David Riva, grandson of Marlene Dietrich, was born and educated in New York City and raised in London. He started his career in the early 80s in New York and Los Angeles as a talent and packaging agent for ICM, The Agency for the Performing Arts, and Don Buchwald Associates. In the early 90s, he became vice-president of Rix/Ubell Management & Production. By 1996, he had worked on many major productions in the role as producer and development executive for MGM, Warner Bros., Columbia/Tri-Star and Republic Pictures. He has also produced a number of independent feature films. In 1997, he opened his own production company - APG Associated Producer"s Group - an innovative production house designed to pool talent and resources. With "Marlene Dietrich - Her Own Song" (2001) he gives his debut as a director.
Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH