Defining LEGACY

Gena Vazquez

Gena established her entrepreneurial career in 1992 with the formation of Silicon Valley based Diversified Development Group which brought both her mechanical engineering design and project development expertise to Fortune 500 companies.

Her achievements caught the attention of Dean Witter, which in 1995 sent Gena to Wall Street to head a unique market research project specifically for their Silicon Valley resident clients.

By 1997, Diversified Development Group had been tapped by several successful Venture Capital Groups to provide in-depth proposal evaluations for seed and startup companies, winning her and her company multiple vendor awards over the ensuing decade, grooming startup companies to investment readiness and matched startups with angel investors and VCs.

During this period, Gena was closely following the largely untapped benefit of the marriage of Silicon Valley fiscal investing in the motion picture industry.

The success of one consulting contract with a major Hollywood studio led to numerous others.

Gena has parlayed her experience from the Venture Capital world into notable film projects as Gena is recognized for her innovative, fiscally-rigorous ability to design and plan highly strategic film investment structures with a focus on minimizing risk, utilizing tax incentives/credits and increasing investor profits over the life of the film, developing a specialization in global distribution and merchandising.

"Gena is made for this business." - George Hickenlooper


Moreover, Gena has cultivated relationships with some of the most influential players behind the scenes. Relationships she continues to foster, with actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, cinematographers and editors who are leading the talent pool in the motion picture industry, in Hollywood and abroad.

In 2010, Gena was appointed Chairperson of Indiecon, a monthly seminar-cum-networking event that assembles A-list Hollywood talent with an aim to enlighten and mingle with those on the fast track to success in the industry. She was instrumental in affiliating the series with the lauded American Cinematheque, and as a result of her efforts attendance by the public and interest in her hand-selected top-tier panelists soared.

Gena’s 2011 launch of Legacy Entertainment Partners, LLC was simply inevitable. The company is an all-inclusive operation, specializing not only in the provision of full production and entertainment business consultancy services, but also the acquisition and development of literary properties with the capability provided by a team of funding and distribution experts.

In 2012, Gena was tapped to be the Managing Director of the Catalina Film & New Media Summit, which is hosted by the Catalina Film Festival, and in 2013, David France, director of Oscar-Award-nominated How to Survive a Plague, partnered with Legacy Entertainment Partners, LLC to distribute the Oscar nominated film in foreign territories.

As Gena’s and Legacy’s reputation built, so has the acquisition of superb materials that are currently in development for film production.  

 

Luis Sinibaldi

Luis Sinibaldi's talents are vast: he is a film producer, a superb directory of photography, an imaginative technological inventor, and a coveted architect, 

After graduating from the only Architecture accredited school in New Jersey in 1996, Luis joined an award-winning design firm in New York City, while moonlighting as a 3D visual artist, which ignited his love for storytelling. 

As these skills developed in tandem, he pursued training in all facets of visual narrative production, developing expert skills in camerawork, lighting, editing, et al., as well as inventing applied technologies and techniques wholly his own.

By early 2006, Luis relocated to Los Angeles, where he and a few colleagues established “Fat Monster Films” (FMF), which became a flourishing boutique independent film production company. FMF received various accolades through the festival circuit for their film projects.

Moreover, Luis established a reputation of always being able to get things done even when budgets were restrictive: high concept, high production value, and on budget. Indeed, on set, he became known as “Super Lu” because he could always finagle the results the director wanted and needed under tight deadlines notwithstanding seemingly impossible circumstances.

In addition, Luis refined the various film and technologically-based products he had been inventing for years, which became highly sought by filmmakers for the particular and previously-unavailable technical contributions Luis’ inventions added.

Luis brings the highest level of creative, technological, innovative skills to Legacy in all aspects of film production, from concept to delivery.