JOHN FORTE BIOGRAPHY
John Forte is an award winning director producer and writer of over 300 programs. His efforts helped Coastal Training Technologies, now DuPont Sustainable Solutions become an international presence. According to one industry publication several of his programs are considered “classics” in the industry. John’s programs have been honored with nearly 170 awards. Some awards include: The New York Festival WorldMedals, The New York Audio Visual Award, The INTERCOM, The Globals, The Colombus International Film and Video Award, The Golden Eagle Cine, The CINDY and several TELLY Awards.
John is a former actor having studied at The Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting and the Terry Schreiber Studios. He feels his acting experience enables him to be more comfortable with actors and can therefore effectively communicate with them. Most recently, John had his multi award winning program DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION featured on FOCUSDRIVEN, an organization dedicated to the eradication of distracted driving. He also occasionally teaches acting at THE ACTOR’S PLACE.
John started BENEVENTO PICTURES and besides the TV comedy SRO (Standing Room Only), John has many projects in the works BRITISH INVASION,MELTING POT and some of his comedy shorts being produced by the LA film company SERAPH FILMS including SWEET THANKSGIVING. John has also written other features including the western, I’M NO ANGEL, a supernatural story of hope called FEATHERS and the romantic comedy MY LITTLE ITALY. He recently co-produced the feature film, THREE DAYS IN AUGUST for Ubiquimedia and directed WIRED DIFFERENTLY for Accutrain a national educational company. Recently John was asked to write additional material for the feature film EXIT LAUGHING, scheduled to be produced in 2017.
Name: John Michael Forte Jr
Lives in: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Company: Benevento Pictures
Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter