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Propaganda is an independent production company. Founded in 2003 by Marina
Marzotto and Propaganda SA, it was born as an Italian branch of the international
network Propaganda Global Entertainment Marketing, world leader in film financing
and product placement. In January 2014, it became primarily a cine-audiovisual
production company, alternating development and production of its own projects with
the work of executive production and development consultancy for third parties. It
became entirely independent in 2016 following the sale of Propaganda G.E.M. to
From 2014 to 2016, the Company co-produced Stefano Grossi’s Enemy of Islam, produced David Grieco’s The Ploy, an Italy-France co-production starring Massimo Ranieri and Libero De Rienzo, and was the executive production for Alessandra Galletta’s Obsession Vezzoli and Alberto Rondalli’s Agadah, based on Jan Potocki’s Manuscript Found in Zaragoza.
Between 2017 and 2018 the Company developed and produced 5 is the perfect number written and directed by Igort and based on his 2002 homonymous comic book. The film, an Italy-Belgium-France co-production in association with Jean Vigo and Rai Cinema, starring Toni Servillo, Valeria Golino and Carlo Buccirosso, had it’s debut in competition at the Director’s Fortnight of the Venice Film Festival and was then selected by many other international festivals including: Busan (Korea), Pingyao (China), Ghent (Belgium) and Sitges (Spain). It won 7 Cinearti International Awards and was nominated for 9 David di Donatello and 4 Silver Ribbons, winning Best Actress Award for Valeria Golino in both cases. The film has been sold in over 15 countries worldwide.
In the last two years, in addition to pursuing the path of international co-productions for its features, the Company has invested in editorial development also addressing TV series. Currently, Propaganda has 2 films and a documentary in post-production: Flowing, drama-horror winner of the Solinas Prize 2017, directed by Paolo Strippoli; Monica, the first American film by award-winning director Andrea Pallaoro; After Work, creative documentary by the Italian-Swedish Erik Gandini; all are being released in 2022.
In preparation: the psychological thriller Woken by Alan Friel and the science fiction film Oblique 616 by Lyda Patitucci. Both in English, will be filmed in 2022.
All Propaganda projects are co-produced with international partners.
An independent, dynamic and growing production that develops and produces Films,
TV Series and Documentaries for the national and international market.
Propaganda has a tailored approach and pays meticulous attention to the entire
production process, defining the positioning of each film right from the development
Narrative tension, the fundamental pull of every project, plays a central role. The search
for new stories, strong stories, genre experimentation is constant, thanks to a solid
scouting activity on the Solinas Prize, and not only, and to a continuous and attentive
look at the young talents emerging from the National Film School - CSC.
The mission is to propagate stories, authors and new Italian talents and elevate them to
an international fruition, through an audio-visual language that is Italian as much as
universal. For this reason, all the projects are born from the constant dialogue with
international markets and are co-produced with international partners.
MARINA A. MARZOTTO
Founder & Senior Partner
Partner of the international network Propaganda Global Entertainment Marketing where she worked for over 10 years in the field of film financing and film promotion for productions such as Warner, Summit Entertainment, Lux Vide, Cattleya, Fandango… and clients like Bulgari, BMW Group, Diesel, Campari and others, managing tax incentives and cross promotion and product placement activities for major national and international films including the Twilight Saga, Mission Impossible and Matrix. She was General Manager of Moviemax Media Group in 2012-2013 and Head of Communication of Salvatore Ferragamo Worldwide in 2000-2002. She has been a jury member in many Festivals and is a regular juror at the Franco Solinas Screenwriting Awards in the newest Italy-Spain co-development award. She was awarded the Chioma di Berenice – Cinearti International Award as Best Film Producer in 2019. She is currently at her second mandate as President of A.G.I.C.I. – Association of Independent Cine-Audiovisual Industries.
C.E.O. & Partner
Joined Propaganda in 2017 bringing over 15 years of experience in international
distribution of rights. He held the position of Head of International Sales in RAI Group
for 7 years where he managed the commercialization of all the Group's intellectual
property rights: films, TV Series, documentaries, music and channels, working with
BBC, ZDF, HBO, Canal +, France TV, NHK, TVE, SKY, Amazon and Netflix. As Head of
Licensing in RAI Trade he imported and distributed successful properties such as
Peppa Pig. He was involved in the marketing of sports rights for FC Juventus in 2005-
2006 and closed agreements for RAI's first VAS services with telephone operators in
2004. He has a multi-year background in international business consulting firms.
Joined Propaganda in September 2020. Marketing Director with over 15 years of
experience in film distribution in Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia, Moviemax Italia
and M2 Pictures. She has been involved in developing, implementing and executing
marketing strategies of several international films and in the management of the
creative process developing unique and original campaigns. Among the films
distributed Alpha Dog, Hairspray, Nim’s Island, Buried, Parnassus, Saw 3D, Warrior,
Arbitrage, The Perks of Being a Wallfolwer, Love Rosie, Jobs, John Wick, Cabin In the
Woods, Step Up 4 Revolution, Step Up All In, Fallen, London Has Fallen, Pelé, Bad
Moms, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Hellboy.
SALVATORE DE CHIRICO
Joined Propaganda in November 2021. He worked as screenwriter and senior story
editor for Lotus Production, focusing on TV-series development. Previously he has
worked for major Italian production and distribution companies, such as Leone Film
Group, Fandango, Medusa and Videa. He teaches writing and production for the
master’s degree at the University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and the University
La Sapienza in Rome. As a screenwriter he created the docuseries Tech Emotion for Sky
Arte and various short films selected in principal Italian and international film festivals.
Joined Propaganda in 2018 to manage public funding applications. She is an Italian
producer and executive producer, expert in film financing. Graduated in Cinema
Studies in 2004, Cristina starts to work in documentary filmmaking in 2005. She
became a EURODOC graduate in 2012 and was selected as as “producer in focus” by
EDN for CPH: DOX 2014. She has worked as a grant writer for several films, including
Matteo Garrone’s The Tales of the Tales. She's also a visual archive researcher and has
contributed to films such as Videocracy by Erik Gandini and Shooting the mafia by Kim
Administration & Office Manager
In the entertainment industry for over 10 years. She joined Propaganda team in 2008 as
Administration & Office Manager. In 2012 she held the position of Office Manager in
Moviemax Italia, an independent film distribution company, ensuring the proper
functioning of all office operations and procedures, then returning in Propaganda in
2013. She fully experienced the transformation of the company from Entertainment
Marketing Agency to Film Production, learning all the administrative peculiarities of
the sector, becoming the administrative reference of the company.
Propaganda Italia – GapBusters (Be) – Fantastic Films (Ei)
It’s the third decade of the 21st century and Nobel Prize for Medicine Olivia Levi discovers the existence of the Obliques, a minority of the population born with a genetic conformation which changes their natural anthroposphere. The mere presence of an Oblique damages any other human being just like a radioactive element. People are terrified by this discovery. The Obliques are finally segregated in reservations, kept under control and placed far from cities and inhabited lands. Made to produce silk, which shields their radiations. But are the Obliques the origin of all evil or are they part of a new natural balance?
Jacopo Del Giudice, Paolo Strippoli, Gustavo Hernández
Year of production
Drama – Horror
Propaganda Italia, House Of Gap Busters (Be)
In the past few days Rome has been the scene of a singular event: when it rains, the manholes exhale a dense steam whose origin and composition is unknown. No one can imagine that whoever breathes in the mysterious substance will have to deal with what they repress, their darkest instincts, their anger. Not even the Morel family.
Fabrizio Rongione, Cristiana Dell’Anna, Francesco Gheghi, Aurora Menenti, Lèon De La Vallée, Niccolò Galasso, Ondina Quadri, Elena Di Cioccio, Orso Maria Guerrini, Federigo Ceci
Team Creativo / Creative Team
Raf Keunen (Music)
Cristiano Di Nicola (Cinematography)
Marco Spoletini (Editing)
Nello Giorgetti (Production Design)
Nicoletta Taranta (Costume Design)
Paul Maernoudt e Antoine Vandendriessche (Sound Recording)
PROPAGANDA ITALIA – Montfluor Films – TBC Prod (Fr)
Italia: Microcinema Distribuzione Estero: Rai Com
Nell’estate del 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini è impegnato al montaggio di uno dei suoi film più discussi, “Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma”, e nella stesura del romanzo “Petrolio”, un atto di accusa contro il potere politico ed economico dell’epoca che Pasolini già esterna da tempo sulle pagine del Corriere della Sera. Intanto, da mesi ha una relazione con Pino Pelosi, un giovane sottoproletario romano che ha legami con il mondo criminale della capitale. Una notte, alcuni amici di Pelosi rubano il negativo di “Salò” e chiedono un riscatto esorbitante. Il loro vero obiettivo non sono i soldi, ma uccidere Pasolini.
In the summer of 1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film, “Salò or the 120 days of Sodom”, is stolen from the lab where he is editing it. This is just the first step of an intricate plan that will bring the great poet to his violent death.
Massimo Ranieri, Libero De Rienzo, Matteo Taranto, François-Xavier Demaison, Milena Vukotic, Roberto Citran, Alessandro Sardelli, Paolo Bonacelli