Jude Tucker is a feature film producer based in Los Angeles. In 2010, he founded Cloud Nine Pictures Inc, a vertically integrated production company specializing in independent films. He further extended the brand in 2012 with Cloud Nine Capital LP, a fund to support the financing needs of motion pictures. Prior to forming Cloud Nine, Mr. Tucker also line produced “The Grief Tourist”, which had its world premiere at the 2012 Munich Film Festival. He continued there by producing and co-creating “Area 407”, which was recently acquired by IFC Films for a platform theatrical and VOD run.
Mr. Tucker also worked for The Asylum, a motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution studio. There, he was directly involved in the production of over thirteen feature films, such as MegaFault, MegaPiranha, and 2010: Moby Dick, which can be seen on networks such as SyFy, Lifetime, and SpikeTV. Mr. Tucker is an active advocate for the growth of the entertainment industry through federal incentives, such as Tax Code Section 181.
He is also a proud member of the Producer’s Guild Of America.
Stephen Fiske, a feature film producer in Los Angeles, founded Cloud Nine Pictures in 2010. Seeing a need for organized financing for feature films, he continued by creating the Cloud Nine Capital I fund in 2012 to support film financing.
Mr. Fiske began his production work for Cramer, an advertising company based out of Boston, Massachusetts. He started as a production assistant working on commercials for Saucony and other East Coast based companies.
Shortly after his time with Cramer, Mr. Fiske relocated to Los Angeles where he began working for The Global Asylum. While at The Asylum, he line produced numerous feature films that can be seen on SyFy and Spike TV (MegaFault, Sherlock Holmes).
Mr. Fiske has line produced and production managed over thirty feature films to date. He avidly supports the film industry as a whole through the responsibility of creating and preserving film industry jobs in the entertainment hubs of the United States.
Director Of Finance
Growing up in a musical family, Peter Biava is no stranger to the arts & creative industry. The grandson of a three-time Grammy nominated musician, he also has a passion for the movies.
With Cloud Nine Pictures, Mr. Biava focuses on the financial side of the motion picture industry. Using his prior experience in the global markets, he works to create properly capitalized investment structures so that our producers can turn ideas into reality.
Most recently, Peter was at Grant Capital Partners, a SEC-registered Global Macro hedge fund that was based in Santa Barbara. The fund managed $1.2 Billion and employed a fixed-risk discretionary global macro trading strategy using diverse product mix of options and derivatives across rates, foreign exchange, commodities, and equity indices. Prior to joining Grant Capital Partners, Mr. Biava began his career at Citadel Investment Group, a Multi-Strategy hedge fund based in Chicago. As a member of the Cash Management team, he worked closely with Investor relations to ensure that investments from onshore and offshore investors were properly accounted and performance was allocated to the correct entities. While at Citadel, Peter's team successfully passed a SAS70 Type 2 audit. Mr. Biava received his Bachelors in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.
Howard Meltzer, CSA
Head Of Casting
Howard Meltzer has been casting in Los Angeles since 2002. Feature films include: Lonely Boy, The Impossible (USA Casting). Television: Wizards of Waverly Place – Reunion Special, Lab Rats, Shake It Up, Hannah Montana, and I’m in the Band. Originally from NYC, Howard's cast the Broadway productions of The Graduate, Fortune’s Fool, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (2000 revival), Elaine May’s Taller Than a Dwarf, Honour, Epic Proportions, Annie Get Your Gun (revival), Fosse, Chicago (revival), Annie (1997 revival), and Grease (1998 revival). Howard has been nominated for 15 Artios Awards for excellence in casting, winning the honor twice for the television series Hannah Montana. Howard has served as the Vice President of the Casting Society of America, and is currently a Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Troy Daniel Smith
Troy's career in the entertainment business began - as so many do - with acting, appearing in TV shows such as Wilfred and All My Children. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Film Independent, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Always thirsty for knowledge, Troy transitioned to the casting side, where he worked on hit TV shows like Disney Channel's Hannah Montana and Lab Rats, as well as the feature film The Impossible. As a producer, Troy enjoys the collaboration that goes into bringing artists' visions to fruition. In 2011, he co-founded Exit 43 Productions with the purpose of telling original and compelling stories through film, starting with their debut project, the feature film Lonely Boy. Troy studied History and Philosophy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Jillian Stein is a feature film producer whose work has taken her across the country and back. She broke into the film business working in New York on films such as Spiderman I & II and Maid In Manhattan before moving to Los Angeles.
Ms. Stein worked for Talent Agent Brian Lee at industry heavyweight Creative Artist Agency and then as a development executive at Solaris Entertainment where she was part of the development team on projects set up at New Line, Universal, Paramount, MGM, Disney and Icon. She served also as the Production Executive on the Lionsgate film Warrior in Pittsburgh.
Ms. Stein was a co-producer on the political drama Black Gold, starring Sarah Wayne Callies and Billy Zane, which filmed in partially Nigeria, and a producer on both spiritual drama The Fourth Noble Truth starring Harry Hamlin in Los Angeles. She is currently in post-production on the comedy Frank vs God, starring Ian Cusick, which filmed in Florida.
Although she loves working in her home of Los Angeles, she always looks forward to where the next project will take her.
Daniel Rozzen was born and raised in the Northern Los Angeles area in Agoura Hills, California. As a young boy, Daniel always had an interest in technology and early on he built a computer repair business. Daniel was also involved with technical theatrical arts, with a focus in lighting and technical direction. Over the years Daniel has worked in broadcasting for KABC-TV and in the New Media department at FUEL TV, a FOX cable network. Currently Daniel is primarily a technology consultant for residential and small businesses.
Graduating from William and Mary as a double major in Economics and English, Mary has had extensive experience in various business and entertainment companies. Beginning at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C., she moved from the nonprofit sector and relocated to Hollywood. She then worked for various casting companies and interned at Coast to Coast Talent Group before becoming a part of the Guest Relations department at Paramount Studios. Mary was also involved in the production of various Nickelodeon shows such as "Figure It Out" and "How To Rock." With experience both in front of and behind the camera, Mary has a deep understanding for the ins and outs of the entertainment business.