Danny Aiello was an accomplished producer and director with twenty-five years experience in the industry, receiving considerable notice as one of New York’s finest up-and-coming filmmakers. He most recently produced and directed: 18 Shades of Dust (1999), a feature film nominated at the London Film Festival; the CBS television series Dellaventura (1997) nominated for the People’s Choice Award for Best New Dramatic Series; and has directed episodes of the Paramount television series The Untouchables (1993) and The Watcher (2000), as well as being 2nd Unit Director for both series.
Aiello’s resume includes over three hundred films and television shows including Rescue Me (2004), Stateside (2004), and 21 Grams (2003) in the capacity of a stuntman, stunt coordinator, and second unit director. His experience and relationships with the New York unions has been invaluable in past productions. He served on the Screen Actor’s Guild of America Stunt and Safety Committee and had participated in the negotiations for the 2005 AFTRA contract negotiations. He was President of Reinvented Films, Inc., a film and television production and development company; and also the President of CMG Talent, Inc.