EXCLUSIVE: Veteran producer Richard Salvatore has been appointed Head of US Movie Manufacturing and Distribution at Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment (ILBE) because the Italian firm seems to develop its stateside footprint.
Salvatore steps into the newly created put up instantly and can report into CEO Andrea Iervolino. He’ll function in LA and Rome and might be liable for the event, solid choice, manufacturing, gross sales and distribution of ILBE Group’s movies for the U.S. and Canadian markets.
Manufacturing veteran Salvatore has labored on greater than 60 options. Between 2020 and 2022, he was a producer or exec producer on Vanquish with Morgan Freeman, Ruby Rose for Capstone, Exhausting Matter with Tyrese Gibson and Harvey Keitel for WonderFilms, and Muti, to be launched within the coming months, with Cole Hauser, Morgan Freeman and Peter Stormare for ILBE. In 2020, he was a producer on Robert De Niro comedy The Comeback Path.
ILBE is at the moment a part of the manufacturing group on Michael Mann function Ferrari starring Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Patrick Dempsey and Jack O’Connell.
Iervolino stated: “We’re excited to launch our North America enlargement initiative with Richard, an trade veteran and knowledgeable in manufacturing and distribution. I’m more than happy to welcome him to our group on this new function. Alongside our rising operations all through Europe, we need to leverage the North America presence to construct a seamless, intercontinental movie improvement, manufacturing and distribution enterprise and create world class content material for world audiences.”
“I’m thrilled to have the ability to start working in full partnership with ILBE. Contemplating our previous successes, becoming a member of the corporate is an important recognition for my journey,” commented Salvatore. “I’m assured that we’ll be engaged on phenomenal scripts and hiring top-notch actors, whereas all the time preserving the standard of filmmaking excessive, as evidenced by the stable schedule we’ve got already ready for subsequent fall.”
As we revealed, ILBE just lately closed a U.S. cope with Samuel Goldwyn Movies for female-powered anthology function Inform it Like A Lady. Earlier household and animated titles embrace Arctic Canines and Puffins. Johnny Depp function Ready For The Barbarians debuted in 2019 on the Venice Movie Pageant.