Biographies

Frank von Zerneck - During a career in entertainment that has spanned more than 25 years, Frank von Zerneck has been responsible for numerous theatrical motion pictures, several Broadway plays and numerous highly rated television movies. von Zerneck's many credits as a producer include the Emmy-nominated mini-series DRESS GRAY, written by Gore Vidal and starring Alec Baldwin; and QUEENIE, starring Kirk Douglas and Mia Sara. He has produced two notable docu-dramas about the Olympics: 21 HOURS AT MUNICH, starring William Holden and focusing on the Arab/Israeli conflict at the 1972 Olympics and MIRACLE ON ICE, dramatizing the triumphant win of the US Olympic team at Lake Placid.

von Zerneck is the recipient of multiple Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations. He has also received several prestigious Christopher Awards, Certificates of Excellence from the National Film Board of Review, is in the International Television Movie Awards Hall of Fame and was named the 1995 American Film Institute Producer of the Year.



Robert M. Sertner - Robert M. Sertner began his show business career in the mailroom of Dick Clark Productions. He later moved to Filmways Television and worked on a pilot for NBC called WHACKED OUT, starring Desi Arnaz Jr. and a very young Dana Carvey. The turning point of his career came when he met another dynamic independent producer - Frank von Zerneck - for the making of the television film PORTRAIT OF A STRIPPER, starring Leslie Ann Warren. After a brief stint with Orion Television, Sertner re-teamed with von Zerneck to form von Zerneck/Sertner Films. Almost twenty years and over one hundred and fifty television movies later, his numerous credits include the critically acclaimed WE WERE THE MULVANEYS, TOO YOUNG TO DIE?, GORE VIDAL'S BILLY THE KID, THE MYSTERY OF NATALIE WOOD, and TO HEAL A NATION. 

In addition to his work in the film business, Sertner has been very active in politics and charitable organizations. He served on President Clinton's National Finance Committee as well as many statewide and local re-election committees. Together with Barry Diller, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steve Tisch, he is a former board member for AIDS Project Los Angeles, where he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee. 
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