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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Actors, Producers, Writers, and Directors--Learn from the Best

Actors, writers, directors, and all those who are interesting in becoming one of the three--How often are presented with the opportunity to learn from those who have not only  been there and done that, but also were the ones to design the t-sheets.  Angel Protectors of Animals and Wildlife is offering the opportunity to learn from the some of the best in the entertainment industry.

Best known for his role as Potsie on Happy Days, Anson Williams  has appeared on some of the most popular TV series.    Although most people are used to seeing his handsome face on the screen; they don't normally expect to find his name in the credits listed as the  director.  However,  in doing so they over looked his vast experience as a director of both film and television.  His credits include TV series such as : L,A. Law,  Hooperman, Diagnosis Murder,  Seaquest 2032, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Charmed, and Sons & Daughters.  His experience as a child actor has helped Williams mentor new talent by directing such series as: Melrose Place, 7th Heaven, Beverly Hills 90210, Baywatch,  Sabrina the Teenage Witch. and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.  He as directed too many movies to list here.  His resume as a director continues to grow as does his writer and producer credits.

Bill Hayes  is best know for his role Doug Williams on Days of Our Lives.   Bill is not only a veteran actor with decades of experience in film, television, and the stage, but he is also a singer, song writer, and author.  He has worked with some of the best in the entertainment industry  His career started when television was live.  There were no second takes or editing out mistakes.  Bill quickly learned how to cover his and others' errors. Bill and Susan have written  several books together, including their recent Historical Romance, TRUMPET.  He continues to appear in concerts around the country, frequently writing original music as well a singing old favorites.

Actress, Singer, Song Writer, Author, and Producer Gloria Loring has appeared in numerous TV series, TV specials, and live concerts have taken her many times around the world.  She has tirelessly worked to raise funding for research to cure diabetes.   She has also  authored several  spiritual books and is producing video series, which is being released via the internet and Digital distribution to mobile devices.  Her number #1 "Friends and Lovers" launched her into international stardom.  She is also known for her role Liz Chandler as well as writing the themes songs for the Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes.  In Gloria's most recent book, Coincidences is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous, she shares her healing journey through her life's successes and challenges.  Each chapter begins with the lyrics of one of the many songs she has written.

Jon Provost started his acting character in the early 1950's at age of 2.  He is best known for portraying Timmy on the original Lassie series.  From 1989 through 1992, Jon appeared in The New Lassie as the character Steve McCullough.  He continues to act in television and in films.  He is also an animal advocate, especially  Canine Companions for Independence, which provides extraordinary service dogs to the handicapped.  He has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest film stars: Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, William Holden, Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Rod Steiger, Anita Ekberg, Clint Eastwood, Kurt Russell; and on television with stars like Kim Novak, Jack Benny, James Garner and everyone’s favorite talking horse, Mr. Ed.

Actor, writer, and child actor advocate Paul Petersen has decades of experience in both film and television.   Best know as Jeff Stone on the Donna Reed Show, Paul started acting in 1956 for Disney.  In spite of this one time  Mouseketeer was fired for conduct unbecoming a mouse, Paul's career flourished with starring and guest starring roles in film and television.    He experience in the entertainment industry lead him to form the child advocacy organization Minor Consideration.  It  is a non-profit, tax-deductible foundation, dedicated to protecting the legal and human rights of juvenile performers in the entertainment industry, as well as their financial security and their physical, mental and emotional health. 

Best known as Chip on My Three Sons, Stanley Livingston also started acting at an early age.  He learned his craft from some of the best in the industry, appearing in both film and television.  Stanley has produced, written, and directed film and television. Stan most recently co-produced and starred in "IN THE PICTURE" - the first 3-Strip 35mm CINERAMA process film made in over 50 years   In 2011, he produced the two documentary series The Actor's Journey and The Actor Journey for Kids.  Combining the talents of the best actors, directors, and producers in the industry these video focuses on the business aspects of the entertainment industry.  Stan is also an accomplished artist, who works in several mediums, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pen & ink as well as digital arts. Intrigued by light and color. Stan began to experiment with light, glass and glass staining mediums around 1980 and produced thousands of pieces of art glass.

These talented entertainers have graciously donated their time in order to help save our nations wildlife.  Please follow their lead and help us save our national treasures.  Our fund raiser is down to its final days, so you must act quickly.   The Indiegogo address is

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