Pascal Vicedomini is the founder and producer of several prominent international festivals, among them “Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival” (since 1995), “Washington, Italia” (since 2002), “Ischia Global Film & Music Fest” (since 2003), “Los Angeles, Italia – Film, Fashion and Art Fest” (since 2006), all of which have the imprimatur of the Italian government. He is also a television producer and on air anchor with Italy’s Mediaset, where he reports on various high profile entertainment events. Vicedomini is one of the most internationally recognized Italian showbiz personalities. Among his accomplishments were the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s awarding Walk of Fame Stars to the legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci, music composer Ennio Morricone and tenor Andrea Bocelli.
Vicedomini (born in Nocera Inferiore (Sa) on February 7, 1962) graduated in Political Sciences from the University of Naples, Italy and has been a professional journalist since 1995. In the course of his career he has met and interviewed many of the most prominent personages of our times, from Kofi Annan to Shimon Peres; from the Dalai Lama to Bill Clinton; from Henry Kissinger to Nelson Mandela, to name but a few.
Following his early publishing and managerial experience working with Italy and the USA (with the World Championship Tennis organization and the ESPN-TV network) from 1987 to 1990, he was retained by Luca di Montezemolo as a project-manager for the organizing committee of the FIFA World Cup Italia ´90. He was involved in the international promotion of the Local Organizing Committee (Olympic delegates for Seoul ´88). Following this, he served as the director of the International Broadcasting Centre, the international television center, now the headquarters of RAI TV of Rome.
Shortly thereafter, Vicedomini began working with Rai Uno, where until 1993 he was assistant to the director, Carlo Fuscagni. This post involved program and event promotion and managing the network’s public relations, where he initiated several innovative promotional ventures, including the launch of the film “JFK” (dir. Oliver Stone), with American President Bill Clinton and coverage by “TV Radiocorriere” magazine, and of the film “Dances with Wolves” with the involvement of its director Kevin Costner. He also managed the launch of the successful European TV show “Strauss Dynasty” (an ORF TV’s production), with an event organized by the Rome Opera Theatre in the presence of the Italian Head of State and the Mayor of Vienna (Austria).
In January ’93 he began his career as a correspondent working with the daily newspaper “Il Mattino” and the weekly newspaper “Il Venerdi di Repubblica”. He was subsequently signed to work for the new daily newspaper “L’Informazione” as a special correspondent for international events.
In 1995 Vicedomini returned to RAI TV to work on the development of the format for “Mixer”, directed by Giovanni Minoli. He was subsequently involved in the creation and production of show business and entertainment programming focussing on important international events. The first of these was “On the Road”, a weekly primetime production that aired on Rai Tre on Sunday evenings for 60 episodes. Then the daily sport program “Giro Mattina” produced by Rai Tre, Raisport and Tg3. Following this, he was entrusted with the coverage of some of the greatest global entertainment events including “The Grammys®”, the “Brits Music Awards®”, the “Billboard Music Awards®”, the “Tribute Concert to Elvis Presley”, the “World Music Awards®”, the “Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor” (ABC), a major “Celine Dion Christmas Concert”, the historic “Christmas Concert” in Vienna starring Placido Domingo, and the Andrea Bocelli concert at Dolby Theatre “Cinema” (2015).
In 1998 he presented live the TV preview of “Luciano Pavarotti & Friends” on Rai Uno, and the Academy show of the young “Sanremo Festival” singers (alternating weekly), and was involved with the TV sports magazine “Occhio al Mondiale – France ’98” (co-produced by Rai Sport).
From the summer of 2000 to 2002 Vicedomini served as a Tg4-Mediaset correspondent, and subsequently joined Stream TV (part of the Murdoch group) where he produced and directed coverage of many international television events (The Grammys®, the BAFTA®, the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, the first edition of Laureus World Sport Awards®), and also as a correspondent to the Italian sport stadiums.
Beginning in September 2002 he re-joined RAI TV in an exclusive relationship for the production of “Educational”, the magazine “Off Hollywood”; for Rai Uno for the live and direct transmission of both the “Academy Awards®” in Los Angeles and of the “Cannes Film Festival®”, special programs on the world famous Sanremo Music Festival®, on the renowned “Laureus World Sport Awards®”, on the music spectacular “Grammys®” and “World Music Awards®” and on “Elton John’s Concert for Peace – Live from Naples Italy 2009”. Vicedomini continues to present special coverage from the United States on the Presidential Elections, on New York’s iconic Columbus Day activities and for Rai Sat Extra and Rai International programs “Times Square” and “Le Stelle dello Showbiz”.
In June 2004, on the occasion of the “European Football Championships®”, he contributed to the launch of the new TV Channel “Rai Azzurri” – directly from the training camp of Italy’s national soccer squad.
From July 2013 he assumed exclusive collaboration with Mediaset for the production of “Live from Ischia Global Fest” and “Live from Capri, Hollywood Festival”(presently showing). And on February 2014 he assumed also exclusive production of “Live from Hollywood” and “Live from Cannes” (presently showing on IRIS Channel) and for the TV magazine “Hit The Road Man” (Canale 5).
As producer of international events Vicedomini created “The Italian Film Festival” network (www.theitalianfilmfestival.com) that works to promote the art of film and spectacle of the Italian peninsula. Participation by global brands such as Alitalia. American Express, Bank of the West-BNP Paribas, Daimler-Mercedes, Eni, Honda Moto, Maserati, Rocco Forte Hotels, Tod’s Group, and Trenitalia have helped to develop the network’s great reputation.
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