Julius R. Nasso
Julius R Nasso entered the world of filmmaking in 1980 when he accepted a personal assistant position to director Sergio Leone during the production of “Once Upon a Time in America.”
Julius’s next venture was as Head of International Promotions for 1986′s action film “Above the Law”. This led to a 17 year producing partnership with Warner Brothers Studios, where Julius was responsible for producing a series of action blockbusters including, “Hard to Kill”, “Marked for Death”, “Out for Justice”, “Under Siege I and II’, “On Deadly Ground”, “Glimmerman”, “Fire Down Below”, and “Patriot”.
After a 17-year tenure at Warner Brothers Studios as a Producer, Julius relocated back to New York and became the co-founder of Manhattan Pictures. It was here that Julius produced and distributed “Enigma” starring Kate Winslet, “Secret Lives of Dentists”, and Jean-Luc Godard’s “In Praise of Love”. Paralleling Manhattan Pictures Julius created Julius R. Nasso Productions, which produced award-winning films including “Prince of Central Park”, starring Kathleen Turner, Danny Aiello, Kathy Moriarty, Jerry Orbach and Harvey Keitel; and “One Eyed King”, starring William Baldwin, Dash Myhok, Armand Assante, Jason Gedrick, Connie Britton, and Chazz Palminteri.
Julius’ most exciting achievement was producing “Narc”, starring Jason Patrick, Ray Liotta, and Busta Rhymes, which in 2002 was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Following Narc, Julius produced ”In Enemy Hands”, starring William Macy, Til Schweiger, Lauren Holly, and Scott Caan; and “The Poet”, starring Roy Schneider and Daryl Hannah, and Nina Dobrev.
Since 2006 Julius has been working as Harry Belafonte’s producer on a number of projects, including “Sing Your Song” and “Another Night In The Free World,” both compelling documentaries aimed at spreading the word of non-violence in today’s society.
Julius, a 20-year Directors Guild of America member, is also a highly respected philanthropist, having been honored by countless civic leaders and institutions for his tireless charitable works. Currently Julius is the co-founder of Belafonte Arts and Media located in Manhattan has many projects in development and is the current C.E.O. of UMMSC International, one of the largest pharmaceutical distribution companies in the Untied States.