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Dr. Lang Elliott

Lang Elliott, Ph.D

Writer, Producer, Director, Distributor
President & Chairman Sunn Classic Pictures, Inc.

Lang Elliott, President & CEO of Sunn Classic Pictures and original founder of TriStar Pictures, is responsible for the Company's motion picture, television and distribution planning and operations as well as management of staff and corporate financing. Elliott, who has over 40 years of experience within the entertainment industry, received Academy Award nominations for "Soldier of Orange" and "The Magic of Lassie" starring Jimmy Stewart and Mickey Rooney. He has financed, produced and distributed over 150 motion pictures including some of his favorites being "The Prize Fighter" starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts and "The Longshot" with Academy Award Winning executive producer Mike Nichols ("The Graduate", "Working Girl", etc). Elliott also produced and directed the comedy classic entitled "The Private Eyes" starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts; and "Cage" as well as "Cage II" starring Lou Ferrigno and Reb Brown which built a billion dollar industry with the creation of televised Cage fighting. Some additional credits include "Dorf on Golf" and the "Dorf" home video series with Tim Conway; and a series for the Fox Television Network entitled "Boys Will Be Boys" starring Matthew Perry. Elliott is a Vietnam Veteran and has donated much of his time and money to help veterans by producing the annually televised awards production, "The American Veterans Award Show" (AVA) in conjunction with The Veterans Foundation, Inc. (VFI). In the early l970s Elliott was recruited by the F.B.I. to give agents cover to infiltrate criminal sources that had plans to assassinate President Richard M. Nixon. After an eight month investigation with agents posing as a film crew under the direction of Elliott, the plot was foiled and the criminals were apprehended. Lang Elliott has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance, a Master of Arts Degree in Finance and a Doctorate in Finance. Sunn Classic Pictures will be remaking their l983 box-office hit entitled "CUJO" (novel written by Stephen King) and "PINOCCHIO IN THE HOOD". The novel and audio book will be in bookstores in 2015 and is being distributed over the Internet and in bookstores by Xulon Publishing. Sunn has also developed and written the screenplay. Sunn is currently considering the possibility of bringing back our successful NBC series entitled; "THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GRIZZLY ADAMS." Still in television syndication and cable distribution world-wide, "GRIZZLY ADAMS" continues to entertain new generations.
John D. Warren, CFA

Hugh Kelley

Senior Executive Vice President and Corporate Director

Hugh Kelley has been an accomplished screenplay writer for the past 25 years, authoring over 35 motion picture and television screenplays. He lead SUNN's literary property division. His responsibilities included the acquisition and development of new film, television, cable and video product. Hugh Kelley has received the "Poets, Editors and Writers" award and was also a nominee in the Hollywood Media Access Awards. Besides writing many notable books, books for children and screenplays, he has also authored the screenplays for CAGE and CAGE II and the $100 million MGM film production entitled WARRIORS OF VIRTUE. His book PINOCCHIO IN THE HOOD was a winner at the Hollywood Book Festival. In addition to his writing experience, Hugh Kelley also had two of his own daily television shows, which he wrote, hosted, produced and directed.
John D. Warren, CFA

John D. Warren, CFA

Corporate Director

John D. Warren graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology. While at Georgia Tech Mr.Warren served twice as class president. He was a representative to the Tech Student Government and a delegate to the National Collegiate Student Government convention. He was inducted into the Ramblin Wreck Leadership Club as a sophomore and was inducted into the Kosime Honor Society, where he served as president. He received a B.S.I.M. Degree and was a member of the Dean’s Honor Roll his last two years of study. Upon graduation, he served as an officer in the US Navy after which he was employed by an international management-consulting firm for five years. He has been a financial consultant since 1976. He was a co-founder of Cornerstone Management Inc. and was the founder of Financial Advisory Consultants, a Registered Investment Advisor. Mr. Warren earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analysts (“CFA”) designation in 1993.
Myra Mac Kay

Myra MacKay

Corporate Director

With her love for the Arts, Myra MacKay is a detail-oriented writer and researcher for various films and television series. She has a lifetime of associations within the film business, with a special love and respect of the stunt industry, having literally grown up as a close friend of legendary stuntman Bob Morgan (“Spartacus”, “How The West Was Won”, ”The Big Country” etc.).

In her private life, Myra MacKay is an avid automotive and airplane enthusiast, having owned vintage automobiles and World War II Warbirds. This former beauty queen has combined her education and outgoing personality to become a successful licensed realtor, investor, owning and managing properties.

Myra has worked as a trusted associate for the past 30 years with entertainment professionals such as Lang Elliott owner/founder of TriStar Pictures and currently President & CEO of Sunn Classic Pictures. She is also an associate, consultant to film financier Allen J. Schwalb of Star Partners, Inc., who has financed such films as: “Rain Man”, “Moonstruck”, “A Fish Called Wanda”,and many others. She is a committed production and marketing professional who is dynamic, creative and can overcome any obstacle in achieving success.
Catherine Cary, Esq., LL.M.

Catherine Cary, Esq., LL.M.

Of Counsel

Corporate Director

Catherine Cary earned her B.A. from the University of Nevada, Reno in Speech Communications and a Minor in Theater. She was afforded the opportunity to act, write and direct live stage productions. She continues to write screenplays in her spare time. Her path takes an interesting turn when she received her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and her L.L.M. in International Legal Studies from Golden Gate University School of Law. She sat for, passed and is a member of the California, Arizona, Nevada and Washington State Bars. She began her legal career in Reno, Nevada as a pro bono coordinator and then went on to work for Garrett Sutton, at Sutton Law Center. While at Sutton Law Center, she was part of a team assisting entrepreneurs. She is an intellectual property, franchise and transactional attorney. She has also written two E-books, “Winning With Trademarks” and “Winning With Franchises” as well as co-authored with Garrett Sutton “Winning with the Internet,” part of the Start a Business Toolbox. After 6 years in Nevada as a licensed attorney, she made the leap and moved back to the bay area, where she grew up. Currently, she is an S.J.D. candidate comparing Scotland and the United States arbitration and mediation. She also maintains a private practice as an attorney, mediator and arbitrator. Catherine also volunteers her ADR expertise for the San Francisco Bar Association’s Fee Dispute Arbitration program, the San Francisco Homeless Shelter Arbitration program, and California Lawyers for the Arts Alternative Dispute Resolution program.
Dr. Marilyn Kennedy

Dr. Marilyn Kennedy

Corporate Director

Dr. Marilyn Kennedy wrote and produced the Emmy Award winning documentary film entitled: “AWAY FROM THE HOUSE ON THE HILL.” She also authored the textbook “OH GOD! – OH FREUD!” Dr. Kennedy participated in the Pasadena Playhouse theatrical productions, the “PLAYHOUSE 90″ and the “HALLMARK HALL OF FAME” television productions, as well as Academy Awards show presentations. Dr. Marilyn Kennedy was the subject of a Westinghouse Broadcasting documentary entitled: “NO LAST ACT,” which traced her transition from Actress/Writer to becoming a member of the clergy and the Director of the St. John’s Home For Girls. Her versatility ranges from: Actress, Author, Professor, Guest Lecturer, Interviewer, Interviewee, Clinical Supervisor and host of Radio and Television Shows where she interviewed both authorities and noted celebrities on a wide variety of subjects. Dr. Marilyn Kennedy has a doctorate degree in Psychology and Organizational Development. She has a M.S.W. in Psychiatric Social Work, a M.S. in Social Work and a B.A. degree in Sociology/Psychology. Her Honors include: Graduate Summa Cum Laude, Who’s Who in America, and Fellow, Meninger Foundation. Dr. Kennedy holds membership in The American Psychological Association, The American Association of Pastoral Counselors, The National Association of Social Workers, The Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA).
Jerry Virnig

Mr. Jerry Virnig

Corporate Consultant

Mr. Jerry Virnig is a senior-level executive with over 39 years of management experience, and has distinguished himself as a proven leader in the areas of marketing and sales for large and midsize companies. Mr. Virnig offers guidance through years of technical and business experience and personal relationships worldwide through management, production and post-production on the technical side for film, video and DVD productions. From 1969 to 2000, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), one of the world’s largest motion picture and television laboratories, which processes film for the entertainment industry. His responsibilities included sales, growth, marketing and reporting to shareholders. Most recently, Jerry Virnig orchestrated the successful sale of CFI to Technicolor. With his involvement in SUNN CLASSIC PICTURES, INC., Mr. Virnig continues his industry education and leadership in developing and marketing new technologies related to motion pictures and television production and distribution.
Tim Conway

Mr. Tim Conway

Corporate Consultant of Literary Content

An actor-comedian, writer, director, and producer, Tim Conway has established his talents throughout the world, bringing global audiences unforgettable laughter. He is the winner of six Emmys for “McHALE’S NAVY”, “THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW”, and “COACH”. He has received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. and countless other awards. Tim Conway will assist SUNN CLASSIC PICTURES, INC., by developing new original comedy product for both the motion picture and television markets, and he will also star in future company productions, most notably “DORF: U.S.M.C.”.

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