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Rodney Gray, founder of Prolific Entertainment, a...

Rodney Gray, founder of Prolific Entertainment, a media production

company in Burbank, is nominated for the Roy W. Dean L.A. Film and

Video Grants. The winner will be selected today.

The grants go to filmmakers whose film meets the grants’ mission


of forwarding projects that help humanity.

A native of Baltimore, Gray began his study of film at Howard

University where he graduated in 2001. Since his journey in cinema

began, he has completed two films, “The Fear of Success” and “A Cry


For Help,” which won Best Cinematography in the Paul Robeson Film

Competition. The film also won third place at the Prosperity Media

College Film Competition in Washington, D.C. Gray’s latest work, “The

Calling of Irene,” is in development.

Paige Moore Stefano, the daughter of Mary Lou and Vincent Stefano

of Burbank, has graduated from UCLA.

She received a bachelor’s degree in political science. She plans

to attend law school, and wants to work in sports marketing.


Stefano, a graduate of Providence High School, was the school’s

sports commissioner from 1997 to 1999. She worked for UCLA Athletics

as a marketing intern from 2001 to 2003. Stefano lives in Tempe,

Ariz., where she is doing event planning for the 2003-04 Fiesta Bowl

and Insight Bowl.