Here below are some of the companies and associations I’ve worked with.
• Multi-national, multi-lingual media and communication specialist.
• Creator of both long-form documentaries for the Discovery Networks and shorter, more economical pieces for internet news sites, such as Vocativ.com. Issue areas covered include poverty, political extremism, international human trafficking, gay rights issues, criminal gangs, and child prostitution.
• Producer of both reality TV (NBC’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) and hard news (Al Gore’s Current TV in the UK and Italy).
• Veteran of television, radio and internet journalism, as well as moviemaking.
• Experienced correspondent who can produce multi-media packages under the most trying conditions. Considerable experience reporting and filing from the developing world.
• A popular and engaging presence with a popular following in Italy and the potential to generate similar followings in other markets.
• Fluent in his native Italian, English and French; working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese.
Discovery is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is the flagship television property of Discovery Communications. As of June 2012, Discovery Channel is the second most widely distributed cable channel in the United States, behind TBS; it is available in 409 million households worldwide, through its U.S. flagship channel and its various owned or licensed television channels internationally.
Mediaset S.p.A., known as Gruppo Mediaset, is an Italian-based mass media company which is the largest commercial broadcaster in the country.
Rai — Radio Televisione Italiana S.p.A. is Italy's national public broadcasting company, owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance. RAI operates many DVB and Sat television channels and radio stations, broadcasting via digital terrestrial transmission (15 television and 7 radio channels nationwide) and from several satellite platforms. It is the biggest television broadcaster in Italy.
Sony Pictures Television Inc. is an American television production/distribution studio that operates internationally and is part of the Sony Pictures Entertainment unit of Japanese conglomerate Sony. It is based in Culver City, California.
Current TV was an American television channel from August 1, 2005 to August 20, 2013 owned by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. The channel started out as a user-generated content channel with content made by viewers in 15 minute blocks. The channel later switched formats to become an independent news network aimed at progressive politics. Current TV had a presence in the USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada and South Africa before being sold to Al Jazeera in 2013.
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of NBC Universal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
Sky Living is television brand and channel owned by Sky plc available in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Sky plc (previously BSkyB) bought the Living TV Group in 2010. On 1 February 2011 Living changed its name to Sky Living. The channel's programming was aimed mainly at women and young adults, but with new shows such as CSI, Close to Home and Boston Legal, the channel is now broadening its audience reach to a wider range of demographics including men aged 18–45.
MTV (formerly an initialism of Music Television) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel which is a part of the Viacom Music and Entertainment Group unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom, of which it is a subsidiary. The channel itself is headquartered in New York City. Launched on August 1, 1981, the original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by television personalities known as video jockeys, or VJs. The network's current target audience is teenagers and young adults, with programming consisting mainly of original reality, comedy and drama programming and some off-network syndicated programs and films, along with limited music video programming in off-peak time periods.
The Cable News Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. The 24-hour cable news channel was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner.
Time Out Group (Time Out Digital Ltd) is a digital and print publisher of web sites, apps, magazines and guidebooks covering events, entertainment and culture in cities around the world. Based in London, New York and Paris, Time Out Group provides entertainment, food, and drink recommendations to an international audience through print and digital platforms.
Vocativ is a media and technology company founded by Mati Kochavi. Vocativ uses proprietary data-mining technology to explore the deep web in order to discover news stories and generate original content.
Casa Do Menor is a non-profit, philanthropic organization founded 28 years ago. It cares for children and adolescents in Brazil, from the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro to Fortaleza, in the poorest, most violent and most neglected neighborhoods. Casa do Menor administers recovery and prevention programs targeting those at greatest risk, victims of neglect, abuse and exploitation via drug trafficking, prostitution and other forms of organized criminal activity, in order to reintegrate them into society through access to education and work training.
The NGO Nuovi Orizzonti is a movement founded by Chiara Amirante. It aims to intervene in all areas of social disadvantage, creating solidarity actions in support of those who live in serious, troubled situations. As of 2015, it runs facilities in Italy, Bosnia and Brazil.
The Scuola Holden (Holden School) is a private school of Storytelling & Performing Arts founded in Turin, where he is based, in 1994. The MA in Storytelling & Performing Arts is divided into six fields of study amongst which students can choose their concentrations: Acting, Crossmedia, Filmmaking, Real World, Writing and Series. It is owned by four partners: Alessandro Baricco, writer, Oscar Farinetti, the inventor of Eataly, Carlo Feltrinelli, publisher, and Andrea Guerra, one of the best known managers in Italy
il Fatto Quotidiano is an Italian daily newspaper and website owned by Editoriale Il Fatto S.p.A published in Rome, Italy. It was founded on 23 September 2009 and was edited by Antonio Padellaro until 2015, when Marco Travaglio became the editor.
Luigi Lavazza S.p.A, established in Turin, Italy in 1895, has been owned by the family of the same name for four generations. The world's seventh ranking coffee roaster, today Lavazza is the retail market leader in Italy. The company has six production sites, four in Italy and two abroad, and operates through associated companies and distributors in more than 90 countries. Among the activities promoted by the Lavazza Foundation, established in 2002, is the Tierra project which, in partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, performs research into achieving the "finest end product quality", with a focus on the living conditions of people in coffee producing countries.