We have brought together three pieces of good news.
The first is the participation of the TV series “Il Cacciatore” – currently being broadcast on Italian TV station Rai Due with high viewing figures – at CanneSeries, the international TV series Festival, the first
edition of which will be held concomitantly with MIPTV.
The selection of the series produced by Rai Fiction rewards a new way of storytelling that is in line with the best international serials. That is no small thing for a genre in which other countries are far ahead of us.
The second piece of good news is the progress made by Manifatture Digitali Cinema in Prato, a
project implemented by the Fondazione Sistema Toscana – Toscana Film Commission.
Thanks to the collaboration with Lux Vide, producer of “Medici”, it has internationalized the region’s textiles tradition, setting up a “Bottega” or Workshop for creating Renaissance stage costumes.
This is the first stage of a complex and innovative project that has also received positive feedback from Cinecittà Luce.
The attention of the Public Body which is the operational arm of the MiBACT [Italian
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism], is also like a green light for the process
of territorialization of the Italian audiovisual industry, which is now – in any case – irreversible.
Recognition for Italian film commissions also arrives from London where – this is the third
piece of good news – according to a survey carried out among the participants at Focus, the
international fair dedicated to locations and film commissions that held its third edition last
December, it emerged that Italy – with its regions – is among the top three countries in the world
where producers would like to go and make a film, drama or documentary.
This is excellent news because we know very well that this type of evaluation leaves aside the
“beauty” of our country, and takes into account the services that are offered.
We will verify this at the next edition of Focus where we really hope that even more Italian film commissions will take part.