OUR RESPONSIBLE STAFF
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Stefanie Ryan-Manhim has been in numerous films, commercials and TV shows since early childhood. She has worked as one of the main characters for Nickelodeon’s teen series “The Block”. Stefanie also teaches the workshop and does pageant consulting. Many of her students have gone on to do national commercials, major stage performances, major film rolls, television series, and more.
Growing up at Weist-Barron-Ryan, Quinn has been surrounded by all aspects of show business. His own career began at age 5. His accomplishments include several local & national commercials, TV shows & films. Commercials include Philadelphia Phillies, The Scooter Store and One Stop Car Audio. He also appeared on the Network TV Show "Hack" starring David Morris, National Geographic, and made regular principal appearances on national TV shows, radio, theatre and lead roles in over ten films. He has studied the performing arts, as well as public speaking on both East & West coasts.
From a young age, Rob has had a love and passion for Film and Television. In earlier years, he studied courses on video production, script writing, as well as make-up and special effects. Later, Rob went on to study acting, as it was always his true passion. Rob has been studying commercial, film, and method acting continually since he began acting. He has professionally worked on a variety of projects, including but not limited to feature films, television shows, television movies, and short films. Rob is the co-owner of Exit Zero Films LLC and is the writer and co-director for his upcoming film, 25 Years.
Melanie Rivera Waldman
Melanie Rivera Waldman is a passionately driven disability rights advocate, award-winning filmmaker, accessible yoga teacher, and is a member of SAG AFTRA. She currently holds her Bachelor’s degree– double major from Rutgers University, where she studied Theater & Journalism. She has worked on film sets with Weist-Barron-Ryan as Talent in the films "Bruised" and "Clerks 3". Her most recent short film "ILY" won the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Award for Best Awareness Campaign, her second winning film within the competition. By sharing her perspectives in life, Melanie is sure she can do her part to help further remove the stigmas surrounding disability issues and representation in the face of ableism & injustices today!