Felix Werner is the founder of the soon to be launched, Modern Media Company, which is a privately held international company specializing in the financing, production, distribution and marketing of multi-media projects.
MMC's subsidiaries include Werner Film, dedicated to financing small- to medium-budget features and documentaries; Hieronyvision, a micro-budget studio designed to incubate new talent; and First Independent Pictures, a recently acquired full-service film distribution company.
Werner's interest and expertise in the film industry goes back to early childhood. The son of actor and director Oskar Werner and the grandson of actress Joan Bennett, Werner grew up surrounded by legendary European and Hollywood artists, and is the 9th generation, uninterrupted, in his family to be involved in the Entertainment Arts.
After graduating from UCLA, Werner initially worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on multiple programs in its Education and Film Departments after winning a special NEA grant. Werner later transitioned into production work on a variety of films sets for producer Richard Zanuck, ultimately becoming the assistant to director Adrian Lyne.
In 2003 Werner relocated to his wife's home country of Switzerland where they launched a successful international real estate business. After several years of nurturing the real estate venture which continues today, Werner returned to the entertainment industry as a film financier and executive producer under the banner of Werner Film.
Werner Film has been involved in the financing and production of the award-winning "Edmond," directed by Stuart Gordon from a screenplay by David Mamet and Morgan Spurlock's "What Would Jesus Buy," among others.
Werner and his family now split their time between Zurich and Los Angeles.
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