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The Marco Colombo Company Latest Family Film
A Talking Pony!?! Completes Principal Photography

Jason Faunt
 
Prior to attending the EFM Berlin, producer Marco Colombo announced that the new family feature film A Talking Pony!?! has completed principal photography.

Produced by the TMMC's production team, the film directed by Mary Crawford stars Jason Faunt (Power Rangers) and Kristine DeBell with newcomer Jenny Cipolla as a young girl who is blessed with the ability to communicate with her pet pony after finding a magical horseshoe.

Commenting on the slate of family genre that he has determined remains an evergreen 'requirement' for buyers at the markets, Colombo said, "Since attending Berlin last year the market is in constant change; concepts for projects we thought had a shoe-in with buyers were tough to get off first base in discussions. The one constant is family fare. As I look to become more involved in the film business again, this will be our main avenue for productions."

The film will be ready for Delivery May 2013.
 

A Talking Pony!?!
 
About Marco Colombo
Marco Colombo is a seasoned international film and television executive and independent film producer and financier of more than thirty films, co-production films and television series.

Starting his career with Robbie Little's Overseas Film Group (now the Little Film Company), he joined the company in 1979 as Little's assistant and quickly rose to the position of VP in charge of Marketing and International Sales. In 1985 at the start of the video boom, Vestron Inc, a pioneer in the video business based in Connecticut, appointed Colombo VP of Intl' Sales and Acquisitions, and he was part of the management team when Vestron went public the following year. In 1987, seeing a gap in the marketplace, he established Filmtrust Motion Picture Licensing, an independent company that grew rapidly utilizing innovative marketing strategies and aggressively pursuing its customers to maximize the potential of their film and television titles.

After three successful years he sold Filmtrust and became an aggregator for several top European TV networks by creating attractive film packages and acting as a broker between the international distribution companies and the television networks.

Marco Colombo was on the Board of Directors AFMA (currently called IFTA) in the early days of its growth. IFTA is the association of the independent international distribution companies that include major independent companies, among them Lionsgate, Miramax, and Summit. Colombo was on the organization's Board for several years and served as Vice Chairman from 1990 to 1993.

The son of legendary Italian producer Harry Colombo who produced A Fistful of Dollars, Marco Colombo graduated from University of Southern California Business School with Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and also holds a degree in Computer Systems & Programming.

In 1999 Marco Colombo took a leave of absence from the film business (but not entirely as he continued to fund pictures at arms length) and moved to Monte-Carlo where he spends his days between actively managing his finances and family activities.

In 2012 he established the Marco Colombo Company (TMCC) as a continuance of fully reactivating his film production activities and exploring the new technology platforms by attending all the film and television markets.

 
 
 
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