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Lisa K Crosato: A Triple-Threat Talent from Vancouver Dominating Hollywood with her Creative Prowess

Lisa K. Crosato, a dynamic powerhouse from Vancouver, Canada, has carved her niche in Los Angeles as an accomplished actress, writer, and producer. After gathering a wealth of experience in a range of independent films, she extended her creative portfolio into writing and producing. Her first venture, where she took the triple role of writer, producer, and actress, was in “Kenmore Ave,” a film that caught eyes at Cannes where its trailer shared the red-carpet rotation with major features. The film is now enjoying distribution by Shorts TV.

Adding to her array of talents, Lisa also produced the award-winning feature-length documentary “From the Midst of Pain.” She helped develop the script for Jean Pierre Bekolo’s critically acclaimed film “Les Saignantes,” which not only received rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival but also bagged the prestigious Silver Stallion Award. Under the guidance of the legendary screenwriter Mardik Martin, known for “Raging Bull” and “Mean Streets,” Lisa penned her first screenplay “XXL,” which has since garnered several awards and has been recently optioned. She started writing in a Hollywood group for both actors and writers called WAL (writer/actor lab) where the iconic movie “Fight Club” was workshopped and written by Jim Uhls. Lisa learned a lot about writing from working with so many top Hollywood writers in this group and says, “I sincerely believe it is time to have a deeper and more meaningful conversation about writers and the importance of writers to the overall success of films and television.”

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Lisa’s upcoming endeavors include a riveting crime thriller she scripted about the infamous female serial killer Sheila LaBarre, set to be directed by the legendary Oscar winner Charles Burnett. She recently won “Best Script” for the work from the Multi Dimension Film Festival. “A Day in the Valley,” another script penned by Lisa just won “Best Comedy” in the Just 4 Shorts Hollywood Film Festival. She will star with Maggie Wagner and Sally Kirkland in the upcoming dark comedy. She is presently working on another comedy film project called “More Shenanigans” and wraps filming at the end of June.

In a testament to her passion for female-driven narratives, Lisa successfully launched “City of Angels Women’s Film Festival” in 2019. This platform empowers and connects women in the film industry, spotlighting remarkable films made by women and promotes inclusion, diversity and gender equality in the film industry. The festival was mentioned recently in Deadline Hollywood and has earned recognition in Variety and numerous other publications, drawing celebrities and top talent eager to share their diverse, global stories. COAWFF is partnered with Shout! Studios and offers winning filmmakers an opportunity to meet with their acquisitions team for a potential distribution or development deal.

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Lisa recently returned from a successful experience of the 76th International Cannes Film Festival.

Stay connected with Lisa’s journey through her social media channels:

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Instagram: @lisakcrosato, @cityofangelswomensfilmfest Facebook: facebook.com/lisakcrosato

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Richard Lynch Sticks to Tradition on Biographical “Right Where He Ought to Be”

“Right Where He Ought to Be”, like much of Richard Lynch’s work, is deeply rooted in traditional country music, often celebrating the simplicity of rural life, hard work, and strong family values. “Right Where He Ought to Be” continues this tradition, with its narrative (about Hollywood stuntman, Kim Kahana) focusing on finding contentment and a sense of belonging in one’s life choices and circumstances. The title itself suggests a story of realization and acceptance, reflecting on the journey of an individual who has discovered their place in the world—whether it be through returning to their roots, embracing their current life stage, or finding peace in their personal or professional life.

The song narrates the life of Kim Kahana, who, from a young age, walked across the country alone to make California his home. With only a third-grade education and having survived the Great Depression, he joins the military to fight in Korea, where he is captured and nearly killed. Displaying remarkable courage, he escapes death by faking his death and escaping. After the war, he returns to California, aspiring to work in the film industry. Starting as a stuntman, he eventually becomes a revered figure in Hollywood, teaching others for over 70 years.

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Key messages include the power of belief in oneself, the importance of perseverance, and the idea that it’s never too late to find where you belong.

Richard Lynch stands out in the country music scene for his steadfast dedication to the traditional country sound, characterized by its storytelling, emotional honesty, and connection to rural life and blue-collar experiences. “Right Where He Ought to Be” is a reflection of these core themes, encapsulating the essence of what Lynch’s music represents.

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Comparing “Right Where He Ought to Be” to the rest of Lynch’s discography, several key similarities and distinctions emerge:

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  1. Thematic Continuity: Lynch’s songs frequently explore themes of love, loyalty, hard work, and the importance of roots and heritage. “Right Where He Ought to Be” aligns with these themes, likely offering a narrative that celebrates finding one’s place and peace in life, a recurring motif in his work.
  2. Musical Style: Lynch is known for his commitment to traditional country instrumentation and arrangements, shying away from the pop-influenced sounds that dominate modern country. This song, like much of his work, features classic country instruments such as steel guitar, fiddle, and acoustic guitar, creating a sound that is both nostalgic and timeless.
  3. Authenticity and Personal Connection: One of Lynch’s strengths is his ability to draw from his own life experiences, giving his music an authentic and relatable quality. Whether “Right Where He Ought to Be” is autobiographical or inspired by the stories of others, it maintains this personal touch, connecting with listeners through shared experiences and emotions.
  4. Evolution and Consistency: While maintaining a consistent sound, Lynch also shows evolution in his music, exploring various facets of country life and personal introspection. This song represents a deeper, more reflective side of Lynch, offering insights into his personal philosophy or life journey while still fitting comfortably within his established musical identity.

Overall, “Right Where He Ought to Be” serves as both a continuation of and a unique entry in Richard Lynch’s discography. It showcases his strengths as a traditional country artist while offering listeners a potentially new perspective on finding one’s place in the world. As with all of Lynch’s music, the song  resonates with those who appreciate country music’s ability to tell stories that are deeply human and profoundly relatable.

Other suggestions for similar themes and exploration would include Johnny Cash, for his storytelling in songs like “A Boy Named Sue,” which also explores themes of identity and destiny. and films about Hollywood’s golden era, such as “La La Land,” for its exploration of dreams, success, and the allure of the silver screen.

–Roger Newsome

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Hollywood’s Renowned Actor Steve Crawford Recurring Role as Reverend Shawn Whittington in Eli Roth’s Upcoming Series, The Legion of Exorcists on MAX

Hollywood actor Steve Crawford, acclaimed for his unique blend of magic and acting, has recently landed a significant role in the upcoming Discovery/Warner HBO MAX series, “Eli Roth Presents: The Legion of Exorcists.” Crawford’s character, Reverend Shawn Whittington, is set to be a recurring one, marking Crawford’s first ongoing role in a television series.

Renowned filmmaker Eli Roth, recognized for his mastery in the horror genre, is bringing the new series to life. His impressive portfolio boasts successful movies such as Cabin Fever, Hostel, and The Green Inferno. Roth has also delivered blockbusters like The House with a Clock in Its Walls, starring Hollywood legends like Cate Blanchett and Jack Black.

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The Legion of Exorcists, premiering on June 1st on HBO MAX (soon to transition to the name MAX), is set to deliver a thrilling and suspenseful experience for viewers. The series will also be available for streaming on Discovery Plus and Travel every Thursday night.

Crawford’s illustrious career spans over 40 years as a variety artist. Touring the country as a daredevil escape artist, illusionist, hypnotist, and magician, he developed a deep love for acting at the tender age of six. Over the years, Crawford has showcased his unique talents and acting prowess in over 30 films and television shows, making him a perfect fit for this new and exciting series.

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His impressive portfolio of accolades includes the first-place winner in casting agents Brock and Allen’s Film Acting Competition, a Top Three Actor in America’s “Cast Me” Competition and Reality Show, and membership in the National Forensic League Honor Society. Crawford is also the recipient of the Sharp Acting Award and the first-place Nabisco Unlock The Magic Award, holding a record in the latter competition.

Moving to Hollywood five years ago brought momentum to Crawford’s acting career. He has since worked on various television projects, co-hosting Fox Television’s “Magical Mystery Tour” and appearing in numerous commercials, most recently for Express.

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For nearly ten months each year, Crawford would travel the country, dazzling audiences at various venues like Six Flags Over Texas, Magic Mountain, and Sea World San Diego. During the winter months, he returned to Oklahoma to continue acting. Over the years, he has shared the stage with notable figures like Henry Winkler and opened for rock concerts, including Alice Cooper.

A robust professional support system stands behind Crawford’s success. MJB Talent Agency in Los Angeles represents him, while GTK PR Agency, with Sherry Lee as his dedicated publicist, manages his publicity and public relations efforts. As Crawford prepares to captivate audiences with his performance in “The Legion of Exorcists”, this collaboration will play a crucial role in promoting and managing his thriving Hollywood career.

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As Steve Crawford prepares to captivate audiences with his performance in The Legion of Exorcists, he continues to enchant audiences with his unique blend of magic and acting. He is undoubtedly an actor to watch, as his career continues its meteoric rise in Hollywood.

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