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LSTFI Alumna Brianne Howey Lands Series Regular in Fox’s The Exorcist

Tommy Bernardi

Our proud LSTFI alumna Brianne Howey just booked a series regular role in Fox’s new drama pilot The Exorcist, a modern adaptation of William Blatt’s 1971 novel which inspired the iconic 1973 horror film of the same name. Written by Jeremy Slater, this one-hour drama pilot is described as a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil. Howie will play Charlotte, a former ballet dancer. Following a terrible accident, Charlotte is now depressed and anti-social, so much so that her mother believes she might be possessed by a demon.

We are incredibly proud of Brianne and her well-deserved success!

More News from LSTFI

Top Row: Alexandra Tomilina, Nicole Palermo, Amit Sadh, Anthony Ritosa
Bottom Row: Bella Vendramini, Jane Elizabeth Walsh, Laura Dubois, Michal Birnbaum

Alexandra Tomilina (’12)

Since January 2013, alumna Alexandra Tomilina has produced Method Acting workshops taught by Lola Cohen in Moscow, Russia at the Decameran Art Studio. Method Acting instructor Lola Cohen trained with Lee Strasberg during the last 5 years of his life and has taught Method Acting for over 20 years at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York. (Moscow, Russia)

Nicole Palermo (NYU ’14)

NYU Tisch at Strasberg graduate Nicole Palermo recently wrote, produced, and starred in a new web series called “Maude’s Fixins” through her brand new production company, Talking Back Pictures. All five episodes of “Maude’s Fixins” are available to watch now on YouTube. Be sure to check out Talking Back Pictures on Facebook to stay in the loop for future projects. (New York, NY)

Amit Sadh (’11)

LSTFI alum Amit Sadh has been involved in a number of film and tv projects in India. Released in 2013, Amit plays the leading role, Omi Shastri, in Kai Po Che! – a feature film based on Chetan Bhagats best-selling novel, Three Mistakes of My Life. Last year, he starred in Subhash Kapoor’s feature film Guddu Rangeela, released in July 2015.

Amit also has mutiple projects in the works to be released in early 2016. Next year, you’ll find him starring in the feature films Running Shaadi directed by Amit Roy and Yaara directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia! (India)

Anthony Ritosa (NYU ’12)

NYU Tisch at Strasberg alumnus Anthony Ritosa starred in the world premiere of The Incredible Fox Sisters, a new play by Jaclyn Backhaus. Directed by Tyler Mercer, the production opened last fall at the New Ohio Theatre.

Currently, Ritosa is staring in A Complex Evening, featuring a night of William Inge’s rare one-act plays in their New York debut. The production is produced by the ReGroup Theatre Company and runs through March 20th at the TBG Theatre, 312 W 36th St. (New York, NY)

Bella Vendramini (’07)

Hachette Livre, an Australian publishing house, published LSTFI alumna Bella Vendramini’s memoir Biting the Big Apple in 2009. The memoir details her experience of moving to New York and following her dreams as an actress, including her time spent studying at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. A sequel, Naked in Public, was released in 2011.

Vendramini was also nominated for the “Fun Fearless Female of the Year” Award by Cosmopolitan Magazine in both 2008 and 2011! (Australia)

Jane Elizabeth Walsh (’07)

LSTFI alumna Jane Elizabeth Walsh stars in a feature-length film directed by Roger Sargent to accompany the new album ‘Night Thoughts’ by Britpop legends Suede, released on DVD in a special album package.

Walsh also won a Supporting Actress award at the prestigious Best Short Awards, Los Angeles (2015) for her role as Kim in “Every Second Sunday.” The win follows her award in the same category at this year’s IndieFEST Awards in May. (United Kingdom)

Laura DuBois (’10)

Laura DuBois graduated from the Film Track Program at LSTFI and went on to become an award-winning creative producer. She is the Co-Founder and Partner of Shooting Films, a New York based independent production company which has already produced two award-winning films: The Living and And After All. Since founding the company in early 2012, Laura has actively been freelancing on films, commercials and music videos as producer, line producer, production manager or assistant director. (New York, NY)

Michal Birnbaum (’14)

LSTFI alumna Michal Birnbaum played the role of Toto in a stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz by Kathryn Schltz Miller, produced by the AlphaNYC Theatre Company. (New York, NY)