Federation to distribute Made In Italy, the first TV series centered on Italy’s great fashion designers. Shooting has just begun for this high end 8 X 52’ series produced by Taodue Film and The Family for Mediaset

 

Paris, November 8th, 2018.

For immediate release.

 

Federation Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Made in Italy, an 8 X 52’ TV series about the birth of Italian fashion in the ‘70s, co-produced by Taodue Film and The Family for Mediaset.

The series will air on Mediaset’s Canale 5.

Shooting began on October 24th in Milan for this high-end series which stars the young Greta Ferro, a prominent model in her screen debut, and Margherita Buy, well known for her many roles in collaboration with Nanni Moretti, Daniele Luchetti, Sergio Rubini… The cast also includes Valentina Carnelutti, Sergio Albelli, Giuseppe Cederna, Marco Bocci, Fiammetta Cicogna, Maurizio Lastrico and Saul Nanni.

Made in Italy follows the story of Irene (Greta Ferro), a daughter of Southern Italian immigrants, who responds to a job advertisement at the fashion magazine Appeal, in order to finance her college studies. Before long, she’s taken over a pivotal position at the magazine. As Milan’s fashion industry evolves, her life will also undergo radical changes. She will meet many young designers taking their first steps, on the verge of exploding onto the international market as the spotlight of the fashion world is about to shift from French haute couture to Italian pret-a-porter.

But the 70s are also the era of divorce, women’s lib, social and political upheaval, student protests, music, terrorism, free love, violence, the birth of free radio…

Through the joys and struggles of Irene’s private and professional life, Made in Italy will tell the story of a generation who of contradictions, political turmoil and historical change.

For the first time ever in Italy, a TV series will use original period clothes. Some of fashion’s biggest names such as Albini, Curiel, Krizia, Missoni, Valentino, and many others who lorded over the world of 1970’s fashion, even surpassing the legendary French couturiers, have opened up their archives to lend breathtaking articles of clothing and accessories to the production.

In addition to Milan, shooting locations will include New York and Morocco.

Made in Italy is directed by Luca Lucini (Tre metri sopra il cielo, Oggi sposi aka Just Married, Nemiche per la pelle) and internationally renowned commercial director Ago Panini.

 

Press contact Federation Entertainment : Valérie Tailland

+33 (0)6 82 57 06 09 / valerie.tailland@fedent.com

 

About Federation Entertainment

Based both in Paris and Los Angeles, Federation Entertainment has quickly established itself as top indie European studio. Its model of development, production, distribution and marketing is at the service of premium original contents specifically designed for global marketplace. Created and launched in 2013 by president Pascal Breton, Federation is co-headed by Lionel Uzan, CEO, and David Michel, heading up the Kids & Family division of the group, and by the founders Stephane Sperry and Serge Hayat. Thierry Sorel joined the team in 2016 as head of Drama followed by Benoit Lacombe in 2017 as COO.

Federation is now expanding to non-scripted content, teaming up with WeMake. Founded in June 2017 by Bouchra Réjani (former C.O.O of Shine France), WeMake focuses on the creation and the production of original, unscripted content for all platforms, in all genres.

Federation Entertainment has established exclusive partnerships with key producers and showrunners leading to prestigious productions, such as : The Bureau (40 X 52’, a coproduction TOP – The Oligarchs Productions / Federation for CANAL+ Création Originale), Marseille (16 X 52’, a Netflix Original series produced by Federation) ; The break  (20 X 52’, produced by Helicotronic and RTBF) ; Bordertown (31 X 52’, a Scandinavian thriller produced by Fisher King and Federation) ; Hostages (22 X 45’, an Israelian thriller coproduced by Yezirah Ivrit and Federation) ; Bad Banks (6 X 52’, a German financial thriller coproduced by Letterbox Filmproduktion and Iris Productions for ZDF and Arte France) ; One Night (10 X 26’, an innovative dramedy produced by Viafilm – Norway – for NRK) ; Undercover (10 X 50’, a thriller produced by De Mensen for VRT) ; Spitfire, a 20×52’ crime series produced by IB3 on the island of Mallorca ; Secret Enemies, (8×52′), a Finnish political thriller produced by Moskito TV ; and The Twelve (10×52′), a fascinating psychological thriller produced by Eyeworks,  launched at Mipcom 2018.

As well as Find Me In Paris (52 X 26′) the new premium live action hit for tweens coproduced by ZDF and Paris Opera dance school, and the animated series Ollie & Moon (104 X 11′) and Squish (52 X 13′), on the kids side.