Jeanette B. Milio
Jeanette Milio is a veteran producer and financier of motion pictures and television programming. Over twenty-five years and working across three continents, she was involved in producing and distributing film and television content totaling $250 million in production volume to date. Jeanette Milio is the CEO of Alliance Cinema, a film and television content, finance, and production company located in Beverly Hills, CA.
Jeanette worked on the development, financing, production, and/or distribution aspects of over 50 film and television projects with Academy Award® winning talent in front of and behind the camera, which are distributed by studios, networks, and streamers including Paramount, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, HBO, Showtime, ABC, USA Network, Discovery, TLC, National Geographic, as well as Apple, Amazon, and Netflix, in addition to networks and distributors in Europe.
Born and raised in Germany, Jeanette started her career in the entertainment industry with the German network station RTL, working on German adaptations of FAMILY FUED, JEOPARDY, PRICE IS RIGHT, and other daily shows. She then moved into the production of scripted series and films and produced 5 seasons of the prime-time drama series WILDBACH for the German network ARD and the feature KREIS DER ANGST for PRO SIEBEN/SAT1.
After immigrating to the US in 1999, Jeanette produced motion pictures and television content for major studios, network stations, and streamers, including TIMESHARE a comedy starring Nastassja Kinski and Timothy Dalton (distributor:/ABC Disney/Freevee), 13, an action/thriller starring Jason Statham, Academy Award® winning actor Mickey Rourke, Michael Shannon, and Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent (distributor: Paramount Vantage); THE EXPERIMENT a thriller starring Academy Award® winning actors Adrien Brody and Forrest Whitaker (distributor: Sony Pictures, Netflix); and DARK TIDE, a thriller starring Academy Award® winner Halle Berry, directed by John Stockwell (distributor: Lionsgate), and more.
In entertainment finance, Jeanette worked with media funds during the “Neuer Markt” area, then managed an equity investment fund for Far East National Bank, which funded 40 film and television projects, and subsequently launched her own equity investment fund, which financed theatrical features and series with a production volume of $60 million to date. Jeanette has worked with leading entertainment banks' financing departments, including Comerica, Chase, Union Bank, Mercantile Pacific, and Deutsch Bank.
In television, Jeanette developed, financed, produced, and distributed fiction and non-fiction series including the beauty competition series GLOBAL BEAUTY MASTERS (TLC) and its spin-off series THE LOOK ALL-STARS (CW Network). She further managed the renowned dog series TV series and brand DOG WHISPERER WITH CESAR MILLAN, which aired for 9 seasons on the National Geographic Channel and sold in over 180 countries, and she recently co-created, financed, and produced two seasons for the new series DOG MASTERS, starring Laura Nativo and Alex Rossi. She also co-produced the series OPERATION HIDDEN TREASURES, which recently aired on the Discovery Channel and the American Heroes Channel.
Jeanette is represented by The Gersh Agency as the creator and writer of two television series that are in negotiations to be realized with a leading streamer.
Jeanette B. Milio is the author of the recently published book ENTERTAINMENT FINANCE TODAY, a comprehensive guide to financing, producing, and distributing film and television content today. She is a member of the Producer’s Council for The Producers Guild of America and the Cannes Film Festival Producer’s Network.
Jeanette enjoys teaching for various educational platforms including Stage32 and the UCLAx Entertainment Studies Program, where she recently received the 2022 Distinguished Instructor Award.
She resides in California with her husband and their three children.