Dean Bornstein has spent over twenty years creating, financing, marketing, producing, directing and performing in feature films, television specials and documentaries.  He moved to Los Angeles to complete his education at The University of Southern California Business School after three years as an Accounting Major at Michigan State University.  Immediately after college, Dean's acting career began to flourish when he was put under contract in the Talent Development Program at ABC-TV. Shortly thereafter he won a role as a regular on the Emmy Award winning Soap, "One Life To Live". His acting career continued to grow with other contracts, recurrent and guest starring roles building a formidable body of work on well know shows such as "Tour of Duty", "21 Jump Street", "Facts of Life", "Night Heat", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and feature films "Rushweek" and Disney's "Looking For Miracles" His acting experience and time on numerous film sets and sound stages have proven invaluable for his work as a Writer, Director and Producer. 

As a Producer, Dean is currently in active development and pre-production on numerous film and television projects scheduled to be produced in 2013 and 2014.  Some of these projects include “Man and Wife”, a forty million dollar romantic comedy starring Ryan Reynolds. The film will be co-produced with Michael Shamberg and Stacy Sher of Double Feature Films. Also in pre-production is the $35M feature film "In God We Trust" which will be filmed in Italy and Brazil in 2013 and was written by two-time Academy Award nominated Director, Roland Joffe.  “A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand” is a western thriller starring Nick Nolte, Jeremy Irons and Thomas Jane.  The project is scheduled to be produced in the spring 2013 in Monument Valley, Utah and was written and will be directed by Thomas Jane.  “Havana Heat” is an action adventure film set to be produced in Cartagena, Colombia in 2013.  A Television Series based on the movie is scheduled to go into production following the completion of the feature film. “Havana Heat” is the story of an ex-secret service who is called back into service on a special assignment on the Island of Cuba.  Set for 2014, “The Final Game” is an action thriller about America's beloved underdog football team that is finally on its way to their first Super bowl.  The team is kidnapped and taken to a remote area and are held by terrorists where there are forced to play a game of life and death.

Dean has collaborated as an Actor, Writer, Director and Producer on numerous award winning feature films, television programs, live concert events and documentaries. He has directed some of the industries top stars including Martin Sheen, Kris Kristofferson, Danny Aiello, Graham Greene, Ian McShane, Pamela Anderson, Denise Richards, Tyra Banks, Mickey Rooney, Corbin Bernsen and Roger Moore.  Several of the films that he has produced and directed have won awards including the feature film entitled "The Road Home" at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival (winner of "Most Popular Film"), The Santa Clarita Valley International Film Festival (winner of Directors "Gold Medal Award" for excellence), The Atlantic International Film Festival (Gala Screening), and the Cinemagic which is part of the prestigious Northern Ireland Film Festival. 

Dean is currently Chief Executive Officer of Tayrona Films Inc. and his responsibilities include the development, financing, production and coordination of all distribution activities related to the company’s television projects and feature films.


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