Our VISION

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.

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Our Executive Team

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Johnny Arreola

Founder & CEO, VISION Studios  

Executive Producer

 

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).

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Armand Assante

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”.

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Brian Palazzolo

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.

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Cassandra Gava

Creative Producer

 

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

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Brian Palazzolo

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.

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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.

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Billy Kats

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.

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David Levine

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 the NY STOCK EXCHANGE COMPANY.

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Melissa Shevela

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.

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