Magazine article Screen International

ITV Studios Buys 'Gomorrah' Producer Cattleya

Magazine article Screen International

ITV Studios Buys 'Gomorrah' Producer Cattleya

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Broadcaster takes majority stake in Italian firm Cattleya.

Gomorrah

ITV Studios has acquired Cattleya, the Italian production company behind mob dramas Gomorrah and Romanzo Criminale.

The UK firm has bought a majority stake in the firm, which was established by Riccardo Tozzi in 1997.

The Rome-based business began producing feature films Don’t Tell and Siberian Education but in recent years has focused on TV production with small-screen drama set to contribute around two-thirds of its revenue by 2019.

The third series of Gomorrah is set to air on Sky Italia in November and the firm is currently in production with Zero Zero Zero, created by Gomorrah’s Roberto Saviano.

The latter, which will air on Sky Italia and France’s Canal+, looks at the global cocaine trade and is filmed in Italian, Spanish and English.

Cattleya is also producing Suburra, the first Italian origination for Netflix, which focuses on politics, organized crime and the Vatican. …

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