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Daniel Catullo
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Born Daniel Edward Catullo III
Yonkers, New York, United States
Occupation Concert promoter, director, producer
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Madelyn
Parent(s) Daniel and Dolores Catullo

Daniel E. "Dan" Catullo III is an American concert promoter, director, and producer, and the co-founder and CEO of DC3 Music Group and The City Drive Entertainment Group, both production and distribution companies specializing in 3D films, music videos, documentaries and live DVDs. The companies have produced projects for a range of artists including Rage Against the Machine, Alter Bridge, Creed, Mariah Carey, Godsmack, and Chickenfoot.


Catullo is a concert promoter, having promoted more than 300 shows in his career.[1] He was the President and Founder of Cement Shoes Records, a record label featuring such bands as Ill Nino and Revolution Mother. It was launched in 2006 with Peter Koepke, the former president and partner of London Records and Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies. The label closed its doors in 2008. CSR was distributed by Universal/Fontana.[2]

Catullo was a partner in Serenity Recording, a recording studio complex in Hollywood that he co-founded in 2004 with Sully Erna, the lead singer of hard rock band Godsmack. Some Spiral artists include Justin Timberlake, The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Godsmack, Terrence Howard, Macy Gray, John Legend, Mel B, Britney Spears and others.[3]

Recent projects[edit]

In December 2012, Catullo produced and released the Sully Erna Box Set, according to the website for the band Godsmack.[4] Also released in 2012 was the Catullo produced Steel Panther release of their first Live DVD British Invasion in Australia in September 2012.[5] The DVD was released worldwide on October 22, 2012. The DVD was filmed at Brixton Academy in London and features a two-hour concert/documentary based on the bands sold-out British tour and is currently the No. 1 selling DVD in Australia[6]

Catullo served as executive producer of the award-winning film The Square (2013), [7] a documentary about the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. It won Audience Awards at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.[8] It was directed by Jehane Noujaim. Catullo's company, City Drive Entertainment Group, is one of the film's distributors. The film has been released on Netflix Originals and in theaters.[9] The film received an Acadamy Award nomination for best documentary feature.[10]

In August 2013, Catullo directed the music video for the hard rock band Alter Bridge called "Addicted To Pain". The video was released on September 5, 2013.[11] This was Catullo's second music video for Alter Bridge. He previously directed the video for "Isolation" in 2010.[12] He also directed and produced both concert DVDs for the band's 2009 "Live From Amsterdam" (2009) and Live From Wembley" (2011).

On July 13, 2013, Catullo directed and produced a film of Mariah Carey with the NY Philharmonic in Central Park for MLB All Star Week. Details have not been released on what was filmed or when it will be released.[13]

Benefit specials[edit]

Rockin' the Corps – (2005 live variety special) (Director/Producer) Comedy and music concert at Del Mar Beach, Camp Pendleton for 50,000 Marines returning home from Iraq.[14] Acts included Kiss, Godsmack, Ted Nugent, Destiny's Child, Cedric the Entertainer, Jay Mohr and Louie Anderson.[15][16][17][18][18][19]

Filmography, awards and, recognition[edit]

  • Rush – Rush in Rio (2004-Live Music Special/DVD) (Director) – Won two Telly Awards and the Juno Award for "Music DVD of the year". Grammy nomination for "Best Rock Instrumental".[20][21]
  • Matchbox TwentyShow- a Night in the Life of Matchbox Twenty (2004-Live Music Special/DVD) (Producer) – Won two Telly Awards for "Best TV or Cable Program/ Music Video" and Best TV or Cable Program/ Music Video"[22] and a Golden Eagle Cine Award.
  • Boz ScaggsGreatest Hits Live (2004-Live Music Special/DVD) (Executive Producer)[23] – Golden Eagle Cine Award[24] and 2005 Demmy Award nominee.[25]

Catullo was awarded a Guinness World record in 2009 for the most cameras used in a live concert recording. A record 239 cameras were used to record Creed's 'Full Circle' tour.[26]

Partial filmography[edit]


  • Founder & CEO of DC3 Music Group
  • Founder & Former President of Coming Home Studios, a music DVD production house.[37]
  • Founder & Partner of Cement Shoes Records, a record label, founded in 2005 with Jimmy Rollins & Peter Koepke (former President of London Records).[38]
  • Founder & CEO of The City Drive Entertainment Group, Inc.[39]


Catullo is active in working with charities including The Wheelchair Foundation, The Thalians and various children's charities. He is the entertainment chairperson for the Wheelchair Foundation. After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Catullo organized a relief mission to Haiti and in 7 days raised over $1 million in medical supplies and wheelchairs and a donated jet.[40][41] Catullo and his company DC 3 are sponsors of the Global Adolescent Project, a non-profit that was formed shortly after the Plane to Haiti trip. Catullo also sits on its board of directors[42]


  1. ^ "CelebrityAccess Industry Profiles". Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cement Shoes Records’s Label Page – Music at". 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  3. ^ "Serenity West Recording Studio LOS ANGELES". Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  4. ^ Web, Dominique GS. "Avalon Live DVD News!". Godsmack. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Steel Panther : News : "The British Invasion" hits Australia on 9/28". August 23, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ Jones, Michael (January 14, 2013). "Music DVD Review: Steel Panther – British Invasion". Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Square". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  8. ^ "TIFF doc The Square wins People's Choice award - Feature: Toronto International Film Festival - Interactive". Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  9. ^ "HOME | The Square". Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  10. ^ "Oscar nominations 2014: full list of nominees - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. March 2, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Alter Bridge: 'Addicted To Pain' Video Released". 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  12. ^ "Music video: Alter Bridge "Isolation"". Under the Gun Review. 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  13. ^ Scheck, Frank (July 14, 2013). "Mariah Carey Teams With NY Philharmonic in Central Park: Concert Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  14. ^ "Barnes & Noble Review". January 29, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  15. ^ "NYTimes Review". April 30, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Rockin' the Corps by Image Entertainment, Daniel E. Catullo III, Larry Jordan | DVD | Barnes & Noble". January 29, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Rockin' the Corps: Louie Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Godsmack, The Hooter Girls, Randy Jackson, KISS, Beyoncé Knowles, Alyssa Milano, Jay Mohr, Ted Nugent, Richie Sambora, Kim Serafin, Daniel E. Catullo, Lawrence Jordan, A.J. Dickerson, Doc McGhee, Jack Gulick, Spencer Proffer, Tima Surmelioglu: Movies & TV". Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
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  21. ^ "Accolades". Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  22. ^ "Award for Coming Home Studios". Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
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  24. ^ "Bio & Catullo Interview". June 26, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  25. ^ "2005 Demmy Awards". Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Most cameras used in a live concert". Guinness World Records. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Catullo NYTimes". Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Watch TV Programmes Online, Watch Films Online". Netflix. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  29. ^ "Nickelback: Live at Sturgis [Blu-ray]: Nickelback, Daniel E. Catullo III: Movies & TV". Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
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  31. ^ "Godsmack's New Live Concert Movie DVD 'Changes' Mixed in SRS Circle... - re> SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/". 2004-09-16. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  32. ^ "Godsmack: Changes by Zoe Records, Daniel E. Catullo III | 601143107399 | DVD | Barnes & Noble". 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  33. ^ "Matchbox Twenty Chooses SRS Circle Surround(R) 5.1 Technology for First Live... - re> SANTA ANA, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/". 2004-05-23. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
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  35. ^ "Daniel E. Catullo III | Barnes & Noble". 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  36. ^ "U23D : National Geographic Entertainment" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  37. ^ "Questia, Your Online Research Library". Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  38. ^ Gladstone, Valerie (April 1, 2001). "Dance; Reality-Show Pop Stars Need a Choreographer, Too". Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  39. ^ "The City Drive Entertainment Group". Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  40. ^ "The Wheelchair Foundation". The Wheelchair Foundation. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  41. ^ "Artist Direct". Artist Direct. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  42. ^ "Sponsors". Global Adolescent Project. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 

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