Writer | Director | Producer
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Graduated Purdue University - BS Management
Graduated Columbia College - BA Film & TV
First job, Production assistant on the original BLUES BROTHERS (Universal)
As a cinematographer Max CiVon was DP & Producer of the classic indie film, SORDID LIVES (Olivia Newton-John & Leslie Jordan).
In the 1990’s He helped Sony develop digital cinema technology while teaching at the Sony Video Institute on the AFI campus, Los Angeles.
For the past 20 years CiVon and wife/partner, Luisa Leschin have worked together to create diverse content for TV under the banner of their company, TORTUGA PRODUCTIONS. Luisa Leschin; TIME PULSE Executive Producer (2019 Norman Lear TV Writer of the Year) Co-Executive Producer ABC’s George Lopez, Netflix Mr. Iglesias, Netflix Gentefied, HULU’s East Los High and more...
Max & Luisa work as a team. Luisa is the recognized face of the company, while Max produces their projects behind the scenes.
CiVon & Leschin co-wrote a TNT one hour pilot ( The Black Veil ).
Max wrote the Sci fi Novel, “The Ships Madora” (Available at Amazon books)
and the film script - “Time Pulse”.
Time pulse is a humorous, unpredictable, mystery that embraces the complex science behind Time Travel.