Italy’s Leone Film Group And Cinecittà Studios Pact To Attract More Hollywood Shoots

Feb 22, 2016 610

by Nick Vivarelli

Italy's Leone Film Group, the company originally founded by spaghetti western master Sergio Leone, has forged an alliance with Rome's Cinecittà Studios to jointly attract and provide executive production services to Hollywood productions lured by the country's generous production incentives.

The pact envisions Leone group becoming a primary conduit for U.S. producers to the famed Cinecittà facilities. It comes on the heels of the current Rome shoot of Lionsgate's Keanu Reeves-starrer "John Wick 2" that Leone, which has a longstanding relationship with Lionsgate, is servicing in tandem with Cinecittà.

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