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Meet the Members of Cappricielli
Maria Capp, CEO/Chief Engagement Officer
Development, pre production , production, UPM, post production producer - supervisor. Maria is actively involved in entertainment and the arts. Her multi-disciplinary expertise includes work as a director, producer, entrepreneur, writer and acting coach. She has served as a committee and board member for such organizations as the BiH (Breaking in Hollywood), Youth Biz Alliance, NYSTEA, EdTA, BOCES - Arts in Education, and Kids for Kids Productions.
Maria's training and experience as a professional actor, as well as her graduate coursework in Psychology, led her to working in entertainment. Combining these interests with her extensive entrepreneurial experience, Maria found she possessed a knack for producing. For many years Maria worked in human resources at the corporate level as a recruiting manager for a major corporation, as well as the President and CEO of her own private consulting employment agency; and holds interest in real estate on both west and east coasts. In 2012 Cappricielli Inc., a multi-faceted production company that produces a wide array of entertaining visual content in film, TV, Music and stage was created. As CEO of Cappricielli, Inc., her focus is on a variety of projects that tell stories with socially relevant messages.
Steve Capp, President & Creative Director
Steve is an award-winning writer who has spent the last 20 years rearranging the letters of the alphabet, creating headlines, taglines and everything in between to engage customers, build brands and sell stuff.
His education includes the School of Visual Arts; School of Business at the University at Albany; Omnicom Senior Management Program at Babson College; and the boardrooms and conference rooms of countless agencies.
Steve’s first job in advertising saw his talents immediately put to good use when his campaign was chosen to launch the new Hyundai Sonata, helping Hyundai shatter sales records and become the number one import of the year.
His work on Blue Chip clients such as Miller Brewing, Fisher-Price and M&M Mars helped Steve quickly advance to a position of leadership. While at Young & Rubicam, he was asked to join and lead Team AT&T, bringing together brand and CRM expertise in a single cohesive unit.
At Omnicom agency, Unit 7, Steve made company history (at least he likes to think so) by rising from freelancer to Chief Creative Officer in a little over a year. He didn’t waste any time bringing in new business with wins for Lipitor, Online Publisher’s Association, Curemark, Columbia University, Reliant Energy and NeurogesX. To this day, his Lipitor TV spot is the most successful in Pfizer’s history.
Over the years, Steve has written across all platforms of entertainment for many talented performers, including Jason Alexander, Edie Falco, Steven Weber, Randy Quaid, Danny Aiello, Ron McLarty, Kim Raver, Fred Gwynne, Bernadette Peters, ZZ Top, Clint Black, The Who, Dan Dierdorf, Trey Wingo, and Gary Fencik. He is grateful for having had the opportunity to work with countless Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony-winning artists.
Steve currently splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.
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Thomas J. D'Agostino, Vice President of Investor Relations
Thomas J. D’Agostino is a retired electrical engineer with over 25 years of experience working at Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc. Currently, he is a professional engineer, consults and provides expertise in the areas of Forensic and building structures – commercial and residential. He has been a professional home inspector having inspected over 12,000 properties throughout the Long Island and New York metropolitan area. Mr. D’Agostino has also been a public speaker in a congressional subcommittee (Aluminum Wiring) and Presidential Forum. Currently, he is healthy, enjoys spending time outdoors and working on his newfound career of acting and Executive Producing content and raising funds for Cappricielli productions. He is also a proud Grandpa of 10!
Gabrielle Archbold, Iona College
Maria Ezobi, New York Film Academy
Raffaela Capp, Finance Coordinator/Project Assistant
Raffaela was born in Smithtown, NY and was raised in the small town of Sayville, New York on Long Island. She graduated from Long Island Performing Arts and Technical High School, spent time at Sarah Lawrence College, and attended the CAP 21 Conservatory program at the Berkshire Theatre. She has received training at the studios of Susan Batson and Ivana Chubbuck. Raffaela has been involved in over 50 community and regional theatrical productions as an actress and singer. On the other side of entertainment, Raffaela has extensive production experience. Prior to Cappricielli she supported the production manager as an intern at Unit 7 Productions and then went on to support the Senior VP of Production at EUE/Screen Gems. At Cappricielli, Raffaela provides administrative support to the other members of the team, and has been instrumental to endeavors such as accruing vendors and donors during Cappricielli's 2014 Trevor Project charity gala. She also oversees the organization and filing of company finances.
Raffaela lives in Los Angeles and, while not crunching numbers for Cappricielli, studies acting with Shari Shaw.
Veronica Kelly, Assistant
Veronica is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, with a BFA in Drama. She studied at the Atlantic Acting School and New Studio on Broadway, along with an intense academic curriculum. Growing up on Long Island, she immersed herself in community theater, performing on the stage since she was 6 years old. With prior experience as an office assistant at Long Island Home Inspection Associates and Country Fair Entertainment Park, Veronica is grateful to have the opportunity to learn the "other side" of the entertainment business, working for Cappricielli, Inc. As an assistant, she is learning the ins and outs of what it truly takes to make a movie happen. When she is not working she is pursuing her dream of being on the stage and screen!