Michael Catalano's Bio

posted 2012 Nov 29 at 11:49 AM


Michael Catalano has over 40 years experience in the film, television and music business. For 18 years Mr. Catalano was a national touring musician and songwriter working with such artists as Townes VanZandt, Dave Von Ronk, and Piano Red. In 1989 he was awarded the 'Georgia Songwriter of the Year' award for his song writing and film and television scoring.

Mr. Catalano has also been involved in the production of numerous live concerts and festivals for Festival Productions in New York City. Michael Catalano was the Executive/Artistic Director and chief architect of the highly successful Nashville Film Festival from 1997 until August of 2000.

Michael has been a consultant to such arts organizations as the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN, Nashville Public Television (NPT), Nashville Jazz Workshop, N4Arts, C.A.T.S., VANN, The South Carolina Office of Film, The South Carolina Arts Commission, and The Metro Nashville Arts Commission.

At the present Michael Catalano is President of Media Solutions Nashville, a full service video and internet production company. He has also been commissioned by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to create and present a series of workshops, an artist panel, and a film presentation.