Brian Danner

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Owner and Founder of Sword Fights, Inc. ( one of Los Angeles’s largest stage combat teams.  With nearly 20 years of experience specializing in unarmed and sword fighting in film and stage violence and stunts and over 50 film and television credits to his name, Danner has worked with some of the top stunt coordinators and directors in the industry, and has choreographed thousands of fights and retains a prestigious list of actors he has worked with as a trainer and sometimes fight partner, getting stabbed, punched or kicked by some of the best. (Natalie Portman, Nathan Fillion, Sir Ben Kingsley, Madonna, Paul Rudd, Anne Hathaway, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Sandra Bullock and Rico Rodriguez) He is also the recipient of the 2011 LA Stage Alliance Ovation award for fight choreography, 2010 Garland Award for Excellence, a 2009 LADCC fight choreography award nominee 2007 Backstage West Award for Best Fight Choreography, 2005 LA Weekly Award. Danner also serves as director of stage combat at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Hollywood for the last 19 years.

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