Rai Com SPA Introduced Its MIPDOC and MIPTV 2019 Line-up
Rome, March 22sd, 2019
Rai Com, which is the sales arm of Italian pubcaster RAI, has the pleasure to introduce its MIPDOC and MIPTV 2019 line-up, consisting in the best products available for international distribution.
Rai Com focuses on foreign countries taking advantage of a favorable international trend that is characterizing the areas in which it is present with its audiovisual offer, from fiction to “Rai foreign channels”, from cinema to documentaries, kids programs, animation, music and sport.
In April, Rai Com will he heading to Cannes from Torino where company will have attended its traditional congress “Screenings” (April 3rd-6th) with over 120 international buyers attending.
In reference to Rai Fiction’s offer, Rai Com will bring to the market some series that will air in autumn on the RAI channels.
Among the newest productions:
Pezzi Unici, a generational narrative between social drama and thriller, starring Sergio Castellitto, produced by Rai Fiction-Indiana Productions and directed by Cinzia TH Torrini
Mentre Ero Via, a global-scale drama set in Verona, which tells the story of a woman and her extraordinary capacity for rebirth after struggling to regain her life. This is a Rai Fiction-Endemol Italy production, featuring Vittoria Puccini and Giuseppe Zeno
The two productions for which RAI this year has distinguished itself in the global panorama of the non-english-language product:
My Brilliant Friend”, directed by Saverio Costanzo. In collaboration with Freemantle, Rai Com distribution involves the territories CIS+CEE
The Name of the Rose”, directed by Giacomo Battiato. In association with TM International, Rai Com distribution involves the territories CIS+CEE
This year is the 20th anniversary for the international acclaimed series Detective Montalbano, produced by Rai Fiction with Palomar, with brand new episodes finally available:
Detective Montalbano – The Other End of The Line (1X105’ – 2019), directed by Alberto Sironi, produced by Rai Fiction and Palomar.
The arrivals of migrants one after another almost every night, and Montalbano faces this emergency only with his few men, who work –non-stop. He does it without ever losing his humanity and his sense of justice. In the midst of all this, a terrible crime hits Vigata: Elena Biasini is brutally slaughtered in her tailor’shop. The murder seems inexplicable. But Montalbano will know how to grasp the thread of lige of this mysterious and extraordinary woman, and will discover the lacerating truth that lies behind her death.
Detective Montalbano – A Diary From 1943 (1X111’ – 2019), directed by Alberto Sironi, produced by Rai Fiction and Palomar.
Three stories arrive on Montalbano’s desk back from the past: the discovery of a diary of 1943 by a boy who confesses in the very same diary that he had done a terrible act, a massacre, the day after September 8, 1943. The same day a very brisk ninety-year-old-man arrives in Montalbano’s office, a certain John Zuck..
New seasons now available for the following successful series:
The Way Home 2, directed by Riccardo Dona, produced Luca’s Barbareschi Casanova Multimedia
The Inspector Coliandro”, directed by Manetti Bros, co-produced by Rai Fiction and Vela Film, produced by Tommaso Dazzi, associate producer Maurizio Tini, the TV series is written by Carlo Lucarelli and Giampiero Rigosi
The Ladies Paradise Daily, directed by Isabella Leoni, Marco Maccaferri, Riccardo Mosca and Francesco Pavolini, co-produced by Rai Fiction, produced by Gianandrea Pecorelli per Aurora Tv
Bastards of Pizzofalcone 2, directed by Carlo Carlei (1° season) and Alessandro D’Alatri (2° season), produced by Clemart and Rai Fiction
For the feature films intended for television distribution, Rai Com will present for the first time:
I Am Not A Killer, directed by Andrea Zaccariello, produced by Pepito Produzioni and Viola Film with Rai Cinema
The Stolen Caravaggio, directed by Roberto Andò, produced by Rai Cinema and Bibi Film
Kids & Family
Offering peaks of creative excellence in the kids & youth sector, Rai Com brings to the global entertainment market an evolving catalogue with library titles, new international acquisitions including partner Rai Ragazzi newest productions for Rai YoYo and Rai Gulp.
Broadcasted for the first time on Rai Gulp kids channel in February 2019 JAMS is a TV miniseries (10×24’) raised out from the conviction that the most effective weapon again sexual harassment is prevention. Co-produced by Rai Ragazzi and Italian production company Stand by Me, the series tells the story of 11-year-old Joy, who withdraws from her friends and activities when a middle-aged family friend becomes attracted to her. The series is aiming to help kids understand the risks of sexual harassment, detect when something is wrong, overcome shame and loneliness, and ask for the help of friends and adult intervention.
The multiplatform project Fumbles, together with its latest TV series Fumbleland (live action/motion-capture animation 26×7′) produced by Rai Ragazzi and JB Productions. An English learning and spelling project aimed to engage children from 3 to 10 years old through TV contents, games and activities set on different age targets. A wide experience of learning in an exciting and innovative way, already available on the VR platform High Fidelity.
The upper pre-school comedy series Woof Meow is made in Russia, produced by AA-Studio, and narrates the fun and entertaining stories of a group of puppy dogs and cats who enjoy real and imaginary games and adventures together.
Thanks to a new framework of co-production agreements signed with important European and international television groups such as Arte, France Televisions, RSI and NHK, Rai Com has renewed and enforced its documentaries content offer.
One of Rai Com exclusive documentaries distribution goal is to serialize Italy’s most extraordinary heritage such as Alberto Angela:
Meraviglie, the international version already distributed in over 40 countries will have its second season with a further 6 episodes
Art & Culture
Among its new titles of film-documentaries, Rai Com is proud to distribute:
Arrivederci Saigon, directed by Wilma Labate (Official Selection – Sconfini Section at the 75° Venice Film Festival)
Looking for Valentina, directed by Giancarlo Soldi
Bajkonur-Terra, directed by Andrea Sorini
La Passione di Anna Magnani, a new portrait of one of the main protagonists of Italian cinema.
In sinergy with Rai Culture and the major Italian Opera Houses such as Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Rai Com offers a high profile performing arts line-up including distribution exclusivities of the best operas, ballets and concerts of the season that will lead the public to discover or re-discover the most prestigious cult theaters in the world:
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, Teatro alla Scala, Milan
DECEMBER 7th, 2019
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Stage Director: Davide Livermore
With: Anna Netrebko, Marcelo Avarez, Luca Salsi
Concert For Milan, Te atro alla Scala, Milan
JUNE 9th, 2019
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala
Cavalliera Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Teatro San Carlo, Naples
JULY 6th, 2019
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
Director: Pippo Delbono
With: Violeta Urmana, Veronica Simeoni, Marcelo Álvarez, Roberto Aronica, Elena Zilio, George Gagnidze, Leyla Martinucci, Bobò
Orchestra and Choir of Teatro Opera di San Carlo, Naples
Cavalliera Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Teatro San Carlo, Naples
AUGUST 2-4th, 2019
Directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti
Born in collaboration with the Teatro San Carlo, the project is to bring the Opera to the Sassi in the context of the events for Matera European Capital of Culture 2020.
Created en plein air, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana will involve citizens in the creation of dramaturgy and in the updated representation of the work
With an expanding film lineup focused on creative diversity, Rai Com is proud to be present at the most prestigious markets and Festival such as the Venice Film Festival, Toronto, Berlinale, the Oscars and Cannes.
Blue Kids, directed by Andrea Tagliaferri, produced by Matteo Garrone Archimede Film and Rai Cinema
Such a Great Love, Un’Amore Cosi’ Grande, directed by Cristian De Mattheis, produced by Michele Cali’ and Federica Andreoli
Rai Com is reaching its objective of Rai’s worldwide channel distribution, also thanks to an increased offer to transversal technologies, from cable to satellite, etc. Over 8 million europeans have access to Rai channels and more than 20 million outside of Europe.
Company’s main focus is to keep exporting a very high profile and quality content, offering the wealth of Italian production to the international market, with the same passion and care for this mission since its founding in 1968.
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