Andrea Romeo, General Manager and Head of Acquisitions, I Wonder Pictures, Italy

By Davide Abbatescianni   We chatted to Andrea Romeo, General Manager and Head of Acquisitions of Bologna-based outfit I Wonder Pictures. Our conversation revolved around the company’s editorial policy, its recent line-up as well as its distribution and marketing strategies.   What’s your company’s line up? What about your editorial policy? Currently, our editorial policy…

Interview with Thomas Bertacche, co-founder of Tucker Film, Italy

By Joachim Soudan   We had a chat with Thomas Bertacche, co-founder of Tucker Film, a distribution company specialised in European and Asian films. He speaks with us about the variety of work done around movies, including organising a festival and launching a streaming platform, the strategy of investing in Asian titles to work their…

Interview with Stefano Massenzi, Head of acquisitions of Lucky Red, Italy

By Jesús Silva   Stefano Massenzi, Head of acquisitions of Italy’s Lucky Red and co-President of Europa Distribution’s Board, walks us through the complexities of the Italian market and the role of independent distributors in the circulation of European films. Italy was one of the few countries to launch specific support for the audiovisual sector…

Interview with Alessandro Giacobbe, Managing Director of Academy Two, Italy

By Jesús Silva   Alessandro Giacobbe, Managing Director of Italy’s Academy Two, broke down for us the main challenges for independent distributors in Italy, such as the difficult access to the screens. Cinemas across the country were reopened in mid-June, but when the market was slowly recovering after summer, the government declared a second lockdown…

Interview with Antonio Medici, CEO of Bim Distribuzione, Italy

By Jesús Silva   Antonio Medici, CEO of Bim Distribuzione, talks about the situation of independent film distribution in Italy, where the global health crisis has accelerated some trends that were already visible in the market, such as the reduction in cinema attendance. Despite cinemas reopening back in June, and with a network of open-air…

Interview with Margherita Chiti, General Manager of Teodora Film, Italy

by Jesús Silva We interviewed Margherita Chiti, General Manager and Head of Acquisitions and TV sales of Teodora Film, to discuss the complexities of the Italian market and her position as an independent distributor in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Could you tell us about the company’s history and your editorial policy? Teodora…

European Distribution : Focus on Italy

by Isabella Weber   Looking at the stats on Italian admissions for the first trimester of 2016, one is tempted to cheer about the 24% rise registered in comparison to the same period in 2015. Especially considering that the balance for 2015 was already quite positive in terms of admissions, which had increased by 8.9%…