With 20 years experience, award-winning producer Frederico Lapenda has built a global career in all areas of the entertainment industry. As a filmmaker, produced over 20 films, and his documentary ”Kidnapping” competed for the Oscar nomination. Lapenda was the founding partner of Mandalay Lone Runner, independent division of Mandalay, a company chaired by Peter Guber, former CEO of Sony Pictures. Mandalay produced Seven years in Tibet, with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie in Beyond Boarders, Donny Brasco with Johnnie Depp, etc.. Lapenda also produced two video games with XBox, Fight Game Rivals and with Sony Ericsson, Fight Game Heroes.
Hailed by many industry magazines as one of the originators of the style MMA, Lapenda produced over 100 MMA fights in countries like USA, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Brazil, etc. His TV show Channel 22 “COMBAT MORTALE has been in the air for more than 3 consecutive years in Los Angeles, achieving ratings of two digits and raising Lapenda as the first producer to telecast on broadcast in the United States MMA. He was the fourth producer of conveying his franchise WVC fights on pay per view in the U.S. Introduced pay-per-view in Brazil in 1997 and in May 2011 produced the first pay-per-view on YouTube. This pay-per-view was televised live from Moscow.
In the world of music Lapenda already produced 10 shows in Brazil and his latest co-production was in the city of Americana in partnership with the Brahma where Lapenda brought country singer Alan Jackson, who sang for an audience of 45 thousand people.