showcase magazine Dec 2010italy issue 253
Welcome to the latest edition of Showcase Italy, brought to you by Production Paradise. We highlight the very best of the Italian visual media industry and, as usual, more information can be found in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
Be sure to check out our featured event:
- Milan Men Fashion Week, 15-18 January.
In this Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals currently working out of Italy: Allucinazione, An Italian Location, Aura Photo Agency, Cinenoleggi Nane Group, Colin Dutton, DONE!, GLOW Management, Hi-Location, John Anthony Rizzo, Karna Maffait, Lupetta5 & BelowTheLine, Matteo Linguiti, SIME Photo, and Tax Free Film.
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DONE! Milan commercials production
DONE! is a unique production house that works with both local and international agencies to ensure every project is customised to meet the desires of each individual client.
This approach has proven successful with both clients and the company's pool of elite directors from across the globe, positioning DONE! as an efficient and effective partner.
Offices comprising full production teams are located in Milan, Germany, Lebanon, India and the Emirates to offer top quality at the most attractive pricing.
DONE! is the global one-stop-shop solution for television commercials, long format advertising, music videos, interactive media, feature films and talent management.
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Tax Free Film Parma CGI & 3D
Tax Free is a production company and creative boutique with a passion for telling digital stories through unique characters and exquisite environments.
Mixing live-action footage, graphics, real materials and 3D CGI, the company creates a wide range of media content. State-of-the-art CGI replication has led to stunningly realistic car images for campaigns from the likes of Fiat, Lancia, Citroën and Peugeot.
Several projects, including Parmareggio, Lete, Daikin and That’s Amore Findus, demonstrate the company's skill when it comes to character design and the creation of fantastic worlds.
Based in Parma, in reality Tax Free is present anywhere where there is an idea to bring to life.
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An Italian Location Rome location service and scouts
15 years of experience has given An Italian Location an impressive location and contacts database as well as a deep knowledge of the production world.
"Our mission has always been to combine clients' 'unreal' requests with 'real possibilities', and often, it really happens!"
Sicily, Sardinia, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Portofino, Tuscany, and many other Italian wonders can all be accessed in a few clicks from An Italian Location's website. Experience and flexibility combined with passion and dedication help clients to realise any size and type of project.
The company offers great deals on accommodation, logistics, production services, equipment, props and casting. Visit the website for more information.
Lupetta 5 & BelowTheLine Milan location service and scouts
With 20 years of experience in location scouting and production service, Lupetta5 & BelowTheLine can be considered one of the most prestigious location agencies in Italy.
The Lupetta5 team is always ready to help production companies, supporting them on any production request for films, commercials, photo shoots, music videos, documentaries and events.
With one of the biggest location archives in Europe, the company can offer clients a huge selection of spectacular locations and give immediate feedback on their availability.
Hi-Location Milan location service and scouts
Hi-Location is a young and dynamic location agency and production service company born out of the experience of Annalisa Bertoletti and Silvia Grittini.
The company provides amazing locations for photo shoots, commercials, TV, film, events and product launches and constantly searches for new venues and locations to add to its database. Hi-Location specialises in finding the right location for every type of project.
The company also handles every aspect of a shoot, from preparation to wrap. Collaborating with the leading modelling agencies, make-up artists, hair stylists and equipment rental companies, Hi-Location has excellent agreements for accommodation and transfers and knows how to produce a shoot by faithfully maintaining clients' budgets.
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Allucinazione Rome photo production
Allucinazione is where photography, commercials and studio shoots come together. Based in central Rome, the agency provides photographic and video production expertise through its team of in-house retouchers, 3D operators, editors and assistants. Allucinazione also offers production services, equipment rental, and organises shoots for foreign clients.
Representing photographers across the commercial advertising market, the company's international staff work alongside English and Italian speaking assistants to handle all aspects of production, including casting, locations, scouting, permits, equipment, transport and accommodation.
Rome-based Riccardo Magno founded Allucinazione in 1998 and has since been joined by producer Lucinda Agar, a Dutch production secretary, international digital assistants, and an Italian studio manager. The company edits its own video commercials in-house and can deliver broadcast HD-quality footage via streaming on a dedicated ftp server.
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Aura Photo Agency Milan photo agents
Aura Photo Agency was founded in Milan in 1996 as an international photographers' representative and production company. With offices in Milan, London and Stockholm the agency represents more than 20 of the best international photographers shooting fashion, beauty, still life, food, interiors, lifestyle, celebrities and portraiture.
A strong reputation earned from more than 15 years experience in the field means Aura's photographers are in constant demand. The company is widely appreciated internationally, offering great photographic quality at human prices along with 360° assistance on every kind of editorial or advertising production in Europe.
The company also operates an online image bank for worldwide image sales.
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SIMEphoto San Vendemiano photo library stock
Specialising in high-quality travel and travel-related photography in some of the world's leading destinations, SIMEphoto's portfolio is particularly strong in southern Europe with one of the finest collections of contemporary Italian travel pictures available anywhere.
Constantly striving to present inspiring collections, the company believes that quality and creativity are of paramount importance in photography. SIMEphoto is proud to present the work of dedicated professional photographers, each of them committed to providing some of the best contemporary travel photography available today.
Photos in this Showcase refer to sustainable editorial products for travel and tourism, designed by the company's own brand SIMEbooks.
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Karna Maffait Messina, Sicily fashion photographers
French-Danish photographer Karna Maffait has been shooting all over the world for over 25 years. Growing up she was surrounded by art, food and photography and her style reflects a sharp yet feminine approach.
With vast experience working on large international productions, Karna is armed with positive energy and a passion for her work that has earned her the respect and trust of colleagues and clients alike.
Based in Cape Town over the winter months and between Denmark and Italy over the summer, her clients include Bianco Shoes, Halens Sweden, IN Magazine DK, Jack & Jones, Besteller, M Magazine, Veto Jeans, Femina Magazine, Cream, St. Martins, Green House, Sirup, TDK, Vision Models, Selected, Kukii, Carla du Nord, Wellington Jewellery, Aya Naya, House Doctor and many more.
Matteo Linguiti Milan advertising photographers
Matteo Linguiti is a Milan-based artist, photographer and director with over 15 years of experience. He is comfortable shooting in the studio or out on location, using digital as well as film.
He specialises in advertising and fashion and is renowned for his emotional campaigns and portraits.
Matteo's current clients include Audi, Marlboro, Aprilia, Samsung, Adidas, GQ, Renault, Daewoo, Fiat, Gucci, Bvlgari, Vodafone and many others.
Colin Dutton Milan food & drink photographers
Colin Dutton is a British photographer based in the north of Italy with 10 years of experience in producing strong, clean images for corporate and editorial clients. Specialised in high-end travel, food and interiors, his location provides the perfect base for work in the Mediterranean area while his background in documentary photography adds a quiet, conceptual nature to his images.
Collaborating with design agencies, hotels and magazines his work has been published and exhibited internationally.
Clients include Condé Nast Traveler, BBC Olive, Sunday Times Travel, Saveur, The Independent, Virtuoso Life, Saisonkueche and Meridiani.
John Anthony Rizzo Milan advertising photographers
John Anthony Rizzo shoots for advertising, editorial and publishing clients worldwide. He lives in northern Italy but returns to Boston, Massachusetts frequently throughout the year for both advertising and Fine Art clients.
John studied Photography as a Fine Arts major and was decidedly influenced by Gary Winogrand and Robert Frank. Along the way he has received both a National Endowment for the Arts Project Grant, a Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Fellowship for Photography, and many awards from the advertising and publishing Industries.
Over the years he has shot numerous ad campaigns, magazine assignments and book projects. There have been photo shoots in Paris, Prague, Pittsburg and Portugal ("and that’s just the P's!"), and he has completed long tours through Italy and most of Europe behind the lens of his Leica.
Clients include Condé Nast, Geo, Food & Wine, Fairmont Hotels, Starwood Hotels, Chronicle Publishing, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Sasquatch Books, Bon Appetit, Bertolli and Barilla.
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Cinenoleggi Nane Group Milan camera/ accessories cinema
Cinenane Group was born from Cinenoleggi Nane, a historic Milanese film company offering equipment and services for cinema and television for more than twenty years.
Their new structure, extending over more than 2000 m2., and their new renting divisions, called Nane Aerial+Stab and Tabletop Studio, make it possible to meet any requirements originating from film/television studios, film directors, and cinematographers, as well as to enable better collaboration with grips and electricians.
They design structures and systems for fashion parades, show rooms, conventions, and big events in cooperation with light designers and architects.
Cinenoleggi Nane supply specialised personnel and on-line customer care; their quality is UNI-EN-ISO 9001:2008 certificated and recognized by DNV Italia.
In 2000 they were awarded the ATIC prize (Associazione Tecnica Italiana per la Cinematografia) for having designed and built a new type of computerised film and TV shooting equipment called Visual Motion Control.