MILENA RIMASSA VP in charge of New Production.
Milena is a storyteller who embraces all platforms. Early in her career, she was a general assignment reporter with The Daily News before she became the youngest Financial Editor at The Hollywood Reporter which catapulted her to visibility within the entertainment community and led to a shift to production when she joined Gaumont-Italia as the right-hand to a prominent executive producer. For two years she toggled between the studios Rome and Paris offices before she returned to Los Angeles to join award-winning director/producer Nico Mastorakis as Vice President of his studio, Omega Entertainment.
Over the next decade she distributed over 100 films to just as many countries. She also developed, financed, produced and secured global distribution for feature films, a few of which continue to air on HBO and other major global networks.
When not developing, producing and distributing independent feature films, Milena enjoys documentary storytelling, having served as a producer of the award-winning Roll With Me, that chronicles the cross-country trek of a paraplegic in a manual wheelchair from San Francisco to his native New York.
Milena’s work as Bureau Chief at Nola.com during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has been featured by Levees.org and in a book by author Sandy Rosenthal. Her micro storytelling while at Nola.com, was successful in raising engagement and viewership at this flagship digital news platform that is now standard throughout the world.
As marketing was pivotal to all of Milena’s film endeavors, she has carved out a niche for herself as a highly specialized marketing executive focused on promoting causes, brands and companies through multi-platform strategic storytelling and brand advocacy for a number of clients in fields of health, alternative energy, food & beverage, and, of course, entertainment.
PAMELA M STATON Producing Partner
Pamela is the proud daughter of an Olympic Track & Field Star. Her mother represented the United States in the 1952 Helsinki, Finland Olympic Games. Her record of jumping 19′ 2″ in the broad jump lasted 40 years. Pamela attributes the gusto and the “must win” energy she brings to her work as just a natural part of her good genes. Pamela has been a mainstay in the entertainment industry with a career spanning over 25 years combined as casting director, talent executive, promotions & marketing executive, financial analyst and producer. Pamela has been employed by NBC, The Walt Disney Company, Viacom’s B.E.T. and Warner Bros. Studios (10 years), garnering invaluable industry knowledge, experience and relationships before forming her own Casting Co. Her deep rooted passion for excellence, her always present vision for diversity helped her generate opportunities thus for expanding the scope of working actors even today.
With dedication to excellence, great communication skills and a keen eye for talent, Staton has propelled the completion of 79 independent films that have gone on to receive distribution and/or honors from prestigious film festivals. Amongst the notable titles are 5th OF JULY an Amazon Prime favorite, ALL ABOUT YOU (highest selling DVD in the Urban market to date) starring Tony Award Winner and Emmy nominee, Renee Elise Goldsberry in her first film role, RESTRAINING ORDER, STREET BOSS, RESTITUTION, ALL ABOUT US featuring Morgan Freeman and PLAYAZ COURT, named an “urban classic” by Variety magazine, starring a popular roster of recognizable faces early in their careers.
Pamela has affiliations with many of the top Industry organizations past and present. She is a published playwright and a world traveler.
BRYAN RUSENKO CTO
Bryan has had a long career in media and technology, including seven years as Vice President, Engineering at Intersound, Inc. followed by twenty one years as Senior Vice-President, Special Projects Engineering at Crest Digital (Crest National). Since then he has held the position of Vice President, IFE Strategy & Technology at Technicolor, Technical Director for APEX, and audio-video engineering Walt Disney. Bryan is an IATSE member. He is involved in numerous productions, both hands on and producing.
He has been active in SMPTE, and co-chaired working groups at APEX TC.
Richard H. Opper Head of Finance
Richard was appointed by Montana’s Governor, Brian Schweitzer, to head the state’s Department of Environmental Quality from 2005-2013. The agency had an annual budget of $60 million of state and federal funding. Montana’s next Governor, Steve Bullock, appointed Richard as head of the Department of Public Health and Human Services from 2013-2017 where he oversaw a staff of 3,400 and managed an annual budget of over $2 billion. He now serves as a trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee for the Headwaters Foundation, a western Montana healthcare foundation with $100 million in assets. After retiring from government, Richard set out to fulfill his life-long dream of being in show business and became a published author, and screenwriter. He has three novels, three feature films and TV series to his credit and loves being involved in production.