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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 content 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.

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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

 September 4-5, Venice Lido

September 4 – 5.00 pm Italian Pavilion-Sala Tropicana @Hotel Excelsior 

ITTV presents: a conversation with Iginio Straffi and the Festival founders on the future of Rainbow Group

In over 25 years of history, Rainbow Group has established its leading reputation in the entertainment industry, becoming one of the major international players in the creation and production of both animated and live-action TV and film products

 September 5 – 12.00 pm at Spazio Regione Veneto-Veneto Film Commission @Hotel Excelsior

 “Mila, the Power of the Message in Animation”  with writer and director Cinzia Angelini, Luca Milano director of Rai  Ragazzi, and  Valentina Martelli executive producer.

Moderator: Jacopo Chessa, executive director Veneto Film Commission 

Animated short  Mila has entered the festivals’ circuit that qualifies for the Oscar selection. The film is inspired by true events that occurred in Trento, Italy, in 1943 but Mila represents all children, in any war, of any time. 

“Mila” was produced thanks to the heroic efforts of an international team of 350 volunteers from over 35 countries.

September 5 – 3.00 pm at Spazio Regione Veneto-Veneto Film Commission @Hotel Excelsior

ITTV Festival 2021 official opening with Founders Valentina Martelli, Cristina Scognamillo, and Francesca Scorcucchi 

Followed by 

“From Book to Screen. What Producers are Looking for.

Andrea  Scrosati, COO of Fremantle Sit down with Maria  Pia  Ammirati, Director of Rai Fiction; Donato Carrisi, writer  and director; Nils Hartmann, Director of Original Productions SKY, and  Matteo  Perale, Co-founder of Wiip. 

Moderator: Jacopo Chessa, executive director Veneto Film Commission 

It is undeniable that the TV landscape is vastly different today compared to a decade ago. The biggest change we’ve seen in the television industry is the rise of over-the-top (OTT) digital video media and its services. With the increased adoption of OTT digital video, along with the majority of broadcast and cable networks offering a plethora of viewing options, which idea, book, script makes it to the screen. Which are the characteristics that make a Tv series or a movie, an international success.

 October 30  – November 2 |  Los Angeles (multiple locations)

 Program coming soon.

  • 7.00 PM

    Opening Private Dinner

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    3.30 PM

    Check in

    SOHO HOUSE WEST HOLLYWOOD

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    4.00 PM

    Festival opening and mission

    SOHO HOUSE WEST HOLLYWOOD

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    4.20 PM

    US premiere

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    Trailers & Teasers

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    4.45 PM

    Panel “Opening Boundaries” with:

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    Writer, Director and Producer Peter Landesman,
    Director of original production Sky Nils Hartmann,
    President the De Laurentiis Company Martha De Laurentiis,
    Senior TV Writer Variety Elaine Low.

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    5.30 PM

    Introducing ITTV Award

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    By artist Fidia Falaschetti

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    6.00 PM

    Cocktail and Networking

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    7.00 PM

    Check in

    THE LONDON HOTEL WEST HOLLYWOOD

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    7.30 PM

    Red carpet

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    8.15 PM

    ITTV Award Ceremony

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    8.30 PM

    Party

    THE LONDON HOTEL WEST HOLLYWOOD

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​

International strategy advisor

Matteo Perale

Cofounder Wiip

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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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

Management by Ibiscus Media, Inc. 

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.

Our partners

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