Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter. In Scream VI, Melissa Barrera (“Sam Carpenter”), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy Meeks-Martin”), Mason Gooding (“Chad Meeks-Martin”), Jenna Ortega (“Tara Carpenter”), Hayden Panettiere (“Kirby Reed”) and Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”) return to their roles in the franchise alongside Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra, and Samara Weaving.
Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.
A Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group presentation, a Project X Entertainment Production, a Radio Silence Film, Scream VI. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett, written by James Vanderbilt & Guy Busick based on characters created by Kevin Williamson, Scream VI is produced by William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein, and stars Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Mason Gooding, Roger L. Jackson, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Jenna Ortega, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra, Samara Weaving with Hayden Panettiere and Courteney Cox. Executive producers are Kevin Williamson, Chad Villella, Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, Courteney Cox, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad, Marianne Maddalena.
Scream (2022), a self-described “requel” of Scream (1996), relaunched the franchise with Sam and Tara Carpenter at the core, with Scream VI bringing together some familiar faces for a terrifying, sharp-witted, and bloody horror experience.
Melissa Barrera returns as Sam Carpenter, the illegitimate daughter of Billy Loomis, the first serial killer to put on the Ghostface mask alongside his partner-in-crime Stu Macher in the original 1996 film. “It’s fun to be back,” says Barrera. “It feels like a bigger movie in every sense this time, and it’s cool to be back with the family.”
From the vibe on the set to the movie’s storyline, Scream VI is a family affair. The film finds Sam, her half-sister Tara (Jenna Ortega) and their friends, twins Mindy (Jasmin Savoy Brown) and Chad Meeks-Martin (Mason Gooding), having relocated from Woodsboro to New York City after the most recent Ghostface killings left them as the only survivors in their group of friends. The trauma from the experience – which involved Sam’s boyfriend Richie and Tara’s best friend Amber as the masterminds of the killing spree, motivated by the fact that they wanted to reinvent the Stab franchise by creating new source material while using Sam’s connection to Billy as the basis to frame Sam for the murders – has affected each of them differently.
"Scream VI takes place shortly after the events of the last Scream and it finds all of them struggling to deal with what happened. We loved the idea that this story was set right on the heels of the previous film so that we could really explore how each of these characters is navigating or not navigating the experience that they had in the past. And it finds them all in a big city hopefully surrounded by an energy that will help them move on… and, of course, Ghostface enters the picture. They realize that even in a city of millions, they can't run and hide from this thing that's coming for them,” says Gillett.
Now in New York City, Tara and the twins are attending college, while Sam works two jobs and wrestles with her demons. The quartet of survivors from Woodsboro have formed their own little trauma-bonded family, which Chad dubs the “Core Four” despite everyone else’s objections.
They’re all trying to get on with their lives, often in very different ways. Even though Sam’s hovering hyper-vigilance drives Tara crazy, things seem to be going reasonably well. Tara just wants to forget everything that happened in Woodsboro and lead a normal life. “She loves her sister,” says Ortega. “The only issue is now Sam won’t leave her alone for a second. Sometimes you just need your space. It’s interesting to see how Sam and Tara navigate the experience this time around, considering they’re not really in the same headspace as they were in the last film.”
Tara, Chad, and Mindy have been friends since high school, bonding over the experience of being part of Richie and Amber’s murderous rampage as well as their mutual connections to the original killers and victims from the first Woodsboro killings. In addition to Sam being Billy Loomis’s daughter, Chad and Mindy are the nephew and niece of Randy Meeks, who appeared in the original film and ultimately perished at the hand of Ghostface in its 1997 sequel Scream 2. Speaking about the characters, Ortega explains, “We didn’t want to leave each other. We’ve become much closer, and New York’s literally as far away as possible from Woodsboro. It’s on the opposite side of the country.”
Setting the film in the Big Apple opens up more opportunities for mayhem, according to Barrera. “It makes it that much more suspenseful because everywhere they go — in the subway, on the streets, wherever they are — there are a lot of people. Anyone could be Ghostface. And that’s what keeps people coming back to this franchise, that it’s always someone different.”
The Scream franchise is beloved by legions of superfans who are deeply attached to various elements of the films. Bringing a new sensibility to such an iconic franchise can be risky business, especially one that so expertly balances fear, humor, and a meta movie-within-a-movie approach. But the new Scream team knows what it’s doing: Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group’s 2022 sequel brought in $140 million at the global box office and breathed new life into the series.
Following the success of Scream, Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group worked quickly to greenlight a follow-up and brought back the same filmmaking team to spearhead Scream VI. Co-directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett return to the helm along with executive producer Chad Villella (the three form the film collective Radio Silence), producers William Sherak, James Vanderbilt and Paul Neinstein from Project X, and writers Vanderbilt & Guy Busick. Original Scream creator Kevin Williamson – who wrote Scream, Scream 2, and Scream 4 – is also back as an executive producer as well as Spyglass Media Group’s Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad, and Marianne Maddalena.
Oillataguerre said, “We started developing a storyline for Scream VI with Jamie, Guy, and the Project X team while in the beginning stages of relaunching the franchise with Scream in 2022. Early on, we were planning for the evolution of these characters and broadening their world beyond Woodsboro.”
He added, “From the moment we saw the director’s cut from Radio Silence on the last installment, we were confident we earned the bridge to a sequel. It was important to us that we continue our collaboration with this talented creative team.”
With the team assembled and a great script in tow, production began in June 2022, only 5 months after the release of the previous film. “The big challenge with the last movie was that we had to remind people and give people a real reason why this movie should be back in their lives, why these characters and this franchise could still be of significant value culturally, but also have entertainment value and still be contemporary. We also had to make sure that we were really paying homage to Wes Craven’s original films,” says Gillett.
Executive producer Chad Villella adds, “The one analogy we always use that if Scream 5 was the greatest hits, this one is the punk rock B side of the Scream franchise. We brought some action to it and really ramped up the intensity, which makes the movie more fun, makes the city more prevalent, and makes you feel like you're in a different place and watching a different Scream, but still getting a genuine Scream movie at its core.”
And at the core of all of the Scream movies is the whodunit element, which, Villella thinks aligns with what is trending in pop culture right now, giving the films added relevance. “People are loving the mystery element in discovering who did it and pulling apart the layers of the onion that way and finding it out,” says Villella. “That's why Scream is an evergreen source for material for fans of all different types of movies who can come and watch something together.” While the film stays true to the whodunit element, directors Bettinelli-Olpin & Gillett brought more of an action-film aesthetic to Scream VI, with highly choreographed fight scenes and spectacular falls and stunts that take place at vertiginous heights. Or as producer William Sherak puts it, “We hid an action movie in a horror movie.”
Fortunately, the directors knew their cast would be up for the challenge. “It feels like the best action sequences are the ones designed so the actors can actually perform the stunts that the sequences require,” says Gillett. “The intensity of it is that much higher because we weren’t cheating it.”
As an example, Barrera cites the scene in which the characters crawl between two apartment windows on a rickety ladder many stories above the street. “It was pretty insane,” she says. “We were terrified shooting this because it’s more violent and feels more intense than last time. The writers definitely took it to another level.
“That’s the beauty of Scream,” she adds. “The whole point is heightening things to a level where you might think it’s unbelievable but, because it’s this world, it’s believable. Anything can happen. And this Ghostface is probably the most ruthless and crazy ever.”
At the center of the story in Scream VI lie the four survivors of the last film: Sam, Tara, Chad, and Mindy. With the same actors and filmmaking team returning for the sequel, co-writers James Vanderbilt & Guy Busick were able to build on the cast member’s experiences from the first film, how they personified these characters as well as the strong connection between the group, which lent itself to the natural feeling of a real found family.
“The film really gets to be about these characters, their relationship, how they're dealing with the past, how they're working together to get through this current ordeal. The actors who play the core four had become really close friends of ours. So, watching that relationship between them and all of us together evolve over the course of both movies is something that's just really special that I don't think we were expecting and that I think you feel when you're watching the movie,” says Bettinelli-Olpin.
“We talk a lot about how when we're casting someone we want to cast someone who embodies a little bit of what we love about that character on the page. We love that an actor can come naturally to a role and just bring what's charismatic about themselves to it,” Gillett explains. “Guy and Jamie really, really nailed what is awesome about all of these actors and characters. Everybody is playing really to their strengths and it was so clear in the script just how rich and interesting the relationship between those four characters would be.”
Just by their very existence, the Core Four eliminate one outdated slasher trope, observes Gooding. “All the white people died in the first one and we just ended up running with it,” the actor says with a laugh. “That’s a subversion of expectations if ever I’ve heard one.” Ortega agrees that Scream VI brings a welcome update to the genre. “There are people of color in the lead roles,” she says, “including an openly queer woman, who survives and becomes a staple in the franchise. And it’s cool to have two Mexican sisters, especially because there’s a huge Mexican horror fan community who get to see themselves on screen. I feel really lucky that the filmmakers cast the film this way.” However, Brown says the cast’s diversity wasn’t something that was ever discussed on set and appreciates that it never needed to be. “We just happen to be these people who look and identify this way, and we’re badass. I love that four of us are people of color and a majority of us are mixed. That feels very representative of our generation. It’s great to see us getting to kick ass and take names, and it’s not at all about our ethnic background. I’m very proud of that.”
Sam Carpenter (Melissa Barrera)
“Sam is such a cool character,” Barrera says. “She’s not the typical ‘final girl.’ I enjoy that darkness and getting to play a complex character that divides people. Some people are really into her and some people are unsure because they don’t know if she’s going to turn. It’s all of these things that I personally enjoy a lot.”
Haunted by her own demons, Sam moves into even darker territory in Scream VI. “In the last one, when she stabs Richie at the end, it feels reactionary,” says Barrera about her character’s climactic encounter with her boyfriend, Richie Kirsch (Jack Quaid). “It’s that moment of losing it, unleashing all of this anger and hurt that she’s been carrying, for that split moment, it was almost as if it was an out-of-body experience. But in this movie, she owns it.”
“In the last film, Melissa was walking into a role that had been predefined before she was cast,” Gillett says. “Coming into this one, she was able to really take that character, to take Sam, and really make her, in our opinion, an action star.”
“Sam is written so well,” Barrera continues. “She has an extensive backstory because there are 25 years of movies to draw from and her father was the origin of it all. That gives her a lot of weight and a heavy burden to carry. Most final girls are ‘good girls.’ Sam is not, not at all.” Given her character’s previous actions and her complicated legacy, the world does not see Sam as a hero. “The same thing that happened with Sidney Prescott does not happen with her,” says Barrera. “The fans and the world don’t think she’s innocent. She’s not the victim. She had a hand in everything. She’s tormented, constantly harassed online and on the street. With the mental health issues that she’s already carrying, it adds to her stress and anxiety. She’s tough, but everyone has feelings. This movie really dives deep into how she’s dealing with that, what she’s running away from and what she’s embracing.”
Tara Carpenter (Jenna Ortega)
Tara also doesn’t fit the final girl mold, says Ortega, who views her character as a foil to Sam’s toughness. “It’s been really fun exploring her more in this film because I feel like I’m pulling out different traits. I love that she’s more in touch with her feminine side and is a bit more sensitive. It’s very easy to make her cry and get under her skin. It’s also easy for her to grow unbelievably frustrated. Melissa is this stoic, strong, badass girl, which is also wonderful because we get to play off of each other.”
The story delves into how Sam and Tara are dealing with the horrors they lived through in entirely different and conflicting ways. “They’re like regular sisters that fight all the time and are sick of each other,” says Ortega. “Sam is the overprotective one, who is taking her job way too seriously. Tara’s this girl in college who wants independence and doesn’t want her sister hanging around watching her every move. There’s more friction, and the arc is more like a regular sibling relationship with ups and downs. Tara also has her journey of being in denial and not wanting to deal, choosing to move on with her life and not think about what happened ever again. Sam’s trying to get her to deal with it so that they can heal together.”
Tara’s circumstances have changed in other ways since Scream. “In the last film, I was injured and couldn’t do anything most of the time,” notes Ortega. “It’s impressive that I even made it and was able to continue fighting. It’s been such a different experience coming into this film, because now my character can actually walk! She’s in scenes with other people. I’ve had to establish a personality, and my relationship with Sam and the twins and how well I need to know the new people.”
“Jenna has this unique ability to both command a room and also exude this vulnerability. So, you want to care for her. But you don’t want to mess with her, though,” explains Villella. “Jenna was able to really step into this role a little bit more. She had a lot more to do in Scream 6 than she did in the last film to everybody’s advantage. We just wanted to let Jenna go. Let her do her thing.”
Mindy Meeks-Martin (Jasmin Savoy Brown)
Mindy is also a survivor, but her character serves almost as an outside narrator, offering up meta-commentary about the horror genre through her monologues. “It’s been very educational for me,” says Brown. “Honestly, I didn’t know the rules of horror movies until diving into Mindy. It’s given me more respect for the genre in general. I love doing those scenes because it feels like a day of theater, and I’m a theater kid at heart. I love a big juicy monologue, and in this movie and the last one everyone’s just gathered around as I’m performing at them all day and that’s fun.”
Scream’s first queer character, Mindy is blossoming into her most fabulous self in New York and taking a more radical approach to life. “Mindy doesn’t give a damn, so it’s fun,” says Brown. “She’s very intelligent but says what she’s feeling all of the time and is known for screwing around. We get to see different levels of that in this movie, which I’m excited about.” Describing Brown as a “magician,” Gillett says the actress is key to the success of the reborn franchise. “So much of what works about these movies is Mindy reaching through the screen and telling the audience that the characters in the movie are aware that they’re in a movie. So she sort of sets the table for the movie to take the risks it takes. Jasmin is just one of the most honest people I’ve ever worked with and she brings that to everything she does.”
Brown believes audiences will get to know her fun-loving character better in the new film. “We see moments where she’s actually scared, angry or protective of her friends,” says the actress. “She still uses humor as a way to cope, but we’re seeing it crack a little bit. That might be reflective of being a queer woman of color in America. I have a similar energy to Mindy, cracking jokes all the time, but it’s also a defense mechanism because there is fear, especially in the United States with the intensity of violent hate crimes. This movie does a really good job of not talking about all of that, but showing it through humor and this horror lens. It’s very smart.”
Chad Meeks-Martin (Mason Gooding)
Gooding admits he was surprised that his character, the jock of the Core Four, survived multiple stab wounds in Scream to return in the new film. “It made me very happy to see the group all survive and able to physically exist beyond Woodsboro. And should something like what happened in Woodsboro happen again, at least they have each other to rely on and support each other.”
That support system is the heart of the film. Chad is profoundly connected to his twin sister, according to the actor. “Couple that with the fact that he has a deep love for Tara and immense admiration, respect, and love for Sam as well, it only made sense that he would make sure that he went wherever they were.” The filmmaking team knew right away when they met Mason via Zoom for his audition for 2022’s Scream that he had to play Chad – and that he had to survive the first film. “The second we met him, we said, ‘You have to keep this guy around,’” Gillett shares. “Mason makes the process so wonderful. The amount of support and energy that he brings to the process is extraordinary.”
Kirby Reed (Hayden Panettiere)
Returning from Scream 4 is Panettiere, whose character, Kirby Reed, is now an FBI agent investigating the Ghostface murders. Fans of Kirby from 12 years ago will enjoy reconnecting with this older and tougher version, says Panettiere. “I wanted to make her the same person,” says the actress. “I feel like I am still the same person I was when I turned 21 on Scream 4. I’m about to turn 33 and I don’t feel like that much time has passed. So, it made it a lot easier.
“I wanted to make sure she kept her sense of humor, that edge about her that I had loved playing,” adds the actress. “And that childishness about her as well because even though someone grows up and gets a gun, it doesn’t necessarily mean they feel like they’ve earned their place as an adult.”
Villella notes that Scream contained an Easter egg indicating that Kirby had survived, thereby opening a spot for her return in a future story. “We wanted to welcome her back with open arms to the Scream fold,” says Villella, “and after 12 years, life changes you a lot. So having Kirby be a survivor and be the source of strength and authority was a very interesting way to do that.”
Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox)
Also back for a new round of Ghostface mayhem is reporter-turned-author Gale Weathers, played by Cox, who has appeared in all six films of the franchise. Now living in New York, Gale hosts a morning show and has written an unauthorized book on the 2022 Woodsboro killings, causing a rift between her and the Core Four after the traumatic events that had bonded them in the last film. When Ghostface begins terrorizing the city streets, Gale returns to her “on-the-scene” reporting duties and can’t resist getting tangled up in the chase to track the killer.
“She’s evolved so much since the beginning,” says Cox. “Gale was very aggressive and only out for herself, and then you see a softer side of her around Scream 3. In this one I think she got a little bit of her edge back. She’s fun because she’s just relentless. She won’t stop even if she promises she will.”
Cox knows the character inside and out, says producer Sherak. “Courteney is just remarkable. She shows up, she puts the work in, she is unbelievably dedicated. The fact that she shows up after this many years of being in this franchise just really sets a great tone of what the Scream legacy is. She knows that character like the back of her hand and she does such a good job performing it. She's fun. She's crazy talented. All of the new cast just love her, and she has been unbelievably accepting us and the new cast.”
The urban setting also gives the characters a chance to expand and diversify their friend group, but, as with every Scream film, new additions to the cast mean new additions to the suspect list. Several people have entered the lives of Sam, Tara, Mindy, and Chad as they’ve settled in the big city from roommates and neighbors to classmates and lovers.
Ethan Landry is Chad’s geeky roommate. Just being connected in any way to one of the Core Four, Ethan realizes he could end up being one of Ghostface’s targets. “Am I gonna die a virgin?” a panicked Ethan asks at one point. A self-confessed “huge fan of the franchise,” Jack Champion jumped at the chance to enter the Scream universe. Coming directly from the blockbuster Avatar: The Way of Water, the actor called his Scream VI experience “so far, the most fun I’ve had on a set. Sorry, James Cameron.”
Liana Liberato, who plays Sam and Tara’s sex-positive roommate, Quinn Bailey, says she was attracted to the film precisely because she did not identify with her character. “It felt like a challenge to me,” says the actress. “I thought she was very funny and had a different perspective and approach on life than I have. So I thought, ‘Oh, that seems exciting and fun to try and dive into and understand.’”
Liberato also admired the story’s themes of family loyalty and strength. “The challenges Tara and Sam go through, in particular, demand an almost superhuman resilience and dedication and love for each other,” she say. “I think that’s only going to make our audience feel more and more invested in Sam and Tara’s relationship.”
Detective Wayne Bailey is a small-town cop in the big city trying to help solve the Ghostface murders and protect his daughter, Quinn, at all costs. With franchise stalwart Officer Dewey Riley gone, Dermot Mulroney says his character picks up the mantle of the franchise’s in-over-his-head cop trying to help crack the case.
Mulroney was acutely aware that by joining the Scream universe, he was also becoming part of the zeitgeist. “Scream changed our culture and I knew it when I was sitting in the movie theater watching it,” says the actor. “There were certain expectations about horror movies and then it just blew up in a way because we were watching one of the first comedies that was really what we now call meta, where they’re talking about the making of it while they’re making it. It’s a movie that’s a fiction about making fiction, and it’s been spitting up its own innards for 25 years! It’s fascinating.”
“One of the things we all love about the Scream franchise is that it’s hilarious,” he adds. “When I read this script, I was kind of shocked. I was remembering the hilarious part and how they turn horror into comedy, and I was kind of shocked at how bloody and murderous it is.” Rounding out the cast is Henry Czerny as Dr. Christopher Stone, Sam’s therapist; Devyn Nekoda as Anika Kayoko, Mindy’s girlfriend; Tony Revolori as Jason Carvey, a classmate of Tara’s; Josh Segarra as Danny Brackett, Sam’s “cute boy” neighbor and new love interest; and Samara Weaving as Laura Crane, a professor at Blackmore University.
To survive in a city like New York, even Ghostface had to up his game. With some of the most brutal kills in the franchise and the highest body count, Scream VI’s masked killer isn’t like any other Ghostface. He even dons a slightly different aged mask, tarnished, and cracked to add a new layer of creepiness to the killer’s look.
“Ghostface, this time around, is so, so violent and so, so aggressive, he keeps up with the pace of the city,” says Ortega.
Staying true to the DNA of a Scream franchise, the iconic killer can be anyone and still hunts with intention and motive, but is unrelenting in a way we haven’t seen before. Sherak says, “You buy that this Ghostface will do things that no other Ghostface has been willing to do. And that's the fun of it. We've put this Ghostface in a different backdrop, and he uses everything available to him to accomplish his goals.”
And, with a leveled-up Ghostface, comes leveled-up kills. “One of the things we wanted to do in this one was make sure that all of the kills play out in unexpected ways and in increasingly difficult situations where we could really live in set pieces,” says Bettinelli-Olpin.
“There’s a level of absurdity that you get to play in,” Gillett adds, referencing the bodega and ladder sequences. “All of these sequences, they reach a ten and then the volume continues to climb… like the home invasion sequence at the apartment. That starts as maybe the most sort of typical version of a Scream set piece, but then goes to a level that we haven’t seen before. That, to us, felt like it was always the assignment. How do we take something that feels or starts in a way that’s familiar, and then it just goes off the rails.”
If Scream VI is bloodier than previous movies in the franchise, with the highest body count of any film in the series, it’s no accident, says Gillett. He recalls a conversation with the makeup and effects team at the beginning of production on that very topic. “They sat us down and they were like, ‘Let’s just talk about the blood on a scale of one to 10, 10 being the most, and you guys just tell us where you want it,’” Gillett says. “And I think we were at an eight, nine, 10 the whole movie.”
“With each film, Ghostface is getting more intense,” warns Ortega. “Every time we shoot a scene I go, ‘Can I have more blood?’ or ‘Is that it? Is that all we’re doing?’ The directors love the sweat. They love the spritzer. We really love pushing it the furthest we possibly can and that it will be really evident on screen.”
Scream VI is set in New York City but was shot on location and soundstages in Montreal. The change in setting from a small town to a major metropolis meant a change in look and feel from past films in the franchise. A big part of that involved depicting the bustle of a place where danger could be lurking anywhere. “This is about people living their lives in a city where there’s millions of people, and that energy affects it, especially in contrast to a small sleepy suburb like Woodsboro,” explains Bettinelli-Olpin. “So, I think for us it was really the excitement of how do we take the energy that we get when we read the script, the energy that we want to put into this movie and the energy that you get from New York and instill that all into one exciting story?”
The directors were intent on avoiding digital wizardry as much as possible, says executive producer Ron Lynch. “If Matt and Tyler had their way, they would never see a green screen,” explains Lynch. “For instance, there are no visual effects in the ladder sequence, other than removing the wires we had to have to make sure the stunt people and the actors were safe. It’s all real. That’s what they love.”
Bettinelli-Olpin says, “There is a really nice handoff between practical and VFX. You want as much of the action as you can get practical because your actors can interact with it. It feels real. And then, especially in this movie, where we’re shooting Montreal for New York, there’s a lot of subtle enhancements that I don’t think you’d ever notice that are incredibly valuable. Every department, including VFX, practical effects, they all really rose to and surpassed our expectations.”
Production designer Michèle Laliberté, who describes Scream VI as a dream project, says she particularly enjoyed including Easter eggs and using design elements that hark back to previous films. “It became a very playful thing to do, adding touches like the color of the cups in the frat house being the same as the ones Stu and Billy were using in the first Scream,” she says. “Trying to bring in a bunch of little things to connect all of the films together in our world was fun.”
Costume designer Avery Plewes also played a key role in hiding many of the film’s visual Easter eggs. “The thing that I love about the Scream franchise is that it’s so self-referential,” she says. “We included a lot of little nods to the previous films that fans will have fun identifying.”
Plewes also had a big hand in dressing the set that takes Ghostface fandom to the most meta level: the theater where the final showdown takes place is transformed into a secret Ghostface museum, a shrine to every real and fictionalized Ghostface from across the franchise. “It’s incredible,” says Barrera. “As fans of the movies ourselves, going in and seeing all these artifacts and treasures from iconic moments in the franchise is amazing and eerie. Seeing the nine Ghostface mannequins on the stage is just the creepiest. It feels cultish.”
Director of photography Brett Jutkiewicz says the filmmakers talked about the museum as a place of reverence. “There are artifacts from all the different Scream films and Stab,” he says. “We used sweeping crane movements to introduce the space, to give it scope and scale, and the feeling that these characters are walking into a place that’s haunting and beautiful at the same time.”
It was mission accomplished, as far as Brown is concerned. “It was so spooky walking in there,” says the actress. “I got emotional. And to see Courteney in there as Gale looking at Dewey’s stuff, I really felt the legacy and the impact of these films and the importance they’ve had for so many people. The set designers and props department did an incredible job.”
“The subway’s pretty cool, but the theater is it for me as a fan of the franchise,” adds Ortega. “Seeing photos of Sam and Mikey Madison, who played my best friend in the last film, was kind of touching. We all got chills. Anybody who respects the franchise will have great admiration for that set. I was shooting there for weeks at a time and I felt like I was constantly finding something new, another Easter egg or acknowledgement of some character or some kill. It’s really incredible.”
Laliberté says she found creating the elaborate shrine to the franchise extremely rewarding. “It was the most playful experience I’ve had in terms of design, and the directors are super open creatively. They’re fans of the franchise themselves, so even a T-shirt was generating a lot of passion!”
Plewes says when she first signed on to the project, she was extremely anxious about designing costumes for a beloved franchise with an ardent fan base. “I know how much it means to so many people. We had to recreate a lot of the costumes from the original films. My two assistant designers and I separately combed through each film, because every person picks up and notices something different.”
“We discovered in our research that the costume has always been slightly different, the fabric, even the opening in the front,” explains Plewes. “The great thing about a franchise like this is that the fan base is so dedicated I was able to get a lot of my answers about details from them. I used their research to fact-check my own work because they go through everything with such a fine-toothed comb.
“Designing Ghostface was surprisingly challenging because you think it’s just a black robe, but it’s so important in creating a creepy void on camera,” Plewes continues. “Something that was really smart in the original, that has carried through, is that there’s glitter in the robe. It’s to create dimension and texture on camera, because often when you see black on film it creates this black hole. Most people don’t realize that but, of course, the fans knew.”
As a tribute to the fans, Plewes threw her own little meta nod into the robe design, adding three fringes on each side. “It’s six, for the sixth installment,” she explains. “And then on the back of it, we added a second layer that has a different kind of glitter so it fills more space. There are actually six strands on each side.”
Plewes also had to modify the Ghost Face® mask, a process she says was both terrifying and fun. The masks had to look old, as though it might have been around back in 1996. “The filmmakers wanted the mask to feel really cracked, while still maintaining the integrity of the classic Ghost Face® look, which is certainly the most recognizable,” she said.
“I started looking at broken doll heads, porcelain dolls and older plastic dolls that the glossy layer was peeling off,” she continues. “We had a couple of masks to make... We identified the little details that we wanted to be able to see on them and worked backwards from there. The [cracked] mask that is worn the most is the creepiest and has the most dimension and texture. We added highlights and lowlights to it.”
The Ghost Face® mask originated as an unnamed mass-produced mask designed by Fun World Div., Easter Unlimited Inc. Over the years, Fun World created several different versions of the iconic mask, which is protected globally, including the aged Ghost Face® Zombie Mask, among others. “We wanted to build on Fun World’s prior work on Ghost Face® by adding cracks and discoloration on the version used in Scream VI,” Plewes said.
With the action of Scream VI largely happening around Halloween, Plewes got to play with additional scary costumes and horror tropes for the subway sequence. Her team’s biggest challenge in the scene was making sure nothing looked too good. “We’ve really dialed it back, which contributes to the creepiness in some ways,” Plewes says. “It’s been fun to look at and recreate costumes that my colleagues, present and past, have made. Paying homage to them and their work has been very special for me.”
Plewes started constructing the subway sequence as soon as film prep started. “The subway’s the arc point for me costume-wise,” explains Plewes. “I wanted the extras outside of the subway to feel super-grounded and then, when you get into the subway, I wanted it to feel like you were in another world, really hardcore New York and intense. I love Halloween so I drove everyone in my department a little bit crazy.”
Many of the core characters contain nods to previous films in their wardrobe as well. “Emily Gunshor did the previous film and I really wanted to maintain the integrity of what she had created,” says Plewes. “Sam is very utilitarian but we wanted her to feel a bit more fashionable because she’s in this big city, so we used costumes that were a bit more tailored. Tara wore a lot of baby pink in the last one so we carried that through with her hero jacket in this one. I wanted the Carpenter sisters to feel very grounded.”
Much thought went into the looks of the other Core Four members as well. “Chad is still a jock, so we designed a bunch of merch for Blackmore University,” explains Plewes. “He had his Woodsboro jacket in the last film. He wears it once in this one and then we see him graduate into a Blackmore University hoodie. Chad’s a small-town kid trying to up his game to keep up with his peers at uni.”
Mindy, on the other hand, is fully coming out and into her own in the big city. “We discussed Mindy studying liberal arts and how she had this activist undertone in her costumes in the last one,” explains Plewes. One of Mindy’s T-shirts references a sit-in at the 1970 Second Congress to Unite Women by members of the Gay Liberation Front and National Organization of Women. “It’s a recreation of a T-shirt that a group of lesbian women wore in the ’70s when they weren’t being included in the feminist movement. They had hand-dyed all of their shirts and stenciled ‘lavender menace’ on them. Then she has this hoodie that’s a roadmap of all of the things she cares about. There are some tongue-in-cheek moments because what’s so great about Mindy is that she’s this hyper-aware individual but she also brings humor to it.”
Costuming the legacy characters required a different approach, according to Plewes. “Courteney knows Gale better than anyone, so I had a great conversation with her,” says the designer. “Gale’s suits really reminded me of Isaac Mizrahi or Versace, so when I found out it was set in New York, I thought it would be fun to use a New York designer for her. Christopher John Rogers does these really vibrant colors, which I love, that felt very Gale. I emailed them directly and they did a custom suit for her. It’s a blue that she’s never worn before. Very graphic and bright. I wanted her to feel iconic and to do her legacy justice.
“Hayden, as Kirby, was very edgy in Scream 4,” adds Plewes, “so we wanted to incorporate elements that would feel more updated but that the same person would wear. We had lots of long conversations about making her feel like the character again after all of these years. We also put her in all black. She arrives in all black in the first scene and stays in black pants and boots.”
Audiences will be left guessing who the killer is until the final reveal, but the cast members know better than to give anything away. “If I told you who the killer was, I’d have to kill you!” exclaims Liberato. “It’s a hard one, because it really could be anyone. Now that we’ve moved the story to New York City and expanded the world so much, the options are endless. There are a lot of different suspects and fans are going to have different theories on who they think Ghostface is, based on their agenda.”
Gillett thinks fans will have as much fun trying to figure out who the killer is as the team had constructing the puzzle. “Knowing that we had to find another way to sort of twist who Ghostface is and how Ghostface is…that was just a really fun ingredient in the mix,” Gillett says.
So ultimately Scream VI is a film with badass characters, comedy, horror, mystery and meta filmmaking all wrapped up in one gore-soaked package. What more could a Scream stan possibly want?
Nothing, says Cox. “Getting that rush of fear must release some sort of dopamine or something because people are addicted to it,” she says. “You love to scream, you love to laugh, you love to cry and I think these are heightened emotions that give you a thrill. Scream audiences love the fact that there are characters you like, the fact that it’s funny and that it makes fun of other scary movies. And the gorier, the more violent, the better.”
Whether one is a devotee of 25 years or a franchise newbie, the directors believe the new film offers something for everybody. “We try to scare ourselves,” says Gillett. “You get out of filming, you get into post and we rewatch the movie hundreds of times and we try to make sure that only the scariest, best things exist for the audience. That’s a credit to everyone doing their jobs, but also a credit to the amount of time we spend dialing things in so it really is an experience.”
“And Ghostface is really scary in this movie,” he concludes. “This Ghostface is something else!”
MELISSA BARRERA (“Sam Carpenter”) is a dynamic actress who captivated audiences with her exceptional performance in Warner Brother's movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical In the Heights. Directed by Jon M. Chu, Barrera received rave reviews, with IndieWire calling her casting "perfection" and her on-screen presence "compelling." She received a 2022 Satellite Award nomination for Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for her performance.
Following the massive box office success of the last installment of the iconic horror franchise Scream, Melissa will be reprising her leading role in the next chapter, Scream VI, on March 10, 2023. In this Paramount and Spy Glass Media production, the survivors of the previous Ghostface murders leave their hometown of Woodsboro behind to start fresh in New York City. However, they soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when a new killer embarks on a rampage.
Melissa will next be seen in the modern musical reimagining of Carmen, opposite Paul Mescal for Sony Pictures Classics. A contemporary adaptation of one of the world's most famous operas choreographed by Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied, featuring music by Grammy-winning composer Nicholas Britell, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2022 and will be released on April 21, 2023.
Releasing on March 17th will be Gravitas Ventures’ All the World is Sleeping where Melissa stars as ‘Chama’ a young girl in New Mexico who strives to be different from her mother. Now in her twenties, she’s found herself falling into a similar cycle of generational addiction. This struggle then threatens her balance as a mother to her own daughter. As Chama tries to keep it all together, a harrowing accident will spiral her out of control, causing her daughter to be taken from her custody. With nothing left, she’ll have to confront her past in order to fight for a future — one that can either guide her closer to getting her daughter back or lead her deeper into this dangerous cycle.
Currently in production, Melissa is on set for God's Country — a new genre film going into postproduction this summer 2023 that will mark the American directorial debut of Egor Abramenko's (Sputnik). Melissa will play a young Salvadoran woman who travels to Kentucky to meet her fiancé. What she uncovers is something sinister beyond comprehension, as her American dream curdles into a nightmare of biblical proportions. Currently in post-production, Melissa will star in a captivating film about one of history's most defining moments in the Modern art world, The Collaboration. Written by Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody) is an acclaimed play by four-time Oscar nominee. Two iconic artists, international superstar Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat thriving in New York City’s 1980’s art scene transforming modern art history forever.
Melissa was recently seen in Netflix's global hit "Keep Breathing" which premiered at #1 in the Top 10 and remained there for weeks, as well as STX's supernatural thriller Bed Rest which she starred in and produced. After years of struggling to start a family, Julie Rivers (Barrera) is pregnant again and moving into a new home with her husband as they embrace a fresh start. Upon being ordered to mandatory bed rest, Julie begins to slowly unravel as she suffers through the monotony and anxiety of her new constraints.
Barrera continues in her role as a Global Brand Ambassador for the #1 prestige beauty brand, Clinique. She is the first Latina representing the brand globally.
She began her career starring in popular telenovelas in her native country of Mexico, including "La mujer de Judas" and "La otra cara del alma" as well as the renowned "Siempre tuya Acapulco" and "Tanto amor.” She has starred as Lyn in STARZ's critically acclaimed series "Vida" and Mía González in Netflix's "Club de Cuervos." An accomplished singer, she's starred in musicals such as Spring Awakening, Young Frankenstein and the Spanish pop-rock musical Hoy no me puedo levantar at the Teatro Aldama in Mexico City.
Off-screen, Barrera is an advocate for inspiring change, setting an example, and motivating others to use their voice. She has collaborated with Bold Futures, a non-profit that leads policy change, research, place-based organizing, and culture shift by and for women and people of color in New Mexico.
JASMIN SAVOY BROWN (“Mindy Meeks-Martin”) is a multi-talented performer and skilled actress raised in Springfield, Oregon. She recently landed a spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation” list, and was included in OUT Magazine’s Out100 class of 2022.
2022 was a banner year for Jasmin with career-defining projects on the big and small screens. On television, she starred as Young Taissa on Showtime’s hit series “Yellowjackets” alongside Melanie Lynsky, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci. Season 1 garnered two Critics Choice Awards and three Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, and Jasmin collected a Queerty nomination for her performance. Season 2 will debut in March of 2023.
In film, Jasmin played Mindy Meeks-Martin, the franchise’s first openly queer character, in the highly anticipated Scream reboot for Paramount Pictures. She joined newcomers Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera, along with alumni Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox in the box-office success which opened to $30.6 million over MLK weekend- beating out Spiderman: No Way Home. Jasmin returns as Mindy on March 10th in the next installment, Scream VI.
Jasmin is perhaps best known for playing ‘Evie Murphy’ in the critically-acclaimed HBO drama series “The Leftovers” opposite Justin Theroux and Regina King. Widely accepted as one of the more revolutionary shows in recent memory, “The Leftovers” became the highest ranked show of the 2010’s according to a study of decade-end lists by Metacritic.
She also gained notoriety playing series regular character and historical figure ‘Emilia Bassano’ on the TNT drama series “Will,” and ‘Allison Adams’ in the Shondaland / ABC court drama series “For The People.” Her additional credits include Freeform’s “Stitchers,” Netflix’s “Love,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” Disney XD’s LEGO “Star Wars: All Stars,” FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Lane 1974, and Laggies. Her most recent film, The Sound of Violence, premiered at 2021’s SXSW film festival where she received high praise for her lead performance.
Jasmin recently served as the creator, producer, and host of the podcast “The Homo Schedule” for MOST, Netflix's home for LGBTQ+ storytelling. “The Homo Schedule,” co-hosted by Jasmin’s “Yellowjackets” costar Liv Hewson, interviewed queer people in the public eye & celebrated their successes through intimate, curious, joyful conversation.
Jasmin is also an indie singer/songwriter that has self-released three singles/ accompanying music videos; she is influenced by the sounds of Olivia Dean and Angie McMahon. She is also an advocate for women’s healthcare, normalizing discussions on mental health, uplifting the LGBTQ+ community, and has been vocal about her experience with endometriosis.
She is a proud alum of New York’s CAP21 Conservatory for their prestigious summer musical theatre intensive as well as the Los Angeles ABC Diversity Showcase.
A natural talent with a striking presence on screen, JACK CHAMPION (“Ethan Landry”) is quickly establishing himself as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young actors. Champion can currently be seen starring as ‘Spider,’ one of the leads of Avatar: The Way of Water, the highly anticipated sequel to Oscar-winner James Cameron’s cinematic masterpiece and highest grossing film of all time. Champion will reprise this role in the following installments of the franchise, the yet to be titled Avatar 3 and 4, releasing in December 2024 and 2026.
In Avatar: The Way of Water, released December 16, we meet ‘Spider’ who is a human child raised by the Na’vi. Born at the military base on Pandora but too small to return to Earth, he is taken in by Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) alongside their biological children.
Upcoming, Champion will be seen starring as one of the leads of the next installment of Scream for Paramount. The film follows the success of the recent fifth installment, released January 2022, which grossed more than $81 million domestically and $140 million worldwide. Jack joins the new cast including Liana Liberato, Tony Revolori, Devyn Nekoda and Josh Segarra, as well as returning cast Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Jenna Ortega. The film releases March 10, 2023.
Champion recently wrapped production on Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden’s Freaky Tales for eOne; Pedro Pascal, Ben Mendelsohn and Jay Ellis have also been announced as leads. Set in Oakland in 1987, the film (inspired by Ryan’s experience growing up in the bay area) is comprised of four interconnected stories each featuring distinct characters, real life locations and noteworthy historical events (some real, some imagined).
Also upcoming, Champion will also be seen in Studiocanal’s Retribution opposite Liam Neeson. The film follows a banking executive (Neeson) whose life is thrown upside down when a bomb is placed inside his car with himself and his family. The banker’s children (Champion and Lilly Aspell) are forced to go through the harrowing events with him. Champion’s previous credits include an appearance in Marvel and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures record-breaking 2019 film Avengers: Endgame with Chris Evans and Paul Rudd.
Born and raised in Southwest Virginia, Jack was just 3 years old when he knew he wanted to be an actor, after discovering the classic Disney Channel shows. Presently, Jack is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand actors of this generation, appearing in some of the globe’s biggest franchises and going toe-to-toe with the most notable stars of our time.
HENRY CZERNY (“Dr. Christopher Stone”) is a renowned actor, recognized for starring opposite Harrison Ford in Clear and Present Danger; Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible; and Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson in The A-Team. He has demonstrated his comedic abilities with his satirical portrayal of ‘Mr. Bottoms’ in the Zombie indie film Fido, alongside Carrie-Anne Moss; as well as by playing ‘Yuri’, the Russian Trainer, opposite Steve Martin in The Pink Panther.
Currently, Henry is reprising his famed role of ‘Kittridge’ in the next two Mission Impossible installments from Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie. He also appears in the upcoming 6th installment of the Scream franchise; and stars opposite Dan Aykroyd in the feature film Zombie Town.
He recently received rave reviews for his lead performance in director Mark O’Brien’s feature film, The Righteous. The year before that: he starred in Fox Searchlight’s comedy horror feature, Ready or Not; reprised his villainous role on The CW’s “Supergirl;” and guest starred in the hot comedy, “Schitt’s Creek;” after his fantastic turn in HBO’s gothic miniseries “Sharp Objects,” opposite Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson.
A classically trained actor, Henry Czerny began his career on stage, starring in both plays and musicals - most notably in an acclaimed off-Broadway production of Shaw’s Arms and the Man and in a myriad of Shakespeare plays at Canadian Stage and Toronto Free Theatre. His breakout role was in the Canadian made-for television film The Boys of St. Vincent, for which he won multiple awards - including his first of many Gemini awards, and the FIPA d’Or for Best Actor in Cannes. Henry followed this with several TV movies and guest- starring roles, culminating in an unforgettable performance of the colorful ‘Duke of Norfolk’ in Showtime’s multi-award-winning series “The Tudors.”
With a versatility that delights his devoted fans, Henry moves from film to television with disarming ease, naturally creating a wide array of characters including ‘Neale Donald Walsch’ (and the voice of God) in the feature Conversations With God.
On the small screen, his four season run as ‘Conrad Grayson’, the magnetic and enigmatic patriarch in the ABC hit series “Revenge,” garnered him further acclaim. Henry also played a pivotal role on ABC’s spy thriller “Quantico;” and recurred in ABC’s star-studded, limited series “When We Rise,” from Dustin Lance Black and Gus Van Sant. He is currently shooting a recurring role in the highly anticipated Starz series, “The Venery of Samantha Bird.”
MASON GOODING (“Chad Meeks-Martin”) is quickly making a name for himself as an actor to watch across film and television.
Gooding made his debut in the Scream franchise in the fifth installment, released in 2022. He will reprise his role in the upcoming Scream VI, which is set to be released on March 10, 2023. He stars alongside returning cast members Courteney Cox, Hayden Panettiere, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, and Jasmin Savoy Brown. Also upcoming, he will star opposite Dylan Sprouse in Aftermath from director Patrick Lussier and opposite Ariel Winter in Sam Hayes’s indie feature Pools.
Last year, he was also seen in the Amazon romantic comedy I Want You Back alongside Charlie Day and Jenny Slate and in Chris Winterbauer’s Moonshot for HBO MAX alongside Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse. Gooding also starred in Hulu’s “Love, Victor” opposite Michael Cimino and Rachel Hilson. The series, set in the world of the 2018 film Love, Simon, returned for its third and final season on June 15, 2022.
In 2021, Gooding lent his voice to QCODE Media’s neo-noir podcast series “Electric Easy,” which featured original music from Kesha and Chloe Bailey. In 2019, Gooding starred in Olivia Wilde’s critically acclaimed Booksmart opposite Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever. The film made its world premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival where it was nominated for the Audience Award.
In 2019, he was seen in Netflix’s Let It Snow alongside Kiernan Shipka, Odeya Rush, and Isabela Merced. The romantic comedy, based on the John Green novel of the same name, was released on November 8, 2019.
On the small screen, Gooding’s credits include “Ballers,” “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” “Star Trek: Picard” and “The Good Doctor.”
ROGER L. JACKSON (“The Voice”) storied career spans every genre and medium in the world of voice acting. Specializing in characters, vocal sound effects, dialects, and impressions, he is best known for his work as Ghostface in every one of Wes Craven’s Scream films, Mojo Jojo in The Powerpuff Girls, and the original Mr. Mucus for Mucinex.
He has worked extensively on several successful video game franchises, including Star Trek, Star Wars, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, The Walking Dead, The Sims, Sam & Max, Tales of Monkey Island, Assassins Creed. He’s appeared in games such as Dishonored 1 and 2, Skyrim: Elder Scrolls V, Back to the Future, Valkyria Chronicles, Baldur’s Gate, Byzantine, Tales from the Borderlands, The Wolf Among Us, Blood Will Tell: Tezuka Dororo Oamu’s, Fallout 4, Among the Sleep, and many more beyond the 170 game titles listed on his IMDB page. He also played all of the characters, human and inhuman, in American McGee’s Grimm.
Roger has voice-doubled for Liam Neeson, John Goodman, Christopher Lee, Max von Sydow, James Woods, and Alan Rickman.
On MTV’s Celebrity Death Match he played Groucho Marx and Mel Gibson; Junner in Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury; the Translator Device in Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks!; the Cheshire Cat & the Mad Hatter in American McGee’s Alice; Hol Horse in “Jo-Jo’s Bizarre Adventure;” the Mouth of Sauron, Saruman, and the Goblin King in Lord of the Rings and Hobbit games; the Narrator and CornHead in The Adventures of Mr. Incredible; Mr. Narrator on Disney’s “The Book of Pooh;” Padok Wiks, Urdnot Wreav, Harkin, and Engineer Adams in Mass Effect.
He has appeared on “Robot Chicken,” “The Regular Show,” “The Legend of Korra,” in TitanA.E., Van Helsing: The London Assignment, Cursed, My Soul to Take, Home on the Range, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Amazon’s “Little Big Awesome,” the new “Powerpuff Girls,” and Khumba.
As a former award-winning commercial artist, Roger has designed t-shirts and paraphernalia for the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Public Enemy, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, and PeeWee Herman.
A natural beauty with undeniable poise, LIANA LIBERATO (“Quinn Bailey”) has established herself as one of the industry’s most exciting and promising rising talents.
Upcoming, Liberato will star opposite Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera in the next installment of the bloody successful slasher franchise, Scream VI, set to release March 10th by Paramount Pictures. Following the critical and commercial success of the latest iteration, the saga continues as the survivors of the Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind to start a fresh chapter in New York City.
She is currently in production on the straight-to-series dark comedic thriller from Peacock, “Based on a True Story,” opposite Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina. Liberato has also wrapped production on the Prime Video and Blumhouse slasher comedy, Totally Killer, alongside a star-studded cast that includes Olivia Holt, Kiernan Shipka, Julie Bowen and Randall Park. Further to this, she is set to lead the film adaptation of Justine Bateman's lauded collection of fictional vignettes, Face, alongside Mary-Louise Parker, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Isabelle Fuhrman.
Prior to this success, Liberato starred in an array of critically acclaimed independent features, including: the romantic comedy, Banana Split, alongside Dylan Sprouse and Hannah Marks; the Sundance darling, To the Stars, opposite Tony Hale and Malin Akerman; and the coming-of-age tale, Measure of a Man, opposite Judy Greer, Luke Wilson, and Donald Sutherland. On the small screen, she most recently starred as the lead in the Hulu supernatural thriller from R. Lee Fleming Jr., “Light as a Feather,” based on the spine-tingling novel of the same name by Zoe Aarsen.
Liberato first garnered acclaim at the age of 14 for her riveting performance in the David Schwimmer-directed crime drama, Trust, opposite Clive Owen and Catherine Keener. Additional notable credits include: Maggie Betts' directorial debut, Noviate, opposite Margaret Qualley and Melissa Leo; the Netflix drama, To the Bone, opposite Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves; the Warner Bros. film adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel by Gayle Forman, If I Stay, opposite Chloë Grace Moretz; and the Michael Hoffman-directed romantic drama, The Best of Me, opposite James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan.
The Texas native currently resides in Los Angeles.
With a career that spans nearly four decades, actor and musician DERMOT MULRONEY (“Detective Bailey”) has amassed an impressive resumé of dynamic performances across film and television, working with a number of the industry’s most revered directors. Each decade marked by a project so entrenched within pop culture and surrounded by critical acclaim, that Mulroney is considered a beloved anchor of the zeitgeist of entertainment- from 1988’s Young Guns, to 1997’s My Best Friend’s Wedding, to 2005’s The Family Stone and 2013’s August: Oage County. The latter resulted in a 2014 Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Mulroney will next be seen in Paramount Pictures’ iconic horror franchise Scream as Detective Bailey for its newest film Scream VI. He will star alongside Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, and Jenna Ortega as well as Scream VI’s Hayden Panettiere who is reprising her role. The film continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter in New York City. Scream VI will premiere in the theaters on March 10, 2023.
Recently announced is Will Gluck’s Untitled Rom-Com Project for Sony Pictures, opposite Sydney Sweeney and Glenn Powell. Beginning production this month in Sydney, Australia, the plot is being kept under wraps. He was last seen in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s horror feature film Umma opposite Sandra Oh, from producer Sam Raimi and in Netflix’s romantic drama Along for the Ride.
His other work includes Focus Features’ Insidious 3 as the lead, which was nominated for a 2016 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Thriller Movie; Open Road’s Steve Job’s biographical film Jobs and Liam Neeson’s The Grey, directed by Joe Carnahan; Clint Eastwood’s award-winning film J. Edgar for Warner Bros’; Warner Bros’ Must Love Dogs; David Fincher’s true-crime thriller Zodiac for Paramount Pictures; Universal Pictures’ The Wedding Date; Alexander Payne’s Oscar-nominated film About Schmidt; and Sony Pictures Classics’ Living in Oblivion, among others.
Mulroney is just as prolific on the small screen, appearing in award-winning, audience favorites including the Amazon Prime thriller series “Hanna;” HBO’s hit comedy “Righteous Gemstones”; “Arrested Development;” ABC’s “Station 19;” Amazon Prime’s “Homecoming;” FOX’s “New Girl;” and notably as Sean Pierce for Showtime’s fan favorite award-winning drama “Shameless.”
Mulroney is also an expert cellist, having been classically trained since he was a child. From his first performance at 7-years-old to winning solo competitions as a teenager, Mulroney continued to hone his craft as a student at Northwestern University, performing in the school’s symphony for all four years. He can be heard on several film scores from Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino including Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Star Trek: Beyond, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Incredibles 2.
In 1994, along with his brother Kieran Mulroney and James Fearnley, he co-founded the Los Angeles band The Low and Sweet Orchestra, which fastened a string-and-accordion section to the traditional format of drums, bass, guitar, and vocals. They released the acclaimed album Goodbye To All That on Interscope Records in 1996. A couple of years after, The Low and Sweet Orchestra split up and the Mulroneys and Fearnley formed Cranky George, recording an EP of original material augmented by mandolin, guitar, and ukulele. In 2016, Cranky George recorded an album called Fat Lot of Good with Brad Wood on bass and Sebastian Sheehan Visconti on drums. They played a series of live shows, which incorporated foot-operated percussion and a hatbox bass drum.
Some of Mulroney’s performance highlights include playing with Alanis Morissette at the House of Blues, with Jon Batiste during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and the 2nd stage appearance at Lollapalooza in 1996.
He currently resides in Los Angeles.
DEVYN NEKODA (“Anika Kayoko”) can most recently be seen as one of the leads in the Disney+ original film Sneakerella. She started dancing at the age of 2 with the Lisa Naves Dance Company in Simcoe Ontario where she continued to study ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, acrobatics and hip hop. Her very first audition scored her a leading role in the movie, American Girl Isabella Dances IntotThe Spotlight.
Previously, Devyn recurred on “Ginny & Georgia” for Netflix and was a lead in “Utopia Falls” for Hulu. She also was one of the leads in the Disney Worldwide series “Backstage.” Devyn can soon be seen in Scream VI for Spyglass/Paramount opposite a returning cast of Courtney Cox, Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, and Mason Gooding.
JENNA ORTEGA (“Tara Carpenter”) stars as Wednesday Addams in the Netflix series “Wednesday” with director Tim Burton at the helm. The show broke the Netflix record for most watched series and recently announced the Season 2 pickup. For her performance Ortega was individually nominated for a 2023 Golden Globe award in the category of Best Television Actress Musical/Comedy Series and received a nomination for a 2022 Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.
Audiences can next see Ortega in Paramount’s sixth installment of the Scream franchise coming out on March 10, 2023.
Ortega recently wrapped production on Miller’s Girl starring opposite Martin Freeman as well as Finestkind, directed by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland, where she stars opposite Ben Foster and Academy Award winner, Tommy Lee Jones.
Ortega’s additional credits include the horror thriller X directed by Ti West for A24 Studios and the fifth installment of the Scream franchise. She also starred in the indie feature film The Fallout which screened in competition at the 2021 SXSW Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.
TONY REVOLORI (“Jason Carvey”) is perhaps best known for his scene stealing performance as Zero ‘the lobby boy’ in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014. Since then, Revolori has become one of the most sought-after young actors in film, television and theater.
Revolori has most recently been seen as ‘Flash Thompson’ in the box office crushing Spider-Man franchise; Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man:Far from Home, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Tony has had numerous films premiere at The Sundance Film Festival including Universal’s The Long Dumb Road directed by Hannah Fidell, Dope directed by Rick Famuyiwa, and the Indian-Hindi language film Umrika, which won the World Cinema Audience Award. Later this year we will see him reunite with director Wes Anderson in Asteroid City, as well as the latest film in the immensely successful Scream franchise.
In television, Revolori, stars as one of the leads in Lucas Films’ Disney + series “Willow,” which premiered November 30. He can currently be seen on Apple TV’s “The Servant” created by M. Night Shyamalan.
On stage, Tony starred in the West End production of Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate opposite Douglas Booth. Before that, the provocative New Group production of Mercury Fear directed by Scott Elliott.
JOSH SEGARRA (“Danny Brackett”) is a dynamic and undeniable presence whose talents as an actor on screen and stage are quickly establishing him as the next big thing.
This March, Segarra will join the Scream franchise in the newest installment, Scream VI, starring opposite Courtney Cox, Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera. He will also star in the Apple TV+ comedy, “The Big Door Prize,” opposite Chris O’Dowd. The series, which will premiere at SXSW, is based on the best-selling novel of the same name and hails from “Schitt’s Creek” writer/EP, David West Read. It tells the story of a small town that is forever changed when a mysterious machine appears in the grocery store, promising to reveal each resident’s true life potential. Josh plays “Giorgio,” a former hockey player, local celebrity, and the owner of a combination Italian restaurant and sports center who is widely recognized as Deerfield’s most eligible bachelor. Also this spring, Segarra will return ascscene-stealing “Lance” in the third season of the critically-acclaimed HBO Max comedy series “The Other Two.”
In 2022, Segarra joined the Marvel universe and starred in the hit series “She-Hulk,” alongside Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth and Jameela Jamil. Previously, he starred alongside RuPaul in the Netflix scripted dramedy “AJ and the Queen,” created by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King. A fan and critic favorite alike, Segarra starred in Season 5 of CW’s "Arrow” as Adrian Chase/Prometheus. He also starred in FOX’s “The Moodys” opposite Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins.
Segarra’s additional television credits include Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black,” CW’s “Katy Keene,” USA’s “Sirens,” and NBC’s “Chicago P.D.” His film credits include Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck,” MGM’s “Overboard” and the Emmy nominated Netflix film Dolly Parton’s “Christmas on the Square.”
On stage, Segarra originated the role of Emilio Estefan in the Broadway hit musical “On Your Feet” and he brought the role of Boland to life in Joe Mantello’s “Dogfight,” with music and lyrics by Pasek & Paul. He also starred and shaped the role of Michelangelo "Mick" Jackson in “Lysistrata Jones,” written by Douglas Carter Beane.
Segarra is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and currently resides in New York City with his wife and three sons.
SAMARA WEAVING (“Laura Crane”) is one of Hollywood’s most promising young talents working today.
This spring, she will be seen in Paramount Pictures’ Scream VI, the latest installment of the classic horror franchise. She will also star in Searchlight’s musical biopic Chevalier, based on the true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, who rises to heights in French society as a composer before an ill-fated love affair.
Last year, Weaving starred as the lead opposite Eugenio Derbez in the Hulu film The Valet and joined a star-studded cast in Oscar winning director Damien Chazelle’s Babylon.
She most recently completed production on the comedic thriller Borderline directed by Jimmy Warden and produced by LuckyChap Entertainment and on the action-horror film Azrael. Weaving will next star as Holly Madison in an adaption of her memoir “Down the Rabbit Hole” at Sony TV and will also portray Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte in new biopic LIZ. In 2021, she starred in Hulu’s eight-part limited series “Nine Perfect Strangers” alongside executive producer’s Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy. She was also seen in Paramount’s long-awaited GI Joe spin off Snake Eyes.
Weaving made waves in Searchlight’s horror comedy Ready or Not in which THE WRAP called “a star-making performance.”
Her other credits include Bill & Ted Face the Music opposite Keanu Reeves, Netflix’s award-winning limited series “Hollywood,” created by Ryan Murphy, Amazon’s Mini-Series “Picnic at Hanging Rock” for Fremantle Media, alongside Natalie Dormer, Lola Bessis and Lily Sullivan, which follows three schoolgirls and their governess after they disappear on Valentine’s Day 1900, and Searchlight Pictures’ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouriopposite Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Martin McDonagh, the film was nominated for a 2018 Academy Award for “Best Picture.” The film also received a Golden Globe for “Best Motion Picture – Drama” and the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.” In 2017, Weaving starred in McG’s The Babysitter for Netflix, and also appeared in the 2020 sequel, The Babysitter: Killer Queen.
She began her career on the long-running hit Australian series “Home and Away” and went on to star as Peggy in Ivan Sen’s Mystery Road (2013) opposite Ryan Kwanten and Aaron Pedersen. Other past credits include “Ash vs. Evil Dead” produced by Sam Raimi, the Australian film’s Bad Girl (2016) and Before Dawn (2017) as well as the television shows “Squirrel Boys,” “Out of the Blue,” and “The Wright Stuff.”
HAYDEN PANETTIERE (“Kirby Reed”) has been acting since the young age of 4. She is best known for her role as “Claire Bennet” on the highly acclaimed NBC series “Heroes” and subsequently starred in the ABC hit series, “Nashville,” which earned her two Golden Globe nominations. Hayden was the cover girl for Neutrogena’s worldwide campaign and remained a brand ambassador for close to ten years.
On the feature side, Hayden’s credits include Raising Helen (opposite Kate Hudson), Custody (opposite Viola Davis) where she played the leading role of Ally Fisher, and The Forger (opposite Josh Hutcherson). She was also memorably seen starring opposite Courteney Cox and Emma Roberts in the popular horror franchise Scream 4. Other major film credits include I love You Beth Cooper, Bring It On: All or Nothing, Ice Princess and Remember the Titans (opposite Denzel Washington). Next up for Hayden is Scream VI in which she reprises her role as Kirby Reed. The film releases theatrically worldwide on March 10th.
COURTENEY COX (“Gale Weathers” & Executive Producer) is a renowned actor, producer and director who has amassed a resume as extensive as it is versatile.
Cox will soon reprise her iconic role as Gale Weathers in ScreamVI, the sixth installment in the cult classic franchise. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, Cox stars opposite Melissa Barerra, Jenna Ortega and Hayden Panettiere as the survivors of the original Ghostface killings attempt to leave Woodsboro behind for a fresh chapter in New York City.
Cox also stars as troubled novelist Patricia Phelps in Sharon Horgan and Jeff Astrof’s critically acclaimed horror-comedy series, “Shining Vale.” Set to premiere its second season later this year, the chilling series co-stars Greg Kinnear and Mira Sorvino and follows Patricia and her dysfunctional family as they move from the city to a small town with hopes of a fresh start but instead find themselves suddenly living with a paranormal. As they settle into their new home and life, Patricia soon realizes that it’s not just her personal demons that pose a threat to her family’s happiness. Entertainment Weekly heralded Cox’s performance as “scary good” and stated that “Cox remains a comedy master, nailing every punchline with expert timing and easy flair” and the The Wrap proclaims, “Cox’s performance is fantastic…her Pat is a strong, nuanced portrayal and Cox manages to keep the audience guessing what’s really going on in the Phelps homestead.”
Cox made her acting debut in 1984 on the daytime soap “As the World Turns” and later that year was cast by Brian de Palma for Bruce Springsteen's video "Dancing in the Dark." She landed her first well-known role as an actress in 1987, when she was cast as the bright, perky girlfriend of Michael J. Fox on “Family Ties.” Courteney gained international recognition as she endeared herself to millions as the neurotic yet loveable Monica Geller, on NBC’s Emmy® Award winning comedy “Friends.” The show garnered Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series” from 1999-2004.
She then segued into her Golden Globe® nominated role as Jules Cobb, a recently divorced mom in her forties facing the humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life's next chapter in the comedy sitcom “Cougar Town.” Cox also served as Executive Producer on the show.
In 1996, Cox starred in Wes Craven's horror comedy Scream, which grossed over $100 million at the box office. She has gone on to reprise her role five additional times for the Scream franchise. Additional film credits include Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bedtime Stories, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Mr. Destiny, Cocoon: The Return, Zoom, November, The Longest Yard and Barnyard.
In 2008, Cox made her directorial debut with the drama Monday Before Thanksgiving for Glamour's Reel Moments Project, a series of three short films based on real women's stories written by Glamour readers. The project benefited a women's program for FilmAid International, an organization that uses the power of film to promote health, strengthen communities and enrich the lives of women around the world. In 2012, Courteney directed the Lifetime Original Movie, Talhotblond, her first full-length project as a director. The film, starring Garret Dillahunt and Laura San Giacomo, is based on a true story of an online love triangle that resulted in murder. Cox’s feature film directorial debut, Just Before I Go, opened in select markets after premiering at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars Seann William Scott and Kate Walsh and follows a depressed man who returns to his hometown to make amends before committing suicide. Cox also served as a producer on the film.
Cox established her own production company, Coquette, in 2004. Projects have included “Cougar Town,” “Dirt,” which ran for two seasons and focused on the price one must pay for success in a world built upon unraveling the truth behind celebrity façades, the interior design show for cable's WE (Women's Entertainment) Network entitled “Mix It Up,” the comedy “Daisy Does Americ”a for TBS and “The Tripper.” In 2014, Coquette premiered their hit production, the Craig Ferguson-hosted “Celebrity Name Game,” from Fremantle/Debmar Mercury. The fun half hour game show featured two celebrity contestants paired with civilian contestants for fast-paced speed-rounds of trying to guess celebrity trivia and recently ended its third season.
Additionally, Cox served as an executive producer and the host of Facebook Watch's documentary series, “9 Months with Courteney Cox” via her Hopper Productions banner and Ample Entertainment. The widely popular series received a 2021 Daytime Emmy® Award nomination for “Outstanding Short Form Daytime Non-Fiction Program,” as well as a nomination for "Short Form Series" for the first annual Critics' Choice Real TV Awards.
In 2021, Cox joined her former “Friends” co-stars for the highly acclaimed, reunion special, which received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for “Outstanding Variety Special.”
In addition to Cox’s remarkable career in entertainment, she recently launched the award-winning homecare line, Homecourt. Working alongside skincare chemists to develop non-toxic, yet incredibly effective formulas, Courteney worked to collaborate with trailblazers in sustainable design to launch the collection of beauty products for the home. Accolades to date include Allure’s Best of Beauty Award for “Best Splurges of Body,” Good Housekeeping’s Cleaning & Organizing Award for “Best Floral Scent,” an Architectural Digest Cleverest Award, and Esquire Grooming Award.
Cox is dedicated to her philanthropic work with organizations such as The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF), whose work is committed to raising funds for ongoing research and public awareness through the media and various fundraising programs. She is also a longtime supporter of The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Golden West Chapter as they continue their research in hopes of finding a cure for the nervous system-targeting condition.
Radio Silence is the acclaimed filmmaking team of MATT BETTINELLI-OLPIN & TYLER GILLETT (Directed By) and CHAD VILLELLA (Executive Producer). Known for their work that blends horror, comedy, adventure, and sci-fi, Radio Silence tackles every aspect of the filmmaking process from development to writing, directing, and producing on set. Most recently, Radio Silence directed and executive produced the next installment of the Scream franchise, Scream VI, which will be released on March 10, 2023. Last year, Radio Silence also directed and executive produced the movie Scream (2022), which was a modern-day love letter to the original film that honored Wes Craven and introduced a new generation to a modern, meta genre of horror. Previously, Radio Silence helmed the hit horror comedy Ready or Not (2019), starring Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, and Andie MacDowell, for Searchlight Pictures with Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett directing and Villella executive producing alongside Vinson Films and Mythology Entertainment. Other feature works include Southbound (2016) for The Orchard/1091, Devil’s Due (2014) for 20th Century Studios, and V/H/S (2012) for Magnolia.
JAMES VANDERBILT (Written By & Producer) has been making stuff up for a living ever since he graduated from the University of Southern California’s Filmic Writing Program. A talented writer, director, and producer whose diverse catalogue of films range from heavy-hitting blockbusters to edge of your seat thrillers, Vanderbilt sold his first screenplay 48 hours before graduating. It was promptly not made.
His directorial debut, Truth, which starred Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, was named one of the Top 10 Films of 2015 by The New York Times. He has written and produced numerous films, including David Fincher's Zodiac, for which he was nominated for a Writer’s Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and Roland Emmerich's White House Down, for which he was not.
In 2019, Vanderbilt formed the independent production and financing company Project X Entertainment (PXE) with partners William Sherak and Paul Neinstein. With a full roster of projects set for release and in development, the company’s film slate includes Paramount’s relaunch of SCREAM, co-written by Vanderbilt, Universal’s action/thriller Ambulance, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Michael Bay and the upcoming STXfilms’ horror/thriller BED REST, as well as the TV project, Netflix’s “The Night Agent,” created by Shawn Ryan.
His writing credits also include The Amazing Spider-Man films, Basic, The Rundown, The Losers, and Murder Mystery and its upcoming sequel, both starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, and both which he also produced. His other producing credits include the critically acclaimed Suspiria, directed by Luca Guadagnino, The House With a Clock in Its Walls, directed by Eli Roth, Fox Searchlight’s horror comedy Ready or Not, directed by Radio Silence, and the groundbreaking Netflix science fiction series, “Altered Carbon.” He lives in Malibu, California, with his wife, children, and dogs.
GUY BUSICK (Written By) was born in Omaha, Neb., and spent his formative years in Grand Island, Neb. At 18, he moved to Southern California to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with an acting emphasis, graduating magna cum laude. During his final year of college, Busick interned for a major producer, and was inspired to be a screenwriter.
During the early years of his career, Busick made ends meet with day jobs including forklift driver, video store clerk, legal assistant at two movie studios (Lionsgate and New Line), background investigator for the United States Office of Personnel Management, and word processor at various Los Angeles law firms.
Busick went on to develop projects with Chris Carter, Mark Gordon, John Davis, Evan Katz & Manny Coto and M. Night Shyamalan, and set up projects at Davis Entertainment, Global Road, TNT and NBC.
Busick co-wrote the new installment of Scream with James Vanderbilt for Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment, which was released January 12th, 2022 and made over $140 million at the worldwide box office. Busick and Vanderbilt co-wrote the sequel, Scream VI, which will be released March 10, 2023. Busick previously co-wrote the hit film Ready or Not (2019) for Fox Searchlight along with R. Christopher Murphy. Busick and Murphy wrote together on multiple series including “Castle Rock” (2019) for Hulu, WBTV and Bad Robot as well as the horror comedy “Stan Against Evil “(2016-2018) for IFC. Busick worked on Arachnaphobia for Amblin Partners, set up his original feature script Reunion at MGM and is currently working on Final Destination 6 for New Line Cinema, Abducting Abigail for Universal and Project X Entertainment with Radio Silence attached to direct, as well as projects for Paramount Pictures, Paramount+, and Searchlight.
KEVIN WILLIAMSON (Based on Characters By & Executive Producer) is a filmmaker, writer, creator, producer and director, whose unique vision and imaginative storytelling has thrilled audiences for decades, resulting in some of the most entertaining and successful television series and films of all time.
From iconic feature films to successful television series, Williamson has established himself as a major force in Hollywood for over twenty-five years. He is the creator and executive producer of the pop culture hit phenomena “Dawson’s Creek,” which launched the careers of James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson and Michelle Williams. Preceding his success in television, Williamson’s rise to stardom began in 1996 with the modern cult-classic film SCREAM. Drawing on his childhood love of scary movies, Williamson created the franchise that reinvigorated the horror genre and is still thriving today. He followed this with his directorial debut Teaching Mrs.Tingle, starring Helen Mirren. A partial list of works include I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Faculty, Halloween: H20 with Jamie Lee Curtis, “Tell Me a Story,” the Fox network hit “The Following,” and the critically acclaimed series, “The Vampire Diaries,” which he developed with Julie Plec and led to two spin-off series, “The Originals” and “Legacies.”
In addition to executive producing the next highly anticipated installment of Scream, his latest slasher, Sick directed by John Hyams, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was released on Peacock in January 2023. Up next, Williamson is directing his own script, The Audition.
Born in a small coastal town in North Carolina, which served as the inspiration for “Dawson’s Creek,” Williamson has been behind the scenes of a long list of films, television series and careers, creating unforgettable characters and thrilling stories that have built a wide, dedicated fan base. He now resides in Los Angeles.
WILLIAM SHERAK (Producer) is a partner at Project X Entertainment (PXE) with James Vanderbilt and Paul Neinstein. Formed in 2019, the independent production and financing company entered a multi-year first look and co-development television deal with Spyglass Media Group. With a full roster of projects set for release and in development, the company’s slate includes Paramount’s slashers Scream and Scream VI, Universal’s action/thriller Ambulance, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Michael Bay, STXfilms’ horror/thriller Bed Rest and Netflix’s “The Night Agent.”
Sherak’s past producing credits include the 2015 feature Truth, starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett and directed by James Vanderbilt; as well as Suspiria, from director Luca Guadanigno; The House with a Clock in its Walls, and Slender Man.
Sherak previously served as President, Deluxe Post-Production, where he headed Stereo D, the 2D to 3D conversion company he co-founded in 2009, as well as Deluxe Animation; global color-grading and post house EFILM; the Deluxe operations in Toronto, Spain, and India; as well as UK creative agency Editpool.
In 2011 Deluxe acquired Stereo D and Sherak quickly established the company as the industry leader in high-quality stereo conversion and 3D augmentation and visual effects with their work on such films as Avatar, Thor, Titanic in 3D, The Avengers, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Jurassic Park 3D, Pacific Rim, and more recently, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Dr. Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Black Panther, and Blade Runner 2029, among many others.
Sherak began his career in 1997 at Davis Entertainment where he quickly rose to Director of Development. Soon thereafter he co-founded his own production company called Blue Star Entertainment. In 2000, Blue Star signed an overall production deal with Revolution Studios. While at Revolution, he produced such features as Little Black Book, Darkness Falls, and Daddy Day Camp. Sherak packaged the hit FX series “Anger Management,” starring Charlie Sheen from the 2003 movie starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler and produced “Are We There Yet?” starring Terry Crews and Ice Cube. Both series received 100-episode orders. He also produced the features, I Hate Valentine’s Day, and Bangkok Dangerous, Role Models, and Middle Men.
He is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, YPOLA, the Producer’s Guild of America, the Advanced Imaging Society, and is a member of the Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council.
PAUL NEINSTEIN (Producer) is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Project X Entertainment, a newly formed independent film, television and new media production and financing company. Paul’s producing credits include Scream and its upcoming sequel Scream VI, Bed Rest and the soon to be released Netflix series “The Night Agent.” Prior to Project X, Paul was Chief Operating Officer of RatPac Entertainment, where he oversaw all corporate, business, legal, financial and day-to-day operations of the company including a 75-picture co-financing arrangement with Warner Bros. in which RatPac invested in excess of $1.2b in production funding. Paul also spearheaded RatPac’s theatrical, documentary and television content strategy. Prior to RatPac, Paul was Executive Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs for Paramount Pictures where he structured, negotiated and administered slate financing and worldwide distribution agreements as well as acquisition and major talent agreements for Paramount’s live action, animated and micro-budget theatrical motion pictures. Prior to Paramount, Paul was a partner in and oversaw all business and corporate operations of Spyglass Entertainment Group. Paul negotiated all distribution, acquisition and talent agreements and handled Spyglass’ studio relationships including the company’s non-exclusive first- look production and co-financing arrangement with Columbia Pictures as well as the company’s ongoing co-financing partnerships with The Walt Disney Company, Universal Pictures and DreamWorks. Prior to Spyglass, Paul worked as a theatrical business affairs attorney for DreamWorks SKG. Paul began his career as a transactional entertainment associate at Hill, Wynne, Troop and Meisinger.
Paul is a member of the Executive Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Entertainment Leadership Counsel for the Anti-Defamation League and is Executive Vice President of the Board of Trustees of deToledo High School. Paul earned his JD from Loyola Law School, where he was a staff writer and business editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal, and his B.A. in Psychology from UCLA.
GARY BARBER (Executive Producer) is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spyglass Media Group, LLC (“Spyglass,”) a premier entertainment company behind the successful relaunched horror franchise Scream (2022) and its next installment Scream VI (2023), the reinvention of Hellraiser (2022), the drama The Upside, the upcoming horror film Thanksgiving, the high school comedy Incoming and the iconic fashion competition series “Project Runway.”
Barber’s career in entertainment spans more than three decades where he took over Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc. in 2010 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, leading its impressive transformational turn-around out of bankruptcy, restoring the studio’s prominence by revitalizing its film and television businesses and posting successive years of profitability. Under Barber’s leadership, the 23rd and 24th installments of the long-running Bond franchise, Spectre and Skyfall, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, became the two highest grossing films in franchise history. Additionally, the enduring Rocky franchise was revived with Creed and the studio’s impressive roster of releases and co-productions included: The Hobbit Trilogy, The Magnificent Seven, Me Before You, 21 Jump Street, and 22 Jump Street. On the television front, Barber greenlit the award-winning and critically acclaimed scripted drama series “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu), “Fargo” (FX) and “Vikings” (HISTORY).
In 1998, Barber was a founding partner of Spyglass Entertainment, the globally recognized production, finance and distribution company. Well-known for making commercial hits in a wide range of genres, Spyglass Entertainment grossed over $5 billion in worldwide box office to date and amassed more than 34 Oscar® nominations and four wins. Spyglass saw success with such films as The Sixth Sense, Bruce Almighty, Wanted, Seabiscuit, The Vow, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, Star Trek, 27 Dresses, Shanghai Noon, and Four Christmases, to name a few.
Prior to Spyglass, Barber served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Creek Productions and President of Vestron International Group.
PETER OILLATAGUERRE (Executive Producer) is the President of Production for Spyglass Media Group, LLC (“Spyglass,”) a premier entertainment company led by Gary Barber. In this role, Oillataguerre is charged with heading up the company’s film division and overseeing physical production on behalf of its film & television productions. Since joining Spyglass in 2020, Oillataguerre helped build its film slate and shepherded productions for Scream (2022) and its next installment Scream VI (2023), as well as the revival of Hellraiser on Hulu. Oillataguerre is in pre-production on Eli Roth’s horror film Thanksgiving and the high school comedy Incoming. On the television side, “Project Runway” will air its 20th season for Bravo later this year.
For nine years, Oillataguere served as the President of Physical Production for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of physical production across the feature film film and television units including the James Bond films, Skyfall, Spectre and No Time To Die; the revival of the Rocky Franchise with Creed, and Creed 2; The Addams Family, Tomb Raider, Overboard, Me Before You, The Magnificent Seven, as well as the hit television series, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Fargo,” “Vikings,” and “Get Shorty.”
Prior to MGM, Oillataguerre worked at Spyglass Entertainment in physical production where he shepherded such films as 27 Dresses, The Vow, Leap Year, Shanghai Noon, and The Count of Monte Cristo and was the SVP of Production at Universal Studios from 2001-2005 where he was involved in the productions of Van Helsing, Meet the Fockers, The Scorpion King, The Life of David Gale, and Red Dragon.
RON LYNCH (Executive Producer) has experience as a producer, senior executive at six different studios, media business consultant and entrepreneur. He has overseen the production of 200 feature films and television series, including some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful content of all time.
He recently produced Scream and Scream VI for Paramount Pictures/Spyglass Media Group; directed by Radio Silence and produced by Project X Entertainment.
Prior, Lynch was President, Physical Production for Spyglass Media Group and The Weinstein Company, where he supervised all television and motion picture production. Television included “Waco,” “Yellowstone,” “Scream Season 3,” “RIP/Trevon Martin,” “Spy Kids,” “Guantanamo.” Features included Current War and The Upside.
During his previous tenure as head of production at Universal, Disney, TriStar and Orion, Lynch supervised the production of such hits as Bruce Almighty, Beautiful Mind, Scorpion King, 8 Mile, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Master and Commander, Seabiscuit, The Cat in the Hat, Jurassic Park III, Nutty Professor, The Family Man, Hannibal, Red Dragon, Spy Game, The Insider, The Horse Whisperer, Mighty Joe Young, 102 Dalmatians, High Fidelity, Armageddon, GI Jane, Parent Trap, Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Jumanji, Legends of the Fall, Matilda, It Could Happen to You, Starship Troopers, Rudy, several Woody Allen films, The Addams Family, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and The Silence of the Lambs.
He also helped launch some of the most successful franchise series in motion picture history, including: Bourne Identity, The Fast and the Furious, The Mummy, Bridget Jones Diary, American Pie, Meet the Parents and Robocop. Lynch is currently prepping the directors’ next feature for Universal Pictures.
CATHY KONRAD (Executive Producer) and her Tree Line Film banner are known for producing a wide range of film and television content that is both commercially and artistically viable. Her keen eye for talent and projects has garnered Academy Award nominations, Golden Globes, SAG, and Spirit Awards, as well as several high performing television series.
Next up for Konrad, shooting this summer is a remake of Hitchockian thriller Mute Witness to be helmed by standout director, Hannah Macpherson (“Into the Dark,” “T@gged”). Also shooting this year Mile 15, an indie horror/thriller to be directed by Ben Rock (Blair Witch). Photo Booth will be filmed in the first quarter of 2024 with Rosamund Pike and Domhnall Gleeson. It’s written and directed by the standout brother/sister team, Spencer and Lloyd Harvey, who received the Academy Nicholl Fellowship for their screenplay. Other film projects in development include Redemption, based on the memoir and incredible true story of John McAvoy, and his journey from prison to world renowned athlete, to be written and directed by SK Dale (Till Death).
Konrad’s recent limited series, “Wireless,” produced alongside Steven Soderbergh and starring Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), was a hit for Roku. Tree Line’s TV slate of multi-genre formats include “Help Me Rhonda” at NBC, starring Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”) and written by Richard Keith and Erin Cardillo (“Virgin River”), based on James Patterson best-selling book, 2 Sisters Detective Agency. She is also adapting Patterson’s hit book franchise, Blue, centered around Harriet Blue, a flawed female cop on the hunt for a serial killer in Sydney. Award-winning writer Stuart Beattie (“Obi-Wan Kenobi”, Collateral) will adapt and supervise for ITV Studios. Konrad is also working with CBS/Propagate on “Heads in Beds,” a half-hour comedy about the hustling world of hotel hospitality. She is putting the finishing touches on “Harriet Houdini,” a fictionalized series about the unknown daughter of Harry Houdini, written by Australian duo Stephen Irwin and Leigh McGrath (“Harrow,” “Tidelands”) and set up at ITV Studios.
MARIANNE MADDALENA (Executive Producer) joins a list of Hollywood alum including Meryl Streep, Eric Clapton, Robert Redford and Tina Turner, who have received the 'CHEVALIER DE L'ORDRE DES ARTS ET LETTRES' which, in English, means ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters", this incredible honor is an award of recognition by France for significant contributions to the Arts & Literature.
Born November 14th, 1963, American Film and Television Producer, Marianne Maddalena's career has taken her from the South of France to the backlots of Los Angeles to the stages of Carnegie Hall, from the deserts of Morocco to the far-flung reaches of Haiti and South Africa. Her prolific filmography of iconic films have grossed over ONE BILLION DOLLARS worldwide.
Growing up with Italian grandparents, Marianne became immersed in European culture early, beginning her studies in French at 12 years old. Coming from a family obsessed with movies sparked a lifelong love of French films. Inspired by François Truffaut’s film, 400 Blows, and also his extensive interviews with Alfred Hitchcock in his book, Hitchcock/Truffaut, Marianne developed a deep desire to live in France and become a film producer. In her senior year, Marianne moved to Cannes, to study and to be closer to the French film world. Marianne attends the Cannes Film Festival whenever she can.
Collaborating with horror legend Wes Craven on films such as the Scream franchise, Red Eye and The Hills Have Eyes, with grosses over $1 billion worldwide, Marianne’s films have been at the center of the pop culture conversation for nearly three decades.
On Deadly Friend, for Warner Brothers Pictures, she was the assistant to director Wes Craven. Their relationship would prove to be a fortuitous one. On The Serpent and the Rainbow Marianne's first film for Universal Pictures, traveled with Craven to Haiti. This famously harrowing production's unique demands forged a professional bond between the two that would last for more than twenty years. While filming in Haiti, Marianne’s French speaking abilities came in handy dealing with the day-to-day issues of the complicated production.
They produced two more films for Universal Pictures, Shocker and The People Under the Stairs. The first film she produced was Shocker, for which Wes and Marianne would go to the Avoriaz film festival in France for. Marianne then produced Nightmare on Elm Street 7: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare for New Line Cinema. New Nightmare gave the series a fresh 90's spin, that garnered Marianne an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Picture of 1994. Their common goal was to depict women with authenticity while resisting using female sexuality as the thing that separated victims and heroines.
Wes and Marianne's next project would redefine the horror genre for years to come, 1990s: Scream, for Dimension Films. Marianne directly discovered the iconic mask whilst on a location scout in preproduction for the film. The film was an international blockbuster that would soon spawn three ground-breaking sequels directed by Wes and produced by Marianne. Among many awards, Marianne won best picture a the "Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films" for Scream.
In 1999, Marianne and Wes created Craven-Maddalena Films. Their first project was Music of the Heart for Miramax. In 2005, Marianne produced, with Craven directing, the thriller Red Eye. In 2006's they produced The Hills Have Eyes for Searchlight Pictures, seeking out French talent, Alex Aja, to direct and then also produced its 2007 sequel, The Hills Have Eyes II. In 2009, The Last House on the Left for Universal Pictures. 2019, Marianne finished the third season of “Scream” The TV Series on MTV/Netflix.
In 2021, Marianne Produced Scream (2022) for Spyglass Entertainment and Paramount Pictures with the returning original cast, including Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette. The film opened to critical and fan acclaim, dethroning blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home from its number one box office spot, with reviews calling it ‘‘Brutal,’ ‘Genius’ and the ‘Best Since the Original’. She has several films and television shows slated for production in 2023. Marianne is developing the TV series “How to be a Man in the 21st Century” for the FX NETWORK. It is being written and directed by Dan Mazer, who is a 2021 Academy Award nominee for Best Writing (adapted screenplay) for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. She is also developing a female revenge thriller with Carl Ellsworth who she collaborated with on Red Eye for Dream Works Pictures. Marianne is also in development on a horror thriller with David Lancaster (Drive, Whiplash,) from Rumble Films. During COVID, Marianne produced a short film called Glitch with Nightmare on Elm Street series alum, Heather Langenkamp, co-produced and directed by Rebecca Berrih.
Marianne is a sponsor of the American French Film Festival (formerly COCOLA), a festival created and presented by the Franco-American Cultural Fund designed to showcase the diversity of French film, now in its twenty-fifth year. Marianne is also a patron of Villa Albertine, which, through an initiative of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, with support from the Ministry of Culture and French and American private and public donors, aims to reinvent artists' residencies and build a community for arts and ideas between France and the US.
Marianne is twenty-year member of the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ART AND SCIENCES, and a member of the PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA. She also is on THE DIRECTOR'S FORUM FOR THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART in Los Angeles, and is part of the Directors Circle for the INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART in Boston. Marianne also has a passion for world travel, photography and real estate, with real estate investments around the country.
Marianne is a patron of many charities including THE ZOE EDUCATION TRUST in Cape Town, South Africa, who's aim is to give children living in poverty a chance of a brighter future through education, The ALS Association, PETA, Planned Parenthood, Act for Equal, New Rainn, Futures Without Violence, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, CAMFED which is a pan-African movement revolutionizing how girl's education is delivered and MY FRIEND’S PLACE in Los Angeles helping youth experiencing homelessness move toward wellness, stability, and self-sufficiency, and the Foster Children Resource Center that provides personal goods for foster children in the San Fernando Valley.
Marianne is also a patron of THE GETTY VILLA, a museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The Getty Villa serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs.
Fresh off the success of Scream (2022), Marianne is now producing the much anticipated sixth instalment of the Scream series for Spyglass Entertainment and Paramount Films, filmed this past summer in Montreal, Canada and slated for release on March 10, 2023.
BRETT JUTKIEWICZ (Director of Photography) discovered filmmaking as a teenager after commandeering his father’s Hi8 camcorder to make skate videos and short films as a teenager in Long Island, New York. He studied film at Boston University and began his career shooting low-budget independent films on the streets of New York City. His first two features, the Safdie Brothers’ The Pleasure of Being Robbed and Daddy Longlegs, premiered at Cannes Director’s Fortnight and since then Brett has continued to shoot award-winning films as well as commercials, music videos, and television shows. The Civil War-set Men Go to Battle earned Brett a spot in the New Yorker’s Top 5 Cinematography of the Year.
This is Brett’s third collaboration with directors Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, having previously photographed Scream (2022) and Ready or Not for the duo. His other recent work includes Eddie Huang’s directorial debut Boogie for Focus Features, Adam Leon’s Italian Studies for Magnolia Pictures, Scott Derrickson’s The Black Phone for Blumhouse/Universal and Netflix’s “Stranger Things” Season 4.
Alternating between Production Design and Art Direction, MICHÈLE LALIBERTÉ (Production Designer) supervised the Montreal based art department for the coming Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023) alongside Sean Haworth in the production designer’s seat.
She designed the romantic drama Clouds directed by Justin Baldoni, in 2019 and the additional photography (third act) of X-Men Dark: Phoenix (2018) with Simon Kindberg, as director. Her contribution to the X-men franchise for Fox studio, also includes Supervising Art Direction on X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, and X-men: Dark Phoenix. She also designed Roland Emmerich’s coming of age drama Stonewall (2015), and Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal’s romantic drama The Words (2012).
Her previous supervising art director credits include Sony’s Smurfs 2 (2012), Relativity Media’s Immortals (2011), (directed by Tarsem Singh) Barney’s Version (2010) directed by Richard J Lewis, Death Race (2008), (directed by Paul Anderson designed by Paul D. Austerberry) and Journey to the Center of the Earth(2008), one of the first movies to be shot in 3D, (directed by Eric Brevig and designed by David Sandefur).
With her background in theater design and her architecture degree, Michèle Laliberté has designed several theater plays, sets, costumes and props, designed special events’ environments and has worked in architecture offices for a few years before starting in the movie industry. She has been working in the art department for over 25 years, starting as a set designer, then as an art director on projects such as Paramount’s Sum of All Fears, Catch me if you Can, (directed by Stephen Spielberg and designed by Jeannine C. Oppewall), The Day After Tomorrow, (directed by Roland Emmerich), The Night at The Museum, and Academy Award® “Best Art Direction” winners The Aviator (directed by Martin Scorsese and designed by Dante Ferretti) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Directed by David Fincher and designed by Don Graham Burt).
Scream VI is Michèle Laliberté’s first foray in the horror genre and her first collaboration with the Radio Silence team.
JAY PRYCHIDNY, CCE (Edited by) is a multiple award-winning producer and picture editor, including back-to-back Canadian Screen Award wins in 2017 & 2018 for Orphan Black and “The Amazing Race Canada.” His factual work has been amongst some of the most watched series in Canada, also including “The Week the Women Went,” “Top Chef Canada,” and Canada's “Next Top Model,” for which he won a Gemini and Canadian Cinema Editors award for best editing in 2010/2011. As a producer on “Orphan Black,” “Lost & Found Music Studios,” “The Next Step” and “Snowpiercer,” he supervised the editing, sound, music, and visual effects for every episode. His other scripted work has included “Altered Carbon,” “Killjoys,” “Into the Badlands” and “The Alienist.” His most recent projects include editing all of the Tim Burton-directed episodes of the Netflix series “Wednesday” and Scream VI for Paramount Pictures, which is his first feature film.
AVERY PLEWES (Costume Designer) is an award winning and critically acclaimed Costume Designer for film and television, born in Toronto.
In 2015, Plewes completed her first feature film as a costume designer in Stella Meghie’s Jean of the Joneses, which premiered at SXSW. The film was also screened at the Nantucket Film Festival, TIFF, and the Zurich Film Festival.Following the success of Jean of the Joneses, Plewes continued her ongoing creative collaboration with Meghie in 2017 on MGM and Warner Bros.’ Everything, Everything, a film adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s New York Times best selling novel of the same name.
Since then, Plewes has worked on several feature films including Searchlight Pictures blockbuster hit Ready or Not, where she received her first award for Best Costume Design in Film Contemporary at the 2020 CAFTCAD Awards. In 2021, Plewes won the same CAFTCAD Award for her work on Blumhouse’s The Crafty: Legacy, which was a reboot of The Craft.
Plewes’ most recent work can be seen in Paramount’s Scream VI, starring Courteney Cox, Jenna Ortega and Hayden Panettiere, as well as in Netflix’s upcoming series “Painkiller,” set to release this year.
Additionally, Plewes’ past credits include the Netflix series “Sex/Life,” starring Sarah Shahi, Warner Bros.’ 8-Bit Christmas, starring Neil Patrick Harris, and JT LeRoy, starring Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Diane Kruger, all in which she received CAFTCAD Award nominations for her work.
Plewes is a member of The Costume Designers Guild of America and the IATSE Local 873. She is represented internationally by Worldwide Production Agency.
BRIAN TYLER (Music By) is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist, and conductor whose illustrious film scoring career spans more than 100 films and a total gross of over $13B worldwide. His credits include the blockbuster hits Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, worldwide phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians, as well as the films of the Fast and Furious franchise including The Fate of the Furious, which opened to record-setting global box office.
Current projects include Taylor Sheridan’s “1923,” Paramount Pictures Scream VI which opens on March 10, 2023, the upcoming Universal Pictures/Illumination’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie scheduled for release on April 5, 2023, Fast X opening on May 19, 2023 and the recently premiered live show Awakening at Wynn Las Vegas. Tyler’s television credits include widely successful shows such as “Yellowstone” (winner of the SoundTrackFest Award for Best TV Score of 2018), “1883” (Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Music, HMMA Award-winning for Best Score: Main Title), Scorpion, Magnum PI, Hawaii Five-0, Sleepy Hollow, and Transformers: Prime.
In 2018, Tyler was tapped by Formula 1 to compose the internationally revered sport’s theme song, which airs during the global broadcast of every race to an audience of millions. In 2015, Tyler composed the theme for the U.S. Open Golf Championships, now airing annually on FOX.
Tyler is also an accomplished conductor and often conducts the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London and the Hollywood Studio Symphony, and has conducted symphonic concerts of his film music around the globe including at the Royal Festival Hall in London, with the Warsaw Philharmonic at Tauron Arena and the Chinese National Orchestra at the historic Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
He recently launched Are We Dreaming, a completely immersive audio-visual experience created by Tyler himself, which debuted in October 2021 on the 400-foot Main Stage at Lost Lands Music Festival in an epic two-hour midnight performance for a crowd of 30,000 people.
The award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer’s accolades include 12 Goldspirit Awards, 34 BMI Music Awards, 5 ASCAP Music Awards, 3 Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, 1 Daytime Emmy® Award nomination, an HMMA Award and a BAFTA nomination, among others.
In 2010, Tyler was inducted into the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2022, he was awarded the BMI Icon Award for his exceptional body of work and phenomenal success as a composer, orchestral conductor, and music producer.