The Tarantino Family has over 80 years in the Film industry. In the early thirties Tony’s late dad USMC Dominic Tarantino appeared in several Westerns with stars suchs as Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Tom Mix, Hoot Gibson and Fred Thompson. Tarantino Productions was established in 1958 as a general partnership between Dominic Tarantino and Tony Tarantino. After the passing of Dominic Tarantino. Tony incorporated Tarantino Productions LLC.
To this day Tony is the ONLY Tarantino involved in Tarantino Productions LLC. The Late US President Ronald Reagan wrote a personal letter of commendation to Dominic Tarantino for his service to his country.
Tarantino Productions LLC participates in the writing of screenplays and script doctoring. We produce both our own as well as outside projects. In addition to film, Tarantino Productions LLC is involved in the music industry having close ties to Cupit Records in Nashville, Tennessee. Some of Tony’s records have been recorded and published at Cupit Recods using their studio’s artists.
Tony Tarantino was presented in 2001 with the coveted Los Angeles Music Award for ’50 Years Tribute To The Strip ‘ for his part in music contribution spanning over 50 years. The award was presented to Tony at the Whiskey A Go Go where he play numerous times throughout his career.
In 2009 Tony was presented with the Commune di Napoli as Italy’s Ambassador of Naples to the United States – Tony was honored to receive this Award and recognition for his work in the Movie and Music Industry by the people of Naples in Italy and was asked to be their Ambassador to the United States . This is an honor that is still in place to this day – Tony is highly recognized and respected in Italy where his parents were originally from.