Magazine article Screen International

Rome's Cinecittà Studios Set for Revamp after Return to State Ownership

Magazine article Screen International

Rome's Cinecittà Studios Set for Revamp after Return to State Ownership

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Italian government aims to entice more international productions.

Rome’s legendary Cinecittà Studios, home of Fellini and Ben-Hur, is set for a revamp after returning to state ownership.

Italian government agency the Luce-Cinecittà Institute confirmed in a statement on Monday (3 July) that they had reached an agreement to take over the facility, returning it to public management after nine years of private ownership.

The agreement promises a “massive investment” in the production facilities, with plans to build at least two new 3,000 square metre sound stages.

They are also planning a marketing drive to entice more productions from Italy and overseas. …

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