Mike Valerio

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Mike Valerio is an award-winning writer, producer, director, and executive in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. Valerio has worked on over a hundred TV shows, films, documentaries, and mini-series and over a dozen television networks and entertainment companies. Valerio is most famous for his 1999 film Carlo's Wake.[1]

Filmography (partial)[edit]

  • Alison Mathews: Art Matters – (2008) (Short Documentary) (Writer-director-Producer)
  • Quantum Hoops – (2007) (Documentary film) (Creative consultant)
  • My Network TV Premiere Special – (2006) (TV movie) (Writer-Consulting producer)
  • NBC Premiere Week Preview – (2005) (TV) (Writer-director)
  • Carlo's Wake[2] – (1999) (Feature film) (Screenwriter-director)
  • Stealth Force – (1993) (Unproduced film) (Screenwriter)[3]
  • King B: A Life in the Movies – (1993) (Documentary film) (Writer-director-Producer)[4][5]

Carlo's Wake (1999) (feature film)[edit]

Carlo's Wake, is an independent black comedy starring Academy Award winners Martin Landau and Rita Moreno. The film also stars actress/ writer Rosie Taravella who wrote the play "Pa's Funeral" on which Carlo's Wake is based. Taravella and Valerio co-wrote the screenplay together[6] and were later married in 1994.[7]

Carlo's Wake, Valerio's first feature film[8] and was received with critical success.[9][10] Valerio and Taravella divorced in 2004.

Education and background[edit]

Valerio graduated from Rhode Island College in 1980 and began his career as producer of PM Magazine in Providence, Rhode Island at WJAR-TV. Valerio has since worked as a writer/ director/ producer & creative executive at companies including NBC, CBS, ABC, Warner Bros., Fox, Disney, Telepictures, and ABC Family.[11] Mike Valerio died due to heart failure on March 17, 2010.

Entertainment executive[edit]

Valerio has held many executive positions at various production and entertainment companies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Docmoviemaker.Tv". Docmoviemaker.Tv. Archived from the original on September 14, 2008. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ Sterngold, James (July 31, 1998). "Carlo's Wake - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Films in the future – Entertainment News, Film News, Media". Variety. April 8, 1993. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0884563/
  5. ^ "The Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 5, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Interact Theatre Company: Rosie Taravella". Interactla.org. Retrieved September 5, 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ Reilly, Sue (August 29, 1994). "Troupe Gets Act Together to Help Battered Women's Home – Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  8. ^ Sterngold, James (July 31, 1998). "At the Movies; This Summer, Noise Matters – The New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Hollywood Classics USA". Hollywood Classics USA. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Awards at RIIFF". Film-festival.org. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  11. ^ http://www.film-festival.org/pdf/2000films.PDF
  12. ^ American Cinematographer magazine
  13. ^ "Exec Shuffle – Entertainment News, Business News, Media". Variety. December 21, 1999. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  14. ^ a b "Kelly Carmichael, Carla Gardini And Hannah Minghella Upped To Creative Executives at Miramax | Business solutions from". AllBusiness.com. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Jay Silverman Productions.(Entertainment)(Mike Valerio, new director of development)(Brief Article) – Los Angeles Business Journal". Encyclopedia.com. September 29, 2003. Retrieved September 5, 2009.