Wingspan Pictures’ President Rachel Diana and CEO K. Rocco Shields announced today the appointment of Executive Producer Franco Sama of Samaco Films as Executive in Charge of Motion Pictures and Television. Sama is the latest addition to Wingspan’s successful production team.
Sama is a seasoned producer whose recent films include “Guns, Girls & Gambling” starring Gary Oldman and Christian Salter, and “Petunia” starring Thora Birch, Christine Lahti and Brittany Snow.
“We are embarking on a new venture by opening the Entertainment Division and are thrilled that Franco has come on board bringing his extensive knowledge, passion and expertise,” said Diana.
Among the first projects Sama will executive produce for Wingspan is “Love Is All You Need.” “Love” is based on a short film of the same name that went viral on the internet, garnering more than three million hits. Attached to star are teen heartthrob Kellan Lutz (Twilight Series) and four time “Young Artist Award” nominee Camilla Belle. Currently in pre-production, “Love” is scheduled to begin shooting this fall.
Sama said today “It is appropriate that this partnership is being launched during the 4th of July week because I think that, together, we are going to set off fireworks throughout the industry.”