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TOP SCENE:  Austin Peck ("Days of Our Lives"), Leslie Bega ("The Sopranos"), Stephanie Brown, Stefan Marc after the filming of the yoga scene.

BOTTOM SCENE: Austin Peck ("Days of Our Lives") and Leslie Bega ("The Sopranos") during the rehearsal of a scene.

Dating Games People Play - a Stefan Marc film

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DATING GAMES PEOPLE PLAY is a comedy that was shot on 35mm and has been compared to “Swingers” meets “American Pie”. The story takes place in Newport Beach, California. “Dating Games People Play” captures the often times unpredictable dating scene; it pokes fun at the very different perspectives that men and women have of dating and relationships, and shows the hilarious consequences. Their misperceptions come crashing together in this quirky and sometimes crazy romantic comedy.

Nick Jenkins (Austin Peck - "Days of Our Lives") finds himself back in the single scene as his relationship with his fiancée abruptly falls apart. With his roommate and best friend Jed Rollins (Stefan Marc), Nick jumps back into the dating world. Soon after he meets Mona Evans (Leslie Bega - “The Sopranos”), his struggles begin. He is torn between building his business and becoming financially secure or committing to a relationship.

Nick seeks the advice of his parents and George (Rick Scarry), an old-time player, who both strongly recommend that he stay single. However, when he does some investigating he realizes that marriages do have some “perks”. Mona, Jed and Robin (Stephanie Brown) accompany him as they meander through the quagmire of awkward situations that they encounter during their dating escapades.


Movie Facts

About Stefan Marc: Stefan Marc is the director/writer/actor/producer of “Dating Games People Play” a comedy that pokes fun at men’s and women’s different perspectives of dating and relationships. Mr. Marc attended UCLA film school and has studied acting at The Actor’s Workshop and with the renowned Groundlings improvisational group. Stefan Marc also founded The Entertainment Channel, a closed circuit entertainment program that played exclusively in hotels. Mr. Marc and his business partner wrote, directed and produced the 45 minute show. After 6 years, The Entertainment Channel was sold to a media company.

Mr. Marc has written several screenplays and has directed numerous videos including the short “A Day in the Life of”. In addition, over the several years he has been instrumental in raising capital for several start-up companies. He has also served on the board of directors of a licensing company, and non-profit organizations. Mr. Marc is the founder of Marc Entertainment and he is a graduate from USC where he received a Bachelor of Arts in economics.

About Austin Peck: Austin Peck currently plays Austin Reed on “Days of our Lives”. He was twice named YM’s 50 Most Beautiful Guys in the World and one of the 5 most popular soap stars in the world. He has been in numerous plays and well as several other independent films. He has appeared on many hit TV shows including “Charmed”, “The District”, “For the People”, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and “Strong Medicine” to name a few.

About Leslie Bega: Veteran film and television actress Leslie Bega can now be seen starring as “Valentina La Paz” on the HBO Emmy Award winning television series “The Sopranos” as Tony Sopranos’ girlfriend. In addition Leslie plays Leah Banks on ABC’s Emmy Award Winning show “CSI”. Leslie has also appeared in numerous other TV show such as “Head of the Class”, “C-16”. She has also worked extensively in the motion picture arena working with stars such as John Travolta, Michael Douglas, Annette Benning and Anthony Quinn. Leslie has appeared in over 15 feature films including “Get Shorty”, “American President”, David Lynch’s “Lost Highway” as well as many others.


Worst Date Contest

Tell us your worst dating experience.  Your story should be true and factual.  The winner will receive a invitation for (4) to the premiere screening of "Dating Games People Play", and the opportunity to meet the stars from the film.  

In addition, the winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to Amazon.com.  Visit our contest page to enter.


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