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ITTV RETURNS TO LA

LOS ANGELES – The Italian TV Forum & Festival (ITTV), the world’s premiere event dedicated to the Italian audiovisual market and the connections between its international counterparts, announced the festival’s return, from November 6 through November 9, 2022, at NeueHouse in West Hollywood and Terra Eataly in Century City. ITTV Forum & Festival LA will […]

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ITTV Forum&Festival returns to Los Angeles for its fourth edition, launches the 1st unique Tech in Entertainment project, and presents, on November 8th at the NeueHouse in Hollywood, a day dedicated to Rai seriality with preview screenings and the panel: “Why Rai Fiction @ITTV” with Michele Zatta, head of international co-productions of Rai Fiction and Valentina Martelli, Founder, […]

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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 2022

THE EVENT

November 6-9, 2022, Los Angeles

STRICTLY BY INVITATION ONLY

  • speaker-1
    2.00 - 2.30 PM

    Welcome coffee

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    Opening ITTV and Tech in Entertainment 2022 and Officials Remarks and Video

    Presentation: TECH IN ENTERTAINMENT – Special Project

  • speaker-1
    2.30 - 3.15 PM

    Navigating digital distribution

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    with:
    Niccolò Messina - CEO V Channels;
    Chris Ottinger - President Distribution and Acquisition MGM TV;
    Gary Marenzi - CEO of Marenzi & Associates;
    Kevin Reilly - Media Executive.

    MODERATOR
    Giovanni Pedde - Partner GGS Int’l

    Television industry is in a period of unprecedented upheaval and the vast, growing world of digital television might seems hard to navigate but it’s also full of opportunities. We analyze some of the opportunities.

  • speaker-1
    4.00 - 4.30 PM

    Screening Ecoflix trailer

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    Conversation: ECOFLIX

    with:
    David Casselman - Founder Ecoflix;
    Elisabetta Canalis - TV personality and animalist advocate;
    Matteo Perale - Entrepreneur and executive.

    MODERATOR
    Valentina Martelli - Founder and CEO ITTV

    A conversation about the first Not-for-profit media group dedicated to saving wildlife and the natural world with a circle of giving.

  • speaker-1
    5.00 - 5.45 PM

    METAVERSE and VR

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    in collaboration with Italian Trade Agency.

    with:
    Federico Francioni - Head of Digital Ecosystem @Meta;
    Elizabeth Baron - Executive Producer for Immersive Solutions in Entertainment and Enterprise at Unity Technologies;
    Mathieu Nouzareth - Sandbox US CEO;
    Lisa Watts - CEO, One/Twenty1 Immersive
    Tiberio Santomarco - Managing Director US, Mind the Bridge.

    MODERATOR
    David Bloom - Forbes sr. contributor

    The panel will discuss the world of Metaverse, 3D creation and VR/AR applications in the Entertainment spectrum.

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    6.00 - 7.00 PM

    Cocktail and Networking

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

  • speaker-1
    10.00 AM - 12.30 PM

    Rai Fiction

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    PRESENTATION
    Why Rai Fiction @ITTV with:
    Michele Zatta - Commissioning editor International Co-Productions, Rai Fiction;
    Valentina Martelli - ITTV

    SCREENING
    Best of Rai Fiction 3’

    PRESENTATION AND SCREENING
    1^ Pilot SOPRAVISSUTI  50’

    SCREENING AND PRESENTATION:
    FLOWERS OVER THE INFERNO with
    Michele Zatta and Verdiana Bixio, Publispei

    PRESENTATION AND SCREENING
    2^ Pilot VINCENZO MALINCONICO 50’

  • speaker-1
    12.30 - 1.30 PM

    Lunch Break

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

  • speaker-1
    1.30 - 2.00 PM

    Officials Remarks and Video ITTV 2019-2022

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

  • speaker-1
    2.00 - 3.00 PM

    A book, a film, a tv series

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    In collaboration with ITA Italian Trade Agency

    with:
    Arvand Khosravi - SVP, International TV Production FIFTH SEASON;
    Michele Zatta - Commissioning editor International Co-Productions, Rai Fiction;
    Alexia Melocchi - Little Studio Films;
    Michael Gordon - TV Global Scripted Agent CAA; Bryan Furst - Chief Content Officer GPS Studios; Alex Deighton - President 8 Ton Media.

    MODERATOR
    Matt Brennan - Los Angeles Times.

    The panel will discuss the trend of these days, where there's a new adaptation of a book always coming out or being announced, sometimes to a point that audience may not even realize a movie or show they enjoyed is based on a book. 

    Screening by Fremantle, Sky

  • speaker-1
    3.20 - 4.30 PM

    Opening boundaries

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    Part 3: SHOWRUNNER

    with:
    Sean Furst - CEO of GPS Studios;
    Chad Kennedy - Executive Vice President of Production and Development of Magic Quill Productions;
    Vaun Wilmot - Showrunner, screenwriter, and producer;
    Lydia Antonini - Head of Creative Affairs, Roku Originals;
    Dante Di Loreto - President Fremantle US;
    Ted Miller - Head of Global Television CAA, Creative Artists Agency.

    MODERATORS
    Valentina Martelli - Founder- CEO ITTV
    Jeremy Spiegel - Executive Producer Extra Tv.

    The panel will discuss the role of Showrunner in tv production and the raise of the profession internationally. The panel will focus also on the collaborations in international productions.

  • speaker-1
    4.50 - 5.30 PM

    The role of music

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    with:
    Marco Beltrami - Oscar nominated TV and film composer;
    Carlo Siliotto - Golden Globes nominated film composer;
    Jimmy Levine - Emmy nominated TV and Film composer.

    MODERATOR
    Silvia Bizio - HFPA Journalist

  • 5.40 - 6.00 PM

    Introducing FOUR SEASONS COUNTRY

    with:
    Valentina Martelli - Producer and Showrunner of The Four-Season Country;
    Dino Borri - Hospitality Executive.

    Screening Four Season Country 5’
    Screening Toscana, Veneto and BeIT 5’

  • speaker-1
    6.00 - 7.30 PM

    Cocktail and Networking

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

  • speaker-1
    5.30 - 10.30 PM

    Red Carpet - Award Ceremony - Party

    TERRA ROOFTOP, EATALY LOS ANGELES

    In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles

PROGRAM

THE EVENT

October 30 – November 2, Los Angeles

  • speaker-1
    2.00 - 2.30 PM

    Welcome coffee

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    Opening ITTV and Tech in Entertainment 2022 and Officials Remarks and Video

    Presentation: TECH IN ENTERTAINMENT – Special Project

  • speaker-1
    2.30 - 3.15 PM

    Navigating digital distribution

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    with:
    Niccolò Messina - CEO V Channels;
    Chris Ottinger - President Distribution and Acquisition MGM TV;
    Gary Marenzi - CEO of Marenzi & Associates;
    Kevin Reilly - Media Executive.

    MODERATOR
    Giovanni Pedde - Partner GGS Int’l

    Television industry is in a period of unprecedented upheaval and the vast, growing world of digital television might seems hard to navigate but it’s also full of opportunities. We analyze some of the opportunities.

  • speaker-1
    4.00 - 4.30 PM

    Screening Ecoflix trailer

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    Conversation: ECOFLIX

    with:
    David Casselman - Founder Ecoflix;
    Elisabetta Canalis - TV personality and animalist advocate;
    Matteo Perale - Entrepreneur and executive.

    MODERATOR
    Valentina Martelli - Founder and CEO ITTV

    A conversation about the first Not-for-profit media group dedicated to saving wildlife and the natural world with a circle of giving.

  • speaker-1
    5.00 - 5.45 PM

    METAVERSE and VR

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    in collaboration with Italian Trade Agency.

    with:
    Federico Francioni - Head of Digital Ecosystem @Meta;
    Elizabeth Baron - Executive Producer for Immersive Solutions in Entertainment and Enterprise at Unity Technologies;
    Mathieu Nouzareth - Sandbox US CEO;
    Lisa Watts - CEO, One/Twenty1 Immersive
    Tiberio Santomarco - Managing Director US, Mind the Bridge.

    MODERATOR
    David Bloom - Forbes sr. contributor

    The panel will discuss the world of Metaverse, 3D creation and VR/AR applications in the Entertainment spectrum.

  • speaker-1
    6.00 - 7.00 PM

    Cocktail and Networking

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

  • speaker-1
    10.00 AM - 12.30 PM

    Rai Fiction

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    PRESENTATION
    Why Rai Fiction @ITTV with:
    Michele Zatta - Commissioning editor International Co-Productions, Rai Fiction;
    Valentina Martelli - ITTV

    SCREENING
    Best of Rai Fiction 3’

    PRESENTATION AND SCREENING
    1^ Pilot SOPRAVISSUTI  50’

    SCREENING AND PRESENTATION:
    FLOWERS OVER THE INFERNO with
    Michele Zatta and Verdiana Bixio, Publispei

    PRESENTATION AND SCREENING
    2^ Pilot VINCENZO MALINCONICO 50’

  • speaker-1
    12.30 - 1.30 PM

    Lunch Break

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

  • speaker-1
    1.30 - 2.00 PM

    Officials Remarks and Video ITTV 2019-2022

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

  • speaker-1
    2.00 - 3.00 PM

    A book, a film, a tv series

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    In collaboration with ITA Italian Trade Agency

    with:
    Arvand Khosravi - SVP, International TV Production FIFTH SEASON;
    Michele Zatta - Commissioning editor International Co-Productions, Rai Fiction;
    Alexia Melocchi - Little Studio Films;
    Michael Gordon - TV Global Scripted Agent CAA; Bryan Furst - Chief Content Officer GPS Studios; Alex Deighton - President 8 Ton Media.

    MODERATOR
    Matt Brennan - Los Angeles Times.

    The panel will discuss the trend of these days, where there's a new adaptation of a book always coming out or being announced, sometimes to a point that audience may not even realize a movie or show they enjoyed is based on a book. 

    Screening by Fremantle, Sky

  • speaker-1
    3.20 - 4.30 PM

    Opening boundaries

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    Part 3: SHOWRUNNER

    with:
    Sean Furst - CEO of GPS Studios;
    Chad Kennedy - Executive Vice President of Production and Development of Magic Quill Productions;
    Vaun Wilmot - Showrunner, screenwriter, and producer;
    Lydia Antonini - Head of Creative Affairs, Roku Originals;
    Dante Di Loreto - President Fremantle US;
    Ted Miller - Head of Global Television CAA, Creative Artists Agency.

    MODERATORS
    Valentina Martelli - Founder- CEO ITTV
    Jeremy Spiegel - Executive Producer Extra Tv.

    The panel will discuss the role of Showrunner in tv production and the raise of the profession internationally. The panel will focus also on the collaborations in international productions.

  • speaker-1
    4.50 - 5.30 PM

    The role of music

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

    with:
    Marco Beltrami - Oscar nominated TV and film composer;
    Carlo Siliotto - Golden Globes nominated film composer;
    Jimmy Levine - Emmy nominated TV and Film composer.

    MODERATOR
    Silvia Bizio - HFPA Journalist

  • 5.40 - 6.00 PM

    Introducing FOUR SEASONS COUNTRY

    with:
    Valentina Martelli - Producer and Showrunner of The Four-Season Country;
    Dino Borri - Hospitality Executive.

    Screening Four Season Country 5’
    Screening Toscana, Veneto and BeIT 5’

  • speaker-1
    6.00 - 7.30 PM

    Cocktail and Networking

    NEUEHOUSE HOLLYWOOD

  • speaker-1
    5.30 - 10.30 PM

    Red Carpet - Award Ceremony - Party

    TERRA ROOFTOP, EATALY LOS ANGELES

    In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles

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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. 

Terra, Eataly

Located on the third floor of Eataly Los Angeles, Terra is a rooftop restaurant and lounge, featuring a wood-burning Italian grill and views of the Hollywood Hills.The name mens “earth” in Italian. This is the stunning location where Red Carpet, Award Ceremony and Closing Party take place of ITTV.
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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

Lidia Cudemo

CEO D-HUB Studios

Alessandro di Majo

Lawyer and Board Member of Rai – Radiotelevisione italiana, Spa 

Sean Furst

CEO GPS Studios

Mike Gatto

California State Assemblyman (ret.)

Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey

Senior Executive Producer and Author

Nils Hartmann

Senior VP Sky Studios Germany and Italia

Karen Hassan

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

Andrea Iervolino

President & CEO ILBE Group

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

Niccolò Messina

V channels founder

Giovanni Pedde​

International strategy advisor

Matteo Perale

Cofounder Wiip

Sassan Masserat

 Lawyer

Francesca Scorcucchi

Founding Member ITTV and Entertainment journalist

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

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NEWS & MEDIA

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ORGANIZERS

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Valentina Martelli (CEO)
Cristina Scognamillo

Management by IbiscusMedia, 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.

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