Academy Awards-nominee Dana Brunetti is an American media executive, entrepreneur, and film producer who is the co-founder and Chief Content Officer of Cavalry Media.
Brunetti is also well-known for his producing the 2010 biographical drama film The Social Network and the Netflix series House of Cards for which he received five Emmy Awards nominations. Some of his other producing credits are Captain Phillips, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Beyond the Sea.
Dana Brunetti: Riches, Earnings, And Income Sources
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Brunetti is estimated at around $10 million as of February 2020. His primary source of income is his profession as a film producer, entrepreneur, and media executive.
As per various online tabloids, an experienced film producer makes $750,000 to $1 million per movie in the United States of America. Whereas, a first-timer can earn around $250,000 per movie.
In April 2019, the House of Cards producer listed his LA-based contemporary residence for rent with $11,000 per month. As per reports, he purchased the 2,749 square feet property featuring three bedrooms and three bathrooms for $2.1 million back in 2005.
Likewise, Dana listed his five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms Toluca Lake, California house, for $6.25 million in July 2019. He purchased the 6,550 square foot showbiz pedigreed pad for $3.8 million from musician Dave Stewart in mid-2015.
Back in December 2017, Brunetti sold his Downtown LA office-loft for $2.45 million. The 2,460 square feet house featured two bedrooms and three bathrooms with a 22-foot-high ceiling and an exposed brick wall in the main living space.
Dave purchased the property back in 2008 for $1.2 million and used it as a production office often.
Where Did Dave Grow Up?
Dana Brunetti was born on 11th June 1973 in Clifton Forge, Virginia, the USA to Ron Brunetti. He grew up in Covington alongside his siblings: Carla, Brian, Erik, and Alex. He is American as per his nationality and has a white ethnic background.
He went to Alleghany High School and worked as a morning and evening delivery boy in his local newspaper.
Let Us Go Through Dave’s Career Journey
In 1992, Dave joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served until 1995. While working at a digital wireless network company, he met actor Kevin Spacey who later hired him as his executive assistant.
Dave and Kevin worked together in several films, including American Beauty and The Shipping News. In 2001, he transformed Kevin’s Trigger Street Productions website into a platform for aspiring filmmakers to submit their screenplays and short films for feedback from others.
Shortly after the re-launch of the TriggerStreet.com in 2002, Brunetti began working as a motion picture producer. Through TriggerStreet, Dave co-produced the documentaries Uncle Frank and America Rebuilds: A Year At Ground Zero.
He earned his first feature film producing credit from the 2004 musical drama film Beyond the Sea and gained his first full feature credit from Mini’s First Time. In 2006, he produced the Emmy-nominated film, Bernard and Doris.
He gained major success for his work from the 2008 film 21, which is based on Ben Mezrich’s New York Times best-selling book Bringing Down The House. The film was produced on a budget of $35 million and grossed nearly $158 million in the box office.
In 2009, Dave teamed up with Mezrich for an adaption of the book The Accidental Billionaires into the critically acclaimed film The Social Network starring Andrew Garfield, Jesse Eisenberg, and Justin Timberlake. The movie tells the story of the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.
The film was produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Cean Chaffin, and Michael De Luca under the budget of $40 million. The film grossed over $224.9 million in the box office and was nominated for 8 Oscars, including Best Picture, Music, and others.
In 2013, he produces drama-thriller film Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi. Likewise, in 2015, he and Michael Deluca produced the romantic drama film Fifty Shades of Grey, starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, and Jennifer Ehle.
He was also credited for his work in the second and third film, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. Some of his other producing credits are Columbus Day, Casino Jack, Inseparable, Masterminds, and Safe.
Who Is Dave Dating At The Moment?
The 47-year-old producer is reportedly engaged to former model and intellectual property lawyer Alexandra Pakzad. The duo began dating in 2016 and are living a blissful life.
Previously he was in a long-term relationship with costume designer Johanna Argan. The couple began dating in 2005 and separated in 2013 with mutual understanding. While still together, the duo shared a daughter names Estella born on 10th October 2012.