Special Guest For Cinema Squad Ep #13: Brittany Curran!

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We are very excited to welcome a new special guest for Episode #13 of The Cinema Squad Podcast:

Brittany Curran!!     Let’s meet her:

Brittany Curran (@BrittanyCurran)

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Brittany Curran was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on June 2nd 1990. After living in Avon for her first three years, her family moved to Mockingbird Lane in Marston’s Mills, Cape Cod. Brittany spent several of her elementary school years living on Cape Cod and attended Marston’s Mills East Elementary School. Her performing years began as a little girl participating in acting & role plays at the Striar Jewish Community Center in Stoughton, Mass and as a young child studying ballet, jazz, and tap at the Sandwich Community School: in addition to summer theatre, she also performed as a mouse & reindeer for several seasons in “The Nutcracker Suite”!

Before 3rd grade, Brittany and her family moved to Hingham, Massachusetts. Attending William L. Foster Elementary School, Brittany continued her dance, added violin, and performed in the Foster Follies. This was the time Brittany began to memorize dialogue and scenes from movies; she would walk around her backyard reciting dialogue and acting out every scene of The Parent Trap (1998). During a family vacation to Disney World, Brittany handed Cinderella a letter she wrote asking to be a lead in a Disney movie or, an extra, if she had to. The letter included every Disney resort she would be staying at, dates, and phone numbers.

A few years later, Brittany was attending a Britney Spears concert with her dad. After the concert, Brittany saw an advertisement for acting classes. She quickly cajoled her dad into letting her attend, which led to her participating in a recital – then, “discovered” – long story short, she was off to Hollywood and under contract with a premier kids talent agency.

Shortly after moving to Hollywood at the age of eleven, Brittany booked roles on MADtv (1995) and Power Rangers Wild Force (2002). She shot her first commercial for Chevrolet opposite a childhood hero, Olympian skater Michelle Kwan. She went on to shoot principal roles in about twenty commercials (KFC, Campbell’s Soup, Post Cereal, Sears, T-Mobile, AT&T, Hewlett Packet, etc.).

With a combination of talent, school, acting teachers, manager & agents, and family, Brittany has blossomed into one of Hollywood’s premiere young actors. At the beginning of 2007, Kidzworld.com – a leading child and teen online magazine – selected Brittany as one of the “Top-Five-Faces-To-Watch-2007-The Kidzworld Girls”. Brittany has shown them to be right by adding on to her resume with a myriad of leading roles in film and television .

Her letter to Cinderella? In 2005, her dream came true, Brittany booked a lead in the Disney movie, Go Figure (2005).

Brittany has since gone on play the daughter of Ray Romano as a series regular on the TNT series “Men of a Certain Age,” recurred on ABC Family’s “Twisted,” and NBC’s “Chicago Fire.” She starred in the Sundance breakout film “Dear White People,” Marcus Nispel’s “Exeter,” and has another horror film set to be released in 2016, “Captured.”


Be sure to tune into this week’s Podcast which is set to drop on Sunday, May 15th.  We’ll give you all the latest movie news covering everything from script to screen.

And you can catch us on iTunes as well!

As for the rest of the Cinema Squad, we have the usual suspects:

Sean Wathen – Creator & Moderator  (@SMWathen & @Cinema_Squad)

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Sean Wathen is a screenwriter from Louisville, Kentucky who moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to pursue a writing career. While working in production offices such as “House, MD,” “24,” & MTV Studios, Sean pursued his love of writing. In 2014, he was named on the Tracking Board’s ‘Young & Hungry List – Top 100 Writers on the Verge.’ In 2015, his screenplay “The Field” was optioned to Dune Entertainment & Stormchaser Films, his script “Riverside” was optioned to Fotocomics Productions, his contained horror/thriller “The Gotham Hotel” was optioned to Artimage Entertainment, and his screenplay “Second Shot” was optioned to Status Media & Entertainment. In 2014, he was hired to adapt graphic novels for State & Cabrillo Productions, Inc. as well as Solipsist Films.

Skye Wathen – Show Host  (@1blueskye)

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Skye Wathen has been working in production for both television and film since 2006. Her credits include “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”, “The Revenant”, and “MONEYBALL”. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Skye’s love of all thing Hollywood began at a very young age. She enjoys all things nerdy and crafty and is the proud fur-mom to Bruce, a shar pei mix puppy.

Lee Perez – Original Panelist (@DorkUp & @leegonz80)

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Lee Perez is a native of South Texas and has been working in the entertainment industry since 2005. Working production on all types of entertainment from extremely low budget indie movies and reality TV to award winning scripted shows and huge blockbusters. His credits include “House M.D.”, “Drive”, “Hangover 3” and most recently “Straight out of Compton”. In 2013 he started DorkUp.com as a creative outlet for his love of all things nerdy.

Joshua Dobkin – Original Panelist (@jddobkin)

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Joshua Dobkin was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, but grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. A month after graduating from Full Sail University, he moved to Los Angeles and started working as an on-set production assistant on “Without a Trace.” Shortly after that, he landed at “Scrubs” as the Art Department Coordinator and has since bounced around various tv shows & feature films including “Drive,” “Extant,” and “The Office.” In 2015, his screenplay “The Field” was optioned to Dune Entertainment & Stormchaser Films.

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