WE PROVIDE SERVICESthat stand out for their quality

Technical Advising

We can provide on-set military technical advisors who will ensure the authenticity of all military-related material.

Actor Training

One on one or team training that includes weapons familiarization and military dialogue training. Because of national network we are capable of providing military extras at any production in the United States.

Operational Analysis

We help you understand warfighters and give you a direct and clear approach to reach the perfect solution.

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History

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Hollywood Top LLC CEO and Owner, Steve Kreider is an accomplished manager and Advisor with 25 years’ experience in Executive Management, Operations and Logistics Oversight, Training and Leadership, and Strategic Planning in a fast-paced, multilevel organization who has successfully thrive in dynamic and demanding work environments. Retiring from the US Army after 25 years of dedicated service, Steve was hired by Ricky Schroder Productions to be the Senior On-Site Liaison for the US Army Reality Series “Starting Strong” Season 2 & 3. Steve assisted the Army Project Manager in all planning and coordination with Army units and the production company helping set Army expectations and educated production crew on Army culture, rules, regulations and helped enforce them. Managed all Government Furnished Resources (people, places and things) needed prior to filming. Logistic Coordination (plans and support).

Hollywood Top LLC has assembled a team of experts that has extensive military experience and who have worked in the demanding and always changing film and television industry.  Our team members have worked on projects that have aired on television channels such as Fox, USA Network, RFD-TV, Audience Channel on Direct-TV.

*Video credit: Ricky Schroder Productions and the US Army.

Meet our amazing team...they are always up to something good!

Steve Kreider
Steve Kreider
Owner/Senior Military Consultant

He is an Iraq Veteran, Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge recipient, dedicating 25 years of service in the United States Army as a First Sergeant. Since retiring in 2013, Steve worked with Ricky Schroder Productions as a Senior On-Site Liaison for the US Army Reality Series “Starting Strong” Seasons 2 & 3. “Starting Strong” has aired on Fox, USA, and RFD-TV. Steve recently worked as an Associate Producer for A&E's hit reality series "Duck Dynasty".

Isaiah Aina
Isaiah Aina
Senior Military Consultant

He has multiple deployments to Afghanistan with the United States Army Reserves. He has been serving for 10 years and has achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Isaiah holds Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business Administration and Management, General from the University of Phoenix. Isaiah worked with Ricky Schroder Productions in Schofield Barracks, HI as a On-Site Liaison for the US Army Reality Series “Starting Strong” Season 3. “Starting Strong” has aired on Fox, USA, and RFD-TV.

Drew Meyer
Drew Meyer
Chief Distribution Officer and Military Consultant

A United States Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant, who served as an Infantry T.O.W. Gunner with two deployments. Since leaving active duty with the USMC, Drew has worked post production editing on dozens of Reality TV shows. Drew worked with Ricky Schroder Productions, editing the Army Reality Series “Starting Strong” Seasons 2 & 3 which aired on Fox, USA, and RFD-TV and he also edited the docu-drama The Fighting Season which aired on the Audience Channel on Direct-TV.

Fred Tillman
Fred Tillman
Senior Military Consultant

He is a retired Navy Chief with over 24 years of service. He has deployed on multiple aircraft carriers during Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn in the Persian Gulf Region, also deploying to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. Considered a subject matter expert in the Navy in many areas, Fred was selected to work as a senior staff member for several Navy Admirals throughout his career. His final duty in the Navy, brought Fred to the Center for Security Forces, DET San Diego (SERE West) where he was the Senior Enlisted Leader and Instructor who oversaw High Risk Training (HRT) for over 1200 warfighters deploying to some of the most hostile regions in the world. Want an on-site Navy expert for your film or television show? Bring Chief Fred Tillman on as your military expert consultant.

Gene Belis
Gene Belis
Senior Military Consultant

He is a Desert Shield, Afghanistan, and Iraq Veteran, receiving multiple Air Medals for combat operations, dedicating over 24 years of service in the United States Army as a First Sergeant. Gene is considered one of the most experienced Senior Medical Corps First Sergeants in the United States Army that has served in multiple combat operations that have saved or sustained life in real world MEDEVAC operations. He is an expert as a Flight Medic, NRCM Flight Instructor, High Desert and Jungle Training, Winter War Fighter Training, and Combat Infantry Medic. Gene was featured on the Army Reality Show Starting Strong Season 3 MEDEVAC on the All Warrior Network.

David Alvarez
David Alvarez
Military Consultant

He is a multi-service Veteran, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 to 1992, then enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 2008 to present. He is a Veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, flying into war torn Kuwait in 1991. David has a wide range of employment experience, from working as a US Post Office Mail Carrier, to a conductor working for Union Pacific Railroad. David has also made quite an impact in the Hollywood scene by becoming friends with many Hollywood celebrities. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like David, he is an expert knowledge in the military and quite a lot of experience in the civilian world too. He would be an incredible asset to any production.

Mike Stajura, Ph.D
Mike Stajura, Ph.D
Senior Military Consultant, Casting Supervisor, Writer

Mike Stajura is a U.S. Army Veteran who served in the 1990s, with three years of overseas service in Bosnia, Honduras, and Korea. He worked directly for a senior State Department official in Bosnia, and he helped create and then led a search and rescue team in Honduras. He graduated from West Point and went on to earn a Ph.D. specializing in disasters. Mike has a strong background with local government and volunteer disaster service organizations, civil-military collaboration, and related topics. He is also an experienced trainer for disaster assessment, light search and rescue, sheltering operations, etc. He worked on Seasons 2 and 3 of “Starting Strong” with Ricky Schroder Productions as program manager and writer, but he was involved in wide-ranging tasks, such as casting support, military consulting, and quality assurance.

Julio C. Sandoval
Julio C. Sandoval
Senior Military Consultant

A multi-service Senior Military Consultant, retiring from the Air Force Reserves in 2015 as a Master Sergeant. Julio deployed while serving in the Navy in 1991 with Operation Desert Storm and 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then enlisted in the Air Force in 2005 as a security force member, deploying to Kirkuk, Iraq in 2006 and 2008. He served as a first sergeant in his final position with the Air Force before retiring. He is well versed in the preparation and execution of productions, and has the uncanny knack for complex problem solving.

Michael A. Del Monaco Sr.
Michael A. Del Monaco Sr.
Director of Photography/Hollywood Top Team Advisor

He is an Army Vietnam Veteran, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster recipient for his participation as a Huey Door Gunner/Crew Chief in over 50 Aerial Combat Missions over South Vietnam. After leaving active duty, he studied photography at Famous Photographers School in Illinois, becoming a Director of Photography for the Photo Promotion Associates in New York and owned and operated a custom portrait studio for over 35 years. After retirement in 2007, he began dedicating his time to helping Veterans. He Founded the Connecticut Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Celebration in 2011, drawing thousands to the annual event every year. He also went on to become the Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 591 in Connecticut where he is still active today.

Doug Kiesewetter
Doug Kiesewetter
Senior Military Consultant and Senior Military Trainer

He has deployed repeatedly across the globe with the US Army and as an advisor for the U.S. State Department. Doug is an expert in airborne operations, counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism, Surveillance, Long Range Target Interdiction, Direct Action, Human and Signal intelligence, mobility operations, and Unconventional Warfare. He holds degrees in History, Political Science, and Construction Science from Texas A & M. Doug worked with Ricky Schroder Productions at Ft. Bragg, NC and Ft. Hood, Tx as a On-Site Liaison for the US Army Reality Series "Starting Strong" Season 2. "Starting Strong" has aired on Fox, USA, and RFD-TV.

Joe Carrick
Joe Carrick
Program Manager and Senior Military Consultant

He is an Afghanistan Veteran, Bronze Star recipient, retiring after 20 years of service in the United States Army as a Sergeant First Class. Since retiring in 2015, Joe worked with Ricky Schroder Productions in Ft. Drum, NY as a On-Site Liaison for the US Army Reality Series “Starting Strong” Season 3. “Starting Strong” has aired on Fox, USA, and RFD-TV. He holds a BA in Project Management from Columbia Southern University.

Skills

Military liaison, script editing and developing, and wardrobe and props.

Department of Defense (DOD) support and location consulting.

Post-production advising and marketing and military film extras.

Provides expertise on military policy, procedures, compliance, forecasting while guiding, directing, motivating production teams.

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HOLLYWOOD TOP
HOLLYWOOD TOP
Military Film and Television Consulting

PO Box 81881
Austin, Tx 78708
P: (512)-975-9021
E: info@hollywoodtop.net