Episode Forty: John Paul Rice & Katrine Lieberkind
John Paul Rice attended Georgia State University in 1997 with a focus on Business. In 1999, while at college, Mr. Rice was given a rare opportunity to work on Jerry Bruckheimer’s Remember the Titans. After working almost three months on the film, John returned to school and directed his studies toward learning the history of cinema. He moved to Los Angeles in January 2001 to pursue a career in film production. By mid 2001, John landed a position at the Los Angeles division of the German distribution company Senator International (which later became Mandate Pictures) lead by industry veteran Joseph Drake (Juno, The Grudge, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, 30 Days of Night, American Psycho). Under Joe’s mentoring, John developed an interest and dedication to producing feature films. John left Mandate in the fall of 2005 to form No Restrictions Entertainment LLC with filmmaker Edgar Michael Bravo. In 2008, John produced his first feature One Hour Fantasy Girl with Edgar Michael Bravo directing, Levi Obery co-producing. In 2009, the team produced formed a new production entity, Bravo-Obery-Rice Productions, producing their second feature film now in post production, (psychological thriller) The Magic Stone, a journey into the mind of a homeless man who is trying to stay connected with reality as he struggles to protect a runaway boy and a girl he loves.
John Paul Rice will produce his third feature, Mother’s Red Dress, an unusual love story, this summer.
Katrine Lieberkind- Makeup Artist
Katrine Lieberkind is a self-starter, a celebrity makeup artist, and a makeup and special effects instructor. She is experienced in high fashion, print, runway, commercial, film and TV. Katrine moved to Hollywood after working as a freelance makeup artist in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a full-time freelance makeup artist, but has also been teaching makeup and special effects at the Joe Blasco Makeup School in Hollywood. At the school she teaches on HD cameras and works with award winning makeup artists every day. Katrine is a Danish girl with a mission: to create opinions and open the mind of the audience by making them believe in the reality she presents to them through her work in makeup and special effects.