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  • Film/TV
    Ari Sandel is the director of the short film, West Bank Story, which won the 2006 Academy Award in the category Best Live Action Short Film.
  • Film/TV
    Garry Shandling is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show.
  • Film/TV
    Ron Shelton is a U.S. film director and screenwriter, most notable for the many films he has made about sports. Shelton was a minor league baseball player in the Baltimore Orioles’ organization from 1967 to 1971. His 1988 film "Bull Durham," based in-part off his own baseball experiences, earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
  • Film/TV
    Jack Wagner is an American actor and singer, best known for his roles on the soap operas General Hospital, Santa Barbara, The Bold and the Beautiful and Melrose Place.
  • Film/TV
    Kate Walsh is an American film and television actress, best known for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC dramas Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.
  • Film/TV
    Kristen Wiig attended the University of Arizona as an art student while occasionally taking acting class as an elective.  Encouraged by her professor to pursue acting, Wigg is now well known as a former cast member of "Saturday Night Live" from 2005-12.  In 2011, she co-wrote and starred in the movie "Bridesmaids", along with Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne.  The film was a box office hit and won several awards, in addition to winning two Oscar nominations and two Golden Globe nominations.