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2019 Speaker: Dominic Ianno | TV and Film Finance Forum

Dominic Ianno

Dominic Ianno
EVP, New Initiatives & Content Finance, Whistle

Dominic Ianno is currently the EVP, Head of Content Finance & New Initiatives and an Executive Producer for Whistle. His role spans expansion into longer format video, exploration of new markets, strategic partnerships and corporate finance.

Ianno is a core member of the senior management team and has been with Whistle since April 2017. He played a key role in driving the successful $28,000,000 Series D round. In addition, he was essential in identifying and structuring the recent transformational acquisition of New Form, an LA based digital entertainment studio as well as signing CAA for representation, furthering Whistle’s efforts in production of mid- and long-form premium content.

Named one of Variety’s “Top 40 Dealmakers of 2011”, Ianno was previously the CEO and Founder of Indomitable Entertainment, a film financing and digital media consulting firm. Indomitable completed approximately $70 Million of financing across ten projects over five years. Recent executive production credits Ianno earned include highly successful inspirational family film Soul Surfer, thriller The Whistleblower, and the Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s which starred Emilia Clarke. This past year, SONY distributed, the Indomitable comedy Crash Pad (Domhnall Gleeson, Thomas Hayden Church and Christina Applegate starring, Alexander Payne executive producing), and Indomitable was also was behind A Quiet Passion (Cynthia Nixon starring, Terrence Davies directing). Other films Ianno was previously involved with include Tenure, Spin, and I Hate Valentine’s Day.

Previous roles included Head of Strategy for Outlaw Productions, where he worked alongside the late Bobby Newmyer, and as Senior Vice President for Artisan Digital Media. His early career included roles at Sony Music Digital Ventures, USA Today and Leo Burnett advertising. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Carnegie Mellon’s management program, and a member of the Producers Guild of America.