Paul Tinder and Vaughn Taylor-Tinder, husband and wife team of San Antonio, TX, have extensive entertainment industry experience in performing, producing, script writing and project development. Their experience ranges from developing feature films for major entertainment markets and starring in national network television programming, to creating and producing small local theatre. Their responsibilities have included negotiating production and performer union contracts, negotiating distribution contracts, overseeing sub-contractor services as well as hiring production teams. This breadth of experience gives them a credible and valid foundation upon which to successfully develop performing arts programs and to produce professional films.
The Tinders formed Rising Star Entertainment, LLC, to produce the feature film The Long Ride Home. Starring Randy Travis, Eric Roberts, Academy Award Winner Ernest Borgnine and Garry Marshall, it was successfully distributed by Lionsgate in the U.S., Porchlight Entertainment overseas and in the Inspirational Market by Questar. It won the 2004 Telly Award for Writing, Producing and Acting and was a featured film on the Encore Western Channel. Vaughn wrote the screenplay and played Laura, the female lead, and Paul produced the film and played Abel Hart, the villain.
Paul and Vaughn were founding members of the award winning Actors Co-Op, the first Christian Theatre Company in Hollywood. Their duties included oversight of the construction of The Crossley Theatre, Artistic Direction, Writing, Producing, Teaching and the Direction of numerous productions. They also produced many live theatrical productions in the Los Angeles area and Beverly Hills. Paul and Vaughn have studied acting and directing with some of the best teachers in the industry including Warren Robertson, Herbert Berghof, Wynn Handman and Bill Esper in New York. In Los Angeles they studied with Charles Conrad, Tom Troupe, Film Actors Workshop and Ivan Markota. Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Princess Diaries, Happy Days, etc.) was instrumental in mentoring Paul as a producer/director. Larry Gelbart (MASH, Tootsie etc.) and Gene Reynolds (MASH, Lou Grant, Touched By An Angel etc.) were instrumental in mentoring Vaughn as a writer/director.
The Tinders have starred in over 650 episodes of National Network TV, over 400 National Commercials filmed in NYC and Hollywood, numerous Feature Films and hundreds of Voice-Overs and Industrial Films. Paul and Vaughn created, produced, and starred in the feature film The Long Ride Home. Starring Randy Travis, Eric Roberts, Academy Award Winner Ernest Borgnine and Garry Marshall, it was successfully distributed by Lionsgate in the U.S., Porchlight Entertainment overseas and in the Inspirational Market by Questar. It won the 2004 Telly Award for Writing, Producing and Acting and was a featured film on the Encore Western Channel. Vaughn wrote and directed their first movie in Texas, Last Words.It is based on the life and times of the legendary western hero Bat Masterson. This "Scrooge meets Tombstone" feature film is in post-production and is the first of a series of 8 films to be developed and produced by SouthCoast Theatre and Film.
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