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Verdi Corrente Productions is an independently owned and operated film production company headquartered in New York City. It was founded in 2009 by businessman Chad A. Verdi, and producer and director Michael Corrente. VCP has announced a slate of five films to be made over the next two years.
- Michael Corrente is the director/producer responsible for such films as American Buffalo, Outside Providence, A Shot At Glory, Brooklyn Rules, The Door in the Floor and Federal Hill. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Corrente completed his first feature film in 1994. Corrente’s Federal Hill is a black and white drama about a group of small-time Rhode Island hoods whose lives are upended when one falls for a Brown coed. Pressed for time and money, Corrente was forced to produce and direct Federal Hill in less than one month. It went on to win the Audience Award in 1994 at France’s Deauville Film Festival, later being picked up for release by Trimark Pictures. After his debut, Corrente was asked to direct the feature adaptation of David Mamet’s award-winning play American Buffalo, starring Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Franz. Soon thereafter in 1999, Corrente teamed with Peter and Bobby Farrelly to produce Outside Providence, starring Alec Baldwin. In 2006, Corrente teamed up with Baldwin again when he produced and directed Brooklyn Rules, a coming of age drama written by Terence Winter (The Sopranos), starring Baldwin, Freddie Prinze Jr., Mena Suvari, Scott Caan and Jerry Ferrara. Corrente now helms the independent production company Eagle Beach Productions, which has become a magnet for both established and emerging talent. The company’s diverse slate of releases includes: The Door in the Floor, starring Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger; I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, starring Clive Owen; When Zachary Beaver Came to Town; and the soccer drama A Shot at Glory starring Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton and Brian Cox. Corrente is working on The Prince of Providence, a film about the infamous former mayor of Providence, Buddy Cianci. Based on Mike Stanton’s New York Times bestseller The Prince Of Providence Corrente’s film is slated to begin production in 2010, starring Robin Williams and Oliver Platt. Currently, Michael is in pre-production for Loosies, which will begin shooting in July and is gearing up to direct Paz which is slated for summer 2011.
- Chad Verdi is an accomplished local businessman who has been involved in over 750 million dollars in business mergers, reverse mergers, start-ups and acquisitions and currently owns, co-owns or has investments in more than two dozen businesses in diversified industries with more than 500 local employees and sales of more than $100 million nationwide. He also holds a large real estate portfolio that includes the 175-year-old former United Methodist Church in East Greenwich where the constitution of RI was adopted.
- Glenn Ciano, a principal in the company, has worked on over 8 feature films over his motion picture carer, personally writing and directing Homie Spumoni and Inkubus.
- Noah Kraft, Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) of VCP, is a Brown University graduate. Prior to working for VCP he has held positions in the International Department at 20th Century Fox Studios and EMI Music Publishing in London.
- Tom DeNucci got his start in the film business while working as creative assistant to Director Michael Corrente. During that tenure, he landed a role on the Showtime series The Brotherhood. He recently has held roles in Inkubus and is set to perform in the Peter Facinelli film Loosies, which will soon begin shooting.
- Robert Rotondo is a Syracuse University graduate, published writer and marketing professional. He assisted with a variety of productions including American Buffalo, and is the writer of the upcoming thriller "Infected," scheduled to start shooting in 2011.
Verdi Corrente Productions was founded in Cranston, Rhode Island, but recently moved to 230 Park Avenue, Suite 1000 in New York City.
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