In 2021, after its success at the Venice International Film Festival in September, ITTV returned to Los Angeles with four days of events.
The rich program included meetings, panels, screenings and the celebration of some of the most talented Italian artists. Grammy winner Tiziano Ferro, actress and director Valeria Golino (Rain Man, The Morning Show), and restaurateur and TV personality Joe Bastianich (Master Chef) received the ITTV Award “Hand… the winner is”, by Fidia Falaschetti.
The festival opened with a family-focused event in San Pedro’s Little Italy with the screenings of some of the best Italian animated tv shows and films, including ithe extraordinary current “Mila”, a short about a little girl who survived bombings during WWII in Italy, by Cinzia Angelini and the international premiere of “Pinocchio and Friends” by Rainbow Group founded by Italian animator and comic book author Iginio Straffi -Straffi was honored with “Kinéo-ITTV Award” -. Last but not least ITTV screened “Puffins”, featuring the voice of Johnny Depp, “Arctic Friends”, series by ILBE Group Productions.
The day after, at the NeueHouse in Hollywood, an afternoon was dedicated to US audiovisual industry executives, with screenings of Italian tv series trailers and teasers, networking and panels about the impact of the web on tv and the Influence of global television in the era of streaming services. The panel program included: “From Home Video to Web TV” with legendary producer Vin Di Bona and distributor Niccolò Messina of Jungo TV; “Opening Boundaries -The Influence of Global Television and How These Changes Affect International Production”, with Ted Miller, Head of Global Television for CAA, Matteo Perale, co-founder Wiip, Lena Roklin, Talent Manager for Luber Roklin Entertainment, Lorenzo De Maio, Pres. De Maio Entertainment, Matt Brennan, Television Editor for the Los Angeles Times, and Jeremy Spiegel Executive Producer of Extra.
The Festival closed on November 2 with a gala, featuring the 2021 ITTV Awards. Tiziano Ferro, Joe Bastianich, actress Condola Rashad (Billions, Sex and the City) and actor Costa Ronin (The Americans, Homeland), celebrity Elisabetta Canalis and the timeless celebrity Pinocchio were among the guests.
Opening ITTV and Tech in Entertainment 2022 and Officials Remarks and Video
Presentation: TECH IN ENTERTAINMENT – Special Project
Niccolò Messina - CEO V Channels;
Chris Ottinger - President Distribution and Acquisition MGM TV;
Gary Marenzi - CEO of Marenzi & Associates;
Kevin Reilly - Media Executive.
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.
David Casselman - Founder Ecoflix;
Elisabetta Canalis - TV personality and animalist advocate;
Matteo Perale - Entrepreneur and executive.
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.
in collaboration with Italian Trade Agency.
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.
David Bloom - Forbes sr. contributor
The panel will discuss the world of Metaverse, 3D creation and VR/AR applications in the Entertainment spectrum.
In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles
The first Italian TV Festival in L.A.