McKay Daines is a DGA award-winning director, writer, and producer. His resume and expertise in filmmaking span over a decade and include feature films, documentaries, advertising campaigns, and cable television shows.
In 2017 he was the writer, director, Executive Producer of the pilot for the Michael Vey TV series based on the international bestselling books by Richard Paul Evans. He was also the director and producer of the award-winning documentary True Iran which premiered at the U.S. Capitol.
Among his other notable accomplishments include Age of the Dragons (2011), Heber Holiday (2007), and The Dance (2007) and the award-winning documentary series The Abolitionists (2016).
During his career, Daines' films have been awarded the the Best of Fest and Best Feature Film Audience Awards at the 2007 Temecula Valley International Film Festival (Shooting Star); the opening night Gala Premier film and winner of the Best Narrative Film Award at the 2008 Foursome Film Festival (Heber Holiday); the Storyteller Award at the 2006 Redemptive Film Festival (The Dance); and the Best Documentary winner of both the American Film Renaissance Film Festival and the Liberty Film Festival (In the Face of Evil). Daines also produced the feature film Friends for Life which has garnered 30 independent film awards.
As a producer, Tom's films have garnered two Golden globe Awards including "Best Made for TV Movie", and an additional nomination; two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a further four nominations; two Christopher Awards; the Golden Raven and the Pegasus Audience Award at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film; two nominations for the A.C.E. Award for best original program and a further seven awards and eleven other nominations. Tom Reeve has also won the Friars Club New York Comedy Award, as well as the Audience Award from the Lighthouse International Film Festival for his directing talents.
Tom's vast experience and history within the film and television industry allows him to successfully create and run co-productions all over the globe, combining tax incentives and processes to draw the most out of any given production.
Extreme Ops // Executive Producer, Paramount
Dog Soldiers // Producer, Pathe
The Musketeer // Line Producer, Universal
Fortress II // Executive Producer, Sony Pictures
Wing Commander // Line Producer, 20th Century Fox
The First 9 1/2 Weeks // Producer, Lionsgate
The Pillow Book // Producer, Lionsgate
One Against the Wind // Producer, CBS
Courtney Hazlett is the SVP of Development at OutEast Entertainment, and independent production and development company. There, she oversees scripted and non-scripted development and current programs. Under her guidance, OutEast has secured studio deals with 20thTelevision for scripted medical drama “Triage,” now at Fox, and secured A-list writer/showrunners such as Mark Brazill (“That 70s Show”), Ilene Chaiken (“The L Word,” “Empire.” Under Hazlett’s direction, some of the IP OutEast has acquired include podcasts, book series, and various scripts from Emmy award-winning writers and directors.
Prior to joining OutEast, Hazlett spent nearly a decade in various roles at NBC News. Positions she held during that time including the managing of NBC News Digital and TODAY.com’s entertainments teams as well as acting as an on-air correspondent for the TODAY show, MSNBC, and more.
Steven Marrs is the President/Managing Partner of OutEast Entertainment. Prior to OutEast, he was the Founder and President of Momentum Entertainment Group, part of the Momentum Worldwide group of companies owned by Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). While there he managed over $50 MM in production budgets, and delivered over 100 hours of programing that included “Rogue,” “Full Circle,” “Croc Files,” “How Sweet the Sound,” and “Elite Model Look.”
Marrs was also the founder and owner of Branded Pictures, formerly Brand Entertainment Studios, an independent cross-platform production and distribution company that was sold to IPG. Prior to that, he was the co-founder, President and COO of Tribal DDB, a worldwide internet services company that is part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), where he was one of the company’s youngest division heads. He built Tribal from its inception into a global agency generating $300MM in revenue with offices in 32 countries.
Internationally and nationally renowned artist Ray Tracey, is recognized as one of the most respected contemporary Native American jewelers. He was born and raised on the Navajo reservation in Arizona and designs not only traditional Navajo jewelery, but cutting-edge contemporary designs as well. His inlay with semi-precious stones such as lapis coral and turquoise into sterling silver and 14kt gold, is unmistakable. He also incorporates faceted gemstones, adding a special touch to his unique pieces.
Ray Tracey has been an actor in many feature films and television and recently has returned to filmmaking. In addition to “Shadow Wolves,” he’s the associate Producer of “BB King and I.”
Michael Corrigan is well versed in all aspects of both business and media finances. Having held board and senior officer positions at PwC, Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), Atari, RHI Entertainment, Sonar Entertainment, and most recently Magic Leap Inc., at which he is still active.
Michael has substantial operational, strategic planning and financial experience within the entertainment, media, technology and communications space on a global basis, with considerable involvement in high growth environments. He also has significant experience in turnaround and rebuilding situations, extensive transactional and capital market experience, as well as cross border merger and acquisitions and capital raising, while also being an executive producer of various television series and motion pictures.