Chad A. Verdi
President / CEO
At the early age of 18 years old Mr. Verdi acquired his first business, a RI television listing newspaper called TV Facts that is still in publication today.
By the age of 21, Verdi acquired several other businesses in the food service sector throughout RI. By age 30, Verdi owned, co-owned or had investments in over a dozen businesses that ranged from food and toy manufacturing to restaurants and hi-tech developments in the biotechnology field. Over the last 13 years, Mr. Verdi has been involved in over 1.2 billion dollars in business mergers, reverse mergers, start-ups and acquisitions and currently owns, co-owns or has investments in more than two dozen businesses in diversified industries with more than 1000 local employees and sales of more than $100 million nationwide.
Entering the film industry in 2009 to pursue his passion to tell the story of boxer Vinny Pazienza, Verdi has since produced over twenty feature films. Throughout his career, Verdi has partnered with director Martin Scorsese on five projects, most recently Netflix's The Irishman. Click for IMDb
Michelle Verdi has pursued her passion for music from a very young age: she has traveled all over the USA and has attended close to 1000 live performances spanning all musical genres.
With the formation of Verdi Productions, Ms. Verdi has been able to turn this passion into a profession, seeking out veteran and up-and-coming artists for The Company’s films. Her goal: to seek out innovative musical acts that are appropriate for each individual film. Ms. Verdi serves on The Company’s Board of Directors alongside Chad A. Verdi.
Previously, Ms. Verdi has been the Vice Chairman of Verdi Consulting. She is also the co-owner of a large real estate portfolio that includes the 175-year-old former United Methodist Church in East Greenwich, RI where the Constitution of RI was adopted. Click for IMDb
Music / Talent Supervisor
Chad A. Verdi Jr.
Chad A. Verdi Jr. is a Producer currently residing in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Throughout his high school years, Chad worked as a Production Assistant on several of his parents' movie sets. He was able to gain first-hand experience with how films were made from the beginning of pre-production all the way to the eventual sale. This early exposure to the film industry allowed Chad to gain valuable experience at an incredibly young age.
In 2013, Chad would go on to graduate from La Salle Academy. He continued his education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he graduated in 2017 and received his bachelor's degree in Philosophy with a minor in History.
After some time as a real estate agent, Chad moved back to Rhode Island to pursue his filmmaking passion and joined his father and mother producing films full-time. The experience from working in real estate has provided Chad with an array of sales tactics and people skills that are necessary for creating and selling a successful film. Combine this with his previous knowledge attained from being on set in high school and you have a recipe for success at Verdi Productions. Click for IMDb
Paul Luba is a Producer currently residing in Rhode Island. Paul graduated from Connecticut College, where he majored in Government and received a certificate in Public Policy & Community Action. Prior to entering the film industry full-time, Paul had over four years of legal experience, having worked in multiple law firms and legal service agencies as both a paralegal and legal assistant.
Throughout the years, Paul also worked on many productions in various crew positions, including as Line Producer, Production Coordinator, Second Assistant Director, Post-Production Supervisor, Executive Assistant, Producer’s Assistant, and Writer’s Assistant. Over time, Paul’s combined film, and legal knowledge allowed him to transition into a role as a Producer. To date, he has produced over 20 feature films that have received worldwide distribution, including with high-profile actors such as Robert De Niro, Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis, Tommy Lee Jones, and Megan Fox. Paul hopes to tell important stories and give audiences a new understanding of identity.
Chad Jr. and Paul have partnered together and used what they have learned from Verdi Productions to create an alternative avenue for creating low-budget films. They use their expertise and strong foundation in Rhode Island to develop and produce television films for companies like Lifetime and MarVista at competitive prices. Over the last 2 years, they have successfully produced 8 films in this smaller-budgeted arena and are looking to expand in 2023. Click for IMDb
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