The Alliance Cinema Team
The Alliance Cinema award-winning team includes veteran industry professionals with a combined experience of producing 500 hours of commercially viable content with a production volume exceeding $250 million, with film and television content that has been distributed n over 180 countries through major studios, network stations and leading online platforms
Jeanette B. Milio
Alliance Cinema Germany
Jeanette Milio is a media financier and producer of over 45 television and theatrical projects, with a production volume of more than $250 million to date.
Her content is successfully distributed by streamers, studios, and networks worldwide including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Showtime, Discovery, TLC, Disney, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., and more.
She is the CEO of Alliance Cinema, LLC, a film and television production and finance company located in the U.S. and Europe, creating commercially viable content for global distribution on all available platforms.
Ms. Milio's producing credits include Dark Tide, starring Academy-Award-winner Halle Berry, The Experiment starring Academy-Award-winning actors Adrien Brody and Forrest Whitaker, 13, starring Jason Statham and Academy-Award-winner Mickey Rourke and Timeshare starring Timothy Dalton and Nastassia Kinksi, along with other films and television projects with a-level cast.
Over the course of twenty-five years and working across three continents, she has been involved in the production of over 500 hours of content for film and television, with Academy Award® winning talent in front of and behind the camera.
Ms. Milio is represented by The Gersh Agency and is a member of the Producer’s Council for The Producers Guild of America.
Jeanette B. Milio is the author of the recently published book ENTERTAINMENT FINANCE TODAY, a comprehensive guide on how to finance, produce and distribute film and television content.
Jim Milio has written, produced, or directed more than 500 hours of reality and non-fiction television series and specials including “Dog Whisperer” for National Geographic, “Founding Fathers” for the History Channel, The Discovery Channel “Eco-Challenge Australia”, “Rescue 911” for CBS, “Takedown” for TruTV, “Global Beauty Masters” for TLC, the Emmy nominated “Great Moments in Disney Animation” for ABC, and “The Real Las Vegas” for A&E.
Most recently, Mr. Milio produced the series “Operation Hidden Treasures” that aired on the Discovery Channel in late 2021.
In film, Mr. Milio wrote and directed “Men Seeking Women” starring Will Ferrell and was the co-executive producer of the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”
Mr. Milio was co-chair of the Non-Fiction Committee of the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) and was also a member of the Non-Fiction Steering Committee of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) for two years.
Mr. Milio has also authored the book, “Jim’s Hollywood Finity Stones,” a practical guidebook on how to succeed in Hollywood.
Mr. Milio has won three People’s Choice Awards (“Dog Whisperer,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and “Rescue 911”) and has been nominated for several Emmy Awards and Writer’s Guild Awards.
The European Academy Award-wining director, writer, and producer Frank Wegerhoff started his career in 1989. His work includes productions for Europe’s leading television networks including RTL, ARD (WDR), ZDF, RTL2, VOX, and Kabel1. Mr. Wegerhoff has produced and directed over 40 television programs in a variety of entertainment formats. The production volume of his work exceeds 85 million Euros to date.
Since 2015 Frank has been involved in the development and production of Alliance cinema's scripted and non-scripted content.
He manages the productions of scripted and non-scripted content in Germany.
Eric van den Eijnden
Head of Finance / Europe
Head of Production / Europe
Eric has more than 10 years of decision-making experience in private equity funds. During his career he managed in total fund size of more than 550 million Euro. He achieved superior returns placing his funds in the upper quartile of similar funds of the same vintage year and style.
For US based Riverside Company, he co-managed the 325 million European Growth Fund, investing in Europe and US based companies; focusing on buy & build strategies and internationalization. Prior to Riverside, he was an entrepreneur and managing partner with an independent investment company involved in high-profile tech transactions. With his partners he managed a fund of 40m and invested in Canal+/CD (Content, Infrastructure) and Telfort (Mobile).
He has 12 years of experience in fund management, private equity, deal originating, execution, structuring and managing across all kinds of businesses, including ONI Telecom, Swets (Publishing) and many others.
Since 2010 Eric has been involved in the production financing of various Alliance Cinema projects
He manages the production financing and slate financing activities in connection with Alliance cinema's for film and television content in Europe and the US.
Ulrike Kuntze has been involved in film television development and production since 1989. She started her career at the German network station RTL as the Assistant to the head of programming. She managed daytime and prime-time game shows. In 1994 she transferred to the rights acquisition department to acquire U.S.-based film & television content. Her introduction in scripted content started with her work as an assistant director on Television series and movies, including prime-time drama series for the network stations ARD and PROSIEBEN / SAT 1. Credits include “Circle of Fear” starring Katja Flint, as well as five seasons of the German prime-time drama series “Wildbach”.
Since 2017 Ulrike has been working on the development and production of scripted and non-scripted content with Alliance Cinema.
Ulrike manages the productions for film and television content in Europe.
Blanca Keller & Kent Burns
Development & Project Management
Blanca was a partner at Deloitte's office in Spain, where she managed the Restructuring and Value Creation Services department, overseeing the business planning and refinancing of companies, as well as the strategic, market, commercial, and financial analysis of various industries (Healthcare, Leisure, Education, Retail.)
Kent has been involved in the story development and production of film and television content, and recently finished his first fantasy novel, "Revival Rose."
Blanca and Kent help manage the acquisition and development of Alliance Cinema's new content and are involved in structuring Alliance Cinema's new slate of projects and related financing.
Blanca Keller and Kent Burns are graduates of the highly-regarded Producers Certificate Program at the renowned Entertainment Studies Program of UCLA Extension