Mr. Leone has been a pioneering force in the film industry since 1956. He has served as a producer, writer, director, actor or consultant on over 25 film and television projects but is best known for his collaboration with Italy's foremost director of fantasy and horror films Mario Bava. Mr. Leone's film projects include Four Times That Night (1969), Baron Blood (1972), Lisa and the Devil (1973), Love By Appointment (1976) and, for NBC-TV, Gold of the Amazon Women (1979). Mr. Leone also produced and co-wrote Lisa and The Devil and directed new sequences for House of Exorcism under the pseudonym Mickey Lion. He has acted as consultant on the Hollywood productions The Border starring Jack Nicholson and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton.

For 2002, Mr. Leone has resurrected director Mario Bava's "lost" 1974 film Kidnapped. Kidnapped which was a project he was to produce with Mario Bava, unfortuanately unknown to Leone his production manager purchased the story out from under him while he and Bava were busy re-shooting scenes for House of Exorcisim. Kidnapped is based on a story found in an Ellery Queen Mystery magazine entitled Man and Boy. The title was changed to Cani Arrabbiati (Rabid Dogs) during production. Shortly before the filming was completed, producer Roberto Loyola declared bankruptcy and his properties were impounded, including the unfinished Cani Arrabbiati. Bava never lived to see his most daring film - one of the few films he ever made outside the context of fantasy. The film was impounded for over 20 years until it was acquired and completed by Alfredo Leone as a tribute to his old friend Bava. Kidnapped had its World Theatrical Premiere at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood in May of 2002.

Mr. Leone also adds inventor to his long list of credits. In the late 80's, Mr. Leone invented, developed and was awarded a patent for Video Playcount and Storage System. This revolutionary idea allows data to be picked up by a single sensor and stored on video for various information gathering purposes.

Mr. Leone serves on the Board of Directors of The Lambs Club, the oldest theatrical club in America. He is also a prominent member of The Friars Club and a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Currently, Mr. Leone is developing a sequel to Baron Blood with producer David E. Allen's Kismet Entertainment Group.

 

 


Lamberto Bava (b.1944) is the son of Italian director Mario Bava. Lamberto was raised on film sets and developed his own unique style while watching his father create some of the great gothic horror films of the past century, such as I, Vampiri, Black Sunday; Black Sabbath and Planet of the Vampires. In 1966, Lamberto worked on his first film with his father as a production assistant on Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs. This would lead to an assistant director gig on Mario Bava's Kill.. Baby Kill and Baron Blood. Although Lamberto would take over some of the directing duties on his father's final films, Shock and Venus of Ille, it wasn't until 1980 when he would take over full directorial reigns on the psychological thriller Macabre. In 1985, Lamberto truly broke away from his father's mold with the stylish gross-out thriller Demons, creating cinematic magic truly of his own design. He quickly followed up Demons with two equally mesmerizing sequels. Lamberto worked mostly in television throughout the 1990s. In 2001, Lamberto teamed up with his father's producing friend Alfredo Leone to finish his father's final masterpiece, Kidnapped.

 

 

Mr. Allen is the founder of Kismet Entertainment Group, a motion picture production and distribution company. He produced the internationally acclaimed Dog Soldiers (winner of the 2002 Brussels Film Festival of Fantastic Films and 2002 Luxembourg International Film Festival), executive produced Mario Bava's Kidnapped, and executive produced the award-winning short film, Last Request. Mr. Allen is presently producing a remake of the Mario Bava classic Baron Blood and a prequel to Dog Soldiers. He is also executive producing the adventure drama Stander starring Thomas Jayne and the psychological thriller No Good Deed starring Samuel L. Jackson and Milla Jovovich.

Before forming Kismet, Mr. Allen was a fourth-generation owner and senior executive at Allen Canning Company, the world‚s largest privately held food processing company. In 1990, he started The Kismet Group, an investment management firm that was registered with the SEC. In addition, he helped found Ozark Valley Products, a large juice processing company, and was on its board until its sale in 1998.

Mr. Allen is active in community affairs, and has served on many boards and commissions, including the Northwest Arkansas Motion Picture Commission, Rotary International, and United Way. He is a founder of the Sager Creek Arts Center, where he has also directed four theatrical productions. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the City of Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

Mr. Allen received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

 

 

In the past few years, Mr. Kaslow has executive produced a number of motion pictures including Kidnapped, Dog Soldiers, Wayward Son, and Sleepstalker.

He is the President and COO of Kismet Entertainment Group a motion picture production and distribution company. Prior to joining Kismet, he was a founding member of the "AV" rated - the highest rating accorded by Martindale-Hubbell - law firm of Kramer & Kaslow, where he represented talent and producers including Showtime Networks, 40 Acres and a Mule, Modern Cartoons, and Lantern Lane Entertainment. Prior to founding Kramer & Kaslow, Mr. Kaslow was a transactional and entertainment attorney with the New York-based law firm of Shea & Gould, where he began his legal career in the M & A and corporate legal departments.

Mr. Kaslow is an Adjunct Professor at Santa Monica College. He received a Juris Doctorate from USC Law Center and his BS in Managerial and Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis.

 

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