As an Independent Producer since 2002, Gabe has focused his time in bringing to D'Artagnan Entertainment the same success and reputation he achieved in the Special Effects field. In 2004, he released the Terry Benedict film "The Conscientious Objector" [TCO], the first HD feature-length documentary, which received 16 Film Festival Awards and was submitted for Academy Award consideration. “TCO’s” inspiring story of Pvt. 1st Class Desmond T. Doss, a medic in WWII who refused to carry a weapon, yet was awarded the Medal of Honor, resulted in the making of Mel Gibson’s 2016 highly acclaimed 6-time Oscar Nominated & 4-time Oscar Winning "Hacksaw Ridge," for which Gabe negotiated the theatrical story rights and was Associate Producer. As an outgrowth of the public impact of these two films, the Desmond Doss Foundation was formed in 2018 to perpetuate the character values of Desmond Doss, with programs of youth character development and outreach to Veterans & First Responders in need. In February 2020 Gabe was elected Chairman & CEO of the Doss Foundation.
Gabe's academic background is in Law, Business Administration & Finance. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, active in various Film Industry movements, and a speaker to the Educational Community.
CEO/ Executive Producer/ Producer
A 40-year Production Executive and Entrepreneur, Gabe Videla has an extensive background fostering companies and careers. As CEO of Special Effects Unlimited, Inc. from 1977-2002, he was responsible for all company operations and motion picture service packaging. In collaboration with his late partner Joe Lombardi, an Icon of the Film Industry, Gabe developed SEU into the largest live-action special effects company in the world. In the 25 years he headed SEU Gabe provided logistical, material, equipment and technical crew support for hundreds of Motion Pictures and Television shows. In the process he enhanced the careers of many highly acclaimed Special Effects Supervisors who have collectively earned 35 Academy Awards, 68 Oscar Nominations and 12 Emmy Awards. Gabe's association with some of the most successful shows in Film & TV history is a distinction for which he is most proud.
Of equal importance are the many relationships Gabe has made that have served to facilitate a successful and respected reputation.
JEFFREY E. CORDONE
Vice President - Production
Jeffrey, brings to our company experience in various production capacities as a Line Producer/UPM, Production Executive, Independent Producer and most recently as a Director for the 7-part mini series "Soldiers of Destiny." His varied talents and skills enable us to utilize Jeffrey on a broad basis thus enhancing the efficiency of our production efforts.
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Director European Production
Antoine is responsible for coordinating all of our European film development, production logistics, music and overall business on the European Continent. His experience and familiarity with the European Entertainment Market has and continues to bring wonderful opportunities to our company. With a variety of business talents and outstanding organizational skills, Antoine is key to D'Artagnan Entertainment's image and growth in Europe.
WILLIAM A. CASALE
Director Aerial Cinematography
& New Cinematic Technologies
Bill has a 45 year career in flight test photography that has taken him from miltary and commercial projects to the motion pictures where he has worked on a number of films most noteworthy "The Right Stuff." His many relationships in the military and commercial area have spawned the development of our affiliate company FliteLine Aerospace and aerial photography and private jet management service.
RICHARD M. ROSENTHAL ESQ.
Our Entertainment Attorney
Rick Michael Rosenthal Esquire has been practicing law for over twenty-two years and currently maintains an entertainment transactional and litigation practice in Los Angeles. He represents independent producers, writers, actors, directors and managers both in film and television and also handles publishing, theater and animation clients. He has served as production counsel for many films and has negotiated acquisition agreements and distribution deals with major studios and distributors including Universal, Warner Brothers, Paramount, New Line, Nu Image, DreamWorks, Disney and Lions Gate, in addition to DVD deals and P&A deals for Independent films. He participates frequently in film panels and has conducted seminars on legal issues in independent film at the SWSX film conference in Austin Texas, at the L.A. Film School and at UCLA.