Michael Fiore Films

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
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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 clients with a rich palette for realizing their concepts. Michael Fiore Films is a one stop media shop for all of your production and post creative needs. Clients include Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Fox Television, the A&E Television Networks, and the SyFy Channel, among others.

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 on 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!

Decorated Disney animator, Floyd Norman, stops by the shop with never-before-seen illustrations, and discusses his impressive work history.

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​)

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

Check out Variety's coverage of the 'Aiding Australia' benefit that our parent company (Fiore Media Group) was privilege...
02/26/2020
Fiore Media Group

Check out Variety's coverage of the 'Aiding Australia' benefit that our parent company (Fiore Media Group) was privileged to co-sponsor.

Check out Variety's great coverage of the very special benefit 'Aiding Australia'. Fiore Media Group had the privilege of co-sponsoring the event in support of a great cause. We applaud Awards Focus Founder Byron Burton for putting together this special evening, and the support of many wonderful people including Hosts John Ottman and Elton Urio.

Read the full article for details on the upcoming online auction of autographed items to further benefit Australian Wildlife relief.

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/aiding-australia-benefit-john-ottman-jeremy-renner-michael-keaton-1203515954/?fbclid=IwAR0revb-A2P189pzyKp6ScvNa5YermdjrKFEtKmEfSaMU1B71HymtQqbixg#utm_medium=social

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...

(Los Angeles, CA - 2/23/20) Fiore Media Group co-sponsors 'Aiding Australia' event with the support of Hollywood stars JK Simmons, Michael Keaton, Jeremy Renner, Diane Warren, Michael Rosenbaum, and legendary artist Drew Struzan.

It was our great pleasure to co-sponsor the Aid for Australia Wildlife Event assembled by Awards Focus Founder Byron Burton and generously hosted in the beautiful home John Ottman and Elton Urio.

The evening included live music performed by the legendary Colin Hay, and the support of a generous group of Hollywood notables to aid wildlife impacted by the Australian wildfires. JK Simmons, Michael Keaton, Jeremy Renner, Diane Warren, Michael Rosenbaum, and legendary artist Drew Struzan generously signed movie posters that will be auctioned off soon at AwardsFocus.com to additionally benefit the Australian wildlife charity. Watch this space for auction details.

We thank the volunteers, friends, and other sponsors for supporting this beautiful event.

To donate to this Australia wildlife charity, visit: https://charitably.org/donate/current-causes/

Sponsors: Fiore Media Group, Awards Focus, TCL Chinese Theatres, Neft, Charitably.org, Costa Communications Inc., and the Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum Live Podcast

Photo Credit: David Yeh, David Derks, Michael Fiore

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.

12/07/2018
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

It's Walt Disney's 117th birthday this week! And Disney Legend Floyd Norman knows a little bit about what it's like to work with the man himself! Here's an excerpt from our feature documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (available on Netflix and to own on Bluray with special features at www.FloydNormanMovie.com).

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!

If the thought of Floyd Norman makes you smile, then what does the thought of Floyd on Sesame Street do for you?! I think our collective minds have just been blown to smithereens. Floyd returned home to the neighborhood he helped build as an animator in seasons 1 and 2. Floyd will be a part of this year's 50th anniversary season in a segment filmed on 9/11/18.

Photos by Adrienne Nichelle Brown-Norman.

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

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Check out our documentary on Disney Legend Floyd Norman and meet him in person after!  Click the link below for tickets ...
03/05/2018
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

Check out our documentary on Disney Legend Floyd Norman and meet him in person after! Click the link below for tickets to this rare NYC engagement in Brooklyn at the Alamo Drafthouse NYC.

New Yorkers! Get your tickets NOW for the Alamo Drafthouse NYC screening of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life and the in-person Q&A with Floyd Norman himself!

March 27th at 7pm!

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

02/28/2018
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

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

Close out Black History Month with this sweet national commercial starring Disney Legend, artist, and storyman -- Floyd Norman!

To learn more about this one-of-a-kind man, visit FloydNormanMovie.com to get your Bluray of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life with bonus features!

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...

This Black History Month celebrate animation pioneer Floyd Norman. Get your Bluray of the acclaimed documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life. Follow the Disney Legend on his storied 60-plus year career from Disney to Pixar, with many surprises along the way. The Bluray has bonus features not shown anywhere else! Visit www.FloydNormanMovie.com today!

For institutional and library screening licenses please email [email protected]manMovie.com

Floridians!  Meet Floyd Norman in person and see Floyd Norman: An Animated Life on the big screen on March 29!
02/13/2018
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

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

Floridians! Mark your calendars for March 29 at 6pm as the VyStar International Artist Lecture Series Presents Floyd Norman. Watch Floyd Norman: An Animated Life on the big screen followed by a masterclass and Q&A with the Disney Legend himself. This is a rare Florida appearance.

For tickets visit: Culturalcouncil.org/vystar

In the words of The Playlist Floyd Norman: An Animated Life is 'A godsend for fans of Disney and animation...It's near impossible not to fall in love with Floyd Norman.'

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

02/06/2018
KEEP WATCHING

Keep Watching is on Digital and DVD today! If you missed it in theaters in October, enjoy our creepy suspense-thriller from home today! Michael Fiore Films' Chief Creative Michael Fiore served as both a Producer and as the 2nd Unit Director.

Check out Disney Legend Floyd Norman in Xfinity's "Behind the Mask" Black History Month national ad campaign!  You'll fi...
02/02/2018
Comcast Launching Groundbreakers: Superheroes Behind the Mask

Check out Disney Legend Floyd Norman in Xfinity's "Behind the Mask" Black History Month national ad campaign! You'll find Floyd and mentions of our documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life on TV, the internet, and various print ads throughout February. Here is the print ad...

http://nothingbutgeek.com/2018/02/comcast-launching-groundbreakers-superheroes-behind-mask/

Comcast has announced an amazing campaign that will be taking place on Comcast Xfinity, celebrating Black History Month, titled Groundbreakers: Superheroes Behi

Disney Legend Floyd Norman and our documentary Floyd Norman:  An Animated Life are both featured in Xfinity's "Behind th...
02/01/2018
XFINITY X1 Voice Remote TV Commercial, 'Behind the Mask'

Disney Legend Floyd Norman and our documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life are both featured in Xfinity's "Behind the Mask" Black History Month national ad campaign! You'll find Floyd and mentions of our documentary on TV, the internet, and various print ads throughout February!

https://ispot.tv/a/wJAI

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Some cool news about Floyd Norman and our documentary is on its way February 1...
01/26/2018

Some cool news about Floyd Norman and our documentary is on its way February 1...

Floyd Norman and Floyd Norman: An Animated Life fans! Keep your sights on this space on February 1. We will have something very cool to share...

For fun daily ramblings from our creative sandbox, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @FioreMediaGroup
01/23/2018

For fun daily ramblings from our creative sandbox, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @FioreMediaGroup

Sundance Film Festival...Our documentary Floyd Norman:  An Animated Life...Autograph Collection Hotels...and Aisha Tyler...
01/21/2018

Sundance Film Festival...Our documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life...Autograph Collection Hotels...and Aisha Tyler!

Friends attending Sundance...Our documentary Floyd Norman:  An Animated Life is "screening" at Sundance...in your hotel ...
01/20/2018
Autograph Collection Hotels Returns to the Sundance Film Festival Celebrating Diversity, Individuality & The Powerful Voices That Drive Indie Film

Friends attending Sundance...Our documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life is "screening" at Sundance...in your hotel room!

It's an honor to be featured alongside notable titles like Oscar nominee "Exit Through the Gift Shop" as part of Autograph Hotels' curated movie program.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4086470.html

An Associate Partner of the Sundance Institute and 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Autograph Collection Hotels returns to Hotel Park City for the third year, celebrating its Indie Film Project: a multi-faceted platform designed to support the art of storytelling by shining a light on today's most-talen...

Michael Fiore Films is now part of Fiore Media Group -- a creative agency creating high-concept media for the Cinema, TV...
01/20/2018
Compilation

Michael Fiore Films is now part of Fiore Media Group -- a creative agency creating high-concept media for the Cinema, TV, and Ad worlds. Follow us on Facebook @FioreMediaGroup. Keep up with our upcoming movie, commercial, and digital production news. Our @MichaelFioreFilms page will continue and we will be sharing all movie news and updates here as always!

http://fioremediagroup.com/Compilation.html

Fiore Media Group is a bi-coastal creative agency and production/post shop that develops, finances, and creates high-concept filmed content for the best-of-the-best in the Film, TV, and Ad worlds. Our multi-disciplined team of artists and crew are led by Chief Creative Officer Michael Fiore. A seaso...

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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!
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