Producers Elda Ferri, Philippe Kreuzer and Tim Smith are the members of the jury whose job was to select the ten books to be presented at the second edition of Industry Books.
All three are big names in the international film industry. Elda Ferri has links with the triple Oscar winning “La vita è bella” as well as movies by Roberto Faenza.
She is currently involved in the development of the theatrical project “Anita B”, based on the novel “Quanta stella c’è nel cielo” by Edith Bruck.
Philippe Kreuzer, lawyer and producer, sole director of the Italian branch of the Bavaria group and Vice-President for international coproductions at Bavaria Media GmbH, is an expert in international co-productions. Kreuzer co-produced “The solitude of prime numbers” by Saverio Costanzo for the German company.
He is currently involved in making “Mozzarella Stories” by Edoardo De Angelis, which is in post-production.
Last, but not least, is Tim Smith, an independent British producer who, with Prescience, established in 2005, a company that presents itself to the market as a “boutique media bank”, has chalked up a number of successes leading to the movie “revelation” “The King’s Speech”, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Colin Firth, which won 4 Oscars and 7 Baftas in 2011.
The expertise and intuition of the members of this jury are sure to throw up a selection of titles for Industry Books that will be of great interest to producers looking for new stories.
The second edition of Industry Books, organized by Diamara Parodi Delfino, will be held on 27th October and “” like last year “” it will be part of The Business Street, the Market of the International Rome Film Festival (27th October “” 5th November).
The pitches and networking breakfast will be followed “” throughout the day “” by meetings pre-organized by the Staff of The Business Street and the New Cinema Network.
Industry Books is produced together with the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, The Business Street and the Associazione Calypso, in cooperation with the ANICA [Italian Association of Cinematographic, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries], the AIE [Italian Publishers Association], the APT [Italian Television Producers Association] and, from this year, the International Book Forum, the business area of the Turin Book Fair.
This edition will also benefit from the collaboration of the British Consulate-General and UK Trade & Investment.