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Film Studio Faculty

PeachCraft Filmmaking Faculty film credits include:

The Manchurian Candidate
Law & Order
B Movie
Shrek 2
Spiderwick Chronicles
When A Man Loves A Woman
Silence of the Lambs
Glengarry Glenross
Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery
Deep Impact
Renaissance Man
Ghostbusters II
Indian In The Cupboard
Ed Wood

Kate KennedyKate Kennedy
Producer/Writer/Director - Kate Kennedy (I)

A member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1991, Kate Kennedy is the Founder and Master Coach at PeachCraft Actors Studio. She is a professional Casting Director and Film Producer with over 20 years in the Industry. After graduating from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A degree in Fine Arts, Kate began her career as an actor touring with San Francisco’s famed Lillyput Players Theater Troupe performing Shakespeare for children. Beginning with Wayne Wang’s “JOY LUCK CLUB”, Kate amassed a first class list of Casting Director film credits working for Paramount Studios, Warner Brothers, Universal and DreamWorks on “WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN,” “BOYS ON THE SIDE,” “INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD,” “THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT,” “AUSTIN POWERS, INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY,” to name a few. Kate continues to Cast and Produce film out of Los Angeles as well as Directing out of PeachCraft Studios. Together, Kate and Jonathan are launching PeachCraft PerformanceMedia Conservatory Film Lab at PeachCraft Studios, Summit.

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Tony JannelliTony Jannelli - 2007-

Director, Tony Jannelli, Cinematographer, Head of Studies at NYU’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television; Head of Cinematography at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Instructor, Sundance Filmmakers Workshop; Member, International Cinematographers Guild (ICG); Director’s Guild of America (DGA). Tony Jannelli’s film credits
include “Philadelphia” ~ Tom Hanks & Antonio Banderas; “Independence Day”~Will Smith; “Silence of the Lambs”~ Jodie Foster & Anthony
Hopkins. Just wrapped as Martin Scorcese’s cinematographer on the Rolling Stones film titled “Shine a Light”. Tony and Kate Kennedy produced
PeachCraft Pictures first short film “Veronica’s Trip” directed by Debra Souza. PeachCraft is honored to have Tony Jannelli as Director of the
Film Academy’s second Summer Filmmaking program!

Jonathan PhillipsJonathan Phillips - Co-Founder -2006
Director/Sound Editor

An award winning actor, writer, director and producer of “MYTIME”, which had a successful run of three National Tours. Notable film credits also include “SHREK,” KING KONG,” “INDECENT PROPOSAL,” “GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS,” with most recently completing Robert DeNiro’s latest film, “THE GOOD SHEPHERD.” Jonathan has worked for many years in Los Angeles with the major feature film studios DreamWorks, Warner Brothers and Paramount Studios. He has a B.A and MFA in Dramatic Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati. He is a Founding Member of the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati (ETC). Jonathan Phillips is on faculty at PeachCraft Studios teaching Michael Chekhov Improvisation and most recently appointed the Director of PeachCraft PerformanceMedia Conservatory. Together, Kate and Jonathan are mounting the Summer 2007 Film Lab for 18 students ages 12-18.

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