NEW YORK, NY and POINT ROBERTS, WA - March 2, 2016 - (Investorideas.com Newswire) - Investorideas.com, a global investor news source covering leading topics and sectors including sports and entertainment, releases an exclusive Q&A with entrepreneurial movie producer and businessman Chad A. Verdi of Rhode Island. Mr. Verdi discusses his latest Sam Spiegel producer award, Martin Scorsese and his upcoming films.
Chad you were recently awarded the Sam Spiegel producer award. Can you tell us about the presenting event and the significance of the Sam Spiegel award that you received?
A: Chad A. Verdi
It's pretty cool that the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival ( RIIFF) is ranked as one of the Top 10 Festivals in the United States. RIIFF is a qualifying festival for both the Short Narrative and Documentary Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). There are only 6 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. Just being mentioned is the same sentence with the great Sam Spiegel is a huge honor. Winning the Producer of the Year Award from Flickers is one of the highlights of my career in film. I also want to thank Steven Feinberg for all his support over the years.
Chad, what are your thoughts on seeing the surprise congratulatory videos from Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Pamela Thur at the Oscar-night awards ceremony?
A: Chad A. Verdi:
It was a great surprise and a HUGE honor to have Marty, Emma and Pam send their best wishes to me on awards night. Words can't express my gratitude.
Q : Investorideas
Any update on the timing of the release dates for Bleed for This, the upcoming American biographical drama based on the life of former World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza and Silence? (Silence -from director Martin Scorsese, starring Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield , set in the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity). Is it still looking like around the fourth quarter for both films?
A: Chad A. Verdi
Yes, at this time I would say the fourth quarter of 2016 would be correct, but as everyone knows in this business, things can change in a split second.
Q : Investorideas
Anything new going on in Verdi Production these days?
A: Chad A. Verdi
Yes a lot! We are looking at acquiring several films at Cannes and Toronto this year. We also want to release our film ‘Yellow’ later this fall. The big news for Verdi Productions involves a psychological thriller film that we have in development that’s slated for a 2017 start date. Tom DeNucci is the director and co-writer of the film. Some of the names we’re thinking of include Johnny Depp and Scarlett Johansson. It’s a very exciting time for all of us.
OK, thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule for us Chad.
Video: Oscar-winning Director Martin Scorsese Congratulates Chad A Verdi on his Sam Spiegel Independent Producer Award from the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival
Verdi Productions www.verdifilms.com
Verdi Productions is a fully-funded film production company located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, with additional satellite offices in Edgartown , Massachusetts, New York City and LA. The company pursues all aspects of filmmaking - carrying projects from concept through postproduction .
Verdi Productions is redefining how films are made on the East Coast. Unlike other film productions that come to the Northeast, Verdi is establishing itself as a fixture in the Rhode Island community. Verdi Productions does not operate on a project-to-project basis, but instead functions like a west coast studio, with established offices, full time employees, and a continuous stream of product.
Chad A. Verdi, Award Winning Producer at IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3838148/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
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Chad A. Verdi Producer, Bleed For This,Silence
President, Verdi Productions with Oscar-winning Director Martin Scorsese
Verdi Productions | Rhode Island www.verdifilms.com
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Chad A. Verdi Producer
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