About

Scatena & Rosner Films (S&R) is a fully integrated media company and independent leader in development, finance, production, distribution, and publicity & marketing throughout all entertainment verticals.  The company was founded in 2008 with an initial focus in film finance and development.  Its first endeavors were assisting in the 2009 domestic sale of “Kill Katie Malone” to Showtime, and the development and co-finance of 2011’s “Imaginary Friend” which was produced in conjunction with director Richard Gabai’s Check Entertainment.  Gabai, along with InkTip.com’s CEO, Jerrol LeBaron, quickly turned into guiding mentors to S&R’s founders in the early years, and since then S&R has expanded to offer production services, sales representation, publicity & marketing services, and United States domestic distribution via its 2016 output deal with XLrator Media.  S&R’s founders have worked hard to maintain a company culture of hard-working ethics, and straight forward honesty with both its investors and clients alike–a culture viewed internally not as suggested, but as mandatory.

Gato Scatena

Co-Founder, Managing Director

Raised in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, Scatena graduated from Kealakehe High School in 2001, and went on to study computer science and film & digital media at the University of California at Santa Cruz. During his matriculation, Scatena secured a role in Peter Weir’s 2003 “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany.  His participation in Weir’s film took Scatena away from his studies for six months abroad–six months that changed his life, and his permanent perception of the film industry for the better.  After graduating with an Bachelors of Arts in 2006, Scatena initially sought to enroll into a Masters of Fine Arts program at one of Southern California’s prestigious universities, however, and despite having been honored with letters of recommendation from both Peter Weir and Russell Crowe, he chose to enter the workforce and focus on “learning by doing.” In 2008, Scatena found a job with InkTip.com, offering the perfect marriage of his normally disparate passions for computer science and filmmaking.  While at InkTip, Scatena grew from marketing assistant to Vice President, and in the process of discovering new business talents in marketing, he played a key role in growing the company’s subscribers and clients by more than 200%, and changing the public perception of the company from “service provider” to an “industry player” with over 300 feature length motion picture credits. During and following his work with InkTip, headhunters began installing Scatena as a marketing consultant and Chief Marketing Officer pro tem for major corporations in a wide variety of  verticals including automobile manufacturing, oil & gas EPCM, power generation, 24-hour news, and law firm B2B.  In 2013, Scatena & Rosner Films began expanding its financing capabilities which led to Scatena deciding to focus on the entertainment industry full-time.  Drawing from his experience in numerous industries, Gato Scatena brings a calculated pragmatism to this creative field, knowing that while the art of filmmaking is the most publicly recognized facet to the movie business, the business is in fact still “just a business.”

Jordan Rosner

Co-Founder, Finance Director

Biography information coming soon.

Josh Chewerda

Executive Assistant

Biography information coming soon.

Rosemary Kim

Marketing & Publicity

Biography information coming soon.

Greg Krutilek

Legal counsel.

Born in 1947 somewhere in the wide lands of Texas, Greg Krutilek is the most mysterious individual on S&R’s team.  Referred to as the real “Most Interesting Man in the World” by the S&R co-founders, there is a limited amount of information Krutilek has divulged over the years, but here’s what is known: Krutilek flew numerous tours of duty as a Bell UH-1D Iroquois “Huey” helicopter pilot in Vietnam.  When the Army told Krutilek they wouldn’t allow him to fly another tour, but instead wanted him to stay stateside to train new pilots, he got bored and decided to do something else he found remarkably easy: law school.  After practicing law in Texas for several years, he once again got bored, and chose to relocate to Los Angeles to try his hand at entertainment law.  Now several years later, Greg counts numerous studios including Sony and Universal among his past clients.  The only other things known about Krutilek is that he is married to his beautiful wife, the keeper of his secrets, and he enjoys working from his “home” office situated above the barn where he boards several of his favorite horses.