Tony D’Annunzio was born in Detroit, Michigan. He studied radio and television production at Specs Howards Media/Broadcast Arts School, graduating in 1987 at the age of 21 and has been in the broadcast television field ever since. Throughout the years, he has worked with every major broadcast company at the technical and/or production management level including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, CNN, MTV, VH1, Discovery, NFL Films, and HBO.
LOUDER THAN LOVE: The Grande Ballroom Story is Tony’s first independent film as a producer and director. The movie chronicles the Detroit music scene in the late 1960s, as told through the eyes of the legendary bands who played there. At the epicenter of this seminal music scene stood The Grande Ballroom, Detroit’s original rock and roll palace.
The film has screened at over 35 festivals & exhibits around the globe including Traverse City Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Rock and Roll and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, Doc / Week- Adelaide Australia and Doc/Fest Sheffield UK. The film has SOLD OUT at virtually every screening and has won BEST DOCUMENTARY at Las Vegas International Film Festival, NEW DIRECTOR Nominee at New Filmmakers LA Film Festival, AUDIENCE STANDOUT at Hell’s Half Mile and is archived at the ROCK and ROLL HALL of FAME in Cleveland, Ohio.
Tony is a 2014 Kresge Arts Fellows in Film recipient. He has guest lectured & taught film studies at University of Richmond- Virginia, University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Wayne State University-Detroit and Traverse City Film Festival-Film School. He is on the advisory board at Specs Howard Media Arts and also Y ARTS at the Detroit YMCA
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