direttore Paolo Di Maira

DEGLI ESPOSTI/We need International Buyers

“The positive results recorded for the 2009 edition of RomaTvScreenings bode well for the future.
But we need to look ahead, developing our resources and involving international buyers, starting from next year”.

We have been speaking to the president of Palomar, Carlo Degli Esposti, one of the coordinators of the RomaFictionFest market, in his dual role as producer (he is bringing “Il Commissario Montalbano” and “Pane e libertà  “” Giuseppe Di Vittorio” to the Screenings) as well as the APT delegate for RomaTvScreenings.

What did the independent Italian producers think of the first edition of RomaTvScreenings?
The debut of the RomaFictionFest Screenings was a success that exceeded all expectations. For the first time, Italian TV producers were the protagonists of the dialogue established with international buyers of Italian products, independently of whether or not they owned the utilization rights for the works “” a problem which has still to be solved in our country, unlike the rest of Europe.

Is it the right time for a move from Screenings to a regular audiovisual market?
I think that, from next year onwards, we could begin to involve buyers from all over the world, alongside the commissioning editors and schedulers of the major networks.
This would be an important step towards outlining the kind of market we want.
In any case, we have already seen the first results of this market as many independent producers have begun to build solid relationships with their international interlocutors and, in some cases, they have also entered into negotiations with the same.

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