Todd Traina is an American film producer and the founder of Red Rover Films in 2007.In 2007 Traina was named by Daily Variety as one of its "10 Producers to Watch." My Suicide , a quirky low-budget dark comedy released in 2009 which Traina produced, won a Crystal Bear at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, among other prizes.
Traina was named to the board of the San Francisco Film Society in 2009.
Traina was born the son of shipping executive and art collector John Traina and Dede Wilsey, a San Francisco socialite.Traina's stepmother is the romance novelist Danielle Steel.
Fresh from college, Traina began his career in the film industry in 1991 as a production assistant on television movie-of-the-week adaptations of his stepmother's novels.He turned independent producer two years later. His first complete film was Stanley's Gig, which he sold to the Starz Network and released in 2000.
Traina has compared being a producer to being a wedding planner and "the father of the bride in a wedding that lasts a whole year."
Traina has served as producer, co-producer or executive producer on the following films:
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