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  • IN DEVELOPMENT: The Code of Hammurabi

    And our latest film in development: The Code of Hammurabi. It's a taut, fast-paced thriller centered around the machinations of a Wall Street bank at the precipice of the 2008 financial crisis.

    "On Wall St., there are no rules when you're the only one who can break them."

    Many films have been made about the near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, focused primarily on deepening the viewers' understanding of the factual record and key players involved.
    The Code of Hammurabi sets out to accomplish something different.

    Rather than depicting a historically accurate account of all persons and events, our film uses "the rough outlines and textures of Wall Street's flirtation with economic disaster to speculate on the notions of human conduct, the conduct that lies at the heart of nearly every man-made disaster... We see all the elements of human conflict: alliance, greed, rivalry, sexual manipulation, betrayal, conspiracy and most importantly clashing ethics. The principle characters as in all good drama struggle mightily to balance inner desires, exterior circumstances and moral dilemma. There are no simple 'white hats' and 'black hats', but sharp slashing portraits of complex human beings wearing the shaded headgear of compromised principle. The characters are fictional, but the issues driving them are all too real." 
       -Emmy award-winner Ron Canada (director, The Invested theatrical premiere)

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  • New Representation: Richard Rosenwald Associates + J Pervis Talent

    I'm very pleased to announce my new representative in New York is manager Carol Bruner at Richard Rosenwald Associates. I've also partnered up with Joy Pervis at Southeast agency J Pervis Talent in Atlanta. Carol and Joy are two of the hardest working people in the business and I'm delighted to have them both on my team.


  • IN DEVELOPMENT: The Invested

     

    I'm excited to share our latest project that's in development, THE INVESTED.

    The story is centered around Catherine Murdoch - head of wealth management at MetroBank - must decide whether to follow her ambition or her conscience when a corrupt new CEO threatens her world and her values.

    Based on the play by Sharyn Rothstein, THE INVESTED is a taut, fast-paced thriller, centered around the machinations of a Wall Street bank at the precipice of the financial crisis of 2008. The film tells the story of Catherine Murdoch, head of wealth management at MetroBank, where she was just passed over for CEO. When the corruption brought forth by the new CEO threatens her world and her values, Catherine must decide where her alliances will lie - does she follow her ambition or does she follow her conscience?
    An attention-grabbing drama about greed, ethics, loyalty, and corruption inside one of the largest and most powerful banks in the world, THE INVESTED shows the rivalries, betrayals, and alliances that could bring the world to the brink of economic disaster.

    THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS PROJECT

    “In times of crisis, always blame the one who isn’t in the room.”

    Having directed the original play, on which our film is based, Emmy award-winner Ron Canada speaks to the significance of our story:

    “Thousands of words have been written about and spoken in explication of the near collapse of the world financial system in 2008. Films such as the documentary ‘Inside Job’ and theatrical ‘Too Big To Fail’ have attempted to familiarize us with the names and faces of those who played major roles, both in fomenting the crisis, and sparing us (for the moment) from its most dire potential consequences. It would be difficult for [anything] to match what these books, magazine articles and films have done to deepen our understanding of the factual record . . . THE INVESTED is something different.

    [THE INVESTED uses] the rough outlines and textures of Wall Street’s flirtation with economic disaster to speculate on the notions of human conduct, the conduct that lies at the heart of nearly every man-made disaster. On the upper two floors of [the] fictional MetroBank (an institution that exists in the alternate universe where Goldman Sachs does not, or is only number two) we see all the elements of human conflict: alliance, greed, rivalry, sexual manipulation, betrayal, conspiracy and most importantly clashing ethics. The principle characters as in all good drama struggle mightily to balance inner desires, exterior circumstances and moral dilemma. [There are] no simple minded “white hats” and “black hats”, but sharp slashing portraits of complex human beings wearing the shaded headgear of compromised principle.[The] characters are fictional, but the issues driving them are all too real."

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  • Audiences Love Child of Grace

    We are so grateful that you, our audience for showing so much love for Child of Grace! Because of your support Child of Grace is now available for purchase on itunes, Google Play, Amazon USA, Amazon UK! Thank you!

    Watch the video below to hear what people had to say after viewing the film. When you're done please share and buy or rent Child of Grace for you and friends and family to enjoy.

    ABOUT CHILD OF GRACE 

    Child of Grace is the Winner of the People's Choice Award for Best Film
     Best Actor Ted Levine
     Best Actress Maggie Elizabeth Jones
     (Emerge Film Festival 2015)

    STARRING
     Thomas Hildreth (Islander)
     Ted Levine (The Bridge)
     Emma Myles (Orange Is The New Black)
     James Parks (Tarantino's The Hateful Eight)
     Maggie Elizabeth Jones (We Bought A Zoo)

    Award-Winning Director Ian McCrudden (Islander)
     Currently in distribution worldwide by Mission Pictures International

  • Child of Grace on iTunes, Google Play, & Amazon

     

    Happy New Year! Hoping you all had a wonderful holiday season. 

     

    We are pleased to announce that our award-winning feature film Child of Grace is now available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon!

     

    Winner of the People's Choice Award for Best Film

    Best Actor Ted Levine

    Best Actress Maggie Elizabeth Jones

    (Emerge Film Festival 2015)

     

    STARRING

    Thomas Hildreth (Islander)

    Ted Levine (The Bridge)

    Emma Myles (Orange Is The New Black)

    James Parks (Tarantino's The Hateful Eight)

    Maggie Elizabeth Jones (We Bought A Zoo)

     

    Award-Winning Director Ian McCrudden (Islander)

    Currently in distribution worldwide by Mission Pictures International

     

  • Happy Holidays from the Sternman Productions Family

    From our family to yours, we wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season! 2015 has been a tremendous year and I am grateful to you for your support.

    As you are spending time with your family, I also wanted to let you know that Child of Grace is now available on iTunes! Child of Grace is a heartwarming story for the entire family to enjoy and is the winner of the People's Choice Award for Best Film at Emerge Film Festival.

    Peace and blessings in the New Year!


     

  • Child of Grace Worldwide Distribution Deal!

    We are pleased to announce that Child of Grace will be distributed worldwide by Mission Pictures International. Most recently representing Child of Grace at The American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA, we are looking forward to our new partnership with Mission Pictures.

    Child of Grace will also be available on iTunes starting December 16, 2015.

    Starring Thomas Hildreth (Islander), Emma Myles (Orange Is The New Black), Ted Levine (The Bridge), James Parks (Tarantino's The Hateful Eight), and Maggie Elizabeth Jones (We Bought A Zoo). Directed by Ian McCrudden.

     

  • Just In Time For The Holidays! Watch Child of Grace on Lifetime Movie Network

     

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

     Lifetime has new air dates for Child of Grace on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) and it's just in time for the holidays!

    We invite you to tune in next week on...

    Monday 12/7 at 8pm EST & Tuesday 12/8 at 12am EST 
     mylifetime.com/movies/child-of-grace

    And of course in the spirit of the holidays please share this with a friend! Thank you for your continued support!

    Winner People's Choice Award Best Film (2015) Best Actress (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), Best Actor (Ted Levine).  Also starring Thomas Hildreth (Islander), Emma Myles (Orange Is The New Black), Ted Levine (The Bridge), James Parks (Tarantino's The Hateful Eight), and Maggie Elizabeth Jones (We Bought A Zoo). Directed by Ian McCrudden.


  • Peace for Paris + Celebrating Art

     

    Like all of you I’m stunned and deeply saddened by the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris. In particular, those of us that live and work together in this wonderful and thriving metropolis that is NYC, this attack feels like a vicious assault on our values, our way of life, and our celebration of culture. And we feel particularly grateful today to enjoy democracy and to live peacefully in a free society. For myself I can only participate in my country’s democracy, raise my children with integrity, and pursue my work and art.

    That's why I'm even more grateful that starting November 18th  I’m pleased to join talented actors and directors in downtown, off off Broadway theatre, playing Iago in “Divinity of Hell”, an inspired 1 hr 20 min adaptation of Othello at The Theatre For the New City. Tricia Parks has culled a beautiful edit of Shakespeare’s text along with additional stage direction and analysis by veteran Ron Canada.

    As we collectively grieve and reject the horror and repression that is ISIS,  I invite you to join us on the lower east side NYC this week as we fearlessly celebrate our humanity, art and culture, Shakespeare, and the feminine voice. The two productions (Divinity of Hell and Jyou En) run 1 hr. 20 min w/ 15 min intermission in between. Both plays celebrate women’s struggle and triumph through movement , music and text.

    Your $20 admission grants you access to both plays if your schedule allows.

    November 18 - 9:30PM
    November 19 - 8:00PM
    November 20 - 9:30PM
    November 21 - 3:00PM & 7:00PM
    November 22 - 4:30PM
    Theater for the New City is located at:
    155 First Avenue New York, NY 10003 (between 9th & 10th Street)

    Reserve your tickets here.


     

  • Come See Theater for the New City's Othello in NYC

     

    I'm pleased to announce I'll be playing "Iago" in Divinity Of Hell, an adaptation from Shakespeare's Othello, at Theater for the New City in NYC next month.

    Divinity of Hell is presented by unShout the Noise theater company and adapted/directed by co-artistic director, Tricia Manusco Parks.

    Performance dates are November 18-22, and the show runs 1hr 15min. Tickets are $20 to see Divinity of Hell and the other fabulous play we'll be presented with Jyou En. If you're interested in attended please purchase your tickets right away as this theater sells out quickly. Click here to buy your tickets.

    Pictured below:Sonja Rzepski (Desdemona), Basil Rodericks (Othello) and Thomas Hildreth (Iago)

    Here's the address and show times below:

    November 18 - 9:30PM
    November 19 - 8:00PM
    November 20 - 9:30PM
    November 21 - 3:00PM & 7:00PM
    November 22 - 4:30PM

    Theater for the New City is located at:
    155 First Avenue New York, NY 10003 (between 9th & 10th Street)

    PS: If you'd rather purchase your tickets via email you can do it by emailing fyi@cwnyi.org. Please include your name, contact number, date of show(s) & how many tickets. Your tickets will be available for pickup at the box office (address listed above) on the day of the performance at 6:30PM for Evening shows and 1:30PM for Matinees.

    About Theater for the New City: (familiarly known as "TNC") is one of NYC's leading
    Off-Off-Broadway theaters, located in the East Village. Known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service, TNC is a Pulitzer Prize-Winning theater and has won 43 Village Voice Obie Awards for theatrical excellence.


    Thank you for all your continuing support, and we hope to see you at the show!


     


     

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