top of page











CEO / Producer







Delegate Producer

Francesca Silvestrini_delegate producer.jpg



Founded in 1970 by Elio Scardamaglia and Federico Fellini, Compagnia Leone Cinematografica has been part of the Italian and International production business ever since.
The original IP is our Beacon! Prime TV scripted content is our core business, but we are currently developing new feature projects, finding inspiration in the primal DNA of the company.
Our goal is to find new partners, and build up international teams, to produce ever-greater quality content.

We also specialize in feature films for television and the movie theatre. We are working on several feature film projects and scripted TV series ranging from Biopics, Family Drama, and Drama genres. Moreover, we are opening our horizons to new content forms as we develop several Documentaries. This was after the 2021s “Sono Un Clown,” a documentary we produced based on the movie by Federico Fellini, produced by Compagnia Leone in 1970.
Among our projects:
I CLOWNS, by Federico Fellini; Paolo Borsellino - THE 57 DAYS. In arte NINO, with Elio Germano. I RAGAZZI DELLO ZECCHINO D’ORO, TV movie. UNA PALLOTTOLA NEL CUORE, TV series with Gigi Proietti.LA FUGGITIVA - TV series in post-production co-produced with RaiFiction.
THE LIONS OF SICILY, currently in development, is based on the top-selling Italian book, I Leoni di Sicilia!



Genre:              Historical Drama

Director:          Paolo Genovese

Screenplay:     Stefano Sardo, Ludovica Rampoldi

Cast:                 Michele Riondino, Miriam Leone, Donatella Finocchiaro, Vinicio Marchioni, Eduardo Scarpetta, Paolo Briguglia, Ester Pantano ,Adele Cammarata

THE LIONS OF SICILY is a 2023 Italian historical drama television series based on The Florios of Sicily by Stefania Auci. It premiered at the Rome Film Festival on 23 October 2023 and was released on Disney+. It follows the Florio family, where brothers Paolo and Ignazio turn a small shop in Sicily into a flourishing business activity that becomes an economic empire. Still, the arrival of a strong and intelligent woman disrupts the entire family’s life.


Genre:              Drama

Director:          Umberto Marino

Screenplay:     Umberto Marino

Cast:                 Giuseppe Zeno, Antonia Truppo, Tosca D'Aquino, Massimiliano Rossi, Roberto De Francesco, Ernesto Mahieux, Bruno Torrisi, Giuseppe Pirozzi

​Pesconormanno, 1996. Raffaele Acampora is a street hawker in the Caserta area. The Camorra bosses harass him because he refuses to pay them protection money. He decided to set up a trade union on his own and immediately managed to recruit several members from among his fellow street vendors. Raffaele and the other hawkers are threatened and ordered to pay the clan double. Acampora calms them down and gets a freelance journalist, Sergio De Luca, to publish the news of their strike. He also receives the support of the city council on the Councillor Rea initiative. But the threats against Raffaele continue. Carla Innaurato, the wife of the Camorra boss Domenica Innaurato, approaches Raffaele's sister and offers him money to leave for Canada, where they could start a new life. Still, when he hears about it, he indignantly refuses. His desperate wife arrives at the Innaurato villa and begs Carla to forgive Raffaele. Anna cannot reason with her husband, who is determined to continue on his path. Carla then tries to call Raffaele at the trade union office, but the line is busy, and it is too late, as he is about to be killed by Domenico.


Genre:              Drama

Director:          Carlo Carlei

Screenplay:     Claudio Norza

Cast:                 Vittoria Puccini, Pina Turco, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Sergio Romano, Antonio Gerardi, Ivan Franek, Maurizio                                  Marchetti, Giorgia Salari

LA FUGGITIVA is the story of Arianna who’s on the run. Accused of of her husband’s murder, must prove her innocence while being hunted by the police. There is, however, someone else looking for her, someone who wants her dead: it is the criminal network that has devastated a territory with toxic waste. A plague that caused illnesses, deaths, and sufferings, and Fabrizio, Arianna’s husband, wanted to report at the cost of his life. Arianna, strong of her secret past as a child soldier in Bosnia, will fight against everything and everyone to obtain justice and truth, for her husband and for all the innocent victims of this criminal cartel, and to regain the trust of her son.


Genre:              Biography, Musical

Director:         Ambrogio Logiudice

Screenplay:     Anna Pavignano, Carlotta Veroni, Ambrogio Logiudice

Cast:                Matilda De Angelis, Maya Sansa, Antonio Gerardi, Velentina Cervi, Simone Gandolfo

1960s, Bologna. Mimmo is a naughty boy from a southern family with an extraordinary musical ear. Ernestina, his mother, decides to take him to an audition for the first edition of a singing competition at the Antoniano in Bologna: the Zecchino d’Oro. There he meets Mariele Ventre, a young choir teacher, and that meeting changes his life.


Genre:             Crime, Comedy, Family

Director:         Luca Manfred

Screenplay:    Salvatore Basile, Nicola Lusuardi

Cast:               Gigi Proietti, Francesca Inaudi, Licia Maglietta, Marco Marzocca, Paola Minaccioni

Bruno Palmieri is a long-standing Roman crime reporter who during the decades has covered hundreds of cases; he has an infallible memory. He remembers people and details. Bruno lives with a bullet close to his heart. Many years ago someone shot him in the back and trying to remove the bullet would be too risky for his life. Now on the threshold of retirement, Bruno cannot stop, because he is heading towards a second professional youth trying to solve old cases.
Meanwhile, there’s a newcomer at his newspaper, Maddalena, she’s Bruno’s natural daughter, the fruit of a relationship with an old flame, Paola, who left him immediately after he was injured, when she discovered she was
pregnant so as not to further upset his life.

bottom of page