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DGCA MiBACT, ANICA present “Special Event”

New frontiers for film business: what changes after the lockdown? Confronting models and strategies - a dialogue between Europe - USA - China
Monday, 7 September 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00
Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
Open to all industry accreditations

Introduction by: Roberto Stabile, Head of International Department of ANICA and ITA Audiovisual Desks Coordinator

Opening Speech: Manlio Di Stefano, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - Italian Government


  • Nicola Borrelli, Director General for Cinema of MiBACT
  • Francesco Rutelli, President of ANICA and Coordinator of the Italy-China Cultural Forum
  • Giancarlo Leone, President of APA

Panel themes:

  • DIGITAL SERVICES: In early June, the EU Commission launched a public consultation on the Digital Services Act: Is it time to regulate the Online Wild West?
  • INNOVATIONS AND CHALLENGES IN A PANDEMIC WORLD: How are film businesses around the globe approaching the new challenges?  What do they need from Government to support their businesses?

Moderated by: Stan McCoy, President and Managing Director of MPA EMEA


  • Ibán García Del Blanco, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of JURI
  • Jasmin Battista, Head of e-commerce sector, European Commission, DG CONNECT
  • Marco Chimenz, Co-CEO of Cattleya and Italian Delegate to EPC
  • Iole Maria Giannattasio, Coordinator of the Research Unit within Directorate General Cinema of MiBACT
  • Liu Chun, President of China Film Co-Production Corporation
  • Simona Martorelli, RAI’s Director of International Relations and European Affairs
  • Gina Nieri, Executive Director & Director-Legal Affairs, Mediaset SpA
  • Joy Roewe, Senior Vice President, West Coast Production, HBO
  • Chiara Sbarigia, Director General APA and President APA Service 


  • Charles H. Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of MPA
  • Anna Laura Orrico, Undersecretary of State for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism

Italian/English with translation