ITTV Forum&Festival, the world’s premiere event dedicated to the Italian audiovisual market and the connections between its international counterparts, will once again be returning to Los Angeles, featuring panel discussions with Italian and American industry members, exclusive advance screenings, networking, premieres, parties, and awards.
ITTV’s thoughtfully curated program is set to bring to the U.S. premieres of the best audiovisual content Italy has to offer, as well as panels focused on developments in the entertainment industry, publishing, distribution, tourism, music animation, acting, directing, and animation music. New to this year’s event is a series of discussions dedicated to Tech in Entertainment, which will explore how new technologies are applied to the industry, with an emphasis on the growing reality of metaverse and blockchain-based distribution, special effects, and animation. The festival will conclude with a red-carpet reception and awards ceremony at Terra, the Eataly group’s premiere rooftop restaurant on November 9.
‘This year we have decided to step up even more and besides creating the spin off Tech in Entertainment, we are adding a day of screenings of RAI Fiction pilots ready to be internationally distributed – says Valentina Martelli – Founder and CEO of ITTV and TIE-. The international audiovisual market is growing exponentially, and we were the first, 4 years ago, to understand the potentialities and created a series of events that foster a new era of business opportunities. And we won’t stop growing, the ambition is to become the place where European and US audiovisual members meet in LA.
Organized by Good Girls Planet CEO Valentina Martelli and partner Cristina Scognamillo, the ITTV Forum & Festival is the premiere event dedicated to promoting the Italian television industry, its content and creative professionals. The event, designed specifically to build long-lasting relationships with their American counterparts, has become in just a few short years one of the most important U.S. venues for the Italian audiovisual industry. Featuring ambitious projects such as the Showrunner Lab. This exclusive masterclass is the only one of its kind designed to focus on the essential role of the TV showrunner, with the goal of inspiring and teaching a new generation of artists how to oversee and successfully lead a serial tv show.
Moreover, ITTV is extending the festivities this year with the 7th edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World. On November 14th,in collaboration with, Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano a special event at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles will feature a special screening of “Gli Amigos” directed by Paolo Genovese, starring Stefano Fresi and Massimo Bottura, followed by a panel titled, WHEN FOOD BECOMES THE PROTAGONIST, with chef and Parmigiano Reggiano ambassador Michele Casadei Massari, executive producer Jeremy Spiegel and chef Mattia Agazzi.
About Good Girls Planet
Founded by Valentina Martelli and Cristina Scognamillo with the intention of promoting and rewarding the world of Italian audiovisual productions abroad creating a link between Italy and the rest of the world in the AV sector.