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Stefania Ippoliti President Of Tuscany Film Commission

Stefania Ippoliti, born in Florence, pursued her legal studies in her hometown and currently resides there while working. Since 2006, she has spearheaded the Cinema division and the implementation of regional policies for audiovisual production [...]

Gianfranco Cordara

Gianfranco Cordara is a journalist, writer, and media executive with years of experience in the entertainment industry. He recently served as VP of Global Content Operations for Disney+.   Before that, he was the Head [...]

In Conversation with Federico Francioni

Meet Federico Francioni, the Head of the Digital Ecosystem for Meta, the powerhouse behind Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and, more recently, Quest devices and Threads.   Born in Arezzo in 1982, Federico has an impressive background [...]

In conversation with Vaun Wilmott

Today's interview opens a series of FOCUS dedicated to US and Italian Audiovisual Industry talents and executives. Our first 'guest' is Vaun Wilmott, showrunner, screenwriter, author, and producer of successes such as Star Trek, Dominion, [...]

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Hollywood Before and After Streamers: A Conversation with Gary Marenzi

Gary Marenzi knows Hollywood like the back of his hand. Originally from the San Francisco area, where he graduated from Stanford University, he has been living and working in Los Angeles for many decades. Marenzi has held prestigious positions such as President of International Television at Paramount Pictures, President of the Worldwide Television Group at MGM, and head of Entertainment Sales at Endeavor Content. He is also the founder of Marenzi & Associates. Currently, he serves as a Director at [...]

Massimiliano Narciso, Lead Character Designer at Netflix and Oscar winner

Italy didn't win the Oscar, but an Italian did. Massimiliano Narciso is the character designer of "War is Over "- inspired by the music of John & Yoko, which won the award for Best Animated Short Film.   Born in 1975 in Milan and transplanted to Los Angeles to pursue the dream of working in Hollywood, Narciso is a Lead Character Designer at Netflix. In the 11-minute piece directed by Dave Mullis and co-written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono's [...]

Stefania Ippoliti President Of Tuscany Film Commission

Stefania Ippoliti, born in Florence, pursued her legal studies in her hometown and currently resides there while working. Since 2006, she has spearheaded the Cinema division and the implementation of regional policies for audiovisual production at Mediateca Toscana's Film Commission. Formerly Italian Film Commission president, she now serves as the head of the Tuscany Film Commission. Over the past two decades, local Film Commissions have emerged as indispensable tools for Italian and international content production. They offer crucial support, locations, [...]

Gianfranco Cordara

Gianfranco Cordara is a journalist, writer, and media executive with years of experience in the entertainment industry. He recently served as VP of Global Content Operations for Disney+.   Before that, he was the Head of Disney Digital International and the Publisher and Creative Director of Global Magazines for Disney Publishing Worldwide. He also serves on the board of Radivision and is a senior advisor for Grishin Robotics and several technological start-ups. He teaches at the Master of International Screenwriting [...]

 

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