About Us

Starry Night Entertainment is a bi-coastal production company with interests in film, television and theatre. "Sherman's Way" marked the company's feature film debut, while J.T. Rogers's "White People" at the Atlantic Theatre Company's Stage 2 Theatre represented its first foray into New York theatre. Recent theatrical ventures have included the current Broadway hit "After Midnight," Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy" starring Tom Hanks in his Broadway debut, the West End smash John Logan's "Peter and Alice" starring Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw, the Off-Broadway premiere of Ike Holter's "must-see" "Hit The Wall" at Off-Broadway's Barrow Street Theatre, the Broadway revival of John Guare's "House of Blue Leaves" (Ben Stiller, Edie Falco and Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Craig Wright's "Mistakes Were Made" (Michael Shannon) (Time Magazine's Top Ten Plays of the Year).

An award-winning director and producer, Craig Saavedra is co-founder of Starry Night Entertainment.

Saavedra has directed the feature films "Sherman's Way" (Best Feature Film winner: Cinequest Film Festival, Newport Film Festival, Jackson Hole Film Festival) starring James LeGros, Enrico Colantoni, Michael Shulman and Donna Murphy and "Rhapsody In Bloom" (Best Feature Film winner: Hollywood Film Festival) starring Penelope Ann Miller and Ron Silver.

Saavedra has also produced and/or supervised the production/development of numerous film and television projects including "Only You" (starring Academy Award winner Helen Hunt), "Gross Misconduct" (Jimmy Smits and Naomi Watts), "December Boys" (Daniel Radcliffe) "The Real MacCaw" (Jason Robards), "At First Sight" (Jonathan Silverman), "Closer and Closer" (Kim Delaney) and the hit TV series "The Man From Snowy River."

He has held senior management positions at entertainment companies such as Becker Entertainment (President, Film Division), Producer Representatives Organization (Sr. Vice President, Production), Big Time Pictures (Director of Development), Storer Communications (Vice President, Marketing) and Weintraub Entertainment Group (creative executive).

Saavedra lives in Los Angeles and New York.

An award-winning actor, Michael Shulman is co-founder of Starry Night Entertainment.

Emmy nominated Shulman grew up on stage having been plucked from school at age 9 to appear in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS (he sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" as his audition song). Following a two-year stint on Broadway as Gavroche in "Les Miserables," and in John Guare's "Four Baboons Adoring the Sun," and "Gardenia," Shulman turned to TV and film where recent credits include CBS's "Unforgettable," "Law & Order" (twice) Artie Baum in Fox's hit "Party of Five," "Someone Had to be Benny" (Emmy and CableAce nominee), M. Night Shyamalan's "Wide Awake," Jodie Foster's "Little Man Tate," and Craig Saavedra's "Sherman's Way." Shulman proudly recently returned to stage in the Off-Broadway play "White People" by J.T. Rogers.

A Yale graduate with a major in History of Art, Shulman left collegiate life with a keen desire to not only act, but also produce. He currently serves on the board of The Young Partners at The Public Theater and is a monthly volunteer for a special access program at MoMA for people with alzheimer's and dementia.


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