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Michael Fiore Films Michael Fiore Films is a full service, bi-coastal production company creating high-concept and engaging media for theatrical, broadcast and digital.

Visit us at www.MichaelFioreFilms.com Michael Fiore Films is a full service, bi-coastal production company creating high-concept and engaging content for theatrical, broadcast and digital. Owner Michael Fiore has been involved in every aspect of the content creative process as a writer/director and producer/editor. That versatility, combined with a multi-disciplined body of artists, provides clien

Visit us at www.MichaelFioreFilms.com Michael Fiore Films is a full service, bi-coastal production company creating high-concept and engaging content for theatrical, broadcast and digital. Owner Michael Fiore has been involved in every aspect of the content creative process as a writer/director and producer/editor. That versatility, combined with a multi-disciplined body of artists, provides clien

Last weekend was a scorcher in NYC, but our team and Director/Producer Michael Fiore had a great time documenting Veselk...
05/26/2022

Last weekend was a scorcher in NYC, but our team and Director/Producer Michael Fiore had a great time documenting Veselka’s bike event showing solidarity for Ukraine. Our follow car, multi-cam setups, and GoPros covered the 12-mile ride through Manhattan — to be featured in our upcoming Veselka feature documentary.

#StandWithUkraine #Veselka #FeatureDocumentary

It has been a busy few weeks and some cool news is past due!  The Turner Classic Movies: TCM Classic Film Festival paid ...
05/04/2022

It has been a busy few weeks and some cool news is past due! The Turner Classic Movies: TCM Classic Film Festival paid tribute to Floyd Norman and screened our feature documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life April 21-24 in Hollywood, CA.

Tributes were led by Leonard Maltin and Jacqueline Stewart to enthusiastic, packed audiences at both the El Capitan Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt.

On hand to celebrate cinema and Floyd were friends, family, and collaborators.

Other honorees during this special weekend were Leonard Maltin (Robert Osborne Award), Lilly Tomlin, Bruce Dern, and Piper Laurie!

Watch “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life” on The Criterion Channel today!

#Creativity #Teachers #Disney #Animation #Blurays #Netflix #Oprah #SteveHarvey #BlackHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #disneyanimation #disneylegend #floydnorman #hannabarbera #Pixar #toystory2 #toystory4 #artist #strongblacklead #SesameStreet #TheJungleBook #University #TCM #Buzzfeed #PawnStars #RickHarrison #StephenCurry #BLM #criterioncollection #disneyplus

02/06/2022

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life Music Composer Ryan Shore shares behind-the-scenes stories: from writing his energetic jazz score, to how he was pivotal in getting our own Michael Fiore together with filmmaker Erik Sharkey!

“Floyd Norman: An Animated Life” is now streaming on The Criterion Channel across North America.

Floyd's storied 65+ year career in animation and publishing represents an inspired story of perseverance and cultural diversity in the corporate arts. Get ready for a heavy dose of inspiration, creativity, and fun! Floyd's stories span the halls of Disney, Sesame Street, Hanna Barbera, Pixar and more!

#Creativity #Teachers #Disney #Animation #Blurays #Netflix #Oprah #SteveHarvey #WhoopiGoldberg #BlackHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #disneyanimation #disneylegend #floydnorman #hannabarbera #Pixar #toystory2 #toystory4 #artist #strongblacklead #SesameStreet #TheJungleBook #University #TCM #Buzzfeed #PawnStars #RickHarrison #StephenCurry #BLM #criterioncollection

Check out DEPARTURE on @peacockTV.  We had the pleasure of working on the series!
12/03/2020

Check out DEPARTURE on @peacockTV. We had the pleasure of working on the series!

10/07/2020

Our dear friend Tom DiCillo’s movie "Delirious" starring Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt is being re-released as an "Official Director's Cut." It is available for the first time on VOD now, and on Special Edition Bluray October 13. Amazon will have both.

On the Bluray release, we are proud to share that a documentary short that our filmmakers Michael Fiore and Keith Adams made ("Stalking Delirious") is available for you to enjoy. Check out the excerpt here of the longer documentary.

Back in 2007, Fiore and Adams worked closely with DiCillo to create "Stalking Delirious". They followed Buscemi and DiCillo around New York City's Meatpacking District (a "Delirious" shooting location) as they reflected upon their friendship and love of independent cinema.

No, our CCO Michael Fiore is not working for Time Life books.  He is directing a remote shoot, on a stage in LA...from h...
09/18/2020

No, our CCO Michael Fiore is not working for Time Life books. He is directing a remote shoot, on a stage in LA...from his seat on the East coast. In this age of Covid, we’re proving that the work can get done...efficiently and safely. For remote production solutions contact us at [email protected]

In honor of the 60th Anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, here is a special story from our CEO Michael Fiore:‘I wan...
06/17/2020

In honor of the 60th Anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, here is a special story from our CEO Michael Fiore:

‘I want to share one of the most special letters I have ever received. Pictured here is a letter from the acclaimed screenwriter of PSYCHO, Joseph Stefano. I had the great opportunity to meet Joseph when he visited my alma mater, NYU Film, in 2003. I had graduated a few years prior but I couldn’t miss the Tisch event honoring Joseph. To my surprise and dismay the theater that sat roughly 500 only had about 50 seats filled. But my enthusiasm to hear Joseph speak filled the 450 or so empty seats. After he spoke and answered questions, we struck up a conversation. Which lead to him asking to see my senior thesis film titled CADAVEROUS. I would later send him a VHS. You read that right — VHS.

I had no expectations to hear from Joseph. Just the fact that he asked to see the movie was enough for me. I mean, he IS Joseph Stefano after all. Soon after the VHS was mailed, not only did he write me the letter (pictured), he also called me on the phone. To say he was a generous man is an understatement. I’ll keep the content of his letter private as he shared a story with me that was rather personal to him. It is truly a treasure of mine that I wanted to share with you to honor his work on PSYCHO and his lasting legacy in film and TV. I thank Joseph for his support and encouragement of a 26 year old finding his way in the film industry in 2003. The impact that his gestures have had on me are immeasurable.’

05/11/2020
Pawn Stars | Mondays 10/9c HISTORY

Tonight at 10/9c watch Disney and animation Legend Floyd Norman on Pawn Stars on History! Floyd shares some of his animation treasures and stories from his animated life with Rick Harrison Productions and Corey Harrison.

We enjoyed the taping immensely and appreciated the warm welcome from the PAWN STARS team and look forward to the broadcast!

03/25/2020
DATE CHANGE!

DATE CHANGE! Our documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life will make its' North American TV debut on Turner Classic Movies: TCM on April 19th at 8pm EST!

Press inquiries: [email protected]

(From Filmmakers Michael Fiore​ and Erik Sharkey​. Released/Produced By Fiore Media Group​/Michael Fiore Films​)

The 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival has been cancelled due to health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.The sc...
03/12/2020
A message from Ben Mankiewicz on the 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival

The 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival has been cancelled due to health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.

The scheduled tribute events to honor Floyd Norman as well as our friend and supporter Leonard Maltin will be postponed until the 2021 festivities. But to film-lovers like us, every day is Floyd and Leonard Day!

The one bit of good news is that our documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life is still scheduled for broadcast on Turner Classic Movies: TCM across North America this April! The air date will no longer be on April 28th however.

Stay tuned for a new air date and a chance to celebrate Floyd across the airwaves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP7rF2ysXzM

Nothing is more important to TCM than the safety of its fans. In light of the increasing public health concerns related to coronavirus, we have made the diff...

It was our great honor to create original animation for Sesame Street's 50th season with legendary Disney Artist and Sto...
03/12/2020

It was our great honor to create original animation for Sesame Street's 50th season with legendary Disney Artist and Storyman Floyd Norman on a one-of-a-kind "counting" animation. Some screen grabs from the segment are below.

Tune in to HBO on April 11, 2020 (check your local listings). If you don't have HBO, the episode will appear a few months later on PBS.

For Mr. Norman, this was a special assignment; it brought him back to the street that he helped "build" in 1969. Mr. Norman worked on Sesame Street's first two seasons, making it the beloved and historic show we know today. Back in 1969 and 1970, Mr. Norman worked as a one-man-band writing, directing, and animating countdowns and other educational short-form animations for the show. The last photo in the collection below shows an original cel from Floyd's work at Sesame in '69/'70.

Fifty years later, Mr. Norman and Michael Fiore Films' Michael Fiore (Producer/Co-Director of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life) worked together, along with Animator Nirali Somaia, Composer Ryan Shore, and Re-Recording Mixer Tom Efinger, to deliver a new animated piece that is both modern and nostalgic -- reminding us all of the classic animated segments that we associate with Sesame Street.

"Sesame Street - Sports 10"
Production Co.: Fiore Media Group
Creative Directors: Floyd Norman & Michael Fiore
Producer/Editor: Michael Fiore
Story: Floyd Norman
Character Design: Floyd Norman
Animation: Nirali Somaia
Colorist: Jessica Harris
Music: Ryan Shore
Re-recording Mixer: Tom Efinger

Mark your calendars!  Our documentary Floyd Norman:  An Animated Life will make its' North American TV debut on Turner C...
02/25/2020

Mark your calendars! Our documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life will make its' North American TV debut on Turner Classic Movies: TCM on April 28, 2020 at 8pm!

And on the weekend of April 16th, the Turner Classic Film Festival will honor our favorite Disney Legend at their Hollywood, CA event! Other honorees include our friend and film-lover/historian Leonard Maltin, the cast of "Back to the Future", as well as Lily Tomlin!

Our parent company, Fiore Media Group, sponsored a very cool, star-studded charity event!  See below...
02/25/2020

Our parent company, Fiore Media Group, sponsored a very cool, star-studded charity event! See below...

50 years ago today, Sesame Street​ first aired.  And Disney and animation legend Floyd Norman was a part of that first s...
11/11/2019

50 years ago today, Sesame Street​ first aired. And Disney and animation legend Floyd Norman was a part of that first season as an animator. In this, its' 50th season, Floyd has returned to the street many of us grew up on. Watch this space for the official air date to see Floyd on-camera, along with the debut of his new countdown animation -- produced by Michael Fiore through our parent company Fiore Media Group.

Floyd Norman returns to the neighborhood he helped create -- as an animator in seasons 1 and 2 of Sesame Street.  To lea...
09/12/2018

Floyd Norman returns to the neighborhood he helped create -- as an animator in seasons 1 and 2 of Sesame Street.

To learn more about this animation legend, check out our feature documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (from filmmakers Erik Sharkey and Michael Fiore). It's available on Blu-ray with special bonus features at www.FloydNormanMovie.com, all VOD platforms, and Netflix!

Our parent company (Fiore Media Group) is in #WashingtonDC for the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans'...
04/05/2018

Our parent company (Fiore Media Group) is in #WashingtonDC for the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans' 71st Annual Awards. The Fiore Media Group oversaw the creation of all event graphics and numerous video packages to be enjoyed by luminaries from politics, sports, and entertainment. Here are two images from today's tech rehearsal where you can see some of their work from the audiences' perspective.

Get your tickets to meet the man who WORKED with Walt Disney himself! March 27 at 7pm at the Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse N...
03/15/2018

Get your tickets to meet the man who WORKED with Walt Disney himself! March 27 at 7pm at the Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse NYC. Come for a special big screen showing of our documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life and stay for the in-person Q&A with Floyd Norman!

https://drafthouse.com/nyc/show/floyd-norman-an-animated-life

#Teachers #disneyanimation #disneylegend #animation #floydnorman #floydnormanananimatedlife #VelshiRuhle #creativity #blurays #newyorkcity #brooklyn

02/28/2018
Floyd Norman!

Learn more about his amazing man. Check out our award-winning documentary -- Floyd Norman: An Animated Life on Bluray. Visit FloydNormanMovie.com today!

02/13/2018
Xfinity

Floyd Norman and our documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life are featured in a national commercial campaign for Xfinity this Black History Month!

Get yours today...
02/13/2018
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

Get yours today...

A feature documentary about the life of artist and Disney Legend Floyd Norman, from Michael Fiore Films.

Floridians!  Meet Floyd Norman in person and see Floyd Norman: An Animated Life on the big screen on March 29!
02/13/2018
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville - Local Arts Agency

Floridians! Meet Floyd Norman in person and see Floyd Norman: An Animated Life on the big screen on March 29!

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville is the official Local Arts Agency (LAA) for the City of Jacksonville. Cultural Council initiatives are spread across the following five counties: Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns.

Save the date New Yorkers! Meet the man, the myth, the troublemaker... artist and Disney Legend Floyd Norman!! March 27 ...
02/11/2018

Save the date New Yorkers! Meet the man, the myth, the troublemaker... artist and Disney Legend Floyd Norman!! March 27 at 7pm at the Alamo Drafthouse NYC!

Mark your calendars New Yorkers! The Fiore Media Group is bringing Floyd Norman: An Animated Life AND Floyd Norman himself to the Alamo Drafthouse NYC in Brooklyn on March 27! Watch this funny, timely, and entertaining documentary on the big screen, followed by a 30-minute Q&A with Floyd! Meet a true Disney Legend in a rare NYC appearance. In the words of The Playlist this documentary is 'A godsend for fans of Disney and animation...It's near impossible not to fall in love with Floyd Norman.'

Tickets will go on sale in a few weeks on the Alamo Drafthouse website!
https://drafthouse.com/theater/downtown-brooklyn

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DATE CHANGE! Floyd Norman: An Animated Life​ will make its' North American TV debut on Turner Classic Movies: TCM on April 19th at 8pm EST! Press inquiries: [email protected] From Filmmakers Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey. Released/Produced By Fiore Media Group​/Michael Fiore Films​. (Music Cue: "One Frame at a Time" by Morgan Clamp)
DATE CHANGE! Floyd Norman: An Animated Life will make its' North American TV debut on Turner Classic Movies: TCM on April 19th at 8pm EST! Press inquiries: [email protected] (From Filmmakers Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey. Released/Produced By Fiore Media Group/Michael Fiore Films)
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life will be on Turner Classic Movies: TCM across North America on April 28th at 8pm. Press inquiries: [email protected] (From Filmmakers Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey. Released/Produced By Fiore Media Group/Michael Fiore Films)
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life will be on Turner Classic Movies: TCM across North America on April 28th at 8pm. (From Filmmakers Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey. Released/Produced By Fiore Media Group/Michael Fiore Films)
All good things must come to an end... On November 1, Floyd Norman: An Animated Life will be leaving Netflix (worldwide) after an incredible 3-year run. We are in talks with other VOD and broadcast platforms at this time. Stay tuned to this page for updates. In the meantime, there are still many ways to Floyder with Floyd-- We will have a limited number of blurays (with bonus features) available at www.FloydNormanMovie.com. Please note that these mail in the United States only. We will continue to offer public screening licenses of the documentary to museums, schools, community centers, etc. as well as in-person speaking appearances by Floyd Norman himself! For more information contact [email protected] To all of you -- our fans, friends, and supporters -- you've made this first run of the documentary on Netflix an amazing and memorable ride. And we hope that you've been inspired by Floyd Norman's singular story of perseverance and determination. The reach of the movie has been truly phenomenal. Floyd is recognized just about everywhere he goes now and he has enjoyed every minute of meeting so many kind, funny, and talented people. In 2017, Floyd was spotted by fans of the documentary at the tippy top of the observation tower in the Empire State Building in New York City. A couple from Germany had just watched the documentary a week earlier in Europe. Netflix provided us with that reach and for that we are grateful. We hope that you will continue to share Floyd's special and inspiring story with your friends and family. Don Hahn, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Sito, Ken Mitchroney, Adrienne Nichelle Brown-Norman, Ryan Shore, Brianna Michaud, Nirali Somaia, Leonard Maltin, Morgan Clamp, Ralph Guggenheim, Paul Dini, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Hanson, Scott Shaw, Sergio Aragones, Leo Sullivan, Fiore Media Group, Erik Sharkey, Michael Fiore, Michael Fiore Films
Thanks so much for brining your movie to Japan tonight! Despite everything that is going on in the world, Floyd’s life story speaks on so many levels about so many things! It was also super nostalgic to see the old-school animations being mentioned. He really is the “Forest Gump of animation”!! I hope things in the competitive world of light & fantasy can #KeepSpeakingOutAgaisntAgism!
Congratulations to Michael Fiore Films on his documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life being featured in Xfinity's "Behind the Mask" Black History Month campaign! Check out the spot below:
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Happy 82nd Birthday to Disney Legend Floyd Norman; artist, storyman, and "troublemaker." Your youthful spirit and love for your art inspires us. Happy Birthday! Enjoy and share these fun facts about Floyd! #FloydNorman #Floydering #HappyBirthday #creativity #creative #disneyanimation #disneylegend #bluraycollection #bluray #disney #disneyfan #disneylove #movie #movies #artteachers #artteacher Michael Fiore Erik Sharkey Adrienne Nichelle Brown-Norman Michael Fiore Films
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