Honorary
Board Of Directors
First Edition 2020

Avi Lerner

Millenium Media

CEO & Co-Founder

As owner of one of the largest studios in Europe, Nu Boyana Film and founder of two production companies, Nu Image and Millennium Media, Avi Lerner has produced films including:

  • Rambo
  • The Expendables
  • Hellboy
  • London Has Fallen
  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard

“The Dominican Republic is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I can’t think of any better venue to showcase some of the best international music and cinema. This spectacle, set amidst the Dominican’s breathtaking scenery and culture, will provide a unique experience unlike any other event in the world. I look forward to supporting and attending the festival.”

Allen Shapiro

Dick Clark Productions

Executive Chairman
CEO & Executive Producer

Executive Producer of Dick Clark Productions nationally televised flagship programming including but not limited to the:

  • American Music Awards
  • Golden Globe Awards
  • Billboard Music Awards
  • Hollywood Film Awards
  • So You Think You Can Dance

“The Dominican Republic is a distinctive venue. The spectacular backdrop of the island will provide a transformative and unique cultural experience. Connecting star power from across the world with Latin America will serve to galvanize a global relationship, and aid in spreading Latin American art and traditions throughout the world. I look forward to supporting and attending the festival.”

Mark & Dorothy Canton

Mad Riot Entertainment

Chairman
CEO & Co-Founder

Mark Canton has had a long and successful career that has been supported by Dorothy Canton in producing films including but not limited to the:

  • Power (TV Series)
  • After
  • Den of Thieves 300
  • Immortals

“I am very happy to support and attend the Cana Dorada International Film and Music Festival and cannot wait to welcome the rest of the arts world to one of the most beautiful places. ”

Cheryl B. Isaacs

CBI Enterprises, Inc.

CEO
President

Isaacs is one of the most important film marketing and public relations executives in Hollywood. She has represented the Public Relations Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and since 2013 she is the first African- American president of the Oscar’s.

Her work has molded the new image of the Oscar and is considered one of the most influential and most important personalities in Hollywood.

“I have attended many festivals over the years and the idea of Cana Dorada International Film and Music Festival is a very, very good one. The natural beauty of the Caribbean as a backdrop for artists from around the world to gather together to share their talents and expertise would prove to be successful. I am in support of the Festival and look forward to attending.”

Maurice Fadida

Kodiak Pictures

Producer
Co-Founder

As Principal Producer of Kodiak Pictures, Fadida has produced films including but not limited to the:

  • The Vanishing
  • The Clapper
  • Monster Party
  • The Tax Collector
  • John Henry
  • Phobias

“Cana Dorada International Film and Music Festival delivers us the unique circumstances of collaboration between the latin world, its most successful entrepreneurs, and the rest of the global entertainment community. I can’t think of a better place to present some of the best music and cinema the world has to offer. I and the rest of Kodak Pictures look forward to supporting and attending the festival.”

Sophie Watts

STX Entertainment

Strategic Advisor
Co-Founder

As co-founder of STX Entertainment, Watts has produced multiple blockbuster films including but not limited to the:

  • Hustlers
  • Second Act
  • I Feel Pretty
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Bad Moms

“As a media executive with very close ties to talent, I am writing to express my strong support of the Cana Dorada International Film and Music Festival. Having spent some time in the Dominican Republic, I have a deep appreciation of the unique culture, resources, and scenery that the country provides. I am highly optimistic about the platform and venue that the Festival will offer leading talent and companies. I am thrilled to support the Festival.”

Darina Pavlova

Project i Productions

Owner
Founder

Pavlova, Bulgarian-American television and film producer, is the president and founder of the Ischia Global Film and Music Festival in Italy.

With her international production company, Project I Production, has produced films including but not limited to:


  • I Cantastorie (The Storyteller)
  • Maid for You

“I am glad to support and attend Cana Dorada International Film and Music Festival. With so many cultural treats to offer. The Dominican Republic is the perfect place to experience an unusual concoction of European, African, and American influences. The fascinating convergence of these cultures has created something truly unique; a real perfect place for the international film and music event.”