Geno Scala is a veteran of the entertainment industry, spending more than nearly two decades in the Hollywood community in a wide variety of different professional capacities.
He served as the Executive Director of a number of awards shows including, but not limited to, the 72nd Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards, the Soul Train Awards, and the Blockbuster Awards.
He is founder and CEO of the production company, Shark-Eating Man Productions, where he served as the Executive Producer for such projects as “Back Salt”, Owen Ratliff's feature and cinema’s first minority superhero originally written in a lead role. As an Executive Producer, he was also instrumental in the development of “Debris”, penned by Nicole Jones-Dion.
Other projects he has helped produce include: “Mirror Lake” (2012), “Mi iV” (2012), “The Dick Jones Project” (2012), “Season of Hope” (2013), “The Girl at the End of the World” (2013), “Practical Uses for a Time Machine” (2014), and “Our Father” (2014).
Currently, SEMP is developing the unscripted television docu-series "Just Like Elvis", about the lives of a group of Elvis tribute artists.
Prior to joining the entertainment industry, Geno Scala, a native of Staten Island, New York, attended the University of North Georgia. He went on to serve as a Police Officer in Phoenix, Arizona where he was chosen as “Officer of the Year”. He then transitioned to private investigator, where he was involved in several high-profile celebrity cases. He later worked as manager for the newly-opened Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Geno holds many passions outside of his involvement in the entertainment industry. He loves spending time with his wonderful and talented family, is an accomplished singer, enjoys birding, and plays and watches most sports.
Geno Scala currently splits time between Huntsville, Alabama and Los Angeles.
“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.”
– Andrei Tarkovsky