Twins Takeover Hollywood

Read this amazing cover story of the Patterson twins, Madeline Paige and Autumn, on the March 2019 issue of the Hollywood Weekly.

The magazine can be found in all Barnes and Nobles stores across America, so go snag your own copy today in the month of March before they are all gone!

Read about the 19 year old twin sisters behind film production company, Take 2 Productions, LLC. And because we know what you’re thinking, yes, they are identical. And yes, these two teenagers really do operate their own female-run production company.


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have formed their own production company:


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Madeline Paige and Autumn have acquired an array of story properties that they want to tell and express in their own way.

Stories that are not only entertaining, but also enlightening and empowering.

Please join us in congratulating them on pushing forward with their dreams and goals and encourage them to create from the heart.

We are very proud of you young ladies and look forward to you seeing your visions come to life. You both have always been strong willed with a creative eye.

We wish you the best success!

The Once Upon A Dream Team

Merry Christmas from OUAD!


From our family to yours, we want to personally wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Slow down a couple of minutes, clear your head, and listen to Jeffery Patterson's legendary Christmas stories titled "The Train" & "Santa" found below. Just click the image to be taken to the video. We hope you enjoy them.

We wish the best for you and your loved ones for 2018 and hope you have an amazing holiday season.


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Hollywood comes to Guntersville's Whole Backstage

By Katherine Brewer

The Whole Backstage hosted an actors' workshop July 7 with professional actors Jeffery Patterson and Judy Norton as the instructors.

Both coming from Hollywood, California, Mr. Patterson is an award-winning producer, director, actor, filmmaker and founder of the feature film company, Once Upon a Dream Productions, which creates and focuses on entertainment with family-friendly content. Judy Norton, who played Mary Ellen, the oldest daughter in the beloved 9-year television series, “The Waltons,” shared her talents as an award-winning professional writer, director, actor and musical theatre performer. Spaces quickly filled up for the free seminar with approximately 50 participants.

The fortunate circumstances for Mr. Patterson and Ms. Norton to direct this seminar were based on an old friendship. Mr. Patterson, originally from Albertville, and Greg Leach, a Guntersville native, became friends more than 40 years ago through their love for flying. Mr. Patterson’s father, Jerry, owned a crop-dusting service among other businesses in Albertville and Guntersville, and he spent a great deal of time at the airports of both cities.

When Jeffery was about 12 years old and Greg was about 15, they often met up at the airports while their pilot fathers worked and talked about airplanes. At age 26, Greg earned his pilot’s license and spent several years giving flying lessons, piloting private trips for individuals, including many trips with Hinton Mitchem, now deceased, when he was a candidate for lieutenant governor of Alabama. Throughout the years, Jeffery and Greg have kept in touch as their lives traveled different routes to different places.

About a month ago, one late night, Mr. Patterson called Mr. Leach. During the conversation, Mr. Leach described his and his family’s involvement and love for the Whole Backstage theatre.

“Impressed with Greg’s enthusiasm about the Whole Backstage, I was thrilled to offer my expertise to conduct a workshop,” Mr. Patterson said. “And I knew if scheduling would permit, it would be great to bring along my business partner, fellow actor and writer, and theatric instructor, Judy Norton. She is an actors' workshop guru and is always so generous with her knowledge and advice. My teenage twin daughters and I were in the planning stages of a possible visit to Marshall County, and we really wanted this project to come together for the Whole Backstage,” Mr. Patterson said.

Mr. Patterson’s ties to Marshall County are strong, even though most of his adult life he has lived in California. His grandfather, Jesse Corbin, served as probate judge for several decades, and was an important encourager and role model in Mr. Patterson’s formative years.

“I often rely on wisdom that I learned from him, and his stories still teach me lessons in my everyday life,” Mr. Patterson said.

Once contacts were made and dates were set, Mr. Leach contacted Johnny Brewer to organize and publicize this special opportunity for the Whole Backstage. A few days before the workshop, Mr. Patterson, his daughters and Ms. Norton arrived in Guntersville. Andy Hunter provided them with a tour of the Whole Backstage, along with a history lesson behind the organization and the building.

“We were amazed at the facility and its capabilities,” Mr. Patterson said. “It was almost unbelievable to me, to see this performance space and imagine the many positives that are offered here. Marshall County is so fortunate to have a professional-level theatre like this, with obvious incredible support from the community and other sources."

After the workshop, Mr. Patterson noted, “The amount of talent here is remarkable. I wish that we could’ve stayed longer and worked with some of the participants. We hope that our workshop provided some useful techniques and strategies that will be relevant and valuable tools of the trade. Our visit to Guntersville and north Alabama was delightful, and we look forward to returning soon.”

By Katherine Brewer

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[ADVERTISER GLEAM] Hollywood Actor, Producer coming for workshop

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By Katherine Brewer Whole Backstage

The Whole Backstage will host an acting seminar and workshop led by an award-winning Hollywood actor and award-winning director/producer.

Jeffery Patterson and Judy Norton will show actors how to take their skills to the next level as they teach the free acting seminar and workshop at the Whole Backstage Theatre on Friday, July 7, from 6:00-10:00 p.m.


Judy Norton launched to international fame when she starred for 9 years in the Emmy Award winning series “The Waltons” Since then, she has gone on to numerous other TV appearances, as well as roles in feature films. On the stage she has starred in productions of such classics as “Hello Dolly,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Sound of Music” and “Blood Brothers.”

Judy’s theatre directing credits include such popular musicals as “Cabaret,” “A Chorus Line” and “All Shook Up.” In total, she has written and directed more than 50 productions.

Branching out from her musical theatre roots, Judy sang on the Dove nominated single “That’s What Christmas Means to Me” and has gone on to record two CDs and perform in concerts all over the world.

Judy has coached numerous actors and also taught a Master Class in acting for film and television, helping guide students who have gone on to star on TV series, films and Broadway shows.

Jeffery Patterson founded Once Upon a Dream Productions, which is a feature-film production company based in Hollywood, California, that focuses on family-friendly theatrical content. He is a Marshall County native.

Mr. Patterson recently completed the feature film, “Woman on the Edge,” in which he co-starred with Rumor Willis. Mr. Patterson’s production company has 4 additional movies now in post-production, slated for theatrical release this year.

Mr. Patterson and Ms. Norton paired up on their first feature film together, “Finding Harmony” which was shot in Muscle Shoals at Fame Ranch. Ms. Norton wrote, Mr. Patterson produced, and they starred alongside Billy Zane, Alison Eastwood and Ed Bruce.

The most recent collaboration between Mr. Patterson and Ms. Norton is another script Judy Norton wrote titled "Another Day in Paradise” starring Mr. Patterson’s identical twin daughters (Madeline Paige and Autumn Patterson) along with Frankie Muniz, Joanna Krupa and Angie Everhart. Jeffery and Judy played brother and sister in the film. “Another Day in Paradise” won best drama at the International Family Film Festival this year.

Limited spaces are available, so RSVP as soon as possible for the workshop by calling the Whole Backstage office at 256-582-7469 Monday through Friday from 9:00-3:00. Interested participants must RSVP by June 30 for a chance to meet face to face with these two Hollywood stars.