Paolo Ferrari new president of the Rome Film Festival
by Camillo de Marco
06/03/2012 - In the next few days former Warner Bros. MD and Anica president will put Marco Mueller forward for position of artistic director
Paolo Ferrari is the new president of the Rome Film Festival, replacing Gianluigi Rondi, who resigned a few days ago (see the article). It was decided by the assembly of the founding members, which met today. Put forward by the Mayor Gianni Alemanno, Ferrari was elected with 4 of 5 votes (the president of the Provincia di Roma, Nicola Zingaretti, was against).
Paolo Ferrari was president and managing director of Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia and president of Anica.
"Now – said Mayor Alemanno – we are heading towards the nomination of Marco Mueller" as director of the Festival. "I’m really pleased with the nomination", said Ferrari. "Enough chatting now: we have to start working and call the Board of Directors together to nominate the artistic director. 'We have to prepare a good Festival for Rome, a receptive city which deserves it. I thank Piera Detassis and Gian Luigi Rondi for their work'".
The dates for the next edition of the festival have been confirmed: 18-26 October, at the Auditorium.
(Translated from Italian)