends an outsider in his small New Jersey town. He and his co-stars, Patricia Clarkson and Peter Dinklage, were nominated for a SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and won the Audience Award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Bobby is currently shooting Eric Red’s indie film “100 Feet” co-starring Famke Janssen, and is currently shooting Terry Kinney’s “Diminished Capacity.” In addition to THE TEN, he will be seen in the upcoming film by Justin Theroux called “Dedication,” both of which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Other film credits include “Shall We Dance” co-starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Jennifer Lopez; Don Roos’ “Happy Endings” opposite Lisa Kudrow and Maggie Gyllenhaal; “Romance And Cigarettes” directed by John Turturro and co-starring Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini and Christopher Walken; Spike Lee’s “3 am;” Kevin Costner’s “The Postman;” Sidney Lumet’s “Night Falls on Manhattan” and “Gloria;” “The Bone Collector” opposite Angelina Jolie; and the critically acclaimed independent film “Washington Heights.” His television appearances include guest starring episodes in HBO’s “Six Feet Under.”

Bobby also received rave reviews in the acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of David Rabe’s “Hurlyburly” starring opposite Ethan Hawke, Josh Hamilton and Wallace Shawn. His career began in the theatre and he has worked at the Lee Strasberg Institute, Naked Angels, Circle Rep, The Public, Williamstown and The Roundabout.

ROB CORDDRY (“Duane Rosenblum”) was a regular on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from 2002-September 2006 as a political correspondent. He has also appeared on episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Arrested Development,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and “Upright Citizens Bridgade.”

On film, Corddry will be seen in “Semi-Pro” starring Will Ferrell; “Harold and Kumar II;” “Wedding Daze,” a comedy starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher; Talmadge Cooley’s “Patriotville,” with Justin Long; and the as yet untitled Farrelly brother’s comedy with Ben Stiller. Corddry previously starred as Bobby Dukes in the indie comedy “BlackBalled: The Bobby Dukes Story;” and has also appeared in Todd Phillips’ hit comedy “Old School” with Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn; “Blades of Glory,” with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, in addition to Tom Dey’s “Failure to Launch” starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker. Rob also starred in the Fox television series “The Winner” from writer/producers Seth McFarlane and Ricky Blitt.

FAMKE JANSSEN (“Gretchen Reigert”) is a true leading lady. By taking on a wide range of roles in both studio and independent features and working with some of Hollywood’s best directors, she has proven herself to be not only one of the most beautiful actresses in the business, but also one of the most talented and diverse.

Janssen starred in “X-Men 3,” directed by Brett Ratner, where she reprised her role as Jean Grey. She also starred in “X-Men” and “X-2,” both directed by Bryan Singer. The “X-Men” blockbusters all-star cast includes Sir Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, and James Marsden.

Janssen just wrapped independent film “Turn the River.” Last year, she filmed the independent film “The Treatment” opposite Sir Ian Holm. She recently reprised her role on the FX original drama series “Nip/Tuck” where she starred as a “life coach” to Joely Richardson in 12 episodes of season one. Janssen received a Movieline Breakthrough Award for her star turn on the show and the provocative drama received outstanding critical acclaim as well as an AFI Award and Golden Globe nomination for season one.

Janssen starred in “Hide and Seek” a psychological suspense thriller opposite Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning. She also co-starred in the film “Eulogy,” which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and was released on October 2004. In 2002, Janssen starred opposite Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson in “I Spy” for director Betty Thomas. Janssen starred in Gary Fleder’s thriller “Don’t Say a Word” opposite Michael Douglas and in Jon Favreau’s “Made,” which was released in July 2001.

Janssen earned critical-acclaim for her star-making performance opposite Jon Favreau in Valerie Breiman’s “Love and Sex,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000. Previous credits include William Malone’s “House on Haunted Hill” opposite Geoffrey Rush, Robert Rodriguez’s “The Faculty,” John Dahl’s “Rounders” opposite Edward Norton and Matt Damon, and Woody Allen’s “Celebrity,” opposite Kenneth Branagh and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Additional credits include Stephen Sommers’ “Deep Rising,” and Robert Altman’s “The Gingerbread Man,” in which she starred opposite Kenneth Branagh and Robert Downey, Jr.; Ted Demme’s “Monument Avenue” opposite Martin Sheen and Billy Crudup; John Irvin’s “City of Industry” opposite Harvey Keitel; and the role of the lasciviously lethal assassin, “Xenia Onatopp” in the James Bond MEGAhit “GoldenEye.”

Born in Holland, Janssen moved to the United States where she now resides. She majored in writing and literature at Columbia and studied stagecraft with Harold Guskin.

KERRI KENNEY-SILVER (“Bernice Jaffe”) was the only female member of the ground breaking sketch comedy group, “The State,” on MTV. Shortly after, she starred in “Viva Variety” on Comedy Central with two of “The State” members. Kenney-Silver starred in “The Ellen Show” on CBS, and has appeared in numerous guest star roles. Throughout, Kerri has been the voice of many cartoon characters in such productions as Disney’s “Buzz Lightyear,” “Kim Possible” and “The Weekenders,” among others.

Kerri was also the lead singer and bass player in the all-female rock group Cake Like, which had much success touring Europe and America and put out three albums. She is one of the stars and co-creators of Comedy Central’s “Reno 911!” which will be entering it’s fifth season in 2007, as well as the feature film “Reno 911!: Miami,” which appeared in theaters earlier this year.

KEN MARINO (“Dr. Glenn Richie,” Co-Writer and Producer)
See bio in “About the Filmmakers” section

A.D. MILES (“Oliver Jennings”) began his career by performing stand-up comedy in New York City at Luna Lounge, Standup New York, Stella at the Fez, and later at Rififfi and the UCB Theater. He has opened for Zach Galifianakis at Irving Plaza and was featured on the live comedy CD “Invite Them Up” released by Comedy Central Records.

His first short film, “Ray Has Sex,” debuted at the 1997 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and was later expanded into a half-hour pilot for MTV titled “This Is Ray.” He went on to write and star in the short, “Girl Go Boom,” which was featured in the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. He also wrote Comedy Central’s first feature film “Porn n’ Chicken” in 2002. Other writing credits include Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars” and the cult animated hit “The Wrong Coast.” As a director, Miles directed several short films for Robert Smigel’s “TV Funhouse” and Saturday Night Live.

His feature film acting credits include Henry Bean’s “The Believer,” winner of the dramatic competition at Sundance 2001, Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled,” Jill Sprecher’s “Thirteen Conversations About One Thing,” David Wain’s “Wet Hot American Summer,” Michael Showalter’s “The Baxter,” and recently completed work on “Gary the Tennis Coach” opposite Seann William Scott. Miles also starred in the critically acclaimed “Dog Bites Man” for Comedy Central.

GRETCHEN MOL (“Gloria Jennings”), a talented actress on stage and screen, previously starred as Bettie Page in Mary Harron’s “The Notorious Bettie Page,” which opened to rave reviews at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival. Mol also starred in “Puccini for Beginners,” from writer/director Maria Maggenti, which competed in Dramatic Competition at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Mol recently completed production on the film, “Trainwrecked: My Life as an Idiot,” and “3:10 to Yuma” alongside Russell Crowe.

In the winter of 2003-2004, Mol starred on Broadway as Roxie Hart in “Chicago.” She was last seen in the movie adaptation of Neil LaBute’s “The Shape of Things,” which also starred Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz and Fred Weller, and premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Prior to that, Mol starred off-Broadway in the theatrical version of “The Shape of Things” after completion of its London run all with the same cast.

Gretchen Mol made her film debut in Spike Lee’s “Girl 6” as Girl 12. She then appeared in such films as “Music From Another Room,” Abel Ferrara’s “The Funeral,” “The Last Time I Committed Suicide,” “The Thirteenth Floor,” “Rounders,” and “Celebrity.” Mol also starred opposite Ray Liotta and Joseph Fiennes in Paul Schrader’s “Forever Mine,” and Jason Alexander’s “Just Looking.”

Her telefilm credits include the highly rated “Picnic,” “The Magnificent Ambersons” for A&E, “Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn,” “The Valley of Light” for CBS, and “Dead Man’s Walk.” She also appeared in the debut episode of the ABC hit, “Spin City,” and “Sex on a Pole- HBO’s Subway Stories.”

Born in Connecticut and a graduate of the William Esper Studio and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, she began acting professionally in numerous commercials and various theater productions, including “Bus Stop,” “An Actor’s Nightmare,” “No Exit,” “Godspell,” and “110 in the Shade,” among others.

OLIVER PLATT (“Marc Jacobson”) has enjoyed great success in film, television and on stage. He recently received his first Tony Nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor for his work on Broadway in Connor McPherson’s “Shining City,” which was also nominated for Best Play. Other accolades include a Golden Globe and back-to-back Emmy Nominations for his portrayal of Russel in Showtime’s “Huff.”

This past month Mr. Platt completed work playing George Steinbrenner in the ESPN mini-series “The Bronx is Burning” opposite John Turturro, which will debut in July 2007. In addition, Oliver will soon be seen in the feature film “Martian Child.”

Oliver recently starred in the feature films “Casanova” directed by Lasse Hallstrom, and “Ice Harvest” with John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. Other film credits include “Funnybones,” “Bullworth,” “Married to the Mob,” “Working Girl,” “Flatliners,” “Postcards from the Edge,” “Indecent Proposal,” “The Three Musketeers,” “A Time to Kill,” “Doctor Doolittle,” “Simon Birch,” “Lake Placid,” “Don’t Say a Word,” and “Pieces of April.”

Mr. Platt had his producing debut with the indie film “Big Night,” which was co-directed by actors Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. Platt would later re-team with Tucci in “The Imposters.” On television, Oliver received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as White House Counsel Oliver Babish on the popular political drama “The West Wing.”

Mr. Platt graduated from Tufts University with a degree in drama and immediately began working in regional theater, as well as off-Broadway, in such productions as “The Tempest” and John Guare’s “Moon Over Miami.” He starred in the Lincoln Center production of “Ubu” and Jules Feiffer’s “Elliot Loves,” directed by Mike Nichols and received rave reviews for his performance as “Sir Toby Belch” in Brian Kulick’s “Twelfth Night.”

The son of a career diplomat, Oliver was born in Washington, D.C. and spent part of his childhood in Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Platt currently resides in New York with his wife and three children.

PAUL RUDD (“Jeff Reigert” and Producer)
See bio in “About the Filmmakers” section

WINONA RYDER (“Kelly LaFonda”), with two Oscar® nominations and a Golden Globe award to her credit, is consistently one of Hollywood’s most sought after talents and classic beauties.

Ryder recently wrapped production on Geoffrey Haley’s “The Last Word” starring opposite Wes Bentley and Ray Romano. Besides THE TEN, Ryder was most recently seen in the Richard Linklater film “A Scanner Darkly” opposite Keanu Reeves.

As ‘Jo’ in Gillian Armstrong’s highly acclaimed version of the Louisa May Alcott classic, “Little Women,” Ryder received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. The previous year she was Oscar® nominated, and won the Golden Globe and National Board of Review Awards for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in Martin Scorsese’s “The Age of Innocence.” Ryder also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Richard Benjamin’s “Mermaids.”

In 1999, Ryder starred in and served as Executive Producer on the critically acclaimed “Girl, Interrupted,” based on the best selling memoir and directed by James Mangold. While the film marked Ryder’s first feature as Executive Producer, she previously produced the documentary “The Day My God Died,” which depicted the human story behind the modern tragedy of child sex trafficking in India.

Noted for constantly challenging herself with each project, Ryder has worked with some of the most acclaimed directors in film today including Jean Pierre Jeunet’s “Alien: Resurrection,” Woody Allen’s “Celebrity,” Nicholas Hytner’s “The Crucible,” Billie August’s “The House of the Spirits,” Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” Jim Jarmusch’s “Night on Earth,” Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” and “Beetlejuice,” Michael Lehman’s “Heathers,” Ben Stiller’s “Reality Bites,” Al Pacino’s “Looking For Richard,” Joan Chen’s “Autumn in New York,” Janusz Kaminski’s “Lost Souls” and Jocelyn Moorehouse’s “How To Make an American Quilt.”

On television, Ryder lent her voice to both “The Simpsons” and “Dr. Katz.” She also narrated a Grammy-nominated album, Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl. Additionally, Ryder appeared in the season finale episode of “Strangers With Candy” and on an episode of “Friends.”

In 1997, Ryder was honored with Showest’s Female Star of the Year, the Motion Picture Club’s Female Star of the Year, as well as receiving an honorary degree from San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. She served as a juror for the 51st Annual Cannes International Film Festival under Martin Scorsese and received the Peter J. Owens Award for “brilliance, independence and integrity” at the 2000 San Francisco Film Festival. Ryder was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ryder served on the Board of Trustees to the American Indian College Fund, which helps Native Americans preserve and protect their culture through education. She has been very involved with the KlaasKids Foundation since the organization’s inception in 1994.

LIEV SCHREIBER (“Ray Johnson”) is widely considered one of the finest actors of his generation. In 2005, he won the Tony Award for his portrayal of Ricky Roma in the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross.”

Last seen opposite Ed Norton and Naomi Watts in “The Painted Veil,” Schreiber has just finished production on Mike Newell’s “Love in the Time of Cholera,” alongside Benjamin Bratt and Javier Bardem, which will be release in mid-2007.

In January 2007, Schreiber returned to Broadway starring in Eric Bogosian’s “Talk Radio.” First brought to an off-Broadway stage in 1987, the play was later made into the controversial film directed by Oliver Stone. This first Broadway staging of “Talk Radio” opened at the Longacre in February. This past summer, Schreiber returned to the stage in the Public Theater’s new production of “Macbeth” opposite Jennifer Ehle and directed by Moises Kaufman, staged at the The Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

In 2005, Schreiber made his directorial debut with “Everything is Illuminated.” Adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer’s best-selling novel of the same name, “Everything is Illuminated,” is a blend of high comedy and great tragedy, that tells the story of a young American Jewish man’s quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather – in a small Ukrainian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion. The film, starring Elijah Wood, was recognized by the 2006 National Film Board as one of the top ten films of the year.

He was last seen on the big screen in John Moore’s remake of the 1976 classic “The Omen,” which broke box office records as the top Tuesday opening. Schreiber’s distinguished list of acting credits includes Jonathan Demme’s “The Manchurian Candidate,” “The Sum of All Fears,” “Kate & Leopold,” Michael Almerayda’s “Hamlet,” “The Hurricane” opposite Denzel Washington, Tony Goldwyn’s “A Walk on the Moon,” Robert Benton’s “Twilight” with Paul Newman, Barry Levinson’s sci-fi epic “Sphere,” “Ransom,” and the box office hits “Scream,” “Scream II,” “Scream III,” and “Ransom.” Schreiber is also known for his work in such acclaimed independent features as Stanley Tucci’s “Big Night,” “Party Girl,” “The Daytrippers” with Hope Davis, Nicole Holofcener’s “Walking and Talking,” Nora Ephron’s “Mixed Nuts,” Antonia Bird’s “Mad Love,” Hal Salwen’s “Denise Calls Up,” and Tom Gilroy’s “Spring Forward” with Ned Beatty, for which he also served as a producer.

Schreiber spent a year studying acting with the faculty from England’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1992, he graduated with an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. His impressive stage credits include his critically acclaimed turn as Henry V in last summer’s Shakespeare in the Park production at the Delacorte Theatre, “The Mercy Seat,” opposite Sigourney Weaver and directed by Neil Labute, Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal,” co-starring Juliette Binoche and “Moonlight” with Blythe Danner and Jason Robards. Schreiber’s relationship with the Public Theatre’s New York Shakespeare Festival has produced several critically acclaimed performances including, the title role in “Hamlet,” Iago in “Othello,” “Macbeth,” “The Tempest” and “Cymbeline” for which he won an Obie award. Other productions include, “All for One,” “In the Summer House,” “Escape From Happiness,” “The Real Thing,” “Richard III,” “Underground,” and the Moscow Art Theatre’s production of “Ivanov.”

For television, Schreiber starred as Orson Wells in “RKO 281” (Emmy and Golden Globe nominations), “Lackawana Blues,” “Spinning Borris,” “Buffalo Girls,” “People V,” and “The Sunshine Boys” with Woody Allen and Peter Falk. As a voiceover artist, Schreiber has narrated numerous documentaries including the popular HBO Sports series as well as PBS series “The History of Rock and Roll.”

RON SILVER (“Fielding Barnes”) is currently shooting “Call it Fiction” for Alexander Rose. His numerous film credits include Sidney Lumet’s “Find Me Guilty” and “Garbo Talks,” Michael Mann’s “Ali,” Henry Jaglom’s “Festival,” Peter Hyam’s “Time Cop,” Billy Crystal’s “Mr. Saturday Night,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “Blue Steel,” Barbet Schroeder’s “Reversal of Fortune,” Paul Mazursky’s “Enemies: A Love Story,” Arthur Hiller’s “Married to It,” Mike Nichols’ “Silkwood,” and Norman Jewison’s “Best Friends.”

Silver has been seen on television in series including “Skin” on Fox; Showtime’s “Jack;” as Bruno Gianelli on “The West Wing,” for which he received an Emmy nomination; “The Practice;” “Veronica’s Closet;” “Chicago Hope;” “Lifepod” on ABC, which he also directed; “Wiseguy;” and the NBC Miniseries “Billionaire Boys Club,” for which he was Emmy nominated.

Silver is well known fro his performances on stage in productions such as the one man show “Bill Graham Presents” at The Aspen Comedy Festival; “Speed the Plow” on Broadway for which he won the Tony Award Winner for Best Actor in a Play; “Hunting Cockroaches” at the Manhattan Theater Club; “Social Security” and “HurlyBurly” on Broadway; “Perr Gynt,” “Saint Joan,” and “Six Characters in Search of An Author” at the Williamstown Theater Festival; “More Than You Deserve” and “Lotta” at the new York Shakespeare Festival.

JASON SUDEIKIS (“Tony Contiella”) joined the “Saturday Night Live” cast in May 2005 as a featured player. He joined the show as a staff writer in the 2003-04 season.

A native of Overland Park, Kansas, Sudeikis got his start at ComedySportz (now Comedy City) in Kansas City and made his way to Chicago where he performed with The Second City National Touring Company, Improv Olympic and The Annoyance Theater, the stomping grounds of fellow castmates of Tina Fey, Horatio Sanz, Rachel Dratch and Amy Poehler. Sudeikis also performed with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam (as did fellow castmate Seth Meyers) and was a founding member of The Second City Las Vegas.

In addition to his SNL duties and his work in THE TEN over the past year, he starred in the features “Bill” and “Watching the Detectives.” He recently received rave reviews for his multiple episode arc on NBC’s “30 Rock.” Sudeikis is married and lives in New York City. His birthday is Sept 18.

JUSTIN THEROUX (“Jesus H. Christ”) is an accomplished film and stage actor who gained industry notice with his unforgettable performance as director Adam Kesher in David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive.”

He will next be seen in David Lynch’s highly anticipate “Inland Empire,” which stars Laura Dern, along with Harry Dean Stanton and Jeremy Irons. Lynch’s distribution company will release the film in selected cities December 2nd. The film had its world premiere at the 2006 Venice Film Festival.

Theroux is currently in post-production on his directorial debut “Dedication,” which he developed with writer David Brombert. The film, which will premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, stars Billy Crudup, Mandy Moore, Jim Broadban, and Bob Balaban, in a romantic comedy centered around a misogynistic children’s book writer (Crudup) who is forced to collaborate with a young female illustrator (Moore) when his writing partner and only friend dies.

In 2005, Theroux teamed up with with Ben Stiller to pen “Tropic Thunder.” In 2004, Theroux returned to HBO’s acclaimed series “Six Feet Under,” reprising his role as Joe, Rachel Griffiths’ neighbor and new love interest. Theroux’s other film credits include “The Baxter,” THINKFilm’s “Strangers with Candy,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” “Duplex,” Mary Harron’s “American Psycho,” “I Shot Andy Warhol,” Ben Stiller’s smash hit comedy “Zoolander,” Greg Berlanti’s romantic comedy, “The Broken Hearts Club” and “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.” Theroux’s television credits include guest spots on “Alias,” “Sex and The City,” “Spin City” and “Ally McBeal.”

Theroux began his acting career in New York Theater starring opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Shopping and Fucking;” followed by “Three Sisters” with Calista Flockhart, Billy Crudup, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Lily Taylor. Theroux last starred in Frank McGuiness’ “Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards Somme,” an examination of the individual and collective desire to honor one’s beliefs and country. For his performance, Theroux was honored with a Lucille Lortel Award as well as the The Boston Critics Award for Best Male Actor.

JOE LO TRUGLIO (“Paul Mardino”) is an actor/writer who began his comedic career as a co-founder of the early 90’s sketch troupe “The State,” which produced episodes for MTV and a special for CBS. Since then, he’s been featured in a wide array of character roles, from the underground cult comedies “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Artie Lange’s Beer League,” and “The Baxter,” to the critically acclaimed indie “The Station Agent,” and the studio blockbuster “Hitch.” Past television work include guest star roles on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911,” “Stella,” “TV Funhouse,” and the “Upright Citizen’s Brigade.”

His absurdist play “Sex a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs,” co-written with David Wain and Michael Showalter, has been published by Playscripts, Inc. and now produced across the country by many colleges, theater companies, and improv groups. Joe has also written comedy pilots for NBC and Comedy Central. He will be featured in this summer’s Judd Apatow/Seth Rogen comedy “Superbad,” in addition to “Fanboys,” and next year’s action-comedy, “The Pineapple Express.”

MATHER ZICKEL (“Louis LaFonda”) burst onto the scene with his uncanny, memorable portrayal of Bill Murray in the ABC MOW “The Gilda Radner Story.” With many NYC stage credits to his name, Mather went on to recur on the Comedy Central series “Reno 911,” before landing the lead role of Darryl Freehorn in USA’s “Underfunded.”

In 2006, Mather shot a leading role in the feature film “Balls of Fury,” directed by Robert Ben Garant (starring Christopher Walken and Dan Fogler). Mather attended the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, in support of John Veiner’s “Lighten Up,” a short film in which he stars. Mather is currently shooting the role of legendary Yankee’s outfielder Lou “Sweet Lou” Piniella, in the landmark ESPN miniseries “The Bronx is Burning,” starring opposite John Turturro.

MICHAEL ZIEGFELD (“Harlan Swallow”) makes his feature film debut in THE TEN. Ziegfeld is an actor/comedian who has spent 15 years perfecting his craft. His award-winning stand-up act has landed him on “The Tonight Show,” “The Grammy Awards,” “Sex and the City,” and “Sesame Street.” Currently, he voices the character of ‘Scootz’ in the new animated television series “The Moodsters.”

His rants, banter and off-the-cuff improv have made this Philadelphia native a must-see act all over the United States and abroad. He continues to develop new material to sold-out crowds on his home turf, New York City, while performing his shows “Jewicidal Tendencies” and “Rants that Skyrocketed Me to the Middle of Show Business.” Michael’s new one-man show – “Ziegfeld’s Folly: Michael Ziegfeld’s Rise to the Middle of Show Business” – will open September 2007 at the Zipper Theatre in New York.

Ziegfeld was voted “Act of the Year” in Atlantic City and has held an audience with Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He has also lent his voice to numerous television commercials, “The American Music Awards” and Saturday Night Live’s “TV Funhouse.” He is the creator and performer of the new MTV VJ’s “CJ and Peanut” and has puppeteered and voiced for Jim Henson Productions, Disney, MTV, Dick Clark Productions and VH1. 

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

DAVID WAIN (Director, Co-Writer, Producer, and “Abe Grossman”) is a New York-based director, writer and actor and comedian.

He was the director, co-writer and co-producer of “Wet Hot American Summer,” a summer camp comedy starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd and Molly Shannon, released theatrically after premiering at Sundance in 2001. It received rave reviews (one of Entertainment Weekly’s top ten films of the year) and maintains a loyal following on DVD.

David starred with Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter in “Stella,” a 2005 Comedy Central series for which he was also a creator, executive producer, writer and director. The series was the culmination of an eight year history of the “Stella” trio, which included a weekly nightclub show, several national tours, two dozen short films and a Comedy Central special.

He’s written for such shows as “Mad TV” and “Strangers With Candy.” He started his career as a member of “The State,” a sketch comedy troupe best known for their mid-90’s MTV series. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies, including three in 2007: “Reno 911! Miami,” Tom DiCillo’s “Delirious,” and Amy Redford’s “The Guitar.” More info and full credits at www.davidwain.com.

KEN MARINO (Co-Writer, Producer, and “Dr. Glenn Richie”) has been a constant presence in television and film since his acclaimed comedy group, “The State” first appeared on MTV. Most recently Ken served as writer, actor and producer of the independent film, “Diggers,” co-starring Paul Rudd, Maura Tierney, Ron Eldard and Sarah Paulson. Set in the clam digging community of 1970’s Long Island, the Magnolia Films produced feature had its world premiere at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival and will be released theatrically in the spring of 2007.

As an actor, Ken has appeared in dozens of television shows including: “Dawson’s Creek,” “Veronica Mars,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “NYPD Blue,” “Will and Grace,” and “Reno 911.” He was a regular on the network series “Men Behaving Badly,” “Leap of Faith,” and “First Years.” Ken has also enjoyed work in numerous feature films: “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Joe Somebody,” “Love for Rent,” and “Tortilla Soup.” On the TV writing front, Ken has been involved in creating pilots for Comedy Central and Fox.

JONATHAN STERN (Producer) made his first foray into feature films as Line Producer of “Daytrippers,” which went on to international acclaim after its success at the Cannes Film Festival.

In television, he produced three period dramedy series for American Movie Classics: “Remember WENN,” which ran for four seasons and garnered the Monitor Award, “The Royale,” which was nominated for an Emmy Award, and “The Paramour,” set in Hollywood in the 1950’s.

Feature films that Stern has produced include the suspense-thriller “Oxygen,” starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody and Maura Tierney; the psychological-thriller “Mexico City;” “Scotland, PA,” a comedy version of Macbeth set in a 1970’s fast-food restaurant starring Christopher Walken, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; and the psychological drama, “Confess,” which premiered in competition at The Hamptons Film Festival. He co-produced the indie comedy-drama “Diggers,” which premiered at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.

Stern was also producer of HBO’s film of “The Vagina Monologues.” Stern’s television programs have been nominated for Emmy and CableAce Awards, while Stern himself has been nominated for an Emmy and was awarded the Humanitas Prize.

As a writer, Stern has written two screenplays for Academy Award nominated director Juan Jose Campanella. His work is featured in “The Best American Travel Writing of 2007” and he is a contributor to Esquire, Glamour and The New Yorker.

PAUL RUDD (Producer, “Jeff Reigert”) can next be seen starring in “Knocked Up” his third film with director Judd Apatow, opposite Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl. Rudd plays Heigl’s hen-pecked brother-in-law Pete in the upcoming comedy about a one-night stand with unexpected consequences. The film will be released on June 1.

Rudd will also star in Amy Heckerling’s romantic comedy, “I Could Never Be Your Woman” opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, about a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Rudd reunites with Heckerling, who directed him in the 1995 hit, “Clueless.” The film will be released in 2007. Rudd will also appear in “Reno 911” which opened on February 23, 2007. Rudd’s other film credits include “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” “Anchorman,” “The Cider House Rules,” “The Object of My Affection,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “The Chateau,” “Clueless,” and “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” among others.

Most recently, Rudd starred on stage in Richard Greenberg’s “Three Days of Rain” opposite Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper. He also starred in Neil Labute’s “Bash” in both New York and Los Angeles as well as Labute’s “The Shape of Things” in London and New York. After successful runs on both the London and New York stage, LaBute brought “The Shape of Things” to the big screen.

Rudd made his West End debut in the London production of Robin Phillips’ “Long Days Journey Into Night” opposite Jessica Lange. Other stage credits include Nicholas Hynter’s “Twelfth Night” at Lincoln Center Theater with a special performance which aired on PBS’ “Great Performances” and in Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award winning play, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.”

On television, Rudd guest starred on NBC’s “Friends” as Phoebe’s (Lisa Kudrow) husband Mike Hannigan for the final two seasons and starred as Nick Carraway in A&E’s production of “The Great Gatsby.”

DANNY FISHER (Executive Producer) is the Co-founder and CEO of City Lights Media Group. He started his career working with the late Nicholas Ray, the groundbreaking director of such films as “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Johnny Guitar.”

Danny Fisher produced the critically acclaimed documentary, “A Generation Apart,” about children of Holocaust survivors. Along with his brothers, Jack and Joe, he grew the company into a respected, emerging independent studio. City Lights currently handles everything from development, financing, production, post-production and distribution. Mr. Fisher’s television and digital content division is one of the fastest growing in the country. Danny spearheaded the newly formed City Lights Home Entertainment division, through a long-term distribution agreement with Warner/Electra/Atlantic (WEA Corp). The division is currently acquiring and producing projects for home distribution through WEA’s network.

Danny Fisher has also produced the critically acclaimed “Torn Apart” and “Unforgotten,” and has developed and executive produced John Water’s “A Dirty Shame,” and the City Lights / Lionsgate release “Tamara,” (from “Final Destination” creator Jeffery Reddick). For the City Lights’ production of “Descent” (produced by and starring Rosario Dawson), Mr. Fisher served as executive producer and City Lights is currently distributing the film. Current and upcoming releases for City Lights includes Alec Baldwin starrer “Brooklyn Rules” and Sundance Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner “Manda Bala.” In pre-production, Mr. Fisher is set to produce “Interrupted,” a script that he co-wrote, to be directed by Philip Kaufman.

MORRIS S. LEVY (Producer) is president and founder of MEGA films in New York. This is a full service production company that handles all of the entertainment arts, including movies, theater, and television.

He completed the feature film “Kiss Me Again” which had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2006, with Darrell Hammond and Fred Armisen from “Saturday Night Live.” He also completed the short film “Little Black Dress” starring Rosario Dawson for Glamour Magazine and IFC Films. The company also produced the documentary “Summerhill” about an alternative thinking boarding school in Suffolk, England. Mr. Levy has signed on critically acclaimed British/Irish director Gillies McKinnon to direct the feature film in the fall of 2007.

MEGA also just completed the thriller “Descent” with Rosario Dawson. The film premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and will open in theaters in October 2007. Just announced in The Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Levy will be producing Noah Wyle’s directorial debut, “The Prince Test,” a romantic-comedy scheduled for filming September 2007 in Toronto. The company also has six other feature film projects in development, which includes “Harold” starring Cuba Gooding Jr., which begins shooting July 30, 2007 in New York. Mr. Levy is also a member of the Producers Guild of America and BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts).

YARON ORBACH (Director of Photography) discovered the film camera at age 16 and has since been honing his craft. During the last few years, Yaron has taken periodic breaks from filmmaking, traveling from Africa to Nepal to observe different cultures and landscapes as a means of enhancing his visual aesthetic. Yaron strives to achieve a striking visual language based on the foundations of simplicity and practicality. He graduated from New York’s School of Visual Arts and has shot numerous features, commercials and documentaries. Yaron’s feature-length work includes Morgan J Freeman’s “Just Like the Son,” Noah Buschel’s “Neal Cassady,” and Guy Moshe’s “Holly,” which was shot in Cambodia.

MARK WHITE (Production Designer) is an immensely gifted production designer, who has designed both drama and comedy. He earned his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and began his career as a Toy Designer. He soon moved on to a career as a Theatre Designer in New Haven, Connecticut. Transitioning into film, White served as the Set Designer for “Twenty-Nine Palms,” as the Art Director on “Boiler Room.” White’s credits as Production Designer include “Wet Hot American Summer,” “The Baxter,” “Tully,” and the Comedy Central series “Stella,” in addition to “Down to the Bone” which received both a directing award and Special Jury Prize for actress Vera Farmiga at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, as well as Academy Award nominated film “Transamerica” starring Felicity Huffman.

ERIC KISSACK (Editor) has been editing funny television shows like “The Daily Show,” “The Al Franken Show,” “Stella” and the “Whitest Kids U Know” in New York City for the past few years. THE TEN is his first feature film.

SARAH J. HOLDEN (Costume Designer) has been designing costumes for film and television for the past 10 years. THE TEN is her second collaboration with David Wain following the Comedy Central series “Stella.” Other notable credits include Robert Altman’s mini-series “Tanner on Tanner,” the feature films “Face”(Sundance 2002) and “Jump Tomorrow” (Sundance 2001) as well as Comedy Central’s “Denis Leary’s Merry F#%$in’ Christmas.” Sarah received an M.F.A. in costume design from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Griffin Richardson.

CRAIG WEDREN (Music), the former singer and songwriter for the avant-rock band Shudder To Think has been enjoying a satisfying second career as a film composer. Having scored many films including “School Of Rock,” “Reno 911: Miami,” “Laurel Canyon,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Roger Dodger,” “Velvet Goldmine,” and “High Art,” Craig also continues to be in demand as a songwriter and recording artist in his own right. Last year he released his solo debut “Lapland” on Conor Oberst’s (of Bright Eyes) Team Love Records. Craig also performs regularly as a touring musician. He recently performed a series of shows in Los Angeles and at the Sydney Opera house opening for The Foo Fighters. To find out more about Craig Wedren please visit http://www.craigwedren.com/”www.craigwedren.com or http://www.myspace.com/craigwedren.

AARON AUGENBLICK (Animation) founded Augenblick Studios in 1999, an animation production facility located in Brooklyn, NY. His company has produced a wide variety of works for television, film, and the Internet. Clients include MTV, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, PBS, Nickelodeon, AT&T, and Spike Lee.

In addition to commercial projects, Augenblick Studios has produced a string of critically acclaimed independent short films. “Ramblin Man” (2000), “Drunky” (2001), and “Plugs McGinniss” (2003) have been seen at film festivals throughout the world, including: Annecy, South by Southwest, Florida, and Slamdance. These films have garnered numerous awards, including: the Golden Gate Film Award, the ASIFA Award, the SXSW Animation Award, The DirecTV Award, and the Black Maria Juror Citation Award.

Augenblick Studios created the animated content for two seasons of “Wonder Showzen,” a cult favorite for MTV. Augenblick Studios garnered widespread notoriety for their spot-on parodies of classic cartoons, leading to Aaron being named as one of the rising stars of animation in 2005 by Animation Magazine.

In 2006, Aaron Augenblick wrote and directed “Golden Age,” a faux-documentary which examined the scandalous private lives of iconic cartoon characters from the past. The ten episodes series was originally created for Comedy Central’s broadband channel “Motherload” and was later released as a 22 minute short film. “Golden Age” was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and played in numerous festivals throughout the world.

Augenblick Studios is currently working on “Superjail,” a new animated series for Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network.

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