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Franco Sama
Executive Film Producer

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Independent feature film producer Franco Sama is a proud member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and boasts a remarkable and extensive history in public speaking, public relations and a nearly two decades of independent film development, production and financing experience.

Sama has Executive Produced and/or produced an impressive array of over twenty-four (24) successful independent feature films including most notably, “Guns, Girls and Gambling” starring Gary Oldman, Christian Slater and Dane Cook which is now a cult favorite; this film acquired a distribution deal from Universal Home Entertainment. 

Other films Sama has produced include; “Black Limousine” starring David Arquette and Vivica Fox, “Tooth and Nail” starring Michael Madsen and Vinnie Jones, and "Paid" starring Corbin Bernsen.    Sama also serves as Executive Producer on the film festival darling “Petunia” starring Thora Birch, Brittany Snow and Academy Award winner Christine Lahti. 

His shingle “Samaco Films, LLC”, headquartered at Los Angeles Center Studios in Downtown Los Angeles, is currently financing and producing a slate of several independent feature films. 

Sama also serves as an Executive Producer on the highly anticipated Elevated Musical Thriller, “Alexis Colette” which is currently in pre-production in the United Kingdom.  The film will be shot in the U.K as well as in Paris, France and Los Angeles, California and is being directed by its’ writer and creator, Anthony W. Johnson.

In his constant effort to seek out and educate and assist new filmmakers, Sama travels throughout the United States and Internationally educating emerging filmmakers on the business of film funding and has twice been the keynote speaker and guest panelist at the V.I.P. Film Summit held in Washington D.C. 

Sama also serves as Chair of Event Committee of PGA.


2023: SUKA – Television Series – Australia

2023: ALEXIS COLETTE - Pre-Production

2023: A TENTH OF MERCY - Pre-Production - Louisiana

2023: HUMANOIDS - In Development

2023: FINDING FAMILIA - In Development

2023: BAXTER’S BRAIN - In Development

2021: The Whipping Club - Shooting in Ireland

2021: Confessions of a Serial Killer - In Development 

2021: Miracle Mile - In Development

2020: Producer: THE INHERITANCE - Filming/Post Production

2020: Executive Producer: VODUN - In Development

2019: Executive Producer: SEANCE - Pre-Production

2019: Executive Producer: HANNA's MIRROR - Director - Johnathan Brownlee


2018: Executive Producer:  STOCKHOLM - In Development

2017: Consulting Producer: CHIMERA - Stars Henry Ian Cusick and Kathleen Quinlan

2017: Executive Producer: GAME OF ACES - Stars Chris Klein

2016: Executive Producer - LEX TALIONIS - In Development

2016: Executive Producer - BLESS ME FATHER- John Turturro, Michael Rapaport

2015: Executive Producer - THE BLACK PILLS - Tom Proctor

2015: Executive Producer - THE UNTITLED TRINIDAD PROJECT

2015: Executive Producer - THE LIVINGSTON GARDENER - Released

2014: Executive Producer - THE DARK PLACE - Released

2014: Executive Producer - 3 DAYS IN HAVANA (Gil Bellows)- Released

2013: Executive Producer - THE HAND OF NOW

2013: Executive Producer - SURROUNDED BY GHOSTS- In Development

2012: Co-Executive Producer -PETUNIA- Brittany Snow, Thora Birch

2012: Co-Producer - GUNS, GIRLS & GAMBLING - Gary Oldman, Christian Slater

2011: Producer: BLACK LIMOUSINE- David Arquette, Vivica A. Fox

2010: Executive Producer: THE PENITENT MAN - Lance Henriksen

2010: Executive Producer: TOP FUEL – Scott McCullough- Director

2009: Executive Producer: BLOOD TIES – Distributed via Lionsgate

2008: Executive Producer: DEATH’S DOOR – Ken Gust

2007: Executive Producer: TOOTH & NAIL- Starring Michael Madsen & Vinny Jones

2007: Executive Producer: THE FINAL CURTAIN – Distributed by Lionsgate

2006: Executive Producer:  PAID – Starring Corbin Bernsen

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