The Creative Actors Alliance, LLC presents a Vapor Trails, LLC Production "Life at the Resort". The Vapor Trails, LLC producers, Alia Rhiana Eckerman, Marianne J. Murphy, Sarah Pettycrew, Jeff Sable, and Yetem Kefale Worku are also the Board Members and Repertory Production Members of The Creative Actors Alliance, LLC.

The Creative Actors Alliance, LLC is a dynamic group of entertainment professionals dedicated to ensuring success through the creation of quality product, providing networking opportunities to the artistic community and through steadfast promotion and support of its members. One of their primary goals consists of aiding aspiring actors, writers, directors, producers and craftspeople in connecting with one another and achieving success in their individual careers. The Alliance is a passionate group of actors/entertainers from film, TV, and stage who have banded together to take charge of their careers.



Since its establishment in 1999, the Creative Actors Alliance, LLC has created film, television and stage productions, both in-house and in association with independent production companies and is currently developing other feature film projects, besides "Life at the Resort".

The Alliance hosted the largest free Monthly Networking Event in Los Angeles for 10 years. From July 2000 to June 2010, this Event boasted such guest speakers as Oscar winner, Charlize Theron, Elliot Gould and Robert Forster, producer/manager Larry Thompson, as well as casting directors, agents, directors, and producers.

The Alliance has been actively involved in many charity events over the years. In June 2005, they hosted the “Sip Into Summer”, fundraiser for Performing Arts Studio West, a Los Angeles based organization that offers professional training for performers with developmental disabilities. The Alliance has also donated to the Penny Lane organization, the Ryan Fury Memorial Fund, Toys for Tots, The Los Angeles Mission, The Edward K. Oliver Memorial Fund and participated in the Inaugural Alzheimer’s Benefit held by the Tarzana-Encino Rotary Club in September 2004.

The Creative Actors Alliance stands for the future of the entertainment industry: highly passionate and talented, Alliance members are "taking action" towards furthering their careers both in front of and behind the camera.

The Creative Actors Alliance
Proactive, Passionate, Professionals…Actively Creating!



Jeff Sable - (President of Vapor Trails, LLC) received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Southern California. Besides his extensive acting experience, Mr. Sable has served in many capacities behind the camera. Mr. Sable was the casting director for the feature films Black Hole and Blocked as well as numerous short films. His on set production experience ranges from production assistant to boom operator. Mr. Sable was the Associate Director of The Van Mar Academy of Motion Picture and Television Acting for seven years and has been a sought after private acting coach since 1983. In 2000, Mr. Sable became a Board Member of CAA, where he serves as the resident acting coach, in-charge of the monthly acting workshops, and as casting director for all CAA projects. CAA also gave him his first opportunity to direct a CAA in-house sketch comedy short entitled Women’s World. For the past two years, Mr. Sable has worked as a certified club fitter at Golfsmith in Pasadena, California. His other employment experience ranges from retail sales, corporate sales, accounting, education, and the food service industry. Mr. Sable has also been a professional softball umpire and basketball referee for over ten years. He is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has lived in Los Angeles since 1977.




Alia Rhiana Eckerman  began working in the entertainment industry as a child actor in Texas and continued on to attend the University of Hawaii as a Theatre Major. After moving to Los Angeles in 2002, Ms. Eckerman spent the next two years working at some of the largest casting offices in Los Angeles. She was the casting assistant for G. Charles Wright and Lorna Johnson working on TV shows such as That 70's Show as well as numerous pilots. In 2005, Ms. Eckerman was the co-casting director for the feature film Quinceanera that went on to win the Audience Award, the Grand Jury Prize Award & the Humanitas Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. She produced the short film Every Now & Then in 2006 that went to festivals. Alia also worked as the assistant to the award winning film composer, David Newman for three years.




Marianne J. Murphy has a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA’s Theatre Department and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University. Her acting and directing credits include stage, film, television, and radio.  She serves on the Board of Directors for Women in Philanthropy at UCLA and has served on the UCLA Board of Governors.  Ms. Murphy has taught college theatre and communication courses in the US and abroad and has created and taught corporate courses to enhance executive business communication skills for companies including AT&T and Hallmark.   A native Californian, she worked and studied in New York City for seventeen years during which time she produced original works for the stage. She Received a Red Carpet Award from Los Angeles Women in Theatre in 2006.  She acted in and co- produced the festival award winning feature film “Banking on Love”.  Most recently Marianne worked on the feature film “Nothing Special” with Karen Black and Barbara Bain.  Marianne is married, has two grown children, and now resides in Los Angeles.




Sarah Pettycrew, originally from Saginaw, Michigan, received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Florida State University.  She worked in the hospitality industry at Walt Disney World in Orlando until moving to  Los Angeles in 1998. Ms. Pettycrew was the receptionist in the production offices for a Miramax Television pilot, The Best Money Can Buy, as well as for the first season of Discovery Channel ’s Phil Koeghan's Adventure Crazy.  Ms. Pettycrew worked for Bobwell Productions as a receptionist and transcriber for the production offices of Blind Date. She continued on as a freelance transcriber for two years at various production companies including 44 Blue Productions, Squish Kitty Productions, and Linda Ellman Productions. She was the creator and coordinator of the scriptwriting competition, The C.A.S.T. Project, produced by the Creative Actors Alliance. She is currently co-producing the independent feature Talking To Strangers, a Tree Fort Production. Ms. Pettycrew is a founding member of the Creative Actors Alliance, serving as a Board Member and its Treasurer. She is married with two step-daughters and two daughters with her husband.
  Yetem Kefale Worku was born in Ethiopia and her native tongue is Amharic.  She arrived in the United States in 1990. She has a degree in Secretarial Science from  Addis Ababa Community College in Ethiopia and a degree in Business Administration from Los Angeles City College. She has worked as a secretary for the Los Angeles County for seven years. She has been working for Los Angeles County as an Eligibility Worker II since 1998. She is a certified Makeup Artist. Ms. Kefale is a founding member of the CAA and serves as a Board Member. 




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