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Briana Venskus

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Briana Venskus-Vazquez is a Latinx, Biracial, Bisexual, and Bicoastal Actress. Briana has proven to be one of the more versatile performers working today, appearing on more than 90 episodes of TV since 2013, spanning 20 shows, including 5 Seasons of MARVELS AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and 4 Seasons of THE WALKING DEAD. She has recurred on SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS opposite Elizabeth Olsen and Kelly Marie Tran, GRACE AND FRANKIE opposite Jane Fonda, as well as THIS IS US, SUPERGIRL, GOOD TROUBLE, OUTCAST, HINDSIGHT, NASHVILLE, and NAOMI. She also recently appeared in Bryan Fuller’s limited docuseries QUEER FOR FEAR. On the comedic side, Briana steals the scene in the 20TH CENTURY FOX feature film LETS BE COPS as Precious, opposite Damon Waynes Jr. and Jake Johnson, and THEN CAME YOU, along side Ken Jeong, Maisie Williams, and Asa Butterfield.

Briana is about to begin filming on the feature CTRL ALT DEL. She just wrapped on the indie feature, THIRSTY, opposite Kyra Sedgwick, Jaime Nuemann, Sung Kang, Thora Birch, Tyler Lepley, and Brandee Evans. Later this year she stars in the new TV show UNCONVENTIONAL from Emmy nominated Writer/Director, Kit Williamson.

In 2020, Briana became one of the first ‘viral’ creators of the pandemic. Her most recent creation, ACTRESS WITH A PODCAST, has landed at Comedy veteran Ken Kwapis’s production company, IN CAHOOTS. Briana started 22 TO 2 PRODUCTIONS as a vehicle for her own projects.


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  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

John Hoogenakker

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Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, John became an actor at an early age. He went on to attend The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago where found his calling on stage, appearing in many of the city’s illustrious houses including The Goodman, Writers’ Theatre, Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the renowned Steppenwolf Garage.
This year John can be seen starring opposite Michael Shannon and Giovanni Ribisi in “Waco: The Aftermath” for Showtime. John stars as Clive Doyle in the series, one of the only members of David Koresh’s Branch Davidian sect to be completely exonerated. “Waco: The Aftermath” will debut on Showtime April 16, 2023. John was most recently seen starring in Hulu’s critically acclaimed, Peabody Award winning limited series “Dopesick.” He was a standout appearing opposite Peter Sarsgaard as Randy Ramseyer, an assistant US Attorney prosecuting the infamous and ongoing Purdue Pharma case. While John holds an illustrious resume in film and TV, he has also appeared in millions of homes across the country on the commercial front.

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  • Dopesick
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
  • Waco: The Aftermath
  • Castle Rock
  • Colony
  • The Girlfriend Experience
  • Empire
  • Chicago Fire
  • Boss
  • Public Enemies

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  • SOCIAL: Imani Love

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Creed Bratton

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Creed Bratton’s talent for acting and music began at a young age. Born in Los Angeles, he grew up in the small town of Coarsegold near Yosemite, California. He attended the College of the Sequoias and Sacramento State College as a drama major. He began playing the guitar professionally as a teenager followed by a whirlwind travel experience throughout Europe in his twenties with the band The Young Californians.

As a member of the popular rock group The Grass Roots in the 1960s, Bratton appeared on numerous television shows, as well as in the Doris Day movie, “With Six You Get Egg Roll.” He parted ways with the band in 1970, but continued his passion and has released six solo albums up to the present day.

While honing his acting career, Bratton also worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes as prop man, boom man, composer and grip. His film credits as an actor include “Terri”, “Mask” and “Heart like a Wheel.” On television, he has appeared on hit shows such as “The Bernie Mac Show”, “Eight Is Enough” and “Quincy.” He was cast in “The Office” doing a parody of his life as a former rock star. During his years on the series, he also appeared in several short and independent films which were accepted in numerous festivals. He still performs in clubs as a solo performer.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

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