Young and Catholic
Producer Leo Severino graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 1999 and started his career as a young lawyer in one of the world's largest law firm's (Gibson Dunn & Crutcher) prestigious Los Angeles and London offices.
He quickly found his niche in the firm's Latin American Corporate Transactions department, but his heart had been set on Hollywood since his 1997 summer internship with 20th Century Fox. He stayed with the law firm for a little over 2 years before transitioning to entertainment law.
In 2001, he moved to the Fox Networks Group where, as Director of Business Affairs, he was the youngest executive in the department and worked for 3 years with the company handling the national programming division. A chance meeting with Eduardo Verástegui in 2004 resulted in Leo's departure from 20th Century Fox to become a partner and producer, in charge of Business Affairs, for Metanoia Films. Leo is a writer and producer of the film Bella.