About Us

Tony Toscano

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 Tony Toscano is a nationally recognized movie critic and film historian who has been reviewing films for over 4 decades. Tony grew up in Southern California, just outside Los Angeles.

While attending Jr. High School, Toscano began writing a weekly movie review column for his school paper.

Always interested in television and film, it’s no surprise Tony's first job was a disc jockey at his hometown radio station and began to review films and interview celebrities as a regular feature of his radio show and “Talking Pictures” was born.

In 2002 Tony was honored with his first Emmy Award (R) for his program. In 2007 Toscano received his 2nd Emmy.

Taking his award winning program coast to coast, Toscano has been able to syndicate Talking Pictures to over 100 million households around the USA and in nearly 120 countries worldwide.

Toscano is also the film reviewer and entertainment guru for ABC-4’s “Good Morning Utah" and “Midday."

Additionally Toscano is heard on a number of radio stations across the US, including the high rated “Morning Zoo with Frankie and Jess” on 97.1 ZHT in Salt Lake City, where his reviews have been heard for nearly 2 decades.

His fellow reviewers regard Tony as "one of the country’s best celebrity interviewers." As his in-depth conversations show a different and more relaxed side of celebrities.

Working with Utah students in apprenticeships and internship programs, Tony is instrumental in instructing qualified and deserving students and consulting with new filmmakers in the art of film and television production.   

Tony Toscano is member in good standing of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA)and the founder of the Utah Film Critics Society.

When not previewing, reviewing or interviewing Tony can be found somewhere in the mountains of Utah stream fishing or at his BBQ. 


Follow Tony on Instagram @TalkingTony

Email Tony: tony@talkingpictures.tv

Europe Daines

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Europe Daines is a singer / songwriter and actress. 


Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Europe discovered at an early age she had a love for music and an incredible voice.


Performing all over the country, Europe has made quite a name for herself in the world of independent music.

Europe also is model and actress whose face has graced magazines and TV ads.


Follow Europe on Instagram at @Its_Europe_Daines


Email Europe: europe@talkingpictures.tv

Rio Van Zant

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Rio Van Zant is an athlete, extreme sports model, fashion model and actress.


Just recently she produced and directed the independently made award-winning film, "Ralphie."

Rio joins Talking Pictures as a special correspondent and blogger will be regularly taking us into the entertainment world.


follow Rio on Instagram @rio_van_zant

Email Rio: Rio@talkingpictures.tv