VISION Studios, is a Chicago-based corporation that produces feature films, international documentaries and creative programming to mainstream audiences for all entertainment platforms. We are a specialized company with an ensemble team formed to produce and co-produce high quality, marketable productions with major motion picture studios and notable independent filmmakers, garnering significant returns for investors and shareholders.
Our Executive Team
Founder & CEO, VISION Studios
Given Mr. Arreola’s vast experience within the industry producing films internationally & syndicated television (nationally),
Mr Arreola is an Executive Producer on behalf of VMG. Johnny serves as the main strategist for the company regarding all aspects of growth and profitability, he a current member of the Producers Guild Of America (PGA), & Directors Guild Of America (DGA).
Advisory Board Member
Armand Assante’s name is synonymous with great film making internationally. His credits are too numerous to list. He is a great artist, a humanitarian, and an acclaimed judge of filmmaking. He is best known for his performance in HBO’s ‘Gotti’ which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, and nominations for the Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award. Mr. Assante will bring his production experience, his knowledge, his connections, and his talents to VISION Media Group. We made him an offer he could not refuse, now he’s on “The Board”.
Chair | Advisory Board
David has over 35 years of experience in hotel and resort development, real estate investment, management, acquisitions, consolidation, integration, university
consulting, entertainment, travel and technology. Mr. Levine’s vast experience working with various entities, gives VMG
the high level of expertise needed to win business. Understanding the paradigm shifts in business due to corporate culture and outlying influences, he will serve as our Advisory Chair. David is a former Board Chair and CEO of 2 New York Stock Exchange Companies.
Investor | Producer
From producing to scriptwriting to talent management and casting, Melissa has a wide range of experience in the film industry. She has also owned and operated several businesses including a multi-million dollar automotive corporation in which she grew sales 8X over the course of twelve years. Melissa's business experience coupled with her entertainment background will serve VMG in many areas.
Chief Operating Officer
With tactical, day-to-day
operational leadership, Mr. Palazzolo leads operations for VMG providing continual focus for the team. Additionally, he champions the continued development of varying lines of business and the productions at hand.
Ms. Gava’s acute understanding of feature film talent acquisition and distribution, puts her at the helm of leveraging her decades of industry knowledge and connections with the Hollywood Elite for the company. Working as an insider and along with film exhibitors worldwide, Cassandra is VMG’s compass when packaging a production through distribution
Chief Operating Officer
With tactical, day-to-day operational leadership, Mr. Palazzolo runs operations for VMG providing continual focus for the team.
Additionally, he champions the continued development of varying lines of business and the productions at hand.
Carl Alaimo, Jr.
Creative Director / Production Manager
As a highly skilled creative director, Mr. Alaimo guides all projects and is responsible for the overall quality of work produced. Processing everything from conceptualizing ideas and assembling the right team to overseeing the projects through to the finishing stages of production. He ensures that the original VISION for the projects are accurately realized.
Co-founder, VISION Media Group
Chief Strategic Officer
On an Executive level,
Mr. Katsigiannis oversees the company's creative strategy and lead the development team responsible for the creation of compelling documentaries and digital storytelling.