First Edition of Audio-Visual Producers Summit in Matera


Matera is set to host the first edition of the Audio-Visual Producers Summit from July 7 to 10.

The new flagship event of the Italian and international audiovisual industry is aimed at promoting meetings with leading experts in the sector and is focused on the production of series and films for TV, digital platforms and the global market of scripted productions. Organized by the Lucana Film Commission for Associazione Produttori Audiovisivi (APA), the event will see the involvement of the Producers Guild of America (PGA). The collaboration will ensure the presence of numerous personalities from the audiovisual industry to discuss sector evolution and develop new strategies that respond to technological progress and the current ways of exploiting audiovisual content.

The Audio-Visual Producers Summit will combine networking activities, panels and business meetings to establish and strengthen relationships between professionals in the audiovisual sector and promote new collaboration agreements. An entire day will be dedicated to Southern Italy. The summit will offer the chance for local film commissions to promote the territory and introduce incentives and services at the regional level to support TV productions for those who shoot in Italy.

Roberto Stabile, president of Lucana Film Commission, said: “I am happy that the first public event of the Lucana Film Commission coincides with the first edition of the AVPSummit which aims to be a moment of reflection on the future strategies of the entire audiovisual sector. And I am even happier to host the first event totally in presence in the South, in this phase of recovery. The Summit will bring some of the most important US producers to Italy, thanks to the involvement of PGA, the result of an agreement signed with APA, following several missions to Los Angeles supported by Ice-Italian Trade Agency, which also supports the event together with MiC and in this respect, I thank the Undersecretary Di Stefano. I also wish to thank Minister Dario Franceschini and Undersecretary Lucia Borgonzoni who, with her impetus, a few months after her appointment, made sure that this project could become true.”

Gary Lucchesi added: “As President Emeritus of the Producers Guild of America, I am very pleased to attend this year’s AVPSummit. I know firsthand how much the AVPS values the role of the Producer and that is especially the case with my great friend Giancarlo Leone, APA President, as well the President of Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Chiara Sbargia, and Roberto Stabile, President of the Lucana Film Commission. I am certain that this will be an exciting and informative conference for all.”