A prolific writer and producer, Rocco worked with entertainment legend Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, and helped produce such shows as the American Veteran Awards. Rocco was one of the producers and writers for ‘Madame Mafia’; ‘USS Hornet – Grey Ghost of the Pacific’; ‘Leadership Series’ and ‘Untitled Iraq Documentary’ (incomplete at the time of his demise).
Rocco’s last full-length-feature script, ‘Trajectory’, is contained within UCG’s current production slate.
Rocco, a highly decorated Special Forces Major, was killed-in-action in Afghanistan as he was preparing to return from his fourth, and final combat tour. At the time of his demise, Rocco was writing a historically based Novel ‘Fallen Comrades’ in honor of Rocco’s service and contributions to the entertainment industry, UCG established a special Mentorship Program to assist any member of the military or any first responders returning to civilian life secure a career in the entertainment industry. Volunteer professors from USC and UCLA’s Schools of Cinema provide the mentoring in a one-on-one relationship.