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Dean M. Leavitt
Dean M. Leavitt (Executive Producer) is chairman and senior managing member of Volume One Entertainment, LLC, a New York and Los Angeles-based investment company engaged in the financing, acquisition, and production of feature films. Volume One is a majority-owned subsidiary of Unicorn Partners, LLC, a New York City holding company of which Mr. Leavitt is the founder and chairman.
Prior to forming Unicorn in 2004, he served as chairman and CEO of publicly traded U.S. Wireless Data, Inc., an enabler of wireless transactions for the electronic payments industry.
Before his five-year tenure with USWD, Mr. Leavitt founded and was president of U.S. Data Capture, a New York-based credit card processing company serving the institutional marketplace. Prior to forming U.S. Data Capture, he served as a principal at a real estate development and investment banking organization, where he was responsible for securing equity capital from third-party investors.
Away from the corporate world, Mr. Leavitt serves on the boards of various charitable and civic organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors in economics, psychology, and art history from Atlanta's Emory University, at which he currently sits on the school's Alumni Board of Trustees.
Reteaming with Reservation Road producer Nick Wechsler, Volume One is currently developing a feature adaptation of Bruce Bauman's novel And the Word Was as part of its slate of films.