Rome-based distribution and manufacturing exec Thomas J. Ciampa — who final 12 months exited WarnerMedia the place he was Italy, Spain and Portugal nation supervisor — is becoming a member of Rainbow Group, the outstanding Italian indie greatest recognized for creating the hit “Winx Membership” TV franchise.
In his new place as Rainbow Group’s COO, Ciampa will play a key function within the strategic growth and funding methods of the corporate’s portfolio, which is increasing from producing animated content material for youngsters to encompassing all audiences and market segments.
The “Winx Membership” animated TV collection — which has bewitched tween ladies all over the world — was spun into the live-action collection “Destiny: The Winx Saga” by Rainbow and Netflix, which commissioned and co-produced the present’s first two seasons however handed on making a 3rd installment final 12 months.
Alongside its youngsters content material, Rainbow has been churning out hit style titles in recent times via its Rome-based Colorado Movies, the place Ciampa will probably be primarily based. These embody revenge thriller “My Identify Is Vendetta,” directed by Cosimo Gomez and starring Alessandro Gassman, which Rainbow founder and CEO Iginio Straffi says is now amongst Netflix’s all-time high 10 non-English-language motion pictures.
The plan is now to take Rainbow Group’s initiatives for the worldwide market to the following degree.
“Thomas is a good skilled whom I’ve recognized and revered for a few years, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to the Rainbow household,” Straffi mentioned in a press release. “He will probably be chargeable for the event of all areas of the group with a concentrate on worldwide initiatives and co-productions.”
“I’m thrilled to begin this new journey in Rainbow and to work with Iginio Straffi,” Ciampa added. “Iginio, together with his imaginative and prescient and dedication, has managed to create content material capable of attain and transfer Italian and worldwide audiences. I can’t wait to contribute to Rainbow’s world success.”