STEINMAN (Composer, Lyricist, Book) Though Jim began in theatre, he is best known as a songwriter/producer whose
records have sold more than 100 million copies, described by the L.A. Times as
"the Richard Wagner of rock." At Amherst College he wrote and starred in an epic musical The Dream Engine. It caused a sensation, and N.Y. Shakespeare Festival's Joe Papp bought the rights at intermission. His first professional musical was More Than You Deserve at Papp’s Public Theater, where he worked for five years. When a singer named Meat Loaf auditioned for him, Spin Magazine called the meeting "one of the top ten most important moments in the history of rock and roll." Then came his first record, the legendary Bat Out Of Hell, with Meat Loaf, the biggest debut album ever and the second best selling disc of all time. The sequel Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell topped the charts in 38 countries 16 years later in 1993.
He is currently working on a massive stage spectacle, to be staged in a theatre expressly designed & built for it. It will be moveable too. The show, which may be co-written with Terry Jones of Monty Python fame, will feature motorcyclists doing astounding stunts, BMX riders, skateboarders and a corps of amazing dancers from all around the globe, including the most incredible flying ever seen by a troupe of Russian wizards. All Jim’s songs will be chosen by Jim, and three major new ones too. There is also a new film musical being written by Stuart Beattie, of "Collateral" and "Pirates of the Caribbean ", using all Jim's songs. Jim has also created a new show for Disney TV, an animated show, for the new JET-X channel, a "hipper" Disney animated format, closer to anime. He will write a song a week, and executive produce. The show is developed to use the ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS, from TLC's top rated show "MASTER CHOPPERS." It is called"BIKERS OF THE ROUND TABLE."
Steinman is also the president of Ravenous Entertainment, which includes Ravenous Records, and is distributed by Sony Records worldwide.
KUNZE (Book) found early international success as a songwriter
and record producer. In the 1970s his recordings dominated the charts
in Europe, some of which hit the top of the charts in the US. At the same
time, he authored television scripts and books on historical topics; one
of them, Highroad to the Stake, became a law student's favourite
in the US. He made his first appearance in the musical theatre with adaptations
of international shows for their German-language mountings. His first
original musical, Elisabeth, turned out to be a hit, totaling 1,278
Viennese performances, whilst going on to productions in Japan, Hungary,
Germany, Holland and Scandinavia. Elisabeth was followed up by
Dance of the Vampires, already a cult musical and box office phenomenon
in Europe, and by Mozart!, a contemporary tribute to the musical
genius, currently playing in Sweden and Japan. Lately, Michael has written
a straight play (Lenya) and an opera libretto (Raoul). He
is working on a musical of Rebecca, based on Du Maurier's novel.
Dr. Michael Kunze holds a Grammy, 79 Gold and Platinum Records, 3 Golden
Europes, 2 Best Musicals Awards. He and his wife, Roswitha, live alternately
in Munich and New York.
POLANSKI (Based on a film by) is one of the most controversial
contemporary directors in Cinema History. Roman has created films that
unnerve and horrify the viewer such as "Rosemary's Baby" and "The
Tenant", as well as the masterpiece "Chinatown" starring Jack
Nicholson. He also directed the groundbreaking vampire movie "Dance
of the Vampires" and the period drama "Tess," based on the
novel by Thomas Hardy starring, Nastassja Kinski. Both of these films
exude a haunting yet luminous beauty. As a filmmaker he is exceptional
in his ability to produce works with a disturbing mood and atmosphere
of suspense that is impossible to replicate. His hallmark is to utilize
seemingly everyday events and situations and then expose the undercurrent
of evil that lies beneath; he explores the thin line between madness and
sanity with compelling expertise and intuitive mastery. In 2002, Roman
Polanski won the Cannes film festival's coveted Palme d'Or for "The
Pianist," a semi-autobiographical film that follows one man's survival
in WWII's Warsaw ghetto. Exclusive! See the
1967 MGM Movie Trailer For Polanski's Dance Of The Vampires