RICK LA FOND
CEO, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Rick La Fond is an Entertainment & Media Executive with more than 20 years of dynamic contributions across major multi-media markets, web based information system delivery, start up creation and management, creator video market and TV/Film Industry consistently delivering innovative, trend setting ideas, record setting revenue and results. He was successful at creating a comprehensive and detailed searchable actor database platform of over 1 million actors worldwide from a startup he launched and scaled, Now Casting, transforming the modern online information delivery systems for the entertainment industry. His experience in web based innovation has given him an in-depth understanding of the latest technologies and new media trends along with a unique blend of financial management expertise, innovative ideas and strong business development. After pioneering numerous revolutionary entertainment concepts and products, he has cultivated a long contact list of international A-list casting directors, high level entertainment industry relationships and partnerships by working closely with casting directors, agents, managers, studio executives, producers and actors. He also possesses strong social media ties with influencers and a deep understanding of social media promotion and traffic driving strategies through his most recent start up, Media Influencer. Rick’s academic preparation includes an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Marketing and Organizational Behavior, CASE WESTERN RESERVE and an M.F.A.in Acting from GOODMAN THEATER SCHOOL- DE PAUL UNIVERSITY.
WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
Aimee Brooks is an independent filmmaker and media contributor. She runs a production company called Dark Window Productions which produces internet content and feature films. Currently, she is producing and directing a full length documentary about pagan teens called Teen Witches. She is also currently writing several genre films with an emphasis on teen/horror/comedy, her specialty. In addition, she is writing a fictional young adult novel .
Aimee started in the entertainment industry as an actress, and had a very successful career in TV and film, working with Hollywood elite such as Mel Gibson, Tobey Maguire, Jennifer Aniston and Leonardo DiCaprio. She worked on numerous horror films and developed an affinity for the genre. Being a working Actor for over 20 years has proved an asset to her as a director, giving her a unique perspective and awareness for both sides of the camera.
She co-founded La Fond Films and La Fond Media with Rick La Fond, her producing partner, where they are producing several web series such as Haunted Christmas, The Witches at My High School and Geeks Vs. Aliens. La Fond films is currently developing and producing several feature films.