Virginia Raffaele is a natural talent and is destined to gain an increasingly central place in TV entertainment. RAI, Mediaset, SKY will all be competing to get her for the next few years as she represents the present as well as the future of cultured and entertaining showbusiness. It seems almost an oxymoron that, however, she masters very well.
The David di Donatello is the main award dedicated to the Italian and the international film industry. On this occasion (2005) the award was given to Million Dollar Baby as the best foreign film, distributed in Italy by 01 Distribution. The first and only time that Warner did not distribute a Clint Eastwood film in Italy.
Luciana Littizzetto has made two editions of the Sanremo Festival (2013, 2014) with Rai1, hosted with Fabio Fazio. Transgressive, ironic, unpredictable, she is the author of memorable ironic "rants" and sharp impact monologues. What appears as improvisation is the result of a careful drafting and preparation work.
This photo depicts Maurizio Crozza who bravely returned to the 2014 Sanremo Festival after the clamorous criticism of the previous edition. He was tense but managed to compete with the audience of the Ariston Theater, which gave him an ovation. I almost succeeded in taking him to Rai1, but the project faded.
Carlo Conti and Maria De Filippi, tired but happy, successfully hosted the 2017 Sanremo Festival. Bringing them together on the Ariston stage was one of the most complex and winning bets I made, of which I am really proud. Conti set his personal record of three consecutive editions of the Festival with increasing share averages: 49% in 2015, 50% in 2016, 51% in 2017.
This is the final image of the 2017 Sanremo Festival won by Francesco Gabbani. The year before he had been mistakenly eliminated in the Nuove Proposte [New Proposals] section and then called back when he was already at the hotel with his suitcases ready. He won in the youth category in 2016 and the big names in 2017. Talk about "sliding doors".
Maria De Filippi is saying, during the live broadcast of Rai1 for the 2014 TV Oscars, that no one had ever asked her to host the Sanremo Festival and therefore it was inappropriate to talk about it, even if she was ready to do it with Carlo Conti. I smile because the project that took place three years later started right from that moment.
Laetitia Casta was a real diva, and still is. Here she is portrayed during a press conference for the 2014 Sanremo Festival where she played a prominent role alongside Fabio Fazio. Cat Stevens arrived at the theatre early just when she was rehearsing an ironic ballet. We were terrified that he would leave. He remained and waited for his rehearsal.