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About Us

Laurie Ann Schag Yellow line

A native Californian of Hispanic descent, Laurie Ann has worked in international film and TV production since 1991. With her own entertainment marketing and production firm, Laurie Ann has worked extensively in the United States, Latin America, Brazil and Europe for such companies as Netflix, Columbia-TriStar, HBO Hungary, Televisa and on international joint ventures Cinecanal and Telecine for Fox, Paramount, MGM, Universal, Multivision, Mexico and GloboSat, Brazil.

She has consulted on post production, distribution and marketing for the films; Chevolution, Crude, The Baader Meinhof Complex, Naco es Chido, 180° South, Los Que Se Quedan, Yellow, The End of The Line and A Day Without A Mexican. Her first feature documentary, Great Day in Havana, was released in 2001. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association and as consultant for The William C. Velasquez Institute, The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project and The National Latino Congreso.

A regular visitor to Cuba as both a filmmaker and event producer, Laurie Ann has developed a deep appreciation of Cuban culture. Her goal is to further the international exposure of the power of the Cuban artist.

Casey Stoll Yellow line

A founding partner of Cinembargo Films, Casey has combined more than twenty-five years of experience in still photography with his work in TV and film since 1991. He regularly works on productions in the Los Angeles area for Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and several independent filmmakers. Casey's directorial debut Great Day In Havana showcased his visual archive of the city's past and present with over 250 of his still photographs. Winning the Best Documentary prize at both the San Francisco Bay Area Latino Film Festival and the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, Casey also co-edited the film.

Casey's photo exhibitions in United States and Cuba have brought new perspectives to audiences in the United States and in Cuba with images that bring people closer. He was a member of the multinational jury of the Fifth Annual Festival of Iberoamerican Photography in Havana, which fostered the exchange of ideas and techniques. Years of shared experiences with the Cuban people have expanded Casey's visual style that expresses a sense of time, warmth and work. Casey is also managing the beautiful photography collection of his father Jerry Stoll. Jerry Stoll Photography can be found at: