When they asked which city he would love to live in, Fellini replied “Cinecittà”
THE HISTORY OF CINECITTÀ

80 years of cinema and there’s still more story to tell. Throughout the entire 20th century, Cinecittà never stopped creating dreams for the country: from the initial design by Gino Peressutti whose construction was inaugurated in 1937 to the American productions that filled the capital with new splendour in the post-war years and the blockbuster titles that would reinvent the history of cinema, from Mervyn LeRoy’s Quo Vadis? to William Wyler’s Ben Hur.

 

Many of the founding pages of the universal history of film have been written on its sets; pages that have exported the most vibrant face of Rome to the world, its unmistakable Dolce Vita.

 

In the new millennium, the stages of Cinecittà Studios continue to host important productions, like, Gangs of New York  by Martin Scorsese, Le avventure acquatiche di Steve Zissou by Wes Anderson, La passione di Cristo by Mel Gibson and recently Catch 22 by George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Ellen Kuras and Six Underground by Michael Bay.

 

In a lot of over 400,000 square metres, the stages are framed by tree-lined streets and charming and versatile corners, A beating heart of artists and professionals, just a few metro stops from the centre of Rome, that continues to attract film professionals from all over the world, drawn by logistical ease and exceptional quality of service.

 

In July 2017, after over two decades of private management, Cinecittà Studios once again became part of Istituto Luce-Cinecittà which, as a public company with participation from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, aims to promote the potential of the Studios and aims to grow its activity.

Cinema is the most direct way to get in touch with God
FEDERICO FELLINI
FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

In July 2017, Cinecittà Studios became part of Istituto Luce-Cinecittà, creating an audiovisual hub in Italy that combines an institutional role promoting culture and an industrial approach offering services to productions.

 

Cinecittà Studios is presently working on a comprehensive development plan to modernize the entire lot. The principal areas of action include:

 

  • Construction of two large, state of the art sound stages and a permanent green screen studio.
  • Construction of a tank for underwater filming.
  • Establishment of MIAC – Museo Italiano dell’Audiovisivo e del Cinema (Museum of  Audiovisual arts and Cinema), in synergy with “Cinecittà Shows off” and with the print laboratory that will resume activity to restore physical films and cater to analogue productions.
  • Establishment of the “Strada dei Mestieri” (Street of Master Artisans) to create a cluster of ateliers and workshops for audiovisual professionals, e.g. set and costume designers, to offer support to domestic and international productions, helping to contain costs by reducing travel needs and employing local professionals.
MANAGEMENT

Roberto Cicutto – President and CEO

 

Enrico Bufalini – Director, Historical, Cinema and Documentary Archive, Human Resources and Legal, Acquisitions and General Affairs and I.T.

 

Claudio Ranocchi – Director Administration, Finance & Control and Rights Management

 

Giancarlo di Gregorio – Director, Institutional Communication, Public Relations, Journalistic Activity and Web, Events

 

Domenico Pinuccio D’Arino – Director of Production