Michael Taverna Back
President & Chief Executive Officer

Michael is a multi-talented entertainment industry veteran - he has written, directed, produced and distributed a host of notable films. These include MANAGUA with Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett Jr, and BY THE SWORD with Academy Award winning actor F. Murray Abraham, and most recently APARTMENT 1303-3D with Mischa Barton and Rebecca De Mornay. Mr. Taverna is currently in pre-production on RESILIENT starring Robert Beltran, with PRINCESS AISHA soon to follow. Mr Taverna joined Horizon Entertainment in 2001 as its Sales and Acquisition Executive and contributed to growing Horizon from 3 to 60 completed pictures. Among these were the highly acclaimed horror genres: THE RING, THE GRUDGE and DARK WATER. In addition, he Executive Produced HALLOWS END and SHADOWS OF THE DEAD. In 2004 Mr. Taverna formed MonteCristo International as a sales, distribution and film production company; participating in the major film markets including Cannes, AFM, Berlin, MIP and Pusan. Concurrently, Mr. Taverna continues to direct & develop feature film packages while establishing a strong network of foreign buyers worldwide.


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