COMPAGNIA LEONE CINEMATOGRAFICA
CEO / Producer
Founded in 1970 by Elio Scardamaglia and Federico Fellini, Compagnia Leone Cinematografica has been part of the Italian and International production business ever since.
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, build up international teams, in order to produce ever-greater quality content.
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, based on the Top Selling Italian book, I Leoni di Sicilia!
LA FUGGITIVA 2021
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.
I RAGAZZI DELLO ZECCHINO D’ORO 2019
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.
UNA PALLOTTOLA NEL CUORE 2014-2018
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.