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Momtress: the series

Team bios

Liz Samuel

Liz Samuel is an actress and former TV producer who has combined her skills to write, produce and star in the pilot to this series, MOMTRESS.  Liz spent her first 7 years out of college producing for networks such as MTV, VH1, NBC, BRAVO, LIFETIME and worked for some wonderful production companies.  She made the switch to acting full-time after studying at studios in the evenings after working all day in production.  Liz has a role in the upcoming Adam Sandler film for Netflix, THE WEEK OF. She can also be seen in national and regional commercials, on NY and NJ stages, in independent films and on web series.  More at

Ari Blinder

Ari Blinder is a passionate and experienced Story teller. He honed his funny bone with comedy power house Green Hat Films - the team behind The Hangover. Ari rounded out his understanding of the film medium delving into dramatic acting on such shows as Homeland and The Mentalist as well as producing a number of award winning independent films and learning from master dramatic producers Scott Rudin (No Country For Old Men) and Scott Silver (The Matrix) while doing script coverage for their respective production companies.

Gary Rudoren
Associate Producer/Script Coordinator

Gary Rudoren is a long-time writer/director/improviser who started his career in Chicago.  He’s an original member of the nationally-recognized Annoyance Theater there where he created dozens of shows and has also taught & directed at The Second City in Chicago and The Magnet Theater in NYC as well.  He’s the co-author of the McSweeney’s humor bible “Comedy By The Numbers” and is a published playwright whose one-man black comedy “So, I Killed A Few People…” has been produced all over the world.  He’s a got a bunch of other writing out there on the web.  Also, along with Eric Hoffman and Bob Odenkirk, Gary created a web series for “Comedy By The Numbers” and, while living in Jerusalem, collaborated with Yisrael Campbell to create the webisodes for “The Times Of Yisrael.”  Gary teaches improv for Montclair Film. He and his wife Jodi are relatively new residents of Montclair where they have 10 year old twins who keep him feeling very old.

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