Massimiliano was born in Rome on March 15th, 1964. He began his career in the USA after finishing his studies in that country. Initially he worked with his father, an established TV producer, in the realization of Commercials, TV Fictions and Movies. In over twenty years of working experience Massimiliano has developed a network of relationships with the most important operators in international show business and has been awarded several prizes.

Some Movie titles: “Cin Cin” (A Fine Romance) director Gene Sacks, starring Julie Andrews and Marcello Mastroianni; “Tirante El Blanco” director Vicente Aranda, starring Victoria Abril and Giancarlo Giannini; “Il Fuggiasco”, taken from the novel with the same title by Massimo Carlotto, director Andrea Manni, starring Daniele Liotti and Alessandro Benvenuti.

TV Fictions: “Nero come il Cuore”, taken from the novel with the same title by Giancarlo de Cataldo, starring Giancarlo Giannini and Patricia Millardet; “Missione d’amore” director Dino Risi, starring Carol Alt, Fernando Rey, Marie Laure Dougnac.

Blockbuster TV Short Series: “La Baronessa Carini”, the remake of a famous Italian TV Series from the Seventies, director Umberto Marino, starring Vittoria Puccini and Luca Argentero; “Mal’aria”, taken from the novel with the same title by Eraldo Baldini, director Paolo Bianchini, starring Ettore Bassi, Sara Felberbaum and Stefano Dionisi; “ODYSSEUS – Il ritorno di Ulisse” director Stéphane Giusti, starring Alessio Boni and Caterina Murino.

In 2016 Massimiliano co-produced the Short TV Series “Luisa Spagnoli” directed by Lodovico Gasperini, starring Luisa Ranieri, Vinicio Marchioni and Matteo Martari, which reached the record of 8 million TV ratings and over 12 million contacts.

In 2018 he made a documentary on Ilaria Capua aired on SKY.
In 2019 he produced the highly successful TV film “Enrico Piaggio – Un sogno italiano” and for RAI3 the format “Hic Sunt Leones” directed by Ricci/Forte.
In 2020 he produced the video documentary “IO LO SO SO CHI SIETE” directed by Alessandro Colizzi and written by Silvia Cossu , on the Agostino murder. Vincenzo Agostino has been fighting for thirty-one years to learn the truth about the murder of his own son, Nino (who was a policeman by trade) and his pregnant daughter-in-law, Ida Castelluccio. The official presentation took place at the Taormina Film Fest 2020.

In 2021, he produced the TV film ‘RINASCERE‘ inspired by the true story of Manuel Bortuzzo from the autobiographical book ‘Rinascere’ to be aired on RAIUNO in May 2022.

In 2022, he produced the documentary “IL TEMPIO DELLA VELOCITA” on the extraordinary story of the centenary of the Monza Autodrome and the men who made it a symbol in Italian history. Directed by Tommaso Cennamo and aired on RAI2 on 9 September 22.
The following year he produced a documentary on the Tortora case for Rai Documentari broadcast on Rai 3 in October entitled “Enzo Tortora: ho voglia di immaginarmi altrove“.

 

Among the commercials produced we mention “Nastro Azzurro” directed by Paolo Bianchini, “Birra Peroni” directed by Maria Jose Sanchez, “Kronenburg beer” directed by Jonathan Taylor, “Brio Blu” directed by Leone Pompucci, “Discovery Channel” directed by David Grieco, “Brio Blu the Red or the Blue” , “Elisir di Rocchetta”, “Rocchetta Miss Italia”, “Rocchetta International”, “Thè Rocchetta” directed by Marcello Cesena, “Telefono Rosa” directed by Umberto Marino, “Uliveto FMSI 2016” with Alessandro Del Piero and “Brio Blu 2016” with Flavio Insinna again directed by Marcello Cesena, “Uliveto and Rocchetta 2017 Acque della salute” with Alessandro Del Piero and Elena Santarelli, “Uliveto and Rocchetta AUGURI 2018”. , “Uliveto Teaser” , “Brio Blu Superhero”, “Uliveto -GATTO2019”, “Uliveto Ossa” and many more. On air the brand new “ROCCHETTA and ULIVETO 2023 and 2024” campaigns with testimonials Michelle Hunziker, Maria Grazia Cucinotta and Alex Del Piero.

 

Complete Filmography

Movies

Cacciatori di Navi (1990) director di Folco Quilici starring Michael Beck, Perry King, Fabio Testi (tv movie CEP-CBS-RAI)

Cin Cin (1991) director di Gene Saks starring Marcello Mastroianni and Julie Andrews (film CEP-SILVIO BERLUSCONI COMUNICATION – PENTA)

L’Ombra Abitata (1995) director di Massimo Mazzucco starring Michael York and Bernard Fresson (film CEP – TECHNISONOR-FRANCE 2)

Mi fai un favore (1996) director di Giancarlo Scarchilli starring Ornella Muti, Alessandro Gassman (film CEP – MEDUSA)

Sulla spiaggia e al di là dal molo (2000) director di Giovanni Fago starring Lorenza Indovina and Stephane Freisa. (film CEP- RAI CINEMA – LADY FILM)

Incontro di primavera (2000) director di Anna Brasi (film CEP)

Joshua (2002) director di Jon Purdy starring Tony Goldwin, Murray Abraham and Giancarlo Giannini. (film CRUSADER ENTERTAINTMENT – FEELMAX)

Il fuggiasco (2003) director di Andrea Manni starring Daniele Liotti, Alessandro Benvenuti and Joaquim De Almeida. (film FEELMAX – RAI CINEMA).

Tirante el Blanco (2005) director di Vincente Aranda starring Giancarlo Giannini, Victoria Abril (Film Carolina Film – service Italia Feelmax)

Multiplex (2013) Associate Producer – director di Stefano Calvagna starring Francesca Romana Verzaro, Tiziano Mariani, Laura Adriani, Lavinia Guglielman, Jacopo Troiani, Gabriele Mira-Rossi, Federico Palmieri, Giulia Morgani.

Television

Nero come il cuore (1991) director di Maurizio Ponzi starring Giancarlo Giannini, Patricia Millardet (TV movie CEP – MEDIASET)

Missione d’amore (1992) director di Dino Risi starring Carol Alt , Fernando Rey (TV movie CEP – MEDIASET) L’ uomo che ho ucciso (1995) director di Giorgio Ferrara starring Carlo Checchi, Ludmilla Mikael (TV movie CEP- RAI-TELECIP)

Come quando fuori piove (1995) director di Bruno Gaburro starring Enzo Iacchetti (TV movie CEP – MEDIASET)

Avvocati (1997) director di Giorgio Ferrara starring Andrea Giordana e Valeria Cavalli (Short series CEP – RAI 1)

Da cosa nasce cosa (1998) di Andrea Manni starring Enzo Iacchetti and Valerio Mastandrea. (tv movie CEP – MEDIASET)

La Baronessa di Carini (2007) director di Umberto Marino starring Vittoria Puccini, Luca Argentero, Enrico Lo Verso, Lando Buzzanca. (Short series Rai 1)

Mal’aria (2008) director di Paolo Bianchini starring Ettore Bassi, Sarah Felberbaum, Stefano Dionisi, Giuseppe Soleri, Giorgio Biavati, Francesco Salvi (Short series Rai 1)

Organization of the ‘Concorso per la selezione miglior cortometraggio sul tema Infertilità/Sterilità’ (Competition for the best short film on the theme: Infertility/Sterility) sponsored by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian Health Institute). Years 2008/2009

Adaptation to a single TV episode of ‘La Baronessa di Carini’ (2009) – Rai Fiction

Adaptation to a single TV episode of ‘Mal’aria’ (2009) – Rai Fiction

Pilot episode of Colsenter – Sit-com written by Francesco Magali and Marco Mattolini, directed by Marco Mattolini

TV series (12 episodes) Odysseus – Il Ritorno di Ulisse (2012) director Stèphane Giusti starring Alessio Boni e Caterina Murino. (Co-production between Moviheart; Rai Fiction; GMT Productions, Making Prod, Sunflag, Arte France, RTP Radio and Televisao de Portugal, TV5 Monde)

TV series (2 episodes) Luisa Spagnoli (2016) director di Lodovico Gasparini starring Luisa Ranieri, Vinicio Marchioni, Matteo Martari. (A co-production between Rai Fiction and Moviheart)

Enrico Piaggio – Un sogno italiano (2019) directed by Umberto Marino with Alessio Boni , Enrica Pintore, Beatrice Granno’,Violante Placido, Francesco Pannofino, Roberto Ciufoli (A Rai Fiction – Moviheart tv movie co-production in 1 episode).
Rinascere tv movie for Rai Fiction directed by Umberto Marino with Giancarlo Commare released on Rai 1 in prime time.

Production assistant

Aladdin (1986) director di Bruno Corbucci starring Bud Spencer, Janet Agreen (Film IIF- CANNON)

Carla. Quattre storie di donne (1987) director di Dino Risi starring Gudrun Landgrebe, Giancarlo Giannini, Andrea Occhipinti (TV movie CEP – RAI)

The legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway (1988) director di Josè Maria Sanchez starring Victor Gaber, Joe Pesci, Karen Black, Annie Girardot. (TV short series CEP – MEDIASET)

Advertising

Kronenburg beer (1988)

Nastrazzurro beer (1987)

Peroni beer (1986)

Peroni beer (1988)

Peroni beer (1990)

Consorzio Agrumi ISMEA (2004)

Commercial for Discovery Channel (2005) director di David Grieco starring Sergio Rubini and Laura Morante.

Commercial “Brio Blu Rocchetta 2006” director di Leone Pompucci starring Max Tortora, Flavio Insinna and Adolfo Margiotta.

Advertising campaign “Elisir di Rocchetta 2006” director Leone Pompucci starring Cristina Chiabotto.

Advertising Campaign ‘Brio Blu Rocchetta 2007’ director Leone Pompucci starring Max Tortora and Adolfo Margiotta.

Advertising Campaign ‘Brio Blu Rocchetta 2008’ director Leone Pompucci starring Max Tortora and Adolfo Margiotta

Advertising Campaign ‘Brio Blu Rocchetta 2009’ director Leone Pompucci starring Dario Vergassola and Stefano Bollani

Advertising Campaign ‘Rocchetta International 2009’ director Leone Pompucci starring ‘Miss Italia 2008’ Miriam Leone

Advertising Campaign “Elisir di Rocchetta 2010” director Marcello Cesena starring Cristina Chiabotto.

Advertising Campaign “Rocchetta Miss Italia 2010” director Marcello Cesena starring Francesca Testasecca.

Advertising Campaign “Rocchetta International 2010” director Marcello Cesena starring Miriam Leone.

Advertising Campaign “Brio Blu La Rossa o la Blu 2011” director Marcello Cesena starring Paola Cortellesi.

Advertising Campaign SEEOO 2012

Advertising Campaign “Thè Rocchetta 2013” director Marcello Cesena starring Ketty Roselli.

Advertising Campaign “Promo Uliveto 2013”

Commercial “Telefono Rosa 2014” director Umberto Marino starring Paolo Calabresi.

Advertising Campaign “Promo Uliveto 2014”

Advertising Campaign “Promo Uliveto 2015”

Advertising Campaign “Uliveto 2016” director Marcello Cesena starring Alessandro Del Piero .

Advertising Campaign “Brio Blu 2016/2017” director Marcello Cesena starring Flavio Insinna .

Advertising Campaign “Uliveto 2017 Acque della salute” director Marcello Cesena starring Alessandro Del Piero .

Advertising Campaign “Rocchetta 2017 Acque della salute” director Marcello Cesena starring Elena Santarelli.

Advertising Campaign “Uliveto 150 anni concorso stappa e vinci” director Marcello Cesena starring Alessandro Del Piero and Elena Santarelli.

Advertising Campaign “Uliveto e Rocchetta AUGURI” director Marcello Cesena.

Advertising Campaign 2018 “Uliveyo and Rocchetta TEASER” director Marcello Cesena starring Valeria Moccia and Daniele Foresi.

Advertising Campaign “Concorso 2018 Uliveto e Rocchetta CANCELLA E VINCI” director Marcello Cesena.

Advertising campaign “Brio Blu Superhero” directed by Marcello Cesena and starring Valerio De Silva, Giulia Alberti.

Advertising campaign “Uliveto GATTO2019” directed by Marcello Cesena and starring Alessandro Del Piero.

Advertising campaign “Uliveto Calcio Salute delle Ossa 2021” directed by Marcello Cesena and starring Alessandro Del Piero and Maria Grazia Cucinotta.

Advertising campaign “Rocchetta” with Elena Santarelli and Alex Del Piero.
Advertising campaign “Uliveto” with Alex del Piero and Maria Grazia Cucinotta 2022, 2023 and 2024.

Advertising campaign “Rocchetta” 2023 with Michelle Hunziker.

Documentaries

Musei Vaticani – Client The Vatican State

L’Apollo di Veio. Il Restauro (2005) director Folco Quilici (produced by GMC Adnkronos Cultura, Executive producers: The Looking Glass Factory, Feelmax)

Presented at the Venice Film Festival.

Will take part in the 16th edition of the International Archaeological Film Festival.

Advertising campaign “Prodotti Hesa”

Short film “Fondazione Enzo Hruby”

2018: Produced a documentary on Ilaria Capua aired on SKY.
2019: Produced for RAI3 the format/documentary “Hic Sunt Leones” directed by Ricci/Forte.
2020: Produced the video documentary “IO LO SO SO CHI SIETE” directed by Alessandro Colizzi and written by Silvia Cossu, on the Agostino case. The documentary was released in cinemas and on Rai Play. On 24 May 2024, in homage to Agostino’s death, it will be broadcast in prime time on Rai 3.

Prizes and awards

ENRICO PIAGGIO – Un sogno italiano

MOIGE Parents Movement Award A YEAR OF ZAPPING AND LIKE 2019/2020 (the video)

LUISA SPAGNOLI

Perugia Love Film Festival. Prize Grifone d’Oro for Best Fiction 2016 to Lodovico Gasparini and Massimiliano La Pegna

Prize Grifone d’Oro for Best Musical Score to Paolo Vivaldi – La Chioma di Berenice 2016 – International Prize Cinearti XVIII Edizione Prize for Best Hair Style to the fiction Lusia Spagnoli. Prize for Best Make-up to the fiction Lusia Spagnoli.

WORLD AMBASSADOR 2014 for TELEFONO ROSA.

Ceremony for the nomination of the 2014 Telefono Rosa Ambassadors held at the Terrazza Caffarelli on the Capitoline Hill.

EUROPEAN PERSONALITY 2013

43rd Annual Ceremony of the European Day held in the Sala Protomoteca on the Capitoline Hill sponsored by The European Center for Tourism, Sports and Entertainment.

MAL’ARIA

XIV International Cinematography Prize ‘Gianni Di Venanzo’ to director of photography Giovanni Cavallini, director Paolo Bianchini, and actors Giorgio Biavati and Manuela Morabito.

IL FUGGIASCO

Competing for the David di Donatello as “Best Debut Film” Festival di San Salvo: “Prize for Best Producer” to Massimiliano La Pegna and Pietro Lama.

Baff Film Festival: “Prize for Best Leading Actor” to Daniele Liotti – “Casbot Prize fo Best Production” to Massimiliano La Pegna and Pietro Lama

Prize Fellini: “Prize for Best Producer” to Massimiliano La Pegna and Pietro Lama Teramo Film Festival: “Prize for Best Young Director 2003” to Andrea Manni.

Spirit of Fire Film Festival: “Prize Taiga d’Argento for Best Debut Film” to Andrea Manni. “Prize Ciak d’oro 2004 in the category ‘Bello & invisibile’ to Andrea Manni.

Golden Globes 2004: Golden globe to Andrea Manni in the category “Best Debut Film”. Golden globe to Daniele Liotti in the category “Best Young Actor”.

SULLA SPIAGGIA E DI LA’ DAL MOLO

Selected for the 50th Edition of the Berlin Film Festival in the section “Panorama”. (2000)

DA COSA NASCE COSA

Prize for “Best Debut TV Film” at the 50th Edition of the Salerno Film Festival. (1997)

NERO COME IL CUORE

Prize for “Best Leading Actor” to Giancarlo Giannini at the Salsomaggiore Film Festival. (1992)