ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
C.B. HARDING (Director)
Harding began his career in 1971 as a fine arts photographer.
He soon attracted the attention of the advertising world,
and in 1975 began a groundbreaking turn as one of the top
experimental and conceptual photographers in the country.
Internationally recognized, he has won numerous awards in
Graphis International, London’s Designers and Art Directors Club, the D&AD
awards and for several years running the New York Art Directors
Club Show, The One Show, Creativity Magazine, and the internationally
respected Communication Arts Magazine. In 1988, Harding was
further singled out as one of the most influential photographers
by The American Photographer.
In 1989, Harding began his transition to film as a Commercial
Director/Cameraman, and was recognized with the highest honor
in the advertising world: The International Gold Lion Award,
at the Cannes International Advertising Festival. For the next
ten years, Harding created a reputation for innovative and
exciting direction for his clients all over the world.
Harding relocated to Los Angeles in 1998 to start the next
phase of his career directing film and television. Harding
partnered with Bunim/Murray Productions to direct the first
ever reality series on network television: the groundbreaking,
Making The Band for ABC. Twenty-two episodes later history
was made and a new era in network television had arrived. Over
the next four years, Harding directed some of the most successful
reality shows on television, including: Road Rules and Real
World for MTV and Meet My Folks for NBC.
In 2001, Miramax films invited Harding to direct the standup
comedy film, The Three Amigos, starring popular Mexican comics
Carlos Mancia, Freddie Soto and Pablo Francesco. On this project,
Harding became one of the first directors in the country to
shoot with the new High Definition 24P Digital Video.
completion of this film, Harding directed the first season
of the now world famous reality show, the Emmy award winning, “The
Osbournes”. After completing the season, he wasted no
time directing pilots for NBC, a concert film for Alanis Morissette,
and returned to the feature world with the Warner Bros. release:
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie starring Jeff Foxworthy,
Bill Engvall, Ron White and Larry The Cable Guy.
2004, Harding returned to direct the second and final third
seasons of The Osbournes for MTV. Later that year he continued
on to direct the sequel to the very successful “Blue
Collar” movie, Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again. The
next two years saw Harding Executive Producing and Directing
pilots for MTV and VH1. In 2005 he Co-Executive Produced and
directed pilots for TBS and WB staring Tom Arnold and Ron White
opened with Lionsgate and Parallel Entertainment release
of Harding’s successful third installment of
the popular Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One For The Road. 15
BEAR ADERHOLD and TOM SULLIVAN (Writers)
Bear Aderhold was born and raised in San Antonio and played
football at the University of North Texas. Prior to moving
out to Los Angeles to pursue screenwriting, Aderhold worked
as a bail bondsman in Dallas and at a psychiatric hospital
in San Marcos, Texas.
Tom Sullivan was born in New York City and graduated from
UCLA. He worked as a Fox Sports TV segment producer, covering
every major event in sports, including the Super Bowl, Final
Four, NBA Finals and World Series. Sullivan crossed paths with
such luminaries as Dennis Rodman, Bobby Knight, Mike Tyson
and Johnny Rotten, encounters which left him well equipped
for a career in the movie business.
In addition to writing DELTA FARCE, Aderhold and Sullivan
have several other projects in development, including the sequel
to UNDERCOVER BROTHER at Universal and NOTORIOUS D.A.D. for
WILLIAMS (Producer) JP Williams is the founder and CEO of
Parallel Entertainment, pound for pound one of the entertainment
industry’s most successful enterprises.
in West Virginia, Williams began his unique career in New
York in 1983 as an agent’s assistant
at Spotlite Enterprises, Ltd., a prominent talent agency
specializing in the representation and booking of comedic
talent. He was soon promoted to agent, with clients including
soon-to-be comedic giants Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Damon
Wayans, Adam Sandler, David Alan Grier, and Jamie Foxx. He
was promoted yet again to Vice President of Live Performance
a short time later. In 1991 he founded Parallel Entertainment,
a boutique personal management company also dedicated to
representing comedic performers. Parallel Entertainment has
doubled its profits every year since then.
In 2000, Williams and four of his star clients created Blue
Collar Comedy Tour, a live performance road trip featuring
comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy
and Ron White performing on stage individually and together.
The national tour continued for three years and was so successful
that Williams subsequently formed Parallel Entertainment Pictures
with producer Alan Blomquist to develop, finance and produce
Blue Collar-themed filmed entertainment.
Parallel’s filmed entertainment productions include
the WB comedy series “Blue Collar TV,” “Foxworthy’s
Big Night Out” for CMT, “The Naked Trucker & T-Bones
Show” for Comedy Central, “The Bill Engvall Show” for
TBS, and currently in development an upcoming animated Larry
the Cable Guy project (“An Inconvenient Poop”)
for Comedy Central as well as an animated Lisa Lampanelli project.
In addition to the series and specials on the WB, Williams
has also produced many one-hour specials for Comedy Central
and HBO, including ones starring Larry the Cable Guy, Bill
Engvall, Lisa Lampanelli and Ralphie May. The company has made
several motion pictures, including “Blue Collar Comedy
Tour: The Movie,” which sold more than 4 million DVD’s
following a limited theatrical release; “Blue Collar
Comedy Tour Rides Again,” which sold more than 3 million
DVD’s; “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,” which
Lionsgate released theatrically in 2006, and “Delta Farce,” which
is set for theatrical release in May 2007.
has produced 29 comedy albums, four of which have received
Grammy nominations. Jack Records, a co-venture between Parallel
and Warner Bros. Records, produces comedy albums featuring
some of Parallel’s more than
In 2004, Williams was awarded the IEBA (International Entertainment
Buyers Association) Artist Manager of the Year Award.
ALAN BLOMQUIST (Producer)
Alan Blomquist’s recent foray
into comedy proves why he has one of the most diverse and
enviable careers in Hollywood. In 2002, Blomquist united
with manager J.P. Williams to produce the extremely successful
DVD Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, which sold over 4
million copies, the sequels Blue Collar Tour Rides Again
and Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One For The Road have sold 3
million and 1 million copies respectively. The franchise
spawned a successful TV show on the WB network.
Most recently, Blomquist co-produced Larry The Cable Guy:
Health Inspector, which Lionsgate released theatrically in
2006 and Delta Farce, which is set for theatrical release in
May 2007. He is presently in pre-production on Witless Protection
which will go before the cameras in Chicago in May.
Blomquist’s illustrious career in entertainment has
allowed him to work in various key production capacities of
both film and television. He was the first assistant director
on Iron Eagle, and acted as the unit production manager on
such memorable films as La Bamba, Uncle Buck.. In addition,
Blomquist executive produced the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The
Line, Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Taking Lives, Bounce, What
Dreams May Come, Spawn, A Little Princess, Beautiful Girls,
Of Mice And Men, and Everybody’s All-American. In the
world of television, he produced the remake of the 1971 cult
film Vanishing Point with Viggo Mortensen for Fox TV. He received
an Emmy Award for producing the ABC “After School Special” The
War Between the Classes.