Freelance Writer, Field Producer, Aspiring Screenwriter, Paleo Chef, Pantheism Priestess, Actress, Queen of Wands, Mother Nature's Angel, Lover of Bees & Christina Bellantoni's mom.
Cassandra M. Bellantoni is best described as a persuasive, artistic-driven
storyteller, field producer and professional chef, who wants to make the world a better place. Always with an eye on social justice,
protecting the environment and good karma, Bellantoni has the ability to immediately connect with anyone, putting them at ease to get the perfect sound byte or quote.
Bellantoni’s entrepreneurial employment history could be likened to a hummingbird that cross-pollinates a vibrant garden, always with a strong emphasis on sales, marketing and customer relationships.
Bellantoni’s diverse creative background began from the time she could stand on a stool next to her talented grandmother in the kitchen, at the easel, the piano or the pottery wheel, which influenced her to obtain a
degree in Culinary Arts from the California Culinary Academy of San Francisco. With an extensive knowledge of both front-and
-back-of-the-house restaurant management, she opened her first restaurant, TaDelfinia, at age 24. The restaurant was a hit in Campbell, Calif., receiving awards and accolades for the healthy Mediterranean food and atmosphere, well before its time.
After owning and running restaurants, corporate food-service locations, catering companies and a cookie business, Cassandra changed her focus to film, video and television production, working as a producer with
two well-known Bay Area companies, Television Associates and Media Vista Productions (MVP), which served some of the most successful firms in Silicon Valley.
Bellantoni was on the advisory board of the De Anza College Film and TV department from 19982004. Just a year after being hired by MVP as a producer, Bellantoni purchased the company from its founder,
former NBC sports anchor Pete Liebengood, and continued to expand the business with Silicon Valley
companies, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and creating original content for TV.
In 1999 with rolling brown outs frequently occurring in California, Bellantoni took a complete detour and became director of sales and marketing of Harmony Solar, a family-owned solar electric business. Bellantoni
was responsible for the majority of Harmony Solar’s more than $5 million in annual photovoltaic sales and strategically partnered with top companies including Home Depot, SunPower, Solar Depot and BP Solar as
the emerging market began to boom.
Bellantoni moved to Los Angeles in 2010, starting over after a divorce and a successful fight against breast cancer, to pursue her dream of producing and writing for television. She currently works as a freelance field
producer and scriptwriter for Juris Productions, telling the stories of plaintiffs in high-dollar litigation cases. She also works on acting gigs and has a full-time sales job, while looking for the perfect place for her talents to shine.