Sybil Danning founded API. The following is a summary profile of Adventuress Productions, Inc. In keeping step with this age of The Information Super Highway, API is prepared for this new decade as a multi-media company including feature films, television, music, and the Internet.
Ms. Danning is a member of the Producers Guild of America and has produced six full-length motion pictures, the first, three of which are PANTHER SQUAD (action-adventure), THE COVENANT (murder-mystery-thriller), and the urban action movie L.A. BOUNTY Ms. Danning also arranged financing and distribution for two further productions, with no credit including the Oscar-nominated OPERATION THUNDERBOLT, and the western GOD’S GUN (starring Jack Palance.)
API has entered into the 21st Century with brand-new motion pictures in various phases of production and development. As most recent film, Ms. Danning Executive produced her sixth feature, the true-life World War II drama TO END ALL WARS, starring Robert Carlyle (THE FULL MONTY, TRAINSPOTTING) and Kiefer Sutherland.
Furthermore, API acquired exclusive rights to the World’s Bestselling Spy-Thriller book series, SAS, which has sold more than 250 million copies to date. With the classic elements of the early James Bond movies, plus the cutting-edge attitude of the Tom Clancy adventures, the brand-new SAS Franchise delivers all the ingredients for long-term international success.
API concluded a three-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures for theatrical motion pictures and has moved its headquarters from the Paramount Studios lot to the historic Sunset-Gower Studios (once the Columbia Studios lot).
In the new cyberspace market, Ms. Danning is forming alliances and partnerships between American financiers and a newly formed Internet company that targets the youth market through educational content. In a more active role, Ms. Danning has produced, written, and directed high-tech promotional trailers and corporate advertisements for one burgeoning new Net Corporation.
KEY PERSONNEL - RESUMES
Sybil Danning, President and COO and member of the Board of Directors
of the Company, has appeared in more than 40 feature motion pictures.
These include BLUEBEARD starring (Richard Burton), OPERATION THUNDERBOLT (nominated
for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film: BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS and HERCULES
for which Ms. Danning received a Golden Scroll Award for Outstanding Achievement
from the Academy of Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror Films for each of her
Ms. Danning starred with Anthony Quinn in THE SALAMANDER based on the best-selling novel by Morris West (Italy's PREMIO CAPO CIRCEO AWARD), THREE and FOUR MUSKETEERS with Charlton Heston, The Odessa File with Jon Voight, METEOR with Sean Connery, the comedy AMAZON WOMAN ON THE MOON, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, director John Landis, the Western God's Gun with Jack Palance, and many others.
Ms. Danning has produced six feature films, PANTHER SQUAD, an action adventure film for which she was co-producer; THE COVENANT, a murder-mystery-thriller, which she executive produced with a German Company; Producer on L.A: BOUNTY, which she created, co-wrote, acquired financing and distribution and supervised through every stage. She was executive producer on TO END ALL WARS, a true W.W.II drama starring Kiefer Sutherland Ms. Danning also arranged financing and distribution for two further productions, with no credit including the Oscar-nominated OPERATION THUNDERBOLT, and the western GOD’S GUN (starring Jack Palance.)
Ms. Danning has been the on camera host of her own successful special collection of 26 action adventure movies that bear the title "SYBIL DANNING'S ADVENTURE VIDEO" for USA Home Video/LIVE/CAROLCO/ARTISAN.
Ms. Danning has been a sales rep and consultant for five years for producers and has successfully sold films worldwide. Ms. Danning is a member of the Producers Guild of America, American Federation of TV and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, American Picture Association, The Motion Picture Association of America, The American Film Institute, Women in Film, and the American Police Hall of Fame.
Ms. Danning is a supporter of various organizations, academic institutions and charities, such as: Children of the Night, Starlight Foundation, The Hollywood Entertainment Museum, Say No To Drugs, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (Christmas Parade, Toys for Tots et al), The Variety Club Telethons, California State University Northridge, Univerversity of California Irvine, City of Hope, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Los Angeles Women’s Campaign Fund, Anne Douglas’ Women’s Shelter “City Lights”, and several animal rights foundations, including Shambala Habitat, Wild Life Way Station, ASPCA, The Amanda Foundation and Last Chance for Animals.
Jeffrey S. Miles, Vice President Business and Legal Affairs, joined
the company in 1996 and brings to Adventuress a varied background including
26 years as an attorney specializing in entertainment law.
Mr. Miles has at various times been publisher of the international editions of the esteemed entertainment trade publication, The Hollywood Reporter, owned and operated a distribution company pioneering the exploitation of non-theatrical markets worldwide, represented foreign based distributors acquiring distribution rights to American produced films, served for five years as general counsel and President of foreign sales for an independent production and distribution consortium, served as a consultant to producers and distribution companies in the packaging, financing and distribution of feature films and television programs, performed full production legal services and received credit on at least seven motion pictures, and served as associate producer on two features. Mr. Miles is listed in Who’s Who in the Entertainment Business.
Michael Stonewall Beaudry, Director of Development, was born in Pago
Pago, American Samoa, where his father, an attorney, was working for the State
Department. His expatriate life included residences in Libya, the middle-eastern
emirate Bahrain, and Indonesia, with excursions to over 40 countries, on six
Mr. Beaudry graduated from Georgetown University in 1994, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and History. At Georgetown, Mr. Beaudry wrote numerous original pieces, including screenplays, a novel, and wrote, directed, and produced an award-winning one-act play, “Remote Control”, based on a Washington Post article.
Following college, Mr. Beaudry worked as a photojournalist in New England, writing for a news conglomerate, The Acorn Press. With his own byline, Mr. Beaudry’s features regularly appeared on the front page of the “Arts and Entertainment” section.
In 1995, Mr. Beaudry relocated to Los Angeles, where he established an import-export business, “The Archipelago Associates, Inc”, specializing in Indonesian antiques, artifacts, and post-modern reproductions. With retail locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and La Jolla, Mr. Beaudry directed all operations, including worldwide distribution, and print and media advertising.
Mr. Beaudry joined Adventuress Productions, Inc. in 1998. He heads the Internship Program, and oversees all development of screenplays for feature films, MOW’s, documentaries, and TV Series Projects.
Adventuress Productions, Inc. staffs a constant, impressive Development Team of 10-15 professional Readers, Script Analysts, Interns, and Film Students in its development department. Working closely with writers, directors, and producers to cultivate material properties and craft story lines, API’s Development Department boasts talent from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the largest film University in the United States - as well as worldwide - the Columbia College Chicago. There is no challenge API’s Development Team cannot tackle - and fix.