Andre Gordon is a very accomplished writer, director, producer and actor and has carved his own empowering career path in Hollywood. “I started out as an actor, but expanded to producing as I wanted parts that better showcased my abilities,” said Andre.
After successfully producing his own projects with name actors such as Morgan Freeman, Michael Clarke Duncan, Vinnie Jones, Jerry Rice, Ed Begley Jr. and Kathryn Joosten among others, Andre decided to only audition for specific, non-stereotypical parts.
“I told my agents to stop sending me out for gangster roles,” he said.
In his last film, Wedding Day, he played the role of the groom as opposed to the role of the wisecracking best friend, so he is completely breaking the norm for character actors, which is truly inspiring.
He also created the Mentorship Program, which is
designed to help up and coming actors, directors and writers. Participants of this innovative, hands on program, have a direct link to several industry perks including agents nights, casting director workshops, director and producer showcases, red carpet events, opportunities for roles in feature films, acting classes, pr and press advice and business mentorship. Proceeds of the Mentorship Program go toward the Childrens Hunger Fund.
Gordon and the cast of Jungle Bunch recently won the International Emmy Award for best Kids Animation Show and Gordon and John Lithgow are the leads in this project. He was born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica and grew up in Miami, Florida. This talented multi-hypenate is a alumni of the BFA program at Florida State University and is repped by UTA, CLEAR Talent Group and Flick Commercials. Gordon is President and C.E.O of 4Horsemen FIlms.
Andre has been successfully producing, acting, writing and directing for well over a decade. Andre has worked theatrically in both film and television, which includes guest appearances on MAD TV, Campus Ladies, Scrubs, Phineas and Ferb and Zoey 101 along with the features Old School, Like Mike, and SWAT. He is in post production on You Can’t Have It and is in pre-production on Acre on the Rye and You’re My Angel. More info about him at http://dregordon.com/
Arsineh Alenkin is the owner of AB-Weddings & Special Events and has been in business for over a decade starting off with wedding coordination from 80-500 guests to planning/hosting special events, which is no small feat! Her specialty is charities/fundraisers for non-profit organizations that need awareness and raising donations as well. This esteemed event planner has had the honor of planning numerous events throughout LA venues such as after parties, screenings, festivals, launches and many more.
She has collaborated with prominent actors such as Scott L Schwartz (Oceans 11. 12. 13, Buffy the Vampire), Sean Kanan (General Hospital), Andre Gordon (You’re My Angel), Producer David Oman (House at the End of the Drive) and many more. I had the privilege to teach an event-planning workshop in Los Angeles to students visiting from Japan. She also had the distinct honor to give a class at the prestigious Napoleon Perdis makeup school in Hollywood.
“I love what I do from my heart and giving back to the community is something that I am passionate about,” says Arsineh. “When I see people smile it gives me more love and energy and my calling that this is where my journey will be forever. I would like to thank Hollywood Press Corps for featuring my story.