Italy-Canada - New Screen Co-Action at Industry Days 22


Italy-Canada – New Screen Co-Action at Industry Days 22

  • November 10, 2022


November 10, 2022

Italy-Canada – New Screen Co-Action at Industry Days 22

ICFF unveils panel discussion featuring From Scratch (Netflix), Lamborghini (ILBE) and That Dirty Black Bag (Prime Video)

The conference celebrates its 10th anniversary with stellar slate of panelists for co-productions on December 6th with Andrea Iervolino, Bobby Moresco, Tembi Locke, Giacomo Gianniotti, Steven Thibault, Nicola Serra, and Mauro Aragoni


TORONTO – The ICFF, presented by Lavazza, is proud to unveil the program for the co-production panel discussion featured in the 10th edition of the ICFF Industry Days, organized in partnership with ICE Toronto and the support of SIRT Sheridan. The two-day conference will proudly take place on December 6th-7th at the renowned Pinewood Toronto Studios with an anticipated audience of 400 industry professionals from Italy and North America. The brightest spotlight of this edition will be dedicated to the segment of Co-Productions which will include key exponents from Netflix’s hit series From Scratch, the upcoming movie Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend, and Amazon Prime Video’s series That Dirty Black Bag.

The conference, which since 2012 has been a pioneer of bridging the gap between the Italian and Canadian film industries, is thrilled to welcome people back at full capacity at Stage 10 with a unique slate of speakers, guests, and high-level conversations to further the relationship between the two countries. Maintaining its commitment to bringing forth the best of collaborations between Italy and North America, and fostering new flourishing collaborations, ICFF proudly sets the stage for the master of the craft who have shined through in 2022.

From Netflix’s top-listed romance show, the conference is thrilled to welcome Tembi Locke, author of the original bestselling book From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home and writer of the series, who will be participating in the panel discussion alongside famed actor, Giacomo Gianniotti, aka Giancarlo in the show. Global hit From Scratch debuted on Netflix at #1 in the US and on the top ten list in 84 countries, and the speakers will recount their experiences in relation to the making of this one-of-a-kind show and its incredible international success.

Another bright focus will be dedicated to the action-drama film distributed by Lionsgate and produced by ILBE, Lamborghini, on one of Italy’s most recognized and beloved brands. Expanding on their experience filming in Italy will be renowned ILBE Producer, Andrea Iervolino, and Academy Award-winning director, Bobby Moresco. The cast and talented filmmakers will also be participating in the special evening at the Canadian Premiere of the film at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, followed by an exclusive after-party at Ricarda’s.

From one hit series to the next, ICFF is proud to shine a spotlight on Amazon Prime Video’s top-rated spaghetti western, That Dirty Black Bag through the word and knowledge of the giants behind this outstanding co-production efforts: BRON Studios, a global media-technology and award-winning production company, and Palomar, one of the longest-running Italian film and television production companies. Steven Thibault, COO at BRON Studios, will be joining Nicola Serra, Managing Director and Partner at Palomar, and Mauro Aragoni, director of the series, to discuss their experiences and the elements that made this project possible.

To conclude this remarkable slate of speakers is Annamaria Morelli, Founder and CEO of Elsinore Film, an independent company focused on developing and producing feature films and tv series with a keen eye for the beauty of female voices and new generations. She was the producer of the acclaimed Carolina Cavalli’s debut film, Amanda, together with Wildside and Tenderstories (Venice Film Festival-Orizzonti Extra 2022 and TIFF 2022).

The panel discussion will be moderated by Rudy Buttignol, President of NXT Broadcast Strategy + Brand, and the special “In Conversation with… the filmmakers of Lamborghini” will be presented by Moira Romano, Founder of ETV and editor of

ICFF Industry Days will continue beyond co-productions with other three dedicated panels on December 6th and 7th, New Paths for Distribution between Italy & North America, International Co-Productions in Animation, Digital Human and Virtual Production. The two-day event is organized in partnership with the ICE Toronto, and with the support of SIRT, Take 5 Productions, Telefilm Canada, Ontario Creates, and the City of Toronto.

In light of the previous successes of the hybrid format of the conference, this year again Industry Days will be both in person and online with a YouTube livestream on the ICFF and SIRT channels, and on Zoom featuring live-guest participation.

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