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Filmmaker Michael Corrente is co-founder of Revere Pictures, an independent film production and development company.
Beginning with his 1994 debut feature, Federal Hill, he has raised the financing for all of his films. This, combined with his reputation as a creative dynamo, has quickly attracted both established and emerging talent to Revere. In addition its projects in development, the company’s slate of upcoming releases includes Mike Hodges’ I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, starring Clive Owen, Malcolm McDowell, and Charlotte Rampling; John Schultz’ When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, starring Jonathan Lipnicki, Eric Stoltz, and Jane Krakowski; and Corn, the debut feature from Dave Silver (2002 Sundance Film Festival award winner for Best Short Film).
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Mr. Corrente first became interested in the arts in high school. After studying acting at Providence’s Trinity Square Repertory Company, he co-founded Boston’s Studio B Theatre Ensemble in 1981. Over the next seven years, during which time the company moved to New York, Corrente wrote and produced more then 25 plays with Studio B. One of those was a semi-autobiographical one-act that eventually became the screenplay for his feature debut, Federal Hill. Produced and directed by Mr. Corrente through his Eagle Beach Productions, and filmed in less than a month, the feature won top honors at the Deauville Festival of American Cinema.
He next directed the feature adaptation of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, starring Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, and Sean Nelson.
After co-producing Brad Kane’s romantic comedy Say You’ll Be Mine for Eagle Beach, Mr. Corrente teamed with Peter and Bobby Farrelly to co-write Outside Providence (adapted from Peter Farrelly’s novel). Mr. Corrente produced and directed the film, which starred Alec Baldwin.
Before taking two years off from directing to develop Revere’s slate, Mr. Corrente produced and directed A Shot at Glory, starring Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, and Brian Cox.