We offer quality entertainment and multicultural narratives from emerging & established filmmakers with global commercial market appeal through GVN Releasing.

GVN Releasing is a fast-growing distribution company. We provide movies at a high level in the film industry for domestic and international audiences across traditional, digital media, theatrical, television and emerging platforms. There is an environment of demand looking for high-quality content with an ever-changing production and distribution landscape. Our sustainable business model is focused on revenue growth through our value-add approach to production, acquisition, and distribution.


In an environment where there is an increase in demand for premium content, and a decrease in studio releases, an opening for quality independent content has emerged.


We are focused on high-quality scripts, with recognizable directors and on-screen talent, solid foreign value, and strong commercial appeal.


We acquire finished films and provide minimum guarantees and/or P&A for the release. We release across all platforms from theatrical to physical and everything in between.


We offer a reduced distribution fee for producers that have a completed film and P&A to support the release. Our services can be a la carte or across all platforms.


The GVN Releasing Executive Team oversees worldwide operations, including the production, acquisition, marketing, and distribution of film for multi-platform release. The firm’s success and longevity have been driven by an impressive library of titles, as well as, a feature film slate that has generated profitable returns and garnered national attention.

Geno Taylor


Geno Taylor serves as the CEO/Founder of GVN Releasing, an innovative independent distribution company aimed to offer quality entertainment and multicultural narratives from emerging & established filmmakers. In addition, Geno serves as the Co-President of Luminosity Entertainment, a worldwide sales and distribution company founded in 2021, alongside Ellie Samaha, Daniel Diamond and Missy Valdez.

At Luminosity, Geno has partnered with Missy Valdez to co-produce upcoming comedy, Back on the Strip, starring industry powerhouses Wesley Snipes, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart and more. The film will be theatrically released by newly formed Luminosity Releasing and the remaining media through GVN Releasing. This film is the first of many to come from Luminosity Entertainment as they have already acquired new films for the upcoming year and established relationships and collaborations with names such as Ice Cube.

As Founder and President of GVN, Geno is responsible for maintaining the financial health of the company, protecting and implementing the mission statement, and creating and preserving theater and studio relationships. Labeled as an industry vet, Geno has utilized his 25-year career knowledge to establish a creative and professional relationship with Sony, acquire several independent films and successfully distribute them theatrically. These films include Beautifully BrokenI’m in Love with a Church Girl, starring Ja Rule and Adrienne Bailon; Despite the Falling Snow, starring Rebecca Ferguson and Charles Dance; Armed and London Fields, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Theo James and Amber Heard.

Prior to GVN, in 2004, Geno served as Founder and President of Polychrome Pictures, an entertainment and distribution company primarily focused on independent films and digital distribution. At Polychrome, Geno established critical relationships with Sony and Warner Brothers catapulting several collaborations. He went on to distribute over 200 movies with both Vivendi Universal and Warner Brothers including, Red DoorsLove, Ludlow, starring David Eigenberg and Lucy Goranson; A Perfect Fit, starring Adrian Grenier and Polly Draper; and Confessions of a Thug.

Prior to that, Geno began his career in 1996 with his film The Spartan, where it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, receiving praises. Following the film’s release, he spent three years trying to finance a cross-audience dark comedy produced and directed by African American filmmakers. He was the first producer to ever receive the support of the SBA in financing a feature length film for his film The Gristle. This led to a mutual partnership with the SBA to develop and finance future independent films.

In addition to Luminosity and GVN Releasing, Geno recently Co-Founded GVN Productions.

Geno attended Cal State Northridge where he studied Poli-Sci and Philosophy. Currently, Geno lives in Sherman Oaks, with his wife of twenty-five plus years and three children.

Robert A. Parada

Head of Acquisitions

A seasoned entertainment executive with over 20 years of experience working on feature films and television. Robert combines his role of producer with content acquisitions providing a strong background in distribution strategy and marketing for GVN Releasing.

Missy Valdez


Valdez began her career in the entertainment industry at an independent production company, Topline Urban Films, where she worked directly with the Executive Producers who specialized in Urban Films and Commercials.

From the moment she arrived, she became an integral employee working on two of their top films: SHORT FUSE and VIRGINIA. On SHORT FUSE, she worked on post-production while for VIRGINIA, she was an all-hands-on-deck employee, working with key heads from all departments in many capacities, working with the Production, Art, and Camera Departments and Above The Line personnel.  This hands-on experience enriched her understanding of all the elements of production and has made her a uniquely perceptive producer that can identify problems in all departments before they happen.

Along with her feature films, Valdez has entered the TV arena by developing scripted & unscripted shows.

Jack Cotti

Executive Assistant

With nearly a decade of experience in the entertainment industry and a background in both production and distribution, Jack oversees all operations at GVN Releasing. Jack currently serves as executive assistant to CEO & Founder, Geno Taylor. 

Our Partners

We are dedicated to providing our partners with exceptional partnership opportunities via a sustainable business model focused on revenue growth through our value-add approach to production, acquisition and distribution.