Wednesday, April 20, 2011

American Idol Star Paul McDonald’s Music to be used in Chad Verdi's Feature Film, Loosies interviews Businessman / Producer Chad A. Verdi as he heads to the Cannes Film Festival to oversee the sale of his three feature films
American Idol Star Paul McDonald’s Music to be used in Chad Verdi's Feature Film, Loosies

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April 20, 2011 –, a leader in sector research including music and entertainment, releases the following Q&A interview with featured up and coming Businessman / Producer Chad A. Verdi. Verdi is President and CEO of both Verdi Productions and the Woodhaven Production Company.

Verdi Productions is in the final stages of post production on its feature film Loosies. The film’s blockbuster cast includes Peter Facinelli, (Twilight), Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Vicent Gallo (Bufferlo 66) ,Joe Pantoliano (Matrix) ,William Forsythe (The Rock) and Christy Carlson Roma (Infected).

Chad A. Verdi the company's CEO and the films producer reports he also recently signed American Idol star Paul McDonald. McDonald's music to be used in Verdi's feature film Loosies.

Can you give us some background on Verdi Productions and The Woodhaven Production Company?

A: Managing Partner and Producer; Chad A. Verdi
VP was founded in 2009 as an independent and fully-funded media production company based in New York City and RI. We currently have three movies in the pipeline and we are just finishing our first feature film Loosies. VP will produce the bigger budget films while; The Woodhaven Production Company will focus on films under 2.5 million dollars. WHP produced and filmed two features in 2010 and both will be release later this year. Both companies are positioning themselves to be a serious contender in the film industry.

For a new company in the entertainment industry, you have attracted some very impressive names and talent to your team. Can you give our readers some examples of the range of talent in your portfolio of movies, Inkubus, Loosies, and Infected?

A: Managing Partner and Producer; Chad A. Verdi
We are extremely excited about the caliber of talent already signed and on board in both VP and WHP.

We have some great actors that include names like Peter Facinelli ( Twilight / New Moon / The Scorpion King, Loosies ) Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs / Kill Bill: Vol. 1 / Kill Bill: Vol.2 Loosies, Infected), Vicent Gallo ( Buffalo '66 / The Brown Bunny / Tetro/ Loosies ), Joe Pantoliano ( Memento / The Matrix / The Fugitive/ Loosies ), (Jaimie Alexander Thor /Rest Stop / Ground, Loosies / The Other Side) (William Forsythe, The Rock / Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo / Raising Arizona and Inkubus that are under are VP company. Robert Englund (Freddy vs. Jason / A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child / Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Inkubus), Christy Carlson Romano (Guiding Light / The Cutting Edge, Mirrows two.: Going for the Gold / The Even Stevens Movie, Loosies) Jonathan Silverman, (Weekend at Bernie's / 12:01 / Brighton Beach Memoirs, Inkubus) Joey Fatone (My Big Fat Greek Wedding , Music Group n sync, Inkubus) and Michelle Ray Smith (Salt and Inkubus).

Any other big names involved in your movies?

A: Managing Partner and Producer; Chad A. Verdi
Yes, I just signed a deal with American Idol star Paul McDonald. We will be using many of his songs in our film Loosies.

He is one of my favorites, an artist that I would buy. How did that come about?

A: Managing Partner and Producer; Chad A. Verdi
Peter Facinielli who is very good friends with Niki Reed, who is also in Twilight, told Peter about Paul's music. Peter then sent his music to me and my wife Michelle, who is the head of music and talent for both companies. My wife loved his music and gave the ok to sign him. She feels that Paul's music brings Loosies to life.

Can you tell us what stage the companies are at right now and what can audiences expect to see in the future?

A: Managing Partner and Producer; Chad A. Verdi
Our WHP Company just completed, a horror film entitled "Inkubus", starring Robert Englund. and Whilliam Forsythe and is in post production on its second horror film Infected, staring Michael Madsen and Christy Carlson Romano. Both films will be released in 2011.

VP, is in the final stages of post with "Loosies," the tale of a New York pick pocket that began filming July 15th 2010, that includes stars like Peter Facinelli, Michael Madsen, Vicent Gallo, Joe Pantoliano and Jaimie Alexander with Michael Corrente directed. Loosies will also be release in 2011.



In terms of selling the films, who is representing you?

A: Managing Partner and Producer; Chad A. Verdi

I am in the final stages of signing some of the most respected sales agents in the business and will release that information at a later date. I am also heading to the Cannes Film Festival in May, were we willing be selling oversea territories for each film. There has been a lot of attention and interest in all three films.

Bio for Chad A. Verdi:

Mr. Verdi is an Entrepreneur that 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 750 million 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 500 local employees and sales of more than $100 million nationwide. He also holds a large real estate portfolio that includes the 175-year-old former United Methodist Church in East Greenwich where the constitution of RI was adopted.

View the full company profile for Verdi Corrente Productions (VCP):

About the Verdi Productions and Woodhaven Production Company:

Both Verdi Productions and The Woodhaven Production Company are fully funded film production companies, covering all aspects of filmmaking from conception of script through postproduction.

Contact: Chad A. Verdi, President, The Woodhaven Production Company: 401-884-0655

Michelle L. Verdi, Head of Music and Talent

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