Made in Rhode Island
UHP is currently in pre-production of the sitcom Made in Rhode Island, based on popular cigar lounges across Rhode Island.
Award winning documentarian Tracey Anarella’s work spans all corners of media. Her first short documentary film , “Jesse and the Fountain of Youth” recently won the 2014 Idyllwild International Film Festival as Best Short Film (covering both the documentary and narrative categories). She also won the “Best Film – Documentary Short” audience award at the SENE FIlm Festival, and also was an award winner in the juried portion of that festival as well. In addition, it was also the winner of the “Best Emerging Filmmaker” award in this year’s competition at the prestigious McMinnville Oregon Short Film Festival. The film was also an o#cial selection at both the 2013 Toronto REEL Indie Film Festival, the 2013 Winterfest Film Festival in New York City. It was also an o#cial selection at the 2014 Queens World Film Festival (Queens, N.Y.). For “Jesse”, she served as director, producer, cinematographer and film editor. It is also a featured selection at the 2014 Rahway Film Festival, and will be a featured documentary at the opening of the Historic Hemet Theatre in Hemet, California. Ms. Anarella is currently hard at work on her first feature documentary, “Not Black Enough”. Tracey continues to be busy in other media projects as well. For the third year rrunning, she has co-produced (for Sound STories) the live musical segments of the DIscovery Networks’ annual upfront presentation at the Rose Theatre at the Lincoln Center.
Lawrence Scott, Producer
Freelance television Producer with a handful of writing and directing credits. Qualified series producer with well over 300 lifetime credits from major sports events to sit-coms. Strong track record with start ups. Really do know the business from top to bottom. Excellent references from crews to executives. Strengths: fact based shows, mulit-camera, strong start-up development skills, people management, large crew and multi-camera productions. Love smart, informative and entertaining content. Best skills are day-to-day producing and holding the story together. Can write and direct factual content. I'm also a proud father of four kids and two grand daughters. I enjoy writing and reading a lot. Workout everyday, love media and migrate between New York City and Los Angeles with pads in both places.
Peter Fish, Music
Peter has won numerous awards for his work. In addition to his 2010 Emmy nomination for Best Original Theme Song for his composition “Moment of Luxury” for the PBS series of the same name, he received the 2002, 2003 and 2005 Emmys for Best Original Score for a Daytime Drama (All My Children), as well as three additional Emmys for his work on Sesame Street Along with his 6 Emmy Awards and 17 Emmy nominations, he has also earned a Grand Mercury Award for NBC’s Today promo theme, a Gold Mobius Advertising Award, inclusion in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Who’s Who in Composing”, a Monitor Award, New York Festivals Awards, ASCAP’s “Most Performed Themes” award for 2000, 2001 and 2004, and ASCAP’s Special Awards for sixteen consecutive years.
Steve Smith, Music
Since early childhood, Steve Smith, a native of Smithfield, Rhode Island, knew he would pursue a career in the music industry. He began performing in grammar school and formed his first band (with his cousin, John Cafferty of Beaver Brown Band fame) while still in junior high. In 1973, he was asked to join Naked Truth, one of the first rock 'n' roll bands in Rhode Island . For the next decade, Naked Truth barnstormed the East Coast becoming one of the most popular club acts of the era while simultaneously working on original material in pursuit of a major label record deal. In the early 1980s, while recording their first Album, Naked Truth decided to changed their name to Steve Smith & The Nakeds. In the 1990s, The Nakeds teamed with saxophonist Clarence Clemons, on leave from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, and became a nationally successful concert attraction. In 2008 when a tie-in to the hit animated television series "The Family Guy" went viral as a YouTube video which resulted in the band signing to Red Music, a division of Sony Records, the biggest record company in the world! Over the course of 40 years, Steve Smith has earned a reputation as a great band leader, an astute business man, and, of course, one of the most energetic and entertaining singers in the music business. In 2013, Steve Smith (along with all 67 other official members of Naked Truth and The Nakeds) was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame. On the eve of his induction, he was asked by his biographer how long he planned to continue performing. His answer was short and sweet - right to the point; he replied, "Until the phone stops ringing."
SJ Petteruti, Writer
SJ Petteruti is a writer and marketer who has been a part of several successful entertainment projects. He has worked on the crews of the TV show Scrubs and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, assisted in writing for several of the rides and attractions at Disneyland and Disney World, and wrote a spec script for the HBO show Entourage. SJ has also helped launch online entertainment products including interactive mobile games and several national video advertising campaigns. He is based in San Francisco.