MARIA FINITZO | President
Maria Finitzo is a two-time Peabody Award-winning social issue documentary filmmaker. Over the last 26 years, Maria has directed and produced a body of work that has won every major broadcast award and has been screened in festivals and theaters around the world. Her films are novelistic in their structure, providing multiple points of connection for an audience. She allows the narrative arc of her character’s story to evolve, colliding with other subjects from the film, creating a complex, nuanced story that serves as a vehicle to deepen our understanding of society through everyday human drama.
DIANE QUON | Marketing / Producer
Diane worked in Los Angeles for over 17 years before returning to her hometown of Chicago. While in LA, Diane worked in advertising and marketing at NBC and Paramount Pictures. As Paramount’s Vice President of Marketing, Diane led a team of marketing professionals and was responsible for an annual marketing budget of over $55 million. Diane and her team developed the marketing campaigns for all content released by Paramount Home Entertainment; created marketing exploitation plans for potential new content partners; and managed strategic promotional partnerships.
Latest News & Updates
On December 15 at 10p CT, WTTW Channel 11 will be airing Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita as part of yearlong celebration in honor of Kartemquin’s 50th anniversary. The Peabody Award-winning film by Maria Finitzo follows Dr. Jack Kessler, chair of...read more
In the Game was selected as one of ten films to the prestigious American Film Showcase (AFS) – the United States premier film diplomacy program. The film and the director, Maria Finitzo, will be traveling to Tajikistan, India and Morocco beginning mid-December...read more