Tricia Gilfone is Chief Creative Officer and Co-CEO of JoyTri Productions. A versatile artist and performer, Tricia has over 20 years experience in the entertainment business including work in Theater, Television, Film, and Radio. A graduate of the Visual and Performing Arts High School, and New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Tricia has studied with some of the master teachers in her craft, including renowned casting director, author and teacher, Michael Shurtleff, who accepted her into his master class as the youngest attending student, and more recently, Larry Moss.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Tricia relocated to Los Angeles to expand her work in different areas of the business including voiceover, sketch, and puppetry. Her credits include work with: NBC, Hallmark, Lifetime, Disney Corporation, Days of our Lives, and iHeart Radio, among many others. Her latest accomplishments include associate producing Media Access Awards, dedicated to the accurate portrayal and employment of people with disabilities in all media; co-creating and producing web content for Disney Online Interactions; as well as her own scripted comedic series Assistant Living. Keeping her skills strong, Tricia has returned to Film school to get her degree in Cinema Production / Producing. Tricia produced her latest feature film Silver Skies alongside seasoned TV/Film Director and Writer, Rosemary Rodriguez starring a veteran cast of George Hamilton, Valerie Perrine, Barbara Bain.
Kimberly has embraced the world of entertainment, acting and singing in theater, TV, and film. With experience ranging from Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, and Gilbert & Sullivan to “The OC”, “Gilmore Girls,” “Veronica Mars” and “Days of Our Lives,” she continues to hone her skills, pushing the envelope at every opportunity. Recently, she was on Lifetime’s “Twin Betrayal”, “The Last Bid” with Casper Van Dien, and she’ll be appearing in “Witness Protection” next year. Recent film projects include “Locating Silver Lake” with Finn Wittrock and “Airplane Mode” with Logan Paul.
Kimberly has lent her talents, both on-camera and voice-over, to commercial, PSA, and video game work for Gain detergent, the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, and Sony PlayStation, among many others—as well as Live-Announcing at gala fundraising events, introducing hosts such as John Lithgow, Jason Alexander, Mandy Patinkin, and the Duchess of Sussex when she was simply known as Meghan Markle.
She’s enjoyed playing Texas spitfire Margo Jones in the World Theatrical Premiere of “Kowalski,” and still enjoys improvising with different groups around Los Angeles. Kimberly has been fortunate to work with producers and directors like McG, Doug Liman, and Guy Norman Bee, and train with Anthony Meindl, Kimberly Jentzen, Todd Stashwick, and Bob Bergen (the voice of Porky Pig), to name a few. At present, she’s working with Governors Patrika Darbo and Bob Bergen as an Executive Committee member for the Performers Peer Group of the TV Academy.
Quinn Ljoka graduated from UCLA with a degree in history and a passion for children’s TV. As the production coordinator on the new Nickelodeon show “Rocko’s Modern Life,” she met Doug Lawrence ( the voice of Plankton on Sponge Bob) who created a character for her called “Quinn The Judge” and her voiceover career began. Since that time she has been the voice of characters for TV shows and video games all around the world like “Jessie” for ClayKids, from Spain, “Smarta” of Smarta and her Magic Bag, from Russia, and all of the characters for the pilot episode of an Indian style “Dora The Explorer” called “Bommi and Friends.” Quinn’s TV and radio clients include Abbott Labs, AMEX, Bank Of America, Cheerios, Colace, Costco, FORD, Goodwill, Hasbro, Hatfield Meats, Intel, Marvel, Netflix, Penn Medicine, Planned Parenthood, Samsung, Tyson Chicken, Walmart, and Xfinity. Her personal projects keep life interesting. “Mary Margaret and Friends” is a series of vignettes using puppets to teach proper pronunciation at elementary school level French and Spanish. A series of stories book about my her dog called“A Dog Named Dave” and a show she created for PBS kids, called “Fuzzy E.A.R.S. ( Emergency Animal Rescue Center) about a vet and her family, and her son’s animal whisperer best friend Mary, who communicates with the injured pets, set in the Pacific Northwest.
Emily Chase Smith is the creator, writer, and executive producer of She’s Myself. She’s also created and written Expats, a TV show about a mother of 3 who convinces her husband to move the family to Prague where they discover the truth of the old adage, wherever you go, there you are. She’s also co-created and co-authored Prenups, a TV show about a law firm Witkin Osborn Wisse Miller, where the lawyers are in the business of relationships but have no idea how to have them–at least they’re hilarious. She’s also authored and ghostwritten 16 books published by Harvard Business Publishing, Career Press, Morgan James, and Greenleaf Publishing. She’s a licensed attorney living in Orange County, California, with her three children, dog and a garage so full of bikes, surfboards, and paddleboards that she has to park outside.
The talented Andrew – “I was adopted from South Korea as a baby, grew up in Kansas City, but now live in Los Angeles. Ever since my early teens, film production has been an interest and passion of mine. I was fascinated with the entire process, especially the production phase. But, I wouldn’t really know this until a high school internship on Oscar winner Ang Lee’s film Ride With The Devil. It was at that point that I knew filmmaking was something I wanted to do, and each film I’ve made has been a learning experience, and I’m looking forward to making more.”
Barry Funkhouser is a broadcast radio producer from Camarillo. Over the past two decades Barry has been instrumental in pioneering the technology of on-demand listening by creating hours and hours of content with the biggest names in radio and podcast. For more on what Barry is working on or to hire Barry for your project, do a Google search for Barry Funkhouser.