MEET OUR DIRECTORS
Having an extensive and prolific background in the music industry spanning over 17 years; Rezza is an established multi-stream-platinum heavy-hitting industry warrior, with an extensive resume that includes names such as Bella Thorne, Drake Bell, Bruno Mars, and Britanny Spears.
Life has been challenging for this singer/songwriter/producer...
After losing the love of his life (Christina Grimmie) to a fatal shooting, he was then (3 years later) diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor known as glioma... Soon after Rezza had an operation where portions of the tumor and his brain were removed, though upon waking from the surgery, miraculously, Stephen seemed completely unphased. He got up out of his bed, made a few jokes, then found the nearest piano and began to serenade his family the hospital staff with a post-craniotomy-crescendo. While Stephen has been through many life-changing and difficult experiences throughout his life and career, he refuses to let anything take away his smile, passions, work ethic, and optimistic views he has toward his projects, and the very future itself. Rezza was signed with Warner/Chappell, and currently works as an A&R with BMG/Def7. He operates as the Lead Director of Creative Development, Quality Control, and Creative Media at FCAO.
Robert Cutarella is a certified music industry legend, and habitual star-maker with two Grammys as a producer, more than 3,000 songs recorded as a publisher, and over 160 platinum records awarded.
Robert has also signed and developed writers and garnered hits with Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Sheena Easton, Air Supply, Melissa Manchester, Whitney Houston, Michael Henderson, Diana Ross, Deborah Allen, Dolly Parton, The Police, Elton John, REM, Culture Club, Linda Ronstadt, and Frank Sinatra among countless others. Robert has also worked Chappell’s premiere roster, ranging from Hall & Oates and The Bee Gees to Sammy Cahn, Benny Benjamin, and Jule Styne. Robert then transitioned from Chappell to become Vice President of industry legend John Hammond's new label with CBS/Sony. Records. There he furthered his success by either signing or developing Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Metallica, Raven, Gino Vannelli, Vanessa Williams, Patrick Simmons, Basia, and others. Robert later founded his own publishing/management company Zaymin/Hitlist, which went on to create worldwide hits for Celine Dion, The Temptations, .38 Special, Jennifer Rush, Alice Cooper, and more. The management division represented Lynryd Skynyrd, Johnny Van Zant, and other great artists. The publishing catalog was eventually sold to Polygram, and in 1990, Robert went over to MCA Records to become the East Coast Director of Talent Acquisition. This continued his hot streak with hits from Eternal, Jeremy Jordan, SWV, Michael Bolton, Dana Dawson, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, Robin S and numerous other chart records. To date, he has produced records with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Les Paul, Joss Stone, Sting, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Alison Krauss, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), John Rzeznik (The Goo Goo Dolls), Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many more. Robert is the Chief Director of Creative Development, Creative Direction, And Artist&Repatoire here at FCAO.
Devan Leos first began making YouTube videos in 2006, However 4 years later he began booking movies, shows, and voiceovers, starting his professional journey at just 10 years old! He first began doing voice-over work for Mircosoft, Target, and even sung songs on and was featured on Icarly. Leos was also featured in the critically acclaimed video game series "Final Fantasy". Leos then went on to work with Tyler Perry, starring in Madea's Witness Protection, as well as working on Warner ranch to film various episodes of the critically acclaimed ABC show "The Middle". Leos then started developing a positive relationship with Disney Channel casting directors, and after booking guest-starring roles on shows like "Jessie" and "Austin&Ally", he was cast as the lead starring role of a show called "Mighty Med", in which he starred in over 40 episodes. In 2016, Leos stepped away from the spotlight and began working behind the scenes as a publicist, and started focusing primarily on the music scene. In 2017 he worked at PRS studios, where he interfaced with artists such as Lil Peep, Goth Boy Clique, Uno The Activist, XXX Tentacion, Thouxanban Fauni, and Trippy Redd (While working with DJ FLippp & indie label 808 Kartel). Devan has also worked with numerous independent artists; and also operates as an independent A&R, having interfaced 360 deals with indie label DDW, as well as working with major label A&Rs to arrange sync-deals and arrange discovery meetings. Devan Leos is now the Senior Publicist of DDM (DDigital Media) and is currently the Director of Publicity and Public Relation Strategies, and Digital Marketing Operations here at FCAO