Works since 2000

Established in February 2000, by the initiative of two producers, Ida di Benedetto and Stefania Bifano, both with considerable experience in the fields of Cinema, Theatre and TV, to date Titania Produzioni has realized the following projects.

 

TV

  • Mini-series “Chiaroscuro” Directed by Tomaso Sherman, with Nino Manfredi, Andrea Jonasson, Marco Bonini, Denny Mendez, broadcasted on the 1st and 2nd of January 2003 on RAI 2, 13,50% audience (higher than channel’s average). For RAI Fiction.
  • TV movie “Madre come te” Directed by Vittorio Sindoni, starring Ida di Benedetto and Nino Frassica, the broadcast on the 7th of June 2004 on RAI 1, earned an audience of 24,50% (prime time winner of all Mediaset and Rai channels). Re-run on the 17th of August 2008. For RAI Fiction.
  • Mini-series “Posso chiamarti amore?” Directed by Paolo Banchini, starring Debora Caprioglio and Enrico Lo Verso, broadcasted on the 26th and 27th of December 2004 on RAI 1, earned an audience of 24,10% (prime time winner of all Mediaset and Rai channels). For RAI Fiction.
  • TV Movie “Fratelli” Directed by Angelo Longoni, starring Elena Sofia Ricci, Cesare Bocci and Erica Blanc, broadcasted on the 22th of February 2006 on RAI 1, earned an audience of 24%-32% (prime time winner of all Mediaset and Rai channels). For RAI Fiction.
  • Caravaggio” TV version of 2 episodes RAI 1 - Directed by Angelo Longoni, Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro, Set Design by Gian Tito Burchiellaro, Costumes by Lia Morandini, Screenplay by Andrea Purgatori and Jim Carrington. A co-production Rai Fiction and Titania Produzioni with the participation of GMT Productions (France), EOS Entertainment (Germany), Institut of Cinema Catala' (Spain), in collaboration with RAI CINEMA, with the support of MEDIA plus programme and in collaboration with REGIONE SICILIANA - Regional Department of Cultural, Environmental and Permanent Education Goods. International distribution by Rai Trade. Broadcasted on the 17th and 18th February 2008 on RAI 1, 26,50% and 25,15% audience (prime time winner of all Mediaset and Rai channels). European Premiere at Roma Fiction Festival 2007, many Festivals’ participations (Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Beverly Hills, London, Edinburgh, Berlin, San Francisco, Tokyo, Montecarlo). Best Cinematography Award to Vittorio Storaro and Best Actor Award to Alessio Boni at the XIII International TV Festival BAR (Montenegro). Best Fiction Award and Best Actor Award to Alessio Boni at the V Sicilian Film Festival of Miami.
  • Mini-series “Bakhita” Directed by Giacomo Campiotti, Screenplay by F.Soldi, Dino and Filippo Gentili, Giacomo Campiotti. Starring Fatou Kine Boye, Fabio Sartor, Stefania Rocca, Sonia Bergamasco, Francesco Salvi, Ettore Bassi and Alberto Molinari. For Rai Fiction. International distribution by Rai Trade. Broadcasted on the 5th and 7th of April 2009 on RAI 1, 22,04% and 23,37% audience (prime time winner of all Mediaset and Rai channels). World preview at Roma Fiction Festival 2008 where it earned an enormous success. The producers won Festival of Salerno Prize at Salerno International Film Festival.
  • Tv-movie/cinema version “Mannaggia alla miseria” story and direction by Lina Job Wertmuller, screenplay by Lina Job Wertmuller and Ivan Cotroneo with the collaboration of Tiziana Masucci. Starring Sergio Assisi, Gabriella Pession, Tommaso Ramenghi, Piera degli Esposti, Roberto Herlitzka, Luca de Filippo, Peppe Servillo and Marta Bifano. In collaboration with Rai Fiction and Rai Cinema. International distribution by Rai Trade. With the contribution of Apulia Film Commission. Broadcasted on the 2nd of June on RAI UNO with 20,40% audience (prime-time winner for numbers of spectators). Presented to the 63rd Edition of Salerno International Film Festival on the 24th of November 2009; to Munich Filmmuseum Festival on 6th March 2010 for the retrospective organized by Italian Culture Institute and Filmmuseum with the collaboration of Luce Institute and of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. It has been present to the Microcredit events: in Rome for the meeting with Professor Muhammad Yunus organized by Ducci Foundation (“Our Era protagonists: Muhammad Yunus. Microcredit against poverty 2nd March 2009), in Courmayeur for the international meetings organized by Paola Severini - Angeli Group (“Microcredit: a good habit from the Southern part of the World - 23rd of August 2009); in Rome at the Chamber of Deputies - Meeting Hall for the conference fostered by the Honourable Mario Baccini, Italian National Permanent Committee for Microcredit President (“The Italian way to microcredit: from fiction to reality” - 15th of June 2010).

Paura di Amare” Tv-series (6 episodes for 100 minutes). Story by Maria Venturi, screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici, Daniele Stroppa, Carla Giulia Casalini with the collaboration of Vincenzo Terracciano and Riccardo Degni. Directed by Vincenzo Terracciano. Starring Giorgio Lupano, Erica Banchi, Ida di Benedetto, Barbara Livi, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Dario Fiorica, Benjamin Sadler, Marco Falaguasta, Ivana Lotito, Marta Bifano, Alberto Molinari. Produced for RAI Fiction. Series promo has been presented to Roma Fiction Fest 2010 in the “Work in progress” Section on the 9th of July 2010.Prime time winner of all Mediaset and Rai Channels for all episodes  with the following Audience:
First Episode: broadcasted on the 28th November 2010 , 22,50% Audience
Second Episode: broadcasted on the 5th December 2010, 24,57% Audience
Third Episode: broadcasted on the 6th December 2010, 24,22% Audience
Fourth Episode: broadcasted on the 12th December 2010, 24,97% Audience
Fifth Episode: broadcasted on the 19th December 2010, 25,66% Audience
Sixth Episode: broadcasted on the 20th December 2010, 26,41% Audience

 

Work in progress

  • Sposami” screenplay by Paola Pascolini and Giovanna Caico. Series of 12 episodes, 50 minutes each, for Rai Fiction.
  • “Versace” story and screenplay by Andrea Purgatori and Jim Carrington. Mini-series of 2 episodes, 100 minutes each, for Rai Fiction - cinematographic version.
  • “Leone nel basilico” directed by Leone Pompucci. Story and screenplay by Giovanna Mori and Leone Pompucci. Feature film - in pre-production.

 

Cinema

  • The movie “Rosa Funzeca” Directed by Aurelio Grimaldi, starring Ida di Benedetto, with Primo Reggiani, Ennio Fantastichini and Aldo Giuffre'. With the contribution of The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities - General Direction of Cinema. In collaboration with Rai Cinema. Presented in the section “Special Events” at Venice Film Festival on September 2002, but in the competition at the 20th Edition of Annecy-Cinema Italien, at Rotterdam Intl Film Festival, at Montreal Film Festival and at many other International Festivals. “Vittorio De Sica” Prize (2004) to Ida di Benedetto for Best Feminine Performance.
  • The movie “L’educazione fisica delle fanciulle (Mine Ha-Ha)”, Directed by John Irvin, Screenplay by Alberto Lattuada and Ottavio Jemma, starring Jacqueline Bisset, Set Design by Dante Ferretti, Director of Photography Fabio Zamarion, Costumes by Carlo Poggioli, a co-production with Great Britain and Czech Republic, Italian funds 80%. A co-prodution between Titania Produzioni, Creative Partners International, Balzer International Film, in collaboration with Box Film and RAI Cinema-with the contribution of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities - General Direction of Cinema. Presented at the Venice Film Festival in the section “Special Events”, on the 31st of August 2005.
  • The movie “La damigella d’onore”, by Claude Chabrol, with Benoit Magimel and Laura Smet, based on the best seller “The Bridesmaid” by Ruth Rendell. A movie coproduced in minority quota. Distributed by BIM. Outside the official competition at Venice Film Festival.
  • Participation at the International Production of the movie “Oh Jerusalem! (Beyond Friendship)”, Directed by Elie Chouraqui, starring Patrick Bruel, JJ Feild, Ian Holm. Distributed by Medusa Film.
  • Caravaggio” - Cinematographic version, Directed by Angelo Longoni, Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro, Set Design by Gian Tito Burchiellaro, Costumes by Lia Morandini, Screenplay by Andrea Purgatori and Jim Carrington. A co-production Rai Fiction and Titania Produzioni with the participation of GMT Productions (France), EOS Entertainment (Germany), Institut of Cinema Catala' (Spain), in collaboration with RAI CINEMA, with the support of MEDIA plus programme and in collaboration with REGIONE SICILIANA - Regional Department of Cultural, Environmental and Permanent Education Goods. International distribution by Rai Trade. The cinematographic version was released in theatres on June 2008 - by 01 Distribution. World Preview at Open Roads of New York on the 8th of June 2007, many Festivals’ participations (Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Beverly Hills, London, Edinburgh, Berlin, San Francisco, Tokyo, Montecarlo). Winner of “Gran Premio Golden Chest”, the most important Eastern European Award in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) - Best actor Award to Alessio Boni at “Magnolia” Festival in Shanghai. “Cinearti La Chioma di Berenice” Award to Lia Morandini for Customes and to Gian Tito Burchiellaro for Set Design. Best Cinematography Prize to Vittorio Storaro and Best Arts in Film Feature Prize at Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival (Glen Ellen, California). Candidate to “David di Donatello” Prizes 2008/2009 for Cinematography, Set Design, Costumes, Make-up, Hair Styling.
  • The movie “Hotel Meina”, based on a novel by Marco Nozza, Directed by Carlo Lizzani. Director of Photography Claudio Sabatini, Cinematography Supervision by Vittorio Storaro, Set Design by Tonino Zera, Music by Luis Bacalov. With Benjamin Sadler, Ursula Bushhorn, Danilo Nigrelli, Ivana Lotito, Marta Bifano. First screening on January 2008, distribution by Mikado Film. International distribution by Rai Trade. A co-production between Titania Produzioni, FILM 87 (Serbia), with the contribution of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities - General Direction of Cinema. With the collaboration of Film Commission Torino Piemonte. In collaboration with RAI Cinema. World Preview at 64th Venice Festival (2007) in the section “Venezia Maestri”; participation at many Festivals throughout the world, for example: Los Angeles, Brazil, etc. AWARDS: Best Film Prize at Festival Jewish Eye of Aschelon in Israel. David di Donatello 2007/2008 David Prize to Carlo Lizzani Nomination to Set Design, Costumes, Hair Styling. Silver Ribbons: Silver Ribbon Award to Carlo Lizzani Nomination for Scenes and Costumes. Golden Globe 2 Golden Globe Awards: Unforgettable Film to the Director Carlo Lizzani and Best Music to Luis Bacalov. Salerno Golden Arechi Award as Best Actress in a leading role to Ivana Lotito at International Salerno Film Festival.
  • The movie “Andersen” Directed by Eldar Ryazanov. With Sergey Migitsko, Stanislav Ryadinskiy, Elena Babenko. Acquisition of the legal rights then yielded to Medusa Film.

 

Theatre

  • Pupa” Directed by Lorenzo Salveti, based on the novel “Foemina Ridens” by Giuseppe Fava, with Ida di Benedetto. The show made his debut at Theatre Commedie Des Champs-Elysees, during the film review Les Italiens. Following performances in Italy: “Teatro Quirino” in Rome, “Teatro La Pergola” in Florence, “Teatro Bellini” in Naples.
  • Santa Maria del Pallone” Directed by Pietro Bontempo, written by M. Gelardi and G. Di Mauro. With Claudio Botosso, Paco Reconti, Gian Antonio Martinoni, Francesco Meoni, Mauro Meconi, Marco Vivio and Paolo Vivio. Performances: “Teatro Argot” in Rome and “Teatro dell’Orologio” in Rome.
  • Marquis de Sade, vierge et martyr” written and Directed by Riccardo Reim. With Pino Micol, Marta Bifano, and Massimo Marcone. Debut at Benevento Festival. Following performances: “Teatro Duse” in Bologna, “Teatro Cilea” in Naples, “Teatro Valle” in Rome, “Teatro Rivellino” in Tuscania.
  • Phaedra”, by Seneca. Direction by Lorenzo Salveti. Starring Ida di Benedetto and Alberto di Stasio. Summer debut: La Versiliana 2005. Following performances in: Sassuolo, Segesta, Taormina, Tindari, Pompeii, Rome “Teatro Quirino”, Florence “Teatro La Pergola”, Bologna “Teatro Duse”, Milan “Teatro Carcano”.
  • Le cose sottili nell’aria” Directed by Antonino Iuorio, written by Massimo Sgorbani. Starring Lucia Ragni and Antonino Iuorio. Debut at “Santarcangelo dei Teatri Festival”. Following performances in: Milan, Benevento “Citta' Spettacolo”, Rome, Bologna, and Naples.
  • Pulcinella e compagnia bella” Directed by Lorenzo Salveti, written by Paola Ossorio. Starring Giovanni and Matteo Mauriello, original Music by Germano Mazzocchetti (February 2006).
  • Il bello, il brutto, il cattivo e la stronza ovvero tutta la storia d’Italia in 90 minuti” by Marco Simeoli, Roberto D’Alessandro, Mario Scaletta, Claudio Pallottini, Francesca Nunzi. Starring “I Picari”.
  • Vengo anch’io ovvero tutto il sesso in 90 minuti (esclusi i preliminari)” by Marco Simeoli, Roberto D’Alessandro, Augusto Fornari, Andrea Lolli and Mario Scaletta. Starring “I Picari” (June 2006).
  • Hercules in the Augean Stables” by Durrenmatt. Directed and interpreted by Roberto D’Alessandro (September 2006).
  • Cinematografo 80 film in 80 minuti” Directed by Claudio Insegno. Starring “I Picari” Roberto D’Alessandro, Marco Simeoli with the participation of Marta Altinier (November 2006).
  • Carissimo Orco: Omaggio a Giosue' Carducci” Poetries, Manuscripts and Letters by Giosue' Carducci with Nestor Saied, Marta Bifano, Daria D’Aloja and Massimo Triggiani. Directed by: Paolo Orlandelli. (February/March 2007 - Re-run: January/February 2008). Performance sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and inserted in the program scheduling of the National Committee for the celebration of the Nobel’s centenary for Literature to Giosue' Carducci, in collaboration with the General Direction for Library deeds and Cultural Institutes of MIBAC and the Cultural Assessorship, the Environmental and P.I. with the deeds participation of the Service for Archeological, Architectonical, Archivistical, Bibliografical and Historical-Artistical Patrimony of the Sicilian Region.
  • A piedi nudi nell’anima” with Donatella Pandimiglio and Roberto Gori. Directed by Marco Mattolini. (January 2007).
  • Novecento” by Alessandro Baricco. Starring Nestor Saied and Brent Stclair. DJ and Sound Designer Antonello Aprea. Directed by Nestor Saied (January/February 2007) Tournee USA (Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York - February 2007).
  • Una vita nell'arte (Pirandello: I fantasmi della mia mente)” (March/April 2008 - February 2010) Directed by Paolo Orlandelli. With Nestor Saied, Lavinia Pozzi and Eleonora Santoro, Francesco Vigo and Paolo Orlandelli. Accordion played by Daniela Maimone.
  • Quartetto per viola” (April/May/September 2008; rerun from the 2th of January to the 15th of March 2009 at “Teatro Lo Spazio”, Rome) Written and Directed by Claudio Carafoli. With Anna Cianca, Ignazio Raso, Raffaele La Pegna, Riccardo Bergo, Tiziano Floreani. Choreography by Valeria Baresi. Music by Jean Hugues Roland.
  • The Tempest” by William Shakespeare, Directed by Lorenzo Salveti (December 2008).With the students of the “Silvio D’Amico” National Academy of Dramatic Art.
  • La gente non deve sapere” (February/March 2009 “Teatro delle Muse”, Rome) A comic comedy written and Directed by Geppi di Stasio, with the participation of Wanda Pirol and Rino Santoro.
  • Estate a Donnafugata (The Leopard)” (April/May 2009) by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. Adaptation by Nestor Saied and Paolo Orlandelli; Directed by Jacopo Bezzi; with the participation of Nestor Saied, Massimo Beato, Eleonora Santoro, violin performed by Carlotta Nobile. In the framework of the cultural event for “XI Settimana della Cultura” organized by MIBAC.
  • L’amorosa inchiesta” Special Event organized by the contribution of MIBAC. (22th of June 2009 “Teatro Valle”, Roma) Directed by Pierpaolo Sepe; with the participation of Ida di Benedetto and Raffaele La Capria; drama by Emanuele Trevi; live music composed and performed by Enzo Gragnaniello and his Band.
  • Prima la mamma e poi la moglie” (December 2009 - February 2010) written and Directed by Geppi di Stasio. With Wanda Pirol, Rino Santoro, Geppi di Stasio. Rome, “Teatro delle Muse”.
  • Interviste Impossibili - Omaggio a Cavour” (March 2010) written by Marta Bifano and Nestor Saied. Directed by Marta Bifano. With Nestor Saied, Eleonora Santoro, Paolo Orlandelli, Francesca Barbona. On the violin: Carlotta Nobile. Tournee: Rome, Naples, Potenza, Avellino, Bari, Mercogliano.
  • La strada all’altezza degli occhi” (May 2010) by Donatella Damianti. Directed by Anna Cianca. With Tiziana Sensi e Galliano Mariani. Rome, “Teatro Cometa Off”.
  • The Jeweller’s shop” by Karol Wojtyla. The play has been translated by Aleksandra Kurczab and Jerzy Pomianowski with the contribution of Siro Angeli. Mise-en-scene by Nestor Saied. With Lorenzo Profita, Elena Pelazza, Paolo Orlandelli, Francesca Palmas. Violin Rita Salis. With the support of Vicariate of Rome, Polish Institute of Rome, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (theatre season 2010-2011).
  • “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Directed by Jacopo Bezzi. With Marta Bifano, Nestor Saied, Massimo Roberto Beato and Jacopo Bezzi. With the partecipation of FAO Chorus Sonero Sostenible.
  • "Come fu che in Italia scoppio' la rivoluzione ma nessuno se ne accorse - Un vero e proprio dramma sociale"(February - May 2011) by Davide Carnevali. Directed by Eleonora Pippo. With Raimondo Brandi, Luca Di Prospero, Marco Lorenzi, Barbara Mazzi, Maddalena Monti.

 

Screenplays

  • Screenplay of mini-series in 2 episodes written by Ugo Chiti and Alessio Venturini “Il delitto di Via Chiatamone”, based on the novel by Matilde Serao. Script activation by MEDIASET.
  • Screenplay for the Movie “Ritratto di Angelica”, based on the novel by Simona Weller (It covers Angelica Kaufmann’s story, an 18th century Painter). Screenplay by Ugo Chiti and Nicola Zavagli with the collaboration of Alessio Venturini.

 

Legal Rights

  • Francesca e Nunziata” written by Maria Orsini Natali. Legal Rights then yielded to MEDIASET for the movie “Francesca e Nunziata” Directed by Lina Wertmuller and starring Sophia Loren.
  • Ritratto di Angelica” written by Simona Weller Theatrical Version Screenplay
  • La divina Elvira” written by Giampaolo Rugarli Story by Andrea Purgatori and Laura Ippoliti
  • Hotel Meina” written by Marco Nozza. It has been produced as a film Directed by Carlo Lizzani
  • Bakhita. Inchiesta su una Santa per il 2000” written by Roberto Italo Zanini. It has been produced as a mini-series Directed by Giacomo Campiotti for Rai Fiction.
  • Gli Altri” written by Michele Prisco. Legal Rights.

 

 

Ida di Benedetto - has taken part at some of the most important Cinematographic Events in the world (Berlin, Cannes, Montreal, Venice, Taormina, Punta del Este), winning Awards and Prizes of high significance (Golden Bear, Silver Ribbons, David di Donatello, Maschera Europea, UBU Award, Angelo Rizzoli Award, Grolla d’Oro, Navicella d’Oro, Flaiano Award, Agis Award and numerous others).

Stefania Bifano - has worked for a number of years as a Theatre Manager and Organizer of various Theatrical Companies such as: Compagnia Roberto De Simone, Compagnia Teatro Stabile dell’Aquila. In addition, she was responsible for the organizational Direction of the Giancarlo Sepe’s Theatre “La Comunita'”.