September 25, 2012
Katalyst’s own Aleco Bravo has achieved success behind the cameras recently. Aleco is one of the creators & executive producers of “Hurricane Hunters”, airing on The Weather Channel. In its first season, Weather Channel has already referred to “Hurricane Hunters” as its “Biggest Hit Series”! Aleco along with his two producing partners, Christian D’Andrea and Rich Battista, couldn’t be more pleased with how the show has been embraced by the public.
I asked Aleco to take time out of his busy schedule to share some tips with our talent who may be thinking about producing their own projects. Here is what he had to say.
Katalyst: How long have you been producing?
Aleco: My partners and I started working together a little more than a year and a half ago, although we've each been involved, one way or another, in business and the entertainment industry for many years. We're all strong creatives with business backgrounds, but we each bring a particular refinement to the partnership. Rich Battista is a well-rounded multi-media exec, with an incredible track record of implementation and extraordinary success... as well as being a charismatic stage performer! Christian D'Andrea is a brilliant creative and gifted director, who happens to also be a strong visionary and business leader. I personally love it all, the creative, the business, and yes, even the legal... yet my particular talent is bringing people together and being the harmonizer. Just call me glue. But you know what I love even more than creating shows or deal making? Diving into new worlds, camera in hand. Now that I think about it, Christian would probably say that new worlds are also his favourite