Synopsis

Disciplinary Actions is an award-winning dramatic web series that follows a successful New York City labor specialist Tony Smith who takes on high profile cases while navigating the unions, office politics and his personal relationships. It’s Law and Order meets The Practice but presenting the stories of union and non-union workers. The series is created, written & produced by Dianna Smith and directed, written & produced by Tony Clomax; starring Nassar Metcalfe, Lianna Nielsen, Ken Driesslein, Mario Corry & Erik Mckay.

About

Dianna Smith

Dianna Smith


Dianna Smith, born and raised in Harlem’s Abraham Lincoln Projects, is the Creator, Producer and Writer of the dramatic web series “Disciplinary Actions”. She has always been involved in creative ventures: as a ballerina, newspaper reporter in college and as an actress. She has appeared in various commercials, theatrical and film productions.

Dianna and her two sisters grew up in an environment where education and creative thinking were encouraged. At an early age she developed a passion for reading and during her early school years developed a flair for writing. While in college, she flourished in her creative writing classes and had two of her articles published on the front page of a Bronx multilingual newspaper called “The Bronx Journal”. After graduating from Lehman College with a Bachelors of Arts, she was offered a position as an Event Coordinator but that position did not last because of 9/11. At the time she was working on the 43rd floor of One World Trade Center when the plane hit the building. As a form of therapy, Dianna took acting lessons to get her through the aftermath. She was offered a position as an Intern Labor Specialist in the Law Department. One of her responsibilities was to assist in the preparation of evidence for disciplinary hearings for union and non-union employees. It was during this time that she got the idea for the creation of “Disciplinary Actions”. The series, based on actual cases, will focus on the three main characters played by Nasser Metcalfe, Lianne Nielsen and Ken Shaw and how they interact with numerous cases.

Dianna is a true believer in investing in one’s self so she used a large chunk of her retirement money to finance the first four episodes. Disciplinary Actions won eight awards at the 2012 LAWebfest. It was also an official selection at the 2012 International TV Film Festival, which garnered a Best Actor nominee for Nasser and placed third in the TV/Web Series category at the 2011 Urban Mediamakers Film Festival.


Tony Clomax

Tony Clomax

Tony Clomax’s versatility in storytelling and original snappy dialog in his several award-winning web series has been noted by comedy legend Paul Mooney. With an M.F.A. in Film and passionate spirit, the WGA member implements an "Collaborative” approach to creating thought-provoking, character-driven content, specifically romantic and dark comedies for Film, TV, Web and other innovative platforms. He has the distinction of taking his successful web series 12-Steps To Recovery to cable television.

In addition to co-writing and producing the award-winning Web TV drama Disciplinary Actions, he is directing and associate producing Season One of the hilarious Web TV Show Becoming Ricardo, completing principal shooting on the Stuart Films produced feature documentary You Only Live Twice, which is based on the autobiography by Gumersindo Vidot and is in pre-production for Broken Angels, an action short written, directed & produced by him. As a Producer or Editor, Mr. Clomax has collaborated on awarding-winning short films and documentaries such as Heads or Tails, October 16, Open Wound, Athena and Can She Be Saved? Last but not least, Mr. Clomax is developing the 2nd Season & feature film of the award-winning 12-Steps To Recovery.

Mr. Clomax lists Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier, Christopher Nolan, Michael Mann, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola as directing inspirations and Hal Ashby, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Sergio Leone, Sam Peckinpah, Spike Lee, Zack Snyder, Danny Boyle, Neill Blomkamp, Antoine Fuqua, Ben Affleck, and F. Gary Gray as personal favorites.


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