Movie Information Roundup: Casting Veterans Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wooden Employed at Paramount

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In at present’s movie information roundup, casting executives Deborah Aquila and Tricia Wooden land at Paramount, sci-fi thriller “Volition” finds a house and Everlast Footage launches in Los Angeles.


Veteran casting executives Deborah Aquila and Tricia Wooden have been employed as govt VPs of casting for Paramount Footage and Paramount Tv Studios.

The duo will  act as one cohesive crew, however Aquila will run level on TV, reporting to Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount Tv Studios; Wooden will run level for the movie aspect, reporting to Wyck Godfrey, president of Paramount’s Movement Image Group. Geraldine Leder, Paramount’s senior VP of sasting will report back to Aquila, whereas VP of Casting Monika Mikkelsen has transitioned to a brand new function because the casting govt for Paramount Animation.

Wooden and Aquila beforehand headed Aquila Wooden Casting on behalf of Lionsgate. Aquila’s most up-to-date movies embody Paramount’s “The Tomorrow Struggle,” “LaLa Land,” and “Surprise. She beforehand labored at Paramount and was senior VP of options sasting from 1993-1999.

Wooden started her profession in 1993 as an intern at Paramount within the options casting division underneath the tutelage of Aquila.
Collectively, Aquila and Woodhave shared casting credit on greater than 150 function movies and tv pilots.


Big Footage has acquired the U.S. rights to the sci-fi/thriller “Volition,” which will probably be launched in theaters, on Apple TV, Prime Video and different digital platforms on July 10, Selection has discovered solely.

“Volition” is the function directorial debut for Tony Dean Smith, who co-wrote the script together with his brother and producing accomplice Ryan W. Smith.  The movie stars Adrian Glynn McMorran, Magda Apanowicz, John Cassini, Frank Cassini, Aleks Paunovic, and Invoice Marchant.  It was produced in affiliation with Paly Productions and Smith Brothers Movie Firm.

The story facilities on a person with clairvoyance attempting  to vary his destiny when a collection of occasions results in a imaginative and prescient of his personal imminent homicide. It was awarded as greatest function on the Philip Okay. Dick Movie Competition.

The deal was negotiated by Courtney Cox from Big Footage, and Smith Brothers Movie Firm and Paly Productions on behalf of the filmmakers.


Michael Spanos II and Adonis Tountas have launched Everlast Footage as a Los Angeles based mostly movie firm with a spread of movies in growth from household comedy to psychological thrillers.

Tountas has been growing Everlast’s slate for the previous yr. He’s producing the upcoming movie “Swimming pools” with Sam Hayes directing.

Spanos is an eight-year company veteran of the Nationwide Soccer League. HIs household owns the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers, and he joined  the Chargers’ entrance workplace in 2016.

John Hilary Shepherd and Bobby Hoppey are additionally on the board of advisers of Everlast. Shepherd was a co-executive producer on “1917” and has labored at New Republic Footage and Cross Creek Footage. He additionally acquired a WGA Award nomination for “Nurse Jackie.”

Hoppey has labored at  Valparaiso Footage and Echo Lake Leisure the place he ran growth. Latest credit embody “Straight Up” and “Pig.”

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