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."
"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 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:
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.