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O’Shea Media Group is a team of creative visionaries engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content for all media.




























































































































Mary Sanders-Jenkins

  • Mary Sanders-Jenkins is the president and CEO of In
    Momentum Management, a Los Angeles-based management company that handles,actors, writers and producers. After working with other management companies,Mary opened I.M.M. in 2004 with the mission that In Momentum Management was built on extreme passion for the industry. The name itself stems from
    an “uncontrollable forward force,” and that’s the company’s specialty. In Momentum preps its clientele with knowledge gained from
    training with the Industries leading professionals. With success in several aspects in the industry, Mary is excited to make her foray into producing.

    Mary is married to Eric Jenkins, and has three children, Tiffany, Renneker and Carter Jenkins, Mary credits the success of In
    Momentum Management to her supportive and talented family. Mary is also an active activist.

John Kassir

  • While in College, John was a founding member of the world famous Animal Crackers sketch comedy group. After graduating from Towson University in Baltimore with a Bachelors degree in Theatre, John moved to NYC to take a part Off-Broadway in Eugene Ionesco’s Variations on the same theme. After the show closed, he continued his career street performing in front of the Metropolitan Museum in NY, as well as touring the world for the USO as a comic. After struggling in Manhattan for nearly 6 years, John landed a coveted job, originating the role of an emotionally damaged standup comedian, Kenny in The hit, Off-Broadway musical, Three Guys Naked From The Waist Down (Earning him Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Award nominations). In 1984 life imitated art...

    After talents scouts saw him play the standup comedian, Kenny in the musical, John was asked to compete for and won $100,000.00 on the original Star Search as a standup, beating out a list of stellar comedians including, Rosie O'Donnell and Sinbad. He went on to perform on stage with many acts including Tom Jones, Lou Rawls, The Temptations and Four Tops, Richard Belzer, Rodney Dangerfield, improv with Robin Williams and the list goes on. The exposure launched him into a long and versatile career.
    John has acted in nine television pilots, four of which went to series, and two of which lasted over six years each! Besides having his own bazaar funny, kids TV Series, Johnnytime (exec. producer, co-writer, star), Mr.Kassir has had many series regular and guest starring roles on camera and off. One of his most famous is, of course, as the voice of The Crypt Keeper on Tales from the Crypt. John is an award winning stage actor, and most recently starred at Lincoln Center, originating the role of Dottore in the new Lynn Ahrens- Stephen Flahrety musical, 'The Glorious Ones'. He also originated the role of Ralph in the Off-Broadway and Los Angeles productions of Reefer Madness, the Musical (winning him Ovation and Garland awards), and starred in the Emmy winning, Reefer Madness, The Movie Musical.

    Of his countless roles in Film and Television, his favorites include: Zagreb, the kicker on (HBO’s 1st and 10); The Atom (CBS’s The Justice League); Gar (Star Trek, Voyager) and Shemp (The Three Stooges, produced by Mel Gibson). Besides The Crypt Keeper, out of the hundreds of animation voices he's provided, some of his most memorable are: Meeko, the Raccoon (Pocahontas); Santa’s Little Helper (The Simpsons) and Ray Rocket (Rocket Power). He's also provided the voice in countless video games including; Halo 2, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance as fan-favorite, mercenary Deadpool, "the Merc with a mouth", as well as Sauron and Pyro, two other well-known characters. He starred in the very first commercial for the Nintendo cornerstone video game series, The Legend of Zelda in the United States in 1987.

    John continues his dream as a character actor and always takes the opportunity to perfect his craft no matter how big or small the project or stage. He was most recently seen on the big screen in Race to Witch Mountain for Disney. John just wrapped shooting the movie, Donner Pass and is set to star with Malcom McDowell in The First Platoon this Fall 2010. John Kassir works and keeps homes in both LA and NY.

Rajeev Dasani

  • Rajeev Dassani is a young award winning writer and director whose films have screened at many of the top festivals around the world. Rajeev studied directing at the University of Southern California where he won the James Bridges directing award among other accolades. His thesis film, "A Day's Work" went on to screen at hundreds of festivals worldwide and won dozens of "best film" awards including the prestigious gold medal at the Student Academy Awards. 

    Rajeev went on to found Master Key Productions with his twin brother Elan Dassani, which has provided visual effects and creative services for dozens of TV series and feature films. As part of Master Key, Rajeev served as a creative consultant and visual effects producer on shows such as the "Knight Rider" reboot on NBC, the critically acclaimed "Justified" with Timothy Olyphant on FX, and served as a director on the TV series "Covert Affairs" starring Piper Perabo on USA. He co-designed and directed the title sequence for that series as well as directing action sequences for several episodes including the season finale in London and Sri Lanka. 

    Rajeev is a member of the Producers Guild of America, and has sold and developed several scripts with major studios around the world. He is currently in development on a slate of upcoming films and television properties.

Elan Dasani

  • Elan Dassani is the co-founder and owner of Master Key Productions, providing visual effects and production services to dozens of broadcast television programs, cable television programs, and feature films. He has served as the Visual Effects Supervisor on NBC's reboot of "Knight Rider", FX's "Justified" starring Timothy Olyphant, and has served as both a director and VFX Producer for USA's "Covert Affairs" starring Piper Perabo. For "Covert Affairs" he directed several action sequences in Venezuela, Switzerland, and Sri Lanka. He also co-designed the shows title sequence.

    He is currently VFX supervising on the hot new ABC drama, "Off the Map", developed by Shonda Rhimes, the creator of "Greys Anatomy" and "Private Practice", as well as several independent feature films including "Flypaper" starring Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd.

     Elan is developing several feature film projects with his twin brother, Rajeev Dassani, a graduate of USC's Film School and Student Academy Award Winner. Elan is an active member of the Producers Guild of America. 

Ric Reitz

  • Ric is an actor, writer, composer, director and producer who has been active in show business for more than 30 years.  Ric is a past president and current board member of the Georgia Production Partnership and a newly appointed member of the Georgia Film, Video & Music Advisory Commission. As one of the key architects in the development of Georgia’s current entertainment tax incentive law and co-author of the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Entertainment Business Plan through the year 2020, Ric has played an important role in the resurgence of production in the state.

    He is a member of Actor's Equity Association (AEA), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the Director's Guild of America (DGA), the Recording Academy (NARAS), the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) and the Writer's Guild of America (WGA). He is also president of Ric Reitz Writes, Inc. and Sir Fir Books & Music, with offices in Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Valerie Landsburg

  • Although she has a very large body of work, with 35 years working as an actor, director and writer, most of the world knows Valerie as "Doris Schwartz" from the television series "Fame". She became a globally recognized star in a role that moved deeply into the hearts of people young and old, inspiring both professional artists and artists yet to be realized.

    Having resided mostly on the other side of camera for the last seventeen years, Valerie is preparing to direct "Offer in compromise". "The Money Shot", the series she created first optioned by Lion’s Gate Television, is in development once again. As a writer she wrote "An Unexpected Gift" for the The Hallmark Channel, "Norwegian Wood", a teen comedy for Kinetic Arts and "Belters" for Profile Films America. Her work as a director includes episodic television as well as the feature "Bound By Lies", a cop thriller with Kristie Swanson and Stephen Baldwin for Lightening Entertainment.

    Her other work as an actor includes having been a television-series regular on "You Again" opposite Jack Klugman (the Odd Couple), "All Is Forgiven", "Hotel", "First and Ten", "Dream On", and "Beggars and Choosers" as well as multiple movies made for television. In films, she made her debut in the disco classic "Thank God It’s Friday". Her other films include, "Welcome Home Roxy Charmichal", "Bar Hopping" and "RockStar".

    She appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon’s "I Ought To Be In Pictures", Off-Broadway in "Surviving Grace" and Woody Allen’s "The Floatting Lightbulb", as well as in "Baby Makes Seven" and "TeleGram From Heaven" (Los Angeles), and "A Mother A Daughter and A Gun" (Chicago). Most recently you have seen her in "The Unit", "Nip/Tuck" and "Windfall" as Sister Natalie on NBC’s "American Dreams" with Peter Falk in "Columbo": Loves the Nightlife.

    Valerie has worked as an on set coach for both actors and directors in films that include "The Stone Angel" with Ellen Burstyn and "Greta" with Hilary Duff and travels extensively teaching at colleges and universities as well as conducting her own workshops for actors, writers and directors. She created "Master Class" for Euro Disney and has joined the International faculty of The Asian Academy of Film and Television in New Delhi, India. www.aaft.com

    Valerie is also a singer-songwriter/musician with gold and platinum records for her work in "Fame". Her CD "Grownup" sells worldwide and she is currently working on her book "Wholeacting": from the practical to the mystical and back.

    (See www.wholeacting.com or www.imdb.com for more info and comprehensive lists of credits.)


Steve Weisenacker

  • Mr. Weizenecker provides sophisticated business and legal advice to companies in the entertainment and technology industries.  His practice is focused on motion picture and television projects as well as advising clients on tax credit systems.  Mr. Weizenecker was the corporate attorney on the creation of and multi-million dollar financing of Legendary Pictures.  Stephen was also the deal maker and lead entertainment counsel for leading iPhone application developer, involving preparation and negotiation of an application development agreement for Share Care, Inc., Dr. Oz, Oprah Winfrey and a global book publisher and negotiating the subsequent licensing agreement with Apple.

Diane Rappoport

  • Diane Rappoport brings a wealth of knowledge in the entertainment business to O’Shea Media Group. Ms Rappoport has extensive experience as an executive producer. Diane was Executive in Charge of Production/Vice President Businesss and Legal Affairs on "The Oprah Winfrey Show". Being an excutive producer on "The Maury Povich Show", "The Howie Mandel Show" and "The Montel Williams Show" have given Diane Rappoport a reputation of one of the most respected executives in daytime television.



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