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BOLLYWOOD And ITS STARS TO ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM & MUSIC FEST JULY 13-18, 2003

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Lacco Ameno (May 5) - The Hotel of Queen Isabella returns to the world stage this summer when it hosts the first annual Ischia Global Film & Music Fest.

The event July 13-18 is promoted by the International Academy of Art in Ischia with the sponsorship of Pleasant Lacco, a town of 4,000 on Ischia, the Green Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Naples. Stars of Italian and international show business will join to celebrate and explore the relationship between film and music.

Part of the festival will explore the phenomenon of Bollywood, the Indian subcontinent’s answer to Hollywood. Indian film personalities to be featured at Ischia are directors Shekhar Kapur (The Four Feathers and Elizabeth), Ratnan Hands and Ashwariya Rai; and actors Kabir Bedi and Vivek Oberoi. Some 800 films of love and songs are born every year in Bollywood. These Technicolor dreams play to millions of spectators scattered in the world from Kabul to London to Manila. Critic Tonino Pinto says the colorful and imaginative contemporary Indian film style is a natural for this festival exploring links between the cinema art and new musical trends. There is much curiosity in Italy and world about the enormously productive phenomenon of Bollywood.

The president of the International Academy of Art, entrepreneur Giancarlo Carriero, launched the plan to restore the island of Ischia to the worldwide preeminence it enjoyed during its Golden Era. Producer Angel Rizzoli and director Luchino Visconti lead the event. Responsible for the artistic supervision of the project are producer Tony Renis, actor Franco Nero, and director and choreographer Franco Miseria, together with singer-songwriter Edoardo Bennato, actor and director Giulio Base, and producer Giuseppe Pedersoli. Production managers are Tonino Pinto and Tiziana Rocca.

Technical revolutions in audiovisual production, on-line entertainment and even presentations via the new Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS) also will be explored at the festival.

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LOUIS J. HORVITZ, DIRECTOR OF OSCAR� TELECASTS, WILL SPEAK AT ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL

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Lacco Ameno (May 3) � Louis J. Horvitz, director of the last seven Oscar telecasts and of an upcoming tribute to legendary actor Robert De Niro, will be honored with a special prize at the first annual Ischia Global Film & Music Fest.

Horvitz also will speak during the festival July 13-18 on innovations in the entertainment industry. He is the king of live event telecasts, directing events ranging from Emmy and other award shows to the halftime entertainment at American professional football�s Super Bowl and tributes to icons such as De Niro and actor Tom Hanks. He has directed more than 6,000 hours of programming and won three Emmy awards.

Portions of Horvitz� American Film Institute salute to De Niro will be shown at Ischia. Giancarlo Carriero, president of the International Art Academy of Ischia, said the presence of Horvitz demonstrates the high level of show business players that the worldwide festival is attracting in order to analyze transformations of the industry and the global phenomena of entertainment on the internet and new universal mobile telephones.

The festival will devote substantial time to the relationship between music and cinema as seen through numerous film musicals. Film previews and retrospectives, as well as live performances, discussions and award presentations, also will be featured at the festival.

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LUCE INSTITUTE TO SPONSOR ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM & MUSIC FEST

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LUCE INSTITUTE TO SPONSOR ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM & MUSIC FEST

Lacco Ameno (April 28) The Luce Institute, in order to help foster professional contacts among leading international entertainment producers, live musical performances and exclusive film previews, is joining as a sponsor of Ischia Global Film and Music Fest July 13-18.

Luciano Sovena, the new general executive manager of the Luce Institute, said, We believe a lot in the force of this initiative and in its potential. The market of the cinema is global.� He said the Institute will help promote the Ischia event at the Cannes Film Festival in May with the objective of bringing to Ischia in July leading European producers to discuss the new technologies and means of distribution for audiovisual entertainment, including the internet and universal mobile telecommunications service (UMTS).

The Institute also is supporting creation of an archive of the golden years of film production on Ischia, when the island was a destination for leading international film stars.



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ISCHIA INTERNATIONAL ARTS ACADEMY PLANS FESTIVAL TO RE-ESTABLISH ISLAND�S GLORY DAYS OF FILM

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Lacco Ameno d'Ischia (April 21)  The International Academy of Art of Ischia is establishing the first annual Ischia Global Film & Music Fest July 13-18. The main objective of the Academy is to bring back to Ischia the worldwide acclaim and reputation it enjoyed for its cinema, music and culture during the Golden Era of producer Angelo Rizzoli and director Luchino Visconti. Responsible for the artistic supervision of the project are producer Tony Renis, actor Franco Nero, and director and choreographer Franco Miseria, together with singer-songwriter Edoardo Bennato, actor and director Giulio Base, and producer Giuseppe Pedersoli. Production managers are Tonino Pinto and Tiziana Rocca.

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JOSH HARTNETT SEDUCE ISCHIA E ONORA LA CARRIERA DI ORNELLA MUTI. "L'ITALIA E' IL MIO PAESE PREFERITO" DICE IL GIOVANE ARTISTA

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ISCHIA 18 Luglio 2010 - L'affascinante attore americano Josh Hartnett................. 

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