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THE FESTIVAL

ITTV

Why an Italian Festival in LA?

In a time in which everybody is looking for something new and fresh: new stories, formats, talents, Italy is a fertile ground.
Italian television series, especially contents produced for TV and web, represent a growing share of the international audiovisual market.

The Productions

Gomorra, The Young Pope, My Brilliant Friend, Romanzo Criminale, The Medici, Suburra, have intrigued the American and international public at large.

Opening boundaries

All the digital networks have broadened to include an international audience, generating a continuously growing demand for multi-lingual products that go beyond «English-only».

TV is no longer just linear

Streaming and other new, expanding platforms increasingly look for high-quality content.

ITTV promotes Italy as a creative and innovative system for the world’s most important content market.

A work session that combines the best of Italy's creators and producers with the best of America's creators and producers.

PROGRAM

THE EVENT

October 30 – November 2, Los Angeles

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    5.30 - 7.00 PM

    Red Carpet and ITTV 2021 Award Ceremony

    TERRA ROOFTOP, EATALY LOS ANGELES

    (by invitation only)

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    7.00 - 10,00 PM

    ITTV 2021 Party

    TERRA ROOFTOP, EATALY LOS ANGELES

    (by invitation only)

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    ALL DAY

    ITTV/Kinéo Award to Daniela Rambaldi

    VENICE LIDO

    on the occasion of 10 years since the death of his father, Carlo Rambaldi, and 40 years since the birth of E.T.

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    ALL DAY

    ITTV Forum&Festival 2022 edition presentation, to follow

    VENICE LIDO

    Panel “Professione Showrunner” with Maria Pia Ammirati, Head Rai Drama | Antonella Barbieri, General Manager APA | Marco Chimenz, AD Cattleya | Jacopo Chessa, Director of Veneto Film Commission | Stefania Ippoliti, Director of Toscana Film Commission | Sonia Rovai, Senior Director Scripted Productions Sky Studios | Roberto Stabile, Head of International Relations ANICA I Gaia Tridente, Director MIA - Market
    Moderator: Valentina Martelli, CEO ITTV

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    5.00 - 5.30 PM

    ITTV presentation and award

    LITTLE ITALY PIAZZA – SAN PEDRO

    SPEAKERS:
    Joe Buscaino – Councilman and Los Angeles mayoral candidate
    Silvia Chiave – Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles

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    6.00 - 8,30 PM

    “Young TV” opening night

    LITTLE ITALY PIAZZA – SAN PEDRO

    Dedicated to family-oriented animated short, movies and television series (this event is free and open to the public).

    FEAUTURED PRODUCTION
    - ‘Mila a CG Animated Short Film about a little girl who survived bombings during WWII in Trento, Italy during 1943, by Cinzia Angelini
    - ‘Puffins‘ 3 episodes, featuring the voice of Johnny Depp and Arctic Friends 2 episodes by ILBE group film production
    - ‘Pinocchio and Friends’  International and US Premiere of ‘by Rainbow Group and Rai Ragazzi

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    ALL DAY

    Day of filming on location

    LOS ANGELES VARIOUS LOCATION

Neue House Hollywood

One of Hollywood’s most celebrated buildings, it occupies the original CBS Studios, the world’s first structure built intentionally for broadcast where artists like Orson Wells and The Beach Boys built their legacy. Panels, private screenings, networking and parties will be host here. 

Little Italy - San Pedro

Nestled right in the epicenter of the last remaining ethnic enclave of Italian Americans in Los Angeles, San Pedro has over a century of Italian history embedded into its roots. Audience’ screenings and public screenings will be hosted in the new “Italian” square in San Pedro.

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BOARD OF ADVISORS

Joe Bastianich

Business man / TV host

Dino Borri

Hospitality Executive

Maria Pia Calzone

Actress

Jacopo Chessa

Executive Director Veneto Film Commission

Martha de Laurentiis

Producer

Mike Gatto

California State Assemblyman (ret.)

Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey

Senior Executive Producer and Author

Nils Hartmann

Director of Original Productions SKY

Karen Hassan

Film and Tv Marketing and Communication and Women in Film Italia’s Board Member

Andrea Iervolino

Iervolino Entertainment

Stefania Ippoliti

President Toscana Film Commission

Gary Marenzi​

Founder/CEO Marenzi & Associates

Lisa Martelli​

Public relations

Claudio Masenza

Journalist, film historian and screenwriter

Alexia Melocchi​

Founder Little Studio Films- Producer, Distribution, Consultant

Giovanni Pedde​

Senior Vice President CBS Studio International

Sassan Masserat

 Lawyer

Micheal Jay Solomon

Content Distributor and Senior Executive

Jeremy Spiegel​

Executive producer magazine “Extra!”

Roberto Stabile​

Head of International Relations of ANICA and ICE Italian Trade Agency Audiovisual Desk

Marco Testa​

President & CEO Armando Testa Group

Alessandra Venezia

Entertainment Journalist

The purpose

The idea of a festival came about to facilitate the conversation between those who, in Italy, think, write and produce audiovisual content, with those who, internationally, distribute, are in search of ideas, and/or seek alliances for co-productions.

The festival also offers a social setting for showcasing the latest trends in smartphone and VR headset content implementation.

It will promote also a deep collaboration between international productions, host cities, the tourism industry, and Italian companies who want to successfully affirm their brands, worldwide. 

The event

ITTV Festival will showcase a wide array of Italian productions, and will capture the imagination of American and international veterans of Television series, films for TV, streaming productions, reality shows, web series, and titles in original Italian format that are ready for export.

Launch date was September 19, 2019 - see pictures and video below.
ITTV Festival I The Preview - a program to promote the continued growth of cultural and business synergies between Italy, the U.S. and the rest of the world.

The future editions of the festival will be held in September, during the week before the Emmys, the most important TV awards.

GALLERY

ITTV, A STORY BY IMAGES

The first Italian TV Festival in L.A.

NEWS & MEDIA

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Mila has begun the Film

MILA, the animation short directed by Cinzia Angelini and presented during the first edition of ITTV Festival with the trailer, has

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ITTV/KINEO AWARD

During the 77th edition of Venice Film Festival, Kinéo and ITTV Festival will award Gomorrah's star Marco D'amore and

ORGANIZERS

The festival is the brainchild of

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A start-up founded by
three industry professionals:
Valentina Martelli
Cristina Scognamillo
Francesca Scorcucchi

The Armando Testa Group company that promotes operations related to the world of entertainment in Hollywood, as well as advertising campaign of Italian products on the American market.

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