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From 2013, Videobank is a supplier of SkyTg24, with the management of eight peripheral locations (Turin, Padua, Bologna, Florence, Bari, Ancona, Naples and Palermo) and a significant professional investment in equipment, stations, mobile satellite and personal. Substantial investments will also be on the fleet of technical means, with fifty units, including three OB vans, full HD, three trucks generators bigruppo and eighteen SNG. In a short time Videobank grows by providing Services to the major Italian broadcasters. Today it has several international customers: RAI, Eurovision, TV3 Catalan, RTP, Al Jazeera, Canal Plus, CNN, CBS, Reuters, ITV Poland, BBC, Bein, Spanish. And there are over 80 employees spread between 11 locations in italy. From 2014 has followed the Uefa Champions League, providing technology services to customers around the world. Already in 2016 present to the European football championship on behalf of RTP, 2018 is the time of the World Cup in Russia. Not to mention the link between the core bussiness of Videobank and the cinema in the last 17 years: from 2002 to 2004, at the side of the Film Festival of Marzamemi, from 2010 to 2016 of the Magna Graecia Film Festival, and since 2004, of Succeeding. The Company continues to expand, between evolution and innovation, investing in two new projects: the production of film events and the organisation of Cultural Events, including theatre and music. In 2018 organizes, in fact, the 64th edition of the International Film Festival of Taormina and the same will be in 2019, producing and organizing the 65° edition of the Taormina Film Fest, which will be held from 30 June to 6 July.

Videobank is a Telecommunication company, leader in Italy and Europe in the Broadcasting services, Video and Satellite Uplink.

Founded in 1995 in Belpasso, Sicily, as the Internet Service Provider, began its activities in the field of Information & Communication Technology, and quickly obtained the license of “telecommunications Operator” by the relevant Ministry. In 1998, it is one of two companies operating in Italy to enable their customers access to the Internet via a numbering green (800): an operational reality allowed for a very short period of time, but that has made the company a pioneer in its field. In the following year to enable the access to the Internet with a free subscription, without the burden of canon, and pricing of urban time. Already since 2000, joint-stock company, thanks to the extraordinary intuition overlooks to the new reality of wireless networks, supporting experimentation, and by creating in 2003 a network throughout the island. For the president of Intel Corporation, Paul Otellini, “Videobank has designed the biggest Hotspot in the world, with over 420 repeaters in the whole of Sicily, located on an area of over 3,200 Km2”. Thus was born the first network in Italy to be certified by Intel for the Centrino technology. Catania, thus, becomes the first town to be fully served by wi-fi. The turning point of the entrepreneurial and production came in 2004, when the company acquires the first mobile station tv, revolutionising your Core Business and approaching it from the Internet and by telecommunications to a new market: the Broadcasting Video. In 2011, consolidates the relationship with Mediaset, with the procurement of the operational headquarters in Rome and Bari.

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GIAMPIERO GOBBI

CARMELO AUTERI

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WILLIAM GIANVITO CHIECHIO

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ANTONIO MANNINO

MARCO FALLANCA

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SEBASTIANO TIMPANARO

DANIELA MONACO

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Journalist, writer, producer, correspondent of the cinema from Los Angeles to La Repubblica and The Espresso since 1986, Silvia Bizio is a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Graduated in Letters and Philosophy at the University of Rome, he obtained a Master's degree in Sociology and mass Communications at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has written many books, among which “Los Angeles Babylon” and “Cinema Italian Style”, the history of Italian cinema at the Oscars, and has won the award for the Best international journalist of the Union of Journalists of the Americans. Formerly the artistic director of Cinema Italian Style, a festival of contemporary Italian cinema in Los Angeles, produced by Cinecittà Luce and the American Cinematheque from 2004 to 2010, is currently the director of Italians in Film. His first film as producer, “The creature of the night, the stars do”, written by Erri De Luca, directed by Edoardo Ponti, with Nastassja Kinski, Julian Sands and Enrico Lo verso, has been shortlisted for the Academy Awards, and won the Tribeca best short film. Together with Paola Ferrari De Benedetti has produced the documentary “You Never Had It: an evening with Bukowski” directed by Matteo Borgardt, based on a video interview with the poet, and american writer in 1981. Recently produced the documentary “Camp Monticello: A forgotten history”, in the field of Italian prisoners of war of Monticello, Arkansas, during the second world war.

Graduated in arts with specialization in performing Arts and Sciences at the University La Sapienza of Rome, follows always been great passions for the cinema and the theatre, and the entertainment industry in general. In ‘98, he attended the course for young talents of the small screen: The Television with Antonello Italian national television, rai, in the Einstein Multimedia. Shortly after, organizes meetings and high level cultural: “The Cinema of women” with Nancy Brilli and “New Italian Cinema” with Fulvio Lucisano, Riccardo Milani, Giuseppe Piccioni and Mimmo Calopresti. In 2001, the former assistant to the director Riccardo Milani (“The seizure Soffiantini”) and, in 2002, wets the debut from producer and host of the television series “Mudù” aired on Telespazio Calabria. It is the prelude to the “Magna Graecia Film Festival”, a festival dedicated to first films, presided over by the giants of the Italian cinema such as Ettore Scola, Mario Monicelli, Ugo Gregoretti and Citto Maselli. In the following years will take care of the tv production for Rai 1. In 2006, producer and artistic director of the festival film “Perpetual Motion” at Pescocostanzo (L'aquila), takes the stage production of “Lisa” Lorenzo Jewelry with Rolando Ravello and the Dawn Rochwacher the Cometa Off in Rome. In 2008 he is the artistic director of the Municipal Theatre in Soverato as well as the producer of the documentary “Thirteen” on the tragedy of The Jars; the organizer of the theatrical performance of the master Ugo Gregoretti “History of Italy”; co-producer, with the Smallest of Rome “Schizofrenica.doc” Silvia Scola and producer of the docu-film “Near the Colosseum there's Monti” of the master Mario Monicelli, an event out of competition at the Biennale of Venice. Already an expert of cinema and television on behalf of Bbc1, in 2010, appointed as a regional representative for the Centre and South of See regional Activities Cinema of the Mibact, and from 2011 to 2013, the commissioner for Heritage and Activities cultural in the Commission for cinematography in the section to the Recognition of the cultural interest of the feature films, the first works, the second works and short films, as well as the conductor, for Raiuno, “Mix Italy”. In 2014, producer and artistic director of the 14th edition of the Premio Fondazione Mimmo Rotella in the context of national and international events related to the Mostra del Cinema of Venice. A position he still holds as that of a permanent member of the jury of David di Donatello awards. In 2017, in addition, receives the investiture of the superintendent of the Politeama of Catanzaro, collecting thus the legacy of the late Mario and Leaflets.

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Taormina Arte is born in the summer of 1983, when it was decided to bring together in a single summer event in three major programs, hosting shows of high level and world-renowned artists. To inaugurate the 2nd of July, the historic first edition, in the Ancient Theatre crowded in every order of place, the contemporary dance is an extraordinary Lindsay Kemp in the interpretation of “Nijinsky the fool”. "Today, this theatre has become the throne of the art". These are the words that the great Eduardo De Filippo pronunciation on the stage of the Ancient Theatre on the 15th of September 1984, by delivering to the festival, his spiritual testament. The Taormina Art assumes a structure that will keep for years: three distinct sections in the three periods, mentioned in the temporal order with its three historical artistic directors, Cinema, Theatre, Music and Dance.
Directing the Theater section were Gabriele Lavia, Giorgio Albertazzi, Melo Brakes and Pompey Olive oil. Among the most successful theatrical productions of the eighties, devoted to William Shakespeare, you remember: in 1984's “Hamlet,” with a cast d ' exception (Umberto Orsini, Rossella Falk, Monica Guerritore and the same Gabriele Lavia); in the 1985 “King Lear,” directed by Gino Zampieri, with Paola Bourbons; in 1987, “Pericles, prince of Tyre”, a co-production with the Teatro di Roma; in 1988, a “Macbeth” exciting and innovative; in 1989, “Richard III” ends the trilogy, under the direction of Gabriele Lavia on Shakespeare, in the first national and co-produced by the Stable of “Friuli Venezia Giulia”. 1987 is the year dedicated to Goethe and the festival produces the “Faust” directed by Giancarlo Sbragia, with Carla Gravina in the role of Mefistofele (on the stage the famous american group “Mummenschanz”). The Theater section over the years has seen the participation of international companies such as “Theatre de complicitè”, “Cheek By Jowl Company”, “Theatr Clywyd” and the structure of the French Jerome Savary. In the scene, as interpreters of the calibre of Glauco Mauri, Remo Girone, Arnoldo fo, Dario Fo, Luca De Filippo, Paolo Stoppa, Flavio Bucci, Michele Placido, Gigi Proietti, Valeria Morricone, Mariangela Melato, Regina Bianchi, Anna Mirror, Franca Rame, Irene Papas, Mariangela D'abbraccio, under the direction of Giorgio Strehler, Patroni Griffi and Franco Zeffirelli. The Theater section in the nineties has paid attention to the new theatrical language and has devoted seminars to modern playwrights such as Spiro Scimone, Walter Manfrè, Giuseppe Manfridi. The Music and Dance section saw the direction of Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, Giuseppe Sinopoli, and Enrico Castiglione.

Among the memorable concerts: in 1987, the “Bayerische Staatsoperr”, directed by Wolfgang Sawallish, in a performance of the “Ninth” of Beethoven, recorded by RaiUno, in 1989 Leonard Bernstein, at the age of 72, he directs the orchestra of the Festival of the “Schleswing-Holstein” and the large audience that gathered there was a tremendous ten-minute applause in 1990 and in 1991 the “Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli, to whose memory, in 2005, is dedicated a festival that highlights not only the figure of the musician and conductor but also a composer, a doctor, an archaeologist and intellectual, in a path that winds through the music, theatre, literature, art, conferences, exhibitions, publications and, of course, concerts. The Philharmonia Orchestra has been present multiple times in the program and also directed by Lorin Maazel and James Levine. In 1998, the symphonic concert of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. Taormina Arte has produced, also, impressive with operas such as Lohengrin (1991), and Elektra (1992), with the use of 125 musicians and a hundred singers from Bayreuth. Directed by Wolfgang Wagner and the direction of Giuseppe Sinopoli award its success. Among the operas popular embrace, “Medea” (2007), “Aida” (2009), “Nabucco” (2011). Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi during the years of his direction, he preferred the dance allowing international choreographers (Maguy Marin, Pina Bausch, Maurice Bejart, Andres Neumann, Uwe Scholz, John Neumeier), to their companies and dancers such as Carla Fracci, Alessandra Ferri, Roberto Bolle, Eleonora Abbagnato, to perform in the evocative setting of the Theatre. The third millennium is the crossroads of events in the pop and rock of the echo international: Bob Dylan, Caetano Veloso, Diana Krall, the Simple Minds, Simple Red, the Cure, Diana Ross, James Taylor and Peter Gabriel. Taormina Arte hosted the Europe Prize for the Theatre Festival, the Womad and the Ceremony of the Silver ribbon. The festival is also open to the visual arts by organizing some exhibitions, among which the one dedicated to Futurism, to Mirò and Antonello da Messina. Today the Fondazione Taormina Arte, Sicily is proprietor of the Succeeding event, the product of countless editions, and brings his professionalism around the island of Sicily, organizing and supporting performances in the most beautiful theatres of stone from sicily, including Tindari, Morgantina, Catania, and allowing the reopening of the Roman Odeon in Taormina.

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PIETRO DI MICELI

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CARMELO NATTO

ELISABETTA MONACO

ANTONINO PANZERA

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

THE SECRETARIAT TOWARDS THE PREPARATIONS

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SALVATORE STERRANTINO

DANIELA DI LEO

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