Fremantle has promoted Marco Tombolini to CEO of Fremantle Italy.
Tombolini has been co-CEO of Fremantle Italy since May 2022 with Gabriele Immirzi, who has now become co-CEO with Lorenzo Mieli of Italian producer The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle company.
Tombolini was CCO of Endemol until 2009. In 2010 he became managing director of Sony Spain and after that, he became managing director of Toro Media and Talpa Italia. In 2018, he joined Fremantle, first as director of the then Wavy division and then as chief strategy officer.
Fremantle-owned The Apartment is behind upcoming Apple TV Italian original series Ferrari and Angelina Jolie-directed anti-war drama Without Blood.
Fremantle’s other Italian companies are Wildside, which recently produced Disney+ original The Good Mothers, and Lux Vide, whose credits include TV series Medici, Devils and Leonardo.
Fremantle also produces talent shows in Italy such as X Factor and Got Talent.
Andrea Scrosati, Group COO and CEO Continental Europe, Fremantle, said: ” Italy is one of the most important countries for our group in terms of the extraordinary creativity the country’s talents express, along with their excellent professionalism and ability to deliver. Marco’s appointment confirms our commitment to continue investing in this market, creating new jobs and supporting the growth of the country’s cultural industry.”
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