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Tony Vitale

Tony Vitale

Tony Vitale received his certificate in Filmmaking from New York University School of Continuing Education Film, Video, and Broadcasting in 1990, winning Best Comedy Short in the NYU-SCE Competition. He has written, directed, and produced film and video shorts for NBC, F/X (FOX Cable Network) and Club Med Inc., and was the second unit director for the opening shots of Robert DeNiro's directorial debut, A Bronx Tale.

As a Location Manager/Scout for six years on feature films, he worked closely with such directors as Paul Mazursky on Faithful, starring Cher, Chazz Palminteri and Ryan O'Neal; Beeban Kidron on the film To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar, starring Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes; Robert DeNiro on A Bronx Tale, starring DeNiro and Chazz Palminteri; and Irwin Winkler on Night And The City, starring DeNiro and Jessica Lange.

Vitale has also worked with directors on low budget pictures such as Amateur by Hal Hartley, Daybreak by Stephen Tolkin, New Jersey Drive by Nick Gomez and Captive directed by Karl Slovin.

Vitale has written three feature screenplays, one of which, Crash was the first place winner in the 1995 WSF Screenwriters Competition, judged by David Koepp (screenwriter of The Paper and Jurassic Park). Kiss Me, Guido is his first feature film.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Tony Vitale Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter

Selected Filmography

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