The Producers

JO LEVI DISANTE – Producer

Jo Levi DiSante (Producer) began her career in New York as a casting assistant before moving to Los Angeles to become a reader for various production companies including Miramax, New Line, Oliver Stone’s Ixtlan, and Ridley Scott’s Percy Main Productions. Jo took her first executive position with Manager/Producer Phyllis Carlyle (THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST). In 1996, she moved back to New York to be the creative executive for Foundry Film Partners (CLAY PIGEONS, WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE, WISDOM OF CROCODILES). Returning to Los Angeles in 1999, Jo became the Director of Development for Demi Moore’s Moving Pictures (AUSTIN POWERS, “If These Walls Could Talk”). In 2001, Jo was hired to start a feature division for Cosgrove/Meurer Productions (“Unsolved Mysteries”) where she produced the ensemble comedy CAFFEINE starring Mena Suvari and Breckin Meyer. Currently, Jo works in the entertainment division at ABC Television. She is also on the California advisory board for The SEED Foundation, which is working to open a publicly funded college preparatory boarding school for underserved youth in Los Angeles.

JODY PRICE – Producer

Jody Price (Producer) began her career in front of the camera and onstage in New York. In Los Angeles, she moved behind the camera to produce “Mercy Point” for UPN and create, acquire and develop independent film projects. She has just executive produced the film “Master Harold…and the Boys” starring Ving Rhames and Freddie Highmore, to be released in 2010. Currently, Jody produces special events for the Santa Monica College Foundation which raises scholarship money for students and supports faculty excellence. She is also a founding board member of Camp Bravo, a non-profit organization dedicated to teens with a passion for the performing arts. Jody is proud to be on the “What a Pair!” team and dedicates the evening to all who face the challenge of cancer.

RUTH STALFORD – Producer

Ruth Stalford began her professional career as an actress in NYC working in theater and television. In Los Angeles, she segued from acting to producing with the LA Weekly “Pick of Week” presentation of “The Secret Nymph of New Hyde Park”. She has worked on many feature films and TV movies and received the “Wrangler” award from the Cowboy Hall of Fame for producing “The Virginian” starring Bill Pullman and Diane Lane. Active in many philanthropic endeavors, she is a board member of From the Heart; a group dedicated to providing brand new children’s books to children all over Los Angeles living below the poverty line. She received the “Fair Shake Award” from the Western Center for Law and Poverty for her work with the under served. Her participation with What A Pair is in honor of all the extraordinary men and women who have graced her life. She is eternally grateful for the event being the catalyst for meeting her husband. In 2006 they introduced their son Jack to the world.

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