MASSIMILIANO MAX MUSINA
PRODUCER AND ENTREPRENEUR
Massimiliano "Max" Musina is an Italian and American Film Producer and Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of The MAP Group companies, born in Florence, Italy, on March 8th, 1982 as Massimiliano Musina. Max Musina is known for producing Triumph, Primal, In Dubious Battle and Birth of the Dragon.
Max Musina founded The MAP Group in Malibu, California in 2013, as a production and financing company of feature films, television series, and documentaries. Max, and The MAP Group companies have produced over 75M USD in entertainment projects, including two award winning documentaries focusing on raising awareness for world peace. The MAP Group companies have investments in several films and television series at various stages of development and production.
In 2020 and 2021 Max Musina produced the inspirational feature film Triumph, during the challenging lockdown caused by Covid, starring RJ Mitte, Oscar Nominee Terrence Howard, Johnathon Schaech and Colton Haynes. This true story, follows an ambitious teenager with Cerebral Palsy, as he attempts to make his high school wrestling team, and win over the girl of his dream's heart. Triumph won the Ruderman Seal of Authentic Representation, the premier recognition for those in the entertainment creative community who show the commitment toward full inclusiveness in popular culture. Triumph was made in partnership with United Cerebral Palsy with a percentage of the film's profits going to families who have children with Cerebral Palsy.
Massimiliano Musina executive produced action films Primal, starring Nicolas Cage, in Puerto Rico in 2018/2019; and Director George Nolfi's Birth of The Dragon in 2016, the epic story of upcoming martial artist Bruce Lee, and his legendary fight with Kung Fu master Wong Jack Man, the battle that gave birth to Bruce Lee's Legend.
In 2016 Max executive produced the feature film In Dubious Battle, directed by and starring Oscar Nominee James Franco, along with Selena Gomez, Oscar Winner Robert Duvall, Oscar Nominees Bryan Cranston, Ed Harris, and Sam Shepard; and Vincent D'Onofrio, Nat Wolff, John Savage, Zach Braff, and Josh Hutcherson. The film, based on Pulitzer Prize winning Author John Steinbeck first Major Work, published in 1936, by the same name as the Film, won the Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, highlighting the Author's philosophy on "having the courage to never submit or yield" in times of unfair adversity.
In 2016 and 2017, The MAP Group and Massimiliano Musina produced and hosted the first ever Golden Globe Awards: China Film and Entertainment Summit, in Beijing, and acquired the streaming and broadcast rights for the 70th Annual Golden Globes Awards for China, working with Dick Clark Productions and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Max Musina also produced the Live from The Red Carpet and Winners Circle interviews for the Golden Globe Awards.
In 2015 Max produced One Rock Three Religions, traveling the world interviewing world leaders such as His Holiness Pope Francis, The Dalai Lama, Ex Director of the CIA James Woolsey, and many more featured in the award winning documentary, beginning from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, discussing and exploring the impact of the three major Abrahamic Faiths on World Peace. One Rock Three Religions efforts in peace-making through storytelling, won the Jury Prize, at the Global Non Violent Film Festival, partnered with IMDB, the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world.
In 2013 he worked closely with Director, Writer, Producer, Actor, Poet and Philosopher Yilmaz Erdogan and Producer and Actress Belçim Bilgin on The Butterfly's Dream. Max was profoundly impacted by the philosophical depth and poetry in the Director's storytelling, and his unique ability of turning themes such as the Meaning and Poetry of Life and Death, into Main Characters for his film. The Butterfly's Dream went on to win 15 awards, and was Turkey's official selection for Best Foreign Film.
Massimiliano Musina began his career in entertainment working with best friend actor and producer Francesco Quinn, co-star of Oliver Stone's Platoon, son of Oscar winning Actor Anthony Quinn. Max was co-founder and CEO of Quinn Studios. Max and Francesco were teammates on their own Triathlon Team, entering races together, and sharing a passion for competitive training and adventures of all types spending hours every day attempting often impossible feats of setting cycling records up the most challenging climbs on the Santa Monica and Malibu Mountains. In one of many memorable and brotherly "race you to the top" moments between the two, while walking from their hotel to a Black tie red carpet award ceremony at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, Francesco challenged Max to a sprint up a steep mountain on a cobblestone side street just outside of the entrance to the Film Festival, resulting in both of them destroying their new tuxedos and injured, having to hitch hike down the mountain to the Emergency Room at the Taormina Hospital, to get x-rays. Max broke his foot. Francesco was first to the top of the mountain, and later received his award at the festival. Max was mostly proud to learn he kept racing with a fractured foot that night. It was a great race.
Max was born to Florentine Father Libero Musina, Fashion industry entrepreneur and accessory manufacturer and licensee to most Italian designer label brands, and Mother Sheila Hill, from Nashville, Tennessee, also a Fashion Industry Entrepreneur. He grew up in Florence, Italy, with dual citizenship, and bilingual, speaking Italian to his Father, and English to his Mother.
He excelled in several sports from a young age, and fell in love with baseball, making the Italian National team at the age of 12, and traveling the world playing tournaments with team Italy, as the starting short stop until the age of 20. Max won multiple European championships with Team Italy, and placed as high as 4th in World Championship Tournaments. At the age of 15 he turned professional and began playing for his local minor league team, Antella. At the age of 16 he became the youngest player to join the local Major League Team, the Fiorentina Baseball Club, where he played alongside Major League Baseball veterans who moved to Italy. At 17 he moved to New York on a baseball scholarship, wanting to pursue a professional baseball career. Max attended New York University to study international business, then moved from New York to Malibu, California, and began traveling internationally while consulting for various Italian, British and Japanese fashion brands, traveling often between London, Tokyo and Milan. He began working in the entertainment industry shortly thereafter with friend Francesco Quinn.
He is still a passionate athlete at heart, participating in extreme races of all types and local fitness events whenever he has a chance. Max Musina attributes his commitment to core values he applies to all his businesses and projects, of hard work, dedication, perseverance, loyalty, teamwork, and never giving up, to lessons learned in team sports, and other extreme races.