Changes at Mikado
by Camillo de Marco
"Mikado is going to focus its energies exclusively on distributing quality films.” Thus declares Franco Tatò, the new chairman and CEO of the film company formerly owned by the De Agostini Group, which Tatò will be taking over before the end of February 2010 (read the article). Tatò feels that "Mikado’s luck with production has been so-so in recent years,” a negative experience overall.
Films Mikado will be distributing shortly include The Man Who Will Come [+see also:
interview: Giorgio Diritti
film profile] by Giorgio Diritti, Grand Jury Prize at the last International Rome Film Festival (coming to theatres on January 22, read the article about the film), and I Am Love [+see also:
interview: Luca Guadagnino - director
film profile] by Luca Guadagnino, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival (and hits the screens on March 19, readthe article). Both were co-produced under the tenure of former CEO Alessandro Usai, who stepped down last November.
(Translated from Italian)
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