Student Testimonials

FRANCESCO ARLANCH, SCREENWRITER (CLASS OF 2000)

Author of around twenty TV miniseries for RAI (National Italian Broadcaster), most of them among the top rating shows of the year. Author also of many episodes of top-rating TV series, two feature films, and some animation series. A good number of them have been broadcasted in many countries of the world (for ex. John Paul II, starring Jon Voight, coproduction with CBS, Anna Karenina, Sant'Agostino, etc.).

"Years ago I attended this Master's Program as a pastime activity (at that time it only lasted a few months). Today I make a living from what I learned in those few months and I've fulfilled a dream that before I didn't even dare to nurture: to write for the screen. This Master Program can change your life."


DANIELA DELLE FOGLIE, SCREENWRITER (CLASS OF 2011)

Right after graduating from the Master Program, Daniela succeeded in writing several episodes of the teen series Talent High School. In 2013 she has been appointed to be one of the head writers of the third season of the top rating TV series RAI Che Dio Ci Aiuti, where she is now working on season 4. She also co-wrote episodes of Don Matteo, in addition to creating new TV series concepts. In 2015 she has published her first novel for Mondadori.

"Undeniably, this Master's Program provided me with the tools necessary for turning my passion into a real job. During his lecture at the Master, John Truby said something that has become a kind of mantra for me: "Write a story that can change your life." Maybe I've done that already, or maybe I'll manage to do it someday, but every time I find myself in front of a blank page, I think about it and I try."

MARIACHIARA OLTOLINI, ANIMATION SCREENWRITER (CLASS OF 2013)

Mariachiara works as story editor and screenwriter for Calon TV, a Cardiff-based animation production company that works for BBC, ARD, RAI, among others.


"This program has played a major role in my professional training. It didn't only teach me the craft of writing, but also taught me a working method founded on collaboration and teamwork. It wasn't only a training program, but a valuable opportunity for growth. And for that I am deeply grateful."


EDOARDO GINO, STORY EDITOR FOR LUX VIDE (CLASS OF 2015)

Edoardo Gino is currently working in Lux vide, as story editor for a new TV series for Sky Italy and for the new season of the TV series for RaiUno Un passo dal cielo.

"I entered the MISP with two things: a passion for writing, and the dream to make a living out of it. Now, just a few months after the end of the program, my dream has become a concrete perspective. You need your 3% of talent on your own, but if you want to learn the 97% of technique and persistence that you need to write a great story, the MISP is your place to be."


The Master in International Screenwriting and Production was born with two post-graduate courses in Tecniche di scrittura per la fiction (2000 and 2001), that became a Master Universitario di I livello in 2002-2003. The Master has been running every other year (2004-2005, 2006-2007, etc. until 2014-2015) with the name of Scrittura e produzione per la fiction e il cinema. Since 2016-2017 it has been be taught completely in English and it has the MISP name.

The alumni of the first eight programs have been working, among many other achievements:

  • As head writers for Don Matteo (from season 4 onwards), for Distretto di polizia 6, 7, 8 e 9, for all the seasons of Ho sposato uno sbirro, Un passo dal cielo, Che Dio ci aiuti, La strada di casa, Non dirlo al mio capo (all top rating series for prime time of RaiUno); for the animation series Angel's Friends, Virus Attack, Cuccioli cerca amici and Jules Verne; for the teen series Talent High School, Maggie and Bianca fashion friends.
  • As screenwriters, they have written episodes of successful TV series broadcasted in Rai and Mediaset such as (besides the TV series above) Il Commissario Rex, Elisa di Rivombrosa, Incantesimo, Nati ieri, Ris, Le stagioni del cuore, La squadra, Ritorno a Rivombrosa, Le tre rose di Eva and miniseries like Giovanni Paolo II, San Pietro, La signora delle camelie, Pompei, Chiara e Francesco, La terza verità, Rino Gaetano, Paolo VI, Il mistero del lago, L'uomo che cavalcava nel buio, Davide Copperfield, Sant'Agostino, Sotto il cielo di Roma, Santa Barbara, Anna Karenina, Sotto copertura, two british animation series (Hana's Helpline, Igam Ogam), some sit-coms for Rai Educational (Tracy e Polpetta, Lab Story), for Disney Channel (Quelli dell'intervallo, Life Bites) and for Mediaset (Camera Café).
  • As story editors or creative producers, they have had credits on international miniseries like Medici Masters of Florence (starring Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden), Augusto (starring Peter O'Toole and Charlotte Rampling), Coco Chanel (nominated to the Emmy, starring Shirley MacLaine), Callas e Onassis, Don Bosco, Edda Ciano, Maria Goretti, Papa Giovanni, Rita da Cascia. Soraya, Le ragazze di San Frediano, La freccia nera, Sissi, Enrico Mattei, Pinocchio, Cinderella, War and Peace; and in TV series like Ris, I Cesaroni, Tutti pazzi per amore 2, Alex & co. and many others.

For cinema, they have been working as script consultants for Immaturi, as co-authors of the story for Immaturi 2, as screenwriters for Una famiglia perfetta, Something Good, L'imbroglio nel lenzuolo, Bianca come il latte rossa come il sangue, Italiano medio, The Start-Up and others.

Other have been working on advertising or as theatre play authors or as production assistants, or assistant directors in films or TV series like Cado dalle nubi, Codice rosso, Don Bosco, Finalmente Natale, L'inchiesta, Nebbie e delitti, Nerone, Una famiglia per caso, Ris, Vento di ponente, Vivere, Provaci ancora prof, L'ispettore Coliandro, Il Paradiso delle signore, Colorado Café, Very Victoria, many live show for Rai, Mediaset, Mtv etc.

Others have been working as authors for comics (Disney Publishing, ReNoir), or in tv channels or networks (Italia 1, Rete 4, Canale 5, Sky Cinema, Lei tv, Discovery), or in production or distribution companies, as employees or consultants, or in specialized press (Best Movie, Box office) or publishing companies (Rizzoli, Il Castoro).

In the area of novels, the alumni of MISP have been authors, among others, of international best-sellers like Bianca come il latte rossa come il sangue, published in around twenty countries; and some series of novels for  young girls like Leila blue and Aria (both series for Mondadori), which have been published in many countries. Only since 2014 to 2017 around twenty  novels have been published by our alumni, with some of the top Italian publishing companies like Fazi, Giunti, Mondadori, Rizzoli, Sonzogno, etc.

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