Charles Emmett has really been acting and writing since he was eight years old. In Portland, Oregon his third grade teachers, Mrs. Collins, and later
Ms. Feingold would encourage him. "If you want to write.., just write. Just write and see what happens..." At eight years old Charles wanted to be the next William Shakespeare. In his mind, Charles became the black Woody Allen instead. But with a twist. When he saw the film 'What's Up Tiger Lily?' by Woody Allen, Charles realized Woody Allen could help him become an expert on healing a nation through entertainment. After observing the tragedy at the world trade center in New York on September 11, 2011, Charles formed ‘Americans United America’, a non-profit entertainment organization geared toward uniting all Americans.
Charles just finished directing his second film, ‘Tricks Of The Trade’, (The REAL Reason Why Actors Act). This film is the last of the five demo projects for Americans United For America. Charles' very first film for Americans United For America, ‘An Average American Marriage’, won "Best Directorial Debut"
at the 2013 New York International Independent Film Festival (Los Angeles Edition). The film: 'An Average American Marriage', is a poignant take on our contemporary times incorporating everything that makes us seem different and shoving it through a truth blower aimed right at your face with love and respect for the human condition. The film also won "Best Short Film" and "Audience Award" at the 2012 ITN Film Distribution Festival in Los Angeles, California.
Charles has also produced over forty Public Service Announcements, (PSAs). These PSAs, "ONE Nation: Get Out There And Vote! and Volunteer In Your Community!" were selected and distributed across the United States for the 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2014 local and national elections. The film and PSAs
were all produced through Americans United For America, Inc.
Charles' over fifty movie and TV acting credits include: Will & Grace, 9-1-1, Forever, Adam Ruins Everything, Trial & Error, Living Biblically, Parenthood, Angel From Hell, Grey's Anatomy, The Real O’Neals, Growing Up Fisher, ‘Truth Be Told’, Dads, Switched At Birth, 24, Prison Break, Star Trek: Voyager, and many more. Charles Emmett: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0256528/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t34
Pat Destro is an accomplished, award-winning American actress, producer and businessperson. She is a native of Southern California and a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. Her film and television credits include: Grey’s Anatomy, Behind the Candelabra, Criminal Minds, Brothers & Sisters, CSI, Judging Amy, Cold Case, The Practice, The X Files and many others.
Her theatrical credits include producing the long running hits: Dylan, The Fox and Steaming which won awards at the L.A. Drama Critic Circle, LA Weekly, Drama-Logue and Ovation ceremonies.
Pat and her husband, Bob Cox, owned and operated Scenic Highlights for thirty years, a highly successful scenery construction company for television, theme parks and trade shows. We are proud to have Pat on our Board of Directors so she may use her expertise to help unite all Americans.
Carrie Roper is an award winning multi-media producer and has worked on a wide variety of productions for the past several years. Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Carries holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications from UNLV. While there, she produced an AM sports radio program and also served as on-air talent. Carrie began her career as a certified make-up artist and developed a strong list of celebrity clientele. After relocating to Los Angeles, she worked her way up through the rank and file of the production industry to arrive at the pinnacle of daytime television, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
As an associate producer, Carrie’s emphasis was in casting, and traveled the world producing human-interest segments as part of the Emmy Award winning team. In her five years with the show, Carrie garnered experience in everything from the writing department, to producing celebrity segments.
She also worked in New York for the Bethenny Team as a consulting associate and on the IFB hit, Repeat After Me for ABC. Carrie expanded here skills to the world of post production, working as a coordinator for the pioneer reality network, Bunim-Murry. There she co-developed two programs for the E! Network.
Carrie joined Americans United For America, Inc. in 2014 and has already worked on several aufa projects, i.e., ‘Tricks Of The Trade’ and ONE NATION: A Karaoke eXp. We are proud to have Carrie on our Board of Directors so she might use her expertise toward uniting all Americans.
Carrie Sullivan-Roper: IMDb - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5320825/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Michael Yada is president of Yada/Levine Video Productions, located in Burbank, California. Yada/Levine provides video production, camera crews and editing services. Michael serves as a producer, director of photography and photographer for corporations, television, sales/marketing and internet projects.
Michael has worked on television promo shoots for Dancing with the Stars, The Academy Awards, Modern Family, The Bachelor, The Goldbergs. Michael produced travel shoots for American Airlines all over the world including: London, Beijing, Paris and Rome. For corporate and government projects, Michael produced videos for Apple, Toyota, McDonald’s, Sprint and the Veterans Administration.
As DP/camera operator, Michael has worked on television shows such as Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Rescue 911 and many Biography programs. His camera work includes projects for Amgen, Disney, IBM, Nationwide Insurance, Nestle, USC and UCLA. As a still photographer, Michael has photographed the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Olympic Games, the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl. Michael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Management/Journalism from the University of Southern California. Michael is a native Californian and we are proud to have Michael on our Board of Directors so he might use his expertise toward uniting all Americans.
Michael Yada: http://www.yadalevine.com/yadalevine/Home.html
Anne Ford Galiana's background is in theater and her credits include Independence by Lee Blessing, Sam Shepard’s Savage Love, Balm in Gilead,Taming of the Shrew and A Christmas Carol, among many others. She has performed comedy and long form Improv with several companies, starting with Whole World Theater in Atlanta. She has also performed several staged readings including the original play, Moving Alvie In, playing opposite Dan Castellaneta. She studied Shakespeare at Oxford University, England and more recently performed in several theatrical productions with The International Players in Paris, France.
Anne has starred in several films that have debuted at prominent film festivals including Toronto, Tribeca, HollyShorts, Temecula, LA Shorts and California Independent. In addition, she received a Best Ensemble Cast Award for Robert Poe’s “Space Hospital” at the Los Angeles Web Series Festival (LAWEBFEST). With her production company, Fierce Films, she wrote directed and produced her first short film, 'My KidCan Beat Up Your Kid'.
Anne is delighted to be a part of the pioneering, positive life force that is Americans United for America. She’s a proud “Snowflake” and someone who has made it her mission to combat bigotry, hate and divisiveness in the name of social justice. She looks forward to putting her energy toward creating enlightening, meaningful, kick-butt content that opens minds and hearts and changes the world! Thank you, Charles, for the incredible opportunity.
We are proud to have Anne on our Board of Directors so she might use her expertise toward uniting all Americans.
Alexandra Matthew was born and raised in Germany. The daughter of an American Opera Singer and a German orchestra conductor. Acted onstage while immersed in French & German schools until moving to the U.S. at age 16. Finally, definitively caught "the bug" at Brown University and earned a B.A. in Theatre.
Started a life in performance in the San Francisco Bay Area, and spent a defining year training at Drama Studio London in the UK.
Married fellow actor William Eisman in 2009, and welcomed our son Logan Zander in 2011.
Added voice-over to the mix, with a niche in eLearning, audiobooks & commercials, Voice-over, and roles in independent films.
Actress, wife & mother on a mission to inspire our world to choose Love, turn darkness into Light, and share Hope & Joy through powerful performances on stage & screen, and every moment in-between.
We are proud to have Alexandra on our Board of Directors so she might use her expertise toward uniting all Americans.