Paul Tinder and Vaughn Taylor-Tinder have extensive entertainment industry experience in performing, producing, script writing and project development. Their experience ranges from starring in national network television programming, developing feature films for major entertainment markets 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 is an invaluable tool for performers and students giving them a credible and valid foundation upon which to successfully develop a performing arts career.
Paul and Vaughn 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 Lions Gate 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 in Los Angeles. Their duties included construction oversight of The Crossley Theatre, Artistic Direction, Writing, Producing, Teaching and Directing numerous productions. They also produced many theatrical productions in the Los Angeles area and Beverly Hills. Paul and Vaughn have received extensive training in 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, Oh God, Tootsie, etc.) and Gene Reynolds (MASH, Lou Grant, Touched By An Angel, etc.) were instrumental in mentoring Vaughn as a writer/director.