Mike Pavone to head WWE Studios
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has named Mike Pavone as Executive Vice President of WWE Studios. In his new role, Pavone will lead WWE Studios' theatrical releases, direct-to-DVD movies, series and reality programming, and report directly to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
Pavone has more than 18 years of experience in the film and television industry, working as a writer, producer, director and actor. His projects include notable titles including: The Client (CBS), Prison Break (FOX), High Incident with Steven Spielberg (ABC), Jack & Jill (WB), Against The Grain (NBC), Street Time (Showtime), The Blue Wall (Disney), Northmen for Warner Bros. and Seven Men from Now for Beacon Films.
Since 2008, Pavone has been a strategic consultant to WWE's Creative Writing department, collaborating on Raw and SmackDown.
"Mike brings a great combination of both filmed entertainment and television experience to his new role. We are confident that he can expand the breadth and depth of opportunities for WWE Studios," said McMahon.
Pavone holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production from California State University at Sacramento and resides in Santa Rosa, Calif.