Italy’s APA, Lucana Film Commission & PGA unveil inaugural AVP Summit line-up


The Italian Association of Audiovisual Producers (APA) and the Lucana Film Commission have unveiled the line-up for the first edition of the Audio-Visual Producers (AVP) Summit, which will take place in Italy between 7-10 July.

The AVP Summit has been organised by the Association of Audiovisual Producers in association with the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and will run for three days in the hilltop town of Matera, which has been used as a location for films including The Passion and Wonder Woman.

Line-up & speakers

The event will kick off with a session exploring the regional production scene, moderated by president of the Lucana Film Commission Roberto Stabile, before hearing from keynote speakers including Sandra Stern, president of Lionsgate Television Group.

The summit will also analyse market trends and explore new ways of producing and financing international TV shows, with a session exploring literary adaptations and new business models.

Vince Gerardis, founder of C.I.A.O and co-executive producer on HBO drama Game Of Thrones, is on the panel, alongside Legendary Global’s Anne Thomopoulos, Lux Vide chief Matilde Bernabei, Skybound’s Alexandra August and Endor Productions’ Carlo Dusi, who moderates.

Other guests includes composer James S. Levine, Creative Artists Agency’s Ted Miller, Cattleya co-founer & president Riccardo Tozzi and Nancy Cotton, EVP & head of scripted programming for US network Epix.

Other sessions will explore high-end international co-productions, diverse storytelling and the environmental impact of production.

The AVP Summit is also supported by an array of regional bodies, including the Mic- General Directorate for Cinema and Audiovisual, MAECI-Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ice-Agency and Instituto Luce-Cinecittà. Furrher deails are available at

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