Dark City Players
Alan K. Rode
Alan K. Rode wrote Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy, provides commentaries for vintage film DVDs and has written numerous biographical profiles and essays on film history. In addition to being the producer and host of the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, Alan is also the director and treasurer of the Film Noir Foundation and co-programs and co-hosts the NOIR CITY film festivals in Hollywood and Chicago. Alan recently appeared in a forthcoming European public television documentary about famed director Michael Curtiz. His Curtiz biography is due for publication by the University Press of Kentucky in 2014.
Marvin Paige is a well-known Hollywood casting director whose credits include: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Star Trek- The Motion Picture, Take the Money and Run, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex and Jump, Patrick Swayze’s final film. Marvin was the casting director for television series including General Hospital for ten years, Combat and Planet of the Apes and Branded. A noted Hollywood historian, he heads the Marvin Paige Motion Picture and Television Research Archive. He is currently casting the new Joshua Sinclair picture, Edith that will be filmed in Austria and Hungary.
Foster Hirsch is the author of 16 books on film and theatre, including: Film Noir: The Dark Side of the Screen and Otto Preminger, The Man Who Would Be King. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Film Noir Foundation and has lectured on noir in India, China, Dubai, England, France and Germany. He is a frequent host/moderator at numerous venues including the American Film Institute, the National Arts Club, the Harvard Club and the Loews New Jersey. He is now at work on a history of Hollywood during the 1950s.
Eddie Muller writes novels, biographies, movie histories, plays, short stories, and films. He also produces and hosts NOIR CITY: The San Francisco Film Noir Festival, the largest noir retrospective in the world. As founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, he has been instrumental in rescuing and restoring many neglected genre gems. This June he hosts TCM's "Friday Night Spotlight," programming and hosting a four-night, 16-film series highlighting favorite noir writers. Muller's own debut novel, The Distance, earned the Best First Novel “Shamus” Award from the Private Eye Writers of America in 2002. Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, which he co-wrote with the actor, was a recent national bestseller.