Jeanette Milio is a Producer / Executive Producer and financier of motion pictures and television programming.
Over the span of twenty-five years and working across three continents, she has been involved in over 45 motion picture and television projects, with a total production value exceeding $250 million, and including Academy Award ® winning talent in front of and behind the camera.
Born and raised in Germany, Jeanette B. Milio’s career started in 1989 with RTL Television’s prime time programming producing German formats of U.S. shows including “The Price Is Right," "Family Feud," and "Jeopardy," among others. For ARD Network she produced the fictional prime-time drama Wildbach for 5 seasons.
In 1999, Jeanette immigrated to the United States and focused on theatrical motion picture production and financing. She produced the Fox / Constantin Film feature "Timeshare" starring Nastassja Kinski, Timothy Dalton, and Kevin Zegers. Her work with various German media funds, lead her to take over the management of Camden Equities, a media investment fund launched by Far East National Bank in Los Angeles. The fund invested in the production, acquisition, and worldwide distribution of over 40 television and theatrical projects for HBO, Showtime, ABC, U.S.A Network, Disney, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Disney, and others.
Around 2009 Jeanette B. Milio launched the media investment fund Magnet Media, which included roughly 60 European investors. The fund was set up to finance and produce mainstream feature films with a-level talent. Jeanette B. Milio financed and produced theatrical features including the thriller "13", starring Jason Statham, Academy Award ® winning actor Mickey Rourke, Sam Riley, Ray Winston, Michael Shannon and Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent (distributor: Paramount Vantage); "The Experiment," directed by Paul Scheuring, starring Academy Award ® winning actors Adrien Brody and Forrest Whitaker, as well as Cam Gigandet (U.S. Distributor Sony Pictures); and the drama "Dark Tide," starring Academy Award ® winner Halle Berry, directed by John Stockwell (U.S. distributor Lionsgate).
Since 2014 Jeanette B. Milio shifted her focus toward television content. She managed the TV series and brand "Dog Whisperer" starring dog behaviorist Cesar Millan, which aired for 9 seasons on the National Geographic Channel and was successfully distributed in over 150 countries.
Jeanette is the Executive Producer and Creator of the beauty competition series "Global Beauty Masters," which aired on TLC. And, she executive produced its spin-off series "The Look All-Stars," which airs on the CW Channel. Jeanette B. Milio also managed the production of suspense drama series "Diabolical" seen on Discovery ID.
In 2020 Jeanette B. Milio financed and produced two seasons of the soon to be airing series "Dog Masters" starring globally-renowned dog behaviorists Laura Nativo (Hallmark Channel) and Alex Rossi.
Jeanette B. Milio created and wrote the period drama series "The Institute," which was recently picked up by The Gersh Agency. Los Angeles.
Jeanette B. Milio is an executive member of Women in Film and a member of the Cannes Film Festival Producer’s Network. Furthermore, Jeanette B. Milio is an inspirational speaker for the Global Female Leaders Summit in Zurich and the co-founder of the Film Finance Forum Zurich. She also teaches film and television financing, as part of UCLA’s online Entertainment Business Management Masters Program. She recently published her first book on the subject entitled Entertainment Financing Today.
Jeanette B. Milio holds a Bachelor’s degree in business (University Cologne, Germany) and studied screenplay writing (U.S.C, Los Angeles).
Jeanette B. Milio is an expert and international speaker on subject matters including film & television production, financing, and distribution, from the development and packaging of commercially viable motion picture & television content to successfully distributing them worldwide.
Jeanette B. Milio resides in California with her husband and their three children, and she is a passionate yoga practitioner and holds a Yoga Alliance teaching certificate.