Diamara Parodi Delfino, coordinator of The Business Street, is already hard at work organizing the second edition of Industry Books and, this year, she can count on the cooperation of the Turin International Book Fair.
Industry Books, dedicated to bringing together the audiovisual and publishing businesses, will take place on October 27th and – like last year – will be part of the International Rome Film Festival (October 27th – November 4th).
The Book Fair will help to strengthen the formula that was successfully experimented last year during The Business Street (October 27th – 31st) and which, once again this year, has the support of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, that is producing the initiative.
The collaboration with the Associazione Calipso has been confirmed and the patronage of the AIE (Italian Publishers’ Association), ANICA (Italian Association of Audiovisual Industries) and APT (Association of Television Producers) has also been renewed.
“We are convinced that the Book Fair is the ‘natural’ partner for this project”, comments Diamara Parodi Delfino, who is in charge of Industry Books.
“Whilst the Festival will bring the added value of the attentive participation of some of the most important Italian and international theatrical players, the Book Fair will offer the added value of an extensive knowledge of the publishing sector and, above all, the ‘relational’ capital necessary in order to scout effectively for the best projects”.
In fact, the Book Fair’s activities will be mainly concentrated on the preselection phase which will lead to a short list of 20 books, from which the 10 finalists will be selected by a jury chosen by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma and the Associazione Calipso.
This year there will be another new feature, the international scenario will focus on British writers, to complement the Rome Film Festival’s choice of guest country for the 2011 edition: the United Kingdom.
The partnership with Industry Books represents a qualitative leap because, in this way “we get straight to the producers who are already waiting for us”, explains Maurizia Rebola, who runs the International Book Forum (the business area of the Turin Book Fair), underlining the importance of a targeted event like the Rome Festival, which is capable of “offering an extra opportunity to our publishers”.
Cinema&VIdeo International, n. 5 maggio 2011
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