Team

Michael Taverna - President & Chief Executive Officer

Michael is a multi-talented entertainment industry veteran - he has written, directed, produced and distributed a host of notable films. These include MANAGUA with Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett Jr, and BY THE SWORD with Academy Award winning actor F. Murray Abraham, and most recently APARTMENT 1303-3D with Mischa Barton and Rebecca De Mornay. Mr. Taverna is currently in pre-production on RESILIENT starring Robert Beltran, with PRINCESS AISHA soon to follow. Mr Taverna joined Horizon Entertainment in 2001 as its Sales and Acquisition Executive and contributed to growing Horizon from 3 to 60 completed pictures. Among these were the highly acclaimed horror genres: THE RING, THE GRUDGE and DARK WATER. In addition, he Executive Produced HALLOWS END and SHADOWS OF THE DEAD. In 2004 Mr. Taverna formed MonteCristo International as a sales, distribution and film production company; participating in the major film markets including Cannes, AFM, Berlin, MIP and Pusan. Concurrently, Mr. Taverna continues to direct & develop feature film packages while establishing a strong network of foreign buyers worldwide.

 

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Cindy Nelson-Mullen

Cindy Nelson-Mullen - Sales & Acquisitions Executive

Cindy Nelson-Mullen began her career in advertising as an account executive for various advertising agencies including DMB&B, Wells, Rich & Greene and Foot Cone & Belding in New York and London. After nearly a decade of working with such clients as Procter & Gamble, Nabisco, Norelco and Kraft General Foods, Ms. Nelson-Mullen moved to the production side of the advertising business and in 1993 established herself as an agent for directors of commercial productions in the US. In addition to representing directors, she also represented post-production services to the advertising industry. Concurrently, she produced several Off-Broadway plays, including John Patrick Shanley's THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW, at the Greenwich Street Theatre in NYC. Ms. Nelson-Mullen has Executive Produced APARTMENT 1303-3D and is currently Executive Producing RESILIENT, in addition to being the Head of Sales and Acquisitions for MonteCristo International Entertainment LLC.

 

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Duygu Eroglu

Duygu Eroglu - Executive Assistant

Duygu Eroglu studied Business Administration with a major in marketing. She joined MonteCristo International Entertainment LLC team in January 2015. She has been in the film industry since 2008, and she has a track record as a versatile and skilled Executive Assistant and communications professional.

 

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