President | Roma Lazio Film Commission

Luciano Sovena, President of Roma Lazio Film Commission, is a lawyer specialized in Entertainment, Communication and Copyright Law. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Istituto Luce Spa and then Cinecittà Luce Spa, from 2003 to 2011. During this period, in his capacity of CEO, he took part to the production and distribution of several films, including: “The Merchant of Venice”, by Michael Radford, starring Al Pacino, and “2046”, by Wong Kar Wai. He also discovered and supported new Italian talents and first works, such as “Private” by Saverio Costanzo (which won Locarno Festival); “Corpo Celeste” by Alice Rohrwacher (which was presented both in Cannes and Nastro d’Argento); “The four times” by Michelangelo Frammartino (which won the Quinzaine des Realisateurs at Festival de Cannes). His role of Roma Lazio Film Commission President is mainly focused on the support provided to co-productions, as well as on the promotion of co-production agreements between Italy and foreign countries. He founded the first Euro-Mediterranean Cinema Center in Morocco, within which the School of Arts and Cinema Professions was set up. Also, he promoted a development agreement for Italy/Argentina co-productions in Argentina. He is a Professor of “Cinema and TV Fiction Production Theories and Techniques” at Suor Orsola Benincasa University, Naples. He is an expert in the field of regulations focusing on the financial relation between film production and distribution.

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