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Rosanne Milliken has a built a career on producing movies that are both entertaining and profitable. She has worked as a Producer or Executive in Charge on over 50 films and television productions, and is best known for Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2, and School of Life starring Ryan Reynolds. She has recieved numerous awards and all of her productions have been profitable, averaging a 55% return for investors.
After 40 years “on set” and “at a desk“ it is still his passion to produce international theatrical and high quality TV movie productions. Jan has produced acclaimed films such as Beyond the Sea with Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman and Bob Hoskins; as hands-on Co Producer of Tristan & Isolde with James Franco, Sophia Myles; Ridley & Tony Scott, The Musketeer with Catherine Deneuve, Tim Roth, Mena Suvari and Sound of Thunder with Ben Kingsley & Ed Burns.
Born in Prague in 1954, he literally grew up on his father’s sets and completed many internships by the time he graduated high school. He worked as unit manager, assistant editor and 1st AD on numerous projects with reputable directors for 10 years. At the same time between, ´81 – ´88, he completed more than 170 comm- and infomercials for Daimler Benz, Lufthansa, IBM and others as Producer, Writer and Director.
In 1984 he made his father’s dream come true and produced the documentary feature about his father’s tragic childhood, the award-winning The Children of Theresienstadt – Gateway to Hell. Fantl also worked as writer/director to re-launch the German version of Sesame Street in `86. He continued for three years as a TV Producer and “Head of Infotainment” at Multimedia-Cinecentrum, a company co-owned by Axel Springer, Europe’s largest publishing house.
In 1996 he was appointed as TV Executive Producer to lead Action Concept into producing the very successful action cult hit Der Clown for German Broadcaster RTL. In 1997 he produced Miss Diamond – still one of the best-rated MOW’s ever for German broadcaster PRO 7.
Since then Jan Fantl has taken care of more than 53 international film projects with more than 1,1 billion €uro of budgets in total including D’Artagnan – The Musketeer (Universal), which made it to Number 1 in the US Box Office on its opening weekend September 7th in 2001; Extreme Ops (Paramount); Spartan ; Riding the Bullet ; Imaginary Heroes (Sony Classics), Beyond the Sea (Lionsgate) and Tristan & Isolde (Fox).
Fantl is in development of BikeAthon, an action motorbike rally thriller set in China and Canada, action dramedy Let’s get lost in Berlin and the TV series, Straylords.
Crawford Hawkins is a producer and production manager with 25+ years experience. He has produced 16 feature films and over 30 television movies and documentaries. He is best known for Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Insomnia, and The X-Files, and has received numerous awards. In addition to his work with First Light Films, Mr. Hawkins serves as Executive Director of the Directors Guild of Canada and as President of Seahawk, a post production company.