Award winning Recording artist / Award winning Novelist / Screenwriter / Librettist / Poet / Composer / Radio and TV Host / Theatrical Producer & Stage Director
In his illustrious career as a singer/songwriter, Stavros Sideras was awarded three gold and two platinum albums. Furthermore, he has twice represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest as a lyricist, composer and singer.
Radio & TV Presenter
Stavros has hosted his own highly popular radio programs and a groundbreaking television series called “Persona & Persona Non-Grata.”
Writer / Librettist / Composer
His first Rock Opera, “The Archon” was staged at the Civic Theatre in Johannesburg in 1979. Since then, he has written, composed produced and directed a number of successful musicals around the world including, “Demons” starring Greek superstar Anna Vissi, “Bite” a rock show still playing in Las Vegas and “Ode to the Gods” a one-act-opera Stavros was commissioned to write, compose, produce and direct for HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Theatrical Producer & Stage Director
Stavros has served as a Creative Producing Director for a number of years at the Regency Casino in Greece - the biggest casino in Europe - at the theatre of which he created, produced and directed over thirty musicals and musical shows.
Stavros’ first screenplay titled “Leroy & Richard” was optioned by Paramount Pictures. He is currently developing two of his screenplays, “Poets Never Die” and “Lucky Black Jack” in Los Angeles.
Stavros Sideras’ first novel “Poets Never Die” was published both in English and in Greek. Aforementioned novel has received a “Best Book of the Year 2017” international award.
Yiannos Georgiades is the Managing Director and founder of the law firm Y. Georgiades & Associates LLC, established in 1992 in Nicosia, Cyprus. The firm is now a thriving concern. It is essentially international in outlook with approximately three-quarters of the clientele of international origin, it also has a firm foothold in the domestic market, providing an extensive range of legal consultancy services to both Cypriot and multinational clients.
He has over 25 years’ experience in litigation, corporate and commercial law, international tax planning, international trade, cross-border disputes - private international law, real estate, investments, alternative dispute resolution, medical negligence, intellectual property law, Internet and media law. In 1995, he also worked as a visiting attorney at Corboy & Demetrio in Chicago and Baker & Hostetler in Washington, D.C. in the United States.
Throughout his career, he has been successful in a number of high-caliber cases. He has successfully achieved to become a member of the Bar of England and Wales (Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn) and the Cyprus Bar Association. He is the President of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration and the Co-founder of a business acceleration company under the name KV Kinisis Ventures Limited, the main aim of which is to assist worthy Cypr us companies to scale up in the US.
Kim Eva Matuka, a native from New York City started Online Talent Group, a boutique, theatrical & literary management company with offices both in NYC & Los Angeles. Kim started her own company at the age of 21. She established herse lf almost immediately & became one of the youngest managers in the business. With a great eye for discovering talent, in the past 22 years she managed to successfully launch the careers of some of the hottest young actors in Hollywood, including Emmy & Grammy Nomi nee Mos Def, Tammy Blanchard, Sherri Saum ( Fosters) Michael Kenneth Williams, Latarsha Rose & Tony/Oscar Nominee Anna Kendrick etc etc.
Having achieved her initial goal, Kim decided to further challe nge her potential by becoming a film producer. Her most recent project is a horror film ‘Hack.’ In addition, she represented Shane & Lee Stanley, who Produced Sony Pictures, “Gridiron Gang” with Dwayne”The Rock” Johnson. The movie she recently cast Altergeist premiered on Direct TV and did extremely well.
WIlliam Schuller opened it’s doors in 1953 was an icon in the business. He had an incredible vision and discovered many of the successful stars in the business today like Ron Howard and hundreds mores. Kim Matuka and her mother Margit Matuka currently own this family Business and continue striving, still popping out the hottest a ward winning youth actors in Hollywood.
Gene George is currently President/CEO of TESERA ENTERTAINMENT, a prolific worldwide distributor of Series and TV Movies, which was launched in July 2019. In the second half of 2019, George Executive Produced 9 TV movies all of which already aired on leading broadcasters such as Hallmark, Lifetime, ION and OWN. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Distribution, for LIONSGATE, overseeing international sales and distribution for the company throughout APAC, including forging partnerships with international broadcasters and expanding the company’s distribution to new markets around the globe. Prior to his almost 2.5 years at Lionsgate, he oversaw and managed all worldwide television distribution for STARZ for over 9 years. George has been responsible for licensing many premium series including “Black Sails,” “Spartacus,” “Power,” and “Ash vs Evil Dead” in over 160 countries around the world. George also acquired content for global distribution for Lionsgate and Starz, including the BBC event mini-series “Little Women” and many other films for international licensing.
George is a long-time member of the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA) and has served on its Board of Directors for over 14 years. George is currently Chairman of IFTA’s Television Committee and a member of its Export Alliance. George is a prominent figure at virtually all domestic and international TV and film sales markets, including MIPTV and MIPCOM, NATPE and the AFM and is a regular speaker on industry panels. George was named CableFAX Sales Executive of the Year in 2011 and was featured in Success Magazine in October 2012.
A New York native, George lives in Southern California with his wife and four children.