Marie Pizano, a native Chicagoan, has called Memphis, Tennessee home since 1999. Marie has served on several charitable organizations since moving to the Bluff City. She served as a board member of the International Children’s Foundation and the Women’s Foundation for Greater Memphis, and The Commission on Missing & Exploited Children. She was co-founder of the Tiara Tea Society and was the Chair for Go Red for Women. And created and chaired an event called, “ROCK FOR HOPE” for St. Jude.
Under her music label, she recently released several CDs for upcoming Memphis musicians, such as Jeremiah Tucker. Most importantly, while running the MVP3 Entertainment Group empire, Marie is a full-time, hands on mother of two. She currently serves on the advisory board of the On Location: Memphis International Film & Music Fest and NABFEME. Pizano competed two documentaries “Shannon Street: Echoes Under A Blood Red Moon” and “Finding Your Yes with Mind, Body and Soul”. You can see her film “Shattered” released this Fall and she is currently about to release her book sequel, “From Barefoot To Stilettos, Finding My Yes”, she’s co-writing on several movie screenplays, motivational speaking and partnered with Hollywood executives and is on her way to produce several Memphis storyline films. Her company just received the national Media Award from NAMI Tennessee in Nashville. She is very humbled and honored to now be recognized as one of the Women of Distinction for St. Jude and plans to continue to give back to charities through her work in film and music.
Dave Ulanski has been in the comic book business since the early 1990’s, contributing as writer, a penciler, an inker, a letterer, a cover artist, an editor, art director, and co-publisher over the following twenty-five years. Ulanski co-founded Chicago-based publisher Moonstone in 1995, and created, wrote and illustrated their first series, Mr. Nightmare’s Wonderful World. He worked on various one-shots and numerous horror projects in both comic and prose form, and became the regular writer on Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker based off the 1970’s TV show starring Darren McGavin.
Ron Frenz began working for Marvel Comics in the early 1980s. Frenz's early work includes such titles as Ka-Zar the Savage, Star Wars, and The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones. Frenz became the regular artist on The Amazing Spider-Man in 1984 and the stories he pencilled included "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man" in issue #248, and the first appearance of Spider-Man's black costume in issue #252. Ron went on to pencil The Mighty Thor for several years, followed by Spider-Girl after at stint on Superman at DC Comics. He has illustrated countless titles for various companies over the years, and continues to do so.